Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
[UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 5.]
We'll openly admit that we never opened an issue of Playboy until its most recent Marilyn Monroe cover hit stands. And, even though we're not exactly the mag's demo, we spent hours poring over it (the articles only, people!). Turns out, we kinda get those "academic content" excuses men are always throwing around — there's enough intriguing conversation fodder inside to get us through the rest of the holiday season.
But, whether you embrace the glossy or still find it objectifying and raunchy, there's no denying the mega rebrand going on at its fresh Beverly Hills global HQ. Long gone are the days of tacky reality TV stars and grotto gauche. After going private last year, the company is heralding its more high-brow roots. And we found the three-story bunny bureau to symbolically reflect the "modern heritage" revamp, housing Eames chairs from Hef's old Windy City offices and iconic Warhols from back in the day, all set against cozy Restoration Hardware couches and contemporary lacquered credenzas. Flip through our swanky tour, and you may just be tempted to sign up for your own subscription!
Photographed by Luke Wooden
When Lover.ly's digital marketing manager got hitched at Houston Hall this past June, the beer flowed, the DIY details dominated, and the wedding party was enormous! Born and raised in downtown NYC, Jess and Morgan had their hearts set on a Sunday afternoon affair in the city, and they fell hard for the rustic industrial read
Finding the right styling product used to be about knowing what you preferred (mousse, hairspray, pomade, gel) and what degree of hold it delivered (light, medium, strong, super). Done and done. Now? The range of options has expanded to such a degree that we need a GPS to navigate them all.
To help you make the process a read