As of a few days ago, my face has become very, very dry. Until then, I was the poster girl for oily/combination blemish-prone skin, and I’ve always taken great care to stay as freakishly matte as possible. It seems like the hellish combination of cold, blustery weather and my take-no-prisoners approach to anti-acne skincare has turned my generally-self-regulating skin into a flaky red mess.
I’m on a quest to find the right products to soothe and restore radiance to my pale, sad face without throwing down $200+ for a fancy night creme. Has a sudden change in skin condition like this ever happened to you?
While I’m counting down the days until this Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony, I’m also taking some time to hone my “Fashion Police”-esque critique down to a science. It would have been a lot easier on me if last night’s turnout for the National Board of Review Awards Gala hadn’t been so damn well-dressed — with, of course, a few key exceptions.
I’ve never met a pair of leather leggings I didn’t like, but they are, shall we say, an investment piece. A soft, flattering, fitted pair can set you back like you wouldn’t believe, but they look so goooood. The newest trend that I can get behind is these coated skinny jeans, as seen on the stars. Rihanna, Blake Lively, Miranda Kerr, and Kim Kardashian have all been spotted rocking the style, and they’re shockingly sexy on a bevy of body types. Unlike leather, waxed denim is vegan-friendly and won’t leave you $500 in the hole, terrified to put on a single pound. Here’s five pairs to choose from, ranging from a reasonable splurge to a ridiculous steal.
You can’t tell just by looking at me, but I live and breathe fashion. I follow all the right blogs, know all the right names, and stalk Style.com like a savant. I whittle away days on the internet amassing perfunctory “wishlists” of items I will never be able to afford, and I have forgone meals in favor of spending my money on thick issues of Vogue in languages I can’t read. I’m in deep.
Still, when you have a kind of go-to look, a uniform even, it grows into a habit that’s hard to break. I’m so comfortable in shades of black and grey, thrown together into a messy lazy-girl formula ruled by skinny jeans, oversized sweaters, and low boots, that I haven’t dared to wear anything else in, well,years. Am I just lackadaisical when it comes to dressing … or am I scared? Keep reading »
The only thing more exciting than amazing holiday gifts is amazing holiday parties. There’s something about these late-December days (and nights, and early mornings) that puts everyone in a good mood. Even if you fancy yourself more of a Scrooge, I dare you to keep trying to suppress that contagious joy. Go ahead, pour a glass of champagne — Christmas only comes once a year, so you might as well let loose. These holiday beauty trinkets will keep you looking and feeling plenty festive, all the way through January 1st.
Shocking: Victoria’s Secret is a house of lies! The cotton used for their underwear, which they deem on the labels as “fair trade” and “good for women, good for the children who depend on them,” has been outed by Bloomberg News. Turns out their methods aren’t quite as good or as fair as the company claims; in fact, their cotton wares are sourced by abused and unpaid children in Burkina Faso. Excellent! VS has been using cotton from the west African country for four years. Ironically, they launched a line of underwear in 2009 that “boasted about the cotton’s origins, as well as how purchases would improve the lives of Burkinabé cotton pickers.” To the brand’s credit, they’re upholding that they were unaware of the practices, and are “engaging with stakeholders to fully investigate this matter.” Get the full story here on Bloomberg. Fair warning: it’s pretty brutal. Now, put down those 3-for-$10 thongs. You don’t want them anyway! [Bloomberg]
Last night in New York City, The Cinema Society and Giorgio Armani hosted a screening of “Albert Nobbs,” a new film about a woman passing as a man in 19th century Ireland. The titular character is played by Glenn Close, whose “Damages” co-star Rose Byrne came out to show her support. I’ve been a fan of Rose since her small role in “Troy,” and I even liked her passive-aggressive turn in “Bridesmaids,” but that may have just been because her hair looked so damn nice! Rose is certainly abnormally beautiful, but I still have to hand it to her for being consistently well-dressed. She never looks over-styled or uncomfortable in what she’s wearing. Most of the time, she makes her public appearances in clothes that look like they actually came from her own closet. I feel like this chic outfit in particular is just begging to be recreated. Steal this look for less, after the jump! Keep reading »
Remember Lindsay Lohan’s plans to debut her Playboy issue on Ellen? Well, there will be no such interview. Following her very eventful Hawaiian vacation, Lindsay failed to hop her early flight back to L.A. yesterday for the taping. So much for that.
The consolation prize, for those that were hyped to hear what Lindsay had to say? Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael, appeared on Ellen in Lohan’s place. The episode, which airs on Thursday, will mark the 13-year-old’s first ever solo interview. Judging by the video preview, which you can watch on Radar Online, Paris seems surprisingly normal and well-adjusted despite her upbringing and the controversy surrounding her father. I, for one, am glad Lindsay bailed — this interview with Paris is bound to be more interesting, and what could Lindsay possibly have to say that we haven’t heard from her before? Trainwrecks are tedious when they only play one note.
Your sister is cheeky, irreverent, and almost always has something inappropriate to say at family gatherings. She’s always been too cool for school, especially all those times she ignored you in the hallway. Hopefully you guys have settled the score by now, but even if you aren’t on quite the same page, there are a few holiday presents that are acceptable for your sassy sister.
Since John Galliano fell from grace in light of his now infamous anti-Semitic rant, the design team at Dior has gone unhelmed. Veritably every renowned name in design, from Alexander Wang to Riccardo Tisci, has been rumored as next in line for the throne. This time, it’s Raf Simons, who currently designs for Jil Sander, and things are looking serious. Reports in today’s WWD have cited sources claiming that the house of Dior is near to closing a deal with Simons to replace Galliano. Simons is already responsible for breathing new life into the Jil Sander brand, acknowledged as “one of the most desirable labels in the market today.” Keep reading »