It can be argued that October is the best month of the year. Crisp autumn air fills your lungs as you stroll under the fire-hued leaves of apple trees. And even if picking apples and watching the leaves change colors doesn’t appeal to you, few can resist the festivities (and candy) that come along with Halloween. Skip the bags of chocolate and whip up a batch of ooey-gooey cupcakes in your cauldron. Slip into something a little more spooky and check out Martha Stewart’s amazing do-it-yourself Halloween makeup tutorials. Let the season inspire your table with painted pint-sized pumpkins as centerpieces. Add flare to your autumn wedding with gorgeous blind press invitations, and an unforgettable “guest book”—have guests sign blank Jenga tiles to create a fun and unique way to remember your special day!
1. Halloween Mini Cupcakes via Bon Appetit; Image via Martha Stewart | 2. Painted Pumpkin Centerpieces via Green Wedding Shoes | 3. Blind Press Invitations via Brooklyn Bride | 4. Jenga Guest Book via Snippet and Ink | 5. Halloween Makeup Tutorials via Martha Stewart |
September is one of the world’s most fashionable months, with Spring 2014 collections premiering on runways from New York City to London, and now in Milan. And after weeks of work, fashion’s top models look as beautiful on Italian runways as they did in New York earlier this month. So how do they manage to look so gorgeous so consistently? Snag fool-proof makeup and hair tips from the pros who style these beauties before they hit the runway. To keep your makeup in all the right places, never skip a high quality foundation primer—try Laura Mercier’s must-have face product. If you were lucky enough to kick up your heels at a Fashion Week party or two, celebrate this weekend with cheesy, saucy carbs. Make a pilgrimage to each of New York’s 10 best pizza joints—from gouda-melted in Greenwich to jalapeno-dotted in Bushwick. Tame wild tresses with a wavy, romantic take on the classic milkmaid braid. Once you’ve mastered the sweet look, browse fairytale-inspired engagement rings online. Not your classic solitaire, this collection of rings ranges from Art Deco to simple vintage—there’s a to-die-for gem for every taste in this sparkling collection.
Originally posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/9/24/friday-round-up by Annie Erling Gofus
1. Foundation Primer via Laura Mercier | 2. Engagement Rings via Refinery29 | 3. Best Pizzas in New York via Thrillist | 4. Fashion Week Beauty Tips via NYMag.com | 5. Hair Tutorial via Green Wedding Shoes |