Friday, May 29, 2009

HAUTE & READY!

Mon Petits, from snakeskin , perforated leather to brass perfections I can seem to get enough of these F/W 09 accessories! Givenchy
Brass chain bracelet with Swarovski crystals.

Who needs to put a 'ring on it' when you have this bracelet?


Perforated faux napa thigh-high boot.

This thigh-high epic boots aren't made for the weak of heart (or style for that matter)!

18K gold cuff.

Classic Cuff looks so modern & fresh...I would wear this everyday....

Alligator bootie.

You scream, we all scream for this exotic treats...

Oxidized silver bangles.
Dolls, call me warrior princess of chic in these bracelets from Bottega Veneta...

Buckled ankle boot.

I won't lie to you dolls, I know for FACT I can find these boots for a fraction of the cost on St.Marks Place but why can't I lust these anyway?

Balenciaga
Stingray and suede sandal.
No words dolls, no words...

10 Most Wanted: BEAUTY

Indulge in a little black magic with these beauty goodies that will mesmerize and astound you!
I. CND Nail Lacquer in Nail Noir

If you mixed eggplant, chocolate and black CND Nail Lacquer in Nail Noir is what you get, and it’s more flattering than any of those alone.


Neither too big and stiff nor too small and floppy adesign pointed foundation brush glides over your face’s curves.

von Natur Facial Crème Cleanser is so delicate that you won’t even blink if it gets in your eyes. Yet it remarkably hydrates and moisturized your skin like never before.

Redken Smooth Down HeatGlide has a cumulative effect, actually training hair to maintain a super straight, sleeker shape.

Brushlab {FRESH Blue} Oval Cushion Boar Bristle hair brush is the same size, shape, and bristle mix as the classic Mason Pearson – at a fraction of the price!

This vegan conditioner cools and refreshes while the Advanced Repairing Micro-Emulsion Technology exfoliates the scalp and blast away oil.
VII. QTICA Germinator Anti Bacterial Spray

Disinfecting and protecting your hands & feet are an absolute must! Just spray this anti-bacterial formula on your hands & feet before any application and you will be fabulously germ free.

It smells fresh & clean, and it moisturizes better than even bank breaking products.

The all natural formula is hydrating, and the innovative applicator means the product does not drip down your hands (so no greasy fingers)….

What can I say – with all these luxe products who wouldn’t want to admire themselves in this chic compact?


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Thursday, May 28, 2009

LPB’s OBSESSIONS….

Here at LPB we are firm believers that style isn't just about what you wear and here are some of our most stylish (& bloggiest) obsessions this month!
Itching to go: See the movie of the season - Valentino : The Last Emperor valentinomovie.com

Valentino with his impeccable taste and proper upbringing, the uber tanned fashion designer was from the very start a master of haute couture. This latest documentary gives a thorough understanding of the Iconic designer who flourished for 45 years in the fashion industry.

Latest Splurge: POIRET (Yale University Press)
This beautiful tome chronicles the master of Haute’s illustrious career from his exquisite designs to his lasting impression on fashion.
The name says it all! This luxurious suede bag is so chic it’s a shock it retails for under $200! Perfect for any season and with all that hardware you will surely make a statement with this tote….

Vital Beauty Products:

DERMAdoctor Med e Tate
DERMAdoctor.com

DERMAdoctor Med e Tate Wipes removes makeup and impurities from face and eyes, effortlessly —with a blend of Ginseng, GABA, and Portulaca (a rich ion from a West African botanical) that eliminates impurities, tightens pores, and offers antioxidant protection. Free of fragrance, parabens, and petrochemicals, Med e Tate Wipes are luxuriously soft, biodegradable, and kind to tender eyes and skin.



loraccosmetics.com

To create ultrasmooth, ultrashiny lips backstage at fashion shows, pro makeup artists roll a cotton swab along models' lips to gently exfoliate; then they apply petroleum jelly to prime the surface and multiply the shine of the gloss topcoat. Now, inspired by these backstage secrets, LORAC introduces the new Couture Shine Lip Gloss. Enriched with moisturizing ingredients and ultrareflective pigments (to die for!), the incredibly supple formula instantly recreates the impeccable, glowing look of the runway.
adesignbrushes.com

This flat Kabuki brush designed for precise powder application Brush with it's dense dome shape the adesign brush is absolutely perfect for loose powder application, buffing, and blending.

learnclubdance.com

Ever went to the club and ended up being a wall flower because you felt unfit? Getting healthy and gaining confidence doesn't Have To Feel Like Work. Anyone can dance off the inches and build self assurance and with NightClub Dance Series it is so easy! No matter what your age, fitness level or dance experience you can have a great time while dancing your way into great shape. The more you do it, the more inches you'll lose. This fun and funky dance workout will help you melt calories plus tone and tighten your abs. We all know that dance is an effective way to slim down, but here you get an extra bonus: the motion used in this dance series is known for developing unparalleled flat, sleek abs without crunches (just look at the bodies on the instructors) - added bonus the next time you hit the town with your girls you will be the life of the party! Who doesn't love that?

pureology.com

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... Pureology's Essential Repair SplitEnd Correction Treatment opens the cuticle to allow moisture to penetrate the hair, leaving it soft and silky. It restores split ends, breakage, and dryness associated with chemical treatments and environmental damage and combats static electricity and frizziness....MARVELOUS!

Necessary Extravagance: Balmain Shoe

I don't know about you but I can't get enough of studs, grommets, leather and crystals and that genius of a man Christophe Decarnin has created the it shoe of the season with this eye catching stunners... At nearly 3k it's an item worth dreaming about!

Who doesn't love a Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Mystery? Filled with decadence, deceit and murder you will not be able to put this book down!
Making: Perfect meals for pairs with the help of
Forget trying to adapt standard recipes to smaller portions, these decadent dishes were designed expressly for intimate servings for two. Divided into sections (One-Pot Dinners, Romantic Meals etc.), the tempting suggestions include easy, everyday fare such as Seared Scallops on a Bed of Fresh English Pea with Mint Purée and Meyer Lemon POT-au- Crème . With serving suggestions displayed in full color, the offerings span the complete meal, from appetizers through dessert. There are also numerous tips for cooking and grilling smaller amounts of food, and money-saving ideas you would have never thought of before.


Give me this or give me death (not really you know what I mean): Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci Fur Coat

I love FUR (sorry PETA) and what that mastermind Dundas has done this season is truly amazing!

GOLD RUSH

Mon Petites, I have Gold Fever! From luxe chandeliers to thigh high boots I can't seem to get enough of these 14K+ confections...
Schonbek Strass® Golden Teak Crystal Chandelier
Louis Vuitton
Gold brocade thigh-high boot


Lanvin
Happu Partage fold-over handbag in metallic stitched python
Molly Sims, in Dolce & Gabbana & Tom Binns jewels
Jimmy Choo
Cosma bag in gold metallic suede with pyramid studs





Nail Lacquer in Richelle

Keeping Up Appearances

Looking good has just gotten easier with these wallet friendly finds.

What it does: This treatment helps smooth lines, improves skin’s elasticity, minimize discoloration and create porcelain like appearance to skin.

How it works: Cleanse your face & remove all impurities with your favorite cleanser – Apply the exfoliating gel sparely over your face overnight by morning your skin will be noticeably different dare we say opulent?

What LPB thinks: Where has AFA been all my life? This intoxicating product is so amazing! Seriously AFA needs to see it by the gallons! Brava AFA, Brava……

Cost: $63

What it does: This uber hydrating collection softens, exfoliates and revives your hand, feet, and body from everyday wear and tear!

How it works: These sensuous aromatherapy bath & body care essentials soother the skin and create a tranquil haven for the senses. Your body will be luminous from head to toe!

What LPB thinks: We are left with no words – after a jaunting week of styling, blogging and schlepping we were not sure if PAPAYA STAR could calm, soother our senses – boy we wrong! We were transported to an exotic getaway with the fragrant scrubs, masks, & shower gels by the time we moisturize with the creamy lotion we were in Elysium – we can’t get enough of this fruity treat!

Cost: The Home Spa retails for $18 & the TRY ME KIT GOES FOR $24. For individual items run
from $12 - $24 a total must!

ShopList: QTICA Smart Spa aromatherapy products at www.qtica.com or in fine salons & spas worldwide.

What it does: This all natural hair kit nourishes, replenishes, and revitalized your mane with its stellar collection of travel size products.

How it works: This groundbreaking travel kit employs unique vitamins, emollients and luxe ingredients for its luxurious hair care line (which can be used on your skin too!) All the products- provide long lasting hydration & antioxidant protection.

What LPB thinks: The Travel Kit is a great introduction to the Jane Carter Solution Collection - the ultimate treatment for dry, damaged, aging hair and skin. Don’t leave home without it!

Cost: $25

What it does: This round, a salon favorite ceramic barrel brush heat up faster & stays hot longer – giving you the ultimate styling control!

How it works: Literally made from the beauty gods this BrushLab ceramic technology eliminates unwanted static that delivers a smoother, shinier, professional finish.

What LPB thinks: Dolls, I will admit it – I’m a bit of a narcissist when it comes to my hair. My naturally curly hair can sometimes be a terror when it comes to blow-drying but the BrushLab ceramic brush amazed me to epic proportions! My hair was tangle-free, lustrous and shined like the moon. The ceramic barrel absorbs and retains the heat from your hair dryers – helping to dry and style my hair from both sides for faster results with longer hold! I’m in love…

Cost: $11.98

Kinky Boots!

While the weather calls for sandals and feet baring splendors all I can think about are these epic bootes day & night!


Suede zip-up bootie



Lamb and patent boot.


Alexander McQueen
Black and red snap boot in ripper calf.



Alejandro Ingelmo
Clone platform peep-toe bootie in vitello leather with metallic inserts.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TOP SPLURGES

It’s not exactly the best time to blow tons of cash on beauty products – but if you want a few luxuries, these are the finest…


One scoop of this mask – loaded with shea butter, a hydrating property is all you need for unbelievably silky hair.


You can luxuriate with this 1 hour professional service that cleanses, exfoliates, nourishes and hydrates your hands to utter perfection. The marvelous collection is made with the finest essential oils – almond jojoba oil, and vitamin E…it’s worth every hard earned penny!



After rinsing, our skin has a subtle scent and a gorgeous gleam.



The small, perfectly narrow head of the adesign pointed concealer brush allows for complete control with even the tiniest bit of make up.

This refreshing serum contains the potent anti-anger magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (the finest of Vitamin C) for the youngest looking appendages!

Friday, May 22, 2009

TOYWATCH FRIDAY!



Mon Petits, for the next 2 months the Watch Mavericks at TOYWATCH will be awarding 1 uber lucky winner a superluxe watch from the collection. Simply follow TOYWATCH on Twitter - answer the Friday GiveAway Question & you will be instantly entered to win the prize! The contest ends at 5 p.m. PST so hurry up!
TOYWATCH watches are available at www.toywatchusa.com, and in more than 300 fine stores, including Barney's, Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales. Fans of TOYWATCH include Oprah, Madonna, Sienna Miller, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Uma Thurman and Katie Holmes.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Big Maxx Attack!

The season's hottest arm candy comes from one place & one place alone...MAXX NEW YORK!



The perfect balance between form and function, the range comes in a glossy, matte and vibrant hues which will have you chanting the ultimate fashion mantra (FAB, MAXX, LUXE) each time you wear one!


With clutch and hobo shapes, mini and maxi purse bags on offer, there's something for every fashionista to go gaga over - especially considering exquisite details such as invisible zip fastenings, inside pockets, leather reinforcements , hooks (to help you find your keys in a second) and grommets mark every one out as having the unmistakable MAXX NewYork DNA. Here's a few of my fave looks from the collection...

Slick, perfectly formed bag made of a sturdy leather with silver studs the Budda E/W Shoulder, $328,is the perfect day bag for the summer season - great for the city or country!
This season, classic shapes are given a fresh spin, as exotic skins and lush colours add a new sense of opulence and this stunner the Bridget Chain Hobo, $198, exemplifies that exact notion...just yummy!





Small, but perfectly formed, this season's arm candy is smaller in scale but decorative and oh so pretty - the Opium Pleated Chain purse, $268 is as addictive as it's predecessor!




This ruched candy coated perfection is amazing the Fellini Large E/W tote, $108, is marvelous for the girl on the go.. so chic you won't feel like you're schlepping when you're running around town!

Mon Petits, it's all about being eco-chic and with the
ECO Bag Foldover Shopping Tote, $20, you will be the baddest green dame there is!

YOU can never really have enough handbags and now, thanks to maxxnewyork.com, it's even easier to get your hands on one or two (or maybe three?) more.
Click your way through its innovative yet practical designs as well as zoom in close to check out the details of your all-new purchase.


Visit maxxnewyork.com for further information.


Mon Petits, the FAB, MAXX, LUXE doesn't end here! Go onto maxxnewyork.com & email LPB Subject: BIG MAXX Contest with your full name and address & your favorite style & 2 uber lucky winners will win either the Buddah E/W Shoulder (a $328 value) or the Opium Pleated Chain Bag (a $268 value)... The contest will end on May 31st so don't wait!
sorry dolls this contest is only open to U.S. residents.