Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Get Haute Hair With Redken Thermal Products

Let the season's hottest catwalk coifs go straight to your head with these tricks of the trade from REDKEN Heat Styling Products!
Trend: Pumped-Up Body

Seen At: ROBERTO CAVALLI Spring 2009 RTW

DIY: Some hairstyles on the fall runway were electrifying—in quite a hair-raising way. To achieve the soft, voluminous hair at Roberto Cavalli, RedKen Creative Consultant -GUIDO applied volumizing satinwear 02 to wet hair, concentrating at the roots. After blow-drying hair with blown away 09 & a two-sided oval brush until nearly dry, he spritzed spray starch 15 on the hair to add texture and volume. He then continued blow-drying while back-combing the hair and finished with hot sets 22.


Trend: Perfectly Undone Bun

Seen at: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Spring 2009 RTW

DIY: While traditional chignons were plentiful, many designers took buns to a whole new level. At Ferragamo, GUIDO, RedKen Creative Consultant went for an undone, modern look. How to become undone: After blow-drying hair straight with satinwear 02, pull it into a ponytail. Spray fabricate 03 on the pony -loop hair around with a curling iron - release & fasten in a loose bun. Loop back and forth until all hair is used, spraying spray starch 15 on each layer as you go. When done, tuck ends under and pin in place.



Trend: Loose Waves

Seen At: SONIA RYKIEL Spring 2009 RTW

DIY: To create the imperfect loose waves, GUIDO first sprayed fabricate 03. After blow-drying the hair, GUIDO parted the hair and flat-ironed back and forth along the surface with spray starch 15, using metal prongs to help shape the wave. With a lot of teasing, crimping and hot sets 22 he achieved this catwalk stunner!



Trend: Chunky Loose Waves

Seen At: ROBERTO CAVALLI Spring 2009 RTW

DIY: Mist just-washed, damp hair with blown away 09 & blow dry hair thoroughly. Spray hair with volume-boosting iron silk 07 - wrap one-inch sections of hair around a medium flatiron, alternating the direction each spiral - Finish off with hot sets 22

The hottest thing on the runways (from left to right) REDKEN Heat Styling Products: hot sets 22, fabricate 03, blown away 09, satinwear 02, iron silk 07, spray stach 15


To Purchase Locate a REDKEN salon at REDKEN.com

Spring Awakening

Thanks to spring's dazzling new make up you will be gorgeous from head to toe!

spring greening limited-edition reusable straw palette by Tarte Cosmetics

Tarte Cosmetics does it again! The spring greening collection is packed with all the products you need to capture the spotlight this season. Armed with an arsenal of shimmering eyeshadows, lip glosses and brush - you'll be able to create enough gorgeous looks to match your every mood this spring! The luxurious & earth-friendly makeup case can be used strictly for beauty business or as a re-usable palette for future beauty endeavors!

PlantLove™ Botanical Lipstick is made with an innovative botanical formula that's infused with rich, natural ingredients to nourish the lips. Smooth and silky, it conditions and colors your pout to pucker perfection.



Indulge in the latest shimmering peaches, pinks, purples, blues & silver hues to replace your harsh winter hues with Zoya's latest collection of haute couture nail lacqueres this spring! Twist Sampler by Zoya, a line of 6 trend-setting shades, puts the final touch on fingertips and toes with a top-quality formula you have come to expect from Zoya! The long-lasting, chip-resistant polish ensures flawless results with each application, and its green ingredient list excludes DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde. How perfect is that!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Year, New Look, New You....

The New Year is in full swing so it's the perfect time to start on your new look for the months ahead. We've got 8 exceptionally chic ways for you to turn over a new you leaf and get a jump on 2009 looking and feeling flawless!

8 Warren-Tricomi Volumizing Spray

Create beautiful, touchable, workable hair, with just the right amount of hold. From flowing waves, curvaceous curls, and elaborate up-dos look great all day, and never dry or oily. Warren-Tricomi's innovative formula boosts volume, controls frizz, adds shine, and leaves behind a subtle clean scent. It's everything you love about hairspray, only better.
Warren-Tricomi Volumizing Spray
$17



Emphasize your natural beauty with Bioré Skincare Daily Recharging System. The kit is a simple daily regimen that delivers results for all skin types, all ages, every day. This skincare arsenal effectively reverses signs of aging, shrinks pores, calms redness, reduces appearance of lines and wrinkles, and restores skin's healthy glow helping to deliver a healthy complexion—from the inside-out.






Lips go high-tech with shimmering, multi-dimensional reflective pigments from Borghese Lip Shimmers that deliver mega-watt shine and color that lasts for hours. The innovative, formula goes on smooth and fast with the dainty applicator (that will surely fit in the smallest clutch to the mega-sized tote) that keeps your pout looking perfect all day long!


$16.50




Frizzies are a thing of the past with this high quality brush that's hand crafted of natural boar bristles. The smooth bristle surface helps protect against static buildup while the broad, flat base lets you blow-dry large sections of hair quickly and easily. Not only is this a great tool for detangling wet hair, but if you're going to straighten your hair afterwards, it also helps to prepare the hair by removing static while you blow-dry beforehand. One word: AMAZING!




Your body (especially your face) is your temple, so maintaining gorgeous, luminous skin has just gotten easier with this luxurious 'M' Cream by 3LAB. From it's mythic conception (made from the rare Uttweiler Spatlauber Swiss apple, so rare that only three trees remain in existence) you will be amazed by it's healing properties. In a short time, skin becomes softer, firmer, looks virtually crease less. Aging lines and pores are noticeably less visible. Even the driest of complexions are healed! Thank the Beauty Gods for this Crème de la Crème !
'M' Cream by 3LAB
$250
3LAB.com, Barneys New York, Selfridges

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ZOYA Color Lock Kit System

Looking good from head-to-toe can sometimes be a challenge if your manis & pedis are constantly chipping or lackluster. ZOYA's unique color lock system surrounds polish with a protective barrier that shields the nail from chipping, UV damage, bubbling (which I detest) and moisture. Now you can give yourself spa worthy manicures and pedicure. With ZOYA's Color Lock System & it's 5-steps to perfection you will NEVER have to worry about your nails again!

ZOYA Color Lock System
$48.00
ArtofBeauty.com


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Bohemian Manifesto (Bulfinch)


Give yourself a good laugh with this humorous tome Bohemian Manifesto (Bulfinch)! Whether you're a Nouveau, Gypsy, Beat, Zen Dandy or None of the Above you will definitely laugh out loud with Laren Stover's anthropology of Bohemian culture. What better way to start the year off with a smile on your face!

BOHEMAIN MANIFESTO
by Laren Stover
Bulfinch
Bohemain Manifesto
, Amazon.com, Hachette Books, Barnes&Noble


1 Hemalayaa: Bollywood Booty

Although the holidays are behind us, many of us are still feeling (and showing) the effects of all the rich food & drink. Fortunately, will power is not the only solution to losing unwanted weight. The good news is that there is a fun, sassy and oozing with sex appeal approach to working out and it's Bollywood Booty! Hemalayaa's fun workout will help eliminate body fat, keep increase your stamina and be your finest ally in the battle against burgeoning midriff bulge - all to the infectious bhangra beats!

Since 8 is our lucky number we are giving 5 fabulous LPB blogettes a chance to win copies of Bohemian Manifesto (Bulfinch) & 3 amazing LPB blogettes a DVD of Hemalayaa: Bollywood Booty (Acacia) - Just send us an email LPB at LaPetiteBlog@gmail.com with your New Year, New You regime and the ones we like the best will be our fab 8 - Good Luck!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CELEBRITIES KILLED THE MODELS...

Katie Holmes for Miu Miu, spring/summer 2009

This morning, Miu Miu unveiled its eagerly-anticipated spring/summer 2009 campaign starring Katie Holmes looking positively feline in one of Miuccia Prada's graffiti-spattered day dresses. Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in New York last November, we're told the idea was for Holmes to depict a "luminous icon radiating a sense of mystery and theatricality" in the images, which were inspired by the films of Fellini.
Victoria Beckham for Emporio Armani Underwear, Sprint/Summer 2009

Coincidentally, Holmes' close friend Victoria Beckham is also stealing the limelight today with her first ads for Emporio Armani's underwear line (the men's version of which Beckham's husband David famously provides the face - and body). Mert & Marcus are behind these too; reclining in a hotel suite in the black-and-white photographs, Beckham - who Armani lauds as a "stylish and intriguing woman" - models the label's spring/summer 2009 collection, which comes in a sweet palette of periwinkle blue, green and pink.

Charge it to the Game! Roberto Cavalli Introduces “Cavalli Card”

Whomever said you couldn't buy your way into fame and fortune obviously never carried the Cavalli card. Fortune, of course, depending on the line of credit you're actually offered, but the shoulders you'll be bumping while enjoying the card's many benefits just might bump you into your fifteen minutes. "Created for those who thrive upon excellence, elegance and quality," the iridescent snakeskin-printed card will give your party-hopping friends and black Amex a run for their money, literally. Special VIP services at every Cavalli boutique worldwide, special sale privileges, and exclusive invitations to fashion shows and events are the tip of the diamond iceberg of Cavalli card benefits.

The card, set to go global as of March 1, will be delivered to each worthy holder in equally prestigious packaging. The don of “haute de gamme” himself said, “I love to immerse myself in new projects—they stimulate my creativity.” So even though the economy’s still headed toward the shitter, you might be able to sleep a little better at night in your silk snakeskin Cavalli PJs, content with the fact that in your wallet glows an iridescent gem that guarantees you instant fabulous.


For more information visit RobertoCavalli.com

Shaken Not Stirred: Mens Fashion

There's something about a well dressed man that tickles my fancy! Here we have the good, the bad and the dreadfully ugly in mens fashion...
Kanye's look oozes of sophistication! He wear the suit well and Thank the Heavens - he choose a flat front pant now if he can only give his ego a makeover.....
Hey Mickey! While some feel velvet blazers should only be worn by the Hef we choose to differ! Mickey's look works for him - you go boy!
I absolutely adore it when men push the envelope and go outside of their comfort zone and experiment with their looks! I will be the 1st to say it but I love a man in a kilt!!!! Years ago I was working on a job and ran into Kevin (don't remember his name) from the Backstreet Boys and he wore a floor-length Gaultier Kilt... Ladies he looked AMAZING! Marc looks just as chic in his kilt and Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton tights... Brilliant!
Kid Rock walks hard to his own beat and I love that - the one problem is the pant - it's too flared for my taste.. only Lenny Kravitz can pull that off - next time go for a boot cut Kid!
Jamie Bell has a rugged look that works for me - I wish he suit was a bit more tailored to his body- he looks like he's wearing his Daddy's outfit...
Mr. Bettany could look chic in his ensemble if he had better posture! The suit fits well and he has the sinewy physique to pull off this number... I would of loved it if he went without the tie, nonetheless it works!
Diddy O' Diddy - when wearing a suit request for pants WITHOUT pleats! Flat Front Pants gives men a sleeker silhouette - these pants emphasize his hips and behind (it also makes him look like a small person- a very fat small person)... not flattering at all!
Trying way too hard to stay relevant.. Shawn needs to work on being an individual & stop following the pack!

Current Obession...SHOES

Flats, Peep-Toes, Platforms you name I convent! Here's a few treats I'll be dreaming about tonight... enjoy
the sex kitten
Miu Miu
Suede platform sandals
$595

Sometimes, what your man (or date, situation,jumpoff...) thinks of as provocative, and what you feel sexy in are not the same thing! But sometimes they are. Enter Miu Miu's blue suede platform sandles for the vamp in you! We see it with a close fitting jacket- yours, not his...


Bow Chic
Fendi
Grosgrain bow front pumps
$705

There's something so pretty about a couple of loops fabric! Look for bows in jumbo sizes or in slightly unexpected spots - like on this (as I like to call 'Lady'esque shoes) 'Sunday Deluxes' - what I most love about these shoes is the way they can update your go-to LBD!
**My Obsession**
$850
Dolls, you know that shoe you become crazed about once every season (or for me every few weeks)? This is the pair everyone took one look at and just have to have! With it's classic old hollywood vibe of the black and white spector, this little wonder reminds you of a sexy night out on the town!



rock & rolla
$840
These flats are fun, young and insanely versatile! It will go with all your jeans you had hemmed for flats, or with your skirts and shifts... Bravo!

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA + melissa INTRODUCE ‘LADY DRAGON’

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + melissa Lady Dragon
"The most amazing thing about this partnership was to be able to create modern products of a very high quality, but at affordable prices"
Dame Vivienne Westwood
Featuring Vivienne Westwood’s signature heart, famously seen as the lapel of her Love jacket of Autumn/Winter 1987, Lady Dragon is the 3rd model of the ongoing collaboration between Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and melissa. A plastic peep-toe adjustable slingback, spring’s bounciest, cutest shoe is $90 and comes in 5 colors: peach or lemon with black hearts, and pearly white, pastel blue or dove grey, all with red hearts.

Lady Dragon also comes in a glittery version, in shades of: black, transparent black, and crystal gold, featuring a tiny Vivienne Westwood gold ‘orb’ insignia in place of the heart.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Spring/Summer 2009 Show - Berlin
‘Three Straps’ is a plastic version of the flat sandal from Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 1982 ‘Buffalo’ Collection, also appearing in Summer 1994’s ‘Cafe Society’ Collection. It features 3 buckled straps up the ankle, in a myriad of colours from: copper metallic, red, white, black, and wine, to pastels such as mint or lilac.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + melissa’s classic Mary Jane style, originally made out of leather, and launched in the Winter 2000 "Summertime" Collection, has been a sell-out this winter at Browns Focus and Liberty in London. As with all the melissa interpretations, alternative colours take on a completely different look even though they are in fact the same style.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + melissa Lady Dragon is available from all Vivienne Westwood stores worldwide, as well as: Browns Focus and Harvey Nichols in London, L’Eclaireur in Paris, and Opening Ceremony in New York and LA, amongst other premium boutiques and stores. Run to the stores ladies!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Must Have 'Not'!

How do I love MB? Let me count the ways.
Revolutionized fashion photography in the 90's incorporating nature, architecture and design with fashion like no other!- unparalleled approach to form & function - doesn't limit his work to one medium -prefers museums over galleries - lives in Brooklyn. He's the Artist's Artist! Über photographer Mark Borthwick retrospective tome Not in Fashion (Rizzoli New York), thoroughly explores his mammoth career with over 200 vibrant images from Borthwick’s art, fashion editorials and portrait projects. With a warm, whimsical spontaneity infused in his work he manages to amazed the masses time and time again. Mark Borthwich is one of the most influential photographers of our time and this tome will undoubtedly be a classic!

Raf Simons + Fred Perry

The master of menswear -- Raf Simons -- is back this season with a fresh, new collection for British street wear line Fred Perry. This time out, the Belgian purveyor of navy and black serves up a fresh, new palette that will stop you in your tracks.
The SS09 collection has taken a new direction from their previous 'all black' AW08 range. The inspiration is drawn form West African culture which can be seen in the natural fabrics and vibrant colour palette of copper brown, earth orange, regal blue and honey hues worked in multi coloured striping. Sleeves are longer sitting lightly on the fingers, open knits create an interesting combination of both punk and African influences.
The collection is comprised of 25 pieces. Key pieces include clever re-working of the classic Fred Perry shirt in an open knit multi stripe fabric and a similar style worked in 100% raffia open knit in stunning caramel and silver. New product groups include slipon, tassle loafers in both navy and burnt red and a slim fit harrington jacket in regal blue.


The rest of the collection includes the classic Fred/Raf hybrid polo shirt featuring a shirt stand collar and body 'darting' that creates a slimmer, cleaner silhouette. Earth orange double layer mesh sleeveless tennis shirts and short sleeve turtle necks are styled with either tennis inspired 2-pleat shorts with side adjustors or slim fit trousers both in regal blue.

There's nothing better than the unexpected, especially from a designer whom you thought you knew. Leave it up to Mr Simons to keep us on our toes.

Monday, January 12, 2009

What To Wear UNDERTHERE With the Help of Dr Rey's Shapewear

Last night at the Golden Globes we saw a plethora of looks that left a few of you wondering to yourself 'How did she pull it off (or on)' - Well, ladies we have the answer and it's shapewear! Whether these ladies have round the clock chefs and trainers no one's perfect - it's all about using the right undergarments to enhance (or minimize) and we will show how with the help of Dr. Rey's Shapewear!

CLINGY
Sandra Bullock at The Golden Globe Awards
In an Ivory One-Shoulder Gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior
© HFPA
SOLUTION
Dr. Rey's Shapwear Convertible Underwire Dress
It's adhesive cups mold to the body for a more secure fit while the slip smooths your lady lumps!
Eva Longoria Parker at The Golden Globes Awards
In a red Reem Acra Gown
© HFPA
SOLUTION
Dr. Rey's Shapewear High Waist Step-In Lace
Not only does it smooth from top to bottom, the awe-inspiring no cling design keeps the hem from riding up.
Eva Mendes at The Golden Globes Awards
In an Ivory Strapless Gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior
© HFPA
SOLUTION
Convertible Diamond Bodysuit by Dr. Rey's Shapewear
It sucks you in and pushes you up (Hallelujah). Convertible & removable straps make it extra versatile!
Salma Hayek at The Golden Globes Awards
In a Bottega Veneta Marmo Silk Crepe Gown
© HFPA
SOLUTION
Strapless Bra by Dr. Rey's Shapewear
This wonder of a bra gives you an amazing lift, a comfortable fit and stays put. This seamless bra is undetectable and keeps your girls from looking droopy.
Jennifer Lopez at The Golden Globes Awards
In a smashed gold bugle beaded embroidered draped dress by Marchesa
© HFPA
SOLUTION
Dr. Rey's Shapewear Bottom Enhancer Step-In
This super low cut shaper has double-lined stomach panels to flatten and removable pads to add an extra va va voom to your hips & bottom!