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Le Labo Citron 28: New City Exclusive

Every city exclusive by the New York-based luxe perfume brand Le Labo is news because of its alluring mystique; exclusively available to citizens and visitors of specific cities around the world, at the Le Labo boutiques there, it was verbotten for everyone else fanning the flames of their desirability. As our editor in chief wrote a while ago, "Le Labo's City Exclusive Collection has been created... Read full article: Le Labo Citron 28: New City Exclusive from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Fragrantica Perfumes, Le Labo, Le Labo Citron


Here’s the Face Mask I’m Feeling Safe in Lately And It Won’t Fog Up Your Glasses

‘Ello ‘ello! I hope you’re well today! It’s almost Friday yay! That doesn’t mean much nowadays but it does mean a bit of relaxation from work right? And I can sure use it because it’s been a bit of a busy week over here! I was talking to a very lovely reader and new friend on Instagram a few days ago and she’s a teacher here in New York and has to go back to school in the next month. I sure hope she’ll be ok and safe! It has to be hard being a teacher right now I’m sure. If it’s your job ...
Tags: New York, Beauty, Bill Nye, Miscellaneous Blogging


Elif Shafak: ‘We need to tell different stories, to humanise the other’

History has shown that hate doesn’t start with concentration camps or civil war. It always starts with words• Time to reset: more brilliant ideas to remake the worldThe year 2020 hasn’t solely been defined by the pandemic, rising unemployment, deepening economic inequalities and a critical time for the climate emergency. There has also been an alarming increase in hate crimes across the world.In Poland, LGBTQ communities have become enemy number one. In Hungary, neo-Nazi crowds organise demonstr...
Tags: Books, New York, Germany, India, Race, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Hungary, Feminism, LGBT rights, Refugees, Poland, Roma, Elif Shafak


What the scarf-mask tells us about fashion in the new normal

As seen on everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Amber Heard, this aesthetic and virus-preventing statement is a win-winThe first must-have look of the “new normal” doesn’t have a designer label, or a hefty price tag. In fact, you probably already have what you need in a drawer somewhere. And while this may not stand as concrete proof that lockdown truly has ushered in a new era of shared community identity and mindful consumerism, I see no reason why we can’t take it as a cheering sign.The scar...
Tags: Accessories, Fashion, New York, Britain, Sienna Miller, Kristen Stewart, Amber Heard, Sarah Jessica Parker, Grazia, OG


Whisk Whiskers Away with This Grape Bubblegum-Scented Waxing Kit

I’m just saying if it wasn’t for the Glee The Face Wax Kit I would be a monkey by now. I picked up a Glee Face Wax Hair Removal Strip at Walmart.com when things were really bad in New York and a trip to get my eyebrows or upper lip waxed was not in the future (and still isn’t because hello, that’s so scary right now!). I’ve been using these for the past four months in place of keeping my normal waxing appointing and they work a treat. Keep in mind I’ve tried a few different brands of wax st...
Tags: New York, Walmart, Beauty, Skincare, Sally Hansen, Muse Approved


Revlon x WW84 Celebrates Makeup Inspired by Wonder Woman (Maybe!)

Revlon x WW84 is a new makeup collection inspired by Wonder Woman and the new Wonder Woman 1984 Movie that is starting to launch in stores in preparation for the movie release in October. The movie was supposed to be a major Summer blockbuster but with the pandemic the launch got pushed two different times and finally a Fall 2020 date was set. I dunno about you but movie theaters in New York aren’t yet open or at least the ones around my area aren’t. I believe they open after Phase 4 is compl...
Tags: New York, Mac, Walmart, Beauty, Andrew, Revlon, Fall Collections 2020, Revlon WW84 Colorstay Cream Eyeshadow, Revlon Kiss Melting Shine Lipstick, ReviewDemi Lovato


Everyday Parsi: Homi Gandhi

Our third author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 is Homi D. Gandhi Homi writes… When I was a child, Muktaad prayers at the Gandhi household on the Gandhi Street of Parsiwad, Fort, Bharuch had a special significance, as it was one of the few Parsi homes hosting the 18-day Fasli Muktaad at home. Although I had participated in the rituals, I was very young and unaware of their significance. Sometime in February 1946, my Bapaiji (paternal grandmother) confided in me that our community handyman,...
Tags: Usa, England, New York, London, Life, India, US, Chicago, North America, Montreal, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bombay, Gandhi, Parsi, England Wales


Why influencer Jessica Wang is still wearing stilettos in quarantine

Despite being quarantined at home for months, Jessica Wang still sports stilettos. “I’ve actually been wearing heels for my TikToks and my photo shoots,” the social-media influencer told The Post. “As soon as I’m done with the shoes, I take them off and put on sweats.” Even cooped up in her New York-area house, the...
Tags: Post, Fashion, New York, Jessica Wang


Cuomo says NYC schools can open. Agents predict a return to the city

On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced schools would reopen in September. Parents that fled for the suburbs could return if the city goes through with the plan.
Tags: School, New York, New York City, Lifestyle, Radio, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Select, Christopher Totaro, Allison Chiaramonte, Gerard Splendore, Schools Bus, Warburg Reralty


The last of the Zoroastrians

My grandfather had never been a tall man, and now he looked absurdly small, no bigger than a child. Swaddled in off-white sheets like a newborn, with just his head and the soles of his feet visible, his eyes were open and mouth disconcertingly agape, as if in surprise. His corpse was slightly raised from the floor, lain atop a rickety wooden stretcher. Beside the body, three priests in white robes intoned in Avestan, the long-dead language of the Zoroastrian scriptures, as a small fire burned i...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, New York, London, Opinion, Life, Russia, India, Israel, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Toronto, Iran, Britain


We tried an at-home gel manicure kit. Here’s how it went. | Damn you, social media ads

During the Covid pandemic, we’ve seen people do some wild things to get their nails done. There have been the women doing manicures through the mail slots in their front doors. There’s the mobile manicure truck that’s cruising around New York. And, as the ads all over Instagram and Facebook have let me know…there seem to […]
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, New York, Instagram, Shopping, Nail Polish, Cosmetics, Beauty Products, Beauty + Cosmetics, Damn You Facebook Ads


My Bath and Body Works Shopping Experience During the Pandemic

Wondering what it’s like shopping at Bath and Body Works during the pandemic? Here’s my experience at Bath and Body Works during the pandemic and how I’ll likely will stick to shopping online until this is over. Ok, soooooo….. Bath and Body Works opened in New York a few short weeks ago but I avoided going to stores because I was still feeling pretty paranoid about going into stores and I was also seeing long lines due to the fact that Semi-Annual Sale had started and I was really not wanti...
Tags: Nordstrom, New York, Body, Beauty, Joe, Don, Musings of the Day, Body Works, White Barn, Body Works Vanilla Mocha Cafe


There’s Some Normalcy in New York But For Black Lives There Is Still More We Can Do

As you know from my post yesterday life in New York is slowly returning to normal. Yesterday, we reported some of lowest COVID numbers yet. Hopefully this will continue as we move into the Fall and Winter. We all have to stay positive and have hope that we’ll continue to all be ok. For those still going through this horrible situation please know I’m thinking of you. Sadly, things are normal in the black lives world as of yet. There is still much unrest and many injustices and wrongs th...
Tags: New York, Beauty, Black Lives Matter Movement, Pieces of Life, Life Camp Inc


Saklatvala Mausoleum in New York

An email from my friend Kersi Shroff tipped me off on what turned out to be a great treasure hunt in search of the Saklatvala Mausoleum in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx in New York City. Kersi writes… The Woodlawn Cemetery has cuneiform inscription on the tomb of the then well-known Phirozshah Saklatvalla, whose mother was the sister of Jamshedi Nusserwanji Tata. Phirozshah became a U.S. Citizen in 1904, making him one of the earliest non-whites to be granted citizenship. Prof. John ...
Tags: History


Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im August freuen

Die zweite Sommerhälfte hat begonnen und ganz langsam starten auch wieder die ersten Dreharbeiten. Nachdem wegen Corona monatelang gar nichts ging, darf jetzt endlich wieder gearbeitet werden. Allerdings nicht überall. Und auch nur unter extrem strengen Auflagen.Ein paar Serien und kleinere Filme werden also aktuell schon wieder produziert. Großproduktionen finden dagegen immer noch kaum statt – genauer gesagt ist „Babelsberg momentan der einzige Standort weltweit, an dem gedreht wird.“, so Chri...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Salma Hayek, France, Germany, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Iran, Colombia, Netflix, New Orleans, Miami, Nashville, Connor


Making Your New York Trip as Glamorous as Possible

New York is a fantastic city, unlike any other. Manhattan – the heart of the Big Apple – is as incredible as it is beautiful. As a visitor, you shouldn’t settle for any less in your travels. There are many ways to experience New York, ranging from the rough and tumble adventures of a couch surfer to the pomp and circumstance of a royal visit. Let’s take a very close look at how to make your New York trip as glamorous as possible. Fashion First off, fashion is at the heart of New York. T...
Tags: Fashion, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Central Park, Big Apple, New York Trip, Eye 4 Style, New York Food Food


What does accountability look like in 2020?

Rae Witte Contributor Share on Twitter Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire and Forbes, among others. More posts by this contributor Demand for fertility services persists despite COVID-19 shutdowns During a pandemic, some companies struggle to pro...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Fashion, New York, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Social Media, Future Of Work, Tech, Diversity, Adidas, Kanye West, West, Racism


Here’s a Love List and All The Info You Need About Gotham At the Moment

Wakey wakey! It’s almost Friday! The weekend looms ahead and I’m ready to live deliciously! I’m a bit tired this week as work has been a stress-fess of fun but as I said in a recent Instagram post I’ll never complain about being busy or stressed because right now so many people are out of work. I’ve always been very grateful and thankful to have a job in bad economy times, in good ones, doesn’t matter, I always feel blessed that I’m self employed and have steady work. I think hard work an...
Tags: UK, New York, California, Gotham, Beauty, Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrew, Sjp, Ulta, Arizona Florida, Musings of the Day, HauteLook, Gotham GOTHAM, Stratton Home on Sale Yasssss Stratton Home, Alikay


New Digital Archive Opens Access to Thousands of Digitized African American Funeral Programs (1886-2019)

Funeral rites, burials, and other rituals are held near-universally sacred, not only due to religious and cultural beliefs about death: We preserve our connection to our ancestors through the records of their births and deaths. For many Black Americans in the U.S. south, grief and loss have been compounded by centuries of violence and tragedy, but funerals have still tended to be “celebrations of life” rather than mournful events, says Derek Mosley, archivist at the Auburn Avenue Research Libra...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Life, Stanford, Atlanta, Georgia, History, Yale, Smithsonian, Johnson, Civil rights movement, Jim Crow, Facebook Twitter, Atlanta Georgia, Morehouse College


Spotlight: HOURS by Naaz Gulati and Harroop Gulati Kaur

HOURS is a new ethically-minded New York based clothing line that specializes in quality and fit across US sizes 14 to 28. In time, they hope to extend to US size 40. The co-founders are sisters-in-law, Naaz Gulati and Harroop Gulati Kaur. Both ladies come from fashion families and have fashion backgrounds of their own. Together they saw a badly serviced and under-represented market in the fashion world and decided to put their heads together to service and represent it. The fashion industry doe...
Tags: Fashion, New York, US, Kaur, Gulati, Eco Fashion, Brand Spotlight, Naaz Gulati, Harroop Gulati Kaur


Jeffrey Epstein’s New York, Palm Beach mansions hit the market

Two homes owned by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein have hit the market in New York and Florida for a combined $110 million.
Tags: Florida, New York, Technology, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Victoria's Secret, Penthouse, Bob Guccione, Jeffrey Epstein, L Brands, Select, News Brief, Corcoran Group, Leslie Wexner


Former Knicks star Allan Houston reboots New York mansion at $19.5 million

Former New York Knicks star Allan Houston has relisted his 10-acre estate in Conyers Farm, N.Y., for sale at $19.5 million.
Tags: New York, News, Lifestyle, New York Knicks, Former Knicks, Allan Houston


All The Cool New Beauty You Can Snag at Ulta Today

Hello there! It’s a new, beautiful day and I hope you’re staying strong over there. If you’re feeling down know you got this! I’m over here on the sidelines cheering you on! Things are going to get better! It just takes a little time! Today there are so many cool new beauty things you can snag at Ulta to give you a little boost if you’re feeling like the world is ending. I know everyone on the West Coast and the Southern States are suffering hard right now. New York is here backing you up ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Halo, Beauty, West Coast, Lola, Pacifica, Smoothie, Don, Clinique, Ulta, Smashbox, New in Beauty, BH Cosmetics, Ulta Today, Ofra


Due to the Pandemic I Purchased the Following Makeup and Beauty Products

What’s your life in quarantine been like? Are you slowly creeping outside like me and my follow Gothamites or are you closing yourself inside still? My life has rebooted, restarted, and it’s slowing moving forward. Cases in New York seem to be remaining low but we all need to be a bit more diligent as I see a few too many crazy things going on around here that aren’t exactly safe. I spent way too much time home and during that time the pandemic made me do one or two goofy online purchases....
Tags: Facebook, New York, Beauty, Carol, Musings of the Day, Fill In The Beauty, Alikay Naturals, Flora Curl


The power of touch: when my son visited in lockdown, we couldn't hug. It was a reminder of the saddest truth

My son’s 14th birthday was the first he and I had spent apart – then he called to say his mother had Covid-19. We were faced with a reality I had hoped to forestall for everWelcome to the Guardian’s Power of Touch seriesWe Jacksons are not effusive types. There ain’t a helluva lot of hugging and touching at family gatherings. However, one of the few exceptions is my son, who’s been unfettered with his affections since he was toddling around his mother’s New Jersey home – he and I have never live...
Tags: Books, Family, New York, Life and style, Culture, New Jersey, Men, Parents and parenting, Coronavirus outbreak


'Everything you think Rihanna would be, she's that' - Fenty insiders tell all

Black Lives Matter, lockdown, and how Amina Muaddi is set to become the next high-heel superstar: RiRi’s closest collaborators on Fenty’s dramatic first yearThe first and second times that Jahleel Weaver met Rihanna, they bonded over shoes. In 2007, when Weaver was a student in New York with a part-time job at the cult downtown Jeffrey boutique, he sold her a pair of Christian Louboutins. (The classic, “Pigalle” pointed-toe court in bronze, with graffiti on the side.) Four years later, Weaver wa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Rihanna, Women, Life and style, Culture, Fashion industry, Women's Shoes, JEFFREY, Weaver, Simons, Fenty, Jil Sander, Pigalle, Amina Muaddi


Interview: Indie-Popsängerin Soko spricht über ihr neues Album Feel Feelings

Schon als Stéphanie Alexandra Mina Sokolinski alias Soko mit 16 Jahren ihr Elternhaus verließ, war ihr klar, dass sie einmal ein ganz besonderes Leben führen würde. Mittlerweile ist die 34-jährige Französin im sonnigen Los Angeles zuhause und hat in Kinofilmen wie Spike Jonzes Science-Fiction-Drama Her oder dem historischen Tanzfilm The Dancer an der Seite von Lily-Rose Depp mitgewirkt. Und auch mit ihrem psychedelisch-verträumten Indie-Pop berührt die Musikerin und Schauspielerin immer wieder i...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Los Angeles, Saoirse Ronan, Lily Rose Depp, Seite, Auch, Weg, Ganz, Wie, Stunden, Kopf, Jahren, Brust, Zeit


Sephora and the Retail Equation Collecting Data Without Permission Leads to Lawsuit

Sephora is allegedly being sued for sharing customer data without permission to determine if shoppers are fraudulently returning products according to a class action lawsuit taken out in Califronia that was posted today on news.bloomberglaw.com. Here on Musings of a Muse we have long since spoke about people abusing the return policy at certain stores and even some of them who have revised their generous return policies due to this issue. We’ve also discussed how returns are tracked using th...
Tags: Europe, New York, California, Beauty, Reddit, Pentagon, Sephora, Linda, Ulta, Beauty News, Califronia, Ulta Lawsuit Kat Von D, Retail Equation, More Huda Beauty Lawsuit for Unsafe Eyeshadow


The Only Thing That Matters Is Commitment

One of the stranger moments in my career came when I joined the now defunct law firm, Dewey Ballantine. I was in Los Angeles, and the firm flew us out to New York for orientation with all of the new... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: New York, Featured, Careers, Los Angeles, Goal Setting, Commitment, Getting Ahead, Long-term Commitment, Aptitude, Career Commitment, Dewey Ballantine, Employer Commitment, Power Of Commitment


Ich habe ein Jahr lang keine Hitze an meine Locken gelassen & so sehen sie jetzt aus

Processed with VSCO with 6 preset Ein Jahr. Das war das Ziel, das ich mir gesteckt hatte, als ich im Dezember 2018 den Salon verließ – nur wenige Minuten nachdem ich mir zehn Zentimeter meiner hüftlangen Haare wegschneiden lassen hatte. Nachdem ich meine Locken fast mein ganzes Leben lang praktisch jede Woche geglättet hatte – was in der Latinx-Gemeinschaft quasi die Normalität ist – beschloss ich, dass es endlich Zeit war, meine Locken zu akzeptieren und sie zu lieben. Für mich bedeut...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Vsco, Kraft, Luft, Norden, Aber, Wellen, Frei, Kopf, Weil, Dann, Hause, Geduld, Haar



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