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TOP 10 FASHION TRENDS FROM SPRING/SUMMER 2021 FASHION WEEKS

While it’s been a quiet year for the fashion world, this season has unveiled seriously bold and stylish designs. Large and in-charge blazers, bold blue bags, and sleek face masks dominated Fashion Weeks over the last few weeks. This year, some of the most influential decades have played a huge role in this season’s looks. We’re loving every single one of them, and you can see why. From Paris to Milan, find serious style inspiration with the top fashion trends spotted at SS21 Fashion Weeks.

 

1. Oversized Shoulderpad Boyfriend Jackets

Create a long line silhouette and play with shapes with an 80s-inspired oversized boyfriend blazer. With the help of shoulder pads, this outerwear cinches in your waist and elongates your legs. Rock this look with a pair of straight-leg trousers or leather shorts for an ultra-modern style – colors that suit this trend are powder blue, charcoal, and neutrals. You can easily dress this up or down for an effortlessly chic aesthetic.

Oversized Shoulderpad Boyfriend Jackets

2. Black Face Masks

When it comes to protecting yourself, you may as well do it beautifully. These sleek black face masks match almost any outfit you wear, and they offer great coverage for your nose and mouth. Opt for a silky fabric for easier breathing or choose something with embellishments if you’re feeling fancy. The beauty behind this face-covering is the limitless styling opportunities that come along with it. Wear anything from a red trench coat to a color-blocking suit and look exceptionally stylish. From an accordion-style to a traditional shape, there are so many choices that will keep you and others safe.

 

Black Face Masks

3. Head Scarfs

Taking inspiration from the 50s and the 60s, this sleek fashion trend is coming back in a big way. Headscarves protect your hair and add a finishing touch to your outfit without overdoing it. Choose from a silky design with floral motifs or intricate patterns, or keep it simple with bold colors and block letters. When styling this accessory, you can wrap the fabric under your chin in a loose knot, or have it hanging off the back of your head – mix things up by wrapping it around your neck or let it dangle from your bag. Channeling your inner Grace Kelly has never been easier with this classic go-to item.

Head Scarfs

4. Sorbet Pastel Tones

Another trend that has continued to dominate this year has been pastel tones. These sorbet-inspired colors are the perfect option for summer and they suit a wide variety of skin tones. Choose from a boiler suit in cool mint green or an oversized trench coat in soft lavender – better yet, try them both simultaneously. Suits and separates in the soft and buttery hues elevate your overall aesthetic and will remain one of the chicest styles for seasons to come.

 

Sorbet Pastel Tones

5. Yellow Bags

This season yellow bags have taken over the runways and the streets. This trend is easy to replicate and it is timeless – choose a small clutch to spice up an outfit or find a mustard tote for your daily needs. There are so many shades to choose from that suit your taste, and they look incredible when paired with other vibrant hues or a monochromatic ensemble. Opt for an amber structured handbag with an all-white get-up, or a sleek canary baguette for a night out.

6. Folk Inspired Coats

Go all out this season with these beautiful and intricate folk-inspired coats. When the temperature starts to drop, add some layers of delicate embroidery and lace to keep your outfit hot. The intricate tapestry on each piece of outerwear looks great with a monochrome black or brown ensemble, or choose it in a series of other colors for a bright and interesting choice. This trend is easy to style and looks fantastic on every body type.

7. White Knee High Boots

Swing it back to the ’60s with this classic gogo dancers inspired item of footwear – white knee-high boots. Taking its inspiration from the Youth Revolution in the mid-century, this Nancy Sinatra-approved look is a chic way to elevate your outfit. Wear it with a patterned mini dress or skirt, a rollneck, or a funky pair of leggings. This season, opt for a slouchy style for an effortless feel or keep it sleek and tight for a sexy touch.

 

White Knee High Boots

8. Yellow and Camel Color Styling

Keep it neutral with yellow and camel color styling – the trend taken from the 70s has gotten a serious facelift. Mixing and matching these shades adds dimension and depth to your ensembles, no matter the clothes you prefer to wear. Try a light brown suit or coat with a mustard turtleneck for the cooler months or a sleek tan T-shirt and camel pair of flare pants. This subtle yet flattering combination is the hottest look to try this season.

 

Yellow And Camel Color Styling

9. Pop Blue Accessories

Why blend in when you were born to stand out? Add a pop of blue to your monochrome outfit to update your go-to outfits. The beauty behind this trend is the unlimited amount of options you can try throughout the season – from a duck egg blue handbag from Dior to a chic Marine Serre bucket hat, you can try it all. When styling these items, opt for all black or grey outfits. The bright hue will stand out amongst the deeper shades. Mix and match your accessories and discover a new favorite way to rock your key pieces.

 

Pop Blue Accessories

10. Fringing on the Bags

When it’s time to make a statement, let your handbag do the talking. This season, one of the biggest looks we’ve seen is the fringing on the bags. Let the tassels dangle close to the fabric or watch them almost hit the floor for maximum impact – the over-the-top design is sure to turn some heads and keep you feeling chic. Choose from a leather fringe or shearling – you can rock this piece any season, and make it work for almost any event. For a classic feel, choose dark hues like brown or black, but if you want to stand out from the others, take a dip into bold shades like red or green. If you’re ready to shake up your go-to style, this is the item to pick!

 

Fringing On The Bags
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Forget actors, footballers are the new fashion icons

International footballers are worth millions on the pitch. Now, a new generation of players are becoming cultural figures beyond the game, and luxury fashion brands are signing them on to reach young consumers and build brand cachet.

Valentino last month partnered with Lyon footballer Memphis Depay in a content campaign that will be hosted on Valentino social platforms, in collaboration with Gaffer magazine, a niche publication blending fashion, football and culture. In November, Burberry launched a philanthropic partnership with Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to support global youth charities. The announcement, featuring Rashford in a Burberry cape, highlighted his efforts to fight child food poverty alongside his sports acumen. Loewe became one of the first luxury brands to sign a female footballer when it released a campaign with US football captain Megan Rapinoe in January 2020 with a video in which she discussed the possibilities of change.

These campaigns underscore not just growing investment in football stars, but also a move beyond more surface-level endorsement to layered sponsorships that play on athletes’ interests. Fashion brands and athletes often work together to borrow from the others’ cultural cachet; in the US, NBA stars have long been associated with fashion campaigns and brand deals. Footballers, however, have been more reticent to show interests outside of their sport. But with five billion fans across the world, according to FIFA, football has bigger global resonance and reach than any other sport. Now, a network of talent and content agencies and brands are pivoting to work with a new wave of football talent to reach global customers, and are both following and updating the NBA blueprint to do so effectively.

“Athletes are taking greater control of their image and are much more involved in their personal brand build off the pitch,” says Kelly Hogarth, VP of strategic marketing and communications at Roc Nation Sports, the talent agency owned by rapper Jay Z, which has signed 19 footballers in the last five years including Rashford and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne. “They possess strong engaged audiences across their social channels, which act as their biggest marketable tool to have their voice heard, and many have found that voice in recent years.”

Collaborations and campaigns built on shared interests and values between the brand and talent is key to reaching young people today, says Reda Lazram, brand director of content agency False 9 that often works with football talent to produce campaigns. “With the pandemic, brands have had to refocus more of their budget on content to inspire the youth of today to buy into their brand.”

Select talent based on personality

Memphis Depay is not only the captain of Lyon and player for the Netherlands national team, he is also a rapper, releasing his debut album in November. This multi-hyphenate status is appealing to brands wanting to build cultural equity, says Jordan Wise, co-founder and chief executive of Gaffer magazine and its content agency False 9, which focuses on emerging music and football talent. False 9 produced the Valentino and Depay campaign, which seeks to showcase the brand’s resort 2021 collection. “Memphis’s creative spark stretches beyond just being a footballer, down to the clothes he wears, the tracks he writes and the way he plays the game with a certain freedom.”

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“There’s been this wave and momentum building whereby it’s great to see athletes celebrating their interests outside of work,” says Wise. “Brands have worked with certain partners for a long time. Now, they’re looking at ways in which they can change their approach to this younger audience and explore ways in which they can better connect with them.”

French luxury streetwear brand Études began collaborating with Serie A club Napoli player Tiemoué Bakayoko in 2019. Bakayoko loved the brand’s Spring/Summer 19 collection featuring his shirt number 14, and visited the studio for a fitting to meet the founders. The player, who has previously played for Chelsea, AC Milan and Monaco, has since become an investor and creative force within the brand in February of this year. This has brought the brand to a new audience, says founder and creative director Aurélian Arbet. “Etudes is very much involved in the fashion world, the art world. Working with someone with a large audience that is more connected to sports has opened us up to a whole new group of people,” he says.

Reaching more global consumers

It’s difficult to ignore the marketability of an athlete in modern culture and their ability to sell products via engaged social audiences, says Roc Nation Sports’s Hogarth. “If you analyse celebrity culture in Europe, you don’t get names much bigger than footballers in relation to their global reach. It’s guaranteed partner ROI.”

As trainer resale marketplace StockX expands in Europe, football talent is key to its community, says the company’s European director, Derek Morrison. StockX has worked with basketball stars (founder Dan Gilbert is also the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers), but to reach the European market, it had to change tack. “We recognised that a lot of the equity we had in the States doesn’t leverage over into Europe, particularly the basketball relevance — there’s people in London that don’t know who LeBron James is,” Morrison says.

To reach young sneakerheads in Europe, StockX linked up with False 9 and Gaffer, rolling out a content series that challenges young football players to curate looks from a selection of StockX merch. Morrison is keen to continue this kind of activation that spotlights new talent and attaches StockX to multifaceted players.

“When it comes to their cultural influence, football in Europe and basketball in the US are very similar in terms of their ties to the audience, with similar influence, impact and importance,” Morrison says.

Emerging talent wins young audiences

Virgil Abloh tapped footballer Héctor Bellerín to walk the Spring/Summer 2020 show for Louis Vuitton men’s, and the relationship has continued since, says Ehsen Shah, founder and chief executive of B-Engaged, the sports marketing agency that represents Bellerín. The focus for Louis Vuitton and other B-Engaged clients is a younger fanbase. “We always have the issue where an old school football fan doesn’t get it, but we’re not trying to communicate to them,” Shah says, adding that the target market is 13 to 35 year olds who embrace sports culture in a way similar to US fans. “It’s a very different strategy.”

Emerging talent can be the best bet for luxury brands wanting to boost their reputation with a young consumer, says Sarah Willersdorf, global head of luxury at Boston Consulting Group, as it lays strong foundations when or if the talent blows up. “Many luxury brands have used PR and VIP teams to identify emerging talent and really get behind them early in their careers. And that pays off well for them,” she says.

Working with talent comes with risk. However, Hogarth believes this has reduced. “In recent years, footballers and athletes in general have taken a more sophisticated approach to their personal brand build,” she says. “There is a greater professional management, thus less element of risk from the perspective of the partner.”

The social media power of footballers is an important factor. False 9/Gaffer and B-Engaged both underline the importance of authenticity when brokering deals, to ensure the talent will be keen to share the campaign or project on their own channels.

“Brands are trying to engage a new wave of digital-savvy consumers thus it’s imperative that an ambassador has the ability to speak to these consumers with authenticity,” says Hogarth. “If you look at the level of engagement footballers have with their following on social media in particular, and how this spans across a range of age groups and demographics, they are the perfect vehicle to generate effective sales.”

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This Year, Music Videos Had a High-Fashion Revival

While music videos truly reached their height back in the ’90s and early 2000s, 2020 has been a banner year for the medium. It’s not to say music videos ever disappeared, per se—but the scale and flashiness of them has certainly decreased in the digital age, where TikTok, Instagram Reels, and other video mediums have diluted the power of a big video.

But this year, with big-stadium concerts put on pause and many live performances kept to a minimum, artists were left with new material but nowhere to showcase it—and many of them channelled all of their energy into traditional music videos again. Videos became a refreshed opportunity for artists to bust out a fashion moment and unleash their wildest imagination. And thank god for it—it kept us entertained!

One of the biggest and splashiest was Beyoncé’s visual album, Black Is King, which featured several different music videos—each equipped with high fashion. In “Already,” for instance, the singer sports a custom cow-print Burberry corset designed by Riccardo Tisci and a crescent-print bodysuit from Marine Serre. We also saw this incredible range of looks from Lady Gaga in Chromatica’s “911”, in which she declares a fashion emergency wearing surreal ensembles by Alexander McQueen, Diego Montoya, and more. And no list of 2020 music videos would be complete without discussing Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP.” The bodycon looks by Nicolas Jebran and Mugler made the rap diva’s hit a visual feast. (Plus, who could forget that unexpected Kylie Jenner cameo in head-to-toe leopard print?).

It wasn’t just music’s finest leading ladies leading the style charge, either. Harry Styles continued to bring his fashion A-game. In his “Watermelon Sugar” video, he sports a groovy assortment of exciting menswear brands, including Gucci, and Bode. BTS also delivered the fashion drama in their “Dynamite” video, complete with a colorful (and coordinated) wardrobe.

Below, all that and more of this year’s most-stylish music videos.

“Already” — Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer

“XS” — Rina Sawayama

“Do It” — Chloe x Halle

“Midnight Sky” — Miley Cyrus

“Dynamite” — BTS

“WAP” — Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion

“911” — Lady Gaga

“Hit Different” — SZA feat. Ty Dolla $ign

“TKN” — Rosalía and Travis Scott

“Therefore I Am” — Billie Eilish

“Watermelon Sugar” — Harry Styles

“How You Like That” — BLACKPINK

“Levitating” — Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby

“Yo Perreo Sola” — Bad Bunny

“Positions” — Ariana Grande

“Cardigan” — Taylor Swift

“Own It” — Rico Nasty

“La vita nuova” — Christine and the Queens

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THE BIGGEST FEUDS AND MOMENTS OF DRAMA ON BEAUTY YOUTUBE IN 2020

Not even a completely horrible year could stop the drama of beauty YouTube. The community that never sleeps wasn’t short on excitement in 2020, and from fights with literal children to some possible answers regarding the great Dramageddon saga, there was a lot to keep tabs on. In case you were busy living your life, or just trying to catch up on the last fight, here’s a recap of the biggest beauty YouTube feuds and drama of 2020.

 

BIGGEST BEAUTY YOUTUBE DRAMA OF 2020: NIKKIETUTORIALS AND TOO FACED COSMETICS

All the way back at the beginning of 2020, NikkieTutorials came out as transgender, revealing that she had made the decision to go public after someone had blackmailed her. She had said that with time, she was planning on sharing the news with followers, but as blackmailers had threatened to leak her story to the press, she ultimately decided to come forward much earlier.

The news was largely a cause for celebration among followers and other members of the industry, but Lisa Blandino, sister of Jerrod Blandino, the co-founder and chief creative officer of the beauty brand Too Faced, faced criticism after making transphobic remarks, Vox reported. After continued outcry on social media, the Too Faced founder announced that his sister was fired.

BIGGEST BEAUTY YOUTUBE DRAMA OF 2020: SHANE DAWSONS LEAVES BEAUTY YOUTUBE

Shane Dawson was among those who chose to leave the beauty YouTube community in 2020. In a tweet that he later deleted, Dawson announced that he was moving on, calling the beauty YouTube community “a circus” and saying that he would no longer participate in or address any of the controversy related to previous accusations from both Jeffree Star and Tati Westbrook that had accused James Charles of predatory behavior, Insider reported.

The timing of his departure was somewhat suspect, as only weeks prior, Dawson was called out for past behavior that was both racist and predatory in nature. As USA Today reports, a video of Dawson appearing to masturbate to a picture of a then 11-year-old Willow Smith was unearthed, prompting members of the Smith family, including Jada Pinkett, to respond.

BIGGEST BEAUTY YOUTUBE DRAMA OF 2020: DRAMAGEDDON 2

However, Dawson’s role in the saga wasn’t entirely finished, as Westbrook broke her silence on the matter. Nearly a year after accusations against Charles were made, Westbrook released a 40-minute video in which she claimed that both Star and Dawson had fed her misinformation on Charles.

In the video, she admits that she “allowed [herself] to be worked by Shane, Jeffree, and others.” She goes on to say, “I was foolish for believing them.” According to Westbrook, both Star and Dawson were unhappy “standing in his [Charles] shadow on YouTube anymore. I believe James Charles was gaining more followers and receiving more views and more press faster than anyone in the history on the platform and it’s also my opinion that Jeffrey and Shane needed James marginalized and out of the way for their November launch of the conspiracy palette along with Shane’s merch.”

BIGGEST BEAUTY YOUTUBE DRAMA OF 2020: KAMERON LESTER SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH JEFFREE STAR AND SHANE DAWSON

Both Star and Dawson also faced criticism from beauty YouTuber, Kameron Lester, who claimed that the two had treated him like the “token Black kid.” In an Instagram video that was shared by Lester on June 10 — and has since been removed — he addressed his friendship with Star, saying, “I just felt like it was never a friendship, it was never a friendship in the beginning to start with, it was always just something like I was the kind of like the token Black kid.”

According to Lester, he felt that his relationship with Star had changed after he had refused to speak against Charles. Later, Lester was not cast in a Star campaign, a move which he attributed to his refusal to speak publicly against Charles. “I felt like he was trying to send the message in some way that I was replaceable as a Black boy. I felt like this was a game,” he said. “Even with Shane Dawson posting me on his platform [last week] — I was grateful, but I felt like it was kind of to silence me to be like ‘we’re gonna keep giving you breadcrumbs and hanging you by a string and manipulating you so you can stay quiet.’ I felt always silenced.”

BIGGEST BEAUTY YOUTUBE DRAMA OF 2020: MASON DISICK AND JEFFREE STAR

Going live on his TikTok in April 2020, 10-year-old Mason Disick was asked to name his favorite beauty YouTubers. Sharing his support for Charles, he called Star “spoiled af,” which apparently angered the YouTuber, as he later tweeted and deleted a response to the child’s comment, writing, “I had $500 in my bank account six years ago… Maybe he’s confused with his own privilege versus mine being self-made, hopefully his father can educate him soon!”

BIGGEST BEAUTY YOUTUBE DRAMA OF 2020: JAMES CHARLES AND MANNYMUA COMMENT ON CELEBRITY BEAUTY LINES

Both Charles and fellow beauty YouTuber, MannyMUA apologized after they made separate comments regarding the continued launch of celebrity cosmetic brands. The comments, which were made in response to the news that Alicia Keys was collaborating with e.l.f. Cosmetics, did not specifically name Keys, but fans speculated that the star was the subject, as the remarks were made mere hours after the news was announced.

“People who do not wear makeup should not be coming out with makeup brands but that’s just my opinion,” Charles wrote, while MannyMUA tweeted and deleted the comment, “Does anyone else get slightly irritated when celebs come out with entire makeup lines? especially when those celebs don’t even wear makeup… i’m like girl.”

The two later apologized and confirmed they were speaking about Keys. Charles would later share his thoughts on the launch of another celebrity beauty brand, Lauren Conrad Beauty. He again later apologized, attributing his comments to a bad day.

BIGGEST BEAUTY YOUTUBE DRAMA OF 2020: NIKKIETUTORIALS CALLS OUT PAT MCGRATH AND ELLEN DEGENERES

NikkieTutorials wasn’t shy about sharing her feelings this year, beginning with a comment that she no longer stanned Pat McGrath. Sharing a video tour of her makeup drawer, the YouTuber explained why Pat McGrath products were at the bottom of her makeup pile, saying, “Sometimes, when I don’t like a brand as much, I put another brand on top of it…Someone was very rude to me in my face once, and then I decided to un-stan.”

Only a week later, the YouTuber shared her experience with meeting Ellen Degeneres for the first time, saying, “Ellen is just such a different world…It was a huge honor to be on that stage with Ellen, but it wasn’t as nice as I thought.”

BIGGEST BEAUTY YOUTUBE DRAMA OF 2020: TATI WESTBROOK SUED FOR FRAUD

At the beginning of November, E! News reported that Westbrook and her husband were being sued for fraud by Clark Swanson, a former business partner that the couple had worked with on Halo Beauty, a vitamin line, which focused on supplements for your hair, nails, and skin.

As per the documents obtained by E!, Swanson has accused the couple of a breach of contract, gross negligence, and fraudulent inducement.

Westbrook’s attorney, Douglas Fuchs, issued a statement on the lawsuit to E!, saying, “Clark Swanson’s lawsuit is meritless… his absurd claim that Tati Westbrook granted him one-third of her name, image and likeness for all time in exchange for a modest initial capital contribution. Swanson’s claim is not only baseless, it is offensive and defies common sense. This is particularly true given that Swanson has received millions in profit distributions from Halo Beauty, almost exclusively due to the Westbrooks’ efforts. Tati and James will vigorously defend this lawsuit and are confident that the truth will come out and they will prevail.”

 

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THE MOST MEMORABLE MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2020

THE WEEKND FT. DOJA CAT – “IN YOUR EYES” REMIX

The Weeknd reached his apotheosis with After Hours, but it’s his video for the “In Your Eyes” remix that has really stayed with me. Directed by Sundance-winning animation wunderkind Jeron Braxton, the video is a surreal Rainbow Road-core, tech dystopia. Braxton’s signature disjointed bodies and cheeky critiques on consumption, police brutality and the surveillance state are littered throughout. Pulsing billboards simply advertise “M❤️NEY” while KKKPD cars burn into the night. The Weeknd grabs a can of liquid peyote from a soda dispenser, and facial recognition software immediately labels him a threatening Black male. It’s a new world order, but some things never change. Remember Braxton’s name, watch his work, and thank me later.

ARIANA GRANDE – “34+35”

Ariana Grande has and will always be a theatre kid at heart, and her best visuals are when she makes that known. Much like how she paid homage to the iconic teen film canon that raised her in her music video for “Thank u, next,” she presents a bimbo-fied version of women in STEM in “34 + 35,” a song that solely exists to spotlight her high sex drive. She teeters around on platform boots, decked out in a lab coat with a clipboard in hand, until she and her fellow scientists are changed into sex kitten Austin Powers fembots. More women in STEM, indeed!

“YO PERREO SOLA” – BAD BUNNY

In an alternate timeline, we would have been shaking our asses to “Yo Perreo Sola” in crowded, dimly lit parties all summer long. Even though that didn’t pan out, Bad Bunny still brought the party with the music video. The rapper is a visionary who’s constantly pushing boundaries, this time with some stunning big titty drag looks and total saturated euphoria.

“KYOTO” – PHOEBE BRIDGERS

Bridgers shot the entire video for “Kyoto” on a green screen and really went for full-throttle irreverence. She flies over the ocean, surfs the Japanese railway, and fights Godzilla. And duh, she does it all in her now-infamous skeleton suit. It’s a hyper-silly and totally charming take on the otherwise dull quarantine video genre.

 

SZA – “HIT DIFFERENT” FT. TY DOLLA $IGN

SZA takes this sultry bop to a junkyard for a low-key yet mesmerizing dance video that does, in fact, hit different.

RICO NASTY – “IPHONE”

In the video for her 100 gecs-produced track, Rico Nasty terrorizes screen after screen with chaotic avatars and an Instagram Face so uncanny valley, Jia Tolentino might write another essay about it.

ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – “I DON’T LOVE ME ANYMORE”

Oneohtrix Point Never’s glitchy prog-rock single got the karaoke treatment, with assistance from director Dasha Nekrasova. Featuring footage from How To with John Wilson videographer Leia Jospe, the out-of-context and tender clips of New York City’s debris and idiosyncrasies are full of heart, and make me ache to sing my heart out with my friends more than I already do.

ARCA – “NONBINARY”

Arca is the unofficial queen of the spooky avant-garde. “Nonbinary” naturally has its freak flag at full-mast, presenting us with eerie plastic surgeon visits and a cyber take on The Birth of Venus that without a doubt would’ve made Sandro Botticelli drop dead from a heart attack.

DOJA CAT – “SAY SO”

Doja Cat’s video for “Say So” is a glittery, candy-colored ’70s fantasy. There’s nothing self-serious here — just dialed-up flirtation and a sweet homage to the TikTok dance that made the track the hit it is.

RINA SAWAYAMA – “XS”

Rina Sawayama’s talent for crafting immaculate pop is one thing. She also has a good sense of humor. Thankfully, we get to see both in the video for “XS.” Sawayama transforms into an HGTV-adjacent host, shamelessly shilling toxic goo with promises of a youthful glow. She commits to the part, and it’s so fun to watch.

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BILLIE EILISH’S DOC TRAILER TEASES A FRONT ROW SEAT TO HER METEORIC RISE

Billie Eilish’s rise from your average Gen Z teenager to one of the world’s biggest pop stars happened with lightning speed. But despite her deluge of awards and magazine covers, the singer is still a pretty mysterious figure in the realm of celebrity. Apple Music is hoping to show a new side to Eilish in the forthcoming documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, and released a new full trailer today.

 

The project was made headlines back in late 2019, when it was revealed that Eilish landed a fat check from Apple for $25 million for exclusive documentary rights. It eventually became The World’s A Little Blurry, and the streaming giant announced that director R.J. Cutler was attached to the project.

The film covers Eilish’s meteoric rise, including rare concert footage, tender moments with brother and collaborator Finneas, and her domination at the 2019 Grammy’s for her debut record When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? There’s also intimate behind the scenes footage that serves as a reminder that Eilish is still a kid, like gleefully dancing after scoring her driver’s license, life chats with her mom, and sheepishly admitting she’s still afraid of monsters at night.

Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry lands on Apple TV+ on February 26, 2021. Watch the trailer below.

 

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Cheeky Star signs December 2020

It’s December, the final month in the Gregorian calendar, but in the sky, some things are just beginning. November closes with a full moon in Gemini, a lunar eclipse whose analytical and unflinching energy clings to us until we greet the solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14. Eclipse energy is considered a bad time to work any kind of magic. Eclipse energy that activates the Gemini-Sagittarius axis is all about refining your relationship to knowledge and knowledge acquisition. How do you know what you know, and in what ways can you challenge old sets of beliefs to more honestly reflect the contemporary moment you are in? How does ideology fortify you, and how does it compromise you? What are your values and are you still the same person you were when they were formed?

 

If your vision for your life has changed, then surely your values have changed as well — even if you forgot to notice. Rather than trying out an invocation you’ll regret later, the moons of the month support your commitment to clarifying the visions you have for yourself and taking steps to become more knowledgeable with regards to those visions. In the Northern hemisphere where the days are short and the nights are long, reading for personal illumination is time well spent; in the Southern hemisphere, where the long days stretch on indoors (because, hey, pandemic), a book or two for company is just as nice.

It never hurts to try your hand at a new skillset, especially if it’s calling your name and you’re not making risky pandemic choices. Jupiter and Saturn’s shift into Aquarius this month, followed by a conjunction on the 21, is a shift toward new approaches and perspectives. We have more options than we know and we don’t have to do things the old way when the old way no longer feels appropriate. Whatever we can imagine we can make real, so why not imagine a world where every living thing is sacred and no one is expendable? So be it. See to it.

 

ARIES & ARIES RISING

For much of this year, Chiron, the wounded healer, has been in your sign. On December 15, the asteroid stations direct but won’t leave retrograde shadow for months. Whatever Chiron has taught you about the wounds you carry, as well as how to heal them so that you might teach others to heal, will be reviewed this month. This review can feel like a kind of release — but not the kind that puts you in the clear, especially since Mars has also stationed direct in Aries and remains in retrograde shadow until January.

Here, there is a sense that to move on, one must walk through the burnt field and see what has been cleansed by fire and what new life is possible. If you’ve worn yourself down this past month or two, if you’ve burnt your candle at both ends, the walk might be increasingly difficult. To move through the present moment with clarity takes both psychic and physical energy.

Perhaps, to give yourself some grace, some time, it’s better that you move toward clarity not as a state that happens all at once. Rather, you can visualize yourself as going through the process of clarifying. Surveying the landscape of your life one angle at a time until the whole picture forms, asking yourself questions when you find yourself saying something you don’t fully believe, getting closer and closer to an answer that feels right, right now.

TAURUS & TAURUS RISING

 

On the part of the Earth where it is winter, bears began getting ready for hibernation in late November. Getting ready, of course, is all about getting fat with food and preparing to have those resources stored in their bodies. Now it’s December, and while you haven’t been preparing for torpor, you have been stacking and storing. As the days get shorter leading up to solstice, the nights stretch, and you have plenty of time to sort through the resources you’ve collected for the year ahead and figure out just what security looks like.

If it’s true that at this moment you have everything you need to rest and reflect, then perhaps sitting with your holdings has less to do with figuring out how to keep fattening your cache and more to do with sorting through what you already have and what you want to claim for yourself in the long run.

Even if you’re still feeling unsteady, your ruling planet in Sagittarius mid-December presents a great time to transform your relationship to abundance and — its cousin — debt. You can cultivate a new approach to negotiating what you owe and what you are owed. There’s a call here toward investing in yourself first, investing in your joy as your first wealth. Then, you can think of what investment means in other ways, like starting your own business, or breaking a contract with someone because you’ve made a new contract with yourself.

 

 

GEMINI & GEMINI RISING

It might not feel like it now, dear Gemini, but you are exactly where you should be. Even if you have broken some promises to yourself, even if you’re feeling isolated, even if you are feeling powerless against old habits you thought you knew how to break. Sometimes coming into yourself is the opposite of feeling whole. Sometimes integration begins with unweaving the self as you know it. The parts and stories, loose, ask to be witnessed as separate entities, and then to be acknowledged for what they add to the whole picture.

What if this month, instead of focusing on the parts of you that seemingly refuse to evolve, you focus on your relationship to your own evolution?

Ask yourself, Gemini, where you store your will to change. Go back to the philosophies that inform your process and don’t rely on memory. Remind yourself of all your selves, read your journals, or the underlined sections of old books you could never part with. Marvel at your adaptability, born of curiosity and cleverness. Don’t let your feelings about where you are now obscure the work it took you to get here, or the skills that work has imparted upon you. Those skills are not one-time use, they are meant to be refined and, eventually, shared.

CANCER & CANCER RISING

It’s not easy for you to let go, Cancer, no matter how good you are at packing your bags and falling off the radar. The firmness of goodbye, whether it’s directed at a lover, a job, or a city, might seem finite to those you part with, but rarely does it extend to the inner chambers of your heart where what you loved lived and became part of you. It must be at least a little exhausting to live in the tension between the resolution you embody and the grief you feel — especially if your resolve feels precarious, if it depends on hiding your grief.

It’s understandable, then, that there are days when you must dress up your grief in anger, in distraction, or bitterness. It’s understandable if you’re too tired to face it fully and let it move through you.

Take your time, dear Cancer, and be sweet to yourself — even if you don’t feel sweet, even if you feel monstrous. On the other side of an ending, we begin again like children, relearning our relationship to time and to each other. Children can be monstrous when they want for sweetness; when they need it most. Children can hide their grief when they take care of their caretakers. It takes a long time to realize that grief is what teaches us who we are and what we value. Now that you are your own mother, what can you teach yourself about the transformative power of loss?

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TOP 10 FASHION TRENDS FROM SPRING/SUMMER 2021 FASHION WEEKS

1. Oversized Shoulderpad Boyfriend Jackets

Create a long line silhouette and play with shapes with an 80s-inspired oversized boyfriend blazer. With the help of shoulder pads, this outerwear cinches in your waist and elongates your legs. Rock this look with a pair of straight-leg trousers or leather shorts for an ultra-modern style – colors that suit this trend are powder blue, charcoal, and neutrals. You can easily dress this up or down for an effortlessly chic aesthetic.

Oversized Shoulderpad Boyfriend Jackets

2. Black Face Masks

When it comes to protecting yourself, you may as well do it beautifully. These sleek black face masks match almost any outfit you wear, and they offer great coverage for your nose and mouth. Opt for a silky fabric for easier breathing or choose something with embellishments if you’re feeling fancy. The beauty behind this face-covering is the limitless styling opportunities that come along with it. Wear anything from a red trench coat to a color-blocking suit and look exceptionally stylish. From an accordion-style to a traditional shape, there are so many choices that will keep you and others safe.

 

Black Face Masks

 

3. Head Scarfs

Taking inspiration from the 50s and the 60s, this sleek fashion trend is coming back in a big way. Headscarves protect your hair and add a finishing touch to your outfit without overdoing it. Choose from a silky design with floral motifs or intricate patterns, or keep it simple with bold colors and block letters. When styling this accessory, you can wrap the fabric under your chin in a loose knot, or have it hanging off the back of your head – mix things up by wrapping it around your neck or let it dangle from your bag. Channeling your inner Grace Kelly has never been easier with this classic go-to item.

 

Head Scarfs

4. Sorbet Pastel Tones

Another trend that has continued to dominate this year has been pastel tones. These sorbet-inspired colors are the perfect option for summer and they suit a wide variety of skin tones. Choose from a boiler suit in cool mint green or an oversized trench coat in soft lavender – better yet, try them both simultaneously. Suits and separates in the soft and buttery hues elevate your overall aesthetic and will remain one of the chicest styles for seasons to come.

Sorbet Pastel Tones

5. Yellow Bags

This season yellow bags have taken over the runways and the streets. This trend is easy to replicate and it is timeless – choose a small clutch to spice up an outfit or find a mustard tote for your daily needs. There are so many shades to choose from that suit your taste, and they look incredible when paired with other vibrant hues or a monochromatic ensemble. Opt for an amber structured handbag with an all-white get-up, or a sleek canary baguette for a night out.

Yellow Bags

6. Folk Inspired Coats

Go all out this season with these beautiful and intricate folk-inspired coats. When the temperature starts to drop, add some layers of delicate embroidery and lace to keep your outfit hot. The intricate tapestry on each piece of outerwear looks great with a monochrome black or brown ensemble, or choose it in a series of other colors for a bright and interesting choice. This trend is easy to style and looks fantastic on every body type.

Folk Inspired Coats

7. White Knee High Boots

Swing it back to the ’60s with this classic gogo dancers inspired item of footwear – white knee-high boots. Taking its inspiration from the Youth Revolution in the mid-century, this Nancy Sinatra-approved look is a chic way to elevate your outfit. Wear it with a patterned mini dress or skirt, a rollneck, or a funky pair of leggings. This season, opt for a slouchy style for an effortless feel or keep it sleek and tight for a sexy touch.

White Knee High Boots

8. Yellow and Camel Color Styling

Keep it neutral with yellow and camel color styling – the trend taken from the 70s has gotten a serious facelift. Mixing and matching these shades adds dimension and depth to your ensembles, no matter the clothes you prefer to wear. Try a light brown suit or coat with a mustard turtleneck for the cooler months or a sleek tan T-shirt and camel pair of flare pants. This subtle yet flattering combination is the hottest look to try this season.

Yellow And Camel Color Styling

9. Pop Blue Accessories

Why blend in when you were born to stand out? Add a pop of blue to your monochrome outfit to update your go-to outfits. The beauty behind this trend is the unlimited amount of options you can try throughout the season – from a duck egg blue handbag from Dior to a chic Marine Serre bucket hat, you can try it all. When styling these items, opt for all black or grey outfits. The bright hue will stand out amongst the deeper shades. Mix and match your accessories and discover a new favorite way to rock your key pieces.

Pop Blue Accessories

10. Fringing on the Bags

When it’s time to make a statement, let your handbag do the talking. This season, one of the biggest looks we’ve seen is the fringing on the bags. Let the tassels dangle close to the fabric or watch them almost hit the floor for maximum impact – the over-the-top design is sure to turn some heads and keep you feeling chic. Choose from a leather fringe or shearling – you can rock this piece any season, and make it work for almost any event. For a classic feel, choose dark hues like brown or black, but if you want to stand out from the others, take a dip into bold shades like red or green. If you’re ready to shake up your go-to style, this is the item to pick!

Fringing On The Bags

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MEET JAVIERA DEL POZO, THE INFLUENCER WHO KNOWS CONFIDENCE ISN’T SIZE EXCLUSIVE

Welcome to Favorite Follow, a new series highlighting NYLON’s favorite creators and the stories behind some of their most memorable content.

Despite the world coming to a major halt in 2020, the pause allowed certain social creators the time to really sit with what kind of content and message they wanted to put out into the world in order to perfect it. Such was the case for 25-year-old Javiera Del Pozo, a Baltimore-based, Chilean curve model and creator who — in addition to being active on Instagram and YouTube — blew up on TikTok in August after making (and recreating) a viral dance video with her mom. Today, she has over 465k followers on the platform, and over 900k on all of her social channels combined.

But what’s her specific appeal, you ask? Del Pozo has landed on a mix of beauty and fashion content born out of TikTok’s unique, sincere, low-fi aesthetic, with a heavy focus on body positivity. “I’m very happy that I can be very candid with my followers,” she shared with NYLON over email. “I love to show the good and the bad, be transparent and be real. I’ve always said that the way you talk to yourself, think about yourself, and the language you use to describe yourself is so important. I want [my followers] to understand that no matter what, they are worthy of love and respect — no one should feel less than or made feel less than just because of a number on the scale.”

@javiera / Instagram

To that point, Del Pozo has put herself all the way out there: wearing clothes and string bikinis that she grew up being told she shouldn’t wear, being open, honest, and real about weight gain, and sharing her non-professional exploration of beauty (including her most recent DIY chunky highlight job).

“My intent was never to be known,” she said. “When I started my YouTube channel it was purely for fun, as a little hobby while I was in college. I was open to the idea that I could have a following, just never to the extent it is now,” she shared of adjusting to her growing audience. “It’s truly incredible and I’m so grateful for it every day.”

Ahead, Del Pozo breaks down some of her most memorable posts on Instagram and TikTok, exploring beauty standards, minimal makeup, and the idea that confidence isn’t exclusive to any size or number on the scale.

ON WEIGHT GAIN

I decided to post about bikinis and weight gain because I remember feeling a little more self-conscious than usual. Sometimes it helps me to take pictures and really dissect my feelings, and doing these posts really helps me as well as others. There is so much pressure around “summer bodies” or “bikini bodies” and we need to get away from that type of mentality.

ON BEING CALLED “BRAVE”

I remember getting tons of comments for being “brave” for wearing crop tops, or things that reveal my tummy, rolls, acne, etc. People will always assume that because I’m not a size two, it took “courage” in order to wear what I’m wearing, when in reality, I just love the way I look and there’s nothing else to it! Like I mentioned before, I love challenging the ideals and really questioning why people ask me, “How are you so confident?” To that I reply with, “Well, why wouldn’t I be?”

ON MINIMAL MAKEUP

When it comes to beauty, I love looking more to skincare rather than makeup. I’ve never been one to do amazing, colorful looks, but I love the dewy “model-off-duty” look. I’ve always loved a nice clean base and getting into skincare has definitely changed the way I use products.

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