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Island Mermaid, where the Village People's

Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times
Fashion & Style
On Ocean Beach, Last Call Before the Ship Sails
Fire Island on weekends draws 20-somethings: night trippers, going out for just a few quick and (they hope) memorable hours.

Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Barneys New York.
Fashion & Style
When New York Fashion Week starts, Scott Sternberg’s label will not be among the 200 or so showing around the city. How did it go so wrong so fast?

Wesley Bedrosian
The newest drones are capable of recording breathtaking video footage, but can also be a nuisance for other travelers seeking tranquil moments.

Yarisbeth Donaldson demonstrating how to contour on her Instagram account.
Fashion & Style
“Contouring,” “baking” and eyebrows on “fleek” are makeup trends popularized on social media by @Belladelune and @heidimakeupartist, among others.

Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times
Slightly overripe tomatoes, onion, raw garlic and mayonnaise produce the perfect, deliciously drippy summer sandwich. (Article plus video.)


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Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Miu Miu. Neil Rasmus/BFA.
Fashion & Style
How to Get the Geek Chic Look
Here, some options to mix and clash (and don’t forget the clunky specs).

There are pros and cons to different packaging for anti-aging creams.
Fashion & Style
Tubes and airless pumps are the preferred packaging for ingredients like retinol and other antioxidants, which are sensitive to light and air.

Making ice cream.

KJ Dell’Antonia
Start now, and your child could reap the benefits for a lifetime.

Lucky Peach Lamb Burgers

Grant Cornett for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop Stylist: Rebecca Bartoshesky.
Warmer months might be waning, but your grilling season can keep right on going.

Blaine and Bethany Photography
Fashion & Style
The brides featured in the announcements this wedding season chose a chic or relaxed hairstyle in which to say “I do.”


Like What You See?
If you want to read the stories that you see in the photo collage up top, check out “A Stew of Peppers Dresses Up Brown Rice,” “How to Get the Geek Chic Look,” and “On Ocean Beach, Last Call Before the Ship Sails.”

In Case You Missed It

Hilary Swift/The New York Times
N.Y. / Region
If you can wait in New York City, you can wait anywhere.

A conversation with Matthias C. Hühne, the author of “Airline Visual Identity, 1945-1975,” a collection of hundreds of vivid and colorful posters from the golden age of flying.

Alex Welsh for The New York Times
Fashion & Style
A bounty of warm-weather looks at the Union Square Greenmarket.

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
Fashion & Style
Miley Cyrus in a jeweled apron, Nicki Minaj in sheer gold and Kanye West in sweats. For once, an awards show was not a runway.

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