I'm pretty committed to intense lip color and I have the makeup bag and desk drawer to prove it. And while I generally lean towards long-wear matte formulas, even those require refresh after several hours and a meal or two. But removing bold colors has always required a bit of elbow grease - scrubbing that leaves lingering color residue and lips feeling irritated. Until now, that is - BITE's new Lush Lip Wipes ($12 for 10) remove any hint of lingering color in an easy swipe and leave lips feeling hydrated and primed for a fresh application of color. I keep a single use packet or two tucked in my makeup bag at all times - after all, a girl can never be too prepared.
I finally visited the Rent the Runway showroom in West SoHo this past week (a Flatiron store recently opened as well), as my friend Lisa tried on dress after glorious dress - Alberta Ferreti, Marchesa Voyage, Red Valentino! - for a series of work events. So, when an invitation for next week's semi-annual sample sale landed in my inbox, my calendar was promptly marked. While past events suggest that many of the dresses at the sample sale will show damage from wear, there will certainly be some diamonds in the rough. I'll be there, stocking up for party season - will you?
Avery En Pointe Ballet in Sugar Plum
To file under, "Wow, Another," Cole Haan today, to coincide with the New York City Ballet Fall Gala, announced a multiyear partnership with three ballerinas from the org. Debuting on October 1 will be the Avery Ballet Studio Collection, two new styles of a classic Cole Haan flat: the Avery En Pointe Ballet and the Avery Printed Tutu Ballet.
What's so very special about the collection are the discreet design nuances inspired by the stage. Principal dancers Sara Mearns and Megan Fairchild, along with Corps de Ballet dancer Gretchen Smith, consulted with the design team and it shows down to the details, including suede toecaps on the Printed Tutu Ballet style, and a glorious laced grosgrain pattern on the Pointe Ballet, reminiscient of the ribbons on pointe shoes.
Shop the collection on October 1 at ColeHaan.com.
L to R: Nocturne, Pastiche, Heirloom, Melange, Farrago
One of the things I love about JINSoon's collections is how tight and directional they feel. The fall launch, created in collaboration with downtown designer Tess Giberson, is no exception to this rule.
The neat capsule of 5 nail lacquers - some metallic and some with fine specks of sparkles - were born backstage at New York Fashion Week last season. And while fall's JUST arrived (quite literally today) I've already dabbled in what I'd consider the star of the bunch - Heirloom, an incomparable shimmering teal. Like all JINSoon lacquers, it wears formidably.
Pick up the collection at JINSoon.com or at select SpaceNK and Sephora locations.
I stopped by the VIP preview of the Scoop Warehouse Sale last night, and with prices at 80% off across the board, it's safe to say it's worth a stop - rainy day be damned. If you snag anything amazing, leave a comment below!