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Kendall + Kylie’s Newest Line Might Just Be Stylish Sunglasses

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It looks like Kendall and Kylie Jenner might have their eyes on sunglasses for the latest addition to their already successful namesake brand, Kendall + Kylie.

@kendallandkylie sneak peek

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:40pm PDT

Kylie took to social media on Friday with what appears to be two sneak peeks at the frames. Her Instagram pic shows a pair of chic gold tortoiseshell aviators featuring the brand's logo, and a Snapchat features her modeling the same pair next to Kendall.

The sisters' collection, which the Jenners were on hand to debut at Nordstrom in Los Angeles this week, is growing rapidly and already includes apparel, footwear and accessories (Coachella-ready wide brim hats, anyone?).

No timetable's been released for the line, but if we were to predict the styles, we'd expect a range of covetable aviators, considering they're Kendall's signature sunglasses (seriously, Kendall without her aviators is like Kylie without muted matte lip color—a decidedly rare occurrence).

Kendall + Kylie's Newest Line Might Just Be Stylish Sunglasses

Kylie's more experimental with her protective eyewear, often wearing boxy, oversized sunglasses or throwback cat-eye styles. But she loves a good pair of aviators, too (after all, they look good on almost everyone).

Kendall + Kylie's Newest Line Might Just Be Stylish Sunglasses


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See the Shoes That Got a Woman in Trouble at Airport Security

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Consider which accessories you're wearing (and packing) next time you're headed to catch a flight. A traveler was stopped at a Maryland airport security checkpoint because of sandals with gun-shaped heels and a bullet-inspired platform and matching ammo bracelets, all breaking TSA rules about realistic-looking faux weapons. The woman was told she could move the items from a carry-on to checked luggage, but evidently decided catching her flight was more important than holding on to the tough accessories (she tossed them in order to make it to the gate on time).

A TSA spokesperson was the one to share the pics, calling the photo a "friendly reminder" of what won't pass muster past security. Good to know for all kooky shoe lovers.

Shoes and bracelets that are less than ideal to wear or bring to a @TSA checkpoint. These delayed a traveler at BWI. pic.twitter.com/tZiFkwCBLf

— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) February 29, 2016

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The First Designer You Seriously Lusted After in the ’90s Is Back

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Quick—what was the first designer item you lusted after and actually felt like you needed? There's a high probability you're saying Kate Spade because the brand got mass appeal right at the time when millennials were first starting to bug parents for rides to the mall (count 1996 as a high point, when the brand opened its first New York City store). The woman who was responsible for creating the bright and poppy universe left the brand in 2007 and has just gotten back into the fashion game, releasing a new line of shoes and bags called Frances Valentine.

The First Designer You Seriously Lusted After in the '90s Is Back

"Everything came together serendipitously," she told us about deciding that now was the right time for her and husband Andy to launch a new label. "My daughter is older now and in school and at activities all day, and my former shoe designer was ready to leave Prada and work with us again." That shoe designer is Paola Venturi, the former Kate Spade design director who left the company in 2007 and then spent time at Prada. The fourth name behind the new label is Elyce Arons, one of the original founders of Kate Spade.

While it's a proven, established team, it's a new marketplace, with fresh challenges for nascent brands that couldn't have even been imagined 20 years ago (just think about trying to explain Snapchat to a '90s high schooler). The company knows what it's signing up for though, and, hey, they know how to build a brand.

Spade told us that compared to her K.S. days, Frances Valentine is a collaborative effort between herself and the aforementioned trio. "There are hundreds more designers making accessories who weren't in 1993," she mused. "There's so much product out there, so we have to make every shoe and bag special. People have to fall in love with our shoes, or why bother?"

Price-wise, shoes average around $400 (some flats are $275, while snakeskin heels go to $625); bags range from $225 to $725. You can find them at Shopbop, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale's, plus boutiques around the country and on Frances Valentine's website.

See some of our favorites here:

The First Designer You Seriously Lusted After in the '90s Is Back

Frances Valentine Pauline mules, $345, shopbop.com

The First Designer You Seriously Lusted After in the '90s Is Back

Frances Valentine Katherine espadrilles, $245, nordstrom.com

The First Designer You Seriously Lusted After in the '90s Is Back

Frances Valentine Bella sandals, $475, nordstrom.com

The First Designer You Seriously Lusted After in the '90s Is Back

Frances Valentine Elizabeth sandals, $425, shopbop.com

The First Designer You Seriously Lusted After in the '90s Is Back

Frances Valentine wedges

P.S. Curious about the name? Frances is a popular name in her family (it's her daughter's!), and Valentine was her paternal grandfather's middle name due to a Feb. 14 birthday. Sweet, right?

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Stylist Alana Hadid on Design Fashion-Musts, and the Private Chat Group with Sisters Gigi and Bella

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Stylist Alana Hadid on Design Fashion-Musts, and the Private Chat Group with Sisters Gigi and Bella
Gigi, Alana, and Bella Hadid at the Alana Hadid x Lou & Grey launch event in New York City on Tuesday night.

Every time we see Gigi and Bella Hadid on the runway, looking fab on the street or posting genius Snapchat stories, all we can think is more, more, more.

The model sisters and social media mavens are everything we look for in our favorite models. Sure they're gorgeous, but they also have crazy-good off-duty style, are pretty hilarious on social media and yes, they're just as nice in real life as they are on Instagram. But did you know that they have another stylish sister? Well, get ready to love the fashion goddess that is Alana Hadid. Gigi and Bella's older sister (A half-sister, technically. Mohammed Hadid is father to the three girls who have different mothers), is a stylist and as of this season, a designer. We caught up with the eldest Hadid on the eve of New York Fashion Week at the launch of her capsule collection with Lou & Grey—. With the same the same crystal-blue eyes and statuesque posture as her magnificent sisters, Alana wowed us with the same affable manner— as her genetically-blessed squad. And while all the girls have distinct style, Alana's cool-girl casual look is the stuff Pinterest boards are made of.

Stylist Alana Hadid on Design Fashion-Musts, and the Private Chat Group with Sisters Gigi and Bella
Alana Hadid

Here, Alana talks with Glamour about design, personal style, and sisterhood:

Glamour: What's it like being a designer versus styling?
Alana Hadid: Because I've been styling, personal shopping, and doing stuff like that for a long time, I know my aesthetic and what works for other people. So, I'm so lucky to be working with such an insanely amazing design team, because if I want something changed, in less than an hour I have a mock-up in an hour. They're amazing. I'm just having so much fun with it.

Glamour:What are some of the key pieces in your Lou & Grey collection?
A.H.: I hate to be like this, but I'm really obsessed with everything. We're doing different iterations of this clutch that are hand-foiled; the bandanas are a must, and they're also coming in paisley. Even the sweatshirt, it has my nickname [Lanzybear] on it—it's kind of insane. It's the best terry.

Glamour: What are key pieces the the Hadid sisters will be wearing this spring?
A.H.: A choker, for sure (we have really long necks, so we love a choker); a bandana; a clutch bag, high-heeled boots; vintage jeans, and definitely a leather jacket. That's all you need in life, right?

Glamour: Do you girls talk style? What's it really like to be a Hadid sister?
A.H.: [Gigi and Bella] each have their own style and they're so on it, but I get a few text messages where they're like "What do you think of this?" We talk to each other every day, we have our sister chat and "I'll say ooh I love this" or they'll say, "I'm doing this, what to you think?" Sometimes, they'll be, like, "What shoes do I wear with this?" All sisters get to do that with each other but it's fun because we get to have a little more fun with it."

Alana Hadid x Lou & Grey, launches on Monday, February 22 and ranges from printed bandanas aptly-named "Posse" and "Sissy" for $32 to limited edition gold-foiled clutches for $98. Talk about squad goals.

Stylist Alana Hadid on Design Fashion-Musts, and the Private Chat Group with Sisters Gigi and Bella

Stylist Alana Hadid on Design Fashion-Musts, and the Private Chat Group with Sisters Gigi and Bella

Stylist Alana Hadid on Design Fashion-Musts, and the Private Chat Group with Sisters Gigi and Bella
Pieces from the Alana Hadid x Lou & Grey


Stylist Alana Hadid on Design Fashion-Musts, and the Private Chat Group with Sisters Gigi and Bella
Bella and Mohammed Hadid at the launch event.

Stylist Alana Hadid on Design Fashion-Musts, and the Private Chat Group with Sisters Gigi and Bella
Happy to be Hadids: Love this group shot!

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Catholic High School in England Bans Students from Wearing Designer Handbags

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Students at Cheltenham College, an English Catholic school have a new, and pretty surprising rule, when it comes to their dress code: No designer handbags.

According to the Gloucester Echo, Dermot McNiffe, the school's headmaster, sent a letter home to students late last year stating that "A school bag is an essential item for all our students. In keeping with our policy on excellent standards of uniform, we are requesting students use an appropriate bag for school that will contain books and folders of an A4 size."

What does that mean specifically? Logo-laden bags from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, are forbidden.

"We have identified that there has been a lack of clarity on the type of bag to use for school, which has resulted in some students using designer handbags which are not appropriate for carrying exercise and text books to school," continued the letter.

Catholic High School in England Bans Students from Wearing Designer Handbags


Some parents of the students are incensed and speaking out via social media, according to The New York Post. “Unless they provide every pupil with a school rucksack as part of the uniform I don’t see how they can tell you what bag you can and can’t take to school," said parent, Annabel Holland.

“They go to school for an education does it really matter what bag they use? Pathetic really," chimed Tracie Hale, another parent.

This is certainly the first time we've heard about ban on designer handbags at schools and we've got a message for the kids out their missing their fancy carryalls: Guys, you have your whole lives to wear fancy bags! Bust out the Jansport and two-strap. This is your time!

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Can You Spot the Major Style Similarity Between 2-Year-Old Gigi Hadid and Now?

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Yolanda Foster has given the world a belated Christmas present by way of her Instagram, sharing a throwback snap of a toddler Gigi Hadid posing on the ski slopes of Aspen. The girl looks fierce in all her late '90s fabulousness, but while the brightly printed ski duds have mostly been replaced by Kardashian-approved monochromes, there's one stylistic choice we've seen grown-up Gigi rocking a lot recently.

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Same Place, same Spirit, only 18 years later....... @gigihadid #Aspen

A photo posted by YOLANDA (@yolandahfoster) on Dec 27, 2015 at 2:28pm PST


Goofy, oversize ski pants and printed puffer aside, can you please zoom in on Gigi's accessories? The top model still wears glasses every now and then, but we're mostly interested in that skinny scarf she has tied tightly around the neck. The jaunty choker look was major in the '90s and, thanks to G and bestie Kendall Jenner, it's having a major resurgence as of late.

Can You Spot the Major Style Similarity Between 2-Year-Old Gigi Hadid and Now?
For a fall walk in Los Angeles, her beige-and-denim outfit was accented with a thin scarf tied snuggly at the neck.

Can You Spot the Major Style Similarity Between 2-Year-Old Gigi Hadid and Now?
She'd actually worn the exact same scarf/necklace look a few days earlier, matching it with a different light, neutral top and keeping all other accessories to a minimum.

Can You Spot the Major Style Similarity Between 2-Year-Old Gigi Hadid and Now?
The smart dresser has also shown the world how to take the look into formal territory, finishing off a saucy black bra top and skirt with a coordinating choker at an after party following this year's American Music Awards.

With wintry weather around us now, it feels a little off to call the piece a legit scarf, but let's be real—that silky number she rocked back in her toddler days wasn't made for warmth either. Some things really do never change.

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The Fashion Trends We Really (Really) Wish Would Stay in 2015

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The dawning of a fresh year means the chance to look forward. It also means the chance to toss the things you don't want to take along for the journey. Bad habits, sketchy dudes, sure, but also some questionable fashion trends. There was so much we loved in 2015 that jotting out a list of ready-to-be-retired looks was tricky, but we persevered. Herewith, the stuff we'd be totally fine never seeing again.

Super tiny, ultra-mini bags
The Fashion Trends We Really (Really) Wish Would Stay in 2015
We're all about the mini bag, but the mini mini? Not so much. Like all small things, it's adorable, but bags are meant to be practical. If you can't fit anything but a single credit card (much less the iPhone 6 Plus), it's just a bit on the ridiculous side.

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Furry shoes
The Fashion Trends We Really (Really) Wish Would Stay in 2015
This year's biggest statement shoes were heavy on the fuzz, creating a vibe that looked comfortable, if impractical. Gucci's kangaroo fur-lined slides were a coveted it-item, with furry bits peeking out when being worn around the world's chicest sidewalks. The juxtaposition of all that softness on harder leather is an interesting look, but unless you're chauffeured everywhere, really—they would just get dirty.

The '90s overdose
The Fashion Trends We Really (Really) Wish Would Stay in 2015
The decade was back in a big way this year, from resurfacing fashion trends to the offspring of the era's most famous faces getting into modeling and acting. We like a little bit of nostalgia here and there (a skinny choker or a Clueless-inspired mini skirt), but, as with anything, too much of a good thing isn't necessarily the best.

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Flatforms
The Fashion Trends We Really (Really) Wish Would Stay in 2015
We fully support the ankle-saving might of a pair of chunky flatforms, but still...there's something about the heavy look that's displeasing to the eye. The style offers up a lucrative bargaining chip—easily gaining a few extra inches—yet it can't compete elegance-wise with a basic flat sandal. Keep them in your closet, but wear hidden under flare jeans for a secret boost. For lightweight sundresses and the like, let's go back to delicate flats or classic heels.

Designer collaborations that never see the light of day
The Fashion Trends We Really (Really) Wish Would Stay in 2015
Don't get us wrong: Designer collaborations are rad, period. They let the creative brains behind high-fashion labels bring versions of their (often prohibitively expensive) collections to the masses, connecting with fans in a way that doesn't often happen: Reference Balmain's Olivier Rousteing, who stopped by a Paris location on the day his collab hit and took selfies with rabid fans. So while we never want these crossover collections to end, we'd love if 2016 became the year that there was more stock, allowing people to shop without fears of stampedes. Because we get it—when something's going for 3x its retail price on eBay, it's tempting to sell rather than wear.


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Kylie Jenner Wears as a Belt as a Skirt for the Second Time

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Kylie Jenner Is onto a new styling trick and we love it. The teen style and beauty maven touched down at LAX with sister Kendall yesterday and pulled a repeat move of something she wow'ed us with last week—a super dramatic belt that mimics the style and silhouette of a skirt.

The first take was with a long fringed leather number she wore over a plunging black top and slim pants. It added instant movement and turned what would have been an outfit of Audrey Hepburn-simplicity into something more stylishly extreme. For this go, the belt is more like an open-front curtain of lightweight material. Worn over wide-leg trousers, the addition adds extra volume and makes the long deliciously swishy when she walks. And yes, totally flattering.

Kylie Jenner Wears as a Belt as a Skirt for the Second Time

Kylie's been grabbing our attention with a lot of other recent outfit moves, including an amazing faux suede dress that's under $100 (and has just been restocked!). Then there was the time that she and Kendall popped into a Manhattan Ugg store to pick up some new boots.

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Kylie Jenner Wears as a Belt as a Skirt for the Second Time

10 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet By the Time She Turns 30

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By the time you turn 30, there's a whole host of life experiences you've likely had (some you wanted, some you could do without). And while a life-long bucket list has plenty of soul-searching type items to tick off, it's not fair to ignore the importance of your closet. When you enter your fourth decade of life, there are some pieces you ought to have found because, honestly, they make the style part of life easier. See what from our list you've already found, and if you're still searching, let us know in the comments—we'd love to help!

1. A work bag
The majority of purses aren't meant to last forever. They sustain wear and tear or can fall victim to a particularly nasty spill (ink! red wine! pasta sauce!). Others you bought as a trend piece and eventually start to feel tired. But by thirty? You should have a solid work bag in your rotation: It's roomy enough for papers, looks structured enough to bring to a professional meeting or job interview, and shows that you're successful enough to have splashed out a little.

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2. Comfortable, neutral heels or flats
From jeans to a cocktail dress, everything in your closet matches with these babies. You can pull them on without thinking whether they'll match, and, blessedly, they're comfortable (both because they work for your foot shape and because they've been properly broken in). For plenty of women, it's a pair of black or beige heels, but classic pointy-toe flats can fit the bill too.

10 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet By the Time She Turns 30

Jessica Alba in classic black heels

3. A simple, tailored dress
It's the clothing version of the aforementioned shoes that fits you perfectly and makes for a good palette to dress up or down with different accessories or a blazer (or motorcycle jacket). Need something for a last-minute cocktail party? Done. Just got asked to attend a nice sit-down dinner with clients? Perfect-o.

4. Something you feel confident in
Really, this one is so up to you. The piece itself can range between any category imaginable, whether a dress, a simple top, or a pair of amazing shoes. Whatever it is, it's become a piece you can count on for an instant dose of personal pizazz and a boost of confidence.

5. Something you feel sexy in
Re-read everything from the above description. This is the same sort of decided-by-you category, though it's less about impressing your boss and more about feeling like you look like a sensual goddess. And yeah, it can be a super steamy little black dress, but it can also be an oversized cardigan that slips off your shoulder just so or a pair of jeans that makes you butt look good.

6. An evening bag
Unless you find yourself attending a slew of formal parties for work or personal reasons, you really only need one good clutch or minaudière. Your chosen piece should be small enough to not be bulky, but large enough to fit the basics. Keeping it fairly simple means it'll match with everything, but do look for something that makes you smile with a special detail (be it a fun embellishment or a spot of fringe).

7. Jeans you love
By age 30, you've had a lot of jeans, some good, some bad. And now you should have landed on a brand that just works with your body. It's different for everyone, and shopping trial and error is the only way to get there. Once you find your jeans, stick with them.

10 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet By the Time She Turns 30

Naomie Harris in a sophisticated Burberry coat

8. A great coat
The down-filled puffer coat is awesome on a sub-zero type of day, but relying on it as your only piece of outerwear is something that should end with college. Nothing signals grown-up style quite like a tailored coat. Make yours last forever by looking for a well tailored piece with clean lines.

9. A good bra
And it doesn't have to be pricey, but should fit properly and work with your ladies (ahem, did you know there are seven different types of breasts, with ideal bra shapes for each?).

10. An investment piece
There's a special feeling that comes with identifying something you really want, saving up, and then—hurrah!—buying it. At this age, you've probably moved up a few notches professionally and received a few raises here and there. As such, let yourself have a big-girl purchase. Whether it's a pair of classic Louboutins or a nice pair of earrings you know you'd wear on the daily, set aside a bit of cash each month and then go for it, knowing you'll wear them for the next four decades.

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