The Editor’s Eye

Handbag insider

The last time I was in Paris, a little boutique on the rue de Rennes I had seen months before in the construction phase, was finally open. In it, I found an indispensable product: a soft purse organizer. Not only does it keep things in place, but it also make changing handbags a cinch because you just move the whole organizer from purse to purse. And it comes in different models, sizes and colors.

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Mine is a leopard pattern but I could use another in a bright. I haven't found the brand, Tintamar, in America, but it can be ordered from the UK.

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For the love of lashes


db_file_img_11_380x290Lately, people have been complimenting me on my long, thick lashes. Since it wasn't so long ago they seemed thin to me, I guess all I've been doing to bulk them up is working. So in this post, I want to share my lash regimen with you so you, too, can benefit from it.

This program started because I am hopeless applying fake lashes and those that are done by a professional cost more than I wanted to pay. This is what I do:

Step 1 – Apply RevitaLash to my upper lash line every night. It took about 3 months for my lashes to look thicker, a difference that was huge for me.

Step 2 – Rim my upper inner lash line with a black kohl pencil. I use Guerlain Khol Me Kajal. This makes my lashes look thicker at their base.

Step 3 – Curl my lashes  with a Tweezerman curler.

Step 4 – Apply several coats of Perfekt black mascara, which is the real secret. It's a gel that really builds up my lashes and takes them to great lengths without clumping. I also use a Lash Card to keep my mascara from smudging, while I layer it on.

If you have any lash secrets, let me know and I will post them. Just send me an email.



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Easy January updates

Yes, I do tend to wear a lot of black. It's chic, easy and seasonless. And right about now, I like to pop my black with a few easy cream or white pieces, like this black and white cardigan. It works on its own as a top and over a tank or blouse as a jacket. Team it with a solid or checked skirt or trousers or over a simple black sheath and you have a look that can take you through spring. A glittery necklace is a nice finishing touch.

black and white pieces


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