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updating your makeup with a pro Styles change, skin changes and makeup lines change. We all have our favorite go-tos, but maybe it’s time to see if one can improve? Perhaps explore and see if there is something that may suit you better this year.  Now at Violet Grey on Melrose...
FANTASTIC MAN: For Young and Old, Issue 27 In spite of all the digital channels vying for our time, there is still a place for a well-designed, well-printed, thoughtful magazine. True that a lot of what is shown is not particularly practical, but that’s not the point — fashion magazines,...
We hear a lot about the lack of natural, well-crafted beauty products available in the US. This may be worth investigating. Gucci Westman, whose makeup work is seen on a number of big name Hollywood women, has a new, meticulously-crafted makeup line due to launch this summer. Her personal no-makeup...
In a flat world of shopping options, this caught our eye. What do you do after you’ve created an amazingly successful clothing line and it blows up in a not-so-good way? If you are Scott Sternberg, who did Band of Outsiders, you pause, you think big and you think...

Keep it Chic

a future fashion magazine After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, Preston Davis was looking for a change. Like so many people we've met, she picked a parallel career that favored her skills. She started her own fashion site, Keep it Chic. It’s smart, of the moment, and...
tomas maier for uniqlo One of the brands most favorably mentioned by our interviewees and readers is Uniqlo — ageless style and affordable. Uniqlo may be thought of as a youth brand, but I own several pieces from it (the white button down oxford for $29 is great).The news of the...
We have a certain affinity for early-80s synth pop. It’s just fun, what can we say. It seems that Kris Van Assche, the artistic director of Dior Homme, feels the same way. The new Dior campaign features Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of PSB. Interestingly, it doesn’t feel nostalgic...
ciao, bella Hey everybody, let’s look younger. Have you tried this cream and that makeup to stretch out your wrinkles, and give your skin that glossy, timeless (read: teenage) shine? No? Well, Lancôme is cool with all that, it seems. Last week, they announced momentous news: the ageless, stunning Isabella...