As part of the launch of the newly-renovated FashionStake site, we're very excited to introduce a new weekly blog feature called Small Talk. In order to give our readers and fans a chance to get to know some of our designers a little bit better – both in and out of the fashion world – we'll be...

Did you immediately connect with your new look? LEAH DE WAVRIN: I hated it! It took so long to grow back and it is still quiet short. PR: Which hair is easier to maintain long or short? LEAH DE WAVRIN: I guess short just because you don't take as much time to dry or wash it and it...

What's not to love about spring? This week, in honor of its impending arrival, we've asked our trusty group of Small Talk participants: What's the first thing you'll do when the temperature rises above 70? Helena Fredriksson of H Fredriksson: "Have a picnic somewhere beautiful." Joshua...

Home laser hair removal systems feature safety settings to ensure that they will not work on inappropriate skin colors. Permanent Hair Removal To date, there is no permanent hair removal system available – other than electrolysis which is expensive and time consuming (it can take months...

Joan Smalls. Photo: MTV In addition to being one of our totally incredible House Of Style hosts, Joan Smalls is so major in the modeling world that sometimes we simply can't believe that she's a real human. How did she do it? We ask ourselves, and want to look at her under a microscope to...

Remember when colored wedding dresses were an exception? Now that blush is the new ivory, the world of bridal gowns is getting more colorful than ever before. In this third part of our 2015 wedding dress trend report, we're talking colors. Copper is the rising star of 2015, joining other...

Since we're sure our readers are taking advantage of spring's longer days by spending as much time outdoors as possible, we'll make this week's edition of Small Talk short and sweet – or salty, we suppose, depending on how you look at it. In the spirit of spring-time picnics, we wanted to...

Find yourself listening to the same songs day after day? Not to fear – in this week's installment of Small Talk, we've asked a group of talented designers to tell us: What is the best band we have never heard of? Fernanda Carneiro of Fernanda Carneiro Designs: "I have two for you. One is...

Living in New York City, we've all had to perfect our small-talk auto-pilot. After the initial five minutes discussing careers, playing the name game only goes so far. Chats often morph into a competition of recommending favorite museums and exhibitions (this throw-down is also applicable to...

Joan Smalls' W cover was my favorite this month (I liked it so much, I'm willing to close my eyes at its unnatural photoshop afterwork result). This, my dahlings, is Joan Smalls' screen test in which you'll watch her talking about first steps in modeling. (doesn't she have a lovely...

 

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