Applying lipstick is a real, emotional journey ok
Slowly but Shirley (like the person who is my cousin, which you already knew bc I tell ppl every chance I get) 🐛 words via @hallithbates
Unless you’re from a town of like 16 and then it’s one martini
My liner might cut someone (I won’t tho)
The ultimate compliment to give someone in my humble opinion
Kinda funny that the reason I’m here—here meaning doing what I’m doing in this industry etc—is that when I was 14 I was scouted in a mall in Ohio by @karenleegroup who was then at Elite. I never grew tall enough to pursue it then, but I wanted desperately to work in fashion so she later gave me my start as an intern at the agency. Throughout college I’d fly to New York from Indiana to intern during fashion week like a fish out of water. I didn’t know my way around New York at all, and this was before the advent of the iPhone, so my saint of a father would text me Hopstop (RIP) directions on my flip phone. And nothing could have prepared my tender midwestern heart for the cut-throatness of this world in its most stressful season. I remember being told by an agent in those early days that I would fail in this line of work (an exchange so dramatic it now makes me lol) and for a few hours I resigned myself to a life spent in the cornfields where everyone was nice and I could run a hayride for a living. The next morning I dusted myself off and tried again—I knew this was where I was meant to be. I was right! All that to say, I did this shoot for my @fleshbeauty fam and not to get all mushy about it but it really feels like a weird full-circle moment. And thank you Karen for believing in me from the beginning ⭐️
Hope this is true with the only exception being my dying fig plant, Gloria 🥀 words by @morganharpernichols
Hello and happy almost Friday from myself and Paulette Bonafonte
Someone had a bath tonight and is now pondering the meaning of life
If my sharp wit doesn’t make you smash that like button then I just don’t know
If you don’t love me while I have a dripping clay mask goatee then I just don’t know but the point is happy #NationalLipstickDay from a household that values lipstick even more than the @windex with vinegar used to remove it 💄
and this is important bc happy people don’t shoot their husbands!
Greetings from Golden Hour
Like the apocalypse, for instance hahaha (I’m just joshing; it was a day 🤪)
Booked and busy
Terrible driver tho tbh
This is precisely what I told Randy at Chase Visa about my checking account activity last week after there was like $2600 worth of fraudulent charges at Taco Bell (I wish this were an #ad) 🌮
The Summer Beauty Look
Recently I was listening to @oprah’s podcast (which I do almost every AM and highly recommend!!) and I can’t remember which episode it was but they were discussing the importance of differentiating between your job and your work. I love my job, but I also feel like I’ve found my work and I know that’s due in part to this fancy nancy @ruthiefrieds. She inspires so many people (including me!) everyday to be honest about their recovery, and her friendship has, frankly, helped me stay in recovery. She’s pretty rad (and chic) and I’m so happy we’ve found our work together through @thechain and can’t wait to see how it grows. Love you, Ruthie, and so happy you were born. Happy birthday!!
Former lifeguard reporting for duty!
Body image is something I’ve struggled with deeply deeply deeply! since I was basically a fetus. I still do to a point where I don’t even always realize it, and I know I am in good company, unfortunately. I don’t have the answers and will never claim to but I’m becoming more and more awakened to this 👆🏻 which is not to say I love or even always accept my body but trying to manipulate it into shapes it doesn’t want to take is really, truly, like trying to run upward on a down escalator. (Trust me I’ve done it) It’s exhausting and doesn’t get you very far. (And I’ll probably do it again) Anyways just thought I’d share. @camimendes said the words written in lipstick sometime ago and they’ve stuck with me! ❤️
Don’t fuck this up !! 🏆🏆
It’s important to stay on track with your skincare routine especially while traveling 🚂
We’re sharing the sleeves of my oversized men’s blazer so basically she’s stuck with me. At the risk of sounding like a Cheeto, they say people come into your life for a reason and when @camimendes and I met a few years ago, we immediately bonded over our shared experiences of recovering from an ED in an image-driven field. So she’s pretty special to me. Since then, I’ve watched her soar while remaining close to her values and using her platform in incredibly impactful ways. A rare bird! I’m proud to call her a friend and even prouder of the woman she is in this world. Happy early birthday, Camila! 🌟🌟🌟
Capitalism is nice but gratitude works too
Yo! I often think about how my life might have unfolded had I known someone in my shoes—that is, struggling with an eating disorder—when I was young who also talked about it openly and without shame. (Also, I realize this might be a weird shot for this feely caption but @ruthiefrieds snapped it of me in the elevator tonight so bear with me but also I yam what I yam!) I’m content with how things (thankfully) have panned out so far but still. That’s what @btwfoundation set out to do and is doing every day: helping young people realize it’s okay not to be okay, and creating resources to make sure no one walks the path alone. I absolutely wholeheartedly adore the team: @mayabtwf, @cynthiabtwf, @alexaide, @shadille and of course, @ladygaga. They’re the real deal and some of the warmest, kindest, most refreshing people I’ve encountered. Thank you, BTWF team, for all that you do and for having me tonight celebrate your beautiful mission. You’re saving lives and truly making the world a kinder, braver place—and I’m so so happy to be in your orbit. ❤️🌈
from A Streetcar Named Desire 🌹 (my college English professor would be proud that Yes, Indeed I Did Take Notes)
Day from hell but I’m on Cloud Nine now, so that’s groovy! Who knew they served controversial beverages on Cloud Nine ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️
I have a habit of dressing like a nun sometimes, pls forgive me
Speaking of doors, where I come from, the Amish paint their doors blue when there’s an eligible daughter in the house. (I am not Amish.) Anyways just a little history about doors.
tbh Ed Westwick winked at me once* (*dust) at Trader Joe’s so that counts
Me, trying to find purpose for all things but especially after taking the train on a humid summer day
My Dad taught me this (and a million other things—like how to cause trouble 🙃) and says it all the time even still. I remind myself of it daily. Happy Father’s Day ❤️
Some deep thoughts powered by NyQuil (I know it’s Saturday night but I’m home sick so hear me out): Something that has been on my mind a lot lately is the way that our generation tends to approach self-care and wellness. Yes, I’m the one always masking somewhat obsessively at all hours of the day (including now, hi!), but that’s not definitively self-care. Anyone can slather clay or lactic acid or whatever the hell on their face; that does not necessarily mean they’re taking care of themselves holistically. Self-care is really quite simple—if you treat your body kindly, feed it, water it (aka drink what’s currently on my head), move it in a way that is appropriate for you and get enough sleep, you will thrive, generally speaking of course. It doesn’t require expensive treatments or spa packages or snail mucus (or iridescent masks, fun as they are)—those things are all wonderful and sacred (!!!) but supplemental. The way in which self-care has been commodified and packaged in a jar by any number of people and brands is deceiving. Even in the depths of my eating disorder when I wasn’t taking good care of myself by any means, I never wavered in my skin care routine—which is ironic and something that, at face value, might on the interwebs be dubbed “self-care goals” etc. Just a reminder. No 100-step skin-care routine will save you if you’re not taking care of the basics (trust me, I know this!!!).
Came on here to provide you with another low rez meme you didn’t know you needed. Happy Friday 🍷
Nicki Minaj said so therefore it must be true!!! 🥠✨
nine times out of ten that is fake news but for the sake of this Genovian content let’s go with it
Some deep shit right there
Glassy and fabulous!