Summer Sale: Mullein & Sparrow

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I wrote about Mullein & Sparrow, an all-natural skincare company based in New York, over a year ago when I visited a craft market, and I reviewed one of their products here. I’ve been following the brand’s doings ever since.


And here’s some good news: Mullein & Sparrow is having a summer sale on all its products through June 30, 2014. You can get 20% off all orders with the code SUMMER at check out. United States orders over $75 ship free.

To shop at the Mullein & Sparrow website, you can click the floral image above, or here.

(Full disclosure: this is an affiliate link. I’ve shopped with M&S before, and I really do like their products.)

Alexis Karl’s Mythological Evolution, A Multimedia Exhibition


Last weekend I paid a visit to the gallery space Warehouse 623 in Brooklyn to catch Alexis Karl’s multimedia exhibition “Mythological Evolution” before it closed. I’ve known Alexis for eight years or so. We first met when she was presenting her fragrance line Scent by Alexis at Henri Bendel, and I was immediately charmed by her fragrances and her overall style.

This exhibition, which ran from May 3 through May 24, brought together Alexis’ work in sculpture, painting, video, music, and fragrance. Its conceit was an alternative theory of evolution that involved lots of ruined (and re-emerging) civilizations, hybrid beings, and otherworldly transformations.

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Fragrance Giveaway: Rouge Bunny Rouge Perfume Samples (U.S. only)


WHY: The Rouge Bunny Rouge line of cosmetics and fragrance is becoming more widely available in the United States, and I have some perfume samples to share. (Only in the United States, however—sorry, foreign friends!)

WHAT: New sample vials (2.5 ml each) of four Rouge Bunny Rouge fragrances: Vespers, Chatoyant, Incantation, and Lilt. These are spray-atomizer samples, which makes them even nicer to use, in my opinion! The cards list the notes for each fragrance.

HOW: For a chance to win, leave a comment telling me that you live in the United States. Be sure to use the “Post a reply” box to create a new comment; do not reply to a previous comment!…

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Schiaparelli Auction at Christie’s Paris


Last week, on January 23rd, Christie’s held an auction of Elsa Schiaparelli’s personal possessions at its Paris location. You can read a bit about the auction and see some images here, at the Christie’s website. If you’re anything of a Schiaparelli fan, you’ll enjoy the pictures and you’ll probably wish you could have seen the objects in person (and maybe purchased a little something!).

Let’s go fantasy-shopping! Here are just a few of my favorite listings in the auction catalogue…

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