Everyday Winged Liner: Lauren Conrad Makeup Howto

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC eye shadows:
Soft Brown
Glamour Check (or Bronze)
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Cover Girl Lashblast mascara
MAC So Ceylon Mineralized Skinfinish (or any bronzer with light shimmer)
MAC Cantaloupe powder blush (MAC Pro)
NARS Albatross highlighting powder
YSL Golden Gloss #20

(not shown in video: Lancome Tient Idole Freshwear Foundation)


CLASSIC DENIM, however which way worn, NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE ..

Dree H. in a denim oxford
cutouts + cutoffs + the alexa
retro Chanel
nothing comes btwn Sharne Scott and her jeans
Mischa...when she used to be cute


enjoy :)

the brilliant JEN BRILL


in Vogue China
Balenciaga & purple

Can You Say Prada?

Prada Pre-Fall 2010
Source: Style.com

Man Fashion: Summer Office Styles

Spring is definitely over and summer is where we are now. You want to stay cool at work, and you’re not just thinking temperature. If you’re not working at Microsoft, Google, or any of the big tech companies, chances are you don’t get the luxuries of wearing whatever you want. So how can you stay cool in the hot sun without being in the hot seat? Below are some pointers to get you started, and examples on how to use these guidelines to work for you.

Think about fabric: Pima cotton is breathable, versatile for all season, and has outstanding quality for clothing. Cotton blends, particularly with stretch wool or rayon/viscose, are great during the summer and keep your clothes fitted to your body. Linen is definitely a must-have in summer attire.

Think of colors: Try mixing bolder shades of spring pastel hues to “spring” into summer. Bold and vibrant colors can look cool and still be comfortable, such as various shades of purple, orange, and blues. Earth and neutral tones – like olives, tans, and browns – are definitely a standard and can look professional with minimal effort. Whites and greys are staples and versatile even when paired with bolder colors to accentuate your personal look. Minimize wearing black as much as possible. If you do wear black, get that in breathable fabrics like linen or cotton chinos, or look for it in subtle patterns.

Think of your workplace: Format your attire based on the dynamic of your workplace. Don’t wear sandals or flip flops if your work does not call for it.

Putting It All Together

No matter what fabrics, color and workplace, the most important of summer office wear is able to give you comfort and express individual personal styles.

Real Bride: Flat Twist Bun

Courtesy of Shaundra Coleman
Stylist: Kolandra Watkins
Photographer: Mallory Gordon of Blanton Photography
Richmond, VA


looks i love from topshop's fall/winter 2010 campaign

haute heels

make room next to your louboutins and jimmy choos for some killer heels from trendsetter shoe designer brian atwood.
fun, bold and extremely tall!

im in love.


LOVE, Chloé //

since hannah macgibbon's debut as the creative director at chloé with her spring 2009 rtw collection, the quintessential brand for luxury ready-to-wear has resurrected itself to be one of the most highly-coveted, it-girl commodities alongside chanel and balenciaga. there must be something in the water at chloé headquarters. from karl lagerfeld's reign in the '60s (and part of the '90s), to stella mcCartney, then pheobe philo (now, of Celine), these design legends have all gone to mayjah success since leaving their chair at chloé.

hannah brought back the modern, ladylike yet quirky separates. hannah brought back the IT bag (paddington, paraty, heloise, anyone?). hannah brought back a signature scent (eau de parfum - the first one for the house since karl). hannah now is giving us a new fragrance - LOVE, chloé.
raquel zimmermann, the muse Love, Chloé
"LOVE, Chloé is a celebration of radiant, generous, spontaneous femininity. Free and graceful movement. Contagious beauty"

hannah macgibbon's first collection for chloé (spring 2009 rtw).
cheeky separates, paperbag waisted shorts, pleated trousers, creamy colors,
and scalloped edges

at the chloé store opening party in beverly hills.
(L to R: kate bosworth, ralph toledano, chloe sevigny, and hannah)



anna dello russo, style icon who NEVER wears the same couture twice & editor-at-large at vogue nippon is releasing her very own fragrance, called BEYOND, the scent by ADR.

and what will it be like? "a GOLDEN shoe will contain a fragrance of vanilla and almonds"
perfume or not, i've never wanted to smell like a shoe until now.

to be released by christmas 2010.

who else can pull off an unlined lace dress by dolce & gabbana with red silky undergarments during fashion week? the one and only, ADR.

and now, a few words from ANNA:

what is the biggest challenge facing fashion editors?

"To not get old! Fashion keeps me young and keeps my eyes fresh. I have to update myself every morning. I'm so curious about all the visionary phenomena that changes the contemporary scenario. I call myself "the vestal of fashion" because for me fashion is a muse and you must seduce her. How? You have to feed the creative fire so it doesn't vanish." -- ADR

i am inspired. ..

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

We all know that quality makeup brushes can be quite an investment. Makeup brushes, to me, are just as important as the cosmetics themselves where overall results are concerned. Properly cleaning them not only keeps the brushes themselves nice and well-conditioned, but it can keep your skin cleaner and clearer as well. Keep your brushes performing their best by following a few easy cleaning tips and methods from my tutorial below so they'll stay perfect for years to come!



these pictures & dresses are so pretty. .. that's all i'm sayin!


photos from my camera.

have a lovely weekend. im off to a much needed mini vacay with the girls.


i had no idea this was even in the works, let alone going to release in Harlem, NY this sunday!!!dolce vita, a shoelover favorite, has joined the ranks of liberty of london, rodarte, zac posen, and cynthia vincent, to create a wallet-friendly collection of boots & shoes exclusively for target. after doing a little research on this, looks like this info was released late july, also noting that the collection will eventually release to the rest of us non-new yorkers on Aug. 22. (ladies, mark your calendars)

as a dolce vita fan, i couldn't help but notice the vast similarity the grey studded oxfords (above, for $29.95) had with one i've seen a few months ago. (below) is the actual Dolce Vita Fallon oxford for..wait for it..$139.95!!! cheapy oxfords, get here already!
and while i am on the subject of target collabs, it has also been brought to my attention that london-based MULBERRY will also be doing a sweet little collection exclusively for target. first thing that popped into my mind? THE ALEXA (eponymous for alexa chung, $1,195). i really really really hope they design a cost conscious version. really hope so. guess we'll just have to wait for some photos to release, or until it hits stores and target.com Oct. 10!

alexa with her alexa