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 […]
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 […]
Etsy Spotlight: How Many Cosmetic Bags is Too Many Cosmetic Bags?
Pamela Barsky Shop on Etsy makes me seriously ask myself that question. Also: how much money is too much money to spend on lots of cosmetic bags? Why am I so taken with cosmetic bags? Maybe it’s because the artist seems to understand my affinity for New York, and not in a I’ve-never-been-to-New-York-but-I-own-the-Sex-and-the-City-box-set kind of way. But in […]
Halloween Costumes That Aren’t Slutty
Halloween is my favorite holiday. As a creative little girl who’s always had a flair for the dramatic, what could I possibly love more than pretending to be something else? The options are endless; the creative opportunity, vast. It’s a holiday that celebrates reinvention and imagination and appeals to those who are drawn to the […]
I’m Loving: Orange Details (And Neon Lips!)
The coral trend of seasons past has gone one step further, entering orangey-red (OK, sometimes all-out orange) territory. This was evident in the neon lips that were all over the runways at New York Fashion Week. And I love it. I have pale skin, and bright colors can sometimes wash me out. But the orange-red […]
Test Your Makeup on Animals
Makeup companies don’t know what they’re talking about.