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We Asked 9 Moms What They Really Want For Mother's Day

*cue What A Girl Wants * but replace girl with our moms. They’re simultaneously the hardest person to shop for and the person we want to spoil the most in our lives. There's no Mother's Day gift that could ever fully convey all the love and admiration we have for them, so we're settling for "we really love you and this is the best we can do".We've written numerous gift guides about finding the right gifts for your mom whether she's a ~fashion~ mom or a mom that's happy with a simple phone call ...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Barneys New York, Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Mom, Alexa, Chris, Lou, Danny, Cara, Marc, Michelle Li


The Best Of The Basics: The Buys That Defy Seasons

We don't follow trends because we have to — we follow fashion trends because we like to. There's always something exciting about seeing what new colors, patterns, and silhouettes start to pop up season to season, from the runway to our favorite brand-name stores.But at the end of the day, it's the basic pieces in our wardrobes that get the most attention — that perfect white T-shirt, most comfortable boots, and go-to blazer. These are the buys that don't change so much with each season. They're...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Ralph Lauren, Zappos, Karl Lagerfeld, Helmut Lang, Frye, Jean, Michelle Li, Madewell, Katie Sturino, Mi Anne Chan, Fabletics, Levi Strauss Co


We Asked R29ers About Their Comfiest Bras & Here's The Scoop

If there was ever a clothing item that required serious research, no question, it'd be bras. Any woman who's spent frustrating hours roaming the lingerie section knows this to be true. But because bra shopping causes so much unnecessary trauma, women often avoid the topic, period. That is, until now. With so many lingerie brands finally breaking the Victoria's Secret mold, it's time to start talking about bras.To get the ball rolling, we asked women from across Refinery29 to tell you what their...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, US, Calvin Klein, Victoria, Michelle Li, Tania, Pansy, Rachel Krause, Natalie Morin, Amazon Photo Courtesy of Amazon, Summersalt Chelsea Peng Fashion, Aerie Photo Courtesy of Aerie Jessica Cruel, Cosabella Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie, Cosabella Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie Bralette


The Amazon Buys Trending On Instagram This Month

The start of a new season (hello, spring!) is the time of year that our shopping radars are on highest alert. We’re scanning our feeds, our favorite online stores, Michelle Li on our fashion team, and of course the streets of Paris for inspiration. A new season is just around the corner, and we’re on the hunt for a serious wardrobe refresh. Where are the pieces that we’re going to start wearing once the heavyweight coats come off? You know what we’re talking about — it’s those statement sunglas...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Brooklyn, Paris, Portland, Gail, Michelle Li, Makeda, Kassala Holdsclaw, Noel Labb, Nicolette Saenz


A Week Of Wearing Hiking Boots For Non-Hiking Purposes

In elementary school, my best friend Sean had a uniform: those iguana tees that donated a portion of the proceeds to WWF, cargo shorts, and intense hiking boots (those monkey bars during recess were treacherous). Today, I wear hiking boots even when I’m not trekking up the face of a mountain — and I believe that Sean, subconsciously, inspired me. And he’d be excited to learn that he was at least 15 years early to the rising “hikecore” trend. Hiking boots have evolved since our childhood: Based ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, NYC, Wwf, Thermo, Sean, Jenna Lyons, Gore Tex, Michelle Li, Salomon, Appalachian Trail, Mt Whitney, New York Times Bestseller, La Sportiva, Nestfit


All The Wardrobe Essentials You Should Buy Up This Week

It's Monday, which for a lot of people means an early morning wakeup call and the daunting task of responding to a weekend's worth of emails. But what's the fun in that? When it comes to a new week, we prefer to tackle it with a little something positive to look forward to. For us, that means looking at it as the first of five opportunities to try out a new outfit. And Monday morning is the perfect time to re-up our wardrobe essentials.A really well-fitting pair of jeans and classic black boots...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Michelle Li, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Zara Photo Courtesy of Zara, Charles Keith Photo Courtesy of Charles Keith, Everlane Photo Courtesy of Everlane, Uniqlo Photo Courtesy of Uniqlo, Koio Photo Courtesy of Koio, Charles Keith Two Way, Uniqlo U Blocktech Trench Coat


Flirty Text Ideas That'll Let You Know Instantly Whether Or Not They're Into You

What do you call a text message that's flirty, but not yet a sext? A flext? I'm still brainstorming.Regardless of the term, connecting with someone over text has become increasingly common, especially in an age when our phones never leave our side. Although making a move via text may seem a bit impersonal, it can be a good way to test the waters of a new relationship."You know your crush is receptive to flirting if he or she is responsive," says Barbara Greenberg PhD, a clinical psychologist wh...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Cher, Mariah Carey, Don, Greenberg, Daria, Michelle Li, Ashley Armitage, Rockie Nolan, Nicolas Bloise, Ashley Batz, Barbara Greenberg, Alexandra R Gavillet, Alice Gao, Kristina Wilson


Our Editors Won't Wear These Pieces (Feel Free To @ Us)

Recently, we published our fall 2018 edition of the outdated pieces you should be purging from your closet. Suffice it to say, you all came prepared with a range of strong opinions from your steadfast loyalty to trends we recommended tossing to a reminder that people should continue wearing whatever the hell they want. We've heard you and we couldn't agree more.As a small disclaimer, we interpret our content as suggestions rather than a strict set of rules. And at R29 we're nothing if not big p...
Tags: Topshop, Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, NYC, Ebay, Berlin, Time, Disney, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Peru, Tokyo, Gucci, Salvation Army


Is This Glitter Makeup As Good As Hollywood Says? We Investigate.

Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now.The older we get, the less creative and imaginative we become. Growing old means growing up, right? Author William Blake called it a fall from innocence. John Mayer says it's like being on a train without any stops. The Breakfast Club 's Allison Reynolds summed up that post-Neverland feeling as your heart dying (figuratively, of course).Sure, th...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Beyonce, Amc, House, Emma Stone, Lady Gaga, William Blake, John Mayer, Private School, Malibu, Breakfast Club, Mulholland, Michelle Li, Houdini


We Tried Fenty Beauty's Black Stunna Lip Paint On 7 Different Skin Tones

Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now.It says a lot if I turn on Instagram push notifications for someone. It says even more if that someone is actually a brand, but Fenty Beauty has left me no choice. Rihanna has everyone on the edge of their seats this week, releasing shades of the popular Stunna Lip Paint like they're surprise album drop s (which, by the way, the Navy would also ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Navy, Michelle Li, Fenty, Ri Ri, Fenty Beauty, Samantha Sasso, Stunna Lip Paint, Nana Agyemang, Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uninvited, Aimee Simeon Beauty Writer This


11 Tattoos Our Editors Are Eyeing For Fall

Although we're positive we'll never run out of rad eyeshadow palettes to play with or new lipsticks to test, we do know that the beauty trends on our radar aren't necessarily as traditional as they've been in the past. Case in point: Our beauty team is currently obsessed with tattoos, specifically those of the minimal nature.Tats come in every shape, size, and color — and have been around for thousands of years — yet our Instagram feed somehow shows us new and inspiring options every single day...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Great Barrier Reef, Decker, Michelle Li, Sasso, Anne Chan, Samantha Sasso, Jess Chen, Megan Decker Beauty Assistant, PinkPete Davidson


Pink Hair Is The Unsung Hero Of NYFW Street Style

Red lips, sharp parts, oversized sunglasses — this is the Fashion Week beauty uniform you see on show-goers every season, without fail. But somewhere between a trusty tube of Ruby Woo and the latest retro sunnies, the fashion pack got bored. How do we know? Because there are wild cards walking in the front door — and they're bright, unapologetically pink.Pink hair isn't new, but the coolest women at New York Fashion Week are sporting the shade in ways that feel so fresh, they might make you for...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York Fashion Week, Michelle Li, NYFW, Joanna Totolici, Joanna Totolici Like, Joanna Totolici Magenta


HK athletes return home

The Government hosted a welcome home ceremony at Hong Kong International Airport today to greet the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the 18th Asian Games upon their triumphant return. Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, Timothy Fok, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Cherry Tse, Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Michelle Li and Chef de Mission of the Delegation Herman Hu attended the ceremony. Mr Lau praised t...
Tags: Hong Kong, Jakarta, HK, Lau, Lau Kong, Hong Kong International Airport, Michelle Li, Palembang, Indonesia Hong Kong, Kai Tak Sports Park, Hong Kong China Delegation, Chef de Mission of the Delegation, Herman Hu


CE joins Sport For All Day 2018

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today shared the fun of exercising with the public at Tsing Yi Southwest Sports Centre on Sport For All Day 2018. The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has organised the event, which encourages people to exercise more by offering free recreation and sports programmes at designated sports centres in 18 districts, for 10 years. Mrs Lam, accompanied by Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah and Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Michelle Li, watched a shuttleco...
Tags: Carrie Lam, Mrs Lam, Matthew Cheung, Leisure Cultural Services Department, Michelle Li, Lau Kong wah, Frank Chan, Choi Yuk, Law Chi, Tsing Yi Southwest Sports Centre, Environment KS Wong Secretary for Labour


9 Tattoos Our Editors Are Eyeing For Fall

Although we're positive we'll never run out of rad eyeshadow palettes to play with or new lipsticks to test, we do know that the beauty trends on our radar aren't necessarily as traditional as they've been in the past. Case in point: Our beauty team is currently obsessed with tattoos, specifically those of the minimal nature.Tats come in every shape, size, and color — and have been around for thousands of years — yet our Instagram feed somehow shows us new and inspiring options every single day...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Great Barrier Reef, Decker, Michelle Li, Samantha Sasso, Jess Chen, Megan Decker Beauty Assistant


Heritage exhibition to open

A photo exhibition showcasing the Mainland's world cultural heritage sites will open on May 30 at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. The photographs will introduce sites listed on the World Heritage List including the Great Wall, the Imperial Palaces of the Ming & Qing Dynasties in Beijing, the Mogao Caves, and many others. Deputy Director General of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage Liu Shuguang, Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Michelle Li, Commissioner for Heritage of...
Tags: Beijing, Michelle Li, Mogao Caves, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Ming Qing Dynasties, Susanna Siu


I Went Completely Out Of My Comfort Zone In The Name Of Fashion

One of my least favorite questions to answer is, "How would you describe your style?" I love clothing and being experimental when it comes to fashion choices, but I simply don't know enough about the fashion world to identify a term that can be used to describe my personal style.Therefore, when my YouTube audience suggested I try "5 Days of Different Styles " for my lifestyle challenge video series, I didn't dare put the looks together on my own. I needed a true fashion expert to help me iden...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Michelle Li, Lucie, Annie Georgia Greenberg, Kawakubo


Reading Charter launched

Hong Kong Public Libraries has launched the Reading Charter, inviting the public to enjoy reading by setting their own reading goals. To tie in with World Book Day and encourage the public to discover and share the joy of reading, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department held a fun day at Hong Kong Central Library today. Activities included storytelling workshops, book repair workshops, a storytelling session and games, offering visitors a unique and extraordinary library experience. Director ...
Tags: Li, Leisure Cultural Services Department, Michelle Li, Smithfield, My Library, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong Public Libraries, Reading Charter, Tin Shui Wai Lai Chi Kok


Cultural dev't to be enhanced

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will upgrade museum collections and facilities, and improve cultural awareness, to develop arts and culture in Hong Kong. The 2018-19 Budget set aside $20 billion to improve and develop Hong Kong's cultural facilities. One project will be the construction of the New Territories East Cultural Centre in Fanling. Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Michelle Li said the new facility, located near the Fanling MTR Station, will provide an auditorium that ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Budget, City Hall, Li, Leisure Cultural Services Department, Michelle Li, Tin Shui Wai, Ms Li, Heritage Conservation Resource Centre, New Territories East Cultural Centre, Fanling Director of Leisure Cultural Services, Fanling MTR Station, Science Museum and Museum of History, Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Bay Area When


Introducing March Mammal Madness

March is a notable month for basketball enthusiasts across the United States, as college teams face off and are narrowed down to one final champion. But for those of us who aren’t as inclined to get in on the sporting excitement, there is an alternative: March Mammal Madness (MMM). MMM was started in 2013 by Dr. Katie Hinde, Associate Professor at Arizona State University. Dr. Hinde, who studies the influence of mammal milk on infant development, had stumbled upon an “Animal Madness” bracket fro...
Tags: Books, Featured, Education, Biology, Colorado, Virginia, Massachusetts, America, United States, Journals, Ohio, Anthony, Arizona State University, Adams, Ryan, Huff


The Oddball Trends We're Seriously Betting On For The Year Ahead

It's not always easy being an early adopter. When you jump on to trends before they're, well, a thing, you're in for a real treat as soon as you step out in public. Whether combatting perplexed looks on the subway or being served straight-up "WTF?"s from coworkers at the office, it's easy to resent being the first one to wear a trend before anyone else is on board with it. Sure, we live for being the first ones to try anything fashion-related, but the task doesn't always come without questionin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Natalie Portman, Valentino, Ella, Michelle Li, Balenciaga, Alyssa Coscarelli, Erin Cunningham, Channing Hargrove Fashion News


HK-Palace Museum pact signed

Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Michelle Li has signed the second Letter of Intent on Cultural Exchange & Co-operation with Director of the Palace Museum Dr Shan Jixiang.
Tags: Michelle Li, Letter of Intent on Cultural Exchange Co


We Each Wore Something We'd "Never" Wear To Fashion Week

Even the most stylish people have that little mental list of trends or items they refuse to wear. Whether it's a made-up idea in our own heads that whatever the piece is will look ridiculous, or it's a style that just doesn't resonate with our usual vibe, ask anyone and they're sure to immediately tell you, " Oh, I'd never wear that thing!" Even our own global editor-in-chief and cofounder Christene Barberich has a personal vendetta against shorts.While we're fully allowed, even as fashion edit...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Insta, Don, Voltaire, Michelle Li, Little House, Christene Barberich, Alyssa Coscarelli, Ray Lowe, Annie Georgia Greenberg Fashion Editor, Channing Hargrove, Laia Garcia, Eliza Faulkner


How Our Editors Spend $100 At Nordstrom Rack

You're either an off-price shopper or you're not. But if there's a good deal to be had, you better believe we're going to find it — and Nordstrom Rack has to be one of our favorite places to do just that.If you've yet to unearth the retailer's treasures for yourself, allow us to convince you otherwise. Sure, the experience may not be 100% up to par with an actual Nordstrom experience (though we think the return policy is just about as good), but with brands like Calvin Klein, Adidas, and even M...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Nordstrom Rack, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Polaroid, Pendleton, Benjamin, Michelle Li, Miu Miu, Satchel, Prabal Gurung, Annie Georgia Greenberg, Erin Cunningham, Annie Georgia Greenberg Fashion


Scot Kirsty Gilmour through to US Open semi-final against Michelle Li

Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour beats Saena Kawakami of Japan to set up a US Open semi-final against Canada's Michelle Li.
Tags: Japan, News, Scotland, Canada, Michelle Li, Kirsty Gilmour, Scot Kirsty Gilmour, Saena Kawakami


The Most Amazing Places We've Ever Been — In The Entire World

R29ers love to travel. But no matter how much we've explored, each of us still has that one spot we keep revisiting — whether in our vacation dreams, or by returning year after year. Some of them are simply so impossibly beautiful that no other place can ever compare; others are dear to us because of the memories we've made there. Whatever the reason, we just can't get enough of these dreamy destinations.From secluded beaches to bustling cities, far-flung destinations to nearby hideaways, we're...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Florida, New York, France, Berlin, Chicago, Prague, Brooklyn, Paris, Meryl Streep, Portugal, Sydney, New Orleans, Patagonia


These Beauty Products Make Us Feel Like We Can Shatter Glass Ceilings

I was 19 when I landed my first internship at a major publication. I had read the magazine my whole life, but I felt immensely under-qualified for the position. I had a serious case of impostor syndrome — until I bought a lipstick that changed the way I saw myself. Not just any lipstick, but the Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Pandore. It was, and still is, perfect. Call me superficial, but this shiny bullet held superpowers. The first day I wore it, my boss complimented the shade and went searching...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Mac, Rihanna, NARS, Marilyn Monroe, Quinn, West Coast, Mariah Carey, Samantha, Cvs, Sephora, Givenchy, Kat Von D, Dita Von Teese


Gold medallists to visit HK

Gold medallists from China’s Olympic team will visit Hong Kong for three days from August 27. They will arrive in Hong Kong in the afternoon. A welcoming ceremony will be held at the Hong Kong International Airport. In the evening, the Government will hold a cocktail reception and dinner party for the delegation. They will meet the public in three groups on the morning of August 28. Athletes will give a table tennis demonstration at Queen Elizabeth Stadium and a diving demonstration at Victoria ...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Macau, HK, Hong Kong International Airport, Michelle Li, Victoria Park, Hong Kong Sports Institute


Cultural heritage centre opens

The Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre opened today to enhance people's understanding and awareness of ICH through educational and promotional activities. At the opening ceremony, Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Michelle Li said ICH is closely related to daily life and is also cultural treasure, which is highly valued by the Government. A fun day was held at the Sam Tung Uk Museum where the centre is located. A wide range of activities was offered, allowing visitors to experie...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Michelle Li, Sam Tung Uk Museum


Young writers awarded

Outstanding young writers were awarded prizes for taking part in the 4.23 World Book Day Creative Competition during a Hong Kong Public Libraries presentation ceremony today. The winning entries will be displayed at Hong Kong Central Library from tomorrow to May 11 and at a roving exhibition at 18 public libraries. Speaking at the ceremony, Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Michelle Li said that in connection with this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil, the competition theme was "Healthy Body...
Tags: Brazil, Leisure Cultural Services Department, Michelle Li, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong Public Libraries, Healthy Body Healthy Mind