Thursday, September 11, 2014 Beauty: The Beauty Rebels of NY Fashion Week
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.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Nasty Gals In The Wild: Eye99
Thalea Michos-Vellis is the super cutie behind the eye99 Tumblr and Instagram, where she posts lots of photos of her cats and clothes (Comme des Garçons—check; Marni—check; Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton—check). You might have also seen her hanging out in the pages of Oyster or appearing in campaigns for POMS. When she’s not chilling with her pet lizard Jazz, chances are she getting gypsy with it and selling stuff at the Camberwell Markets. We raided her wardrobe and took some photos.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Lookbooks: Play, Girl
(BB Dakota Hot Damn Coat, First Base Parachute Jacket, Nasty Gal x Minimale Animale Point Danger Bikini, Nasty Gal x Minimale Animale Treachery Bikini, First Base Parachute Track Pant, Jeffrey Campbell Dulce Shearling Pump)
In athletic silhouettes, pretty pastels, and fuzzy stuff, pre-gaming has never looked so hot. Trust us when we say you’re gonna be jocking our style.
Monday, September 8, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Shantell Martin
(photos by Meghan Mcneer)
White walls, T-shirts, and toys beware, Shantell Martin is armed with a marker and she doesn’t consider any surface too sacred. If you aren’t familiar with her work, Shantell’s drawings can best be described as a visual stream of consciousness, “a language of words and lines.” To us, her illustrations, done mostly in black and white and spanning across large walls or covering found objects, are nothing short of stunning. We caught up with Shantell to talk grandma collabs, drawing where you shouldn’t, and why she kind of needs a spare pool right now. — Chris Rellas
Friday, September 5, 2014 Top Tens: Things We Loved This Week
Bizarre scenarios, crazy yet lovable characters, and pretty colors—this Miu Miu video is everything we love about Miranda July’s work and more.