School’s Out: Your Guide To Summer Fashion And Beauty

Photographed by Tory Rust. Styled by Heather Newberger.

Get ready to break some rules

School’s out, and you know what that means: It’s time to break the rules. With the arrival of warm weather, long days, and chunks of free time come looks that break free from the everyday uniform and tamer side of things. Bold and brilliant take the lead, while the muted and mundane of previous seasons become a thing of the past.

Rainbow brights are paired with even more rainbow brights, the mixing and matching of prints, patterns, and textures become the norm, and the no-makeup makeup look gets ditched for vibrant, flashy, and out-there looks. All in all, it’s a time to be loud and do anything but go by the books.

Photographer and Director: Tory Rust at Apostrophe
Stylist and Art Director: Heather Newberger 
Makeup: Tony Tulve at Kreative Kommune using M.A.C
Hair: Ashley Rubell at BA Reps
Nails: Honey at Exposure
Models: Bri Morris at Muse, Rori Grenert and Ocean Waring at Red Image, Diana Veras at Jag, Dominique Babineaux at State, Max Von Isser a Fusion Models, Fuji Ng at Americana
Producer: Cayla Damick with Spirit Animal Productions 
Casting: Eric Cano 
DP: Blaine Dunkley 
Video Editor: Kyle Moriarty  
Music: Dom Bodo
Photo Assistant: Alejandra Vasquez and Anushila Shaw
Stylist Assistant: Noa Rachel Bricklin
Makeup Assistant: Natalia Lopez de Quintana
Hair Assistant: Jackie Seabrooke
Production Assistant: Jennifer Turpeau

Photo by Tory Rust, styled by Heather Newburger

Be colorful AF
Let us guess: You spent your whole winter in dark and muted tones, and then in washed-out pastels over spring. Well, summer is a time of celebration—and now that it’s here, its time to bust out all things colorful, bright, and bold. Wear a literal rainbow, or style together two clashing variations of the same print. While summer tends to be the season of denim, keep thing interesting with pops of color, such as a rainbow-print handbag.

Diana is wearing a Lazy Oaf shirt, SHRIMP jumpsuit, Alice & Olivia bag, Gola shoes, and & Other Stories socks. Dominique is wearing a Feng Sway vintage shirt, shorts, and shoes and a Gola bag. Rori is wearing an Alice & Olivia shirt, PRPS skirt, Coach shoes, and & Other Stories socks.

Photo by Tory Rust, styled by Heather Newburger

Brighten up your beauty
Just as we love to incorporate neon brights into our wardrobe during the warmer months, why not do the same for our beauty look? Makeup artist Tony Tulve went for total ‘80s excess on Rori. Inspired by the strong female personalities of the decade, he turned up the intensity on the classic cat eye, recreating it in metallic purple (shadowed by bright pinks and violets) and pairing it with a fuchsia lip that strikes just the right note without overpowering.

Better yet? Turn up the volume on your hair and brows with a little DIY hair color session, keeping the rest of the look clean and fresh with just the subtlest hint of eye gloss and highlighter.

Fuji is wearing a J. Papa shirt and Privacy Policy shorts. Ocean is wearing a Krammer & Stoudt shirt and YMC pants. Max is wearing a Libertine jacket.

Photo by Tory Rust, styled by Heather Newburger

Or go for minimal color
Goth kids can do summer, too! Keep your heat attraction to a minimum by pairing your typically all-black ensembles with white—and subtle hints of color if you dare.

Fuji is wearing a J. Papa shirt and Private Policy shorts. Ocean is wearing a Krammer & Stoudt shirt and YMC pants. Max is wearing a Libertine jacket.

Photo by Tory Rust, styled by Heather Newburger

Rethink your uniform
School’s out, but your uniform doesn’t have to be put away until fall—just rethink it. Pair your classic collared shirt with a floral maxi and combat boots for a look that screams ‘90s or breathe new life into your uniform skirt by bringing a ruffled crop top into the mix.

Diana is wearing an & Other Stories shirt and socks, ASOS skirt, and Gola shoes. Dominique is wearing a Coach shirt, dress, and bag and Dr. Martens shoes. 

Photo by Tory Rust, styled by Heather Newburger

Pair your look with a white nail
For a fresh, ‘60s touch, pair your bold and bright ensemble with a white nail that will really pop. Not much of a minimalist? Do an accent nail or...

Dominique is wearing a Feng Sway vintage shirt Alice & Olivia bag, and Lady Grey earring. Rori is wearing a Simone Rocha dress.

Photo by Tory Rust, styled by Heather Newburger

Take a walk on the wild side
... go all out with a total wild card nail look. Mix and match the colors, textures, and bedazzlements of your dreams for a look that’s truly statement making.

Bri is wearing a Lazy Oaf shirt and stylist's own necklace.

Photo by Tory Rust, styled by Heather Newburger

Screw the rules
When summer rolls around, it’s time to break the rules—especially the rules of fashion. Be experimental with layering (skirts over pants, anyone?) and your overall pairing of prints and colors.

Bri is wearing a Molly Goddard shirt, Scrap City LA tee via NYLONshop, Simone Rocha pants and skirt, and MNZ shoes. Max is wearing a David Hart shirt and pants, Coach shoes, and stylist's own bag.

Photo by Tory Rust, styled by Heather Newburger

Don't leave prints to just your clothes
Mixing-and-matching doesn’t have to stop at your clothes. Throw in some printed or bedazzled shoes into the mix to really get the party started.

Dominique is wearing a Valfre dress via NYLONshop, YRU shoes via NYLONshop, and an Elie Saab ring. Diana is wearing a Sarah McCall shirt, Gola shoes, & Other Stories socks, and her own overalls. Fuji is wearing an & Other Stories shirt and socks, Feng Sway vintage shorts, and Krammer & Stoudt for Mason Garment shoes.

Photo by Tory Rust, styled by Heather Newburger

But most of all, have fun
When it comes down to it, summer is all about freedom—the freedom of self-expression and being uniquely you. Embrace yourself as well as others and, most of all, have fun with it.

Clockwise from left: Ocean is wearing a Coach jacket. Fuji is wearing an & Other Stories shirt. Dominique is wearing a Valfre dress via NYLONshop. Max is wearing an ASOS shirt. Bri is wearing a High Heels Suicide jacket via NYLONshop, an & Other Stories shirt, and Target tee. Rori is wearing an Elie Saab dress. Diana is wearing a Sarah McCall shirt and her own overalls.

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Well, actually it's crocodile, but she looks out of this world so...

Winnie Harlow walked the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday on her way to a screening of Oh Mercy!, wearing a showstopping gown.

The sheer black dress featured green embroidery on the front and back, which Ralph and Russo confirmed was in the shape of a crocodile. She belted the dress with a black crocodile skin-like belt and finished the look off with some strappy heels. She didn't leave it at just that. For beauty, Harlow packed on full lids of sparkly purple eyeshadow. She kept her hair sleek and simple.

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Though the brand says otherwise, as Game of Thrones fans, we'd like to think the embroidery is reminiscent of a dragon's skin. Not to mention, Harlow looks out-of-this-world beautiful in it.

Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

That denim kimono!!

Marion Cotillard shut down the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday at a screening for Matthias Et Maxime. Instead of an extravagant gown that's expected of the event, Cotillard wore a matching black crop top and shorts. Despite wearing an outfit I typically don to a hot yoga class, she looks incredible. She completed the look with an oversized denim kimono, a statement necklace, and heeled booties.

Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

At first, I was drawn in by the crop top and hotpants duo, but, after looking closer at the kimono, it's clear that it's the real scene-stealer. The floor-length Balmain piece was decorated with artful rips and dragon motifs. I would like to live in it.

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Let's all bow down to the Khaleesi of Cannes.

Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images.

"It doesn't make you weak to ask for help"

Singer Billie Eilish is continuing to open up about mental health, this time in a new PSA video in partnership with the Ad Council and Seize the Awkward.

In the video, Eilish insists that "it doesn't make you weak to ask for help." She doubles down on the importance of asking for help, and stresses the importance of friends and family being there when their close ones reach out and checking in on them as well. "You should be able to ask anyone for help, everyone has to help someone if they need it." According to Eilish, there have been times when someone reached out to her at the exact moment she needed it, and it helped.

It was particularly refreshing to see Eilish acknowledge that there are things she still doesn't know and has to learn about her mental health. At the very beginning of the video, the interviewer asks her to reflect on her mental health journey, and all Eilish can do is let out chortle. "I think when people hear, 'Remember to take care of your mental health,' they think that everyone else is, and that is not at all accurate," she admitted. "You know, for me I'm trying to learn still to make sure that I stay okay."

Check out the PSA below.

Billie Eilish On Mental Health & Friendship | Ad Council

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Photograph via @kimkardashian.


Kim Kardashian has definitely been accused of borrowing a design now and then. But when Instagram influencer and Kardashian look-alike Kamilla Osman claimed the entrepreneur copied her birthday look for a Met Gala after-party, Kardashian was not going to let it fly—and shared plenty of photo evidence to shut down the claim.

Fashion industry watchdog Diet Prada first noticed Osman's claims on Instagram and shared side-by-side images of Kardashian's Cher-inspired outfit designed by Mugler and Osman's dress. "Never get confused with who 'inspires' who. They won't give you credit but they will copy," Osman wrote on her IG story. "I designed this dress for my birthday last year. Nobody had a dress like this was an original design."

Kardashian responded by posting the true inspiration behind her look: images of Cher, in similarly sparkly, plunging-neckline dresses and wigs, and of model Yasmeen Ghauri walking a Mugler show in the '90s. In fact, the only similarity between Osman's and Kardashian's looks is the bodycon mini-dress style, which the two are not the first to wear. Among the images, Kardashian included a blank slide with the hashtag "NotOnMyMoodBoard," making it clear that this was in response to Osman's claims.

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Though I am with Kim on this one, Kardashian does have a history of co-opting other people's work. From being sued over her Kimoji app, to claims she copied makeup palettes and perfume bottle designs, to being accused of copying Naomi Campbell's entire style, it's far from the first (and probably, far from the last) time Kardashian's name will be mentioned like this.


After delivered the perfect pep talk

When Lena Waithe took over as a guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live, her first time ever as a late-night host, actress and friend Halle Berry knew exactly how to pump her up. After Kimmel's security guard Guillermo Rodriguez hit the "Berry Button" (a large button on the wall that says just that), Berry came running out in a backless tee and boyfriend jeans to give Waithe a pep talk... and plant one on her.

Berry rolled in as if she'd just jogged from hanging out with her friends to come to Waithe's immediate aid, joking she wasn't dressed for the occasion; but, let's be real, she could wear a paper bag, and we wouldn't complain. Waithe requested the "Halle Berry juice," similar to her 2002 Oscars speech, and Berry immediately had the lights turned down low and jumped into inspirational speech mode.

"I know that you are a force of nature. You are a beautiful African-American queen going after everything that is hers," Berry said before going on to list Waithe's many titles and accomplishments. She jokingly concluded, "And you already winning, girl, 'cause you are dressed way better than Jimmy ever will," before asking if Waithe needed anything else. Clearly, Waithe thought that was all Berry was there to do, because she said no, but Berry insisted she needed one more thing before grabbing Waithe's face and surprising her with a kiss. "Wow," Waithe reacted after Berry pulled away, and honestly same!

Watch the video, below.

Lena Waithe's Guest Host Monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live