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The thing about buying a couch is you should really be madly in love with it. It's an until-decades-do-you-part kind of purchase. Even if you shop IKEA or secondhand, your sofa's usually the priciest stick of furniture in your place. It'll be with you for a while and, like a marriage, it needs to be able to withstand a few moves, many life milestones, and the occasional cat-scratching or wine-spilling catastrophe.
So, why would you choose a blazing-orange or baby-pink model that you might regret next year? The reward is greater than the risk. Just look at this Swedish room captured by interiors photographer Jenny Brandt. Punchy, bright seating takes center stage — meaning you can take it easy with the rest of your accents. And sure, it sets the vibe of the whole space, but you can always shift the aesthetic by tweaking those background accents when you need a change. We found five funky sofas that will fill even the most empty loft with extreme personality. If you're still feeling twinges of commitment-phobia, just remember slip covers exist for a reason.
The Lanvin show was last on yesterday's Paris Fashion Week lineup, and it took a strong second wind for us to strut our jet-lagged selves up to the venue (in the dark, in heels, on cobblestone). We could see the crowd forming from down the block, and it was mostly lookers on attempting to glimpse the front row read
Here's a shopping truth: Finding bras that are both supportive and stylish is trickier when your breasts are a DD cup or higher. Seeing that as a challenge rather than a sad fact of life, we went straight to the bra-fit experts at Panache, ThirdLove, Wacoal, and Eveden to find the most comfortable, flattering, and read