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 …

Art in Commerce [Rolf Juario photography]

Rolf Juario has been a wedding & event photographer since 2000, but has only recently started shooting “art” photos. Since May, he’s acquired an agent & his work is currently featured in four galleries. He calls his latest project “Art in Commerce: a creative take on the commercial world”. With this project it’s his hope & desire to take what …

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 …

The Women of Mad Men

by Lucy-Jade Norris My name is Lucy.  Lucy-Jade Norris to be exact.  ‘Lucy’ because of the Beatles song; ‘Jade’ because I have a spec of green in one eye; and ‘Norris’ because Chuck is my Dad – only joking! I am officially obsessed with fashion. A true thrifter, I love a good rummage in the second hand stores. I am a wine …