I was meandering around Nordstrom, my left arm getting heavy from being used as a rack for hanging more clothes than it could handle, when I got the message. My friend, who’s been toying with the idea of hiving her wardrobe a complete facelift, texted me with a pressing question. “Mari, what are some classic […]
I’m not sure about you, but when I’m bundled up in a mille-feuille of undershirt, sweater and furry coat, I’m not too inclined to sport bulky earrings. There’s always that looming threat of something snagging. (Have you ever had your earlobe accidentally stretch like a rubber band while trying to take your chunky-threaded cardigan off? […]
So you know that thing you do at the beginning of the year when you jot down a series of promises to yourself? Yeah, I’ve never done that — gasp —ever. Maybe it’s because I just grew up in a different culture. (Let’s face it, New Year’s resolutions are very much an American thing.) Maybe it’s […]
The lowdown: The human body, unclothed, has been depicted in art for thousands of years. The Getty’s Exhibition “The Renaissance Nude,” which is open till Jan. 27, 2019, introduces viewers to a different way of looking at the nude human form in portraiture. In other words, the exhibition clearly shows how every piece of work […]
It started with silicone—a clear, flexible substance with no form and little purpose. Then there was an idea, one that swirled around in Prague-born visual artist Radka Salcmannova’s mind for months. Back then, she was living in New York City, a place that always seemed so elusive and beautiful and, yet, paradoxically, toxic and teeming […]
The lowdown: Ever since its inception in 2015, 29Rooms—a haven of 29 “individually curated, artist-collaborated rooms” dreamed up by the folks at Refinery29—has become somewhat of a magnet for social media enthusiasts. This year was no exception. The Reef, a 860,000-square-foot creative space in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, played host to the five-day […]
The weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful. We’d also argue that these simple-but-festive décor ideas—plucked from the most stylish of Instagram interior-designers—are pretty darn charming, too.