"Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests."-Karl Lagerfeld

Friday, March 16, 2012

Aging Gracefully: 90 Year Old Model Isis Apfel face of MAC

At the beginning of 2012, MAC  put out a new line of makeup with 90 year old fashion icon Isis Apfel as the face of the January collection. Within days the line sold out. In a time where we say things like "40 is the new 30" ...maybe it is a time to realize not only is a time to grow up, but to do so with dignity.

Now in a time where society can see the lasting effects of cosmetic surgery especially with shows like The "Real" Housewives, it is clear that cosmetic surgery doesn't make you look younger, just more peculiar looking.

Marketers are beginning to see the value of widening the range of what is deemed beautiful age-wise

54 year old Ellen DeGeneres is a cover girl and 66 year old Diane Keaton is the face of L'oreal 

Also in January this year Meryl Streep was on the Cover of Vogue magazine, at 62 she is the oldest cover girl in the history of the magazine!

 I hope this trend of anti ageism in marketing and in culture is a lasting one. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

KONY 2012 Invisible Children Movement Does Fashion for a Cause

If you have not seen this video yet, please take 30 minutes to watch this and let it sink in.

KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. 

Since 1987, Joseph Kony has abducted more than 30,000 children in Central Africa and forced them to be child soldiers in his Lord’s Resistance Army. The KONY 2012 campaign employs film, social media, street art, and face-to-face interaction to make the case that the arrest of Joseph Kony this year is one thing we can all agree on. 

Invisble Children is an amazing Cause I have been following for years now. What started out as a group of college kids going to Africa with some film equipment has blossomed into a powerful and compelling movement. 

They have put out a line of T-shirts to make Kony a known person so he can be stopped.


"As a non-profit we work to transform apathy into activism. By documenting the lives of those living in regions of conflict and injustice, we hope to educate and inspire individuals in the Western world to use their unique voice for change. Our media creates an opportunity for people to become part of a grassroots movement that intelligently responds to what is happening in the world.
But our work extends beyond our borders. In war-affected regions we focus on long-term development, working directly with individuals and institutions that are eager to realize their full potential. Through education and innovative economic opportunities, we partner with affected communities and strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living in conflict and post-conflict regions.

1. End the war in northern Uganda and change the lives of thousands in the region through education and economic opportunities.
2. Inspire youth culture to value creativity, idealism and sacrifice by becoming a part of the movement of advocacy and awareness.
3. Connect people to the war-affected children in northern Uganda through compelling stories and revolutionary programs."

Friday, March 2, 2012

Valley of the Dolls

The Arch...

Never underestimate the power of the shape of an eyebrow. When I was younger I hated my eyebrows. I thought they were too thick and even tried shaving them off when I was 8 years old. Now almost 20 years later I am obsessed with a strong brow and love my natural strong arch. I no longer feel the need to to tweeze them into fine lines like I did in my teens or have to bleach them to match my artificially dyed locks.Through out time the trends and shape of the brow evolves. All styles are unique and amazing. I often replicate a number of them. Now I am on a bit of an Elizabeth Taylor shape kick. 
Which shape brow is your favorite? Who is your brow muse?