When you find an awesome, affordable Etsy seller, you often feel like you’ve just won the jackpot, which is exactly the case with Noble Town Vintage’s jewelry. Re-purposed and revived, the designs are anything but overdone. Think chevron charms dangling on long necklaces, earrings with dainty brass cubes hanging from chains, art deco plaques, or chunky amethyst stones paired with worn-in chain. Our favorite: the vintage brass bar necklace, which features a horizontal bar between two strands with a choice of quirky pendants.
“Recently I watched every episode of ‘Jersey Shore”s first season. I don’t know if it was any good and I certainly didn’t learn anything, but it was definitely hypnotic and it gave my brain a vacation.”
– Marc Jacobs on his “appreciation” for a certain reality TV show. Let’s hope this means we’ll never see one of the cast members fist-pumping in the front row at his show. [New York] Keep reading »
A day in the sun is always fun until you’re suffering from a bad sunburn or dehydration. It is times like these that you probably wish you had someone to remind you to reapply your sun block or tell you it’s time to get out of the sun. Now, thanks to UVSunSense Wristbands, you can have that reminder.
UVSunSense Wristbands aren’t Silly Bandz; they’re actually smart bands. The band is simply worn on your wrist while you’re in the sun. Strap on the band, apply sunscreen to your body and over the wristband, and then enjoy your time in the sun. The wristbands are formulated to work with SPF 15 or higher and will change color when it is time for the wearer to reapply sunscreen or get out of the sun. UVSunSense wristbands can be used in fresh water, salt water, and even chlorinated water, so whether you’re in a lake, ocean, or pool you’ll still get the same protection. They’ll even work in the shower to give an accurate reading after outdoor activities in the sun. [$6.98 for a pack of seven, Amazon.com] Keep reading »
The CFDA has announced this year’s nominees for the Fashion Fund award. Supported by Vogue and big retailers like J. Crew, the prize is a big deal for emerging designers, providing them with financial support and PR dream team. Without the title, Vera would still be the only Wang in the industry, Thakoon wouldn’t be dressing Mrs. Obama, and you’d have no idea how to pronounce Proenza Schouler. This year’s list features a range of designers that aren’t quite unknown, but are definitely not mainstream. Some of the lucky potentials are: Prabal Gurung, Billy Reid, and Joseph Altuzarra. (Heard of them?) Our number one choice? Jewelry designer Pamela Love. Keep reading »
Dang, when people complain, MAC really does listen. Last week, Jessica told you about the makeup brand’s collaboration with designers Rodarte, which was inspired by the culture and colors of Mexico. Two nail polish shades were named “Juarez” and “Factory,” which we deemed insensitive and offensive, because the town is notorious for the number of women who have been raped and murdered with little or no response from police. MAC first responded by saying that they planned to donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit the city’s crime victims, but even bigger steps are being taken today. According to The Cut, MAC sent an email around to editors saying that they are now planning on changing the names of the products in the collection. No word yet on what those changes will entail, but thumb’s up to MAC for taking the complaints seriously. Let’s hope they’re still planning on those donations though. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »