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17 Nov 2018

Emily Ratajkowski To Launch Lingerie Brand: M/RATA

It feels weird to call Emily Ratajkowski a celebrity because I’m not quite sure how to define that word these days. Instead, I’ve just been referring to her as an influencer or in some ways a feminist icon for 2018. Over the years, Ratajkowski has gotten a rep and been reduced to some less than ideal adjectives and for what? Mostly because of a pretty face, but she’s so much more than that.

Emily has acted in movies, sure. She also launched her swimwear line late last year: Inamorata. This year, we caught her protesting and getting arrested over Brett Kavanaugh, which is amazing in itself. She became a wife in 2018 and then took home the Revolve award for Woman of the Year. Now, she’s building out her fashion empire with a lingerie brand, M/RATA, and all of us are wondering if purchasing one of those pieces will allow us to look as good as her in them!

There aren’t too many details that have been released yet, but we do know the brand will be ready to launch November 22nd. Above is a teaser of what’s to come from the line.

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15 Nov 2018

Holiday Party Wear 2018

For Love and Lemons Marquee Maxi Dress – $270

Every year, holiday party season always comes up so fast! I’m excited this year to have a true holiday party with my current company and the opportunity to dress up. As soon as I discovered the date, I was off to the races. There are actually so many options this holiday season that I’m swooning over, but the trouble with every year is that I have in my mind what I already want. The hard part of that is that it often times is hard to find where that exists. Since I hold onto that dream of a dress for so long, I often don’t find it and find myself stressing last minute.

This year’s party will be on a Friday – a first for me! It’s also unfortunately the first year where Mandi and I won’t be getting ready together. I’ll be using my new favorite startup Glamsquad for hair and makeup though which I can’t say enough good things about. Lastly, I’ve got a couple of ideas in mind for what I want to wear, but I’m not quite ready to share that yet. What I do know is that I want to stay away from lace if I can and sleeves because we did that last year. If things don’t work out for me, at least I’ve got a post to fall back on.

To get into the spirit of creating this post, I just looked at last years post and am surprised at how much my tastes have changed in the last year. Since my party is earlier, I wanted to start this post early.We’re also going to release it earlier than any other year prior. Enjoy!

Temperley London Mosaico Dress – $1,295

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13 Nov 2018

Stella McCartney’s First Bridal Collection

Doesn’t it seem like the Royal Wedding was ages ago? I still remember it clearly like it was yesterday. Waking up at 2-3AM to see Meghan Markle gliding into her wedding ceremony like the angel that she is. I was at lunch when I learned that Stella McCartney had designed her stunning wedding reception dress. Imagine how shocked I was that McCartney hadn’t even had a bridal collection before because it seemed like she was a natural for it. Today, the designer announced that she was launching a full bridal collection. We’ve got pictures and our favorites.

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12 Nov 2018

Wedding Mondays

I’m so excited to bring this back. It has been two months that we’ve let Wedding Mondays just slip right on by and tonight I’m giving myself a little bit of work life balance by breaking up my evening. For my career, it’s easy to find ways to work when I’m not doing anything or if I don’t have plans. It can send me down the rabbit hole for hours at times, but this week we’re practicing some self care. I left work a little earlier than usual tonight and headed to my CorePower class. From there, I cut down on time by eating dinner at work and then returning home for an hour of work emails before dedicating the rest to Yow Yow! If only we could practice this every night.

I had my last weddings back in the summer, but am now looking forward to 2019 where I know I’ll have at least one in March. Holiday season is just around the corner though so maybe we should start taking bets on how many new engagements there will be. Would you believe that I’ve been holding onto this wedding video since July?! There’s a few more in the queue actually, but I love this video for all of the details that were highlighted. As much as you can say rain on a wedding day is good luck, it’s not actually what any couple ever wants. This couple rolled with the punches and honestly the details of their day are so good, nothing else matters.

For the entire feature on Green Wedding Shoes, click here.

11 Nov 2018

Blog Roundup

  • Glamour will cease print operations [Fashionista]
  • The age of envy: how to be happy when everyone else’s life looks perfect [The Guardian]
  • The long, long history of long, long CVS receipts [Vox]
  • Toys R Us Rebrands As Geoffrey’s Toy Box [9to5Toys]

 

photo cred | Munchies
  • I Ate My Way Through Portland’s Strip Clubs [Munchies]
  • I’ve Interviewed 300 High Achievers About Their Morning Routines. Here’s What I’ve Learned [New York Times]
  • How to be a More Patient Person [New York Times]

  • Would you try it? A peanut butter and mayo sandwich [The Takeout]
  • Tokyo’s dessert cafe [Hypebae]
11 Nov 2018

Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Ezra Miller

Wearing: Moncler x Pierpaolo Piccioli

Where: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald World Premiere

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10 Nov 2018

2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Liu Wen

Every year, I post about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and those that read my post seem divided. Others, like me, are fascinated by the entire thing. There’s a few things to look forward to: the themes, the performances, the Fantasy Bra. Then there are those that are strongly against the show. They don’t believe in what it stands for, that it cuts down women, sexualizes them, makes others feel bad about themselves. I understand this point of view, of course. There’s a part of me though that understands that the women in these shows have worked hard for their bodies and that not everyone that is super thin has an unhealthy relationship with food.

I wanted to try and better understand this from a different side this year especially being someone that has had an issue with food. I follow a few of the models on Instagram: Taylor Hill, Kelsey Merritt, and Jasmine Tookes. The training that they do in preparation for these shows and the audition is year round. It’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon. I started working out more regularly this year by going to CorePower and don’t worry, I’m not going to become a fitness blogger by any means, but this shit ain’t easy. I’ll go to these classes, but there are probably a cumulative five minutes at least where I give up on my mat.

For myself, I have a lot of admiration and respect for models. My pet peeve is when people comment on their personal social media telling them to eat a burger. You don’t know them and it’s none of your business what they eat. Maybe I’m offended for them because I’ve had this told to me. It’s hard enough for me to make a decision about what to eat every day and how I’m going to eat, but now I have to consider what I eat so that it makes other people happy? Do you see how crazy that sounds? Let’s let people live and accept this show for what it is no matter what it may mean to each individual watching.

Getting off my soapbox slowly now… here are my favorite looks from this year. The show will change networks and air on ABC on December 2nd.

 

UPDATE: Executive Ed Razek made inappropriate comments this week directed at the transgender community and we don’t stand by it. He has since apologized, but we won’t forget. That being said this post has nothing to do with him at all and more on the models as people and individuals.

Kendall

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  • When it comes to brunch, are you sweet or savory? I’m usually a savory, but I feel like it takes a certain kind of person to order a breakfast burger. That’s another category on its own.
  • It’s like we never left Antelope Canyon or something
  • Anyone else’s favorite accessory just their hair tie?
  • Smoky San Francisco
  • I’d eat this set up every day. Is mercury poisoning still a thing? 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • He said: the lighting is much better in the dressing rooms
I said: 🤚🏽 say no more
  • Our chef surprised us with two matcha ice cream cones the other night!
  • When you’re prepping for the week that is about to begin
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