(Re)-Introducing my Retro Celebrity Scent: Ciara Perfume by Revlon

Admission time. My name is NOT TGFRL. But it IS Ciara and I thank the universe everyday that it IS Ciara and laughingly think about the fact that my parents ALMOST named me Cleopatra. Luckily for me, I was saved by the recommendation of super-thoughtful family friend who worked for Revlon and was designing a perfume package at the time for the soon to be launched … Continue reading (Re)-Introducing my Retro Celebrity Scent: Ciara Perfume by Revlon

How to: Wear Red Lipstick

The phone rings…..”Can you do a post about how to wear red lipstick??” [this is a dramatic reenactment of a call or conversation that happens ALL the time!] So for the umpteenth time, one of my friends and fans recently requested that I write a post about “how to successfully apply and wear red or bold lipstick.” For a moment, I crinkled my brows together … Continue reading How to: Wear Red Lipstick

“DIY” Luxe Conditioned Lashes by TGFRL

I discovered something a month ago. As a lover of lotions and potions I am always looking for the next thing to make me feel soft, hydrated and healthy. While in the skin care aisle at my local Whole Foods looking for some “starter” face moisturizer for “C-bomb” I came across a pleasant child-like packaged jar of something called Medicine Mama’s Sweet Bee Magic All … Continue reading “DIY” Luxe Conditioned Lashes by TGFRL

“I’d like to Thank Tadashi Shoji, Dior and Spanx”: Oscar Party Review

I am a proud member of a prestigious old Los Angeles women’s education and philanthropic organization that is housed in a 1927 Italian renaissance revival building (a national landmark) and is filled with a membership of amazing women from all over the City of Angels. We are writers, politicians, directors, hoteliers, mothers, designers and journalists and our events are to die for. This year we … Continue reading “I’d like to Thank Tadashi Shoji, Dior and Spanx”: Oscar Party Review

Feeling backward and blue…

Well, sort of. The “backward” part is what I decided worked best for styling this loose, unstructured, cardigan in a print I adore. It’s Sparrow (Anthropologie) from a few seasons ago and I find that something about the super-deep V cut and the overall flowiness of it make it hard to pair with other things. I did wear it in Scotland when the Christmas pudding had … Continue reading Feeling backward and blue…

Gilded Peach

I am one of those people who can wear silver or gold because of my skin type (or I’m a deluded and just believe I am fabulous and multi-tonal which is ALSO an acceptable possibility). Always a fan of highlighting in all it’s forms, I particularly love Benefit’s Sun Beam which is described by Sephora as “liquid sunshine”and I agree. My infamous distaste of sunshine … Continue reading Gilded Peach

Fake it Till You Make It – Ballerina Bun

New Year’s resolutions are, well, not profoundly life altering. Have you ever heard a Nobel Prize winner or Poet Laureate or Congresswoman or supermodel say “I woke up on January 1st resolved to be, make, do, become…?” No. You haven’t. Probably. I’m not 100% sure since my fact checking staff consists of just me, and Mr. TGFRL if he says,”um, what is this?” Anyway, I feel … Continue reading Fake it Till You Make It – Ballerina Bun