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Do you love Pretty Little Liars? Have you ever wondered how to achieve the perfect smoky eye? Are you now wondering what these two things have in common?

Our friends at Teen Vogue got PLL star Shay Mitchell’s makeup artist, Daniel Martin, to show us exactly how to create Mitchell’s casual, beautiful smoky eye—with bonus tips for creating a gorgeous red lip. Check it out:

What you need to achieve the look:

• Lancôme Le Crayon Kohl Eyeliner in Black Coffee
• Dior 5 Coleurs Designer Palette in Nude Pink
• Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black (this is a great substitute for the Revlon mascara Martin mentions)
• M·A·C 31 Lash false eyelashes (another great substitute)
• We’re sold out of Nyx matte lipstick in that luscious red, but we like this Bobbi Brown matte lipstick just as well
• M·A·C Lip Pencil
• Koh Gen Do Natural Lighting Powder

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September 16, 2014

Isabella Rose Taylor at NYFW

One of our favorite new fashion designers, Isabella Rose Taylor, just survived her first runway show at New York Fashion Week! Lucky for everyone, she kept a video diary to share with her fans:

Want to learn more about IRT? You know you do.

September 12, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! This video has been out for over a month, but we just got around to watching it and HOLY SMOKES LOOK AT THAT GUY DANCE.

P.S. The dancer’s name is Phillip Chbeeb (a.k.a. PacMan), and he’s all over the internet right now. He was on season 5 of  “So You Think You Can Dance.” We feel a little dumb for arriving so late to this party, but we’re glad we finally got here.

September 5, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Labor Day has come and gone. School is well and truly back in session. The leaves are starting to turn and we can’t help but feel a little melancholy—which is totally on-track for fall.

So. You’re back to the grind and weekends mean something again. Weekends mean everything again.

We have a song for that.

August 29, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Have you seen the new Grimes video yet? It dropped on Wednesday, and while the song is a departure from the sounds we fell in love with on her last album, we like it. This new single was originally written for Rihanna, so it’s necessarily got a more commercial vibe, but, again—we like it. The video is classic Grimes all the way, epic and mystical. And the ethereal, edgy vocals add an authenticity and purity to something that could easily run off the rails into cheesetown.

ANYWAY. Enough talking. Let’s dance.

August 28, 2014

Live in Levi’s

Sometimes I forget that jeans are actually just an item of clothing. To me, jeans have an unearthly, magical quality, a belief I can probably attribute to my addiction to Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsBut America has lived in jeans since the dusty 1800s, women have worked and struggled and learned in them for decades. Jeans are full of life, full of stories.

Levi’s was founded in 1853, so imagine the amount of life within each pair of Levi’s worn in the past 161 years. It’s insane to fantasize about all the adventures and scenes that happened in those pairs of jeans! Levi’s recognizes this beautiful, lively spirit of denim, and their new campaign urges customers to treat their jeans as a part of their life, to live fully in jeans.

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My Levi’s have lived mostly in the PNW, walking along the boardwalk accompanied by loafers, occasionally soiled by ice cream or torn by brambles on late-night expeditions.

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I’m a huge fan of denim on denim. Not only does the combination allow you to pay homage to Justin and Britney’s seminal fashion statement of the early 2000s, but it wraps you in a double dose of history and life: you’re wearing an unstoppable force of comfort and style.

Check out this Levi’s video highlighting the lives of people in jeans:

We really are all connected through this mystical, powerful world of denim. Grab some Levi’s, then tell me the craziest SOTTP situations that happen in them. :)

Stay golden,
Lily

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The first day of school is coming ever closer, like a shark (or a puppy stampede), so why not do something useful with your remaining days of freedom, like learn to do the perfect red lip? Nothing says, “I own you, eleventh grade!” like a bold, red lip.

Lucky for everyone, our friends over at “Teen Vogue” have serious connections, and they got Rihanna’s makeup artist, Mylah Morales, to show us how it’s done.

Ready to try it out? Here’s everything Mylah used to achieve the look:

•  Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
•  Beauty Blender Sponge
•  Kabuki Brush
•  M·A·C  Lip Pencil in ‘Redd’
•  M·A·C Lipstick in ‘Ruby Woo’
•  M·A·C Penultimate Beauty Eyeliner
•  M·A·C Mineralize Skin Finish
•  M·A·C False Lashes Mascara

Have fun, divas!

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August 22, 2014

Friday Dance Party

Happy Friday! Well, we kicked off the week with the new T-Swift video so it’s only right that we wrap it up with something completely different.

Hope you like ’90s music…

Many thanks to thistle & thorn for the recommendation!

 Happy August! I can sometimes feel sort of apprehensive and sad for school during this month, but I have decided instead to live a glorious dance-filled four weeks. And what better way to do so than to immerse myself in music and sun? The Bumbershoot festival comes to Seattle every Labor Day weekend, featuring tons of amazing artists—a perfect event to fulfill my glittery August wishes.

For any of you attending Bumbershoot in the Emerald city, get familiar with both the fashions and musicians!

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For music festivals, it’s always key to dress for the extreme heat. Flouncy dresses and lightweight rompers are wonderful when shuffling through big, hot crowds. For Bumbershoot, add some Seattle flare with ’90s floral print dresses or overalls. You gotta embrace the grunge!

Need to familiarize yourself with some Bumbershoot artists? Check out two of my favorites that are playing this year:

This lovely video from The Head and The Heart features Troian Bellisario of Pretty Little Liars fame. I adore the vintage looks and antique cars.

Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, a very talented American folk artist whose voice and style remind me of a California breeze.

For the entire Bumbershoot lineup, head to their website! And then hit BP. and Topshop for your festival looks. :)

Stay golden,
Lily

 

 

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August 18, 2014

Monday Dance Party

Guess what? T-Swift dropped a new video this very morning and it’s too good to save for Friday.