Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Top It Off Ladies!

Those Haute Olsen Twins.
Photographed by Bruce Weber | Vogue 
Mon petites, I don't know about you but I love any moment where I can finish my look off with a chic  chapeau. From couture baseball caps (God Bless The Fashion Gods for this invention), fascinators to raffia confections of perfection there's a million reasons why one shouldn't explore the beautiful world of millinery. Here are some haute looks from  NET-A-PORTER.COM, BROWNS FASHION.COM, & LUISAVIAROMA.COM -  that beckon one's attention. 









VISAGE REPORT: PURPLE REIGN


Creative Direction by Doug Lloyd
Model Photography by Craig McDean
Hair by Orlando Pita
Makeup by Tom Pecheux
Model Constance Jablonski
PHOTO COURTESY OF E.Lauder

It's no secret that purple reigns supreme when it comes to all things beauté. From smoked out eyes, to spectacular lips and let's not forget electrifying blush the hue is all the rage on the runway,on the streets and just about any where else on this beautiful world of ours. We here at LPB are here to report that the shade of the moment, possibly of the lifetime (we're dramatic people!) is none other that Purple! It compliments all complexions, works well day or night and can be worn all year round. What I particularly love about all things purple is that it's decadence, it's a rich hue and ups the ante each and every time. I particularly love this look by the Makeup Maestro Tom Pecheux for ERIN LAUDER - the color story is outstanding from eyes to nails and it's just works! Here's my picks every dame and gent should have in their arsenal if ever they are in the mood to make the hue the look of the moment. 

GET THE LOOK

From Left: Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Brow Wiz' Mechanical Brow Pencil, $21.00 | LORAC 'PRO' Mascara, $23.00 | SMASHBOX Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette - Hazel Eyes , $40 | MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Shameless Bold Blush COLOR 218 Tantalizing - deep magenta ,$30 | M·A·C Lipstick in Herione $16.00 | Zoya Nail Polish in Mikka, $9 

SHOPLIST 
Time To Say Good Buy: Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Brow Wiz' Mechanical Brow Pencil, $21.00
Let's Talk Brows: Colored eyebrows are not my thing so I will not be advocating them here. But nothing completes a FACE like an immaculate pair of brows that will open said visage. I am a true believer in all things ANASTASIA and never leave home without my brows. This pencil is easy to use and the color goes on smooth. If you are a novice when it comes to brows you can also purchase her stencils kit too. 
Shop: nordstrom.com

Time To Say Good Buy: LORAC 'PRO' Mascara, $23.00 
Let's Talk Lashes: Mon Petites, if ever there was a mascara that gave you full coverage it has to be LORAC 'PRO' - it coats the eyelashes and it's truly pigmented for a dramatic effect with no clumping. It's money well spent.  
Shop: nordstrom.com

Time To Say Good Buy: SMASHBOX Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette - Hazel Eyes , $40  
Let's Talk Eyes: SMASHBOX's palette is not to be regulated for Hazel Eyes - it's design for all. 
Shop: sephora.com

Time To Say Good Buy: MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Shameless Bold Blush COLOR 218 Tantalizing - deep magenta ,$30
Let's Talk Cheeks: We questioned Marc Jacobs Beauty products because we weren't sold on him selling us products that worked let alone on women of color. While we aren't in love with the brand we can appreciate this blush and how lovely it looks on certain skin tones. 
Shop: sephora.com

Time To Say Good Buy: M·A·C Lipstick in Herione$16.00  
Let's Talk Lips: M·A·C knows lips, not only does it knows lips it is well versed in pigments as well and Herione is no exception. Ladies and gents if ever there was a reason to buy lipstick it would have to be this hue! 
Shop: nordstrom.com

Time To Say Good Buy: Zoya Nail Polish in Mikka,$9 
Let's Talk Nails: Mon petites, where do we begin with this Zoya Nail Lacquer? The Wintery Deep Wine Purple polish, is elegant, edgy and so on trend. At only $9 a bottle it's an indulgent that will not break the bank but will surely make you look like a million bucks. 
Shop: zoya.com

Monday, March 3, 2014

I Pledge The Allegiance To Myself!

LA PETITE BLOG
Mon petites, 2014 has begun and it has started off well! Thanks to health initiatives sparked by Our dear first lady,  various social media resources, and amazing brands like VIONIC there is literally no excuse why we shouldn't get off our derrières and improve our quality of life, overall heath and our waistline too!

 Starting this month VIONIC has launched the 2014 VIONIC Walkabout Campaign spearheaded by  VIONIC Footwear with Orthaheel Technology in partnership with leading fitness expert Juliet Kaska (celebrity instructor to P!nk, Ali Larter, Stacy Keiber and Kerry Washington just to make a few) and renowned health guru Dr. Andrew Weil. The Walkabout: A 28-day quest for good health, puts a spotlight on walking for personal health and encourages the public to walk for 30 minutes each day. Anyone from anywhere can participate in the Walkabout, which starts March 3rd (better late then never Mon Petites!) and runs for 28-days.

VIONIC Zen Walker Shoes, $119.95
www.vionicshoes.com
For my Walkabout I will be wearing the VIONIC Zen Walker Shoes and tracking my progress threw rain, sleet and snow for the next 28 days. To learn more about the campaign check this out: http://bit.ly/1hHHW6h 

 Mon petites, I invite you to join me by signing up for the campaign here: : http://bit.ly/1lvAbEr . I will track it and will update you on my progress. Remember ladies and gents we won't get to where we are meant to be without taking that first step!