Maven recommends: Lipsticks from Linda Rodin, an icon of ageless glamour and style

Good morning, Wednesday. Welp, it's hot yet again here in the city and I have just about had it. I kind of can't wait for pumpkin spice season aka Fall. Or at least just temps in the 80s vs. 90s. Every little bit helps. I'm so not a swelter fan. As if you didn't know that already.

So I wanted to write a post about the convention and how pumped I am but I'll save that till the whole thing is over. Needless to say, I'm enjoying the big show in Philly to the absolute max.  And as we females celebrate our influence and potential, it's worth talking about another lady I really adore- Linda Rodin. She's a mature woman who is so damn glamorous and whose Olio Lusso oil is legendary for its ability to make the skin glow in the most magical way. But now she's making lipstick and they are absolutely divine. Not cheap mind you, but divine.

Truth be told, I've always had a love/hate with lipstick. I feel like I admire it on others, but it has always looked weird on me. Until now.

I tried two colors- Billie on a Bike and So Mod- two very different shades but both great. Billie on a Bike is a deep berry while So Mod is a nudish pink, a color I have always been able to tolerate. Billie on a Bike is not my normal jam, but Linda said it looks good on everyone and I have to say, I really like it. Even though its major color, it goes on in a lovely way and is super hydrating- you can play with how much color you want by putting on more for lots of pigment or blotting to make it seem more like a stain (I'm team stain). It's gorgeous. And bonus points for the really pretty clear packaging- very modern and transparent and pretty. She's also doing the perfect red, a great orange, and a hot pink. Link to buy here. And here's some inspiration for you with some pics of Linda's amazing style. When doing a Google search for her, it's almost impossible to pick which pictures of hers to share- there are so many fabulous testaments to her coolness out there.

 These are some of my favs, but she's a wonderful example of how we can all get better with age, and that's what's truly wonderful about being a woman- there's no time limit on being beautiful or achieving your dreams.  I love that after a lifetime of work, a woman can still be more than relevant in her power and break those ceilings with great aplomb, particularly in such an ageist world. Hello, Madame President. 

Cause that's what's up this feeling pretty kind of Wednesday in the 718. Yours, in getting better all the time and feeling so very hopeful. XO