Thursday, October 11, 2012 Bringin’ It Back: But It’s An Alaia!
In anticipation of The Score, our new vintage section stocked with hard-to-find pieces from totally important designers, we rounded up some of our favorite magazine covers and ads from the era where supermodels reigned supreme and Gianni and Azzedine were household names.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Light Bright
It’s no secret that color’s one of our BFFs, but all-over turquoise on an outfit is a whole other set of rules from all-over turquoise on the eye. How to get the bright right? We asked makeup artist Ashleigh Lauer for a how-to on two fresh looks.
For a wicked cat eye that makes no apologies, first prime eyelid to even out skin tone and to help your eye makeup last all day without creasing. Next, take an angled brush and create a thin line from inner to outer eye. Keep building the line to desired thickness, and then at the outer corner take your brush at an angle to flip out and make a point for your cat eye. (I use a liquid liner from MAC.)
For the second colorful look, a take on the traditional heavy smokey eye, I used a synthetic eyeshadow blender brush and a creme eyeshadow. It’s so easy! Just keep blending in the same shape as you did the cat eye look, but soften the edges & extend past the outer eye to connect to bottom liner. (I used a shadow from Shiseido.)
Once you get the shape you like, take a powder eyeshadow in a similar color and press on top of the creme to intensify the color and really make it pop. Same goes for the cat eye–if you want to set it to make sure it’ll really stay, take a clean eyeshadow brush dipped in a little translucent powder and tap over liner to give it lasting power.
There are endless color combinations for these looks as well! Play around with layering colors or using two different colors for the top and bottom lines. Keep experimenting and let your palette run wild!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Role Model: A Day with Rachel Rutt
Hong Kong-born, Australian-bred Rachel Rutt is one of these girls who you feel instantly connected to. Someone you can hang out or talk boys with and properly have the best road trips ever. She’s as natural and cool in front of the camera as when she is off duty… we asked her about a normal day in the life of one of our favorite models right now.
What’s the first thing you do when you just wake up?
How would you describe your daily routine?
Walking the dogs and knitting and cooking.
Tell us about your personal style.
What’s something you do every day that you love?
Water my herb garden.
What’s something you do every day that you wish you didn’t have to?
Brush my teeth.
What would your perfect evening look like?
A full moon, a nice light breeze, and a night swim.
What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
Close my eyes.
Can’t get enough? Check out Rachel’s Tumblr!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 NGTV: Behind The Scenes of our October Lookbook
We blew the roof off a bourgie mansion in Beverly Hills for our October lookbook with loud prints, matching sets, and Bowie-worthy eye rocked by Aussie dream girl, Rachel Rutt. Here’s a glimpse of what went down behind the scenes.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Nasty Gals Do It Better: In The Detention Plaid Dress
Christine of Christeric redefines Nineties cool in our exclusive UNIF Detention Plaid Dress paired with a cutoff tee, backwards cap, layered necklaces and spiked creepers. We imagine this is what it’d look like if Angela Chase and Rayanne Graff’s closets had babies. If only…