Garance Dore and I are on the same wavelength.
It’s probably no secret that I love the beach- what can I say? I love salt air, sand, warmth and even the frigid California ocean. I was lucky enough to Santa Cruz yesterday, which is one of my favorite places in Northern CA. The best part about Santa Cruz is that it has a real boardwalk right by it, complete with rides, shops and fried Twinkies. It’s campy, fun and a great way to spend a summer day. Check out the pics (that I did not take) below:
I’m pretty sure my life changed after I got my eyebrows professionally waxed during my sophomore year of high school- my face instantly looked more put-together and sophisticated. Since then, I’ve been pretty obsessed with my eyebrows. I think they’re too light for my face, not full enough (Ali Michael I envy you) and, as of Sunday, not symmetrical. To be fair, I think I’m the only one who thinks that, but it’s irrelevant, everyone is BLIND!
L-R: Maybelline, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Sonia Kashuk
So now, I’m on the hunt for new brow products- specifically wax, to make them seem, you know, even. Now, I’m using a Revlon Colorstay pencil, which works well but I need something more! I liked Benefit’s Brow-Zing, but I’m in between Medium and Dark which is an issue. After perusing MakeupAlley I’ve rounded it down to three: Sonia Kashuk Perfect Arch Brow Kit, Maybelline Ultra-Brow Brush-on Color and Wet ‘n’ Wild Ultimate Brow Kit. Basically, whichever one I find first at CVS will be the one I buy- let’s hope next time I write my eyebrows will be (mostly) symmetrical!
Fact: I don’t care about “green” fashion. I don’t want to get political, but really, how can it be green if you’re using new materials and resources to make it? Green fashi0n= vintage, yo… Right? That aside, I was really impressed with this video by The NY Project. They gave Eleanor Blanco, Style.com and Teen Vogue’s PR Director, a “sustainable style makeover.” The results? Amazing. Blanco looks great and all of the clothes are as beautiful as they are eco-chic- apparently. Plus, the shoot was at The Soho House, which, to me, seems to be one of the greatest places in NYC. Maybe it’s time to rethink my stance on “sustainable style”…
I’m not usually into Menswear Fashion Week for many reasons- but mostly because I feel like I need a breather in between Resort and Couture- it’s hard to keep up with everything! Also, when it comes to men’s fashion, I usually prefer my guys in converse/sperry’s, not the crazy items seen down the runway. But- the boys on the catwalk are nice to look at, and Italy, it seems, is one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Of course, this all changed when I saw Garance Dore’s coverage of the events- she captures everything in such a refreshing light, doesn’t she? She makes fashion fun again. Then again, it doesn’t hurt that her usual subjects are fashion royalty- Anna Dello Russo & Co and other style-savvy glamazons. Check out her coverage here, here and here.
PS: Anyone else super-excited for couture week? It’s just around the corner!!
Photos via the lovely Garance Dore
Damn, I love this video. Kate Nash has been a favorite of mine ever since Made of Bricks in 07. Her second album, My Best Friend Is You is no less charming, and my most-loved songs from it is “Do Wah Doo.” Not only is it catchy as hell, but everyone can relate to it. I mean, how many times have you ever looked at a guy and thought “Why is he into her?” As mentioned before, the video is adorable and retro (in the best sense,) just like Nash herself.
Beauty-wise, I love the pastel pink lip paired with a bold, shiny eyeliner. My picks? NARS lipstick in Roman Holiday, Niagara or Dolce Vita or MAC’s Costa Chic. For the eyes, your favorite liquid liner (I personally like Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner) and a nice, glittery one layered on top like Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex. Kate’s lovely crooning, unfortunately, cannot be bought- but you can try her album, available on iTunes/whatever download software you use!