“Nothing ages as poorly as a beautiful woman’s ego… Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it’s also the only gift that does NOT keep on giving. It usually blossoms at an age where you’re least equipped to handle its benefits and rewards and instead take it all for granted, and by the time you start understanding the value of it, it slowly trickles away. How’s that for revenge of the ugly ones?
—Supermodel Paulina Porizkova on finding her first wrinkles. Oh, please. Paulina, you’re still gorgeous. [Wowowow] Keep reading »
I have very expensive taste, as I am often reminded by my boyfriend, who has gotten to witness this firsthand for many years. That’s why I was so excited to come across this Garden Ring by Fantasy Jewelry. It’s inspired by one of my all-time FAVORITE jewelry collections, Dior Fine Joaillerie: Milly Carnivora and Incroyables & Merveileuses, in which massive stones are surrounded by enameled flowers and stone-encrusted sweet insects. Dior’s website is one to easily get lost in, and there is even a short three-minute film about how these amazing baubles are crafted. The inspiration for this particular ring is no longer for sale through Dior, but check it out here and I am sure you’ll agree that for a mili-fraction of the price, this is a great interpretation. [$25, Fantasy Jewelry Box] Keep reading »
Stephanie was the last person you would expect to join the Army. The absolute last person. You can ask anyone who knew her growing up and they would all say she seemed destined for the most hippie college you could think of.
We became friends through Girl Scouts and stayed best friends for years after. She was the dynamic, personable one and I was like a shy, muted version of her. Or I wished I was a muted version of her — being anything like Stephanie at all would have made me happy. Keep reading »
I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was in college, but nowadays putting it on is one of my favorite hobbies. I like playing with different colors, testing out different brands, piling on dark eyeliner if I’m feeling intense, rosy blush if I’m feeling perky, and forever trying to master the perfect Brigitte Bardot-style cat eye. I especially love the more intense makeup colors — teal eyeliner, purple shadow, dark red lipstick, etc. — and I think it’s kind of a travesty that these vibrant looks are often saved for nighttime outings to dark clubs and bars. So I’d like to propose a little dare … Keep reading »