• Stealing Beauty: On Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

    If there’s any constant in fashion, it is that it always changes. And part of that change is fashion’s taking of inspiration from every time and place that it can.   One of fashion’s…

    November 27, 2013
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    Makeovers in the Movies: Working Girl

      Makeovers always hold the promise of a better life – new beginnings, being accepted into a better crowd, or finally measuring up. But what happens when other people won’t help? What happens when…

    November 20, 2013
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    Beauty Bytes: November 8, 2013

      Hair Rules: With the election of Bill de Blasio as New York’s next Mayor, the incoming first family will be bringing more than their progressive politics – they’re the first multiracial Mayoral Family…

    November 8, 2013
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    Beauty Bytes: November 1, 2013

      Are there cockroaches in your cosmetics? Cockroach farms are a new and lucrative trade for enterprising Chinese businesspeople, who are selling dried “American” roaches for up to $20 a pound. Because cockroaches are…

    November 1, 2013
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    Halloween Repost – Beauty Archetypes: Witches

    (Hi, Wild Beauties! I’m not sure if reposting this is counts as a cop-out, but since this article is more in tune with Halloween week than other posts I’m working on, I’ll bring it…

    October 29, 2013
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    Beauty Bytes: October 18, 2013

      The latest in artist-cosmetic collaborations: Japanese Pop artist Keiichi Tanaami has created a slew of new works for Sephora’s “Sweet 15” anniversary, including illustrations, the larger-than-life sculpture “Kannon of Beauty” (influenced by Buddhist…

    October 18, 2013
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    Faces: The Weird World of Nina Leen

      In its heyday, LIFE magazine was a weekly window into the lives of Americans, sending photographers to capture images of news and lifestyle and bringing it all into living rooms across the country.…

    October 9, 2013
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    Cole Haan Born in 1928

      Authentic is a buzzword that’s way overused, especially in advertising. When we see “authentic” statements next to obvious models, giving obviously faux attitude, we’re over it. And fast. But manufacturers have to sell…

    October 2, 2013