Monday, November 28, 2011

Nailing It With ZOYA!



ZOYA nail lacquers are fast becoming Beauty afficiando essentials, thanks to their ability to tick all the relevant boxes; fast-drying, non-chip formula? Check. Over three hundred colors to choose from? Check. Door-step delivery? Check.  Mon petites, we all know an outfit isn't complete without co-ordinated nails, after all, there is nothing natural about glamour!  From hot corals and baby pinks to essential vampish reds and cherries to holiday party worthyinjections of gold and a high-gloss finish gives your nails a thoroughly modern edge. Perfect for teaming with each season's everchanging trends, make sure you're first in line for these gorgeous  hauter then haute colors.   The quick-drying formulation is durable and glides onto nails beautifully.  Stock-pile these shades to have a hue on hand to match every ensemble. $8 each; available at ZOYA, call 800-659-6909 for stockists.

The Art Of Wearing Clip In Extensions


For some applying extensions require an army... not haute! 
The extension: Proper application can elude even the most savvy beauty connoisseur, yet its appeal is undeniable. Waist-grazing tresses one day, extension-free the next—what’s not to like? Hair that looks a far cry from real, that’s what. But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to ProExtensions amazing collection of clip-in extensions that do not require a team of stylists. 

It's raining hair, alleluia! 
 Fastening clip in extensions to extend the one's desire for change is a must. With clip ins  especially high end extensions like ProExtensions gives you the option of being versatile without the commitment.  Just remember to fluidly blend the extensions with the rest of the hair! 

Why glue it in when you can clip it in? 
  Another tip? Use a comb instead of a brush when applying heat to achieve maximum flatness.  It’s the volume that makes it look fake, so while we love full hair tame the faux mane for outstanding results. Now you know



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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The artistic, cosmopolitan and opulent world of the café society seems so far fetched in today's orb filled celebutantes, hip hop designers and the ever presence of reality t.v. personalities. Thierry Coudert author of Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 to 1960 (FLAMMARION) brings light to the bygone world of heirs, muses, designers, royalty, writers, entrepreneurs, socialites and the intricate inner working of the decadent world.

Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 to 1960
by Thierry Coudert
FLAMMARION

Café society and it's constituents were major figures in the international social, literary, art and political scenes for much of the 20th century - Coudert weaves the true life story of charisma, glamour, and debauchery that reigned supreme.  With intimate access to rare photos  the tome is filled with exquisite portraits tracing the history of this sect. 


A party given by the Baron and Baronne de Cabrol. From the scrapbook of the Baron de Cabrol. © Daisy de Cabrol from Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 to 1960 by Thierry Coudert (Paris: Flammarion, 2010).


The Lido, Venice. From the scrapbook of the Baron de Cabrol, 1950. © Daisy de Cabrol from Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 to 1960 by Thierry Coudert (Paris: Flammarion, 2010).


Aristocracy, eccentric behavior  and perennially indulgent are but a few attributes the  types whose exploits would generate endless fodder for the sensationalist press and their inner circle.  


A party given by the Baron and Baronne de Cabrol. From the scrapbook of the Baron de Cabrol. © Daisy de Cabrol from Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 to 1960 by Thierry Coudert (Paris: Flammarion, 2010).




The definitive book on the legendary group, with many never-before-seen images and reminiscences by his closest friends and confidants.   


A dinner given by the Baron and Baronne de Cabrol. From the scrapbook of the Baron de Cabrol. 
© Daisy de Cabrol from Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 to 1960 by Thierry Coudert (Paris: Flammarion, 2010).



From the 1920s to the 60s, the ever fabulous (or infamous depending on who you ask) Café Society created  is own hedonistic subculture--aristocratic, sexually ambiguous, and theatrical.


The Duchess of Windsor and Daisy de Cabrol. From the scrapbook of the Baron de Cabrol. 
© Daisy de Cabrol from Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 to 1960 by Thierry Coudert (Paris: Flammarion, 2010).


From yatches, villas, dazzling jewels and haute couture there wasn't an extravagance these men and women didn't indulge in. Being fabulous was made into an art form.



From the scrapbook of the Baron de Cabrol, 1957. 
© Daisy de Cabrol from Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 to 1960 by Thierry Coudert (Paris: Flammarion, 2010).


A reception given by the Baron and Baronne de Cabrol. From the scrapbook of the Baron de Cabrol. © Daisy de Cabrol from Café Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920 to 1960 by Thierry Coudert (Paris: Flammarion, 2010).

Coudert deftly wove together the narrative threads of the lives of the wealthy to create an engrossing account of a fascinating group of people