3 Beauty-Related Books for a Little End-of-Summer Intrigue

Here’s something new I wrote for xovain.com:

3 Beauty-Related Books for a Little End-of-Summer Intrigue

By the end of summer, I’ve given up on beauty. My arms are tanned three different colors, I’m sick of all my clothes, and I’m tired of messing around with sunscreens. Frankly, it’s time to give up and appreciate the idea of beauty, not the practice. Here are three beauty books to inspire you during the late-summer doldrums …Continue reading



New xoVain post: 3 Nerdy Movies That Should Have Makeup Collections

Here’s something I wrote for xovain.com:

3 Nerdy Movies That Should Have Makeup Collections


Have you seen the photos of the CoverGirl’s limited edition Star Wars collection (available September 4th)? It’s not as elaborate as Reebok x FACE Stockholm’s matching sneakers and makeup, but Star Wars fans are going to psyched about the affordable-yet-spaceworthy collection. I’m not a … Continue reading


New Seamwork column: Natural oils for minimalists


I have another beauty column in Seamwork, the excellent online sewing magazine published by Colette. This month, I’m talking about simplifying your skincare routine with natural oils.


This issue also features a pattern for a the Mojave dress, an empire-waist kaftan. I think this will be my first Seamwork sewing project … I think it’ll really flattering and easy to wear! I used to have a plum-colored jersey dress like this and I wore it out. It worked in the summer, it worked in the winter, it worked for work and weekends … what’s not to like?