I’ve gotta be straight-up with you: during 90% of Fashion Month, I found myself bored out of my mind by the looks walking the Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear runways. It kind of popped my “Fashion Week designers can do no wrong” bubble; before this season, I’ve been absolutely enthralled by just about every single fashion show during every single season. Instead of my usual drooling over dresses and ear-to-ear grins at punk rock frocks, I felt a little like I was wasting my time from September 2 to October 1.

Don’t close out of your internet browser, though! The other 10%? Absolutely magical. In fact, they were some of the most awe-inspiring, unabashedly creative looks I’ve ever seen. And though it was easier to narrow down my favorite looks to a clean Top 10 this time, it doesn’t mean they don’t deserve all of my – and your! – undying love. Prepare to bow down. Seriously, we’re not worthy. (more…)


Q&A: Tracy Balan of Girlfriend Intervention

You know the stereotypical makeover show: frumpy chick walks in, receives a new wardrobe, makeup look, and hairstyle, and she’s out the door, a changed woman. Realistic? I think not. That’s why Lifetime’s new reality show, Girlfriend Intervention, is so damn refreshing. The lucky ladies who make it on an episode receive a total life recharge, from new makeup and clothes to a home re-design and soul coaching.

I got the chance to interview the fabulous Tracy Balan, the show’s resident beauty guru. Her resume includes everything from glamorous hairstylist to injured war veteran, so naturally I needed to find out more about this fascinating lady’s life – and, duh, favorite beauty products. Read on for an inside look at our Q&A sesh! (more…)



Allow me to brand an image into your mind’s eye: cool-girl, Manhattan goddess slings on her trunk show markdown Prada heels on her way to her all-too glamorous uptown job, catching the train with a bagel in hand (reduced fat cream cheese, of course) and not a hair out of place. (more…)



So remember when I tried to do a weekly series and failed again? This is going to be more of an every-few-weeks kind of deal because as my love Kate pointed out, my favorites don’t change much week to week. What can we say, we love commitment, and when we love something, we stand by it. (more…)


MOVIE REVIEW: Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is solid, charming proof that sometimes, life’s magic can’t be explained. Starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone as a skeptical magician and raving spiritualist, respectively, the story is a brief, unexpected romantic comedy set in the French Riviera in the 20s. What ensues is wildly inspiring, raucously funny and, in typical Allen style, unabashedly witty. (more…)



Happy Monday, everyone! As you can see, I’m piggybacking off the genius that is Miranda Feneberger by doing a little “Most Loved” series of my own. Not sure if I’m going to be able to do mine weekly, though, because when I’m hooked, I’m hooked – and I can’t promise my obsessions will be all that different week by week.

Let’s get to it, then! Here are my saviors as of right this moment. (more…)