goop mag #2

    In today's goop-zine, we cover some easy DIY hair styles, the PAD design fair in Pareee (be still my heart) and other happenings and tidbits.

    Oh! And, as an aside, my business partner Tracy Anderson's (Windsor Smith designed) Brentwood, CA studio opens today! I will pin pics from the soiree.



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    Dispatches from PAD Paris

    Last week, we went to Paris to check out the PAD Fair for some art and design inspiration. It’s a small show, with a selected group of galleries showing some pretty spectacular 20th and 21st Century design pieces and works of art. Here are the standouts:

    Maison Darré

    A design show in Paris would not be complete without a room full of the modern day surrealist Vincent Darré’s designs, including tables and chairs with bones for legs in the HSBC lounge.

    Galerie Maria Wettergren

    This gallery, specializing in contemporary Scandinavian design, was a favorite stop.

    Loved this Hexagon chair by Rasmus Fenham Furniture and this neon cloud, "Fivefold Happiness," by Astrid Krogh.

    The most amazing thing was this photo tapestry of city lights by Grethe Soerenson, who has developed a technique for translating photographic pixels into thread. Check out the close-up.

    Midcentury Modern

    Most of all, the overarching trend is still Midcentury Modern from all over the world... At Galerie Matthieu Richard, Modernity, Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery, James and more.

    Sèvres Cité de la Ceramique

    The home of the famed porcelain manufacturer, showed these modern fairytale plates by Françoise Pétrovich...

    And gorgeous, minimal ceramics by Kristin McKirdy.

    Galleria Colombari

    A Carlo Scarpa marble table topped with ceramic pieces by Ettore Sottsass at this Italian gallery.

    Gallery Fumi

    An incredible tile piece by Glithero, the London based duo made up of Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren. We’re seeing their Blueware tile work pop up all over the place.

    Karry Berreby

    Oh, and not to mention, some stunning vintage jewelry.

    Lip Balm that Works

    From left to right: Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips, Mini Organics Original Nipple Balm, By Terry Or de Rose and Kiehl's Lip Balm #1.

    We are constantly on the hunt for the perfect lip balm - one that isn't sticky, doesn't dehydrate, doesn't have an overwhelming scent, and that actually works. We've pounded the pavement and found the best ones ever - and yes, that is nipple balm. Think about it.

    No Bag Tea

    Steep the following in hot water for a simple, pretty way to get through rainy April.

    Fresh Mint

    makes 1

    • 2-3 stalks fresh mint
    • hot water


    1. Arrange mint leaves in a teacup.

    2. Pour hot water over leaves. Let steep for a few minutes until the water turns slightly green and flavors open up.

    3. Enjoy.

    Lemongrass & Lime Peel

    makes 1

    • 1 stalk lemongrass
    • 1 lime


    1. Slice top and bottom off lemongrass stalk. Slice in half lengthwise, peel the outer layer off the stalk and discard. Arrange the sliced stalk in a tall teacup or glass.

    2. Using a potato peeler, peel the skin off the lime to form 2-3 curls. Add to cup.

    3. Pour in hot water and let steep for about 2-3 minutes. Enjoy.

    Ginger, Lemon & Manuka Honey

    makes 1

    • ½ inch ginger, peeled and sliced
    • ¼ lemon
    • 1 teaspoon manuka honey


    1. With the back of a knife, smash ginger slices to release the flavor. Add to a teacup.

    2. Add teaspoon of manuka honey and pour in hot water. Let steep for 2-3 minutes, then add juice of lemon.

    3. Enjoy.

    Thug Kitchen

    This might be my favorite thing ever.

    Revamping your Everyday Hairstyle

    Adam Reed of Percy & Reed salon in London shows us a few (honestly) easy styles that take less than five minutes each to achieve. Here are a few simple alternatives to just pulling your hair back:

    The Backcomb Bun

    How to:

    1. "Prep dry hair with a holding product, like a hairspray or texturizing spray to build the volume. Now, take sections through the crown and backcomb the root area."

    2. "Add as much volume as you require, using backcombing for padding at the roots."

    3. "Split the hair into two sections from ear to ear, pulling the top section toward the back, twisting and securing using Geisha pins. Crossing the pins over each other to anchor, a great tip here is to spray the pins prior to adding them into the hair, this will add a longer lasting hold."

    4. "Take the bottom section and do exactly the same, remember this look is all about the undone-ness of it and there are no rules as to how the finished look is."

    5. "Once the bun is secured, spray your fingers with a little hairspray and manipulate the hair so that there is a looseness to the overall finish."

    Here’s what it looks like from the front.

    The Messy Bun

    How to:

    1." To keep this look modern, it is essential to allow for some natural texture and volume in the hair. Blow dry with bodifying cream to add movement and give volume to the finished look."

    2. "Pull the hair back into a ponytail that sits just below the crown spraying the comb with hairspray to build control, and secure it using a hooked hair band. (Hair Bungee works great.)"

    3. "Spray the comb and start to backcomb the hair in small sections to build volume."

    4. "Once the ponytail is backcombed, spray fingers and manipulate the bun into the required shape before securing it with Geisha pins, making sure that they sit underneath the band to anchor them in."

    5. "A little hairspray and it's all set."

    The Waterfall Braid

    How to:

    1. "Prepare hair with a texturizing spray, to add movement and texture to the hair. (If you have finer hair you can use a texturizing spray in damp hair and dry it into the hair.)"

    2. "You can braid your hair in any direction with this look, just make sure that the sections that you take are not too big so that you maintain the weight of the braid as you work around the head. If you want to keep it neat use a small amount of finishing polish (Percy & Reed does a great one) on your fingers as you braid to smooth the sections. If you want a soft texture, leave out the polish."

    3. "Work the sections around the head and take into the opposite nape and carry through the length. You can either use a band to secure, (for example, Goody's Clear Elastics)..."

    "or gently backcomb the hair at the end, spraying the comb with a mist of spray like Sebastian Re-shaper to secure the end. Once you have secured the braid, work a small amount of the re-shaper into your fingers and work the hair to give a slightly disheveled, looser finish."



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