Friday, May 27, 2016

Vintage Pop Up Shop in June!

Guess what! I'm doing a pop-up shop in June at the Sierra Madre Community Yard Sale. Mostly, because it's near the town where I live and It's a date that is perfect for me. If you'd like something from my shop, you should buy it now, before it's too late. I have many new items and plenty to sell. If you're in the area, please stop by Booth 10 and say hi, I'd love to meet some of my followers, customers and readers! I'm very excited, my first pop-up was in 2014, you can read about it here and be sure to join my event page here.

Date: June 4, 2016
Time: 8AM - 12PM
Booth: #10
Location: Sierra Vista Park
Address: 611 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Duchamp to Pop Exhibition

 The Norton Simon Museum has had their exhibit, Duchamp to Pop since March and it will be at the Museum until August 29, 2016. The websites states, "For many of the 20th century’s greatest practitioners, the work of a singular artist exercised a potent influence—that artist is Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968). Duchamp to Pop draws from the Norton Simon Museum’s collection and rich archives of two seminal exhibitions in the early 1960s to illustrate Duchamp’s sway over Pop Art and its artists, especially Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and others."

To paraphrase, Duchamp’s definition of the everyday object as art, his wit and irony established him as the forefather of conceptual art. He was quintessential to the Pop Art movement, a moniker derived from the term “popular culture.”

The Norton Simon adds, "From the mid-1950s forward, Pop Art emerged as a response to the post-war acceleration of production and consumerism, and it became the predominant art movement of the 1960s. An inundation of media imagery and advertising led artists to reflect on the world as it was being marketed to them. At first glance, Pop Art can be seen as the antithesis of conceptual art, but below its slick surface, it is a thoughtful, occasionally flippant, critique of commerce and advertising. The use and depiction of everyday items allowed Pop artists to challenge the nature of marketing, explore identity representation and counter the heavy-handed emotional intensity of previous generations, such as the Abstract Expressionists."

Everyone should checkout this exhibition, which includes artwork from: Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Foundation Search and Reviews

It's my birthday and I decided to go to Sephora to pick up my gift and look for a new foundation. I am currently between another search. I loved my Temptu foundation, but when they changed to only premier airbrush, I had to find a less expensive and carry-on foundation. I tried the COVER FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation from Sephora back in 2012 and 2013 but it applied very cake-like and felt like clay on my face. It just was too heavy. I happily found the Vera Wang, Simply Vera at Kohl's. Then I found that I got less acne when I also use Maybelline Pure BB Cream. I did this for about two years, unfortunately I went to buy more and it is no longer sold at Kohl's. So I tried Lorac CC Cream. It had great reviews so I thought that it would be a perfect combination of the two I had been using. The Lorac did not work well with my skin, it smeared, didn't blend well and although the color fit me best, it just wasn't right. So I was on the search again.

Happily, the Bobbi Brown BB Cream was the first one I tried in Sephora and it has been perfect! I only need a small amount for the perfect amount of coverage. It gives me a healthy glow, does not smear or go on streaky. I am very pleased and I hope that my long time foundation search is over. I have been searching since 2012 and usually carrying about two or three different foundations in my purse, along with the Maybelline BB Cream. Which foundation do you use? Do you have any favorites that are discontinued too?