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Adwoa Aboah on Gurls Talk Dialogues and the Off-Kilter Side of Fragrance

The British model and actor is gearing up for fall, with a new season of Top Boy and a podcast relaunch for her nonprofit, Gurls Talk. In the meantime, she relishes the sunshine in the campaign for Jo Malone London’s English Pear & Sweet Pea.

Rabanne Beauty Brings a Pop-Futurist Spirit to Makeup

A debut makeup line from the house of Paco Rabanne honors the late designer’s iconic metalwork and prompts an experimental streak.

The Bride Wore Orange Blossom: A History of Wedding Day Scents

Choosing a perfume for the occasion is an age-old custom with TikTok appeal. 

Jennifer Fisher’s Favorite Things

The jewelry designer beloved by Beyoncé, Selena Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and more on diamond facials, the perfect pajamas, and platforms for every day.
From the Magazine

The Pursuit of Beauty Fuels a Dark Streak in Fiction

A spate of horror-tinged novels, including this fall’s Rouge, by Mona Awad, reflects a shared fascination: the hypnotic dystopia of the beauty-industrial complex.
Face Time

Austin Butler on Motorcycles, Marlon Brando, and the Scent of Nuanced Masculinity

The actor, who is the face of YSL Beauty’s newest fragrance, MYSLF, talks about vintage Harleys, lessons in gratitude passed down from his mother, and a memorable scene in On the Waterfront.
Post-Roe America

Artist Carmen Winant on Building a New Visual Language Around Abortion

“The last safe abortion,” a new installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, brings together archival and new photographs of Midwest health clinics, centering imagery of workplace camaraderie and intergenerational care. 

Makeup Artist–Led Brands Have Entered the Skin Care Chat

After leveraging their expertise to create color cosmetics, makeup artists have turned their focus to cleansers and serums—where glowing skin begins.

Michael S. Smith on How to Live an Entertaining Life

The interior designer to the Obamas, Cindy Crawford, and more shares his favorite floral suit, an unexpected sculpture, and where to eat in Mallorca.  
State of Mind

California Naturals Brings Laid-Back, Eco-Conscious Essentials to the Shower

Inspired by West Coast living, the new brand aims to shake things up with natural-leaning formulas, mindful packaging, and accessible pricing—plus a dose of native-son cool via chief culture officer Tony Hawk. 
Face Time

Lukas Gage Keeps Making Waves

The actor, tapped to represent Armani Beauty’s new Acqua di Giò Parfum, muses on the life aquatic, from cold-plunge baths to Baywatch fandom.
Summer Living

In East Hampton, Mytheresa and Flamingo Estate Give an Auto Body Shop the Luxury Treatment

“In a world gone crazy for fast fashion and fast food, we’re trying to do the opposite—the slow and intentional way of doing things,” Richard Christiansen, founder of Flamingo Estate, told Vanity Fair. 
Well, Then

D.S. & Durga’s Kavi and David Moltz Tune in With Black Tea and Venice Beach Nature Walks 

In this wellness diary, the couple behind the Brooklyn perfume studio head west for their LA store opening, sniffing out local plants along the way.
From the Magazine

A Best-of-Summer Guide to Sunscreen and Face Wash, Inspired by Barbie and The Little Mermaid

From next-gen mineral SPF to a new facialist-approved cleanser, these essentials are right at home in candy-bright fantasy worlds. 
Well, Then

Keziah Weir Stays Rooted With Horseback Riding and Anxiety-Quelling Baths

In this wellness diary, the author and Vanity Fair senior editor chronicles the celebratory peaks and insomniac valleys surrounding the release of her debut novel, The Mythmakers.
Well, Then

Catherine Cohen Unwinds With Psychic-Prescribed Magnesium and Game of Thrones

In this wellness diary, the comedian cycles through nighttime baths, morning sex, and rehearsal prep for Come For Me, her effervescent new show at Joe’s Pub.