Dec
18
2013
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Beauty Buzz: Find the Light
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz

metallic eye makeupDuring the holidays and especially with New Year’s Eve quickly creeping ’round the corner, some of us look for ways to amp up our standard makeup routines for swanky evenings out on the town and special seasonal celebrations.  Some may opt for the classic statement making bold lip (good choice) and others go for the more “Golden Girl” approach (also a great choice).  But beauty beware: there is a big difference between glowing like the lights of Paris (the city, not the socialite) and glaring like the neon signs of Las Vegas.  Let’s keep glitter where it belongs: on art projects, Halloween costumes and strippers.  Strippers can wear glitter.

Come to think of it, a guy I was dating once showed up late one night after work, which should have been reason enough to dump him, but he was covered in glitter.  Seeing as he doesn’t work at a Michael’s craft store, he must have procured his shimmering accents somewhere.  Hanging out with another lady is bad enough but, hanging out with another lady who dons glitter is grounds for permanent exile.  But I digress…

To achieve a glowing holiday look, invest in a few beauty products with flecks not flakes of shimmer in them.  You could go for a dramatic foil for your lids, a metallic manicure or something as simple as adding some extra shine to your tresses.  Be sure not to go overboard with your gilded look though.  A gorgeous glow is one thing, but looking like a greased up walrus won’t get your dance card filled up any faster… if at all.

nye makeup1. Caudalie Divine Legs, 2. ELLIS FAAS Light, 3. Ulta Metallic Automatic Eyeliner, 4. Kevyn Aucoin Set of Four Loose Shimmer Shadows, 5. Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo, 6. Ilia Gold Box Illuminator and Lip Gloss, 7. Formula X for Sephora Sparklers in Light My Fire, 8. Illamasqua Liquid Metal Cream, 9. RMS Beauty Living Luminzer, 10. Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow, 11.Leighton Denny Hynotic Nail Polish

 

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Oct
28
2013
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Setting the Mood: The Haunting
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

halloween mood board fashionHalloween doesn’t have to be all about shimmying into synthetic fabric and trips to Ricky’s for costumes in a plastic bags.  Rather than looking frightening or freaky, you could spend the night looking fashionable.  An evening that’s meant to be about fantasy, this is your moment to beckon your inner seductress or that glamorous goth.  While there is a (very) fine line between sexy and skanky, selecting streamlined pieces sans tulle, glitter, and excessive sequins will have you riding the high road instead of gallivanting in the gutter.  Accessories with a bit of sparkle will add an extra bit of intrigue to any witchy woman.

sexy halloween

Agent Provocateur Classic Satin Corset, Erickson Beamon Mistress Masquerade Gold Plated and Crystal Mask, Karl Lagerfeld Attens Crystal Embellished Leather Fingerless Gloves, Jennifer Behr Swarovski Crystal Spider Hair Slide

Happy haunting.

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
27
2013
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The List Volume 10/31
Written by: WhyDid | The List

slutty halloween costumesIt’s true I rarely know what day of the week it is, let alone the actual calendar date, but as far as I’m aware, this past Saturday was not, in fact, Halloween.  As I sipped on my pinot at a party in Soho wearing a sweater dress and over the knee socks, I watched the influx of costume clad cuties circle the room(s).  Sure, there were moments when I had a tough time discerning who was actually dressed up and who was just abusing the right to wear spandex, but I was left wondering if I had missed the memo.   I’m no party pooper, but I think it’s safe to say I’m officially old when the thought of dressing up for Halloween sends sheer panic rather than anticipation through my veins.  Maybe it’s because I don’t need a specific holiday to look sexy or to wear lacy lingerie or maybe it’s because nearly every costume under the sun has been done.  Or perhaps, and most likely, it has something to do with the fact that putting the word “sexy” in front of something, doesn’t actually make it sexy.  And since it would seem that this year Halloween will be dragged out for the better part of a week, here’s a guide to what doesn’t fall under the umbrella of “sexy.”

  1. Pilgrims, Amish, and clergy- especially when impregnated.
  2. Most cartoon characters.  With the exception of Jessica Rabbit, they are meant for children… and while your costume is small enough to fit a child, there is no correlation.
  3. Anything 80’s.  Had it not been for French cut bathing suits and cocaine, I don’t think anyone would have had sex during that decade.
  4. Food in general.  I tried to think of a food that might be considered sexy, but I don’t think dressing up as an aphrodisiac would even get me in the mood.
  5. Anything involving the words “gold” and “digger.”  That’s a great way to send guys running… the other way.
  6. Certain animals were not mean to be sexy.  Cats, yes.  Squid, no.  Bunnies, yes.  Dolphins, no.
  7. Clowns.  Never clowns.  Ever.
  8. Anything involving scar tissue.
  9. Much like animals, not all occupations are sexy.  A naughty nurse is one thing, but a playful plumber?  Not so much.
  10. If it requires assistance when using the restroom, it’s too much and therefore, not sexy.

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Boo.

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
26
2012
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Friday Frocks: Playing Dress Up
Written by: WhyDid | Friday Frocks

candy ghost halloweenOkay, so for any of you other ladies who are doing the ultimate stall on selecting a Halloween costume, I have some quick, easy, and not so slutty ideas for you.  If you’ve opted out of the “costume in a bag” but you don’t want to be a total wet blanket, here are five ideas using the frocks you may already own.  I think these are all so brilliant, I may very well wear one of them myself (okay, I’ve already done the mime thing).

And here are last year’s suggestions too (also genius)!

 hot dateSplendid Stretch Tube Dress, $46, Sharpie Brush Pen Permanent Marker Set, $6.99

runaway brideSparkle & Fade Lace Trompe L’oeil Dress, $69, Forever21 Chiffon Rosette Headband, $5.80SUPRA Society Glitter Panel High-Top Sneaker, $95,

 

 carmen miranda halloweenReverse Cut Out High Low Dress, $79, Melissa and Doug Playtime Produce, $17.99, Adia Kibur Layered Beads Necklace, $31.50

mime halloween costumeSparkle & Fade Zip Front Peplum Dress, $54, Oasis Sequin Beret, $23, Adult Insane Clown Posse Makeup Kit, $16.49

unicorn halloween costumeLouise Gray Flas Burst Sequin Dress, $150, Patricia Field Unicorn Headband, $26, Makeup Forever Glitter Eyelashes, $16

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
22
2012
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Setting the Mood: I’m a Creep
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

halloween costume mood boardWell, I was trying to avoid it altogether… but you can’t fight the calendar.  Halloween and its impending skank parade are fast approaching, so we may as well just address this situation head on.  Perhaps I’m just old now or I’ve seen one too many “naughty nurse” or “frisky flight attendant” but I’ve about had it with the oh so obvious “insert the word slutty in front of” Halloween costume.  It would appear we can turn just about anything erotic… even a skunk.  So, how about this year we go for artistic makeup or eery attire as opposed to exposing our ass cheeks for all of the city to see?  Let’s keep creepy classy and besides, subtle is most sexy.

skull halloween accessoriesIllamasqua Lipstick in Pristine (Matte Black), $24, McQ by Alexander McQueen Skull Intarsia Mohair Sweater Dress, $635, Monserat De Lucca Skull Bracelet, $150, D.L. & Co. Skull Cased Candle, $135

Happy haunting!

xx,

WhyDid

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