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...

You've learnt turkeys are not microwavable and that duck is not an appropriate substitute Making small talk at the office Christmas party is not your forte Neither is keeping your hands on the employed side of your bosses wife It's almost , your fault that your partner is a size 8 in one...

But if I had to pick one, that would be it. Gray would be a close second, though. I'm a big fan of gray." Fernanda Carneiro of Fernanda Carneiro Designs: "This is a tough one because I really like to change things up. I would be too depressed wearing black, so I have to choose a good color....

Like most women, and plenty of men, problem hair removal is not only a time consuming nuisance, it's something that can make even the brave start to blush, that's why many companies are working hard to make laser hair removal easy and affordable right in the comfort of your own home. Back in...

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...

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. 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...

 

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