Beauty and the Beads

“I think of fashion as a medium of communication,” says Victor-John Villanueva. “It can convey ideas, both large and small. On a very personal level, it can convey your mood and state of mind.” On February 13th, Victor is poised …

Elegance and the Tabloids?

TAKEAWAY: A reader of TheMarioBlog sends in her question: which of these New York City downmarket tabloids is more elegant? It was one of several emails I get daily, with pdfs attached: someone wants an opinion on a page, a section …

Today's Obsession: CGI as Makeup

“Who doesn’t love Gaga?” asks YouTube micro-celeb-gone-legit Michelle Phan, and frankly, I don’t. What I do love, however, is how she pushes my limits of tolerance for meaningless perversity. Michelle does the same here in this freaky little makeup tutorial …