I’m so sorry for the dead air on here. First it was the holidays, then I fell deathly sick with the flu (it got me bad) and after being away for so long, it’s so hard to figure out where to begin. I felt like my birthday might be most appropriate .
First, thank you all for the tweets, texts, calls, fb messages on my birthday. I’m always overwhelmed and so touched by the people who reach out and make the day more special. Whereas last year, I had similar reflections but felt like I embraced my birthday in a very different way, I wanted to make this one count in a more selfless way. On a serious note, there was so much negativity going on in this world towards the end of the year — the shootings, the rapes, the violence — that I started reflecting on how I can do something on my birthday to ‘give back’ in whatever little way. Mostly because I was feeling grateful…when normally it’s so easy to get caught up in what’s not going right to ignore all that you have, I was feeling spoiled. There are so many tremendous people in my life, all thanks to God…this was a time I didn’t want to lose sight of all of those things.
A couple weeks before my birthday, I came up with an idea to use my wall of the normal ‘happy birthday’ facebook posts and translate that to how much I’d donate to charity. It’s a small gesture, but the point was every single person is in my life for a reason and every single person i come across inspires me in some way. I wanted some sort of measured way to show how grateful I am. And quite simply, fb was just the easiest place to track where people come together so that’s why I decided to go that route.
And here’s what’s in it for you: One winner will win a look from the David Beckham collection, and one will win a two-piece set from their new holiday lingerie collection!
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Do you ever match your nail polish to your jewelry? Here’s a good reason to start: Bauble Bar (the jewelry site I’m obsessed with) is partnering up with Essie for the cutest holiday sets.
Bauble Bar x Essie
It’s pretty genius: You just pick one of Essie’s nail polish and matching bangle, then two more complimentary bracelets of your choice, and they’ll send you all of them in a snazzy carrying case for $50.
From top to bottom: 1) Silver Scrunch Bangle, 2) Ettika bracelet (my own), 3) Baroque Clear Bangle, 4) Matching bangle that came with my ‘Where’s My Chauffeur’ set. I can really appreciate that the collection is so edited that it helps takes the guesswork out of layering. It’s really hard to go wrong with the options they give you for every set!
James Franco already has a strong resume: movies, Yale, and now designer (so that’s where he’s been!). His limited-edition t-shirt collection for 7 for all Mankind is designed to exude the “cool California spirit” of the brand. Graphics on the tees are all images shot by Franco from over 3,100 Polaroids taken during the campaign shoot and will have Franco’s signature on the hem.
James Franco in his design
The collection just launched in time for FNO and sells for $89 each at www.7forallmankind.com. Does James come with it? Worth a shot.
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