Sheila McClear

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New York Post
09/22/2018
Those cute labradoodles mask a dark, disturbing truth

With its cutesy curls and plaintive eyes, it's no wonder the labradoodle became America's second-favorite dog in 2010. But the man who first invented the breed by crossing a Labrador with a poodle in the '80s ended up regretting it. "I opened a Pandora's box, that's what I did," said puppy-breeding manager Wally Conron in 2014.

The Barnes & Noble Review
09/18/2018
Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs

The late Bill Cunningham was most known for tirelessly photographing women out and about - he invented the street-style fashion shot - for nearly seventeen years for his "On the Street" and "Evening Hours" columns for the New York Times. (He worked for the paper for forty years).

Racked
06/25/2018
Mascara is Mostly Tar. It's All in the Marketing.

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Washington Post
Review | One determined woman's fight to succeed in Zimbabwe - no matter what

We first meet Tambudzai Sigauke, a Zimbabwean woman not young but not yet middle-aged, in a hostel in Harare. She is in a predicament: Despite her impressive education, she is unemployed. Escaping the hostel, Tambu moves in with an eccentric Christian widow whose niece, Christine, is an ex-combatant in the war for liberation that still hangs over people's minds.

Allure
How Huda Kattan Turned Blogging Into a Beauty Empire

Kattan's digital reach eclipses those of say, makeup artists Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury, although they shouldn't be compared. McGrath and Tilbury are makeup artists with long careers in the fashion industry behind them; Kattan is a different breed.

Racked
08/02/2017
Lip Toppers Have a Secret Identity

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Racked
11/07/2016
Why Do We Care What's in Your Bag?

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New York Post
04/25/2016
Hair perfume is a lazy girl's best friend

Bye-bye, sweaty gym hair doused in dry shampoo - this spring, the luxury item is perfume . . . for your hair. Upscale fragrance brands are creating hair "perfumes" and "mists" based on their signature scents - and they're quickly gaining a cult following with boldfacers such as Kylie Jenner.

Racked
11/30/2016
Why Rose Gold Is Suddenly All Over Cosmetics Stores

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