Communicating during fashion week just got a whole lot easier. Harper’s Bazaar just introduced an app that has fashion related emojis, including Karl Lagerfeld, the Olsen twins, a chanel bag, an ear cuff and macarons (the only food fashion editors eat, apparently). There are currently 39 emojis, with more to come in September, just in time for Spring/Summer 2015 fashion week.
The emojis are cool and especially relevant for people who live and breathe fashion, but they aren’t like other emojis that you can easily use in a text. You have to be in the app, select the emoji and then pick who you would like to send it to. Let’s hope they have this worked out by the time the update rolls around in September, because otherwise, it might not be worth the effort.
I had the awesome opportunity to attend the University of Minnesota’s Senior Apparel Design Fashion Show "ALIGN" as press last weekend. I love going to fashion shows. Not only because I get to see impressive collections and new trends, but because it gives me an excuse to get dressed up and take more risks that I would normally.
I tucked my “tres cool” sweater into a leather skirt, paired it with booties, socks and an armful of accessories for a look that would be pretty standard at Paris Fashion Week. Fun fact: I added the glasses last minute as a joke, but my roommate and I decided that they actually looked kind of cool. I call this ensemble “geek chic.”
They say it can’t be done. Beauty editors are always advising readers to pick one feature — lips or eyes — to focus on. While I agree that dark lips and dark eyes can often be overwhelming, especially if you’re fair, have blonde hair or light eyes, I think almost everyone can pull off a dark lip and dark eye. Magazines tell you not to because they don’t trust that you’ll be able to do it on your own. They assume that most of us are amateurs, incapable of finding the delicate balance needed to rock a smoky eye and vampy lipstick.
I’m not a makeup artist, but I’ve been reading fashion and beauty magazines for a decade, so I would like to think that I have some knowledge on the subject. I think it can be done. Wearing dark lipstick and a smoky eye isn’t for the faint of heart; you have to find the delicate balance between edgy and terrifying.
When it comes to your eye makeup, I recommend not doing a full out smoky eye with thick black liner and eye shadow reaching your eyebrows. Instead, line your eye with the actual eye shadow and lightly extend the line past the outside corner. Line the bottom, connecting it with the extended line on top. This will play up your eye shape. Smudge a second color on the lid (I personally like a grayish beige color) and run the same color over the black liner on the bottom to make it a little softer. Finish with full lashes, especially at the outside corners.
Apply a few coats of dark lipstick, blotting with a tissue and applying translucent powder between each layer — this will make your lipstick last all night. Keep the rest of your face simple. Light foundation, a small hint of blush so you don’t look washed out. And if you must wear bronzer, make sure it is only a shade or two darker than the rest of your face. Obviously, if you have a dark complexion, you have the freedom to go more extreme on the eyes and lips, since it won’t overwhelm you. I, on the other hand, have fair skin, red hair and green eyes, so I have to keep it simple, but it can be done!
Can we just talk about this for a second? Selena Gomez went to rehab last month. Her publicist confirmed that the starlet checked in to Meadows in Arizona for “emotional issues.” “Exhaustion” was another reason listed. Her reps are denying that it had anything to do with drugs or alcohol, but she was seen partying a lot before the rehab stint (just like anyone else who has turned 21 within the last few months).
To be honest, I believe that she went to rehab for emotional issues. Why wouldn’t a celebrity get to go to rehab for a couple weeks to deal with her breakup? If I asked my parents if I could go to rehab because I was sad, they would literally laugh in my face and tell me to get over it — maybe not the healthiest advice, but it’s realistic.
Selena should have just gone to therapy like everyone else. Sorry, not sorry. If she was legitimately dealing with substance abuse problems, then I really hope rehab worked for her. We don’t need another young star going down the wrong path (I’m looking at you, Biebs).
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