Hey-o, it’s the second edition of Hard Lacquer, beauty tubes! Get out your notepads and make sure you have plenty of space for new tabs in your browser, because we have a lot of material to cover.
In fashion, what once was will resurrect itself, time and time again. The Nineties ressurgence is still hangin’ on, and a multitude of next-gen chokers have come back into favour. This statement necklace is an easy way to make that tee and jeans combo look fresh!
Annie Clark aka St. Vincent possesses some of the most visually arresting personal style even far as rockers go. The Grammy winner, multi-instrumentalist and gal pal always looks damn good.
Chuck Taylor All Stars go with everything. Perhaps not an Oscar dress, but anything short of an extremely formal gown looks wonderfully laid back with a pair. Even a suit looks great with them! In a myriad of colors and a wide range of sizes, I’d go so far as to say they’re a wardrobe classic.
Let’s pizazz up our back to school shopping lists with NERD STUFF.
No matter our differences, what unites us all is our intractable dependency upon caffeine, no matter its form. It’s what defines most of our mornings, many of our afternoons, and sometimes our evenings (or early AM hours). Give yourself the gift of perfectly steeped and/or brewed caffeinated beverages today, and thank yourself for it forevermore.
Ten outfits (+ a bonus from Jenna Lyons) to make you want to wear all white before Labour Day, and long after.
We’re kicking off a new beauty column, Hard Lacquer, with summer heat in mind — Aja’s tested and reviewed nine mascaras so you sirens don’t have to!
From a little hibachi grill to the Mad Max of charcoal grills, here’s our favorite cookout equipment!
Ilana Glazer’s namesake character on Comedy Central’s “Broad City” often has me yelling at the computer screen, gushing over whatever she’s thrown together. Two parts Forever21 and one part Tumblr, Ilana encapsulates what I love the most about summer style (even though she seems to wear it year round).
“My wife Kristie and I gleefully registered for all kinds of wedding gifts prior to our ceremony two years ago, from a vacuum cleaner to a camping tent. I was looking forward to unwrapping the mixer most of all, however.”
Somewhere, deep in the woods of the wild Internet, there are queer or otherwise totally badass indie feminist retailers tryin’ to turn a buck and maybe turn the tides of the world as we know it. Give them some of your love!
Just seemed like something you might need in your life.
Chill people unite: joggers are the new normal. Joggers live in the realm of clothes you wanna wear around the house during a Broad City marathon and keep wearing when you hit up the grocery store/ambiguous queer hangout/night out.
One of the best kept secrets of style is how to look “put together” with minimal effort. It’s something I’ve only recently come to understand, and it starts by building an arsenal of basic, goes-with-everything items. This sweet look is a perfect example of how simple and perhaps ordinary pieces can come together for a look that is sharp and pretty damn cute.
It’s of little surprise that the “oxford” or “brogue” has gained popularity in non-formal environments. Since many associate this shoe with school uniforms, itchy polyester and ill-fitting suits, it may be troublesome to find a way to incorporate lace-ups into a casual look. But wearing these bomb ass shoes is a breeze. I’m gonna show you how!
Since stumbling upon greasers and teddy girls sporting white tees and cuffed jeans, I’ve held a special lil’ spot in my sartorial heart for the classic white t-shirt.
Wanna get all dressed up despite having no public place to go? Me too!
Prepare to get your warmth on.
What to wear when it’s not quite warm enough for tank tops, but plenty warm enough to ditch the thermal underwear.