The founder of Nomaterra Fragrances, Agnieszka Burnett, got her start in the beauty world as an assistant at Glamour Magazine. Four years later and she’s now whipping up small-batch fragrances inspired by her many trips around the world, with the first three (Miami, East Hampton, Washington, D.C) dedicated to early childhood vacations in the United States. The mini aluminum bottles are built to withstand any travel-induced roughness. Each is refillable and comes packaged with its own replacement. The single-use wipes, available in February in sets of twelve, are also great for tossing into makeup bags or a carry-on, especially when you’re just off a plane.
She’s named after the Arthurian sorceress Morgana la Fey, so Los Angeles–based designer Morgana McNeils often draws inspiration from the gothic macabre and supernatural for her line of jewelry. Stars, crescent moons, and even a bit of Art Deco–infused filigree permeate the collection. These stud earrings stand out for their punky-yet-pretty appeal. Oversized and reminiscent of the statement jewels of the eighties, the black onyx baubles have the look of a vintage find that feels refreshingly modern.
Maison de Morgana Cleopatra stud earrings, $88
Posted in Fashion, Gifts, Shopping and Product, Wonderful | Posted on 25-11-2012
Now that kitten heels have made a comeback, Zara’s ankle strap pumps are an inexpensive way to wear two key trends for fall: chic shoes that are comfortable enough to walk in and rich plum tones. When worn with a slim pencil skirt or a classic sheath, it’s a polished way to look work-appropriate, even if you’re navigating the commute to and from office. For a casual evening out, simply pair with cuffed jeans and dance the night away pain-free.
Zara Plum Ankle Strap Heels, $49.90