I recently attended the press preview for “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971″ at the Museum of Modern Art. I was preparing to write a short piece about the exhibition as a freelance assignment (see here!), but this visit ended up being pleasure as well as work.
I even picked up a few fragrance references that I’d like to share here. One came in connection with Ono’s 1971 “exhibition” at MoMA, which was actually a work of Conceptual art rather than a literal exhibition. Continue reading
Tra la, it’s May, the lusty month of May!
Video: “Wolf Hall” and “Game of Thrones”
Reading: A collection of Fran Lebowitz essays, which I was inspired to re-read after coming across this interview
Art: “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show” at the Museum of Modern Art Continue reading
I’ve just received word from an Anna Sui representative that the brand’s nail color collection will be relaunched this summer, in 45 new shades. As you can see in the photos above and below, the textures and finishes range from glitters and cremes to metallics and speckles. Continue reading
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of three fragrances from the new niche line Vilhelm Parfumerie. You can read it here.
Summer weather has arrived early in my part of the world (where did spring go?!), and I’m updating my suncare regimen to combat the season’s intense sunlight and longer daylight.
I’m still loyal to Pratima’s Neem Rose Face Sunscreen, but sometimes I just don’t have the time to make a trip to SoHo to buy a new bottle, and I refuse to pay Pratima’s high shipping fees, so I’ve been looking for something to alternate with the Neem Rose. Continue reading
I’m eyeing the latest product launch from Lipstick Queen, a color-changing lipstick named Frog Prince. It’s bright clover green in the tube, but when it’s applied to lips, it adjusts to a rosy pink shade.
I’m a fan of LQ’s Hello Sailor, and I’d probably enjoy Frog Prince even more. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to nab a press sample, but I’ll check it out next time I’m near Barneys or SpaceNK.
In the meantime, I’m smiling over the illustration of a frog reclining in front of a fairytale castle, because it reminds me of something…
Invoice of Violets by Paul de Longpré, published by L. Prang & Co., ca. 1870s-90s. Via Boston Public Library.