This morning on the subway, I couldn’t stop staring at the woman seated across from me. She’s one of those people who’s stunning, but you can’t figure out exactly what makes them so pleasing to look at. And then I solved the mystery—she was blond, I think naturally, but had super dark brown eyes. It’s a combination that’s pretty unusual, genetically speaking. This reminded me of my friend Sarah from elementary school, who had dark brown hair like me but bright blue eyes. I was always a little jealous of this. I started thinking about it, and have decided that the celebs I find the most beautiful tend to have this combo of dark hair and light eyes, or light hair and dark eyes. Maybe I should start rocking violet-colored contacts again, like I did in high school? Keep reading »
Vashtie Kola, a video director, artist, and style maven, had to keep a huge secret for a long time, but now the cat’s out of the bag: Kola, a self-proclaimed “Jordan rocking fool,” is the first woman to design a Nike Air Jordan for the ubiquitous brand. She had the female sneaker heads in mind as she designed the Ladies’ Air Jordan 2 Retro. Get the details on the design of the sneaker and see another photo of the slammin’ shoe after the jump. Keep reading »
A while ago, we ran a post about a cellulite cream that a blogger at StyleList tried that she said works. After that, Karin Herzog, the company that makes the product, got in touch and asked if I wanted to give it a try myself. Get rid of my cellulite? Sure! I guess I’d say my cellulite situation is about “average.” I’ve got some on the backs of my thighs and on my butt. Can a skin cream get rid of my cellulite? I am dubious. Yet, I’ll keep an open mind while I try their Silhouette and Tonus B12 creams for a month. I can’t promise that I’ll post before and after shots of my butt (which is probably for the best, really), but I will let you know in 30 days if my rear end has more or less cellulite. [Karin Herzog] Karin Herzog sent me two free tubes of anti-cellulite creams, but my 30-day cellulite status report will be 100% influence-free. Keep reading »
Getting caught in the rain is no picnic. So if such a tragedy must befall you, make the best of it style-wise with a jolly Topshop umbrella. The fun floral motif on this brolly will be sure to put a smile on your face and those around you. Plus, we’re loving the old-timey curved handle, which makes it just a touch more classy than your average rain wand.
Just as we’ve seen some interesting fluctuation in pant construction over the past year, so too has the skirt, most noticeably with the maxi skirt trend, which came back last spring. Looks like the garment is now taking the middle road as many a Milan runway saw what WWD calls the “midi-skirt,” a not quite maxi, not quite knee-length variety. Hitting just about mid-calf, the midi-skirt at first would have reminded us of conservative, vintage styles were it not for the bright patterns and fun attitude that Dolce & Gabbana, Versus, and Moschino Cheap & Chic chose to insert into their designs. What do you think of this skirt trend? Something you’d rock in the spring? Or too awkward a length to balance correctly? [Style] Keep reading »