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Day: September 7, 2021

I Think These Are Fall’s 30 Best Shopping Moments (So Far)

Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 30 fashion and beauty finds on their current wish list.

Despite it being 80 degrees in L.A., fall is only three short weeks away. And to no one’s surprise, my closet and vanity are not even close to ready. My sweaters and pants are still neatly tucked away; my rich moisturizers are nowhere in sight; my boots haven’t seen the light of day for a good six months. But calendars don’t lie. Whether I’m ready or not,

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Shani Darden on Her Less-Is-More Mentality for Skin Care

Shani Darden
Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photo: Courtesy of Shani Darden

Shani Darden’s rise to beloved Hollywood facialist is a cinematic one. The aspiring actress turned model turned accidental music-video star found herself on MTV backing up LL Cool J and Destiny’s Child before attending skin school, working in various L.A.-area spas, and becoming BFFs with a client named Jessica Alba. After working from a private office in Alba’s backyard, Darden opened a flagship Beverly Hills studio, where she continues to wield the transformative powers of retinol and help perpetually glowy beings like Laura Harrier (who has Darden on speed

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‘Your mother is a bully’

A bride-to-be can’t believe how her mother treated her fiancé, so she shared her situation on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. 

Her mom has always teased her fiancé Kevin. What really bothered Kevin was when her mom mocked him for not having facial hair. When she talked to her mother about the teasing, it stopped — until the mom played a hurtful prank on Kevin. Now the bride-to-be is furious. 

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“I am getting married to my fiancé Kevin,” the bride-to-be explained

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The List: September’s Most Important Fashion News

“The List” is PAPER‘s definitive roundup of the most important fashion launches of the month. From store openings to new podcasts, collaborations, initiatives, campaigns, pop-ups, capsules and product releases, we’ve curated the most exclusive and special style announcements from around the world. Scroll through, below, to see what’s in store for September.

Ann Demeulemeester’s Antwerp Flagship Reopens After Renovation

Beloved Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester is involving herself with her eponymous brand once again, though she won’t be designing any clothes. According to the Business of Fashion, she will work with the label on special projects including an upcoming

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Customs officers seize counterfeit jewelry that if genuine would have been worth $5.2 million

On August 16, officers in Cincinnati, Ohio, found 450 fake Cartier Love bracelets and rings in a shipment from China traveling to a residence in Aventura, Florida. Two days later, they found 50 counterfeit Cartier bracelets from Hong Kong that were headed to Brandon, Mississippi.

Both shipments contained other jewelry that was not deemed counterfeit by the agency’s trade experts.

“CBP protects honest trade and hardworking businesses,” LaFonda Sutton-Burke, director of field operations at the agency’s Chicago field office, said in a press release. “Counterfeit goods defraud consumers and businesses.”

The agency had previously warned US consumers to be on

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Shirley Raines Is Bringing Beauty to the Homeless in L.A.

Shirley Raines.
Photo: Texas Isaiah/Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.

Black Beauty Matters: Celebrating Black excellence and influence in beauty.

Self-care is, by definition, typically and selfishly meant to be about caring for one’s self. In its purest form — rid of bogus, wallet-draining products that often serve capitalism more than the soul — self-care allows room for blissful and intentional heeding to whatever (and whomever) serves your spirit. But for Shirley Raines, founder of Beauty 2 the Streetz, a Los Angeles–based nonprofit serving the homeless community, self-care is decidedly selfless.

For Ms. Shirley, as the community she’s now served

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