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Yes, A Bunch of Designer Styles Are on Sale for Prime Day

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Prime Day is happening right now, so if you don’t know the drill, you’ll want to drop everything to shop all the incredible fashion deals before it ends tonight. They tend to sell out fast, so it’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-them kind of opportunity. The same rings true with Amazon-owned Shopbop, where on-sale items disappear before you even have a chance to add to cart. Right now the best of both worlds are colliding and there are some truly luxe designer finds heavily discounted from brands like Ganni, Marc Jacobs, Vince, and more. You can take to up to 40 percent off active apparel, bags, accessories, and dresses, but since there’s a lot to browse through we rounded up some of the best steals for you below.

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1

this cute top

Plaid Blouse

Natasha Zinko

$425.00

$212.50 (50% off)

Though it’s only available in two sizes now, this adorable top is 40 percent off. The square neckline, pattern, and asymmetrical hem make this a standout style. 

2

this tie-dye tee

Tokyo Crop Tee

Need anymore dyed T-shirts? Grab this vivid green one from Cotton Citizen at 40 percent off. 

3

this cutie bag

Micro Mini Bag

A baby bag in this bright shade and elegant gold accents is made for summer. You can even attach it to another purse with the clip. 

4

these espadrilles

Carina Wedge Espadrilles

Castañer x Paul Smith

Okay, so there’s only one of these left in a 7.5, so if that’s your size it’s a race to buy these oh-so pretty rainbow espadrilles! 

5

this popular dress

Seersucker Check Dress

Ganni

$285.00

$199.50 (30% off)

Ganni’s check dress is one of its most popular styles, and it’s 30 percent off now in sizes 2 and 10. Go, go, go!

6

these knit sweats

Chabela Pants

LOVESHACKFANCY

$395.00

$158.00 (60% off)

I know, I know, you prob don’t need any more sweats, but these pretty knit ones with pastel hearts are so hard to resist. AND they’re more than half off…

7

these fuzzy slides

Kalina Slipper

Your feet will be so happy with these slippers, and your wallet will be so happy with the deal. A win-win. 

8

this graphic sportsbra

Sara Airweight Bra

Take 28 percent off this hard-to-miss sports bra by this athleisure brand favorite. 

9

this quilted bag

Quilted Nylon Large Bag

Marc Jacobs

$325.00

$197.28 (39% off)

A roomy bag to take on a weekend getaway is a must, and this Marc Jacobs bag with its quilted texture is a no-brainer. 

10

this buttoned dress

Loretta Dress

STAUD

$395.00

$276.50 (30% off)

This flattering red dress hits below the knee and will look great with a summery straw bag. 

11

this mask and headband set

Face Covering and Headband Set

Two for one! This leopard-printed mask and headband combo by Lele Sadoughi is a straight-up deal. 

12

this chain belt

Le Petit Oval Buckle Belt

I’m usually not a belt person, but the chain detail on this tan FRAME style is very convincing at 20 percent off. 

13

this gold necklace

Polished Gold Chain Link Necklace

You can’t have too many gold necklaces, right? A chunky chain one at 20 percent off makes a compelling case. 

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Chromat Gave Me Permission to Celebrate Myself

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We’re by the ocean, but it’s not just any beach. It’s Jacob Riis Park, where queer people flock to get away from city noise and flaunt our bodies, curves, bulges, rolls, scars… everything that makes us beautiful.

“It’s the place where I’ve seen more Chromat in the wild than any place on earth,” says Becca McCharen-Tran, designer of the brand.

Bodies of water have always been a source of power for us. In New York City, those who aren’t at the beach often hang at the piers along the Hudson River. Water is a source of life.

As a model for this collection, I am walking alongside people of different sizes, ancestries, and abilities. We are living embodiments of our lineage carried forward. In these times, colonization has severed us from our past selves, where many of us were spiritual leaders, historians, shamans, mediums—we were respected for the knowledge we brought to our people.

The runway procession at Chromat.

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This collection, titled “Collective Opulence Celebrating Kindred,” demands that the world witness us. We are beautiful and unchanged. We are beautiful in all the ways we seek to transform, too.

“As trans and gender nonconforming, non-binary, intersex people, we deserve to feel pleasure and feel sexy, like hot and delicious, as huge meals and little snacks,” says artist and filmmaker Tourmaline, who collaborated with McCharen-Tran on the spring/summer 2022 collection.

Runway shows have begun to diverge from thin, white, and tall because of the many years activists spent trying to shift entrenched cultural norms. Plus-size models are only sprinkled into runway shows, even though the majority of American women are plus-size in the eyes of the fashion industry. Chromat has consistently showcased the full scope of humanity, in all of our abilities, genders, and body types.

“When we used to ask our friends to model, it was so shocking. Now it’s the bare minimum with brands,” says McCharen-Tran. “With this collection, it’s also a jump forward in how trans bodies can be envisioned.”

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Xoài Pham.

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“Chromat has consistently showcased the full scope of humanity, in all of our abilities, genders, and body types.”

I have spent years strategizing how to warp my body in a way that creates safety for me. At the beach, especially, where our bodies are on full display, trans women are constantly wracked with danger. What makes it all the more heartbreaking is that my ancestors lived by the Pacific, in central Vietnam. They would greet the day at sunrise to be in the ocean. It was a source of food, play, and solace. The ocean is home. But it was made to be dangerous to me after many centuries of criminalization and targeting of gender-variant people.

What’s remarkable about Chromat’s commitment to showcasing all kinds of bodies is the way it allows us to experience a future we’ve always deserved. For a moment, we are time-traveling together. We are bringing the future to us.

When I nervously slipped on the one-piece, made with a pouch for people who have penises, I thought of all the times I had to hide and pretend that I had a body that wasn’t mine. This time, I was given permission to not only come as I am, but celebrate myself and those who share my experience. I was asked to let myself breathe and take pleasure in just being me, alongside my community.

Hair and makeup was intended to emulate archival photos of Black trans icon Marsha P. Johnson, with heavy blush on her cheeks and flowers throughout her hair.

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Models at Jacob Riis Beach.

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“So much of Marsha’s legacy was around fashion,” says Tourmaline. “Marsha’s actions were in rebellion to the morality of the state, using fashion to control trans bodies, like with the anti-crossdressing laws police enforced to raid Stonewall. Those laws have an aesthetic level of violence.”

The runway show was a ritual in remembrance of the people who led the way for us to be able to be all of who we are.

When we listen to the ocean, we are listening to ourselves. If we listen closely, we can hear the laughs of Marsha P. Johnson, the shouts of Sylvia Rivera in between drags of her cigarette. We can hear the clacking heels of Octavia St. Laurent.

As writer and scholar Alexis Pauline Gumbs teaches us, water holds memories through sound waves that live inside the ebb and flow. All of this history is stored and carried along the Hudson, down to where the river meets the coastline of the Rockaways. And from there, it travels to the oceans that carry our trauma and our lineage. Here we are, unabashed, in each other’s arms, in their name, in their memory.

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Billie Eilish Changed Into a Stunning Red Oscar de la Renta Cape Dress Inside the 2021 Met Gala

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Billie Eilish’s nude princess dress just started her night at the Met Gala. While most celebs debuted their second looks at the Met Gala after parties, Eilish changed inside the gala. She switched into a sheer red Oscar de la Renta cape dress.

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She wore a third look, a lace top and sleeveless black mini dress, at an after party later.

Eilish spoke to The Guardian at the end of July about the pressure some people feel to always look good and how she views it. “Since I was a kid, my dad and I have always talked about a certain type of person who’s so insecure, or hyperaware and self-conscious, that they never move in a weird way, or make a weird face, because they always want to look good,” she started. “I’ve noticed that, and it makes me so sad. If you’re always standing a certain way, walking in a certain way, and always have your hair just so… It’s such a loss to always try to always look good. It’s such a loss of joy and freedom in your body.”

She added that she is not fully immune to the pressures social media or unaffected by the edited photos posted there. “I see people online, looking like I’ve never looked,” she said. “And immediately I am like, oh my God, how do they look like that? I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people actually use in photos, and I actually know what looks real can be fake. Yet I still see it and go, oh God, that makes me feel really bad. And I mean, I’m very confident in who I am, and I’m very happy with my life.”

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Why Miley Cyrus Didn’t Attend the 2021 Met Gala

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Miley Cyrus’s big return to the Met Gala will have to wait another year. The singer was not at the New York City event this evening. She didn’t reveal her exact whereabouts on her Instagram, but she was last photographed earlier this month, performing in Napa, California. The singer was not in New York City for fashion week last week or the MTV VMAs yesterday either.

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Cyrus last attended the Met Gala in 2019 with her then-husband Liam Hemsworth.

Cyrus opened up to Vogue in June about her fashion and how her style has evolved over the years. “Fashion to me is kind of flipping yourself inside out,” she said. “It’s like wearing your heart, wearing your guts, wearing your values, wearing your identity, wearing your pain, wearing your joy. There’s something kind of childlike [about it]. You’re so fearless when you get yourself dressed when you’re a kid. You don’t think about what someone will think of you or what they’ll judge. It’s just about expression and how you feel that day. There’s a fearlessness. And so when I get dressed, I try to kind of think like my inner child, and be genuine and authentic in whatever I’m wearing.”

The outlet asked her what layers of herself she keeps private. “Well, if I answered this question, then I wouldn’t really be holding it back from the public!” she started. “But I have a very intimate and close relationship with my family. But like all families, we’re also complex, but we embrace the fact that each of us are so different from one another. Me and my siblings, we’re a lot alike, but we also have big differences. And we just accept that and don’t judge each other. And our family makes unconditional love a priority.”

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