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Grab the Gloss
While you might not go for the technicolor pout featured here, it’s not a bad idea to pump up the gloss over the shade of your choice. When colored or tinted gloss can’t provide the strong pigment we’re after, a couple of us at The Inside Source have been known to lay down a matte foundation and then douse those lips in a favorite gloss. So what’s on our list when it comes to lips? MAC’s Clear Gloss is a perennial favorite, as is Smashbox’s O-Intuitive Lip Gloss. And you’re in luck; you can find it all on eBay… for less.
(Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar Spain. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Grab the Gloss

While you might not go for the technicolor pout featured here, it’s not a bad idea to pump up the gloss over the shade of your choice. When colored or tinted gloss can’t provide the strong pigment we’re after, a couple of us at The Inside Source have been known to lay down a matte foundation and then douse those lips in a favorite gloss. So what’s on our list when it comes to lips? MAC’s Clear Gloss is a perennial favorite, as is Smashbox’s O-Intuitive Lip Gloss. And you’re in luck; you can find it all on eBay… for less.

(Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar Spain. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Keep It Simple
Color is great in a wardrobe, but when it comes down to it, a few of us here at The Inside Source are dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers. Translation: We love black. This shot is the perfect example of how textures and detail makes the shade shine. The Comme des Garçons wallet (seen above) is a perennial favorite. Check out the selection available on eBay.
(Photo courtesy of SHOWstudio. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Keep It Simple

Color is great in a wardrobe, but when it comes down to it, a few of us here at The Inside Source are dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers. Translation: We love black. This shot is the perfect example of how textures and detail makes the shade shine. The Comme des Garçons wallet (seen above) is a perennial favorite. Check out the selection available on eBay.

(Photo courtesy of SHOWstudio. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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3 Reasons Why We Loved the Novis Presentation

(1) The Big Black Neck Bow Ribbons 

(2) Bold Bold Colors

(3) Jailbreak Striped Gloves

Taken at the NOVIS AW13 Presentation at Eyebeam studio, NYC

(Photo: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com. Text by Jauretsi)

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Get Your Nail Game on in 2013
Behold a new set of nails to start the year with. It seems the classic nail polish brand Essie (you’ve seen the bottle in your local salon) has just gotten into the game of nail wraps.  They’re fairly simple to put on. No fussy manicures, just a steady hand to apply these adhesives with and a neat pair of scissors to shape ‘em. To nab some of their traditional nail polish, check out eBay’s vast collection of Essie colors. 
Colors from left to right, top to bottom: Over the Moon, Oh My Gold!, A to Zebra, Sneek-E, Glam It On, Don’t Cheetah On Me, Croc ‘N Chic, Steel the Show, Embrace the Lace, Stickers and Stones, Love to Love You, So Haute! 
(Photo: from Fashionista.com. Text by Jauretsi)

Get Your Nail Game on in 2013

Behold a new set of nails to start the year with. It seems the classic nail polish brand Essie (you’ve seen the bottle in your local salon) has just gotten into the game of nail wraps.  They’re fairly simple to put on. No fussy manicures, just a steady hand to apply these adhesives with and a neat pair of scissors to shape ‘em. To nab some of their traditional nail polish, check out eBay’s vast collection of Essie colors. 

Colors from left to right, top to bottom: Over the Moon, Oh My Gold!, A to Zebra, Sneek-E, Glam It On, Don’t Cheetah On Me, Croc ‘N Chic, Steel the Show, Embrace the Lace, Stickers and Stones, Love to Love You, So Haute! 

(Photo: from Fashionista.com. Text by Jauretsi)

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Go Green
By Jenny Bahn
And the award goes to… emerald! Pantone, the global authority on color, just awarded this rich gemstone shade the honor of 2013’s Color of the Year, following last year’s deliciously bright choice, Tangerine Tango. Luxe and luscious, emerald is a color that can be easily incorporated into any wardrobe or home décor.  It’s notoriously flattering, complementary to most skin tones, a fact that has not slipped past the design house, Alexander McQueen, who is using emerald quite liberally as of late. In the home, emerald imbues spaces with the academic intelligence of a well-stocked library or the rich comfort of a smoking room. Wear it on your fingernails, dangle it from your ears, hang it from the dining room ceiling — whatever you decide to do with emerald this coming year, you won’t go wrong. And the next time you’re scouring eBay for some fashion finds, don’t forget to add the word “emerald” to your search query to go green in 2013.
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Green with Envy by jlbahn featuring sparitual nail polish 
Reiss / Michael Kors studded clutch purse / Emerald drop earrings / Elvira Sazesh bangle bracelet / SpaRitual nail polish / Mid-Century Mazzega Custom Emerald Green Chandelier at 1stdibs / Pratesi Wool Blanket with Leather Carrier / Coach Bina Rainboot / 32ct 3 Stone Natural Emerald Diamond Ring Size 7 Take A L K | eBay / Mimco Mesh 3 In 1, $42 / Fashion Jewelry Gift Heart Cut Green Emerald White Gold GP Pendant…

Go Green

By Jenny Bahn

And the award goes to… emerald! Pantone, the global authority on color, just awarded this rich gemstone shade the honor of 2013’s Color of the Year, following last year’s deliciously bright choice, Tangerine Tango. Luxe and luscious, emerald is a color that can be easily incorporated into any wardrobe or home décor.  It’s notoriously flattering, complementary to most skin tones, a fact that has not slipped past the design house, Alexander McQueen, who is using emerald quite liberally as of late. In the home, emerald imbues spaces with the academic intelligence of a well-stocked library or the rich comfort of a smoking room. Wear it on your fingernails, dangle it from your ears, hang it from the dining room ceiling — whatever you decide to do with emerald this coming year, you won’t go wrong. And the next time you’re scouring eBay for some fashion finds, don’t forget to add the word “emerald” to your search query to go green in 2013.

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Green with Envy by jlbahn featuring sparitual nail polish 

Reiss / Michael Kors studded clutch purse / Emerald drop earrings / Elvira Sazesh bangle bracelet / SpaRitual nail polish / Mid-Century Mazzega Custom Emerald Green Chandelier at 1stdibs / Pratesi Wool Blanket with Leather Carrier / Coach Bina Rainboot / 32ct 3 Stone Natural Emerald Diamond Ring Size 7 Take A L K | eBay / Mimco Mesh 3 In 1, $42 / Fashion Jewelry Gift Heart Cut Green Emerald White Gold GP Pendant…

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Damien Hirst In Your Loving Room
By Jauretsi
Wedding gifts are always tough to buy for young couples. In this particular case, Mike Meiré and his wife Michelle Elie simplified their life and simply bought themselves their own wedding gift: a Damien Hirst painting. Ahhh, the beauty of being married to a cool art director. To read more, check out this article in The New York Times Home section. To all the Hirst fans out there, take a look at eBay’s inventory of Hirst work to discover the range of collectibles available right now — from an espresso cup ($78) to a signed original Eyestorm edition ($2000). It’s never too early to begin art collecting. 
(Photo: Jason Schmidt for New York Times Home)

Damien Hirst In Your Loving Room

By Jauretsi

Wedding gifts are always tough to buy for young couples. In this particular case, Mike Meiré and his wife Michelle Elie simplified their life and simply bought themselves their own wedding gift: a Damien Hirst painting. Ahhh, the beauty of being married to a cool art director. To read more, check out this article in The New York Times Home section. To all the Hirst fans out there, take a look at eBay’s inventory of Hirst work to discover the range of collectibles available right now — from an espresso cup ($78) to a signed original Eyestorm edition ($2000). It’s never too early to begin art collecting. 

(Photo: Jason Schmidt for New York Times Home)

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eBay Seller: Sisters of the Black Moon & Their Psychedelic World

By Sade Lythcott

I first fell in love with Alexanda Valenti’s photography through one of my favorite vintage eBay stores, Sister’s of the Black Moon. The sisters have an incredibly curated aesthetic that makes you want to bid on everything. What pulled me in first and foremost was their images, created by Alexanda. More than a photographer, she’s an artist with an original voice and a unique approach to her craft. With each of her projects, the spectrum of moods and atmospheres grows deeper. Her painted portals are vibrant with psychedelic energy. Here’s a snippet of a conversation the young photographer had with Hook and Line Magazine.

H&L: Where were you born and where are you currently living?

Alexandra Valenti: I was born in Washington DC and I live in Austin, Texas.

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Q: How are each of these places different from each other?

A: Oh Lord, they couldn’t be more different. DC feels very conservative and mainstream.  Austin feels like a place where people can come to create who they are, be who they are and not be judged by it one bit.  It’s becoming so built up though, that lately, in the past 4 or 5 years, Austin feels like it’s losing its eclectic edge. It’s become so popular or trendy to move here and I don’t think the city can accommodate the influx.  The traffic is getting horrible. And it no longer feels like the small town like it did when I first moved here. I’ll probably move to a smaller place sooner than later.  Or at least a place that has more nature.  More lush. I feel like I came into my own in this town. .. finally…. I’ve lived in many different cities, Berkeley,  NYC,  Los Angeles, Melbourne Australia

Q: Who are the Sisters of the Black Moon? They’re fascinating.
 
A: The sisters of the Black Moon are fascinating! They are also very dear friends of mine.  We were friends before they started SOTBM.  When they were beginning that company, they talked to me a lot about what they wanted their photos to look like. The first one was in a studio. I don’t think we’ve done a studio shoot since. Those shoots are so fun because we all just allow each other to do what we do and no one questions the creative decisions… we do talk about what the shoots will look like but we really don’t go too in depth other than have reference material.  We agree on a setting and then we just show up and hope it works.  They trust me and I trust them implicitly. I get a lot of emails about those shoots, but really it’s such a collaborative process, lots of spice in the delicious soup that we can then share with lots of people. I really grew so much in the past year creatively doing those shoots… 
Q: In my own career, I remember that one assignment that made me think, “Wow!  I’m a real writer!”  Did you have a moment like that with photography?  What was the shoot like?
A: Yeah, it happened a month ago! When I shot the Free People catalogue.  Mainly because it was the biggest commercial job I’ve done to date.  Doub Hanshaw, the creative director, is ray of sunshine.  So kind and generous and she took a chance on me. I really hope it does well, not just for me but for Doub. Because I would hate to let her down for taking a risk on me. 
Q: What do you enjoy in your spare time?
A: I make a lot of art.  I paint. I draw. I’m working on a series of 25 paintings on wood blocks made out of maple… and I go swimming in Barton Springs almost twice a day (it’s the spring fed pool in town that’s freezing cold)… it’s kind of a necessity since it’s so stinkin’ hot here… 
Q: What attracted you to the camera, and how old were you?
A: The first time I realized photography was cool was when I saw a book by Henri Cartier Bresson.  That blew my mind. I think I was about 9 or 10 years old? Can’t remember. 
Q: What’s inside your camera bag?
A: A Leica, a Nikon, a point and shoot… lots of batteries, a bumble Bar, a lighter. You know, the usual. 
Q: Are you a reader? Have any books or poems influenced your art?
A: Yeah, I’m a big reader. The books I’ve read that have influenced my art aren’t art books, or books about art, or artists; they are mostly books about Tibetan Buddism or Taoism.  The one I’m reading now is called Shambala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.  It’s a pretty famous book and it’s been one that I’ve been meaning to read for a while…I like being reminded (and I need to be constantly) that what we create comes from our higher selves.  When we are present and creating from a purely motivated place…when you create not for the result, but for the sake of it: for the pure enjoyment of it. And if something does come from it, if a result happens that is desirable, then that’s just the cherry on top of the icing on top of the cake. 
Read the rest of the conversation between writer Jocelyn M and Alexandra Valenti on Hook & Line Magazine. Take a look at the brilliant inventory of mystical, tribal, and native American influenced pieces at the SistersoftheMoon/eBay store. 
  
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Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Paint the Rainbow
By Jenny Bahn
This colorful gem comes courtesy of Kristin Ess, celebrity hairstylist and all around amazing, hilarious, cool chick. If you’re fortunate enough to snag an appointment with her to trim, chop, or color your locks, you’ll get to experience Miss Ess’ larger than life personality firsthand. If you can’t, never fear, Ms. Ess has one of the more thoughtful (not to mention cheeky) Instagram feeds on the web.  To follow Kristin on Instagram, her handle is @kristin_ess

Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Paint the Rainbow

By Jenny Bahn

This colorful gem comes courtesy of Kristin Ess, celebrity hairstylist and all around amazing, hilarious, cool chick. If you’re fortunate enough to snag an appointment with her to trim, chop, or color your locks, you’ll get to experience Miss Ess’ larger than life personality firsthand. If you can’t, never fear, Ms. Ess has one of the more thoughtful (not to mention cheeky) Instagram feeds on the web.  

To follow Kristin on Instagram, her handle is @kristin_ess

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Alice + Olivia Spring 2013

I can’t get enough of the cool ladies behind Alice + Olivia’s presentation this year, from resident DJ Mia Moretti to A+O in-house creative Cleo Wade (both pictured above by the turntables). The 2013 collection was a punch of color that left me with a black eye. I want all the pieces. (cue Mia’s song selection, "Lollipop" by The Chordettes)

(Photos and Text: Jauretsi)

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Baby Pink in Scotland
By Jauretsi
The prestigious Edinburgh Film Festival was recently held introducing the usual slate of lovely films that we’ll enjoy in theaters very soon. Big hits this year? 7 Days in Havana and Clive Owen’s Shadow Dancer. I noticed the summery color of baby pink in the form of sweaters within cloudy Scotland. I’m already beginning my search on eBay for pretty pink sweaters this Fall. 
(Photo: Marcus Dawes for WWD)

Baby Pink in Scotland

By Jauretsi

The prestigious Edinburgh Film Festival was recently held introducing the usual slate of lovely films that we’ll enjoy in theaters very soon. Big hits this year? 7 Days in Havana and Clive Owen’s Shadow Dancer. I noticed the summery color of baby pink in the form of sweaters within cloudy Scotland. I’m already beginning my search on eBay for pretty pink sweaters this Fall. 

(Photo: Marcus Dawes for WWD)