How does one begin an intro about a trailblazing woman who’s just penned a memoir that recounts her six fabulous decades spent jet-setting London, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, and beyond? Joan Juliet Buck is a force in the cult of fashion and beauty. And on one stop in particular–France –she made history as the first and only American woman ever to fill the coveted position of editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue.
But even before Buck made a name for herself, she was born into a glamorous movie-star world as the daughter of larger-than-life film producer Jules Buck. Her memoir, The Price of Illusion, is a captivating series of anecdotes about everything from her family life to the time she logged at French Vogue to how, after her dismissal, she slowly rebuilt her professional life as a sometime actor, writer, critic, and journalist. She’ll be sharing all this, and more, at a reading and book signing this Saturday, March 25 at Sarasota Museum of Art’s The Works. //Click Here for my Q&A with JJB @SarasotaMagazine.com
Eyebrows frame and transform your face. So if your brows are uneven, over-tweezed, under-loved and/or in need of some shaping then lean in, then read on. I have just experienced the coolest beauty upgrade since I got hooked on Xtreme Lashes by Shoko. It’s called microblading–and I’m obsessed.
Before I share my microblading experience, here’s some background info on the procedure. Microblading uses tiny strokes of semi-permanent makeup to create a feathery effect that mimics real eyebrow hair. And the look is completely customized for you based on your face shape, skin tone, hair color, etc. //Click Here for a DISCOUNT + More @SarasotaMagazine.com
It’s nearly impossible to log a workout without making eye contact with a number of those you know. And, there’s always that post-gym errand. So, I’ve rounded up a few beauty staples that belong in your vanity and gym bag–all designed to outlive your sweat session. //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
From a chic apartment in Paris, Anastasia Sokolow, Sulékó designer and member of the French Society of Perfumers, will take you on a 57-minute guided tour of the olfactory in her online Sulékó Scent Masterclass.
A guided meditation of sorts, the class expands on the emotional influence of the scent essences of the four seasons. Anastasia’s soothing, elegant voice gently instructs students to “imagine yourself a garden…slowly comes the smell of a rose…” Or, she says, “it’s winter, nature is asleep, the earth is covered with snow…everything is peaceful and calm.” // Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
Last year I shared my favorite new beauty obsession at the time: Clé de Peau Beautè. Here’s the thing: I’ve evolved from obsessing to this-could-be-love. And, at the moment, I’m simply smitten with this lavish limited edition set commissioned by modern artist Ashley Longshore and CDP Makeup creative director Lucia Pieroni.
Inspired by the extravagant soirèes of the Roaring Twenties, the stunning package celebrates the willful women who redefined the world’s perception of femininity. //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com
When it comes to holiday hostess/host gifts, a candle is nice and a bottle of wine is welcomed; however, it’s the truly thoughtful purchase that’s the most appreciated. So, it may be fun to switch it up this season with a signature gift to set you apart from a countertop of unmemorable libations–like perhaps a personally chosen ornament paired with the book Tree of Treasures, a memoir by Bonnie Mackay? (That’s a gift that’s likely to get you invited back!) //Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com.
This covetable Dolce & Gabbana Vanda shoulder bag from D&G’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is replete with Sicilian Renaissance references. Generously donated by Saks Fifth Avenue, this piece is now a hot raffle item for this year’s Wine, Women and Shoes, which is just weeks away (!!). AND! You don’t have to be present to win! // Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com