Beauty

des Plumes

  • 26th September 2013

Do it right and it looks luxuriously elegant….with not a trace of Sesame Street.  Pair feathers with slightly tousled hair and you might have stepped right off the stage at a music festival.

From Chanel’s fall accessory line to eyelashes hitting the fashion runways, feathers are partout!

 

….Some of our favorite ways to fall prey to this look….

 

Naeem Khan channels looks from Gatsby (or maybe it was the reverse?!)

 

Naeem Khan Fall 2013

Naeem Khan Fall 2013, Photo Courtesy of Vogue.fr

Naeem Khan Fall 2013

Naeem Khan Fall 2013, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

 

 

 

Carey Mulligan as Daisy in the Great Gatsby. Photo Courtesy of:  Google Images

Carey Mulligan as Daisy in the Great Gatsby. Photo Courtesy of: Google Images

 

 

How to do the feather cape:

 

Kate Moss for Topshop Black Feather Cape
Black Feather Cape

Pair it with leather and elegant sheers.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.fr

 

 

 

Biba Feather Cape in Black
Biba Feather Cape in White

 

Biba Feather Cape in Black or White, houseoffraser.co.uk,  £ 65.00

 

 

Debenhams Feather Cape
Rare Opulence Feather Cape

 

 

 

Star by Julien Macdonald Black Feather Cape, debenhams.com, £16.50

Rare Opulence Feather Cape, rarelondon.com, £120.00

 

 

Our Favorite Dresses & Skirts:

 

 

Feather Dress Collage

 

 

1.) Jay Ahr Ostrich Feather-Trimmed Jersey Dress, net-a-porter.com, $1560.00

2.) Nanette Lepore Plume Feather-Hem Crepe Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $398.00

3.) Collection Feather Flutter Dress, jcrew.com, $1950.00

4.) Milly Feather Sleeveless Dress, bloomingdales.com, $645.00

 

 

Matthew Williamson Mirror Lace and Feather Dress
Jason Wu Stretch Feather Ostrich Dress

 

 

Matthew Williamson Mirror Feather Dress, matthewwilliamson.com, £3,495.00

Jason Wu Ostrich Feather Dress, farfetch.com, $4950.00

 

Work runway trends into your eye-ensemble!

 

 

Shu Umera Rainbow Feather Eyelashes

 

 

 

Shu Uemura Rainbow Feather Lashes, harrods.com, £34.00

 

 

Bohemian & Dreamy:

 

Sienna Miller in Feather Earrings.

Sienna Miller in Feather Earrings. Photo Courtesy of: Google Images

 

 

 

Aime Parades Earrings
Aime Parades Earrings

 

 

Aime Parades Earrings, modewalk.com, $161.00

 

 

Feather Earring Collage

 

 

5.) Daytrip Feather Earring, buckle.com, $5.36

6.) Nadia Earrings by ToniMay, thegrandsocial.com.au, $89.00

7.) Evocateur Peacock Feather Earrings, ahalife.com, $168.00

8.) House of Cach Italian Horn Feather Earrings, maxandchloe.com, $65.00

 

 

Elegant & Classic:

 

Thomas Sabo Feather Wing Earrings

 

 

Thomas Sabo Feather Wing Earrings, harrods.com, £109.00

 

 

 

 

Jason Wu Ostrich Feather Top Vogue Russia

Ostrich Feather Top by Jason Wu: Photo Courtesy of Vogue Russia

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

 

Mixing rose gold, black & feathers this shoe it truly ethereal…

 

The Carlton Shoe Kate Spade

 

 

The Carlton, katespade.com, $598.00

Plaits Please!

  • 31st May 2013

From ancient Egyptian braids to Greek Goddess styles to European braid buns, plaits have been around gracing the heads of women (and men) for centuries the world over.

 

 

Braids Valentino Runway

Braids Valentino Runway, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris Collections

 

But for Spring 2013, it’s the side-braid that’s fresh, fun and turning heads everywhere!

 

Rhianna's Braid

Rhianna, Photo Courtesy of: InStyle

 

The look is not solely confined to the realm of elegant and long, but can be punked-up a bit, courtesy of the one-sided french braid…

 

 

One Sided Braid Harper's Bazaar HK

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

One sided French Braid

Photo Courtesy of: Estetica China

 

 

 

 

According to beautydepartment.com, the perfect side braid begins with the right styling products.  The recommendation:  Redken Rough Paste.  It’s a paste meets a pomade that has just the ideal amount of grit to actually allow the braid to stick.

 

Redken Rough Paste

 

Rough Paste Redken, amazon.com, $13.90

 

 

 

Styling a simple fish-tail side-braid is amazingly easy with these quick pointers from Isabel Guillen, stylist and braiding expert with the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman, in New York City.   She designed six braided styles for Real Simple magazine, the easiest and most au courant of which, we highlight here.

 

Side Fishtail Braid from realsimple.com

 

Side Fish Tail Braid

Photo Courtesy of: Real Simple Magazine

 

“This braid, which works best with longer hair, needs a bit of texture for hold; if your hair is straight, give it some wave by winding one-inch sections around a curling iron.

Gather your hair to one side in a low ponytail, securing it close to the base of your neck with a clear elastic. Next, create a fishtail braid: Separate the ponytail into two sections. Hold one section; with your other hand, take a narrow strip of hair from the outside of the other section and bring it over to the one in your hand.

Repeat, incorporating hair from one section into the other until you run out of hair; then secure with another clear elastic.

Finally, with a pair of scissors, carefully cut out the top elastic to give the braid a loose, casual look.

For a more bohemian effect, gently pull the braid apart with your fingers.”

 

 Last Look!

Short history of braids through the ages ending with this season’s side sweeping style

 

Ancient Egyptian Braids

Ancient Egyptian Braids, Photo Courtesy of: lovelyish.com

Navajo Braids

Navajo Braids, Photo Courtesy of: Lovelyish.com

Medieval European Braids

Medieval European Braids, Photo Courtesy of: Lovelyish.com

 

1940s Braids

1940s Braids Photo Courtesy of Instyle UK

1950s Braids

1950s Braids, Photo Courtesy of: Instyle UK

1960s Braids

1960s Braids, Photo Courtesy of InStyle UK

 

1990s Braids

1990s Braids, Photo Courtesy of InStyle UK

2000s Braids

2000s Braids, Photo Courtesy of InStyle UK

 

2013, Photo Courtesy of:  InStyle UK

2013, Photo Courtesy of: InStyle UK

 

 

‘Hot Town’ Beauty Essentials

  • 27th May 2013

How to Survive Summer in the City!

 

The days are heating up, thus it’s time to turn to our veteran beauty advisor through the years, Susan Linney for tips on how to keep looking cool and fresh-faced even as everyone else sweats….

 

Besides being smart, riotously funny and fashionable, Susan is always on-trend (or, more often than not, starting them!).  Ms.  Linney is a NYC-native who lives in Brooklyn, writes about beauty, and is currently obsessed with her Kusa Grass Flip Flops (check-out “Last Look” for a glimpse at these summer ‘must-haves’, you don’t want to miss them!).

 

We pop in to SusanLinney.com regularly to keep updated on her many spheres of authority as well as follow her on Pinterest.  Today, we’re lucky enough to have her summer advice front and center in our world.

 

 

Susan’s list of current product obsessions for the season:

 

As a beauty writer and editor, I try out a lot of different stuff, and I of course have my favorites. But I also often switch out beauty products when summer arrives in NYC. The heat and humidity that swelters above the sidewalks calls for some serious, specialized care. So here are eight of my summer essentials for this season, some of which are brand new to my warm-weather rotation.

 

 

Susan's Summer Best Beauty Products

 

 

 

 

1. Ouidad Sun Shield and Sport Spray

For a naturally curly haired girl like me, summer is one of the worst seasons for smooth hairstyles. So I often end up wearing my hair “au natural.” However, I never leave the house without spritzing my strands with this sun-shielding conditioning spray, which protects my color-treated hair from chlorine, salt water, and other damaging elements. And since it’s formulated especially for curly hair (Quidad is one of the best lines for this hair type), it also helps to define, soften and loosen my locks. Sun protectants are key this time of year, so I’d suggest finding one you like, no matter what kind of hair you have, to use throughout the day.

 

2. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20

I’ve been using this foundation for over five years now and I doubt I’ll be switching anytime soon. The coverage is light and it glides seamlessly over my skin leaving a very subtle, healthy glow. It also adds an extra 20 of SPF so I know my face is truly covered from the sun’s dangerous (and wrinkle-causing) UVA and UVB rays.

 

3. Supergoop  Sunscreen Day Cream SPF 50

Even though my foundation has SPF, I still make sure to apply Supergoob’s Sunscreen Day Cream all over my face first. In the summer, I use it as my moisturizer—it’s super hydrating, blends quickly, and contains a host of antioxidants that naturally protect skin from free radical damage.

 

4. Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Jean Queen

My favorite lipstick ever, and it’s perfect year-round. Enough said.

 

5. Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Eye Cream

Yes, it’s pricey, but a jar of this creamy, wrinkle-fighting cream lasts forever, and the formula is truly worth the expense. Immediately upon applying, the under eye area is lightly illuminated, which helps to disguise dark circles even before any concealer is added. I’ve been using this for two months now and I definitely notice a difference (and so have my friends!).

 

6. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional

I recently discovered this balm and I can easily say it’s the VIP of my summer beauty saviors for this season. It’s been a Godsend for my large pores and T-Zone slick spots, mattifying like a charm and make my pores appear practically invisible. It’s typically applied after you moisturize, but you can also dab it on over makeup if your icky areas start to to peak through during the day. Just keep it in your purse, and pat on lightly when needed.

 

7. Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Bronzer

I’ll admit, I’m a bit obsessed with bronzers. But this summer, I’m set on this formula from Physicians Formula. The best thing about it is that unlike most shimmery bronzers that make oily and sweaty skin look even more oily and sweaty, this powder is formulated with corn starch, leaving my face with a wonderfully matte, naturally looking tan glow.

 

8. Tatcha Petal Fresh Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Sheets

I carry blotting papers wherever I go. Tatcha’s sheets work wonderfully, and the packaging is so pretty, it’s just too sweet to resist. But I also stock up on NYX’s Blotting Papers, which are only $4 a pack, come in cute colors, and are great for absorbing oil on the go.

 

 

 

Images courtesy of Susan Linney, Ouidad.com, Neutrogena.com, Supergoop.com, Nordstrom.com, Kiehls.com, Sephora.com, Soap.com, Tatcha.com, Nyxcosmetics.com

 

Last Look:

Haven’t heard of grass flip flops? Don’t fret, now you have!

 

 

Kusa Grass Flipflops

 

 

Kusashoes.com, $29.95

 

 

 

Parrot Tulip Nails

  • 26th May 2013

People have been asking and we are happy to disclose that our latest ‘nail inspiration’ comes fresh from the garden by way of our favorite tulips!

 


Tulip inspired Toe

Gold & Red Streaked and Fringy Tulip Inspired Nail Art

Gold and Red Parrot Tulip

Gold and Red Parrot Tulip

 

It’s clear to tell that we are not manicurists here.  However, this fun effect is super easy and very hard to mess up.

 

We began with a base coat that was a dark, earthy brown such as Essie, “Hot Cocoa.”  Before it dried we added Chanel, “Peridot.”  The key is before it dried.  The brush was almost completely clean minus a trace of Peridot allowing us to make three thin streaks starting from the base of the nail and fanning first to the left, then center and then the right.

 

The Trio of Polishes Used: Essie 'Hot Cocoa,' Chanel 'Peridot' and 'Pirate'

The Trio of Polishes Used: Essie ‘Hot Cocoa,’ Chanel ‘Peridot’ and ‘Pirate’

 

Peridot mimics the gold in the tulip but in certain lights it has a trace of green bringing in the stem and leaves….perfect!

 

Once again, before Peridot dried we added Chanel ‘Pirate’ in the same manner.  Barely a trace of red on the brush, three clean streaks starting from the base of the nail and mimicking the streaks on the tulip fanning left, center and right.  Voila!

 

Streaky Tulip Effect

Streaky Tulip Effect

 

 

And now for some of our favorites from the garden!

 

 

Monte Flame Tulip from Dutch Gardens

Monte Flame Tulip from Dutch Gardens

 

 

 

Monte Flame Tulip, dutchgardens.com, $13.95 for ten bulbs

 

 

 

Shere Khan Tulip from Dutch Gardens

Shere Khan Tulip from Dutch Gardens

 

 

Shere Khan Tulip, dutchgardens.com, $14.99 for ten bulbs

 

 

 

Bright Parrot Tulip from Dutch Gardens

Bright Parrot Tulip from Dutch Gardens

 

 

Bright Parrot Tulip, dutchgardens.com, $10.95 for ten bulbs

 

La Mer

  • 29th April 2013

Somewhere under the sea a whole lot of sea creatures don’t even realize how they are being celebrated up here!! As we are getting beach-ready so to are designers in every realm from home décor to jewelry.

 

Tentacled

 

Octopus in Glass, Silver Mint

 

 

Octopus in Glass, Silver Mint, plantationdesign.com, $425.00

 

 

Gold Octopus Pin .o5ct Diamond with Ruby Eyes
Opening Ceremony Octopus Patch Sweater

 

 

 

Gold Octopus Pin .o5ct Diamond with Ruby Eyes, scullyandscully.com, $2800.00

Opening Ceremony Octopus Patch Sweater, shopbop.com, $185.00

 

Jellyfish Giclee

 

Jellyfish Giclee, Ballarddesigns.com, $169.00

 

 

Jelly Bowls, gulnurozdaglar

 

Jelly Bowls, gulnurozdaglar.com

 

 

 

Anchors Away!

 

Awikio Riviera Stripe Dress by Malene Birger

 

Awikio Riviera Stripe Dress by Malene Birger, shopbop.com, $195.00

 

Joie Valera Anchor Jacuard Sweater
Cardigan in cotone stampa "mariniere,"

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire Italy

 

Joie Sweater, Valera Anchor Jacquard, bloomingdales.com, $219.30

Cardigan in cotone stampa “mariniere,” Marinayachting.it, 149€

 

Juicy Couture Knots & Anchors Necklace

 

1.) Gold Tone Stripe Anchor Drop Earrings, us.riverisland.com, $12.00

2.) Anchor Wheel Drop Earring, betseyjohnson.com, $40.00

3.) Juicy Couture Knots & Anchors Necklace, piperlime.gap.com, $48.00

 

 

 

The Big Fish

 

Chantecaille Save the Sharks Palette

 

Chantecaille Save the Sharks Palette, chantecaille.com, $83.00

 

Papier-mâché Shark

Papier-mâché Shark

 

 

Papier-mâché Shark, rhbabyandchild.com, $119.00

 

Enameled Dolphin Bangle JCrew

 

 

Enameled Dolphin Bangle, jcrew.com, $98.00

 

 

The Sea Equestrian

 

Anthropologie Bar Sea

Under the Sea Bar Ware, Anthropologie

 

 

 

Seahorse Bottle Opener Anthropologie

 

4.) Seahorse Bottle Opener, anthropologie.com, $14.00

5.) Blue Seahorse Charm, juicycouture.com, $48.00

6.) Finn Gold Pygmy Seahorse Pendant Necklace, barneys.com, $995.00

 

 

Ship-Mate

 

Anchor Locket Necklace Forever21

 

Locket Necklace, forever21.com, $3.80

 

Boy by Band of Outsiders, Sailboat Intarsia Sweater

Joules Womens Ships Print Silk Square Scarf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy by Band of Outsiders, Sailboat Intarsia Sweater, shopbop.com, $365.00

Joules Womens Ships Print Silk Square Scarf, psyche.co.uk, £33.99

 

 

Gap Large Striped Tote
Rosetti Ships Ahoy Sailboat Striped Shopper

 

 

Gap Large Striped Tote, gap.com, $39.95

Rosetti Ships Ahoy Sailboat Striped Shopper, kohls.com, $35.40

 

 

Shells & Coral

 

Shell X-Ray Photography Williams Sonoma
Shell X-Ray Photography Williams Sonoma

 

Shell X-Ray Photography, williams-sonoma.com, $350.00-$1250.00

 

Anna G Shell Cuff Shoplatitude

 

Anna G Shell Cuff, shoplatitude.com, $80.00

 

 

Sea Life Tea Set Anthropologie

 

7.) Sea Life Tea Set, anthropologie.com, $16.00-$34.00

8.) Coral Hooks Wall Décor, rshcatalog.com, $29.00

9.) Shell Carafe, Quattro Home Thailand

 

 

Last Look:

 

These lanterns from Pottery Barn provide the perfect way to do seaside accents, like sand and starfish alongside your candles.

 

Pottery Barn Lanterns

Pottery Barn Lanterns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery Barn also features an amazing array of resin sea creatures.

 

 

 

 

Pottery Barn Shells
potterybarnshells2

 

 

New Moon on Monday

  • 28th April 2013

As sure as a new moon rises every month, so to has a new trend accentuating this semi-circular feature.

 

Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Nirvana

Photo Courtesy of: Bon Appétit


 

So, if time and cash are not on your side, or, you are just an inspired do-it-yourselfer (like us!), we picked up these styling tips from Heidi Klum’s web site….

 

Nail Art Striping Paint

Photo Courtesy of: Bon Appétit

 

 

How to Get Half-Moon Nails (Edit from HeidiKlumaol.com)

 

Tools:
Metallic or glitter polish
Color #2,  polish
10 reinforcement stickers (like you may have used in high school to fix a tear on a 3 ring binder)
Clear top coat

 

Steps:
1. Start with clean, bare nails that have been filed.

2. Apply 1 to 2 coats of the metallic/glitter polish (depending on the coverage of the polish). Be sure to paint your whole nail. If the color ends up showing through the other polish it will just add a little sparkle, but it is important to have a smooth first layer. Let the polish dry for at least 30 minutes. It is important your nails are dry before placing the reinforcement stickers on them or else the stickers will peel off the polish and you will have to start all over again.

3. Once nails are completely dry, place a reinforcement sticker on each nail with the outside of the sticker mimicking the shape of the moon of your nail. Cutting a slit in each sticker will allow the stickers lay more evenly on each nail. You can decide what size you would like the moons to be, but it is important that the size stay consistent across all your nails for it to look right. Once they are all placed where you would like them, apply pressure to each making sure they are secure to your nail.

4. Now paint the top half or your nail with 2 coats of Color #2 polish. Let this coat dry for at least 10 mins.

5. Once that’s dry, carefully pull the reinforcement stickers off of each nail.

6. Finish with a clear top coat.

 

Half Moon Nails

Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Thailand

Half Moon Nails

Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Thailand

 

 

 

In the event that you just want to free-hand it or try a more abstract approach we recommend:

 

Art Club Nail Art Gold Glitter Striping Paint, amazon.com, $8.00

 

Nail Art

Photo Courtesy of: InStyle

 

 

Art Club Women’s The Nail Art Foil Flakes, amazon.com, $10.00

 

 

Art Club Women's The Nail Art Foil Flakes

 

 Last Look:  The whole combination of the single-standout nail, the modern graphic ring and the bold color combination of bright orange and vivid teal made this photo (from one of our favorite Thai magazines) and styling idea, unforgettable in our minds…

 

 

Standout Nail

Azul Accents

  • 13th April 2013

The color crush for eyes takes a cue from pop art and aqua accents abound.  Let’s look at the trend, find the right products and examine the ‘how to…’

 

Marilyn Andy Warhol
Kate Moss Rimmel

 

Aqua eyes sparkled on the runways this spring

 

Dior Aqua Sparkly Eyes
Dior Aqua Sparkly Eyes

 

Stylists, designers and trendsetters are looking to Warhol for inspiration

 

Aqua Eyes Warhol
Aqua Eyes Elle Magazine

Photo Courtesy of: Elle

 

A few ways to wear this trend

 

1.) On the lashes

For edgy, bold blue lashes try this technique dreamed up by makeup artist Pat McGrath for the Stella McCartney show, and featured in Vogue India.

Start with a good base coat of black mascara.  Add a layer of clear mascara on to which you hand-paint (or dab) crushed blue shadow pigment.  Gorgeous!

 

Vogue India

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue India

 

 

2.) The Floating Stroke

A single swift, clean line…

 

Floating Stroke

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand

Floating Stroke

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand

Try:  Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color No. BL711; Estée Lauder Intense Kajal Eyeliner Duo No. 1; Crazy Lazy metallic eye pencil; Intense Color Super Soft Kohl Pencil Peacock Feather (Courtesy: Elle Thailand)

 

3.) Pair with coral and burnt orange

Vogue Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

Vogue Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

 

 

 

We’re seeing the brightest blue paired beautifully with coppery/orange tones.

 

Calvin Klein One Street Edition

Calvin Klein One Street Edition

 

4.) Boomerang Curves

Elle UK uses the Eye Crayon in Kingfisher from Top Shop Make-up to do the boldest bright blue lids.  Start by drawing a line across your eye socket using a bright eye crayon.

Step 1

Step 1: Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Using an eyeshadow in the same color, sweep across the lid

 

Step 2

Step 2: Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Blend under the lower lash line

 

Step 3

Step 3: Photo Courtesy of Elle UK

 

Voila!

Voila! Photo Courtesy of: Elle UK

 

5.) Superquick Mermaid Eyes

This quickie comes by way of Marie Claire.  Start with Garnier’s BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector, then swipe on Lancome’s Khol in Love in Jade Crush along the lash line.

 

Lancome Khol in Love in Jade Crush

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire

 

 

Watch for the azur trend to catch-on everywhere.  In talking about Turquoise, renowned jewelry designer Chan Luu says, “I love the vivid color.  It makes me happy. That’s why I keep a big container of turquoise nuggets by my bed!”

 

 

Comic Relief

  • 11th April 2013

Archie’s Girls & Mickey make a mainstream splash!

 

 

Archie's Girls
Mickey Mouse Sweater

 

 

Marc Jacobs Really Gets the Mouse Out of His House…

 

 

3/4 Sleeve Mickey Sweater Marc Jacobs

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Thailand

3/4 Sleeve Mickey Sweater Marc Jacobs

Photo Courtesy of: 2 Mag Thailand

 

This uber-popular sweater is sold-out at almost all retailers, but still available at Marc Jacobs.com

 

3/4 Sleeve Mickey Sweater Marc Jacobs

 

Mickey 3/4-sleeve sweater, marcjacobs.com, $995.00

 

If $995.00 is too much for you to spend on this little fellow here are a few budget ways to add his dapper charm to your look.

 

Mickey Sweater

 

1.) Top Shop Mickey Crop Sweat, topshop.com, $45.00

2.) Disney Mickey Mouse Two-Toned Simulated Crystal Watch, kohls.com, $51.00

3.) Mickey Roses Raglan Tee, delias.com, $25.00

4.) Frederica Moretti Navy Mickey Ears Peeked Cap, liberty.co.uk, £125.00

5.) Miss Selfridge Mickey Mouse Jumper, missselfridge.com, $32.00

6.) Mickey Kiss Me Tee, delias.com, $25.00

7.) Forever 21 Contrast Mickey, forever21.com, $23.00

 

Miley Cyrus Mickey Mouse
Zendaya Coleman Mickey Mouse

 

Ear Headpiece

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire UK

Ear Headpiece

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire UK

 

 

 

Headpieces by Maison Michel

 

 

How to wear cat-ear headbands effortlessly:

Lace Hairband from Maison Michel

This outfit (courtesy of: Elle UK) demonstrates how to incorporate the lace cat-ear headband effortlessly.

 

 

The Return to Riverdale!

 

Archie Comics

Photo Courtesy of: 2 Mag Thailand

 

 

If you knew/know all the characters in the constantly popular Archie comic series, i.e., you feel like a best-friend to Jughead, are a little scared of Mr. Lodge, love to devise pranks to play on Mr. Weatherbee, then MAC’s new make-up/accessories line is just for you!

 

Archie Comics

Photo Courtesy of: 2 Mag Thailand

 

 All Photos Below Courtesy of Makeupandbeautyblog.com:

 

Veronica Lipstick

Photo Courtesy of:makeupandbeautyblog.com

Veronica Lipstick

Photo Courtesy of:makeupandbeautyblog.com

 

Betty & Veronica Lipsticks—$16.50 each, maccosmetics.com

 

Archie's Girls Mascara

Photo Courtesy of: makeupandbeautyblog.com

 

Mascara, maccosmetics.com, $17.50 each

 

 

Archie Young Heart's Mirror

Photo Courtesy of: makeupandbeautyblog.com

 

Young Hearts Mirror, maccosmetics.com, $25.00

 

My Dear & lukcy in Love Pigment

Photo Courtesy of: makeupandbeautyblog.com

My Dear & Lucky in Love Pigment

Photo Courtesy of: makeupandbeautyblog.com

 

Lucky in Love & Cheers My Dear Pigment, maccosmetics.com, $23.00

 

Yours Forever Tote

Photo Courtesy of: makeupandbeautyblog.com

 

Yours Forever Tote, maccosmetics.com, $49.50

 

More Archie’s Girls products are available online and in stores and boutiques carrying MAC products.

An Eye for White

  • 9th April 2013

This beautiful cotton broderie anglaise dress from Moschino just screams summer.  It would be elegant at a sea side sunset wedding or evening cocktails overlooking Istanbul.

 

Cotton Broderie Anglaise Dress Moschino

Photo Courtesy of: Marie Claire UK

 

If your budget is not $3,000.00 but closer to $150.00, this white stunner comes in at a close second.

 

Sundance Catalog EyeSundance Catalog Isla Eyelet White Dresslet White Dress

 

 

Patchwork Broderie Anglaise Long Tank Dress Moschino, modaoperandi.com, $2,995.00

Isla Eyelet Dress, Sundancecatalog.com, $148.00

 

 

Back of Dress Moschino

Back of Dress Moschino


 

 

Back of Isla Eyelet Dress

Back of Isla Eyelet Dress

 

 

White is blinding us with its presence this spring, but never has it looked so elegant as in the ever abundant maxi dress form.

 

Photo Courtesy of: L'Officiel Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: L’Officiel Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Harper's Bazaar Australia

Photo Courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar Australia

 

If you are going to buy one maxi dress this season, make it long, lean and clean (white!).  Here are a few more of our favorites…

 

Cushnie et Ochs Suspended Silk Gown
Cushnie et Ochs Suspended Silk Gown

 

 

 

Cushnie et Ochs Suspended Silk Gown, shopbop.com, $1895.00

 

 

Free People Jill's Limited Edition White Story Dress
M Missioni Paneled Stretch-Knit Maxi Dress

 

 

 

 

Free People Jill’s Limited Edition White Story Dress, freepeople.com, $500.00

M Missioni Paneled Stretch-Knit Maxi Dress, net-a-porter.com, $1,295.00

 

 

6 Shoreroad Monsoon Tie-Strap Maxi Dress
Young Fabulous and Broke Lou Crochet Strapless Maxi Dress

 

 

6 Shoreroad Monsoon Tie-Strap Maxi Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $188.00

Young Fabulous and Broke Lou Crochet Strapless Maxi Dress, neimanmarcus.com, $194.00

 

 

Ermanno Scervino Sleeveless Dress

 

 

 

Ermanno Scervino Sleeveless Dress, farfetch.com, $2312.73

 

 

 

We would pair any of these picture perfect whites with effortlessly cool metallic sandals…

 

Sundance Thong Sandals

Sundance Thong Sandals

 

Thong Sandals, sundancecatalog.com, $178.00

 

AND, the perfect bold, red lipstick…

 

MAC Matte Lipstick Russian Red, amazon.com, $19.85

 

MAC Russian Red lipstick

 

Des Yeux de Chat

  • 29th January 2013

Cat-eyes are creeping up everywhere from the most glamorous runway shows to city sidewalks.  This trend featuring the feline seems to spring up in the Mediterranean (think Cleopatra, Sophia Loren…), so naturally, we have turned there to bring you the most beautiful inspiration.  (Photos courtesy Vogue Italia)

Cat Eyes Italian Vogue

Photo Courtesy: Vogue Italia

 

 

 

Cat Eyes Italian Vogue

Photo Courtesy: Vogue Italia

 

 

 

 

Cat Eyes Italian Vogue

Photo Courtesy: Vogue Italia

 

How to recreate this dramatic effect?

We recommend a trio of:

3-Coleurs Glow Luminous Graphic Eye Palette Eyeshadow in Nude, Dior, $48.00

The Khol Pencil Intense Khol Eye Crayon, Dolce & Gabbana in jet black, $29.00

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking in deep black, $30.00

All available at Sephora.com

sephora eye makeup

 

Couple these with a steady hand and you have the look mastered!

If you’re going all out with the eyes, why not top it off with this sleek, feminine, yet ultra bold clutch available now for pre-order? So gorgeous, so Italian!

 

Gucci Bright Bit Python Clutch

Gucci Bright Bit Python Clutch, saksfifthavenue.com, $2300.00 (available on pre-order now)

 

 

 

 

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