Stories by Hayley Mason

The Mirrored Sunnies You Need for Summer

There is no better time than summertime for a pair of new sunglasses -- particularly if you're of the sit on them, forget them in the dressing room, lose them annually variety. This season's hottest shades are mirrored sunglasses and trust us, you'll want to hold on to these highly reflective pairs that instantly up the style ante on any outfit. Whether you try a pair of brightly colored mirrored sunglasses, or a cool metallic pair, let these fashion bloggers, street style stars and fashion week designers show you how it's done.   read more

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How to Pull off These Gorgeous Pinterest Hairstyles

I have a thing for Pinterest hairstyles. I'm constantly pinning red carpet hairstyles, runway ponytails and anything that looks like it could make my hair even remotely resemble that of a Victoria's Secret model. The thing is -- I haven't accomplished a single one of them. Instead, my attempts end with me showing up late to work in a messy topknot ... again. And I know there have to be others who have the same frustrations (there's a whole website dedicated to Pinterest fails, after all). So we collaborated with a team of celebrity hairstylists to break down the products and step-by-step instructions you need to get that perfect Pinterest hairstyle every time.   read more

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The Only Jacket You'll Be Needing This Summer

After months of seeing these delicate, fanned out earrings all over the red carpet and throughout the blogosphere, I finally found out their proper name: Ear jackets. And while the phrase might not send you running to the nearest jewelry store, these images will. Ear jackets are the slightly subdued, classier version of last summer's big and bold ear cuffs (they were all over the punk-themed Met Gala red carpet). Just slip them onto any earring post. Our favorite thing about this accessory trend? They're appropriate for any occasion, from the red carpet to the boardroom. Here's why.   read more

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Color Clash: What to Wear With the Season's Brightest Makeup

This year's Fashion Week trends aren't for the faint of heart. Bold orange lips, vivid cobalt eyeliner ... even purple (yes, purple) lipstick has been leaving impressions both on the runway and off. The only problem -- what does one wear with these brighter-than-bright makeup trends to avoid looking like a circus clown? We spoke with some kings and queens of color in the industry -- Wende Zomnir, Executive Creative Director at Urban Decay, Luke Reichle, celebrity stylist and costume designer, and fashion stylist Kimberlee Tokarz -- for their expert advice in pulling off color, lots of color.   read more

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Hit List: The Trendy Gadget We're Coveting

My closet is so full of purses, jewelry and shoes, I'm beginning to run out of excuses for why I really "need" that next trendy item. Maybe that's why I'm gravitating toward the old school, metallic and just plain cool headphones I've been spotting on celebs and fashion bloggers. Even Karl Lagerfeld got in on the hype, outfitting the models in his Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week runway show with black quilted pairs. And let's not forget -- headphones aren't just another trendy accessory. They're functional. That's excuse enough to go out and snap a pair.   read more

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Beat the Heat: The Summer Work Wardrobe You Need

1. Smashbox Santigolden Age Be Legendary Lip Gloss in All Gold E'rything, $20
When it comes to makeup, I'm a less is more kind of girl. This lip gloss from Smashbox's latest collaboration with artist, Santigold is a great way to make sure your summer lip gloss is poppin'.   read more

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Love It or Hate It: Birkenstocks Are Back

The words "fashionable" and "comfortable" don't often go together when it comes to the latest trends. But this season, celebrities, fashion bloggers and designers alike are hitting the streets (and the runways) in a '90s (and '70s) throwback -- Birkenstocks. And whether you're on board with the whole "normcore" trend or not, everyone can agree these slide-on sandals make appearing trendy pretty effortless.   read more

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Bangs Regret? 14 Styles to Get Fringe Off Your Face

I blame Zooey Deschanel for the moment I walked into the hair salon and proclaimed I wanted blunt cut bangs just like the actress. Sure they were cute and trendy for all of 20 minutes, but then came about three years of growing out those bangs and zero knowledge of how I could style them during that awkward growing-out phase (This was pre-Pinterest mind you). Thus, I'm not going to let any of our readers suffer through growing out bangs like I did. These quick and easy hairstyles get those bangs out of your face and out of your eyes. Whether you're looking for an updo, down 'do, casual style or hairdo for an evening out, there's an easy hairstyle for anyone growing out her bangs. Remember, this too shall pass.   read more

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9 Sneaky Places Skin Cancer Hides

I should have known my trip to the dermatologist wasn't going to end well when I walked in and saw the derm's diploma was hanging lopsided on the wall. It should have been my cue that this man was not precise -- something you desperately need when it comes to checking for signs of skin cancer. After a handful of malignant moles and one basal cell carcinoma later, I am vigilant about coming in for bi-annual skin cancer checks. So when I found an unusual mole on my derriere (self checks are important too!), I knew I had to skip the embarrassment and get it checked out.   read more

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Kelly Osbourne and M.A.C. Make All Our Dreams Come True

Okay, I'll admit it -- I have a major girl crush on Kelly Osbourne. Anyone who can dye their hair purple, shave half their head and do it all without the look-at-me fanfare of other celebrities is pretty badass in my book. So when I heard she was coming out with a limited edition makeup collection for M.A.C., I instantly set out snooping for pre-released images and info. Oh, and did I mention her equally sassy counterpart, mother Sharon Osbourne, has also come out with a summer makeup collection for M.A.C.? The two collections, which feature reinvented pastel shades and glammed up classic colors respectively, are available online June 2 and in stores June 12.   read more

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