The one piece swimsuit is making a huge splash this summer and the proof is on the runways. Resort Collections for 2016 were full of the one piece suit and one of the biggest sub-trends to it was the cutout, making the one piece of 2016 all about what the designer left out, rather than put in. The geometric slices, cuts, and slits are not only aesthetically appealing but actually add sculptural drama to even the simplest of silhouettes, explaining why the once boring one piece has suddenly transformed into the hottest swimwear trend of the summer. Think you’re not cut out for the cutout trend? Think again. We scoured the Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom websites, and with so many designers putting their own twist on this trend, there’s definitely something for everyone. Designers like Mara Hoffman and Kate Spade paired cutouts with bold prints and patterns, which is perfect for coverage. Then there are brands like Karla Colletto and Carmen Marc Valvo, which were a bit more modest with the placement of their cutouts; while Suboo and Topshop offered somewhat edgier versions of the trend, with revealing cutouts and plunging necklines. The key to this trend is simple. Go with what you feel most comfortable in, which shouldn’t be an issue since there are so many options. And lastly, rejoice. Women everywhere can finally look forward to swimsuit season.

 

The one piece swimsuit is making a huge splash this summer and the proof is on the runways. Resort Collections for 2016 were full of the one piece suit and one of the biggest sub-trends to it was the cutout, making the one piece of 2016 all about what the designer left out, rather than put in. The geometric slices, cuts, and slits are not only aesthetically appealing but actually add sculptural drama to even the simplest of silhouettes, explaining why the once boring one piece has suddenly transformed into the hottest swimwear trend of the summer. Think you’re not cut out for the cutout trend? Think again. We scoured the Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom websites, and with so many designers putting their own twist on this trend, there’s definitely something for everyone. Designers like Mara Hoffman and Kate Spade paired cutouts with bold prints and patterns, which is perfect for coverage. Then there are brands like Karla Colletto and Carmen Marc Valvo, which were a bit more modest with the placement of their cutouts; while Suboo and Topshop offered somewhat edgier versions of the trend, with revealing cutouts and plunging necklines. The key to this trend is simple. Go with what you feel most comfortable in, which shouldn’t be an issue since there are so many options. And lastly, rejoice. Women everywhere can finally look forward to swimsuit season.

 

The one piece swimsuit is making a huge splash this summer and the proof is on the runways. Resort Collections for 2016 were full of the one piece suit and one of the biggest sub-trends to it was the cutout, making the one piece all about what the designer left out, rather than put in. The geometric slices, cuts, and slits are not only aesthetically appealing, but actually add sculptural drama to even the simplest of silhouettes — explaining why the once boring one piece has suddenly transformed into the hottest swimwear trend of the summer. Think you’re not cut out for the trend? Think again. With so many designers putting their own twist on this trend, there’s definitely something for everyone. Designers like Mara Hoffman and Kate Spade paired cutouts with bold prints and patterns, which is perfect for coverage. Then there are brands like Karla Colletto and Carmen Marc Valvo, which were a bit more modest with the placement of their cutouts; while Suboo and Topshop offered somewhat edgier versions of the trend, with revealing cutouts and plunging necklines. The key to this trend is simple. Go with what you feel most comfortable in, which shouldn’t be an issue since there are so many options. And lastly, rejoice. Women everywhere can finally look forward to swimsuit season.

-Daniella DiRienzo

The one piece swimsuit is making a huge splash this summer and the proof is on the runways. Resort Collections for 2016 were full of the one piece suit and one of the biggest sub-trends to it was the cutout, making the one piece of 2016 all about what the designer left out, rather than put in. The geometric slices, cuts, and slits are not only aesthetically appealing but actually add sculptural drama to even the simplest of silhouettes, explaining why the once boring one piece has suddenly transformed into the hottest swimwear trend of the summer. Think you’re not cut out for the cutout trend? Think again. We scoured the Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom websites, and with so many designers putting their own twist on this trend, there’s definitely something for everyone. Designers like Mara Hoffman and Kate Spade paired cutouts with bold prints and patterns, which is perfect for coverage. Then there are brands like Karla Colletto and Carmen Marc Valvo, which were a bit more modest with the placement of their cutouts; while Suboo and Topshop offered somewhat edgier versions of the trend, with revealing cutouts and plunging necklines. The key to this trend is simple. Go with what you feel most comfortable in, which shouldn’t be an issue since there are so many options. And lastly, rejoice. Women everywhere can finally look forward to swimsuit season.

-Daniella DiRienzo

The one piece swimsuit is making a huge splash this summer and the proof is on the runways. Resort Collections for 2016 were full of the one piece suit and one of the biggest sub-trends to it was the cutout, making the one piece all about what the designer left out, rather than put in. The geometric slices, cuts, and slits are not only aesthetically appealing, but actually add sculptural drama to even the simplest of silhouettes — explaining why the once boring one piece has suddenly transformed into the hottest swimwear trend of the summer. Think you’re not cut out for the trend? Think again. With so many designers putting their own twist on this trend, there’s definitely something for everyone. Designers like Mara Hoffman and Kate Spade paired cutouts with bold prints and patterns, which is perfect for coverage. Then there was Karla Colletto and Carmen Marc Valvo, which were a bit more modest with the placement of their cutouts; while Suboo and Topshop offered somewhat edgier versions of the trend — revealing cutouts and plunging necklines. The key to this trend is simple. Go with what you feel most comfortable in, which shouldn’t be an issue since there are so many options. And lastly, rejoice. Women everywhere can finally look forward to swimsuit season.

-Daniella DiRienzo

The one piece swimsuit is making a huge splash this summer and the proof is on the runways. Resort Collections for 2016 were full of the one piece suit and one of the biggest sub-trends to it was the cutout, making the one piece of 2016 all about what the designer left out, rather than put in. The geometric slices, cuts, and slits are not only aesthetically appealing but actually add sculptural drama to even the simplest of silhouettes, explaining why the once boring one piece has suddenly transformed into the hottest swimwear trend of the summer. Think you’re not cut out for the cutout trend? Think again. We scoured the Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom websites, and with so many designers putting their own twist on this trend, there’s definitely something for everyone. Designers like Mara Hoffman and Kate Spade paired cutouts with bold prints and patterns, which is perfect for coverage. Then there are brands like Karla Colletto and Carmen Marc Valvo, which were a bit more modest with the placement of their cutouts; while Suboo and Topshop offered somewhat edgier versions of the trend, with revealing cutouts and plunging necklines. The key to this trend is simple. Go with what you feel most comfortable in, which shouldn’t be an issue since there are so many options. And lastly, rejoice. Women everywhere can finally look forward to swimsuit season.

-Daniella DiRienzo

Think back a few years ago, and color contacts were practically social suicide. If you’ve experimented with color contacts in the past, you’ve likely ran into the same issues as so many others — phony looking, detectable lenses with incomplete coverage.

Looking at the present day market for cosmetic colored contacts, it seems obvious that lens makers heard our cry for lenses with higher pigmentation, and answered with super durable, full coverage, cosmetic lenses that last an entire year. The price is steep (a pair of these new lenses from manufacturers like Solotica, can cost over $100) but the payoff is steeper. For the first time, the look is somehow simultaneously natural and exotic – an alluring combination for us dark eyed beauties, who have always been curious about life on the light side.

It seems to be trending. Dark eyed celebs like Pia Mia love sporting these lenses and have their followers fooled into thinking they were born with striking crystalline eyes. Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, along with sisters Kendall and Khloe are known to wear them on occasion, and we saw Kanye make his grand entrance at the Met Gala this year, donning icy blue lenses over his usual brown eyes to compliment his Balmain sequined jacket. With the help of these A-listers, are color contacts about to blow up?

We can’t help but wonder if colored contacts will soon cross the threshold from incidental change of pace to personal style accessory. As though, one day very soon, we will be changing our eye colors as often as our nail colors. Because the cerulean blue looks good with the Proenza trench you bought last week, and later tonight you’ll be wearing that ankle length Celine dress that would look better with a green eye.

Beauty is evolving! Colored contacts, what used to be a beauty faux paus, are now making their fateful return with the support of celebrities and beauty mavens alike – thanks to new pigmentation technology and a seriously natural looking color payoff.

Kalina Krabel

There’s no reason to allow your kids to dictate your schedule. Regardless of the parental guidance they need, you really have to find time to treat yourself – especially for Father’s Day. Even if you’re working solo or have the kids in your care for the entire day, there’s certainly a way fathers can be cool and confident, while also splurging some time on their manscaping.

Whether it’s the start of the day and the kids are in their rooms playing or maybe the sun has set and they finally found their way to bed, take the time to ease out and draw a bath. Seriously, it’s not just for women. It’s relaxing, rejuvenating, and you won’t feel as if you were completely drained by mini adults with endless amounts of energy. First, fill the tub and add some LUSH Bath Bomb, Big Blue — perfect with its clean, soothing scent. To make it even more of a spa-like experience, add Agraria Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts for absolute comfort and relaxation.  Pair a Clinique For Men Sonic System Deep Cleansing Brush with Cartier’s Declaration d’un Soir Perfumed Shower Gel and you can achieve an ultimate wash. After you’ve soaked long enough, seal your moisture (and relaxation) in using Chantecaille Harmonizing Cream. For a final touch of flavor, finish your at-home-get-away with Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur. Its scent is supposed to place you in a meditating state, continuously calming your senses.

We understand, each day is a long one when it comes to having children. You have to make sure they eat well, get cleaned up, and receive more attention on the weekends, when they have more free time to get into trouble. It’s psychotic, a headache, and even more sobering knowing that you can’t escape. However, at night you can have your moments of solace and comfort in complete solitude. Well, at least until the kids find you.

– Brooke Leigh Howard
@BLeighHoward on Twitter