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On your wedding day, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you need to wear your hair in some fancy updo or intricate low-bun to match the formality of the occasion. But that’s not true: If you usually wear your hair down, why make a major change on the one day you’ll be photographed the most? MORE: 20 Unique Wedding Rings for Women We Can’t Stop Staring At Still, wearing your hair down doesn’t need to be a wash-and-go situation. There are myriad ways to keep yo...
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Got a minute? Here’s your mid-day roundup of all your need-to-know news in fashion, beauty, entertainment, and beyond. If Geode the next weird hair color trend that’ll sweep 2017? [Refinery29] For the love of all things holy, please stop asking for gluten-free makeup. [PopSugar] Is Amazon secretly building its own fashion empire? [WWD] Pantene launches product range targeted to African American women called Pantene Gold Series. [Instagram] Why are so many Insta-bloggers getting into vlo...
Going with an Alpine White BMW M3 is usually a great choice. Adding a set of Vorsteiner afermarket wheels is another one. For this owner, the path to customizing his M3 was clear; keep it clean and classy. Hence, the addition of these Vorsteiner V-FF 101 Flow Forged wheels, a bit of lowering and a carbon fiber touch, all make for a perfect looking vehicle. For the most part, the BMW F80 M3 is a well balanced vehicle. It is powered by a 3.0 Liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, delivering 425 horsepo...
The next addition to the BMW i family will be a new model which is likely to be sold under the i5 badge. Rumors around a third i model have been going around for years now, with several contradictory reports that mention the next i car being either a fully electric sedan, a crossover or even a hydrogen-powered car. But according to our sources, the next BMW in the i series will be indeed called the i5, but instead of having a design built upon the i3 and/or i8, it will look closer to “regu...
Businessman, car collector and philanthropist Michael Fux has one of the most impressive car collections in the world. Fux is also one of Rolls-Royce’s favorite and most demanding customers, due to his taste in cars and extensive knowledge in the creation of a customer Rolls. His Instagram account is a delight to the eyes and now a special BMW M2 is being featured. Just a few months ago we spotted a BMW M2 Coupe in Austin Yellow being parked at the BMW M facility in Munich. At the time, we did...
We can never have too much makeup and there’s no such thing as makeup hoarding (right?). Because the best makeup palettes are all of the makeup palettes. We kid. Yes, we’ll agree without question that it is totally necessary to complete our eyeshadow collection with every Urban Decay Naked palette that comes out. But once we add these comprehensive palettes to our arsenal, what we once deemed so necessary often gets neglected in favor of our go-to products. And because of that, any w...
Let’s be real, all of the bloggers out there today have some serious skills when it comes to the pro-quality photos they’re posting on social media—and sometimes they make our own feeds look kinda sad in comparison. The good news here? Styling photos like your favorite bloggers is easier than you might think, and you’re just a couple of Instagram photography tips away from an expert-looking page. MORE: Burn! Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Stopped Following Bella Hadid on Instag...
Uh, in case you haven’t looked at your phone in a few weeks, beauty art has resurfaced in a majorly weird, insanely hilarious way: in the form of meme makeup. Yeah, that doesn’t really make sense, but once you see the pictures, you’ll understand. Because makeup artists are taking our favorite memes, like the infamous Crying Kim, Salt Bae, and Evil Kermit, and painting them on their eyelids, like teeny, tiny works of art. Yup. MORE: The 9 Prettiest Tinted Lip Balms for Under $10 According t...
Gwyneth Paltrow has gotten a lot of flack for things she has said over the years. She uses Goop, her lifestyle website, as a literal platform for these slightly off-the-beaten-bath ideas. There was the time she went on the record about how water has feelings. (I mean, maybe?) There was the seven-day detox. There was the guide to yawning (you’re yawning all wrong!). And now, we have a guide to anal sex. Thanks, G. You’ve always got our backs. (Pun intended, sorry.) Source: Instagram...
The new MINI Clubman John Cooper Works presents itself in a particularly sporty look in the showroom of MINI Abu Dhabi Motors. The black lacquer finish in Midnight Black is combined with numerous decor elements and accents in strong red which makes the Clubman much more aggressive. On the Arabian Peninsula, door handles, headlamp mountings, radiator grille and air intake frame as well as the wheel horns with the sporty signal color were upgraded in addition to the roof and exterior mirrors. ...
Back to business in Melbourne, with Lewis and Valtteri showing strong early form
Ever wondered what’s behind the secretive walls of a Formula One team hospitality unit at Grand Prix weekends?
Valtteri Bottas hits the rink in preparation for the 2017 Australian Grand Prix! How else would you get in the zone for F1 action in sunny Melbourne?!
Poor tinted lip balms—we’re sorry we take you for granted, letting you melt in our glove compartments, or get covered with lint and crumbs in the bottom of our purses, or drop you behind our dressers and never bother to retrieve you. It’s not you, though; it’s us. Because even though we genuinely, truly love tinted lip balms, they’ve kinda been meh on our list of Most Exciting Beauty Products. Until now. Because spring is here, which means an entirely new, awesome line...
While it may result in tremendous good, empathy can also be narrow, biased and surprisingly insensitive, argues psychology professor Paul Bloom. Does empathy make the world a better place? It certainly looks like it. After all, empathy drives people to treat others’ suffering as if it were their own, which then motivates action to make the suffering go away. I see the bullied teenager and might be tempted initially to join in with his tormentors, out of sadism or boredom or a desire to dominat...
The joint venture BMW Brilliance said on Friday that its sales in China are expected to rise at least 20 percent in 2017.  The full-year estimate is based on a 44 percent year-on-year rise in the first two months of 2017, Chairman Wu Xiaoan of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings , told reporters in Hong Kong. In order to manufacture cars in China, BMW had to form a local joint venture with Brilliance Automotive. In 2017, premium vehicle sales are predicted to outperform China’s overall ...
Next time you see Khloé Kardashian rocking a brightly colored frock in a certain hue, know that she’s consciously trying to call attention to herself. Kardashian says she’s “feeling” orange-red, and nothing can come as higher praise than that in the Kardashian family. “Nothing feels more empowering than rocking this punchy hue in a sea of LBDs,” Kardashian wrote on her website. “Try it the next time you’re feeling fierce and want to stand out from the crowd...
Thursday in Oz. One final day of talking before we unleash the beasts around Albert Park for Free Practice.
Let's take a look behind the scenes of the season opener in Melbourne with Paul Ripke.
Let’s be real, ponytails are pretty much a way of life for 99.9 percent of the population. We’ll be rocking a pony forever, but sometimes it’s great to switch it up and try something new and fresh—and that’s why we’re loving throwing our hair up into curly ponytail right now. MORE: 25 of the Best New Haircuts to Copy This Spring From twists to braids and everything in between, there are a million ways to put your own spin on the curly ponytail, and why we’v...
Whether you get the itch every couple of months or your prefer to leave your look unchanged on end, at one point or another we’ve all asked ourselves the same question: “Should I cut my hair?” MORE: 25 of the Best New Haircuts to Copy This Spring Every time I walk into a hair salon, I hitch a ride on a very strange train of thought: I am convinced that if I get the haircut I have in mind—say, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s side-parted lob, which I have brought to every salon ...
The oft forgotten BMW Isetta is one of the strangest, quirkiest and most interesting cars in the history of the Bavarian brand. BMW bought the license and tooling to develop the Isetta from Italian company Iso in the early 1950’s. But under the hood (which was more of a weird panel on the side of the car) was originally a 250cc BMW R25 motorcycle single-cylinder engine that made just 12 hp. The car in this video, driven by Doug DeMuro, was the later BMW Isetta 300 model, which had its eng...
We recently talked about how in the second episode in this current season of Top Gear, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is faster than the BMW M3. In the Top Gear episode, they compare the Alfa to the standard BMW M3. Despite not reviewing it, you can tell it’s a normal M3 by its wheels and some small styling touches. Now, they also don’t show its hot lap, so we don’t know if that’s the car they lapped. However, in the latest episode of Extra Gear, the smaller show that...
To truly live and breathe fashion, you have to be connected with French style icons and everything that comes out of Paris. In movies, in books, on TV, even on Instagram, Paris Fashion Week is always portrayed as an integral cultural identifier in the fashion world—if you attend the shows in Paris, you’ve really made it. And there’s truth to that statement. It’s the last stop of Fashion Month and by far the most serious and most exclusive. After New York’s too-packed...
To be honest, we find the idea of age-appropriate dressing quite boring. While it’s true that most people past the age of 16 probably shouldn’t live for certain things (One Direction T-Shirts, for example), there are plenty of stylish older women who prove that telling someone over the age of 40 they shouldn’t wear a miniskirt or a pair of leggings is ludicrous. MORE: 50 Fashion Rules to Break Right Now Instead of going on a long preachy rant about what age-appropriate cloth...
The lighter shade of blue, the color many have opted for with the new BMW M3 and BMW M4, has its counterparts with other luxury car brands. The Yas Marina Blue has an equivalent with Lamborghini, who offers a rather similar color finish for their supercars called Blu Cepheus. The beautiful blue is offered on models like the Huracan and Aventador and make the cars look even more exquisite and spectacular. The Blu Cepheus Lamborghini Huracan we have below comes from 1016 Industries, a US-based ca...
A new era has begun. That is the key message of the new BMW film released today through all online channels. For the first time, the film “A NEW ERA” shows all four BMW Group Vision Vehicles side by side. One year after the company’s centenary, the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles is revisiting its “THE NEXT 100 YEARS” campaign. “A NEW ERA” is the second film that showcases the BMW Group at a corporate level with its strong brands, BMW, MINI, Ro...
We’re surprised it took this long, but we interrupt whatever important thing you’re doing rn to point out the fact that both The Weeknd and Selena Gomez have now officially stopped following Bella Hadid on Instagram. Sad face, but also—makes sense. Gomez and The Weeknd used to follow Hadid, but no longer, as Elle points out. Observe: MORE: The 60 Most Naked Celebrity Instagram Photos of All Time Yeah—no more love for Hadid from Gomez or The Weeknd. Hadid is still follo...
I like quickies as much as the next girl—frankly, if they weren’t a regular part of my fiancé’s and my bedroom repertoire, we’d be getting laid far less frequently. Life is busy, sleep is hard enough to come by, yadda yadda But a nice, long, liiingering sex session is absolutely worth making time for every now and then. MORE: 8 Sex Positions for Lazy Mornings I was reminded of this a few months ago while reporting articles on slow sex and tantra, when I decided to gi...
There’s something reassuring about seeing a celebrity biting into a slice of pizza or sinking their teeth into a chocolate cupcake. It really brings home the concept of stars being “just like us,” even more than seeing Kendall Jenner pumping gas or Beyoncé holding an umbrella. Of course, lots of celebs are extremely image-conscious, and they aren’t eating fries for every meal—but that’s where the cheat day comes in. Everyone does it—for instance, this is wh...
Today, we’re going to talk about an un-glamorous situation that almost every jewelry lover has encountered: what to do when a ring is stuck on your finger. Ideally, we’d all be perfect, sweat-free unicorn humans who never get overheated or swollen anywhere, but that’s just not real life. The next time you get that sinking feeling that your finger bling just isn’t going to come off, don’t worry. Here are some tips and tricks you can try at home, and what to expect i...
Got a minute? Here’s your mid-day roundup of all your need-to-know news in fashion, beauty, entertainment, and beyond. Sia looks straight unrecognizable without her signature wig. Good, but fully unrecognizable. [Marie Claire] This gold eyeshadow palette might be the ultimate gold eyeshadow palette. [Allure] The brand that millennials are most obsessed with isn’t Zara or Forever21. Nope: It’s Lululemon. [WhoWhatWear] Watch Lena Dunham get her eyebrows microbladed. [Vogue] If some c...
We’re just gonna say it: Hailey Baldwin can pull of anything. The 20-year-old Insta-famous model could literally smear on lipstick (or not) after rolling out of bed, throw her hair into a messy bun, and still look like a goddess. As unfair as that is, we can’t say we’re mad about it: We’ve bookmarked just about every one of the hairstyles she’s pulled off as inspiration—read: beachy waves, sleek, straight locks, the stunning bun and bangs combo, her signature Fr...
Due to high demand for premium SUVs, BMW’s plant in South Africa expects to start building the next-generation X3 in 2018 — a year ahead of schedule. Initially, the Rosslyn plant aimed for a production date of 2019 when the current generation 3 Series would have come to an end. Tim Abbott, BMW Rosslyn manager said on Wednesday international demand for the X3, allied to quicker-than-expected conversion of the Rosslyn assembly plant, near Pretoria, had persuaded the company’s German pa...
The Brilliance-BMW cooperation in China gives birth to a new model – the Zinoro 60H plug-in hybrid. The China-only SUV is based on the long wheelbase BMW X1 Li and features the same powertrain as the BMW X1 xDrive 25Le, which is also made by Brilliance-BMW and which will hit the market later this year. It consists of a 1.5 liter engine with 136hp and 220 Nm of torque and an electric motor with 95hp and 165 Nm. Combined output stands at 231hp and 385 Nm. All the power is sent through a six...
If there is one car that we’ve been craving for, then it has to be the alleged BMW M2 CSL. The highly rumored and super sporty compact sportscar has now been rendered by Monholo Oumar, the French graphic artist who gave us that beautiful 320i Turbo Hommage. Whether it will be called CS, GTS or CSL, remains to be seen, but one thing is certain at this point – the wizards in Garching are indeed preparing a supped-up version of the high-seller M2 Coupe. Packing a detuned variant of t...
Taylor Swift has been in the public eye for as long as we can remember. She’s always getting photographed leaving her favorite fitness studio (Body by Simone in New York) or with her favorite Starbucks drink in hand (skinny vanilla latte) or with her man on her arm (most recently, Tom Hiddleston, but you know how that ended). But all of that ended in January—the last time she was photographed by the paparazzi, as E! News points out. In February, she performed in Houston, posted four pi...
Designing a car is extremely expensive. The amount of trial and error that goes into product development is staggering and the amount of money it costs is even more so. This is especially true in the auto manufacturing world, where prototypes have to be developed every time they want to change even a small aspect of a dashboard or window or door panel. This is not only costly but time consuming, which is even more valuable than money. So car companies have turned to VR to help develop aspects ...
While the BMW X1 may be maligned by enthusiasts, it’s actually a car the we like quite a bit. Sure, it’s front-wheel drive-based and that angers teeth-gnashing fanboys who want rear-wheel drive or nothing. However, a quick drive in the X1 will reveal its charms and prove that it’s the best small crossover in its class. It convinced this typically hard-headed BMW fan and if it can convince me (Italians are famously and unnaturally stubborn), then it must be good. But don’t...
When a robot delivers your package: a pilot test in Hamburg successfully solves final mile logistics problems.
OK, but really, what’s more beautiful than insanely glow-y, dewy skin? No, go ahead—we’ll wait as you try to think. Because for whatever reason, there’s something incredibly mesmerizing about skin that looks like it’s been misted with happiness and lit from within by a candle. And though that iridescent, glimmer-y skin seems only reserved for Photoshopped magazine covers, we promise you when we say that you can easily get the glow-y look at home, as long as you use th...
You know how you definitely can’t be bothered to put on makeup or real clothes when it’s time for a major grocery shopping trip? It appears as though Ashley Greene is right there with you, living her best life in a pair of gray leopard print leggings, an oversize T-shirt (with a heart on it, because #chic), a pair of bright sneaks, and absolutely no makeup whatsoever. We feel you, girl! Greene was spotted by the paparazzi as she left a market in L.A. She looked not the least bit pert...
We have more romantic choices than ever before — and much more uncertainty. Psychologist Esther Perel surveys how tech has completely changed the age-old process of dating and mating. Since time immemorial, human beings have lusted, loved, bonded, betrayed and broken up. Culture and religion have mediated the ways in which this behavior plays out — telling us who we can and cannot mate with, how many loves we may have, and whether we’re allowed to walk away, but more recently, ...
Singer M.I.A. And rapper Tommy Genesis get to know the concept EQ in the first chapter of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Story.
The Concept EQ adopts, next to M.I.A. And Tommy Genesis, the leading role in Mercedes-Benz’ global fashion campaign.
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM Team to benefit from REMUS’s 25 years of racing experience.
It was 15 years ago today that a feisty, little- known car company came ashore in the United States and captured the hearts of Americans from coast-to-coast. Since 2002, MINI USA has sold and delivered more than 725,000 MINIs to delighted customers across the country. Over the past 15 years, MINI has grown its vehicle portfolio from the iconic single Hardtop model that launched the brand here in the U.S. to include four unique models each with their own personality. The MINI Convertible, MINI Cl...
There’s nothing better than the open road—and the best road trips almost always happen when there’s a warm breeze ruffling your hair. MORE: Your Guide to the Travel Essentials You Need for 2017 Spring is in the air and summer’s right around the corner, making it the perfect time to start planning that road trip you’ve always dreamed of. Envision yourself—top down, smile on your face, taking in the California coast line or the Sedona mountains. It’s pretty much ...
Anyone with a credit card can stroll into Barneys and emerge looking like Fashion with a capital F—but that’s not necessarily what truly stylish people do. Very few people—credit cards or not—can be considered humans of genuine style. Yes, draping yourself in the coolest labels and piling on “It” items might give you a boost of instant sartorial gratification, but in six months those pieces will be obsolete, you’ll be out a month’s rent, and you’ll feel...