Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Vera Wang created a new fragrance, "Princess" for the playful, unpredictable, independent woman who treats every day like an adventure. This sheer, flirty blend of water lily, lady apple, mandarin meringue, and golden apricot skin are melded with sheer floral notes, accented with dark chocolate, and finished with a pink frosting accord, amber, warm woods, musk, and vanilla - a whimsical treat for the turn in seasons. $52-68$ at Sephora.
L'Instant by Guerlain- Young. Irreverent. Defiant. Created by Maurice Roucel, creator of L'Instant by Guerlain, this unconventional fragrance sweeps you straight into its heart: a new interpretation of violet. Exuberant notes of violet are accompanied by jubilant red berries like raspberry. A hint of orange blossom and rose impart a striking intensity, while sensual iris and tonka bean resins finish the scent, making Insolence the ultimate luxury fragrance. $43-89$ at Sephora.
Prada Tendre- Tendre is a creation reminiscent of Prada's signature women's fragrance that translates each of the four main, iconic ingredients at their true origins into a compelling, luminescent scent with hypnotic impact. $65-95$ at Sephora.
Yves Saint Laurent- Baby Doll "Duo" speaks to the woman who is naturally young at heart. She is sophisticated, yet clings to the lightheartedness of youth. A precocious beauty with a sweet, sensitive side, she's the center of attention and life of the party. Set includes a 1 oz Natural Sparkling Eau de Toilette Spray and a 1 oz Natural Eau de Toilette Spray, in a Baby Doll signature gift box.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Jaime Pressly (right) chose a lace Badgley Mischka dress for her Emmy Awards début.
Evangeline Lilly (left) wore a deep plum chiffon gown by Versace. Wearing her hair in loose waves over her bare shoulders.
Maria Menounos(last row left) chose a black lace Monique Lhuillier dress with a high collar for the big night. The Access Hollywood host added another summer trend to her look: a skinny black headband.
Jennifer Love Hewitt (last row right) arrives at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in a beaded gown by Collette Dinnegan. The actress is a presenter at this year's awards show and will be starring in the upcoming film The Ghost Whisperer.
De Rossi (left) arrives at the awards show in a V-neck dress with crocheted rosette accents, and a flowing skirt by Zac Posen.
Deborah Messing (right) is chic in a tiered strapless white gown by Alberta Ferretti. The actress is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in Will & Grace.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
And don't forget, you just can't do justtice to a stubtle classy color pallet if you don't play it up with a smooth lip gloss like this one also from NARS in Stolen Kisses. Also take a look at MAC's fall collection in the UNTAMED design. This quad set features plum colors in a soft yet luxe style.
Friday, August 25, 2006
(from Ford Press Release) Question: What do you do with 85 car parts, a wind tunnel, one model, one photographer, a charity, a car designer and one internationally-renowned dress designer?
Answer: Grab the headlines with the latest fashion accessory to hit the Ka-twalk. Ford's designers and Bruce Oldfield have created a vision of beauty in the shape of a stunning Streetka dress.
Made from 85 parts from a special pink Ford Streetka, the dress, valued at £15,000, will be auctioned during London Fashion Week to raise money for Barnados.
The corset was formed out of pink fibreglass – the material of the Streetka's hardtop. The choker is the car's gem-like clock: the hat was made from parcel shelf material and cable-ties, and the see-through skirt from mesh used on the front grille, decorated with colourful electrical cables normally found under the Streetka's dashboard.
Bruce Oldfield, who has for many years designed outfits for celebrities and royalty alike, such as Jerry Hall, Catherine Zeta Jones and the late Diana Princess of Wales, agreed to work with Ford on this unique fundraising project. "It really was a case of two designers from two very different disciplines collaborating on the Streetka dress and coming up with something fabulous and pioneering," he explained.
"I didn't want the dress to look too mechanical," he added," even though it really is made from car parts. Although we used actual wiring as embroidery we did have to concede to a few couture bows to soften it up a bit."
"This was one of the most bizarre projects I have ever worked on," said Paul Wraith, senior designer at Ford. "We used technologies normally reserved for future Ford products to develop the bodice. Having a pink corset emerging in our workshops has certainly raised a few eyebrows around the studio.
"Who but Bruce would have imagined that cable ties, parcel shelf fabric and mesh could make such a stunning outfit,’’ he added.
The dress will feature as part of Bruce's charity fashion show at Claridges on Wednesday 22 September where his new autobiography, Rootless, will also be launched. A six-month loan of the pink Streetka will also be auctioned. Proceeds will go to Barnados.
Pics from Seriouswheels.com
You dread the days when you're Gucci/Channel/Dior bag carrying days are over and you will have to replace those hot designer bags with baby diaper bags from Toys R Us. Well we already know you dont have to with the over size Louis Vuitton bags ect that can be used to stash the smelly used diapers in. Now you can really style up your newborn as Gwen Stefani did back in July with the Gucci baby carrier. People were stunned when they saw this, but I ask, how is it any different from when Jessica Simpson stashed her puppy in the Louis V. dog carrying case. I'm also firm believer that if you're going to do something, do it right, and make sure to purchse a pair of baby gucci shoes for a mere 185$. Get a pair for yourself while your there too! Oh, and a purse from the 85th anniversary collection.
Pics nymag.com/ purseblog.com
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Everyone, brace yourselves...but platforms are back and they're meaner than ever. The chunky shoes did make a come back a few years ago. The "clunkiness" was apparently too much for some to handle at the time so they have made a come back, yet again, but in a new refined style. Also, you'll probably see alot of fall styles including a small platform and in a patent leather design like this pump from www.aldoshoes.com site for 69$.
Ofcourse these styles have come a long way since the glitzy glam glitterness of the 70's. Lets give them another chance shall we?
Yahoo News- Kohl's Departmentstores in partnership with Vera Wang announced today that they will be the newest duo in the ongoing designer-meets-department-store partnership trend with the launch of Very Vera by Vera Wang, a premium fashion and lifestyle brand for Fall 2007. This will be conceptually similar to what Isaac Mizrahi did with Target and what Martha Stewart did for Kmart.
It should be interesting to see if Kohl's is trying to change their image by offering bridal-wear including this dress (Above) for a department store bargain price of $5,690.
Next time you go out partying on a Saturday night, consider this tiny but functional purse by GUESS. Dimensions are 6" X 4 " X 1.5". It has a detachable chain shoulder strap so you can wear it across the chest. I see alot of women wearing these over in Europe. They are very femine and can be worn casually with jeans or dressed up at night with a skirt. It won't get in your way when your out at the club dancing up a storm and because of its size can be kept on you at all times. The only draw back, you can't shove a million things in there. Keys, a few bucks, and maybe a cell phone.
Bag can be found online at www.guess.com fall 2006.
Remember those 80's when you were jumping on your bedding belting out the songs of Cindy Lauper in your new perm hair-do, leutenant shoulder pads with sleeves rolled up to your elbows. A few years ago, many would have laughed at the thought of this scene. However, for those of you who know fashion statements almost always make a comeback, you would have expected the new or rather "old" straightleg jeans. I've seen many of these straight leg jeans in stores and mostly in magazines. So I decided to try on a pair at Armani Exchange this month (www.armaniexchange.com) I realized A. Straight Leg Jeans aren't for everyone or B. There is a certain style straight leg for everyone.
Pictured, AX "ultra-low rise fit with stretch has a long and lean straight leg for a slimming, silhouette in a clean rinse finish,clean rinse, stretch denim, 98% cotton, 2% stretch skinny fit". Featured in AX's website-Fall 2006