I realize that I spend a lot of time wearing and writing about niche and independent fragrance. Like everyone else, though, I cut my fragophile teeth at department store perfume counters and Sephora, so I still make a habit of sniffing mainstream launches when I can. Since I haven’t been to a department store or Sephora since early March, last week I decided to wear a few big-brand perfumes just for the heck of it.Continue reading
Australian actor Rebel Wilson is the face of InStyle‘s May 2019 issue, and for this cover and interview, the magazine photographed her in a series of shots inspired by classic (if occasionally over-the-top) perfume ads of the 1970s and 1980s.
Here’s Rebel wearing a slinky black gown and reclining on a couch with a bouquet of orchids at her head…
Have you ever visited someone’s home and wished you could peek into his or her closet? It’s ok; I won’t tell.
The temporary installation “Sara Berman’s Closet” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art gives us that opportunity, in a staged yet subtly effective way. It’s a recreation of the closet of one woman who lived alone in Greenwich Village from 1982 through 2004, and who happened to be the mother of artist Maira Kalman.