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I am obsessed with sun protection. Obsessed. I will write about it until it gets boring. Probably it’s already boring. But it’s so important for both health and beauty that it must be said until it’s boring. Since it’s summer and we’re in the sun, it’s time for hats, sunglasses,  sunscreen and even protective clothing. In India one summer, I…

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The other day my friend called, upset that someone asked if she were pregnant (she’s not that sensitive so it wasn’t devastating but she wasn’t super excited about it either). And guess what? I knew exactly what she was wearing – an empire waist dress. Unless you are skinny or very young, this cut often makes people think you’re pregnant…

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This was a fun shoot I just did with Guggenheim Productions in New York City, working behind the scenes with GQ magazine and Uniqlo for Vogue TV. Stylists Brett Fahlgren and Cara Crowley showed us how to dress and accessorize for spring. I prettied everyone up! Images and tips from the day: Brett is GQ’s stylist who introduced the male looks…

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Awhile back I was walking around Chelsea with my now-husband when he said, “There’s a queer guy.” If you don’t know, Chelsea is a considerably gay area in New York City; my husband is a beer-drinking, sports-watching guy. I was horrified. Did he just call someone “queer”? And in Chelsea? It was OK when my gay friends said it. It…

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I recently met a rabid fan of Broadway musicals (his name is Francois). I’ve never seen anything like it. His walls are papered with playbills starting from the 70s and he’s seen every Broadway show you can think of. When I told him I sometimes work with Laura Benanti he looked like he was going to faint. He then went…

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My 3-year old daughter Lucy, the beauty aficionado, is quite discerning when it comes to cosmetics. For example, she doesn’t like too much makeup – she will point and say, “too much.” And when she loves something, she loves it. You may think, “What does a 3-year old know?” Well, between her staunch and stubborn support for things she loves…

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One day I was walking down the street with some friends when we saw a woman with messy, unkempt hair (and not in a good way). My friend Paul says, “What! How hard can it be to just put your hair in curlers while you do your makeup then let it down and go?” The rest of us looked at…

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The other day my friend – a self-proclaimed “product whore” – sent me a text that said (and this is a direct quote): “I have tried every product out there. And somehow I always come full circle back to Clinique. I just got their Turnaround Night Cream and this morning I look three years younger.” From there, we went back…

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It’s not exactly a new product, but it’s new-ish to me  (I think it’s been around since Giorgio Armani Beauty launched). Someone gave me Fluid Sheer a couple years ago and I didn’t think much of it because I didn’t understand what it was. Was it a bronzer? A shimmer? A foundation? It stayed in my closet in its elegantly…

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Sneak Peeking

06-26-2013

Today my brother was – I think – trying to motivate me by telling me how delinquent I have been on updating this site. He acted horrified. He has a point. The problem is that the more I have things going on to talk about, the less time I have to tell anyone about anything. But he has sufficiently motivated…

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