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.
In 1993 Kate Moss trode about town debuting the splendor of a sheer, effervescing slip dress. A trend was set, fashion followed. Fast forward to the present day: stylish gals can again be found scouring high-end vintage stores hoping to stumble upon just that very fabled frock, or clicking about on Reformation knowing they’ve undoubtedly recreated it to perfection. Now it’s modernized, mixed-up, and minimal as ever — the slip dress 2.0. It’s charm lies in the ease of the lightest weight silk, and movement that, accompanied by a soft breeze can work sartorial wonders for a street style moment.
So we’ve heard, the 90s’ are back. We’ve slicked our buns, we’ve tapered our neck accessories, we’ve even taken a liking to shimmering eye-shadow now and again. But whether you are less likely to be a trend follower, or just a timid adapter, the slinkiness of a tissue thin slip is the best way to update your wardrobe, without going full Scary Spice.
It’s modern form should be taken as casually or formally as its wearer prefers — being paired with a leather jacket and biker boots, or a slinky heel and choker necklace for late into the night. That’s the thing about the slip dress, while it’s impact weighs heavy on the perfect look, it should be the easiest thing in your closet.
Any way you slice it, getting fit is an expensive endeavor. Between the small fortune you pay for that Pilates bum, and those times you shelled out cash to be your best friends mental support at Soul Cycle, it’s no minute fee. Your workout wear does not however have to break the bank. We would also like to note: your workout wear does not have to look like you are trying to jog in the dead of night without being taken out by a truck (re: neon). The Vérité Femme believes in being her most polished, confident self in all scenarios, why should your sweat session be any different? It should also be a thoughtless process so you can focus on the task at hand — your health. So, we bring you stylish workout wear that won’t break the bank — or better yet, that you can mask as a chic contemporary designer get-up if need be.
Inspired by a true California winter, we come across the persona of Bandita — a tough girl who takes on the world at her own pace. Maybe she is sort of on the run, but why is that such a bad thing? Maybe it’s a journey of finding ones self, finding ones land, finding ones calling. Maybe it’s just at a faster pace than most, or to the beat of a different drum. Bandita came from the root of shifting places and spaces, in order to find a new kind of comfort (in personal style, and lifestyle). Even as our wardrobe opens its arms on to the winter months, we seek a freshness that will soon become familiar.
Thus, at her helm, we begin to leave our feminine threads behind in exchange for a tougher look. Leather jackets meet black lace, and edgy chokers are fastened where dainty jewels once dazzled. That’s where we become Bandita, our unstoppable leader. Shop the story:
When it comes to beauty we believe in the natural, the happy glow, the light from within. Thus, it only makes sense that Bobbi Brown is viewed as a high priestess around these parts. We caught up with the makeup maven backstage at the Tibi show where she exclaimed “I hate contour”, confirming her spot as the leader of our beauty pack. Read on for all things Bobbi, brows, and late night blunders.
Vérité: Our manifesto is based on the mentality that women’s minds should be just as well curated as their personal style, what would you tell these women when it comes to approaching their beauty regimes?
Bobbi Brown: Makeup should only be a few minutes and just enough to make you feel confident, and you’re done. Don’t worry about the trends! I hate contour. What’s wrong with your face the way it is? Bring up don’t bring down!
V: Yes, that’s what we’re talking about!
BB: You have no makeup on — and you are one of the weird people that looks beautiful without makeup!
V: You know I didn’t expect to be running around today, and thank you, that’s very sweet. I was out until 4 AM.
BB: So what were you doing until 4 AM? A mom wants to know!
V: Editing photos? Dancing maybe… So tell us a bit about the makeup you chose for the Tibi show.
BB: It’s an undetectable makeup face. It just looks like you’ve been on vacation, and every single girl in the show has different colors to get the look because we all have different colored skin. There’s illumination to the skin, we are using retouching pencils which are new, retouching powders, everyone’s got a foundation on also. We have this insane new mascara — I think the worlds best mascara that I’ve ever seen.
V: What makes it different from the rest?
BB: It’s ridiculously black, the brush is super fat, and its a formula that layers effortlessly and doesn’t get clumpy. I wanted to call it “Holy Shit” but we couldn’t get that, but we got “OMG”.
V: And for lips?
BB: This lipstick changes the color with the pH of your lips. It’s really moisturizing and every girl has it on their lips, so I’ve got pink out there, I’ve got beige, it’s amazing how it changes. (Out January 2016)
V: Since there’s so much color in the Tibi show, did that inspire the glow in your look?
BB: Well since she used sequins it was an opportunity to add a little illumination — which I love when it’s done right so you know a lot of the designers are into matte faces, I’m not, so I like a glow. Brows are more natural but perfectly filled in. It was a good experience because a lot of the girls came from the Givenchy show where they bleached all the eyebrows.
V: That’s a lot of practice!
BB: Yes, a lot of practice, I did all the makeup first and then did the brows and the girls looked very strange without eyebrows. Not a pretty look.
V: So you wouldn’t suggest bleached brows?
BB: In real life 100% not. No, and I wouldn’t do over-browed, I would just do enough.