Female Authors Model Summer Fashion Under $100
Writers with hot summer books model the season's most sizzling styles. The surprising hook: Their outfits cost less than $100. And their makeup looks are all drugstore buys!
By Clarissa Cruz and Jenny Bailly
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the July 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
"I try to portray what really goes on in marriages. Often what people present publicly has no relationship to the real thing."
Motherland (Simon & Schuster)—a follow-up novel to 2009's Prospect Park West chronicles a group of New York City parents at a crossroads in their relationships.
"I like independent designers and vintage," says the Brooklyn-based writer. "I go high-end for dresses, but if I need a black cardigan, I'll buy one at H&M and just replace it when it wears out."
A black vintage crepe dress with a portrait neckline she bought four years ago. "It's by a label I've never heard of," she says. "I wear it everywhere—to dinners, book parties, and readings."
Her Makeup Story
The conflict: "I have to use so much concealer to hide my dark circles that I wind up with equally unappealing white circles. But when I skip the concealer, everyone asks me if I got enough sleep."
The denouement: Instead of trying to cover up her dark circles, enhancing Sohn's gorgeous lashes makes the discoloration underneath her eyes much less noticeable.
The drugstore hero: Rimmel London Volume Flash ScandalEyes mascara ($7)
Jaclyn Smith top, $16.99; kmart.com for stores.
H&M skirt, $59.95; hm.com for stores.
Emitations.com earrings, $15; emitations.com.
Forever 21 bangle, $5.80; forever21.com.