Step-by-step Guide To Have Stunning Skin

Step-by-step Guide To Have Stunning Skin

One of my New Year's resolutions was to take extra care of my skin, and I wanted to start a skincare routine but I had so many questions, like what products should I buy? In what order I'm supposed to use them? What is a serum? and many more.  

In order to do it right, I've decided to visit a dermatologist and she gave me a simple advise: cleanse, treat and moisturize

Cleanse

Cleansing is the basic first step of any good routine. The way you do it and the products you use are very important, always choose a cleanser that fits your skin type and be gentle, is your skin, embrace it and love it.

Also, remember, every night you must clean your skin (yes, again), always take off your makeup and remove any dirt and oil out of your pores.

Treat

In order to treat your skin properly, you can use Toner and Serums. Using toner helps you to balance your pH, especially now that we have to use face masks all the time. Serums are very helpful in order to reverse all the sun and pollution damage.

Moisturize

After you've cleaned and treated your skin, is very important to moisturize to keep your skin hydrated and fresh; during daytime, she recommended me to use a light moisturizer that will soak faster. At nighttime you can use a heavier coverage to create a barrier and seal ingredients for a glowy skin the next day. 

My dermatologist told me the most important step in my daily skincare is the sunscreen, you have to use it in order to see how the rest of the products work, she explained me that the Sun is the number one reason why skin ages.

Even if you work indoors, you must use sunscreen daily, I was shocked when she told that also the computer light affects your skin,and of course, sunscreen is my new BFF.

I committed to myself to follow this steps and I really hope to see my skin healthier and prettier for a longer period of time. I hope this little blog helps you and inspire you to take care of your face and love yourself. 

Share with us if you have some more tips and advices through our social media. Also check our the Double Icon website, where you'll find all the spring summer 2021 trends and fashion tips.

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Workout Outfits For You To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Workout Outfits For You To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

January just started and the beginning of the year is always the best time to commit to a healthier lifestyle; if you're like us, working out is also one of your new year's resolutions. Even if you're inspired and ready to create a new habit in your life, beginnings aren't always easy, but we're about to share with you one of our best tips to stick to your workout resolution: dress for the life you want, trust us, what you wear affects your behavior, mood, attitude and motivations.

Yes, you won't believe how your inspiration increases by wearing cool and stylish outfits and here in Double Icon we have the perfect solution to encourage your workout goals.

THE BRITTANY EDIT - CROPPED LONG SLEEVE TOP - ACID INDIGO
$46.00

So essential, you’ll want one in every color. Meet the Brittany Edit Cropped Long Sleeve Top: a soft cotton tee with a crew neck, crop silhouette and ribbed cuffs. So good with joggers, make it pop with leggings, shorts or lounge.

THE BRITTANY EDIT - CROPPED LONG SLEEVE TOP - ACID INDIGO

THE BRITTANY EDIT - TIE DYE OVERSIZE TEE - MISTY ROSE
$60.00

This Brittany Edit tee has all the features of a staple: it’s made with soft cotton and has a comfy, relaxed silhouette. Perfect for styling with all your studio and lounge faves.

THE BRITTANY EDIT - TIE DYE OVERSIZE TEE - MISTY ROSE

CYNTHIA LEU - HIGH SPEED SHORTS - RED
$19.00

These cheeky High Speed Shorts are just what you need to throw on for the gym or just to lounge in at home! Soft cotton shapes these simple, trendy shorts featuring side stripes. Change into these to feel motivated and finish what you started!

CYNTHIA LEU - HIGH SPEED SHORTS - RED - Shop Double Icon

CYNTHIA LEU - HIGH SPEED CAMI CROP TOP - BLACK
$16.00

Built for speed. Wear this cami crop with the matching High Speed Shorts, or some trendy joggers or sweats. Perfect for the gym or just lounging around.

CYNTHIA LEU - HIGH SPEED CAMI CROP TOP - BLACK - Shop Double Icon

DOUBLE ICON - VELOUR ZIP UP HOODIE - CHARCOAL
$46.00

For style and comfort opt for this chic Zip Up Velour Hoodie. Featuring front sip up closure, ruched sleeves, hood neckline, font pockets and fitted stretchy hemline. Perfect to be paired with trainers and joggers for a sporty chic style.

DOUBLE ICON - VELOUR ZIP UP HOODIE - CHARCOAL

DOUBLE ICON - DRAWSTRING SHORTS WITH POCKETS - DARK HEATHER GRAY
$26.00

If you-re looking for extra comfort, these shorts are the best thing you never knew you needed. Crafted with an elasticated waistband and drawstring fastening for a classic look. They feature side pockets as well, they are just perfection.

DOUBLE ICON - DRAWSTRING SHORTS WITH POCKETS - DARK HEATHER GRAY

Double Icon has mastered the comfort of athleisure fashion. Our trendy apparel includes the best in women's leggings and joggers, as well as hoodies and crop tops. We've thought of everything that an active woman needs.

You can find all these styles and more at the Double Icon website, don't forget to follow us on social media for the latest fashion trends and updates. 

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How to make SMART Resolutions for this New Year

How to make SMART Resolutions for this New Year

Welcome 2021, we couldn't be more excited to start a new year, we know this year is not going to be easy, however we are always channeling good vibes and looking forward to an even better year, full of promises and hope. 

Making New Year's resolutions is always a great opportunity to identify how we want to improve our lives, creating plans on how to reach them and achieving goals; but in real life this duty is not that easy, most of the times we lose the excitement of doing new things and we give up halfway the year. Here in Double Icon, we are happy to help you choosing the right resolutions for this 2021.

Pick the Right Resolution

You’ll give yourself your best shot at success if you set a goal that’s doable — and meaningful too. Your goals should be smart — and SMART. That’s an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. 

Create Your Plan

Your end goal won’t just magically appear. Because you won’t just wake up and change your life, you not only need a plan for what to do, but also for what roadblocks you’ll come across along the way.

Leap Over Resolution Hurdles

No one’s perfect, and your quest for your resolution won’t be either. What’s the best way to tackle problems that arise on your way to success? First, remember no matter how well you plan, change is hard.

Find a Community

You don’t need to do it alone, especially if your resolution starts in the new year when you’ll have plenty of company in trying to make a life change.

If You Miss Your Goal...

You didn’t fail. You’re your own experiment, so here’s what to try on your second, third or 20th attempt.

Feel free to start fresh and always be kind to yourself 😊

Share with us your New Year's Resolutions through our social media. Also check our Double Icon website, where you'll find all the new 2021 trends and fashion tips.

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New Year's Outfits To Celebrate the Start of 2021

New Year's Outfits To Celebrate the Start of 2021

First of all, MERRY CHRISTMAS! From the Double Icon staff we wish you a healthy and wonderful Holiday💖. Save this post for tomorrow, because we are going to to help you finding the perfect outfit to celebrate that 2020 is almost over and channel only positive vibes going into 2021.

Sadly, we are still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic during this new year, which means celebrations can’t be as dynamic and vivacious as we might be used to, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate and use the perfect outfit to welcome the new year.

One-piece

If you can’t be bothered to piece together an outfit, embrace the jumpsuit; it’s an almost effortless fashion statement. Pair it with jewelry to start the year shining.

  

Athleisure

New Year’s Eve celebrations are expected to be low key this year, so if the extent of your plans include ordering takeout and ringing in 2020 with sound makers and paper hats on your couch, you might as well keep your OOTD casual, too.

Oversize 

Snuggle into the oversized top that brings you the most joy and claim your seat on the couch or your side of bed if you’re celebrating at home. If you’re heading out for a socially distant gathering, pair the baggy top with jeans and booties.

 

Sparkle and Shine

Don’t let the chaotic energy of 2020 dim your light heading into 2021. Instead, radiate confidence and excitement for a fresh start with a New Year’s Eve outfit that shines.

 

Cozy Everyday

Another done-in-one option that’s both cozy and cute, the sweater dress is one fashion statement that never goes out of style. You can keep things casual with a pair of white sneakers or heeled booties, or dress it up with a chunky belt, statement jewelry, and strappy footwear. The possibilities are endless.

 

Leather 

(Faux) Leather pants are always a good idea. Something about the attitude of leather will put you in the right mindset to get you through the tail end of 2020.

✨Merry Christmas and Happy New Year✨. May this Christmas find you surrounded by those you Love, filled with a lot of fun and cheer, and the New Year bring happiness, health, and prosperity.

You can find all these styles and more at the Double Icon website, don't forget to follow us on social media for the latest fashion trends and updates. 

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Get into the Holiday Spirit with our Favorite Christmas Records

Get into the Holiday Spirit with our Favorite Christmas Records

We are exactly one week away from Christmas and we couldn't be more excited!!!, over the past few weeks we recommend you some of our favorite Holiday movies and some inspiration for your Christmas outfits (check out or blog for more details). Here in Double Icon we love Christmas so much and we are so happy to share with you some albums that will fill any space with cheer, joy and get you into the Holiday Spirit.

elvis

Such a Christmas classic! This album is a wonderful mix between rock & roll, country, gospel and traditional carols. Who doesn't loves "The King"? This popular record is perfect to warm your heart while you bake some gingerbread cookies and drink Hot Cocoa.

charlie brown

This hidden gem inspired in the easy going California Living is full of West Coast jazz and melancholic notes that are extremely heart touching, every time I listen to this record I remember Charlie Brown standing around in the falling snow, complaining to Linus about how Christmas gets him down. This is the prefect album to make a full introspection to find the real meaning of the Holiday.

bing crosby white christmas

What Jesus is to Christmas, Bing Crosby is to Christmas music. This is what great singing is, all classic songs interpreted by an amazing voice. We recommend you to listen this with your family while you make all the Christmas preps.

cee lo

The Voice has made Cee Lo Green America's favorite smiling funk mystic, so this lovable record is a no-brainer. He turns in one of the more stylistically ecumenical Christmas discs out there.  A boomin' belly isn't the only thing he shares with Santa; dude's got something for everyone.

Michael Bublé, 'Christmas' (2011)

Michael Bublé - Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition) | CD | BIG W

Michael Bublé really brings out the magic of Christmas, this is one of those albums that you can literally listen everywhere, anytime, and always put a smile on your face.  

 

Let us know if this records are already on your Christmas Playlist and which ones we are missing through our social media. Also check our Double Icon website, where you'll find our Winter lookbook, and different styles for the Holidays.  

 

 

Inspired by: "The 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time" - RollingStone

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Christmas Movies You MUST Watch This Holiday Season

Christmas Movies You MUST Watch This Holiday Season

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is finally here and we're craving Christmas Movies full of good news and positive vibes, cheesy stories that always have a happy ending. 

We asked the Double Icon Staff for their favorite Christmas Movies and we're ready to share them with you. So get some of those Cocoa Bombs that are viral all over Social Media, a cozy ugly sweater, a couple of yummy snacks and your favorite blanket because after you finish reading this post, you'll want to make a Movie Marathon with your beloved ones. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

AKA The Grinch, is one of the favorite movies of young and old, the story is not only funny but has a great message of what the Christmas Spirit means. Definitely the favorite of pretty much all the Double Icon Staff.

The Holiday (2006)

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

The Holiday is the perfect cheesy movie that warms your heart and gives you that comfort feeling we're craving for, great actors and even greater story, this movie is absolutely a MUST during the season.

Love Actually (2003)

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Such a hilarious romantic comedy, with a great soundtrack and beautiful love scenes, Love Actually is too cute to skip, if you haven't seen it, you'll love it, we're sure! 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Amazing visual and catchy songs, this movie has enough festive references to be considered a Christmas and a Disney classic. Perfect to be watched with the whole family 

Jingle All the Way (1996)

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Can we talk on how relatable this story is, who didn't ever wanted the trendiest and most impossible gift during the season? This movie is all laughs and funny moments, but also show us that Christmas is not about the presents, but about family and keeping promises.

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

This is such and enjoyable movie that supplies a genuine sense of seasonal cheer, Rise of the Guardians is the hopeful, feel-good movie for kids that's fitting for holiday movie watching with the family.

Please share with us if this movies are also your favorites or which ones we are missing through our social media and also check our Double Icon website, where you'll find our Winter lookbook, and different styles perfect for the Holidays.  
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What is a Good Christmas Party Outfit?

What is a Good Christmas Party Outfit?

There are so many celebrations around the corner and we know you want to look stylish for each of them. With an endless list of events, each requiring a different dress code, picking your Christmas party outfits has never been so exciting.

When it comes to dressing for a Christmas party, there are a wide variety of options, but all should have an element of festive cheer and sparkle! 

Festive Christmas Party

If the invite says festive, then you get to have some fun with your outfit. Pick an outfit that suits a cocktail or semi-formal dress code but remember to get something that has a holiday twist to it. This could be as simple as wearing a red dress but of course, the more effort you put into your festive attire, the more you’ll stand out. 

Cocktail Christmas Party

The Cocktail Attire dress code calls for an elegant dress. Also, keep in mind that heels are a must. When picking a dress, you’ll have so much to chose from so have fun with it. If you’re unsure of what to choose, a little black dress will be your best friend. 

Semi-Formal Christmas Party

Semi formal dress code can be hard to balance. You don’t want to dress formal, but it can also be challenging to downplay your look. For women, the best option is a dress otherwise, a suit will do the trick. Choose something that’s more formal than a cocktail dress but more casual than what you’d wear to a black tie event.

Winter Christmas Outfits

Layer your clothing to stay warm while still looking chic. Remember, every layer has to look fabulous as you might want to take a few off. Get your perfect staple pieces down and then the rest will be easy. Match a cute sweater or turtleneck with a nice pair of trousers, then add killer boots or sophisticated heels.

Red and green are the classic colors of Christmas – but they're hard to pull off without looking like an elf, or a tree! Gold, silver, and white are more wearable and glamorous options for a Christmas outfit, and can be adapted to suit your skin tone. 

 

You can find all these styles and more at the Double Icon website, don't forget to follow us on social media for the latest fashion trends and updates. 

 

 

Inspired by Maddison Mathot 

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Thanksgiving Parade Happened During the Pandemic

Thanksgiving Parade Happened During the Pandemic

It’s a yearly Thanksgiving Day tradition: Millions of spectators crammed onto long city blocks, hanging over barricades and balconies or pressed against the windows of towering office buildings to watch giant balloons, depicting cartoon characters like Pikachu, hovering just a few feet above the street.

Much of the parade that was shown on television had been taped in advance.

But this year, as with everything in 2020, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a ritual marker of the holiday, was drastically different.

Because of the threat of the coronavirus, much of the parade in Manhattan was scaled down and pre taped for the television airing. The route was reduced from two miles to a single block down 34th Street, near the flagship department store.

There were no high school bands. Instead of the usual 2,000 balloon handlers there were only about 130.

Early morning rain also dampened the atmosphere of the scaled-down parade. 

Masked handlers wait to raise and fly large balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2020 in New York City. While the the annual holiday parade usually draws thousands of onlookers, much of the celebration was prerecorded and scaled back due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Police barricades kept the public at least two blocks away from the staging area. The streets beyond the parade route remained largely empty.

Participants gather ahead of the 94th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Photo: 26 November 2020

There were some familiar balloon faces, of course, including Snoopy, Ronald McDonald, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

But the bigger balloons were missing the numerous handlers who would normally be walking underneath and holding the ropes. This year, they were attached to vehicles that kept them moving and decreased the number of people needed.

NickALive!: Nickelodeon Balloons and Floats to Take Center Stage at 94th  Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Even with the pandemic protocols, the fact that the parade took place made it a rare festivity in a city that has seen most of its major events cancelled over the last year because of the virus.

 

Inspired by:
Jan Ransom - NY Times

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Skin Care Musts during COVID-19

Skin Care Musts during COVID-19

Many of us are wearing face masks when in public or during work shifts, often for hours at a time. These measures are key to reducing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

But as helpful as it is, mask use can lead to chafing of the skin on the bridge of your nose, chin, cheeks and even behind the ears. Some people develop itchiness or a rash. Sweaty or damp conditions under the mask can lead to acne breakouts and other skin concerns. Making a few skincare changes for your face can help counteract these effects.

Adopt a regular skin care routine

Cleanse and moisturize your face before and after using a mask. A good strategy after you’ve removed your mask using proper procedures (avoid touching the front of the mask, and wash your hands right afterward) is to wash your face. But be sure to wash your hands first so you’re not transferring germs from the mask into your mouth, nose, and eyes. Today you can find several devices that are very helpful to improve and make easier your cleaning and skin care routine.

Treat acne 

If you develop acne, cleanse your skin regularly. Use a water-soluble moisturizer. Also, avoid popping or squeezing pimples, which can contribute to inflammation and infection of the area.

BARULAB - 7 IN 1 TOTAL SOLUTION BLACK CLAY MASK

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize 

More face washing can increase your chances of developing dry skin, especially in the areas around the nose and mouth, where the mask has been. Avoid the temptation to scratch or adjust your mask, or even reach under the mask and rub your nose subconsciously.

BARULAB - 7 IN 1 TOTAL SOLUTION BLUE AQUA MASK - 10PC

Wash Your Mask Regularly

It’s essential to cleanse not only your complexion regularly but also your face covering, so you can easily switch out to a clean mask rather than reintroduce dirt, oil, and debris from a soiled mask to your skin surface. Additionally, stock up on masks made from soft fabrics to avoid acne formation.

It’s possible to pick them up on your hands and transfer them into your system by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. The more barriers between you and coronavirus germs, the better.

You can find face masks and this skincare products at Double Icon , don't forget to follow us on social media for the latest fashion trends and updates.  

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Tie Dye, Everybody's Favorite 2020 Trend

Tie Dye, Everybody's Favorite 2020 Trend

Tie Dye has become one of the biggest trends this 2020, most likely because tie dying is a fun way to upcycle pieces you have in your closet and spend time during this eternal quarantine. 

  • Tie-dye has been around forever, but it's recently made a comeback as one of the biggest fashion trends of 2020.

According to Google, interest in “tie dye loungewear” is up by 5,000 percent since last year. The volume of searches began to spike in March, around the time nationwide quarantine measures were put in place and non-frontline workers began adjusting to the new normal of staying home.

Over on Pinterest, interest in the term "Tie Dye Crafts" has grown 13 times since last June. And, searches for “tie dye at home” have increased by over 462 percent since this time last year, according to Larkin Brown, Pinterest Experience Researcher and In House Stylist.

 

Even though tie dye has made its mark on the runways for the past few seasons—with Prada, Prabal Gurung, and Stella McCartney's spring 2019 collections and Christian Dior’s spring 2020 collection leading the charge—“Quarantine Fashion” a.k.a. everyone wearing sweatpants—put the trend into overdrive, propelling it into the mainstream, explains Robin Beck Nazarro, O, the Oprah Magazine's Fashion Market Director.

The good news is that you don't have to be crafty to get in on the trend. From loungewear to activewear, all sorts of brands are putting the colorful pattern on their products that will help those who want to ignore the messy dyeing process and head straight to rocking the look.

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You can find this trend and more styles at Double Icon , don't forget to follow us on social media for the latest fashion trends and updates.  

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Perfect Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Perfect Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

The Holidays are getting closer and closer, and Thanksgiving is around the corner. Can you imagine yourself staring at your closet, thinking you have nothing to wear? This happens to us all the time, don't overthink it anymore, here in Double Icon we have some cute and trendy Ideas for you to only worry about sharing turkey and pecan pie around your beloved ones. 

Little Black Dress

Starting with the classic and always reliable, famous Little Black Dress (LBD) that is always flattering and the perfect party dress. You can also wear your black mini dress with tights and a trench coat for example.



Black Sweater

A simple black sweater is cozy, cute and so comfortable, pair it with casual pants and your favorite heels for a very stylish look. 

 

Metallic Dress

Don’t stop the party! Make a stylish statement with a Metallic Gold or Silver Mini Dress.


Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are a perfect option if you're not a dress person. The one-piece silhouette flatters all body types and can be paired with everything from sneakers to booties.


Multicolor Pullovers and Sweaters 

A stunning multicolor knit and versatile design pairs perfectly with everything from jeans to skirts, such a great option for this Holidays.




Flowy Dress

This romantic and soft style is really on trend. An easy and chic way to style your flowy dresses is by pairing it with a cropped or fitted outer piece.

 

You can find all these styles and more at the Double Icon catalog , don't forget to follow us on social media for the latest fashion trends and updates. 

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5 Fall essentials that you must get this season

5 Fall essentials that you must get this season

 

Every time that a new season hits, there's always certain basic pieces that we end up buying and wearing on a daily basis, regardless of what the trends are.

From outerwear to shoes, here in Double Icon we recommend you a small set of essentials that would help you to upgrade your looks and be the trendiest this season.

 

1. Cardigans

From celebrities to influencers, the cardigan's massive comeback is all over social media and runaways, the best part is that you can style your whole outfit around it. Trust us, cardigans would be your new best friends.  

 DOUBLE ICON - ON THE BRIGHTSIDE COLORBLOCK CARDIGAN - BLUSH - Shop Double Icon

2. Jeans

Mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, distressed, raw or patched, the greatness about jeans is that they are really easy to style and you can make a lot of trendy combinations to look chic during Fall. 

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3. Boots

I mean, boots are just the best type of shoes, you can combine them with dresses, pants, shorts or jumpers, they just look good with everything. Combat and chunky boots are the trendiest of them all.

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4. Trench Coats

 If you're thinking of buying a new coat, this is the best moment to do it, trench coats are always fashionable and a good way to stay warm during the cold season. 

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5. Knit Dresses

If you're looking to get a cute and fashionable look, knit dresses would be your best allies, they can be paired with tights and boots, even with sneakers. Knit dresses are just a must.   

DOUBLE ICON - MADELINE SWEATER DRESS - ALMOND - Shop Double Icon

You can find all these styles and more at the Double Icon catalog , don't forget to follow us on social media for the latest fashion trends and updates. 
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