Khadija Otero wears blanket scarves by Burberry.
Styled by Alyssa Shapiro
Hair and makeup by Giselle Hernandez
Photographed by Logan Jackson
Photo Courtesy of: Sara Jaye Weiss
Peyton List, 16-year-old Disney Darling, is one of the loveliest gals we’ve ever met, and she has killer taste too. So we’re pretty excited that she shared her dream Christmas list exclusively with BlackBook.
My favorite indulgence is pizza. Nothing beats a good slice of NYC pizza. No brainer right there. But since I’m in L.A., Pizzeria Mozza is a delicious alternative. Maybe I’ll make an attempt of my own this year!
1. The Mozza Cookbook, $22
2. Other favorite food? Sushi. This documentary devoted to the art of one of my favorite foods is at the top of my list.
The Beauty Cabinet
Always good to keep some of my favorite makeup staples on hand–in spades.
For the daytime my routine consists of:
5. There’s also a great shimmery highlighter by ELF Cosmetics that I use on my cheekbones and on my brow bone.
7. Sometimes, I’ll add a little blush using this awesome Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc.
8. I’m also psyched to try some darker lip colors this season, starting with this Nars lipstick in Charlotte.
The Always-in-My-Bag Essentials
9. Living in L.A., I always have sunnies in my bag, and I’m currently craving this pair by Wildfox.
14. I love New Girl, so watching and re-watching Season One would be another great way to unwind at the end of a long day!
It’s happened to all of us. No matter how pristine your manicure before you head home for the holidays, it’s as if you never even tried as soon as someone asks for your help in the kitchen. Gone is the shiny top coat, and then it’s only a matter of time before your mother points out the chipping. So what’s a helpful gal to do this time of year?
We know that sometimes the only times in your schedule to get a manicure are the off hours the salons aren’t open, so to replicate the strength and long-lasting effects of a gel mani at home, we’re reaching for Deborah Lippmann’s Gel Lab, a base and top coat that seals in shine and gives you the strength and durability your hardworking hands need.
No UV light needed, no weird remover required. And it works with whatever color you want.
Just one more thing to be thankful for.
Get Deborah Lippmann’s Gel Lab here.
Photographer: Justin Bridges
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist/Manicurist: Ashley Rebecca
Model: Ella Petrushko (Marilyn)
Fashion/Beauty Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Location: Ammon Carver Studio
If you want to be beloved by grandma, aunts, uncles, and anyone who grew up without an iPhone metaphorically superglued to their hands this holiday season, consider the handwritten note.
Even as I write this right here to be posted on the interwebz, this much I know is true: paper never goes out of style.
And far, far superior to some card with a bad illustration of a ‘winter wonderland’ is Everlane’s new collaboration with Paper Chase Press, who uses eco-friendly, waterless printing technology and responsibly-sourced cardstock to produce their stationery lines.
The resulting cards leave space for you to say something heartfelt but brings the chic factor with holiday-appropriate gilded quotation marks, and more.
So for any gift you receive, pen a timeless thank-you note on one of these guys. I’ll take my thank you later.
With all the divorce rumors surround our favorite power couple, we’ve all been questioning if Bey and Jay are still crazy in love. But of course, it appears that in fact they are—or they are posing to be–thanks to a slew of photos of the two enjoying their time by sea in Portofino, Italy for B’s 33rd birthday.
Holding hands as they walk down the luxurious Italian streets, Jay looked calm, cool, and happy to be with his birthday girl—methinks, a smiling Beyonce clad in a floral bikini and thigh-split sarong is likely to have helped. Haters to the left on this one, because from here, it looks like these two aren’t bowing down anytime soon.
See the photos via Radar HERE.
41 year-old Modern Family star Sofia Vergara always looks hot, and in the latest campaign images for her Kmart collection, nothing much is different; Sofia looks amazing wearing a leopard print bikini from her line.
Summer season is fast approaching — this weekend is Memorial Day, and to us, that’s the official kick-off — so we sought out some of the best animal print bikinis to wear starting now, hopefully channeling a little of Ms. Vergara’s vibe.
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Today there isn’t much to say. Be careful out there. Some people go overboard during this season and there are too many people who drink and drive. Take the keys away from tipsy friends and do what you can to alert others to the dark clouds lurking amid all our silver linings. Be thankful for what you have and be aware of those around you who may need a boost. Sometimes a phone call can make a big difference. Be aware of those around you who are far away from home or are alone for other reasons. This time of year can be the loneliest for many. Be a good neighbor, a good friend, a good mate. Watch what you eat, and I’m not saying look at your food as you gorge yourself. Stay healthy.
I have many problems, but these are far outweighed by the things I have to be thankful for.
I thank you for reading me.
I thank my editors who do their best to make me sound coherent, and temper me when my temper gets in the way of my higher brain functions.
I thank the tone-deaf operators who let me DJ at their joints.
I thank the operators who entrust me to build them their better mousetraps.
I thank Amanda for her…understanding.
I thank the Lord for the gift of family.
Tomorrow I will dine with my 90-year-old father and my 83-year-old mom. They have been together for 63 years and are a joy to behold. Dinner will be a blast. My brother and his wife will be there with Amanda and I, and we will bring a perfect stranger: Jillian Lee. She is an aerialist at Toy, a contortionist and dancer, and does hosting and other jobs at Hotel Chantelle. She is a Florida gal chasing her dreams in the city that still goes to bed real late. These days, NY definitely sleeps and it occasionally takes naps.
I am thankful for all the talented people who gather in this city of ours and push to the edge. Clubs are still my choice of entertainment. Every so often I find myself in the very right room at the very right time. I love the music, the designs, and the people who are prancing around at 3am. I love the sexuality, the mysteries, the adventures of the night. I came into the world at 5am nearly six decades ago and I hope I go out at a similar time whenever my time comes.
I’m thankful for my experience in nightlife. I have rarely been bored. Even when I find myself in a place that is obviously not happening, the analysis of why it is not happening interests me to no end.
Thanks for listening to my rants today.
Thanks for being here for me.