Grey Matters

     If you google 'holiday nail art', prepare for a bombardment of red and green glitter, stippled Santa faces and snowflakes galore. Coming from a girl who isn't exactly the über-festive ugly Christmas sweater wearing and egg nog drinking type, these designs are far from my style. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a merry mani, I just prefer mine on the subtler side. 
     When Julep asked me to interpret their holiday-themed 'Deck Your Nails' manicure tutorial in my own terms, I was as jolly as can be. The look, an almost reverse French manicure, is very modern and eye-catching while still being simple and wearable. For the base of the manicure I used a light grey polish that reminds me of all the cozy grey cashmere sweaters that I love to wear during winter, and for the half-moon detail I used burgundy to incorporate a pop of classic holiday color. Which colors would you chose for your own holiday mani?


Snug as a Pug in an Ugg

     Just in case the innumerable Snapchat stories of people bundled up in winter garb with icons of the current chilly temperature covering their faces haven't indicated it... Baby, it's cold outside. In light of this, my spirit animal right now is (literally) an animal: a snuggly pug in an Ugg. Since nestling into an Ugg boot for the rest of winter isn't currently an option, I plan to translate this coziness into more wearable terms. Taking cues from Carine Roitfeld dressed in Max Mara, sporting a fluffy camel coat is the perfect solution. And why not top it off with some fuzzy accessories like a shearling clutch and furry boots? 


Seeing Double: Barely There

Standing Nude With Large Hat (Gertrude Schiele) by Egon Schiele, Urban Outfitters Fall 2014 Look-book Photograph by Clement Pascal, Need Supply Co. Dillon Bra, Topshop Knitted Fluffy Crop Jumper, Dsquared2 Liverpool '60s Miniskirt

     Delicate, feminine and soft are all words that come to mind while viewing a sketch by Egon Schiele and a photograph from the latest Urban Outfitters look-book. The images alike feature dainty female figures undressing. Each picture evokes such a lovely softness, from the light charcoal lines in Schiele's drawing to the fluffy, pastel clothing the model wears in the photograph. 


Something Blue

     A visit to Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style at the Pace Gallery was undoubtedly a highlight of my weekend. A colorful array of portraits of Jacqueline Roque, Picasso's muse and partner, comprised the exhibit. I couldn't keep my eyes off of one piece in particular, which featured a line drawing of Jacqueline on a stunning light blue backdrop. This cool-toned color seems to be popping up a lot lately in fashion, which just may be having a blue period of its own. It girls Bella Hadid and Harley Viera-Newton have been recently spotted donning robin's egg blue hues. Light blue also appeared on the Spring 2015 runways at Christian Siriano, Bottega Veneta, and HonorWhile pastels are typically reserved for Spring, I'm all for bringing them out during Fall. It's simple to don the hue, whether you want to go all-out cookie monster and sport a sky blue fur jacket or accessorize with a little something blue. 


Seeing Double: Bubblegum Gals

Elle Fanning by Angelo Pennetta, Bubblegum by Blair Breitenstein, ASOS Slouchy Coat, Cambridge Satchel Company Leather Satchel, Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara, Glossier Balm Dotcom

     Gorgeous girls with jet black, Twiggy-esque eyes and pastel pink gum bubbles can be seen both in a photograph by Angelo Pennetta and in an illustration by Blair Breitenstein. To emulate the beauty looks of these bubblegum gals, pile on mascara for a doll-lashed eye and keep it simple on the lips with a bit of balm for shine. To get the total pink lady look, throw on a slouchy coat and a structured satchel completely en rose.