You may remember that I posted about the evil Crate and Barrel Dubois mirror.
I recently got a catalog from Art.com (catalog? How retro!) and noticed their gold bevel mirror. Although they lack the distressed look of the Dubois mirror, they are much less expensive than Crate and Barrel’s Dubois mirror.
From the web site and catalog, I couldn’t tell if the hanging mechanism is an improvement or not so I emailed customer service. They kindly let me know that hanging wire and hardware are included with the mirror.
Thankfully for all involved, she has a far more sophisticated view of this sort of thing.
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When my good friend asked me to write a guest blog post and suggested the Met Gala, I thought my post was going to consist of me banging my head against my desk because yet again people didn’t get what the Met Gala was all about, and wouldn’t get the daring fashion looks.
To my surprise, the masses including Twitter totally got what it was all about, but the people in attendance did not.
When I first heard that the theme for this year’s Met Gala was PUNK I was thrilled! When I was younger I thought of myself as punk: I listened to punk nonstop, I wore plaid, spikes, docs & chucks, had every hair color you could think of, hung out in a garage drumming for my band, and went to punk shows. To say I was pumped for the theme Anna Wintour announced for this year would be quite the understatement.
Reviewing the looks, though, I was beyond underwhelmed.
The possibilities with this year’s theme were endless Plaid, spikes, leather, Dr. Martens. Hell, I would even take duct tape.
But it appeared that 90% of attendees didn’t get the memo that PUNK was the theme. Even Anna Wintour herself didn’t embrace it. I understand that it’s risky to step away from pretty gowns, but that is what the Oscars are for. This is one event where you can wear things that are normally reserved for fashion editorials or on the runway. The Met Gala is the night to push fashion limits.
Many people looked good for all intents and purposes, but that is not what it’s all about.
Burberry were two of my favorites of the night. Both Cara Delevingne & Sienna Miller rocked it out in studded pieces. The looks are both feminine yet still have the punk edge.
I don’t believe in reincarnation but if I did, I’d wish for…
Wash & go hair. Yes, I’m serious.
Oh, I’d hope for deeper things too. Like a long, healthy, happy life. To be in a position to help others. That sort of thing.
But I dream of not waking up to my Medusa look too.
Oh, I could just wash my hair and go. Let my curls air dry. Feel like Orphan Annie all day. No thanks. I have enough of that in the middle of August when New York is too hot and humid for everything.
Most days, I blow dry my curly hair to the point of being wavy or straight. For me, blown straight isn’t the same thing as having straight hair–it doesn’t move the same way.
For example, if I suddenly decided I’d rather part my hair down the middle instead of on one side, I couldn’t do that without water, a blow dryer and maybe a flatiron.
I know: some people have real problems. But tell me: what do you wish for?
When I lived in DC, I forgot about Ricky’s.
My bad. Ricky’s is awesome.
Picture a supermarket but filled only with beauty items. I inevitably go there for one thing and leave with, like, seven.
This time I stood in confused awe by the styling wands. Ricky’s had such a range of options that I realized I needed to do some research before committing.
Paralysis by analysis.
Me: That smells great. Is it lavender?
Eyebrow threading lady: it’s baby powder
Me: Oh. OK.
She put something on a tissue and dabbed it on my eyebrows before threading them. How was I to know?!
I was tempted to take this picture with me to the brow place today. Aren’t hers great? But instead I let the woman do her thing and follow the natural shape of things.
Threading hurts a little, but I much prefer it to having a stranger wield hot wax over my face. The price is also right: just $6 at my neighborhood spot. (although if I worked for Google, it would be free)
I pop in for a touch-up every month or so and then tweeze between visits.
Have you tried threading?