Geek Out over New Sailor Moon Pens

Do you feel that? That hard blow to the gut is childhood hitting you and bringing back memories of after-school afternoons spent eating Fruit Gushers and watching your favorite Sailor Scouts kick butt while wearing short skirts and heels.

Sailor Moon fans, rejoice: the Japanese online shopping site, Premium Bandai, has just announced plans to release six different pens resembling each of the Sailor Scout’s wands.

Due for release in May of this year, Premium Bandai has already sold out in their pre-orders but is planning on holding another pre-order event. Each pair is priced at 2,808 yen. The company has not yet confirmed whether they’ll be opening up purchases internationally.

The wands come in pairs and range in style, from Sailor Uranus & Sailor Neptune’s Lip Rods to Sailor Pluto’s Time Staff. You might be taking a math test or jotting down your grocery list, but at least in some way you’ll get to feel as if you’re fighting evil by moonlight.

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Calling All Last-Minute Shoppers: Audrey’s 2013 Christmas Gift Guide

Story by Anna M. Park.
FOR YOUR BESTIE
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From the sublime to the fanciful to straight-up laugh-out-loud (in a good way), the coffee table book, For the Love of Shoes, featuring what can only be called works of art from the usual suspects (Louboutin, Choo, Blahnik) as well as Asian designers Aoi Kotsuhiroi, Kermit Tesoro, Noritaka Tatehana and YSL head shoe designer Chau Har Lee, is a no-brainer for any shoe lover (read: all women).

 


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Talk about going glam! Made for the girl who loves to stand out, Car-Lashes primps her ride with flexible plastic lashes and crystal trim that are made to fit almost any car headlight. So cute!


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You can never go wrong with anything from Sephora. Ciaté gives you a taste of their unique caviar manicure (along with 22 other polishes and sequins) with their Mini Mani Month Set, while Sephora Collection’s own Makeup Academy Palette lets you be the pro with 130 waterproof eye shadows, cream eyeliners, lip colors, cream and powder blushes, concealers, and lip and eye primers, all in a handy, 6-by-7-inch carry-all case.


 

FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE

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Cologne may be cliché, but Ermenegildo Zegna’s uomo, with its exclusive Zegna Bergamot citrus and the floral Violettyne Captive, is so good, you may want to steal a spritz on occasion.


 

FOR THE YOUNG’UNS 
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You can never go wrong with tech accessories. David & Young has some of the most unique phone cases, with built-in mirrors, hand straps, even sliding mechanisms for the camera.


 

FOR ANYONE

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Champagne is always a safe bet. Champagne in its own stay-cool container designed by award-winning French designer Benjamin Graindorge makes you guest of the year. Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne InBloom Fresh Box.


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Everyone loves sweet treats, but a box of 24 macarons from ‘Lette, with flavors like rose, mint, almond and violet cassis (perfumed with the slightest hint of floral), delivered to your door — now that’s indulgent.


 

FEEL-GOOD GIVING

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Help support the Somaly Mam Foundation with chic silk krama scarves woven by survivors of sex trafficking. According to the foundation, the repetitive nature of weaving fabric “provides women with a sense of comfort and security in structure and routine, engendering a feeling of pride and accomplishment.” Not only does 100 percent of the proceeds go to the foundation, each sale helps exploited women pave a life of independence and personal empowerment. Now that’s a real gift.

 

This story was originally published in our Winter 2013-14 issue. Get your copy here

3.1 Phillip Lim x Target Lookbook (with pricing!) is Out — AND IT IS AMAZING!

Waking up this morning, I was more than excited to see that the lookbook for the much-anticipated 3.1 Phillip Lim and Target collection were finally released.  Living up to all the hype, the Chinese designer created a collection that combines his praised aesthetic with designs that are a perfect fit for the mega-retailer.  With pop-art inspired scarves and sweaters, airy blouses, printed scarves, trenches and much more, we have to say this is one of the strongest designer-Target collaborations to date (and the largest — there’s even a men’s collection!).

And what’s even more awesome?  Everything in the collection ranges from $20 to $300.  What’s not awesome?  You’ll have to wait until September 15th to get your hands on it.  But trust us, it’ll definitely be worth the wait — just take a look at some of our favorite pieces!

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For more photos of the complete collection, check out Target.

 

Summer Must-Haves: Binna’s Top Five

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Drinking water and staying hydrated are the most important things you could do for your skin and body – especially when the days are hotter and sunnier. This is why my Ello water bottle in dark gray is one of my 5 favorite things this summer. Not only does it help my skin and body, as the 20 oz. bottle forces me to drink at least that much each day, but it also helps the environment. The other cool thing about this bottle is, besides that it only costs $10, that it’s BPA free!

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In addition to staying hydrated, moisturizing is also important for your skin. The drastic change in the weather can do all kinds of crazy things to your body. I like to moisturize with Gold Bond Ultimate’s Silk Softness Sheer Ribbons body lotion in “touchably soft skin.” After sampling one pump of this lotion at a local Walgreens, this is the only lotion I’ll buy. It truly leaves your skin feeling silky smooth – plus it smells great.

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