Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Makeup Trends: By Georgina Graham

Uk makeup artist Georgina Graham gives us some makeup tips and trends to look beautiful this Spring 2012. "This Spring the look is about flawless, natural matt skin, with highlighted elements and vibrant pop of color". She recommends using one element of color in your face, either in  your eyes, cheeks or lips. If you are wearing color in your lips she recommends coloring your eyes with the following:

Green eyes - purple eye pencil
Blue eyes - oranges and aubergines 
Brown eyes - any color 


For your skin use a matt foundation instead of using powder. This will make your skin look flawless and natural. To make your skin luminous and bright add some moisturizer to your face. 

Moisturizers: MAC Lustre Drops, Benefits Watt's Up. 

Foundation: Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm, Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Foundation, YSL Top Secret Flash Radiance Skin Care Brush, Chanel Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen.

Before you put color in your lips Georgina recommends exfoliating your lips with a toothbrush and then to moisture with a lip balm. She says a good color for this season is Magenta because it suits all skin tones, and makes your teeth look whiter. Blue-based reds and pinks will look good in most skin tones. Oranges and reds are harder to wear. 

Lip pencils: MAC lip pencil in Magenta, MAC lip color in Girl About Town.Lip Balm: Jurlique Love Balm.

For your eye brows this season leave them with a natural look and masculine shape. To achieve this look Georgina suggests to throw your tweezers to let your eye brows grow, and to comb your brows straight-up. If they are sparse fill in with a brow pencil.

Creams: Creme de la Mer The Eye Balm Intense. Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Doll Eye Mascara in Black. Brow Pencil: Laura Mercier Brow Definer.

Start practicing and applying Georgina Graham's tips to get Spring's 2012 catwalk look. ENJOY!

Forbes: Top 20 Fashion & Beauty Billionaires

Forbes magazine just released their annul list of reachest people in the world. Check out who made it in the fashion and beauty industry. 

Here is the list: 

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Friday, March 9, 2012

John Varvatos: Fashion Star

Famous menswear designer John Varvatos is becoming a fashion mentor in NBC's new fashion reality show "Fashion Star". The show will premier Tuesday March 13 at 9:30pm. Varvatos and two other celebrity mentors will help 14 aspiring fashion designers win their weekly challenges. The judges of the show are buyers from top retailers Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and H&M. Supermodel Elle McPherson will be hosting the show.

The winner of the competition will receive $6million in retail orders to launch their collection. I wish all competitors the best of luck! Let me know if you like the show by posting your comments below. 

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Tom Ford: Special Edition Eyewear

Tom Ford just released his new "Special Edition Optical Eyewear Collection". All his eyewear frames are inspired "by enduring elegance of the 1950's". Ford created one style for women and one for men. Frames are all made with the finest materials: gold plated metal and water buffalo horn. Each frame comes in a fine leather case and is presented in a bakelite box with a soft brown lining. A certificate of authenticity and special cleansing cream with a chamois clothing is provided to protect the water buffalo horn. And because the water buffalo horn is organic, each frame will have different and unique look from the rest. You won't have a frame that looks like the rest. Now before you decide to buy yourself a pair, check your bank statement, because these fancy frames are $2,950(USD). 

You can find these luxurious frames in any Tom Ford boutique

Meet Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel started his women's label in 1998, and started participating in NY Fashion Week in the year 2000. His first collections were such a huge success that he opened his first flagship store in New York's Meatpacking District in 2003. 

In 2004 Azrouel became part of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America for his design and talent, today he remains an active member. In Fall 2007 he created a men's wear collection for which he got nominated by GQ as Best New Designer in America. "Azrouel's mens collection redefines American sportswear and day dressing for the modern men". Three years later in 2010 he launched a contemporary brand called Cut 25, becoming into an instant success. "The collection is an edit of key items combining high fashion with a day-to-day simplicity".

All his designs are created with high quality fabrics in order drape ultra feminine silhouettes. His designs are always modern and fresh. Yigal Azrouel gets his inspiration from his every day living but mostly in art, culture, architecture, nature and NY his home town.

Here are some photos from his Spring 2012 Collection:

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Marni for H&M On Sale Today!

Get ready to shop Marni's exclusive collection for H&M. If you are still wondering what to get go online to view the complete collection. They have really beautiful pieces at really affordable prices. Shop the collection in your nearest H&M store.

Here are my favorite items:

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Tory Burch: Spring Accessories

Tory Burch just released it's Spring Accessory Guide. I personally like everything, it has a stylish mix of color, texture and print. 

The straw tote and raffia bag were made by Madwa, a company that Tory Burch partnered with that supports and works with artisans in Madagascar. The bags were all handcrafted by women using sustainable materials and traditional basket-weaving skills.

Here is the Guide:

To buy online click on this link:

DVF for Gap Kids

Diane Von Furstenberg will be launching an exclusive Gap Kids collection, available in stores and online on March 15. I normally don't put kids clothing in my blog but I fell in love with this collection. Its full of color, fun prints and modern silhouttes.  I hope after this collection DVF does an exclusive line for GAP(Women). 

Here is a Sneak Peak,

To buy the collection on March 15 click on this link:

Couture Ugg Boots

Whooga boots just launched a tailored couture boot, that is hand delivered with a foot massage and a box of dark chocolate truffles. Can you believe that? 

Whooga ugg boots are ugg boots but with a few improvements:  warmer, more comfortable, softer on your skin, and less prone to sweating and odor building. 

Whooga boots are contantly being rated by independent reviewers and experts as the warmest and most comfortable, and it's half the price compared to its competitors. Ugg boots are available in 5 different ranges: classic tall, classic short, mini, weave, and metallics. Get 40% OFF Today!

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ART: Icons as Hipsters

Fabian Ciraolo a famous Chilean illustrator turned historical icons into hipsters, the transformation is really impressive. Characters seem to have more attitude and a punk, rocker style which I love.

The best look goes to Frida she has a cropped Daft Punk tee, colored denim and a vintage necklace combined with a cross cord necklace. She looks like the typical bad girl, with tattoos and a cigar to her side. 

To check out the rest of the icons turned into hipsters go to Fabian Ciraolo's blog: 

Frida Kahlo
By: Fabian Ciraolo

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

PARIS: Marc Jacobs + Louis Vuitton Exhibition

If you happen to be in Paris this month you can't miss the amazing exhibition of Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton in Paris museum: Les Arts Decoratif. Exhibition dates: March 9 to September 16

What to expect:
"This exhibition tells the stories of two men, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs(artistic director of LV), and will highlight their contribution to the fashion world. How did they succeed in taking the pulse of their respective periods to innovate and take an entire industry forward? How did there two personalities , each with their language, appropriate cultural phenomena and codes to write the history of contemporary fashion? An analysis rather than a retrospective, this parallel Vuitton-Jacobs comparison will provide new insight into the fashion system during its pivotal periods, beginning with its industrialization and ending with its globalization, focusing also on the its artistic professions and crafts, tehcnological advances, stylistic creations and artistic collaborations. It will also be homecoming for Louis Vuitton, who set up shop only a stone's throw from the Louvre, the home of his first great patron, Empress Eugenie. Over a century separated Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, bit both come together in the excellence of their creativity"
- Les Arts Decoratif 

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NEW: Nail Polish Remover

Cutex is releasing a new nail  polish remover "Advanced Revival". This nail polish remover combines acetone-based formula with natural botanical nourishing oils for stronger, healthier nails. I'am glad that Cutex came out with a new and improved formula, did you know that the formula had remained the same for the past 15 years? 

"What makes Advanced Revival different from any other nail polish remover is the combination of quality ingredients and science" Frank Busch, Founder CEO of Natural 10 Beauty Inc.

Advanced Revival Nail Polis remover will be available for purchase beginning March 2012. 

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One Day Without Shoes

Essie Cosmetics is joining forces with Tom's on April 10, 2012 to support One Day Without Shoes, its purpose is to raise awareness of the million of children at risk of getting infections and diseases for growing up without shoes. Essie is releasing a limited edition nail polish, Barefoot in Blue. A sky blue color that will encourage people to go barefoot and will call attention to anyone who wears it. 


On March 7, Essie and TOMS will host a free giveaway of 15,000 bottles of nail polish, every day for 15 days. The first 1,000 people that sign up for the giveaway will receive a complimentary bottle of Essie's Barefoot in Blue. Visit TOMS and Essie on Facebook to win! 

In 2011 Toms One Day Without Shoes had over a quarter of a million people walking barefoot to show their support, with more the 1,00 barefoot events taking place worldwide. I think we can beat last years numbers don't you? Let's all support this great cause, go barefoot on April 10. 

Join One Day Without Shoes here:

Essie - Barefoot Blue

LOVE: Emily Cho's Handbags

Emily Cho was founded by Emily Gellis and SJ Cho, they both met while working for a contemporary clothing line in NYC in 2009. Emily from NYC graduated from NYU and started her career as a contemporary buyer for famous retail chain Intermix. SJ grew up in South Korea and studied Oriental painting.She moved to NYC 10 years ago and mastered many sectors in the fashion industry, from pattern making to clothing and accessory design. After working in for some time the girls decide to combine their knowledge and creativity and so Emily Cho handbags was born, in April of 2010. 

They produce high-end luxury products and they ensure the finest quality for the handbags.Each piece is constructed by hand in an Italian factory that specializes in handbag production. 

I am in love with these handbags, they are stunning! I like their floral stamped leathers and exotic skins in bright colors. They are so unique and rare. Definitely I piece you need in your wardrobe for Spring! 

Check out my favorite hangbags:

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Nine West: Garden Party!

Flower prints are a MUST this Spring 2012 and Nine West just added the "Letitgo" platform wedge with a bold floral print to their Spring Shoe Collection. I am loving the colors and bold flowers in this shoe, perfect for Spring! Pair them with cute maxi skirt/dress for a ultra feminine look. 

Tous Joins (Red)

The Catalan jewelry brand Tous has joined forces with (RED) to create a special edition bracelet to support the fight against AIDS. The bracelet is a Vermeil Sterling Silver disc on a red nylon cord. The bracelet will be available for purchase in any Tous store or online beginning March 6th. For every Tous(RED) bracelet purchased, Tous will donate 5% of the sale to the Global Fund to help deliver and AIDS free generation by 2015. 

To buy online click here:

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Nordstrom: Stylist Remix

Watch Nordstrom's latest video guide to learn how to mix Spring item's and how to create your own looks. The catalog was filmed behind the scenes at their catalog shoot with renowned street style photographer Tommy  Tan. 

If you still haven't seen Tommy Tan's blog (Jak&Jil) I recommend you to do so, he has really cool street style photos.

Watch and learn . . . 

To see Nordstrom's Spring "It" List Guide click on this link:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Nicole Miller: Artelier Collection

Nicole Miller surprises us with her new line "Artelier". The collection is full of bold colors, dynamic prints, and comfortable silhouette's. The collection has the name Artelier because Miller combines her love for art and design all together. Her new collection is the fusion of both elements. How cool is that! 

"Artelier is designed for the versatile woman and is comprised of modern pieces with a twist" - Nicole Miller

Here are my favorite looks:

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Alber Elbaz Celebrate's BIG!

Alber Elbaz celebrates 10 hard working years with Paris fashion house Lanvin. The celebration was BIG! The party took place in La Halle Freyssinet, a large space in Paris with a beautiful 20th century architecture. He started the evening by presenting his Fall 2012 collection followed by a fun party. He served his guests, cake, hors d'oeuvres and champagne. Celebrities Tilda Swinton, Pharell Williams, Dita Von Teese, and Jessica ALba accompanied the designer in this special day.

I forgot to mention that after the show Elbaz surprised his guest by singing a song, a song dedicated to all the people in fashion who had helped him realize his dream. How cute is that? 

Here are some party pictures + a video with Lavin's Fall 2012 Collection.

Albert Elbaz's career history:
- Moroccan-born Israeli fashion designer
- 1985 Elbaz moves to NY to work for a manufacturer of mother of the bride clothing
- Works for 7 years for American designer Geofrey Beene
- 1997 Elbaz was hired by the film of Guy Laroche
- 1998 he began designing ready-to-wear women's clothing for YSL
- October 2011 Elbaz was appointed artistic director of Lavin in Paris

TOMS: Spring Styles!

Don't you just love a comfortable shoe? Tom's new Spring line is bright and fun for your feet. Give your legs a break this Spring and show them some love by buying yourself a pair of Tom's. Here are my tops picks.

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