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Hipster-Minded Meets High-Fashion

How did the hipster burn her tongue? She ate her pizza before it was cool.

Ba-dum-dum.

Okay, so apologies for the lame joke, but I needed an entrance to this post. I was recently approached about a new start-up that launched about two weeks ago. It’s called Crowdemand* and the concept is pretty cool, especially if you’re in to fashion. I’ll explain more in a moment, but the whole company is based on getting exclusive looks, in limited quantities, from top fashion designers. And I started thinking: is there a whole “hipster” mentality coming to take the premium fashion world by storm? I hope so. Here are three companies that are signaling the onset of the invasion: Read the rest of this entry

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Why Four Eyes are Better than Two

This is me, on a casual Wednesday evening. Maybe.. .whatever.  Source: Warby Parker

This is me, on a casual Wednesday evening. Maybe…whatever.
Source: Warby Parker

What do Tina Fey, Zooey Deschanel (sometimes), Lisa Loeb, and yours truly all have in common? You guessed it. We’re all bespectacled beauties. And while films like Never Been Kissed and She’s All That tried to sway a pre-teen Mallorie towards contacts, I’ve stayed the course and been committed to “my look”. Yes, Gwen Stefani has red lips and platinum hair and I have my glasses. Or something. Anyway, in case you’re wondering why I choose four eyes over two, here are a few reasons:

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The Best Booze You Aren’t Drinking

Look at those faces ladies and gentlemen. Do those look like faces that casually sipped a few cocktails before going out to celebrate the (arguably more) drunk girl on the left’s birthday? Do those attires say, we slug back Smirnoff on the weekends? The answer to both of those questions is a resounding NO. I’m going to let you in on the best kept secret in the wonderful world of vodka… we were drinking Akvinta. Don’t say “God bless you,” I didn’t sneeze. That’s the name of a vodka that puts Grey Goose and Belvedere to shame. I was recently sent a bottle of Akvinta to review and share my thoughts with the world*. Not one to turn down free alcohol (or the ego-inflation of this little blog being asked to review a product), I quickly obliged. I didn’t want to sit in my apartment and sample the goods by myself, so when my besties birthday rolled around, it seemed like the perfect occasion to bust out the good stuff. Here’s what you need to know:  Read the rest of this entry