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The One-Oh: Skin Care

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The One-Oh: 01. Aeora silicone face brush 02. Etude House 0.2 sheet masks 03. Aveeno Positively Radiant skin brightening daily scrub 04. Cetaphil moisturizing lotion 05. Too Faced Hangover face primer 06. First Aid Beauty face cleanser 07. Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence 08. Sephora pore cleansing pad 09. Bliss Mighty Marshmallow whipped mask 10. CeraVe AM facial moisturizing lotion

Hi Dinner Party readers—Kristina here from Uniformly Dressed. Trying something new today: a guest post for DP’s One-Oh column to talk about my tentative foray into the daunting megabusiness of modern skincare, which still makes its fortune in reminding you of the flaws you must necessarily cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize away. Here’s some of the products that have thankfully been an aid, not detriment, in my descent into madness—ahem, self-care.

Unsurprisingly, most of my favorites are definitely not “Instagrammable” but have been quiet soldiers of skin protection and moisture, as in the CeraVe and Cetaphil lotions I blindly reach for on most days. I used to layer the CeraVe AM lotion under my makeup, but since there’s SPF in a lot of BB creams nowadays, I switched to lightweight moisturizing primers such as the TooFaced Hangover face primer, which adds a little more hydration for the day.

The Aveeno daily scrub is helpful for gentle exfoliating in the shower. This year, I added the silicone brush because I started trying clay masks, which are messy and fun but get everywhere, and the scrub pad to help cleanse the face at night after work. I also picked up a mini jar of the Bliss Marshmallow whipped mask as a treat ($3.99 for the travel jar), and while I haven’t particularly noticed any brightening or added radiance due to application, the pillowy texture of the mask is pleasant and fun enough to use occasionally.

As far as “high end” skincurr, I tend to favor the K-beauty side of the spectrum. I’ve come to love the honey/propolis ampoules in my routine; there are quite a few out there—I considered CosRx, Tosowoong, LeeJiham and Nature Republic’s ampoules in my search—but Skinfood was the first I’ve tried, and I’ve stuck with it. Honey’s antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties are supposed to help restore acne-prone skin to a healthier state. I personally just like the way it feels and absorbs. It also seemed to help soothe sunburnt skin in the summer, or at least prevent lobster cheeks after a day of being outside and not reapplying SPF.

I also think Korean brands slay the sheet mask market; the essence/formula on the mask gives superior hydration compared to Western brands. Now every time I know someone is about to go on a trip to Southeast Asia, the number one souvenir I ask for is K-beauty sheet masks! Check out Etude House, Nature Republic, Tonymoly, Skinfood, and Innisfree for some great options.

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The One-Oh: The Pride Edit

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The One-Oh: 01. Zanele Muholi Somnyama Ngonyama 02. Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer 03. Fluide Beauty Blue Duo Set 04. Sophia Wallace Storm Pin 05. NOTO Botanics Agender Oil 06. Personals Instagram + App 07. Hearts Beat Loud 08. Hayley Kiyoko Girls Like Girls Lapel Pin 09. Queer Appalachia Electric Dirt Zine 10. Chani Nicholas Horoscopes

After geeking out over text message about the Hearts Beat Loud trailer with Dinner Party contributor and self-described “Boston-based queer witchy woman” Lacey Oliver, we decided to bring back DP’s One-Oh column in honor of Pride Month by highlighting our favorite LGBTQ artists, musicians, business owners, and other badass folks working on a variety of innovative and inspiring projects. And yes, before you say anything, we know that Pride Month is *technically* over. But when you find yourself that excited about so many queer-led enterprises, it sometimes takes an entire month—including dozens of texts, a few hours on FaceTime, and an in-person meeting in New York City—to sift through all of your ideas. Needless to say, it was tough whittling this list down to ten, but here are our picks to help you celebrate Pride Month all year long.

It’s easy to hate on Instagram marketing, but when it brings you true gems like the trailer for Hearts Beat Loud, a movie Autostraddle describes as the “quirky, queer rom-com we all deserve,” you can’t help but thank the algorithm gods for their generous and all-too-appropriate gifts. Lacey points out, “Why are lesbian movies always a goddamn tragedy? I just want a happy ending.” Bless this movie for finally giving us just that: two queer young women of color (played by two queer young women of color!!) in a heartwarming, tender coming-of-age story. You can also largely thank Instagram for giving us Personals, a revolutionary queer dating platform—soon to be an app—that combines the creativity of old-school personal ads with social media’s accessibility and wide reach, as well aFluide Beauty and NOTO Botanics, two cosmetic brands that cater to all gender expressions and explicitly seek to support the LGBTQ community, both with their publicity and financially through a portion of their profits.

In terms of visual artists, Zanele Muholi and Sophia Wallace have been around for some time now, but these two keep pushing boundaries and kicking ass in the art world. Like Lacey and I, you may be familiar with Muholi through Isibonelo/Evidence, her solo show at the Brooklyn Museum in 2015 that aimed to create visibility for black lesbian and transgender communities in her native South Africa. Muholi’s most recent project, Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail the Dark Lioness), seeks to investigate “what it means to be black, 365 days a year,” a subject that undoubtedly challenges the rest of the white dudes who unfortunately still dominate the field. Similarly, Wallace’s Cliteracy project, a deeply polarizing mixed media work which began back in 2012, has continued to push back against the patriarchy in the most explicit manner possible—by celebrating “the overdue, under-told story of the clitoris.”

On the musical front, we admit that you’ve likely already heard of multi-hyphenates Hayley Kiyoko and Janelle Monáe. After all, the latter has been all over the news lately, and Lacey jokes of the former, “I’m worried the queers will come for me if I don’t include Hayley on this list.” But we really can’t help gushing over these two ladies and their new albums (and the accompanying visuals), which are both equal parts subversive, hella sexy, and just plain queer as fuck.

Chani Nicholas’s horoscopes and Queer Appalachia’s Electric Dirt zine are two fascinating projects that take intersectionality to the next level. Lacey describes Nicholas’s work as “astrology with a social justice lens,” and Nicholas herself says: “I aim to make astrology practical, approachable, and useful. Otherwise it’s all just cosmic hot air and planets far from reach.” Likewise, Electric Dirt “seeks to celebrate queer voices from Appalachia and the South,” and their collective is comprised of folks from an incredibly diverse network, such as those identifying at the intersections of femme, dyke, nonbinary, faerie, Latinx, fag hillbilly, farm femme, and dirt witch. Lacey and I met as students on a college campus on the Cumberland Plateau, and we both know on a deeply personal level the difficulties, stereotypes, and contradictions that surround discussions about the region, particularly in light of the 2016 presidential election. Projects like the Electric Dirt zine give us both a glimmer of hope that the resistance is everywhere, even hidden deep within the forested mountains of the Appalachians.

And finally, an honorable mention goes to Ocean’s 8. Because in case you hadn’t heard, it’s pretty gay.

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The One-Oh: Prime Time

The One-Oh: 01. Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer 02. RMK Make up Base 03. TonyMoly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm 04. YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer 05. Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer 06. Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base 07. MAC Prep + Prime Lip 08. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 09. The Face Shop Face It Velvet Skin Primer 10. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Confession time: I’m the laziest person I know when it comes to putting on makeup. I’m not one for seven-step, twenty-to-forty minute ordeals, particularly in the morning. I’m more of a Leandra Medine kind of girl. That being said, I recently found myself on a quest to find the perfect primer. While cleaning out my makeup drawer as a part of an end-of-year “cleanse,” I found a horde of sample-sized tubes and packets from my countless online orders. So, instead of letting them go to waste, I decided to give the products a try. And boy, did primer change my life. I know, I’m a bit late to the party, but I’ve always been suspicious of how adding another product to my face could possibly stop the makeup from coming off my face—and yet somehow it does.

Above is a selection of primers I’ve tried in the past few weeks, as well as recommendations from fellow DP contributors. YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer is a miracle in a bottle, along with Japanese brand RMK’s Make up base and Lancôme La Base. At over $40 a pop, however, I can’t justify these potions for everyday use. Excellent and more affordable alternatives include Smashbox’s highly popular primer, as well as products from Korean brands TonyMoly and The Face Shop. Though Burberry’s Fresh Glow is also on the pricey side, its sheer tint can double as light coverage, which is a fair justification for spending that much money on a tiny bottle of stuff. I’m also addicted to Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer—the only thing stopping me from looking like a raccoon on (the rare) days when I wear eye makeup. Lastly, on occasions when I decide that looking “put-together” means red lipstick and nothing else (because I’ve run out of my allotted energy and patience for putting on makeup), lip primers from MAC and Bite Beauty keep the feathering in check.

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The One-Oh: Festival Fashion

The One-Oh: 01. COS curved-hem t-shirt in yellow 02. Nike Free TR 5 Print 03. Patagonia Barely Baggies shorts in Bermuda Curacao 04. Supergoop! CC cream 05. Marmot PreCip jacket in pop green 06. COS denim-look shirt dress 07. Fresh Sugar Rose Extreme tinted lip treatment sunscreen SPF 15 08. Chaco Z/1 Unaweep sandal in black 09. Patagonia Barely Bra in Tyrian 10. Chaco ZX/2 Unaweep sandal in crops

I should probably preface this post by saying that I usually hate “festival fashion” features. As a veteran of almost a dozen music festivals in both the US and Canada, I firmly believe that the editors touting barely-there cutoffs and floor-length fringed concoctions have never experienced the pain that is the sweat-induced inner-thigh chafe or the challenge that comes with wearing anything floor-length while using a Porta-Potty. So unless you’re shelling out thousands of dollars for the VIP stage-wing shaded seating area (with access to real toilets!), I highly recommend following this number one rule for having a good time at an outdoor music festival: Dress for comfort. Seriously. There’s nothing worse than having to leave the front row during your favorite artist’s set because you felt a blister pop or you have to rub sunscreen on the exposed parts of your complicated strappy crop top.

Which leads to my picks for this so-called “festival fashion” thing. Anything lightweight, quick-drying, or easy to clean are ideal. Both the COS t-shirt and dress are made from lyocell, a fabric which absorbs perspiration at a rate of 50% more than cotton and quickly releases it into the atmosphere. Similarly, the Patagonia shorts are breezy, water-repellent, and feel wonderful against the skin, even after a scorching hot summer day (same goes for their Barely Bra). Rain jackets are a must, not just for soggy days but also to keep you warm at night, and this Marmot jacket, which comes in almost two dozen colors, excels at both. Your footwear choice can make or break your festival experience. If you’re attending a non-camping festival like Lolla or Osheaga, go with some Nike Frees—or “cloud pillows for your feet,” as I often call mine. However, if you’re attending a camping festival like Bonnaroo, get some Chacos. They’re sturdy, have excellent arch support, and are a breeze to clean after four days of tromping around in dust, mud, and festival sludge. Personally, I’m a no-toe-strap kind of gal, but if your big toe needs the extra security, I won’t hold it against you. And last but not least, don’t forget your SPF. Supergoop! CC cream is a great all-in-one for your face, and a touch of Fresh Sugar Rose on your lips will make you look somewhat put together, even though you haven’t showered in almost a week.

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The One-Oh: Blush on You

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The One-Oh: 01. Pamela Love serpent bangle in rose gold 02. Essie nail lacquer in Spin the Bottle 03. Kat Von D studded kiss lipstick in Noble 04. Jimmy Choo Aza patent leather pumps 05. Babyghost dress 06. Rachel Antonoff blush Susan top 07. Rachel Antonoff blush Lena pants 08. COS panelled leather tote 09. Catbird Choupette earrings in rose gold 10. Opening Ceremony slip-on platform sneakers

All the Valentine’s Day decorations in the shops might be getting to my head because I can’t seem to get enough of these shades of soft petal pink. From the buttery leather of the COS tote to the harder edge of the Pamela Love rose gold bangle, this kind of pinkish hue brings out a blush in the wearer that evokes romance and young love. Yesterday, I actually almost purchased the Rachel Antonoff blush Susan top and Lena pants to wear at my friend’s wedding in Charleston until I realized that 100% wool would be a terrible idea for a June wedding down South. (I went with another one of Ms. Antonoff’s strapless concoctions, but that’s another story for another day.)

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The One-Oh: Labor of Love

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The One-Oh: 01. CADET Officer shirt in red gauze 02. Cuyana tall leather tote in lilac 03. imogene + willie wilkins denim jacket 04. imogene + willie imogene slim blue ridge 05. Clover Canyon Book of Kells long-sleeve flared dress 06. Clover Canyon Corfu Swirl cap sleeve dress 07. Everlane slouchy cashmere v-neck in navy 08. CADET PFC pant in grey chambray 09. Cuyana alpaca infinity scarf 10. Everlane ankle wrap in fig

As a follow-up to our “Ethical Fashion: The Quick and Dirty” article, here are picks from five of our favorite ethically conscious fashion brands!

Menswear label CADET designs and manufactures its products in the brand’s own factory in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Established in 2011 by Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt, the CADET line is “inspired by the post-war military academy era” and focuses “on quality and clean lines for a crisp aesthetic that honors classic silhouettes while continuing to push menswear design forward with bold prints and colors.”

The folks behind women’s clothing and accessories brand Cuyana “believe in both beauty and intentional buying.” They work with high-quality materials and craftsmakers from around the world to produce items that they hope will encourage customers to “celebrate fewer, better things and strive to live a life of inspired simplicity.”

Nashville-based denim company imogene + willie manufacture their jeans regionally “in an effort to build up a dying garment industry in the South.” While increased demand has forced them to move parts of their manufacturing process away from their workshop, “all design, fit development, pattern making, and finishing touches are done in [their] shop in Nashville, TN. imogene + willie jeans have been, and will always be, made in the USA.”

Celebrity-favorite brand Clover Canyon designs and produces its signature bold, eclectic prints and sleek silhouettes in Los Angeles. According to their website, “The Clover Canyon atelier is unique: Working collaboratively, and drawing on their shared passion for travel and art, the team designs original prints, and hand-engineers them to frame and enhance the body. New technology meets old world craftsmanship as garments are designed, patterned, cut and sewn in-house.”

Menswear and womenswear label Everlane promises their customers “high quality, low markups.” The brand works with “the best factories around the world—the very same ones that produce your favorite designer labels,” but eliminate middlemen (thereby saving you money) by sourcing and designing everything in-house and maintaining a web-only retail store.

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The One-Oh: April Showers

The One-Oh: 01. Burberry London single-breasted bonded-cotton trench coat 02. Felix Ray cityscape bubble umbrella 03. Marc by Marc Jacobs leather-trimmed printed PVC tote 04. Barneys New York dog rain slicker 05. Ted Baker Solcon large PV shopper bag 06.Loeffler Randall Mini lynx printed rubber slip-ons 07. Henri Bendel Bendel Girl stripe wellies 08. Moschino printed umbrella 09. Rachel Zoe stretch cotton trench dress 10. Charles Anastase Julien rain coat

We all know how the saying goes, but once you shed those dark winter layers, is your wardrobe prepared to fête the first flowers of spring? In case it isn’t, here are some colorful (and water-resistant) ways to prep your closet for the upcoming season. Nothing quite like a statement coat like these ones from Burberry and Charles Anastase to give your outfits a pop of color, and fun rain boots from Henri Bendel and Loeffler Randall easily add a little pep to your step. No one likes getting soaked—especially dogs—so make sure to cover up your favorite pooch before heading out on a rainy walk in a jacket like this bright yellow slicker from Barneys. And if you’re the type that’s vehemently opposed to any sort of rain gear on your body, an umbrella in a bold print, like these picks from Felix Ray and Moschino, may suit your style.

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