NARS || Nail Polish

NARS Nail Polish
Iconic Colour. Nailed.

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Words & Images by Kate Wotherspoon

I’ve always been a fan of NARS. I think it all started when my sister brought home a beautiful shimmering pink blush called Orgasm. Maybe it was the blunt title of the blush that made me look into the brand further… I mean, no one else was naming their product with such a sexy innuendo… Then I looked further into their collection of lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polish and soon found my makeup drawer housing names like Deep Throat, Super Orgasm and Rated R… Don’t worry, I wasn’t 14 at the time or anything….

“When I created NARS, I was either going to name them with numbers or give them intelligent names. I wanted to give the products a character and an identity. The names make you dream and transport you to another place. It gives the colours a fun twist.” – François Nars

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Top to Bottom: Back Room, Night Flight, Soup Can

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Left to Right: Bad Influence, Zakynthos, Trouville

NARS has recently launched a brilliant new collection of high glossy nail polish that lasts and strengthen your nails. The brush is specially designed for easy application for that freshly-painted look. There’s 19 new iconic hues from the 42-shade collection including 23 fan favourites!  These hot tamale polishes will be available August 1st at select NARS retailers and narscosmetics.com  Pictured are seven of my go-to colours!

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The Wild Ones || Sarah Bahbah

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Australian music festival photographer, Sarah Bahbah, simply transports to me to the time and place of each photograph she takes.  As a lover of music and festivals alike, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve wanted to capture key moments during a concert where I wish I could bottle up forever.  Sometimes they pass you by so quickly, taking a video or photo won’t cut it.  And if you do… it’s never like what you saw with your naked eye.

Somehow, Sarah captures those moments and is not only photographing the artists on the stage, but has stepped back and started a series called “The Wild Ones”.  Here she focuses on the individuals who attend the shows, and it’s in these pictures, where I fell in love with her photography.

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“People thought I was capturing the festival, but I really wasn’t capturing it the way I really saw it, raw organic moments. I was getting really frustrated and decided to step back and photograph the subtle wild ones.” – Sarah Bahbah

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“I heard this quote once [...] “Observe everything around you as if you’ve never seen it before,” and it’s so true.” – Sarah Bahbah

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“I will go around festivals and dedicate certain lighting hours to trying to find people who are going against the norm.”- Sarah Bahbah

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“He was really good looking, I was just like “Hey, um you look really good smoking that cigarette, can I take a photo of you?” He had really big blue eyes. I just said, “Okay look at me and smoke.” And then I took his photo and ran away.” – Sarah Bahbah

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Follow Sarah Bahbah’s tumblr for one raw moment after another! @raisedbythewolvesau

Quotes are from Nylon’s interview with Bahbah by Jackie Yaeger. Click to see full interview!

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All images by Sarah Bahbah

Mine||Tell No One

Spring-Summer pieces from designers including Louis Vuitton, La Perla, Maison Martin Margiela, Kenzo and Bottega Veneta are styled in a playful & interactive short featuring contemporary dancers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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“The film doesn’t straightforwardly distinguish between male and female roles, and so it was important in the styling that the clothing could also be understood in masculine and feminine terms. [...] It was important for the styling to support this mix of reality and oddity.” – Agata Belcen

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“I thought they should be dressed in clothing capable of expressing emotion. [...The] film feels magical but still of this world” – Belcen

To shop the pieces and for more info on this short film click here! 

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Brika Box

Father’s Day is just days away!  But have no fear, BRIKA is here!

BRIKA – a Canadian start-up online experience, celebrates modern craft and storytelling by featuring the work of authentic makers. Either choose individual products or pick a gift box! This makes any gift-giving process a breeze! Need to find a host/hostess gift or a baby shower gift? Check out all the gift boxes online here: http://www.brika.com/categories/gift-boxes

BRIKA is offering a special deal for Father’s Day: Boxes are $49, with a retail value of $68 and are available online until June 9th at BRIKA.com. You will receive facial care products by Crux Supply Co., a leather card case by Moniker Goods and a Sierra key chain no.1 by Son of a Sailor!

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Want to know more about BRIKA? Here is their pre-launch video. Happy Gifting! ;)

 

“Forest Swords: The Weight of Gold” || Benjamin Millepied

Young American dancer, Billy Barry, took “center stage” for Forest Sword’s captivating and eerie track “The Weight of Gold”. Directed by acclaimed French choreographer and filmmaker, Benjamin Millepied, we’re taken to Israel’s gorgeous Dead Sea landscape.

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Who is this creature?’ Billy’s quality as a dancer is so otherworldly…”- Benjamin Millepied

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“We arrived at a beautiful location and I just let the music and the desert move me instead of forcing it” – Billy Barry

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Personally, what moves me most about this video is the texture & rawness throughout. Billy Barry carries this particular aura, and it’s this energy that has him connecting with you even from just watching him on your computer screen. As he tosses and throws his body into movement, it’s beautiful, captivating and the music is then heightened.  Makes you ask yourself, “Who is he?”, “Where is he headed or what did he leave behind?” and “How or why does he move the way he moves?”…

What an intelligent piece of work. Thank you Benjamin Millepied, Forest Swords and Billy Barry for bringing such a thought-provoking piece to life. XO

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READ MORE ON THIS INCREDIBLE FILM BY CLICKING HERE AND CHECKING OUT NOWNESS.COM

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