One has to cross upstream, higher up, to come downstream properly.
One has to cross upstream, higher up, to come downstream properly.
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…’
Aqua eyes sparkled on the runways this spring
Stylists, designers and trendsetters are looking to Warhol for inspiration
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!
2.) The Floating Stroke
A single swift, clean line…
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
We’re seeing the brightest blue paired beautifully with coppery/orange tones.
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.
Using an eyeshadow in the same color, sweep across the lid
Blend under the lower lash line
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.
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!”
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Students are not the only ones getting A’s drawing sharp angles, clean lines and bold curves. Designers are following suit, with Fendi leading the way.
Study our picks below for a crash course in all sorts of circles, squares and shapes in-between!
Group 4, Wilfredorosado.com
Proenza Schouler Patchwork Perforated Snake A-line Skirt, net-a-porter.com, $2,350.00
Angular Gemstones Necklace, Forever21.com, $12.80
Nike Woven Nagoya Sneakers available at select Nike retailers
We love the sleek silhouette of the above lamp.
Picasso Floor Lamp, Bunnywilliamshome.com, $1,000
Hermes Garden Craft Bag, hermes.com, $6350.00
Langford Canopy Bed, bernhardt.com, $5,290.00
Fendi Cuff, price upon request
Stella McCartney Contoured Mesh-Inset Gingham Sheath Dress, bergdorfgoodman.com, $1780.00
Edie Parker Jean Geo Clutch, barneys.com, $1295.00
D’Mond Prestige Ring, dmond.com
Adria Ankle Cuff Sandal, Vince, neimanmarcus.com, $350.00
Lanvin Shell Minaudière, barneys.com, $2190.00
Asymmetric Top with Knot Neckline, zara.com, $59.90
A smaller, but no less impactful version of the above…..
Wendy Nichol Black Opal Triangle Ring, barneys.com, $1250.00
Last Look! How to wear the trend in the most unexpected ways
Archie’s Girls & Mickey make a mainstream splash!
Marc Jacobs Really Gets the Mouse Out of His House…
This uber-popular sweater is sold-out at almost all retailers, but still available at Marc Jacobs.com
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.
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
Headpieces by Maison Michel
How to wear cat-ear headbands effortlessly:
The Return to Riverdale!
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!
All Photos Below Courtesy of Makeupandbeautyblog.com:
Betty & Veronica Lipsticks—$16.50 each, maccosmetics.com
Mascara, maccosmetics.com, $17.50 each
Young Hearts Mirror, maccosmetics.com, $25.00
Lucky in Love & Cheers My Dear Pigment, maccosmetics.com, $23.00
Yours Forever Tote, maccosmetics.com, $49.50
More Archie’s Girls products are available online and in stores and boutiques carrying MAC products.
When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.
We came across this picture in the Korean magazine, Woman Chosun, and were immediately intrigued!
What a great idea to add some warmth and greenery, especially to an urban apartment. Actually, the Sky Planter Upside-Down Plant Pot is more easily available than we thought!
How does it work? A web disk secures the plant and soil making it mess free. Water goes directly into the roots (an interesting concept that does make sense!) Apparently root-feeding conserves water as well?
Reach up, pick your herbs growing right over a pot of simmering sauce!
Ceramic Mini Triple Pack, Boskke.com, $99.00 (Other sizes, colors and price ranges are also available)
The Queen of Fruits
Why is it called the ‘Queen of Fruits?’ Some believe because of the legend that Queen Victoria offered a reward of 100 pounds sterling to anyone who could deliver her fresh Mangosteen. Even a few years ago, Mangosteen sold for up to $45 per pound in some specialty stores in New York.
In our humble opinion it tastes like a strawberry coated in sugar, it’s so good!
The tropical evergreen tree is believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Molaccas of Indonesia. The rind of the fruit, which is not edible, is a deep, beautiful, reddish purple when ripe. Mangosteens are best when harvested from May-August. To eat or use the Mangosteen, cut the shell around the circumference of the fruit. Rotate it gently and remove the shell.
Mangosteens have become more readily available in the United States recently. They can be found at high-end specialty grocers, or Asian markets
Mangosteen and Lime Sorbet
2 Mangosteens delicately halved with stones discarded. (Keep outer shell of fruit to serve in)
1 lime juiced
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 egg white
4 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth
Empty the mixture into a shallow container and let it set, for approximately 15-20 minutes in the freezer
Scoop the mixture into the preserved mangosteen shells
Serve immediately, garnished with fresh mint or a pinch of freshly grated lime zest
Recipe courtesy of: Ready Steady Cook
With an artfully elegant suitcase in hand anyone can head off on the most exotic journey with full confidence! The second collaboration between Anna Sui and Tumi is glamorous whimsy meets trusted functionality.
Anna Sui Medium Trip Packing Case, tumi.com, $595.00
Sui combed through her archives for the perfect illustrations for this second collection and decided upon a floral watercolor print (too bad since no one is excited about flowers this spring!!) used in two dresses from her spring 2009 runway.
Anna Sui Ballistic Snap Case for new iPad, tumi.com, $49.00
The fabulous pale lavender cases and travel accessories such as shoe bags, luggage tags, ipad cases and totes are all available in limited edition.
Enna Large Travel Pouch, tumi.com, $115.00
In an interview with Elle.com, Sui said, “We had to bring back a little glamour to travel because that’s how it used to be.” Her packing advice: bring books, magazines and music and stick to one color to streamline packing!