Stories by Erica Smith

The Stylish One-Piece Celebs Are Wearing This Winter

Jumpsuits are having a serious moment in fashion. Nearly every designer debuted their own version of the one-piece on the runways, and now, starlets are swapping floor-length gowns for the surprisingly chic slip-on. With a variety of necklines from sexy halters to the casual crew, there's a jumpsuit for every style.   read more

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24 Must-Have Nail Polishes for Winter 2014

When freezing water is falling from the sky and the temperatures get uncomfortably close to single-digit territory, it gets difficult to stay on-trend under layers and layers of clothing.   read more

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6 Tips for Hydrated, Radiant Skin This Winter

Winter comes with its many perks (hot chocolate, cozy pajamas, endless pie) but dry, itchy skin is not one of them. While that taut, tight feeling and unsightly flakes are a nuisance for everyone, the more visible scales and ashy dryness that show up more prominently on dark skin make them even more annoying and troublesome for women of color.   read more

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9 Stylish Suede Pieces to Shake Up Your Winter Wardrobe

All year long, the runways have been filled with soft, '70s-inspired suede. And though it can be worn any time of the year, the alluring fabric looks especially good in the winter. Oh-so-soft and undeniably warm, suede is the perfect antidote to leather, velvet and other textures that we're accustomed to as the year draws to an end. When paired with boho fringe and shearling accents, this winter 2014 fashion trend makes for an unexpected look that's especially chic. See all the ways to wear suede this December.   read more

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The 6 Best -- and 5 Worst -- Hand Creams

Holding, typing, styling, high-fiving -- your hands go through a lot on a daily basis. But they usually end up at the bottom of the totem pole that is our beauty routine. Even though we spend hundreds of dollars on anti-aging face serums and new-and-improved heat protectants for our hair, it's easy to forget that our hands also show signs of aging -- even more than our faces.   See hand creams

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How Beauty Is Defined Around the World

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you don't have to look too far to realize that's true. We've all done some things in the name of beauty (eyelash extensions, Brazilian waxes and tanning beds, to name a few) that probably seem crazy to people in different cultures who define beauty much differently.   read more

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5 Fashion-Forward Beauty Looks for Your Holiday Parties

Thanks to social calendars filled with back-to-back appearances at swanky soirées and cocktail-laden gatherings, the holiday season calls for statement-making beauty looks. That's why we gathered up five glamorous holiday makeup looks that can be done in a snap. Straight off the runways, these looks will add a dose of high fashion to any cocktail dress, menswear-inspired suit or Christmas sweater you wear this holiday season.   read more

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The Best Beauty Looks From the 2014 American Music Awards

The year is quickly coming to an end, but last night, the American Music Awards gave us one last look at red carpet glamour before we settle in with turkey, pie and wrapping paper. Some of music's biggest stars slipped into slinky gowns, stepped into heels and served up some serious beauty inspiration for the holiday season. From dark, wine-stained lips and seriously smoky eyes to the perfect ombré and on-trend babylights, see the best beauty looks and hairstyles to walk the red carpet of the 2014 AMAs.   read more

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The Head-Turning Texture You'll Want to Wear to Every Holiday Party

When the holidays roll around, we instinctually reach for glittery holiday dresses, sequined skirts and glitzy jewelry. But this month, celebs are making a convincing case for wearing less-obvious fabrics, like jacquard and brocade, in preparation for the holiday party circuit.   read more

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Holiday Gift Guide: Fashion

Sleek and chic picks for the luxury enthusiast who is fluent in haute couture   read more

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