Archive | May 2012
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I remember contemplating my prom makeup like it was yesterday. Cliche? Maybe. True? Definitely. I wanted to coordinate my makeup look with my dress, which isn’t necessarily a bad idea, but it isn’t always the way to go. My advice to all you ladies getting ready for prom (I apologize if your prom already passed!) […]
Like the title explains, this is a review of the book “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith after a fifteen minute reading. Sometimes the first fifteen minutes of reading a book is enough to reveal whether or not the purchase was a mistake. I’ll choose various books at random and present first impressions in a hopefully useful way. […]
I can be heard shrieking about a designer’s new collection within minutes of entering a Bloomingdale’s. How can I instantly recognize the new Alice + Olivia, Marc Jacobs, and Diane Von Furstenberg collections? Silhouettes, fabrics, and patterns! If you have always wanted to give designing a try (but, like me, have none of that pesky […]
At Trinity, a delightful outdoor Hoboken, New Jersey lunch spot perched on the edge of the Hudson River, I met with Sasha and Samantha, owners and co-founders of United Scents of America. (A Collabor-fave fragrance company!) Over chicken fingers and martinis, the ladies told me about the start of their company, the great personal story […]
Genre: R&B/soul Sounds like: Mayer Hawthorne if he could sing (zing!) Worth checking out: “You and I” (Stevie Wonder cover), “Satisfaction”, “Contact High” Video highlights: the first few seconds after 0:18 when you realize you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, the bridge of the song that starts at 1:23 Allen Stone is one of the […]
Dr. Ian K. Smith, of VH1 Celebrity Fit Club fame, has come out with a book claiming to let women in on the human race’s best kept secret: what men are really thinking. Oh? Do tell. I received a free copy of this book while I was a member of the audience at a taping […]
You know what I love about Chanel? (Besides, um, everything?) The brand manages to maintain its signature classic elegance while adapting to the coolest trends of modern times. Or maybe I’m just overjoyed right now because their new Boy Bag model, Alice Dellal, has the same half-shaved haircut as I do. Since the campaign images […]
On Friday, I’m leaving for a nine day tour of Holland, Luxembourg, and Belgium! While I’m there, I will be scouring the shops to bring you my favorite finds from each country (including local beauty products!) To get myself into character, I’ve been rocking polishes from OPI’s Spring 2012 Holland collection.
There’s an old adage that goes, “If your shoes ain’t hurtin’, they ain’t helpin’!” …Okay, so maybe I swiped that from Katie Cassidy’s character in that Selena Gomez movie, Monte Carlo. But up until now, it’s been too true for comfort. I have spent too many years of sports, dance, and high heel addiction […]
“Fever” ft. Elisabeth Troy by B. Traits Genre: UK garage/house/dance Sounds like: the 2012 version of Robin S’s “Show Me Love” Worth checking out: B. Traits – Moments ft. Donae’o; MJ Cole – Degrees ft. Elisabeth Troy The ideal setting to play “Fever”: a rave in the UK (I know this isn’t possible for most […]