THE GLAM DOWN: A Throwback to Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”

My first two years in New York, there was only one nail polish color that mattered and it was Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple.” When I finally got my hands on a bottle of it, I was still working at Topshop in Soho and I recall so well how a coworker (her name was Margeaux) stopped me after I dropped off clothes for the second floor … Continue reading THE GLAM DOWN: A Throwback to Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”

Gone In 10800 Seconds: How KKW Beauty Is Already The Most Controversial Makeup Launch of the Year

Like an unopened package of s’mores Pop-Tarts, fresh out the carton, and my gluttony ready for the devouring, without hesitation, when I read the news of Kim Kardashian West launching a makeup line, set to be available on June 21, I followed the “KKW Beauty” accounts on Instagram and Tumblr. West was going to drop a contour and highlight kit, which would make sense as … Continue reading Gone In 10800 Seconds: How KKW Beauty Is Already The Most Controversial Makeup Launch of the Year

What Is Pastel Goth?

by Shae In Tumblr-land, “pastel goth” is a niche oasis within the bigger, general, more identifiable culture of modern day (20th century) goths. (Not the vintage kind of Gothicism, that was centered on the pride of┬áScandinavian ancestry during the Roman Empire. The “gothic” we think of today, e.g. an all-black outfit, maybe a surly expression, abstractly┬átakes from the architectural Gothicism of the medieval age and … Continue reading What Is Pastel Goth?