This week, American designer and marketing genius Ralph Lauren announced he is stepping down as CEO from his multi-billion dollar lifestyle empire. Lauren will continue to consult as the Chief Creative Officer, but the day to day operations will be taken over by Stefan Larsson, a 41 year-old executive who is credited for turning around Old Navy and H&M. While Lauren’s new role doesn’t mean the end of the brand, it seems like the perfect time to look back at how the designer reinvented American fashion but also created the aspirational American lifestyle— from preppy cotton shirts emblazoned with his iconic polo player to safari-themed furniture to clubby English-style restaurants. Here are some of the most iconic looks from Ralph Lauren.
Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim Kardashian may have won over America’s attention first, but half-sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner are fast becoming just as famous in their own right. While Kylie has followed in her sisters’ footsteps as a personality and social media star, Kendall is differentiating herself from the pack as a model. Outside of her own branded products, she’s been completely embraced by the fashion and beauty industries, walking in runway shows in New York, Paris, and Milan, starring in campaigns for Estée Lauder, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, and Calvin Klein, landing magazine covers like Harper’s Bazaar and GQ, and perhaps her crowning achievement: Being called a supermodel by Vogue Paris. We put Kendall Jenner in the Yahoo Beauty Hot Seat to find out about her childhood crush (the kid from “The Sandlot”), her girl crush (Angelina Jolie, because obviously), and which of her sisters is the most low-maintenance (you might be surprised).
We picked the brains of our Yahoo Beauty colleagues to get their take on which products you can save money on and which products you should feel good about splurging on.
Photo: Tom Ford This past month my desk was buried almost daily by a mountain of glitzy holiday makeup. For my December editor’s picks I sought to narrow down just a handful of new items that truly stood out as innovative, unique, and downright necessary as I gear up for winter and party season.
Scent plays a huge role in attraction for both sexes, so it makes sense to arrive at an aromatic middle-ground. Because they aim for universal appeal, unisex perfumes are often more balanced, and wearable, than a traditional formula.