Monday, July 30, 2012

THE MOVEMENT: STRONG & SEXY!

Poise Strong and Sexy  $19.99 poiseproductions.com
Ever wonder   how other people   stay in shape?   Admit it you've checked out the girl at the office who never seems to gain an ounce or the your friend from high school who still wears the same size from high school! It's daunting and to be honest we have all been guilty of this - looking at other people's physique, comparing our own and somewhere down the line feeling a bit dejected. Well mon  petites, I am here to quiet that annoying inner voice and give you a gift of reassurance that no one (not even that Glamazon at the club) could deter! 
The gift my dear friends is Dr. Teri Jory, the International Health and Fitness Life Coach and her life changing DVD - Poise Strong and Sexy , $19.99. The 3 part DVD will tighten the belly, sculpt the waistline, contour your arms and lift those buns .    Each fat-burning move is specially designed to keep your heart rate up and help you get into fabulous shape. What's genius about the program is Dr. Jory's approach to finding and cultivating one's own inner and outer strength. She guides you in  becoming aware of your own confidence -to  find beauty within and to elevate your own sense of self which is truly priceless. So instead of scrutinizing over Gisele's legs or Kate's abs invest in yourself and gain a sense of inner perception that only comes with time and POISE

To find out more about Dr. Teri Jory and products please log on to www.poiseproductions.com 

CHEER FIT

TRAIN2Cheer Strength & Conditioning DVD
$19.99
www.train2cheer.com
  


Summer may be far from over, but that's no reason not to take the plunge (get off that lounge chair!) and work on getting the ultimate haute body! Why slack off now - don't you want to look amazing for the holiday season? If the answer is a 'yes', we have the perfect at home workout that will get your heart pumping and your body sculpted to perfection!  Train 2 Be Fit is a renowned personal training and wellness company that specializes in strength and conditioning training used by cheerleaders (and we all know how amazingly haute those girls and guys are!) that tone, conture and transforms the body. Using the hottest dance tunes and moves that will leave you rejuvenated the 2 disc dvd set will shred your body and then some! 


TRAIN2Cheer Strength & Conditioning DVD
$19.99
www.train2cheer.com

TRAIN2Cheer the fast-and-furious, no-holds-barred high-intensity training is one of the best at home personal training experiences yet!  The basic idea is to exert a maximum amount of energy in a minimum amount of time. The result? A seriously fit body. You will be cheering for yourself with the end results... trust! 

Hot Shots...

Photography FABIEN BARON, DAVID BURTON
It's no secret I have an affinity for all things McQueen. From the over the top frocks, to die for jackets, pants and accessories so exquisitely tailored one would think it the Fashion Gods literally blessed us mere mortals with these pieces season after season. 
Photography FABIEN BARON, DAVID BURTON


Photography FABIEN BARON, DAVID BURTON

Photography FABIEN BARON, DAVID BURTON

Friday, July 27, 2012

BROW IT LIKE BROOKE!



I love Posh & Becks like everyone else but mon petites, the last thing I want to do is bend  it like em! What I would love to emulate is the vintage brows of Brooke Shields.  The full, bold brows are just so timeless and while I wasn't born with her mythical eyebrows I can achieve this look with the help of eyebrow maven Malynda ' Boom Boom' Vigliotti and her wallet friendly tools that transform my scant brows into Junoesque brows of perfection! 


Clockwise from left: Push-Up Brow Highlighting Pencil, $18; Brow Boostiers Brow Powders, $20; Boom Boom Brow-ssiere Brow Gel, $10; Boom Boom Brush  - all available at www.boomboombrowbar.com

BROW IT INSTRUCTIONS




First things first: lets take a moment to look at that face... work it girl! Now let's get back to business- there are numerous brow products on the market, but Boom Boom Brow products cover (pun intended) nearly everything you could need for daily grooming. Without further ado here are the Brooke Brow tips: 


Tip 1: Choose the Right Shade for Your Eyebrow Pencil  


If your brows are fair, choose a powder two shades darker than your hair. (If you have dark hair, go two shades lighter. Boom Boom offers various shades to choose from) Hold your skin taut at the temple, and with the brush line the brows softly along the upper edge. Then line along the bottom edge. With feathery strokes, fill in between the two edges.   


Tip 2: Blend the Color With a Brush  


Like the title states - blend the color with the Boom Boom Brush! Run in short strokes over the entire length of the brows to soften and blend the color. Start at the inner corners, and brush up and out. Ladies it's all about the blend so be precise please!!! One more time for added emphasis !   

Tip 3: Highlight Those Eyes Please 


With the eye-brightening,  Push-Up Brow Highlighting Pencil, $18 (which is double sided one side with sparkle the other without) glide the soft pencil on your browbone and again mon petites blend it in! It will leave you looking absolutely radiant. The color works for most skintones but in the summer months I usually skip this and use a concealer since I am already dark it can be a bit too ashy for me (hint Boom Boom hint!). 


Tip 4: Gel It Complete!   

Brush on the  Boom Boom Brow-ssiere Brow Gel, $10  from the inner corners of the brows to the ends. This will keep errant , unruly hairs in place and prevent the powder from smudging. It won't leave your browns shiny either - very natural looking. 

Now if D.I.Y. is not your thing head over to www.boomboombrowbar.com and schedule an appointment with Boom Boom herself and Brow It Like Brooke! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Golden Effect

Like clockwork there's a time of year when I get absolutely, unapologetically obsessed with all things gold! From my mane to my wardrobe I just adore incorporating AU-79 into my everyday looks.... Here's just a few of my favorite things!


MANE INSPIRATION.... 
photo: jette jors

There was a time I was enamored with the ombré look but that has since waned now contemplating on going the gusto and lightening my entire mane and golden blonde highlights a la' the photo above. How would I achieve this masterpiece you ask?
My 'Mane Gold' Dream Team (From Left): Colorist Guru| Redken Consultant - David Stanko of Culter Salon . Redken Blonde Glam Hair System,  . Donna Bella 20" Full Head Human Clip-In,

With David Stanko of Culter Salon of course! The Redken consultant and maestro of  all things color worked his magic on me last fall with gorgeous deep reds tones and is the only person (along with the ever fabulous  Mariano) I trust to transform my mane to the flaxen hue of my dreams. Now mon petites, with a new hue comes a new at-home regime. Like Stanko, I have that covered too with Redken's Blonde Glam Hair System which eliminates brassiness & improves clarity ensuring my hair will be soft, bright, and oh so shiny! We all know I love a clip-in so along with my new hue I will get clip-in extensions by Donna Bella Hair - my go to for extensions (David & co. dyes extensions too!) ! The 100% human hair extensions kit comes complete with 8 pieces that will instantly transform my look within minutes -- as I write this I am filled with excitement (don't judge me!). 



GOLDEN ATTRACTION....


Haute Girls In The City.... Just Gotta Love This Pic!
courtesy of Tommy Ton





















The beauty about GOLD is that the hue is a neutral - meaning mon petites, it goes with EVERYTHING! From daytime to nighttime it's a staple that can be incorporated into your wardrobe no matter if you like a classic look or like to stand out in a crowd. Here are a few golden delights that can I wouldn't mind wearing on a daily basis...
Clockwise from leftMaison Martin Margiela Metallic high-top leather sneakers, maisonmartinmargiela.com;  Yves Saint Laurent Heritage Arms 22-karat gold-plated ring, $385, net-a-porter.com;  Thakoon Printed cotton crepe de chine shorts, $295 net-a-porter.com; Hello Kitty Retractable Kabuki Brush Gold, $28, sephora.com; Zoya Nail Polish in Richelle, $8, zoya.com; Yves Saint Laurent Gold-plated stingray-effect chain necklace, $1,117, net-a-porter.com




Clockwise from Left: Marc Jacobs Cosmic croc-effect metallic leather iPad case, $318, net-a-porter.com; Guerlain Rouge Automatique, $35, sephora.com;  Smythson You Are My Sunshine textured-leather notebook, $45, Smythson.com; Pamela Love Aragonite Long Spike Pendant, modaoperandi.com;
  Yves Saint Laurent Arty gold-plated ring, net-a-porter.com; Zadig & Voltaire Coated stainless steel skull motif watch, net-a-porter.com; Matthew Williamson Metal waist belt, $825, net-a-porter.com

From a lipstick to an iPad case there's endless ways to brighten one's life with some gold essentials! What hue you can't live without this season? 

SHOPLIST








100% Human Hair Clip In Extensions available at www.donnabellahair.com 

Blonde Glam Hair System available at salons nationwide. For a salon near you please check out www.redken.com 

To learn more about David Stanko log onto  www.davidstanko.com or follow David on twitter @DavidStanko

To book an appointment with David Stanko or to learn about the other services offered at the Cutler Salon  check out  www.cultersalon.com or follow the salon on twitter @cutlersalon

QOTD

Images courtesy of www.luxuryculture.com


When it comes fashion and art more often then not the lines seem to blur from inspiration to the final product. Prime example - the musuem worthy pieces from Prada that have left Miuccia enthusiasts (like myself) wanting the entire collection and memberships to every musuem this side of the equator. Case in point the sold out hauter then haute  Trompe L'oeil Mary Jane Boots. Here we oogle, salivate and admire the boots that I for one wish I had in my closet come Fall.