The Lemaire + Uniqlo collection was crazy this morning, but worth the wait. With most of the collection sold out here in New York, you still might be able to pick up a few pieces online. Thanks to Christophe and Sarah-linh for choosing the most beautiful and subtle shades of green. They pair back to black, white and navy without a second thought.
I finally checked trench coat off my list…and just in time for the pending hurricane (is that still happening?) While this is only a third of what I brought home from the collection (my favorite designer collaboration to date) I feel good about the investments. Each piece works with my existing wardrobe while introducing something new; a new color, a new length, a new fabrication. I’m also happy to report that I only bought one black piece, the others were in various shades of green (as seen above), inky navy and stark white. Did you get anything?
If you’re looking for a new coffee table book or typography reference book, pick up a copy of Culture + Typography by Nikki Villagomez. The book documents signage that will most likely be destroyed soon and it explains how typography reflects the culture of the times. It also inspires new ways to interpret the old typography to inspire new logos and design elements. Nikki Villagomez continues to update her blog with weekly inspiration. I’m excited to add this book to my growing library of reference books. Get your copy here.
I’m all about face masks, especially ones made from common products found in your pantry. The new addition to my weekly facial regime includes a honey cinnamon face mask and scrub. Antioxidant rich cinnamon helps soften skin while the grainy texture of raw honey acts as a natural exfoliant and anti-bacterial.
The recipe: 3 tablespoons raw honey (make sure it’s raw because it has the grainy texture that is great for non-invasive exfoliation) + 1 tablespoon organic cinnamon. Mix together until it forms a paste. Rinse face with water and pat dry. I just use my (clean) hands to apply the mask to my face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. I use small circular motions to gently exfoliate as I rinse the mask away and then I apply face oil (or favorite moisturizer). I use this mask twice a week. My boyfriend uses this mask as a spot treatment to heal redness from ingrown facial hairs and zits. If using it as a spot treatment, I suggest leaving it on overnight.