From the Splendicity network, comes the most splendid reads of the week.
The Latest Luxe overindulges--yet again--with the Oscar de la Renta Larrabe bag.
The Well-Heeled Society is giving kudos to Filmmaker Andrea Wiley, for her documentary film Soulmate being featured on NBC News (along with a copy of the DVD as a giveaway).
Style Goodies has the scoop on hot and fresh store openings around the world!
Wardrobe Oxygen answers readers questions about style.
My Wardrobe Today shares a list of her favorite fellow fashionista bloggers.The Fashionable Kiffen Asks "What Do Your Fashion Choices Say About You?"
STYLEnosh asks: Should you wear boots in warm weather?
Snarkstress puts her vote in for 3 of the cutest cuties of Young Hollywood.
Beautiful Makeup Search kicks off it's Twelve Days of Christmas contest and you will want to enter to win some great giveaways!
A Touch of Blusher brings you Dior's spring 2008 makeup collection.
Traveling can be a hassle for a beauty! makeup loves me has tips on how to stay pretty in the air.
Teen Style Lounge gives us 6 Quick Steps to totally smoochable lips.
15 Minute Beauty Fanatic has MAC's Finery Lipstick Collections- The Perfect Nude Lip!
Ever wonder what are the best selling products from your favorite beauty brands? Well, Beauty Banter brings you the top 50 Beauty Brands best selling products!
Kyle from Face Candy says YES To Carrots!
There are pages and pages of gorgeous, cozy, sweet, and sophisticated knits in every color from Generra, Marc by Marc Jacobs, L.A.M.B., Joie, Nanette Lepore, Hayden, Elie Tahari - in other words, just about every delicious, covetable, worth-every-penny contemporary label out there! Head to Bluefly.com today for the sale then come back and tell me what you got!
London - You'll find the world's largest A|X Armani Exchange store right across the pond in jolly old London, England, the city's first store. The giant 11,700-square-foot unit at 240 Regent Street has two levels, with women's apparel on the spacious ground floor and guy's stuff upstairs. "We are very excited about opening in London," Tom Jarrold (Sr. VP of Global Marketing and Creative) told WWD magazine. "It's a city that is about everything that is new, that's next, that's now." The London store features the new A|X Armani Exchange retail design, with a mix of large spaces and "private" rooms, plus a capsule collection exclusive to the London market, including a silk bubble dress and a leather motorcycle jacket.
Mexico City - Saks Fifth Avenue is south of the border! After tiptoeing onto the international market, Saks stepped across U.S. territory to open up its first store in Mexico on Wednesday. The three-level, 150,00-square-foot store is located in the upscale Santa Fe Shopping Center in Mexico City, where the success of the unit will determine if Mexico has a market for additional stores (I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Puerto Vallarta!). Of course the store has the same luxury labels that the chain is known for, as well as shop-in-shops for Kiehl's, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hermes, and Giorgio Armani. The chain's first licensed store in China is scheduled to open in 2009, and Saks is currently eyeing Japan, Macau (YUM), Qatar, and India for possible openings.
l-r : BCBGMax Azria Leaf Applique Bubble Dress, $360, Sunner Strapless Angelina Dress, $451, Vera Wang Lavender Label Silk Shantung Bustier Dress, $475
l-r : Nine West Sequined Wave Mesh Dress, $112.50, London Times Chiffon Babydoll Dress, $80, Maggy London Belted Satin Sheath, $138
Spritz a face brush with a vitamin-packed, softness-infusing, mineral water then gently swipe over your entire face before applying foundation, primer, etc. This helps to nourish and moisturize the skin before makeup application and the result is flawless skin(to the point of looking airbrushed, no kidding!) the camera will love! For our models, Tai used MAC Fix +, infused with oh-so-good-for-your-skin ingredients like green tea, chamomile, and cucumber. And it's $15, so getting gorgeous doesn't have to be a bank-breaking affair.
So last week I saw We Own the Night, a fantastic, edge-of-your-seat flick starring Joaquin Phoenix and Eva Mendes. The movie was great but I found myself silently crushing on the 80's makeup and clothes Eva wore, particularly a vibrant turquoise sweater and matching eye makeup. In short, I've been pining for the perfect turquoise eyeshadow ever since. Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Peace was just what I've been looking for!
And since I had the perfect shadow in my basket I wanted a new brush with which to apply it. I'm no makeup artist, so investing in a $60 was not on my agenda. This one was only $5 and it blends perfectly.