back to animal prints—faux leopard
to be precise.
Winehouse’s memory also provides the backdrop for the bedhead
bouffant, which is only one trending
option along with slick-backed side
part, flowy side part, and uplifting ’fro
knots. There are opportunities for
Super Lashes (as in extensions) and
Super Lips (as in red), and when it
comes to decorating your fingernails,
you can go matte or find a high gloss
to match your favorite wine. Ask your
manicurist to spell a message on your
nails or embellish with jewelry. Try a
reverse French, an animal print, or request a tip that is punctured. “Just the
nail, right?” my husband asks. Yes. For
now. Just the nail. The only time my
body physically reacted to a trend alert
What and who is trending
Thrift Store Shopping. With so much focus on the
‘70s this winter, train yourself (if you haven’t already)
to learn the thrift shop landscape. Type in “
MaryEliza-beth 31 Best Thrift Store Tips” into the You Tube search
bar. It is a fun one, and helpful. At times Mary may offer
TMI (too much info) in a California way, but her voice is
easy to listen to, in that California way.
Find Styles from Another Place. Chimanda Adichie is
full on inspiring in her “Wear Nigerian” approach to life.
She is all beauty and energy, and offers up a few rules on
what hues and prints work to compliment a wide range
of skin tones. Look for Chimamanda_adichie on Instagram or Chimanda Ngozi Adichie on Facebook.
Beauty Talk. Tennessee born Huda Kattan is a force
for beauty on YouTube. Even the name of her page
comes together, with HudaBeauty.com.
Funny Beauty. Jenna Marbles is the stage name of a
blogger, comedian, and actress, and her sincere efforts
to follow beauty instruction videos makes me laugh out
loud. Google ‘I tried Following A James Charles Make-up Tutorial’ on You Tube. Grab a cup of coffee first.
Runway at Any Age. Check out the Instagrams
of IconAccidental, StyleAtACertainAge, BagAndABa-ret, and StyleCrone (capitals not needed, but they all are
one word!), and maybe you can be inspired to strut your
own sartorial self around, take photos, and share with
The Life Stylist. Food stylists take food photos to help
us think yummy The Pinterest account of Joy Cho/Oh
Joy! may inspire the photographer in you to have fun
setting up, framing, and somehow capturing everything
that is around, an unintended lesson in photography.
We All Have Stories. Refinery 29 has a couple of red
flags, but one very positive angle: the collection of stories. They are from the readers. My first find was a story
about Japanese internment camp art. Do you think you
are the only one with a hobby or a point of view? Visit
here and find a sister.
Women in a Very Diffused Spotlight. In the middle of a rushed afternoon, the TheGentlewoman.co.uk
website made me slow down enough to read all I could
about Allison Janney.
Fundamentalist Dressing for All. Visit mimumaxi.
com and its Instagram page. Mi and Mu are Jewish sis-ters-in-law from Brooklyn who offer everyone what
they call “quality must-have basics for all spiritual & sartorial styles.”
You Love Clothes, Travel, and Your Mum. Not backpack style, the FashionMumbler on Youtube is a pretty
young Londoner who can make any outfit work. If you
are stuck in a rut, stop by for one of her What’s New in
my Wardrobe videos.
Tweet us @buffalospree if you have a style and lifestyle go-to you would like to share!
This page, left to right: Dies van Noten jacquard
knee boot, from Barneys; Erdem Luxury fringing
without the cowboy; Five trends with one tiny
bag, soft edges, silver detailing, athle-sense, and
a logo, from Alexander Wang and Vogue
Opposite page: Buffalo’s own Adam Lippes
dress and what could be a twenty-four-hour outfit