Artsy Fartsy: Shantell Martin

Lady DJ: Laila Sakini

Horoscopes: September 2014

Premiere: “Save Me From Myself” by ADI

Lookbooks: Play, Girl

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 Beauty: The Beauty Rebels of NY Fashion Week

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Twice a year, my fair city becomes inundated with what appears to be an alien invasion of very chic, very tall people. Beautiful people are always rampant in NYC, but during Fashion Week it becomes like a sartorial Comic Con of fashion editors, models, bloggers, paparazzo, and celebrities, leaving confused civilians like me to suddenly wonder if I’m shrinking or if everyone just got taller and better-looking? This is why I love recapping NYFW looks from the safe distance of my computer, avoiding the Lincoln Center area for fear I may be stampeded by a horde of well-heeled bloggers (to those on the front lines, if not the front row, I salute you).

 Since any given garment on the runway costs more than my rent, the beauty looks are where it’s at, personally. Anything you see is fairly attainable with the right amount of wherewithal. This September, those who were expecting makeup artists to bring the FX may have been a bit disappointed to know that the biggest S/S 2015 beauty trend was…no makeup. Or at least so minimal it doesn’t look like the models are wearing anything. But, they are models, so they’re basically woke up like this. Can’t really teach that effect in a YouTube tutorial, can you?

 There were however a few rebels who threw convention to the dust and punctuated the collections with brilliantly done up faces and hair, employing shocks of bright color, stickers, fake piercings, and otherwise flying their freak flags high above The Big Apple.

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Monday, August 25, 2014 Role Model: Eyeliner Evolution

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Audible differences aside, women in music have long had at least one thing in common: Eyeliner—and lots of it. From the theatrical to the streamlined, music’s most memorable women have always been sporting heaps of the smudgy stuff. A few decades ago when there was no HD and nothing short of setting yourself on fire would get you spotted from the nosebleed section of a stadium-sized show, painted faces were one of he best ways to make a visual impact while performing. Here, we cover the best in rock ‘n’ roll eyeliner with both classic and contemporary musical muses, some of which you may have caught at FYF this past weekend.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Role Model: Anais Pouliot

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Anais Pouliot is well seasoned in the way of campaigns. From Louis Vuitton to Emporio Armani, to Sonia Rykiel and Carven, everyone wants Anais to rep their duds—including us. We couldn’t think of anyone more perfect for our denim campaign than the sultry French Canadian, who was sure to bring her signature spirit and versatility (and who was totally game to jump in a kiddie pool in bell bottoms) to our L.A. shoot. Read on to learn a little more about one of our favorite new faces. 

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Friday, August 8, 2014 Role Model: Tallulah Willis

Tallulah Willis is one half of our new favorite blog, The Clothing Coven. But today, by way of Refinery29, we’re watching her take her clothes off instead. It’s all part of Stylelikeu‘s “The What’s Underneath Project,” a video series that interviews stylish individuals on subjects beyond brands. As Stylelikeu puts it, the series is about “fearless spirit, not mere clothes.” Watch Tallulah open up about body image, confidence, and why unattainable imagery can go fuck itself.

Beauty > Role Model > Tallulah Willis
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Trends: Boredom Bangs

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There are two types of girls: the girls who trust only their hair stylist to touch their hair, and the girls who take their looks into their own hands. Okay, that is ridiculous—there’s actually like a million types of girls. But hair remains to be a contentious issue when it comes to vanity, whether it’s in aspiration of or taking ownership of one’s own vanity.

If you want something done right, do it yourself—makes sense right? And as much as we leave certain primping to the pros (anyone whose first introduction to a Brazilian is via DIY knows this), sometimes you get an itch in a moment of impulsive grandeur to do something semi-permanent to yourself… possibly involving scissors.

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