FashionI’ll Be Your Mirror: Legendary Street Style Photographer Bill Cunningham

Before there was The Sartorialist or Tommy Ton, there was Bill Cunningham. Cunningham is a legendary street style photographer that is still going strong at the New York Times and even Anna Wintour hopes to be snapped by him!
Cunningham’s career started in the 1970s when he started taking photographs of fashion on the streets of New York.  As a result of a chance photograph of Greta Garbo, he published a group of his impromptu pictures in the New York Times in December 1978, which soon became a regular series. 
Cunningham scours the streets on his bike everyday looking for rare birds of fashion and has become a respected icon. If Cunningham snaps a photo of you, it’s a huge honor, because you’ve just become part of a visual history.
“We’re in the age of the cookie-cutter sameness. There are few that are rarities, someone who doesn’t look like 10 million others.”—Bill Cunningham.
Before Bill Cunningham was snapping photos of street fashion heros, he was making fabulous hats under the label William J. The hats are amazing and definitely pieces of fashion history.
Want to learn more about Bill Cunningham? Check out his weekly snapshots here, and if you haven’t checked out the documentary Bill Cunningham New York, do yourself a big favor and go see it!

GeneralDIY: Saltwater Beach Spray!

Summer is fast approaching and as the weather warms up, the last thing we want to do is plug in a flat iron or any other hot tool to do our hair. This simple DIY will help you achieve saltwater kissed waves even if you don’t live anywhere near the beach. The best part is, this style takes less than 10 minutes to achieve and costs less than $10 for the materials. Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 3 tbsp. finely ground sea salt 
  • 3 squirts of water-based hair gel 
  • 1/4 tsp. coconut conditioner 
  • Tap water
  • 8-10 oz. spray bottle
1. Add all of your ingredients to your spray bottle and add enough water to fill it up. Shake vigorously until all ingredients are combined. 
2. Spray onto wet/damp hair and scrunch upward until a wave begins to form. Spray a small amount and scrunch as you go. Remember, less is more!
3. Either let it dry naturally or use a diffuser for a more tousled look 
And voila! Enjoy that fresh-out-the-ocean look anywhere and keep the spray bottle in your purse for touch ups throughout the day!

CelebrityA Chloë Moment! ’90s Chloe

If you’ve missed our little segments on Chloë Sevigny, then let us all hold hands and worship this ultimate ’90s It Girl for what she is really known for: her grungy ’90s style. From floral rompers, baby tees (I’ve got my fingers crossed that baby tees are coming back) and sexy zebra prints and hot pants, Chloë has always rivaled the edginess of her onscreen roles by the edginess of her look.
Tell us about your favorite ’90s looks in the comments below!

FashionNew Hollywood Channels the Good Ol’ Days

Seems like Hollywood’s been feeling a little nostalgic lately…

The glamour of Old Hollywood keeps renewing itself, with retro spreads in this month’s Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, and more. It is always polite to respect your elders, after all.

BeautyJapanese Blotting Papers by Tatcha

With warm weather beginning to hit Lulus home base, I’ve found that one of the easiest and most elegant ways to keep a fresh face is with a simple blotting paper.
Made from 100% Abaca leaf and real gold flake, I have never found a blotting paper that is more decadent, and the lack of powder and fragrance is definitely refreshing. These little beauties by Tatcha won’t take off your make-up, and a pack will fit in even your smallest purse!