Black eyeliner is the dependent variable of my life. From when I wake up in the morning until I take off my makeup at night, I’ve got it on … and not exactly subtly, either. While I love a good tightly lined look that defines the eyes without the telltale sign of makeup, I’m all about laying it on thick. Whether I’m all smoked out or doubly cat-eyed, I just don’t feel like myself without my black eyeliner. The best thing about it is that it’s completely universal: anyone can look good with a slick of noir liner. Using the right formula for the look you wish to achieve is the most important task. Liquid is stark and won’t blend to smoke, while a pencil, no matter how sharp, will never be able to replicate a feline flick. Luckily, black eyeliner comes in many forms. You’ve just got to play with it a bit, maybe even watch some YouTube tutorials, and it won’t be long before you find the look that’s best for you. Still, there’s nothing worse than a liner that flakes, fades, or drags. I’ve given ‘em all a shot, so here’s the tried-and-true formulas to help you find your favorite.
The French are a kinky bunch of folks that don’t really have the kind of hangups about nakedness that, say, Americans do. So it should be expected that a nip slip at Paris Couture Week is not only expected, but built right into the garments themselves. See, couture clothing isn’t so much about covering the body as it is using the body to enhance the glorious fabrics and construction. A bare nipple is about as essential to a Zahia Dehar or Julien Fournie design as the needle and thread that wove it. Here are 12 high-fashion nipple moments (so far) from Paris Couture Week. It is NSFW — unless, of course, you live in France and wear see-through shirts to board meetings.
Today has a weird energy to it. I don’t know how to explain it, but it kind of has strange mojo. Maybe I am just off because, for the last week, jackhammers outside my building have been my alarm clock and I’m slowly going crazy.
Julie just about summed it up in her favorite looks from the first two days of Haute Couture Week when she said, “The Paris couture collections make me absolutely giddy.” As a fashion-loving lady, there are so many things in its spectrum that excite me, but nothing makes me salivate so much as couture. Today, the last day of the shows, is all about the couture jewelry (we’re talking Dior Joaillerie, Chanel Joiallerie, and Van Cleef & Arpels), so let’s have a look at yesterday’s headliners: Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, and Elie Saab.
Yesterday, I wandered into the Gap and was instantly blinded by the array of brilliantly bright items they had for sale. Seriously, does anything snap you out of the haze a cloudy and cold day can bring as well as a shock of neon? This is what I told myself as I bought the first two items in this slideshow. Cheer up your own wardrobe this winter with a dose of neon (or bright sorbet or whatever you want to call these eye-catching shades), why don’t you?
Ever since I implored the fungus guy to be my boyfriend, I’ve been thinking about all the different types of scientists who would make excellent partners. I polled my biologist parents, my science-y friends, and the Frisky ladies to compile a list of the most desirable kinds of scientists, why we want to date them, and, alas, their potential downfalls. Check out the list, and let us know if you agree, or if we missed a particular lab coat dreamboat!
Vintage shoes are a great way to add a dose of funky style to your wardrobe. We scoured Etsy shops and rounded up a variety of vintage footwear in sizes 5 through 12: riding boots, oxford flats, turquoise moccasins, and floral pumps–all priced less than 50 bucks. Click through to find your sole-mate, and remember, these are one-of-a-kind vintage specimens, so if you love ‘em, snap ‘em up quick!
P.S. Have an Etsy Spotlight request? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll hunt down the items you’re looking for!
We have now entered day two of the prestigious Paris Haute Couture Week, the spark that lights the fuse of fashion weeks to follow. Yesterday was Atelier Versace (for the first time since 2004!), Alexis Mabille, Christian Dior, and Giambattista Valli, among others. This morning, not one, but two Chanel shows took place, followed by Giorgio Armani Privé and Givenchy later in the day. Of course, it’s my long-standing dream to attend just one of these breathtaking ceremonies, but for the time being I’m forced to spectate from the sidelines. Couture Week brings out some of the biggest and brightest names in street style, and I’ll be damned if they weren’t dressed to the nines. The biggest turnout comes from models, actresses, superstars, and socialites, who no doubt have the means to show up the girls actually on the runway, but they tend to skew fairly casual for these festivities. Here are my choice looks from the past two days; expect another feature covering the next two!
Oh hi, I didn’t see you there. I was busy salivating over the Fall 2012 menswear collection from my favorite wackadoodle designer Thom Browne. Mr. Browne — he of the lobster claw arms from Spring 2012 — is famous for his transgressive take on fashion and the body. Browne plays with proportion and male archetypes and reworks them into incredible pin-headed plays on masculinity. And for that, his works should be noted. After the jump, check out 13 of our favorite looks from his latest menswear collection.
January is New Year, New You month here at The Frisky, and one of our resolutions was to take some teeny tiny steps to be more fabulous. Next up? Let’s give our living spaces the fabulous treatment too. Here are 50 easy, affordable ways to make your living space better reflect your fabulous self…