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J.K. Rowling’s Secret Book, Kelly Osbourne is Engaged, and More


J.K. Rowling used a pen name for her newest book to try and get a more objective reader (and critical) response to the story. [Deadline]
Optimize the benefits of swimming with a workout plan courtesy of Olympic swimmer Kim Vandenberg. [Well+Good]
Kelly Osbourne is now engaged to vegan chef Matthew Mosshart, her boyfriend of two years. Congrats! [E! Online]
Ever wondered why mosquitoes love you more than your friends? From blood type to clothing, here’s why these insects have such finicky tastes. [Glamour]
Here’s a first-hand account of Alexander Wang’s free-for-all event. 150 shoppers got to pick anything from the designer’s T line for free. [Fashionista]
Kanye West’s highly anticipated capsule collection with A.P.C. both launched and sold out in one day. [People Style Watch]



—Geraldine
Follow Kanye’s lead and try something new. To start, here are 5 unforgettable Korean foods.

J.K. Rowling’s Secret Book, Kelly Osbourne is Engaged, and More

—Geraldine

Follow Kanye’s lead and try something new. To start, here are 5 unforgettable Korean foods.

A Roadtrip-Ready Playlist for Summer Cruisin’

Imagine being in a car with all your friends, top down, a cool breeze coming through the window and a stack of maps to your right. That’s the life, right?

Right about now you’re probably piling into the backseat of an SUV and heading to your July fourth destination. Well, every great road trip requires a killer soundtrack, which is why we asked our staffers for some of their favorite adventure-ready tunes of the moment.

From the high energy beats of Icona Pop to the super chill vibes of Alabama Shakes, we’ve picked the perfect tracks to crank up while you’re cruising down the highway. Press play, sit back, and enjoy the ride.

—Geraldine

Planning on partying too? Here’s how to assemble the perfect party playlist.

Rosario Dawson Shaves Her Head, Juicing as a Religion, and More
The gorgeous Rosario Dawson is sporting a new punk-inspired hairstyle for her upcoming flick Finally Famous. Anyone else loving it? [People]
Award-winning perfumer Calice Becker chats about the process behind developing perfumes with luxury brands like Oscar de la Renta. [Refinery 29]
If chemical teeth whiteners freak you out, try these seven superfoods to help brighten your smile naturally. [Bella Sugar]
Zac Posen reflects on his journey to designer stardom. One piece of advice: “You have to have chutzpah.” [Fashionista]
Is juice fasting a new religion? Check out this theory on why people cleanse. [The Cut]
Kanye West reveals the details on the designer that snubbed him during fashion week and how that inspired one of his new songs. [W Magazine]
—Geraldine
Planning your summer travels? Here are some tips and stories from our jet-setting editor-at-large Christine Ajudua.
(Photo: Raymond Hall/Wireimage)

Rosario Dawson Shaves Her Head, Juicing as a Religion, and More

—Geraldine

Planning your summer travels? Here are some tips and stories from our jet-setting editor-at-large Christine Ajudua.

(Photo: Raymond Hall/Wireimage)

Backstreet Boys are Back (Again), Kim and Kanye’s Maybe Baby Name, and More
Oh, Backstreet Boys. Le sigh. Our favorite ’90s boy band is back with a brand new single: “In a World like This.” Let the nostalgia commence. [Buzzfeed]
Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s baby name may have been revealed—and it starts with a K. [Refinery 29]
Former beauty director of Teen Vogue, Eva Chen, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Lucky. Here’s why she’s the best person for the job. [Fashionista]
Applying lipstick is simple in theory, but bold lip colors can be tough to pull off. Use these five easy steps to score a seriously perfect pout. [She Finds]
Don’t tell A, but Pretty Little Liars hair stylist Kim Ferry is revealing the secrets to the show’s coveted beachy waves and more. [Beauty High]
—Geraldine
Getting a gorgeous bold lip requires the perfect shade. Customize your very own color at Bite Beauty’s Lip Lab.

Backstreet Boys are Back (Again), Kim and Kanye’s Maybe Baby Name, and More

Oh, Backstreet Boys. Le sigh. Our favorite ’90s boy band is back with a brand new single: “In a World like This.” Let the nostalgia commence. [Buzzfeed]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s baby name may have been revealed—and it starts with a K. [Refinery 29]

Former beauty director of Teen Vogue, Eva Chen, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Lucky. Here’s why she’s the best person for the job. [Fashionista]

Applying lipstick is simple in theory, but bold lip colors can be tough to pull off. Use these five easy steps to score a seriously perfect pout. [She Finds]

Don’t tell A, but Pretty Little Liars hair stylist Kim Ferry is revealing the secrets to the show’s coveted beachy waves and more. [Beauty High]

—Geraldine

Getting a gorgeous bold lip requires the perfect shade. Customize your very own color at Bite Beauty’s Lip Lab.

Angelina’s First Appearance Since Surgery, Kim and Kanye Are Having a Girl, and More
Angelina Jolie steps out in a custom Saint Laurent gown for her first red carpet appearance since her double mastectomy. [Fashionista]
It’s official —Kim and Kanye are having a baby girl! [Glamour]
This weekend’s Chime for Change event celebrated women and here’s a celebration of their best looks from the night. [Bella Sugar]
Are epilators worth the pain for fuzz-free legs? [Refinery29]
Last night’s episode of Game of Thrones was too much to handle, but author George R.R. Martin had his reasons for writing The Red Wedding. (caution: spoilers) [Entertainment Weekly]
— Bre
Catch up on all things Birchbox in our weekly Reading List.
(photo: Rune Hellestad/Corbis)

Angelina’s First Appearance Since Surgery, Kim and Kanye Are Having a Girl, and More

— Bre

Catch up on all things Birchbox in our weekly Reading List.

(photo: Rune Hellestad/Corbis)

Why Anne Hathaway Didn’t Wear Valentino to the Oscars, Kimye is Having a Girl, and More
The story behind why Anne Hathaway pulled a dress switcherroo the night of the Oscars and opted for Prada over her usual Valentino. [Fashionista]
Check out Ginnifer Goodwin’s smoldering eye makeup and other exceptional beauty looks from the Vanity Fair Oscars party. [BellaSugar]
Kimye (a.k.a. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian) has announced that they’re having a girl. Congrats to the happy couple! [NY Daily News]
Perfect the mermaid crimp with this Refinery29 video tutorial. [Refinery29]
No official announcement has been made yet, but rumor has it that the mammoth discount retails TJMaxx and Marshalls have plans to finally get into the ecommerce game. [Style Bistro]
What’s the best cut for your face shape? Find out—and relay the info to your stylist stat. [InStyle]
-Charisse
See who we chose for the top beauty looks at the 85th annual Academy Awards.
(Photo: Getty Images)

Why Anne Hathaway Didn’t Wear Valentino to the Oscars, Kimye is Having a Girl, and More

-Charisse

See who we chose for the top beauty looks at the 85th annual Academy Awards.

(Photo: Getty Images)

The Newest Target Collaborator? Prabal Gurung!

Come February, you’ll be able to dress like Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Oprah, and Zoe Saldanafor a fraction of the price! (Photo: stylecaster.com)

—Hallie

While you’re waiting to get your hands on the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura collection, feel free to take any of these popular Shu Uemura hair products for a spin!