Media & Press
Whenever anyone asks me how exactly The Daily Obsession came about, I always launch into a long-winded story about how my friend Connie and I met (more than ten years ago!) and bonded over the inaugural issues of Lucky Magazine – a friendship which then blossomed over late night chats (was it AIM still at that time?), visits to each other’s home towns (Seattle for me then, and San Diego for her), and many, many hours scouring the web for our fashion and beauty obsessions… which eventually led to us launching this blog. So many years later, we still count Lucky as one of our favorite magazines — and fully credit it for bringing us together and inspring us to start this site. So when I found out that TDO was featured in the March issue of Lucky, I was ecstatic (a bit of an understatement even) and felt really honored to represent the blog for the story. Flip on over to page 138 in the issue or click here for the full story and check out what my fellow beauty bloggers and I are obsessing over right now. Thanks so much to the beauty editors at Lucky for including us! x
I’m so happy to share one of the most exciting press mentions we’ve ever gotten – a feature on the BARNEYS NEW YORK blog, The Window. Still pinching myself that’s the TDO logo on the BARNEYS page! Thanks so much to everyone who has supported TDO in the past 6 years- we couldn’t have done it without you!
What happens when you combine the diverse talents of a young jewelry designer and a style savvy blogger with a shared love of vintage jewelry? The result is a collection of costume jewelry inspired by days of yore filled with whimsy and romance – Life.Love.Jewels. Designer Jennifer of Jennifer Elizabeth and blogtress Malorie of Life.Love.Couture. instantly bonded over the same glamorous aesthetic and quickly conceptualized this limited edition collection, available exclusively at: jenniferelizabeth.com.
It is hard to choose, but if we had to pick our favorite it would have to be the Khloe ring in antique rose gold – a textured, modern interpretation of a vintage bow sprawling across your fingers for $95.
After a week of pre-Oscar parties like Vanity Fair’s and the Sheer Cover-sponsored Dare2Care benefit, tons of celebrities and a few of us lucky beauty bloggers braved the ice-cold, blustery winds on the beach in Santa Monica today to stargaze at the annual Independent Spirit Awards. There, Black Swan took home top awards and celebrity spottings included ISA and Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo (had to take a photo), Nicole Kidman (in a stunning L’Wren Scott red lace pencil dress), a very pregnant and glowing Natalie Portman (in a short yellow Givenchy number), Zoe Saldana (in awesome, vermilion Brian Atwood pumps), and Uma Thurman and newcomer Jennifer Lawrence (both most elegant in all-white Dolce & Gabbana).
Backstage doing touchups for the presenters was sponsor Aveeno‘s official spokesperson and branding consultant Patrick Melville, whose clients includes Demi Moore, Heidi Klum, Tom Cruise and Harry Connick, Jr., to name a few. An absolute sweetheart with an intriguing New York-London accent, Patrick was very calm, cool and collected despite having to touch up so many aggressively wind-blown hairstyles. So calm in fact, he just decided to “go with it” and not “fight nature.” (Beachy waves and messy updos galore!)
Aveeno had quite possibly the most serene lounge set-up in the area, complete with Aveeno Active Naturals product displays (new Nourish + Moisturize Conditioner, Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash, Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Skin Brightening Daily Scrub). Celebrities like Diego Luna enjoyed drinks and snacks in the chic, Art Deco-inspired, glitter-adorned ELLE Green Room. Other sponsors, some of whom had awards in their name, included Jameson (the official house spirit of the evening along with G. H. Mumm Champagne), Piaget, Acura, Stella Artois, LG Cinema 3D, HTC, smartwater and Netflix. All in all, despite the cold, it was a great, laid-back ceremony filled with tons of humor (thanks in part to host Joel McHale) and stars who seemed like they were in the best of moods — the perfect ramp up to tomorrow’s much-hyped Oscars!
One of my favorite things to do is “favorite-ing.” I like ‘favorite-ing” blog posts, articles I read, websites…my Mozilla Favorites tab is an unorganized mess of links that I’ve saved to read later (like this week’s 25,000 word New Yorker piece of Scientology…I’m getting to it, I swear), to return to, and to recommend to friends. I also like “favorite-ing” pictures, but I never found a good way to do it, apart from painstakingly right-clicking and saving the “liked” picture onto my computer.
Naturally, in this internet age, there is a solution to my oh-so-painful dilemma: Pinterest, an online bulletin board network, where you can share and re-pin your favorite pictures. Pictures can be “pinned” onto Pinterest from other blog links or you can upload your own directly. Text is light, with only a caption option, but this is a great digital way to organize and make online mood boards. You can create any number of boards at a time, with theme ideas like “Favorite Places and Spaces”, “Home Inspiration”, and “Kitchen Adventures.” You can browse and follow other member’s boards, to see what they’ve “pinned.”
You can browse the range of individual pictures on Pinterest in individual subjects such as Fashion, Art+Design, Food+Drink, Design, Travel, Prints and many others. I’ve been able to find a ton of things that I’ve been visually obsessed with, such as David Yurman advertisements, pictures of old 1930′s Shanghai for mood inspiration, old Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn photos, Arthur Lindbergh photography, and some lustful travel daydreaming. This is a great site for anyone planning a wedding, since they have an easy way to collate any of the images they’re currently feeling. Pinterest is a members-only site, but similar to Gilt Group and other sites of that nature, you can get an invitation from an already existing member. I love logging on during lunch and seeing what the newest “pins” of the day are.
Check out Pinterest and let me know if you like it! And if any of you have an interest in looking at pictures of cuddly puppies, bunnies, or kittens, you can find me and my ‘Awww cuteness’ board on Pinterest.
We’re a little late posting this, but was super thrilled to be the featured blogger a couple weeks ago on Makeup.com, the new media property from Lancome. The site is directed by Victoria Kirby, former beauty editor at Harper’s Bazaar and Allure, and should be on your list of daily must-reads if not already. See what they have to say about us! Thanks Victoria for featuring TDO!
This may be one of our most exciting pieces of news to date! The Daily Obsession is featured on Oprah.com, chosen as one of Oprah’s Holiday Bloggers!!! Oprah.com has chosen to feature 12 food blogs and 3 shopping blogs, and TDO is honored to be named one of the shopping blogs! Since Oprah is not doing a Favorite Things epsiode this year, we are particularly excited that she’s chosen to link to our Holiday Gift Guides. Be sure to check them all out here.
Last week I participated in a fun interview with myLifetime, the website and blog of Lifetime TV. Check out my thoughts on everything from my fashion obsession of the moment, my pick on the everlasting Jennifer/Angelina debate, to my favorite beauty on a budget brand.
I also made a celeb lookbook with some lust worthy looks! Let me know what you think.
When my friend Nikki, beauty editor at More Magazine, sent over a request for me to spill my top beauty secrets a few weeks ago, I immediately thought of Dustin from Le Metier de Beaute. I often hop over to Bergdorf’s to get my makeup done there before events (it’s free and the makeup artists are good!) and Dustin always throws me the best tips. That day, he gave me the best lipstick trick and it’s never been published before (until now!).
Head on over to more.com to check it out and see what other beauty bloggers have to share!
Ahh, 2 press mentions in 1 week- it’s been a big week for us here at The Daily Obsession! Following last week’s mention in the New York Times giving our opinion on the FTC regulations, we’re in today’s Wall Street Journal, talking about a (somewhat) more lighthearted subject: shopping.