February 11 2014

Meet our pick this for week for Tastemaker Tuesdays, Laney Crowell or Helane, if you want to get romantic. Not only is she one lovely powerhouse at Estee Lauder managing their digital communication team, she is also the charming voice behind her dynamic blog, The Downtown Romantic.
In fact, that is precisely what Laney is all about. She is a bit downtown: edgy, culture yet all the while a true, old fashioned romantic.
You'll see why-
What's your motto?
Love conquers all.
3 Beauty Trends you are most excited about this season.
Bold brows and nude lips. My favorite nude lipgloss is by AERIN, it's the exact right shade. Although I would probably never go this route, bobs (long and short) are a totally perfect cut.
3 most necessary items in your purse.
Lipgloss, keys and my light pink Prada wallet.
What's your go-to outfit?
Gray JBrand Skinny Jeans paired with a Rag and Bone T-Shirt and Valentino ballet flats. I always carry my gray Alexander Wang bag with me and will throw my black motorcycle jacket over my shoulder if it's chilly.
I know you're a huge fan of meditating-can you share any tips?
Yes, don't judge yourself. People get really nervous or critical of themselves if thoughts come up during the meditation but that's totally normal!
Why do you love your shape?
I love feeling feminine. Embracing my curves was definitely tough when I was younger, but now I love them because they make me feel sexy.
Thanks, Laney! We think your curves are gorgeous! Lesson learned--when meditating allow yourself to be in the moment, embrace your thoughts. When it comes to loving your shape, feel sexy, let it go! Slip into some dMondaine.