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I’m pretty dang obsessed with Rad Hourani for making lots of hard-edged, androgynous black clothes that look good on girls and boys. Yesterday, the show did not disappoint, but what I’m really here to talk about is how pitch-perfect the makeup was. The obvious go-to would be lots of dark liner or purple-stained lips but MAC makeup artist Hung Vanngo had a fresh idea — to contrast the rock star zippers and gorgeous metallic accents with the dewiest, most luminescent skin I’ve ever seen up close. Hung told me he wanted the skin to look healthy and here is his secret weapon: MAC Strobe Cream. It’s loaded with green tea and other antioxidants to perk up dull skin and contains all kinds of iridescent particles that reflect the light in a way that’s glowy — as opposed to Paris Hilton glittery (yuck) — and blinds anyone gazing upon your beautiful mug to any and all imperfections. In short, it’s the easiest way to fake perfect skin ever. Just use it as a primer, dab a bit of concealer around your nose and any problem areas, and you’re done. That’s it. Now get outta here. Keep reading »
It being Fashion Week and all, it’s a bit inevitable that we’re thinking about size. As much fun as it is to watch beautiful designs come down the runway, there’s always the underlying thought, Wonder if that would fit me?
And so, we’re getting hung up on how designer sizes are never consistent! You know the dilemma: You pick up a garment to take to the dressing room and find with horror that some designer “expert” has decided to tell you, “Dear Shopper, you are actually a size 1,000 XXXXL.” Why do so many designers size down their clothing? (Seems like a bad marketing tactic.) But then again, there’s always the secret joy of finding labels that make you think you’ve just magically lost 30 pounds.
After the jump, our experiences behind the dressing room door. Share your own experiences in the comments! Keep reading »
There are some people in the cutthroat fashion and beauty industry that are just plain scary. In a few harsh circles, the meanest mean girls are adept at out-meaning one another. And then there’s Ted Gibson. The Texas-born, New York-based hairstylist doesn’t let the fact that Angelina Jolie and Renee Zellweger (to name a few) have him on speed dial go to his head. In fact, he’s one of the kindest people I know, goes out of his way to make people feel special, and is just so ridiculously talented to top it all off. I was lucky enough to run into him when he was doing the divine-looking hair at the Vena Cava show last week and, sadly, I glanced in the mirror near his hair station and quickly realized that my hair looked like I had been living out in the wilderness for awhile. (Which I have, sort of, but that’s a different story.) Embarrassing! Anyhoo, instead of admonishing me and making me feel like an even sadder sack, he slipped me a couple of packets of the following hair care miracles. Keep reading »
There’s truly nothing more obnoxious than wearing new shoes for a week only to find that a few days of running around has taken them from pretty to tired-looking. Fortunately, this particular form of trauma is easily avoidable. After the jump, tips on how to keep your new shoes looking spankin’ fresh a whole lot longer. Keep reading »
For Jeremy Laing‘s edgy, minimalist collection, ION Studio co-founder and Davines lead stylist Marco Santino decided the “best justice to the clothes is hair put back, nothing romantic,” he told us. Laing opted for a slicked-back ‘do that made it look as though the models were letting a hair mask soak into their manes. He applied Creative Moulding Foam and Defining Gloss in bulk and combed the hair back to create what I like to call a ponytail-less bun. Santino gathered the hair into a ponytail but didn’t secure it with a hairband. Then, with the help of a friend, Santino rolled the hair under and pinned it into place. While this exact look might be a bit much for everyday — I don’t want my strands to look that conditioned — I plan on trying a slightly less runway-ready version … Keep reading »
Let’s be honest: Not everyone can pull off the elusive jumpsuit without looking like a major fashion victim. Claire did it with ease with this linen number from Marks and Spencer and animal print sandals. She was spending the afternoon looking modern, fittingly, outside the Tate Modern Museum. Her bleach blond cropped hair and scarlet lips and nails put the icing on the cake of what is most certainly an already stylish look. Keep reading »