Posts tagged ‘Anthropologie’
Last week I ventured down to the Gansevoort hotel with P&G to be styled and spruced up by hair and makeup artists using a variety of products from CoverGirl to Pantene.
I first sat down with hair stylist Wesley O’Meara who worked his magic with my hair, taking my already beachy waves and oomphing them up for the photo shoot. He first started by using Pantene’s Moisture Mist Detangling spray and then used about a pound of Herbal Essences Volumizing Mousse before attacking my hair with a blow dryer and curling iron. I expected the results to be crunchy and over the top, but my hair was soft, full of body, and something that I would actually wear on a normal basis — a rarity when it comes to getting my hair done.
Next I was put in the hot seat with makeup artist Jake Bailey who I’ve already decided is going to do my makeup for my wedding. Makeup artists usually see me and go “YES! Giant features we can go crazy with!” and I end up walking out looking like more of a muppet than I already do. But Jake understood that less is more when it comes to doing my makeup and used auburn eyeshadows and a lot of eyeliner to bring out my eyes and kept the rest neutral.
After that I stepped outside with street style photographer Phil Oh from Street Peeper to do a back and forth catwalk with orange cones. Never did I think cones could play such a role in creating a good shot, but I have to say I’m loving the results! Plus they look like candy corn, which is totally fitting for my Halloween-centric spirit.
// photos by Phil Oh of Street Peeper
This week my Mom is coming to officially open up our house in Connecticut for the summer, which means that my beach/pool time is about to increase tenfold. And while I sit here cursing that box of crackers I just ate (seriously, it’s beach season – get it together, Sonia!), I also sit her rejoicing in all the goodies that come with a day by the water. Yes, barbecue is the first thing that comes to mind for me, but so do straw hats, colorful beach towels, the smell of sunblock, and most importantly, this awesome shark bag that I’m not sure I can withhold from buying much longer. Sharks are the reason I’m afraid to go in the ocean (and the deep end of the pool), but a plastic shark on land? now that’s a toothy fella’ I can get along with!
- Kate Spade Beach Towel
- Asos Flat Top Round Sunglasses
- Rag & Bone Bristol Straw Fedora
- Thakoon Addition Silk Playsuit
- Asos Rodnik Band Shark
- Topshop Coral Stripe Bandeau Bikini
- Madewell Jasper Sandals
- Anthropologie Alizarin Lattice Necklace
- MoroccanOil Treatment
- Kiehl’s Sunscreen
As someone who pretty much lives in black jeans, you can imagine that I was quite skeptical about this whole printed jeans phenomenon. Not only are they frequently unflattering, but I tend to enjoy leaving the patterned pieces in my wardrobe to dresses, skirts, shirts, and all the other articles of clothing that don’t encase the legs. Printed sausage casings. No thanks!
Or so I thought…
A few weeks ago I went to the 7 For All Mankind showroom to peep some of their upcoming collections and ended up spending most of my time stalking this one girl wearing the pants you see me wearing in this very outfit post. As you might suspect, once I saw them it was only a matter of seconds before I harassed the aforementioned girl to find out who makes them and where I can find them. Turns out they’re by 7 – go figure – and within a few short weeks I was stepping into my very own pair. I admit they’re still a challenge for me to work with – horizontal stripes on the legs? Usually a major nono for me, but there’s something about those zig zags that I just couldn’t shy away from. And that my friends, is how printed jeans made their way into my closet. End scene.
// photos by Phoebe Dembs
Holiday Gift Guide – Part One
My Mom has always said that nothing gives her greater joy than to shower the people she loves in gifts, and as a result, my brothers and I are the same way. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting gifts (who doesn’t?) but I also have so much fun shopping for other people. Would Gillian wear that blouse? Would Sevan like that bracelet? Does Erin have this cookbook? These are the things that run through my mind every time I go shopping.
For the first installment of my holiday gift guides I’ve pulled together a number of gifts that I wouldn’t mind giving or receiving this Christmas. After all, the best gifts are one’s you wouldn’t mind keeping for yourself.
- Marc Jacobs Polka Dot iPad Case – $275
- Deborah Lippman Get This Party Started Set – $42
- Madewell Foxtrot Ring – $15
- Diptyque Figuier Candle – $60
- Topshop Navy Embroidered Kimono – $140
- The Art of French Baking by Ginette Mathiot – $29.10
- La Mer Collections Gold Watch & Interchangeable Straps – $150
- Elizabeth & James Fairfax Sunglasses – $185
- Maje Kumy Nappa Clutch – $295
- Gift Boutique Faux Chinchilla Throw – $242
- C. Luce Networking Group Sweater – $63
- West Elm Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover – $54
- Anthropologie Looking Glass Decanter – $58
- Sandro Jais Leather & Wool Mini – $199
- Valentino Studded Leather Driving Gloves – $425
- Bally Cashmere Beanie – $72
- J.Crew Edie Purse – $238
- Topshop Premium Spike Collar Necklace – $100
Thanksgiving is practically a week away, I’ve booked my plane ticket back to San Francisco for Christmas, and I’ve got about five parties coming up in the next couple of weeks – suffice it to say, the holiday season is here!
Fa la la la la la la la la!
As with every holiday season (see here and here), I’m on the hunt for a few new festive dresses to make the coming month that much more exciting. While last year my picks were a bit more scattered, this year I’ve narrowed my party dress wishlist down to three categories/trends: bold patterns, updated LBDs, and sequins and embellishments. Now comes the even harder part of narrowing it down to just one or two pieces!
Which ones would you choose? (Keep in mind the Thanksgiving dress always needs a bit of room around the waist…)
- Tibi Rococo Print Dress – $462
- Betsey Johnson Envy the Heiress Dress – $398
- Edun Marble Silk Chiffon Dress – $500
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Panthera Shift Dress – $358
- Topshop Tinsel Fringe Dress – $120
- AllSaints Char Dress – $295
- Rebecca Taylor Lace Bustier – $425
- Vanessa Bruno Athé Black-Beaded Dress – $360
- Anthropologie Wink & Rimple Dress – $228
- AllSaints Erodes Dress – $495
- Vince Sequin-Embellished Crepe Dress – $495
- Philosophy di Alberta Ferreti Embellished Lace-Overlay Dress – $322