Trends are Passé? A Survival Guide to Fall Fashion 2012

Are trends passé?  That was the question posed last month by The New York Times writer Ruth La Ferla.   Her point was that the lines between who and what dictates a trend have become… Continue reading

10 Reasons I Love Fall

It’s official, summer 2012 is gone.  I’ve been grieving since Labor Day and wince just a bit inside when I leave the office only to realize the sun is setting just a few minutes earlier… Continue reading

6 Things I Envy About Other Women

It’s the end of a long work-day and I’m caught in the thick of the rotisserie chicken panic at Whole Foods, where moms like me scramble for dinner redemption.   Scorching hot chicken in… Continue reading

Why Botox Parties are “Fight Club” for Women

Have you ever made out with a cactus?  Neither have I, but I’m sure it feels just like getting a vial of Juvederm in your lip, and I dare any man to try… Continue reading

Remembering 9/11 and the 5 Ways it Changed My Outlook on Life

I’m running for my life up the lower east side of Manhattan, covered in an ashy substance that’s burning my skin.   I’m disoriented, terrified and unsure whether I’ll survive the day.  As low… Continue reading

Fashion Dreams Can Come True in Sunday Styles

My husband and I have a ritual where we pretend to fight over the New Times every Sunday, but all I really want is Sunday Styles.  That and a strong cup of coffee… Continue reading

Escape from Fashion’s Night Out

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about living in New York City, it’s to avoid Times Square on New Year’s Eve, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Puerto Rican Day parade and the… Continue reading

Shedding Daylight on the Vampire Facelift

Women love vampires.  They’re immortal, sexy and never have issues with hyper-pigmentation. So it’s no wonder the Vampire Facelift, with the promise of turning back the clock using your own natural juices coupled… Continue reading

My Fantastically Feral Beauty Day Off

I have a confession.  I have a love-hate relationship with beauty.   I can chalk this up to the fact that I’m a Gemini, or just admit that sometimes I get tired of keeping… Continue reading

Friday Field Notes: Fall Trends Include Nudity, Nothing, the NFL and Ad Fails.

I’m a little teary knowing there are only a few more Fridays to go until the end of summer.  Somehow it feels you can just slack off a bit after lunch or get… Continue reading

WTF is Glutathione IV and is it really the Fountain of Youth?

The other day I clicked on an email from Equinox (my gym), and noticed they were interviewing Sharon Dorram, the woman who owns the eponymous Sharon Dorram at Sally Hershberger salon where I get my… Continue reading

10 Overlooked Things That Make You Look Old

  Last month I shot a commercial where we had to dramatize a woman aging 20 years.  To make this happen, my agency worked with a stylist who pointed out a whole host… Continue reading

The Skincare Matrix of Excellence

Beauty whore.  Sample slut. Product junkie.  Mint.com tells me I’ve squandered away at least 5 digits worth of cash on hope in a jar over the past several years.  My habit is only… Continue reading

An Ironic Twist of Weight

Earlier in the summer, I vowed on this blog that I would lose 8 pounds in preparation for the family reunion I’m facing at the beach this weekend.   I figured if the threat… Continue reading

Friday Field Notes: Boogie Shoes, Botox, Endangered Brazilians and the Best Makeup Tutorial Ever

It’s a late summer Friday and the Olympics are almost over which has me a little sad.  To hang on to both a little longer, I’m wrapping Friday Field notes around some Olympic… Continue reading