Bucking the Trend: From Aella to Zvelle

Fashion’s hot, new thing? The direct-to-consumer model, which cuts out the middleman and major markups. Here, we look at two brands leading the charge and why it’s a win-win for everybody.

When In Rio

Explore your adventurous side with flamboyant prints and vivid colors fit for the beauty of Brazil. Story by Min A. Lee Whistles Topshop Handbag, topshop.com H&M Dress, $33, hm.com Stellaria Mini Monstera Studs, $35, stellariadesigns.com Zara Cut Out Shoulder Jumpsuit, $129, zara.com ASOS Filly Flat Sandals, $53, asos.com Mamazoo Necklace, themamazoo.com

Promote Your Look

Get an edge on the competition with a summer office look worthy of a #girlboss: a dash of pinstripes, chunky gold details, and slide-on shoes to make it all look so easy. Story by Anna M. Park Boss Hugo Boss DKNY Topshop Pinstripe Top, topshop.com DKNY Wrap Skirt, dkny.com J.W. Anderson Bracelet, j-wanderson.com Call It Spring Pancake Bag, $30, … Continue Reading

Denim Redux

  The Marciano brothers behind Guess — the must-have jeans of the ’80s — are back with their new women’s wear line GM Studio, where vintage inspiration meets contemporary, high-end details. STORY BY MIN A. LEE Since brothers Georges and Armand Marciano launched Guess in 1981, the clothing and accessories giant has seen its share … Continue Reading

Fashion Forward Fourth

Mix and match stylish patriotic hues for your Independence Day weekend.   Story by Min A. Lee   Dorothy Perkins Red Bardot Ruffle Jumpsuit, $55, dorothyperkins.com Ted Baker London Cuff Bracelet, tedbaker.com Suavs Original Slip On, $79, suavshoes.com ASOS Extreme Frill Shift, $65, asos.com Cappelli Straworld Inc. Crossbody Bag Zara Sunglasses, zara.com Topshop Jeans, topshop.com … Continue Reading

Surf, Swim, Sun: Swimwear For Every Style

As temps keep rising, express your personal style with on-trend swim styles and accessories, ideal for poolside barbecues and beach parties.   Story by Min A. Lee Minimalist Maven Kacey|Shana Capri Bikini Set, $110, kaceyshana.com ASOS Cat Eye Sunglasses, asos.com L'Artiste Mer Culture Zahra Cut- out Bra One Piece, $162, merculture.com Robb & Lulu Canvas … Continue Reading

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Forgo the tie. Check out these unique finds to impress your dad this Father’s Day. Story by Min A. Lee Robert Graham’s Valour Blended Essence combines scents of sage, coffee and wood for the modern dad. Robert Graham Valour Blended Essence, $125-$295, bloomingdales.com Deliver Mantry’s delicious eats to dad’s door every two months. Nothing says … Continue Reading

Fashion Editorial: Fields of Gold

PHOTOGRAPHY BY HUDSON TAYLOR STYLING BY ROBIAT BALOGUN MAKE UP AND HAIR BY TAMMY YI RETOUCHING BY SERENA TAYLOR MODEL EMMA DELURY, NOTIES MANAGEMENT

Fashion Editorial: A Silverlake Groove

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN HONG STYLING BY ADRIEN RABAGO MAKE UP BY WHITNEY GREGORY & NIKI METZ HAIR BY SARAH DOUGHERTY MODELS TAYLOR BAGLEY & BRITTANY AVINA SPECIAL THANKS TO MELISSA PANGKEY & CHRIS HUBBLE  

Lovely Lace: Etoile Jewelry

Abandon bold, kitschy chokers and pop art accessories for a bit of romance with Etoile’s swoon-worthy collection of lace-inspired jewelry designed by Isabella Kim. Story by Min A. Lee When Isabella Kim, inspired by both traditional ceramics and modern glamour, experimented with gold glazing pottery in college, her professor at the time was not pleased. But ultimately, this … Continue Reading

Fashion Editorial: Mantry

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FERNANDO FREIRE STYLING BY AVISHA TEWANI GROOMING BY KIRTI TEWANI MODELS EDUARDO RAMOS, FORD MODELS NY  

Rebekah Marine: Changing The Industry

When Rebekah Marine’s confidence down the catwalk won over the fashion industry, she not only fulfilled a lifelong dream but also proved that a disability didn’t have to hold anyone back from making a fashion statement. Story by Min A. Lee When Rebekah Marine walked the runway for designer Antonio Urzi during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week last year, the audience was agog. … Continue Reading