Its the Cats Meow
Full disclosure: I carry around a bedazzled Hello Kitty compact mirror. At first, it was a necessity thing. The other mirror I had went missing and seeing as how it’s near impossible to apply concealer in the back of a car service blind, I grabbed the first one I could find on my desk. But then I sort of got into it: The blinged-out, double-sided mirror is always a surprise—to both me and onlookers—when I pull it out, and it’s quite substantial, so it has withstood many a week at the bottom of my black hole of a Coach bucket bag. It is, of course, covered in rhinestones, which can be…a little intense—and is precisely why I’m considering converting to the brand’s new Mon Amour limited-edition compact. It’s the same mirror, with magnifying option, but the facade has been splattered with a pretty pastel cityscape of Paris, Kitty’s pink decorative bow included. It seems much more suited to spring, too, and the eight days of shows I’m about to endure in the City of Light come March. It’s still…a little intense. But to ensure that on-the-go makeup applications are nothing but flawless, intensity certainly doesn’t hurt.