When it comes to cosmetics, how important is the packaging to you? Are you likely to buy something just because it has something distinctive on it? Like, for example, MAC‘s new Disney-themed makeup collection, which features cartoon character designs of some of the empire’s villains like Cruella De Ville, the Evil Queen from Snow White, and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. This is just our opinion, but to us, these products feel a bit like your normal MAC purchases simply re-packaged with new graphics. And we also kind of feel like from afar, pulling out an Evil Queen lip gloss from your purse might look like you’re lacquering up with the souvenir you got from your last Disneyland trip (or the souvenir you stole from your 11-year-old cousin’s makeup box). After all, regular Disney kid makeup (bottom lip gloss images) seem fairly similar, at least in the straightforward packaging and aesthetic. No? [Refinery 29, PartyCity] Keep reading »
We were about 4 years old when we started carrying a purse. And it contained very, very important things like Barbie shoes, hair clips, those plastic tables that come in delivery pizza boxes, pennies, and broken crayons. And guess what? Our kiddie bag looked pretty similar to this snap-lock Forever 21 coin purse. The great thing about this kitschy item—you can stock it with your more grown-up necessities, but the price is still in your toddler budget.
Not that you could have actually gotten in (it’s not you—you’re awesome), but it sounds like Roberto Cavalli‘s 40th anniversary fashion week party was completely fabulous. Here’s what you missed (but can daydream about for the rest of the day):
- For starters it was in Paris (+1 amazingness point) in the beautiful École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of the Left Bank
- Celebs like: Anja Rubik, Heidi Klum, blogger Bryan Boy, Tyra Banks
- Live performance by the lovely Miss Kylie Minogue
- A giant cake and confetti floating through the air
- Lavish decorations and plates of delectable desserts. Plus champagne, of course
No idea how Roberto’s ever going to top that. [Fashionista, Jalouse Blog] Keep reading »
This has to be too good to be true: apparently, Ben & Jerry’s is working on developing an ice cream that contains anti-aging antioxidants. So now when you devour a pint of Chubby Hubby, you’ll think it’s OK because you’re helping out your skin. Except … really? This stuff is gonna be calorie-free, right? What? It’s not? (Fingers in ears.) We’re not listening! Can’t hear you! La la la la la! [Allure] Keep reading »
Once upon a time, when I was about 19, I found an amazing kilt-style mini skirt on a sale rack at the mall. It was a gorgeous green plaid wool with crisp pleats and a luxurious silk lining. Somehow it looked amazing with bare legs and a tank top or black tights and a cardigan. I wore this kilt all the time, through every season, and it never looked a day over brand new. But years passed, my style evolved, and during one particularly intense closet-cleaning rampage, I threw the kilt in a Goodwill bag, and never saw it again. This was a few years ago, and I still miss that damn skirt. It has joined my New Kids on the Block hoodie, vintage riding boots, and perfectly baggy v-neck sweater on my list of Clothes That Got Away.
So tell us: What item(s) of clothing do you wish you still had? Which pieces do you think you’ll keep forever? [Vastly inferior but still fairly cute kilt available here] Keep reading »
Figuring out what to do with old or unwanted undies is quite the conundrum, am I right? You can’t take them to the Salvation Army; you can’t use them as dishrags ’cause that would be weird, but it feels wrong to throw them away. Swiss-born artist Pipilotti Rist figured out just how to recycle undergarments: turn them into art. Though I kid, “Massachusetts Chandelier,” featuring undies collected from the artist, her mother and friends and hung in tiers illuminated by video light projections, is actually quite beautiful … Keep reading »