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OFM: products

Tomorrow marks the start of August—that last carefree leg of summer. Here at Vogue, editors are known to set their out-of-office messages, swap heels and AWOK-ed Jordans for flip-flops and bare feet, and jet off to far-flung locales before the madness of September sets in. On the agenda? Sea, sun, and sand in Mustique; open-air jaunts around Italy’s coastline; mind-clearing hikes in the Alps . . . and just as the destinations are diverse, each suitcase will bear a similarly well-curated selection of cosmetics—a multitasking oil that leaves room for treasures found along the way, say, or one hair cream that promises Monica Vitti’s voluptuous lengths. Below, six Vogue editors share the cleansers, creams, and more that will make their trips all the more memorable. Bon voyage!

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Jao Brand Goe Oil, $49, jaobrand.com

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Virginia Smith, Fashion Director
In the summer, I want to be able to pick up and go with as little as possible. Goe Oil is great as a skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, and makeup remover—a triple threat beauty product.

Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder, $65, [tatcha.com](https://www.tatcha.com/product/CL-POWDER-V2.html#q=%22the+rice+polish%22&lang=default&start=1){: rel=nofollow}

Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder, $65, tatcha.com

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Alessandra Codinha, Culture Editor
Tatcha’s cleansing powder is a godsend, and the whole just-add-water element means it doesn’t even need to go in that dumb little TSA bag, which leaves room for, well, everything else.

David Mallett Mask No.2 Le Volume, $75, [barneys.com](https://www.barneys.com/product/david-mallett-mask-no.-2-3a-le-volume-505725202.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BNY-PLA-US-GGL-NB-Product-Type_PSP&utm_content=Product-Type-womens-hair-treatment&product_partition_id=433280221618&product_id=00505057252032&adtype=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlPrvv-3J3AIVlFcNCh0R6gg1EAQYASABEgL3XfD_BwE){: rel=nofollow}; Frédéric Malle Eau de Magnolia After-Sun Balm, $70, [neimanmarcus.com](https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/frederic-malle-eau-de-magnolia-after-sun-balm-5-oz-150-ml-prod210420015?ecid=NMCS__GooglePLA&utm_source=google_shopping&adpos=1o3&scid=scplpsku178730092&sc_intid=sku178730092&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwq7f2O3J3AIVVCOBCh064gdjEAQYAyABEgIZl_D_BwE){: rel=nofollow}; Pat McGrath Labs Lip Fetish Lip Balm in Pink Astral, $38, [patmcgrath.com](https://www.patmcgrath.com/products/lip-fetish?variant=12150709518444){: rel=nofollow}

David Mallett Mask No.2 Le Volume, $75, barneys.com; Frédéric Malle Eau de Magnolia After-Sun Balm, $70, neimanmarcus.com; Pat McGrath Labs Lip Fetish Lip Balm in Pink Astral, $38, patmcgrath.com

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Catherine Piercy, Beauty Director
I’ll be traveling to Milan with my family and then eventually driving to St. Moritz, where the air is so clean and the water makes my hair so soft. And though I love a good Swiss pharmacy raid, I won’t leave home without La Roche-Posay SPF 60 Melt-In cream (because the high altitude makes my skin sunburn incredibly fast on long hikes) and David Mallett Le Volume hair mask (I like to comb a bit into damp hair before swimming in the thermal spas a short drive away in Scuol, Switzerland, and then rinse it out afterward to channel Monica Vitti vibes while stopping for trout and french fries on the way home). Also essential to a successful vacation are Glossier’s Lash Slick (to be sure I look alive) and Pat McGrath Lip Fetish tinted balm in Pink Astral, because when is it more appropriate to be just a little bit extra, Bond girl–style, than in the Swiss Alps?

Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops, $145, [neimanmarcus.com](https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/dr-barbara-sturm-anti-pollution-drops-prod209700035?ecid=NMCS__GooglePLA&utm_source=google_shopping&adpos=1o3&scid=scplpsku178230206&sc_intid=sku178230206&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6oCt5ZyV3AIVyJ-zCh1d5w2nEAQYAyABEgLR3fD_BwE){: rel=nofollow}

Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops, $145, neimanmarcus.com

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Alexandra Michler, Fashion Editor
I am exploring Italy by car (roofless, no less) and am certainly bringing Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Anti-Pollution Drops to protect me from the elements!

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Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream, $59, naturopathica.com

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Willow Lindley, Fashion Editor
Naturopathica’s Calendula cream is my all-the-time moisturizer, but I especially appreciate it while I’m traveling because it’s as calming as it is hydrating. I’ve always struggled with sensitive, reactive skin, and I’m so thankful I found this as it makes my complexion so happy—less red, even, soft, moisturized—in spite of the stress, dryness, and potential allergies. Even the scent is soothing! Just slather and go.

Hampton Sun SPF 4 Oil, $36, [neimanmarcus.com](https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/hampton-sun-spf-4-oil-prod161590154){: rel=nofollow}

Hampton Sun SPF 4 Oil, $36, neimanmarcus.com

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Celia Ellenberg, Beauty Director
Hampton Sun’s SPF 4 Oil is an oldie but a goodie that has long accompanied me to sunny locales, so long in fact that I have adopted its tagline—“Smart, Serious, Sunbathing”—as my own personal summer mantra (SSS is a lifestyle). I like to wear at least SPF 30 on my body at the beach, so I layer this oil on top of heavier creams for a bit of sheen and an amazing, surf-inspired scent.

 

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OFM: Advice
Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue, March 2003

It’s a well known truth: Concealer is as much of a game changer in the morning as a double espresso. But just as important as having the perfect, imperceptibly matched formula in your arsenal, is knowing how to use it to erase dark circles and cover up unwanted spots for a no-makeup makeup effect. And that’s where the pros come in. Here, three of the industry’s most in-demand artists weigh in on how to get that flawless finish wherever you need it.

Create a Smooth Canvas

Thoroughly cleansing and hydrating the skin with a rich yet weightless moisturizer like Lancôme’s Hydra Zen is just the start, says makeup artist Nick Barose, who counts Lupita Nyong’oPriyanka Chopra, and Rachel Weisz as clients. “Before big red carpets, I use warm washcloths to scrub away dry patches,” he says. Or, if there’s time, makeup artist Vincent Oquendo encourages clients to use Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Facial Scrub or REN’s Flash Rinse One-Minute Facial for an allover flake-free glow, before slicking the skin with Georgia Louise’s Vitamin A Serum for an extra dose of moisture. “It absorbs and doesn’t overload the skin so your concealer doesn’t slip all over the place,” says Oquendo.

And if you’ll be wearing foundation as well, Barose suggests applying that first, and all over—even under the eyes. “If you use too much, it makes what you’re trying to hide look even more obvious,” he explains. “This way you see that you don’t need as much concealer as you think.”

Know Your Shades

“When your undertones are mismatched, the concealer starts to look ashy or just stands out too much,” says Oquendo. Warmer skin tones should look for yellow or orange undertones, while cooler skin tones will find pink shades most flattering, he says. Furthermore, you should be using different shades of concealer on different parts of your face. “On the under-eyes, use a light-reflective formula that’s a shade lighter than your skin to brighten up the area,” says Barose, whose go-to formulas are NARS Creamy Concealer and Sisley Eye Concealer with its cooling metal-tip applicator. “For the rest of the face, you want a richer formula that seamlessly matches.”

Apply From the Inner Corner of the Eyes and Move Outward

“You don’t need to cover your whole under-eye area, just wherever you are dark,” says Romy Soleimani, whose clientele includes Tracee Ellis Ross and Cara Delevingne. “Usually it’s the inner third of the eye and a bit at the outer corner.” When it comes to application, she likes to deposit the product with a small synthetic bristle brush and then use the pads of her fingertips to blend it in carefully. “It’s important not to go too close to your bottom lashes so there is no buildup or harsh line,” she says. “And also be sure to get the sides of the nose that hits the inner corner of the eye.” If the under-eye area needs extra brightening, Soleimani neutralizes it with a creamy, peach-hue color corrector.

Spot-Treat Blemishes

To ensure the concealer grips onto the raised bump, Oquendo first applies a matte primer. “Blemishes are already overproducing oil, so you don’t want the product to slip and slide,” he explains. Then, he presses his finger in a thick pot of concealer, like Kevyn Aucoin’s Sensual Skin Enhancer (“It covers up everything!” he says), and blends it into the spot.

Blot, Then Set

After using blotting papers to take down shine, Soleimani uses a small, dome-shaped brush to apply whisper-light setting powder, like Hourglass’s Veil Translucent Setting Powder, under the eyes and around the nose. For a brightening effect with a hint of shimmer, Oquendo suggests Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder under the eyes. And there you have it—a 12-hours-of-sleep glow, no caffeine necessary.

OFM: Products
Photographed by Ben Hassett, Vogue, May 2013

It’s been a celebratory season in the name of Pride. Virgil Abloh used his newly minted title as menswear artistic director of Louis Vuitton to send a global message of inclusion by showcasing a diverse casting of models down a rainbow-hued catwalk in Paris. Celebrations commenced stateside and a mosaic of glitter filled streets across the U.S. in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Lady Gaga, ever the ally, debuted a showstopping neon eye, a gradient wash of red, orange, yellow, and blue, at New York City’s parade. Aquaria won RuPaul’s Drag Raceand appears in Ryan Murphy’s 1980’s dance musical Pose, which debuted to great success on FX and now serves as the show with the most trans people in front and behind the camera in television history. Even more? Earlier this summer, Miss Universe’s first-ever transgender contestant was named—26-year-old Angela Ponce from Spain—and will compete to win the beauty title later this year. It’s a major feat, and the cosmetics industry is finally falling in line.

Because even though it may seem like makeup has long been at the center of the queer community, often considered a tool for self-expression, identification, and reinvention, most transgender people “don’t feel included in the beauty world,” says the trans makeup artist Dominique Anderson, who currently teaches a course called Classes for Confidence: Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community at Sephora. The good news is, in addition to the big-box beauty retailer’s in-store makeup classes which are offered free of charge to anyone interested in tips for covering up unwanted facial hair and tutorials for sculpting cheekbones to desired effect, there is also a slew of gender nonbinary brands and charities that are supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community—with even the Kardashians offering a hand. Here, a closer look at how brands and individuals are bridging the gap between the transgender community and the beauty industry.

A Crash Course in Transgender Beauty

In June, as part of its larger Classes for Confidence series that aims to help individuals in times of major life transitions, from workforce reentry to overcoming cancer—Sephora launched Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community, which offers complimentary in-store makeup classes for transgender and gender nonbinary individuals across the U.S. “A lot of trans clients, and I know this because I was in their same predicament, feel judged,” explains Anderson. That’s why her 90-minute sessions provide students with skin-care advice, for many who are transitioning also undergo treatments such as hormone therapy, plastic surgery, laser hair removal, or electrolysis, all of which can wreak havoc on skin, and helpful application tips, such as how to contour your face to specifically accent desired facial features and apply concealer on blemishes, under eyes, and unwanted facial hair. “I want people to leave feeling fearless, feeling beautiful—and not just on the outside,” she says. “Here, they know they are supported.” And if you can’t make it to an event, Sephora’s YouTube channel now includes a bevy of personal how-to video tutorials that are led by trained, transgender beauty advisers.

The Minimalist Makeup Line

The hashtag #MakeupHasNoGender is the mantra behind Jecca, a London-based unisex brand that launched at the end of last year. With just one product on the market—a Correct & Conceal palette that is specifically formulated to counteract the blue tones caused by beard shadow—the vegan line is making waves (and selling out) not only because of its cutting-edge formula but for always putting its customers first. “Lots of my clients have never touched makeup [before],” says Jecca’s founder, Jessica Blackler, who was inspired to start the line after hosting a series of makeup tutorials out of her home and in correctional centers. It’s why her offering is small and simple—for now. In two easy steps “[clients] literally transform their face and are able to see themselves in the mirror looking like who they really are,” she says.

. . . And One for When the Invite Says “Extra”

Once your flawless, cake-free complexion is sorted, look no further than the New York City–based brand Fluide—a newly launched line that touts a mix of highly pigmented liquid lipsticks, body glitters, seven-free nail polish, and more. “Being exposed to queer, non-mainstream representations of beauty opened up limitless, ungendered possibilities in my own self-expression,” says Isabella Giancarlo, the creative director of Fluide, who began the seven-month-old line with her business partner Laura Kraber. “Makeup can be one powerful, yet approachable, tool in self-actualization and self-expression.” Think: a chrome-color lacquer in C’mon Everybody, which takes its name from an empowering Chic track, not to mention the Studio 54–inspired nightclub in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn; or a metallic, purple matte lipstick called Poodle Beach, in honor of the famously inclusive vacation destination in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. “It’s our way of paying tribute to safe spaces because the queer community has needed them historically and needs them today,” says Kraber. Perhaps most exciting? The line’s brand-new eyeshadow palette which comes in noisy neon shades of blue, yellow, green, and silver. That one is called Seeing the Future, which is looking bright indeed.

How to Get Involved Now

While many companies support the health and legal rights of the LGBTQ+ community through charity—Jecca and Fluide both give a portion of their proceeds to groups like the Stonewall Community Foundation and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project respectively—there are other ways you can make a difference. Take, for instance, celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons (the wizard behind the Kardashian’s lengths): Last year, in tandem with the Transgender Economic Empowerment Project at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, he set up the Trans Cosmetic Donation Drive so members of the beauty industry, worth billions, could donate unused cosmetics and personal hygiene products to transgender and gender nonconforming people. “For a lot of people presenting as their true selves, something as simple as lipstick or foundation allows them to face the world and feel more secure,” says Fitzsimons, who cites the higher rates of poverty and unemployment in the transgender community. “The beauty industry has a past like everything [else], but we don’t have to be subject to the past—we can create a new future.” And because of Fitzsimons’s efforts, bold names such as L’Oréal Paris, Bioré, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Kourtney Kardashian are already committed donors.

 

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OFM: Celebrity Mothers
Photo: Courtesy of Chrissy Teigen/ @chrissyteigen

After welcoming her second child with husband John Legend—Miles, born in May—Chrissy Teigen is celebrating summer by re-upping her role as social media’s proponent of no-holds-barred candor. The model took to Instagram yesterday to show off a few Stories from the family’s vacation in Bali, and while Miles and two-year-old sister Luna are featured prominently, the main focus fell on Teigen’s exposed midsection. A zoom-in on Teigen’s bikini body was accompanied by a few reddish stretch marks and a simple voice caption: “Guess these just aren’t going to go away—this is my new body.”

The conversation quickly moved to Twitter, where Teigen continued, espousing the importance of showing off “regular ol’ bodies” amid feeds filled with immaculate physiques—though she was quick to add that she thinks any type of body positivity is “awesome.” And as followers were quick to applaud her comments, Teigen came back with a crucial caveat: “Also I don’t really call this “body confidence” because I’m not quite there yet. I’m still super insecure. I’m just happy that I can make anyone else out there feel better about themselves!”

The discussion marks a shift from a few years back, when Teigen’s post-baby body share, which came less than a month after daughter Luna’s birth in 2016 and featured a crop top and a remarkably flat stomach, prompted a certain amount of controversy surrounding the unattainable pressure placed on new moms to snap back into shape following pregnancy. That was two years ago, of course, and in the time since, the post-baby body debate has continued to evolve on social media—and, more importantly, in real life—with women in the public eye increasingly sharing their unique and personal experiences as a means of empowerment and support.

On one side of the discussion, women like Irina Shayk and Teyana Taylor have posted post-baby shots on social media that speak to their feelings of sensuality and confidence while in new mom mode. But for most women, it’s safe to say that reaching one’s pre-pregnancy weight within weeks of labor is rare, and that some more permanent changes—stretch marks, shifting proportions, the sudden disappearance of one’s waist, changes in skin quality around the abdomen—are part of the motherhood parcel. Earlier this year, Blake Lively got real about the 14-months of hard work, dedication, and steady workouts required to get her back into bombshell shape. “Turns out you can’t lose the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through Instagram wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models,” she wrote, posing with trainer Don Saladino and ending her post with the caption “10 months to gain, 14 months to lose.” The lesson? There’s no “right” figure, and no right way to achieve it—but in the age of oversharing, an authentic moment of honesty and vulnerability is a guaranteed way to cut through the new mom noise.

 

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OFM: Products
Photographed by Sharif Hamza, Vogue, October 2013

There’s been a pivotal shift in how women in their 20s look at their faces. And while the reasons are arguably as multi-faceted as this new generation itself, many would agree on one thing: The impact of social media, from selfies to YouTube videos to meticulously crafted Snapchat and Insta Stories, combined with endlessly retouched photographs in magazines and ad campaigns, can not be underestimated. From the constant stream of supernaturally smooth jawlines and chiseled cheekbones to celebrity plastic surgeons posting before-and-after images of their work, the age of 24/7 self-documentation has spurred a novel set of beauty ideals—and, with it, a dramatic increase in cosmetic procedures. For 20-somethings, there’s no treatment more popular—or controversial—than Botox. Need proof? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, botulinum toxin procedures have increased 28 percent since 2010 amongst 20 to 29-year-olds.

Most doctors suggest focusing on the quality of the skin with a proper regimen that includes daily exfoliation and SPF protection, as well regular chemical peels or specialized treatments such as Clear and Brilliant laser resurfacing during this decade. Still, there are exceptions. If constant eyebrow furrowing has resulted in the first signs of an angry crease or premature crow’s feet due to naturally thin skin are a persistent cause of frustration, injectibles can help. But as any good dermatologist will note, there is a caveat: When it comes to Botox and filler, there’s a fine line between targeted tweaks and doing too much too soon. Here, in-demand experts share their guidelines for women in their 20s.

Preventative Botox Is Real
When women in their 20’s first consider getting Botox, prevention is often the primary factor, since the early signs of aging—such as crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and fine lines—are beginning to show. “Lines get deeper and deeper with age,” explains Wexler. “If you start [getting Botox] early enough and it’s done properly, you’re not going to need [as much] in the future.” For younger patients wary of the frozen look—remember, youthful faces move—Wexler likes to employ lower doses of Botox via ultra-targeted micro injections administered on specific areas of the face such as the forehead, brows, or around the eyes.

…But Too Much, Too Fast Will Age You
Botox only lasts three to six months—and yet what’s less commonly discussed is this: Facial muscles naturally weaken over time and going overboard in a certain area could have unwanted consequences. “If you do too much Botox on your forehead for many, many years, the muscles will get weaker and flatter,” cautions Wexler, adding that the skin can also appear thinner and looser. Moreover, as your muscles become weaker, they can start to recruit surrounding muscles when you make facial expressions. “If one stops using their forehead muscles, they may start squinting using their nose and have wrinkles along the side of their nose,” she explains. Translation: You need even more Botox for the newly recruited muscles, says Wexler. To avoid these kind of missteps, researching a doctor diligently is essential, as is approaching injectables conservatively, and asking questions about how the treatment will be tailored to your needs.

Fillers Can Be Problem Solvers for Acne Scars and Dark Circles
“As we get older, we lose volume in our face and hyaluronic acid filler can be used as a replacement,” explains Wexler. “For younger women, injections can be used to treat areas with acne scarring or hollowness under the eyes.” During your ‘20s, when the face is at its fullest and healthiest, it has been argued that a shadowy gaze can even be quite charming. But in other cases, hereditary dark circles can result in a persistently tired look, which is where a few drops of filler under the eyes may be useful. As top dermatologist David Colbert, M.D. is quick to note, however, too much Botox and filler distorts the face and as a result will make you appear older. “When the line is crossed everyone starts looking like they are related,” he also cautions of a uniform cookie-cutter appearance that lacks character or individuality. Or worse. “It’s a snowball effect of people liking something, coming back too soon [for even more], and then it gets too heavy,” adds Wexler.

Lips Are Tricky—Period
It’s safe to say that the mouth is the clearest giveaway of work done too early. Youthful lips tend to have substantial volume and turn up naturally at the corners, meaning the best strategy for flattering them often comes down to a good signature lip color. For women who remain self conscious about the size or symmetry of their lips—think a slightly lopsided appearance, for instance—Botox can be injected into the orbicularis oris muscle along the lip line as an alternative to lip fillers. “When certain individuals smile, the lip flips in and they lose that upper volume,” says Dara Liotta, a New York City-based plastic and cosmetic surgeon. “This relaxes the outer layers of the circular muscle around the lips and looks much more natural than filler.” Additionally, injections along the jawline—or more specifically, the masseter muscle—have risen in popularity to relieve stress-induced jaw clenching and have also been known to refine the area. “A lot of people hold tension in the jaw area and when you relax that muscle, the chin comes out of the shadow of your lower lip,” explains Liotta. But the best advice of all? Forget about those self-perceived imperfections and smile. You’re only in your ’20s once.

 

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OFM: People
Admit it: celebrity social media updates aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. As amusing as it can be to see the latest vacation selfie from your favorite actor or model, sifting through posts about detox teas or the latest gifted sundress, can be less than appealing. After all, if Instagram and Snapchat are supposed to offer glimpses into the lives of stars, shouldn’t the posts be buzzing with real personality?
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When a celebrity takes the time to fill their posts with humor, great fashion, and an authentic sense of fun you can feel the difference and when Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross updates her Instagram account, it’s always a pleasure. While Ellis-Ross posts her share of poolside snapshots and updates from far-flung destinations, her feed is a refreshing look at a woman enjoying the prime of her life. This summer she headed to Paris for couture week, celebrated her Emmy nomination, and hung out with her adorable niece, Jagger Snow, taking her social media followers along for the ride in style.

With her red carpet wardrobe already the stuff of legend, Ellis-Ross uses her daily updates to carry that same fearless style into her off-duty hours. Whether she’s relaxing in the grass in a python print Celine blouse and an epic pair of Paula Mendoza earrings as she did earlier this month, or enjoying vacation in a yellow polka-dot sundress, Ellis-Ross’s outfits pop in the feed. Her fashion choices are inspirational, filled with vivid color, under-the-radar designers, and unexpected accessories—Gianvito Rossi stocking heels for hanging out at home? Yes please!

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Ross’s online presence works because of its authenticity. Though she enlists stylist, Karla Welch for big events like the Met Gala or press tours, Ellis-Ross’s looks have always felt organic. A fashion devotee even before her days on Girlfriends, she’s walked Paris Fashion Week, worn vintage Mugler on the red carpet, and displayed an enthusiasm for style that is contagious. And you just have to love a woman who can have a major fashion moment and make you laugh at the same time (see the National Dancing Day tribute she posted earlier this week). A scroll through her feed displays the best of what Instagram can be; eye-catching, inventive, and utterly addictive.

 

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OFM: People
Kendall Jenner
Photo: Backgrid

Kendall Jenner knows a good It shoe when she sees one. She was one of the first to jump on the now ubiquitous ugly sneaker trend, putting her best foot forward in Balenciaga’s best-selling style when they were just off the runway. The supermodel upped her shoe game yet again while filming a new episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in Calabasas yesterday, stepping out in Prada’s flame wedge, what is poised to be Fall’s hottest heel—quite literally.

As die-hard Prada fans will know, the style is back by popular demand, a reinterpretation of a shoe that was first launched on the runway in 1999. Jenner topped her ensemble with just the right cool pieces, namely a fitted, biker-inspired top from Adidas and slouchy jeans.

 

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OFM: People
In January of this year, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters gathered for a somewhat unexpected family portrait as the faces of Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear Spring campaign. And now the famous reality TV siblings are reunited yet again, for the brand’s new Fall campaign shot by longtime Raf Simons collaborator, Willy Vanderperre.
Kendall Jenner Calvin Klein
Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

You might be surprised to hear that there was another photographer on set day, none other than Kendall Jenner. The supermodel pulled double duty with her Contax T2, snapping behind-the-scene images between her starring moments in front the camera. And while the campaign was shot in classic black and white, Jenner captured the scene through a more candid lens, in vivid color. “I’m very observant. I take everything in when I’m on set, even things like lighting, and how to set my camera,” said Jenner via email. She’s has been honing her amateur photography skills over the past year or so—see her personal photos from inside the Met Ball for proof. “It’s nice being on set and getting to take pictures of my sisters again. They’re all so beautiful, which makes them easy to photograph,” she said. ”These are good memories to have.”

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OFM: People
Richard Bernstein: Starmaker will be published by Rizzoli on September 4th

Richard Bernstein: Starmaker will be published by Rizzoli on September 4th

Photo: Richard Bernstein / Courtesy of The Richard Bernstein Estate Archive

Brothers Roger and Mauricio Padilha keep a list of people they want to do books about. Having completed volumes on the designer Stephen Sprouse, the illustrator Antonio Lopez, and the photographer Chris von Wangenheim over the last decade, Richard Bernstein, the artist responsible for 189 covers of InterviewMagazine between 1972 and 1989 was near the top of it. Late last year, Bernstein’s nephew Rory Trifon reached out via Instagram to ask if they were interested.

Of course they were. But before they committed they wanted to know what Bernstein’s family had access to. The nephew said “not much.” The Padilhas, who live in New York City, made a pilgrimage to Connecticut anyway, and what they discovered was a basement packed floor to ceiling: crates of original artwork for Interview; little seen paintings Bernstein completed in the ’60s, including canvases of abstracted pills that look like they could’ve inspired Damien Hirst; and loads of ephemera—the highlight of which, for the Padilhas at least, was the Candy Darling fold-out poster Bernstein created for Newspaper, a short-lived, much-hyped periodical published in the late 1960s by Steve Lawrence. None of it had been touched since Bernstein’s 2002 death, when it was shipped from the Chelsea Hotel ballroom—kitchenless and bathroomless, but huge—where he lived for decades.

“There was enough there for two books,” says Roger. Mauricio agrees: “You can’t just do Interview, because he was so much more than that.” In the end, RICHARD BERNSTEIN: STARMAKER Andy Warhol’s Cover Artist (Rizzoli, September 4), wound up being about 40 percent Interview covers. And even those will be a revelation to many readers. It’s popularly thought that Warhol did them. “At that point you couldn’t be a commercial artist and a fine artist,” Mauricio explains of Warhol’s apparent reluctance to do the covers. “There was a huge stigma. But Andy loved Richard’s work. He’s even quoted a few times saying that Richard was his favorite artist.”

Sometimes Bernstein took the photo of the cover star himself, other times it was his close friend Bill King or Berry Berenson, to whom he was engaged for a time (and who later died tragically on Flight 11 on 9/11), but Bernstein was always on set and styling. “Because they were camera-ready art but not work that needed to last for a long time, he kind of used everything,” says Roger. “There’s some that have tape and Wite-Out, markers.” He also used an airbrush and pencils. “They’re collage-y. But the effect that they have is so polished once they’re printed.” They’re also iconic. Bernstein’s subjects were a who’s who of mid- and late-20th century superstars: Diana Ross, Cher, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and on and on. “He would take gorgeous people and make them even more gorgeous,” Roger says.

Bernstein had the looks and the charisma to match his glamorous subjects, but when Warhol died, his gig at the magazine more or less ended. In the ’90s, Bernstein moved away from celebrity portraiture, yet failed to find the success of his Interview years. He died in 2002, a victim of AIDS, a heart condition, or depression, it has never been determined.

The Padilhas did their research over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays last year. During his interviews, Roger discovered that Bernstein wasn’t just a terrific artist, he was a prolific connector, with friends in every creative strata. One of his early gallery appearances was a two-man show with John Loring, who would go on to become the design director of Tiffany & Co. for 30 years. Bernstein collaborated with Diana Vreeland when she was the Special Consultant of the Met’s Costume Institute. He worked with Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager on their first nightclub in Queens, The Enchanted Garden, and naturally became a regular at Studio 54. According to Chelsea Hotel lore, Bernstein organized orgies for Salvador and Gala Dali when they passed through town. And he did Grace Jones’s album covers before he introduced her to Jean Paul Goude, who would take Bernstein’s place as Jones’s fashion whisperer.

The cover of Jones’s single, 1977’s I Need a Man, is the cover of this book, and Jones wrote the foreword and Goude the epilogue. But it is Loring who captures Bernstein’s legacy best. He tells the Padilhas: Richard’s work was “a terrific social document of the times, of the celebrity worship of the times, of the look of the times, what celebrity was and wasn’t. He brings it all into very sharp focus. It’s a social document and an important one. And it’s extraordinarily graphically pleasing to look at and totally remarkable work.”

Loring and the Padilhas aren’t the only ones to think so. “Richard Bernstein: FAME,” an exhibition of the artist’s work that gathers 60 of the Interview covers as well as some of his large canvases, will open at Jeffrey Deitch’s Deitch Projects on September 7th.

 

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Helena Bordon

Helena Bordon

Photo: Lee Oliveira

In Paris this past winter, Lee Oliveira took his seat at the Fall 2018 Rochas show next to two overzealous women. They’d squeezed themselves into the front row, pushing well-known editors and buyers to the side so that they could snap selfies. As the lights dimmed and the models started walking, the women began talking to each other. Loudly. Oliveira overheard one ask, “Who is this designer?” To which the other replied, “I don’t know; who cares?” As a street style photographer for the past seven years, Oliveira has seen it all. Including wealthy, aspiring influencers who approach him to take their picture in a head-to-toe Céline or Gucci look they’d just purchased. They’d ask once, twice, three times, until it became a recurring theme nearly every day of Fashion Week. And he wasn’t the only street style photographer they targeted. Oliveira saw an opportunity and decided to pursue a side career in coaching up-and-coming fashion bloggers.

It started when a PR friend from Brazil, where Oliveira was born and raised, asked him why there were so few Brazilian girls being photographed on the streets during fashion month. “I told this publicist it’s more interesting to photograph an editor with a distinct personality and personal style, or someone who has great relationships with the brands already. I thought, maybe I can use everything I’ve learned from just observing people and help some of these girls with their style and knowledge, and also help them understand how to sustain their influence over the next five or 10 years.” Oliveira took on five clients to start, including Helena Bordon, the daughter of Vogue Brazil style director Donata Meirelles; Brazilian actress Marina Ruy Barbosa; and Camila Coutinho. Not only did he help curate their wardrobes, but he also taught them about proper etiquette for attending shows, how to carry themselves on the street, and the importance of relationships. “Know who the editors are and the designers. Don’t just sit on top of a press release at a show—read it,” he says.

Knowledge for Oliveira has come in the form of years spent dutifully observing the body language and conversations between stylists, publicists, buyers, and editors. “I don’t have very much of a fashion background,” he admits. “When I first came to New York in 2011, I was the second generation of street style photographers after The Sartorialist, Jak & Jil aka Tommy Ton, and Phil Oh. I knew I needed to step back and really observe everything and analyze how everyone acted, and I began shooting people based on my instincts. I watched carefully the new editors going to the shows, how they carried their bags, how they walked, and I learned so much about how to give people a story to talk about or a trend to discuss through one image.”

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the age of the influencer as cash cow, it can help push a business forward. Oliveira also helps his clients with entrepreneurial pursuits. He gave Bordon the guidance and contacts she needed to translate her growing popularity into a sunglasses brand in Brazil. Her label, By Helena Bordon, currently boasts 40.7k followers on Instagram, while her personal account has a following of 1 million. “What’s next after those pictures fade away on Facebook or Instagram?” Oliveira asks. “What if people forget about Instagram entirely in the next few years? Are you going to be able to channel your influence into something sustainable? Can you turn one of your signature style pieces into a business or collaborate with a like-minded brand? These are the questions I ask the girls when we first meet and continue to ask as we work together on reshaping their image.” According to one influencer outside of the fashion space, Josh Ostrovsky aka The Fat Jewish, the era of making money off of an Instagram picture and all of its subsequent likes may be coming to an end. He told CNN last week: “Everybody’s just like, ‘Wait. I could go out and hold those hair enhancement gummies’ or ‘I can go out and hold a product, and I can make money.’ I just think people need to learn how to actually build things from the ground up. That will take you farther than the Internet.”

To get ahead in an oversaturated world of fashion influencers, says Oliveira, it takes not just sharp style but an entrepreneurial drive. And, of course, knowing when to step back and not stand front and center at a runway show (or squeeze into a seat that isn’t yours).

 

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