We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.
In addition to all things nebula-inspired, metallics always make my heart skip a beat. I rocked the look above this past New Year’s Eve and kept the gilded theme going with bold treasures by LAS Jewelry, VeraMeat and TOMTOM. (I don’t have the exact shade name, sadly, but it’s by Color Club and I received it in a Birchbox a few months back.) Besides making an instant statement, what’s rad about this trend is that it’s a great way to rock bling sans actual jewelry, which is necessary for a writer like myself. (Try typing for hours with fussy rings on and you’ll see what I mean.) If you’re ready to give your digits a futuristic upgrade, here are a few of my favorite shades of the aluminum foil-inspired variety.
While perusing the JolieBox UK blog, we came across this awesome post on British pop duo AlunaGeorge’s Aluna Francis. Her gorgeous, easy-breezy look is exactly what we love for a night out or a downton weekend brunch—and of course JolieBox found out exactly how to score her style. Read on for the how-to breakdown.
She’s one half of the up-and-coming London-based pop-step duo AlunaGeorge, whose catchy new single—Your Drums, Your Love—has been playing at the JolieBox HQ on a loop. She’s also (yes) our latest girl crush. Watch the video, in which Francis coolly saunters through an Arran Gregory exhibit amidst popping and locking galore, and you’ll want to be her (best friend), too. While we can’t help you with the soulful voice, we can give you tips to master her edgy-yet-effortless style.
When Clueless debuted in theaters in 1995, I went to see it five times. Five times! I’ve re-watched it a countless number more since then, and it never gets old. Needless to say, when I read earlier this week that Topshop debuted a Clueless-inspired lipstick, I just had to investigate.
Sometimes, our greatest inspirations for new looks come from the past. Which is why we love The American Vernacular, a recently launched (it started last November!) online vintage store with fantastic, bygone-era inspired taste. Each piece on the site comes with information about its brand history, written by TAV’s owner and founder, Bryn Lander. This week, Bryn shares her vintage style secrets with us and gives the downlow on how to score those glam, leading lady looks.
Top: Twiggy, Jane Fonda, Mia Farrow, Barbara Streisand Bottom: Edie Sedgwick, Diana Ross, Jean Shrimpton, Brigitte Bardot
Sixties culture was defined by the baby boomers who were just starting to come of age. Designers like Mary Quant, Courrèges, Pierre Cardin, Rudi Gernreich, Emilio Pucci, Bonnie Cashin, Givenchy, and the House of Biba challenged every tradition of fashion design and created the miniskirt, bold Warhol- and Mondrian-inspired prints, and dresses made of materials like plastic and paper. My favorite ’60s films that best showcase the looks of the era are Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), The Birds (1963), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The Graduate (1967), and Rosemary’s Baby (1968).
Eep! Our fonts are shivering in their sans serif boots because our creative director, Jess, is going to be gone for two whole weeks. She’s headed to Greece for a much-deserved vacation (hopefully she’ll score some Korres products while she’s there). Here’s what she’s bringing.
I’m leaving the Birchbox pink behind for the blue water of Greece to celebrate my anniversary and take a vacation! I’ll be island hopping, eating, drinking, and getting in as much beach time in as possible. My packing list includes a little of everything, but with zero plans of dolling up: I’m on vacation, which means it’s time to leave the hair dryer at home :)