• Beauty & Skincare
  • Getting Dat Glow


    For years, my make-up routine has been fairly heavy-handed. A typical workday look includes two layers of BB cream (by YSL and Dr. Jart), a slick of bronzer (by Kevyn Aucoin)/highlighter (by Burberry)/blusher, a full-blown smokey eye (using Bobbi Brown cream eye shadow in Stone and Charlotte Tilbury eye quad in The Sophisticate). The whole ritual takes about […]

  • Fashion Critique
  • My Visit to the Isaac Mizrahi Exhibit


    One of my all-time, top-5 favorite movies is Unzipped, the 1995 documentary about Isaac Mizrahi’s Fall 1994 collection. The film, shot almost entirely in grainy black and white, is a must-see for anyone curious about the inner-workings of a creative genius. The movie opens with Mizrahi reading the abysmal reviews of his previous collection: “His […]

  • Consignment
  • The Passport Dress


    This past weekend was the first one I’d describe as “super-hot.” Normally, I’d be tempted to wear Spandex and a tank, but because it was a holiday weekend, the schedule was jam-packed with activities that required something more fashion-forward. (Like a visit to the Isaac Mizrahi exhibit at the Jewish Museum.) Here’s how I beat the heat, while […]

  • Travel
  • A Fur Jacket — in Spring?!


    It’s been weeks since my last post. Normally, I’d be panicking about the lack of productivity, but I’ve been traveling so much, it’s been hard to find the time for my usual meltdown. Since I last wrote, I’ve basically been stuck in an endless TSA line. First came a quick trip to Cincinnati (work), then to […]

  • Fashion Critique
  • Robots Take Over The 2016 Met Ball


    Before we talk about the fashion at last night’s Met Gala, let’s first consider the theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. I’ll admit, I emitted a rather large groan when I heard “technology.” I envisioned a parade of cliche gowns threaded with LED lights or harnessed with body cameras. I wondered […]

  • Consignment
  • When the Buyer Becomes the Seller


    It’s no surprise that I’m a consignment lover. It’s a tactile shopper’s dream — every excursion is a voyage into the unknown, and no two stores or items are ever alike. Not only are you practicing greener, more sustainable shopping, but you are cobbling together a new sartorial biography built on the history of others.’ Hunting the racks at […]

  • Consignment
  • You Won’t Believe the Price for These Alaïa Boots


    Every so often, I’ll start digging on a designer and go on a tear looking for vintage and consignment pieces. Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for pieces from Tuleh (I wrote about the now-defunct label last week) and Celine from the Michael Kors era. But I’m always stalking the holy grail — affordable Alaïa. It’s […]

  • Fashion Critique
  • When a Brand Fails, You Still Win


    Fashion is a tough business, especially for designers who skew closer to the creative side of the “artist vs. entrepreneur” spectrum. The overhead for well-made, ethically created clothing is insanely high. Getting media attention in a crowded and decentralized media marketplace is tough. Nabbing a celebrity following takes deep pockets, a PR team and/or a lot of […]