Moodboards For Staying House | Into The Gloss

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That story idea was dropped at a team meeting recently, and at first we all had the same reaction. Mood boards? What would the point! The only people who were still wearing outfits, let alone pants, when the first autumn cold straightened its worryingly premature head were likely: going to work (which we are not), lying (which we would never do) or Naomi Campbell (which unfortunately does not work at ITG). But just because we're going through, um, unprecedented times, doesn't mean we have to face a famine of beauty as well. And when we got down to Googling, it became clear that those creative stores of energy normally spent on accessory combinations and blush-lipstick pairings were overflowing with neglect. Our autumn moods are characterized by lightness and optimism. If you haven't thought of yours yet, here are a few ideas to start with:

"I'm not putting too much pressure on myself this fall! My prerogative is to keep things comfortable and indulge in indulgent moments as they appear. For the time being, this includes oversized sweaters and hoodies, as well as airy, airy bottoms that I wear feel like an off duty dancer (with no technical skills) in and out of the house. I've been wearing a lot of hair lately and the fresher weather will surely offer more styling shortcuts via accessories. Bring the bucket hats, baseball caps, and scarves In the makeup department, I'll probably stick to my strengths: simple streaks of color on my eyelids (Skywash in Terra feels great) and a cat's eye if I want to do a little better (Marc Jacobs has a great liquid liner I've used the latter much more often these days – one winged eye catches the eye on Zoom calls, and I don't even need a mascara put it on! You can hardly tell the difference. “- Give Mbagwu

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"Am I amazed that I haven't got the exact opportunity to wear the blue Dior blazer with luggage leather elbow patches that I found at The Real Real for under $ 100 last winter? Sure. But I think so too Fall 2020 will be the time of year to prove the old adage (in some circles) that it doesn't really matter what you wear underneath when you have a fabulous jacket – the blazer or a coat made from old quilts or an upcycling one -Jacket made from vintage bath towels that is thrown over one of my many matching pajama sets looks surprisingly Scandinavian! Or at least very passable for a short trip to the market at the end of my block. Then there's make-up. On the one hand, I want only wear red lipstick. On the other hand, I can only wear it when I'm indoors, so when I go out, I contrast my dull, dead eyes (kidding! Kind of!) with all the rainbow eyeliner in mine Make-up bag. On a third hand that just came out of where my belly button is normally my non-prescription Warby Parker pilots have recently moved from a frivolous purchase to smart protection. So maybe I'll skip the euphoria mood, pass Go and go straight for the young Gloria Steinem. If there's one thing that anchors this messy aesthetic it's my sleek, dark hair, which has hit new and unknown lengths in the past few months. I think it adds a bit of effortless glamor to almost everything I wear. My boyfriend says he should chop off everything while I sleep. Only time will tell which of us is right. “- Ali Oshinsky

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"Fall technically lasts three months, but the peak fall – when the leaves are the color of marigold and rust and warm enough for a light jacket but cold enough for a hot swirl – is about the length of a ripe avocado. And you can bet your lower dollar, I'll always make the most of it. This year, next year, and the year after, endlessly, it's all about the cozy stuff that makes me feel warm. Of course, nothing cozier screams louder as a good candle, and Tatine's Field of Grass is the kind of fragrance that evokes notes of comfort and freshly cut stems – the perfect candle that is autumnal yet unexpected, next to the resin of Costa Brazil which is like Palo Santo, but not so hot in the nose, it's the perfect lazy pick-me-up on October day. On more energetic days, I cook as much as I do most of the year, but with more stews! These serving spoons on the Blackcreek Mark et are the inspiration for the Ikea dupes I'm sure to get, and the Genius recipes from Food 52 will be my reading material, as will Yaa Gyasi's new book Transcendent Kingdom (will it beat Homegoing? I am going to find that out! ). Maybe I'll get Jhene Aiko braids, maybe not, but I'll definitely be eating a lot of figs because Instagram told me so, and I'm going to ditch the one makeup product I used myself in the last month – Boy brow. Hopefully I'll wear more until (spring?) When I venture out of my apartment more freely. In the meantime, here is the strangest case that I hope I will never see again. "- Ashley Weatherford

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