Adam Selman’s Fall Beauty Look Was Inspired By Tonya Harding

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And “Willie Nelson roadies”

Tonya Harding liked her nails bright, her hair teased, and her makeup loud. To pay homage to that boldness, Adam Selman borrowed from the former ice skater’s beauty look for his Fall 2018 show.

The nails, in particular, were a shout-out to the athlete, who had fallen from grace following the attack staged by her ex-husband on fellow ice skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. They were filed into an almond shape, with half painted using a “strong and sexy” red and others a glitter fuchsia. “Back in the day, before the movie, she always had nails,” ORLY Ambassador and nail artist Holly Falcone told us backstage. “Even in interviews now, she always has a strong glitter nail, a french nail, or something." She also notes that Selman was a fan of Harding’s long before the Margot Robbie-helmed I, Tonya, but we’re sure her relevance now and the nail nod isn't a mere coincidence.

On a different note, the hair was inspired by “Willie Nelson roadies,” hairstylist James Pecis tells us. “When I think Willie Nelson, I think, of course, of braids,” he says. The models were seen with plaits backstage, but they were taken out before they hit the runway. This was done to add some waves to the hair. "When I think of a roadie, I think of someone who's wearing a hat, moving equipment around, that's sweaty and sticky,” Pecis says. Hence the “boyish swoop” of hair that could be seen on most models.

The makeup, meanwhile, included a stripe of blush, a bitten wine lip, and a pop of either chrome yellow, bright pink, or blue color on the eyes. It was topped off by three different kinds of black eyeliner. “We’re not correcting, we’re painting,” makeup artist Dick Page says. “It’s an imperfect kind of beauty.”

Together, we get a late ‘80s, early ‘90s beauty dream. “It’s a balance of being sick and twisted,” Pecis explains. 

Check out some versions of the full look ahead.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.