Game On: Lacoste

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 8.45.59 AMHaving worn a school uniform up until college, I’m very familiar with the status of a little green alligator logo (a solid notch above Polo’s man on horseback). But it was only while researching this piece for Marie Claire that I learned that Lacoste’s iconic mascot is actually a crocodile, not an alligator (which of course led me on a procrastination detour to Google the difference). I also learned that RenĂ© Lacoste 1) won the French Open and 2) designed both the collared shirts now known as “polo shirts” and the iconic pleated tennis skirt. For more on the multi-talented RenĂ© Lacoste and the brand’s new fragrances (inspired by the pleated tennis skirt), please check out my story in the March issue of Marie Claire: March 2016 Lacoste

Future of Beauty

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 11.13.55 AMThe next big thing in beauty? How about fragrance messaging apps, dry skin sensors that communicate with your smartphone, and hair extensions that enable you to send a text, share your location, or call for help? In my latest Marie Claire story, “Pretty Smart” (in the January 2016 issue), I explore the latest technology that’s shaking up the science world and how these advances translate to beauty. While researching this piece, I was amazed by all the breakthrough inventions and discoveries. For instance, soon we’ll be able to smell the Marcona almond gelato in your friend’s social media feed. I can’t wait! Continue reading

My VMAs Manicure with Essie’s New Fall Colors

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Just had to share my #essieredcarpet manicure by @JulieKnailsNYC (creative director at The Paintbox in New York City). She used two of the new shades from Essie’s Fall 2014 color collection: Take It Outside (gray) and Dress To Kilt (burgundy). Side note: Cover Girl invited me to attend the MTV VMA awards with them (their spokesperson Katy Perry was nominated for Best Female Video–and won!!) last night so this was my VMA manicure. Needless to say, this weekend was a dream!

Burn Notice

Me on Sunset Beach, before the sun got to my skin.

Not sure why, but this seems to be my year of the sunburn. Maybe it’s because 2012 is the year of the dragon on the Chinese calendar? Well, I’m certainly feeling the fire. From an unexpected heatwave in Paris to a press trip to Shelter Island, I’ve been struck by coups de soleil more often in the past few months than any beauty editor would like to admit during her career. Here’s what I’ve done to keep the sun damage to a minimum… Continue reading