I Tried It: Eyelashing Tinting at Laurentius Salon

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I have two friends who, every three weeks, get their eyelashes filled. They’ve sat through the process of getting the eyelash extensions once—an hours-long power nap where individual extensions are painstakingly applied to each and every one of their natural lashes—and now, they enjoy a 20-minute cat nap every now and then while the lashes that have shed since their last visit and grown anew are given their extension once again.

These days, eyelash treatments are climbing right up there with gel manis and hair trims on ladies’ regular rounds of grooming exercises, and more and more salons are extending their menus to cater to them. Laurentius Salon in South Philly’s Italian Market neighborhood is one of the most recent to add tinting and a battery of extensions (from silk to mink) to their roster, and so the other day, to see what all this lash hubbub was about, I let them play with mine.

See the results here.

6 Questions For: Art in the Age’s Bob Myaing

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Photo by Victoria Stern.

For this week’s installment of Conversations of Style, we met up with Bob Myaing, manager and buyer for Old City boutique Art in the Age.

The effortlessly cool guy let us in on why he doesn’t take fashion too seriously, what his most recent purchase was, the men’s trend he hates most, and where his disposable income really goes. Plus, we got the scoop on his favorite summer drink. (Hint: It’s a spin on a classic.)

Psst: View the slideshow in full-screen mode for a much better look at Myaing’s style.

More all-American style ahead!

Market Report: They are Making Nail Polish Out of What?!?

  • MR19Alexa Chung is the face of a new kale nail polish that launches this fall. Yes, kale, as in the Trendiest Vegetable Ever. The line will be called Nailkale and it’s certainly a sign of the apocalypse. [WWD]
  • Steal this look: high-waisted jeans + a skinny belt. [Madewell]

Keep reading here!

Monday Obsession: Adorn By Sarah Lewis Statement Rings

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Now that we’re in the throes of summer sales, it seems like most purchases we make are killer markdowns scooped up at the last second and fewer “lusted-after-and-saved-for-weeks” buys. Impulse buys are great, but there are still items out there worth obsessing over—particularly Adorn by Sarah Lewis’s standout statement rings from the Band of Gypsys collection.

Details ahead!

What to Wear Under Your Sheer, Lacy, See-Through Stuff

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When it comes to clothes, everything seems to get more sheer in the summer. Add to that a perennially sunny backdrop that acts like a spotlight on any not-completely-opaque garments, and you’re got a recipe for embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions. My solution? The Best. Slips. Ever. They’re from Free People and comfy, completely matte, and come in eight shades—the slip trifecta!

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Market Report: J.Crew is Selling These Horrible Hashtag Shorts Now

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  • Happy Monday, Shoppists! Let’s start things off with a pair of shorts that should not exist. [Huffington Post]
  • Here’s your first look at the new (improved?) Wonder Woman costume. It looks like an ad for chocolate. [People]
  • Good news for those of you with short bobs: You can still do milkmaid braids! Here’s how. [The Beauty Department]

More fun stuff right here!

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