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  • July 22, 2014 • Beauty

    Waking up Miu Miu: A Tutorial in Hair

    I love waking up to surprise Miu Miu. I look forward to Miu Miu and Prada every season, especially in the last several years where they’ve kind of replaced how my ex-fav John Galliano’s shows used to make me feel, so even if...

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  • June 27, 2014 • Beauty

    Photoshopping the Beauty Standards Away 4 Art

    By now I am sure you have seen the Photoshop Beauty Project by Esther Honig, discussed in Elle. Her project, titled Before & After, examines societal standards of beauty on a global scale via the use of Photoshop retouching of a...

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  • June 26, 2014 • Beauty

    Natural Hair, Authenticity, and Luxury Retailing

    ‘What is your definition of beauty?’ asks Selfridges, the UK-based luxury retailer. At first reassuringly democratic, the question carries a waft of faux-chumminess, where beauty is obviously independent of anything a brand could tell...

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  • June 12, 2014 • Beauty

    #DefineBeauty is a Missed Moment

    These days, beauty comes ready as a hashtag. The reasons to be beautiful remain as clear and present as the accompanying politics. This desire, with its partnering promise of happiness, reveals our need to turn our self-dissatisfaction...

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  • June 12, 2014 • Beauty

    If Hair is War, Will a Buzz Cut Mean Winning?

    I want to shave my head so desperately it aches. Not in an after-school-special, sobbing-in-the mirror way. I can only imagine myself giggling as lumps of hair fall away from my scalp. (If you, on the other hand, need a disgustingly...

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  • June 9, 2014 • Beauty

    The Far Side: On Being Beautiful in Asia

    “Have you gain weight? And with that short haircut you look like a fat lesbian. I’ve never thought you would grow up to be such a disappointment.” Those were exact words from my own mother, seeing me during my yearly family visit...

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  • May 29, 2014 • Beauty

    Browin’ Up

    Sometimes you just want to take a break from the norm. Treat yourself to a temporary eyebrow makeover. Like I did with untraditional blush colors, I wanted to explore using eyebrows similar to how I play with makeup on eyes and...

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  • May 23, 2014 • Beauty

    “Ass Facials” Now Officially Beauty Terminology

    Beauty industry press releases are an experience, let me tell you. While most of them are respectably boring and sneakily persuasive, there are those cherished few that are offensively funny and/or downright alienating and bizarre. These...

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  • May 23, 2014 • Beauty

    Theorizing the Beauty Industry: The Best Beauty Collabs that Don’t Exist (Yet)

    Earlier this week I came across the amazing Abercrombie & Fitch catalog with copy written by Slavoj Žižek courtesy of Fourpins and I’ve been screaming my head off about it ever since. This kind of collaboration is my favorite,...

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  • May 22, 2014 • Beauty

    Serve a Look That Will Melt Faces (But Not Yours)

    Toasty weather can make it tough to pull off looks without everything melting off – unless you want it to melt off, which could potentially look cool now that I think about it. If you don’t want it to, there are primers,...

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