Topic: Lilit Marcus

Why I Hate Fashion’s Night Out

Why I Hate Fashion's Night Out

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 »

5 Ways to Weasel Out of Being More Healthy

5 Ways to Weasel Out of Being More Healthy

There’s been a lot of talk of cleansing and other detox programs on The Gloss lately, and it’s making me feel like I’m supposed to want to be healthier or live off of liquids or something. (Now, if those liquids were all bourbon, I’d listen. But instead they all have carrot juice in them, and that shit is disgusting.) Plus, I have a lot of health-conscious friends who are always blathering about the importance of eating only food that doesn’t have a shadow and keep encouraging me to go to restaurants with them. As a result, I have come up with some foolproof ways to weasel out of pressures to be healthy and do anything other than mainline processed cheese. More »

Luxury Bads: Lanvin Joins the Wedding-Industrial Complex

Luxury Bads: Lanvin Joins the Wedding-Industrial Complex

Entire fortunes have been made by profiting off of people getting married – Vera Wang, anyone? But while there are basic things that almost any bride needs – a dress, a place to have a reception – bridal magazines and websites keep trying to convince you that you need hand-carved centerpieces and a skywriter. Now, French label Lanvin is getting into the game, but not by selling veils or bridesmaid dresses. Their e-commerce site is hawking several unecessary and expensive bridal-related products. More »

Contiki Tours Are Not Happy I Outed Their Traffic Light Dating System

Contiki Tours Are Not Happy I Outed Their Traffic Light Dating System

>A few days ago, I wrote about Contiki Tours’ policy of asking participants to identify their dating status as “red light” or “green light” before departing for a trip. The guided tour company evidently didn’t appreciate their policy being made public, because they took the post down from their official website. Luckily, the original page – an AP article about Contiki that the company had posted on their website – is still in Google cache here. More »

5 Facts I Learned About OPI Nail Polish

5 Facts I Learned About OPI Nail Polish

Dani Stahl’s column in Nylon magazine, Factory Girl, requires her to travel around the world visiting clothing and product factories. It’s always a fun read, and it’s nice to learn about the processes behind a lot of popular brands. This month, she visited the OPI nail polish factory in Los Angeles, and I never realized how little I knew about one of beauty’s best brands. More »