Monday, May 31, 2010

Went to my beach house for the holiday and did not realize I didn't have internet...updates tomorrow!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sex and The City 2 Beauty Scoop


The main hairstylist on set for Sex and the City 2 was Frank Barbosa, who said he was inspired by old black-and-white films for the looks.  The main look for all of the characters was loose, free-flowing waves (especially for Carrie!).  To get the look he used 1/4-1/2 inch curling irons, a Sultra flatiron,  René Furterer Spray Gloss, and Ojon Extreme Hold Hairspray and told the stars to only wash their hair every few days.


Makeup artist, Judy Chin, created Carrie's look by using neutral colors and minimal makeup (not matte-like, but with more of a glow, hint: use blush) on the face and then glammed up the eyes.  Chin used smoky and sparkly eyeshadows and lots of black mascara.
Click here to see Judy Chin talk about what products she used and what her inspiration for the movie was.

Kyra Panchenko, was the makeup artist for Kim Cattrall and got her inspiration from Blondie, Kate Moss, and Madonna.  She gave Samantha a light and dewy look and used individual eyelashes to make her eyes stand out.

Charlotte York look was as always, very minimal with blush, curled lashes, black eyeline and a tint of pink on the lips.

Miranda kept her skin pale and fresh looking, but had rosy cheeks, nude/light pink lips and black eyeliner on top and the bottom (sometimes she used light green eyeshadow) with minimal mascara.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day is quickly coming up and in the fashion world that means...WHITE!  You finally get to wear your white denim, dress, pants, etc. and it won't be considered a fashion faux-pas, although I don't mind pulling white out early.  I have picked out some of my favorite white pairs of denim, all styles, for you to browse through in case you are in need of a new summer pair!  Check them out

Best White Denim: (pictures are below)

AG Angel Bootcut Jeans
Citizens skinny jeans
Current/Elliot Low Bell jeans
True Religion cutoff shorts
Serfontaine destroyed white denim

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Trend Report: Celestial Jewelry

A trend to try is celestial jewelry, anything with the sun, moon, or stars on it.  Celestial jewelry has not become a trend yet, but it is on its way, as recent celebrities have been seen wearing it.  Giorgio Armani also found inspiration from the moon for his 2010 Spring collection, Armani Privé.
The special thing about celestial jewelry is the symbolism the objects hold.  The moon is something that illuminates our intuitions, the sun represents the celestial king who brings warmth to our lives, and the stars which tell us to reach upward.

Armani Privé Spring 2010 collection

Taylor Swift wearing a gold crescent moon necklace made by Henri David

Diane Kruger wore a necklace filled with stars to the 2010 Cannes Film Festival Closing Ceremony

Cat Deeley wore Melinda Maria's (I did a write up on her about 1 week ago) Moon & Star Necklace in 18 karat gold plate out in Cannes with Kate Bosworth
Gwyneth Paltrow wore diamond star studs to the Iron Man 2 premiere

Where to find celestial jewelry:
14K white gold diamond accent star studs at Macy's

Juicy Couture star and moon necklace for $48 (they also have a sun necklace for $48)
Sun Pendant for $75
Yellow gold moon and star earrings for $85 at Ross Simons

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday's Fashion News

Supermodel Tyra Banks released a series of photographs dedicated to the late Alexander McQueen.  In the photos are Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model judge, Andre LeonTally and a younger girl Gianna in head-to-toe Alexander McQueen.  Banks said, "McQueen was considered royalty in the fashion community...McQueen had a flare for the dramatic and a love for fantasy.  I would like to think he would have loved these photos".
All Hail McQueen

Jil Sander has launched her new line line, Jil Sander Navy.  The spring/summer 2011 collection consists of unstructured outerwear, lightweight jerseys, and easy knitwear and includes apparel and accessories.  Alessandro Cremonesi, CEO of the Jil Sander  Group said, "Reflecting the nature of casual sportswear, its light and unconstructed fit , as well as the attractive price points, the line will provide the opportunity to address additional clients".  The items will be available mid-summer.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Jonathan Saunders fitted block dress for $295

Who Wore What Best?
Emily Blunt wore a gorgeous Georges Chakra gown, Swarovski crystal clutch, and Louis Vuitton jewels at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes.
Ashley Olsen in a navy, vintage layered Yohji Yamamoto dress, navy Robert Clergerie sandals and Van Cleef jewelry and Mary-Kate Olsen in a long Givenchy black shirt and pants at the 12th Annual Art Auction in NYC.
Jennifer Hudson wore a bright blue Alexander McQueen dress and Gucci ankle-cuff sandals to a cocktail party in Cannes.

Cameron Diaz in a bright red Oscar de la Renta frock and nude pumps at the L.A premiere of Shrek Forever After 

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Frugal Friday Four Under $50

Soft and chic black ankle pants for $36.95

Funky fringe vest for $42

Floral maxi dress for $34.50 from Old Navy (also in light blue)

Delicate, light pink woven belt from J.Crew for $29.50

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beauty Updates

Estee Lauder Company Inc. has acquired Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics Inc. as a way to give their makeup brands (including MAC, Clinique, and Aveda) a more youthful appearance.  "We are excited to be acquiring a uniquely positioned cosmetics brand with true talent well known for engaging consumers," John Demsey, a group president at Estee Lauder, said in a statement. "Smashbox fits perfectly within our DNA."  Chief Executive Dean of Smashbox Cosmetics says, "The Estee Lauder Cos. is the ideal home for Smashbox.  The company possesses the scale and vision to help transition Smashbox into its next phase of growth."


Actress, Kate Hudson has signed with Revlon Inc. to be the global ambassador of makeup brand Almay.    Hudson said, ""Almay is known for its fresh, effortless approach to beauty. I share that philosophy and I'm honoured to be partnering with a brand that believes cosmetics should bring out the natural beauty inside every woman."
Taylor Swift has teamed up with CoverGirl Cosmetics to be their newest celebrity endorser.  The ads will come out in 2011.  

Coming this fall, MAC makeup will be releasing a collection called Venomous Villains.  Products will include lipstick, lipgloss, powder and blush.  MAC has not released who the villainous inspirations are yet, they have only put out this mini video .

Barbie Makeup Tutorial I thought this was super cute!
My picks for best Barbie makeup choices:
Concealer (under eye and blemishes): Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer 
Eyeshadow: Make Up For Ever eyeshadows (Browns, blues, white, pinks, 
Lipstick: MAC Lipstick 
Lipgloss: MAC Lip Glass 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fashion News

Designer Joanna Sykes has been appointed creative director for design label Aquascutum. Sykes is a British deigner that has worked for Giorgio Armani, Albertta Ferretti and Matches' Freda label, as well as having her own line.  Belinda Earle, chief executive of Aquascutum said, "Joanna has a fantastic eye for detail and cut and produces clothes we would all want to wear- a perfect fit for Aquascutum.  Check out Sykes own designs here.

Model Lara Stone got married to British star David Williams just a few nights ago.  She had two custom made dresses designed by Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy) for the event.  Her actual wedding dress was a white lace corset-style dress with gold trim and her after-party dress was a fitted metallic gold and belted mini dress.
Lara Stone and hubby at the after-party

Designer Karl Lagerfeld and Vanessa Paradis teamed up to do an Edie Sedgewick and Andy Warhol inspired photo shoot for the weekly French fashion newspaper Madame Figaro called Factory Story.  Here are some of the cool pictures.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Trend to Follow: Cut Out Dresses

Instead of wearing bandage mini dresses and pushup bras this year, the sexiest way to show some skin is the cut out dress.  If you pick the right style you will look classy and trendy and picking the right style is pertinent.  You do not want something to cutout because it will look trashy and you do not want cutouts in places that are just too revealing.  Cutouts on the shoulders, hips, arms, and back are the sexiest and classiest places to have them.

Here are some examples from Spring 2010 runway show

Model Casey Karvalho wearing a one-shouldered (also a good option for cut out dresses) and sparkled Hervé Léger by Max Azria dress at the 2010 Spring show
Black cut out dress by Stella McCartney

Model Ali Michael in a black cut out heart dress by Luelle for Spring 2010

Model Abbey Lee Kershaw in a cut out sequined Balmain dress from the Spring 2010 collection
Cut out dress by Viktor & Rolf for Spring 2010, just thought this was fun!

Stars in cut out dress

Kristin Cavallari in a white linen back cut out dress to a Nylon Magazine event
Kristen Bell in a pink BCBG mesh cut out dress
Kim Kardashian in a fitted black cut out dress
Halle Berry in a nude cut out Gucci dress
Miranda Kerr in a slinky black cut out dress


Classy cutout dress from French Connection for $158

Max Azria angled cut out dress for $450

Colorful Zimmerman back cut out dress 
Donna Mizani one-shouldered navy cut out dress for $193

Hills star Kristen Cavallari and 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord wore the Donna Mizani dress in black