How Sabyasachi Made the Sari Haute

As his country’s most famous designer, Sabyasachi has persuaded Indians to see the luxury in their fashion heritage. Can he persuade Americans too?

#beauty-concept, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #indian-americans, #kolkata-india, #luxury-goods-and-services, #marriages, #mukherjee-sabyasachi, #shopping-and-retail, #silk-and-silk-goods, #weddings-and-engagements

How to Feel Better Naked

Whether you want to find joy in your body, or just greater self-acceptance, these four strategies from psychologists, activists — and, yes, nudists — might help.

#beauty-concept, #lifestyle-and-leisure, #nudism-and-nudity, #psychology-and-psychologists

Kim Kardashian Launches A 9-Step Skin Care Line

The nine-step beauty regimen mirrors her elaborate daily routine.

#beauty-concept, #calabasas-calif, #content-type-personal-profile, #kardashian-kim, #skin, #skkn-by-kim-cosmetics-co, #social-media

When I Went Away From the World

The novelist Rachel Cusk’s pursuit of finality had taken her further and further away. She never considered how she was going to get back.

#beauty-concept, #greece, #quarries, #sculpture, #women-and-girls

Fake Eyelashes That No Longer Look Quite So Fake

The latest generation of strips is easier on the eyes, and designed for an effect that’s subtle and startlingly realistic.

#bacall-lauren, #beauty-concept, #cher-1946, #content-type-service, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #eyelashes, #hayworth-rita, #kardashian-kim, #loren-sophia, #monroe-marilyn, #ross-diana

Lizzo Makes Shapewear

The Grammy-winning singer releases her newest venture: shapewear.

#beauty-concept, #celebrities, #content-type-personal-profile, #lingerie-and-underwear, #lizzo-1988, #yitty, #your-feed-fashion

Contemplating Beauty in a Disabled Body

My looks don’t fit into classical ideals of order, proportion, symmetry. So what was I looking for in that gallery in Rome?

#art, #beauty-concept, #disabilities, #ovid-43-bc-ad-17-18, #parenting, #rome-italy, #sculpture

What’s Your Kibbe Type?

David Kibbe, an image consultant who got his start in the 1980s, has watched his body-typing system take off with a new, digitally native audience.

#beauty-concept, #david-kibbes-metamorphosis-discover-your-image-identity-and-dazzle-as-only-you-can-book, #fashion-and-apparel, #kibbe-david, #social-media, #women-and-girls

Contouring Is Back. It’s Not What You Remember.

A lot of women who once avoided contouring because of its unnatural, made-for-Instagram effect, are now gravitating toward it.

#beauty-concept, #content-type-service, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #skin, #social-media

How Ghislaine Maxwell’s Socialite Status Helped Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell looked impeccable. That was the point.

#beauty-concept, #content-type-personal-profile, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #high-society-and-socialites, #maxwell-ghislaine, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

Black Women Make Waves in Hair Care

A new crop of businesses is claiming a growing share of a billion-dollar industry.

#beauty-concept, #black-people, #discrimination, #entrepreneurship, #hair, #kreyol-essence-llc, #melanin-haircare-llc, #mielle-organics-llc, #momperousse-yve-car, #race-and-ethnicity, #rodriguez-monique-1983, #white-whitney-1985, #women-and-girls

Joan Semmel Takes an Unflinching View of Her Own Body

The painter, 89, has never shied away from erotic imagery. Her signature nude self-portraits are an attempt to see herself through her own eyes.

#art, #beauty-concept, #censorship, #content-type-personal-profile, #gray-alexander-associates-manhattan-ny, #nudism-and-nudity, #pennsylvania-academy-of-the-fine-arts, #semmel-joan, #women-and-girls

A New Look for a New World

Following lockdowns, makeup is colorful, expressive, imperfect and meant to be seen. It’s “girl gaze” makeup.

#beauty-concept, #content-type-service, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #face, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skin

‘Ugly Diamonds’ Get a Makeover

Following the fashion trend for the offbeat, gems that are gray, green, brown and other shades that once would have been shunned now are in demand.

#beauty-concept, #color, #diamonds, #hemmerle-gmbh, #jewels-and-jewelry, #your-feed-fashion

YassifyBot and ‘Yassification’ Memes, Explained

A new Twitter account has amassed a following by sharing highly filtered versions of well-known images.

#beauty-concept, #faceapp-mobile-app, #twitter

Rolling Deep: South Korean Youth Roam the City in Hair Curlers

The young South Korean women who wear them say they are not only functional, but also a sign of shifting ideas about beauty and a reflection of the country’s generational divide.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #hair, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #youth

How Kyrsten Sinema Uses Clothing to Signal Her Social Class

The senator is trying to play many roles in Washington at once.

#beauty-concept, #fashion-and-apparel, #internal-sub-only-nl, #models-professional, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Emily Ratajkowski You’ll Never See

With her new book, the model tries to escape the oppressions of the male gaze. So our writer is keeping some of her secrets.

#beauty-concept, #content-type-personal-profile, #models-professional, #my-body-book, #nudism-and-nudity, #photography, #ratajkowski-emily, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

The Resilient Beauty of Flowers

Flowers testify to life’s transience, but they are also rugged emblems of resilience.

#beauty-concept, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #philosophy, #poetry-and-poets

Emily Ratajkowski Is a Work in Progress

With her debut essay collection, “My Body,” the model and influencer takes stock of what she’s gained and lost from selling her image for a living.

#beauty-concept, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #models-professional, #my-body-book, #ratajkowski-emily, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

Acrylic Nails Get the Fine Art Treatment

The artist Pamela Council used 350,000 nails to construct a new public work, open to visitors of Times Square.

#art, #beauty-concept, #black-people, #council-pamela, #fountains, #nails-body-part, #new-york-city, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

The Cruel Paradox of Linda Evangelista’s Fate

A world obsessed with women’s hyper-visibility can dispatch them so swiftly to invisibility.

#age-chronological, #beauty-concept, #coolsculpting, #evangelista-linda, #face, #models-professional, #plastic-surgery

For Teen Girls, Instagram Is a Cesspool

Facebook’s internal research suggesting that social media is harming teenage girls will not surprise anyone who is or has been a teenage girl.

#beauty-concept, #body-dysmorphic-disorder, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #women-and-girls

From a Contemporary Drama Festival, Tales of Art and Survival

At Berlin’s FIND festival of new international drama, some plays tackle big themes while others reject being useful.

#art, #beauty-concept, #berlin-germany, #liddell-angelica, #love-play, #mitchell-katie-1964, #outside-play, #ren-hang-1987-2017, #schaubuhne-am-lehniner-platz, #serebrennikov-kirill-s, #theater

Facebook Senate Hearing: Teenage Girls and Social Media’s Effect

Among young people, the idea that Instagram can hurt someone’s self-image is widely discussed.

#beauty-concept, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #jealousy-and-envy, #research, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

Ditched the Dye During Covid? Maybe Stay Gray.

Lots of women had to confront their natural hair color when salons were closed or felt unsafe. Now many are sticking with it — and joyfully.

#beauty-concept, #beauty-salons, #dyes-and-dyestuffs, #hair, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls

At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

Last summer’s racial reckoning brought calls for an industrywide overhaul in fashion. But change is slow.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #beauty-concept, #black-in-fashion-council, #black-people, #british-vogue-magazine, #elle-magazine, #enninful-edward, #essence-magazine, #fashion-and-apparel, #hair, #harpers-bazaar, #hearst-corp, #hiring-and-promotion, #instyle-magazine, #knowles-beyonce, #magazines, #minorities, #models-professional, #nasr-samira, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #vogue, #w-magazine, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

Why Is It OK to Be Mean to the Ugly?

Lookism starts, like every form of bigotry, with prejudice and stereotypes.

#beauty-concept, #discrimination, #pagans-and-paganism, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #victorias-secret

In Korea, You Don’t Have to Explain TikTok to Your Grandma

Through videos on YouTube and TikTok that feature their lives, fashions and routines, many Koreans are challenging the idea that such media are a young person’s game.

#beauty-concept, #elderly, #grandparents, #social-media, #south-korea, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Plastic Surgery Videos: The Mesmerizing Pull of Them

Procedures used to be done in secret, but in the post-Kardashian world, transparency is just part of the process.

#beauty-concept, #celebrities, #plastic-surgery, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

I Feel Great About My Neck

It took me to my mid-40s to learn not to depend on anyone else’s approval of my appearance.

#metoo-movement, #beauty-concept, #ephron-nora, #neck, #weight, #women-and-girls

The Joy of Black Hair

At the end of the last century, advances in weaves, wigs and other innovations allowed for a new degree of autonomy — and fun.

#beauty-concept, #black-people, #hair, #houston-whitney, #lilkim, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #women-and-girls

The Beauty Stores, Near and Far, That Are Destinations in Their Own Right

Sought-out spots for picking up finely milled soaps, hand-sculpted makeup brushes, exquisite scents and more.

#beauty-concept, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #content-type-service, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #shopping-and-retail, #skin

How Botanical Oils Won Over the West

Though they’ve been prized since the dawn of civilization around the world, these natural elixirs have now taken on an almost religious aura for wellness types.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #hair, #indigenous-people, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #oils-and-fats, #skin, #trees-and-shrubs

Makeup Is for Everyone

Now that people of all genders have embraced the rituals of beauty, once seemingly reserved only for women, what does it mean to adorn our faces?

#beauty-concept, #charles-rupaul, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #men-and-boys, #rupauls-drag-race-tv-program, #trixie-mattel

The Brands Reimagining Natural Hair Care

Lines like Tracee Ellis Ross’s Pattern Beauty and Flawless by Gabrielle Union are offering customers more choices than ever — and helping to remake the industry at large.

#beauty-concept, #black-people, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #hair, #shampoos-and-hair-products, #shopping-and-retail

How One Graphic Novel Looks at Anti-Asian Hate

In “Cyclopedia Exotica,” the artist and writer Aminder Dhaliwal created a fictitious community facing xenophobia, fetishization and media misrepresentation. It’s resonating with her thousands of Instagram followers.

#beauty-concept, #books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #comic-books-and-strips, #content-type-personal-profile, #cyclopedia-exotica-book, #dhaliwal-aminder, #drawnquarterly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #television, #writing-and-writers

Addison Rae and the Beauty of 78.5 Million Followers

How social media stars like Addison Rae gave the cosmetics industry a makeover.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alba-jessica, #beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #digital-brand-architects, #entrepreneurship, #fashion-and-apparel, #fenty-fashion-label, #gomez-selena, #instagram-inc, #jenner-kylie, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #rae-addison, #rihanna, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

The Sunday Read: ‘Beauty of the Beasts’

How the beauty of animals is making scientists rethink evolution.

#beauty-concept, #biology-and-biochemistry, #darwin-charles-robert

Maker of Dove Soap Will Drop the Word ‘Normal’ From Beauty Products

Unilever, which owns brands like Dove and Sunsilk, said a study had found that the word “normal” makes most people feel excluded. A spokeswoman said it would remove it from more than 200 products.

#advertising-and-marketing, #beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #discrimination, #unilever-nv

The Under-Eye Trend of TikTok

A trend overtaking TikTok and Instagram has creators not only uncovering their under-eye bags, but accentuating them.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

From Northern California, Farm-Fresh Skin Care

A new group of small-batch beauty companies is continuing the region’s storied tradition of organic growing and local sourcing.

#beauty-concept, #berkeley-calif, #california, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #earth-tu-face-inc, #marin-county-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #skin, #vintners-daughter, #waters-alice

Hawaii’s Next Wave of Natural Skin-Care Brands

A new generation of beauty companies is rediscovering the islands’ powerful native ingredients, from taro to ferns.

#beauty-concept, #flowers-and-plants, #hawaii, #skin

A Danish Children’s TV Show Has This Message: ‘Normal Bodies Look Like This’

The program aims to counter social media that bombards young people with images of perfect bodies.

#beauty-concept, #children-and-childhood, #denmark, #nudism-and-nudity, #parenting, #social-media, #television, #ultra-strips-down-tv-program, #warner-brothers, #weight, #your-feed-selfcare

How Two British Orthodontists Became Celebrities to Incels

The Mews, a father-son team of orthodontists have an unusual theory about the source of crooked teeth — one that has earned them a following in some of the darker corners of the internet.

#beauty-concept, #darwin-charles-robert, #great-britain, #jaw-body-part, #teeth-and-dentistry

What It Means to Be a Gen Z Beauty Brand Today

A decade ago, your lipstick brand wasn’t expected to comment on social justice. Now, customers demand it, especially the teens and adults under 25 that make up Gen Z.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #e-l-f-cosmetics, #generation-z, #glossier, #mac-cosmetics, #millennial-generation, #morphe, #skin, #social-media, #women-and-girls

The New Nose: Is the Bump Back?

The cookie-cutter ski jump nose looks like a relic now, as cosmetic doctors approach rhinoplasties with a more artistic, individualized approach.

#beauty-concept, #nose, #plastic-surgery, #rhinoplasty

Four Restorative Facials to Try at Home

The products, tools and tips from the professionals that you need to be your own facialist.

#beauty-concept, #content-type-service, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #face, #skin

Maurice Harris Is a Superstar

He’s a star florist. He’s got a design show, an Instagram presence and a cafe. He’s a visual artist and an entrepreneur. Will he make it through the year?

#beauty-concept, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #flowers-and-plants, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #your-feed-selfcare

How to Create Your Own Herbal Tinctures

The herbalist Jade Marks shares three simple recipes for calming, restorative drinks.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #beauty-concept, #brooklyn-nyc, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #herbs, #recipes