The designer: Geren Ford
Best holiday memory: Wandering 5th Avenue in the snow with my dad late at night after ice skating at Rockefeller Center. He lived downtown so Rockefeller Center seemed like a movie when I was little.
Favorite holiday movie: It's a Wonderful Life.
Best present ever given: A perfect vintage Rolex.
Holiday shopping: get it done early, or last minute: Late now that I have the company and I love it!
What present are you hoping for this year? Time off!
Favorite holiday tradition: Long languid dinners with my favorite people on the planet.
Most annoying holiday song: For this one I actually consulted with Jennifer Hawks (who the collaboration was named after—she's a big shot in the music industry and has a special disdain for holiday songs): "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire!!"
Best New Year’s kiss: The turn of 2000 in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in paris while it sparkled and the streets were jammed with millions of people.
Favorite things about the holidays: The turning of another year. It's always a marker for me and for whatever reason I grow much more still in December than the rest of the year. It's a nice change. The quality time spent with my close friends. My grandma's chocolate walnut fudge!
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Clarissa Labin has finally launched her own line of jersey-wear and knits. With a yellow tunic of pillowy folds and a dress intertwined with a Rapunzel-like braid, this is one line where the devil is definitely in the details.
Also, follow Han on the Detroit Fixed Gear Facebook HERE and he will keep you posted on all of the noteworthy bike events in the D! -Aren
Moni Haworth is easily my favorite photographer and we also tend to share a brain. When I saw these great photos she took of Sky Ferreira for EXIT Magazine, there was no mistaking it was Moni behind the lens capturing a real girl in all her beauty. X - Jen
EON make-up styling awards might be in order. (Via Zimbio)
G/IRL: Girls in Real Life is a new exhibit showcasing the photography of talented women using Tumblr, Flickr and other social media sites to promote their work. Opening reception is tonight at 6-9pm at 300 W. 22nd Street at 8th Avenue. By the way, you can promote your own work in the UO Flickr pool.
Helmet up and ride over anytime to catch bike-related seminars and exhibits, as well as a cocktail hour, a fashion show and a Halloween Party at Bonner's Irish Pub Saturday night.
Carolina Fontoura Alzaga combines her love of Victorian interiors and bike culture by making chandeliers entirely out of recycled bike parts, including gears, chains and brake pedals.
Four Day Weekend, an "anti-festival" bringing eight west coast bands together for four nights of performances in an intimate, living room setting. This year's event will kick off November 4 at Sushi Art in San Diego's East village, with a line-up featuring The Tree Rings, Dominant Legs, The Dodos and Avi Buffalo. Additional cool points are awarded for the ticket price of $10-$15! (Via Holiday Matinee)
Justin Bartlett created this work for Antisweden but how sick would this be as your new wallpaper? Hear that Justin? Make it happen! - Jen
Voodoo Experience is a massive three-day festival that will showcase over 100 acts. Sure bets for a good time: headliners like Muse, Ozzy, MGMT, Interpol and Deadmau5 and high-quality openers like Florence and the Machine and Die Antwoord.
"Pixi Tint & Conceal is something I should save for last, but decided to start with! The top of this product is a concealer that should probably be called a brightener, since that's what it does, but when you unscrew the concealer it reveals a tinted moisturizer that blends beautifully. When I realized that my concealer unscrewed to reveal a tinted moisturizer, I felt like a kid at Christmas realizing his new toy did something else! I love this product!"
"This fall I am all about gray eyeshadow. If you look close at our girls' eyes online, you will see a subtle hint of heather grey– that's Diamond Lil. This is a color that you could easily use throughout the fall and winter season."
Tip: "To intensify the effect of any eyeshadow color, simply apply it with a wet brush. I mist my eyeshadow brush with A Beautiful Life Toning Mist featured in last week's post, but you can use water. Then, use a dry brush to contour and blend."
"I used to be a bit nervous with liquid liner—you can easily make one hell of a mess. This is more a gel liner than a liquid. You can put it on thick if that's your thing. I go for more subtle drama and clean the applicator well before applying. It dries so fast and stays all day. I have used other liquid liners that flake off after a few hours, sometimes minutes, but this stays put."
"I can’t get enough of this! I use just a pea-sized amount in our models' hair before we begin shooting for a bit of protection from the heat of my styling tools. It’s also great help to soften and defrizz hair after a long day of outfit changes, and it's great for both men and women."
"I have been experimenting with root lifters for sometime now. I never really liked them because they either made the hair feel like crunchy straw or did nothing at all, but this actually works. The nozzle lets me get right to the root and helps me to achieve just enough volume that lasts all day."
It's hard to believe Paper Lilies (aka Georgia native Michele) is only 16-years-old when her photography is so haunting and inspired.