I have gotten super lazy about my makeup. And that was A-OK with me until this morning when I was cleaning out my mess of a makeup cabinet and found a blue eyeliner pencil and had to make a Konmari decision. Did I love this little blue eyeliner? I decided the answer was no and chucked it. [Read more…]
As I was descending into a Sade rabbit hole, I came across this interview with the gorgeous Nigerian-born British singer. It turned out to be the best kind of procrastination, which began with an interview I did recently with Alan Polomo, A.K.A Neon Indian (stand by for a post on my Forbes page), who mentioned Sade as a style inspiration, which led me to her Sweetest Taboo video in which she wears the most perfect jeans, which led to this post at my other blog, Eat Sleep Denim.
Altogether a very productive procrastination episode.
Anyway, the quote:
Q: At 53, you’re often described as age defying. How do you stay so young?
A: I think it’s an energy thing. Your physical language determines how young you look moreso than if you have plastic surgery. You have to keep that love for what you do and, even in the battleground, keep your head up. So many people let go of that. They get past a certain age and feel they no longer belong. I never really feel that way. I always have something to add. It’s still a battle to be won.
Sade doesn’t seem like a woman who treats life as a battle. But maybe that’s the secret: approach life like a warrior, present yourself as an incredibly graceful being. Happy Friday everyone!
My top pin of all time on Pinterest is a photo of model Michelle Buswell with ’70s-style hair (below). It keeps popping up in my Pinterest reports, and it has me quite in the mood for a haircut similar to this one. It also happens to be very much what my hair looked like circa 1983. I’m also in this mood because I happen to be getting my hair cut by the inimitable Wes Sharpton at Hairstory, A.K.A. the Warhol Factory of hair (read my Forbes article here) in New York City tomorrow, gah! I’m so excited, and a little nervous, because while I’m in the mood for a change I’m nervous about following through with one. Here are more inspo photos, which is your favorite? [Read more…]
The teen started school a full two weeks ago, and preschool begins next week. It all means I need to get a little more organized and streamlined about getting myself out the door. Maybe you do too?
As I mentioned recently, I am newly obsessed with my brows, but perfecting them is not going to happen on mornings like this one when I spilled salad dressing (left out from dinner last night) on my computer, and later spilled a protein smoothie on it. Lord knows why it’s still allowing me to type things—it’s best not to ask questions in such situations.
So I have a minimal beauty routine for just this kind of morning (almost every morning), which involves just six products, and some of them aren’t even necessary on a daily basis. Each one is a longtime favorite that I’ve been using for years—no jumping on beauty trends around these parts! Well, not right now anyway.
There are certainly more important things in the world to be concerned with, but sometimes little things help you look in the mirror and feel like you have control over something.
Even when that thing is something as silly as eyebrows, I find no issue with taking comfort.
And so here I am, really into my brows. It all started at GOOP MRKT, as such things do. At the opening party, guests were pampered with hair styling, goodie bags, brow grooming and wine. This is where I learned that in this world, there are people who ONLY do brows. Brows are how they buy groceries, pay rent, buy a car. Brows are now such a big deal that brows can be someone’s only thing.
- Bonnaroo:If you’re not lucky enough to be in Tennessee, you can watch livestreams on their site, or listen to performances on Sirius XMU (subscription required).
- Makers Market: Come celebrate the opening of a new Makers Market brick and mortar store at San Jose’s Santana Row. I’ll be co-hosting some festivities (come for the free food and wine, stay for the U.S.-made goods) near the park across from Left Bank Brasserie.
- West Coast Craft is also this weekend!
- Coclico’s friends and family sale ends tomorrow! Get 20% off with code FRIENDLY2016
- Join me in having a whole new respect for Kesha.
- Helena Bonham-Carter will produce and star in a miniseries telling the story of, Mazie Gordon-Phillips, a brash heroine of NYC homeless people.
- Black lips, yay or nay?
- Radiohead will stream an all-day performance of Moon Shaped Pool at record stores globally on June 17.
- Refinery 29 breaks down the best plain white tees.
[Photo via Wikia]
Isn’t it crazy how where we’re from effects us so strongly, even when, like me, you’ve lived in other places for even longer than where you grew up? I lived in the same house in rural Pennsylvania my entire life, and my parents still live there, so perhaps I’m influenced more strongly by my childhood roots than the average person. But memories formed in our little kid brains seem to really hang on, and that’s something I think about a lot as I try to do the right things as a parent.
I’ve been eating A LOT of salad lately, which is all good except for the fact that all my salads are all pretty much the same. The family is hecka bored and I am too, come to think of it. So, especially with summer coming, I was excited to find this chopped detox salad recipe. It feels like the time for a change.
The only thing I’m switching up in the recipe is the dressing: I’m nixing the onion because I HATE raw onion. Just hate it, though my husband and most of the rest of the world seems to love it. And I might also go without the garlic depending on my mood. Sometimes it does a number on my stomach, but sometimes I kind of love it. And I love fennel! It’s one of those veggies I always forget about, so I’m excited to get it into a regular rotation. And any salad with pistachios is fine by me. Lastly, I might add green olives? I rarely make a salad without olives.
If you make it, let me know what you think!
Hey everyone! Here I am with my face, wearing my old glasses because I broke my newer ones. I’ve been obsessed with my skin since I was in my 20s, mainly because of my issues with acne over the years. But also, I won’t lie, because of vanity. When I was a nanny in Colorado in my 20s, the mother of the family I worked for convinced me to go to her aesthetician. Perhaps she thought I had a trust fund because one facial plus the products I couldn’t resist buying cost the equivalent of about a week’s worth of nannying.
But, like I said, I was vain, and that’s where my priorities were. Never mind rent and health insurance.
Even though I’ve been part of a Persian family for nearly 15 years, I only recently tasted albaloo polo, or sour cherry saffron rice with tiny meatballs and pistachios (and I think almonds on this version), for the first time. I’m guessing my mother-in-law hasn’t made it when I’m around because historically I was vegetarian and/or pescetarian. But in the past couple years I’ve been eating everything, and this was served at a family party just after I completed the hormone reset diet, so it was good timing (Thank you Hengahmeh!). And it was DELICIOUS! So delicious that it deserved an outfit.
Opening Ceremony lace-up platform boots, $158 (60% off, low stock!)
Rosanna ‘Talk Is Chic’ tote, $20 (on sale!)
Tomtom chevron green aventurine crystal cuff bracelet, $176 (on sale!)