Beauty

Chatting with Jazmin Alvarez of Pretty Well Beauty

During these “at home times,” the phrase “let’s clean up!” may be triggering for some people. However, when the “clean up” does not mean dishes and bedmaking, but rather, involves our beauty routine and a vanity re-org, we are all in. Jazmin Alvarez, the founder of clean beauty resource, Pretty Well Beauty, is the soothsayer of the skincare / makeup cabinet and is here to share her knowledge on how to create a sustainable routine that will help keep you well-balanced.

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Chatting with Jazmin Alvarez of Pretty Well Beauty

During these “at home times,” the phrase “let’s clean up!” may be triggering for some people. However, when the “clean up” does not mean dishes and bedmaking, but rather, involves our beauty routine and a vanity re-org, we are all in. Jazmin Alvarez, the founder of clean beauty resource, Pretty Well Beauty, is the soothsayer of the skincare / makeup cabinet and is here to share her knowledge on how to create a sustainable routine that will help keep you well-balanced.
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Show me your Flare

We’ve been mom jean-ing for a few seasons now and I am feeling like it’s time for some FLARE again. Flares originated in the 60s / 70’s, took flight in the 80s, and definitely made an appearance in the early aughts. Those early decades all featured the high-waisted flare (which I personally prefer), while the early 00s specialized in the low-waisted style which feels a little passé. I recently pulled out my flare jeans and was reminded how much they elongate the leg and look great with a heel.
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Chatting with Elyse Walker

When she decided to open her first store in 1999 in Los Angeles, Elyse Walker set out to create a retail experience that prided itself on impeccable customer service and superb selection. She wanted to create a store that harkened back to the places of business that she loved while growing up on the east coast—places that were simply known by the proprietors first or last name and that were always synonymous with a choice shopping experience.
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Chatting with Zoe Chicco

Zoë Chicco’s namesake jewelry line is a perennial favorite of women in-the-know. The delicate but versatile collection is designed and hand-made by a team of artisans in LA and is now available in over 200 stores in the U.S. and internationally, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom.
Interviews

Chatting with Sherri McMullen & Chloe Warner of McMullen

Sherri McMullen and Chloe Warner combined their knowledge of business and merchandising with their long-time passion for designing interesting window displays to create McMullen—now a favorite Oakland boutique offering wearable but chic garments and accessories from new and lesser-known fashion designers. We recently visited their boutique to learn more about their particulars.
Interviews

Chatting with Kavi Moltz of D.S. & Durga

For Kavi Moltz, co-founder of the fragrance house D.S. & Durga, perfume is armchair travel. And for these current times, we’ll take all of the escape we can get. The brand crafts magical, unusual scents that jog your memory bank and create new ones. Their stark, graphical approach to their packaging and product design makes their bottles, candles, and even car air fresheners, top shelf material.

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Seasons Change

Los Angeles is a relatively seasonless environment— it gets kinda chilly and rainy in the winter, but by in large, it’s typically sunny and dry. It’s truly nothing to complain about. The seasons here are more like pilot and awards (entertainment industry joke, LOL) but in reality, they are more like dry, drier, and driest. The stretch between September and October is usually really hot and is known for being fire-prone and bone dry.
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Chatting with Claire Olshan of DADA Daily

We consider snacking an artform and a true necessity so clearly we were thrilled to speak with the queen of all snacks, Claire Olshan of DADA Daily. Claire has taken the “mindless moments” of nibbling and noshing and turned it into an exuberant experience. DADA’s sweet and savory flavors are a zesty delight and their exquisitely packaged party sets and surrealist hand candles are host-gift musts and are truly table scape worthy.
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Knock Around Togs

Even if I am spending most of my time at home and on the couch (nursing my hip back to health after surgery), I still like to feel like I have a modicum of style. It may sound super basic, but it definitely lifts my spirits to wear things that are cheerful and chic. That said, I have found a few good bets that help elevate my casual and take my “knock around togs” (what I call my weekend wardrobe) to a new level. For my knock-around wear during the fall I find myself sticking to a sportier (Spice) theme and find that playful and color-centric separates work best.
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