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The Perfect Summer Dress

In Fashion on April 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Stand out this summer in the quintessential Alyssa Long Halter, pretty summer dress — a halter style in light as air silk in a playful abstract circle print. The Diane Von Furstenberg dress has a tightly pleated halter neckline that hooks at rear. The pleats open up at the collarbone to give ease to the flared shape, and we have the surprise of a soft cowl at lower back. In gorgeous summer day blue and white

Buy It: Intermix
Cost: $545

Cha Cha Tint

In Beauty on April 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Benefit’s latest liquid lip and cheek stain isn’t out until June, but here’s a sneak peek at Chachatint. Like its predecessors, Benetint and Posietint, Chachatint is a liquid stain applied with a brush. This time, though, the hue is a slightly shimmery mango; it’s not quite coral, but closer to the orange family than its pink and red sister tints.

Buy It: Benefit (in June)
Cost: $29.00

Chunky Monkey

In Shoes on April 21, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Spring shoe buzz has been largely devoted to the flatform, but there’s another style I’m eyeing. We’ve spotted Diane Kruger, Fearne Cotton, and Mary-Kate Olsen all sporting chunky heels. Thanks to strappy details, they have sexy appeal, while the thick platform caters to both our fashionable and functional selves. The thicker heels are more supportive – forget that kind of teetering that seems to go hand-in-hand with stilettos. Right now we’re loving the safari-inspired versions by Proenza Schouler and the espadrille-inspired YSL version. Check out some of my favorite styles below.

Vince Camuto CATEY Beach $110.00

Steve Madden Felicite Pumps $89.00

Bebe Leah Cork Wedge Sandals $129.00

Stepping Beauty

In Shoes on April 21, 2011 at 8:33 am

Looking to put a little prep in your step this season? Christian Louboutin’s latest Beauty Pumps will do just that for you! These conservative nude and white bow pumps made me instantly think of Charlotte from Sex in the City and I love it! Wear this super feminine style with a pencil skirt and silk blouse for a sophisticated office look.

Buy It: Net-a-Porter
Cost: $695

Shattered Polish

In Beauty on April 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

OPI revolutionized nail polish last year when the lacquer company released its first Shatter top coat in black. The polish is unique because it leaves a crackled, two-texture finish when painted on a nail bed, and manicure lovers enjoyed coming up with funky color combinations to paint the black Shatter over a rainbow of hues. Now… Shatter is about to get even better. OPI just announced that it will release more Shatter shades! Blue, Navy, and Turquoise make up an oceanic-inspired Shatter collection, and Serena Williams’ new Glam Slam! collection will include Shatter in both red and white. All five Shatters, which you can see in the gallery, hit stores May 1st for $8.50 per bottle.

Buy It: OPI
Cost: $8.50

Wonderlust

In Beauty on April 18, 2011 at 8:58 am

Raved about by top fashion editors and beauty bloggers, this press-obsessed wonder product is becoming a cult classic. Wonderlust is an omega rich hair tonic that provides maximum shine, hair color illumination and condition to all types of hair (especially color treated). Created with Kelly Van Gogh’s signature fragrance of jasmine and rose.

Wonderlust is a multi-tasking hair tonic that acts as a detangler, a light leave-in conditioner, a thermal (styling) heat protector, a UV protector and a pH balancer. It is the only styling product you need for gorgeous, healthy and manageable hair. Packed with light reflecting mica shine minerals, Wonderlust is like a disco ball for your hair. Your hair will never look shinier and your color will never look more illuminated.

HOW TO USE IT: Spray 5-10 times (depending on hair length and thickness) on clean, damp hair before combing and then blow dry and style as usual.

Buy It: Kelly Van Gogh
Cost: $30.00

Cleavage Cupcakes

In Accessories on April 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

Need extra oomph? Cleavage Cupcakes are crescent-shaped enhancers meant to be placed under the breast for PUSH UP POWER. They give a perky boost to what nature already gave you. Their demi cup shape makes cleavage cupcakes great for plunging tops & dresses. May your cups runneth over.

Buy It: Amazon
Cost: $44.00

Obsession Item

In Shoes on April 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I am obsessed with these heels. The second I laid eyes on them, my feet ached to be in them and my fashionista alter ego started purring. These Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes are simply fabulous and footwear doesn’t get much better than this. It really doesn’t matter what outfit you are wearing with these shoes because these heels MAKE your outfit.

Buy It: Net-a-Porter
Cost: $1,375

Spring Scents

In Beauty, Fragance on April 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Looking for a delicate spring fragrance to awaken your senses? My latest favorite fragrance is Lollia Eau De Parfum “In Love”. This scent is girly through and through – from the charmingly decaled glass bottles adorned with ribbons, crystals, blooms and birds to the scents housed within. The Lollia Eau De Parfum line comes in a variety of fragrances and you’ll be sure to find one that fits your personality.

In Love: the delicate aromas of apple blossom, jasmine and rose (FLORAL)

Wish: a sweet bouquet of sugarcane, vanilla bean and jasmine (FLORAL)

Relax: fresh notes of lavender, white orchid sweetened with Tahitian vanilla and honey (FLORAL)

Calm: Hyacinth mingles with pink pepper, fresh vetiver and heady amber (FLORAL)

Breathe: weightless whispers of peony, white lily, lavender and violet (FLORAL)

Buy It: Anthropologie
Cost: $44.00 – $46.00

Trend Alert: Spring Utility Jacket

In Fashion on April 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

I don’t need any more evidence beyond three of our favorite blonde beauties — Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger, and Sienna Miller — sporting army green parkas to convince us that it might just be a necessary year-round closet staple. It plays down the femininity of a girly white dress, adds utilitarian coolness to a lbd, and looks boyishly sexy with jeans and a red lip. Here are my favs for parkas:

GAP Belted Utility Jacket $64.99

Elizabeth and James Olive Surplus Jacket $197.00

JCrew Utility Jacket $148.00

7 For All Mankind Herringbone Utility Jacket $265.00