Friday, April 6, 2012

Curating fun with Critical Mob

What happens when you re-tweet@criticalmob? You get entered into a weekly drawing for a Critical Mob t-shirt that is all types of awesome. I was shadily jealous when looking at SXSW pics of cool kids at taco trucks with the shirt on but just last week, I won a shirt!
So now what?! Taking inspiration from future happenings here in NYC like the Keith Harring exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, Esperanza Spalding at Celebrate Brooklyn, Prada and Schiaparelli at the Metropolitan Museum.. the list goes on. I decided to curate my Critical Mob shirt with some fun beauty items that would get me in the mood for these relaxing days.
From left to right: Marni for H&M bracelet, Tata Harper's Hydrating Floral Essence, NARS lipgloss in Wonder, Maybelline's Great Lash Lots of Lashes in Blackest Black and gold paillette mini-purse from H&M.

Spring Shoe-in: Givenchy Jelly Zip Sandals

Givenchy Jelly Zip Sandals. Photo from

Givenchy Jelly Zip Sandals. Photo by Lacroix

The unusually warm weather got me thinking about my Spring footwear. My favorite for the past 2 summers have been my Givenchy Jelly Sandals that I reviewed here, and let me tell you- those shoes have run their course! So much so that last fall when I was wearing my baby's out, a women started talking about how she loved her Giv Jellies too but they started cracking and falling apart and how mine were in good shape. I thanked her for her compliment and assured her that my shoes were being held together my a weekly cleanings and superglue for the cracks!
 Anywho, I started on my mission for my new jelly sandals and were so pleased with my Givenchy's from 2 years past that I started browsing for my replacement sandals. Luckily, this seasons jelly sandals ( at least appear) as though they are more bad ass than my former. The 2012 "gladiator" sandal features thicker plastic with zipper detail, a wider toe area and an ankle buckle for easy adjusting. The sandal is available in 3 colors: Army green, Black and Beige. I chose beige after the success of my beige sandal from yesteryear even though it seems to be the most impractical color to wear, on your feet no less, in NYC. The trick is watch where you are walking!
Since finals are upon me, these are still in the box and will be ready for the wearing at the end of the month.