Lapel Pins (and Patches) to Get Your Swagger Back

All the Lapel Pins and Patches You’ve Ever Wanted I will never retire my love for lapel pins and patches. I’m an indie-emo kid at heart, and have hoarded my teenaged collection of one-inch band pins the same way Johnny Depp hoards his massive pile of scarves and rings. Remember your Jansport backpack stuck with all those Bikini Kill, Bright Eyes, and …

Spa Day For Little Ladies

by Lucy-Jade Norris Nothing beats a spa day.  Facials, massages, hair-dos and a good old gossip with the girls.  Now imagine these luxuries as a 9 year old…a spa day for little ladies! The spa industry has begun to target children in a big way, going well beyond mother-and-daughter manicures.  Adult spas are adding separate menus of service for girls ages 4-14 that …

I Work in Beauty: True Tales from Behind Big Beauty’s Pink Walls – The Food Police

by Jourdan Katz My passion for cosmetics began early. I was a baby theatre nerd who fed on audience laughter as if it were my own parents’ approval. I loved dressing up in costumes, I loved delivering my lines, and unlike many of my young stage peers, I LOVED MAKEUP. In another life I would have been the most fabulous, …

The Vintage Shaun + Dee Lioness Pop Up Shop

by Lucy-Jade Norris I am a huge advocate of thrifting and vintage.  It’s the secret to looking fabulous affordably, ahead of the trends. So I was thrilled to be asked to co-host The Vintage Shaun + Dee Lioness Pop Up Shop with mother/daughter duo Vintage Shaun and Dee Lioness, founder of Beauty ‘n’ Curlz Keisha Bloise, and UPTOWN Associate Editor Annika Harris. My passion for vintage stems from early childhood years rummaging through …