16 Sep 2018
The amount of money a woman spends on makeup and beauty products a year sometimes astounds me. It’s the type of thing that gets me a little anxious. For that reason alone, I’m that girl that will use up every last drop even when it looks like there is nothing left. I feel so guilty tossing something out even if I know I’m not going to get any more benefit out of it. I received an email from bareMinerals this week announcing that they were launching a recycling program.
Bring in your empty empty makeup and skincare containers to any bareMinerals boutique and receive points towards your next bareMinerals purchase. They don’t need to be a product of bareMinerals and can come from anywhere as they are accepting all brands. If you’ve finished up an entire product, you might as well get something for it in return, right? I love the idea of makeup and beauty recycling programs and am excited to share the news! For a list of other brands that are doing similar programs with other benefits, click here.
02 Aug 2018
I love hanging out at Sea-Tac Airport – maybe to an unhealthy extent. If I’m getting dropped off, I go early so that I can have dinner at one of my favorite local spots or shop at the Sub Pop store before heading home. Local vibes are everywhere at the airport and it’s one of the things that I love. Known for being a city with a famous music scene, there is no shortage of love for the community there. The Sub Pop store is easily the best last stop on your way out as you can pick up some great merch – records, tees, etc. You’ll even hear some of Sub Pop’s local artists overhead as you’re walking through the airport.
Now, the record label is taking over the skies! It was just announced today that they’ve got their own branded Boeing 737-800.
“The jet’s wrapping makes it look like a Sub Pop musician’s instrument case, only in much better condition,” Sub Pop co-president and founder Jonathan Poneman said in a statement. “It’s definitely the sickest jet on the tarmac!” Alaska Airlines’ managing director of brand marketing and advertising Natalie Bowman added, “This partnership brings together two independent, local brands that are committed to doing things a little differently.”
02 Aug 2018
photo cred | Matthew Tucciarone
I know what you guys are going to say. Do I honestly need to attend another Instagrammable pop-up? [Candytopia] in SF will officially be my fourth! I know I’m paying a bit of money to attend these, but I can’t help it. I have to see how these all pan out, right? Also, we’re on a streak…meaning we must attend them all!
Candytopia actually originated out of Los Angeles and now it’s coming to both New York and San Francisco. I bought my tickets for Elisa and I for the opening day on September 6th and I gotta say – that queue process was quite smooth. I always get nervous when I’m buying tickets for these things that I’m going to run into some sort of glitch, but it was the most painless one that I was a part of and I was in and out of there in less than five!
If you ever dreamed of experiencing something like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” this would be it. The only downside is that you won’t be able to eat everything you touch, but that’s not such a bad thing when everything you see will be touched by everyone else. Like the Museum of Ice Cream and The Color Factory, there is of course a pit of some sort and this one happens to be filled with marshmallows!
For more information and more snaps from the LA version, click [here] Tickets also went on sale yesterday and no word yet on if they are sold out, but get yours soon so that you can be ahead of the game.
01 Aug 2018
Looks like we can finally put to bed the rumors of Anna Wintour leaving ‘Vogue!’ That’s great for us because honestly, did anyone actually want her to leave? As these rumors have been popping up, I imagine that exact same scene that occurred in “The Devil Wears Prada” where Meryl Streep tells Anne about all the people that would leave with her if she were “out at Runway.” Many thought that this upcoming September issue would be Anna’s last, but the rumors have officially been squashed as of this week.
CEO Bob Sauerberg took to the Conde Nast Twitter account yesterday to clear the air:
31 Jul 2018
It feels like we’ve been hearing a lot about Lauryn Hill in the press lately and that’s because she’s about to embark on her first world tour in quite some time. It’s the 20th anniversary of her iconic album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” On top of that, she’s decided to join Woolrich for their latest fashion campaign. It’s her first fashion campaign ever and even more special because she’s lending her voice to it.
In the campaign, Lauryn is singing one of my favorite songs, “Ex-Factor,” but it’s the first time I’ve ever heard it sung like this. Accompanying the campaign is also her words on what “American Soul” means to her. Lastly, if the backdrop for this video looks familiar, it’s because it takes place in Washington Heights. This is the same location where “Doo Wop – (That Thing)” was originally shot.
We’re loving every bit of Lauryn’s comeback!
30 Jul 2018
Do I have any New York City readers here?! [The Color Factory,] which originated in San Francisco is landing in New York and I’m letting you know so that you can jump on those tickets!
My friends and I were so lucky to [attend]Color Factory on day 1 and it has been a hit ever since. I know that there a lot of mixed reviews regarding these Instagrammable events or whatever you want to call it, but my best advice is to go in and have the experience you want to have. If you want to take photos, do it. If you want to leave your phone at home and just play, you should also do that! I’m really excited that the team behind [Oh Happy Day!] is taking their baby on the road to another city though! It’s a huge accomplishment and they deserve to have the opportunity to spread their joy to everyone else.
25 Jul 2018
photo cred | Catbird
The word “permanent” has always been a low key fear for me. It’s one of the reasons why I could never get a tattoo. I’m a girl that likes my flexibility and maybe to an extent – my own sense of control. I’ve been a longtime fan of Catbird jewelry for some time, but my ears perked up when I heard their idea of “permanent jewelry.” It couldn’t possibly mean that jewelry was getting tattooed on, right? Of course not.
For just $94, Catbird’s “Welding Annex” will weld on a very tiny gold chain onto your arm. It’s so light and delicate that you may not even notice it there. So is it as permanent as it sounds? I suppose if you had changed your mind, there are ways of getting it off, but it’s not like your average bracelet that you can remove at the end of the night. I love the idea of a welded bracelet, but only if it’s something sentimental that I know I’ll keep on for a very long time. Readers, would you try it?