I had to have the newest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, with Tyra Banks looking fresh-faced and perky on the cover. In the last few pages of the periodical, Tyra’s photo shoot captures her as the (hopeful) future First Lady, Michelle Obama. I can’t lie, she does capture Michelle’s optimistic nature, in a ditsy sort of way. Nevertheless, America’s Next Top Model host and talk show host does a great job looking fabulous as always. In some shots, I see a bit more Jackie O. than Michelle O, but whatev.
….Well, if you live in the DC/MD/VA area. Joie de Vivre in Columbia Mall is going out of business. Sad, sad news. BUT…this makes for a hell of a sale!! I stopped by yesterday and took a look at all of the amazing brands that were there, for a bargain. Everything in the store is marked down, and this is a fabulous way to play around with some different products. Nars and Kevyn Aucoin are 30% off, Creed, Paula Dorf, Tina Earnshaw, Eminence (I loooove their Stone Crop Masque) and at least 15 to 20 other brands. Feel free to call (410.730.0254) and inquire about the sale…I highly recommend it!! The store closes at the end of August, so get there soon!
Chanel Iman is the ‘effin truth!!! Fashion Week is steadily approaching, and you better believe that missypoo will be in the building, ripping the runways with even the most seasoned models. The girl isn’t even old enough to drink in the U.S., but has managed to appear on the cover of Vogue twice. NYMag has over 200 pictures on her killin’ it , here’s just a sprinkling…
As an aspiring beauty editor, I love nothing more than reading what other editors have to say. What I love, even more, is to hear what Brown beauty editors have to say. Aja Mangum of New York Magazine has over 20 pages of archives to her name (via the net), and one particular article was all too familiar. “All I Want Is Foundation That Matches” is an article that really hit home. I went to a makeup store today, and as I jumped from brand to brand, I noticed the lack of foundations that worked for my skin. Granted, I have a pretty common tone that one wouldn’t deem exotic, it’s actually quite common. In reality, do companies think that Beyonce’s skin tone is as dark as it gets??? On another note, if we keep believing that the only brands that will work for us are Fashion Fair, Iman, or MAC, why should these companies feel the need to expand on their foundation range?? And honestly, there is no way that a company can produce every single shade of human skin in a bottle. There are so many factors, it’s crazy.
Aja does undercover work, going to different counters and getting frustrated by the lack of options. Isn’t that the worst?? Definitely be sure to check out the article, find out which counters were satisfying, and which companies left her out in the dark. Which brands have you noticed that don’t carry your brand??
Apparently, Taj Mahal, Crazed, and Exhibit A have been pulled from Sephora stores. Nars has NOT discontinued any of these blushes. But really, do we need two display slots for Orgasm, but can’t make one tiny slot for any of these fabulous colors? Insanity, I tell you. I’ll now be shopping for Nars at Narscosmetics.com. Sorry about the false alarm!!