- Don’t even pretend that you don’t want Jared Leto‘s perfectly ombre, model-off-duty locks. It’s divine. [Fashionista]
- Would you wear sweaters made out of your dog’s hair? These people do. [The Dodo]
- Wait, are some of our favorite discontinued beauty brands coming back from the dead?? [xoJane]
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The “Break Up” gift box. Photo via Swoonfull.
My new obsession: Swoonfull, a brand-new Main Line-based company that puts together thoughtful, themed gift boxes and sends ‘em out for you. They’re basically the elves of the northeast (they call themselves “giftologists”) and they make it ridiculously easy to actually be the kind of friend you always try to be, you know, before life gets in the way. (I can’t tell you how many break-up/new baby/new house/get well gifts I have at home that I’ve never actually gotten around to mailing out. It’s rather embarrassing.)
Read more about it here.
Photo by Evan Schapiro.
Name: Aaron Pierce
Where He Lives: Rittenhouse Square
Day Job: Visual director and menswear designer at Commonwealth Proper
Where We Found Him: Between brunch at the Cambridge and a latte at La Colombe in Rittenhouse
What He’s Wearing: Custom navy suit, shirt, textured wool tie, and floral pocket square, all by Commonwealth Proper. Matte green Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
Click here for where he shops and what he’ll be wearing come summer.
Photo via My New Pink Button.
Shoppists, I’m here to introduce you to labia makeup. Haven’t heard of it yet? The makeup—which has been around for some time but has just gotten more buzz of late—was created by My New Pink Button and it’s designed to “restore the youthful pink color back to your labia.” To think, here we were fretting about gray hairs when we really should have been worried about the color of our labias! In any case, the stain comes in four shades, each with sassy names weirdly reminiscent of your grandmother (think: “Bettie” and “Marilyn”, which is described as “good for beginners”). The Dye System Kit includes 20 disposable applicators, a mixing dish, labia colorant dye and an instructional guide. This is good: You don’t want to mess around down there, ladies.
The whole ‘labia makeup’ thing originally struck me as unnecessary, but as someone who’s read about women putting blush on their nipples to increase pink-ness (don’t ask), I started to think that maybe My New Pink Button was on to something. After all, vajazzling took over the world. Perhaps the beauty industry’s just been spending too much time thinking above the belt. So I ventured below it to sleuth out other questionable nether-region beauty treatments. The first thing I noticed? It seems Philly is a hotspot for vaginal beauty treatments. (Who knew?)
Keep reading. You know you’re curious.
Forget boho or Gatsby references. Fringe can actually be totally chic and not at all costume-y when it’s employed in luxe ways. A fine lacing of it on a necklace, for instance (I love the dip-dyed one above), or a poof of it on a leather sandal. It adds movement and texture to an all-black look—see the amazeballs dress up there—and it’s way cooler than a bare cutout on the back of a shirt. When wearing it, keep the rest of your look restrained, and stay away from DIY tassel earrings. They always, always look like this. And curtain tie-backs are not a good look.
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Photo via Analog Watch Co.
When we first heard about the Philly company turning out wooden watches, we were worried the timepieces would be a distant cousin to this accessory, or worse, fall into this category. The verdict? They’re actually pretty amazing.
Philadelphia-based Analog Watch Co. has designed a series of minimalist, eco-friendly wooden watches that pack a serious aesthetic punch. The watches come in teak, blackwood, bamboo, maple and a variety of other woods—and, yes, the wooden strap is flexbible. If you don’t want a full-wood variety, opt for one with a wooden face and leather strap, like the Leather & Blackwood iteration from the Carpenter Collection.
Analog Watch Co. has partnered with Trees for the Future, a nonprofit that ensures a portion of profits from each watch sold will result in the planting of a tree. Plus, the watches are 80 percent biodegradable. Get yours for $119.99 during the presale here.
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- Matthew McConaughey released a t-shirt to commemorate his Oscar win. The slogan: “Alright, alright, alright.” The shirts are part of McConaughey’s JKL menswear line (did you know he had one of those?), but looks like they’re all sold out already at Dillards. Sigh. [E! Online]
- Forget Birchbox’s beauty samples. There’s now the Cocksman Club, a startup that’s a subscription-based condom delivery service. Hm. [Betabeat]
- The latest in nail art? Cuticle tattoos. (And they’re actually pretty awesome.) [Style]
More fashion crazy coming right up.
Go on. Be the MacGyver of fashion.
At least once a week, a panicked co-worker comes into my office with some sort of fashion-related crisis. I’ve seen a jacket with belt loops … that was missing the belt (I used a pair of scissors to veeery carefully remove the loops after determining that this wouldn’t leave any holes), a small scuff in a black shoe (a swipe of black permanent marker did the trick), and a sweater that sheds everywhere (stick it in the freezer!).
But some problems are stumpers—and tough to deal with when you’re not at home. Take, for instance, those horrible shoulder bumps that appear on sweaters that have been hanging in closets for too long. Or realizing that the the tips of your heels are completely worn down, leaving you quite literally walking on nails. If you’re armed with a steamer, a sewing machine or another pair of shoes, fixing fashion mishaps is a cinch. When you’re stuck in an office, though, it can be trickier. Here, five easy tricks for solving sudden sartorial dilemmas using things you can find in your office. May you never have hanger bumps again.
Keep reading for 5 outfit-saving tricks.
My cat-eye weapon: Stila’s Say All Day Liquid Eyeliner.
I’m fiercely loyal to the items in my makeup bag (which, in case you’re wondering, is this Rebecca Minkoff monogram pouch). Try as I might to love Diorshow and Maybelline’s Great Lash, I always come back to L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara (the one with the curved wand). And with the exception of a few dalliances with MAC, Benefit and Laura Mercier foundations, I’ve never strayed too far from Clinique’s Superbalanced Makeup. But the ultimate weapon in my beauty arsenal is my eyeliner: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Seriously, guys, you need to try this.
I know, waterproof liquid eyeliner sounds scary. But it’s not! Keep reading.
- And the award for the best black tights ever—based on editorial recs, sales data and product review—goes to … Wolford Matte Opaque 80 Tights. [Refinery29]
- Everyone was hating on Kristin Cavallari‘s red carpet coverage at the Oscars. Shoulda stayed in Laguna, K. [Huffington Post]
- OMG, THE APOCALYPSE IS HERE. Anna Wintour sat in the second row at the Valentino show! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN. [Fashionista]
Up next: You’ll never believe who bought Pharrell’s Grammys hat.