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The Blonds Fall 2018 Runway

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Carolina Herrera Fall 2018 Runway

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Gypsy Sport Fall 2018 Runway

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Dion Lee Fall 2018 Runway

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Chromat Fall 2018 Runway

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Tadashi Shoji Fall 2018 Runway

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Blue Majik Is the New Superfood Taking Instagram by Storm

Acai bowls, you’ve been dethroned. Instagram’s latest wellness obsession/smoothie bowl base of choice isn’t a deep, dark purple but an electrifying Smurf blue. Blue Majik, an intriguingly named blue-green algae supplement that’s been popular in health food stores for years, is just now gaining traction amongst wellness bloggers and ‘grammers. Why? Well, in addition to turning all that it touches the aforementioned Insta-baity shade of teal, the spirulina extract boasts some seriously compelling potential health benefits.

As Brooke Alpert, registered dietitian and author of The Diet Detox, recently told Fashionista: “Blue Majik is rich in vitamin B12, vitamin A and iron, which are all part of a balanced and healthy diet. Vitamin B12 is essential for nervous system function and the creation of red blood cells. Vitamin A supports healthy eye function and a healthy immune system. Iron and other minerals help build strong bones and teeth, blood, skin and hair. Using Blue Majik as a supplement to improve your overall health and bodily function could be beneficial to some.” (Read: if you struggle with constipation, this will help you go.) Per Alpert, Blue Majik is also “a great choice for vegans and vegetarians who may have more difficulty getting enough B12 and iron from a plant-based diet.”

Simone Shepard, VP of product development at Juice Generation, joined Alpert in singing Blue Majik’s praises: “To say that this powerhouse ingredient is a superfood is an understatement,” she began. “Blue Majik has risen amongst purveyors of health drinks and foods because of its richness in amino acids and antioxidants. It boasts a powerful deck of nutrients: protein, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins A, K, B12, iron and manganese.” It’s also chock-full of C-phycocyanin, a pigment-protein that’s been shown to help remove heavy metals from the body, reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, maintain healthy pH levels and protect cells from DNA damage. (Insert low whistle here.)

Still, as with any health fad — especially ones fueled by “like”-ability — it’s recommended you consult with your doctor before adding this supplement to your diet, which should still primarily consist of regular health foods like organic fruits, veggies, etc. “Blue Majik has some antioxidants in it, and anytime something has antioxidants it is beneficial,” nutritionist Stephanie Clarke told the Cut. “But there is not a lot of research to say it is more beneficial than other foods with antioxidants.”

Also, it’s not all roses: the algae-derived ingredient has been shown to cause side effects like nausea, upset stomach and fatigue, and if you’ve got health issues that are aggravated by the consumption of iron or vitamin B12, it’s definitely not for you.

Got the go-ahead from your doctor or anxious to just see what all the fuss is about? Click through the slideshow above for some delectable Blue Majik food porn (and recipes). Yes, there are smoothies and smoothie bowls, but also donuts, cheesecake, waffles and even a cocktail or latte or two.

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9 Brand New Beauty Products to Upgrade Your February

From a scent you’re sure to covet to the world’s cutest lip glosses, here are the beauty product launches topping our wish list (and filling our online carts!) this month.

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H&M Accused of Ripping off Australian Musician Harvey Sutherland in New Ad

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Swedish fashion giant H&M has been accused of ripping off Australian musician Harvey Sutherland in a recent advertisement.

The Melbourne producer took to socials today to accuse the company of using his song ‘Bamboo’ in their new video for H&M Magazine’s feature on blue jeans, without his approval.

Sharing screenshots of his interaction with H&M’s Instagram account, Sutherland wrote, “Yo H&M maybe send me a message when you get a sec?”

The screenshots also show the official H&M Instagram account commenting that the song used in the clip was “specifically produced for us to use in this add [sic]”. Sutherland can be seen telling H&M to message him so they can “make a deal”.

You can watch the blue jeans ad above (you’ll have to swipe over to the second panel), and then compare it to Harvey Sutherland’s ‘Bamboo’ down below. The Fashion Spot has contacted H&M for comment.

This isn’t the first time H&M has caused controversy with a musician this year. Back in January, Canadian singer The Weeknd parted ways with the company over a “deeply offensive” advertisement featuring a black child model.

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Show Some Skin: Slits Are In

Play with slits and hemlines; Image: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Fun fact: Since Joseph Altuzarra’s debut collection for Fall 2009, the designer has sent out more than 200 slitted looks (that’s over a nine-year period, for those of you doing the math at home). He’s the master of the skin-baring phenomenon known as “Angelina Jolie leg.”

But who doesn’t love a slit? No one, it seems. Searches for the edgy, sexy-yet-chic detail are way up on Pinterest; saves for “side slits” have increased by 147 percent over the past year, according to the photo-sharing platform’s latest trend report.

This season’s Altuzarra catwalk featured several slit-to-there dresses.

Altuzarra’s signature silhouette; Image: Imaxtree

Of course, you don’t have to be a data scientist to recognize that arty flashes of skin are in. At the Spring 2018 shows, we caught glimpses of legs, thighs, midriffs and shins at, yes, Altuzarra, but also Esteban Cortázar, Chloé, Paco Rabanne, Dries Van Noten, Christian Dior, Trussardi, Fendi, Versace, Michael Kors, Monse and Proenza Schouler, to name just a few.

Slits are all about hinting at what lies beneath without being overly “look at me, look at me.” In the winter, when we prefer more coverage, slits are especially useful — a front slit on a dress or a tunic instantly improves a modest, layered look, whether or not you’re actually baring any skin. With every shift in body movement, your outfit takes on a new shape, new life.

Not to mention a well-placed slash maximizes the comfort level of curve-hugging pencil skirts. Pants with slits — especially those that run down the front seam — flatter and elongate the leg and allow your statement shoes to show themselves. And while we’re on the subject of layering, slitted tunics and midi dresses add a tinge of sex appeal to the ever-popular dress-over-pants look (they reveal just enough midriff to draw attention, but not early-2000s references). And, as demonstrated time and time again by Demna Gvasalia, midi and maxi slit dresses also look killer with mega-high boots, another oh-so-current trend.

Slits on the Spring 2018 runways.

Esteban Cortázar Spring 2018, Monse Spring 2018, Proenza Schouler Spring 2018; Images: Imaxtree

Generally speaking, when slits are involved, you want to play with lines. One easy, eye-grabbing option is to reach for a cool graphic dress wherein the slit is nearly lost in the pattern, then pair it with shockingly white (or red) heels. Or you could go the Monse route and do straight-leg jeans with a top with an off-kilter neckline that complements its strategically slashed hemline. Or, per Proenza, add edge to 5-to-9 suiting by pairing a breezy, center-slit skirt with nothing but a blazer up top (buttoned once to mirror the cut of your bottom).

Slits on the streets; Images: Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images, Christian Vierig/Getty Images, Edward Berthelot/Getty Images For Nina Ricci

Street style soothsayer Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert also believes in the “peep show up top, peep show below” look — note how she tones down her skin-flashing leather skirt with a delicate pussybow blouse made slightly less prim by its own chest-baring slit.

As with all things, balance is key. The more skin you show on your lower half, the less you want to show below. For instance, a slit-to-the-waist, deep-V maxi dress calls for wide-leg pants. Alternatively, you can also offset the va va voom factor of an ultra-revealing skirt by lining its hem with peekaboo lace or ruffles. Cute, no?

Ahead, 20 fun slitted pieces to get you started.

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