#57: Molly Yelon (Glitter Liner Zine)
Molly Yelon on her Silky Mets Jacket, Martinis, Being Obsessed With Herself, and more!
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked cool person Molly Yelon to come on Perfectly Imperfect & spread the hot rec wealth.
The “delightfully tacky, yet unrefined” Molly Yelon has become one of my favorite people to follow over the last few months. In addition to being a hilarious & refreshing voice in the scene, she’s the brains behind Glitter Liner Zine, a beauty zine called where she brings on cool folks such as Reese Cooper, Charlie Franco, and Fraser Croll. Keep an eye out for the Perfectly Imperfect boys in Glitter Liner Zine 4: Men’s Beauty and Grooming (dropping April 2021 👀). Molly has great taste and lucky for us, she’s here to talk about what she’s been into.
Without further ado
While 2020 was a year of wearing mostly no makeup, when Byredo announced they were launching makeup I immediately felt inspired to wear a full face once again. The coolest makeup artist out there, Isamaya Ffrench worked with the brand to create incredible products and some of the best beauty campaign imagery I’ve ever seen. The contrast between the brand’s usual minimalist packaging and the weird alien design of the beauty products is striking, but somehow still makes sense for the brand. The packaging is worth the price alone, but the products are great quality and come in the most fun weird range of colors. My two favorite products are the Mascara and the Prism Palette.
🏋️♀️ Bala Bangles
I like working out, but the hardest part for me is getting up to actually do it. I try to entice myself to rise to the challenge with nice workout clothing that I think looks cool and makes me feel hot. Of course, this method has to include my workout gear as well. I started working out at home during the pandemic doing a mix of various workout videos, with my fave being @isaacboots Instagram live workouts, which require wrist and ankle weights. I decided to splurge on these very chic weights from bala bangles, because like 50% of the enjoyment of working out for me is the post workout selfies. They also make sleek hand weights if you’re not an ankle weight person.
⚾️ Silky Mets Jacket
I have to shout this out because I’ve been wearing it ALL the time. I was inspired by a picture of Chloe Sevigny and DJ Pauly D sitting courtside at a Knicks game, and Chloe S had on a sick orange and blue Knicks jacket. I wanted one of my own, or something similar. I live right by a store called Mr. Throwback that sells incredible vintage sports merch. One day I walked by and saw a beautiful silky Mets jacket in the window, I had to have it because it reminded me of the Chloe S jacket. Ever since I bought it I’ve been wearing it with everything. I get so many compliments on it and I rep my favorite team! You can shop their store online and it’s sorted by league and team so you can rep your faves too.
📚 Judging a book by its cover
Ok, this is a more obscure rec but bear with me. I recently started spending weekend days strolling into a new used book store in the Lower East Side called Sweet Pickle Books. The store has become a comforting place to make a quick cheap purchase for me, and also my go-to store for presents. Every time I go in there I find myself picking up books with the coolest names or covers and just buying them hoping I’ll like them. I’m currently reading J.G. Ballard’s Super-Cannes which I probably would have never even known about had I not stumbled upon it and thought the cover looked cool. I suggest this method for branching out from your usual genres or authors.
Like all of the other things I’ve mentioned so far, I got into martinis for aesthetic purposes. I mean, is there another drink more chic and sexy than a martini? I don’t think so! I also hadn’t been a vodka drinker since my Sophomore year of college, drinking vodka crans at Lucy’s (IYKYK). It also makes me feel very cool and hot when I pull out my little martini shaker in my apartment to shake some up myself. I take mine extra dirty with olives and Kettle One vodka.
💁♀️ Being obsessed with myself
You want to know what I’m fucking with right now?? MYSELF! Nothing makes me feel more powerful than when I feel good about myself. I’m certainly no stranger to feeling down about myself or not believing in myself, but I can usually pull myself out of those slumps with a face of makeup and a great outfit. Put on those jeans!! That skirt!! Those shoes!! Whatever makes you feel hot as shit, feeling hot is one of the only things we have anymore! I feel hot in black tights and a black skirt! Throw it on, and own your socially-distanced gathering!!! YOU are smart, cool, funny, and stunning!! And make sure to tell your friends they’re hot too!
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