happy friday! hopefully you are staying dry or warm, depending on the coast. the weekend will be a good one: heading to an event tonight at the glossier pop-up, then a day trip to napa tomorrow and of course lots of basketball (even though my bracket is completely broken lol). here’s what’s on my radar this week:
- even though i tend to wear the same makeup almost every day, that doesn’t mean i’m not interested in makeup trends. i’m heading to the makeup show this weekend at the grand hyatt (it runs though sunday). it’s a cool chance to shop like a professional and see panels and demos from top makeup artists.
- everlane has been on a tear recently, opening a store in sf and launching lots of new categories like denim. if you love their aesthetic, you’ll love their women’s underwear launching march 26. made of ultra-soft supima cotton, the brand went through 40 prototypes before landing on the current collection. preview and wait-list the pieces here.
- back at the oscars, frances mc dormand made news by saying two little words at the end of her acceptance speech: inclusion rider. now two well known bloggers, nicolette mason and blake gifford are bringing that idea to fashion. in a panel discussion from south by southwest, both mentioned that they had gotten campaigns because people had recommended them and have started to do the same when working with brands. it’s a great way to give more bloggers exposure that wouldn’t normally get and also keep brands from working with the same faces again and again.
- the merry go round of designers continued this week, with olivier lapidus exiting lanvin after eight months. it’s been a sad last few years for the brand that under alber elbaz was consistently a top fashion house. it remains to be seen if lanvin can get it’s mojo back.
- san francisco became the largest u.s. city to ban the sale of fur, with city supervisors voting unanimously to start prohibiting the sale of fur clothing and fur accessories (berkeley and west hollywood already have fur bans in place). it doesn’t surprise me that the city was the first to do this, as it’s on the forefront of social, political, economic and cultural issues. plus as more and more designers like gucci, dvf, michael kors, and versace stop using fur you may see more and more larger cities adopting the ban. i do have 2 real fur pieces (a scarf and my grandmother’s vintage stole), but i personally prefer faux. how do you feel about a fur ban?