Friday, May 23, 2008

GET SUNKISSED PART I

Bronzed Gal Eva Mendes

The spring/summer seasons calls for 1 thing & 1 thing only; & that's a killer bronzed look (this trend kids NEVER gets old!) It doesn't matter how fair or dark you are there are products that can give you the perfect sunkissed look ...

Visual Effects

Having great lashes with bronzed skin goes hand in hand & Visual Effects by LORAC is the ultimate MUST! It's GENIUS 4-sided - comb brush extends your lashes to world record heights without the hassle of clumps or flakes.


If you convent a perfect, glowing complexion get your hands on The Multiple! A multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body. Its unique lightweight, cream-to-powder formula blends effortlessly to provide sheer all-over color, shimmering accents, contours and dynamic highlights for all skin tones, it's so lightweight it's the perfect must for the summer heat!



The ultimate multi-purpose beauty oil soothes and moisturizes the skin with an addition of rich chocolate shimmer for a natural glow - just be careful when applying it on your clothes as it's known to stain a frock or 2!





The UPMOST "IT" item when it comes to getting a sunkissed look! GlowFusion® is a completely odor-free, stain-free, and streak-free, with a crystal-clear mist that dries immediately, evenly, & perfectly. You will develop an uber sex-kitten glow within hours (kids it lasts up to 2 weeks!) ~ GlowFusion Micro-Nutrient Face & Body Natural Protein Tan not only gives you that sunkissed look it is also packed with vitamins & antioxidants that will nourish & boost your skins look & feel...



LipFusion Color Shine

Regardless of the season it's all about having naturally luscious, full & kissable lips ! LipFusion Micro-Injected Collagen LipPlump Color Shines shades are so amazing it compliments your bronzed hue ~ it adds a fresh sheen for lips that are lusciously full & oh so fabulously glossy!


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Monday, May 19, 2008

GIVENCHY

Gold Maddess on the Runway! Riccardo Tisci presented a collection that put his talent properly and clearly on display for the first time. Not that buyers are disbelievers, or that women haven't run into Tisci's exceptional crisp blouses, sharp jackets, and subtly cut dresses in stores and been pleasantly shocked to find the label inside reads "Givenchy." It's just that until now, something—perhaps trying too hard for concept or atmosphere—has always scuppered the appeal on the catwalk.

This blouse in one word... AMAZING!
This season, Tisci got it all under control, and at just the moment to take advantage of the fact that fashion is turning in the direction of his kind of dark, romantic, faintly goth aesthetic. Those on the hunt for new tailoring—something beyond a predictable blazer—will salivate over his black pantsuits and cropped toreador jackets, and the way he showed them with a hugely wantable variety of frothy blouses, from crisp white cottons to fragile, frilled plissé chiffons. Not to mention the slick black patent wedge boots with their tab-and-Velcro fastenings. Or the singular shiny leather puffer that made urban utility look chic again.


The Hispanic influence became more obvious in the black lace and flamenco/matador touches later in the show, but (huge relief) the sense of modernity didn't end up sacrificed on the altar of theme. Where Tisci did ruffles and folkloric wool lace, it was often (and best) in chopped-up abstract appliqués on jackets and coats. Give or take a gold leather bubble dress and a slightly dubious revival of stretch pants, this collection finally shifted Tisci out of the "promising" category into a place where he deserves to be seen as a designer who has come of age.


Each piece has immaculate attention to detail (frankly I'm shocked it's RTW)

Ruffles, Crucifixes , Patent Leather & Gold makes an amazing modern collection - it's so now ...

Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear
Givenchy

Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear
Givenchy
The genius of Ghesquière's Balenciaga is that he can extrude something so smoothly modern from so many layered references. It hit from the opening looks: molded black dresses with scrolled peplums, slit skirts, and armband sleeves—fifties cocktail catapulted into a fierce kind of twenty-first-century chic.
The clever part is the way Ghesquière melds his own vision—his taste for techno surfaces—with Balenciaga's heritage, often in the same garment—say, the car-shiny dresses cut with a swag back, or the sliced zones of shantung and plastic that are fused into a sack dress. There was much more beyond this, too: on the one hand, crazily elaborate "couture" latex, formed into hand-painted and embossed samurai biker jackets and dresses inspired by chinoiserie screens, and on the other, a few perfectly resolved urban equations for a new kind of evening dressing.

(NB: Cristobal Balenciaga was born in the Basque country, hence the "Spanish" drama.)
The best: the skinny gray pants and Goya-inspired draped velvet and taffeta tops—superb.

Perfection at it's best!
THESE SHOES NEED NO INTRODUCTION OR COMMENTARY - JUST PURE ADULATION!!! TALKS AMONGST YOURSELF KIDS... MAMA NEEDS A MOMENT.....

Resort 2009
Chanel - Runway

Karl Lagerfeld made a splashy landing with the new Chanel Cruise show. His models literally walked on water on a curvilinear runway built over the famously sinuous pool at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach, Miami. The clothes themselves, though, nodded to an entirely different era. The 74-look collection mixed rock 'n' roll with seventies swing and high glamour, all rendered with Lagerfeld's forward-minded attitude.
Stunning Looks from The Resort '09 Collection
These are sure to be in high demand among the easy-living types who make the rounds of tony beachside resorts, but it wasn't all just sun and fun.
Models with Brian Jones-inspired hair looked as smart in smokings as they did in seventies-style full-legged light-wash jeans, tie-dyed logo tees, and haute hippie headbands.



A series of elaborately beaded dresses with clear or smoky plastic insets were examples of pure urban sophistication, just as the few goddess dresses were exemplars of restraint. The pistol-heeled shoes—paging Charlie's Angels—were a different story. Lagerfeld's own wardrobe might have influenced the hard-edged looks (silver sequined blazers and black jeans) that the models rocked near the close of a show that was a spectacular in every way.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

ENDLESS IS WELL...ENDLESS!

Endless.com is an exciting new destination for shoes and handbags dedicated to providing the best prices, selection, and overall experience you'll find online. Endless.com was built by Amazon.com in response to customers' desires to shop a destination dedicated to shoes & handbags (& boy did they answer!)
Whether it’s up-and coming hot new brands like Pour La Victoire and Pura Lopez or respected brands such as Givenchy and Giuseppe Zanotti, Endless.com offers an array of brands and styles to choose from. Customers can find everything from a $25 pump to a $3000 sandal; it’s all there. Additional brands include Alberto Fermani, Alexis Hudson, Botkier, Casadei, Cynthia Vincent, Georgina Goodman, Goldenbleu, Jean Michel Cazabat, L.A.M.B., Tapeet, Rafe and Taryn Rose.

Head to the site NOW and peruse it's current promotion: 'Cynthia Vincent' - Spend 200.00 and receive 25.00 off your purchase…runs until May 11th ~ Check out www.endless.com for more details

Designers Are Bedazzled by Gustav Klimt

When John Galliano laid on the gilded embroideries at his Christian Dior Haute Couture show in January, he was the first of many to succumb to Gustav Klimt's Midas touch. The Vienna Secession painter's influence was everywhere at the Fall collections, accounting for not just a new gold rush but an abundance of swirling, floral patterns. If Christian Lacroix, Hussein Chalayan, and Dries Van Noten's interpretations tended toward the abstract, Oscar de la Renta's homage was more literal. But then, the New York designer has the Klimt-filled Neue Galerie right at his doorstep.

Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait Adele Bloch-Bauer I
The gilded lily: A Klimt-inspired look from Christian Dior Haute Couture, Spring 2008
Fancy footwork: Gustav Klimt's Dancer, 1916-1918
Hussein Chalayan's brush work

Never mind the It bag or the must-have shoe. Accessory obsession now centers on the need-it-now bauble. More and more houses—Bottega Veneta and Burberry, to name just two—are entering the jewelry arena. And they're not doing so quietly: Chunky statement pieces are the trend. Fall was a gem of a season for necklaces in particular. The moods were many: delightfully Deco at Lanvin, strung with crosses and amulets at Givenchy, and decidedly haute monde at Balenciaga, where Nicolas Ghesquière mined the archives for inspiration. Still, bracelets can't be ignored; Marc Jacobs' nodded to Scandinavian modern, while medieval wrist wrappers doubled as spiked weapons at Burberry Prorsum. Not that we condone violence, but that's one way to get your money's worth.
Modern weaponry at Burberry Prorsum
Givenchy's holy roller
Making the braid at Vera Wang
Flower power at Marni
The bedazzler: Liya Kebede in Lanvin
Silver streak: Louis Vuitton's retro modern necklace