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Lazy Rock Pajamas

2.10.2016

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See by Chloé dress...tunic...jacket...thing, AG jeans (℅), ASH Kia boots via Woodbury Commons (℅) , Loeffler Randall bag, Persol Sunglasses (℅), Max Mara Turtleneck

Behold this utility-laden corduroy dress thing, it's huge on me but hopefully once spring hits it'll drown me a little less.

This ensemble has a lot of labelly-labels, but almost everything is second-handed; including the dress, which was a sample found at Housing Works a bit ago. Bag is from a Becon's Closet that is frequented by a Loeffler Randall stylist aaaaand the Max Mara sweater was eBay'd. I'll do a post soon on my second-handing habits, but man, this weather and lack of sunshine is drainin' me of my energy. 

...but also I'm procrastinating hard with the cats and a making a million batches of bolognese

(heh)

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Got a Custom-Made Mascara, Ok With It

1.30.2016





So Eyeko is providing this consultation service where you essentially get fitted for a custom mascara, aaaaand I tried it.

Usually I have a hard time justifying getting "fitted" for something that isn't clothing or glasses or shoes, but I gave it some thought and realized this miiiiiight be an ok investment since a) I only wear three things of makeup on a daily basis: concealer, brow pen, mascara, dass it- and that certainly is like wearing glasses every day, and b) I've been trying to at least get a sense of what I should look for, and if anything this service can teach me the wand and formula I'd do well with from now on.

Ok so, here's the lowdown:
1. Eyeko's Bespoke Service is provided at Saks here at NYC, Selfridges & Harvey Nichols in London, and Facesss in Hong Kong.
2. You sit down with your consultant, and either tell them your preferences, or that you have nooo idea even where to begin and that you'd like their input.
3. Your consultant shows you the 10 wands and 10 formulas in a bunch of mixtures and colors.
4. You try 'em.
5. you choose and walk out with a custom-made mascara and a mirrored case with your initials on it and some fresh eye makeup for the rest of the day.

I flew into Saks after work, sat in the Eyeko chair, and told my consultant the following insane run-on story:

"Soooooooooooooooooooo, I've been using Diorshow for ages now, but I'm tired of the weird rose scent (like, why does mascara need a scent, amirite?) and I don't dig the formula all the time, but I like the brush. Also, this one time, I went on a photoshoot and the makeup artist used a silicone-based mascara on me that made my eyes look enormous and spidery and doll-like, and I went home feeling like Robert Smith, only with his hair as my eyelashes....can I get something like that?"

And bless this woman's heart, she did her damn job.
We settled on a curved brush in a gel, plant-based cellulose, water-resistant formula (well, all the formulas they use are water resistant) in jet black. She showed me how to sweep the brush over my eyelashes and bottom lashes with the fattest part of the curve. 
YAS!

So, now, the big question: 
Is this worth $50?

The way I see it, if you only wear three pieces of makeup and mascara is the the most important thing to you, (like it most certainly is for me 'cause it's pretty much the only makeup I wear) then this might be worth it. I really needed help with picking and trying a brush, which you can't really do in Sephora, so that is probably the biggest up this service can give you along with the, y'know, custom formula. Other than that, getting more than one opinion from your local Sephora reps does just as well for picking an existing mascara that you can restock time and time again. This is most certainly a luxurious treat.


Thanks, Eyeko!

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Tux

1.26.2016


Vintage Calvin Klein jacket, Uniqlo Heattech turtleneck, Carven top, vintage Levis

It's no guess that I clearly wear a lot of denim. Look, when you work in vintage for 3 years and enthusiastically dig through thrift stores on the regular, you find a whole mess of 20-to-30-year-old denim pretty easily.

And so, since I gots so much of it, I add denim pieces to whatever I'm wearing almost 80% of the time. It's really not a conscious thing; like, we don't think of jeans as a blue or indigo garment like we might with a blue Tee shirt. Nope, it's just denim, pretty much neutral.

Denim also "dresses down" so perfectly that it can almost make fun of itself, which is irresistible. When you pair a denim jacket with a buttery cashmere twin set or an exquisite dress...the sort of push-pull you feel from seeing that kind of styling can make approaching that body in that outfit all the more doable.

In other words, I wear a lot of denim to fancy dinner parties.





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Texture Gesture

1.15.2016

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Pöl sweater, Uniqlo heattech turtleneck, Vintage Calvin Klein jacket, Asos skirt, vintage boots, Katherine Kwei Blaire crossbody

You know what's better than starting the year off right?
Starting the year off right with new digs! Like new haircuts and wearables!

Yes, as you can see I've gone and gotten bangs- first time since I was six years old and dancing to the Beatles in my living room! I guess not much has changed other than that.. 

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Acne Pre-Fall 2016: Cliques and Homemade haircuts

1.13.2016












A marvelously charming Pre-Fall collection by Jonny Johansson for Acne Studios. Inspired by schoolyard cliques, the collection is split into some of the cultural cool-girl tropes you'd expect to notice either in your own childhood or out and about: art girls, clubbers, rockers and the like. Note the seemingly homemade haircuts and the suede Roman gladiator boots (sandals). Also worth the note are the loooooong layers, skirts under flowy ribbed maxis, and lovely turtlenecks to add some meat to demure tank dresses.


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This is Fucking Difficult

1.11.2016

1974, New York — David Bowie performs as Ziggy Stardust on TV in a room at the Delmonico Hotel. 
by Henry Diltz

News of his passing has totally winded me, in an unexpected way. Unexpected in knowing that yeah, we're all gonna go- I mean, I felt this way when Lou Reed died...but really? Now? It's an uneasy feeling like we all have to take it from here.

I was in the throes of insomnia when I got the breaking news at 2:30 or so in the morning, so my exhausted body nearly collapsed into bereaved tears when I heard "The Prettiest Star" suddenly come up on my way to work this morning. It was just that second of realizing "Oh yeah, Marc Bolan plays this beautiful, melancholy guitar riff. Marc Bolan is dead... Jesus, David Bowie is dead."

I feel weird.


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Virtual Glasses Fitting So....

1.05.2016



Classic Specs lets you virtually try on glasses at home so...
Once I get my prescription in order, I'm we're getting these.

 

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