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Jessie Ajluni

Four Shoe Brands From Around the World That Are About to Land In Your Closet

By Jessie Ajluni

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One of my favorite parts about being a fashion and market editor is the constant exposure to new and innovative brands. From the inside, I get to watch  these emerging designers elevate their labels from craft into an art with passion and drive.

That’s why today, Pretty Birds, I’m sharing with you a few brands that have been on my radar lately. From the perfect slippers and slides to some seriously killer metallic cowboy boots, these brands are forging a path of innovation – and doing it with some serious style. So, without further ado, here are the four brands from around the world that you need to know this year. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Michela Marra

New Year, New Hair: The 2018 Chop

By Michela Marra

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There is absolutely no more invigorating way to ring in a new year than with a fresh, dramatic update to your hair. Your resolutions may or may not stick – detox diets, exercise regimes, even increasing mindfulness takes effort – but a new haircut is one thing you cannot go back on in 3-8 weeks. As Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Because no major change should be made without major planning, and because there are so many amazing short and cropped styles to choose from, we have done a major deep dive to cull the best-of-the-best inspiration. Luckily, we have two killer crops in our midst – our Chief Lover Tamu and our Business Director, Roki Prunali – to lead the way into this (sometimes intimidating) territory. Here are all of the best options!

Workout Protein
Roki Prunali

Workout Protein: Before or After, and Why

By Roki Prunali

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The age-old discussion circling our fitness forums: should I have protein before or after a workout. Oy vey. I have yet to come across a trainer that has not put in their two cents on the matter, including our infamous super trainer Kirwin, who is consistently badgering us to eat two eggs after a workout, “but only one yolk” (imagine that in his English accent).