Author Archives: Ashley Staples

pantone 2015 color of the year marsala

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Perfect for Fashion & Beauty, Bodily Fluids Aside

Pantone Institute of Color has introduced the 2015 Color of the Year, christening it Marsala and vaguely reminding us of things more sinister than wine (which, coupled with a giant pasta dish, is exactly what I wanted upon reading the name). But then I saw it.  Maybe it was because I first heard of it […]

olivia wilde conscious commerce

Ruevenue Magazine: Why Ethics are En Vogue

Check out my new post for Ruevenue Magazine, “Shopping with a Conscious: Why Ethics are En Vogue.” It will totally inspire you to take in that box of recyclables in your kitchen.  Maybe.

vampy lipstick trend

The Lady is a Vamp

Halloween is the season of creepy-chic—that strange albeit enviable intersection between sinister and glamourous.  Nothing so deftly combines old Hollywood beauty with eerie allure like dark lipstick—we’re talking rich, robust hues a la merlot, cabernet, and other wino-inspired shades that conjure images of vampires, witches, and ghouls with berry- (or blood?-) stained lips.  Yes, burgundy […]

lykke li and other stories collaboration

Lykke Li + & Other Stories (Plus an American Store!)

The past few months, I have been patiently waiting for an e-mail from the British brand & Other Stories notifying me that their U.S. online store has opened.  In the early hours of this morning, I received the message for which I had eagerly been waiting.  (Their brick and mortar American venture will open Friday in […]

Ruevenue Magazine: That Turtleneck Trend

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Check out my latest post for Ruevenue Magazine!  If you know me by now, you’ve figured out my favorite trend for fall.

The Unspoken Rules of Living and Interacting in New York

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New Yorker Nathan Pyle breaks down New York etiquette in creative fashion–and nails it. My favorite?  “Staying focused is the key to unnecessary contact.”

Online Shopping: When No Doesn’t Mean No

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Check out my latest post for Ruevenue Magazine.

Troian Bellisario is cooler than you

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This girl was so cool to interview. The print version is in B&N or your local hipster bookstore (the pictures are amazing), but here it is online!

Plum Pickings

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Check out my new favorite color on Tres Dope.

Hudson x Flaunt Magazine

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For The Distress Issue of Flaunt Magazine (which also includes my interview with Troian Bellisario), I wrote about some cool LA creatives for a collab between Flaunt and the revered denim brand Hudson.  Keep an eye out for the issue!