Author: Julie Murphy

Luxury Lessons: What You Need to Know About Crystals

In our stressed-out times, one of the most precious luxuries is a calm and purposeful state of mind. To help us all get there and stay there, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has developed a primer about how to use crystals in everyday life. Here’s our guide to what you need to know about crystals: what kinds there are, how to buy them, the best crystal-infused beauty products, and how to use crystals in your home. Get ready for the magic.

The Best Luxury Facials in the World Right Now

How much would you pay for a luxurious beauty treatment? If money is no object, and you’re looking for best facials in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong and other cities, you’re in luck. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has tracked down the best luxury facials in the world right now. Maybe you live in one of these metropolises – or maybe you’ve just gotten off a plane and you want to fight the effects of jet lag. Whatever the reason, when you’re ready for world-class self-care, here’s where to go.

the best looks from the fall winter 2019 fashion shows

Looking for a glimpse of the future? Look no further than the best looks from the Fall Winter 2019 fashion shows. New York, Milan, London and Paris all had their high points. Collectively, designers have given us several conceptions about the right fashion for moving forward in turbulent times. What to wear this fall and winter? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy breaks down the headlines.

The Best Luxury Consignment and Resale Sites Right Now

Looking for sustainable and affordable luxury items? Want to be a part of the circular fashion economy? Shopping and wearing vintage items is a great way to achieve those goals. And now you can easily find vintage luxury treasures online. The RealReal and Rebag are among the many options available for online shopping for pre-owned designer fashion and accessories. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy profiles the best luxury consignment and resale sites right now.

Celebrating Black Fashion Designers You Need to Know Now

Who are the leading Black fashion designers you need to know now? We deliberately waited until Black History Month ended because we want to celebrate talented members of the African Diaspora all year, all the time! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy profiles 9 top Black fashion designers. If you don’t know all of them already, dear reader, you need to know about them now. Happy shopping!