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Perfection in a Flash

In Beauty on November 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Sometimes one word says it all. Synonymous with style, the name Dior is known around the world as a luxury brand that does not follow trends, but rather sets them. DiorSkin AirFlash sets a trend by showing us how to apply foundation the flawless way…by airbrushing it on our faces. This amazing product requires just a few light sprays (start at the jaw and work your way up) and delivers us the Hollywood glamour airbrushed effect by creating a smooth translucent layer that evens the skin tone.

“Airbrush” makeup is not a new concept but Dior does it right. The reviews of this product are outstanding! Hollywood starlets even spritz this wonder spray on their legs before a night out to create a head to toe flawless look.

Buy It: Sephora
Cost: $60.00

Military Chic

In Accessories on November 30, 2009 at 10:23 am

The perfect fit military hat just got updated in wintery tweeds and herringbone fabrics to suit the weather and your style. These military style hats are popping up everywhere in various colors and styles and you’ll be sure to find a look that matches your personality. Perfect for cold days or bad hair days; whatever the reason, sporting these sumptuous and chic military hats works. Period.

Here are some of my favorites:

Roxy Dover Hat
Cost: $28.00

Juicy Couture Military Cap
Cost: $55.00

Newport News Wool Military Cap
Cost: $19.99

Fabulous Feathers

In Accessories on November 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Feather Accessories are in-trend right now and oh-so-cute! These feather clutches are the perfect way to add pop to your outfit without actually wearing the feathers yourself! To rock this look without looking like big bird, stear clear of over featherize-ing your outfit and stick with one feather accesory or item per wear. 😉

Feather Clutches your sure to adore:

Merona Feather Clutch
Cost: $16.99

J Crew Marabou Clutch
Cost: $395.00

Asos Iridescent Feather Clutch
Cost: $50.00

Universal HD

In Beauty on November 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I am an avid makeup window shopper. I can literally loose myself at Sephora or walking around debarment store staring and testing pots and powders at the make up counters. The latest gem I have stumbled upon is Make Up Forever’s HD Microfinish Powder. This stuff sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. This 100% mineral silica powder softens the appearance of imperfections. Completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. One universal shade for all skin tones.

The greatest part about this miracle powder is after you apply it to your face, wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes magically disappear. Also cool: It’s completely translucent and goes on any skintone. Its talc-free formula does not dry the skin and is formulated with 100% silica.

Buy It: Sephora
Cost: $30.00

Free Styling

In Accessories on November 20, 2009 at 11:30 am

Leather wrap bracelets are a must-have in your fashion jewelry collection right now and looks chic worn alone or in multiples. Chan Luu (as seen worn by Kate Hudson) in US Magazine is one of my favorite designers for Wrap Bracelets. Luu makes the handmade with hand-knotted leather and accents them with multicolored nuggets. Loves!

Try these Chan Luu:

Chan Luu Sterling silver and gold vermeil wrap bracelet
Cost: $215.00

Chan Luu Gold Disc Wrap Bracelet
Cost: $140.00

Chan Luu Multi Colored Nuggets Wrap Bracelet
Cost: $220.00

Chan Luu Amazonite Leather Wrap Bracelet
Cost: $170.00

Boot Strapping

In Shoes on November 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Strapped Boots are no longer for biker babes or glam goth girls, they are mainstream! The multi-strap construction of these boots leads to a tough yet chic look yet totally functional.

Strap yourself into these boots:

Manolo Blahnik Studded Strapped Boots
Cost: $1,595

Bronx Pam Me 3 Strap Stacked Heel Boot
Cost: $218.50

Secychelles Shooting Star Leather Boot
Cost: $119.95

Michael Antonio Oyette Knee High Boot
Cost: $79.95

Sculpted Shoulders

In Fashion on November 18, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Dressing up when it cold outside is rough. Short skirts, bare arms…brrr! I guess we’l just succumb to wearing wool pants and a dressy blouse all winter long. Not so fast, Long Sleeve Dresses are very hot and on-trend right now. Pair with open toes (or closed toe) booties or opaque tights to add instant dazzle to our dull winter wear.

Slip into these Long Sleeve Dresses to add a little winter wonder to your wardrobe:

Michael Stars Shine Long Sleeve Surplice Tee Dress
Cost: $78.00

Top Shop Sequin Shoulder Jersey Dress
Cost: $90.00

T by Alexander Wang Detail Stitch Dress
Cost: $95.00

American Apparel Stretch Velvet Double U-Neck Long Sleeve Mini Dress
Cost: $42.00

Looking Hot Hanging 10

In Fashion on November 18, 2009 at 11:50 am

Surf’s up for Cynthia Rowley! An avid surfer herself, the fashion designer is teaming up with surf company Roxy, to create a new line this spring.

But even if you’re not a surfer girl, you can still get in on these clothes! Cynthia Rowley for Roxy will include a mix of surf clothes along with board shorts, flats, accessories, dresses, swimwear, and more! Price ranges are from $18 for accessories such as scarves up to an $89 long-sleeve bodysuit.

Cynthia Rowley for Roxy will be available in March exclusively at Barneys New York. You can also find the line in Cynthia Rowley boutiques and Roxy stores. We love the idea of both surfers and non water lovers alike being able to wear these clothes. They give off a perfect beachy, summer vibe all year round!

Buy It: Roxy
Cost: $18.00 – $89.00

Lash Divine

In Beauty on November 17, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Getting ready for New Year’s Eve has never been easier! MAC has created a “Love’s Divine” Lash Kit that has everything you need to be camera ready when the ball drops.

Daring and divine, this lash kit features Rapidblack Penultimate Liner, Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter, Zoomblack Zoom Lash and 7 Lash. Comes in a small, stylish rectangular makeup bag of polished silvery-pewter vinyl, the zip adorned with a round bead and grosgrain ribbon detail. You could even carry this makeup bag as a clutch while ringing in 2010. How fiscally responsible of you!

Buy It: Nordstrom
Cost: $48.00 ($69.50 value)

Put a Bow on It

In Fashion on November 17, 2009 at 11:54 am

This holiday season, I dare you to throw caution to the wind and wrap yourself up like a bow. Keemia, the American born designer, is known for her great silhouettes and divine structure. Her intricately delicious creations are a sure bet to wow the crowd and make you feel feminine and wily.

Slip into Keemia’s Claire Dress with it’s delicate tiered bow ruffles and striking tangerine color. Yummy!

Buy It: Keemia
Cost: Inquire at store locations