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Denim Doctor

In Fashion on May 28, 2010 at 11:16 am

Have you ever torn an unfashionable hole in your favorite pair of jeans? The jeans that have seen you through 3 breakups, look good with heels and flip flops, the discontinued, love of your life, never let go jeans? We fear not, you and your beloved jeans will never have to part again. Enter the Denim Doctor. The Denim Doctors will take your battered and beaten denim jeans and make them new again!

This is not your mom’s iron-on patch, this is genuine reconstruction of the original denim material. It is new cotton thread and stitch applied to the broken denim area. Also, you don’t need to worry about matching repair threads to that 10 year, rolled on the beaches of Cabo, weathered perfection. Denim Therapy uses the MatchPerfect™ cotton thread selection process to create the best looking repair possible. Booyah. Denim gets a second life with door-to-door service.

Cost: The estimated denim repair cost is $7/inch (Shipping charges are additional)
Get It: Denim Therapy

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Marissa Miller + Roxanne

In Fashion on May 27, 2010 at 10:04 am

Alice + Olivia‘s pale-pink leather and dusty-pink silk underwired bustier dress is a party-perfect style. In a thigh-skimming cut and this season’s pastel hues, this curve-contouring piece ticks all the right boxes. As seen on the ever-gorgeous Marissa Miller, the dress screams sex appeal. Paired with pair pink high heels and Miller’s signature beach-blown hair…this outfit is made to be photographed! If you on the demure side, pair this dress with a white boyfriend jacket and strappy sandals. Wear this lil number at the next occasion you want to make your ex-boyfriend jealous.

But It: Neiman Marcus
Cost: $495.00

Sheer Delight

In Beauty, Fragance on May 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Each year, Stella McCartney reinvents her namesake fragrance with lush new notes, creating a limited-edition take on her iconic rose scent. This year’s Sheer Stella is enriched with a natural organic rose, grown by an Ecocert-awarded cooperative in the Persian mountains. Exclusive to Stella McCartney, an entire organic rose harvest was purchased to create the one-of-a-kind fragrance. Fresh, natural top notes of green apple, frosted lemon, and Bulgarian rose open into a romantic heart of celestial rose, rose absolute, and Iranian organic rose, grounded by a base of warm, sensual amber.

Buy It: Sephora
Cost: $62.00

Brazilian Blowout DeBrief

In Beauty on May 25, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I’ve been wondering what a Brazilian Blowout is ever since I’ve seen this hairstyle popping up at every salon I see. The concept is fantastic, I mean who doesn’t want hair like Giselle (from Brazil)? Everything sexy comes from Brazil: bikinis, waxes, and Victoria Secret models. I investigated the Brazilian Blowout a bit more and this is what it entails:

The Brazilian Blowout is different from Japanese straightening and other Brazilian straighteners because it doesn’t completely straighten the hair. The hair still has plenty of volume and body and can still be worn curly or wavy. The Brazilian just softens whatever curl or wave you have. If the hair is air dried without a blow dryer, it will still have wave or curl but no frizz. On the flip side, if you want to blow dry your hair straight, you can do that, without a brush, in a fraction of the amount of time it would have taken without the Brazilian. Also, with other methods, there is a line of demarcation, meaning that when new hair grows in, it is curly/ wavy while the rest of the hair is straight. This blowout method washes away with time and is diffused, so there is no noticeable difference between new hair and treated hair. Other methods also have harsh chemicals in them like formaldehyde. The Brazilian Blowout does NOT have formaldehyde in it. And none of the chemicals in it are carcinogenic.

What’s the process of getting this done like?
It’s relatively simple compared to other Brazilian straighteners and Japanese straightening methods. The hair is washed with a clarifying shampoo, solution is applied, the hair is dried, I flat iron the hair to seal in the solution, rinse the solution out, apply a conditioning mask and blow dry. The entire treatment takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on how much hair the client has.

Results in More Detail
It literally gives everyone “wash and wear” hair. It allows clients to have freedom to enjoy activities they may have in the past because they didn’t want to get their hair wet and have to spend an hour redoing it. You’re no longer a slave to your hair. You can do whatever you want–work out, swim–without having to think about not getting your hair wet, because you know you will be able to make it look great in 15 minutes with just a simple blow dry. The treatment simply washes away over time and your hair returns to its normal state, so if you don’t like it, you don’t have to worry about having to cut all your hair off to get rid of it. The Brazilian Blowout lasts for up to 3 months.

Cost: The treatment starts at $350. It’s safe for all hair types, even fine, brittle, damaged. In fact, the more damaged hair will often have the most dramatic results.

To find a salon near you that offers the Brazilian Blowout, Click Here

Total Eclipse

In Fashion on May 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Part three of the Twilight Saga is upon us and now we can be part of the story with Nordstrom’s exclusive Eclipse fashion line. Show your support for Team Jacob or Team Edward, or just dress as if you’re Bella herself with the line’s boyfriend t-shirts, skinny leggings, and knit dresses. Top off the entire outfit with Luna Twilight Cosmetics and you’ll be set for your very own vampire/werewolf love saga.

Buy It: Nordstrom
Cost: $30 – $58

To the Maxi

In Fashion on May 21, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Maxi Dresses have been around since season’s past, and this summer is no different. It’s clear that maxi dresses are comfortable and stylish, but can you pull of these flirty pieces everywhere? The answer is yes! There’s a maxi dress for every occasion and ways to dress your maxi dress to transform it from day to night. Depending on the style, color, and complimentary pieces your comfy dress can become a sundress at the beach or a gown for special dinner with friends. Check out these cute styles and accessories for any possible circumstance.

Try these Maxi’s this summer!

Victoria’s Secret V-neck halter jersey maxi dress Cost: $99.00

TopShop Vintage floral Maxi Dress Cost: $210.00

Top Shop Strappy Jersey Maxi Dress Cost: $36.00

Forever21 Knit Basic Maxi Dress Cost:$12.50

Rocking the Romper

In Fashion on May 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Rompers are back this summer in full effect! This Deena romper from Dolce Vita is a wild, eye-catching romper made of multi-colored denim in an ethnic-inspired geometric print. It is strapless with a corset top and flat front mini shorts. It fastens in back with an exposed zip in a black elastic panel. Pair your new romper with a straw hat, tons of bangles and strappy wedge platforms for a playful summer ensemble.

This romper too wild for your wardrobe? Try this peach Staring at Stars Cutout Romper for an equally fun loving look! ($58.00)

Buy It: Urban Outfitters
Cost: $185.00

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

In Fashion, Shoes on May 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Put some prep into your step with these adorable Chloe Corato Cork Wedge Penny Loafers! Chloe’s twist on the classic penny loafer is an iconic style for the season. Their canvas rendition is colored in a neutral ivory atop 1 1/2″ platforms and 5″ cork wedge heels trimmed with strips of cognac leather. They include a gold crest coin in the front slit of the shoes in a nod to the tradition from the ’50s, when prep school students made a fashion statement by inserting a penny into the diamond-shaped slit on their Weejuns. In white, which is really a light ivory.

These shoes are the perfect office to beach look!

Buy It: FarFetch
Cost: $489.00

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make a Necklace

In Accessories, Fashion on May 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm

When life hands you lemons, you make a lemon choker! This Lanvin Lemon Choker embodies the perfect elements of springtime fashion: fresh, unique and bold. The bejeweled lemon necklace gives instant power to your everyday t-shirt or evening dress and will definitely be the talk of any party you attend. The ribbon and brass link choker is adorned with a crystal strass lemon pendant. It is a 3″ pendant drop and a 20″ length.

Buy It: Barneys
Cost: $1,245

Chain Reaction

In Accessories, Fashion on May 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

Statement necklaces have the power to transform an outfit from bleak to chic! This spring, try on a statement necklace with a little oomph: Chunky Chain Necklaces. Chunky, bold accessories will jazz up your neckline and make your outfit feel fresh and hip again. Try these Chain Necklaces this summer!

White House Black Market: Chunky Chain Necklace
Cost: $48.00

Bergdorf Goodman: Chunky Link Necklace
Cost: $340.00

Forever21: All Chained In Necklace
Cost: $6.80