Leonora Epstein

Read more from

I Was Voted “Most Likely To __________” In High School

Leo Epstein: “Most likely to become a billionaire recluse a la Willy Wonka.” This is what I was voted in my high school yearbook. Although, now that I think about it, to be “voted” this title seems highly unlikely, and my guess is that the 2003 yearbook editor took some very generous editorial liberties i…

Leonora Epstein / January 16, 2012

An Inner Monologue During My First Spin Class In … Let’s Just Say Many, Many Months

Alright. Back in the saddle. Literally. It’s been how long? Shudder. Let’s not go there. I’m turning a new leaf. Ew, that sounds like a cheesy ladymag article. Let’s just call it what it is: I’m out of shape and suddenly have a desire to live longer. Exercise is the key to hotness and longevity.

Leonora Epstein / January 12, 2012

3 Places Where You Might Not Actually Want To Meet Guys

You’re single. You’re on the lookout. We get it. And you’re probably not looking for love in all the wrong places because you know where these “wrong places” are (all-day buffets, an ex’s bed, Red Lobster, a strip club, to name a few). However, if you’re searching for guys in the following spots, you might…

Leonora Epstein / January 11, 2012

5 Ways To Change Your Romantic Type

When it comes to men, I have a type. Physically, he’s tall and lean. He’s also the soft-spoken intellectual and creative type. And more often than not, he’s emotionally unavailable and self-absorbed. And yet, I date him over and over again, like a broken record stuck on one false note.

This might be…

Leonora Epstein / January 8, 2012

Girl Talk: I Think I’m Addicted To Starting Over

My pattern with escape began as a kid.

I am 14 years old and in my pediatrician’s office. My family has just moved back to New York City after a 5-year stint in Massachusetts. I’m turning into one of those surly teenagers. My mother has read SavingReviving Ophelia and now my father is reading…

Leonora Epstein / April 25, 2011

365 Days In Paris: An Update From Our American Girl In Paris (Who’s Back In America Now)

Chers amis,

It’s been a while since we last chatted. Last time, I was saying farewell to my 365 Days in Paris blog. Ending the blog was a tough choice especially because so much good stuff was going on in my life—I’d finished up my first year in Paris, was heading onto the next,…

Leonora Epstein / April 1, 2011

Do Not Want: Reebok Insta Pump Fury

These Reeboks—the “Insta Pump Fury” model—look like the result of a mating between a Trapper Keeper and some hiking sneakers. In a nutshell: the definition of ugly. [High Snobiety]…

Leonora Epstein / January 1, 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011 Brings Out Amazing Art

What happens when a giant blizzard hits the East Coast and brings life practically to a standstill? Art gets moving. Apparently. We’re beginning to see some very cool photography and short films come out of the weather disaster, the latest of which is even being praised by Roger Ebert! This short film by Jamie…

Leonora Epstein / December 30, 2010

2011 Glasses Kind Of Defeat The Point

Those New Year’s sunglasses had a good run from 2000-2010. But we gotta say: Once you get to 2011, isn’t the point kind of defeated? The look just isn’t quite working for this year. Try again in 2020? [Party City]…

Leonora Epstein / December 30, 2010

The Rundown On Reese’s Engagement Ring

We are officially jealous of Reese Witherspoon. We’re getting information on the ring Jim Toth offered her and damn, is it awesome. The timeless design by William Goldberg features a square-cut 4-karat diamond and pave diamond band. While the diamond may look standard, it’s anything but. Apparently the cut was inspired by a diamond once…

Leonora Epstein / December 30, 2010

Lesson Learned: Probably Not A Good Idea To Call 911 After A Bad Mani

OK, we get the disappointment and annoyance when you get a crappy manicure. Most of the time, however, we just shut up, begrudgingly hand over the 15 bucks and live with it. That’s not the case with one Florida woman who decided to call 911 after something (it’s not quite clear what) went wrong during…

Leonora Epstein / December 30, 2010

Your New Year’s Eve Accessorizing? Done.

This might possibly be the most awesome SkyMall find/party prop ever! The wine glass holder necklace. Classy and functional. [SkyMall]…

Leonora Epstein / December 30, 2010

Would You Wear: The Faux Moto Jacket Tee?

We can’t stop staring at this trompe l’oeil shirt with a motorcycle jacket print on it. It’s kind of confusing … and we’re not sure that’s a good thing. But, better, we suppose, than a faux tuxedo t-shirt, right? Do you think this design is edgy or too far off the edge? [Urban Outfitters]…

Leonora Epstein / December 29, 2010

Handbag Or Weapon?

This piece by Dafne Balatsos looks more like a Super Mario Brothers weapon or medieval torture device than a handbag. For real—you could do some serious damage with this guy. And we’d bet TSA wouldn’t let you near a plane with it. [Trend Hunter]…

Leonora Epstein / December 29, 2010

Rumor Mill: Rihanna Could Be Designing A Topshop Line—Good Or Bad Thing?

Topshop’s celebrity mascot Kate Moss is out. Does that mean Rihanna is next in line? Some are speculating that the pop star may be in talks to design a line for the British fashion chain. We’ll admit, the evidence isn’t all too convincing—that she had lunch with Sir Philip Green in Barbados and “could” have…

Leonora Epstein / December 29, 2010

A Perm … For Your Eyelashes?

The last time we saw a perm and liked it was in 7th grade when Jennifer Guglio’s mom let her get one and she accessorized it with colorful baby barrettes and Hello Kitty hair ties. That. Was. So. Cool. Since then? Not so much. Until Marie Claire brought up perms recently. They’re back, apparently. But…

Leonora Epstein / December 29, 2010

Check Out Some Of The Awesome Fashion Art From Sea Of Shoes’ Contest

Here’s a testament to just how loyal readers of fashion blogs are: when Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge announced an art contest on her site, she received hundreds of submissions. Asking readers to interpret their favorite spring runway look, people came up with all sorts of crazy things from paintings and illustrations to “…

Leonora Epstein / December 28, 2010

1 2 3 4 5 ...