Kristine Hope Kowalski

This Claire’s Collar Necklace Makes Every Outfit Instantly Cooler

Accessorization is the key to making any outfit great. That being said, it’s the part of dressing that I personally struggle with most. I admit that I get lazy when it comes to polishing off a style with jewelry, and if I do try to glam up a boring look, I tend to go overboard […]

Book Review: Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano

Sesame Street was such an important part of everyone’s childhood, but what was the real-life actress who played the iconic character Maria like as a kid herself? The show’s very own Sonia Manzano has penned a new memoir, titled Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx, that tells her personal coming-of-age story — […]

LUSH Cosmetics’ #GayIsOk Soap Is Sparkly & Fabulous – For a Cause

If you know anything about me, you know that any cosmetic or accessory that is glittery, sparkly, and dipped in gold is right up my alley. So when that product also comes with a way to help out a huge international rights issue, count me in. One of my favorite bath and body brands, LUSH […]

Perfect High

Last night, Perfect High premiered on Lifetime, and there were several reasons why I decided to check it out. First, it was lead actress Bella Thorne‘s edgiest role to date, and as I’ve been lucky enough to encounter and interview the star at many points in my career, I had to support her project. Then, I’ve […]

Unfiltered Thoughts About Cronuts

Remember when cronuts first hit the dessert scene a few years back and literally everyone on the planet was clamoring to try out the half-donut half-croissant creation? There was no line too long to wait on, when the promise of a cronut was the final outcome. Yeah, so I wasn’t really into it. I’ve never […]

New York Fashion Week: Anna Sui Fall 2015 Hair

I’m all about the hairstyles seen at the Anna Sui Fall 2015 runway show of this New York Fashion Week season. The entire collection was filled with earthy, 1970s-inspired fashions that mixed patterns and textures for a deeply luxurious feel. But the hair and makeup looks were as natural and effortlessly chic as they come, […]

New York Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 Hair & Makeup

New York Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 Hair & Makeup

The hair and makeup looks displayed at Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week had a total futuristic feel to them, but the bold lip colors and topknot hairstyles felt vaguely familiar. Why? Because even though all of the elements combined gave off a space-age vibe, the beauty looks from the NARS […]