On screen and off, actress and style star Dakota Fanning is truly comfortable in her own skin.
Designer Jason Wu and model-muse Jacquelyn Jablonski on why loyalty might just be the key.
After years of living brightly on the color spectrum, writer Sloane Crosley goes back to basics.
Readers, I’d like to take the opportunity to dispel another fashion industry myth.
Get cozy in the season's standouts—from floor-sweeping dusters to plush pastel teddy coats.
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She’s a movie star but hates being shot on the red carpet. She’s “a prude” but appeared topless. She’s a fashion icon but loves spray tans. Dunst is full of contradictions—and that’s exactly what makes her so much fun to interview.
"It's the classic '80s look redone here and there with surprising shocks of color."
Q: I have been told a million different ways to put on my blush correctly. I’ve heard everything from making a fish face to smiling, and I’m not sure which looks the best. What do you suggest? A: Smile. The fattest part of your cheek is where the color goes.
Q: I have thick calves and have a hard time finding jeans that are flattering. Boot-cut jeans look good, but sometimes I really want to wear a straight or skinny leg. Can you recommend any brands? A: The trick is to find jeans with little or no stretch.
Q: If someone has spinach in her teeth, a piece of lint on her shirt or toilet paper on her shoe, am I supposed to say something? Sometimes I just let it go because I don’t want to make the person feel self-conscious. A: The true friend—or, better, the true kind person—always, always says something. By “says” I mean whispers conspiratorially.
Q: I have a pretty intense physical fitness routine (outdoor running, yoga, strength training, etc.), which means a lot of sweat, exposure to the sun and tugging on my hair to get it back into a secure ponytail. Any recommendations for keeping hair damage to a minimum? And preventing that flat-and-limp, sweated-on look? A: You kind of have to embrace the sweated-on flatness and limpness.
Q: I don’t like to wear thongs! So … what’s the very best non–panty line underwear? A: I took this one to fashion director Anne Keane. Anne is a person whom you don’t even really want to ask fashion questions of; you just want to wear precisely whatever it is she’s wearing.
Q: So, I just turned 25 and still have no wrinkles (phew!), but I want to do the best thing for my face to prevent aging. I already wear SPF every day, but I never know what kind of face creams to buy specifically for antiaging. Should I be wearing anti-wrinkle cream, or will wearing it too soon make my skin immune to it in the future? A: If you have no acne and no wrinkles, I say live it up and enjoy your moment of perfection!
She’s wildly successful, extremely in demand, engaged to her true love—and totally confident with herself and her body. A lot has changed in five years.
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Interviewed by Marylou Luther. Luther is the creative director of Fashion Group International.
Q: I really like the fact that Kate Middleton recycles her looks when she really doesn’t have to. How long can I wait before I can wear something again? Can I wear the same dress in the same week? How can I make it look different? A: This is a European thing that for some reason we Americans have a hard time fathoming, but we'd do well to change our ways.
Q: What is a fall/winter makeup or hair trend that is real-world enough to wear day after day for the next few months? A: The ponytail. You can't go wrong!