Hacks To Mastering A Cozy Fall Apartment

As soon as the endless ease of summer ends, we’re ushered into the season most recognized by falling leaves and pumpkins. This, known as fall, can often lead to pretty cheesy home decor items not limited to goofy scarecrows, hanging ghosts and ugly witches.

Luckily, we’re not about that life.

The fall is simultaneously the best time to introduce decadent, vintage and warm home decor items that instantly say “comfort.” Burnt orange, shades of cream and brown, mauve and yellows insight warmth and harmony. We love to see them on pillows, throws, candle holders and other items that can be seamlessly introduced into any home.


See what simple pieces, with a ton of personality, can get your home ready for fall.

Sexting Just Got A Whole Lot Easier Thanks To These Emojis

When the eggplant is just not enough, these new emojis are here to help.

It is no secret that millennials are obsessed with emojis, and thanks to our creativity, we are able to turn some harmless vegetables into sexual innuendo. However, thanks to Flirtmoji, there is no need for that peach, eggplant or water drop emoji when it comes to long distance sexting with your lover.

With options such as handcuffs, strawberries dipped in chocolate, and even several options for your lady parts, these emoji are made for “better sext.”

Right now, you can copy and past the emojis to send to your love one, or you can sign up for a free account and get more sexting options. The designers behind the flirtmojis created, “a visual language to empower people of all sexualities to communicate their desires, concerns and flirtations.”

Unfortunately, you can’t download the emojis on your phone through an app due to censors, but you can copy and paste the images from your mobile.

So whether you get turned on by tongues or tacos, there is an emoji for everyone.

What is your favorite sexting emoji? Let us know in the comments below:

We Are One Step Closer To Shopping On Facebook

Just in time for the holidays, Facebook is ready to join other social media platforms when it comes to online shopping.

According to WWD, in the upcoming weeks, Facebook will begin testing a “shopping” bookmark under the “More” tab, that will include a range of products based on the pages that a Facebook user has liked. A move to make Facebook a destination for shopping, the products featured will be curated from businesses that are already using the shop section, beginning with accessories and apparel.

Along with a shopping button, Facebook is also unveiling an “immersive” ad format called Canvas that allows user to click an ad and be taken to a screen still within Facebook where they can browse products before clicking to the retailer’s site. Brands such as Michael Kors have already begun testing the feature, with Target soon to join.

“We already see people coming to Facebook to look for and discover products,” Matt Idema, Facebook’s vice president of monetization product marketing, said. “and we’re trying to make that experience better and in turn drive more sales to retailers.”

The goal of Facebook shopping: to turn Facebook into a “mobile hub” for consumers, and get a bigger foothold in e-commerce similar to Amazon, Pinterest and Twitter. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, also recently added buttons for shopping.

This is just the latest for Facebook, who also recently unveiled moving profile pictures, and Reactions, allowing users to do more than just like a status or product.

What do you think of Facebook shopping?

Reem Acra Just Introduced The Perfect Selfie Stick For Brides-To-Be

Although the excitement from Fashion Month has officially come to a close, October brings a whole new dose of style to the runway: Bridal Fashion Week! And while we can’t wait to see designs from heavy hitters like Carolina Herrera, Marchesa and Monique Lhuillier, it looks like the biannual event is welcoming a new factor of fun.

Reem Acra recently sent its fall 2016 bridal collection down the runway, but this time around; the dresses weren’t the only things that were being showcased. In addition to the lingerie-inspired range, models showed face on the catwalk with what appeared to be a wedding-themed selfie-stick – you know, to catch those priceless moments that just wouldn’t be the same with a photographer around.

The self-snapping device was designed with just enough glitz to pair perfectly with any bride-to-be: glitter, sequins and bows. But that wasn’t the only dose of technology infused into the breathless collection. Acra also introduced tiara-inspired headphones that were similar in design – which proved the bridal industry’s open arms to technology’s must-have accessories.

Kanye, Beyonce, Rihanna & More Suing This Major Clothing Label

Beyonce and Rihanna are collaborating, but unfortunately instead of making music, they are suing sportswear label ElevenParis.

The singers, along with Kanye West, Jay-Z and Pharrell are accusing the brand of using their name and likeness without their permission on items with sayings such as “Kanye is my Homie,” and trademarks such as Jay Z’s “Hova,” according to The Fashion Law. While the items have since been taken down from the website, the Paris-based company is facing almost 60 violations in the lawsuit, and the group of artists are asking them to stop manufacturing the garments, as well as damages, including legal fees and profits made.

According to their complaint, “Even after receiving warning to cease selling the infringing goods, defendants continue to sell unauthorized products and to trade upon the goodwill associated with the plaintiffs, all for defendants’ profits.”

However, the ironic part of the lawsuit, is that the brand has been worn by Kylie Jenner (Kanye West’s sister-in-law) and Solange Knowles, Beyonce’s sister, recently fronted one of their ad campaigns.


New Research Says Dudes Are Obsessed With This Skin Care Treatment

Most of us assume men show zero concern about primping and pampering their complexion, but new surprising research shows that men are taking a greater interest in treating their skin altogether.

Aside from wanting to look better and purchasing skin care products, increasing numbers of men are receiving in-office treatments.

According to a recent survey conducted by RealSelf, a community of board-certified dermatologists, doctors are stating that men ask are asking for acne scar removal treatments. The growing interest has also been seen on RealSelf.com, where nearly a third of all acne scar-related content comes from men- that’s more than double the level of interest men show in popular pages like Botox or rhinoplasty.

So, what’s causing treatment uptick? Experts like dermatologist Dr. Martie Gidon credit improved acne scar removal technology and a heightened media awareness of such treatments to increasing patient numbers.

“Many men have put up with embarrassing acne scars because they were not aware that there were treatments to help,” says Dr. Gidon. These days, she said, men are simply better informed of their options.
With the media heightened awareness comes improved technology, as doctors state that technology has improved drastically compared to what it was ten years ago. In contrast to older treatments which caused pigmentation issues, new treatments like the Fraxel laser offer shorter recovery time, and noticeable results.

Whether it’s an improved awareness of treatments available or a desire to look better for work and personal reasons, Dr. Gidon believes that men will continue to seek such treatments in the future.

“Five to ten years ago, about 50 percent more men [started] seeking acne scar treatment at my office,” says Dr. Gidon. “Over the last five years, the request has grown at about 10 percent per year.”

If you’re a guy looking for an updated skin regimen, start by browsing The Motley, which is essentially a Sephora for men. From hair pomades to beard wax and more, this is a good place to begin your personal care overhaul.

Usain Bolt on Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday

Fastest man in the world enjoying his post-season down time.
Olympic and world champion sprinter Usain Bolt is one of three guests on Wednesday’s edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Bolt’s segment includes a race against Demarjay Smith, an 8-year-old personal trainer from Jamaica.
Bolt has been enjoying himself since he won three gold medals at the world championships in August. Last weekend, he appeared at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, and sang Queen’s “We Will Rock You” in lederhosen.

One of the other guests on Wednesday’s show, actress Julianne Moore, has at least a tangential running connection. Her title character in the 2014 movie Still Alice was a dedicated fitness runner.



Is This The End Of American Apparel?

This just might be the final straw for American Apparel.
The Los Angeles-based retailer has filed for bankruptcy protection, in an attempt to reorganize its debts. According to the Business of Fashion, the company filed to restructure under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and the American Apparel received the support of 95 percent of its secured lenders to “implement a pre-packaged reorganization.”

So what does this mean for the company?

American Apparel will write off $200 million of its bonds, in exchange for equity in the company, reducing the company’s total debt to about $135 million. Despite the obvious financial difficulties, American Apparel will not be closing any of its 135 stores, and there were no mentions of layoffs. Instead, it will focus on improving products, cutting costs and rebranding with “positive, inclusive and socially conscious” marketing.

Since 2010, American Apparel has reported yearly losses, totaling $338 million, and in 2015, the company has reported a $92.9 million loss so far. Added with the firing and drawn out legal battle with its controversial CEO Dov Charney, the company has been unable to recover.

So if you are a fan of American Apparel, it is time to stock up on your favorite t-shirts and leggings, because it is a long and difficult road out of Chapter 11.


Nike Launches A Basketball Collection For Women, By Women

You’d think that with the popularity of athletic wear and rage of women’s basketball, there’d be some major clothing collections tailored for female athletes. But to the surprise of many, there aren’t. Well, not until now that is. One major athletic apparel company is closing the gap between female basketball players and comfortable apparel.

Teaming up with a few WNBA players – Skylar Diggins, Elena Delle Donne and Chiney Ogwumike, just to name a few – Nike produced a range of women’s apparel that aims to provide a seamless fit and feel. With the help of the famous athletes, the collection includes must-have pieces like tailored pants, lightweight shorts, a mesh hoodie and contoured tops – which we’re sure will expand into more separates soon.

“We did a lot of focus groups with both high school and professional basketball players from across the country to make sure we were creating the right styles and incorporating the wants and needs for the female athlete,” said Chris Burke, Nike Basketball’s global apparel director, in a statement.



The #SS16 Models Of Color Bringing Diversity To The Runway

Diversity in modeling has been a longstanding issue in the industry. The Spring 2016 collections however have shown increased diversification. Models from the States, the Caribbean, South America and India, with a range of skin tones and ethnic backgrounds, are finding a place on the runway. The battle for inclusion may not be over, but the industry is certainly making room for more models of color.

Newcomers like Dominican Lineisy Montero has walked 35 plus shows and still counting! Karly Loyce from Martinique broke out as the face of Céline’s Fall 2015 campaign earlier this year while California girl Shelby Hayes debuted at  Proenza Schouler followed by Marc Jacobs within weeks of being discovered.

With all these fresh faces one might expect them to be bumping other models as was the case in the past. Many models of color have gone on record that spots were limited to maybe one or two girls per show, so getting cast could mean bumping another model for the spot.  These models aren’t replacing the likes of Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman or Joan Smalls but walking along side them.