Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Makeup Step by Step at MAC

Check out these fabulously goth Halloween makeup looks from MAC Cosmetics. These are both part of the Artistry in Action series. The Artistry in Action series allows you to watch online while make up artist create these looks. I am especially loving those black vampy lips. Watch the video at MAC Cosmetics online.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bloomingdales New York The Biggest Makeover

Bloomingdale's Flagship Store in Manhattan has completely refurbishes its main floor beauty department."The overall goal of The Biggest Makeover in NYC was to create a floor that has the largest and most dynamic world of beauty in the City," said Michael
Gould, chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale's. The cosmetics department has been transformed from one giant room into three distinct rooms with different personalities.
The mensware department that was previously sharing the space has moved to the lower level allowing the beauty floor to expand and add more brands including Giorgio Armani; Bare Escentuals; Bumble and bumble; Jo Malone; Sisley; and shu uemura. Bumble and bumble has a 'no wash, no appointment' dry styling counter and shu uemura's oval shaped shop has A Tokyo Lash Bar. 500 special events on are scheduled to take place in the newly renovated department over the next two months.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beautiful Baubles

The "It" accesory this season is a killer necklace. And not just any simple charm necklace as in seasons past, but a chunky decadent one. The two necklaces below are by designer Sequin and are the perfect winter accent. Available at Intermix $145-$195.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Master Piece for Opening Ceremony

I adore these bright color block backpacks designed by Master-Piece for Opening Ceremony.
Master-piece creates hand crafted, quality products that are built to last. The Osaka-based company pairs their quality craft with stylish accents like the suede used here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Two Exciting Fashion Giveaways

StyleFixx NYC Event VIP Ticket Giveaway: Join New York City’s most fashion-forward women for two nights of shopping, featuring over 50 cutting-edge designers and brands. Two nights - October 21st & 22nd. While you are shopping get complimentary hair treatments, messages and goodie bags. Project Runway Designer Kara Janx will be there showing her Fall 2009 line too. Comment on this post who your favorite New York designer is and why for a chance to win VIP tickets to this event (be sure and include your contact info as well).

Budget Fashionista is hosting a $500 Shopping Spree Giveaway. Never Pay Full Price for Designer Fashion? Tell Budget Fashionista why you're a Maxxinista and You
Can Win a $500 Shopping Spree to TJ Maxx.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pretty Lingerie Accents

This fall there has been an influx of lace inspired looks that have had me searching through my lingerie drawer for the perfect accent piece. Lingerie no longer is reserved just for the bedroom, now you can wear it peeking out from under sweaters, blazers and skirts. One of my favorite stores in New York for these perfectly pretty pieces is Only Hearts. Shown: Point D' Esprit Cami $66. Silk Charmeuse Slip $122.

For Plus Size Clothing and Lingerie check out Ashley Stewart.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Products: Fresh Minerals Collection

I recently had the opportunity to try some new products from one of my favorite beauty companies Fresh. The new FreshMinerals collection allow the skin to breathe and don't block or clog the skins pores. Mineral make-up also offers protection from UVA light and protects the skin from environmental pollutants. All of the collections foundation and bronzer products offer SPF 20 as well. And the products are all water resistant, so they won’t come off with perspiration. I tried the Mineral Duo Loose Leaf Powder Foundation. I was impressed with the weightlessness of the powder. It literally felt lighter than the other facial powders I have used. The foundation powder covered my pours and smoothed out the color in my skin flawlessly. I also tried the Fresh Minerals Super Volume Mascara. The brush was great for applying the color and separating my lashes. There was no clumping and my lashes didn't stick together. Check out the Fresh website for more of the freshMinerals products including eye shadows, eyeliners and lip gloss.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pilgrim Shop NYC - Named in Japanese Elle Magazine

PILGRIM opened its doors at 70 Orchard Street earlier this summer. Pilgrim is part boutique and part art gallery. Owners Richard Ives, a former stylist and Brian Bennett an art connoisseur bring together a curated collection of vintage designer pieces from Lanvin, Cacharel, YSL, and Ungaro as well as paintings and art books. The stores own ready to wear collection (shown) is inspired by iconic shapes from fashion and cinematic history. Japanese Elle Magazine has just named Pilgrim "Best new NYC Boutique for Fashion Editors, Models, Stylists."

Monday, October 12, 2009

Leather Jackets by Mike & Chris

Designer Mike & Chris has created these funky leather jackets. Whether you are into ruffles or something more modern, they have a range of designs to fit every look. I especially love the colors maroon, navy and gray (as opposed to the typical black and brown). Shown: Rupert Double Breasted Jacket $775, Janus Leather Jacket with Ruffle $645, Deon Vintage Washed Lambskin Jacket $675 all available at Singer22.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Chanel Jade Green Nail Polish

Chanel debuted this custom mixed Jade Green Nail polish at their Fall 2009 Runway show. It was the perfect accent to the mostly black and white runway looks. Now you can have it too! Chanel has just released this hot new color to the public.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Embellished Tee

Tired of your plain t-shirts but love the idea of comfort. Try these dressed up embellished tees. Shown: C&C California Charmed Necklace Tee $68 Bloomingdales, Alice + Olivia Flower Necklace Tee $264 Singer 22.