Remember that Marc Jacobs show that started two hours late and that, in the end, a lot of people didn't like very much? Well, it's on Gilt Groupe at around 75% off! Funnily enough, Jacob's pal Shelly from Rocket Garage is modeling the duds--check her out in our Seasoned Street photo shoot right here. To see our video from the Marc Jacobs Spring 2008 show, click here.
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»Samantha Pleet is co-designing a line with a former editor of Nylon [Refinery29]
»Tyra Banks is on the cover of this Sunday's New York Times Magazine [Jezebel]
>> Here's one that's almost as bad as the Marc Jacobs scarf debacle of February 2008. Martin Margiela created an emphasized-shoulder cotton t-shirt with an esoteric horse graphic as part of his Spring 2008 collection. The shirt has been sell-out, even at a whopping $1,395 a pop.
Problem is, the image on the tee is nearly identical to an image painted by British artist David Penfound in 1998, which also covers t-shirts . . . thatretail for $19.95. Margiela's reps say their graphic is a "collage of nostalgic images compiled in-house," but you can jump to your own conclusions. Let's just put it this way: When asked about the similarity, Penfound said he planned on contacting Margiela.
This 2008 Essie Bridal Collection is just the type of classical peachy, white and muted pale pink polish range that I like to see from time to time. For those of you blushing brides who are interested in attaining the quintessential French manicure, or, for the rest of you who are just looking to paint on a neutral nail, you'll be on Cloud Nine with these colors. My bets are on Happily Ever After on becoming the next cult color, but I'm partial to No Pre-Nup (wink) — how about you?
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Giorgio Armani has recently introduced an atypical product range for Spring. This nine-piece Caffe collection includes five lipsticks, two lip liners and a lip shimmer. All are in rich, gold, brown, and nude coffee inspired colors. It's kind of like an end-of-Winter bonus line since we've already seen the glowy Spring collection and we are getting ready for the Summer colors to come out (yes, more on this later)!
My favorite combo is the #16 champagne-colored lipstick with the #45 lip shimmer on top — it's the ideal nude lip . But the most notable product has to be the #29 transparent rouge-colored sheer lipstick. It's pretty intimidating in the tube because the color is a blackish-purple goth shade, but when you apply it to your lips, it's completely sheer. The collection has been out for a few weeks already, so if you are browsing around a Giorgio Armani boutique or a department store, have a look and let me know what you think. For a description and pricing details on each of the nine items in the Caffe collection, read more
Spring-clean your hair by getting rid of dulling residue and boring, flat color. It's easy to brighten up your Winter color with a color-enhancing shampoo and conditioner, or even something as basic as this John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Color Glaze will add life to your lackluster locks. These drugstore brands are low-cost ways to create a high impact. Check out my product suggestions below.
- Blondes: Take away yellow undertones by mixing in bright, pale pieces to your crown. I suggest using L'Oreal Frost & Design Pull Through Cap Highlight Kit in Champagne.
- Light Brunettes: Glazing your dark locks with ash blond is a great pick me-up for mousy brown hair. Try Clairol Natural Instincts Non-Permanent Haircolor in Medium Ash Blonde.
- Redheads: Red locks crave richness. Amp up your fading hair with L'Oreal Preference Fade Defying Color & Shine System in Intense Red.
- Deep Brunettes: Super-dark hair needs to look shiny and even without looking greasy. Boost your base color with Revlon Colorist Expert Color and Glaze System in Dark Brown.
I hope you've enjoyed my series on pastel beauty goodies. My personal favorites are peachy blushes, pale pink polishes, green eye shadows and lilac lip glosses. Click on the links below to discover a wealth of both wild and mild pastel beauty products to suit all of your springtime urges!
Pretty pastel nail polishes are a fun way to lighten up any warm-weather beauty look. Pale pinks, sage greens, sunny yellows and light lavenders are beautiful shades to complement a special sundress or handbag. (And if you're still stuck with winter, they're a nice way to bring Spring to you early.) The colors come in an array of opaque formulas for you fearless femmes, as well as sheer versions for those of you who are still a little bit gun-shy.
L'Oreal Pro Manicure Nail Polish, Trust Fund Baby ($3.49) is a fun color with a catchy name. The polish is formaldehyde and toluene free — and since it contains pro-keratin proteins, it also strengthens your nails. I think this shade in particular looks best when you apply two coats.
Duri Nail Polish in Pistachio ($3.75) is a light, opaque lime green polish that lasts long, dries quickly, and imparts high shine along with streak-free color.
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Welcome back to my series on pretty pastel beauty products. I hope that checking out these flirty finds is getting you excited for Spring. Below are three different pastel blushes that are best worn on the apples of your cheeks and then blended outwards (to your hairline) and upwards (towards the top of your ear). Remember to start off with a gentle touch and layer until you reach your desired shade. Tip: these blushes look especially hot with a little bit of highlighter on top.
Darphin Blush in Raisin Delicieux ($40) is a finely-milled powder blush that will create a healthy and vibrant flush on your face. This color in particular is especially warming if paired with a bronzer. A little bit goes a long way, so apply with caution.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Sheer Highlighting Blush in Fresh ($12.49) imparts a fresh, outdoorsy-looking and slightly shimmery flush to your skin. I like to sweep an angled contour brush over all of the shades and apply it to the lower part of my cheekbones for a more dramatic effect. Also, I appreciate that you don't have to be quite as careful with this powder because the formula is much more sheer than the others.
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Spring is a great time to play around with pretty shades of pastel lip colors. While some years breed paler pouts than others, one of this season's hottest beauty trends involves vibrant variations on pinks, purples, peaches, and even yellows. Here are three colors I love, and a few more that are just too fun to leave out.
Trish McEvoy Lip Gloss in Serene ($22) is a sheer lilac color that looks beautiful blended over a deep purple or pink lipstick. The consistency is thick and creamy, and although it's slightly sticky, it is also extraordinarily shiny.
Givenchy Pop Gloss in Fizz Peach ($23.50) is a creamy peach lip gloss with little sparkles in the formula that reflect light. The texture is smooth, the shine is remarkable and the color is sheer (and looks fab with a fake tan)!
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