Stories by Erica Smith

13 Inspiring Hispanic Women We're Celebrating This Fall

September 15 marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the heritage and culture of Hispanics and Latinos who have made a difference in the United States. In honor of the month, we're celebrating the influential and inspiring Latina women who have made their mark over the years by breaking records, beating the odds and standing out.   read more

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The Most Stunning Celeb Looks From Fashion Week's Front Row

Sure, our eyes are glued to the towering models walking the runways of New York Fashion Week, but we're also keeping a close eye on the stylish celebrities who have snagged the best seats in the house. Though it's the designers' creations that take center stage, we love watching Hollywood's stars trade their floor-length red carpet numbers for edgier fashion-forward picks. Ready for some serious style inspiration? Tune in every morning of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to see who we dub the day's front row fashionista.   read more

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9 Easy Ways to Wear This Fall's Calf Hair Trend

Up your fashion game with sumptuous and sleek calf hair in the season's most stylish colors   read more

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When Matching Your Makeup to Your Outfit Totally Works

It seems like just yesterday that being too matchy-matchy was a huge fashion faux pas. Today, the style set is matching anything and everything. Celebs and stylists have proved that, when it's done correctly, color-coordinating your makeup, outfit and accessories can have gorgeous results. Here's how.   read more

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Watch Live Coverage of NYFW's Spring 2015 Runways Now

September is finally here, which can only mean one thing (besides Pumpkin Spice Lattes): New York Fashion Week. While we're covering the top runway trends and backstage action, you can join in on the fashion frenzy with the handy Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week cam.   read more

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How to Wear Any Color and Look Gorgeous

We hear style rules all the time: White is forbidden after Labor Day, blondes look terrible in yellow and redheads can't wear pink. Last we checked, rules, even of the style variety, were made to be broken. Regardless of your hair color or skin tone, it's possible to look fabulous in any hue -- you just need to know which shades to look for.   read more

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Bright Color in Fall: It's a 'Do'

With fall just around the corner, we're programmed to pack up our short shorts, sandals and summer brights and trade them in for sweaters, boots and considerably more subdued colors like beige, navy, gray and black. But the fall collections of top designers show it's still cool to wear bright pops of color in fall. Instead of stowing your pinks, teals and yellows for next year, mix them with fall's traditional cool-down colors to create a runway-ready look that's completely on-trend. Keep these summer staples in your wardrobe rotation as the temperature cools down.   read more

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10 Acupressure Cures You Can Do at Your Desk

You've popped the ibuprofen, but your headache is still pounding; you've chugged Pepto-Bismol, but you still feel like you're going to hurl; you've tried your trusty hangover cure, but you still feel like you got hit by a car. If supplements have failed you, it may be time to listen to your chi and go au natural with acupressure.   read more

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The Best Beauty Looks From the 2014 Emmys

We've spent all year DVR-ing, binge-watching and avoiding spoiler alerts like the plague, all in the name of good TV. Tonight, our hard work finally pays off at 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.   read more

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7 At-Home Color Kits Perfect for African American Hair

Switching up your hair color is tricky enough. ("Will it be flattering? Will I hate it? Will it fry my hair?") Factor in fragile curls, relaxers and the naturally dark shades that come with African American hair, and the difficulty skyrockets. Still, coloring your hair at home can be done -- you just need to know what to look out for before heading to the store and which products to pick up once you get there.   read more

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