COLOR CALLING!

photo: allure mag post designed by kristin ess

When it comes to the root-y look, are you in it for the long haul or are you over it already? Have you tried it and not been able to achieve it? Tell us below. We want to know!

xx kristin

CURVES AHEAD

photos: Steven Meisel/Vogue Italia post designed by kristin ess

When it comes to beauty, who decides what’s what?? The new issue of Italian Vogue decides a whole lot! These girls look gorgeous. This cover featuring a significant amount of hip and thigh will upset some and inspire others, which means it’s doing exactly what it should. I think we both know these ladies are not THAT big, but did you know that in the modeling world, size 6 and up is considered “plus size”?? Either way, this cover means progress. It means being super skinny, abnormally tall and white isn’t the only thing that’s attractive. I don’t want to turn in to a Dove campaign right now, but I think this is shedding some light on diverse beauty. If you’re in LA or going to be any time soon, you must go see the Beauty Culture exhibit at the Annenberg Space in Century City for even more perspective on where beauty has been and where it’s heading now! Fascinating stuff.

xx Kristin

What do you think? Do you love or loathe that Italian Vogue chose to use these hourglass shaped gals for their cover?

LIP SERVICE

 

photos:top: tomatiinho; middle: Jamie Nelson; bottom: www.weheartit.com post designed by amy nadine

I worked on an advertising campaign yesterday for a sunglasses retailer with one of my clients, so it was all about the lips.  Not only did I need to decide what colors, but also what finishes… glossy, satin or matte… which made me very curious about ya’ll and where we are right now in lipstick trends, outside of what magazines dictate.  LA is such a bubble so please let me know what you’re doing out there!

XO Amy Nadine

THIS OR THAT?

photo: steve erle for kohls, wireimage post designed by kristin ess

Decisions, decisions. Lauren and I have been talking it over and we love both colors so much. We can’t really decide on which way to go next. Back to blonde or should we do a new spin on brown? HELP!

 

xxkristin