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The other day, I read online about a clothing boutique near where I live that carries all the crazy expensive jeans that the celebrities wear: Paper Denim & Cloth, True Religion, People’s Liberation. You know the deal. A few days later, I was in the neighborhood, so I thought I’d stop in and take a look. Mostly, as I’ve written here previously, I buy inexpensive jeans. We’re talking Gap prices. The jeans at this place were crazy expensive: $152, $170, and up. Still, I decided to try on a few pairs. Keep reading »
Model-turned-filmmaker Sara Ziff created a documentary on what life is like behind the scenes in the modeling industry, “Picture Me.” This week, she’s shooting behind the catwalk curtain at New York Fashion Week to make a mini-doc for New York‘s The Cut blog. In this first installment, Ziff talks to girls about age and modeling. Suffice to say, in this business, if you started at 14, you’re DOA at 25. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Ignore the alien-like makeup from the Jose Duran spring 2011 fashion show, and instead focus on the black and white chevron stripe nails. Pattie Yankee and the Dashing Diva team created this bold French-like manicure to complement the androgynous tone of Jose Duran’s collection. The manicurist used rounded press-on nails for the female models, but kept nails short and painted for the males. I think the women’s talons elongate the fingers, but even if you prefer shorter nails, you can still recreate this manicure for yourself. All you need is a steady hand or a friend with one. Get the details on the chevron stripe manicure after the jump. Keep reading »
Puberty! Thank God it’s over, right? Sorry, ladies, but you’ve only hit the snooze button when it comes to figuring out “boys, body issues, and other big-girl drama.” The new book Your So-Called Life addresses that second round of growing pains many women face in their late 20s and early 30s as they deal with mortgages, careers, marriages, aging parents, and ticking (or not ticking) biological clocks. Authors Andrea Lavinthal (a senior beauty editor at RealBeauty.com) and Jessica Rozler tackle the big questions with a humorous and relatable point of view, along with advice from over 30 experts and hilarious been there, done that first-person stories from real women. You’ll breeze through it and then want to buy copies for all of your friends.