Diversity rules Elle Magazine February 16'

Hey Peeps!

I'm grateful that I decided to keep my Elle Magazine subscription last month. I realized a few of the subscriptions I had I felt as though the covers were all the same either a Kardashian on the cover or a Kendall Jenner editorial at the very end of the page. I'm super excited for the February issue…it screams diversity and change with Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, and Priyanka Chopra having individual covers in ELLE’s annual “Women In TV” issue!

Olivia Wilde from the upcoming show Vinyl (Who else is stoked for this?) and Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus were also chosen for this year’s edition. This is quite a mix considering covers from last year, all these actresses are different in age, color, walks of life.  The cover lineup is one of ELLE Magazine’s most diverse ever, and truly reflects the makeup of actresses in Hollywood.

According to a recent article from Women’s Wear Daily, the Kardashian print influence is dwindling.  The trade cites Cosmopolitan's 50th anniversary November issue featuring Kris Jenner and all of her daughters as case in point: the issue sold just 436,500 newsstand issues according to the Alliance for Audited Media. Kylie's solo February cover sold better (495,423 issues), but that is still less than the magazines average for the first half of 2015 (531,086 issues). Three years ago, Kim's solo April cover was the magazine's bestseller of 2013, reaching 1.2 million copies according to Adweek. Meanwhile at Teen Vogue, the May issue featuring Kylie beat the first half of the year's average with 48,237 issues, though that was less than Kendall's September 2014 issue which sold 72,619 newsstand issues, according to WWD. 

Yes, we can use the “everything has gone digital” excuse. But maybe, just maybe... consumers who are buying $3.99 for a magazine just want to see more creativity in the cover and stories? Maybe they want to see someone different on these covers they can actually get inspired by? $3.99 can buy a tall latte, cover girl mascara, and two items from the McDonald’s dollar menu.  For many, those purchases are more of a satisfaction then reading about Kylie Jenner denying getting her lips done in the latest cover of Allure Magazine.  At least with the Women in TV issue, Elle made an effort to include actresses not only from different backgrounds but also have shows that are completely different from the other.  Is the consumer who watches Veep on HBO turning into Empire on FOX? Who knows but, bravo to Elle for giving us a different dynamic in 2016!



Into The Mind: Kos' Holiday 2015 wish list

Happy Monday peeps!

It's 12 more days will Christmas! I am getting into the spirit OD'ing on Gingerbread Lattes, Xmas music and planning holiday dinners with dear friends.  Also signed up to do volunteer work! Tis the season :)

I have been super duper NICE this year! And my list reflects that ha ha!  M Train by Patti Smith is fantastic! I have the book on my Ipad now I want the hard copy, it's a must to have for anyone who is a fan of her's!  The bat eye mask: I need sleep, bottom line. Working harder at unplugging early evening to get a good night's sleep.  Serpent earrings from Catbird: Love snake jewelry + Catbird in Williamsburg.  Catbird is one of the best jewelry stores in the city!  Burberry nail polish: when I do get my nails done, I go for monochromatic colors. Tis the season as I said, why not step it up with the oxblood color! 

Behind-the-scenes spectacular of 2OO1: Space Odyssey: excellent movie, set the bar for movies in the scifi genre. Vianel's lizard skin Iphone case is 100% leather but also the comes with free personalization in gold foil stamping.   Black Leather gloves and a classic beret is my winter uniform.. if it ever becomes winter in NYC (the weather has been frightfully warm). Adding a emoji bag to my future all black everything ensembles keeps me young at heart.  Finally, January is going to be a busy month for me professionally, I wear heels for hours at a time as it is. Having a pair of fashionable foldable flats from shoe veteran Yosi Samara will bring more comfort to my feet. 


holiday gift guide 2015

Lingerie sleepwear

Yellow handbag


Parkhurst wool hat

Iphone case

Jo Malone body cleanser

Burberry nail polish
$21 - burberry.com

Baby Serpent Studs

Morgan Lane Bat Eye Mask
$99 - shopbop.com

M Train

As I mentioned, I have been super duper nice this season. If yall see Santa direct him to this blog post ha ha? Maybe he has Twitter? Who knows! Tis the season :)

How are you guys getting into the holiday spirit? Have you been naughty or nice?




Hello Peeps


I have been pretty busy with work and school that blogging took a major back seat. I actually am trying to figure out how to redo the blog. Yes, it will be about fashion and geekery, but the past few months have been game changing for me. I've started new things...ended a few things/relationships. Basically clearing out dead weight.

In the midst of this, the purpose of my blog kind of got lost, hence the hiatus. I don't want to put content that I don't believe in, it's not fair to my readers or myself. 

Looking back, I think really started my blog for attention and approval. Yes of course all bloggers in some way that is why they do it. But I think I needed validation that what I did and wore was "great" from the outside world. I find myself even taking less selfies, I look great but more importantly I feel great on the inside :) I have come to the realization have grown in the past year that I no longer need the validation (go me!) that my blog once gave me. I still love fashion and shooting don't get me wrong but there isn't a need to rush to do an outfit post when there are other things taking up my time.  


To revamp the blog am going to try a few things over the next few weeks (short story coming in a few). I am going to experiment a lot, so bear with me on this new journey.

Hope everyone is having a great December so far!