There's a lot of debate in beauty circles about how matchy-matchy you should get with your makeup and your outfit.
Is it ever OK to match your makeup to your outfit? Not just coordinate. I mean go full-on matchy-matchy. This is the question consuming us today thanks to the sharp eyes at Gawker, who noticed that Paz de la Huerta always matches her lipstick to her dress. In case you don’t know Paz, she’s an actress in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and did some indie projects prior to that. She has a reputation for being naked a lot. There’s an absolutely brilliant profile of her in New York Magazine which states, “Paz only wears black, so as not to detract from her personality.” Apparently that’s changed now that she has to promote her show and hit the red carpet regularly. She’s got the lipstick wardrobe to prove it. (I won’t comment on some of the other makeup issues she has happening in the pictures.) I’m completely torn on this. Just yesterday I was admiring a pic of Anna Dello Russo on Jak & Jil in which her hot pink lipstick matches her Prada fur stole. Is that better or worse than matching it to your whole dress?
Matching your lipstick to your nails has long since been considered gauche and out-of-date--sort of like that old cliche style "rule" about matching your handbag to your shoes. But as old-fashioned as it sounds, matchy-matchy nails and lips are actually having a big moment right now, here in 2013. Look no further than the recent ad campaigns for CoverGirl, Revlon, Michael Kors and Dior, or paparazzi shots of Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey for proof. Click through to see how you can try the trend.
If you have even the slightest interest in fashion, you know photographer Rankin and his work. Renowned for his intimate portraits--and for co-founding the iconic culture and photography mag Dazed & Confused--he’s shot everyone from Madonna to the Dove “Real Women” campaign. Rankin’s latest exhibit, "Open," is coming to Milk Gallery from May 24 to June 10 and is a culmination of 20 years of his work. But maybe more importantly: from June 1-5 at Milk Studios, you have a chance to participate in Rankin Live. The photographer is inviting people with “unique personalities and style” aged 16 and over to submit a photo and brief statement. The most original applicants will be invited to Milk to pose for a portrait shot by Rankin. For this project he’s working with Oxfam, the international development agency whose mission is to alleviate poverty and suffering. Each portrait will cost $100, and all the profits will go to Oxfam. $100 for a Rankin portrait? That's unbelievable.