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Outerwear that's both chic and fully functional is hard to come by, especially when we're talking about the clothing we need for our hiking or mountaineering trysts (at least in our city-bound dreams). Last night Eddie Bauer along with The Smile launched Bauer's fall '11 collection that was full of warm, quilted jackets and great layering pieces that would look right at home in the urban jungle as well as, well, a real jungle. Inspired by the late Eddie Bauer's life in Washington state's Olympic Peninsula, the palette was heavy on neutrals but pops of bright reds, orange, green and yellow featured in both mens and womenswear kept the clothing fresh and on-trend. The party also featured a short film directed by Phil Pinto, Slanted & Enchanted (trailer below), that tells the story of three sets of travelers while beautifully showcasing the collection. Enough said, click ahead to see some party shots!
Eddie Bauer Fall 2011 from Mariko & Rachel on Vimeo.
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read