It seems that I’m late to the shit-on-Mary Kay party. The Mary Kay problem goes all the way back to 1963. For anyone not currently up to speed, I’ll give you the short version: There’s a makeup and skin care company that found its way around some legal loopholes (it’s structured like a pyramid scheme, but calls itself something different) by recruiting individuals to buy their products out of pocket, sell those products to their friends and then recruit those friends. Read More
Do I even have to say it? Did you see the clean cerulean sequins on Mandy Moore? Did you experience the red-orange mash up—an incredibly difficult color combo—on Madeline Brewer? The bow tied buns of my 90s kid dreams on Millie Bobby Brown? THE DIOR HOROSCOPE on Natalia Dyer?! The only thing missing was a rainbow-maned unicorn and a shirtless Zac Efron. The Time’s Up movement is still with us, but the black looks are trickling out (at least for now). This colorful red carpet sent me to heaven and back. Enjoy.
Being constantly engaged online is like munching from the party snack bowl. You can’t seem to stop and no one will put it away. Step away from the Cheez-its! They are dangerous and so is your constant online activity.
I sound like my mother, but let’s face it, she is always right in the end. Read More
Two common questions I get asked: Where do you get your photos? / How do you compile your best dressed lists? I’m happy to answer both. Best Dressed lists are compiled with consideration for both fashion and beauty and are not capped at any number. Longer events with multiple looks on the same celeb are compiled in descending order, beginning with the event’s best look. The more looks a celeb has on the list, the higher he or she moves in number. Read More
Your event recap in five sentences or less: The MTV Movie Awards underwent an exciting/progressive format change this year and will now honor both film and television with gender-free awards; Adam Devine sang his opening monologue to the tune of “Beauty and the Beast” (cleverly re-titled “Movies and TV”); Vin Deisel accepted the 2017 generation award on behalf of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise and paused to honor Paul Walker while we all started bawling; MTV’s “best fight” award sustained an unnecessary name change to “best fight against the system;” Emma Watson took home the award for best actor in a movie—the first genderless acting award in history. Read More
Whether the fashion industry had a sudden burst of adrenaline or the “avant-garde” theme opened up the floodgates of innovation, fashion’s favorite designers have made a stunning comeback from the 2016 Met Gala; the chrome robot army of yesteryear has blossomed into a chic flock of risk-takers. The challenge? Out-innovate Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons—the first living designer to be honored by the The Costume Institute in a monographic show since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983, according to an Institute press release. Read More
Newsletters have become synonymous with all things I detest—lackluster content, junk mail, spam, sales calls. They are the offspring of this fantastical idea that we should have all the news we care about delivered to us in one beautiful well-written email, a private piece of tailored content just for us.
Maybe in a perfect world that’s possible. Read More
This time last year I was watching the Grammy Awards with my roommate, a sharp and talented fashion business major. We disagreed on every look, and when the red carpet coverage came to a close, she threw up her hands and said, “Taylor, it’s not about what you like, it’s about the fashion!” Read More