We’ve hit summer’s halfway mark. That means your feet are (and have been) on constant display to the world and the elements. It’s still prime time for backyard barbecues, tubing trips, stoopside soirees and every other sandal sitch you can imagine. If the thought of open sandals makes your toes curl (in a “hide me now” kind of way), it’s time to crank up the TLC on those sore, tired puppies and give them some much-deserved love. They are, after all, the hardest-working two feet you’ll ever run around town on.
To get the lowdown on best at-home footcare practices, we enlisted the expertise of nail therapist Hoai Le, a five-year veteran at Spa Nordstrom here in Seattle. Although he recommends seeing a professional pedicurist for trickier tasks like cuticle trimmings, a regular at-home regimen should keep your feet clean, smooth and, above all, healthy.
New York Fashion Week kicks off today! Here’s a glimpse into my accessories arsenal and the contents of my bag.
The first thing I did upon arriving at my hotel last night was set out all of my shoes, jewelry and sunglasses. Organization is key at Fashion Week. I also spent some time unpacking my wardrobe, ironing and painting my nails.
Space was the deciding factor for me in choosing this bag. I wanted something small enough to stay light on my shoulders all day, but large enough to fit the following essentials:
This week’s forecast calls for rain, and I found the world’s tiniest umbrella. Notepad & pen
I’ll be jotting down notes at shows and taking down information about the people I photograph. iPhone
I’m using Fashion GPS’s iPhone app to keep track of all my show invitations. Tissues
The aforementioned rain could cause some issues. Better safe than sorry. Mirror
I’ve tried using my phone’s camera as a mirror, but nothing beats the real thing. Hand sanitizer
I’d be so bummed if I caught a cold this week! Money
I’m going wallet-free this season to save on space and weight in my bag. Business cards
I had special cards printed that list our blog URL, so it’ll be easy for my subjects to find their photos. Lipstick
I’m only letting myself carry one lipstick at a time. This one’s Givenchy ‘Shocking Pink.’ Tinted moisturizer Nars’ 30 SPF tinted moisturizer protects my face from the sun and evens out my skin tone. Sunglasses
I’m thinking today calls for my vintage Paloma Picasso shades.
Now I’m off to Lincoln Center to pick up my credentials and get ready for some shows! Follow our coverage on Instagram for live updates: @nordstrom
“The fragrance is called Fame. It must be black. It must be enticing. You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terrify you.” –Lady Gaga, in an excerpt from the upcoming September issue of Vogue
We don’t know about being terrified–we’re too excited to announce that Lady Gaga’s first fragrance, Fame, is now available for pre-order. With layers of the dark, sensual and feminine (like notes of belladonna, apricot and jasmine), this eau de parfum by Haus Laboratories has just enough rebellious attitude for anyone with a little edge—whether or not you count yourself as one of Gaga’s Little Monsters.
8. Vince Boatneck Tee. Premium basics are a wise choice. You need to have cozy, yet stylish, layering pieces to be ready for any kind of weather. Throw it on under a knit or a leather jacket—this tee can do it all!
9. Clarisonic Mia 2. This is my number-one beauty must-have! Your skin will glow, and you’ll get the most out of your products. This is a game-changer for your skin.
With notes of mandarin, nutmeg, jasmine and sandalwood, this fragrance honors New York for proudly celebrating love in all its forms. Easy to wear and easy to adore, I Love New York for Marriage Equality is also totally unisex, so it’s perfect for sharing, no matter who you share your life with.
Get your head out of the clouds, and put your sunny side up this spring. From lemon to canary, one of this season’s best hues is totally solar-powered.
Sun-kissed shades lit up the Spring ’12 runways—check out these designer lovelies we’ve been itching to get our hands on since we saw them last fall. Bright, cheery and no-need-to-be-scared-to-wear, yellow is our newest favorite shade in shoes, accessories and apparel.
Work one or two well-chosen accents into your everyday wardrobe to induce the perfect amount of confidence and attitude. Here are our favorite ways of taking ‘diva’ from four-letter word to five-star fabulous.
6 – Glam rock. High heel plus high shine equal what a shoe collaboration between Pat Benatar and Cinderella would look like—something totally magical that screams, “Hit me with your best shot!” [Pictured: B Brian Atwood 'Fineday' High Heel]