Designer Batsheva Hay isn’t your typical Upper West Side mom. Well actually, in a lot of ways, she is—she can often be found pushing a stroller through Zabar’s in Birkenstocks or strolling through Central Park, carrying a New Yorker canvas tote. In fact, she thrives on the energy and stereotypes of the “crazy, Upper West Side lady” personified by Elaine Benes and outfitted by vintage Laura Ashley and Betsey Johnson. But, with her ultra-cool line of dresses, Batsheva is doing something more with all of this, incorporating into her shtick intelligent and nuanced takes on Feminism and art history.
When I was told that our very own Style & Content Editor, Christina, is best friends with Rachel Pincus, a stylist who we’ve worked with extensively, I was very dubious. At first glance they seem to be on opposite sides of the spectrum. Rachel comes across as an open book, Christina takes a beat to crack open. I’ve been working with them both separately for months and this shoot was the first time I had ever seen them in the same room.
To say their best friend energy was infectious is an understatement. With Rachel admitting to Christina such truths as, “I even wore a bra for you today!” and “You inspire me to never put color on my nails.” It’s always refreshing to see someone with their best friend, I think it’s when you’re the truest form of yourself. You’re not putting on any facades, you’re just you.
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When a new skin care cream comes on the market, I’m always dubious. What makes this cream different than (what seems like) the million of other creams that one can buy? My first question is always, what differentiates this cream from the others?
Well, Augustinus Bader is probably one of the most unique (and scientifically backed) creams on the market. Professor Augustinus Bader of Leipzig University developed the cream after he discovered a breakthrough medical treatment that initiates the body’s innate regenerate processes. It uses technology that works with the body’s own stem cells, stimulating them to regenerate to the correct, healed tissue that is intended for them.