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The Under-£40 M&S Trousers Our Editors Plan On Wearing All the Way Into Autumn

Twenty twenty-two is without doubt the year of the trouser. Tailored, slouchy, cargo, denim, low-rise… You name it; people want to wear it. But one shape, in particular, is pulling ahead as the most popular trouser trend, and it’s unsurprising, really. Wide-leg trousers are the wardrobe staple everyone from celebrities to our favourite influencers is wearing right now, and when you consider they’re comfy, chic and a really easy way to make an outfit look polished all year round, it totally makes sense.  They’ve quickly become one of our most-wanted categories on Who What Wear, probably because of how versatile they are. Trainers, heels, sandals, loafers—they all go with wide-legs. And since they’re inherently smart, you can pair them with any of the above and they work for the of...

If You’re a Bride-To-Be Planning a Beach Wedding, These are the Dresses to Wear

So many people are choosing to get married abroad on a beach (we don’t blame them turning it into a holiday), but this can make finding that specific bridal dress even more of a task. We all know how sand gets absolutely everywhere, so finding a dress that doesn’t collect the whole beach as you walk down the aisle is essential, and this is where short dresses come in handy. More traditional longer dresses still work, though, and we’ve found styles from The Row, Rixo and Reformation that would be perfect. If the beach destination in question is somewhere hot, you also have to think about looser-fitting gowns and materials such as linen to keep you cool. Luckily, we’ve found 17 wedding dresses that’ll suit everyone modern bride-to-be’s beach ceremony.  You Deserve to Make Mon...

6 Common Thin Hair Mistakes Hairstylists Want You To Avoid

Thin hair can be difficult. And the thing is, much like how one skincare product might work for your friend, but won’t agree with your skin, the same goes for hair products and hair thickening advice. Different hair tips and tricks will have varying success among hair types and textures. For instance, I’ve watched friends create tumbling, voluminous waves using a hair straightener on their hair, but when I try to replicate it on my own hair, the curls will never hold (I personally find a hair wand or tong will give me long-lasting curls). Therefore, if you’re looking for ways to make fine hair look fuller, it can pay to experiment with different techniques to see what works for your unique hair. However, there are some thin hair principles th...

D*Face Surfaces Hidden Issues By “Painting Over the Cracks” in Latest Exhibition

Multimedia artist D*Face revisits the stateside with a highly-anticipated solo exhibition entitled “Painting Over the Cracks.” Together with Corey Helford Gallery, the world-renowned London-based creative looks to unearth our society’s common reflex of choosing to ignore or hide issues. “Yes, yes, I’m aware the actual expression is to ‘paper over the cracks’ but for obvious reasons, painting felt more appropriate to me and to this show ─ with nearly one hundred murals under my belt, I’ve spent my fair share of time painting over real cracks in real walls,” D*Face explains on his current showcase. “If you haven’t heard the expression before, it essentially refers to the act of ignoring or hiding an issue in both the literal and metaphorical sense ─ it’s putting on a brave face and pretendin...

David Bowie Barbie Doll Marks 50th Anniversary of ‘Hunky Dory’: Where to Buy the Collector’s Item Online

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. David Bowie is getting the Barbie treatment in honor of the album that changed his career. The Barbie Signature Collection released its second, limited-edition Barbie as Bowie doll to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s Hunky Dory album on Wednesday (June 29). Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The dapper doll is decked out in a replica of Bowie’s iconic powder-blue suit worn in the “Life on Mars?” music video produced and directed by Mick Lock. Capturing Bowie’s unique style, the outfit is accessorize...

Futura and FWENCLUB Enter the Upside Down With Demogorgon Stainless Steel Sculpture

Futura has teamed up with Netflix and FWENCLUB to recreate the famed Demogorgon humanoid creature as seen on Stranger Things. Standing at 18 inches tall, the stainless steel sculpture is adorned with scratch marks on its leg, thighs and abdomen while its face — complete with the “petals” that open up and unveil a terrifying set of teeth— receives simple detailing. Demogorgon by FUTURA is available in an edition of 50 and will be packaged in a wooden box and arrived signed with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The piece marks FWENCLUB’s latest foray into the Upside Down, following last month’s collaborative COFFEE AND CONTEMPLATION Jim Hopper sculpture and figure with Japanese artist Yusuke Hanai. Take a look at the sculpture above. Demogorgon by FUTURA will launch exclusively o...

André Butzer Revisits His Wanderer Alter Ego in New Exhibition

André Butzer was recently immortalized through a detailed new book by TASCHEN which chronicles his three decade career. Still in the mode of creation, the German artist invites you back to his fictional world of NASAHEIM in a new exhibition at Galerie Max Hetzler in London. The eponymously titled show centers around the figure of the Wanderer — one of the first characters Butzer created, which in a way can be seen as his alter ego. Growing up in Stuttgart, Butzer dreamt of the sunny weather out in Southern California. Upon briefly realizing that dream in 2001, he realized that it did not quite live up to his expectations, leaving him to endlessly chase for a promise land that is ‘neither here, nor there.’ This character arc is shown within the series of paintings on view. In several, you c...

New Study Suggests Dance Music Is Good For Your Cognitive Health

Sad boi emo songs ain’t got nothin’ on dance music. A recent study published in Scientific Reports suggests that dance music can be beneficial to your cognitive health. They studied 51 young adults with an average age of 20, examining the effect of “groove rhythms” on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for the executive function that dictates our everyday movements and decisions. Conducted by a group of Japanese researchers, the study added that the music doesn’t necessarily have to be electronic dance music, but rather a song with a simple groove that makes you want to get up and dance. “The results were surprising,” Dr. Hideaki Soya, the study’s lead author, told ScienceDaily. “We found tha...

Joakim Ojanen to Release ‘Heartbreaker’ with Avant Arte

Playful, familiar, yet oddly surreal — Joakim Ojanen’s characters reflect the strata of emotion found within our everyday lives. Experimenting across painting, prints and sculpture, the Swedish artist is well-known for creating a universe of monster characters that reflect what it is to be human. For his latest project, Ojanen worked with Avant Arte on three limited edition sculptures that ruminate on love. Releasing in blue, red and violet, each sculpture features a large smiling face on a hand-blown, hand-sculpted glass dome with brass feet at the base. Hidden within the translucent object is a slender rod with a brass heart at the top. As the glass is removable, Ojanen notes of the “beautiful comination,” adding that the artwork imbues “two different feelings at once – the happy go...

Spirituality, Sanditon and Style—Rose Williams Is a Woman of Many Facets

Williams’s track record and the way she presents today certainly speaks to her confidence, but when I ask about self-assuredness, she’s quick to qualify that, like many of us, there are often two mental streams at play. “There are my thoughts which are not confident and are very insecure and are very like ‘you’re shit’ or the classic ego mind of ‘you’re not good enough,’” she says. On the other hand, she feels herself pulling the steering wheel consciously in the opposite direction. She references an old proverb about two wolves and choosing which one you feed and says she practices daily to be conscious of which wolf is getting all the attention.  A butterfly tattoo on her wrist was a lockdown investment and is a constant reminder of how the last few years have prompted deep transfor...

These 15 Items Are the Definition of “Cult Buys” This Summer

A Who What Wear Summer Issue wouldn’t be complete without a bumper shopping guide, so before we had even decided who our cover star would be or what trends our team would be trying IRL, we knew we’d be bringing you a primer on the cult items for 2022. Gone are the days when It items are solely dictated by a celebrity endorsement or a moment at fashion week. Now, these pieces appear to emerge from almost nowhere thanks to a brand suddenly gaining traction on Instagram or TikTok. This list includes the big-player luxury fashion brands you might expect, such as Loewe, Chanel, Prada and Hermès. But it was, as always, very important to us that we also featured those small-but-mighty brands that are getting support from some of the biggest editors, buyers and influence...

I Own So Many Blazers, and This Is How I’ll Be Styling Them for Summer

Chances are you own at least one blazer. Right? The last time I checked, I had over 10 colours, prints, shapes and styles. While I stick to heavier wool versions (like that & Other Stories style) for cooler months, when it comes to summer, I’m all about oversized or linen iterations. And I’m in good company, seeing as so many of my favourite fashion influencers have also been championing these warm weather–appropriate styles. As a cool cover-up that won’t make you overheat, it’s the perfect “Should I pack a jacket?” item to wear as a layer during unpredictable summer weather. So to help me, and you, feel inspired with ways to wear the blazers in our wardrobes, I’ve rounded up nine outfits I’ve seen on Instagram recently that are super easy to imitate. Whether it’s stylis...