Elaheh lives, works, and writes in New York City.
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Can Buying Makeup Make You A Happier Person?

A little less than a year ago, I began to consider the relationship between shopping and emotions. In the thick of August heat in New York City, I was plagued with the mother of all breakouts. It wasn’t the first time that the muggy and sweaty condit…
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A Three-Step Beauty Detox To Ease Into Spring

It’s been almost a month since the debut edition of the New York Times Men’s Style Section appeared, and I’m still thinking about it. Why did I ever start thinking about it, you might be wondering, and the reason has to do with it physically passing …
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Why Chokers Are The Ultimate '90s Comeback

Last weekend, I made a friend while waiting in line at a club; we bonded over '90s choker necklaces. I’m not the type of person who typically waits in lines outside of clubs — not because I’m a clubber who bypasses lines but because I’m an introvert …
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7 Reasons Watches Are Totally Coming Back

I’d argue that watches are the type of accessory you’re more likely to covet than to own, but that being said, watches are having a comeback this spring. While analog watches exude a sort of classic elegance, with stainless steel or leather bands and…
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Do You Need To Wash Your Sports Bra?

Recent events have led me to ask myself a seemingly simple question: How many times can you re-wear a sports bra? Hear me out: A couple of weeks ago, after lugging overflowing Ikea bags up five, maybe six, flights of stairs from our neighborhood laun…
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How To Make Your Own Patchwork Jeans

Spring denim trends are in full effect now, and if there’s one thing that’s caught my eye, it’s the patchwork jeans comeback. I’ve been coveting a pair for a while, and I’ve looked at this Isabel Marant style enough times in the flesh and online for …
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How Do You Actually Define A "Style Icon?"

Did you know that the term “fashion icon” isn’t one you can casually throw around? I didn’t either, until Style.com ignited an Internet-wide debate last year when editor Maya Singer made the case against Beyoncé and Kate Middleton as fashion icons. T…
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Everyone From JFK To YSL Is A Fan Of These Shoes

If I were to rank my excitement when it comes to shopping for different seasons, I’d say that shopping for spring would come in first, followed closely by shopping for fall. Buying new clothes and shoes in the spring and fall is exponentially more fu…
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This Is How You Properly Blow Dry Your Hair

I’ve been studying the art of blow drying hair since I was in seventh grade. I remember the exact moment when I first became a student of heat-straightened locks. I was at my grandparents’ house and looking for something to read, but all I could find…
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What Does "Statement" Actually Mean In Fashion?

The term “statement” is one of the most oft-heard (and maybe slightly overused) words in fashion, whether it’s via an email subject line that promises “10 Statement Necklaces To Fall In Love With Right Now” or coming out of your own mouth when talkin…
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Why It's Ok That Marc By Marc Jacobs Is No More

When in the locker room of my gym last Thursday, a girl complimented my quilted nylon Marc by Marc Jacobs backpack and asked, “Is it Marc Jacobs?” to which I responded, “Marc by Marc Jacobs, less expensive, you know?” So when the news then broke that…
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Put A Transitional Spring Coat On Your List

For those of you who live in a four-seasons-a-year place (not looking at you, West Coasters), transitional weather and the daily question of “what do I wear?” that comes with it occurs twice a year, on each outer edge of winter. In October, when one …
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How Devachan Helped Me Love My Curls

I’ve the spent the better half of the last 24 years trying to tame the curly hair I was born with. Childhood pictures suggest a frizz ball trying to hide in a Pebbles Flintstones up-do until age five, when I (my mom denies any involvement) discovered…
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Paris Fashion Week Proves That Anything Goes

As the last stop in a month-long whirl of fashion shows, Paris debatably holds some of the most exciting presentations. On the one hand, its lineup features shows from the famed historic houses (Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent) of fashion history. And on…
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Why To Flaunt Your Skin With The No Makeup Trend

One of my favorite parts of tabloid magazines is the “Shocking Photos of Stars Without Makeup” portion, in which paparazzi shots of celebrities are put side-by-side with their red carpet counterparts to prove that our favorite A-listers wear immense …
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A Case For Unconventional Jeans

As I was falling through the online shopping abyss the other day, I came across a pair of wide-legged, cropped jeans from a very affordable high street source. I had noticed the gaucho look gaining momentum over the past year or so in fall and spring…
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In Defense Of The Middle Part

When my friend came over on Sunday night to celebrate what she and I believe to be the best night of the year (at least one of them), her first remark post-salutations was, “You have to see Reese Witherspoon, she has a really bold middle part.” Yes, …
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Should All Women Have A Signature Scent

I remember the exact moment when I decided I needed a signature scent. I was 20, it was a summer afternoon and I was in the front seat of my friend’s car, stuck in traffic somewhere in Connecticut on our way home from the beach. We had to get back to…
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Why You Should Always Dress For Yourself

During my senior year of college, when I was unsure of what type of career I wanted to pursue after graduation and consequently applied to every job listing I saw, I went through somewhat of an identity crisis over spring break (I’ll always regret no…
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Has Cleavage Gone Out Of Style?

My roommate recently came into ownership of a blown-up 2002 magazine cover featuring Jennifer Aniston as the cover girl. The cardboard cover, which has taken up residency against our living room wall, boasts a spaghetti strap-clad Aniston and article…
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