Congratulations to Heavy Metal Jess!! You've been selected to win the Haute Macabre + LunatiCK Cosmetic Labs prize pack of three Apocalipsticks and the Hocus Pocus eye shadow palette. Want to get your hands on this awesome cruelty-free and vegan makeup line? Check out LunatiCK Labs! I wholeheartedly recommend the Bruja Apocalipstick, which is the perfect purple-grey, and I've got the Supernatural palette at the top of my wishlist. Please hand over all the red eyeshadows and all the purple lipsticks, thanks. Winner selected via a random number generator.
New pieces from Montreal based Devinto, an ethically conscious label designed and produced using eco-friendly fabrics without compromising style. And, aside from all of those wonderful things, the pieces are soft as a kitten and fit like a glove. I've recently added the Norma A-Line Skirt and the Kayley Vintage Style Dress from the Just Launched 2015 collection and cannot wait to have the occasion to wear them out!
Some wonderful behind-the-scenes pictures from Hedi Semain's Spring 2013 collection for YSL.
Over the past few years of our friendship, I've received more fantastic book recommendations that I can count from Jess Schnabel of BloodMilk Jewels. An avid an enthusiastic reader, Jess has a super sense for finding independent publishers and their marvelous writers that would have been otherwise overlooked or never mentioned in the masses of bestseller lists and Barnes and Nobel display tables. This summer, she has started the BloodMilk Book Club, where participants can read and discuss her well curated picks together on her blog. The first selection is B. Catling's The Vorrh. My copy is sitting sadly neglected in one of my many To-Read stacks, so I have not yet participated but plan on as soon as I can! August's selection are two collections of poetry: Mad Honey Symposium by Sally Wen Mao of small press Alice James Books, and At Night by Lisa Ciccarrello from Black Ocean Books. Both are available to order directly through the publishing houses, and Black Ocean Books is offering a generous 30% discount on At Night by using the code "BLOODMILK" at checkout. I have both currently on order, and am looking forward to the discussion on the BloodMilk Blog.