Anonymous asked: have you ever thought about entering the beauty industry? or starting a site or blog? i think you'd be incredible x
(sorry for not answering this) Umm it was something that I considered last year, I did a couple of freelance articles for xovain which was fun but then I went to the US for a month and stopped writing and then felt too awkward to email my editor again because I’m me. I got offered a beauty internship at Harper’s Bazaar but I really really hated the person I would be working with (I nannied for her) and KNEW that she would fuck me around majorly so I decided it would be best for me to not accept. I’m thinking of picking up freelancing again because it’s a good opportunity and a bit of extra $$$. But I don’t want to work in the beauty industry as an actual career. Or at least not exclusively.
(also thanks you cutie)
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25 year old Chen Yen-hui recreates makeup looks from the Tang dynasty
Tang dynasty makeup was fuckin’ on point.
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NYT: What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?
TEJU COLE: I have not read most of the big 19th — century novels that people consider “essential,” nor most of the 20th-century ones for that matter. But this does not embarrass me. There are many films to see, many friends to visit, many walks to take, many playlists to assemble and many favorite books to reread. Life’s too short for anxious score-keeping. Also, my grandmother is illiterate, and she’s one of the best people I know. Reading is a deep personal consolation for me, but other things console, too.