Profile for Julie Gerstein
Everyone’s talking about the HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce,” based on the 1941 novel by James Cain, which ended its five-part run last night. Things really revved up when Evan Rachel Wood entered the scene, playing Mildred’s grown-up and ungrateful daughter Veda. We’re really feeling her ’30s-inspired feminine suits and tailored looks. After the jump, four dresses that conjure Art Deco, F. Scott Fitzgerald and the age of swing. (Merkin not included, FYI.) Keep reading »
Olivia started the fashion blog Nature Graffiti more than three years ago, as a way to bring together street street style, personal outfit photos, style inspiration and industry news. Flitting between Boston, New York and San Francisco, Olivia covers the latest and greatest in her world. After the jump, what she’s into right now! Keep reading »
I’m a vegetarian who hates drinking beer. To compensate and not come off like a total girly-girl, I’ve cultivated a taste for whiskey. I used to be a Maker’s Mark devotee, but in recent years, it’s given me nasty hangovers, so I’ve switched up my bourbon game. Now I’m crushing hard on Basil Hayden. Its rye-rich blend has notes of tea and peppermint, plus hints of vanilla. It goes down smoother that most other bourbons, making it dangerously easy to drink and enjoy.
“There’s one disturbing notion throughout India that light skin is more attractive than dark … When you doubt one thing about yourself, you start thinking there’s also something wrong with your hair, your body, your clothes, your accent. A woman came up to me and said, ‘I’d love to have your skin because it’s so beautiful.’ She was as pale as could be, and my first thought was, where I come from, people want to be your color. It was then that I realized people always want what they don’t have. And I decided to be happy with the way I’m made.”
–”Slumdog Millionaire” actress Frieda Pinto, on learning to accept herself. When she was a model, Pinto admitted she used to audition for jobs selling “fairness creams,” which aimed to lighten Indian skin to a Caucasian ideal. [ONTD] Keep reading »