A love affair with accessories – fashion and trends

For a woman, accessories are a sign of her style prerogative, be it a bag, pair of boots or a necklace. The right accessory can add gravitas to a plain black dress – like pearls did for Audrey Hepburn and hats did for Isabelle Blow and scarves for Jackie Kennedy. This season, as fashion weeks took a plunge and went digital we saw heart-thumping accessories dominate the runway. Fendi made a comeback with see-through bags, at Louis Vuitton we saw bold belts, Schiaparelli smeared gold and Dolce and Gabbana kept to florals.

While some accessories were classic and for keeps, some were to grab eyeballs. “LV is upping its youth quotient with trending accessories. It’s a new addition to their template classic styles which will surely please their fans and bring in newer ones. Schiaparelli’s edgy accessories are proof that we still like the avant garde edge despite the current

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Will Beauty’s Tiktok Love Affair Last? | The Business of Beauty, BoF Professional

NEW YORK, United States — In Piper Sandler’s semi-annual survey of 9,000 American teenagers, the same stable of acne fighters typically dominate the ranking of the most popular beauty products.

But in the fall 2020 edition, released earlier this week, some new brands jumped into the top tier, including budget-cleanser CeraVe, which leapt to first place in the skin category from 10th place last year. The Ordinary entered the list for the first time in fourth place. What these brands — as well as others like E.l.f., which also saw big gains — have in common is that at some point during the pandemic, they had gone viral on TikTok.

“Anything that touches TikTok turns to gold,” said Erinn Murphy, managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Sandler. “At least for a moment.”

TikTok has officially hit the beauty mainstream, surpassing Instagram as the second-most popular social media app

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Making your own Italian-style beef is an easy one-pot affair

As soon as the weather starts to get chilly, my first thought is to make beef in my Dutch oven. Not just any beef — Chicago Italian Style beef! If you love Italian beef, you are going to love this recipe not once, but twice. First, as a Sunday dinner and second as an Italian beef sandwich with melty mozzarella and hot giardiniera.

If you haven’t cooked a sirloin tip roast before, I am about to change your life. At approximately one fourth the cost of beef tenderloin, I actually prefer it to the tenderloin because it’s just as lean and I think it has a beefier flavor. Is beefier even a word? It is now!



Here are some tips about cooking with beef. Make sure your beef is room temperature. Never put cold meat in a hot pan. Don’t skip the step of browning the beef in oil. It

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