Kanye West has been trying his hand at designing for quite some time. And let’s face it, while he may be a great artist in certain areas of the arts and entertainment field, designing is most certainly not his forte. He can do what he wants, but it doesn’t mean he’s going to be brilliant at it. However, let’s put his tantrums aside when people don’t agree with his opinions, or his personality, and let’s look at the big picture this man is trying to send. He’s upset about one thing no one sees, understands or acknowledges. And that is the lack of diversity within the creative industry, not because there isn’t any talent, but rather not many people of color are given the opportunity. West seems to be bothered by this and he expresses it the best way he knows how. For his collaboration with adidas—YEEZY did not get a lot of YESSYS, but I tell you what I commend him for… his rainbow of models. There were a lot of beautiful White, Black and Brown women and men on that show, something very UNLIKELY to see on the runway even today. Also, the models didn’t seem overly thin and they all looked “different” but beautiful. I get it. I hope when other designers view this show, they don’t copy his designs, but they should at least emulate him for showing what a model runway should look like in this melting pot we live in.
Christian Louboutin is so sure of himself, he’s confident people will pay $675.00 USD for a nail polish with his name on it. And he’s right. Those customers who are buying it say it’s a work of art. The label affirms this “Rouge Louboutin Nail Color transforms into a rare exquisite jewel to become ultimate object of desire… 1,500 hematite strass crystals hand applied with the utmost attention to details… Due to the intricate handcrafting of this unique object, Rouge Louboutin Starlight will be available in a limited worldwide quantity of 1,000 pieces.” So there you’ve got it. We guarantee if you get it you will be $675 poorer and CL will be the one strutting in his red sole heels to the bank getting richer and richer. The only way I’ll pay this much for a nail lacquer is if the designer guarantees it will stay on my nails for a year. Without chipping.
Every year Pantone chooses the color that will dominate how designers build their collections from makeup to home decor. In 2013 they chose EMERALD. For 2014 it was WILD ORCHID, and for 2015 it is MARSALA, which is a rich copper brownish red. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says they chose this particular hue because “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.” This color will be seen everywhere. The good thing is that since it’s earthy it will look good on most people. I think it will be a huge hit in cosmetics and also in apparel, but if used as a metallic. As for the home the color has its limitations, and can be a bit dull. Still, I won’t take away it’s a great selection and a true beauty!
When it comes to waxing, this year the trend has been to have hair down there. From The New York Times to American Apparel many are finding it interesting and embracing the new perspective. American Apparel mannequins are getting shaggy with it. And The NYT states waxing completely may be seen as unattractive, “In certain corners of Manhattan, the bald look of the Brazilian has become déclassé, more suggestive of a naked Barbie doll or a reality television starlet than an organic lifestyle of cold-pressed juice and barre classes.” Celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Lady Gaga, and Gwyneth Paltrow have been open about loving their pubic hair. There’s even Pubic Hair Dyes to give your nether region some oomph (also available for men). Some women like to groom and style their V. Diaz urges women not to make a permanent change by Read more »