Friday, April 30, 2010

The Frugal Friday Four under $50!!

A great pair of cutoff denim shorts, my sister just got them and they look so cute!
Miley Cyrus is always seen wearing cutoff denim shorts

All the colors remind me of all the tribal inspired clothing that is out! Purchase

I love hoop earrings and Tinkerbell!  Disney Couture earrings

Thursday, April 29, 2010

How to pick the right color?
First, brown hair looks good on EVERYONE, you just have to pick the right color.  People with fair skin should stick to warmer browns (honey, copper) because it brightens up your complexion but, stay away from too dark colors because it will make you look too pale.  If you have a medium shade skin tone, chestnut browns are the best for your complexion and adding golden highlights brings out the darker skin tones.  If you have dark skin, natural browns are the best like chocolate brown because it complements your warmer skin tones.

Best Everyday:
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Release daily shampoo and conditioner .  You want to use a color depositing shampoo and conditioner to bring out dark, rich tones.

Best Hair Gloss:
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Shock leave-in gloss makes hair extremely smooth and soft and gives it the perfect shine!  Brown hair tends to look dull and flat, so this is the perfect product.

Kim Kardashian's hair looks best super dark with her olive complexion

Sophia Bush's medium skin tone looks best with this chestnut hair color and some mahogany mixed in (love the waves too!)

Amanda Peet's hair is a very natural brown that complements her complexion.  Notice that she does have lighter highlights going through her hair to make it appear more voluminous

Victoria's Secret model, Miranda Kerr, brightens up her face by adding warm highlights

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Trend Report: Big Hoop Earrings

On the the Spring and Fall 2010 runways, bold and asymmetrical designs were everywhere, so it makes sense that big and bold hoop earrings are going to be a trend (not that they're ever really forgotten)!   Hoop earring are now worn more casually by pairing your them with simple and casual attire, a sleek ponytail or big layered hair to show off your earrings.

Moschino Fall 2010 had gold jewelry and big gold hoops.

Fashionistas wearing hoop earrings!
Beyonce in her signature hoop earrings at a recent red carpet event
Hilary Duff in her favorite CC Skye bamboo hoops
Jessica Simpson recently wore hoops leaving an airport (drinking Vita Coco water...the best!)

Some of my big hoop picks!
14 karat gold etched oval hoops.  Purchase
Finely hammered gold earrings.  Purchase
Funky Lucky Brand hoops for $29.  Purchase
Betsey Johnson charm hoops.  Purchase
CZ clover hoops.  Purchase

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pictures from Christian Louboutin Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign

Alice in Wonderland inspired?

Belvedere Vodka has hired designer Matthew Williamson to create a limited edition pink caftan inspired by their new pink grapefruit flavor.  “My design for the Belvedere Pink Grapefruit collaboration was inspired by the vitality of sultry high-summer evenings,” said Williamson. The pink patterned dress is available on May 15th in Williamson's NYC boutique.

British designer, Giles Deacon, has been named creative director of Emanuel Ungaro.    Here are some pieces from his Fall 2010 collection.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Frugal Four

I love this romantic dress

Ombre miniskirt available in blue, pink, green, yellow, and purple.  It's fun, especially for $15!

Sunday Splurge!

Gorgeous coral bib necklace by Oscar de la Renta

Who Wore What Best this week?

Nicole Richie looked boho chic in a beautiful kimono wrap, bell-bottom jeans, a white t-shirt and a few simple accessories this week

Zoe Saldana in a low cut Balmain dress at the LA premiere of The Losers

Jennifer Lopez glowed in the beaded and chiffon mini dress by Georges Chakra at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style event

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blonde Haired Beauties

Over the next few Thursdays I am going to put up the best hair products for certain hair colors because I got a special request on what the best products for blondes are!

If you need to brighten up your dull hair...

A moisturizing and brightening treatment for those with light hair is Marilyn by makeup company LUSH.  When your hair begins to look dull this is the best pick me up.  It makes your hair super soft, shiny, and blonder!  It's $18.55

If you need a quick root touch-up...

The Oscar Blandi Pronto Colore Root Touch-Up and and Highlighting Pen in Light Golden Blonde or Beige Blonde (for the palest hair colors) is the best to touch-up your roots in between appointments.  If you don't like, you can just shampoo it out.  Available at Sephora

Everyday shampoo & conditioner (or every other day...)
I always use John Frieda Sheer Blonde products.  The Highlight Activating Enhancing Conditioner is the best to brighten up your hair.  These products help maintain your hair color and shine.  However, I think it's best to use conditioning treatments in between, especially for blondes because hair can get so dull.

Deep conditioning treatment...
I think this product is good for all colored hair.  The Masque Chroma Riche by Kerastase leaves your hair feeling soo soft and makes it glisten.  I leave it in for 10-15 then rinse and blow dry when I really want my hair to look good.  It doesn't hurt that the bottles bright pink either!

For those of you who aren't blonde or the shade of blonde you want to be, don't go lighter than two shades unless you go to the hair salon, your hair could turn a very brassy color.  

How to find the perfect blonde color?  
First, know your skin tone.  If you are fair skinned, a cool and ashy blonde looks best because it counteracts with pink undertones in your skin.  Beware of going to platinum though, it can wash you out and make you look tired if it's too much white.  If you have a medium skin shade you can pick almost any blonde color except for platinum and anything to yellow.  Remember: the blonder you go, the more upkeep (although I did show some products on how to maintain your salon color).  If you have olive or darker skin tone you should go for some gold and avoid a too-yellow hair color.  If you have wavy or very textured hair don't go for an all over color.  Instead ask the stylist to mix highlights and lowlights to show your hairs depth.  If you have very thin or fine hair, go for all over color, while thick hair is better with just multi-dimensional highlight

Carrie Underwood has great hair in this picture.  Her all over highlights create dimension and gives the hair volume.  Her fair to medium skin tone looks great with some ashy and white blondes as well as some golds and darker hues.

You can tell Gwyneth Paltrow has fine hair, so this one all over color looks beautiful

Blake Lively's wavy hair looks great with all over highlights

Hope this was helpful blondies! This site is great to try different hairstyles on yourself!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Accessory Prediction: Backpacks

The backpack has not been a trend now for some years as shoulder bags have taken over the bag scene.  Recently however, I've spotted a few trendsetters (especially the Olsen twins) carrying them and spotted a few on the Fall 2010 runways.  Super comfortable and easy to transport things in, especially your laptop, there are nice backpacks you can find if you look around.  I've put some of my favorites below.  

English fashion model Daisy Lowe was recently spotted wearing the Louis Vuitton Bosphore backpack
Rihanna with a blue Gucci backpack slung over her shoulder and Louis Vuitton shades

The Olsen twins have been all over the backpack trend for the past year.  Here are some favorite picks of mine.
Mary-Kate Olsen wearing a Pendleton leather backpack at the opening of Otarian, the world's most sustainable restaurant in NYC. (p.s. check out the cute hairstyle!)

Woops! Rachel Bilson had the same Pendleton backpack as Mary-Kate this past weekend at the Coachella Music Festival

Ashley Olsen recently spotted carrying nylon Prada backpack

Ashley Olsen wearing a canvas Alexandra Cassaniti backpack (love this one!)- Queen of the Posh and Broke picture

I love this Syndeny bag by Alexander Wang available at Barney's New York

Here are some less expensive versions