Thanks to the excitement of warmer weather, the practice of no-makeup makeup has returned. And, it’s flawlessly-refreshing. Who wants to wear a full-on-made-up face in frying temperatures, anyway? Following years of endless YouTube tutorials on makeup application, contouring, highlighting and immodest amounts of glitter, the fresh faced, dewy, “I woke up like this” look is what we’re all striving for this season. In this case, Less is More! -And, Less is certainly BEST!
Recently, I was asked to interview, MAGnificent MAG, Kimberly Drew (not Kim,) an “around the way girl who doesn’t suffer fools,” an Art Curator and the Manager of Social Platforms at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was super excited to speak with Kimberly; she’s an idol, a friend, a BAD-ASS Woman and she’s doing so much to change the art world and what we think it is. You know, it’s not always about Old. White. Men.
Maybe it was her nod to HBCU’s (aka, Historically Black Colleges and Universities), with that glorious heart-pounding marching band intro.
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty has Arrived
The following is not meant to “cause-a-pause,” but if you’re Kim K. or Beyonce, or anyone else mildly attached to her curves, washboard abs, or adulthood, then take this next bit slowly. All of the loose, carefree, billowing fabrics, all of those cute smocks, and all that layering we saw on the Spring runways are not about showing off those particular assets. Don’t worry, assets will always find their way back!
Even at 12 Lis Stephens was a fearless MAG. One day she woke up in her father’s house in the quiet valley of the Pocono mountains, instead of in her mother’s house in the bustling city of Cleveland, Ohio. She had just made a life changing decision that many people wouldn’t dare even in their 40’s or 50’s – to relocate to a brand new place in order to create a new life with greater possibilities. Smart, fearless, unusually mature, and determined to do great things, Lis had left behind 4 siblings, a big extended family and a huge community of friends. This was the first in a long line of boss decisions that Lis would make as she created what she calls her “Life of Adventure”, constantly choosing the unknown and embracing greater possibilities.