A Quest and A Look Back, plus: OPI Give Me The Moon Nail Polish

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Just about a year ago, the product-sampling club Birchbox invited me to take part in a competition. Twelve bloggers were submitting their ideas for a new nail polish color, with a name, a description and a “mood board.” Three winners would see their concepts made into actual products by the nail-polish brand Zoya.

How could I refuse?

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Opening Day

In the process of setting up this blog, I’ve already put up an introductory post or two (please see below)… but today is the official grand opening of  Tinsel Creation!

Welcome, and enjoy.

Image: Grand Opening (1948), via Gettyimages.

An untitled poem by Florine Stettheimer

My attitude is one of love
is all adoration
for all the fringes
all the color
all tinsel creation
I like slippers gold
I like oysters cold
and my garden with mixed flowers
and the sky full of towers
and traffic in the streets
and Mallard’s sweets
and Bendel’s clothes
and Nat Lewis hose
and Tappe’s window arrays
and crystal fixtures
and my pictures
and Walt Disney cartoons
and colored balloons.

Image: Florine Stettheimer, Self-Portrait (ca. 1912-14), Columbia University.