Oprah Winfrey Source: Getty
Her skincare specialist explains.
When you get a bespoke facial from Jennifer Brodeur at Bella Clinique in Montreal, you’ll also meet “Max,” the LED-light-therapy machine that Brodeur designed in 2003 and always refers to as a person. (It’s actually called “Max+.”)
The machine, she explains, harnesses research from NASA and uses light wavelengths to treat skin concerns. Skin cells absorb the UV-free light as energy. Red-light wavelengths, for example, are said to stimulate fibroblasts to create collagen, while yellow light tightens skin.
“It’s interesting because you don’t feel anything, so a lot of clients at first were like, ‘Are you sure you’re doing something?’” she says, laughing. Any disbelievers can call Oprah; Brodeur has been treating her since 2012.
A look from the latest AWAYTOMARS collection. Source: AWAYTOMARS
This breakout online fashion community is merging commerce with crowdsourcing.
Here’s what you need to know about Awaytomars, the game-changing, industry-disrupting online fashion community based in London: It’s a crowdsourcing platform that allows anyone, anywhere, to have a hand in making clothes. To start, create an account and upload a sketch of your design. The site’s fellow users provide feedback, share ideas on a communal digital mood board and tweak the original version. The ideas that receive the most community engagement go into production. The result is a globally designed collection with input from over 400 designers. “Fashion hasn’t had any major changes over the past 30 or 40 years,” says founder Alfredo Orobio. “We want to give young talent from all over the world the opportunity to design and experience the industry.” Awaytomars puts out two “co-created” collections a year. You can shop the latest one, inspired by raw materials like stone and metal, on awaytomars.com or dream big and propose an idea of your own.
Next up? Awaytomars is working with Google to develop a 3-D design tool to make the creative process more hands-on for its international user base. Although this tool is in the early stages, it’s safe to say that the future is (almost) here.
And she wasn't the only celeb feelin' herself on the 'gram this week.
Time to make nice with static, as seen at Sonia Rykiel's Spring 2017 show.
Spring 2017's most exciting message—to genuinely embrace the undone, aesthetic—is highlighted in the most beautiful way through hair.
Let us count the ways windblown hair looked fresh—not frazzled—on the Spring 2017 runways.
At Chloé, where the hair was slightly bent and the ends were left unfinished.
At Dorhout Mees, where models let their frizz flags fly.
At Etro, where the fuzz encircled the set of waves like an angelic halo.
At Tommy Hilfiger, where it looked as if the models spent the morning at one of the four corners of the earth.
Hair looked like it had air-dried after a morning lake dip (think summer camp and Herbal Essences) at Veronique Leroy.
At Koche, where the glory of the '90s hair flip worked in tandem with all the messy bits.
And at Philosophy, where surfer girl hair story matched freshly scrubbed skin—and freckles.
We know, not everyone can try this look at home. But something everyone can try is frizz forgiveness. The next time you're about to flat-iron, soak your strands in something heavy that will stomp out those flyaways—step back. Your lax hair finish might just be the next big trend in beauty. No need to fuzz off.