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Author Archives: Lilit Marcus
Fashion’s Night Out is this Thursday, and the inbox here at Gloss HQ is overflowing with press releases about store openings, celebrity appearances, and drink specials. As a lover of all things fashion, this is supposed to be all eight days of Hanukkah wrapped up in one. But every time I think about what I want to spend Thursday night doing, it involves hiding in my room. More
After I read a sample of Tyra Banks‘ new novel Modelland a few weeks ago, I thought it sounded like a fashion-themed ripoff of The Hunger Games. However, I got my hands on a copy of the full text, which comes out on September 13, and think there’s a lot more going on that just one plotline that reminds me of Suzanne Collins‘ hugely successful trilogy. The book is also a gateway into the mind of Tyra herself, and there’s a lot to be gleaned from peeking into her – or her ghostwriter’s – psyche. But what did it teach me about being a model? More
Did you spend Labor Day at the pool or at the beach? I did, but as a fair-skinned individual I made a crucial mistake while snorkeling: not putting suncsreen on my head. As a result, I now have a bright red scalp that burns like hell. What can you do if the top of your head is sunburned – besides investing in hats, of course? These five tips will help you on your way toward recovery. More
It seems like one of the requirements to be a celebrity today is having a signature fragrance – everyone from Fergie to Keith Urban to a bunch of other people I wouldn’t want to smell like has one. So why not Conan O’Brien? Evidently, Coco agreed with me, and he put together this fragrance ad. It has all the hallmarks of a pretentious commercial: black and white, bottle closeups, crying, and random French. More
Polka dots are my all-time favorite print, but if you go too far with the look can wind up looking like a six-year-old on school picture day. Try these tips for rocking dots that will keep you looking fun and sexy, not cartoonish. More
Tyra Banks’ novel Modelland comes out on September 13. The book is about a fictional world where families push their daughters to compete for the chance to be taken to a place called, well, Modelland. There, the girls learn to become “Intoxibellas,” which are probably a mix of geishas and superheroes. The first chapter is up on Barnes and Noble’s website, and I couldn’t help but notice how many similarities Modelland has with The Hunger Games. That’s a smart move on Tyra’s part, since the Hunger Games trilogy is the biggest thing in Hollywood right now. So where are the overlaps? More
Bridesmaids are one of the foundations of a wedding: they keep things running smoothly, help the bride look her best, and shell out a bunch of cash for a dress they can never wear again. So a little gift is really the least you can do. More
Too lazy or busy or afraid of pain to get a wax? These trompe a l’oeil panties will make it look like you are waxed, even if you’re not. More
Just over a year ago, I walked into my boss’ office at the website where I was working and told him that I was putting in my notice. “Where are you going?” he asked.
“To a new website,” I said.
“What’s it called?”
“I…don’t actually know.” More
There are a lot of major players during Fashion Week: the models, the designers, the front-row celebrities, the editors, the bloggers, the PR girls who run around in sky-high heels and clipboards flipping out every five minutes. But the Wall … More
The picture is a print by artist Lauren DiCiccio, and its title is “Vogue May 2010: pg 70 (List of Contributors).” Here’s what DiCiccio has to say about her work: Fashion magazines are the source materials for my series color … More