Several months ago I heard rumblings and rumors of an ecommerce effort with H&M USA. My reaction: I'll believe THAT when I SEE it. But over the weekend, there was a miracle and the online shopping fairy made my fashion dreams come true! . The new site doesn't pack as much merch as their giant stores, but the selection is pretty impressive!
Our plan for tomorrow is a celebration of a freedom from obligations. So what will two late thirty-somethings and their cats be doing? Having a Twilight marathon, and eating small amounts of unhealthy barbecue. Menu is planned, tv is ready, spa treatments selected (I like to find every opportunity for a spa day/slumber party in life). Why are we doing this? I’m not entirely sure why I am obsessed with this idea, except I am. I’ve seen each movie once, read each book once, and I think they are good, fun stories. I don’t have children so I’m not particularly concerned with their message. And the song A Thousand Years and all of the gothic, star-crossed lovers is delish. But here is what concerns me.
Kristen Stewart’s hair.
Until recently or very specific fashion shoots, she usually looks like she rolled out of bed, hit it with some 99 cent mousse and flipped it over her shoulder. Add that to her less than inviting personality when it comes to press events and Houston, we have a problem for Hollywood’s highest grossing actress. I personally think she should keep her attitude if its authentic – no one is telling a man how to be nice – and I am 99% sure she faked the entire Pattinson affair drama for increased press. I do not care. All I want to do is drag her to my stylist and have her hair washed and blown out. At least for industry events.
But recently I discovered that she HAS done events with good hair, which means she can learn. So I am free to watch Twilight (Team Alice) in peace. Have Good Hair, Kristen. You can do it.
Well. About two months ago, I wrote one blog on beauty products and then went off the reservation. Sometimes I think my only settings are off and on and I was definitely OFF. Oral surgery, food poisoning, yadayada, and then somewhere in there, I went to see my doctor. Who was pretty ticked at me for not taking care of myself? Healthy food? No. Yoga? No. Gym? No. Decent sleep? No. Water? Barely. I was a mess and felt awful about myself. But one day I took a picture of a bunch of random things in my house and my yard and took one of myself. I discovered that my wisdom teeth surgery had given me back some cheekbones, but more importantly, I saw a lot I liked about myself. So then I took a few more, and then a friend of mine gave me some great information about iPhone apps that allow me to take and edit photographs. And then I decided. I am taking between 4-20 pictures of myself a day for 365 days. All with my iPhone or iPad, all by myself, and all as portraits of me in various states of being me. Full hair and makeup, walking on the treadmill, after yoga, in my office, in bed, in my yard, I have one in front of whole foods and another in front of northstrom already.
Of course I have aspirations for the end of the project, ideas for how I would curate it, hang it, organize it – from scrapbooking to studios – but the heart of the process is the same of the blog. To help me find myself and see the beauty in life outside of law. Stay tuned for more updates!
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This year's Met Gala has a punk theme, in honor of the Met Museum's spring exhibition entitled "PUNK: Chaos to Couture." The stars arrived with punk hair and makeup, but kept the dresses beautiful and elegant. Read on for my best and worst dressed!
Naomie Harris in Donna Karan. I just adore the color and the feathers. This dress looks like it was made for her.
I don’t know about you, but every May I wait in anticipation for InStyle’s Top Beauty Buys, but the last couple of years I have been totally underwhelmed. The same products over and over, both high and low end, the same boring categories, despite the fact that many women will buy 5 different kinds of eyeshadows, but skip the hair and nail treatments for the salon. So I have made my own, heavy on the products I think women in their 20s and 30s want to buy. My choices are heavily informed by my LOVE of Birchbox and the monthly treats I receive, the expert advice I receive from my favorite stylist (Lindsey at Blown Away, hair designer (Chris at Trim), and makeup artist (Darren at Chanel/YSL – Saks). GO, now, and see them! Also my random finds at Target, Sephora, and my salons. Here they are, in no particular order. Enjoy!
The best hand lotion in the history of time
50 Shades of Mascara, the best shade of purple
The best anti-aging vitamin serum EVER.
Best Black Eye Liner Ever (Suck it, MAC).
What are your favorite products??
The month of May is the best! And not just because it's my birthday month. Although that's one of the reasons :) I always make a birthday wish list at the beginning of the month and this year will be no different.
I'm combing my wants and needs for my bday wish list this year, but I do have one giant WANT: