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CLOUDBERRIES Fall Into FASHION F The pair have actually created the world’s first Cloudberry oil that launched this year. “It is a multipurpose product as it both strengthens the hair from the inside as well as gives it the styling factor you want with shine from an oil product,” said Nicolaisen. “We love it because you get a lightweight oil with heat protection which gives fantastic shine to the hair while repair- ing it, and it does not add a warm color to blonde hair tones.” I asked the creators what their favorite products are, and Ellen can’t get enough of the Sensimin Collection as we approach winter. “Going into the winter season, we are highly addicted to our bestselling Sensi- min Collection,” she said. “People tend to overlook their scalp in the winter and having a healthy scalp is the best foundation for glamorous hair. Our Sensimin Collection is formulated to be cooling and calming on the scalp and at the same time gives the right balance of moisture to the hair. We are so proud of this range as these are really high- performing products, yet as mild as possible with no parabens, no alcohol, no fragrance, and no silicones.” Their beauty line includes shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays, styling products, leave-in treatments, serums; you name it, they’ve got it. Their products ship worldwide and at a totally reasonable price point. What’s my major recommendation? The Strengthening Leave-In Treatment Cream. Like I said before, I have long, crazy hair that can always use more moisture to keep flyaways tamed and breakage at a minimum. This leave-in is, unlike so many other leave-in treatments, light and leaves my hair soft and bouncy, not weighed down and greasy. Keep your eye on this up-and-coming beauty brand this season. Their mission is to bring the beauty and inspiration of Scandina- via to the rest of the world, and we’re totally cheering them on. ashion designer Eva Yiwei Xu has always aimed for simplicity, artistry, and elegance in her de- signs, and this continues to show in her latest Fall/Winter 2017 Collection for her brand, All Comes From Nothing. The collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week in September, features an array of pieces from belted trench coats to trendy pullovers and is perfect for any woman who lives a creative lifestyle. “The ACFN woman creates for life,” the designer explains on her website. “She is artistic, elegant, intuitive, and adven- turous. Fashion is an accomplice, not her calling card.” The collection follows a minimalist color palette familiar to All Comes From Nothing, which the designer has pre- viously described as “art world uniform.” The pieces are mostly black, off-white, gray, and navy blue. However, Xu keeps it fresh with expert tailoring and flattering silhouettes and throws in pops of burnt orange, forest green, red, and purple towards the end. A large tag that reads “#TNWIM” adorns several of the pants, pullovers, and outerwear. It stands for “That’s Not What I Meant,” a strong testament to this collec- tion’s vibe and, undoubtedly, this day and age. The words “Please do not smile at strangers” are also visible throughout her entire creative lookbook and further add to the vibe of the collection in a thoughtful way. Some of our favorite pieces include an array of turtleneck sweaters and pul- lovers in different colors, all embezzled with doodled artwork and phrases like “Seriously” and “Hello” across the chest. One top even reads “Too Glam to Give a Damn” under an electric blue bubble coat—a must-have in our book. The styling of the looks especially caught our eye. Sweaters were layered over white blouses worn with striped culottes—a work-friendly outfit—while another model wore a black hoodie with an elegant black and white striped skirt and heels. From carefully tailored striped ankle pants and patchwork dresses to red suede coats and oversized boyfriend shirts, there is truly something in this collection for every creative fashion enthusiast. BY MEGAN PORTORREAL 25