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Experience the Dior Couture Show in 60 Seconds Flat

Bondage ponytails, glittery boots, and so much more. 

Monday's Christian Dior haute couture show had just about everything: a fuzzy pink carpet, plenty of bondage ponytails, and even some blindingly glittery sequined boots. Take a one-minute tour of the show with this new hyperlapse video from photographer Kevin Tachman. Your trip back to the Bowie-inspired future begins now. 

The 25 Best Boots to Buy Right Now

Bonus: Most of them are on sale.

While the Blizzard of 2015 turned out to be a big bust for New York City, we unfortunately have two more months of winter to go. If you're looking to mix up your boot rotation, there are still loads of great options you can buy right now. (Added bonus: Most of them are on sale.) Looking for one that hits your knee or above? Splurge on Gianvito Rossi's luxurious over-the-knee pair, or grab Chloé's equestrian-inspired style for 60 percent off. If you'd rather stick to booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim has a cozy lined option to keep your toes warm, while & Other Stories has a flashy silver pair that could be worn well into spring. Click ahead to see all of these options and more.

How to Fake Thick, Healthy Brows

Because growing in your eyebrows takes forever.

You know what's worse than watching paint dry? Waiting for eyebrow hairs to grow in. Eyebrow guru to-the-stars Kristie Streicher (her clients include Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams) says that in order to coax your brows to grow into a new growth pattern, you need to stop tweezing them completely for a month. But until then, to figure out how to solve the problem of sparse brow hairs, I asked Gucci Beauty makeup artist Aaron Henrikson to show us his technique for creating understated brows with enough shape and dimension that no one will know you're enduring the growing-out phase. 

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Timberland Cuts Ties With A.P.C. Over Offensive Remarks

"This kind of language and approach is in complete contrast with our values."

Designer Jean Touitou raised hackles with his statements at A.P.C.'s most recent men's collection. When a group of looks accessorized with the A.P.C. x Timberland collaboration boots came down the runway, the designer narrated as follows: "The Timberland here is a very strong ghetto signifier. In the ghetto, it is all the Timberlands, all the big chain," among other remarks. He also titled the segment "Last Ni##@$ IN PARIS." The designer later defended his comments to Style.com, saying, "I am friends with Kanye, and he and I presented a joint collection at the same place, one year ago, and that this thing is only [an] homage to our friendship. As a matter of fact, when I came up with this idea, I wrote to him, with the picture of the look and the name I was giving to it, and he wrote back immediately saying something like, 'I love this vibe.'"

Today, Timberland's president Stewart Whitney issued a statement that the company will not be going forward with its relationship with A.P.C. ... Here's his statement in full:

Yesterday we became aware of the offensive remarks made by Jean Touitou during his A.P.C. Fall Menswear show in Paris. We have chosen to immediately terminate our involvement with the A.P.C. brand, including the footwear collaboration we had planned for this fall.

Simply stated, this kind of language and approach is in complete contrast with our values. Timberland seeks to collaborate with designers and brands who are at the forefront of lifestyle trends; equally important, they must also share our values. We will not tolerate offensive language or racial slurs of any kind being associated with the Timberland brand.

We've reached out to A.P.C. for a comment, and will update this when we hear back.

Couture: Brides, Flowers, and Naomi Campbell

Plus: Jean Paul Gaultier's commentary on marriage. 

PARIS — The “death of couture” has been a phrase bandied about for decades now; it’s a milieu, people argue, for unbridled id and artistry (or at least a spectacle to drum up perfume sales). But the shows today, on the penultimate day of couture, seemed like a backlash against this simplistic generalization. And there were a lot of flowers.

Women queued up to check their furs in the vestiaire, and I spotted multiple tiaras in the crowd. »

Keri Russell: Victim of the Great L.L. Bean Winter-Boot Shortage of 2015?

She had to settle for open-toed sandals.

While most of us in the New York City area are surviving this winter unscathed, Keri Russell is perhaps the highest-profile victim of the great L.L. Bean Boot Shortage of 2015. Here she is, walking gingerly across a snowy Brooklyn street, like a newborn fawn stepping onto a frozen pond in the only winter footwear she could find as a substitute.

 

Ask Polly: Why Did My Friends Ditch Me?

Two people lying to each other isn't a friendship, it's a Raymond Carver story.

Dear Polly,

My issue is that I feel dismissed by a lot of people I consider friends and it hurts. I have tried to make new friends but for some reason or other it never works for us. I resent my friends and I feel like they're constantly doing things without me. I become like a psycho ex, going through Instagram and seeing pictures of them (without me) at the beach or at a bar or at someone's apartment and feeling rage. My friends might think I'm super-needy because I always want to be out doing something but honestly, it's not like I'm asking them to do some grueling, tedious activity. I'm just asking for company.

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Fashion’s Elite Forced to Choose Between Chanel and the Met Ball

So what's it going to be, New York or Seoul?

Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. A looming scheduling conflict this spring is already causing anxiety in the fanciest of circles: Chanel's cruise show in Seoul, part of its globe-trotting show plan for 2015, takes place on May 4, the same day as the Met Ball. Whatever will the terminally posh do?

Women's Wear Daily contacted the Chanel powers-that-be to discuss this thorny question. A spokesperson pronounced the scheduling "extremely difficult," explaining, "We had committed to bringing our cruise collection to our Korean clients and May 4 was the only possible date. Chanel is very much dedicated to supporting the Anna Wintour Costume Institute Benefit this year as we always have. We greatly respect the incredible contributions Anna Wintour and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have made toward the preservation, education and celebration of the art of fashion, and are proud to be a supporter of this important institution.”

Meanwhile, the only member of the jet set not quaking in their Céline boots about whether it's better to incur the wrath of Anna or stand up the Met Ball crowd in favor of Karl is probably ... Karl himself. Knowing his ways, we wouldn't put it past him to clone himself for the big day.

Ewan McGregor Is Too Polite to Tell You About His Huge Penis

Allow Colin Farrell to.

If Colin Farrell had Ewan McGregor’s penis, he’d be whipping it out constantly. Farrell told Nylon Guys, of McGregor (who is on the magazine's March cover),"I don’t think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would — or should — or could be.” And the fact that McGregor won’t tell you about his huge dick himself is a sign of his fine moral character. "I think that’s the greatest demonstration of his innate humility," Farrell added, "that he doesn’t wear it like a badge of honor."

First, I am shocked that men don’t logroll in this way more often. Second: Is dick-humility even a virtue? Have some pride, Ewan! Say yes to a wide-angle shower scene. Buy yourself a nice Rick Owens tunic. Take off your undies and go for a jog.


An Unusual Loafer to Update Your Office Uniform

Just the right amount of shine.

If you’re looking for a way to liven up your office uniform without going too out-there, pick up these Zara lace-ups. The classic style makes them work-appropriate, while the contrast between black velvet and a gold toe cap adds an unusual twist. Wear them with slim trousers and a fitted blazer for an edgy but professional look.

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Justin Bieber Used Seat Cushions As Camouflage

Resourceful!

Yesterday, Calvin Klein model and mediocre skateboarder Justin Bieber was photographed leaving an L.A. salon with what we can only presume was a haircut so bad that he refused to leave without 360-degree head protection. To hide his new hairdo from passersby and paparazzi, Bieber wore a royal-blue baseball cap, whose coverage he supplemented with two velvety seat-cushions pressed to either side of his skull. This innovative camouflage technique has the added benefit of blocking out most light and sound — like a portable sensory-deprivation chamber in which Justin can meditate. As for what happened inside the salon, subsequent photo evidence seems to suggest that Bieber’s sideburns are no longer blond.

The Apple Watch Is Finally Coming to Us in April

CEO Tim Cook made the big announcement.

The hotly anticipated Apple Watch is "right on schedule," Tim Cook announced yesterday, during Apple's quarterly earnings report. And now we're finally privy to that schedule. Forbes reports that the company will release the watch in April — not, as previously predicted, March. Forbes's sources indicated that supply-chain delays may have slowed down the process. Nevertheless, one has already found its way to Cook's wrist. "I’m using it every day and love it and can’t live without it,” the CEO added.

I Like This Bitch’s Life: Tamar Adler

Why can't I be a bean-soaking genius of leftovers?

Lifestyle writing is all about aspiration, which is code for making people envy you and shop accordingly. In our series I Like This Bitch’s Life, the Cut bitterly admits that it’s working.

The first story I read by Tamar Adler appeared last year in Vogue. Its premise was that Adler disliked dessert and so never cooked or ate it — but, if obliged to do so by love for her husband and the rigors of a magazine assignment, she would enlist the assistance of elite professional dessert-makers, cook the fanciest possible dessert, bring that dessert home, and then still not eat it.

As lifestyle journalism, this did not especially appeal to me.

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‘Trashy’ Women at Fox News Offend Mike Huckabee’s Delicate Sensibilities

A real lady doesn't drop F-bombs at work.

Ladies, if you're anything like us, you're always wondering what Mike Huckabee thinks of the things you say, the clothes you wear, and the choices you make about your body. Therefore, you'll be interested to know that the former Arkansas governor may disapprove of your lifestyle even if you haven't dropped an album that focuses heavily on your passion for feminism and banging your husband in limousines. In a Friday radio interview highlighted by Think Progress, the potential 2016 candidate said that while filming his Fox News show, he was shocked to hear his co-workers cursing — even the ladies! "In a business meeting that you might have in the South or in the Midwest there in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the F-bomb and use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting," Huckabee told host Jan Mickelson. "In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women do it.

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Soon You and Your Boyfriend Can Buy Posh, Matching Outfits

Selfridges will do away with the gender binary in March.

With skirts and makeup and shameless objectification cropping up on men’s runways this season, it’s no surprise that Selfridges is doing away with antiquated “men’s” and “women’s” sections. According to WWD, the U.K. department store will go “Agender” for six weeks this spring, taking “customers on a journey where they can choose to shop and dress without limitations or stereotypes.” There will be an exclusive, unisex line from furniture designer Faye Toogood, as well as capsules from Nicola Formichetti and Underground, plus designs from Ann Demeulemeester, Comme des Garçons, Meadham Kirchhoff, and Gareth Pugh. Shoppers can either fight their boyfriends to the death over pieces or join forces and destroy the local street-style game. Selfridges creative director Linda Hewson told WWD that she doesn’t see gender-bending as a trend that will come and go like peplums and trapeze dresses (good riddance). Rather, Selfridges is “tapping into a mind-set and acknowledging and responding to a cultural shift that is happening now ... as a test bed for experimentation around ideas of gender — both to allow our shoppers to approach the experience without preconceptions and for us as retailers to move the way we shop fashion forward.” I’d ask our London readers to pick something up for me, but who knows what size I wear in the post-gender fashion utopia?

Mandy Moore’s Breakup Instagram Speaks to All of Us

The basic part of our soul understands, Mandy.

Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams were, to the casual observer, a great and weird match: She was a perky pop star who sang "Candy" and seemed too basic to achieve Britney or Christina levels of late-'90s pop stardom; he was a twangy, broody songwriter in a leather jacket. There was something comforting in their union, and now they've called it quits after six years of marriage. She's missing him like candy, so took to Instagram to remind us.

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A.P.C. Designer Says He’s Not Racist Because He’s Friends With Kanye

After using the N-word in his show.

A.P.C. designer Jean Touitou, never one to shy away from controversy — namely, slamming Hedi Slimane, trashing collaborations, and manufacturing "douche" bags — basically courted it at his men's presentation in Paris. The designer typically holds up handwritten signs to denote new sections of the presentation. Thus, for one section, during which four models wore sweats accessorized with boots from the French brand's Timberland collaboration, the sign read, "Last Ni##@$ IN PARIS." 

"I call this one look Last N****s in Paris. Why? Because it's the sweet spot when the hood — the 'hood — meets Bertolucci's movie Last Tango in Paris. So that's 'N****s in Paris' and Last N****s in Paris," Touitou said, as reported by Style.com's reviewer.

Touitou:" The Timberland is a very strong ghetto signifier." »

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