It’s his mastery of hues that attracts us first, noses risking to threaten the allowed museum proximity from the masterpiece — Matisse has been on our minds a lot lately. The woman, and the still-life are naturally the most magnetic of his subjects. In portraiture that captures both so festively, we look back on his works and find our inspiration for summer’s wardrobe.
First comes the crisp white blouse, interrupted with a few open buttons, or by a purposeful tie at the waist. This isn’t the place for the mundane. Then there is the sleeve — a season that has been dedicated to re-writing the volume of such an appendage. Third, is the most unassuming of gold jewelry, placed just right to attract the viewer just an inch closer. Lastly, a nail polish (featured is Cuba Libre by Odeme) inspired directly by Henri Matisse’s painting The Dessert: Harmony in Red.
An editor tends to be someone with an innate interest for the zeitgeist one might say. We always have a trick, or two up our sleeves keeping us just ahead of the packs. That’s why we partnered up with Nudwear to bring you some of our top secret life hacks for all things style, beauty, and wellness.
Vérité Hack One | Hot Lemon Water
We’ve said it before, we will say it again — a morning without a cup of hot lemon water leaves us feeling off. Not just a metaphorical feminist nod to Beyoncé (or is it?), but because of the long list of ways it purifies and jump-starts our insides. This citrus cocktail is the best way to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your skin from the inside out, and improves movement in your digestion system. For an extra jolt, add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Vérité Hack Two | Nudwear Bra
The Vérité editorial team believes strongly in ulterior options when it comes to undergarments (or lack there of). That’s why we stand behind Nudwear for on set moments, jet-set moments, and evenings in a plunging neckline. Nudwear’s sleek design and strong hold adhesive allows for multiple wears (just rinse!), and no nip slips to fear. Shop our favorite styles below. Vérité Hack Three | Lish Glow Natural Scrub It may not come as a surprise that we use our kitchens more for beauty concoctions than fine cuisine. The basics of our kitchen beautician tendencies? This delicious three ingredient scrub. Just mix equal parts sugar, and ground coffee into extra virgin olive oil (or warmed coconut oil). Stir, and scrub. The caffeine gets blood flowing to the skins surface, rejuvenating its cells — this allows stagnant fat cells to hit the road. The oil will replenish moisture in skin, and leave you polished and glowing. Shhh… this one’s our Mediterranean ancestral beauty secret. Vérité Hack Four | Lush Brows a la Gloss
Our biggest hack for perfectly lush brows is all due to a beauty trend we thought we had long forgotten — lip gloss. Brushing brows with a clear gloss helps keep them in place without looking stiff. It only adds to your glowing summer look. The layer of lacquer catches light in just the right ways to ignite those killer eyes.