Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official engagement portraits are here

BTW If your Facebook feed has burned you out on melodramatic engagement photos forever, fear not: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle only have two. The newly-engaged royal couple are home for the holidays and attending events like “Queen Elizabeth II’s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace,” but they reportedly made time for a quick engagement shoot at Frogmore House in Windsor, England, earlier this week. Fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski was responsible for the photos. According to Hello! magazine, Lubomirski—a descendant of Polish royalty himself—is no stranger to a glamorous celebrity shoot. He has worked with Vogue, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar to shoot covers with stars like Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, and Julia Roberts over the years. He also apprenticed under legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino, who took Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement photos back in 2010. Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, December 2017. […] Read more »

This Metallic Hair Color Will Be 2018's Biggest Beauty Trend, So Get Ready To Shine

We haven't even said cheers to the crapshoot of 2017 yet, but stylists and beauty editors alike are already predicting what looks will define the coming year. From rose gold tips to bleach blonde crops, this year saw its fair share of bold and dramatic colors. And now, 2018 hair trends predict that metallic hair colors will shine all other hues out there. "We're beginning to see a huge increase in guests asking for metallic-inspired color in the salon. I think that it's partly due to the transition of the trend from glossy finishes to metallic on the catwalk," award-winning colorist Jack Howard told Refinery 29. "We've also seen the metallic element continued into makeup looks." Indeed, all-metallic-everything dominated the 2017 runways, both in regard to beauty looks and clothing. At Maison Margiela's fall 2017 couture show, models like Bella Hadid took to the catwalk with hair that had been […] Read more »

Christina Aguilera Skips A Shirt Under Her Suit For Holiday Party

Christina Aguilera got a little racy in an on-trend getup for a recent party. The singer posted a photo to Instagram this weekend of a holiday outfit that was definitely a little “dirrty.” Aguilera’s look consisted of a black blazer from Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, black pants, a black cowboy hat and last but not least a red pasty.  “So much holiday fun last night,” the singer captioned her photo.    A post shared by Christina Aguilera (@xtina) on Dec 16, 2017 at 12:01pm PST   A post shared by Xtina Daily (@legendxdaily) on Dec 16, 2017 at 9:38am PST Another Instagram caption made it seem like Aguilera donned the outfit for a cowboy-themed birthday party. (Her big day is Dec. 18.) But it’s also possible the star just loves celebrating the holidays. Last year around the same time, she dressed up as the Grinch’s wife and as Santa:  “Love dressing up for my favorite […] Read more »

13 Workout Wardrobe Essentials That'll Make Awesome Gifts For Your Beginner BFF

Ask anyone who considers themselves a part of the #fitfam, and they’ll tell you they’re partially in it for the clothes. Long gone are the days when going to the gym meant throwing on a busted, old graphic tee and sweatpants (I like to think we have millennials to thank for that). The fashion realm is no longer catering solely to the risk-takers and trendsetters; style is now highly represented through our athletic wear, which makes it all the more fun to shop for workout wardrobe essentials for your bestie who’s just getting started on her fitness journey. Not only can you train your bestie like a beast, you can dress her like a beauty, too. With leggings officially counting as pants (sorry not sorry, Blair Waldorf), there are plenty of options to choose from to ensure she’s dressed for success for every hot yoga class, HIIT circuit, and the […] Read more »

10 Black-Owned Clothing Brands To Support In Honor Of Kwanzaa Crawl

What is Kwanzaa? Growing up, I always imagined it as a sort of black Christmas and I always felt cheated by the fact that my family didn’t celebrate it. I felt like I was the black person who didn’t know what Kwanzaa meant, but as comedian and actress Kerry Coddett highlights in her web series “Kwanzaa Actually,” a lot of people don’t know much about the holiday. Kwanzaa is celebrated around the same time as Christmas, taking place for a week between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, and this year, Kwanza Crawl returns in Brooklyn and Harlem. Kwanzaa Crawl is a pub crawl which seeks to celebrate black-owned bars, a la the popular Santa Con festivities. Attendees are encouraged to wear clothing that celebrates their culture, history, and makes them feel unapologetically black. This year, Coddett is hosting the second annual Kwanzaa crawl on December 26, 2017 in New York […] Read more »

Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of 'incredibly wasteful' fashion industry

UK fashion designer backs Ellen MacArthur foundation campaign to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the worlds annual carbon budget by 2050 Clothes must be designed differently, worn for longer and recycled as much as possible to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the worlds annual carbon budget by 2050. Fashion designer Stella McCartney condemned her industry as incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment as she joined forces with round-the-world sailor and environmental campaigner Dame Ellen MacArthur to call for a systemic change to the way clothing is produced and used. In a report published on Tuesday, MacArthurs foundation exposes the scale of the waste, and how the throwaway nature of fashion has created a business which creates greenhouse emissions of 1.2bn tonnes a year larger than that of international flights and shipping combined. It warns that if the industry continues on its […] Read more »

These AR smart glasses work just like Tony Stark's interactive holograms

The future is right in front of your eyes. Image: Mad gaze Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Remember those scenes in the Iron Man movies were when Tony Stark would mess around with his holograms as if he were physically touching them? We may be approaching that tech soon, because the folks behind MAD Gaze, a Kickstarter project with just eight days to go, want to make your smart devices and computer experience into something straight out of the movies. SEE ALSO: Somnox might be the first robot you'll want to cuddle MAD Gaze is a pair of AR smart glasses that look to be your own personal computer. According to the campaign page, they will provide a holographic user interface that isn't unlike your traditional smartphone. You can swipe around and use apps in thin air and […] Read more »

Artist's spectacular glasses 'give trash a second chance'

(CNN)Ever since he was a young boy, Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru has envisaged breathing new life into his surroundings. "When I woke up every morning, the first thing I'd see was trash," recalls Kabiru, whose childhood home faced a garbage heap where all of Nairobi's waste was dumped. "I used to say to my dad that when I grow up, I want to give trash a second chance." And that's exactly what he went on to do.       A self-taught sculptor and painter, Kabiru is crafting visually striking artworks from abandoned refuse he collects from the streets of the Kenyan capital. The talented artist is best known for his "C-Stunners," a series of eye-catching handmade spectacles. In Kabiru's hands, cast-aside bolts, wires, spoons and bottle tops gain a new lease of life as vital components of whimsical pieces of art.       Africa's feathered fashion export   […] Read more »

The Most Outrageous Celebrity Style Moments Of 2017

Red carpet events are a dime a dozen in Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean we’re sick of watching stars strut their stuff for the cameras. In fact, it’s quite the contrary, as we know there will always be a handful of bold looks that really get us talking.  So, in honor of those fashion risk-takers, we’ve rounded up some of the most outrageous looks of the year, from Rita Ora’s literal bathrobe at the MTV Europe Music Awards to Girl Crush’s bubblegum pop ensemble at the Grammys. These stars definitely took the adage “Go big or go home” to heart.  Rita Ora Venturelli via Getty Images Rita Ora took the pajama/loungewear trend to a new level when she wore a literal bathrobe and towel to the MTV Europe Music Awards in November. Rihanna Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Rihanna's outrageous Met Gala look is definitely one of the year's most […] Read more »

Taylor Swift Wrote A Sad, Handwritten Poem For British 'Vogue'

Say what you want about Taylor Swift (which, believe me, I will), but we can all agree the girl is a gifted songwriter. That I cannot deny, no matter how much I hate her interpersonal relationships and personal brand and everything about who she chooses to be. But honestly, I'm starting to rethink even her songwriting abilities after she published this very sad, handwritten poem in British It's called "The Trick To Holding On," and it's pretty long, but I really want you all to experience its full effect. I'll be inserting my poetical analysis, because I majored in Creative Writing in college and this may be my one chance to use my degree. (Take that, dad!)   The author of this poem appears to be New Taylor, the Taylor who does not have time for anyone's criticisms of her bullshit. She's letting it all go: the ones who hurt her (the […] Read more »