Amy Odell on Writing the Definitive Biography of Anna Wintour

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Amy Odell is a fashion journalist, former editor at Cosmopolitan.com, and a founding blogger of New York Magazine’s The Cut, but her latest work tackles fashion from a different perspective. She’s profiling one of its most influential and somewhat mysterious figures, Anna Wintour. Odell, who also authored the fashion industry tell-all Tales from the Back Row, interviewed over 250 sources for the definitive biography of the longtime Vogue editor, which is titled Anna: The Biography. (None of them, however, were actually Wintour.)

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While Everyone Can't Stop Talking About Miniskirts, I'm Wearing Their Antithesis

It would be accurate to say that we’re in the middle of a miniskirt renaissance. Since Miu Miu’s S/S 22 collection filled with cutoff pleated miniskirts crash-landed last October, the trend has been rising steadily to the forefront. Now that it’s actually summerfashion’s collective consciousness can’t get enough of the itty-bitty staple, and accordingly, it’s everywhere. But of course, fashion loves to operate in extremes. Just as the miniskirt has taken hold, so has its direct opposite—the maxi skirt.

The idea of wearing something so short has always given me pause (I also hardly ever wear minidresses), so despite loving the look of a miniskirt, it’s not a trend I’d actually consider wearing in real life. The maxi skirt, however, is an entirely different story. For me, it’s way more accessible and beginner friendly than its micro counterpart, and depending on the cut and shape, it can … Read more

21 Easy-to-Copy Hairstyles I'm Totally Obsessed With

It can be very easy to fall into a hairstyle rut, particularly if you’re rushing around in the mornings and your hair just isn’t playing ball. We often spot incredible hairstyles on our feeds, but when it comes to replicating them in real life, they can prove challenging. While they may look easy, they often take forever to do or are so complicated that they leave us throwing down our hair tools in a huff. 

That being said, it’s handy to have a couple of go-to looks that you can effortlessly default to when your look needs an update. Thankfully, we’ve spied lots of easy-to-copy hairstyles (that don’t require a hairdressing qualification) on our feeds that you can do in five minutes or less. They’re that easy—and they look pretty chic, too. 

Simply tie your hair into a low pony and tie a bow into your hair with ribbon. Done!
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The Ageless Spring Capsule Wardrobe: 13 Outfits, Each Under $250

I’ve never been one to embrace uniform dressing, although I admire those who do, like Anna Wintour. While I appreciate the ease of it, I like my wardrobe to have a little more variety. Almost as easy as a go-to uniform (but far more fun) is a capsule wardrobe. If you want to look current for spring but don’t want to spend a ton of time or money figuring out what you need to create fresh outfits for the season, a capsule wardrobe is your saving grace. And as I’ve done before, I put one together for you. This time around, though, I’m leaning more toward classic than trendy.

The beauty of a classic-leaning capsule wardrobe is that it truly works for any age group. These outfits consist of elevated basics like blazers, floral-print dresses, and denim. I did my due diligence and found some of … Read more

28 Hidden (But Useful) Amazon Items Only Dedicated TikTok Users Know About

Not to sound dramatic or anything, but TikTok has changed my life. The amount of time I spent scrolling through the funny dance videos and DIY tutorials on the app is maybe a little bit concerning, but it’s not all been wasted time. TikTok has, in fact, been a source of life-changing hacks and genius product recommendations I never would have discovered had a video clip of 60 seconds or less not popping up on my For You Page, which is the app’s equivalent of a discover page. (Let me also plug Who What Wear’s own page while I’m at it—you can follow here.)

Speaking of product recommendations, there’s a trend going around the app where people drop their top Amazon buys that are random but “just make sense.” To see what I’m talking about, scroll down to watch this example from fashion influencer Brittany Xavier. Naturally, I … Read more

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