Fiorella Valdesolo

Freelance writer

Fiorella Valdesolo is a freelance writer and contributing editor at the Wall Street Journal with bylines at Vogue, CR Fashion Book, and Oprah Daily. She covers beauty, health, style, travel, and food and is the co-founder of the independent magazine Gather Journal.

  1. recommended by experts
    The 17 Best Drugstore Liquid Eyeliners, According to Makeup ArtistsOne for every skill level and niche need.
  2. best in class
    The 16 Very Best Foundations for Mature SkinIncluding one that “blends like a second skin, blurs lines, and sets to a nice velvety finish, which helps avoid creasing.”
  3. steal my vacation
    This Is My Fifth Trip to Morocco (and My 6-Year-Old’s Second)Hammams, desert drives, and tagines galore
  4. advice
    How Worried Should I Be About Chemical Sunscreen?It comes down to the word “chemical” itself.
  5. advice
    How Worried Should I Be About Hydroquinone?The skin-lightening ingredient is now available only with a prescription.
  6. advice
    How Worried Should I Be About Toxins in Nail Polish?A close look at the chemicals in your favorite colors.
  7. advice
    How Worried Should I Be About Aluminum in My Deodorant?It’s been found safe (though it can irritate the underarm skin).
  8. beauty
    The New Face Tattoo Doesn’t Look Like OneInked-on lip color, eyeliner, and freckles — like those done by Brooklyn-based artist Saki Lee — look more natural than ever.
  9. best of new york
    The Best Women’s Haircutters in New YorkIncluding the haircutter Lily Allen recommended to Domino Kirke-Badgley.
  10. curbed catalogue
    The Best Gifts for Design-Minded KidsFrom a Keith Haring play mat for babies to a highly adaptable jumpsuit for teens.
  11. trust me i should know
    An Orange-Obsessed Person’s Guide to OrangeWonder Valley founder Alison Carroll on the color she surrounds herself with.
  12. steal my vacation
    Colu Henry’s Long Weekend of French Brasseries and Wine Bars in MontrealPlus Calder exhibits, park walks, and pet-friendly hotels.
  13. steal my vacation
    Andy Baraghani’s Impromptu Long Weekend in San Miguel de AllendeBeautifully set brunches, textile shopping, and roadside barbacoa.
  14. steal my vacation
    I’ve Been to Istanbul Every Year Since 2014 — This Time I Brought My 1-Year-OldTurkish tapas, donkey-milk skin care, and vintage caftans.
  15. steal my vacation
    Diana Yen’s Family Road Trip to Sea Ranch, California“We were there for the birthing season so there were all these baby harbor seals sunning themselves.”
  16. this thing’s incredible
    This Massager Cured My ‘Mommy Thumb’ When I Was Pregnant. Now I Use It All Over.It even helps clear clogged milk ducts and can later be used as a baby chew toy.
  17. recommended by experts
    The Best Cleansing Oils, According to Dermatologists and AestheticiansOils for makeup removal, oils for travel, and yes, even oils for oily skin types.
  18. this thing’s incredible
    My $17 Perfume Was Supposedly a Favorite of Carolyn Bessette-KennedyClean and mellow and faintly soapy.
  19. this thing’s incredible
    The $15 Summer Sandals That People Have Confused for MargielaThey’re Dream Pairs, actually.
  20. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Home and Help 2019Monstera maintenance, not-hideous babyproofing, and banjo tune-ups.
  21. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Health and Self 2019A nonjudgmental gym, Portuguese soap, and a throwback manicure.
  22. winter weddings 2018
    12 Wild Honeymoon Trips for Outdoorsy NewlywedsFrom backcountry snowboarding in Japan to swimming with pink dolphins in the Amazon Basin.
  23. best of new york
    The Best of New York Home & Help 2017Where to find long-lasting dahlias, bespoke lampshades, a cheesecake engraver, and more.
  24. The Best of New York Shopping 2017Hefty sweatpants, alt Marimekko, and Bronx couture.
  25. I Just … Redid My Rental As If I Owned the PlaceShane Ruth’s sophisticatedly homespun Hell’s Kitchen apartment.
  26. Time Is On Your SideWhether you have just three days or a luxurious three weeks, a getaway for every culture vulture, beachcomber, and wine snob.
  27. This Way to NowhereNo Internet, no TV, no phone, no nothing: a dozen dream destinations for a truly off-the-radar honeymoon.
  28. I Just … Made a Very Big Impulse BuyBradford Shellhammer loves to shop, but he didn’t intend to buy a whole apartment. Then he found a light-filled Chelsea space that felt just right.
  29. Two for the RoadFive once-in-a-lifetime road trips ideal for newlyweds.
  30. Choose Your BlissScale mountains, nap on the beach, or lay seige to a city with these ten getaways for every type of traveler.
  31. What Do You Subscribe To?A survey of the new, local, hyperspecialized of-the-month clubs.
  32. Your Kind of YurtLuxury takes on tired old travelogues.
  33. The Vacation CompromiseWin-win trips for couples with different ideas of what it means to vacation.
  34. The Gown Merchant“Formal bridal shops are all chandeliers and Champagne; we’re more mason jars and margaritas.”
  35. The Mega-MoonFor some, two weeks just won’t cut it. Meet one couple in the midst of a ten-month honeymoon.
  36. Now, That Was a VacationThirteen recently married New York couples share the highlights of their honeymoons.
  37. The Caribbean Can WaitFive atypical cruise-ship destinations.
  38. Go Here, Not TherePicturesque bungalows, desert retreats, and other options for the less-navigated honeymoon.
  39. You’ll Go FarEight once-in-a-lifetime trips, plus nearby alternatives for the vacation-day deprived.
  40. Paper TrailSet the tone for your celebration with city-or country-inspired invites.
  41. The Six-Month MakeoverFrom weeks-out spa days to last-minute spray tans, a beauty timeline to get you through the final stretch.
  42. For Those About to Cumbia (or Dubstep, or Disco)Clubs and parties for every booty-shaking persuasion.
  43. These Favors Are KeepersWedding mementos the guests will actually use.
  44. Album Perfection Is PossibleJust follow these rules for photos you’ll always love.
  45. Birds, Bees, Flowers, TreesInvitations, reply cards, and save-the-dates inspired by the outdoors.
  46. Meet the PressIntricate designs and old-world printing techniques make for invitations that look like keepsakes.
  47. Etsy Will Thee WedNot so crafty yourself? No problem. Online emporium Etsy boasts a wealth of charming, handmade wedding-ready items. Here, our top picks from loc […]
  48. Sweet!Delectable confections to satisfy every taste and budget.
  49. The Big GetawayFrom the beaches of Puglia to Peru’s towering verdant peaks, four romantic and restorative destinations.
  50. The Song Need Not Remain the SameMemorable first-dance selections from local musicians.
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