1. Today I thought I would share my favorite new hair product with all of you – this awesome John Frieda Hot Air Brush, which I recently picked up for under $30 on Amazon (you can also find it at Target if you need instant gratification or a good return policy).
This little tool is a superhero! It gives a great “blow out” look and even a styling dunce like me can master it (though okay, maybe my hair looks ~80% as good as when my stylist blows it out…which I still consider a miracle). Less damaging to your hair than a hair straightener or curler and easier to maneuver than a hair dryer + round comb.
A little note on usage – I dry my hair about halfway first, and then use this to finish up the rest. Goes way faster.
2. While hunting for a very specific picture of Kate Moss the other day, I came across this cute little article on Grazia with Kate’s “Seven Fashion Commandments”, straight from Ms. Moss. For any fan of the very great Kate!
3. I thought this was a very intriguing (though in my opinion far too short) article from The Business of Fashion – “The Trouble With Second Hand Clothes”. I know that so often I donate bags and bags of clothes, never really thinking about where they go – just assuming that they’re going to a good place.
4. Actually, if you liked the article above about second hand clothing, then I would recommend Elizabeth Cline’s Overdressed, which I first read several years ago and recently picked up again.
The book didn’t grab me the way that say, Deluxe did (and there are quite a few typos which always surprises me in a real, live, book), but it does raise some very interesting questions about the nature of “fast fashion” and consumption. For me personally, it didn’t necessarily stop me from buying all fast fashion – it just made me think twice about buying so much of it, instead of a few items (whether expensive or cheap) that I really enjoy. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Have a wonderful weekend!