23 December 2014

Kim and Kanye for Balmain

These two crazy kids are the new faces of Balmain, which is to say, it's about time they made it official as they've been the poster children for the brand ever since they got together years ago. Hell, Kanye and Olivier Rousteing are the two practically responsible for Kim's entire high fashion reimaging.

And some candids in the label

22 December 2014

Hot Chocolate For Life

Via Buzzfeed
What could be Christmasier? Buzzfeed provides the how-tos. Here's what you'll need:
60% dark chocolate, corn starch, whole milk, heavy whipping cream, milk powder

18 December 2014

Discontinued Dilemas

Ah readers, the sad sad pain of having a holy grail product discontinued on you. I was cleaning out makeup drawers the other day and came across my beloved Bonne Bell Lip Lites in Sugared Plum. No, it isn't coolest, classiest product for a 30-something in the industry to be attached to, but damn it, 15 years later I still haven't found a color quite as perfect. Yeah, I strayed into the nude lip. Frankly, that or a pale pink is my go-to. But when you're a redhead in need of a bold lip for night, red just doesn't cut it (and seriously Ipsy, if you send me one more cherry red lipstick, imma lose my shit). That beautiful silvery shiny plum was just right. And most importantly, it didn't wear down to a horrible magenta berry stain late in the night. *soft weeping tear*
So here's to fruitful ebay searches and finding a cache of your favorite product in the dark corners of an online retailer (did you know you can still buy lemon Jolly Ranchers online?!) And I ask, where do you all score your discontinued faves?

14 December 2014

Holiday Classics

Via Pinterest
Nothing unusual about the pieces, but with a nice twist on the silhouettes.

12 December 2014

The Future

According to National Geographic, this is what the average human being will look like in 2050.

08 December 2014

Elephant Twins!

Twin baby elephants are so rare they only occur in 0.5% of births. But these cuties were just born at the Pangola Game Reserve in South Africa.
Via Buzzfeed

28 November 2014

The Reason for the Season

...Twinkle lights!!
Via JoanDay

Sad State of Affairs


One tweet sums up the double standard of white male privilege in America 

Scandal design

I've been binge-watching Scandal on Netflix over my break, just to catch up on storylines that probably flew over my head while I'm doing a hundred other things during the prime time airings. And damn it is good! I'm so obsessed with the design. I mean, the costumes are gorgeous, obviously, and have had enough press in 4 seasons to write a book about (and I may or may not have been drinking and ordered a white wool cape late one night while watching). The makeup artist deserves awards as well! Read her advice here.
But the set design is killer as well. Specifically the Pope and Associates offices. In fact, I've decided that since the dining room of my new house still needs rehabbed, it's getting the Scandal look. Here's the office:

And more specifically, that wallpaper:

Now, I have scoured the web trying to find this wallpaper and while every other aspect of the set design has been dissected, by the designers themselves in many cases, nothing. I've decided I need to worry about the texture first, then the color. I was so happy to find this pretty decent option by Allen and Roth at Lowes. Paint it any color you want.
allen and roth #LW1342061
Now the quest is on for metallic paint. Home Depot recently nixed the Martha Stewart brand (one of the few readily available in store) in favor of one by Ralph Lauren that should hit stores soon. I'm hoping that will do the trick.

26 November 2014

Black Lives Matter


“What age is a black boy when he learns he’s scary?”― Jonathan Lethem
Ferguson,  Missouri
“What age is a black boy when he learns he’s scary?”
― Jonathan Lethem

Ferguson, Missouri

23 November 2014

18 November 2014

This Is Carminite

This is carminite. It is beautiful...And Game of Thrones-y
Via IWasteSoMuchTime

16 November 2014

As Confident As Kanye

We should all be so lucky...

Watercolored Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks walked the red carpet of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay premiere in this gorgeous, billowing, watteau-backed Elie Saab gown, complete with tiny crystals

03 November 2014

Beyonce with Mouse Ears Toboggan

It shouldn't work, but it does. And I love that she has a glass of wine at what looks like a ball game!

31 October 2014

Rihanna with Tom Ford

The designer and chanteuse at the amfAR gala. Gorgeous!
It's not till we zoom out that things get a little iffy.

20 October 2014

Ocsar de la Renta - en memorium

In honour of the late great designer, some of our favorite looks. The man did a ballgown like no one's business:

RIP Oscar de la Renta

Ugh - The fashion world has lost an absolute giant. The Dominican designer was 82 and had battled cancer since 2006.

Nicki MInaj for GQ

Love the poodles, love the clothes, love it all. She almost looks like a real girl with minimal makeup!