Summer styling can be a tough one, especially when you work in an aggressively air-conditioned office and don’t just frolic around festivals or spend three months stringing one fabulous vacashe into the next. Here’s the cold, hard truth: we don’t shop every day, either. What we really do is pick a few solid items that’ll carry us through all season and — gasp, the horror — maybe even beyond.
It’s a wonder we even managed to watch TV in the last week, what with the Carlos Danger name generator being born and, oh yeah, that tiny human bursting forth from Kate Middleton’s insanely fashionable womb.
When a heatwave overtook New York City last week, we all fled home to luxuriate in our air conditioners and catch up on some television. It was then, pint of Talenti gelato in hand, we had this revelation: there’s a whole lotta look going on on TV these days.
When summertime hits, most vacationers cordon off a two-week spot of iCal and head to the beach with a bevvy of friends, a cooler of beer, and a barbecue ready for so many burgers and dogs. Sure, that makes for a great time, but then they have to return to work sunburned, hungover, and bloated from all the nitrites. This summer, treat yourself right with a solo ticket to a state of bliss.
If there’s anything we can profess to know about Talia, it’s that the honorary Cover Girl would not want a world of beauty devotees mourning her loss. She’d want us to cue up a makeup tutorial and learn how to paint our lids like a sunset.
In honor of America’s birthday, and in the spirit of adding conscience to our shopping carts, we’ve scoured the 50 states for Made In America brands we’d actually want to wear. There are twinkly necklaces, those boots you always try on and don’t just splurge on (do it!), Selvedge denim (really!) and way less American Apparel than you’d think — i.e. none. The best part is, by shopping goods designed, sourced and made right here between our country’s sandy shores, you can skip dressing strictly in stars and stripes to show your true colors.
Vogue dictator Anna Wintour stunned the world last night by unleashing her first-ever tweet, using the magazine’s official handle. It was the Supreme Court’s striking down the cruelly titled Defense of Marriage Act which inspired her to make such a momentous social media move, as the self proclaimed “old-fashioned” editrix has yet to launch her own Twitter. But what if she had…