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Commander of Cool

In Fashion on February 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Military Style is super hot this season; structured shirts, gold buttons, exaggerated shoulders and epaulets are gracing the runways and clothing racks everywhere. Wear this look with relaxed, gaucho shorts, skinny leggings and sharp shoes. The look above, Balmain’s Cotton Military Shirt is artfully distressed and perfectly in style!

Try these military looks this spring!

Forever21 Printed Military Vest Top
Cost: $15.80

Mango Military Button Detail Puff Sleeve Tee
Cost: $30.60

Express Striped Military Shirt
Cost: $49.50

GAP Plaid Camp Shirt
Cost: $49.50

Smoke and Mirrors

In Beauty on February 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm

As Carrie Underwood prepares for her big day–wedding to NHL Hockey player, Mike Fisher, she customizes her very own false eyelashes made by Stephen Moleski of Smoke and Mirrors Beauty. Other celebs, like the Kardashian sisters– Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney look to Stephen (only 28) to make their lashes buzz worthy.

Post wedding day, everyone and their mother will be able to buy Underwood’s custom lashes but until then we are stuck buying the: Chicago, New York, Hollywood, Nashville, Miami, Vegas, and Atlanta lashes. Fine with it!

Buy It: Smoke and Mirrors
Cost: $13.50

Skin Spackle

In Beauty on February 24, 2010 at 11:02 am

AmazingCosmetics’ AmazingConcealer is the most AMAZING concealer available today. This highly-pigmented super-emollient waterproof formula blends seamlessly into the skin, creating a flawless complexion that looks and feels natural.

The AmazingConcealer is formulated to erase all skin imperfections: Dark circles, broken capillaries, sun damage, blemishes, redness and more. There’s nothing on the market today that can compare to the AmazingConcealer and it’s ability to erase all skin imperfections. Unlike traditional concealers, the AmazingConcealer is so concentrated, you only need to use tiny pin-dot amounts of product to create the skin you’ve always wanted but thought you could never have. A beauty insider’s favorite, the AmazingConcealer is your “magic eraser.”

Buy It: Sephora
Cost: $42.00

Bachelor Break Down

In Fashion on February 23, 2010 at 11:58 am

As seen on Gia on The Bachelor’s The Women Tell All show last night, this Sequin Alice + Olivia Dress is to die for (comes in pink and lavender)!! The Sequin Keyhole Dress is such a show-stopper, that I immediately stopped watching the show and started looking up the dress. The pink sequins, cap sleeves, and leg baring look is just so hot…I need this dress! Add chandelier earrings to accentuate the neckline, nude pumps for long legs and a sleek clutch to polish off this stunning evening look.

The history behind Alice +Olivia

Launched in 2002, Alice + Olivia was born of designer Stacey Bendet’s personal quest to create the perfect pair of flattering and form-fitting pants. Her signature style was met with instant success, and “Stacey Pants” quickly became the daily staple and denim alternative for today’s retro sophisticate. The brand has continued to expand its horizons launching a cashmere collection in 2003 and a full contemporary collection in 2005, turning Alice + Olivia into the go-to brand for vintage style.

Buy It (pink): ShopBop
Cost: $495.00

Buy It (lavender): Bloomingdales
Cost: $495.00

Poolside Perfection

In Fashion on February 22, 2010 at 5:20 pm

As winter drags on and we all long for a weekend jaunt to someplace tropical, day dreams become reality with this resort wear confection. Perfect for poolside lounging, Emilio Pucci’s multicolored cotton-voile signature printed pareo will add a touch of elegance to your vacation wardrobe. Drape it over a sleek black bikini and statement gladiator flats for added edge at the beach.

Buy It: Net-a-Porter
Cost: $370.00

Sparkle Like the Cullens

In Fashion on February 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm

With the vampire craze in full effect, every female on the planet fantasizes about being part of the Cullen family (and sparkling like them). Enter NARS Orgasm Illuminator. This liquid serum is a complexion enhancer that makes skin look instantly refreshed, radiant, and glowing.

NARS Orgasm Illuminator lights your skin from within! Deceptively sheer and decidedly luminous, it magically transforms lackluster skin into a remember-me, luscious complexion. Flirt with foundation, go it alone, or go neck-and-neck with your décolleté. The effect is, well, orgasmic.

Buy It: Sephora
Cost: $29.00

Carbon Footprint

In Shoes on February 19, 2010 at 11:31 am

Jean Paul Gaultier is doing his part to make the earth a better place by teaming up with Brazilian shoe company Melissa to create an eco-friendly shoe. The 10 cm stiletto, which will come in black, caramel, tangerine, lime and beige is 100% recyclable and will be hitting shelves in June, just in time for summer!

It’s simple, chic and we can’t forget expensive. The plastic heels will cost around $320. Yikes. No one said being eco-friendly was cheap.

And between this, the French designer’s upcoming Target collection and his collaboration with Pataugas Shoes, our wardrobes are about to get one big designer upgrade.

Buy It: Melissa
Cost: $320+

Mouse Notes

In Home on February 18, 2010 at 11:05 am

You’re surfing the Internet, and you need to write something down. What could be more handy than this 6″ x 8″, 50-sheet mouse pad with personalization in black ink? Goodbye boring black or grey mouse pads and post-it notes; hello, cute and personalized mouse/note pad!

This is the perfect gift for the computer savvy girl in all of us!

Buy It: Neiman Marcus
Cost: $39.00

Slimplicity

In Accessories on February 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm

How did we ever manage before SPANX? It’s been ten years since Sara Blakely created her revolutionary body-shaping brand that elevates the look of any fashionable outfit with undergarments that provide a chic, smooth finish.

In honor of this special anniversary, Sara has created a wonderful new line called Slimplicity that offers women more of what we want—more compression with less layering in a cool, breathable fabric that’s meant for everyday wear.

Buy It: Nordstrom
Cost: $46.00 – $55.00

All that Glitters is Gold

In Fashion on February 17, 2010 at 11:35 am

As seen on Kara DioGuardi (last night on American Idol) and Sarah Jessica Parker (at the Halston Fashion Show at NYFW), Gold Lame Shirts are super hot! This look puts a modern twist on classic ’70s style by accessorizing these glittering tops with cutting-edge studded shoes and a statement necklace.

Get the look by adding eye-popping jewelry to a metallic blouse—just pair with a pencil skirt or slim leggings for an understated finish.

Slip into these shimmering tops for a disco fever wardrobe twist:

Free People Boxy and Batty Top
Cost: $68.00

French Connection “Glitter Glaze” Tank
Cost: $46.80

INC International Concepts Sleeveless Metallic Blouson Top
Cost: $34.99