Dealing with Rude People

Dealing with Rude People

If you wonder what makes me an expert on dealing with rude people, I just want to point out that I am writing from a room with a magnificent view of the Eiffel tower.  If that little nugget of subtlety is…

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Exploring ID with Susanne Junker

Exploring ID with Susanne Junker

Interviewed by Julie Anderson Susanne Junker is a photographer and former top model who knows what it’s like to be judged on appearance. I had the opportunity to interview her about her ongoing ID-identity project—a work in progress spanning the globe—…

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Happy. What is Happy?

Happy. What is Happy?

An Unhappy Perception I hate that Pharrell song, “Happy!” Every time I hear it, I cringe. I want to pull my stereo system out of my car. (Is it even called a stereo system anymore?) I think Pharrell is antagonizing with…

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9 Skincare Products that REALLY WORK from a Celebrity Makeup Artist who KNOWS

9 Skincare Products that REALLY WORK from a Celebrity Makeup Artist who KNOWS

“It’s all fear. That’s our keyword. Keep them afraid, no one will love them, and you can sell them anything.” I recently read this quote in an essay. The author overheard it at a dinner party. Wanna know who said it?…

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French Savoir Faire

French Savoir Faire

As a celebrity and fashion hairstylist, I often find myself living out of a suitcase. The majority of my time is spent in the USA, splitting my home between New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Today, I’m landing in Paris, where I was…

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What Do You Do?

What Do You Do?

You’ve heard it before — you can’t expect different results if you keep doing things the same way. Seemingly, if you want different answers, you’ll have to start asking different questions. Each and every one of us is characterized by much…

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Etiquette when nobody is watching

Etiquette when nobody is watching

I know you have heard me say this time and again, but manners are not just for Christmas. They need to be second nature, not only brought out when a white table cloth and the silver service appear. With that in…

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Donnatella Versace: Why Being a Tough Chick is Never “in Fashion”

Donnatella Versace: Why Being a Tough Chick is Never “in Fashion”

I’m obsessed with Donatella Versace. In case you live under a rock, she’s the VP of the Versace Group, the fashion powerhouse founded by her late brother, Gianni, who was gunned down in cold blood in front of his mansion in…

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