Bibi Cornejo Borthwick for Joseph Fall 2017

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During fashion month, the runway shows are aw-inspiring, but my favorite images come from behind the scenes and street style. For Fall 2017, Bibi Cornejo Borthwick (yes the daughter of one of my favorite New York designers, Maria Cornejo and famed photographer Mark Borthwick) captured the subtle nuances of the Joseph collection. A creative in her own right, her images are both simple but stunning. From extended plackets and spherical buttons to monochrome looks and barely-there beauty, here are some of my favorite images.

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For more behind the scenes photos of the Joseph Fall 2017 collection, click here.

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French Trench Style

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The rain from Paris fashion week has shifted to New York, and we have plenty of French trench style to inspire us, thanks to Phil Oh. He captured the glitterati donning their best overcoats and stepping up the layering game. Coats over jackets over shirts over knits, anything goes. From avant-garde to menswear inspired, the outerwear staple of the season has never looked better.

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View more Paris Fashion Week street style at Vogue.com.

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Weekly Instagram Selects

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With all of the sunny weather we’ve been having here in New York, I can’t help but dream of new sunnies. The styles from the Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow collaboration are at the top of my list. @thedreslyn

Sometimes details are enough to set the tone for a collection. The Fall 2017 Beaufille collection is summed up nicely with this detailed image of the contrast stitched trench coat. @jessifrederick

Spring is on everyone’s mind, so when a white poplin dress exudes your exact mood, you take notice. @frankieandclo

Simplicity is best, both in fashion and at home and the master of such stylings is renting out her Brooklyn apartment for March and April. She took full advantage of instagram’s new swipe left feature, nicely done. @ashleyhelvey

This new Greenpoint, Brooklyn shop styled this table top still life fit for an 18th century painting. @thegreateros_

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Best of Basics: Spring Slides

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I can’t help but get excited about Spring, I mean, it’s 60 degrees in New York today. So bear with me as I discuss my go-to shoe of the season, Spring slides. I’ve been a huge fan of this shoe silhouette for years (evident herehere and here) and if you haven’t slid into these shoes, then you are truly missing out. It is one of the easiest shoes to wear, it’s in the title of the shoe itself, just slide it on and go. It also adds a laid back yet, sophisticated vibe to any look. Whether you pair it with a slim midi-skirt or cropped pant, you can’t go wrong. This season, my best friend gave me these Jon Josef slides as a birthday gift. The embossed snake-skin pattern adds a textural/print element to my otherwise solid wardrobe. Slide into Jon Josef’s at Capricious in Grosse Pointe, Michigan or visit the Jon Josef website. They are also available in black velvet and tan suede.

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Beauty Supply: Detoxing with Dry Brushing

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We always hear about detoxing, which usually comes in the form of juice cleanses and sweating in a sauna, but there is no need for such extreme temperatures and restrictions to detox. Skin is our largest organ, so when you pull out the toxins from your skin, it helps to detox your entire body. One way to do this is by dry brushing. The thing I like best about dry brushing is that it doesn’t involve putting another product on your skin, instead it exfoliates dead skin cells, unclogs pores and reduces cellulite (which are just toxins trapped in your fat cells). Dry brushing also stimulates the lymphatic system which helps remove toxins from your body.

Here are the simple steps for dry brushing:

1- Pick up a non-synthetic dry brush, I use this one. It helps to get one with a detachable long handle so you can use it without the handle on your front side and with the handle in your hard to reach areas.

2- Take your clothes off and stand in the shower. I usually turn the shower on but stand out of the water so my body remains dry but the bathroom is steamy and warm. While dry brushing, dead skin cells will flake off your body, so standing in the shower is best for easy clean up.

3- Start brushing at your feet in long strokes towards your heart. Always brush towards your heart because this is where the main lymphatic system drains. Be sure to brush every area of your body multiple times, take care when brushing delicate areas, like your breasts. Your skin will slowly build up a tolerance to brushing, but at first it can hurt a little.

4- After you have brushed your entire body, get in the shower. Alternate between very hot and very cold temperatures throughout your shower. This constricts and releases your blood vessels and opens and closes your pores which all aid in the detoxification process. Bonus: Rinsing your hair with cold water right before you get out of the shower closes the hair follicles and reduces frizz.

5- When you get out of the shower, slather your body in coconut, avocado, rose hip or jojoba oil. I prefer to put oil on while I am still wet, it locks in moisture and makes for easy application of the oil.

 It is recommended to dry brush twice a day for best results, but in my mind, dry brushing anytime is better than not dry brushing at all. Logical? Probably not, but that’s my school of thought on dry brushing. I dry brush every time I shower, which is usually every other day and the skin on my body is extra soft, has better circulation which results in more pigmentation. I also feel more rejuvenated after my shower.

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