Monday, June 23, 2014 Trends: The Triumphant Return Of The Scrunchie
Few accessories have such a polarizing effect as the scrunchie. You remember scrunchies, right? They’re like normal hairbands, but swathed in fun fabric. According to the U.S Court of Appeals, a woman named Rommy Revson invented and patented the “scunci” in 1986; since then Rommy (could there be a better name for the originator of the scrunchie?) has seen her work ripped off every which way to Sunday, especially during the late 80s and the first half of the 90s, where scrunchies enjoyed a long run of high popularity. They popped up on everyone from Clarissa (of Explains It All fame) to Rayanne Graff to the cast of Mi Vida Loca, plus celebs like Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and TLC were rocking the puffy hair holder. Our beloved scrunchie experienced a period of disgrace in the 2000s (who can forget the infamous “no Manhattan woman would wear a scrunchie” Sex and the City episode in 2003) but it seems like despite the obstacles of the past, they are returning with a vengeance. The accessory is popping up on the heads of it-girls, on runways, and even on world leaders like Hilary Clinton. Rommy Revson, your legacy lives on…
Monday, June 23, 2014 Role Model: #GIRLBOSS: JEN VITAGLIANO
Jennifer’s New York City restaurant The Musket Room has already racked up rave reviews and a Michelin star; not bad for an intimate neighborhood spot that has barely been open a year. (It must run in the family, as Jennifer’s twin, stylist Nicole Vitagliano is definitely a #GIRLBOSS in her own right). In her Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS video, Jennifer talks about the importance of working with people you trust, the reality of getting your hands dirty, and why it’s totally OK to talk to yourself, all day long. (Glad to know we’re not the only ones.)
Aspiring restaurant-owners, foodies, and #GIRLBOSSes in the making: watch and learn!
Friday, June 20, 2014 Role Model: Ode To Lana
“Are you sick, or just a lesbian?” pried the USC sorority girl washing her hands next to me, upon first glance at my newly shaved head. This was a whole bunch of years ago, but when I’m back in the vicinity of my alma mater for the sold out Lana Del Rey show at The Shrine Auditorium, it all comes back to me. Perfect tens and misfits are still the theme of the night.