Joan Smalls, Making Waves

Watch what happens when two icons collide.

Triumphantly Free

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Triumph’s Amourette collection, and the triumph of female confidence.

Chanel Is My BoyFriend

A love story between Chanel’s new Boy.Friend watch and supermodel Alina Baikova.

Spanish Harlem Summer

Spanish Harlem Summer

Shot in a secret garden in Spanish Harlem, our sartorial ode to this steamy city summer.

A Sweet Escape

The allure of pretty party dresses can only be beat by the sway of the sea.

  • Naughty & Nice

    Gucci’s Resort collection makes us question: if it’s good to be bad and bad to be good, why even bother to behave?!

  • Much Mistletoeing

    How to throw the perfect party with food, fashion, friends and photographs!

  • A Fluid Geometry

    Maiyet’s Resort 2015 collection conveys the same poetry as the first line drawn on a fresh artist’s canvas.

  • Taste The Rainbow

    A phantasmagoric fashion spectacular, featuring new wave rave wear by Peter Pilotto, House of Holland and Sophia Webster.

  • Holiday Dressing

    Perfectly done is overdone, and the best way to navigate the holiday party scene is with comfort and ease.

  • Laura Cantu’s Urban Nomads

    Monterrey, Mexico-based designer Laura Cantu creates handmade jewelry imbued with meaning.

  • Come On, Pretty Mama

    Let’s get lost along the white sand beaches of Tortuga Bay with a suitcase filled by Elle Sasson separates…

  • The Oxford Circus

    Storming Oxford Circus with Vivienne Westwood, Shrimps, and a merry band of rabble rousers.

  • The Allure Of Lagos

    Still waters run deep

  • Audacious Beauty

    An intrepid beauty study, inspired by NARS’ new Audacious Lipstick collection.

  • Beauty Flash

    New looks through an iconic lens

  • Moonlight in a Martini

    “…she’s as fresh and bright and full of promise as moonlight in a martini…” ~Moonstruck, 1987

The Glamourai Shop

  • Made a new friend at lunch today 🐥 #ontheroadagain
  • Getting back to my roots 👩🏼‍🎨🌿
  • Pure happiness is a messy paint palette 🎨 in absolute bliss taking plein air painting classes this weekend in Austin with my sweet ol' dad to celebrate his birthday 👩🏼‍🎨✨
  • Pack, unpack, rinse, repeat 💥✈️✌🏼**side note: I must admit I love these miracle moments when there's actually room for me on this @perigold chair — meaning for once it's not fully buried under a pile of clothes in my dressing room!** 🙇🏼‍♀️😬💁🏼 tap for luggage credits!
  • Less than a week in NYC and I'm itching to trade skyscrapers for big skies yet again 💙💕
  • Date night with @globaliza + @cartier, coordinating in gloriously beaded silks from @figuelove's new couture collection 👯 photo by @bfa
  • Despite so many devastating headlines, a new era is truly brewing. There is an amplification, hopefulness, power and connectivity in women's collective voice that is getting stronger and more in sync by the minute. Never have we had so many outlets to share truth, to embolden, and to protect each other — outlets like @otherfestival, organized by @deepoku, in partnership with @maryalicestephenson and @glam4good, happening all this weekend at @citypointbklyn.
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I'll be speaking there THIS SUNDAY at 12:15pm with my favorite flower @lily_kwong — the queen of green — on the topic of monetizing your work while protecting your authenticity. I hope you will come, listen, ask questions, and contribute your own wisdom to the conversation. We all need each other. #otherfestival
  • We all begin as clay, and if we are paying attention, life molds us into enlightened beings ✨so proud of this little soul-fire and ecstatic to discover the further work that will be born of it 🔥
  • Simply existing in 2017 has really hurt — and like so many of us, I have been searching for a way to personally resist and publicly react to the daily parade of lies, environmental poisoning, and toxic masculinity. This search for expression began in an instinct to defend our brothers and sisters in Mexico, and the many deeply disadvantaged immigrants and minorities who live among us in unfair fear. For me, the creation of beauty seemed to be the most authentic defense against so much ugliness.
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I began designing small sculptures inspired by pineapples, the symbol of hospitality — a way to say, ‘you are welcome here.’ On my sketchpad, these quickly grew into large-scale totems — a purposeful theft of the masculine / phallic — covered in peaceful flowers and thus reclaimed for the divine feminine. Among these symbols, I further embedded the organic poetry of the pine cone — the universal representation of human enlightenment, the Third Eye — because our collective consciousness MUST lift us out of this mess. .
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As the ideas evolved, I wove my favorite myths into the work as well, for the loss of ancient wisdom accounts for much of our modern suffering. .
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Today I finished the first of many sculptures still to come: The Legend Of The Phoenix, wherein feathers and flames burst into a mushroom cloud of destruction, but ultimately blossom into bright new life. She is a totem of hope.
TheGlamourai is a webzine produced by Kelly Framel, a multi-media creative director based in downtown New York (but constantly bouncing around the world). Part fashion blog, part glossy mag, part fantasy travel portal, it's your ultimate online destination for stylish daydreams. Tune in for inspirational editorials, beauty tutorials, outfit ideas, DIYs, jet-set travel tips and more!
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