Hedi Slimane Is About to Make $13 Million for Doing Nothing

Nothing, that is, after getting boatloads of customers hooked on his Saint Laurent goods

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Blake Lively Has Some Deadly Serious Beauty Advice to Share With You in The Shallows

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Let’s talk about The Shallows. Yes, the aquatic thriller stars Blake Lively stranded on a rock and fighting off a vicious, man-eating shark, drawing comparisons to Cast Away and 127 Hours. But it’s hard to look away from the film for reasons that go beyond the worst-nightmare plot. Skimming The Shallows’s glossy surface, you’ll find surprising inspiration in Lively who, with her long tousled waves and chiseled core, might be the ultimate beach babe—no matter what buoy she’s currently clinging to. Here, five lessons on oceanic hair and makeup to take with you this summer, from the perfect surf snack to après-shark hair.

 






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An apple a day is the perfect snack for a pre-surf energy boost.

 

 


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A run on the sand is good blood-pumping, hair-bouncing exercise.
 

 






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Dive, kick, and flail your way to long, lean legs.

 

 






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Authentic beach waves are almost worth a shark bite or two.
 

 


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Shark or no shark, a tousled beach braid is a no-brainer..

 

 

Blake Lively answers all of our 73 questions:

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Announcing the 2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists

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To rattle off past winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund is to list the biggest names in American fashion. Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, and Proenza Schouler have all taken home the main prize, with runners-up including the likes of Thom Browne, Rodarte, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Founded 13 years ago, the fund has served as a launchpad, offering our homegrown talent financial rewards and integral mentorship from CFDA members and Vogue editors.

Tonight the first-ever CVFF winners, Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, announced the 2016 finalists in their David Adjaye–designed Soho store. Over the next several months, the class of 2016 will participate in a variety of challenges—first up is a design challenge with Intel, then a fashion show this October at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont underwritten by Kate Spade New York—all while continuing to produce their standard collections. Busy? You bet. Meet the finalists here, and keep close watch for more CVFF updates on Vogue.com. The winner, who will receive a $400,000 prize, and the two runners up, receiving $150,000 each, will be announced at a gala dinner on November 7.

 

The 2016 finalists are:

 

Adam Selman: Adam Selman

Area: Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk

Brock Collection: Kristopher Brock and Laura Vassar

Chloe Gosselin: Chloe Gosselin

Ji Oh: Ji Oh

Krewe du Optic: Stirling Barrett

Morgan Lane: Morgan Curtis

Newbark: Maryam and Marjan Malakpour

Rochambeau: Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper

Stampd: Chris Stamp

 

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Meet the Designer Using Caftans to Bridge the Middle East With the West

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Bakchic’s Instagram is basically an ongoing advertisement for all of what Morocco has to offer. It’s a rich feed, full of shots that include plump fresh figs and sequined babouches, Zellige enameled tiles, or a shot of designer Sofia El Arabi posing in front of a whitewashed wall in a bright red fez hat and an armful of silver Berber cuffs. El Arabi embraces all things Morocco, as does her label which includes everything from riffs on traditional caftans to more contemporary pieces like simple tees.

From the looks of El Arabi’s output, both physical and on social media, it would seem that the designer has spent her life dedicated to Moroccan culture, but the idea to create Bakchic stemmed instead from a lack of exposure to her surroundings. El Arabi grew up in a family that she considers “Western oriented,” and spoke French and English while living in Morocco, as well as attending a French-speaking high school. It was only when she returned to Morocco after studying in France that she discovered what her country had to offer. “This period of my life was really about trying to discover Morocco,” she says. “My own identity has been divided between something Eastern and Western so I tried to find a way between these two worlds.” That way came from clothing, and El Arabi soon began making custom caftans for her family. Soon after, El Arabi quit her job at a French television station and launched Bakchic in 2012.

Though El Arabi has amassed more than 35,000 followers on her Instagram, fans of her brand tend to be abroad, rather than in the cosmopolitan areas of Morocco, where general style tends toward a more Western aesthetic. She has found it difficult to tap into the local market. “The problem in Morocco, is that people are not totally proud of this cultural wealth that we have, because no one before really took it seriously,” says El Arabi, “This is a challenge of making Arab cool again. People are more attracted to the universal culture, which is Western. Universal culture is easier to access. It’s a style that people understand so you don’t really take a risk wearing different clothes.” Of course, there are also the political connotations. “I really wanted to show the world that being Arab doesn’t mean being violent, or all of these cliches that you can watch on TV,” says El Arabi. “Even if you may think that clothing is not as serious, or [cannot] solve the political problems that the world is going through, I think it is cool to communicate a certain identity and vision of the Arabs.” And to that end, El Arabi wears her caftans with Adidas track pants, or blue jeans. “The most important thing to remember is to stay simple because these pieces are full of embroideries,” says El Arabi. “The thing is to wear a pair of jeans for example, or a simple T-shirt, and then to add something Moroccan with embroideries. It’s staying simple on the Western side of your outfit.” The other part? Wearing your culture proudly on your sleeve.

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The Best Street Style From Berlin Fashion Week

In a Gosha Rubchinskiy top and Gucci bag and shoes

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