Fashion Girls Are Way Into This Perfume Trend (and It’s Here to Stay)

“Organic” and “natural” are terms that get thrown around a lot. They’re mentioned in terms of food as well as skincare, makeup, and fragrances. Yes, perfumes can be classified as “natural.” A 2010 report from the Environmental Working Group found that some fragrance manufacturers “don’t disclose that many scents are actually a complex cocktail of natural essences and synthetic chemicals—often petrochemicals.” The reason for the secrecy is a 1973 act that requires companies to list cosmetics ingredients on product labels but leaves out fragrance.

It’s a little unsettling to think that some of your favorite scents might contain some not-so-great chemicals, but luckily, there are so many brands out there that are more transparent about their ingredients and are focusing on natural ingredients. These new options make it easier to find something you wouldn’t mind spraying on your body every day.

To get an idea of the best fragrances and

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Virtual Fashion Week Wasn’t Perfect, but It Still Inspired and Delighted

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When the news that fashion week was going virtual broke, the general reaction was a mix of intrigue and eye-roll. Could the challenging circumstances yield a creative alternative to the old system? Necessity is the mother of invention and all that carpe dictum. Or would it just be a bunch of souped-up perfume ads—more hollow marketing exercises? Would there be actual runways? Models? Masks? It turned out to have all of the above. The past two weeks—which included digital presentations for Fall-Winter 2020 haute couture, Spring 2021 menswear and Resort 2021 womenswear—offered a smorgasbord of fashion show permutations. In the end, this writer was left hungry for more.

Initial hesitations aside, it all started off strong. My fashion week began in earnest with the Hermès men’s presentation, held on the Sunday before the official Digital Paris Fashion Week began. As it was

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20 fashion trivia questions and answers for your next Zoom quiz

Photo credit: Alice Cowling
Photo credit: Alice Cowling

From Cosmopolitan

Lockdown restrictions are starting to ease up a bit, but it might be a while before we’re partying with pals like we used to. So until then, our diaries are still lined up with Zoom dates, birthday parties, virtual quarantinis, and that’s right – quizzes. If you’ve got a bit of quiz fatigue, but you’re in charge of a round, never fear – Cosmopolitan is here with some ready-made rounds for you. Easy!

So kick back, pour a glass of fizz, and test your knowledge with our fashion quiz questions. Cheers, dahling.

Best fashion quiz round questions

  1. At which fashion magazine did Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port intern on The Hills?

  2. At the 2015 Met Gala, Rihanna wore a jaw-dropping yellow cape with a long train, famously dubbed “the omelette dress.” How many feet long was the train? (Point goes to the

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Harris Reed Is Designing the Gender-Fluid Fashion of the Future, One Harry Styles Blouse at a Time

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Minimalism often seizes designers in periods of uncertainty: when the fashion industry is on the ropes, say, or when a given designer needs a reset. But the work of Harris Reed, the 23-year-old English-American designer, suggests that fashion is sell my house fast jacksonville entering a new period of exuberance. Reed just graduated from Central Saint Martins, fashion’s most prestigious graduate school, but has already been hard at work: dressing Ezra Miller in a feathered top hat and Solange in a portrait hat with a circumference to rival a bird of prey’s wingspan, and forging a creative partnership with Harry Styles that has electrified the possibilities of the blouse.

“Gender-fluid clothing has become a vessel to be taken in whatever way

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