June 21, 2018

9 Easy Summer Skincare & Makeup Essentials!


As a new mom, anything that resembles “me time” these days is nothing like what it used to be, so the less things that I have to do with the limited time allotted to me is a major plus. Lately I’ve discovered a handful of fantastic skincare and cosmetic items that have repeatedly saved the day (and a lot of time) despite the spike in the warm weather, thanks to their multi-tasking properties and efficacy that I thought you’d appreciate too.

Excellent hydration, superior SPF, and long-lasting products are at the core of what I need these days (and hey, don;t we all?), so read on for my top recommendations (aka lifesavers) to get you beautifully through the summer heat.

Most mornings only allow me with enough time to put some sort of moisturizer on my face and that’s it, so if there’s time for only one, it better have SPF in it! The RoC Multi Correxion 5-in-1 Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($20.99) does SO much in so little time if it was a person it would certainly be a professional multi-tasker. It fights the signs of aging, imparts hydration AND SPF so…what more could you want from your moisturizer? Yep, that’s what I thought!
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June 19, 2018

Alexander Wang Launches “Collection 1”

Alexander Wang Spring 2018

Alexander Wang Spring 2018, Collection 1; images via Vogue.com

Alexander Wang Spring 2018

Alexander Wang Spring 2018, Collection 1

Alexander Wang Spring 2018

Alexander Wang Spring 2018, Collection 1

Alexander Wang Spring 2018

Alexander Wang Spring 2018, Collection 1

Alexander Wang Spring 2018

Alexander Wang Spring 2018, Collection 1

Alexander Wang Spring 2018

Alexander Wang Spring 2018, Collection 1

Alexander Wang Spring 2018

Alexander Wang Spring 2018, Collection 1

Alexander Wang Spring 2018

Alexander Wang Spring 2018, Collection 1

Downtown Americana grunge defined yet another effortlessly cool Alexander Wang collection —  “Collection 1” to be exact. And what better way to mark the beginning of Wang’s newly timed, off-schedule shows than with the inspiration and pride in Americana through Wang’s immigrant roots.

In true American fashion, a melting pot of patriotic references had its moment in the spotlight, from oversized football jerseys and championship rings to literal stars and stripes graphically painted across otherwise minimalist makeup looks. Embracing Wang’s signature nod to sportswear with hints of femme finesse, each look evoked a rock ’n’ roll edge that could easily be translated to the city streets. Re-imagined moto jackets complimented playful bandanas and biker shorts that peeked under pale washed denim cutoffs. Sheer bras and fuzzy cashmere jackets softened the otherwise masculine looks, featuring lavish leather and gratuitous layers of wide chain belts with auto hood ornaments.

A hodgepodge of American influences from Western bolo ties to Hawaiian leis coexisted with one another. Diverse cultural inspirations extracted from the United States map were abundant yet each look implicitly honed in on the downtown grit of New York City. Case in point: “Chinatown” emblazoned flannel plants and shimmering bodega grocery bags that elevated each look to make it current and dare I say, Instagrammable.

Check out some of the key looks from “Collection 1” in the gallery above.