Arabelle Sicardi

Arabelle Sicardi

I'm a fashion and beauty writer.

I write about beauty, fashion, feminism and identity for a bunch of different places. Sometimes I do makeup, style, and fashion blog, too.

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The Art of Failure

Go ahead—mess up.

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Rookie » Oh! You Pretty Things

Rookie » Oh! You Pretty Things

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Change of Clothes

There are certain moments of my life that, as they’re happening, I know I’ll remember forever.

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Rookie » How to Giganticize Your Eyes

Rookie » How to Giganticize Your Eyes

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Rookie » Make Your Own Glittery Globe

Rookie » Make Your Own Glittery Globe

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Rookie » Cosmetic Studies

Rookie » Cosmetic Studies

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Way to Survive

Learning to love my body after sexual assault.

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Rookie » Getting It Straight

Last month Arabelle sent us this pitch:...

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Rookie » Damn Girl Ya Look Good

In science class today, our teacher told us that in the ’50s, girls used hydrogen peroxide to dye their hair. If I used the hydrogen peroxide under my sink, would that do anything? Or is it not concentrated enough? Back…...

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Rookie » How to Make Your Face a Rainbow

When the Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 show pictures were released, I was immediately obsessed with the makeup because it reminded me of the aesthetics of super-queer '80s pop-punk bands. And when I noticed that the colors just so happened to match…...

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Rookie » Saturday Links: Punk Goddess Edition

Suzy I can hardly express how stoked I was to see Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! in the latest episode of MTV's House of Style. In a simple black house dress and flats, Grace carefully sifts through her closet…...

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Rookie » Do Your Beauty Thing

Makeup can mean whatever you want it to. Whether it boosts your confidence or fulfills your mission of looking like a total badass, I’m always fascinated by the reasons behind the way a person wields their tubes and compacts. I…...

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Rookie » How to Do a Perfect Space Punk Face

Yohji Yamamoto is one of my favorite designers. His models always look effortless, comfortable, sexy, and scary, but not in an overdone “I have four guns strapped to my boobs” kind of way. At his shows, the makeup is not…...

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Rookie » How to Look Like an Untouchable Empress

I love films that use very controlled color schemes, and I'm a big fan of the actress Gong Li, so naturally I adore the work of the director Zhang Yimou, who frequently uses both in his movies. I was inspired…...