Posts Tagged ‘personal grooming’
Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde

The beauty of the Scandinavian woman—fair skin, light eyes, waif figures, and that ethereal wispy blond hair—is sought after by women around the world for decades, with hair that American women have been constantly trying to replicate. Enter Mirjam Bayoumi, THE brunette that reins queen above all the best blondes in Manhattan. What sets her […]

Saira Hunjan
Saira Hunjan

Tattooist Saira Hunjan is well known among celebrity circles as “the girl with the golden needle,” and her work is permanently displayed on people like Kate Moss, Sam Taylor-Wood and Jude Law. Having lived in London all her life and graduated from Camberwell, she’s been tattooing for just over 10 years. Her technique is unique […]

Building a Beautiful Business
Building a Beautiful Business

Text by Karena Akhavein Photography by Peter Cervieri In her former life as an actress, one of Jennifer Yen’s roles was that of a scaly villainess named Vypra. Today, as founder of pūr~lisse cosmetics, she is a decidedly smooth-skinned businesswoman committed to doing good. When we caught up with the peripatetic Yen, she was vacationing […]

GREEN AND GORGEOUS
GREEN AND GORGEOUS

Natural and organic beauty products are cropping up all over. SOMA examines a few of the best. EYE MAKEUP: JOSIE MARAN REM PEN Model Josie Maran was motivated to create her eco-friendly cosmetics line after countless hours spent in makeup artists’ chairs, asking whether there were products out there that were effective but also good […]

BREATHE IN, BLOW OUT
BREATHE IN, BLOW OUT

Not bothering with haircuts and coloring, blow out salons are an emerging beauty trend. An affordable taste of luxury, women can walk in and pick out hairstyles from a menu while enjoying a coffee or afternoon spirit. The looks are simple, yet unattainable at home. Stylists employ a high-pressured hair dryer, a bit of handiwork, […]

MAKEUP OBSESSED
MAKEUP OBSESSED

D&G Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation: Smooth operator The luxuriously decadent liquid gold packaging of D&G Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation provides a dose of high fashion glamour on the vanity, and that could be fuel enough for our obsession with this product. But in addition, this seriously lush foundation, which has a uniquely sensuous whipped texture […]

BYREDO M/MINK
BYREDO M/MINK

A perfume that smells like ink, to remind the wearer of a printers’ studio. This is the idea behind M/Mink, the latest release from luxury perfume house Byredo. Byredo was founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham, a former basketball player covered in tattoos. It was a chance encounter with a French perfumer that reinforced his […]

Fashion Scents
Fashion Scents

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their menswear division in style, Dolce & Gabbana have created The One Gentleman. Focusing on elegance and simplicity, the fragrance completes The One range (already including The One fragrances for both men and women), with an oriental scent that includes pepper, lavender, fennel and vanilla.

New Hair Cutteries
New Hair Cutteries

These new hair cutteries offer more than the ol’ shave-and-a-haircut. Floyd’s 99 316 Club Barber Spa —— One observer called the 316 Club Barber Spa in Chicago “the Cadillac of haircuts inside a boys-only, Rat Pack-esque paradise.” This men’s barber club, in the heart of the Windy City’s financial district, is a masculine oasis from […]

Holiday Dressing: Brilliant Packaging Makes the Compact this Season’s Most Shining Accessory
Holiday Dressing: Brilliant Packaging Makes the Compact this Season’s Most Shining Accessory

Dior’s Diamond Effect Powder Text by Mengly Taing It used to be that nearly every woman carried a compact in her purse. Given as gifts by their husbands and admirers, these charming cases were cherished and collected by women who shared a renewed interest in social appearances after the Second World War. They were made […]

The Natural
The Natural

Fall products bring hair back to basics. The days of extravagant hairdos are gone. No more teasing and streaking in sight. Blame the deflated economy for fashion’s return to structure and understated beauty. This season’s subdued styles reflect the working girl’s sensibility for low maintenance, no-fuss chic. Think chunky waves, braids and twists, fringed bangs, […]


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