For their spring ’16 runway show, rag & bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright had a clear vision of how their models should look: “Our girl is effortless in her style and inherently feminine, yet has an unapologetic confidence and toughness to her. The mood should convey easy luxe—a laid-back vibe that oozes cool-girl attitude.”
To complement the sexy, sporty collection, makeup artist Gucci Westman created pretty, sun-kissed, no-makeup faces with luminous skin, light dustings of bronzer, bold natural brows and coffee-colored eyeliner. “I wanted them to have a windswept-safari-desert-meets-Brooke-Shields-in-The-Blue-Lagoon look,” she said.
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Of course one of our favorite things about award shows and red carpet events is seeing what all the stars are wearing and checking out the beauty looks complementing all that glamour. Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury was on the scene (where else would she be?) and gave us all the secrets to re-creating three makeup looks we loved at the Golden Globes.
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HEAR: Confessions of a Romance Novelist by The Anchoress
The debut LP from Welsh singer, songwriter and producer Catherine Anne Davies under her new musical moniker, The Anchoress, soberly presents romantic notions roiled by orchestral rock. Davies’s serious songwriting is buoyed by catchy, playful turns of phrase and melodies, at once reminiscent of Kate Bush and Aimee Mann.
Malibu by Anderson .Paak
Like Kendrick Lamar, West Coast rapper Anderson .Paak mixes uniquely personal admissions with social commentary. Malibu, his second album, finds .Paak reflecting on single parents, success, R&B greats and his Californian heritage, with references to surf culture. It’s an atmospheric album, sampling sounds from the artist’s many preoccupations.
Not to Disappear by Daughter
British indie trio Daughter constructs an even more beautifully self-revealing second album while covering topics like Alzheimer’s (“Doing the Right Thing”), apathy (“No Care”) and sexual reproduction. Singer Elena Tonra’s trademark confessional style is wrapped in her colleagues’ complicated and comforting musical arrangements.
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Right now everyone’s talking about a “new year, new you.” While that makes for some catchy ad copy, there’s really no way—no matter what you do—to start over and get a new you. We’re all, each one of us, stuck with ourselves. But there’s liberating hope! Just take a deep breath and try working toward the possible, achievable goal of a new year, a better you … one day (even just one baby step) at a time.
That’s what Dawn Russell, creator of 8G Greens Superfood Supplement, aims for—even if she does end up grabbing something from her favorite burger joint, In-N-Out. After being diagnosed with cancer at age 25, Russell started writing a new chapter in her book of life and began her wellness journey. Of all that she learned along the way to remission, she decided to take her knowledge of—and life-changing experience with—nutrient-dense foods and come up with a way to share it with everyone.
Now a business owner, mother of two and avid racecar driver, Russell is offering the results of many years of research and development with her nutritional supplement that packs a ton of greens and vitamins into one tablet that effervesces in water and makes boosting your daily intake of greens a whole lot easier. (Baby step #1.) Not to mention it’s lemon flavored!
Russell gave us some time to talk about everything from the importance of each green in the supplement to her favorite wellness resources and her secret for a happy, healthy life.
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Too often you only get to see the talented faces in front of the camera, not those equally gifted and often adorable souls who work their magic behind the lens. During our January Trend shoot, we reversed our camera angle to highlight the artists who execute the style and vision that make fashions come to life.
Hear from two fashion photographers plus nail and hair stylists on how they launched their successful artistic careers and what makes them excited about their crafts—including tips on how to perfect your manicure and hairdo.
SHARP SHOOTER: Zoey Grossman, Photographer
How did you decide this is what you wanted to do professionally?
I have always been drawn to the arts. I grew up painting and sculpting, and ended up going to an arts high school where I got to draw and paint every day. I had always played around with photography, but it wasn’t until college that I found my genuine love and passion for photos. I took a few photo courses in college that really promoted incorporating my personal experiences in life, and encouraged me to be vulnerable and really convey real emotion through photography. I have always loved fashion, magazines, etc., but these college classes really showed me that fashion photography could be deeper and more meaningful if I wanted it to be.
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Writer and director Charlie Kaufman’s (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) stop-motion movie is mundane in its magnificence. Kaufman’s story follows claymation characters as they navigate the banality of an existence like any other. But the lilt of Kaufman’s questioning is touchingly met in his manufactured puppet men and women.
COLOR: “The Radical History of 1960s Adult Coloring Books” by Laura Marsh
Writer Laura Marsh traces the not-new trend of adult coloring books to their subversive ’60s counterparts. Read her piece in the New Republic, then join the revolution with an adult coloring book of your own.
HEAR: “Shakin” by Timbaland featuring Aaliyah
Part of Timbaland’s mixtape King Stays King, “Shakin” features the honeyed vocals of the ’90s pop icon Aaliyah. The R&B chanteuse tragically died in a plane crash 14 years ago, but the world was drawn back into her soulful snare this week with the hook on this catchy track.
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‘Tis the season for mulled wine, cozy slippers, long books and drying out like a prune. Even in our native Northwest with all its recent rain, we can’t get away from the skin irritation, dryness and breakouts that come like clockwork with December. So when we heard Kate Somerville, skincare expert for more than 20 years and industry pioneer, was going to be in Seattle, we couldn’t let her leave without asking a few survival questions and gleaning year-round skin-saving insight.
Winter is here and with it holiday travels. For those of us traveling to (or stuck for good in) harsher climates, how can we defend our skin?
Airplanes are so brutal. They just suck every bit of hydration out of you. Try not to wear makeup if it’s a long flight. I really recommend taking the Dermal Quench on your flight, along with the moisturizer that’s right for your skin. If you have a lot of oils, you’ll want to go oil-free. If you have normal skin, use our Age Arrest. Nordstrom is also launching our KateCeuticals line soon, which is really geared for dry skin and mature skin. The moisturizer is Multi-Active Revive. When you get back from wherever you’re going, steam your face. Take a wet washcloth as hot as you can handle and place it over your skin for about five minutes. Or put it over your face in the bath and really allow your skin to steam.
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We’ve baked. We’ve partied. We’ve shopped. We’ve traveled. By the time Christmas and New Year’s Eve actually roll around, we’re pretty exhausted from the preparations and functions that preempt the holidays. But that’s not going to stop us from trying our best to be picture ready.
Thanks to Hana Schaplow, a stylist at Seattle’s Coupe Rokei salon, we now have two easy, do-it-yourself hairstyles to take out with our party dresses. Hana gave the two looks pretty clever names based on the level of skill and time required to accomplish them, and the iconic ladies that inspired them. These soft styles are relaxed enough for any event but will definitely help put the trim on your festive look.
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Our Seattle flagship store recently received the happy addition of Hermès Carré, a little shop dedicated to the luxurious fragrances of Hermès. Just in time for Christmas season, this counter carrying lovely bottles of perfumes and lotions, scented candles and perfectly packaged soaps is a gift containing endless elegant gifting options—all like pretty orange nested parcels.
We took this opportunity to explore the Carré and to speak with Nathan Rubin, Hermès executive director of retail and training, about how to select a scent for someone and the perfect Hermès gifts for everyone on your list.
What makes a good gift?
I think the best gifts are the ones that are thoughtful and personal. A great gift also reflects the personality and desires of the person for whom it is intended. Fragrance is a gift that perfectly fits all of these requirements but I frequently hear that people are hesitant to give fragrance as a gift because it is “too personal.” They are afraid they will make a mistake.
This is where the Hermès Carré can really help. Our staff are expertly trained and can help you pick a fragrance for someone if you tell them a little bit about the person you are buying for. Every perfume has a personality and a story at Hermès. We are experts at connecting people with our perfumes and making them at home at the Hermès Carré.
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Beauty, lifestyle, DIY, cooking, vlogging—you’ll find it all coming from the the woman behind Hello Gorgeous, Angela Lanter. She’s a self-made sensation. We love her California-girl style and bright, positive personality. We also love that she used to be an insurance fraud investigator before starting her wildly popular blog, which proves you can grow up to be anything you want—and then do something totally different! Check out Angela on Instagram, for outfit inspiration, beauty ideas and special guest appearances from her hubby Matt Lanter.
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