Going to California

I’m all about people having a happy, friendly time outdoors listening to music. Any kind of music. It’s nice to see folks convene en-masse for a positive, shared experience. That said, the culture which surrounds this weekend (and next’s) Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, dubbed ‘fashion’s favorite,’ can […]

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A Little E&W Inspiration

I’ve been in Stockholm for a little over a week now and, despite the latitude, most days of my visit have been further from freezing than in New York. Spring is springing rapidly. When the temperature struggled out of the fifties, a couple of teenagers took advantage of the warmish weather by jumping into the bay while many more […]

Filed under: Inspiration. Tags: Flowers, Mood Board, Spring.

Fashion’s Favorite Shoe
Spring 2014

Last season’s slip-on sandals now have a taller, sexier sibling and just about every major accessories brand has a version for your consideration. I’ve drawn nine of them here with prices ranging from $100 to $1000. These high-heel slides and mules are shaping up to be the shoes of spring 2014, but does […]

Filed under: Accessories. Tags: Altuzarra, Mule Sandals, Spring 2014.

Applying Long-Wear
Lip Color

Rounding out the lipstick tangent I’ve been on this week, here’s a little long-wear lipstick application guide. I’ve tried a number of methods over the years and I’ve found this to be the fastest and most effective – it’s very straightforward with only three steps than can be mastered with very little practice […]

Filed under: Beauty. Tags: Dior, Diorific Lipstick, How-To, Lipstick.

Helmut Newton’s
Beauty Edit

Photographer Helmut Newton is a poolside glamour evangelist and a big proponent of summertime lip color. But what should a sophisticated woman of the jet set wear as she goes about her stylish life? Inspired by the lip color collection of aesthetic disciple, Tom Ford, Helmut pays a visit to the Bergdorf Goodman beauty department and suggests what to [...]

Filed under: Beauty. Tags: Helmut Newton, Lipstick, Tom Ford Beauty.

Right-On Red

Transformative makeup is great for fashion editorials but beauty products are most successful when they are used to draw out your own character rather than someone else’s. After tragic episodes with bronzer and spray tanner during the height of the fake and bake epidemic of the early 2000’s when my complexion has actually been described as ‘bloodless,’ I just […]

Filed under: Beauty. Tags: Beauty Marks, Hourglass Cosmetics, Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick.