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culotte pants & other frenemies

April 4, 2014

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“Say Hello to the Culotte.” It was a subject line that bubbled to the top of my inbox this morning. Saks Fifth Avenue wanted me to “Shop Pants,” in particular the Culotte. “Spring’s superstar cut mixes menswear ease with a…
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laughing curl torture – wet routine (video)

February 6, 2014

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You asked me for this, so I’m giving it up. I laugh when I watch this because it’s so ridiculous. Oh, the ugly moments we live through in the name of beauty, one of which is captured here, in this…
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when the store you love does something you hate: MiN New York

January 28, 2014

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It was Sunday, a day of rest, but not for my family, no. No, they would be awoken early and dragged past a toll and through a tunnel onto the island of Manhattan, so mama could score some juice. Well,…
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favorite mascaras 2013

January 16, 2014

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It’s always one or the other. Concealer or mascara. One is always a top response to the “if you could only use one beauty product” desert island question. Where are the pragmatic people who chime in with sunscreen? They’re off…
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black friday on thursday

November 21, 2013

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WHAT I ACTUALLY BOUGHT TODAY METAL SPOON STRAWS At a recent life-changing meal at Atera, we were served cocktails with these metal straw spoons. Forget for a moment that they’re good for the environment (I always do), the mouth-feel experience…
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“worth it” beauty (to go)

October 25, 2013

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Life is delicious. But wouldn’t it be even more so if it was outfitted with a makeup bag, fully-loaded with your favorite makeup? Excessive? Okay, yeah. But, oh how extraordinary. If I could afford it, I’d supply this luxury to…
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nyc foodie experience: atera

September 27, 2013

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I‘m already expecting a food coma. Tonight, at 6pm, in celebration of my 43rd birthday, Phil is taking me to Atera for dinner. I’m getting older, so dinner, logically, is getting earlier. There’s no early bird special, mind you, but…
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backstage beauty NYFW S/S 2014

September 23, 2013

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Backstage at the Spring/Summer 2014 J. Mendel collection showcased at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman created a bronzy beachy sporty look, with dewy bronzed skin and a glossy brick lip. With a lot of pastels in…
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