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Instagram: Mexican Culture Week
Friday October 24, 2014 Post a comment
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Instagram: Mexican Culture Week



We had a great time celebrating Mexican culture at NewYorkDress! We

captured our adventures on Instagram as we broke a pinata, created sugar

skull masks and ate a delicious meal. We made sure to take lots of photos

in front of our fun mariachi cutout. As we explored this week's customer

culture, we learned about history, fashion and food. Doesn't it look like

fun? We can't wait for our next cultural week!





Mexican Fashion
Thursday October 23, 2014 Post a comment
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Mexican Fashion



When it comes to Mexican fashion, there are three main groups: modern,

traditional and celebration. Looking at smaller towns, you can see distinct

modern style. Much of the style has a native feel shown by the colors and

materials chosen. Many have a preference for earth-tones, but it's not

uncommon to find bright colors mixed in. Traditional Mexican clothing

combines native and European elements. Materials used include cotton

and agave, along with Spanish wool and silk, which were later introduced.

Different styles can vary from gender, social status and ethnic group.

Celebration garments are bright and detailed. They are worn on special

occasions like Day of the Dead and the Carnival. During Carnival, the

Mexican clothing of choice is the Charro suit, popularized by the Mariachi.





Win a Free Gorgeous Dress From Tarik Ediz
Wednesday October 22, 2014 Post a comment
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Our newest contest is here! If you love Tarik Ediz as much as we do,

then you're in luck. We're giving away five gorgeous gowns!


To enter:


1. Pick your favorite Tarik Ediz style.



2. Go to our Facebook page. Like and comment with that style.



3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.



That's it, good luck everyone!

 

*Actual styles awarded are at the discretion of NewYorkDress and

Tarik Ediz. All winners are responsible for the cost of shipping

(international or domestic). Prize must be claimed within 7 days

of the winning announcement.



 



Things We Love About Fall in NYC
Friday October 17, 2014 Post a comment
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Things We Love About Fall in NYC



Fall is such an exciting season, especially in New York City! The leaves

start to change and the weather gets chilly. Each day is a little different

as the season begins to unfold. New York can be most magical in the fall

and we plan to take advantage. We put together a fun list of our favorite

seasonal activities and best things about fall..


Colorful leaves


Picnics in Central Park


Pumpkin spice everything


Outdoor brunch in the Lower East Side


Candy corn (among other goodies)


Hot chocolate in Brooklyn


New fall collections


Homecoming dresses


Downtown movie nights


The New York Film Festival


Apple-picking


Pumpkin carving


Bonfires


Fancy tea in the West Village


Strolls along the Highline


Fall fragrances


The Halloween Parade


Reading books on the subway


The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade


Holiday parties


Plum lipstick


New TV shows


Walks along 5th Avenue





Mexican Art: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Post a comment
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Mexican Art:


Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera



Frida Kahlo was a 19th Century Mexican painter who primarily painted self-

portraits. Her portraits symbolized her pain and sexuality; and featured

vibrant colors influenced by the indigenous culture of Mexico. She married a

fellow painter, Diego Rivera, who was known for his intricate murals. Rivera

was a large influence in the Mexican mural movement and painted them all over

the world. Although the Louvre purchased one of Frida's works in 1939, a first

for a Mexican artist, she remained relatively unknown until about 30 years after

her death when the artistic style gained popularity. Both artists are now

internationally known and revered.





Mexican Celebrities
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Post a comment
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Mexican Celebrities



Customer culture is back at NewYorkDress! This week, we celebrate Mexico

and everything the country has to offer, from music and food to history and

art. Follow our Instagram for fun snapshots of office activities. While doing

initial research, we found that many of our favorite celebs come from Mexican

roots. These stars take pride in their ancestry whether they were born in

Mexico or their lineage dates back. Many of these ladies have broken media

stereotypes on what it means to be Latina. Today, we highlight Selena "Queen

of Tejano," a highly revered legend who passed away in 1995. She sold over

90 million albums worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of

all time. Can you spot your favorite actress on the rest of our list?





Fall Colors With Britney Spears
Friday October 03, 2014 Post a comment
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Fall Colors With Britney Spears



This month marks the beginning of fall! We're excited for the elegant

seasonal colors, especially the dark, berry hues. Britney Spears recently

wore this gorgeous cocktail dress to announce her new line of lingerie.

She was classy and sophisticated in Tadashi Shoji. We adore the color and,

the fabulous, form-fitting silhouette. The whole look brings us right into

the new season. What would you wear to a special fall event? We picked

some beautiful berry gowns for you to choose from!





Win A Free Dress by Lara!
Monday September 29, 2014 Post a comment
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Guess what fashionistas? Our newest contest is here!


We're giving away five gorgeous gowns from Lara Design.


To enter:


1. Pick your favorite Lara style.



2. Go to our Facebook page. Like and comment with that style.



3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.



That's it, good luck everyone!

 

*Actual styles awarded are at the discretion of NewYorkDress and

Lara. All winners are responsible for the cost of shipping

(international or domestic). Prize must be claimed within 7 days

of the winning announcement.

[This contest is now closed.]

 



Dress and Tell
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Post a comment
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Dress and Tell



We can't get enough Dress and Tell submissions! They gives us a chance to

see customers rocking their NewYorkDress picks. Want to join in on the fun?

Share your photo to automatically receive $25 toward your next purchase!

There's nothing to lose. Take a look at our newest recipients of Dress and Tell

dollars. Each and every one of them looks totally glam. We can't wait to see

what they buy next!





Real Bride Winner!
Friday August 22, 2014 Post a comment
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We have picked a winner for the Real Brides competition! Congratulations

to Mona Charbel, who has won $250 NewYorkDress dollars by sharing

her wonderful story with us. You can share yours as well by e-mailing

social@newyorkdress.com. Make sure to include "REAL BRIDE" in the

subject. We can't wait to see you in your gorgeous wedding dress!





Dress and Tell
Thursday August 21, 2014 Post a comment
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Dress and Tell



Our customers always amaze in their gorgeous gowns from NewYorkDress.

Share your photo on our site to automatically receive $25 toward your

next purchase! What do you have to lose? Take a look at our newest

recipients of Dress and Tell dollars. They look fantastic. Can't wait to

see what they buy next!





Win Your Dream Dress From Primavera Couture!
Monday August 18, 2014 Post a comment
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Hey fashionistas!


We're giving away five stunning gowns from Primavera Couture.


To enter:


1. Pick your favorite style.



2. Go to our Facebook page . Like and comment with your favorite style.



3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.



That's it, good luck everyone!

 

*Specific styles awarded are at the discretion of NewYorkDress and

Primavera Couture. All winners are responsible for the cost of international

and domestic shipping of dress. Prize must be claimed within 7 days

of the winning announcement.

 



Win Your Dream Dress From Claudine by Alyce Paris
Monday July 28, 2014 Post a comment
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Hey fashionistas!


We're giving away five stunning gowns from Claudine by Alyce Paris.


To enter:


1. Pick your favorite style.



2. Go to our Facebook page . Like and comment with your favorite style.



3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.



Good luck everyone!

 

*Specific styles awarded are at the discretion of NewYorkDress and

Alyce Paris. All winners are responsible for the cost of international

and domestic shipping of dress. Prize must be claimed within 7 days

of the winning announcement.

 



Italian Culture
Monday July 28, 2014 Post a comment
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Italian Culture



We first celebrated and learned about the Middle East. Next on our list

was Brazil. This time around, we're indulging in Italian cuisine and learning

about the culture of Italy. One of the most important aspects is obviously

food so we started with a fantastic employee potluck. There was every kind

of pasta you could imagine, along with a perfect plate of meat and cheese.

In honor of this Italian feast, we bring you a list of "10 Things You Didn't

Know About Italian Cuisine!
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10. Italians like to keep their protein and pasta separate. You won't see a

medley of spaghetti and meatballs anytime soon.


9. Italians generally have three main courses: antipasti, le paste and a

protein. Contorni are considered a side dish and can be ordered separately.


8. Garlic is not commonly used. Italian food is delicious because of the fresh

ingredients, not an overload of spices.


7. Pizza in Southern Italy is made up of thin crust and minimal toppings,

unlike much of the pizza here in America.


6. Eating while walking is considered disrespectful to the person who prepared

your food. It's also uncommon to see an Italian with coffee to-go.


5. If you order a "pepperoni pizza," you will get a pizza with sweet bell

peppers. Those peppers are spelled peperoni in Italian, with only one “p.”


4. Italian “bars” are very different from the American idea of bars. A bar in

Italy is where you can get an espresso and pastry for breakfast.


3. Don’t expect to see Caesar salad, Italian wedding soup or Alfredo sauce in

any authentic restaurant. These are all American inventions.


2. Italian dressing is also an American invention. Try a bit of olive oil

instead.


1. The Italian meal is considered a celebration. Life is good when you are

enjoying a nice meal with friends or family. It's a time that should be

cherished. This is why there are long gaps between courses and the reason

dinners can run so long!


We certainly enjoyed our meal with our friends and family of NewYorkDress!





Dress and Tell
Friday June 13, 2014 Post a comment
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Dress and Tell



Our customers look gorgeous in their fantastic NewYorkDress gowns!

Share your photos on our NewYorkDress Dress and Tell page to

automatic receive $25 toward your next purchase! What have you got

to lose?





Win Your Dream Dress From Tony Bowls!
Monday June 09, 2014 2 Comments
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Hey fashionistas!


We're giving away five stunning Tony Bowls gowns.


To enter:


1. Pick your favorite Tony Bowls style.



2. Go to our Facebook and comment with your favorite.



3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.



That's it, good luck everyone!

 

*All winners are responsible for the cost of international and domestic shipping

of dress. Prize must be claimed within 7 days of the winning announcement.

[This contest is now closed.]

 



Real Brides: Marnie Dufort
Thursday June 05, 2014 Post a comment
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Real Brides: Marnie Dufort



We love taking real NewYorkDress brides and featuring their special day.

These brides were excited to share their experience and reminisce about the

most magical moments of their wedding day. They searched high and low for

the perfect wedding dress and found it on our website. Say hello to Marnie!

She tells us about her husband Dee and the romantic story that brought

them together.


Where did you meet?


We were teenagers when Dee and I first met in Prescott, AZ. We met

through friends of friends.



How did he propose?


Dee popped the question after we spent the day hiking Squaw Peak in

Phoenix, AZ. It was early morning and there were hot air balloons

floating all around. It was a beautiful sight! My husband normally

doesn't hike so he worked hard to get to that moment.



How did you choose the right dress?


I had two things on my mind: sexiness and affordability. I found both

those things in my dress from NewYorkDress.com.



Where did you get married?


We married in Las Vegas, Nevada!



What is your favorite memory from the wedding?


We did the traditional vows, as well as writing our own. The ceremony

was my favorite moment because it showed that Dee and I are really meant

to be. No one had a dry eye in the house, including the priestess! That's

how everyone knew it was a special moment.



What advice would you give other brides on their big day?


Don't fret about things that don't matter after you're married. A lot

of brides get so caught up in the details of the big day that they forget

what's really important in that special moment.






Brazilian Fashion
Wednesday May 28, 2014 1 Comment


Brazilian Fashion



Ola! Brazil is known for their beautiful land, delicious food and

magnificent culture, but what about fashion? It's not just bikinis in

this wonderful warm climate. Brazilian fashion is sexy, fun and fresh.

From the Carnival costumes to their everyday style, the clothing and

culture never seizes to amaze. See Brazilian fashion through the eyes

of true fashionistas with these fab fashion blogs! We gathered some

of our favorites for a look at the super stylish scene.  





Real Brides: Mariya Ivanova Karkar
Wednesday May 28, 2014 2 Comments
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Real Brides: Mariya Ivanova Karkar



We love taking real NewYorkDress brides and featuring their special day.

These brides were excited to share their experience and reminisce about

the most magical moments of their wedding day. They searched high and

low for the perfect wedding dress and found it on our website. Say hello

to Mariya! She bought a gorgeous Janique gown for her wedding reception.

Here, she tells us about her husband and the romantic story that brought

them together.


Where did you meet?


We met through a mutual friend outside of the office. He is the CEO and

I was looking for a job. I interviewed for a new branch of the company.

We talked about fashion, Dubai and my level of expertise. I was fascinated

by his intelligence and we went out three months after closely working

together.



How did he propose?


Three years after we met, he proposed on my birthday. Inspired by Salvador

Dali and his muse, Gala, the proposal was more a “declaration of love” than

a traditional “get down on one knee.”



How did you choose the right dress?


While I was in Canada, I started looking for wedding guest dresses and

my husband's sister showed me your site. I was totally fascinated and spent

days looking through dresses. I discovered this dress for my own wedding

reception! It was totally unique and I knew it was mine as soon as I saw it.



Where did you get married?


We had an intimate ceremony in front of my husband's family in Canada.

Our wedding reception was in Dubai with my side of the family and many

of our friends. The reception was held in a lounge that had an amazing

view of the tallest building in the world. Everything was handled by the

venue and it looked beautiful. We had a very relaxed celebration of food,

drinks and hubbly bubbly (hookah).



What is your favorite memory from the wedding?


My favorite moment was seeing all of our lovely family and friends. It

meant a lot for them to share our happiness and honor us with their

presence. The moment was priceless. I made sure to take photos and

spend time with each of our guests.



What advice would you give other brides on their big day?


No bridezillas! I would advise to keep things simple and enjoy every moment.

This is once in a lifetime and the fairy tale is possible on a budget.



Details: The bride wore Janique K6040.







Brazilian Culture
Tuesday May 27, 2014 Post a comment



Brazil is one of our biggest customer locations and we adore the fashion

and culture. So much, we decided to celebrate with a whole week of unique

festivities. We studied history, celebrated fashion and dined on delicious

food. Who is the Brazilian woman? She is smart, fun and confident! She

dresses first for herself and then for the crowd. Her body, hair and nails are

important elements of beauty; and she's all about samba music and dance!


While known for their beauty, Brazilian women also carry strength in many

other areas. For instance, they've just appointed their first female president,

Dilma Vana Rousseff. What an accomplishment! The literacy rate is also

slightly higher for woman than it is for men and about 53% of students

in university are women. Keep scrolling for more information! 



Interesting Facts


-The name Brazil comes from a tree named brazilwood.


-Brazil is the largest country in South America.


-The Amazon River flows through Brazil and is the 2nd longest

river in the world (after the Nile).


-Around 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil.



The Brazilian Flag 


-The banner translates to "Order and Progress."


-The colors represent the Royal Houses of Bragança (Emperor

Pedro I) and Habsburg(Empress Leopoldina).


-The stars represent the sky over Rio de Janeiro on the night of

November 15, 1889, the day the Republic of Brazil was declared.


-Each of the 27 stars represents a different Brazilian state and

the Federal District. The number of stars change anytime a new

state is created.



Traditional Food


We ate some very delicious food. Check out our feast below!


Coxinha: Chopped or shredded chicken fried in batter, molded into a shape


Pastelzinhos: Crunchy on the outside with a creamy meat filling, often

called “empanada” in the U.S.


Kibe: Deep-fried croquettes of beef and bulgur wheat, seasoned with garlic,

onions, mint and cinnamon 


Risoles: Deep-fried croquettes filled with ham and cheese


Pão de queijo: A small roll, bun or puff pastry baked with cheese-flavoring 

The Pão de queijo is a popular snack or breakfast food!


Empada: A small, cupcake-sized pastry filled with a savory filling 


For dessert, we had three options!


Cajuzinho: Made up of peanuts, sweetened condensed milk, sugar and

cocoa powder 


Beijinho: “Little Coconut Kiss” is condensed milk cooked with

butter and coconut flakes molded into candy balls


Brigadeiro: A chocolate bonbon is sweetened condensed milk and

cocoa powder molded into candy balls


We also enjoyed Brazilian soda, Guaraná Antarctica.





Real Brides: Shalani
Wednesday May 21, 2014 Post a comment
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Real Brides: Shalani



We love taking real NewYorkDress brides and featuring their special day.

These brides were excited to share their experience and reminisce about

the most magical moments of their wedding day. They searched high and

low for the perfect wedding dress and found it on our website. Say hello

to Shalani! She tells us about her husband Dave and the romantic story

that brought them together.


Where did you meet?


In 2005, I met Dave in school. We were both in the same course. After eight

years of courtship, we decided to commit to each other. He was (and still is)

my best friend. We understand each other perfectly.



How did he propose?


It’s funny, but he never actually proposed, nor did I expect him to. I didn't

need a big diamond ring, just the knowledge that we were meant to be.



How did you choose the right dress?


We come from different religious backgrounds and the color ‘white’ is

considered inauspicious in Dave’s culture. I had to forgo my dreams of a

white dress and browsing for the perfect, colorful gown was no easy task.

I looked at everything from evening-wear to prom dresses. Finally I saw this

beautiful gown on your site. I fell instantly in love with the shape of the

dress and the gorgeous color. I even choose a 'purple theme' after ordering

my dress. Once it arrived, I was happy to find that the fit was perfect!



Where did you get married?


In Asian countries, the bride follows the husband’s culture so I got married

in a very traditional fashion. Later we had an evening party with about 800

guests to witness our union. The main table was carved out of ice and the

walkway contained ice sculptures with our initials.



What is your favorite memory from the wedding?


My favorite moment was our entrance. Everyone expected us to walk down

the aisle, but we actually sang our way in! We sang the romantic song

“L.O.V.E” by Nat King Cole.



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Details: The bride wore Party Time 6834PT in Purple.





Real Brides: Carson Acevedo
Thursday May 08, 2014 1 Comment
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Real Brides: Carson Acevedo



Welcome to our newest wedding feature! We're taking real NewYorkDress

brides and featuring their special day. These brides were excited to share

their experience and reminisce about the most magical moments of their

wedding day. They searched high and low for the perfect wedding dress and

found it on our website.


Say hello to our first bride, Carson Acevedo! She tells us about her husband

Alex and the romantic story that brought them together.


Where did you meet?


Alex and I met on a blind date in Brooklyn around 2008. I remember we

hugged and I just knew it felt right.


How did he propose?


Alex proposed to me in the parking lot of a bowling alley on our two year

anniversary. He told me he had a present for me and made me close my eyes.

I remember thinking "It's cold out here, can't he give me my gift inside the

car?" When I opened my eyes, he was on one knee right there in the parking lot.


How did you choose the right dress?


I looked through tons of dresses and, once I saw the pockets, I knew this Mori

Lee was the one. It was the dress of my dreams and the shape was perfect. The

pockets gave it a unique edge. I saw a similar gown in Bride Magazine for

$4,000, which made this dress feel like a steal. It was well-made and the bead

work was stunning. The quality was so good even my seamstress was impressed

by the price.


Where did you get married?


Alex and I come from different religious backgrounds and we needed a neutral

ground for our families to celebrate. We chose the Queens Botanical Gardens,

which was the perfect setting. The surroundings were filled with beautiful

foliage in a multitude of colors. We barely had to decorate since nature did it

for us. I've always loved the Botanical Gardens so it was a dream come true to

be married there.


What is your favorite memory from the wedding?


Our vows! Alex and I wrote our own vows and they were very personal, not

to mention emotional. They reflected our love perfectly and it's a moment

that I'll never forget.



Details: The bride wore Mori Lee 4969 in Ivory/ Silver, the bridesmaids

wore Alfred Sung D494 in Caspian Blue and the maid of honor wore D522

in Niagara. The bride's hair piece was style number DST set001.





Dress and Tell
Thursday March 27, 2014 Post a comment
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Dress and Tell



We love to see real-life girls in NewYorkDress! Every month, we receive an

array of gorgeous photos to share on our Dress and Tell page. Everyone who

shops with us is invited to share their look on our website. Once you enter,

you'll automatically receive $25 towards your next NewYorkDress purchase.

Here are a few recent customers. Don't they look lovely?





Olivia Gets Her Dream Prom Dress!
Thursday March 27, 2014 Post a comment


Olivia Gets Her Dream Prom Dress!



You met Olivia once before. Her story of teenage strength and struggle

touched our hearts. We were excited to meet this inspirational girl and greet

her with the prom dress of her dreams. She chose a sky-blue ballgown that fit

like a glove and her mom was just as happy as Olivia! We can't wait to see

pretty prom pictures to come.





Win Your Dream Dress From Faviana!
Wednesday March 26, 2014 Post a comment
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Hey fashionistas!


We're giving away five gorgeous Faviana gowns.


To enter:


1. Pick your favorite Faviana style.



2. Go to our Facebook and comment your favorite style on

our contest post.



3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.



That's it, good luck everyone!

 

*All winners are responsible for the cost of international and domestic shipping

of dress. Prize must be claimed within 7 days of the winning announcement.

 



Meet Shail K and Her Timeless Gowns
Friday March 14, 2014 Post a comment
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Meet Shail K and Her Timeless Gowns



We're here to share an exclusive interview with this NewYorkDress designer!

Kimi Verma, designer of Shail K, creates glittery creations any glamour girl

would love. She started by designing for other labels only to branch out on

her own. Inspired by her mother named Shail, Verma set out to create colorful,

lovely gowns to make women feel beautiful and confident. Hand-beaded in

India, these trend-setting dresses are truly one-of-a-kind. We picked a few

current favorites we knew you would love!





Olivia's Story
Monday March 10, 2014 Post a comment
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Olivia's Story



Many of us take for granted the will, energy and focus to accomplish everyday

tasks like waking up and heading to school. For 14-year-old Olivia, ( better

known as Livi), having late stage Chronic Lyme disease makes life a daily

struggle. The disease brings an onset of muscle weakness, speech issues and

a weakening of the immune system. With ongoing support from family and

friends, Livi pushes herself to live everyday to its fullest and enjoy life as

a normal teenage girl.


Like most girls her age, Livi is looking forward to prom but mounting medical

bills hasn't made it easy. We at NewYorkDress.com are honored to help Livi's

prom dream come true. With an upcoming journey to New York City, we look

forward to meeting this special girl and greeting her with the prom dress of

her dreams.


NewYorkDress.com is internationally known as one the largest retailers of

evening, special occasion and prom dresses. We wish Livi the best of luck

at her prom and hope that her story touches the lives of children and adults

everywhere. May her prom night provide her with great lasting memories

she can hold onto for years to come.


To find out more and potentially donate towards Olivia's medical bills,

http://www.gofundme.com/lymielivi.





Win Your Dream Dress From Nina Canacci
Wednesday March 05, 2014 Post a comment
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Hey fashionistas!


We're giving away six gorgeous Nina Canacci gowns.


To enter:


1. Pick your favorite Nina Canacci style.



2. Go to our Facebook and comment your favorite style on

our contest post.



3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.



That's it, good luck everyone!

 

*All winners are responsible for the cost of international and domestic shipping

of dress. Prize must be claimed within 12 days of the winning announcement.

 



Prom Playlist
Friday February 28, 2014 Post a comment


Prom Playlist



Get "Happy" with this prom playlist! You can play it while shopping for

your prom dress or dancing in your room, getting ready for the big night.

Each hit tune gets you dance-floor ready. Which single is your favorite?



Lorde "Team"


Demi Lovato "Neon Lights"



Pitbull "Timber" Featuring Ke$ha



Katy Perry "Dark Horse"



Beyoncé "Drunk in Love"



Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" Featuring

T.I. Pharell






Polka Dot Prom Party
Wednesday February 26, 2014 Post a comment


Polka Dot Prom Party



We're in love with polka dot prints! They're perfectly sassy for a

prom night out. Why stop at dresses when you can throw a polka dot

party? Go chic in black and white dots or wild and retro in colors galore.

A polka dot prom dress can make the whole night fun! If you're not

ready for full-on dots, try incorporating a unique accessory for a

restyled look that is anything but ordinary.





Behind-the-Scenes With Instagram
Wednesday February 26, 2014 Post a comment
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Behind-the-Scenes With Instagram



Follow us on Instagram for glam behind-the-scenes

photos. Here's a look at our latest shoot!





Win Your Dream Dress From Nika
Thursday February 20, 2014 Post a comment
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Hey fashionistas!


We're giving away six gorgeous Nika gowns.


To enter:


1. Pick your favorite Nika style.



2. Go to our Facebook and comment your favorite style on

our contest post.



3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.



That's it, good luck everyone!

 

*All winners are responsible for the cost of international and domestic shipping of dress.

 



NewYorkDress Instagrams NYFW!
Tuesday February 18, 2014 Post a comment
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NewYorkDress Instagrams NYFW



New York Fashion Week was a blast! From runway shows to events

around the city, we snapped our fashion-filled days on Instagram.

Check out a few of our favorite shots and follow us for more fab

behind-the-scenes photos.



Quote of the Week: Bo Derek
Friday February 14, 2014 Post a comment
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Click through to find this gorgeous dress and look for a new quote next week!





Win Your Dream Dress From Tarik Ediz!
Thursday February 06, 2014 Post a comment
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Hey fashionistas!


We're giving away five gorgeous Tarik Ediz gowns.


To enter:


1. Pick your favorite Tarik Ediz style.



2. Go to our Facebook and comment your favorite style on

our contest post.



3. Like and share that post on your own Facebook page.



That's it, good luck everyone!

 

*All winners are responsible for shipping costs, which can vary depending on location.

 



Prom Dress Giveaway!
Friday January 31, 2014 2 Comments


Prom Dress Giveaway!



Are you ready for our prom dress giveaway?


Click here to enter or nominate a friend to win the

dress of her dreams!

[This contest is now closed.]





Silhouette Selection!
Wednesday January 29, 2014 Post a comment


Silhouette Selection!



When it comes to shopping for your prom dress, it's hard to know which

silhouette is which so we put together a mini-guide to help in your

search! Above we have a high-low design with an embellished top and simple

mini-skirt. This is especially dance-worthy since it moves so well. Below are

a few trending options and a description of the look. You'll notice we threw

in ballgown twice. This is to show that you can easily rock a princess dress

or go as a ballerina with edge.





Behind-the-Scenes With Jasz Couture
Thursday January 02, 2014 Post a comment
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Behind-the-Scenes With Jasz Couture



NewYorkDress presents Jasz Couture Prom 2014: The Makeover. Take a

behind-the-scenes look at our gorgeous photo shoot with Jasz Couture.

The models, the hair and the makeup all come together to create

flawless photos of these fabulous prom dresses. Stay tuned for part 2!





Win Your Dream Dress From Angela & Alison!
Monday December 16, 2013 Post a comment
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Hey fashionistas! We're giving away three beautiful Angela and Alison gowns.


To enter:


Step 1. Pick your favorite Angela and Alison style.


Step 2. Go to our Facebook and comment your favorite style on our contest post.


Step 3. Like and share that post on your own Facebook page.


That's it, good luck everyone!


*Disclaimer: All winners are responsible for shipping costs, which can vary

depending on location.

 



Quote of the Week: Christian Dior
Friday December 06, 2013 1 Comment
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Click through to find this gorgeous dress and look for a new quote next week!





Behind the Scenes With NewYorkDress
Tuesday December 03, 2013 Post a comment
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Behind the Scenes With NewYorkDress



We've had a flurry of photo shoots here at NewYorkDress so we're excited

to share some behind-the-scene moments from our latest one. Makeup artist

Amanda Wilson worked her magic and the models looked lovely in each one of

their shots. We had a fabulous time! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for

more behind-the-scenes coverage.





We've Hit Over 200,000 Likes On Facebook!
Friday November 08, 2013 Post a comment
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We've Hit Over 200,000 Likes

On Facebook!



If you haven't already, click through to Facebook and like our page for

news, contests and tons of fashion fun!





Presenting Savannah's Homecoming Video!
Tuesday October 22, 2013 Post a comment
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Presenting...


Savannah's Homecoming Video!



We're excited and honored to bring you Savannah's newest contribution to

NewYorkDress. She created a fantastic video of her quest for the perfect

homecoming dress! Watch the video above and check out her choices below.





Reminder!
Monday October 14, 2013 Post a comment
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Reminder!



If you buy from NewYorkDress, we're currently including this chic mini

mirror with every purchase. Keep an eye out for this special delivery and

admire your fabulous self all day long!





Win Your Dream Dress From Lara!
Monday October 07, 2013 1 Comment
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Here's your chance to win a gorgeous Lara dress!


Step 1. Pick your favorite dress from our Lara dresses.


Step 2. Go to our Facebook and comment your favorite style on our contest post.


Step 3. Share that post on your own Facebook page.


We can't wait to hear from you!


Disclaimer: All winners are responsible for shipping costs, which can vary

depending on location.

 



NewYorkDress Instagrams NYFW!
Thursday September 26, 2013 Post a comment
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NewYorkDress Instagrams NYFW!



We had a blast at New York Fashion week and we captured some of our

favorite moments on Instagram. From spotting Karlie Kloss on the runway

to running into favorite bloggers like Keiko Lynn and Nicolette Mason, we

had a woderful week of fun and fashion! Follow us on Instagram for our

favorite blog updates or spur-of-the moment fashion events!


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Win Your Dream Dress From Tony Bowls
Wednesday September 11, 2013 Post a comment
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Win Your Dream Dress From Tony Bowls



We're giving away five gorgeous Tony Bowls gowns!


To enter:


1. Comment below with your favorite Tony Bowls style.


2. Like and share this post on your Facebook page.


For additional chances to win, go to Pinterest.com and repin our Tony

Bowls Contest with the hashtag #WinNewYorkDressTonyBowls.


Good luck!


*Disclaimer: All winners are responsible for shipping costs, which can

vary depending on location.


[This contest is now closed.]





Savannah's Day To Night Tutorial!
Wednesday September 11, 2013 Post a comment
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Savannah's Day To Night Look!



Hi ladies,


My friend and I have put together a few fabulous looks for you! These tutorials

are perfect for looking cute and casual during the day or sharp and edgy at night.


They will help you achieve the perfect day-to-night look!



Daytime Look 1



You want to look amazing, yet natural during the day.


1. Start by applying BB Cream, or your favorite foundation. I chose to use a BB

Cream from Smashbox. I find that it gives great coverage; plus it's also a primer

and moisturizer in one!


2. Next, apply concealer underneath your eyes to cover any circles, darkness or

puffiness you may find.


3. Then apply a radiant looking blush to your cheeks. I used Dainty from MAC. This

blush is a beautiful, soft pink color and contains shimmer to create a beautiful

glow.


4. You can then use a highlighter to contour. Apply the highlighter down the bridge

of your nose, on your cheek bones and on your cupids bow, which is the area

right above your lip. I used Soft and Gentle by MAC.


Now for the eyes!


5. Sweep a neutral color across your eyelids. I swept Sin by Urban Decay, which

is part of a Naked Palette set. Sin is a bright champagne color and can work

as a daytime shadow to create a bright, vibrant look.


6. After applying a neutral, yet shimmery shadow, you can use brown gel eye

liner to line your eyes. I used Bobbi Brown, but any brown gel liner will work.


7. Next, apply the color Buck beneath your bottom lashes and apply the color

Virgin beneath your eyebrows as a brow bone highlighter.


8. After you're done with eye shadow, apply mascara onto your lashes. I used

L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara because I love the finished, elongated look it creates.


9. Lastly, I applied a light layer of Revlon's Berry Rose to my lips.


Daytime Look 2



Once I was done with my own makeup, I created my friend's daytime look! It

was similar to my own look, but with a few small changes.


1. First, I applied Half Baked on her eyelid, outer tear duct area and underneath

her bottom lashes.


2. Then I applied NARS Gold Digger on top of that for a soft, pink look.



3. Last, I applied the brown gel eyeliner and, of course, L'Oreal Telescopic

Mascara. Doesn't she look gorgeous? 



Nighttime Look


The sun has gone down and the moon has come out! Now it's time for nighttime

makeup, which you can achieve with these simple steps:


1. I applied the color Toasted from Urban Decay's Naked Palette and blended it

with Hustle for a slightly darker color. I used the eyeshadow brush to apply in a

windshield-wiper motion.


2. Next I applied a mixture of Buck and Dark Horse underneath my bottom lashes.


3. Then I blended Snakebite and Busted from another Naked Palette, also using

a windshield-wiper motion to created the effect.


4. After that, I used a coat of black gel eye liner (on top of the brown) to create

a darker nighttime look!


5. To finish my smokey eye, I used Busted on my lower lash line.


6. For lips, we both chose Revlon's Berry Rose for a darker pink look.


I hope these tips are helpful and make your next night out a total blast!

xx,

Savannah Lathem





Win Your Dream Dress From Tarik Ediz!
Thursday July 11, 2013 Post a comment
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Here's your chance to win a gorgeous Tarik Ediz dress!


Step 1. Pick your favorite dress from our Tarik Ediz dresses.


Step 2. Go to our Facebook and comment your favorite style on our contest post.


Step 3. Share that post on your very own Facebook page.


For an additional entry (and better chance to win) follow us on twitter @newyorkdress

and tweet the following:

"I want to win Tarik Ediz style ______. #TarikEdiz #NewYorkDress"


We can't wait to hear from you!


Disclaimer: All winners located both in and outside of the United States are

responsible for shipping costs. Shipping costs vary depending on location.

NewYorkDress.com will only ship prizes to those who cover the cost of shipping.

 



Special NewYorkDress Surprise!
Wednesday June 12, 2013 Post a comment
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Special NewYorkDress Surprise!



For all those lovely ladies with NewYorkDress on the way, get ready for a

special surprise. With every purchase, we're now including a NewYorkDress

compact to admire your fabulous self as you're out and about on the town!

Be sure and keep an eye out for yours!





Behind-the-Scenes With NewYorkDress
Friday May 31, 2013 Post a comment
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Behind-the-Scenes With NewYorkDress



Get ready for some fabulous dresses! Here is a behind-the scenes look

at some of our loveliest styles soon to be on NewYorkDress. If you're as

fond of Tadashi Shoji as we are, you'll be happy with our new arrivals!

Browse these @newyorkdress Instagrams for future inspiration.





Behind-the-Scenes With NewYorkDress
Friday May 10, 2013 Post a comment
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Behind-the-Scenes With NewYorkDress



NewYorkDress recently got back in the studio to capture some of our newest

dresses! Whether you're into bold color or classic black with a twist, these

designs are sure to make an impression. Take a peek behind-the-scenes at our

gorgeous favorites modeled by the lovely Irina Kohdrateva and keep an eye on

our new arrivals for all your event needs!





Savannah Lathem 2013 Prom: It's Your Time To Shine
Tuesday April 23, 2013 Post a comment

  It's Prom 2013 and our resident celebrity blogger, Savannah Lathem, tells us the

many fabulous ways to rock a NewYorkDress tiara.

 



LA Premiere
Monday December 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah's LA Premiere


To be in the feature film California Solo with Robert Carlyle, Kathleen Wilhoite, Alexia Rasmussen, Danny Masterson and A Martinez is by far one of the most special moments of my life. The premiere was held on December 7th at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles. In preparation for both premieres, the New York Dress team and I collaborated on several choices. We looked at designers Sherri Hill, Jasz Couture and Allure along with several other popular New York Dress designer styles. Once I arrived in Manhattan I went straight to the New York Dress studio for a fitting and photo shoot. The stylist suggested Allure A408 in Sky/Brown which I thought was absolutely perfect for the California Solo Premiere in LA. When I saw the Allure dress for the first time I knew right away it was perfect for me. The bodice has silver sequins with silver threaded rope that gave the dress a very swirly, girly look. The ruffled skirt gave it a flowing effect and because I'm a dancer, I loved the overall fit of the babydoll dress.

The lace up back enabled me to adjust the bodice to fit my chest area perfectly. I felt very age appropriate and confident in this dress. I just turned fifteen so I wanted to look as close in age to my character Arianwen (14). I wore my hair as I naturally wear it and I was asked by the press, (who loved the style), to show off the back of the dress for photos as well. To accentuate my overall look, we chose Sonny 1550 and Sophie 1998E. It is an honor for me as an actress to attend the California Solo Premiere- it is truly a night I will treasure in my heart forever.


Sincerely,

Savannah Lathem


New York Premiere
Friday December 07, 2012 1 Comment
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Savannah's New York Premiere


I stepped off the airplane in NY and hailed a cab to the New York Dress fashion studio to meet the amazing New York Dress team who greeted my mom and I at the door with the warmest welcome. Three beautiful designers dresses awaited me in size 00. The shoot was so much fun and we laughed the whole entire time and the photographer even captured a few action still shots of the crew and I which was totally cool! New York life is so busy compared to LA. On the way to the premiere my family (brothers, mom and dad took the Subway to take us to the Quad Cinema Premiere of California Solo.

I felt like Sarah Jessica Parker coming out of the revolving hotel door for the first time with the bright lights of New York hitting my glamorous Jasz Couture 4419 (in royal). Hailing a cab and taking the subway to get to the screening was such an indescribable, happy feeling. The New York Dress Purple Collection (earrings and bracelet) accessories complimented the dress perfectly pulling my entire look together.

I was a little nervous watching myself on the big screen again although I had seen California Solo for the first time at Sundance Film Festival in January. This time I felt more relaxed. I got to sink into a comfortable place and have what I like to call an out of body experience not really seeing the character as myself for the first time, but as the lovely Arianwen she was created to be alongside Robert Carlyle and Kathleen Wilhoite.

Everyone complimented the New York Dress that I chose. New York truly is a city that never sleeps and New York Dress is a testament to those famous Frank Sinatra lyrics from ,"New York." They are always available to customers 24/7 365 days a year for all your fashion needs! It is a magical moment in my career and I am so happy and blessed to be a part of California Solo Cast and New York Dress.com fitting. Thanks New York Dress Fashion Team! You guys are great!

Sincerely,

Savannah Lathem


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Red Carpet Ready
Thursday December 06, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah's Second Look


The second look we chose for Savannah for her movie premiere was Jasz Couture 4419 in Royal. This mini dress, which features an asymmetrical neckline and an embellished strap, is absolutely dreamy. A flared multi-layer skirt add movement to this dress, which Savannah worked perfectly at the photo shoot. We paired this bold and beautiful mini dress with Alisha Hill S1145. These strappy nude heels are embellished with rhinestones all over, adding the perfect amount of sparkle.


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Shop Savannah's Look

Dress: Jasz Couture 4419, ($198)

Shoes: Alishe Hill S1145, ($190)


November Dress and Tell
Wednesday December 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Dress and Tell


We received tons of really amazing entries for November's Dress and Tell contest. It was really tough picking a winner-great job to all our contestants! The winning entry was Cassandra who wore Mac Duggal 78439D, ($498). Cassandra's prize is 500 NewYorkDress.com dollars. Don't forget to enter next month's Dress and Tell contest-you could be next!

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Pictured above: Mac Duggal 78439D, ($498)



Garment Bag
Tuesday December 04, 2012 Post a comment
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Garment Bag


A beautiful new gown requires the utmost of care, which is why we're excited about our new shipment of garment bags. These garment bags are perfect for safely toting around any of our high end dresses.

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Dress pictured above: Terani 1318P, ($517)


Jovani Tote
Tuesday December 04, 2012 Post a comment
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Jovani Tote


Attention ladies, we're giving away a fabulous tote. With every Jovani dress purchase, you'll receive a fabulous silver oversized Jovani tote, but it's only while supplies last. Use it to carry around your gym items, as an errand bag or to carry your Jovani dress! Don't miss out on this fab loot!

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Dress pictured above: Jovani 7757, ($800)



BTS
Monday December 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind the Photoshoot


Photo shoots are always fun for us here at New York Dress, but part of the fun is also giving our fans a peek at what's going on behind the scenes. So much happens in between takes, it's always fun to take Instagram shots of all the action. Here are some more shots of last week's photo shoot with our model Katy.

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Savannah L
Friday November 30, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah Lathem's Movie Premiere!


Teen actress and our guest blogger Savannah Lathem stopped by our studios last night to get fitted for the dresses she'd be wearing at the New York and California premiere of her latest movie, California Solo. In the film, Lathem plays Arianwen, the daughter of British rocker Robert Carlyle. In a review by The New York Times, Lathem was referred to as 'touching.' While we'll have to wait until the film hits theaters, Lathem will walk the red carpet for both premieres. After trying on various fabulous looks, Savannah chose two dresses that made her heart flutter. Savannah chose Jasz Couture 4419 in royal for her New York premiere tonight amd Allure A408 in Sky/Brown for her Californa premiere. Peep a couple behind the scenes photos of our session. Stay tuned for more photos of Savannah's fitting and movie premiere! To read some of Savannah's past style posts go here. Don't forget to also check out Savannah's experience at Bella Thorne's quinceanera.

Note: The Jasz Couture 4419 is shown in white below. The color Savannah will be wearing is Royal.


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Shop Savannah's Looks

Jasz Couture 4419, ($198)

Allure A408, ($315)




Day Two
Friday November 30, 2012 Post a comment
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Day Two: Behind The Scenes


We couldn't possibly fit all the fun and fashion into one day at our photo shoot so we had to extend it another day. Day two was a frenzy, a fun one, at that. Our stylist Jonah decided to give our model Katy an entirely different look than our last shoot. We bid farewell to the heavy liner and blood red lips and said hello to softer bronzes and pinks. Jonah used soft golds, pinks and browns for Katy's makeup and gave her hair a naturally tousled look. What do you think of the looks?

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Stay tuned-the dresses we photographed will soon be available on our site!


Instagram
Thursday November 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Tadashi Behind The Scenes


It's day two of our shoot and our model Katy has been an absolute trooper! It's been a busy week, but our shoots are a good way for us to get back to doing what we love most. Check out a few behind the scenes Instagram shots of our fashion shoot and stay tuned for the finished result! We're especially excited about the Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013 collection!


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Winter Beauty
Tuesday November 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Winter Beauty Tips


There's no escaping it dolls. The harsh winters can take a toll on your skin-no matter how well you keep your body covered. Chilly winds can cause skin chaffing, flaky lips, cracked hands and can make your overall glow a bit grey. How do you keep yourself feeling beautiful during the holiday season? It takes some work-but winter proof yourself with these steps and you'll be sure to weather any storm and stay looking fabulous for all your upcoming winter weddings, cocktail and birthday parties!


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1. Set a prime example: A good primer can go a long way-especially in the cold winter months. We all know that primers help the staying power of foundation and makeup, but they can also prevent flaky winter skin. Primers can work as a barrier between your skin and the cold elements, so don't skimp!

2. Keep hydrated: Believe it or not, your skin needs just as much water during the winter as it does in the summer. The more water you drink, the better hydrated your skin will be and less susceptible to cracking or chaffing.

3. Less salt: Everyone needs salt to balance out their diet, true. Consuming too much can seriously dry out your skin. Consuming less salt can help your skin a thousand fold. Salt will naturally dehydrate your skin; therefore if you consume less salt, it'll help you avoid having dry skin.

4. Avoid petroleum based products: As tempting as it may be to slather Vaseline on your lips and hands, think again. Petroleum based products coat the skin, they don't moisturize it. So while you may feel like rubbing Vaseline is really helping ease the dryness, it's really not. Do, however, mix some Vaseline into your favorite creams to make it more effective.

5. Ease up on the caffeine: We know the deal, cold weather makes you crave the lattes and coffee, but because these contain caffeine, they are also a natural diuretic, which means it can dry your skin. Choose herbal teas and water-easier said than done, but very effective.


Photoshoot
Monday November 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind The Lens


Our photo shoots are always a fun way for us to channel our love for fashion and what inspires us about living, working and creating in a place like New York City. We feel extremely grateful to be working in one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the city and we'd like to think that our photo shoots are always a success because of the fun energy of the models, our creative team and the our shared passion for fashion. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes of our upcoming photo shoot!

XOXO, New York Dress

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Photo shoot
Wednesday November 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind The Lens


The weather may be a bit dreary outdoors, but our studio is always abuzz with our super fun and bubbly models and crew who help stave off any chill. We love updating our fans with behind the scenes photos of our latest campaign shoots. On our last two photo shoots, we focused on a new collection from designer Tadashi Shoji and our new Prom 2013 styles.

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Instagram Love
Monday November 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind the Scenes


Our photo shoots are always so much fun-but sometimes, a breath of fresh air feels good. On the day we shot, the sunshine crept perfectly in through the windows of our studio inviting us to look outside and appreciate the weather. Once back inside, our fabulous models took direction from our photographer Josh so as to capture the perfect shot! We think they did an exceptional job, don't you?


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Beauty Blunders
Thursday November 15, 2012 Post a comment
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Top Beauty Blunders


When it comes to beauty, especially in metropolitan areas like New York City, anything goes. We know how hard it is not to try everything once, beauty wise-which is why we understand that dying your hair, overplucking brows, experimenting with hems and lipstick colors, happens. There are, however, some beauty blunders you should avoid altogether.

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The No-Nos

-Bitten Nails are at the top of the list for a reason. Two simple reasons: you carry loads of bacteria under your nails and when you bite them, you're consuming the bacteria which can make you sick. Second strike-bitten nails look unprofessional, unkempt and are a sign of nervousness. Break that habit, girl!

-Too much makeup can be a very bad thing. Makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty, not conceal. Overloading on makeup can make you look like a clown and can be distracting and unprofessional. Putting your best face forward means finding the right products that work with your skin and your look. In our opinion, the best cosmetic a woman can invest in is self confidence!

-Unkempt attire can really put a damper in things. You can have a rocking outfit or dress and if it's stained or wrinkled, it won't have the same impact. If you're looking to be taken seriously in the workplace, take care in your appearance. Whether you visit the dry cleaner or take the time to iron your clothing, clean, fresh looking outfits really speak volumes.

-Over treating your locks can do permanent damage, not to mention, look unapproachable. Sometimes, loud colors can make a woman appear unapproachable even if she entirely is! We're not saying you can't make a statement with your do-just make sure that your locks aren't the only thing people focus on when you're speaking.

-Showing too much cleavage is not a good look, especially in the workplace. There's a time and place for certain attire, ladies. There's nothing with taking pride in your curves- once again, however, don't let it come in between you and your workplace persona. Professional attire is best for the workplace.Sorry girls, but we're standing firm on this one.



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Tuesday November 13, 2012 1 Comment
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Tadashi Behind The Scenes


After catching up with Tadashi Shoji's newest collection during NYFW in September, we couldn't wait to get our hands on some of Shoji's exquisite pieces. During our photo shoot last week, we had the opportunity of seeing these designs up close and instantly fell head over heels with them. Our models were over the moon in these pieces as well. Tadashi's Spring 2013 is a collection that pays homage to his tried and true affinity for French lace and romantic layering, while adding some vibrant splashes of color to the realm. Peep our Instagram shots of our models in action.


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Red Wedding
Friday November 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Red Wedding


Forget what you've been told: weddings don't have to be an 'all-white' event. You can be 'traditional' and still incorporate color into your wedding. We're loving the idea of a red themed wedding-with wines, corals and reds to pack a colorful punch. We know you may not want to go all out and deck yourself in an entirely red bridal gown, so we created a moodboard showcasing some clever and fashionable ways to make your vows wow in red. Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest for more wedded bliss!

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In these nuptials

1.. Bari Jay 548, ($200)

2.Colorifics RAVE, ($89)

3. Allure 8912, (price upon request)

4.Jason FE17296A, ($29)

5. Boutique 92300, ($30)

6.Sherri Hill 2417, ($378)



Handbag 101
Friday November 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Strap Happy 101


Clutches can add an element of glamour to any evening outfit, sure, but sometimes a girl just wishes she could swing that clutch over her shoulder. Truth be told ladies, after an hour or so of toting a clutch around at a cocktail event, a strap would definitely come handy, pun intended. We're giving you the 101 on how to add a little added benefit to your favorite clutches. It's a cinch!

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The How To


1. You want to start off by choosing the perfect material. This material doesn't have to match your purse's fabric perfectly. Have fun with it! Make sure that the material isn't too thin that it tears easily.

2. Measure the fabric so it’s the length you want from the bag to your shoulder and then back again, and add an inch on both sides because this is where you're going to sew it onto your bag. The width will be 5 inches, If you opt for a chain handle, measure the length and have your chain pre-cut to the length you want.

3. Fold the fabric in half and sew lengthwise along the edges.

4. Make sure to turn the fabric inside out so that the sewn part is hidden and detect the spots on the purse where you want to attach the handles.

5. Make sure both sides are the same length and sew each end to the purse. Cover any frays with embellishments, such as studs or glitter. For chain handles, choose an appropriate glue, (make sure you have the right glue) and glue the ends on each side. Let the handles dry and voila!


In this set

A.Inge Christopher GIA881, ($215)

B.Benjamin Walk Victoria, ($36)

C.Boutique A4957, ($65)


Instagram Prom 2013
Thursday November 08, 2012 1 Comment
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Behind The Scenes: Prom 2013


At NewYorkDress.com, we understand the excitement a Prom can bring, which is why we love bringing our fans behind the scenes. We loved the idea of clean, bright light against these exquisitely embellished gowns for our Prom 2013 campaign shoot. Our stylists worked together to create an entirely new, fresh and fabulous head to toe look exclusively for NewYorkDress.com. Now that you've gone inside our Prom shoot, what dress are you dreaming about for Prom 2013?


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Payton Rae in Alyce
Friday November 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Payton Rae in Alyce


Country songstress Payton Rae stopped by Alyce Paris studios for a special Alyce Prom 2013 shoot. The pint sized crooner looked every bit the Prom Queen in some of Alyce's new Prom dresses. Rae's photo shoot turned out to be every girl's dream- her dresses fit as if they were tailor made with beautiful accents from feathered skirts to crysta embellishments and elegant ruffles. What more could a girl want? Which is your favorite Payton Rae look? Stay tuned for some new and exciting Alyce Paris Prom 2013 styles, coming to NewYorkDress.com very soon!


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Savannah Lathem
Wednesday October 24, 2012 2 Comments
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Bella Thorne's Quinceañera


I attended Bella Thorne's Quinceañera and had the honor of being fitted by New York Dress. There are so many beautiful dresses to choose from at New York Dress, so I started looking by looking at all the categories for different occasions. In the end, I narrowed my designer search down to two dresses selections for my wish list. After some thinking, I knew that La Femme 17649, cocktail dress was my favorite choice for this special occasion. I love to dance and twirl and I knew there would be dancing at Bella's party so this dress was a really easy choice. I loved the way the La Femme dress flowed. The color is an unusually beautiful light lime with silver sequins on the bodice and a sweetheart neckline. It also has silver sequin straps fitting diagonally across the back which complimented my back and shoulders. The overall look of this fabulous baby doll dress was age appropriate for me since I am 14. I had the most amazing time choosing my accessories too. I chose to wear a beautiful pair of silver dangle earrings to match the glitzy bodice, a set of silver rings and a silver clutch. I chose a french manicure (clear coat) with Rimmel London French White Tip Pro on all fingers and toes and topped it off with silver glitter (Nicole by OPI Scandal Secrets and Sparkle) on my ring finger to match the silver sequin embellishment on the dress. I chose to keep my hair casual and loose as I wanted my overall style to be simple and elegant for Bella's event. My friends said the look was simply stunning.
Thank you New York Dress!


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In this photo: La Femme 17649, ($278)



Holiday Shoot
Wednesday October 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Holiday Shoot


With the holidays fast approaching, we couldn't wait to have our holiday shoot. We wanted decadence and elegance for our holiday shoot so we took to the beautiful architecture and golden lighting of one our favorite New York spots. What resulted was platinum perfection in BG Haute E01015, ($438).


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In this set

BG Haute E01015, ($438).



Health and Beauty
Tuesday October 16, 2012 Post a comment
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Beauty and The Beet



Remember that old adage about how eating your vegetables can be good for your health? It's totally true-in fact, veggies can also improve your appearance. Who are we kidding? What girl doesn't want to look and feel her best at all times? We're not talking rocket science here, we're talking veggies and their super powers for our inner and outer beauty.


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Beets: are rich in zinc, Vitamin C and antioxidants. In short, eating your beets will improve the clarity of your skin and give you younger looking skin. Because of it's detoxifying properties, it keeps your organs running smoothly and when your inside is working better, it shows on the outside!


Avocados: This super rich and creamy fruit is oh so good for your skin. How? Avocados are rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants which makes them great for healing scars and fighting against wrinkles.

Carrots: We already know that carrots are great for your vision, but did you know that carrots are also rich in Vitamin A, which helps with cell turnover, (which means younger looking skin). High amounts of Vitamin A are great for acne prone skin as well.

Oranges: This super sweet fruit is effective in collagen restoration, which means you'll have stronger, more resilient skin with more elasticity. An orange a day for younger looking skin? Why that sounds absolutely delicious if you ask us.

Berries: These delicious little morsels help improve elasticity and act as a natural astringent. Berries also help improve your metabolism.

Dark leafy veggies: Kale and spinach help improve your skin's overall look and feel. Dark greens are great to lighten and brighten your skin's complexion.



Beauty Habits
Friday October 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Bad Beauty Habits


When it comes to habits, we all have them. Truth be told, we could all do with a little ixnay on the bad beauty habits. We're totally on board with taking pride in your appearance, but we were actually really shocked to find out that some of our own habits were actually bad ones. Don't bow your head in shame, doll. Take note-these tips are all for a healthier, more beautiful you. What's your bad beauty habit?

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The List

1. Never tweeze any ingrown hairs. As pesky as they may be, tweezing and poking at ingrown hairs can lead to scarring of the skin and possible infection. Best bet is to let the hair work itself out.

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2. Just because you have oily skin doesn't mean you have to follow a strict 'oil-free' beauty regimen. Using oil-free products can actually throw your skin into overdrive and produce more oil, thus making your complexion oily. Natural oils can help balance out the skin's PH levels. Jojoba can actually help calm down the skin's sebum production. We were surprised as well!

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3.Holding onto makeup for years. Makeup has an expiration date, believe it or not. When your makeup takes on a rancid smell, it's time to bid farewell and toss it. Using rancid makeup can actually cause breakouts. Some makeup artists suggest storing your liquid foundation and face serums/moisturizers in the refrigerator to make them lost longer.

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4. Splitting your split ends is an absolute no-no. Your hair's not going to get any better by you splitting it! Doing this will actually increase the damage in your hair, weakening it's state. We suggest a trim to help curb the temptation to split those ends even further!

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5. We've all been there-coming home from a long day of work or partying and not wanting to wash our faces. It's not something to be proud about, but it happens. Going to sleep with your makeup still on can clog your pores and cause massive breakouts.

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6. Cutting your cuticles is a big don't. Cuticles are there to protect your skin, so cutting them can actually cause ingrown nails and infections. Instead of cutting pesky cuticles, gently file them down and rub some cuticle oil or butter on them to soften them.

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7. A fun day at the beach can often lead to sunburned skin. First comes to be burn and then the scaly skin. As tempting as it is to peel your skin, don't do it! Your skin is actually peeling because a new layer of skin is actually preparing to take it's place underneath. Peeling can cause infection and scarring and skin discoloration. Let your sunburn do its thing.

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Washing your hair on a daily basis. Granted, this doesn't mean not showering daily, it just means shampooing your hair. You can still bathe, simply tie your hair in a bun/net to keep it from getting wet. While you might think that daily washing keeps your hair clean, it does the opposite. Your scalp produces more oil leaving your hair greasy and dull. In the end, your hair will benefit from skipping washes. Every other day is definitely the way.

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Manicure
Wednesday October 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah's Picks


You will look like a Queen at Homecoming wearing this beautiful designer by Allure A408, ($318) in Coral. These manicures serve as the perfect accessory for this dress without. You in the dress that you totally deserve for that special occasion. For the first look, I used a clear base coat, two coats of OPI Nail Lacquer It's A Girl (light pink), followed by a clear top coat. For the second look, I chose a French Manicure. Began with OPI Clear Top Coat (clear coat) & Rimmel London French White Tip Pro Nail Polish (white) on the nail tips. To get the shimmery star look, I added Nicole Scandal Secrets & Sparkle (silver sparkles) to the ring finger.

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In this photo: Allure A408, ($318)



Manicure
Tuesday October 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah's Manicure Tips


The next dress I chose was the adorable Tarik Ediz 90282, ($354). It features a mini, ruffled A-line skirt with an elegant Satin bow that showcases the waist line . I chose to use a fall earth tone (taupe polish) OPI Over The Taupe as the base coat. I chose Milani Black Nail Art (black) to draw the outline of the Button and Bow designs on each finger nail. After designing each Bow outline using black nail art, I chose Rimmel London French White Tip Pro (white) as a filler to paint the inside color of each bow. Once dried, I topped each bow by using the pointed tip of the Milani Black Nail Polish Art brush (black) to draw dots as buttons for each. For a completely unique look, I drew a bow on my thumb nail that was different from my other nails. I chose Rimmel London French White Tip Pro (white) for the Thumb design. I think this dress is super adorable and the cute little bow nail art compliment the dress perfectly!


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Tarik Ediz 90282, ($354)



Savannah Lathem
Monday October 08, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah's Manicure Picks


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I chose Alexia Admor D1314FS, ($215)- a beautiful black slip dress that's perfect for any occasion. I love the flowing silhouette and the sparkly embellishment throughout. I chose a reverse black and white French Manicure for this dress. The reverse black and white French Manicure is very daring and pretty, yet unexpected. I used OPI Black Onyx as the base coat and Rimmel London French White Tip Pro for the white tips. I chose a bold color for my second manicure choice. This deep color is perfect for the holidays. I began with a clear top coat and two coats of OPI Nail Lacquer Bogata Blackberry (blackberry), followed by a clear top coat. The results are simply amazing!


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In this photo

Alexia Admor D1314FS, ($215)



Dress and Tell
Friday October 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Dress and Tell


Last month's Dress and Tell winner, Vivienne, sent us a photo of herself on her wedding day. Vivienne looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day in Alyce 5353. As a result, she won $500 NewYorkDress.com dollars! Stay tuned for this month's winner.


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In this photo: Alyce 5353, ($418)



Hair 101
Friday October 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Let It Grow


Ahh, the all too familiar battle of getting your hair to grow the length you want it to be. On average, a woman's hair grows anywhere from four to six inches a year. While your hair may not get to Rapunzel length overnight, there are certain things you can do in order to help your strands get growing.


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1. Trim your hair every six to eight months.

2. Avoid using too many hair products on your hair as the buildup can stint hair growth.

3. Get a hot oil massage because it stimulates the blood flow to your scalp and helps promote hair growth.

4. Drink plenty of water because it flushes out your body's toxins which will help your hair grow faster.

5. Brushing your hair stimulates growth. Make sure to brush your hair at least twice a day to help the flow of blood to your scalp.

6. Make sure to stock up on protein filled foods to help strengthen your hair. What you eat can actually affect your hair's appearance and texture. The healthier you eat, the better your hair looks.

7.Use an apple cider rinse every week to rid your hair of build-up. It also stimulates your hair cuticles.

8. Never apply conditioner to your scalp. Tie your hair with an elastic and apply conditioner from the elastic downwards.


Beauty
Thursday October 04, 2012 Post a comment
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DIY Carrot Mask


A carrot a day will keep most ailments away, so it came as no surprise when we heard that celebrities like Demi Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker rely on carrots to give their skin a youthful glow. Carrots are especially great at defending your skin against free radicals and promote regeneration of skin cells. We realize incorporating carrots into your everyday diet might be somewhat of a challenge, so we searched for an easier way to squeeze those carrots into your life. Did we mention it can be used as an at home spa treatment? Love it!

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How To

-2 big carrots
-1 tbsp honey
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1 lemon
-1 tbsp cold water


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Start off by peeling the skin off the carrots. Steam them for a couple minutes until soft and mash them into a paste. Add 1 tbsp, of honey to this paste. Honey is very effective in reducing inflammation and eliminating germs. If you like, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil to this mixture as it helps give the skin a nice glow and has a softening agent.

If you have oily skin:
Squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice into the face mask mixture. It's a natural astringent and helps clean the skin. Add about 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice, depending on how oily your skin is. Add drops of cold water to find a nice consistency-make sure your mask doesn't become runny.

Wash your face with your preferred cleanser, rinse and pat dry. Apply the mask and let it set for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. You can use this mask once a week to help keep your skin glowing!



Savanna
Thursday October 04, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah's Homecoming Mani 101


This gorgeous, elegant princess type dress is Terani P684, ($318). My first choice was a light pink french manicure. I also chose to incorporate the pattern of the dress bodice on the ring finger. The second manicure has the bodice pattern on all of my nails.


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How To

1. I coated my nails using OPI Nail Laquer in It's A Girl color which gives a very light pink appearance to match the dress.

2. For the French manicure tips i used Rimmel London French White Tip Pro Nail Polish.

3. For the ring finger I used OPI Nail Lacquer in Over The Taupe for the base coat and for the tips I used OPI Nail Laquer in Warm & Fozzie (shimmery golden brown color).

4. For the ring finger nail pattern I used Rimmel London White Tip Pro nail polish and Milani Nail Art in black.


*For the second look, follow steps 1,3 & 4. Have fun!



Quote of the Day
Thursday October 04, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


Fashion is instant language

-Muccia Prada

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In this photo

Bari Jay 351, ($208)


Manicures
Wednesday October 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah Manicure Picks


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Savannah Lathem, actress


I absolutely love this dress. Blue is my favorite color and this strapless cocktail dress La Femme 17683, ($450) is so striking and beautiful.

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Look 1: The nail polish I chose to match is a Tiffany blue color inspired by  Tiffany & Co nail polish. I used two base coats of Essie Mint Candy Apple (aqua)  & for the designs  I used Rimmel London French White Tip Pro (white).

Look 2: I wanted to change up the first look for the second nail polish choice so I accentuated the sparkly details of the bodice and added Nicole by OPI Scandal Secrets & Sparkle, (silver sparkles) to give it that vibrant, youthful look.


In this photo

La Femme 17683, ($450)


Nue
Wednesday October 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Nue in Oprah Magazine


NUE by Shani was recently featured in Oprah Magazine. An Oprah reader was featured wearing a figure flattering dress by NUE by Shani, proving that her designs are truly one of a kind. Shani's dresses are made with a special compression fabric that is woven with spun lycra and molds the body.

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Image courtesy of NUE by Shani


NUE by Shani S386 is a sleek empire waist cocktail dress featuring three quarter sleeves and a V-neck. The specially pleated band at the waist is very figure flattering. This dress is definitely a closet staple.

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Tony Bowls
Tuesday October 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Tony Bowls Spring 2013


Go behind the scenes with designer Tony Bowls as he takes us into his design process. Catch a sneak peek of his Spring 2013 collection, which features an array of his signature bold cocktail dresses, evening dresses and prom dresses.









Behind The Scenes
Monday October 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind The Scenes


Check out our behind the scenes photos from our latest street style shoot. One thing we love the most about our street shoots is how minimalist they are. All we need is a camera, our model Casie and the city streets. What accessories would you have worn with these dresses?

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In this photo

BasixD5738A, ($350)
Jovani S4247, ($600)



Savannah Lathem
Monday October 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Savannah Lathem



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There are so many great things happening just around the corner like Homecoming, Halloween events, Thanksgiving and Christmas! New York Dress and I selected several beautiful dresses to discuss trendy, fashionable examples of nail polish styles and nail art designs for teens that give that daring, spectacular, stunning look for any occasion.

You can have fun at home using different nail polishes and nail art to create one of a kind manicures that bring out the glamour in your New York Dress. Are you ready? Lets get started!


This glowing, white Jovani 5406, ($340) is mesmerizing! I chose two different nail polish choices for this look. The first one I used was OPI Alpine Snow coat (white) applied evenly on nails except the ring finger. For the ring finger I chose to use OPI Gone Gonzo which has a baby blue color mix with glitter . I wanted to keep the look stunning. For the second choice I used two coats of Gone Gonzo (baby blue color mix with glitter) on all of my fingers nails. I feel like this look adds a pop of color giving the Jovani 5406 a totally daring, edgy look.


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Street Style
Thursday September 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Around The City



We love hitting the streets for our street style shoot. There's so much of the city we've yet to discover with new neighborhoods and new faces around every corner. Whether we're walking past a construction site, stopping in for a treat at our favorite cafe or catching the sunset on top of a rooftop, we always make sure our model Casie leaves a lasting impression with her impeccable style.

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In this photo:

(From top to bottom)
Basix D5738A, ($650)
MacDuggal 61041R,($698)
Sticks and Stones 9185, ($278)
Boutique Charlotte, ($189)



Hair
Wednesday September 26, 2012 1 Comment
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow


This past year has seen a lot of celebrity hair chameleons. Here's our top five celebrities who look almost unrecognizable in their new dos. Whether they went for a darker or lighter shade, these celebrities welcomed the summer and fall with new looks. Whose new hair do is your favorite?


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Demi Lovato went from dark to straight blonde locks

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Natalie Portman recently became a honey blonde

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Jennifer Lawrence went signature gold locks to a fierce dark do

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Olivia Wilde went from dark to a short blonde do

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Street Shoot
Wednesday September 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind The Scenes


Our latest street style shoot took us to different parts of the city and made us fall in love with the city all over again. Casie rocked all her looks, making them her own with the touch of accessories. Own your city and own the streets you walk down with a style that's all yours.


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In this set
(From top to bottom)
Dress: Jovani S4247, ($600) Color: Silver/Nude
Shoes: Alisha Hill S1145, ($190) Color: Nude
Earrings:Jason J31, ($65) Color: Multi


Dress: Sticks and Stones 9185, ($278) Color: Black/Silver
Shoes: Alisha Hill S1145, ($190) Color: Nude


Dress: Silver Basix D5738A, ($350) Color: Black/Black



Cool as Ice
Wednesday September 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Ice Facials

 

Take a break from the cosmetic counter doll-if you want to add life to your skin, get iced. We know how time consuming it can be to slather on cream after cream, so we found an icy cool way to brighten up your complexion. All you need for this mini facial are two ice cubes.


An ice facial can help smooth your complexion, ease wrinkles, eliminate nasty blemishes and help increase blood circulation. Icing your face can also help combat fat cells! Wrap your ice cubes in a soft cotton rag or paper towel and slowly massage your entire face. Do this for about 5 minutes before you go to bed and you'll wake up with happier looking complexion.


*Tip: Add fresh mint or a squeeze of lemon juice to your ice cubes before freezing for a cooling effect.


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Quote of the Day
Wednesday September 26, 2012 2 Comments
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Quote of the Day


Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind ... a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static.

- Oleg Cassini


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In this photo:

Jovani S4247,($600)
Alisha Hill S1145, ($190)


NYFW
Tuesday September 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Katya L



This was designer Katya Leoneivch's first season to be showing at New York Fashion Week. According to Leonevich, her inspiration for her collection was "the metamorphises of the human body." The collection started off with an array of grays and morphed into hues of blue, green, pinks and purples. The butterfly sleeves Leonovich used also played along with her theme of a metamorphisis. There were many different styles, textures and cuts in the show, from soft printed flowing satins to hard corsets paired with crinkled chiffon skirts. Then came the pieces that caught everyones attention: dresses with the faces of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney printed on either side.


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Floral Do
Monday September 24, 2012 Post a comment
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Runway To The Altar


Issa's Spring 2013 collection featured models with hair dos perfect from the runway to the altar. If you want to be think outside the traditional bridal box, we suggest this fresh and romantic hair do. We love this classy updo with a fresh orchid twist.


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Instructions


To recreate this look, prepare washed hair with flexible hold hairspray for volume and movement, then rough dry. Pull strands back into a neat, high ponytail and divide the hair into two sections. Tease each section of hair and proceed to curl with a large-barrel curling iron and gather into invisible hairnets while spraying hairspray for hold and shine. To finish, twist hair randomly to create twisted shape, pin into place and top with fresh orchids.




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Monday September 24, 2012 Post a comment
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NYFW: Venexiana


As soon as the first gorgeous asymmetrical gown with ostrich feathers atop and a single embellishment at the side, the audience drew silent and gazed in wonder. Taffeta dresses boasted impeccable construction and craftsmanship and sparkled embellishments were the new black. Crowd favorites included an orange jumpsuit, a two toned peoplum gown and a tulle mini with an asymmetrical top. Venexiana's collection was a perfect marriage of Old Hollywood and royalty glam. The designer Keri Stern did not shy too far away from her signiture rock-in-roll aesthetic, mixing in black seqiun gowns and feathered peplums towards the end.


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Street Style
Monday September 24, 2012 Post a comment
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Sparkling Cocktail


This cocktail dress was an absolute showstopper during our last street style shoot. Casie looked drop dead gorgeous in Jovani S4247 -a perfectly sultry cocktail dress completely covered in shiny rhinestones. You'll make a statement in this body conscious dress! We styled Casie with beautiful chandelier earrings and strappy rhinestone heels but left her hair naturally loose and with a slightly smokey eye and neutral lip.


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In this set

Dress: Jovani S4247, ($600) Size: O Color: Silver/Nude
Earrings: Jason J31, ($65) Color: Multi
Shoes:Alisha Hill S1145, ($190) Color:Nude



NYFW
Friday September 21, 2012 Post a comment
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NYFW: Leila Shams


Leave it to Leila Shams to produce a collection full of charm and wit. We love the lot of it from the loose sheer silhouettes, needlepoint work, knee socks to the rugged leather belts. Shams may be an under-the-radar designer but her Spring 2013 collection proved anything but unnoticeable. There was an obvious Victorian influence in the lace detailing. The styling from the middle part of the models hair to the chunky sandles with knee high socks were also reminiscent of the seventies.


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Silver Lining
Thursday September 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Silver Lining


Casie went for silver chic in Tony Bowls TS11274. The bodice of this icy gown is ruched for a body conscious fit, while draping sheer fabric lays elegantly on top. We love the embellished asymmetrical neckline, which adds a flash of sparkle to the silver shimmer of this gown. We accessorized Casie's look with a rhinestone bracelet and drop earrings and with a fabulous pair of embellished heels.


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In this set

Dress, Tony Bowls TS11274, ($338)
Shoes Alisha Hill S1145, ($190)
Earrings, DSTEA19, ($65)
Bracelet DST B1429, ($110)


Cleaning 101
Thursday September 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Costume Jewelry TLC


If diamonds are a girl's best friend, than tarnish is her absolute enemy. No one ever likes to see their beautiful costume jewelry go from shiny to brassy- regardless of how much we paid for it. It's pretty safe to say that any woman whose ever owned a piece of faux jewelry knows the feeling of losing the battle against rust and tarnish. Fear not, doll- you can save your other rhinestone and gem encrusted jewels with these quick steps.

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What to do

Always keep your jewelry in a cool, dry area. If you can, keep it in a sealed plastic bag and refrain from touching it with makeup, oils or perfume on your hands. All of these will lead to quicker tarnishing.

When you first buy your pieces, a quick coat of clear nail polish will help create a seal. If you choose not to paint your pieces-wipe down with a paper towel each time you wear them. This removes any dirt, oil and residue that builds after each wear. Do not use any kind of cleaner as these are intended for actual gold or silver; doing so will discolor your jewelry.

If you want to get your ornate gem pieces clean, use a soft toothbrush and warm soapy water. Gently brush and dry off with a paper cloth. Leaving any trace of water may cause rust.


Street Shoot
Wednesday September 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Casie and the Sequins


The day we shot this sequin mini dress, we kept bumping into street art and instead of looking the other way, we incorporated the city's artsy corners into our shoot. The final verdict, of course, was that we loved Casie's Boutique Ginger mini more than any piece of art we saw on the walls. We didn't have to do much for this shoot-Casie wore her blonde locks naturally, with natural makeup and a pair of crystal embellished ankle strap stilettos, (Tony Bowls Jenny). This dress features a sheer decolletage which follows in the footsteps of the illusion trend. The body conscious bodice is completely covered in multicolored sequins, making it one seriously sparkly mini party dress.


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In this set

Dress,
Boutique Ginger, ($196)
Shoes, Tony Bowls JENNY, ($170)
Earrings, Jason J31, ($65)



Hair
Wednesday September 19, 2012 1 Comment
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Hair Lightening


When it comes to hair, there's a million and one products on the market that can lighten your hair from bleach to henna to sprays. If you're a bit weary of using chemicals in your hair, you might be happy to find that a little cinnamon can do the trick. That's right, cinnamon isn't just for confectioner's purposes. Here's how to delightfully lighten your hair with cinnamon. Seriously, is there any better smelling way to change your hair color?


You'll Need
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-a dime size amount of conditioner
-a hair brush
-ground cinnamon
-shower cap (optional)


Directions

Start off by spritzing your hair with water, and working conditioner through the strands. The conditioner is to help the cinnamon stick to your hair while conditioning it.
*Don't drench your hair with water because the cinnamon will drip off the ends.

Put five tablespoons into a mixing bowl and add equal parts of water to it, mixing with your fingers until all parts of the cinnamon are absorbed into the water. Make sure there are no clumps left-this will serve for better application.

Work the mixture through your hair. You can clip your hair into sections with clips and work it through with a brush. Repeat this process until your entire hair is covered with the mixture. Combing your hair through will help eliminate any hair tangles.

Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave on for about four hours. The longer you leave it on your hair, the more effective it will be. Afterwards, rinse your hair out with cold water, shampoo and rinse. Voila!



Lady In Red
Tuesday September 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Lady In Red


Our last shoot with Casie took us to pretty amazing rooftops with scenic views of the city skyline. No one's eyes were on the skyline as Casie floated in Mac Duggal 61041R, $698. This illusion gown features rich red lace layered on top of nude sheer fabric and long diaphanous fabric that floats to the floor. Casie accented her look with our favorite opalescent chandelier earrings, Jason J31, $65. Where would you go in this gown?


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In this set

Earrings, Jason J31, $65 Color: Multi
Dress, Mac Duggal 61041R, $698 Size: 4 Color: Red/Nude



Street Style
Monday September 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Body Conscious


The little black dress was officially revamped on our last street style shoot. Our model Casie chose this body conscious mini dress by Sticks and Stones. Following the rising popularity of body-con dresses, Casie wore Sticks and Stones 9185, ($278) around the East Village, loving the little details like the diamond shaped back cut out, ruffled neckline and sheer lace sleeves. This mini dress taps in on two of this season's continuous trends: lace and he ever popular body conscious fit.



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In this set

Sticks and Stones 9185, ($278) Size: 2 Color: Black/Silver

Jason J31, $65 Color: Multi

 Alisha Hill, $190 Color: Nude



Beauty Secrets
Monday September 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Beauty Secrets Under $10



When it comes to beauty secrets, you can always count on celebrities to promote the latest, greatest and quite pricey products. When we heard that these celebrities' favorite beauty products were household items and were under $10, we were pleasantly surprised.


Sienna Miller uses ketchup on her hair to remove the green tinge from a dye job gone wrong. It also works to tone down overly brassy notes.

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Emma Stone loves using grape seed oil as a facial moisturizer. She uses it at night and during the day to intensely moisturize her skin.

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Instead of sunscreen to protect her skin, Shakira uses baby lotion. She says it's made her skin super soft and youthful looking.

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Kim Kardashian loves adding a tablespoon of sugar to her shower to gently exfoliate and polish her skin.

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Evan Rachel Wood incorporates olive oil into her daily beauty regiment. She uses olive oil as eye makeup remover and leaves olive oil around her eyes at night to keep them protected.

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Quote of the Day
Monday September 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and wear fake fur

-Karl Lagerfeld

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In this photo: Boutique Charlotte, $189


NYFW Report
Friday September 14, 2012 Post a comment
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Runway Report



The Erin Barr Spring 2013 Runway Collection was absolutely stunning. We loved the entire set up of the show-vintage records and books were scattered on the floor, models posed with aged books- there was a certain sense of modern nostalgia in the air. Chiffons and jerseys in red, back, white and soft greys were the uniform of the show. Cut outs and slits were constructed into every garment and some had leather and zippers to enhance the edginess of the piece.


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Street Style
Friday September 14, 2012 Post a comment
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Downtown Cool


Our model Casie looked downtown cool in a jeweled mini dress. She accessorized her look with her favorite pair of sunnies and colored rope bracelets. She lead the way and we followed as she took us on a tour of her favorite East Village spots. All eyes were on Casie as she owned the sidewalks in Basix D6738A.


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In this set

Basix D5738A, ($690): Color: Black Size: 2


Red Carpet Legs
Friday September 14, 2012 Post a comment
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Red Carpet Legs


Ladies, we've all had ashy legs from time to time and we know it can put a dent on any leg framing outfit. Sometimes, slathering lotion won't do the trick, so we did some research and found out Jessica Alba's secret to making her legs shimmery and toned looking for the red carpet. Trust us, this routine is perfect to get your legs in tip top shape for Homecoming, Prom, weddings and other special events.

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What You Need

Shea Butter
Brown Sugar
Coffee Grounds
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-Put five tablespoons of shea butter, three tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons of coffee grounds into a mixing bowl. Distribute the ingredients evenly and use this mixture as a scrub for your legs. Shea butter will moisturize your skin, while brown sugar acts as a natural and gentle exfoliant and coffee grounds help to tone your skin naturally.

Gently pat your legs after the shower, leaving them a little damp so that the shea butter works its magic. This is safe enough to use three times a week. If you have any unsightly bruising or varicose veins, dab on a small amount of heavy concealer to the area and setting it with translucent powder.

If you want to have a year-round glow to your legs, we like the idea of a sun tanning lotion that works gradually, rather than a spray or gel. Apply this lotion evenly to your legs, making sure to wash your hands afterwards to avoid streaking. If you want to add a healthy shimmer to your legs, we highly recommend Michael Kors Shimmer Stick. At only $10, it's a steal!

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Happy Strutting!


Nailed It
Thursday September 13, 2012 Post a comment
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NYFW Nail Trends


There couldn't have been a more perfect time for nail trends to showcased than during New York Fashion Week. Designers accessorized their Spring 2013 looks with over the top, embellished, printed, pointed, rounded and sparkly nails. This was, without a doubt, the year that manicures became more than just an afterthought in someone's outfit. What was your favorite nail trend of NYFW? Here are some of ours.


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In this photo: (clockwise) Veronica Beard, Neon French Manicure at Jenni Kayne, Grey and Grape Geometric Nails at Veda, Shimmery Pink Nails at Erin Fetherston, Gingham Nails at Kate Spade and Tiered Pearl Nails at Diego Binetti



Street Style
Thursday September 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Street Style Shoot


One reason we love New York is the ability to step out of the office and our of our studios to do a photo shoot. With the gorgeous city as the ultimate backdrop, we really did feel like the world was ours and our model Casie made this dress hers. It's about to be fall in the city and we wanted to catch the changing colors, moods and style during our stroll in the Lower East Side. With taxis buzzing along and sidewalk cafes filled with chatter, Casie took it all in dressed in Boutique Charlotte, ($189) in teal and Tony Bowls Jenny, ($170) heels.


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In this set

Boutique Charlotte Color: Teal Size: Small
Tony Bowls Jenny Color: Black
Earrings: Jason J31




Perfect Fit
Monday August 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Perfect Fit


Mar Saura dropped jaws at the 2012 Global Gift Gala in an blush and metallic beaded gown by Oscar de la Renta. The gown was fitted throughout the bodice and featured intricate beading and a light and whimsical feathered skirt. We love the movement this dress provided and matched it with our Alyce 2158. This gown features a strapless sweetheart neckline, crystal beading along the bodice and a dropped waistline. The fully feathered skirts adds a dramatic flounce to your every stride! Pair this gorgeous gown with crystal drop earrings and a jeweled bracelet, retro waves and a dramatic lip.


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In this photo: Alyce 2158, ($1,598)

Quote of the Day
Monday August 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


When I first moved to New York, I bought a Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more

-Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

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Forbes
Thursday August 23, 2012 2 Comments
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Forbes Most Powerful Women


This year's list of Forbes' 100 most powerful women included 12 New Yorkers. According to Forbes, the women are chosen on the basis of their media presence, dollars and impact. These are a couple of the powerful and creative New York women who were listed. You go girls!

Lady Gaga

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Anna Wintour

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Diane Von Furstenberg

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Jennifer Lopez

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Diane Sawyer

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Quote of the Day
Thursday August 23, 2012 1 Comment
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Quote of the Day


I base my fashion sense on what doesn't itch

-Gilda Radner

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Pantone Pink
Wednesday August 22, 2012 1 Comment
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Fall Pantone Colors


Want some insight on this Fall's color forecast? Pantone laid out a nice arrangement of warm and cool colors for us to choose from. Three of our favorite colors we can't wait to outfit ourselves in are Olympian Blue, Pink Flambe and Tangerine Tango. Don't be afraid to incorporate a little bit of these hues into your wardrobe-whether it be a statement piece, an entire outfit or smaller accessories. Which color will you make your own this Fall? These beautiful saturated colors aren't just for your wardrobe-they're also perfectly fabulous and wearable for your lips, eyes, nails and cheeks.


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In this photo:Tadashi OM294MO, ($278) and Sherri Hill 2220, ($260)


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In this photo:Jovani 159764, ($550) and Sherri Hill 1455, ($398)


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In this photo: Faviana 6428, ($258) and Tadashi OM294MO, ($278


Bohemian Hi Lo
Wednesday August 22, 2012 3 Comments
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Bohemia


The Hi-Lo dress was the hottest thing to hit summer, and we aren't ready to send it to storage! Menswear inspired oxford heels and an oversized knit will give you an easy yet pulled together vibe. No time to tame your locks? A silky head scarf adds polish in a pinch. Swap your bulky bag and choose a neutral go-anywhere clutch. You'll be the best dressed at your next brunch!

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In this photo: Mignon's VM748, ($458)


Quote of the Day
Wednesday August 22, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions

-Coco Chanel

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In this photo: Mandalay C801952, ($798)


Beauty Myths
Tuesday August 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Beauty Myths


This week, we're tackling two more beauty myths that have been eluding many of us for years. If you're like most women, you may have been feed many a beauty facts from family, friends and fashion magazines. First up: the one undergarment that makes a world of a difference: the bra.


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Is wearing a bra to bed harmful to your health?

According to research by Dr. Amber Guth of NYU, it goes one of two ways; either you wear a bra or you don't. Either your breasts are supported for eight hours at night or they're not. Gravity, pregnancy and breastfeeding are the three biggest factors in changes to your breasts.

Does tweezing hair make it thicker?

As women, there have always been a slew of warnings about our hair-whether it's on our head or on our legs. What about the hair on our faces? Does tweezing actually make the hair on our faces come back thicker? According to trichologists, tweezing doesn't change the actual texture of your hair. Hormones are actualy more at play with the change in thickness and texture of the hair that grows back.

Black and Blue
Tuesday August 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Black and Blue


Two of this Fall's upcoming color trends are black and blue-think a mash up of royal blues, peacock, ocean and cerulean blues. This cool and mysterious color combination is perfect for day or night and was showcased by designers including Preen, DKNY and Carolina Herrera during NYFW 12'. We love the idea of a dark cat eye and red lip against these cool colors. Tadashi's latest collection includes many styles featuring these beautiful colors.


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In this photo: 1. Tadashi 731201L, ($298) 2. Tadashi 8R1018L, ($808) 3. Tadashi 73940MD, ($328)



Bride 101
Tuesday August 21, 2012 Post a comment
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How To Choose Your Dress



So you're engaged; after the champagne and handfuls of congratulations have worn off-reality sets in. Now what? You may have had your ideal of a perfect wedding dress,(or two) but before you hit the ground running, take note of a couple tips.

-What time of the year will your wedding be taking place?

-Where will your reception be taking place, (i.e. a ball gown dress might not be appropriate for an outdoor reception)

-Will you be wearing a store bought dress or a custom made dress? Perhaps you'll even be wearing a vintage dress that needs some tailoring done to it. A custom made dress usually takes about four months from start to finish so it's important that you give yourself enough time to make changes.

-Set a budget: remember that you don't have to spend a fortune in order to have a beautiful dress. Do give yourself some wiggle room just in case you have to spend a little extra on tailoring, beading etc.


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In this photo: 1. Allure 8950(price upon request) 2. Allure 8770, (price upon request) 3. Nikka 4077, ($598) 4. Mori Lee 1809, ($798)

Your Silhouette

-Above all else, you should always feel beautiful in your dress and part of that is due in part to the fit and style of wedding dress. -Stay true to yourself and what looks best on you. Perhaps there's a part of your body you want to conceal or highlight. Work with your tailor to make this happen.

1)The Ball Gown: this style was originally introduced by Queen Victoria. This style works on women of average height and flatters fuller and hourglass figures.You can choose a heavy fabric which will give your dress body and weight or a lighter fabric for a weightless effect.

2) The A-line: this dress follows the shape of an A from the narrow part of the bodice to the outer edges of the skirt. This style is very flattering and elongating to different body shapes.

3.The Empire Waist: this dress featured a high waist and is usually cropped at the bust line. It is mostly flattering to women with a smaller chest-but not necessarily for a woman with a larger bust.

4. Mermaid Cut: This dress is fitted throughout the bodice and flares out at the knee or a little lower than the knee. This style is flattering to the hourglass figure and is equally flattering to a woman who wants more body

5.Sheath Dress: This dress is perfect if you are comfortable showing your curves. It fits close to the body-it is perfect for women who have narrow hips and are taller. Avoid this style of dress is you have wide hips and narrow shoulders.

Powder Pink
Friday August 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Powder Pink


Never known for having a dull moment, Katy Perry looked as soft as a flower in this strapless pink gown at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Perry paired the dress with a retro updo, a bright pink lip and strong lashes. Our Tarik Ediz 91907 matches Perry's beautiful floral embellished gown that's sure to catch anyone's eye.


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In this photo: Tarik Ediz 91901, ($526)


Red Carpet
Wednesday August 15, 2012 Post a comment
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Cool As Ice


At this past Cannes Film Festival, actress Diane Kruger wowed the crowd in a cool mint Vivienne Westwood one shoulder gown. Kruger wore her hair in a sleek updo and a smokey brown eye, a nude lip and diamond earrings. Our Nika 4085 channels the 'cool as ice' elegance of Kruger's designer gown. This gorgeous sheath dress features floral embroidery and an exquisite mini train, perfect for making a special entrance!


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In this photo: Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood and Nika 4085, ($458)


Fall 2012
Wednesday August 15, 2012 Post a comment
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Making Waves


Some of this Fall's trends have been referred to as 'grandma chic' by fashion critics around the world, meaning of course, a resurgence of pin curls and finger waves. If you're 'over' the slew of sleek updos, these romantic hair dos that took the world by storm in the 1920s and 1930s might be fun to try. In fact, your grandmothers or great aunts probably wore these wondrous and breathtaking dos. Do you dig the do on these celebs?


Heidi Klum

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Ginnifer Goodwin

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January Jones

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Tyra Banks

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Rachel Wood

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Quote of the Day
Wednesday August 15, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day



Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.

-Elsa Schiaparelli


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On Trend
Tuesday August 14, 2012 Post a comment
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Light As A Feather


It's ok to get your feathers ruffled this Fall because these princess like feathers are back in a big way. Feathers were front and center in runway shows like Marchesa, Alexander McQueen,(which featured a fully feathered froth), Zuhair Murad and Louis Vuitton. There was plenty of intricate embellishments laced with delicate feathers-something that seems straight up out of a dream. This Fall,  float in beautiful feather clad pieces and accessories.




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In this photo: 1. Riva R9411, ($358) 2. Benjamin Walk STARLITE, ($174) 3. Jovani 2246, ($3,500) 4. Colorifics HB495 5. Jen and Kim SWAN, ($159) 6. Jovani 4437, ($590)


Watch Out For
Monday August 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Fashion Night Out



It may be just under a month away, but it seems the buzz around this year's Fashion Night Out has already started. Have you started planning out your night? Whether you stay downtown or prefer uptown, there are plenty of events to keep you entertained all night. Fashion Night Out originally started in 2009, to 'help boost the economy.' Best known as a fun and fashionable store crawl with free cocktails, music and shopping!. In fact, this year a slew of celebrities plan on making appearances at certain store events-making FNO an even more exciting event. Anticipated celebrities are Kim Kardashian, Solange Knowles and Jennifer Hudson, to name a few. The events begin at 6.p.m. on September 6, with events from Soho to Staten Island. For a full list of events, go here.


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Dress Clash
Friday August 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Clash of the Dresses


Perhaps this has happened to you-maybe you've even had a close call: you walk into the venue and spot someone else wearing the same dress you are. Sure you knew your dress wasn't probably the only one of its kind, but you didn't really expect for someone else to be wearing the same dress to the same event, right? Why take chances? We recently discovered Dress Spy an online site that keeps track of what your wedding or party guests are wearing the day of the event to avoid dress clash. You start off by setting up your own private event page and have all your guests send in photos of the dress and any details about it. Sure, you may have wanted your ensemble to be a complete surprise, but we think it's better to be safe than sorry.


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In this photo: Tina Fey and Sheryl Crow wearing the same floral Dolce and Gabbana dress

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In this photo: Eva Longoria and Sarah Harding wear the same red dress

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In this photo: Kim Cattrall and Miley Cyrus

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In this photo:Jamie King and Nicky Hilton in the same leopard mini dress


The Blues
Friday August 10, 2012 Post a comment
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The Blues


It's no secret that bandage dresses have been a hot item for a couple years-but something about the contrasting blue hues in this Herve Leger bandage dress has us falling in love with the bandage dress all over again. Stephanie Pratt wore a strapless version to an MTV event while Carmen Electra wore a one shoulder version to a red carpet event. Our Shailk Shail K KK3815 resembles this designer favorite-features sleeveless straps and a beautiful cut out back.


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In this photo: Carmen Electra, our model in Shail K KK3815, ($220) and Stephanie Pratt


Fashion and Film
Friday August 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Fashion In Film


It starts off with a leading lady-she takes us along for the ride, whether she's a heroin, a hopeless romantic, a working woman or in the midst of a life changing event. We end up falling in love with the woman, following her through the scenes, at times, living vicariously through her fashion sense. Girls will be girls. We're looking back at some of the best fashion moments in films.

SJP in Sex and the City

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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffanys

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Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch

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Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette

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Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

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The Great Gatsby

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Who could forget these shoes?

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Polished
Friday August 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Spotlight: Nail Polish


Those ten fingers your parents anxiously counted as soon as you were born have experienced a sudden spotlight in the last year. Yes, it's true-those 10 dainty little fingers, which you may have only tended to once a month or every other month are now in focus. Some experts attribute this 'nail craze' to the 'Lipstick Effect,' which refers to the phenomenon of women buying more cosmetic products during times of economic hardship. In other words, the lower the DOW, the bigger our makeup palette. Have your doubts? Studies by the University of Texas at San Antonio and Arizona State University suggest that women turn to the uplifting power of cosmetics to help land a man who is, for lake of a better term, rolling in the Benjamins. Do you think this is true for you or anyone you know? While you ponder that question, here's an interesting fact: nail polish sales have risen an astounding 70 percent in the last year. To be precise, nail polish colors have risen 70 percent while top and base coats have risen 100 percent. That being said, it's no wonder why cosmetic companies such as Loreal and M.A.C. have released major nail polish campaigns and why nail art is as common as lip balm.


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Think Wedding
Thursday August 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Think Pink



Perhaps it all started with Kay Thompson's performance of Think Pink in the feature film, 'Funny Face' in which Audrey Hepburn stars. Thompson shouted about pink being the one and only color from then on and we borrowed her fascination for the hue for our pink wedding theme. To avoid your wedding from looking like a cotton candy explosion-pick and choose and include a variety of hues and tones in your decor and accessories. Add brighter tones for the decor and soft baby pinks in your dress and makeup.



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In this photo: 1) Mignon VM728, $398, 2. Jessica McClintock V45097A, $35, 3. Helens Heart, $118, 4Benjamin Walk Bow, $82, 5. Alfred Sung 522, $180, 6. La Regale 27058, $38




Curly Hair
Thursday August 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Curls For Days



We love a good blowout just as much as the next girl, but we can't deny the absolute appeal of the curl. We love the lot of it-the tight curls, the waves, the bountiful coils and long spirals. Curls are absolutely romantic and carefree and for that, we salute the curly headed leading ladies who've worn their curls proudly.




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Tips


1. If you have curly hair, show your curls some love with moisture. Curly hair becomes drier faster. Look for shampoo and conditioners without SLS and parabens, which tend to dry your hair out. Use a conditioning mask at least once a week and leave on for about 10 minutes before rinsing out.

2. Curly hair is always thirsty-quench your curls with a light leave in conditioner that contains coconut or avocado oil. To tame your frizz, but not weigh down your curls, we love a good serum. Our favorites include Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger and Biosilk Serum. A dime sized works wonders.

3. Wash your hair every other day. Washing it everyday will dry out your hair and remove natural oils that act as natural hair conditioners.

4. Leaving your hair to dry naturally, (if you have the time) is best because you avoid the frizz that tends to come with using a blow dryer.

5. Keratin is a super effective product which is the key component to the structure of your hair. With styling, change of weather and dying, you loose the keratin in your hair. Restore keratin by getting a keratin treatment which will soften your hair and make it easier to style.


Bridesmaids
Thursday August 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Bridesmaids Restyled


For those of you who've faced the bridesmaid dilemma-you know what it's like to love the dress and leave it in a garment bag at the end of your closet. For those of you who haven't been a bridesmaid, take not-just in case the opportunity ever rises in the future. We're here to let you know that bridesmaids' dresses can be worn again, can be restyled; in short, there is life for these dresses long after the nuptials. During our wedding shoot, our stylist Jonah restyled Bari Jay 351 by adding a loose knit sweater, a chunky rose gold watch, neon rope bracelets and some floral Doc Martens. After being restyled, the dress transformed itself into a maxi skirt, (it can be our secret).


*Tip: Don't be afraid to incorporate casual pieces from your wardrobe, like an oversized blazer, a boyfriend button up, sandals or denim jacket. You'll be surprised where a little creativity can take you.



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Stains
Wednesday August 08, 2012 Post a comment
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Stain Be Gone



Makeup stains are a fact of life. While your makeup may look amazing on your skin-we know the feeling when a smudge occurs. You suddenly start to mourn your beautiful piece of clothing because you don't think you'll ever manage to remove the stain. Think again.


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Lipstick: If your lipstick's gotten all over your clothes, don't pout. Instead, spritz your kiss imprint with hair spray and let sit for 10 minutes. Gently dab with a sponge and throw in the wash. If your clothing is dry-clean only, try using a piece of tape to transfer the stain away. You can also use baby powder, chalk, or baking soda to remove oil- and wax-based lipsticks.

Eyeliner: Did someone leave a note on your mirror in eyeliner? (Believe us, it does happen). Apply salt to remove the marks before using standard cleaner (this trick also works for lipstick stains on wine glasses).

Waterproof mascara: For long-lasting makeup formulations, try blotting the stain with makeup remover.

Foundation: This one is our least favorite stain! Pretreat powder and liquid-foundation spills with shaving cream or shampoo. Both of these toiletries have cleaning agents that should break through the stain before you wash.

Self-tanner: To reverse self-tanner stains left on sheets or clothing, first rinse the affected area under cold water. Use a sponge and dish detergent, working on the spot from the outside in, to cut the oil in the tanning formula. Peroxide works to remove the orange tones from the fabric (but make sure to spot-check first to ensure the fabric's color won't lift).


Quote of the Day
Wednesday August 08, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view

—Sophia Loren

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Gold Wedding
Tuesday August 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Stay Gold


We dreamt in gold and it was brilliant, to say the least. To those who say there's a thin line between fantasy and reality-we say forget about it. When planning your wedding and researching wedding themes, it's best to stick to the 'anything goes' philosophy. So if you're dreaming of something different, something a little 'out there,' we dare you to think of a gold wedding. Whether you add speckled bits of gold, accents or drape your entire nuptials in it-stay gold.

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In this photo: 2) Allure APRIL, $70 3)La Regale 21583, $44 4)Boutique A4956, $49 5)Mandalay U81591, $1098 6)Alfred Sung D446, $158


Sheer
Tuesday August 07, 2012 1 Comment
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Sheer Panels


We fell head over heels with Stella McCartney's side panel madness in her fall 2011 collection. Our jaws dropped when we spotted Gwen Stefani wearing a sultry body suit with side panels. Kim Kardashian also sported a similar creation by McCartney-except in the form of a polka dotted body conscious dress. We love the hint of skin that runs down the side of the body-and while this dress definitely isn't for the faint of heart, we say run with it! Our Allure 6685 has a slimming effect on any body type as it highlights the natural contours of a woman's body while minimizing any problem areas.


Doutzen Kroes in Stella McCartney and our Allure 6685, ($398)

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Anna Piaggi
Tuesday August 07, 2012 1 Comment
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Anna Piaggi


Fashion writer extraordinaire Anna Piaggi has died at the age of 81. The blue haired fashion maven, who often times had bright face paint and a bright outfit on was best known for bringing vintage style to Italy. She was a regular contributor to Vogue Italia and was adored by fans who could have well been her great grandchildren. Piaggi's outrageous fashion sense was even made into an exhibit in London titled, Anna Piaggi's Fashion-ology.


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Bridesmaid 101
Tuesday August 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Bridesmaid 101


One of the biggest dilemmas in a wedding, aside from finding your perfect dress is finding the bridesmaids' dresses. It's stressful enough finding your own gown; how do you make the right decision for a handful of women? When it comes to bridesmaids, should you let them choose their own dresses or is there a way to reach a happy medium?


How about the LBD,(little black dress)as bridesmaid dresses? You can never go wrong in this timeless classic. Think of black bridesmaid dresses as blank canvases where your bridesmaids can really create their own look with fun accessories, (heels, jewelry, belt/scarves and makeup). Remember that you while you do want some sense of uniformity, it's also important to give your bridesmaids a sense of self.

Mori Lee 20367, ($152) and Mori Lee 658, ($144)

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What about a different color for each bride? Choose a couple colors that compliment your wedding theme and give your bridesmaids the option to choose a color. We love the idea of fresh color in chic and simple styles. Alred Sung is one of our favorite designer to do this with.

Alfred Sung 542, ($184) and Alfred Sung 534, ($184)


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We also like the idea of keeping one half of your bridesmaids in one style/length of dress and the other half in a different style and length. This way, there's still that sense of uniformity and variety. Find out which lengths and styles your bridesmaids are comfortable wearing and find a two happy mediums. Wtoo Bridesmaids is perfect for added variety!

Wtoo 394, ($198) and Wtoo 333, ($198)

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Marilyn Monroe
Monday August 06, 2012 Post a comment
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Like Marilyn


The 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death just passed and the truth is, it seems that the public's fascination with the porcelain skinned and red lipped blonde has only grown throughout the years. Whether it was her breathy voice, dreamy eyes or her all around charm, we're looking back at other female stars who have taken a cue from Ms. Monroe. Regardless of the renditions, it's become quite clear that red lipstick and a famous white billowing dress will always be synonymous with Marilyn Monroe.

Gwen Stefani

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Madonna

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Anna Nicole Smith

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Michelle Williams

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On the set of Smash

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London Roundup
Monday August 06, 2012 Post a comment
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London Roundup


With just under a week until the end of the 2012 Olympics, we're taking a look back at some of the celebrities that made appearances at the sporting events. This year, the spotlight has also turned onto the fashion at the Olympics, both of the celebrities and the athletes themselves. Here are some of the most talked about looks.

Nicole Kidman

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Alessandra Ambrosio

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Michelle Obama

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Kate Middleton

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Stella McCartney

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Perfume Etiquette
Monday August 06, 2012 Post a comment
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Perfume Etiquette


Finding your signature scent can be a very important decision as it's indicative of who you are. What does your scent say about you and how do you go about choosing yours? Here are a couple tips for choosing the best fragrance that suits you and how to make it work for you.

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-You might want to give yourself a little more time between fragrance purchases. You must realize that perfume dries differently on everyone's skin. When you are searching for a new fragrance, one of the worst things you can actually do is to douse your forearm with dozens of perfumes because it'll be harder for you to distinguish one perfume from another.

-The best thing for you to do is to take a small spritz bottle filled with cold coffee. Make sure to use the provided tester strips to test out the perfume so you don't leave with a headache. In between testing perfumes, spray some coffee onto a test strip to cleanse your oratory palette.

-Once you narrow down the perfumes to one or two favorites spray one wrist with one scent and the other with a second scent. Work with a specialist or someone at the counter to let you know what notes are in each perfume.

-Ask for a sample of each perfume and take it home with you-over the course of one or two days, you'll discover which scent works best with your body chemistry.

Where to spray your perfume:

-The best places to spray your perfume are your wrists, nape of your neck, small of your back and the cascade of your knees. These areas are all perfect because they create natural body heat and release your scent perfectly throughout the day. Avoid rubbing together your wrists because this will change the way your perfume smells.

-Do not spray perfume over any fabrics because it can ruin them and the scent never really lasts. It's best to always apply fragrance onto your skin.


Nail Salon 101
Friday August 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Nail Salon 101


Ladies, we know summer's all about strutting around parading the hottest mani and pedi and that's fine-we're into it. There is one thing we need to address, however: what to watch out for in your nail salon. Just how clean is your nail lady practices and tools? Before you get tight lipped on this one, we want to let you know it's time to speak up and do a little snooping-incognito style, of course.

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What To Watch Out For

1. As crazy as it sounds, 'death by pedicure,' has occurred in the past and it involves a flesh eating staph infections. Tools that are reused, although cleaned after each use, can still host infections. Your best bet is to bring your own tools.

2.Does the nail salon look clean? If the nail salon looks dirty, chances are their nail practices aren't up to par as well. Better to be safe than sorry, doll.

3.Don't stick your feet into a whirlpool sink unless it's clean-serious bacteria and molds can grow in tubs if not cleaned properly. Don't be afraid to ask for it to be cleaned in front of your eyes.

4.Make sure that your manicurist washes her hands before even touching your skin. What you don't know can and will hurt you. Ask him/her to wash their hands where you can see them. They can still be carrying bacteria from their previous customer's nails.

5.Nail Salons don't turn customers away. That means even customers with fungal infections are given full manicures and pedicures. More reason for you to be cautious!

6. Salons swap out bottles all the time. They fill high end lotion bottles, cleansers and treatments with generic brands. This way, they are still overcharging you without you even knowing it!


Embellish
Friday August 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Embellishments


A look at Balmain's Fall 2012 collection set our hearts fluttering. The ornate embellishments, structured silhouettes and the gold and silver dipped accents made us excited for fall to roll around. Our new arrivals from Aidan Mattox channel the beautiful and exotic embellishments that make fall a very exciting season. We fell in love with Aidan Mattox 446560's sleek silhouette and rich looking gold applique. Transition this sultry beautiful cocktail dress into fall with a pair of ankle boots and a loose cardigan. Aidan Mattox 445810 features exquisite geometric bead embellishments on the skirt and a sheer blouse. Pair this dress heels, or tights and ankle booties.


Inspiration

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Our Collection

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Clockwise from right to left: Aidan Mattox 445810, ($365), La Regale 21583, ($44), Inge Christopher GIA880, ($330)and Aidan Mattox 446560, ($440)


Rainy Days
Friday August 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Rainy Day Blues


This past summer in New York has been-well-not really too much of a summer at all. We all experienced a little more rain and humidity than we care for. So during the months you thought you could actually be carefree, you spent trying to dodge the curbside puddles and battling the frizz, poof and melting makeup. So bring on the storms New York, we've got a couple beauty tips that'll have you singing in the rain.

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1.Cloudy skies are a clear indicator that rain is in the vicinity, so it's important that you always have a spare bonnet or umbrella in your purse. Keeping the rain out of your hair and face is essential.

2. Make sure that you set your eyebrows with a little bit of gel or wax and opt for cream shadow,(it has longer staying power). As for makeup, use a light foundation and always use setting powder to help it stay on. Finish off with some finishing spray or rose water. Remember, you don't want to look like cake face.

3. Waterproof mascara is a must. We love and use it anytime of the year, but it's especially useful on rainy days. Be sure to also carry a travel size baby oil and q tips if you happen to have any smears.

4.There's no use in straightening your hair on a rainy day. We suggest a dime size amount of anti-frizz serum and either leaving your hair down au naturale or gathering it in a top knot for a no fuss look.

5. Work with the hair texture you have. The moisture and wetness can actually be good for curly haired ladies, since curls tend to lack more moisture.

6.Always carry a pack of pocket tissues and oil blotting sheets for after the rain hits. Blot away all your worries.


Quote of the Day
Friday August 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


Sequins are so much more fun than bombs

-Lady Gaga

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NYC Nails
Thursday August 02, 2012 Post a comment
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And The Winner Is...


A recent study conducted by Allure revealed the top nail colors by city. Where did New York come in? Apparently, we're all a bunch of softies inside because the city's color of choice was sweet as pie. The winner was Mademoiselle by Essie. This pastel pink looks good on every skin tone-and with a name like that, you know it has more attitude than your run of the mill neutral.



Essie Mademoiselle, $8

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Beauty 101
Thursday August 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Beauty And The Buck


A recent study by the YWCA titled, Beauty At Any Cost revealed that on average, women spend about $100 a month on cosmetics and beauty products-totaling around $1,200 a year. We're not going to argue with this one-with beauty shops in every corner of the city and magazine columns dedicated to the newest, longest lasting beauty product-it's hard to refrain from shelling out the big bucks for such products. So while we may not stop spending on cosmetics altogether, we compiled a list of products we've personally used-both high end and drugstore cosmetics-to help you save some green. Sure we love the high end products, but truth be told, we've tried all of the following products and found that the drugstore finds, work just as well than the high end products and save you some cash. Take your savings and put it away for a rainy day, sugar.


N.Y.C. Brush On Brow Kit, $3 vs. Benefit Brow Zings, $30

The NYC version works just as well to help you get defined brows. A little setting wax and colored powder goes a long way! Not to mention, the super small and precise tweezers!

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Super Stay Maybelline Stain Gloss, $9 vs. Tarte Lipsurgence, $24

The Maybelline stain has a beautiful wand that is perfect for precise application. It doesn't dry your lips out-in fact, it adds moisture but isn't glossy. Stays on for hours on end!

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Wet N Wild Matte Lipstick, $2 vs. Nars Matte Lipstick, $25

The Wet N Wild matte lipstick is a true beauty find. The colors are absolutely vibrant and long lasting. Our only suggestion: Moisturize beforehand because matte color defines any flakiness.

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Maybelline Super Stay concealer, $9 vs. Makeup Forever Concealer,$29


Maybelline's concealer is heaven sent. There's no need to reapply-it doesn't cake, smudge or sweat off. It lasts all day and looks natural!

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Almay Intensifying Mascara, $6 vs. Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes, $26

strengthens and thickens your lashes-no crud or clumping. It adds a hint of sparkle to make your eyes pop-we love this so much!

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Rimmel Bronzer, $4 vs. Sephora Bronzer Collection, $15

Rimmel's bronzer doesn't look fake-it gives you a sun kissed glow that lasts all day. You can choose a matte version or a bronzer with a hint of shimmer.

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Quote of the Day
Tuesday July 31, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


Unique and different is the next generation of beautiful

— Taylor Swift

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Gold
Tuesday July 31, 2012 1 Comment
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Good As Gold


We love the chic and sultry silhouette of Nerea Garmendia's gold embellished mini cocktail dress by Emilio Pucci. Garmendia kept the rest of her look quite simple-simple messy waves, fresh makeup and gold and silver peep toe heels. We absolutely love the rich beading in the dress, which gives the wearer a luxurious and glamorous appeal-similar to that of our Jovani 1283. Complete with elaborate floral embroidery and sheer cutout accents- this mini dress looks as if it were dipped in gold.

Nerea Garmendia in Pucci and our Jovani 1283, ($900)

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Rose Water
Tuesday July 31, 2012 Post a comment
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Organic Beauty


What girl doesn't love roses? While roses can liven up just about any living space-they can also do wonders for your skin and your overall health. Actresses, such as Liv Tyler and Evangeline Lily love rose water and use it on their skin on a daily basis. We did some research on the uses and benefits of rose water and became rosy cheeked at the findings.


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1. Rose water and oil are great for the skin-especially for aging because they fight off wrinkles and tighten the skin's pores. It also acts as a skin cleanser and toner.

2. Whenever you have razor bumps, spray on a light, even mist of rose water onto affected area to help calm irritation and inflammation.

3. Add a couple of drops of rose water to any facial mask to enhance the mask's performance.

4. Rose water can be applied over insect bites like mosquito bites that easily stop the itchy feeling, reduce the inflammation and cool the area.

5. For any eye pain or fatigue, gently dip a cloth in rose water and place it on your eyelids for a soothing feeling that helps cool your eyes.

6. Rose water acts as a gentle astringent which helps reduce redness and inflammation associated with acne. Swollen inflamed pimples can be reduced by gently dabbing rose water on the affected area. Reduce the appearance of scars by applying a mixture of sandalwood, lemon juice and rose water on them.

7. Rose water can also be used on the hair to soften and condition rough and damaged areas.

* Keep in mind that real rose water is derived from rose petals. It's this water that actually has the healing properties. Avoid rose essence because it doesn't have any health or beauty benefits.


Beauty Tip
Tuesday July 31, 2012 Post a comment
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Beauty Brush


If you ever thought your toothbrush was solely for brushing your teeth-think again. That small bathroom staple can actually do more than just get your teeth white and clean. Here are seven reasons why you should keep a toothbrush in your makeup bag.

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1. Get smooth lips with small and quick swipes of a toothbrush. This will make your lipstick look smoother and last longer. Apply vaseline, then use a wet toothbrush to gently slough off dead skin.

2. Toothbrushes are great for flyaways! Spritz hairspray onto the toothbrush and brush your hair into place!

3. Tame your brows with a toothbrush. Comb through with a brush, then add a little gel and apply with the brush.

4. Cute and colorful nail art: Splatter paint on your nails with your toothbrush.

5. Create volume: Add volume by teasing hair at the crown using a toothbrush from mid-strand to roots.

6. Lint: The lint in your brush and comb can be hard to clean. Reach for your toothbrush to wipe away hair and lint in hairbrushes, clippers and hair dryers.Voila!

7. Get your highlights back: Touch up your roots with the swipe of a toothbrush-this is super effective because the brushes are super small and get deep into your roots.


Bridal Tips
Monday July 30, 2012 Post a comment
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Bridal Don'ts


It's easy to find a hundred tips on how to be the perfect bride-from what lip color you should wear to the type of undergarments to wear. While there's no controlling the weather the day of your wedding, there are some things you should steer clear of as your wedding nears. Although small, these tiny details will make a big difference as your nuptials make their way around the corner.


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1.Try to stay away from foods with berries or drink wine because it'll stain your teeth.

2. Don't tan. Keeping your natural skin color is best because you run the risk of looking unnatural and fixing an overly done tan is hard to do. If you do tan, make sure and do it a week or two before the wedding.

3. Don't get a facial, brows waxed or hair cut two days before your wedding. You want to give yourself time in between these procedures and your wedding day in case of mishaps. It's best to allow weeks; this way you give your skin time to heal if it becomes irritated.

4. Try to limit the intake of sodium at least a week before the wedding. Sodium actually contains 50 times its weight in water and if you avoid it the week before your wedding, you can actually lose two to five pounds.

5. If you normally don't wear your hair up and will be wearing an updo for your wedding day, make sure to take a couple Advil to reduce swelling and avoid headaches.

6. Don't wear your bra the night before your wedding and the morning of your wedding. This will help avoid any pink indentations in your skin-which will be visible especially if you're wearing a strapless wedding dress.

7.Drink plenty of water! Drinking water will not only keep your skin healthy and glowing, but it'll also help you flush out toxins-which is good to avoid getting sick.


Fall Texture
Monday July 30, 2012 Post a comment
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Fall Texture



The most beloved fashion season is fast approaching and we are ready. Givenchy's Fall/Winter Haute Couture 2012 collection inspired us with mixed textiles and embellishments in muted rich tones. From Tory Burch to Oscar De La Renta and Marchesa, we saw flashes of rich embellishments, such as sequins, lace and vintage inspired pieces. With varying necklines and lengths, our fall favorites can be easily paired with the seasons essentials: tights, boots and costume jewelry. Take a look at some of our picks for the fall.


You'll love the lace accents and intricate embroidery in Mandalay C802102, ($846) and Mandalay C801952, ($798)

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Boutique Heather, ($198) is a beautiful scooped back mini dress with a fully sequined bodice-perfect for all your fall outings.

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Did You Know
Friday July 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Celeb Beauty Secrets


We all love a good beauty secret-especially those coming directly from celebrities. Despite the many high end beauty products being handed to them, sometimes a homemade remedy is in order. We're looking at some our favorite stars' beauty secrets.

Teri Hatcher indulges in red wine baths to soften her skin.

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Mariah Carey adds peppermint oil to her lip gloss to naturally plump her lips.

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Sandra Bullock uses hemarrhoid cream under her eyes to reduce puffiness.

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Halle Berry rubs ground coffee grounds on her legs to help prevent cellulite.

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Nicole Kidman rinses her hair weekly with unsweetened cranberry juice to help enhance color and close hair cuticles.

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Fashion Flashback
Friday July 27, 2012 1 Comment
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Blast From The Past


Oh hello nostalgia! During the 90s, you might have been a tot, a pre-teen or an angsty teenager-whatever the case, you probably witnessed one of these fabulous trends we love to hate. Whether you dipped into a pot of glitter for fairy-like inspiration or pulled your tresses back with the help of a trusty plastic butterfly-we thought we'd look back at some of the cheesy beauty trends we all knew a little too well during the 90s.

Hair scrunchies and butterfly clips

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Pencil thin eyebrows like Gwen Stefani's

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Heavily lined lips like Jennifer Lopez's

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Shiny lip gloss and body glitter


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Shail K
Friday July 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Flying Sparks


One of the designers we shot during last week's wedding shoot, was Shail K. We couldn't help but fall in love with the sultry, beautiful collection. Slip a dress on and let the sparks fly. Her amazing sequined styles shine in unexpected colors that wrap around stunning silhouettes, reminiscent of Alice and Olivia's embellished sheaths. One of our favorite styles is Shail K KK3814-this red asymmetrical stunner is perfect for a night out no matter what season. Add a hot pair of heels, some multi-colored bangles, and prepare to be noticed!

Shail K KK3814 and Shail K KK3810

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Shail K KK3137 and Shail K KK3110

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Beauty Tip
Friday July 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Gorgeous On The Go


We know exactly how this one goes. In your head, you'll wake up an extra half hour early to primp yourself-glamour achieved. In real life, you hit that snooze button so much, it might as well be a punching bag. Whether you have five or fifteen minutes before your departure, we know you never want to look like you rolled out of bed. Here are a couple super simple and quick trips to help you look polished in minutes; so snooze on, doll-we won't judge you.


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1. If you don't have a chance to actually give yourself a full out manicure, paint on two coats of quick drying clear nail polish and give your nails a quick filing. This will make you appear polished.

2. For in between days, brush out your hair with a paddle brush, apply a light mist of dry shampoo and gather into a high ponytail or topknot. It'll keep your hair out of your face and looks super chic and classy.

3. To have wider, brighter eyes, apply a quick coat of black mascara. Apply a coat of blue mascara on the fringe of your lashes to make them pop.

4. Keep your lips moisturized with a tinted lip balm-so you get moisturizer and a hint of color. We love Korres Lip Butter; it feels and looks amazing.

5. If you don't have time to apply foundation, here's a facial moisturizing spray that'll give you an all day glow. Feel free to mist over and under makeup, or even sans makeup. Make a batch for you and your closest girlfriends.

Face Moisturizer Spray:

-a spray mist bottle

-3 oz. witch hazel

-3 oz. aloe vera

-4 oz. rose water

Add all the items together and lightly shake. Voila!


Quote of the Day
Friday July 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.

— Karl Lagerfeld

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In this photo: Boutique B1615, $89


Long and Lean
Thursday July 26, 2012 Post a comment
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High Collared Chic


One neckline we feel is way too often underestimated is the high collar. The high collar is perfect for showcasing the shoulders and neckline-lengthening the entire figure. Katie Holmes looks stunning in her blue Calvin Klein gown. The simple, yet classy silhouette flatters her figure. Holmes accented the dress with a skinny belt-but we think the dress would look equally stunning sans the belt. Our Mikael Aghal 18S360 is equally gorgeous. It features a unique yet stunning neckline that looks every bit like a necklace.


Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein and our Mikael Aghal 18S360

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DIY
Thursday July 26, 2012 Post a comment
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DIY: Ballet Flats



We can't say we haven't thought of doing this before-we think it actually had something to do with the Christian Dior runway show which featured ballet inspired shoes. What woman doesn't want to be floating on shoes that are the epitome of grace and romance? Because most ballet flats are too thin for everyday wear-here's a DIY so you can fashion a pair of custom flats for yourself.
You'll Need:

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-a spool of thick black silk ribbon, (decide how thick you want your straps to be)

-a glue gun and glue sticks

-clear nail polish

-a pair of flats of your choice

The process is fairly simple. Cut four strips of ribbon-it's better that they're longer than too short. You will be securing the ribbon at around the point where your ankles are. While you're wearing the shoe, take note where your ankles are and attach the ribbon there. Making sure that the shiny side of the ribbon faces outward, take the end of one ribbon and hot glue it to the inside. Repeat this until all four sides are glued. Wait 10 minutes for the glue to dry. Wrap around your ankles and cut off excess ribbon. Apply a little bit of clear nail polish so that the ends don't become frayed or unravel.

C'est magnifique le chic ballerine!


Clear Skin
Thursday July 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Clear Summer Skin


Having a blemish or two on your face is one thing-having them on your back is an entirely different thing. Truth be told, you can't really apply makeup to cover up your 'bacne.' There's nothing like having the confidence to wear the strappy summer styles you love. If a couple spots on your back have you feeling a little less than fabulous, cheer up doll- we have a couple of simple and effective ways for the situation to clear itself up.


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-First off, drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Drinking plenty of water helps flush out the toxins in your body.
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-Don't skip sunscreen as prolonged exposure to the sun can actually cause darkening of the skin. Your blemishes will become darker and will require a whole other treatment. Make sure that any sunscreen you choose has very little zinc oxide.

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-Avoid tanning oils as they can and will clog your pores. Clogged pores will lead to more blemishes.

-Even if you don't take full showers on a daily basis, (i.e. shampoo your hair) make sure and take body showers as keeping your skin clean and free of excess oil and dirt will lessen the chances of you having bacne.

-We recommend: organic oatmeal soap or rosemary soap as both are very effective in clearing the skin. Oatmeal softens and cleanses the skin without leaving a film. Rosemary has a natural drying agent that helps heal blemishes.

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- Apply a small amount of tea tree oil to the affected areas. We recommend using a cotton ball as it'll help distribute the oil effectively. Do this once a week on clean skin.
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-Avoid wearing clothing that doesn't allow for air circulation and traps sweat. Sticking to natural, breathable fabrics are best for any type of skin.


Quote of the Day
Thursday July 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.

— Yves Saint Laurent

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Makeup Tip
Wednesday July 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Get Cheeky


If you want to take a break from the bronzers, get cheeky with some stained cheeks, babe. We're loving cream blushes for the summer-given that your skin's color is augmented by your natural summer flush. Cream blushes tend to actually stain the skin, looking more natural-rather than powder blushes that stay on the surface of the skin. To achieve an airbrushed look, apply the cream blush with a blush brush and apply in natural strokes-this way there are no harsh lines of demarcation. You'll look like you're naturally blushing!


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Star Designers
Wednesday July 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Celebrity Designers


It seems that the majority of these women rose to fame way before they ever stepped foot on a runway. It's no surprise that these women would choose to take on clothing lines of their own-whatever the reason may be behind their business ventures-these leading ladies have marketed themselves well to their female audience. We're looking back at some of the most successful celebs turned designers.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are the creators of Elizabeth and James and StyleMint

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Nicole Richie is the brainchild behind House of Harlow and a new collection at Macys

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Sarah Jessica Parker has worked with Halston and had her own clothing line

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Gwen Stefani is the creator of L.A.M.B.

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Jessica Simpson has her own line of shoes and accessories

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Jennifer Lopez has her own line of perfume and clothing line

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Dress For Your Body
Tuesday July 24, 2012 Post a comment
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Make The Most Of Your Curves



Own, don’t hide, your curves with the right wardrobe. No one knows your body quite like you do, so take note, doll and get ready to walk with a whole new confidence. Knowing a simple few tricks can help you make the most of your beautiful curves. First, find out whether your body is pear, rectangular, apple or hour glass.

Longer legs: Every woman wants longer legs. To make your legs appear long and luscious, be sure to wear heels that showcase your legs and automatically give your body length. Heels also make you appear taller and give you better posture. Heels that match the color of your skin help make your legs appear longer.

Longer Torso: An open neckline, such as a scoop or v-neck elongates your torso. Who doesn’t want a longer torso?

Make the most of your curves: One sure fine ways to create definition in your body is by creating a waistline. To achieve this, add a belt to your waist. An empire waist dress or blouse also helps to accentuate your natural curves. Remember, it’s all about learning to dress your curves and making the most of your body.

Note: America Ferrera is following two of these three tips: Her red dress has an open square neckline which opens elongates her torso. Her red heels are also lengthening her legs, making her appear taller and leaner.

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Beauty Tip
Tuesday July 24, 2012 1 Comment
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Let Your Hair Down


Remember what it felt like to wish your hair could instantly grow a couple of inches or so overnight? And though you grew to realize that human hair grows an estimated four to six inches a year, there are other ways to boast a healthy and voluminous head of hair:extensions. If you're afraid of them not looking real or not blending well with your natural hair color and texture, take these tips into consideration and you'll soon be on your way to rocking that long hair.


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Always choose virgin hair: Virgin hair has never been processed in any way, so it's naturally healthier. It also means that the actual cuticle of the hair runs one way, which means it'll be smoother and shinier than hair that has been processed.

Think of the texture: Here's where you have to be honest with yourself: what's your natural hair type? What does it feel like when it's dry? If you have naturally curly hair or wavy, stick with curly extensions because when and if you straighten your hair, it should match the texture of your natural hair. Remember, it's all about seeming as natural as possible.

The color: Will you be drying your hair before or after your extensions are put in? Think of what color matches your color and realize that while extensions are dye-able, it's best to treat them as little as possible so they last longer.

The type of extensions: Do you want extensions that you can occasionally remove? Would you rather have tracks sewn in? Think of how often you want to sport that long mane and choose whether clip ons, (which you can remove and add whenever you want) or tracks,(which are sewn on) are better for your lifestyle.


Wedding Shoot
Tuesday July 24, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Wedding Shoot



Our wedding shoot took place a couple days ago and we're still talking about it. A wedding is always an exciting event, but here at NewYorkDress.com, it's enough to make us want to celebrate everyday. We pay great attention to the smallest of details from the bride's last lash to the lace lining on her gown. We know a wedding cam be one of life's most beautiful events and we hope you have as much fun looking at our behind the scenes photos as we had taking them!


Our Mother of the Bride getting her hair done

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In between takes

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Our model Deanna

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Our model Amanda getting camera ready

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Our beautiful bride Joanna in Mori Lee 1862

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Hair
Monday July 23, 2012 1 Comment
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La Vie En Rose


Whether their hair was entirely dyed or there was just a couple streaks, celebrities have always seemed to have a love affair with pink hair. Be it fucshia, cotton candy pink or powder pink-these ladies had it all-proving that their style was anything but mainstream. We're looking back at these rose haired celebrities who made every girl want a little pink in their do.

Nicki Minaj

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Lauren Conrad

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Katy Perry

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January Jones

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Teen Choice Awards
Monday July 23, 2012 Post a comment
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Teen Choice Awards


You can always count on the Teen Choice Awards to be a fashion filled event-this year was no exception. A handful of A-listers attended the event dressed in bright colors and looks straight from the runway. Check out some of the highlights from this year's show. Who was your best dressed star?

Jordin Sparks

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Zoe Saldana

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Selena Gomez

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Nina Dobrev

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Glasses
Friday July 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Bespectacled Gals


If the eyes are the window to the soul, than glasses must be the curtains. Long gone are the days of hiding your glasses for fear of looking 'geeky' or 'goofy'-these famous belles prove that glasses can be absolutely beautiful.


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Style Icon
Friday July 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Style Icon: Michelle Williams


Michelle Williams may have caught our eye when she began dating the late Heath Ledger, but since then, she's managed to capture our hearts with her retro style. Williams' pixie cut and fresh faced glamour is absolutely refreshing in this day and age. We're taking a look back at some of Williams' most memorable style moments.

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We think Michelle would love Alfred Sung D550 and Alfred Sung D556

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Hair
Friday July 20, 2012 1 Comment
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Skip A Wash...Or Two


As women, we find ourselves often talking about our hair-the length, the color, the shine, the health and texture of it. Let's face it-at times, it might seem we're a slave to our hair, from root to tip. So is it really healthier to skip washing your hair. The argument is that lathering up on a daily basis strips the hair of important, healthy oils that can cause it to break off over time. And while those detergent aspects of shampoo may be good for your scalp, they can take a toll on your hair. In all reality, skipping a day between shampoos is probably best for your hair in the long run. Your hair is actually at its weakest when it's wet-so washing it everyday will break down your hair and weaken it. Don't lather up your entire hair, instead only wash the scalp and hairline-the suds from that will rinse down to the roots.



Adele has said that she sometimes washes her hair with cold water-foregoing the shampoo or product. Would you ever just rinse your hair in between washes?

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Wedding
Friday July 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Wedding Photo Shoot


It might have been cloudy outside, but we had just enough light in our studio for our wedding shoot. Our hair stylist and makeup artist worked to perfect our bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and flower girl. With wedding season in full swing, we let our hair down and let the photo shoot begin. As always, we had wonderful studio helpers, beautiful models and an overall great vibe. Here are some behind the scenes photos of our models and staff in action.


Making the most of the awesome roof top!

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The bride enters the shot

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Before the photo shoot-open space and color

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Jonah and Laura applying the makeup on our models

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Stunning in Tarik Ediz 91977

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Our super intern Ariele carefully ironing the dress!

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Glam Tip
Friday July 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Glam Tips


We all love a good makeup tip-but did you know that you can set your makeup and make your face appear matte with solid deodorant? Yes, dabbing a bit of deodorant under your eyes, on your T zone and on the bridge of your nose, after you've applied your foundation.

If your liquid foundation has become a bit too heavy for the summer weather, take the matter into your own hands. Did you know that adding a dime size of aloe to your foundation will make it sheer and give your skin a nice glow? Bye bye heavy foundation-hello summer skin!

You can make your eyes appear bigger by using a different color of eyeliner. Ditch the old black eyeliner for a fresh plum, forest or bronze colored liner. Adding color opens the eye without being as heavy as a black liner. Color will naturally draw the attention to the eye and the face.

Want the best of both worlds when it comes to your lashes? Get a wet lash look and dark long lashes, by applying a coat of clear mascara and applying a coat of black/brown mascara on top. It'll make your lashes look long, defined and glossy!

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Beauty Myths
Thursday July 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Beauty Myths


As women, we're fed beauty advice from the time we strap on our fist heel of mary janes. We're advised to brush our hair to ensure its growth, never to pluck any facial hair because it comes back with a vengeance, never to sleep with your makeup on, so on and so forth. But as you get older, you start to wonder what's actually fact and fiction. We're here to debunk a couple beauty myths for you.

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Does your hair grow faster in the summer?

The truth is, there may be a slight increase in the rate of growth, but it’s really marginal. A natural hormonal shift and increase in UV may contribute to some changes.

Does your body become immune to antiperspirant?

Most antiperspirants contain aluminum salts which block the eccrine duct, which is the tube that the sweat comes out of. There is actually no science behind that. The only possible explanation is that the body adapts and finds a way to unplug the duct.

Does sleeping on your side cause wrinkles?

The way you sleep does affect wrinkles -- that's why some lines are called sleep lines. If you crunch your face against a pillow you can get them. It's best to sleep on your back. Satin sheets are great because they don't crunch against the skin. and beauty sleep pillows are also an option, they are made with a special foam and have a unique shape which helps alleviate pressure on the face.

Does chocolate cause acne?

Chocolate per se will not make you break out-in fact, there is little evidence that chocolate or any specific fatty foods will cause acne, but we do know that a high-sugar/high-fat diet can increase sebum production and promote inflammatory responses in the body -- which can lead to acne.

Can you shrink your pore size?

There are actual products that will make your pores appear smaller, but that doesn't mean they are smaller. Certain medications will dry out your skin and make the pore seem smaller. If you pop a pimple or blackhead incorrectly you can damage the pore and enlarge it. Best to do it with a sterile needle after steaming, clean with alcohol before and use a comedone extractor with even pressure. Then apply a topical antibiotic.

Does hair grow faster with regular trims?

False. Ultimately regular trims do not make hair grow faster (health and diet factors play heavily here), but if you want length without the damage, stick to routine salon visits to get your longest, healthiest hair. In all, there is a potential for a net gain of four and a half inches per year.


Braided Beyonce
Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Braided Beyonce


Oh hello Beyonce, circa 1993! It seems as though new mama Beyonce is going back to her Destiny's Child days with her new braided do. Either way, Beyonce is rocking the look. We sense a new wave of braided ladies in the city coming along.


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Style Icon
Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Style Icon:Barbra Streisand


Oh Babs! Today, we're looking back at Barbra Streisand. This funny girl proved that you don't have to follow the crowd to stand out. With her girlish charm, sense of humor and style, Streisand soon became a respected Hollywood dame. In one of Streisand's most popular movies, Funny Girl, Streisand depicted the late comedian Fanny Brice. We're looking back at some of Streisand's most glamorous moments on and off the screen.


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Hot Pants
Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Hot Pants


Madonna is showing us younger girls how it's done in her new video, Turn Up The Radio. The 53 year-old pop star is looking better than ever in a pair of leather high waisted shorts by Balmian. Our wish-that we too, can wear hot pants when we reach her age.


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Stay Fresh
Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Beauty Filled Summer


Don't sweat the summer, seriously. While you're preparing your usual beauty routine for upcoming concerts, festivals or weekend getaways to the beach, we prepared a list of things to keep you beautiful. We'll admit- it is hard to feel beautiful when you're sticky and sweaty. Simply pack a couple items and you're on your way to being a fresh faced beauty under the sun.


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In your bag:

-A hat is a great way to keep your face and head/hair protected from the summer sun. An over sized floppy hat is not only protective but stylish as well.


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-Face blotting wipes are essential! They are great at removing excess oil and dirt from your face, especially during the summer. You can also make your own wipes with small squares of wax paper-voila!

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-Dry shampoo can be very helpful in keeping your mane super fresh. The sun, sweat and humidity can cause your hair to look dirty and limp. A couple sprays of dry shampoo and you're back in the game, muchacha.

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-A lightweight sunscreen, (we love sprays) to keep your skin moisturized and protected from sunburns.

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-Colored lip balm to add moisture to your lips and a bit of color.

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-Eye refreshing pads (Napoleon Perdis) to keep your eyes fresh and moisturized. A pair of sunnies to keep your eyes protected!
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-A small bottle of scented mist spray to stay smelling fresh!

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Quote of the Day
Wednesday July 18, 2012 Post a comment
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The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason

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Florals
Tuesday July 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Flirting With Florals


Florals were all over the fall runways from Valentino's blooming floral embroidered collection to Raf Simons' floral lined walls and showroom. We're loving this sudden flirtatious affair with florals. A little floral embroidery adds a hint of femininity and youthfulness.

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Brow File
Tuesday July 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Brow File


The changing of our hairstyles and clothing is a natural progression throughout the years, but what about something smaller that often goes unnoticed? Stars' eyebrows are the one thing that are always changing-going from thick to thin and thin to thick. We're looking back at some brows that have made great progress throughout the years.

Sienna Miller

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Beauty 101
Tuesday July 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Hello Sunshine


Some of your biggest beauty blunders occur overnight. Between smudged nail polish, smeared makeup, and bad breath, the blunders just keep piling on leaving a girl to wonder what to do. Even if you prep before bed you can wind up with beauty blunders in the AM. We know how irritating it is to wake up from a peaceful snooze only to find your sheets stained and all of your beauty routine gone to waste. We've rounded up solutions for the most common mishaps so you can rest easy and welcome the sun looking gorgeous!

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SMUDGED NAIL POLISH
Caution: wet paint! Hate when you think your manicure has dried only to wake up with sheet prints and smudges? Although your fingertips may feel dry to the touch in minutes, complete hardening takes over an hour. To be safe, use a fast-dry top coat and be sure to paint your nails two hours before hitting the hay.

TANNER STAINS
To avoid bronzer or self-tanner stains on your clothes, it's wise to apply the golden glow at night. But how can you make sure the hint of tint doesn't rub off onto your sheets? After the fake bake dries on your skin, apply a light layer of baby powder to absorb any excess moisture and leave your skin smooth and soft.

WRINKLES
Although you may think a peaceful slumber helps relax facial muscles, stressful dreams can cause wrinkles to form on your face while you snooze. Zap these fine lines with a healthy moisturizer packed with oxygen, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid such as Kate Somerville's Dermal Quench Liquid Lift. The gentle foam works like an instant shot of botox!

MAKEUP TRANSFER
Are your pillowcases covered with dark smudges from makeup leftovers? Your cleanser probably isn't strong enough! Use an oil-based makeup remover around the eyes to help break down particles, ensuring you wash away every bit of liner and mascara without causing breakouts.

BAD BREATH
Even if you brush your teeth before you hit the sheets, you are bound to wake up with morning breath. While there is no cure for that funky taste, there are methods to reduce the odor. After brushing, be sure to floss and swish mouthwash. This will dislodge any small particles stuck between teeth. But the most important step? Scrub your tongue with your tooth


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Tuesday July 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Illustration Nation


It's true dolls- long before fashion photographers, there were fashion illustrators. While the world of fashion illustration has changed a bit, nowadays these illustrations are revered almost as highly as the fashion collections they depict. Two such noted illustrators are Sandra Suy, (Barcelona) and Tanya Ling, (Calcutta). Ling has been awarded 'Illustrator of the Year' by Vogue and has since gone on to design her own collection of illustrations.

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Summer Spread
Tuesday July 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Sole Talk


Summer brings about warmer weather and the sun kissed glow and unfortunately, paining of the feet. For thousands of women in the city, the everyday hustle and bustle can cause damaging effects on the feet by widening them. 'Summer spread' refers to the widening, flattening and collapse of feet when they are not bound and closed in. So while we're stocking up on stylish gladiator and t-strap sandals, we aren't realizing that our favorite warm-weather sandals are not providing any support at all. When you walk on the wrong type of shoe, you place the body in an abnormal walking position that can cause long-term medical issues, including toe, knee, hip and back problems.

1. Tighten up and give your shoe the balance it needs by wearing closed toe shoes, (i.e. sneakers, booties)

2. Choose a sandal or shoe that has a natural arch. A wedge or a small heel is better than a flat heel because they put too much pressure on the Achilles tendon.

3. While at home, whether you're relaxing, watching TV or reading a book, put on some of the highest heels or boots you'll wearing in the winter.

4. Beware of shoe 'no-nos': Shoes such as flip flops, UGG boots or ballet shoes that fold easily are damaging to your feet because they don't support your foot's natural arch. If you do wear these shoes, make sure to limit their use.

5.Soothe tired heels with arnica, peppermint and cayenne pepper. Usually, the smellier the rub, the better it is for your feet. After washing your heels and soaking them, rub some on your feet and elevate them for 15 minutes.

6. Drink more water. If we walked on our hands, our hands would be swollen. Excessive salt intake and a lack of water can cause our feet to swell more often. So drink up and elevate your feet whenever you get a chance.

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Sporty Glam
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Sporty Glam


We love sporty glam- think Spice Girls meets Carrie Bradshaw, (in a more wearable way, of course). As much as we love a head-to-toe glamazon look done up in a sparkly and sexy fit, there's something a little more modern  here. Oscar de la Renta's Resort '13 collection nailed luxe meets low key and we're taking cues from the signature runway looks. Practice makes perfect, so play around with some ideas and make up your own looks!

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Proportion is key You won't get the relaxed vibe you're after with all body-con or all oversized silhouettes. See how Oscar de la Renta balanced his runway looks with a prim fit-and-flare skirt and a body-skimming baseball t-shirt? The proportions play off each other to give it some ease. Do the same with a fitted t-shirt and girlie flared skirt or a slouchy knit and curve-hugging pencil skirt.

Don't fear contrasting footwear. We're looking right to Jenna Lyons, who finished a pair of slouchy camo pants with a polished pair of pointed-toe pumps. Yes, each piece hails from a different aesthetic, but together they make the look. It's easy to replicate with baggy, boyfriend-style jeans rolled up to reveal your favorite heels.

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Glam Tip
Tuesday July 17, 2012 Post a comment
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Keep Cool


To all New York women who've experienced the recent heat wave, we feel you. We've also feel like we'd surely melt. Did you know that taking a cold shower (or 4 or 5) is not only mazingly refreshing, but beneficial to your health as well?


Beauty Benefit #1: It improves circulation. Going from warm water to cold water a few times during your shower can vastly improve circulation. If this seems like too much activity for one shower, just switching to cold water at the end of a shower can also have its benefits. Better circulation in your body can prevent hypertension, varicose veins, and even promote fast healing.

Beauty Benefit #2: We all know washing our faces with warm water opens pores – great because you want to remove dirt and oil. However, when pores are left open they are more susceptible to becoming clogged again. Close pores by using cold water at the end of a shower. The cold will also cause blood vessels to constrict, which reduces dark circles under eyes. Hello, youthful looking skin!

Beauty Benefit #3: Cold water makes hair appear shinier and healthier. It also causes the cuticle of the hair to close, creating stronger strands and preventing dirt from accumulating on your scalp.


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Bride Kit
Monday July 16, 2012 Post a comment
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Bridal Kit


Your wedding day is just around the corner and while you may be feeling a little less than blissful, ironing out the last kinks of your wedding, we thought a bridal kit would add a little drop of bliss back into the mix. We know how messy and scattered the contents of our purses can get, so a bridal kit is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Here's what to have in your kit, love.

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-Bobby pins

-Pressed powder

-Nail polish and file

-Lipstick

-Eyelash curler

-White chalk, (to cover last minute stains on your dress)

-Mouthwash/toothbrush

-Small perfume

-Tissues

-Safety pins

-Needle and thread

-Aspirin

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Oh Happy Day

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Hair Bands


Bad hair days; we all have one now and then. Bobby pins can't tame your wild mane and no hairstyle seems to work for you. Have no fear ladies, because the hottest new hair accessory is both stylish and effective- the hair band. Hair bands add boost to any hairstyle and any hair type. Whether you want to enhance your look or simply tame your tresses, a hair band is the perfect accessory is right for you!

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Cubic Zirconia Hair Clip, $69

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Ageless Beauty
Monday July 16, 2012 Post a comment
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Stay Young


Skin

Take care of your skin now! It's best to prevent than it is to treat! Models, such as Linda Evangelista, take care of their sun by using sunscreen. Sunscreen is a must for healthy and youthful skin. S

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Hair

Aging causes a loss in elasticity and vitality in your hair. Bottom line, take care of your hair by eating healthier and conditioning your hair perfectly with a deep conditioner.

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Body

If you want a lean and healthy body, you have to realize that it all starts with what you are putting into your body. Eat healthy because what you fuel your body with determines how your body will show.

We especially love super foods-avocados, walnuts, fish, oils to help keep your body and hair super healthy.

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High Low
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The High Low Mix


Maxi dresses and miniskirts have always been in style. Mixing each style is fun and creative, but what if you could get the best of both worlds? Good news ladies, because you can! High-low skirts and dresses are a big ‘yes’ in fashion right now. It combines the look of elegance and modesty with chic and sexy without the mess or hassle! It is also a great style for formal attire.


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Monday July 16, 2012 Post a comment
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Debris-Free Purse


A purse holds all of a woman's secrets and is more a part of her identity and independence, rather than just a part of her 'look.' It is a quintessential part of a woman's life and while the outside is almost always presentable to the public, the inside of a woman's purse may be more cluttered than we'd like to admit. Between the lip gloss, the loose change, gum wrappers, bobby pins, lint, crumbs and dirt, it can become a messy situation. Fear not, clear your head and clear your purse with a simple lint roller. It'll lift up all the junk right out of your purse in a couple swoops.


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Saturday Do
Friday July 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Saturday Do: Write A Letter


This weekend, take a break from all forms of social media for a while and write somebody you know a handwritten letter. Maybe you've lost touch with someone or maybe your best friend/significant other lives far away. While there may be no real special occasion or reason; taking the time to connect with someone through a beautifully handwritten letter means a lot. Knowing that someone took the time to break away and write their thoughts with paper and pen, rather than shoot an instant message, makes a world of a difference.


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Layered
Friday July 13, 2012 Post a comment
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A Lesson On Layers


Sometimes, more is better; at least when it comes to jewelry. Who can possibly resist the beautiful look of layered rings, bracelets and necklaces?When done properly, layering can look fun, youthful and wild. The key to layering is to not be afraid to mix it up; combining different textures


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Pin Straight
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Pin Straight


What are hairstylists and fashion trendsetters predicting for the fall? Sleek, pin straight hair that's healthy and shiny. Straight hair seems to require more care and it appears to make the wearer appear more youthful. Who doesn't want that? We're loving straight and simple for this upcoming year. Don't worry, if you're like the rest of us, you have some sort of untamed mane, but be patient and always use styling serums to add shine and protection.

Why the sudden move to sleek locks? According to hair stylist Ted Gibson, 'women aren't feeling romantic at the moment and designers aren't making frilly clothes.' Models wore their hair stick straight on various Fall runway shows; proving that sleek hair is always a good thing to go back to.

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Andrej Pejic
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Style Star


Get ready gals! Andrej Pejic is soon coming to the small screen. The androgynous model is set to star in his own reality show, which just started filming in New York City. Pejic's agency DNA Models, eventually confirmed the news in an email. We seriously can't wait for this slice of reality show heaven!


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Sequins
Thursday July 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Shiny Sequins



Celebrities sure know how to bring the glitz and glamour onto the red carpet. Sequins are a perfect way to bring a little sparkle and create a rich look. Add some shine to your wardrobe with a sequin dress.

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Behind The Scenes
Thursday July 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind The Scenes:Summer Shoot


The details of the hair and makeup are just as important as the dress. Amanda, one of the models, was sitting and texting patiently while the makeup artists and hair designers were working their magic.

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An ordinary room was transformed into a beautiful, vintage setting used to highlight the beauty of the dress and the model in it during the photo shoot.

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The photographer and model admire the product of both of their hard work.

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Amanda and Joanna, the two models, pose casually together. In between photo shoots, they critique each other’s modeling to create better photos for our website!

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Patience was the key during the photo shoot. Not only did the models have to stand still while being made up, but the makeup artist and the hair designer had to pay close attention to every detail so the final pieces would be perfect.

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Designers
Thursday July 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Then And Now


There's no doubt that the world of fashion wouldn't be the same without these inspiring designers. These women were fearless and had an incredible sense of direction and discipline and we are forever grateful for that. Here's our list of inspiring female designers, then and now.


Diane von Furstenberg

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Coco Chanel

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Glam Tip
Thursday July 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Glam Tip: Fresh Skin


What's Beyonce's beauty secret for a glowing complexion? We're glad to report it's something you can pick up at your local beauty and cosmetics counter. New mama Beyonce recently revealed that she learned how to achieve a perfect glow from her makeup artist. “[Makeup artists] have a spray, it’s an after-spray. They sell it in every line, MAC has one. [Ed note: MAC Fix+] After you put your powder on—I don’t know how it does it—but it makes your skin look like skin again. We recently used this product and are loving the natural glow it gives our skin! And the smell is absolutely yummy!


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Peplum
Wednesday July 11, 2012 Post a comment
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A Little Pep-lum In Your Step


Why not put a little pep in your step with a peplum dress? The peplum trend is very figure flattering as it cinches the waist by creating a wider hip area. This trend helps to create an hourglass figure. If you are pear shaped, choose a shirt, instead of a skirt.


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Runway Inspired
Wednesday July 11, 2012 Post a comment
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In Print


Have a penchant for fine couture from runways past? There's no need to keep dreaming hon; when it comes to fun, vintage inspired prints, much like those seen in Versace and Givenchy's collections, look to our collection of Eva Varro Boutique. We're taking a look at some fun vintage and modern prints that have us smiling from ear to ear.

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Boutique T11201C, $155 and Boutique D11555E, $157

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Jelly Sandals
Wednesday July 11, 2012 Post a comment
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Ready For This Jelly


Do you think you're ready for this jelly? Of course you are, dears! Chances are, you probably had a pair of jelly sandals as a little girl. There's news gals; jelly sandals have seemed to wash ashore. To be completely honest, we think they're perfectly cute. The kind of shoe you look at and instantly fall in love with again, realizing they are just as cute now as they were when you were a babe. Jelly sandals are meant to be bright and silly, so grab a pair and skip along now.


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Makeup Mishaps
Wednesday July 11, 2012 Post a comment
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She Did What?


Oh Taylor, let us count the ways we love you. There's her chipper personality, her sweet-as-cotton-candy voice, her fun loving lyrics- her affinity for using sharpies as eyeliner? Swift, whose best known for her trademark red lips and black winged eyeliner said she biggest beauty blunder was actually an improvisation gone wrong. Swift revealed that while she was on an airplane, she realized that she didn't have her eyeliner and resorted to using a black sharpie marker. The result? Swift said she wouldn't recommend it to any of her fans simply referring to it as 'a pain to take off.'

Nothing wrong with a girl trying, right?

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Wimbledon Roundup
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Wimbledon Round Up


While the majority of us enjoyed Wimbledon from the comfort of our own living rooms, some celebrities attended the event impeccably dressed. Also new on the courts this year; nail art. Tennis stars like Serena Williams and Danish player Caroline Wozniacki rocked glamorous manicures on the tennis courts. A little fashion with your tennis; tell us, why not?


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Highlighter
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Shine On


Do you feel like you've lost your glow a bit? Add a little highlight to your day with the help of a highlighter. No, it's not glitter, it's more an iridescent powder or cream that has a peachy/bronze color to it. It helps highlight your bone structure. But be careful, you don't want to look like the Snow Queen. Make sure and practice a couple times. The point here is to enhance your natural beauty.

How To Apply: You should know that a little bit goes a long way. Use a Kabuki brush to apply the highlighter from the outer eyebrow bone, down along the temple, around and across the top of the cheekbone in a C motion. You can also apply highlighter from the forehead, down along the nose and onto the chin.


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Statement Belts
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Statement Belt


What women doesn't want a smaller waist? When it comes to accessories, there's nothing quite like a statement belt. The statement belt can help define and accentuate the waist and spruce up an outfit. A statement belt looks best when paired with a simple outfit, because you want your belt to be the centerpiece. An outfit that is too noisy will detract from the belt. While the belt does work to define the waist, make sure it's not so tight that it restricts and cuts off your circulation.

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Redheads
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Seeing Red


Having a head full of red hair may not be as common, but there's something undeniably attention grabbing about a redhead. Whether their red hair is deep in hue or has a hint of orange, we are crushing on the saturated color falling off each strand. These famous fiery-haired dames prove that redheads are absolutely on fire.

Bryce Howard Dallas

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Florence Welch

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Nicole Kidman

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Julianne Moore

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Christina Hendricks

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In the Summertime
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Leather



When you think of leather, you think polished, sophisticated, sleek and sexy, but do you think Summer? We know you may be raising your eyebrow at the thought of leather in the summertime, but we've recently spotted a handful of famous ladies wearing leather in bits and pieces, proving that leather can be carried off in the summer. How would you wear leather in the summer?

Jen Kao and Jordin Sparks

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Glam Tip
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Glam Tip


There's nothing quite as annoying as having your freshly painted manicure smudged or chipped. If you're like most of us, the time you choose to paint your nails is usually a couple minutes before you rush out the door or about to shower or do an activity where you need your hands. We heard that running your freshly painted nails under cold running water helps set your manicure. We tried it last night and it actually worked! So ladies, when you can't quite wait around for your nails to dry, run those puppies under ice cold running water and you're good to go.
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Look of the Day
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Pretty In Pastel


Oh Hilary! The fresh faced model attended the Love Heals bash donning a beautiful palette of pastel colors; a neon necklace, leather Rebecca Minkoff bag and strappy sandals. Her look was absolutely youthful from head to toe. Now, this is summer, ladies.



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Quote of the Day
Tuesday July 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

Buddha

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Take A Bow
Monday July 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Take A Bow


You were probably introduced to your first hair bow as a child; it firmly grasping onto your baby fine braid or ponytail. There comes an age where girls stop wearing bows and eventually graduate to headbands. It's safe to say that the bow has definitely matured and become wearable for women of all ages. It's known as the 'grown up' bow. There's no denying its understated charm. We took a look at ways in which the bow has been reintroduced to in the past year.

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Curves
Monday July 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Women Who Rock Their Curves



We won't deny the pressures present in every corner for women all around the world; models, actresses and musicians, in particular. We took some time to look at those celebrities out there who, instead of succumbing to the pressure and dropping the kilos, have embraced their beautiful, healthy curves.

From voluptuous breasts and curvaceous hips and fuller figures, these celebs certainly aren’t afraid to show off what their mama’s gave ‘em – often showing up to red carpet events in figure hugging numbers that make us love them even more. We salute these gorgeous celebs who are proud to show off their curves.

Mae West

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Christina Aguilera

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Beauty DIY
Monday July 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Beauty On A Budget


Here's one fact that might surprise you: A recent study by YWCA titled,'Beauty at any cost,' revealed that women spend an estimated seven billion dollars a year, and $100 a month on beauty products. That's an average of $1,200 a month. Cut your wallet some slack with these easy beauty tips that are both fun and cost effective. Your welcome, doll.


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Tea Bags for Eye Puffiness: Tea bags on your eyes actually do work to reduce swollen, inflamed skin that can be a result of aging or a late night out on the town. Make sure you pick up caffeinated tea at the store if you want to use it for your eyes. Brew two bags at once. After you steep them for tea, take them out and let them cool. Then apply them to the skin under your eyes for several minutes. Leave them in the fridge overnight and use cold for the best effect: the cool temperature also helps to reduce swelling. What's the caffeine for? It shrinks blood vessels.

Kosher Salt for Beach Hair: Get ready for some serious beach waves, babe. Bring the beach home with you and create saltwater at home. This is one trick that is great to use when your blow-out starts to fade and go limp, too. Mix together a few teaspoons of kosher salt with a few ounces of water in a spray bottle. Add in a couple of spritzes of hair gel. Spray on dry hair and scrunch it up with your fingertips to create waves and texture. The salt and gel will act together to create volume and that beachy look that lasts all day.

Oranges or Lemons for Dry Elbows: Elbows are prone to dryness, especially during winter time or in the summer if you spend most of your hours in air conditioning. To soften them, you don't need expensive body lotion. Cut a whole citrus fruit in half (even grapefruit works) and rest each elbow in each half for 10 or 15 minutes while you're relaxing in front of the TV. The acids will help slough off dead skin and will soften those stubborn dry patches. (Note: be sure to wash off the citrus before going in the sun to prevent skin discoloration.)

Baking Soda to Exfoliate Your Face: Did you know that half the battle of achieving soft, smooth, young-looking skin is done with exfoliation? All you need is water and baking soda. Use a three to one ratio of water and baking soda. Mix well. Apply in a circular motion to dampened skin. Rinse with warm water and then splash your face with cold water to close pores. The texture of the baking soda will get rid of your dead skin, reducing the risk of clogged pores. It also has antiseptic properties that will prevent future breakouts.This is safe for all skin types.

Coffee for Cellulite: One of the main ingredients of today's cellulite creams and lotions is coffee. Caffeine draws out water from your fat cells, shrinking them and making them less noticeable. If you brew coffee every morning for a pick-me-up, you now have a reason to re-use your coffee grounds. For a weekly shower scrub, try mixing a couple tablespoons of grounds with four teaspoons of Olive Oil and apply to areas affected.


Jessica Biel Evolution
Monday July 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Jessica Biel: Style Evolution



Jessica Biel's recent sleek and sexy white Chanel dress and blunt bangs at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards was an instant crowd pleaser. The 30 year-old actress and soon to be Mrs. Timberlake wasn't always so stylish. We take a look back at Biel's style evolution through the years; highlighting some of her highs and lows. Not to worry, Biel comes out a winner in the end.


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Jennifer Aniston
Monday July 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Jennifer Aniston's Glow


There's no denying Jennifer Aniston's absolute glow and utterly youthful appearance at the age of 43. So how exactly does Aniston get her trademark glow? You might be surprised to find out what she relies on. Safe to say, some of the best things in life are simple and easy; her skin regime matches that to a T.


Step One: Grab yourself a bowl of hot water and steam your pores for 10 minutes.

Step Two: Jen follows step two with Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion and spends 10 minutes massaging her face to stimulate skin cells and help tighten up those muscles.

Step Three: Jen apparently uses a vitamin A treatment from Anna Lotan next, which she leaves on for another 10 minutes. According to the Anna Lotan website, Jennifer's 30 minute beauty blitz relies on Renova Retinol Capsules, which "dramatically improve skin texture and appearance, enhance skin elasticity and moisture content, boost cell renewal and refine pores".

Step Four: Whilst you wait for step four to work its magic, open up some vitamin E capsules and smooth them onto your shins and elbows for that youthful Hollywood glow. Alternatively, you could use a vitamin oil.

Step Five: Next up, apply a quarter of a teaspoon of Vaseline under each eye.

Step Six: Fill your sink with water and icecubes and plunge your face into the freezing concoction to shrink pores and reduce puffiness around the eyes.


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Bright Summer
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Bright Now


As the summer heats up, we feel a little compelled to turn the brightness factor up. We love the look of a neon accessory, whether it be a bright lip, purse or pair of pants. When looking to incorporate a bright accessory into your look, make sure to pair it with muted pieces so that the bright item stands out.


Jessica Alba's bright pink shoes

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Alessandra Ambrosio's neon green purse

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Bright melon colored heels with a pop of green nails

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Kristin Cavallari's red and fuchsia color blocking

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Eva Mendes bright green pants

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Alexis Bledel's bright pink lip or a grape colored mani

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Pantone Skin
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Pantone Skin


Talk about being 'color-matched.' Just in case you were wondering where you fall on the Pantone Color Spectrum, that option will quite possibly be available to you soon. Cosmetics companies spend millions of advertising dollars trying to convince consumers that they hold the secret to the perfect color match. Brazilian artist and photographer Angelica Dass’ fascinating HUMANAE project, takes that concept to whole new level. Using Pantone’s categorical system of coloring, Dass extracts and labels her subjects’ exact shades after taking an 11×11 pixel sample from their faces. Her aim is to catalog, through a scientific process, all possible human skin tones. Check out a selection of Dass’ incredible Pantone color matches after the jump, and then head over to her website to see even more from the project.


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Quote of the Day
Monday July 09, 2012 Post a comment
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When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

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Mules
Friday July 06, 2012 1 Comment
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Too Cool For Mule


Slip into this season's hottest shoe; the classic mule. This classic shoe was recently revamped in shows like Oscar De La Renta, Fendi and Rocha. We love these beautiful backless heels that give an air of carefree fashion.


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Saugus Evening Vanessa, $50

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False Eyelashes
Friday July 06, 2012 Post a comment
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In The Blink Of An Eye


Long before the eyelash extensions and the slew of volumizing mascaras, were the first pair of false eyelashes. According to makeup and movie legend, false eyelashes were invented in 1916 on the set of the silent film, Intolerance. Director D.W. Griffith needed his leading lady, Seena Owen (above), to show some serious emotion and decided that the windows to her soul needed dramatic drapes. So, thanks to a bit of hair, gauze, and glue, false eyelashes were born. Available today in hundreds of varieties ranging from natural to downright alien, it appears that this beauty staple is sticking around for good.

The Inspiration: Seena Owen and Twiggy



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False Eyelashes from Makeup For Ever, $15


Night and Day
Friday July 06, 2012 1 Comment
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Night and Day


When it comes to Hollywood, changing your appearance is part of the game; the gaining and losing of weight, taking on of accents and dying your hair, (just to name a few). We're looking back at some actresses who have switched their look up by going blonde or brunette; either way you look at it, the difference is literally day and night.


Jessica Biel

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Cameron Diaz

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Drew Barrymore

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Reese Witherspoon

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Kate Hudson

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Jessica Alba

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Sandra Bullock

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Nail Tip
Friday July 06, 2012 Post a comment
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Set Your Nails


There are times you can’t find the time to sleep, let alone get in to see your favorite manicurist. There are times, however, when a quick swipe of clear nail polish just won’t cut it – a big job interview, first date, etc., but the at-home, colored nail-polish smudge factor is high – and deters most from even trying.

Sometimes, no matter how quickly and effectively you try to set your nail color, a crease or chip will make it's way on to the freshly set paint. Fear not; the next time you find yourself reaching for the clear nail polish, head into your kitchen instead. Cooking sprays, like PAM, will smudge-proof freshly painted nails. Simply spray it over your just-done nails as you would the sprays you find next to the dryers in your nail salon. Be sure your spray is unscented. Voila! Smudge-proof nails!


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Saturday Do
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Saturday Do


It's happened to us way too often here in the city. We're walking on some sidewalk and we pass a bodega and see bouquets of every kind of flower. So what do you do? We eye them from the corner, contemplate their names, smells and will yourself away from buying a bouquet. This Saturday, go back to that bodega and pick up one or two bouquets of flowers for yourself. Sounds silly? You'll surprised what a bunch of flowers will do for your home and your soul.


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Play Time
Friday July 06, 2012 Post a comment
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Play Makeup


Do you remember applying makeup as a child? Ahh, the careful application with a rough brush or q-tip, dipping into brightly colored eye shadows and sweeping on frosted lipsticks. Then there were the compacts which had tin foil paper in place of an actual mirror. Those were the days, right? To actually play with makeup. In recent years, makeup giants, such as MAC and Maybelline have tried to put the play back in makeup. There's been much debate whether products featuring iconic cartoon characters such as Hello Kitty, Wonder Woman and Miss Piggy are infantilizing women or not. The makeup companies claim that the reasoning behind such products is to add a hint of notalgia; taking the woman back to a time when makeup was more play and less a part of their routine. It seemed to have worked in Japan in 2009, when Maybelline launched a Hello Kitty Volume Express Mascara, which sold a record amount of units. What do you think? Are women who buy cartoon clad makeup products buying the emotional aspect more than the product itself?


MAC's Cruella De Vil Makeup Line

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Too Faced Smurfs Makeup Line

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Hello Kitty for MAC

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Wonder Woman Lipstick by MAC

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Miss Piggy Lashes and Liner for MAC

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Maybelline's Baby Lips Balm

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Look of the Day
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Pink Ruffles In Paris



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Olivia Palermo joined a group of other young Hollywood starlets to sit front row at the Valentino Haute Couture Fashion Show in Paris. The young fashionista stood out in this pink lace ruffle dress for the occasion.The entire look was fabulous, from her cat eye glasses, to simple hair to sparkly heels.



Quote of the Day
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Just around the corner in every woman’s mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.

— Wilhela Cushman

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Fashion Does Crazy
Thursday July 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Fashion Does Crazy



It's a given: fashion doesn't always make sense and is not always wearable. Part of the fun with fashion trends is how translatable they are in the real world; spanning between fantasy and reality. We're looking back at some of the craziest fashions from runway shows; looks that would probably be more appropriate for Halloween than for real life.


Manish Arora's carnival dress

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

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Prada's flaming heels

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Rodarte heels

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Rodarte heels
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Find Of The Week
Thursday July 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Find Of The Week



We love a good lip balm, but this one really takes the cake. Korres Lip Butter packs loads of moisture in a rich, buttery formula that melts on the lips and offers a shiny, tinted finish. The pop of color is fresh and looks absolutely natural.

What it does: This rich butter leaves lips deeply moisturized, supple, and kissably soft. Korres Lip Butters are formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness. This shiny, juicy pop of color comes in an array of "flavors" and is ideal for dry lips.

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Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine and Mango, $12


Fashion Exhibits
Thursday July 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Museum Hopping


If you feel like your life lacks a little fashion or inspiration, we've compiled the best fashion exhibits happening across the nation this summer. Whether you're on the East Coast or West Coast, grab your friends and take that train or plane to visit these beautifully inspiring exhibits.

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style
Where: Los Angeles, California
When: Now – August 26
Why: Fashion photographer Herb Ritts’ work is on display at the Getty Museum. Think high-contrast, high-drama black and white works that blend art and pop culture in a manner that’s totally innovative and captivating.

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Christian Louboutin exhibition
Where: London, England
When: Now – July 9
Why: Christian Louboutin, shoe designer of red-soled fame, has his most artistic footwear on display at the View in London. This retrospective will have you doing double takes, picking your jaw off the floor.

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Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950
Where: London, England
When: Now – January 6
Why: The “Ballgowns” exhibit at the V&A seeks to prove Britain’s fashion prowess, displaying some of the most stunning gowns we’ve ever laid eyes on. They’re all designed by British fashion designers, so think Jonathan Saunders, Hussein Chalayan, Jenny Packham and even an Alexander McQueen or two.

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Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs

Where: Paris, France
When: Now – September 16
Why: While imaginary conversations are going on between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada across the pond, the work of Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton’s original namesake designer, is being displayed together at the Decorative Arts museum in Paris.

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Worn to be Wild
Where: Milwaukee, Wisconson
When: Now – September 3
Why: Staring at bad-ass motorcycle jackets at the Harley Davidson Museum seems like the perfect way to pass a summer’s day.

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Under The Sun
Thursday July 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Proof Hair


While you might be inviting the sun with open lawn chairs, its harmful rays will inevitably take a toll on your hair. Don't fret, there's no need to hide under a slew of over sized hats and bandanas throughout the summer. We found this absolutely appetizing and healthy hair mask that'll show your hair some much needed love just in time for the summer.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Wait Time: 20 minutes Makes 2 masks

1/2 avocado ½ banana 1 egg 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup vinegar 1 cup water

Combine water and vinegar and set aside. Combine avocado, banana, egg, and oil in blender or food processor. Puree until no clumps are present.

Massage prepared mask into scalp and comb through hair with fingers or a wide-toothed comb. Cover hair with shower cap and leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse hair with cool water and wash with shampoo.

After shampooing rinse hair and then pour vinegar/water mixture over hair. Let vinegar sit on hair for 1-2 minutes then rinse and condition as normal.

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Look of the Day
Thursday July 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Queen Of Illusions



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The red headed, angelic faced Florence Welch took a plunge in a Julien Macdonald's illusion gown. The gown's intricate beadwork throughout the sleeves, seemed to float atop Welch's arms. Welch wore red lips, a tasseled clutch, a gold Bulgari ring and ankle-strap heels, which completed the look.



Quote of the Day
Thursday July 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.

— Coco Chanel

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Joan Crawford in 'Mildred Pierce'


Catty Nails
Tuesday July 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Cat Manicure



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Feline lovers, unite! Even if you don't have a cat or can't have one in real life, now you can. On your nails, at least. This look is so chic and fun, it's perfect for teens and or working gals. All you need is a little black and white polish and you're set to go!


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Fast Forward
Tuesday July 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Looking Forward To...


We know its summer time and we couldn't be further from thinking about the fall and winter. While our closets may be busting open with sheer blouses, paper thin tank tops, cut offs, maxi dresses and a heap of strappy sandals, a recent sneak peek into several Fall 2012 collections have us seeing white. These collections are as fresh as powdery snow, white velvet and cold as ice. So go on and have your fill of iced margaritas while you can, soak up the sun and know that the upcoming fashion climate is a little Snow Queen meets The Secret Garden.


Floral walls at the House of Dior Debut

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From Simons' debut Christian Dior Haute Couture 2012

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Raf Simons and Ana Wintour at his debut

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Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2012

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Giambattista Valli A/W 2012

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House of Dior A/W 2012

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Tadashi 8R1053MD and Tadashi 8R1019L

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Look of the Day
Tuesday July 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Lavender Dreams


This soft and smooth pastel lilac is calming to the eye and the crisp white collar is perfect on Diane Kruger's dress. Kruger wore this dress to the Berluti Men S/S 2013 show in Paris, France and created an instant buzz. This menswear inspired dress is all chic and boasts a soft, loose silhouette that is short enough to highlight her gorgeous gams and a beautiful contrast between the bodice and collar. Kruger finishes her look with white ankle strap stilettos, diamond drop earrings, gold watch, tousled hair and light and fresh makeup. Well done Kruger.


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Braidy Bunch
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Braidy Bunch


Oh the sweet twists and turns of a braid. At the moment, we can't think of any other hairstyle that could be sweeter or softer. Whether you opt for a few messy braids or incorporate them into your top knot, we love the ease and youthful look of a braided do. Which braided style is your favorite?


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Glow 101
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Glow 101


We know the havoc that summer weather can reek; the excess oil, the darkening of the skin and dry skin. We've all been there, but what about women with darker skin tone? It's safe to say that summer skin requires different care than winter skin, so take notes and achieve nice, light and breezy skin with these simple products. Also, remember that when shopping for summer and fall shades, it's also important to change up the color of your foundation just a little to coordinate with the changing colors.


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1. Nuxe Hule Prodigieue Dry Oil, ($24) is perfect for dewy skin. Use this oil on your face, hair or body. It's absolute magic! The dry consistency dries quickly and imparts an instant glow! 2.Body Shop Shea Lip Butter,($5) is utterly delicious, moisturizing and effective. No need to buy another balm. This one also doubles as cuticle butter.3. Mud Soap from Sabon, ($6) is simple and so so good for your face and body. Made from the mud from the Dead Sea, it helps clear out any impurities and leaves your face fresh, clean and glowing.4. Laura Geller Spackle Primer in Bronze, ($22) is perfect as a base. It helps make your makeup last longer and makes your skin look bright and fresh. Wear it alone or under foundation.



Mini Skirts
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Skirting The Issue


Who are trying to kid? We know the hotter weather has forced our hemlines to rise. While that may be fine and dandy for weekends or evening, it may be a bit problematic for those of us who work in office settings where a dress code is implemented. Rather than back down from this sartorial dilemma,follow these simple tips to wearing your minis without fear of being sent home for dress code violations. That said, the rule of thumb still stands: If the hem is shorter than your fingertips when your arms are at your sides, think twice.


Tip 1:Pair your mini skirt with a billowy top

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Tip 2: Pair a fuller mini skirt with a striped shirt

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Tip 3:Pair your mini with tights to give some coverage

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Tip 4:Pair your mini skirt with a pair of stylish flats

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Tip 5: Break your outfit up into pieces, (i.e. loose shirt, undershirt, boots

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For extra coverage, we suggest a pair of tap pants

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Lisa Kellner
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Lisa Kellner


At first sight of Lisa Kellner's work, our eyes were a bit confused. As we carried on, scrolling through images of her 'Multiply Within' show, we were convinced that we had never set our eyes on anything quite as beautiful and ethereal. Kellner's ability to transform silk organza into billowy, soft and flowing varicolored organ structures. Hellner's work is absolutely breathtaking and inspiring and almost makes the audience reflect on their own body and its functions.


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Helmut Newton
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Helmut Newton Polaroids


No need to shake this book like a polaroid; these beautiful and candid polaroid photgraphs come courtesy of Helmut Newton. At first glance, his sets are both familiar and unsettling: Familiar because the book includes Newton’s most iconic images – and unsettling because the pictures aren’t quite as one remembers them.

If you're mourning the loss of the Polaroid film or enjoy a good fashion book, pick up a copy of Newton's book, Helmut Newton, Polaroids.
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A Year In Ombre
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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A Year In Ombre


This past year was, without a doubt, the year of the ombre. It was virtually impossible to look anywhere without seeing some variation of ombre. Stars like Miley Cyrus, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Bilson and Demi Lovato jumped on the ombre bandwagon.

When done right it can look natural and sun-kissed, but it can also go very, very wrong if the lighter color at the bottom goes brassy. Take a look at the stars below and let us know whose ombre you would most like to copy.

Rashida Jones

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Gwyneth Paltrow

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Keira Knightley

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Keke Palmer

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Cameron Diaz

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Audrina Patridge

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Demi Lovato

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Look of the Day
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Look of the Day


Model, mother and wife, (to Orlando Bloom) strolled through Manhattan wearing clean, white trousers, a printed sheer blouse and tortoise shell glasses. This simple look stole our hearts because it's perfect for a casual work look or a weekend lunch date.


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BET Awards
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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2012 BET Awards


The 2012 BET Awards took place last night in Los Angeles and while the biggest winners were Chris Brown, Jay-Z and Kanye West, the night clearly belonged to Whitney Houston. Among the fashionable women present at the awards were Beyonce, Monica, Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey and Brandy. Houston's own mother, Cissy Houston and Mariah Carey gave heartfelt speeches in honor of Houston.


Beyonce wore a Stephane Rolland gown

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Kim K and Nicki Minaj

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Monica performing in a beautiful Alexander McQueen dress

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Mariah Carey in a beaded dress

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Selita Banks, La La Anthony and Monica Brown

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Young Starlets
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Young And Fashionable Hollywood


Don't be fooled by their age, these young Hollywood actresses are part of a new talent that's taking the indie film industry by storm. Some of these actresses may not be old enough to drive or gain entrance into a bar, but their fashion cred is way beyond their years.


AnnaSophia Robb star of the SATC prequel

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Bella Heathcote recently starred in Dark Shadows

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Chloe Meretz will star in the Carrie remake

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Elle Fanning starred in Phoebe

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Zosia Mamet stars in Girls

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Alison Breslin starred in Little Miss Sunshine

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Quote of the Day
Monday July 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, and of course, for each other. If girls dressed for boys, they'd just walk around naked at all times.

-Betsey Johnson

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Iconic Ponytails
Friday June 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Iconic Ponytails


You've probably worn it a couples different ways; the low version, the sleek version or the super high messy version. It's indisputable; the ponytail is one of those 'on-the-go' looks, but have you ever stopped to think about the history of the ponytail? We look back at some of the famous women who wore the ponytail theirs.


Sandra Dee introduced a playful version to adults circa 1960.

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Audrey Hepburn wore a sleek version in 1964.

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Cher wearing a long, swinging ponytail in 1970.

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Madonna's high braided version in 1980.

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Sarah Jessica Parker sported a low maintenance ponytail in SATC in 1998.

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Gwen Stefani wore a rocker cool ponytail in 2001.

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Blake Lively's long braided ponytail in 2009

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Lady Gaga wore a top heavy ponytail in 2012.

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Look of the Day
Friday June 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Look of the Day


Lily Donaldson looked absolutely statuesque in a long black sleeveless gown by Nine Ricci in a red carpet event in Madrid. She finished her look with a soft side swept do, red lips and winged eye liner. We don't know about you, but we think this 'little black dress' definitely takes the cake.


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Who To Follow
Friday June 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Instagram Me


Sounds like a funny concept, doesn’t it? Following somebody. While it’s a concept our parents and grandparents might not yet be hip to, the handful of social media we use has us following everyone, every which way. Whether you want to know what lipstick shade to buy next or take a peek inside what celebrity ate what for lunch, Instagram, is probably the most visually stimulating social media of them all. So what members of the fashion community should you be following?


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NewYorkDress.com: NewYorkDress.com is the heart of New York City. We are what girls and women from all around the world dream about. We are NYC, through and through. Go behind the scenes to see our stylist, models and photographers hard at work to bring you dresses that'll make you feel like you're the Belle of The Big Apple.

Oscar De La Renta: Jump head first inside one of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses. Oscar de la Renta uses OscarPRgirl (her Instagram name) to give followers stunning photos behind the scenes. Followers see the runway shows, the new collection, and even what Ms PRgirl is wearing herself.


Burberry: One of the first fashion houses to jump on the Instagram bandwagon, Burberry has amassed a huge following. This classic British designer is great at highlighting the filters on the Instagram app to take stunning photos from their runway shows, publicity campaigns or just around London.


Kate Spade: Her katespadeny account has a quirky sensibility with not only shots of clothes, but events, NYC landmarks, food and more. It feels personal and intimate and was used effectively to document NY Fashion Week and establish Kate Spade as not only a designer but a trendsetter of what to do and see in NYC.


Gucci: Gucci'spresence on Instagram tends to be less involved than other designers, but the soft, warm feel of Instagram photos definitely lends itself to Gucci’s designs. This app not only displays incredible fashion but also behind-the-scenes pics of celebrities.


Rebecca Minkoff: Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, best known for her handbags, is relying on user-generated Instagram photos for her first ready-to-wear collection’s fall print ad campaign. Not only does this interactive platform give her followers a chance to get their ideas into print magazines, it bolsters Instagram’s cred as so much more than a silly photo app.



Forever Young
Friday June 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Forever Young


Oh to be a teenager again. Some of us can't really remember,(perhaps by choice) the teenage angst, the thrills, the broken curfews and the search for independence, secret dates and first bouts with heartbreak. But Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra's exhibit: 'Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective' captures the moment in a young person's life where they seem to be their truest selves. In one photograph, Dijkstra actually captures three teens at a beach in Ukraine who seem as if they've experienced traumatic events 'that left them too exhausted to maintain social facades.' Her photographs span youth from the 90s and 2000's from around the world. The exhibit opens today and runs through October 8, 2012.


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Giselle Rocks Kusama Spots
Friday June 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Giselle In Vogue Brazil


Mum's apparently still the word and supermodel Giselle Bundchen, who is reportedly pregnant with her second child, is teasing fans in her spread in Vogue Brazil. The July Issue has Bundchen in a series of colorful cropped tops and skinny jeans, colorful paint dripped backdrops and a smattering of what seems like Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton's spotted collection. We can't wait to get our hands on this issue! If Bundchen is indeed rocking Kusama's spots, we better start saving because this collection is anything but 'polka dotted.'


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Club Red
Friday June 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Club Red


You know that question that goes:"...if your house was on fire, what one thing would you bring?" Well if the question was solely directed toward your makeup bag, we have the answer. Red lipstick. Forget the blush, shadow and liner-sometimes a red lip, (and nothing else) is in order. We're looking at famous femmes who've made rouge colored lips a staple look. Their velvety and silken red lips are absolutely timeless.


Lucille Ball: to get her look use Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Cherry.

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Dita Von Teese: will never do glossy lips. She loves matte orange and bright reds.She loves silky and powdery vibrant lips.

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Taylor Swift: lines her lips with Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Passion and finishes with coat of Lip Perfection Lipstick in Flame.

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Gwen Stefani: never goes out without a red lip. Use L'oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lip Color in Ravishing Red.

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Megan Fox: Uses Giorgio Armani's Beauty's Rouge d'Armani in Rouge 400.

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Oh Betty
Friday June 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Boop-Oop-A-Doop


She won us over with her sleekly parted hair, the strategically placed curly wisps of hair, red lips and chipmunk cheeked charm. Betty Boop is back again, but this time as the face of Lancôme’s up-and-coming Hypnôse Star mascara campaign film. The animated bombshell is staging a comeback—or so it seems—as the label announced that the animated icon is starring alongside Daria Werbowy in the short. To bring Betty Boop’s old Hollywood charm and Werbowy’s contemporary appeal to the small screen, Lancôme tapped French comic book creator and film director Joann Sfar to helm the production.

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Bringing the sultry but cute Boop back to life wasn't an easy feat, but Lancôme teamed up with King Features, Betty Boop’s licensor, and Biplano, the brand’s licensing agent in Spain, France and Portugal to “develop and create original” artwork for the groundbreaking campaign. King Features’ vice president of international licensing Cathleen Titus expressed the company’s excitement, saying they are “thrilled” and “impressed with Lancôme’s appreciation of how Betty could bring a distinctive dimension to the campaign. The new Hypnôse Star mascara, set to arrive in stores this July, drew inspiration from the glamour of the 1930s movies. It carries a brush that boasts a triangular shape to cover every lash, deliver volume and yield a glossy finish.




Quote of the Day
Friday June 29, 2012 2 Comments
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Quote of the Day


I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.

— Whitney Houston

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Saturday Do
Thursday June 28, 2012 Post a comment
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Saturday Do: Try Twice


Have you ever tried something once and instantly sworn it off for good? While it may inevitably happen throughout our lives, it can end up leaving us feeling bottled up. So you tried fried eel and 'hated it' or tried Bikram yoga and almost 'died'. This Saturday, think it over and try something you tried once and maybe swore off, again. You never know, you might change your mind. The point is not to love everything, but instead open yourself up to the fact that things do get easier with time and practice.


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Role Model
Thursday June 28, 2012 Post a comment
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The Girl That Could: Nora Ephron


Yesterday, we learned of screenwriter and journalist Nora Ephron's passing. Ephron, was without a doubt, the queen of the quips. Many of us may recognize her as the creative mind behind films like, 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Heartburn' or even her best selling book, 'I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman.' However it was that you discovered Ephron, you can probably join the rest of us in saying that she definitely gave a voice to her female audience. She taught her fans about love, loss and everything else in between. A true role model, Ephron was a trail blazer and worked through her gender barrier in her career as a newspaper journalist, filmmaker and writer.

The New York Times wrote:
'She refuted the fear that powerful women repel men, that funny girls go home to their cats, that having it all means enjoying it alone.'

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Britney's Back
Thursday June 28, 2012 Post a comment
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Sharp As A Spear


Look's like a fashion comeback for Britney Spears. The leggy songstress and X Factor judge was spotted in Providence, RI wearing a deep red bandage dress by Herve Leger. Spears complimented her look with black heels and a messy shorter do, smokey eyes and a nude lip. The cleavage baring dress showed off Spears' body, which seems to be in tip top shape.


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Pink Eye
Thursday June 28, 2012 Post a comment
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We Spy: Pink Eye


Attention ladies, there's finally a pink eye we actually want to have. Following the 2012 Chanel Resort Collection, where the makeup color palette was light rose pink lips and lids, we looked to see how stars would translate the look. The result? An absolute flirty look we can't wait to try.


The inspiration:

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Ginnifer Goodwin

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Kerry Washington

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Emma Stone

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1.Mark Luvstruck Eye shadow, $6, 2.Revlon Diamond Lust in Starry Pink, $5, 3. Sephora Pink Satin, $24


Vintage Lovers
Thursday June 28, 2012 Post a comment
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Vintage Lovers


There's just something special about a true vintage find. Perhaps it's the story behind the object and its previous wearer or the unique quality and tailoring of the item. Whatever the reason, we knew celebrities were hip to vintage finds as well and compiled a list of savvy vintage lovers who love to incorporate their finds into their high end fashion. Now if we could only casually bump into one of them at our favorite thrift store in Brooklyn.


Alexa Chung starred in Thrift America

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Ashley Olsen in a vintage polka dot skirt

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Chloe Sevigny loves a good thrift shop

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Dita Von Teese is the poster child for vintage chic

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Drew Barrymore loves vintage dresses

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Emma Watson loves West Coast vintage shops

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Rachel Zoe knows how to mix and match vintage finds

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History of the Mini
Thursday June 28, 2012 Post a comment
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Legs for Days


Nothing quite matches the lure of the leg lengthening mini. Invented in 1965 by London based designer Mary Quant, the mini has seen the likes of runway models, celebrities and everyday women. We look back at the evolution of the mini throughout the decades and found that while the styles may have changed, its allure has remained the same.


Model Jean Shrimpton wearing a mini, 1965

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Designer Mary Quant wearing her creation in 1966

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Twiggy never ending legs, 1967

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Raquel Welch in a pink mini, 1973

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Madonna at a concert, 1985

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Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, 1991

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Sarah Jessica Parker in SATC, 2000

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Blake Lively, 2012

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Fashionable at every age
Wednesday June 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Fabulous At Every Age


In an industry where age can sometimes mark the beginning and end of your career, we've selected six famous women who have had wonderful success at every age. We salute these fearless and fashionable women who have taught us that age is really nothing but a number.


Dakota Fanning, 18

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Rooney Mara, 27

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Eva Mendes, 38

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Gwen Stefani, 42

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Michelle Pfeiffer, 54

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Meryl Streep, 63
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Look of the Day
Wednesday June 27, 2012 1 Comment
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Look of the Day


Katy Perry looked absolutely ravishing at the premiere of her film in L.A. Perry's scorching look truly had us seeing red. The singer wore a red velvet Dolce & Gabbana dress and heels, along with a head to toe Tacori diamonds.


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People Like Us Screening
Wednesday June 27, 2012 Post a comment
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'People Like Us' Screening


The premiere for 'People Like Us,' which stars Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine, took place at Hotel Americano in Chelsea. Some stars on hand included Zosia Mamet, Gina Gershon and Coco Rocha. The film hits theaters on June 29.


Elizabeth Banks

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Coco Rocha

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Hotel Americano

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Gina Gershon

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Zosia Mamet

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Model Patricia Van der Vliet

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Makeup Tips for Gals with Specs
Wednesday June 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Makeup 101: Gals With Specs


If you were like most of us, you may have felt that glasses in grade school were a curse. Maybe you used to hide them so you wouldn't have to wear them and now that you're older, you've grown to love your frames. While a great pair of specs can truly frame your face perfectly, do you ever get the feeling that you're hiding behind them? Have no fear, a few tricks of the trade can have your peepers popping once again.


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Keep it neutral: Bobbi Brown concealer and eye shadow compact. The cleaner and more neutral you keep your lid, the wider and brighter your eyes seem.

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Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner- this long lasting liner opens up the eye and adds drama.

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Don't be afraid to add on the mascara to add drama and give your eye a flirty look. Pay close attention to the eyebrows; filling them in with brow gel or a brow pencil.

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Organic Beauty
Wednesday June 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Organic Beauty


With a hectic schedule and constant public appearances, celebrities are constantly being slathered with loads of heavy makeup which can take a toll on their skin. Let's face it, it takes more than good genes to keep a constant glow. We're taking a look at celebrities who use and love organic beauty products. Do you have a favorite organic beauty product?

Jessica Alba founded Honest.com to provide safe, chemical-free baby products to new moms. Alba shops for organic beauty products when she can and mixes her own body oil. And she’s a fan of luxe-organic makeup line, Vapour. Her secret: Try to drink two liters of water a day, eliminate highly processed foods, and get some daily exercise.

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Supermodel Miranda Kerr listed New York-based RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek and Priti NYC nail polish in Hula Girl Rose and Red Head Cactus as a few of her top beauty picks.She also created her own organic beauty line, Kora Organics, which is infused with natural nourishers like noni fruit extract and rosehip seed oil.

Her secret:Kerr also eats fresh, organic produce for a healthy glow, drinks lemon water every morning to detox, and is a dry-brushing devotee.

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We fell in love with Alicia Silverstone after watching Clueless but it seems Silverstone is definitely onto something good. The vegan and environmental activist, has created her own line of cruelty-free, eco-friendly makeup brushes and bags.

What’s in her bag? Josie Maran lip gloss, Eco Bella concealer, Josie Maran eye shadow, Bare Minerals powder, and Tammy Fender epi peel (for scrub).

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Gisele Bundchen loves MS Beauty and often uses their products before photo shoots. In 2010, she launched her own line of products called Sejaa Skincare, which includes a day moisturizer, night cream, and clay mask, made with all-natural ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, ginseng, and argan oil.

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Gwyneth Paltrow is an absolute fan of Tata Harper, Kjaer Weis, Sprout Wellness, Patyka, and back-to-basics Dr. Bronner’s, to name a few. Paltrow reportedly prevented stretch marks during her pregnancy by rubbing on Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Natural Stretch Oil.

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Natalie Portman is an on and off vegan who always hits the red carpet with a certain glow. Portman exfoliates and moisturizes with Ahava’s Dead Sea Mud Exfoliator and the Intensive Hydration Mask, and she uses Arcona Booster Serum to keep her skin healthy.

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A Look Back
Wednesday June 27, 2012 Post a comment
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Style Icon: Natalie Wood


We're taking a trip back to the 1960s via Natalie Wood. The fresh faced actress rose to fame starring in movies like Rebel Without A Cause and Westside Story, but maintained the spotlight with her impeccable sense of style. Wood dated some of Hollywood's most famous gents, including Elvis, Steve McQueen and Warren Beatty and charmed millions with her smoldering come hither stare. We look back at some of her most stylish moments. Suddenly, we're just a little more compelled to try falsies.


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Girl Power
Tuesday June 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Girl Power


The first season of GIRLS has officially ended, but not for long, ladies. Wipe those tears and get to reading all about two of your favorite girls. Zosia Mamet,(Shoshanna) and Allison Williams, (Marnie) are gracing the covers of Bullet and Fashion Magazine. In it, the girls discuss their life outside the show and the whirlwind of the show's success.


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Anna Dello Russo
Tuesday June 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Bold and Bright in Milan


Anna Dello Russo is having her cake and eating it too. The editor at large for Vogue Japan has her own line of accessories coming out for H&M, showcasing her bright and cheery fashion sense. This weekend, Dello Russo gave the paparazzi plenty to play with. Why? Because she's Anna Dello Russo and she absolutely can.


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Over 45
Tuesday June 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Cover Girls Over 43


While some may say that a model's career is typically over around the age of 25, these models have proved that beauty doesn't fade with age. We fell in love with these cover girls years ago, it seems that the decades haven't changed them a bit. Regardless of their age, these women are rocking their age well.

Iman, 56

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Lauren Hutton, 68

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Linda Evangelista, 47

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Cindy Crawford, 46

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Christy Turlington, 43

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Elle Macpherson, 49

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Fashion Fix
Tuesday June 26, 2012 Post a comment
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On Fashion...


This book has been creating quite a buzz inside and outside the fashion world and with good reason. 'Overdressed,' by Elizabeth L.Cline, takes a jab at cheaply made fashion. In short, there's a high cost to cheaply made fashion. So what's wrong with my $5 finds," you might ask. In her book, Cline breaks down the production process of 'cheaply' made clothes, linking the relationship between high and low fashion and the polarization between the two to the widening gap between rich and poor.

Cline admits to being intimidated by high fashion — she describes a visit to the Fendi store that ends with her thinking: "I wasn't supposed to be here. There was nothing I could afford."


This is a definite summer read for any conscious consumer. Cline approaches the fashion industry with great skepticism and while the aim is not to make you stop shopping for 'cheaply' made clothes, you might think twice about the story behind the price tag.

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Chanel Goes To India
Tuesday June 26, 2012 Post a comment
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Dreaming India


Chanel went to India back in December and now you can too. Karl Lagerfeld's creative vision carried the show and the looks, but the exquisite makeup was due to Peter Philips,(creative director of Chanel makeup). Philips transformed the models into Indian goddesses on the runway. Now you can have a little piece of the sumptuous golds and smokey charcoal and noirs used in the show. The limited edition Bombay Express will be available on June 27.

'We wanted to create an almond-shaped black kohl eye - a graphic interpretation of an iconic Indian beauty ideal," Philips explained. "I kept the focus on the eyes, and achieved a matte pitch black make-up result by using a new shade of Illusion d'Ombre called Nirvana. I used Le Crayon Khôl in Black for the eyes and Mascara Inimitable Intense in Black on the lashes.'

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1Contrast Powder in Brume'd, 2. Scintillating Golden Powder, 3. Le Vernis Nail Colour in Diwali.


Sister, Sister
Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Sister, Sister


Ah the joys of sisterhood; there's the undeniable bond, the shared, (not always favored) wardrobe and in the case of these sisters, fame. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite sisters, some born into fame and some not. It'd be impossible for us to arrange a list of famous sisters without mentioning the pair who had their own show named after their sibling-hood. Tia and Tamera Mowry top our list of famous sisters. Who are your favorite sisters?


Tia and Tamera Mowry

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Dakota and Elle Fanning

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Elizabeth, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

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Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Dillon

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Beyonce and Solange Knowles

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Ashlee and Jessica Simpson

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Emily and Zooey Deschanel

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Essie Opens
Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Essie Opens Flagship Store


Big news, ladies! Essie's flagship salon has officially opened in the New York's Upper East Side. Talk about dreaming in color. Just shy of a week of opening its plush doors, the salon has already been visited by droves of women. With over 300 of their top notch and long lasting color choices, we suddenly realized we need to be making our appointments as soon as possible. Judging from the decor, (by Peter Millard) a visit to the Essie salon is truly an 'out of the bottle experience.' Who could ask for more? The Essie Flagship Salon at Samuel Shriqui; manicures from $32, pedicures from $65. 35 East Sixty-fifth Street, NYC, 212.472.6805

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Summer Parties
Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Prabal Gurung's Dinner Party


The young and talented Napalese wonder, Prabal Gurung threw a party to surprise his longtime friend, Zoe Saldana last week for her birthday. The party also served to celebrate his Resort 2012 Collection and turned out to be a stylish event.


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Tie Dye
Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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To Dye For


The mention of anything 'tie-dye,' might conjure images of grade school summer camp, DIY tie dying with the neighborhood kids, or maybe even your hippie camp counselor or art teacher. While that might be true of old tie-dye, the new tie dye is anything but 'hippie.' The new tie-dye is all grown up and perfectly suitable for the office or a night out. A good tie-dye piece can be youthful and be dressed up or dressed now. Here are our favorite 'tie-dye' looks straight from the runway to the sidewalks.


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Ankle Strap Shoes
Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Ankle Strap Shoes


Frame your legs with a pair of stylish ankle strap shoes. An ankle strap tends to elongate the leg and give a long and lean appearance. From the runways to red carpet and now the sidewalks, ankle strap shoes in all colors and shapes will give your style a leg up this summer.

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Eye Openers
Monday June 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Eye-Openers


Today's eye-opener comes from our sweet customer representative James Santos. Santos is the resident pastry chef and puts a smile on everyone's face around the office. Santos' eye openers teach us that home really is where the heart is.


I love baking and cooking! It not only feeds my body but my soul as well. I feel completely at home in the kitchen and enjoy making people happy with the special meals i create for them. I think food should not only be sustanance, but an experience.

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Music has always been a part of my life; it's really the only one thing that I love as much as baking/cooking. I have been involved in music from a young age. I love how music can evoke so many emotions from everyone, even the most stoic of indivituals.

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My home. Nothing is like home. I cannot explain how lucky I am that I grew up in paradise, quite literally. My upbringing drives me to work harder to reach my goals. Through music and cooking i wish to share the flavors and sounds of my home with everyone, so that they might have the opportunity to experience what i did.

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Ferragamo Opens Marilyn Monroe Exhibit
Friday June 22, 2012 Post a comment
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Ferragamo Opens 'Marilyn' Exhibit


This past Tuesday, the 'Marilyn',(as in Monroe) exhibit opened at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. A retrospective dedicated to the captivating star 50 years after her death, the exhibit features everything from photographs, primary documents (like a hand written order for Monroe’s shoes from Ferragamo), film clips, and costumes from her most iconic films (the shockingly sheer dress from Some Like It Hot, the pink number from Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, and that white dress that so famously blew up over a NYC subway grate from The Seven Year Itch among them). Monroe's dress from 'Some Like It Hot' is even on display as is commentary by curators Stefania Ricci and Sergio Risaliti on Marilyn's photographs. The exhibit makes a point to illustrate the classic art and sculpture Monroe There are plenty of shoes on exhibit as well-lots of them. After all, Ferragamo did get his start designing shoes for Hollywood’s biggest stars.


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Mad As A Hatter
Friday June 22, 2012 Post a comment
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Mad As A Hatter


The Royal Acot is an annual horse race that takes place in Ascot, Berkshire. The five day event began this past Wednesday and from the looks of it, female attendees were still in the Queen's Jubilee spirit. Queen Elizabeth's own horse, 'Estimate,' won the Queen's Vase. The Kentucky Derby has nothing on these hats.


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Ear and Now
Friday June 22, 2012 Post a comment
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Ear and Now


It's time to turn the focus on the lobe again with a statement earring. If you've never worn anything like a stud or a simple hoop, now's the time to try, doll. Don't worry, it doesn't mean that your ear has to suffer a painfully heavy earring. Statement earrings were all over the runways this year and all over the streets. A good statement earring can be worn beautifully and casually during the day and can be worn at night for a dressed up look. You don't have to spend a fortune on a good statement earring, either. So get out there and make a statement!


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Jason Earrings, $29

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Like Mother Like Daughter
Friday June 22, 2012 1 Comment
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Like Mother, Like Daughter


These famous mothers rose to fame before the birth of their daughters. In fact, it's hard to believe that many of them have daughters in their teens and twenties. Here's our list of equally rockin' and stylish mother and daughter duos.


Anna Cleveland and Pat Cleveland

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Julia and Carine Roitfeld

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Annie and Tali Lennox

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Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger

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Madonna and Lourdes Leon

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Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz

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Did You Know
Friday June 22, 2012 Post a comment
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Did You Know...


As women, we've all encountered it: the makeup samples at our favorite beauty store. For us, sometimes a little lunchtime visit to Sephora is in order. It's hard to resist the urge to swipe on a plethora of lip stains, dip into pots of gloss, slide on eye color and dab on some concealer. We've also seem the occasional cosmetic rule breaker, foregoing the provided cotton swabs or lip brushes and swiping the sample of lipstick right onto her lips. The shock! The horror! The bacteria? An undercover study performed by Good Morning America found that ound that one out of every five, or 20 percent, of samples we tested from 10 stores across two states showed significant growth of mold, yeast or fecal matter. Now that's definitely something to think about next time we even think about dabbing our fingers into anything and everything at the makeup counter. Your best bet: always use the provided makeup applicators. Also, if a product sample looks a bit dodgy, ask the person at the counter for a personal sample. Also keep in mind that most makeup stores have a 'buy and try' policy where you can purchase a product and return it for a full refund if you're not satisfied.

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Lana Del Rey
Friday June 22, 2012 Post a comment
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Lana the Spokesperson


Lana, oh Lana! The 26 year-old singer and notable fashion muse has just landed her first fashion campaign as the new face of clothing chain H&M. The Video Games hitmaker already signed a contract with Next Model Management earlier this year and now she has booked her first big gig as a celebrity spokesperson. What with her good looks and undeniable charm, it was only a matter of time. According to the New York Post gossip column Page Six, "She's shooting an H&M campaign in New York." Del Rey follows in the footsteps of Pamela Anderson, soccer ace David Beckham, British actors Tim Roth and Gary Oldman as well as pop icons Madonna and Kylie Minogue, who have all posed for the international brand.


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Coach's High Line Carnival
Thursday June 21, 2012 Post a comment
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On The Highline



This week, New York felt its first day of summer. The temperature hung out in the 90s and didn't seem to come down at all. All throughout the city, hemlines grew shorter, shades came out in droves and water hydrants were popped open. But on Tuesday, a festive carnival party was thrown at the Highline, by Coach of course. Celebs on hand — including Dianna Agron, Anna Kendrick, Mamie Gummer, and Jessica Stam — mixed with fashion folk. Bartenders served up refreshing cocktails while party goers nibbled on appetizers and cotton candy. Now this is one carnival we wouldn't have missed for the world.

Dianna Agron

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

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To Your Health
Thursday June 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Foods Your Hair Will Love


If there's one thing we get to talking about every day in our offices, it's hair. The texture, color, length, smell, shine and overall health of it. While there's been plenty of buzz and chatter over what avocado oil will do for your scalp or how much mayonnaise to put into a hair mask, we're going back to square one. We set out to find the best foods for our mane and were quite surprised. Who knew the road to healthy hair would be so delicious?


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1. Fish is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids which keep hair rich and healthy, 2.Eggs are rich in protein that fortify your hair, 3. Leafy Greens have Vitamin A & C that produce sebum which conditions your hair, 4. Berries help keep your hair's elasticity strong, 5. Beans or lentils are packed with protein and biotin and promote hair growth, 6.Vegetable Oil a little teaspoon a day helps restore your hair's natural shine and moisture, 7. Potatoes are rich in Vitamin A and B which help prevent dandruff.


Summer Shoot Day Two
Thursday June 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Day Two: Summer Shoot


The temperature outside just keeps rising and we feel extremely lucky to be in our beautiful and sunny studio working the second day of our photo shoot. The models are in place, hair and makeup is being done, undone, retouched and the fans are blowing. The view from the balcony is gorgeous and the dresses are brilliant in person and on camera. We love what we do!

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Stylish Summer Reads
Thursday June 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Stylish Summer Reads


We thought you might need a good book to inspire you and 'up' your fashion IQ. Before you hit up the beach, park or your ultra secret spot in the city, pick up a stylish read. We've compiled a list of our favorites.


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1.Marilyn & Me, 2. Fashion Now 2, 3. The Little Black Jacket, 4. Vice:17 Years of Do's and Don'ts, 5. Advanced Style, 6. Haute Coutoure:Polaroid Collection of Cathleen Naundorf



Celebrity Piercings
Thursday June 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Celebrity Piercings


The once rebellious form of self-expression, has become anything but. Celebrities of all ages are going under the piercing gun for a little body bling. While some prefer subtle nose studs, other celebs prefer tongue piercings or cartilage piercings. Do you think piercings will replace tattoos as the big trend for young stars?


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Look Of The Day
Thursday June 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Look Of The Day


Emma Stone went over to the dark side at the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man in Paris. Stone was absolutely smoldering in Gucci's embroidered black gown and black Christian Louboutin leather pumps. The fact that she opted for black stockings in the summer was quite admirable, but it did add to the overall drama of the look.

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Wine-stained lips and unkempt waves added femme fatale drama to the actress's smoldering look.

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Quote of the Day
Thursday June 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

? Oscar Wilde

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Beach Ready
Wednesday June 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Beach Kit


It's the middle of June and the invites to the beaches surrounding the apple of our eye, keep pouring in. A little Brighton Beach today, a little Jones Beach on the weekend. Don't get us wrong, we can't wait for the inaugural stroll down the boardwalk, the marathon of steamy sand and the cool beach waves to wash off the sticky heat, a kit must be prepared. We've compiled a list of goodies to keep stocked in your beach bag.


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1.Clinique SPF 25 Sunblock, 2. Neutrogena Cooling Mist, 3. Burt's Bees Lip Balm, 4.Forever 21 Sunnies, 5. Maybelline Waterproof Volum Express Mascara, 6. Watermelon, 7. Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics, 8. Gap Straw Bow Hat



Chokers
Wednesday June 20, 2012 1 Comment
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Back Again: Chokers


When we think of chokers, an image of plastic black barbed wire chokers come to mind. Sure, we loved chokers in the the 90s, but recently, celebrities like Kristen Wiig, Olivia Wilde and Emmy Rossum have been spotted wearing them. Gone are the days of ill fitting, teenage angst-y chokers and in with updated, chic and intricately stylish chokers. Would you 're-rock' the choker?


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Behind The Scenes Summer Shoot
Wednesday June 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Behind The Scenes: Summer Shoot


It feels like summer in the city today, dolls! The sun is out and the light is shining in beautifully through the windows of our studio. We're prepping the models for our summer shoot and loving every minute of it. We have the music going to set the mood and we might just start dancing in between takes, but can you blame us? Stay tuned for more sneak peeks from our shoot!


Summer silhouette

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A little help from our friends

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A few of our favorite things

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A little touch-up for the shoot

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Quote of the Day
Wednesday June 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day


Personal style is something you have to evolve for yourself, and trying to find out who you are is like putting yourself on a psychiatric couch.

-Iris Apfel

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See through
Tuesday June 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Clear As Day


Transparent accessories have been popping up on the streets and runways, exposing a bit more of the wearer. We love the peek a boo hint of skin on transparent block shirts, glass heels, clear shoes and see through bags. See through bags expose a mix of secrets and needful things that make up a woman's purse while the clear heel of a shoe that would make any woman feel like Cinderella in her glass slipper.


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Saugus Special, $76

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Georgia Peach
Tuesday June 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Georgia Peach


Get the glowing look of a Georgia Peach with the help of a couple items. Peach is a perfectly complimentary color on most skin tones, from creamy porcelain tones to warmer richer tones. Whether you sweep a peach colored blush on or opt for a peach stain on your lips, you'll be looking as sweet and fresh as this succulent fruit.


Inspiration: Saoirse Ronan

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1. Lancome Peach nectar lip gloss, 2. Nars Barbarella lipstick, 3. Jouer Peach eyeshadow, 4. Bobbi Brown Nectar shimmer brick, 5. Essie's A Crewed Interest nail polish, 6. Bare Minerals Peach blush.



Look Of The Day
Tuesday June 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Look Of The Day


Keira Knightley went all period-piece on us in this exquisite Valentino dress. The actress was at the premiere of her movie Seeking a Friend For The End Of The World. Everything about this look was perfect, from the patent leather nude pumps to her berry colored head piece.


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Summer Do Side swept French Braid
Tuesday June 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Do: Side French Braid




We’ve all noticed the reoccurrence of braids on the streets and runways and one braid we’re boiling over with excitement to try is the side swept French braid. The beautifully relaxed and soft braid slightly drapes and is the epitome of effortless summer chic.

To get the look:
Part damp hair on the right side. Next, take about a two-inch chunk of hair from the front of the right hairline, and begin a French braid. To start a French braid, section this portion of hair into three even strands, keeping them separated with your fingers (whichever ones feel most comfortable to you). Now, start a normal braid; take the right strand and cross it over the middle strand. Next, take the left strand and cross it over the middle strand.

Once you have this small foundation braid, begin adding more hair with each crossover. To do this, gather a small bit of hair from the hairline, add it to the rightmost strand, and then cross it over the middle strand. Pull it tight, but keep the strands separated at all times. Repeat on the other side by gathering a small bit of hair closest to the side part (away from the hairline), adding it to the leftmost strand, and then crossing it over the middle strand.

Continue this braiding pattern until you are about one inch away from the right neckline. At this point, start to braid horizontally across to the left neckline.

Try to gather all the hair into the French braid by the time you hit the bottom of the left ear. Once all the hair is incorporated, finish braiding traditionally. Secure with an elastic band. Let the tail hang low or pin up for an updo. Spray lightly with a hairspray to prevent flyaways.

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Weekend Finds
Tuesday June 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Weekend Finds


This past weekend, we decided to treat our taste buds to something a bit foreign. Throwing caution to the wind, we visited Chinatown and scouted out the freshest of fruits from the street vendors. Our objective was to try fruits we had never tried before, fruits that almost scared us. Our interest has peaked every time we've passed by these foreign treasures and so we picked up a jack fruit, persimmon, lychee, Japanese guava, dragon fruit, Japanese coconut and mangoesteen. We found a cute park in Soho and sliced open our fruits. The colors were gorgeous and the flavors were divine.


Our assortment of delightful fruits

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Dragon fruit has a beautiful, intense raspberry stain to it and a sweet and fresh taste.

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Jack fruit has a very aromatic charm to it

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Passion fruit and mango

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Quote of the Day
Tuesday June 19, 2012 2 Comments
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The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

-Jack Kerouac, On The Road

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Lilac Colored Lids
Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Lilac Colored Lids


With wedding season in full swing, we thought we'd feature a perfectly purple look for all lilac lovers out there. Don't worry, we don't want you to look like you have a black and blue eye; our goal is to provide you with inspiration from the runway looks, celebrities and everyday citizens that donned the fresh wash of lavender on their lids. Remember: because you want your eyes to be the focus of your look, keep the rest of your makeup rather subtle. Opt for a nude or soft pink lip, (matte lipsticks work beautifully; if you want some shine, add a clear coat of lip gloss). Sweep a soft blush across the apples of your cheeks and voila!


Drew Barrymore's smokey lilac lids

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Katy Perry's purple and green lids

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Soft purple and matte purple colored lids

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Perfectly purple eyes

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Rihanna's grape colored lids

 
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Emma Stone's Goddess Crown
Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Golden Girl: Emma Stone


Emma Stone is a true Golden Girl; what with her successful film career, her handful of endorsements and iconic style, (not to mention equally budding beau Andrew Garfield). The 23 year old was spotted wearing a necklacelike headband that inspired true jewel envy. The floral wreath chain was placed lightly on top of her tousled waves, which were swept into an updo. Our verdict: absolutely perfect!

Get a similar look by spritzing damp strands with a sea salt-infused beach spray, such as Josie Maran Bohemian Waves. Then scrunch your hair with your hands as you blow-dry to create a carefree effect like Emma's. After loosely tossing hair back into a messy bun, top the style off with a golden headpiece to add glamour to an otherwise casual style.

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Style Icon Nina Simone
Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Style Icon: Nina Simone


If you're not already familiar with Nina Simone, now's the time to get acquainted with the soulful singer who rose to fame in the late 1950s. Simone confronted many issues in her songs, including her looks, civil rights and her experiences in love and betrayal. Simone's talent was undeniable and her style was all her own. Simone was best known for her natural short hair, colorful head wraps, chunky jewelry and sleek ensembles with a rock 'n' roll attitude. Simone will be portrayed by Mary J. Blige in an upcoming biopic, was given the nickname "The High Priestess of Soul" for a reason. The "Sinnerman" singer's sound spans the genres of jazz, classical, blues and gospel. In addition to having her music featured in films such as "The Big Lebowski," "Before Sunset" and "Revolutionary Road," Simone is a style icon. While we may never have another Simone, her music will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Her style is just the icing on the cake.


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Maxi Dress
Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Must-Have: Maxi Dress


Let's face it, ladies. When the weather starts to climb toward the triple digits, we want nothing to do with jeans, pants or blouses. Anything that remotely sticks to our skin is not welcome. Enter the maxi dress; a stylish and cool way to make the most of your summer. There's nothing quite like the billow of a chic and romantic maxi dress. Worn alone, belted or with a light painter's blouse over, a maxi dress is a summer must have for every woman. We took the time to look at some of the celebrities who have rocked the trend in their own way.


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Quote of the Day
Monday June 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverance.

- Thoreau


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Chloe Attitudes
Thursday June 14, 2012 Post a comment
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Chloé Attitudes


Ever wanted to go to Paris? Now, you have another reason and it starts with the letter “C.” Chloé is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and from to be quite honest, the fashion house doesn’t seem to have aged a bit, what with its eternal youthful disposition. ‘Attitudes’ is the first exhibition dedicated solely to the brand, showcasing its seven-decade span of dressing the "modern woman."

The exhibition, which is located in Paris' Palais de Tokyo, features the top 70 designs from the brand’s nine key designers. Let us remind you that Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, and Lagerfeld all took turns at the helm of the fashion powerhouse.

What would a Chloé exhibit be without the angelic swathes of chiffon and a soft lady-like peach? And although Chloé has become synonymous with bohemian chic, Clare Waight Keller reassures that it’s so much more. “The process of researching this anniversary show has been enlightening for me as it contradicted my preconceptions of Chloé’s design history completely," Keller states. "Whereas I’d imagined something very Bohemian in spirit, in reality, it’s much, much more than that. What we found is quite provocative and powerful. They speak to an independent woman who embraces the challenges of modern life.“

The exhibit will be on display from September 29 to November 18. If you’re unable to make it, let the fact that 16 of the most iconic pieces will be reissued and originals will be displayed at Chloé boutiques next February, (Stella’s pineapple dress and Lagerfeld’s violin dress). Not a bad consolation prize.

Gaby Aghion

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S/S 2012 Collection

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Guy Bourdin, Vogue Framce

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Drop Waist
Thursday June 14, 2012 Post a comment
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Drop Waist Dresses


The twenties were all over the runways this past Spring and made making appearances in films such as The Artist and The Great Gatsby. We're here to say that drop waist dresses can absolutely be worn without fear of being a little too 'Downtown Abbey.' One thing we love about the drop waist dress is how flattering it is. The bodice is billowy and falls away from the torso and the lower waist elongates the body. Our entire Tadashi Collection features some of the most beautiful twenties inspired drop waist dresses. The fact that Jazz Age fashion is popping up amidst the neon minis, studded everything and high-low dresses, is quite refreshing. The twenties are clearly never going away.


Drop waist dresses on the red carpet

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Brooklyn Decker's pistachio colored drop waist dress

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Sarah Jessica Parker's silvery colored dress

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Sarah Jessica Parker to host the Obamas
Thursday June 14, 2012 Post a comment
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Sarah Jessica Parker to host the Obamas


Now this is quite possibly the dinner to end all dinners. The pint sized Manolo wearing, Sarah Jessica Parker who once stole our hearts on Sex & the City is taking on a new role tonight. Parker along with Vogue's Anna Wintour, will host a fundraising dinner for President Obama at her town house in New York City tonight. Reports indicate that Parker's home has received a serious revamp just in time for the Obamas and all the rest of the fabulous guests set to dine there tonight. Want to dine with the Parkers and Obamas? It's going to cost you $40,000 dollars. After dining at Parker's apartment, the Obamas will make a second appearance at another celebrity studded fundraiser with Mariah Carey as the headliner. If you're like the rest of us, you'll probably live the event vicariously through a series of photographs in the next coming days.


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Full Figured Fashion Week
Wednesday June 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Go Figure



We knew it wouldn’t be long before waif like models weren’t the only ones strutting down the catwalk. Now in its fourth year, the New York Full Figured Fashion Week, features plus size models donning the latest fashions. This is by no means an introduction to the plus size fashion. In fact, the 1.7 billion dollar a year empire is here to stay No mumus or shapeless caftans here; these curvaceous women will be modeling the latest trends including actual pieces from Micheal Kors, Eileen Fisher, Eli Tahari and Ralph Lauren’s runway shows. The events began last night and will run through Saturday. Most events are $40, but there is a free runway show happening today at Bloomingdales in the city. For more information, go here.


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Red Carpet Ink
Wednesday June 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Celebrity Ink

The term, ‘they’re just like us,’ might not apply to many things with celebrities, but tattoos are definitely universal. Celebrities, old and young, have been getting inked for years now and we've chosen celebrities who've spent some time under a tattoo gun to immortalize a certain something.


Emma Watson

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Giselle Bundchen

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Sienna Miller

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Angelina Jolie

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Kelly Osbourne

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Megan Fox


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Summer Sweaters
Wednesday June 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Sweaters


We've all seen it done: the mixing of seasons. Whether the girl on the train wore a pair of UGG boots with a pair of shorts or a sweater layered on top of a romper, the mixing and not-so-matching of seasons happens every year. We say, it can be done if you keep a couple things in mind. Winter sweaters are different from lighter Spring and Summer friendly sweaters. Yes, we just used Summer and sweaters in the same sentence, but alas we assure you, there's no need to sweat. Choose a fabric that is light and cool such as cotton or a silk blend. Style it with a pair of cut off shorts or flowing skirts/dresses. The point is to provide plenty of ventilation in other areas of your body. Remember to also keep it light. Feel free to wear loose knit sweaters with nothing but a light bra underneath. The holes in the sweater will provide bits of fresh air during the summer.


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If the Shoe Fits
Wednesday June 13, 2012 Post a comment
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If The Shoe Fits



Have you ever wondered what your shoes say about you? As the old adage goes, ‘Don’t judge a man until you walk a mile in his shoes.’ Unfortunately, that adage doesn't apply to a recent study conducted at the University of Kansas, people were able to accurately judge demographic and personality traits of complete strangers simply by looking at their most frequently worn shoes. The results? It turns out 90 percent of a person's characteristics can be determined just by examining the style, cost, color and condition of their footwear.

As expected, extroverts wore flashy shoes, wealthy people wore more expensive shoes and conscientious people kept their footgear cleaner. Ankle boot wearers tended to be more aggressive than the rest. We were surprised to see that those who wore uncomfortable looking shoes tended to be calm people.

The one demographic that participants in the study had a hard time judging were those with flat and plain shoes. Apparently, shoe owners who described themselves as "aloof and repressive," had a hard time forming relationships and weren't able to communicate many of their traits in real-life. Will this study change our shoe choices? Probably not; b it’s always fun to entertain the latest scientific findings regarding fashion.


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Stella Mccartney's Resort Presentation
Wednesday June 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Stella McCartney's 2013 Resort Party


This past Monday evening, Stella McCartney held her Resort Presentation at New York City’s Marble Cemetery. It might sound like an odd choice for a venue, but we assure you, it’s not. We discovered the spot last week while strolling in the East Village and thought it was a private park. The fact that McCartney’s carnival themed resort presentation took place there, gave us goosebumps, (the good kind, of course). The star studded event featured McCartney’s 2013 looks, which were awash in light baby blues, pinks, plaids and crisp whites. The looks were structured with pleats and sharp collars and lines, but were still feminine at heart. Guests gave their best shot on the Strongman and dined on veggie burgers and ice cream sandwiches. Among the famous faces were Greta Gerwig, Amy Poehler, Solange Knowles, Anne Hathaway and Lauren Hutton.


McCartney's 2013 Resort Collection

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Solange Knowles and Anne Hathaway

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Lauren Hutton and McCartney

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Emily Mortimer

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Greta Gerwig and Amy Poehler

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Quote of the Day
Wednesday June 13, 2012 2 Comments
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One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.

Tom Wolfe


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Northside Festival 2012
Tuesday June 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Northside Festival 2012


So you missed this year's Austin City Limits, SXSW and Bonnaroo. Wipe those tears babycakes, you can still catch some live music at this weekend's Northside Festival in Brooklyn. The festival begins on June 14 and runs through June 17 with music acts including Twin Sister, Jens Lekman, Of Montreal, Beach Fossils and Caveman, to name a few. The Northside Festival is NYC’s largest and most accessible “discovery festival," which means you'll get a first listen at up and coming bands from across the country. Northside showcases what’s next in music, film, art and entrepreneurship, all in a location described as a melting pot for creative types: Brooklyn.

On Saturday, Northside Art will take over the block of Bedford Ave from N8th-N9th Street as part of the Williamsburg Walks series – temporary wall units, interactive installations and sculptures will be staggered throughout the block for live painting performances, graffiti and other participation oriented works. On Sunday, over 80 artists who live and work in Williamsburg and Greenpoint will open their studios to the public to engage in conversation. Music and art weekend? Why not?! To check out performances, go here.


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1.Eternal Summers:punk tinged rock 2. Ex Cops: atmospheric mellow guitar rifts, 3.Niki & The Dove: Swedish electro-pop, 4. Beach Fossils: Surf wave, 5. Felice Brothers: Rock/country band, 6. Ice Choir, 7. Caveman: atmospheric rock, 8.Lady Lamb The Beekeeper: folk music, 9.Exitmusic: soft surf wave, 10: Twin Sister: Chillwave, 11.Grass Widow: post-punk, 12. Crystal Stilts: punk rock




Hollywood's Working Women
Tuesday June 12, 2012 Post a comment
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She Works Hard For The Money


Last week, we learned that Republican senators shot down the Paycheck Fairness Act, a that would have required employers to prove that any disparities in pay amongst equal-level employees were not based on gender. According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, there's still a possibility that the bill will see a new day, but in the meantime, women everywhere will have to wait.

Not to worry ladies: We’re looking back at some of the hardest working women from film and television, whose on-screen personas have been fighting the good fight for decades. In the words of Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski so eloquently put it following the vote: "Put on your lipstick! Square your shoulders! Suit up and let's fight for a new American revolution where women are paid for equal work! Let's end wage discrimination in this century once and for all." Donna Summer’s, She Works Hard For The Money, seems to be popping off as our anthem right about now.


Mary Tyler Moore on The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin in 9-5

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Designing Women

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Roseanne Barr on Roseanne

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Julia Roberts in Erin Brokovich

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Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation

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Cheeky Ladies
Tuesday June 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Cheeky Ladies


If you want to forego the tanning salons and rooftops this summer, add a little rouge or bronzer to your cheeks. Nothing wakens up the complexion and gives a pop of freshness like flirty cheeks. We’re not saying to go overboard, just brush on some warmer tones and you’ll be set for the summer. Before you apply your blush/bronzer, make sure and blow off the excess before you apply it. Don’t be afraid to sweep a bit over the bridge of your nose, a little on your forehead and tip of your chin as well. Think of places the sun would naturally hit your face. Vibrant corals, bronzes and natural pinks complement a vast range of the season's key looks, like floral or tropical prints, pastels, and monochromatic or minimalist dressing. But best of all, everyone can try this trend and make it look effortless like Emma Stone, Alessandra Ambrosia and Drew Barrymore.


Drew Barrymore's sunny look

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Alessandra Ambrosia's bronzed glow

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Emma Stone's natural flush

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Minka Kelly's light pink and sun kissed glow

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We love: Laguna Multiple Stick and Bronzer Trio

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Tag Brooklyn Bridge
Tuesday June 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Tag: Brooklyn Bridge


One of our favorite things about New York City is the Brooklyn Bridge. A walk over the bridge offers breathtaking views of the city and Brooklyn. The feeling of being suspended over water and being in neither city is a beautiful thing and on our last excursion over the towering bridge, we found this little gem.


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On Trend Rompers
Tuesday June 12, 2012 Post a comment
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On Trend: Rompers


Even if you don’t make it to the Hamptons this summer, you can’t still look as resort ready as ever with a cool romper. As New York women, we’ve all experienced the trials of 100-degree subway platforms—melting makeup, the makeshift magazine fans, and the embarrassingly ineffective deodorant. If a romper can provide style and a fresh escape from the sweltering summer, we are most definitely on it. Don’t worry, rompers aren't just for 19 year olds; different rompers call for different occasions. So whether your summer consists of music festivals, picnics, boating trips, (ooh la la) or just exploring the city, a romper is perfect for surviving those crowds. It's the perfect not-too-dressy go-to, transitioning easily from beach fun to beach cocktails. Don't forget the fact that it's super easy to pack.


Sienna Miller

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They Nailed It
Monday June 11, 2012 Post a comment
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They Nailed It


Long gone are the years of the classic french tips, ladies. The world of nail polish and manicures has really taken off in the past year, with hundreds of new color choices, tints and finishes. Celebrities are not sticking to traditional nail colors. In fact, we've picked six of our favorite nail looks from the past year. Which nail trend would you try?



Lana Del Rey's stiletto nails

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Christina Milian's blue manicure

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Katy Perry's floral gel nails

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Rihanna's smiley faces

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Selena Gomez's glitter nails

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Zooey Deschanel's tuxedo nails

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Devil Wears Prada Sequel
Monday June 11, 2012 Post a comment
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Devil Wears Prada Sequel


If you were like most of us, it was quite hard for you to pull yourself away from your copy of Devil Wears Prada. Author Lauren Weisberger is now working on Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, a sequel to her debut novel The Devil Wears Prada. Simon & Schuster will be publishing the follow-up in April 2013 — 10 years after the release of the original.

In 2003, The Devil Wears Prada reached the top of the best-seller lists and was eventually made into the hit 2006 film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The novel, which is partly based on Weisberger’s own experience as second assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour — told the story of Andrea “Andy” Sachs, an aspiring journalist dealing with the increasingly unreasonable demands of her boss Miranda Priestly.

Are you ready for it? Revenge Wears Prada is set to pick up eight years after Andy parted ways with Miranda on bad terms. Andy is now editing The Plunge, the hottest bridal magazine around, alongside Emily, her one-time Runway nemesis turned current BFF. While Andy is planning her own wedding to Max, a handsome media scion, she remains haunted by her impeccably heeled former boss — and the magazine world being as small as it is, it’s only a matter of time before she hears the dreaded syllables “Ahn-dre-ah!” again. We certainly can’t wait for this exciting read.


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Diane Kruger's Makeup Essentials
Monday June 11, 2012 Post a comment
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Diane Kruger's Makeup 101


It's one of the things women often ponder about. 'I wonder what lipstick that celebrity wore.' or 'what foundation does she wear?' While it may be virtually impossible to track down every celebrity's makeup essentials, we do have the details of Diane Kruger's makeup bag. In a recent interview with Style.com, the German model, turned actress shares what she can't live without. It's no wonder that Kruger keeps her list very minimal.


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Cetaphil Bar Soap- "I love how clean it makes my face feel."

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OPI Need Sunglasses Polish- "I love the bright and cheery color."

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Mac Lipstick in Russian Red- "So intense, so chic."

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Clarins Wonder Perfect- "All I need on my lashes."


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Rimmed Eyeliner
Monday June 11, 2012 Post a comment
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Rimmed Eyeliner


We still remember when our mothers told us not to line the inside of our eyes or the bottom lash line because it would cause us to get a stye. Well, big news; extreme bold lined eyes are making big waves on and off the runways. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Tia Mowry, and Kim Kardashian, have all been spotted wearing enviable liner looks on both top and bottom lash lines. Don’t fret, applied the right way and with the right tools, you can avoid that all too annoying stye and confidently give the eye to whoever tickles your fancy. Fully rimmed eyes are sure to pop, and here are three options for the bravest beauty to the demure damsel.

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The standout way: If you're looking to attract attention for your daring makeup feats, then a heavy-handed cat-eye liner (like Anja) is your top choice. Be sure that the rest of your face has neutral tones, though, to prevent the look from being too heavy.

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Something in between: Not that brazen? Try coordinating a colored eyeliner with your ensemble like Tia. Line the upper lashes and top off with a pigmented pencil or shadow on the lower lash lines.

The more tame version: Finally, if you want a slightly more toned-down approach à la Katherine, try using a gold-flecked highlighter in the inner corners for a bright, open look. Then, pair it with a bright lip.



Quote of the Day
Monday June 11, 2012 Post a comment
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Find what you're afraid of and go live there.

-Chuck Palahnuik

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Milla Jovovich Electric Sky
Friday June 08, 2012 Post a comment
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Milla Jovovich Electric Sky




It's been 18 years since model and actress, Milla Jovovich released her first — and only — album, The Divine Comedy, but Jovovich is set to release her EP this August. Jovovich, who recorded the song with two of her closest friends, said she’s excited about the music-making process. What do you think of the electro-pop song?






Opening Night of The Little Black Jacket
Friday June 08, 2012 Post a comment
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Opening Night of The Little Black Jacket


Forget the Manolos and Choos, last night it was all about the little black jacket. Chanel’s premiere supporters gathered at 18 Wooster Street in Soho to toast the opening of Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld’s anticipated exhibition, “The Little Black Jacket”—a collection of photographs that showcases Chanel’s iconic jacket.

Guests including Linda Evangelista, Pharrell Williams, Lily Collins and Zoe Kravitz crowded into the entrance way of the compact gallery space. Those featured in the forthcoming Little Black Jacket book—which the exhibit is celebrating—searched the space for their portraits. The book, which features 113 people, includes some of fashion’s big muses (Sarah Jessica Parker, Tilda Swinton, Jane Birkin), fresh faces (Elizabeth Olsen and both Fanning sisters) and even Lagerfeld’s own godson, 3-year-old Hudson Kroenig. If you’re in New York, you can check out the exhibit starting today through June 15, noon to 7 pm. The book, which is already available for pre-order, will be available on August 15th.


Karl Lagerfeld

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Linda Evangelista

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Jessica Pare

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Karolina Kurkova

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Lily Collins


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Quote of the Day
Friday June 08, 2012 Post a comment
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We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vivdly.

-Shakti Gawain


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Dover Street Market Is Coming To NYC
Thursday June 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Dover Street Market Is Coming to NYC



Attention New Yorkers, Dover Street Market is opening in NYC. The Comme des Garcons owned multibrand market is set to open in 2013 and although the details are still on the hush, we can hardly contain our excitement. There are Dover Street Market locations in London and Tokyo, all of which carry amazing collections from from the likes of Rick Owens, Peter Pilotto, and Celine, they carry a majority of the Comme des Garçons lines, too, the latest of which is in collaboration with A Bathing Ape. Dover Street Market was founded in 2004, by CDG designer Rei Kawakubo and has become a multi level mecca of shopping wonderment with the latest cutting edge fashion. In an article by The New York Times, Adrian Joffe, (Rei Kawakubo’s husband and business partner),‘the New York DSM will be in an area where there are no other fashion stores so that we can give a totally new identity and hence transform the area — like we did in SoHo and Chelsea.’

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Saturday Do
Thursday June 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Saturday Do



Searching for information in a book might seem like an ancient practice. In fact, library cards have been replaced with kindles, iPads and Google Search. Remember the tireless search of a subject in grade school? First, the sifting of the library card catalog, then the jotting of the call number and finally the satisfaction after feeling out the spines until a winner was found. Ah and the smell of yellowed books; now tell us, what can compare with that? This Saturday, look up an answer in a book, whether you buy a book, borrow a book or find a book.


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Caftans
Thursday June 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Cute Caftans

The caftan was first introduced in Persia around 600 B.C. and was known for its beautifully sweeping and ethereal silhouette. The print and material in caftans may have changed throughout the ages, but the flow is still the same. Without further ado, we'd like to reintroduce the caftan. A little caftan goes a long way. These sheer overdresses are perfect on and off the beach. With their long sleeves and loose silhouette, caftans are boho chic to a T. The traditionally one size cover lets you flow freely and allows for air to billow any which way it pleases. The added ventilation that caftans produce during the hot and sticky summer months is much appreciated. Caftans are a no-brainer and an absolute summer must have.


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On Trend Leather Dresses
Thursday June 07, 2012 1 Comment
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Fall Trend: Leather Dresses


Thought leather was just for jackets and pants? Think again. Leather was all over the Fall 2012 runways, but this time, with a new kind of appeal. Enter the sleek and sexy leather dress. We’re already seeing a handful of celebrities wearing fitted leather dresses in different colors. The verdict: any woman who wears a leather dress will get noticed.


Emma Stone in a red leather dress and heels

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Malina Akerman in a peach colored leather dress

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Jennifer Lopez in a leather dress

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Blake Lively in an orange leather dress

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Jennifer Aniston in a black leather mini dress

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Celebrity Makeup Mishaps
Thursday June 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Celebrity Makeup Mishaps


It can happen to any of us. In a hurry, we mistakenly sweep a little too much blush on or glide our lipstick outside our lip line. Despite celebrities’ ability to be trendsetters, they also have their occasional makeup no nos. Here are a few prime examples of celebrity makeup mishaps to avoid. Don’t worry, it’s nothing a dab of a Kleenex can’t fix.



Taylor Momsen's over the top goth makeup

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Rihanna used a foundation that was too light

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Courtney Love's smeared red lips

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Christina Aguilera's overly bronzed face

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Jennifer Lopez's chalky lips

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Leighton Meester's strong eyes and lips are too much

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The Big Bang
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The Big Bang



The bang is back; and in a very big way. A handful of celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rachel McAdams, Ivanka Trump and Nicole Kidman, introduced their new fringe at the Cannes Film Festival last, pegging 2012 as the year of the bang.

Mara Rooney, star of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, jumped into stardom with her gorgeous bold and thick fringe. In fact, a recent article in Vogue titled, ‘The Mara Rooney Effect,’ credited the actress with the widespread trend on runways in New York, London and Milan. Not bad for the heroine of the year.

It would be impossible to have a conversation about bangs without mentioning fringe queen, Zooey Deschanel. The quirky actress and singer has become synonymous with bangs. In fact, she recently signed an endorsement deal with Pantene because of her thick, luscious bangs. Seeing Dechanel without bangs is kind of like seeing a Christmas tree without ornaments. Deschanel has said that her bangs have their own personality.

Before you take the big plunge, consult with your hairstylist and see what bangs might go well with your hair type and length. Here are a few leading ladies that donned the face framing fringe this year.


Jennifer Goodwin, Marion Cotillard and Jessica Biel

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Zooey Deschanel

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Emma Stone

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Mara Rooney

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Quote of the Day
Thursday June 07, 2012 2 Comments
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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy

-Anne Frank


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Girls Paper Dolls
Wednesday June 06, 2012 Post a comment
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Find of the Week: Girls Paper Dolls



Every girl in New York City is familiar with HBO’s ‘Girls.’ The show, which centers around four twenty something girls, (not women) in Brooklyn, has spawned subway conversations, office recaps and a slew of online fan pages and forums. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the show, it isn’t exactly Sex & The City part deux. One similarity we did find between both shows was the ability to relate to the characters through their personalities and fashion sense. We found these cut out paper dolls, issued by Vulture Magazine’s Kyle Hilton and we have to admit, they’re fit for girls of any age. Get them here.

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Hair Stories
Wednesday June 06, 2012 Post a comment
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Hair Stories



We chose four of the fashion industry’s major players whose trademark hair follows no trend or popular style. From root to tip, these four let their hair grow any which way it pleases. In fact, Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, who have sported the same sleek bob and wild fiery hair, wouldn’t have it any other way. From designer Betsey Johnson’s uneven bangs and chunky lightly dreaded hair to Alexander Wang’s silky long hair, we take a look to their earlier hair looks.

Vogue's Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour

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Vogue's Creative Director Grace Coddington

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Fashion designer Alexander Wang

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Fashion designer Betsey Johnson

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Sneaker Wedges
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Sneaker Wedges


We don't quite know how true sneakerheads, (a person who owns multiple pairs of sneakers as a form of collection and fashion) would react to the sudden outburst of sneaker wedges. No Jordans or Dunks here; these wedge-tastic sneakers are the creation of French designer Isabel Marant. Regardless of the final verdict on this trend, the consensus, according to celebrities everywhere, seems to be clear. Sneaker wedges may just be this summer's shoe of choice. Would you sport the trend?


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Behind the Scenes Spring Campaign
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Behind The Scenes: Spring Campaign

Our photo shoot for this year's Spring Campaign was phenomenal. We shot in a beautiful open studio with stunning models, dresses and endless accessories. Push play to get an inside peek at the goings-on of New York Dress.






Sleek Parted Ponytails
Wednesday June 06, 2012 1 Comment
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Sleek Parted Ponytail



We doubt there will be many days during the summer months in the city when you’ll actually want to leave your hair down. Chances are, you’ll probably opt for a ponytail or a bun. We’re thinking back to this past Spring’s runways and the sleek parted ponytails we saw plenty of. Apart from keeping your hair away from your face and neck, it’s fashionably sleek. Here’s how to get the look in under 5 minutes.

1.Get your hair ready for styling by applying an anti-frizz product, such as Sebastian Laminates Rich Hair Spray Anti-Frizz Thermal Shine Styler, $29.99. Then, begin smoothing your hair using a blow dryer and round brush.

2. Next, part hair in the middle, and use a large paddle brush to further smooth hair.

3. Pull your hair snugly into a ponytail using a ponytail holder that matches your hair color if possible. Also, if you want to add volume and length, try attaching ponytail extensions.

4. For a cleaner look, wrap your own hair around the ponytail holder, then secure it with bobby pins underneath.

5. Finish the look with a light hairspray.


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Keep A Breast Tokyo LOVE Show
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Keep A Breast: Tokyo LOVE Show


On May 23rd, The Keep A Breast Foundation launched Keep A Breast Japan in Tokyo with the Tokyo Love Show. The Keep A Breast Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to eradicate breast cancer by exposing young women to methods of prevention, such as early screening and support. One of the foundation’s projects that was revealed at the Tokyo LOVE Show were the breast casts, which combine sculpture and symbolic artistry. The one of a kind plaster forms of a woman’s torso is customized by artists and auctioned off to raise funds for KAB’s breast cancer awareness programs. Athletes, artists and celebrities, such as Dita Von Teese, Shepard Fairey, Katy Perry, Pink and Lisa Anderson, have also participated in the cause. The end result yields a beautiful and hopeful art form.


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Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor
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Lindsay Lohan portrays Elizabeth Taylor in 'Liz & Dick'


The first photo of Lindsay Lohan portraying Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie, 'Liz & Dick' was released a couple days ago and the resemblance, to say the least, is uncanny. The 25 year-old who's become notorious for her run ins with the law and courthouse antics was commissioned to portray Taylor earlier this year. Australian actor, Grant Bowler, will portray Taylor's Richard Burton. The film, which follows the tumultuous relationship between Taylor and Burton is set to air later this year.


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Lohan and Bowler as Taylor and Burton

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Quote of the Day
Wednesday June 06, 2012 2 Comments
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Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. There are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing.

-Miranda July


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Lady Gaga's Meat Dress
Tuesday June 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Lady Gaga's Meat Dress: Part Deux


Lady Gaga's meat dress didn't make the cut. No, this isn't a cheesy joke, although we kind of wish it was. Gaga was forced to cancel her concert in Indonesia on June 3 because her new meat dress, (her other meat dress is at the cleaners) posed a security threat. There was fear over threats that had been made in regards to her fleshy costume and stage set up. The Indonesian leg of her tour was said to be the biggest part of her Asian tour, with an estimated total of 52,000 disappointed fans. What do you think of Gaga's dress?


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Timeless Classic: Stripes
Tuesday June 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Timeless Classic: Stripes



In the 1950s, Audrey Hepburn donned stripes, setting the classic design into stone. The petite actress was best known for her perfectly manicured look and tailored outfits. While anyone can agree that Hepburn looked great in everything she wore, the striped blouse she wore beautifully really help solidify a timeless classic. Over half a century later and stripes are still being worn by women on and off the runways.


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Red Carpet Looks from the CFDA Awards
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Red Carpet Looks from the CFDA Awards


The CFDA Awards took place last night at the Lincoln Center here in New York and there was no lack of style on the red carpet. Celebrities, models and designers attended the awards, where Johnny Depp, Rei Kawakubo and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, were just some of the honorees.Host Seth Myers made a joke at Marc Jacobs and wore the exact same Comme des Garcons dress he wore to the Met Gala last moth. Here are some of last night's winning looks.


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Heather Graham

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Anna Wintour

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Busy Phillips

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Diane Von Furstenberg

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Cynthia Rowley and Zosia Mamet

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Olsen Sisters Take Home CFDA Award
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Olsen Sisters Snab CFDA Award



Pint-sized, glued at the hip twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took home the big win at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Award. The Olsen twins scored the big win of the night, beating out Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, for the womenswear designer of the year award. The award seems to be the icing on the cake for the sisters as they are launching a Superga store in SoHo in the next coming weeks. The Olsens, along with shoe guru Steve Madden, are the creative directors behind the Italian shoe company. Something tells us these 25 year-old sisters have more upcoming ventures up their sleeves.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at Monday's CFDA Awards

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The Olsen sisters at the launch party of their Superga store

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Quote of the Day
Tuesday June 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Let the waters settle. You will see the stars and the moon reflected in your being.

-Rumi


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Golden Eye
Monday June 04, 2012 Post a comment
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Golden Eye


Add a bit of luxe to your look this summer with a shimmery gold eye shadow. Sweep on the gilded shadow like Emily Blunt, Amber Heard, Rihanna, and Kate Mara. This metallic hue warms up all skin tones, and can be worn a variety of ways. Wear it with a clear natural lip for a natural look or a red deep look for the evening. The gilded age of shadows isn’t limited to just one hue. Get flirty with a warm rose gold, or line your eyes with a sultry weathered shade.


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Mordekai Jewelry In Stores
Monday June 04, 2012 Post a comment
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Mordekai Jewelry In Stores


Ken Borochov, creator of Mordekai, a line of bold costume jewelry and headpieces, has literally let his work go to his head. That’s okay, because the jewelry designer has an extensive line of head pieces and funky statement necklaces and bracelets. Borochov said he gets his ideas from the hardware he uses. “I search online for the most random materials, and that’s where I start,” Mr. Borochov said. No studs or plain hoops here; Borochov constructs earrings that resemble blonde hair extensions from a horsetail. In fact, Borochov said he’ll never go mainstream in his designs. The crazier the design, the better.

Need something to spruce up that plain black dress? If you’re in New York or Chicago, you can now choose from his eye-catching necklaces, rings and headdresses. His work has recently caught the eyes of buyers for Patricia Field in New York City and Ikram in Chicago, the first brick-and-mortar locations to sell Mordekai pieces. Don't be surprised when Mordekai's jewelry becomes a conversation starter.


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MTV Movie Awards
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2012 MTV Movie Awards

The annual MTV Awards took place last night and the three hottest trends were menswear inspired looks, peplums and sculptural cocktail dresses. Our style crush Emma Stone (right) wore a pale pink bubble skirt offset with a structured black top. Charlize Theron wore a bright red peplum dress, proving that the trend is definitely here to stay. There was plenty of leg on the red carpet, as hemlines were shorter, just in time for the summer. Here are some of last night’s winning looks.

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Quote of the Day
Monday June 04, 2012 Post a comment
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The weight of the world is love.
Under the burden of solitude,
under the burden of dissatisfaction
the weight,the weight we carry is love.

-Allen Ginsberg

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Saddle Up
Friday June 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Saddle Up



Oh hello, throwback saddle shoes! We still remember the original saddle shoe from the 50s and while those were cool, these new updated saddle shoes are, dare we say, chicer. These shoes are perfect for days we don’t want to wear sandals. They’re light as a feather and look adorable with cute ankle socks. Something tells us, our ancestors would be proud.


Janelle Monae

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Taylor Swift, Kelly Osbourne and Live Tyler sport saddle shoes

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Sienna Miller, Rihanna and Selma Blair

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Chloe Sevigny loves her pair

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Homemade Lip Stain
Friday June 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Homemade Lip Stain


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We love a good DIY and this homemade lip stain has us jumping for joy. It's all natural and absolutely berry-licious. For that just bitten look that doesn’t rub off as quickly as a gloss or lipstick, follow these simple steps. There’s only one problem with this procedure. Try not to eat all the berries before you get to making the stain. Once you master the technique, you can make little pots of sunshine for your girlfriends as well.

INGREDIENTS: 3 Blackberries (for their bright berry color), 1 Raspberry (for its feminine pink color), 3 Pomegranate Seeds (for their vibrant red color), 1/2 teaspoon edible oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil), a small Bowl + Spoon (or mortar + pestle if you have them), Fork or Sifter to drain, small 5-gram Pot/Jar with screw top from any craft store

STEP 1: Mash the blackberries and raspberry in the bowl thoroughly with the back of your spoon.
STEP 2: Add the pomegranate juice into the mixture by individually squeezing them between your thumb and index fingers over the bowl.

STEP 3: Pour the olive oil into the bowl and stir everything together with your spoon.

STEP 4: Finish by draining the liquid from the mixture into your small portable jar.

For application, use your fingers, a lip brush or a Q-tip. It’ll only be good for a few days so refrigerate it for longevity. Have fun with it and even try different fruits (acai berries, cherries, etc)! You can play with the ratios of each fruit to customize your desired shade but you’ll get the most color payoff from the blackberries.


Winged Beauties
Friday June 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Winged Beauties



There’s nothing quite as alluring as the cat eye, which made a huge splash on runways this Spring. These wings have seen the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Streisand, Amy Winehouse and Angelina Jolie; each of them rocked the look in their own way. The classic winged black cat eye may be a tried and true classic, but we spotted variations of this look we thought would be fun to try. A little color, an extra line, a slight curve and you’ve redefined this classic look.


Pantone eyes and beyond the eyebrow cat eyes

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A color block cat eye like Solange Knowles

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A natural colored cat eye

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Thick eyeliner ala Amy Winehouse

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Angled eyeliner on the runways

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White cat eyeliner looks ethereal

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Create bright eyes by lining your entire lid

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Christian Louboutin to Launch Christian Louboutin Beaute
Friday June 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Christian Louboutin Beauté


Hold onto your soles because Louboutin red isn’t just for your feet. In fact, the trademark color might make its way to your lips or nails in 2013. The French shoe guru, whose shoes have been elevated to fashion royalty and a sly indicator of social status, is set to launch Christian Louboutin Beauté. Louboutin said it only felt natural for him to expand his company to a beauty line featuring luxury goods. No word on what the exact products will be, but judging from Louboutin’s penchant for great taste, this new venture is bound to be a success.

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Quote of the Day
Friday June 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day



The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.

-Neil Gaiman


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Roller Girl
Thursday May 31, 2012 1 Comment
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Transition into Summer!


Let's face it. When the summer days call for periodical freshening up. And because toting around your full size bottle of perfume isn't convenient, we've narrowed down the best roll on perfumes to try this summer. Besides, it's a perfect way to take a break from your traditional scent.


Imogen Rose by Lush: Notes of rose petals, vetiver, tonka bean and bergamot.

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Coriander 1946: Base notes of coriander.

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Theme Seashell: Notes of grapefruit and other citrus fruits.

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Melange No. 12: Notes of Frangipani & Tahitian Gardenia.

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Let's Hear It For The Tomboys
Thursday May 31, 2012 Post a comment
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Let's Hear It For The (Tom)boys


Every woman should have a couple menswear inspired pieces in their wardrobe ala Diane Keaton and Patti Smith. Think leather oxfords, a silk tie, crisp white shirt, leather bombers and pleated pants. These basic pieces will make a world of a difference babe.


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Malgosia Bela Dances For i-D
Thursday May 31, 2012 Post a comment
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Malgosia Bela Dances for i-D's Summer Issue




i-D’s Summer Issue struck an orchestral chord in our hearts. The Lights, Camera, Action issue features a dramatic and beautifully photographed editorial of Polish model Malgosia Bela as a dancer. Photographer Greg Kadel captures the model in action as she melts into sudden rapturous movements, wearing select pieces from Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga. This video secretly made us want to run away and become ballerinas and while that probably won’t happen anytime soon, it was a beautifully composed minute that elevated us to a kind of zen place. Violinist Daniel Bensi lends his musical talent, which perfectly highlights Malgosia’s captivating turn as a prima ballerina.



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Commes des Garcons honored with award
Thursday May 31, 2012 Post a comment
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Commes des Garcons Honored



Those who caught even a peek of Commes des Garcons’ Fall 2012 runway show in Paris, might have felt like a fly on the wall in Alice’s Wonderland. The colorful flat felt dresses were enough to confuse and excite people all at once. The creative genius behind this Japanese line is Rei Kawakubo and her husband Adrian Joffe.

On Monday, the petite Kawakubo will be honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Kawakubo, who's always pushing the envelope, said in an interview with the New York Times, that she 'prefers for the concept to not be too clear or easily understood.' In true fashion, the elusive designer, who stopped appearing in her own runway shows years ago, will not be present to receive her own award.


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Thursday May 31, 2012 Post a comment
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Matchmaker: Selena Gomez




Selena Gomez's strapless sweetheart dress in her, "Love You Like A Love Song,' music video is similar to this beautiful embellished corset style party dress.

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Quote of the Day
Thursday May 31, 2012 Post a comment
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But you can’t give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do the stronger they get. Until they’re strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That’s how you’ll end up, Mr. Bell. If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.

- Breakfast at Tiffany’s


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Coiffure Project
Wednesday May 30, 2012 Post a comment
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The Coiffure Project


Baltimore based photographer Glenford Nunez was documenting a hair revolution and he didn’t even realize it. The 25 year old began snapping photographs of his curly haired assistant and noticed how much her hair brought the photograph to life. Soon after, Nunez began shooting a series of other women who let their hair flow au naturale and thus ‘The Coiffure Project’ came to life.

The Coiffure Project, which celebrates the beauty of black women and their natural hair, follows in the footsteps of female celebrities, such as Viola Davis, Erykah Badu and Solange Knowles who wear their hair naturally. While Knowles has already compiled an impressive collection of photographs, both in black and white and in color, he is still on the lookout for women with big hair. Nunez says he plans on using all the photographs for a coffee table book.

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Tag Crochet Art in Brooklyn
Wednesday May 30, 2012 Post a comment
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Tag: Crochet Art in Brooklyn


Just when you thought you'd seen it all, New York throws you another surprise to make the city feel all new again. This weekend, it came in the form of a performance art by the Polish artist Agata Oleksiak. We found her on a busy sidewalk in Brooklyn. Vibrant knitwear in humid weather? Who are we to argue with art? We were absolutely enchanted as was the boy who stood in amazement until his parents had to dash him away. Thank you for that tidbit of eye candy and inspiration Olek.


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Garden Gala at MoMA
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Garden Gala At MoMA


The Garden Gala at MoMa took place on May 22 and though the city was quite humid, a mix of artists, public figures and museum supporters were able to enjoy the event. Luckily for those of us who weren't present-we were there in spirit-living vicariously through these photographs.


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Artist Cindy Sherman

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Style Star Ashlee Simpson
Wednesday May 30, 2012 Post a comment
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Style Star: Ashlee Simpson


Ashlee Simpson went sixties chic when she donned a cute lace dress to the Evening for Women event in Los Angeles this past weekend. We love everything about Simpson's crisp white dress and accessories.


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Saturday Do Fill A Wall With Photographs
Wednesday May 30, 2012 Post a comment
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Saturday Do: Cover your Wall in Photographs


This Saturday Do calls us to visual stimulation and its wonders. While framed photos are great treasures, we're loving the idea of a wall covered entirely in photographs. If you'd prefer, make a shape using photographs of your choosing on your wall. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, photographic wall art can be a great way to remember loved ones and favorite past events all at once.

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Short and Sweet
Wednesday May 30, 2012 Post a comment
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Short and Sweet


Oh the thrill of a great frill! We are head over heels in love with shorts that are sweeter than cake and light as a daisy. Two new trends being donned by Hollywood belles and women either side of the pond are scalloped and lace shorts. Sure we love our tried and true denim cut offs and printed shorts, but there's something about the feminine accents in these two styles that make us feel so elegant. And if a pair of shorts can keep the heat at bay and makes us feel oh so pretty, we're definitely on board. For a quick and chic summer look, pair your lace/scalloped shorts with a loose denim button up or boyfriend v-neck, saddle shoes or ballerina slippers and layered bracelets.Sometimes, the sweetest things in life are indeed, the shortest.

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Designer Spotlight House of Wu
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Designer Spotlight: House of Wu



Wen Wu knows what women want. In fact, he's been giving it to women for the past 21 years, which is why House of Wu is our featured designer of the month. The fashion house, originally began as a wedding dress designer. Fast forward 21 years and the house carries 14 designer labels, each with a special niche. In an interview with Pageantry Magazine, Wu attributed his company’s success to his ‘commitment to providing customers with high quality dresses and excellent customer service.’

When it comes to dresses, Wu said the smallest details make the biggest impact. Wu’s online catalog of dresses include gowns with intricate beading, lace work and silky high quality fabrics.

One dress doesn’t fit all and every occasion is covered at the House of Wu. The fashion house carries Prom, Bridal, Pageant, Bridesmaids and Quinceañera dresses. Some notable designers include Dere Kiang, Panopoly, Pretty Maids, Studio 17 and its extensive Quinceañera Collection. Wu takes any anxiety out of shopping for a Quinceañera dress and delivers with his Fall 2012 Collection, which features tulle, sequin, organza, sparkle taffeta and satin dresses. House of Wu has indeed mastered the art of full, lush and extravagant princess-like Quinceañera dresses. House of Wu's gowns look and feel as if they were custom made and that's something every woman wants-whether she's 15 or 50.


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Quote of the Day
Wednesday May 30, 2012 2 Comments
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Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.

-Sylvia Plath

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Artist and Flea Chelsea Market
Tuesday May 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Artists & Fleas Pop Up Shop at Chelsea Market



One of our last minute discoveries in the city was the Artists & Fleas pop up shop at Chelsea Market. Tucked quietly underneath the High Line, it boasts a handful of vendors, artists, vintage dealers and designers. We can honestly say that it was a nice break away from the city's sometimes overwhelming retail shopping experience. The original Artists & Fleas is located in Williamsburg, but something about this pop up shop makes the experience feel new and exciting. If you haven't paid a visit to the pop up shop yet, you have until June 3rd to do so. The shop is open 7 days a week from 10:30 am to 7 pm.


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Francoise Hardy Street Style
Tuesday May 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Francoise Hardy Street Style


Long before the days of street style photographers like Bill Cunningham and The Sartorialist, (Scott Schuman), were style icons who were always street style stars and just a little under the radar. Enter French musician and style icon Francoise Hardy. The slender powerhouse had a quiet charm about her, often times avoiding the limelight as best possible. Hardy was also an actress and starred in films such as Jean-Luc Godard's "Masculin, Feminin" and " What's New Pussycat." Hardy, who often sported straight hair with blunt bangs and cat eyeliner, was also known for her chiseled cheekbones and pencil thin frame. Hardy had a penchant for thrift shopping and also wore clothing designed by Andre Courréges and Paco Rabanne. In short, Francoise Hardy's style was pure tomboy chic and is what most modern-day editorial spreads are made of. We look back at some of Hardy's best looks fit for any street style photographer's lens.


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Summer Bling Charm Bracelets
Tuesday May 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Bling: Layered Bracelets


You might have had your share of run-ins with layered charm bracelets. First there was the bracelet you may have donned as a tot, provided by your parents. Then there were the charm bracelets you crafted during arts and crafts hour at the YMCA. Whatever the case may be, we think it's time to take back the layered charm bracelet and make it your own. A dash of wrist candy will have you smiling all day.


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Summer Skirts
Tuesday May 29, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Skirts


Skirts of all prints and cuts are making their way into our offices and the streets of New York letting us know that summer is officially here. There is nothing quite like the sway and movement a skirt brings to its wearer. Ladies, it’s time to stave off the impending summer heat with light as a feather, pleated, sheer, long ethereal and fun printed skirts. Since celebrities are always at the front end of a trend, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite skirt stars. One look we’re absolutely loving for the summer is the long sheer maxi skirt with a boyfriend button up. Take it up a notch by tying the bottom of the shirt into a bow.


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Quote of the Day
Tuesday May 29, 2012 2 Comments
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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

-James Oppenheim


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Back in Black
Friday May 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Little Black Jacket



Black is classic, sleek and oh so timeles. The little black jacket is no exception. Chanel, which is putting the spotlight on its iconic jacket as part of a traveling exhibition, has chosen a downtown location for the New York leg of “The Little Black Jacket” tour. This phenomenal collection of photographs, by Karl Lagerfeld, is set to run from June 8 to 15 at 18 Wooster Street. Lagerfeld took 113 photographs of pop icons wearing the iconic garment, including model Joan Smalls to Yoko Ono and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few.

In addition to the exhibit, Chanel is also planning window displays at its New York boutiques of jackets from its Paris-Bombay métiers d’art collection. A Steidl tome of the photos, styled by Carine Roitfeld, is due out in the fall.


Karl Lagerfeld

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Yoko Ono

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Joan Smalls

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Theophilus London

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Metallic Nails
Friday May 25, 2012 2 Comments
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Metallic Nails


Amongst the nail trends hitting the streets of New York is the metallic nail trend. This look is clean, sleek and futuristic looking. Chrome clad nails are being sported by celebrities everywhere. We didn't even try to fight this one. The reflective quality in these nails is one of the things we love best about them.


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Essence Black Beauty Awards
Friday May 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Essence Black Beauty Awards


Fresh faced honorees and fans attended Essence magazine's first Best in Black Beauty Awards held on May 8, honoring innovators in cosmetics, skin care, nails and hair. The event was held at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York City, where a group of fashionable beauty industry veterans, style editors, celebrity makeup artists and hairstylists gathered to hear the results.

The honorees included Ted Gibson, a well-known hair stylist; Pat McGrath, a makeup artist; and manicurist to the stars, Lisa Logan. The event was hosted by Essence’s beauty director, Corynne Corbett, and June Ambrose, a stylist and host of VH1’s “Styled by June.” Essence's former beauty director, Mikki Taylor, who recently left the magazine also attended and said that 'she felt goosebumps the entire time.'


Janelle Monae and Ted Gibson

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Rapper and actress Amanda Seales

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Celebrity Manicurist Lisa Logan

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Essence's very own Mikki Taylor

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Swimsuit Icons Then and Now
Friday May 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Swimsuit Icons


It's almost time to give sun to those arms and legs, to breathe in the crisp and warm summer air. Whether your summer plans entail sitting poolside or basking carelessly on a beach, we thought we'd provide you with some inspiration from Hollywood's Swimsuit Icons. These starlets prove that carrying off a bathing suit is more about confidence and attitude than size or shape. We couldn't agree more.

Greta Garbo

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Elizabeth Taylor

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Dorothy Dandridge

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Sophia Loren

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Marilyn Monroe

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Barbara Laage

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Virginia Mayo

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Ava Gardner

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Yes they Cannes
Friday May 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Yes They Cannes


The Cannes International Film Festival is in full swing and the red carpet fashion is absolutely electrifying. We're taking a look back at some of the best looks from the past week. Those celebrities who maybe started off the festival with not so glamorous looks, definitely seemed to have nailed it.

Barbara Palvin in a shimmery earth toned gown.

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Model Natasha Poly stuns in an emerald colored gown and earrings.

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Cheryl Cole opts for a sultry smokey eye.

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Nicole Kidman goes for bright red.

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Kristen Stewart in a black and white gown

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Kirsten Dunst keeps it simple in a beautiful white dress and milk braids.

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Kylie Minogue steps out in a fitted metallic dress

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Quote of the Day
Friday May 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Everything is a gift of the universe...everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.

Ken Keyes, Jr


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Less is More
Thursday May 24, 2012 Post a comment
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In the Palm of Your Hand


The "less is more" philosophy rings true in many aspects. The fashion world is no exception. Give your shoulders a rest and leave the tote at home once in a while. Get hip to these smaller, sleeker and fashionable wallets and clutches. They make downsizing a good thing.


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Advanced Style
Thursday May 24, 2012 Post a comment
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Advanced Style


Blogger Ari Seth Cohen loves roaming the streets of New York and finding the most fashionably dressed citizens...over the age of 50. Cohen, who openly admits his fascination of elders and their impeccable taste, teamed up with photographer Maira Kalman in his new book, "Advanced Style." Cohen is also working on a film featuring the fashion of well dressed elders who 'use clothes as an exercise in creativity.' Orthopedic shoes and polyester threads have been replaced with rainbow colored hair, bright coral lips, color saturated get-ups and a trunk full of colored rings. Let the lessons begin, kids.



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Summer Blues
Thursday May 24, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Blues


Cobalt blue is popping up everywhere. The striking blue is perfect for the summer. The color looks stunning on anything from red carpet gowns to breezy blouses and strappy sandals. When it comes to the red carpet, cobalt rules.

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Broaching the Brooch
Thursday May 24, 2012 Post a comment
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Broaching the Brooch



If you’re looking for an escape from your usual necklace, ring and earring, it’s time to brooch the situation. If brooches give you visions of coffee table talks in an episode of Golden Girls, scratch that thought. A nice brooch, applied to the collar of your blouse, at the waist of your dress or even in your hair, can completely change your look. Take a cue from some of Hollywood’s A-listers.


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Quote of the Day
Thursday May 24, 2012 Post a comment
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“And the danger is that in this move toward new horizons and far directions, that I may lose what I have now, and not find anything except loneliness”

-Sylvia Plath.


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Prints Charming
Wednesday May 23, 2012 Post a comment
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Prints Charming


Lighten your days with a fun printed pant. We love the light and airy feel of a fitted or billowy printed pant. Paired with a neutral blouse and loose blazer, you'll certainly show your impeccable sense of style. Keep in mind that the pants should be the focal point of your outfit so your accessories shouldn't compete with them. You'll make yourself blush every time you catch your reflection.



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Saturday Do: Go explore
Wednesday May 23, 2012 Post a comment
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Saturday Do: Go Explore


This week's Saturday Do is something you can do alone or with a group of friends. Just when you feel as if you've grown weary of your town, think again. Turn the page and start over. Go explore. Maybe you just happen to be vacationing in a new place. Get lost and have fun finding your way back. Drive, walk or bike to the next town over, to a different neighborhood. You'll be surprised at what you find when you leave your sense of direction behind and allow yourself to get lost.


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Iconic Looks from Hollywood Dames
Wednesday May 23, 2012 Post a comment
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Iconic Looks from Hollywood Dames



Before the plethora of lip stains, glittery eye shadows, magnifying mascara, sun kissed bronzers and the billion and one foundation options, there were Hollywood dames with iconic makeup looks. Their simple, yet dramatic signature makeup looks have lasted throughout the decades, proving that some things just never go out of style. We love these looks because a simple tweak can make a dramatic difference. And because imitation is the highest form of flattery, we’re sure these dames wouldn’t mind at all.


Audrey Hepburn's flirty and high as the sky eyelashes. This little eyelash curler does the trick

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Sophia Loren's come hither cat eye. This eyeliner will take you there.

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Marilyn Monroe's velvety red pout. Pucker up with this silky lipstick.

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Joan Crawford's fabulously face framing eyebrows. Create your perfect arch with this pencil.

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Twiggy's eye-popping eyelashes. Get iconic eyelashes with this mascara.

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Quote of the Day
Wednesday May 23, 2012 Post a comment
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And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.


-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


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Tribal Necklaces
Tuesday May 22, 2012 Post a comment
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On Trend: Tribal Necklaces



Tribal chic is big this summer. Celebrities everywhere are making a real statement with their colorful neck wear. Transform a simple white tee or jersey dress with a statement tribal necklace. This delightfully ethnic inspired neck candy has us smiling from ear to ear.

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Watch Out For: Governors Ball
Tuesday May 22, 2012 1 Comment
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Watch Out For: Governors Ball



Mark your calendars ladies and gents! We are only one month away from Governors Ball, (June23-24). The two day festival is happening on Governors Island, which is at the southern tip of Manhattan and separated from Brooklyn. Just in time for the first breeze of summer and glow of the sun, we’re sure it’ll be a hit with some of the biggest performers. Some of the acts include Santigold, Beck, Devendra Banhart, Atmosphere, Phantograms and Kid Cudi. We think it’s perfectly acceptable to start planning your festival wardrobe.



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Phantogram

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Fiona Apple

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Santigold

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Fashion A-Z of the Museum at FIT
Tuesday May 22, 2012 1 Comment
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Fashion A-Z of the Museum at FIT


New York– We found a new reason for you to peel yourself out of bed this weekend; a chance to peep FIT’s permanent collection, which encompasses more than 50,000 garments and accessories and 30,000 textiles dating from the 18th centure to present. Fashion A-Z, Highlights from the Collection of the Museum of FIT, Part Two is opening tomorrow and will run until November 10. If you didn’t get around to seeing the first part, don’t sweat. We hear Part Two is just as fashionably enticing. May 8. Some designers featured in the collection are Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Raf Simons, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein and Charles James. You’ll also get the chance to buy the companion book published this Fall by TASCHEN. Sounds like you have a very fashionable date this weekend, so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, mother or swing by solo.



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K8 Hardy's Fashion Show at Whitney Museum
Tuesday May 22, 2012 1 Comment
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K8 Hardy’s Fashion Show at Whitney Museum



The K8 Hardy Fashion Show at Whitney Museum this past weekend was a little art, a little fashion and all performance. As Hardy puts it, ‘more experimental theater than an actual fashion show.’ The self-described feminist with a rock ’n’ roll attitude took Whitney Museum by storm. Models in rainbow bright face paint strutted backwards and in slow motion down the runway. At the show’s closing, two models came to a dramatic collapse, acting injured. A collective “All in the name of fashion,” was uttered in the gallery. Hardy hit various thrift stores to collect pieces for her outfits. The repurposed clothing featured paint splatters and drips abd underwear as outerwear. Hardy says she chose these pieces as ‘cultural commentary.’ Her show’s aesthetic stems from her serious opposition to many of the fashion industry's practices. The Texas native’s recent series of photographs in the Whitney Biennial layered stills, props, and clothing in a playfully dark manner to demonstrate the expectations of fashion and advertising imagery.


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Quote of the Day
Tuesday May 22, 2012 Post a comment
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“It’s more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail – then you can dream all the rest around it. Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?

- Dries Van Noten


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Fashion Recap: Billboard Awards
Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Billboard Awards Fashion Recap


Crooners and music fans gathered on Sunday for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The fashion that appeared on the red carpet ran from short cropped dresses that seemed to be missing parts to full length elegant dresses. Here's our recap of the stars' fashion.

Zooey Deschanel in a 60s inspired dress

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Katy Perry in a purple iridescent mermaid gown

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Alicia Keys in a curve hugging Azzedine Alaia gown

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Taylor Swift in a red Elie Saab dress

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Miley Cyrus in a short white Jean Paul Gaultier blazer

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Julianna Hough in a short Kaufman Franco dress

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Florals Have It
Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Florals Have It


Punchy florals are having their moment and we couldn't be happier about it. This season's collections have taken a cue from Mother Nature herself. Fresh orchid, rose, carnation and geranium prints, oh my! Celebs have been flocking to this soft and feminine trend, outfitting themselves in floral print skirts, dresses, pants, blouses and accessories. A little dash of whimsy in our wardrobes; why not?


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Cynthia Rowley Floral Dress


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H&M Sheer Floral Blouse

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Floral Bag, Topshop

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Floral Cuff, Primark

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Top Five Fashion Documentaries
Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Top Five Fashion Documentaries



Check out our list of the top five most inspiring and enlightening fashion documentaries. Both old and new, these fashion flicks have shed new light on fashion icons and this is exactly why we can't get enough of them.

Bill Cunningham: New York

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Seamless

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Unzipped

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Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton

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The September Issue

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When Fashion and Music Collide
Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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When Fashion and Music Collide



What happens when you pair a rising musician with a must have accessory? You get a music/fashion collaboration that just works for everyone. Take ‘The Alexa Bag,’ for instance. It’s still being toted around by fashionistas everywhere even after two years after its release. The British label hopes to repeat its initial success with music’s dreamy muse, Lana del Rey. The Del Rey Bag, a sleek and polished carryall that takes into accountability the singer’s old-Hollywood sensibility, made its debut at Mulberry’s show during London Fashion Week in February and arrives in stores this month. Something tells us this fashion collaboration will be an absolute hit.

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This month Rachel Roy adds to her roster of cocreators with a capsule collection with Brazilian singer Seu Jorge, for her lower-priced line, Rachel Rachel Roy. Roy's collection pops with Latin flavor: multicolored straw totes; bold, beach-ready sundresses; and glamorous gladiator sandals.We can't wait for this line!

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Score your own Peter Pan Collar
Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Score your own Peter Pan Collar



One trend we can’t seem to get enough of is the Peter Pan collar. Adored by women of all ages, the Peter Pan collar adds a hint of elegance and girlish innocence that is oh so chic. We’ll show you how to fashion your own Peter Pan collar using a couple materials. You’ll be able to tie it on and wear in no time.

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You’ll need:
2 scalloped edged collar pieces cut from white felt or rubber flannel,
a single hole punch or leather rotary hole punch
1 yard of white ribbon
a needle and thread
hot glue gun
button

Cut two rounded scalloped patterns for both sides of the collar. Overlap the two wider end pieces and push a button through the last two aligning holes. Sew the button in place from the backside.


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o half-yard lengths. Thread the ribbon through the last hole on the tapered end, place a drop of glue at the tip, and fold it closed.

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Wrap the collar round your neck and tie it into a bow.

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Cannes Film Festival Recap
Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Cannes International Film Festival



The Cannes Film Festival, which began last Wednesday and runs until May 27th was filled with great film premieres and star studded fashion. Long flowing gowns, plunging necklines and fresh colors top our favorites list. Who's on your best dressed list?

Jessica Chastain in Gucci

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Eva Longoria in Marchesa

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Paz Vega in Stephane Rolland

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Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

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Frieda Pinto in Atelier Versace

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Marion Cotilliard in Christian Dior

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Five Looks For Your Hair
Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Five Looks for your Locks from Nicole Richie



Nicole Richie has come a long way from her days as on the reality show scene. The mother of two and designer is a proud fashionista who isn’t afraid to try new looks. When the pint-sized powerhouse isn’t busy designing fabulous jewelry and clothing, she’s making waves of her own. We picked five hair looks Richie looks stunning in that you might want to try for yourself.

A little tease goes a long way

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Twist your Hair

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Pin your hair


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Part your hair


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Crunch your hair


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Summer Shoe Must Haves
Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Summer Shoe Must-Haves

One can never deny a girl’s penchant for shoes. There’s no better time to float beautifully on one’s sole than during the summertime. Here are some of our picks for celebrities who have hit the streets with fashionable summer friendly foot wear. Whether you’re into flats, sandals or something with a little heel, each of these shoes screams summer.


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Quote of the Day
Monday May 21, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day



“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”

— Anais Nin

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Quote of the Day
Thursday May 17, 2012 Post a comment
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If you stop dreaming, then you’re just sleeping.

--Ralph Green and Gregorio Garcia

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Perfect Summer Bride Looks
Wednesday May 16, 2012 Post a comment
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Perfect Summer Bride Looks



Undone Bun and Glam Eyes:

Work texture into your hair like Amber Heard by twisting it around a curling iron and then pulling it back into a tousled, wispy bun. Pair with smoky eyes done in copper shadows and a peach lip for a look that works at an afternoon or evening ceremony.

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Center Part Sweep and Rosy Lips

This look is so simple, yet stunningly gorgeous. Slick your hair half-back (trick: pat on serum for extra shine before flat-ironing) and swiping on a petal pink lipstick that’s just bright enough to draw attention without being too flashy.

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Sleek Top Knot and Glamorous Lashes

We're loving Kate Hudson's look here. To get her look: gather hair into a high ponytail and wrap the length around the base, minimizing any frizz with a shot of hairspray. For big, fluttery lashes that last all night, apply a lash primer to build volume before coating on super dark mascara.

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Cascading Long Waves and Silvery Eyes

If you want to wear your hair loose, take a cue from Freida Pinto and opt for a soft and feminine look. To get her look: mist on shine spray before blowing hair out with a large round brush, twisting back a section above your ear and pinning in place at the nape. Choose a mercury eye shadow with a hint of sparkle to catch the light. Apply a sheer pink lipstick to compliment your look.

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Skittle Nails
Wednesday May 16, 2012 Post a comment
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Skittle Nails

Beauty: Skittle Nails

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Nail the perfect look this Spring with Skittle nails. We love this trend because of its nostalgic undertone. If you’re not quite feeling the ombre trend, jump on the color train and paint each nail a different color or the combination of 2-3 colors making a pretty pattern.

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We love how fun this looks — especially if you’re wearing dark colours, having the nail polish popping and being the center of attention. It’s fun and summery. This summer Essie has come out with a great colour palette that we think is great to try this with. There’s just something about perfectly manicured nails; you just want to wave at everyone and wiggle your fingers all the time.

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The collection consists of 6 shades: Navigate Her (pale green), A Crewed Interest (peach), Olé Caliente (Scarlet), Orange, it’s obvious! (Orange), To Buy or Not to Buy (Lilac) and Tour de Finance (Fushcia).


Vidal Sassoon: Trendsetter and Hairdresser
Tuesday May 15, 2012 Post a comment
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Vidal Sassoon: Trendsetter and Hairdresser



Last week, trendsetter and hairdresser extraordinaire, Vidal Sassoon passed away. Known best for revolutionizing the haircut and the way women took care of their hair, we took a look at some of his past work and fell in love all over again. Sassoon’s own mother had a premonition that her son would be a very successful hairdresser. Sassoon created the angular haircut known as the bob.


Creating his signature bob

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Sassoon cutting actress Mia Farrow's hair

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Sassoon's trademark 'bob' hairstyle

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Sassoon cutting actress Sylvia Syms hair

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Fashion designer Emmanuelle Khanh gets made over by Sassoon

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Go for Gold
Tuesday May 15, 2012 Post a comment
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Go For Gold



It's almost time to put away that heavy eyeliner and bring out the lighter, brighter shadows that scream summer. With festivals, concerts, vacations or lazy sun bathing just around the corner, we thought it'd be best for you to go for gold.

First, take a peachy bronze shimmer shadow and apply to lid with a soft wide bristled brush. Then use a taupe shadow to lightly define crease (matte shadows work best). Finish with a gold shimmer shadow, either powder or cream, applied to the inside corner of the eye.

And as always curl lashes and apply mascara as desired. For this look, I like just a touch of black concentrated at the base of the lashes. That way the mascara doesn’t interfere with the ethereal lid.

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Summer Must Have: Head Scarf
Monday May 14, 2012 1 Comment
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Summer Must Have: Head Scarf



Give the backs of your ears a rest and opt for a softer, sweeter headband that's as fashionable as it is comfortable. The light head scarf is a summer essential. Wrap it around your top knot, wear it as a headband or tie it under your chin for a chic look. Either way you look at it, the lightweight summer scarf is a must have for every woman. We love printed scarves the best. Tie one on, add a bold lip color and you're camera ready!

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Florence Welsh Loves Being a Girl
Friday May 11, 2012 Post a comment
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Florence Welsh Loves Being a Girl



Move over Doris Day, Florence Welsh, ‘enjoys being a girl.’ The English singer opened up to Vogue in a recent interview about her love for being ladylike. Florence doll, we think you’re fabulous any which way you dress.

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Her latest fashion obsession: “I saw these printed dresses in a magazine and became obsessed with them, then tracked down the label, Vilshenko, online. They make the most amazing dresses with vintage-inspired prints and a modern cut. I’m such an über-fan.”

Florence Welsh in a Vilshenko dress

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Welsh stashes her emergency items in a Dolce and Gabanna purse. A pack of mints, headphones and Advil are always kept close. “ I’ve recently gone into a lady phase, so I’m obsessed with having lady nails, and that means keeping a bottle of nail glue in here at all times. You can’t do anything with these on, so picking up my tour bags is impossible, but they are great for the stage.”

Surprise Item: $2 lipstick she picked up at a gas station.


Fashion in Film: If Looks Could Kill
Thursday May 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Fashion in Film: If Looks Could Kill



Step into the world of fashionable world of film with “Fashion in Film : If Looks Could Kill” at the Museum of the Moving Image. Museum of the Moving Image. The festival explores the relationship between cinema, television, fashion, crime, and violence. Find out how effective costume and styling helped define cinematic genres from detective to thriller, gangster and horror. This is the third collaboration between the London-based Fashion in Film Festival and the Museum.

Fashion in Film is an exhibition, research, and education project based at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. The festival runs until May 13th.

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Crime, Fashion and Television

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Desire

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Ms. 45

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Quote of the Day
Thursday May 10, 2012 Post a comment
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One must always draw, draw with eyes, where one cannot draw with pencil.

--Batlhus


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Dramatic Celebrity Hair Makeovers
Thursday May 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Dramatic Celebrity Hair Makeovers



We’re taking a look back at dramatic celebrity hair makeovers. From pixie cuts, to half shaven heads, these Hollywood dames did it all this past year. Some were absolute hits and others were cringe-worthy. Which one was your favorite?

Anne Hathaway

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Rihanna

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Carey Mulligan

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Katy Perry

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Kristen Ann Carr Fund
Wednesday May 09, 2012 Post a comment
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A Night To Remember: Kristen Ann Carr Fund



On April 30th, the 18th Anniversary A Night To Remember event in New York City to benefit the Kristen Ann Carr Fund. The fund began in 1993 by rock musician Bruce Springsteen’s co-manager Barbara Carr whose daughter’s life was been claimed by Sarcoma, (a little understood form of cancer). Thankfully, the fund has since established a sarcoma laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, providing fellowships in surgery and oncology in the treatment of Sarcoma and other illnesses in teens and young adults.

Brian and Jane Williams with Ali Oscar and her daughter

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Several celebrities that attended this year were Michael J. Fox Brian Williams and Bruce Springsteen. Past attendees include The Eagles, Sting, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Rolling Stone, Bill Murray and Whoopi Goldberg.

Bruce Springsteen with honoree Ali Oscar

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An online auction featuring about 50 items is being held to raise funds for cancer research. New York Dress was honored to have participated in this charity event and auctioned off a dress to help raise funds. Congratulations to Paul on winning a dress of his choice from New York Dress.com. Some of the other items auctioned off included a meet and greet with Katy Perry at her NYC show, a summer internship with Rolling Stone Magazine and two tickets to the Annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Party in February. We're already looking forward to next year's event!

Michael J.Fox and friends

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Bruce Springsteen and Brian Williams

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Tribeca Grill

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Time Warp: High School Fashion of 1969
Wednesday May 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Time Warp: High School Fashion of 1969



When we think of high school, images of Abercrombie polo shirts, Urban Outfitters and JanSport backpacks come to mind.
The saying, ‘everything old is new again,’ cannot be more true, especially on the streets of New York. Something tells us that fashion for these high school students back in the late 60s, just was. These amazing photos from LIFE magazine take us back on a trip back to Harlequin tights, fringe and bell bottoms. We can dig it.

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Nicole Richie has nailed the haute hippie look time and time again

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Marc Jacobs Soho Store Graffitied
Wednesday May 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Marc Jacobs Soho Store Graffitied


Yesterday, employees of the Marc Jacobs Soho store were greeted with a hot pink surprise. The word “ART” had been graffitied across the store’s black door and brick walls. A cleaning crew of four people came and cleaned up the graffiti soon after its discovery. Speculations lead many to think it may be the work of the notorious Kidult.

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Prada Real Fantasies S/S 2012 Lookbook
Wednesday May 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Prada Real Fantasies S/S 2012 Lookbook



If part of fashion's purpose is to bring fantasy into reality, then Prada’s retro fabulous lookbook for the S/S 2012 collection pinned the tail on our (fashion) donkey. Lindsey Wixson, Kasia Struss, Fei Fei Sun, Ginta Lapina and Daphne Groeneveld jump out of retro book covers, get tangled in highways and their fierce shoes go autonomous and pose in front of traffic lights. The geniuses behind the visuals are none other than Jereon Koolhaas and Lok Jansen who blended together graphics, photography and handicraft. Their artistic aesthetics was the perfect match to Miuccia’s vision. Want to experience it for yourself? Just shut your eyes and “see”.

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Statement Piece of the Moment: Opal Jewelry
Wednesday May 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Statement Piece of the Moment: Opal Jewelry


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Look radiant in opulent opal jewelry this summer. We’ve been spotting hazy opals on the streets and on celebrities. Our consensus: You can never go wrong with an opal piece of jewelry, as it can be dressed up or dressed down.
Trippy translucent opals give a luminescent pop and glow to the wearer and looks amazing on all skin tone, (Busy Phillips rocked eerie earrings to the Oscars).
The kaleidoscopic and cool stone looks extraterrestrial, but did you know that the majority of opals actually hail from Australia? They’ve also been known to provide good luck and supernatural powers to the wearer. One thing we are sure of, are their magnitude on and off the red carpet. Opals may not come cheap, but it’s looking like they’re what’s dropping next. Check out these pieces that have a bit of hologram chic to them.

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Quote of the Day
Wednesday May 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distances. That’s not for human beings. Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.”

--Rumi


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Relaunch of Schiaparelli
Tuesday May 08, 2012 Post a comment
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Schiaparelli to Relaunch


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Not so impossible? A Schiaparelli relaunch; which is exactly what’s happening in September. The fashion house, as announced by fashion magnate Diego Della Valle, will reopen and a new designer will be announced in September. This news is a little icing on yesterday’s successful Met Ball Costume Gala.

French model Farida Khelfal has been named the spokeswoman


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Rihanna's Second Capsule Collection for Armani
Tuesday May 08, 2012 Post a comment
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Rihanna’s Second Capsule Collection for Armani



You may remember Rihanna’s first capsule collection for Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani underwear. Her collection was an absolute success, which may be why she’s heading a second collection.


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The denim range will include a pair of jean shorts lined with a tartan print (to show off when you roll them up super short), a romper in distressed denim that looks adorable, (judging by the sketch alone), and some easy tanks and tees. The underwear is comfy and made of stretch cotton and includes a tanks and shorts set and some push-up bras with glitter.

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Rihanna recently said that she’d like to design on her own line and she’s also set to star in a new fashion reality TV show in the UK. We agree that Rihanna is definitely heading in the right direction.


Bijou's Eye-Openers
Tuesday May 08, 2012 1 Comment
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Bijou’s Eye-Openers



Today’s eye-openers come to us from customer service representative, Bijou. He hails from California and has a penchant for antiques and music festivals.


My home is New York City, but Paris has my heart.

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Grey Gardens!

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Isabella Blow is my everything!

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Grizzly Bear!

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Metronomy was one of my favorite Coachella performances.

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Quote of the Day
Tuesday May 08, 2012 Post a comment
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Not all those who wander are lost.

--J.R.R Tolkien

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Recap: Met Ball Costume Gala
Tuesday May 08, 2012 Post a comment
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Met Ball Costume Gala 2012


Movie stars, models and a handful of athletes came out to last night’s Met Ball Costume Gala. The Prada-themed event celebrated the designs of two Italian women: Miuccia Prada, who wore a pantsuit to the event, and the late Elsa Schiaparelli. The exhibition Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations explores the affinities between two female designers from different eras. Here are some of last night’s best dressed celebrities, as discussed by some of our staff.

Beyonce in Givenchy

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January Jones in L'Wren Scott

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Jessica Biel in Prada

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Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

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Lana Del Ray in Joseph Altuzarra

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Jennifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier

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Revlon Run/Walk for Women
Monday May 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Revlon Run/Walk for Women

This past Saturday, New York Dress joined thousands of others in the 15th Annual Revlon Run/Walk for women. Funds from the event go to breast and ovarian cancer research. The crowd was filled with smiling survivors, families and eager supporters, such as actresses Olivia Wilde and Emma Stone, whose own mother is a breast cancer survivor. The 2.7 mile walk began in Times Square and ended in Central Park. As always, we were humbled to have been part of such a wonderful event that gave hope to women and families everywhere.


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Soft and Sweet Side Braids
Monday May 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Soft and Sweet Side Braid



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Seasons come and go, hair is cut and hair is grown. No matter what color or texture your hair is, one look we always love coming back to is the side braid. Popular for its simplicity and femininity ,the side braid can take you from morning to night. If you're starting from scratch, the key is to get the right texture before you start braiding. If you have fine or medium textured hair, use a texture spray to add body, not frizz. Make sure to keep a loose part; your braid should look a bit unkempt in a side-swept motion. If you want more body in your braid, curl your hair first, as this will add some bulk to your braid. Afterwards, rough it up a bit and add a dime size of grooming cream. Your hair should already be swept to one side, so merely braid it as you see fit and secure it with a clear elastic hair tie. And there you have it: a fuss-free hairstyle, inspired by the runways and red carpet, that's as easy as can be.

Photos of Rashida Jones, Poppy Delevingne, Joan Smalls, Beyonce, and Lea Seydoux, courtesy of Getty.


Lauren's Eye-Openers
Monday May 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Lauren’s Eye-Openers



Today’s eye-opener segment comes to us from our bridesmaid specialist, Lauren. A little fresh foreign air, glamour and animal print makes Kilbane one happy woman. We’re on board with that!

Glamorous women inspire me: Liz Taylor, Mae West and Jackie O are just 3 women who come to mind. Be it tons of jewels and bling , fur (faux of course) or simply a pair of big sunglasses whenever I put on any of these pieces I instantly feel glamorous!


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I love to travel one of my favorite places I have been to has been the Amalfi Coast in Italy. I’m a beach girl at heart, so give me the beach and a breathtaking view that almost seems unreal and I’m in heaven. Any time I think about my trip I always makes me want to get out and see the rest of the world.


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I’m a sucker for a Leopard print! Dresses, shoes, scarfs bags and anything I can get my hands on. It’s my go to print whenever I want to add that extra Pop to any of my outfits!

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This Weekend's Finds
Monday May 07, 2012 Post a comment
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This Weekend's Finds



This weekend was filled with an overcast sky and bits of sunshine. We didn’t let the weather get in our way; we went on walks, had picnics and art fairs. How did you spend your weekend?

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Quote of the Day
Monday May 07, 2012 Post a comment
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“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

- Joseph Campbell

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On Set: Spring Campaign Shoot
Friday May 04, 2012 Post a comment


On the Set: Spring Campaign Shoot

We’re shooting our Spring Campaign Shoot in the studios right now. Get a first look at how our shoots come together, from the very first pout to the very last snap.


Nashlly after having her makeup done

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Our seemingly endless accessory choices

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Jonah doing Nashlly's makeup

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Rack of beautiful dresses

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Tiana fixing Nashlly's necklace

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Amanda reversing the role

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Casey posing for the camera.

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Met Gala Invitations: Past and Present
Friday May 04, 2012 Post a comment



Met Gala Invitations: Past and Present

While the majority of us won’t be attending the Met Ball Costume Institute Gala, we can surely live the star studded event vicariously through its invitations, past and present.

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Top to bottom: “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” 2012, “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity,” 2010, “The Model as Muse,” 2009, “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy,” 2008


Makeda's Eye-Openers
Friday May 04, 2012 Post a comment


Makeda’s Eye-Openers


Today’s eye-opener comes to us from the ever so fashionable Makeda. All she needs in her life is a little Angelina Jolie and a lot of music.

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I have been obsessed with this woman since 1995, basically since I was five and I'm 21 years old now. She is one of the most inspiring individuals in my life besides my mother and grandmother. From her less than enticing life style to being one of the most desirable women of the 21st century. I had the pleasure to watch her evolve throughout the years. She is beautiful and smart and has inspired me to become a U.N ambassador in my later life and has taught me that it was okay to be who I am without whispering these words in my ear. I get really excited when I hear her name and see her face, sort of like when a shopaholic hears about a sample sale.


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When I'm not glued to my partial cubicle, 9 times out of 10 I have headphones in my ear. Music has been a way for me to run into the wild, jump off a cliff, and dive into a pool fileld with flowers. Basically, live in my own little world. ^_^ I love how it evokes emotions that I never knew existed. For every moment that I have encountered, music has always been by my side. My besftriend and my worst enemy. My Lover and and the food for my soul. I could not exist if music was never around.


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"The eye is the window of the soul, the mouth the door. The intellect, the will, are seen in the eye; the emotions, sensibilities, and affections, in the mouth. The animals look for man's intentions right into his eyes. Even a rat, when you hunt him and bring him to bay, looks you in the eye. Hiram Powers, American sculptor (1805 - 1873)"

When I look at myself in the mirror I like to see everything that I can improve about Makeda. To constantly grow and expand beyond borders that I fantasize about jumping. I sort of have a weird fascination with snakes. I enjoy the fact that they can shed their skin. To me it is a phase of rebirth and every night before I go to sleep I look at myself to try and find my soul (Yes, I accepted the fact that I'm "weird" and I embrace it.com.) Sometimes I just feel like I exist and when I have the opportunity to see myself I try to see what other people see. I try to find myself by looking at myself, which is questionable. It is another reason why I cannot look at people in there eyes for more than three seconds because I feel like there trying to take my soul. LOL not kidding.



Inside Our Office
Thursday May 03, 2012 Post a comment


Inside Our Office


Get a sneak peek inside our office and get to know what we’re wearing. This week, we caught up with Bijou and Tiana and snapped some of their vintage pieces. Tiana wore her grandmother’s scarf and Bijou donned a vintage brass bracelet and his signature Jeffrey Campbell boots.

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On Spot: Splash of Color
Thursday May 03, 2012 Post a comment


On Spot: Splash of Neon


Neon isn’t just for highlighters anymore. The color trend is making a huge splash everywhere. Whether done in fluorescent yellow, green, pink, coral or green, t’s all about incorporating them with your wardrobe. Which look are you most likely to try?

Neon Green Eyeliner


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DIY Neon Tipped Shoes


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Serpui Marie Clutch


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Miu Miu Green Purse


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Neon Colored Nails


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Neon Lip Color


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From left: Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Neon Pink; Bourjois Sweet Kiss Shine in Juicy Tangerine; Mac Lipstick in Hot Pink; Lancome Rouge in Love in Rose Boudoir; NYC Ultra Last Lipstick in Blue Rose




Quote of the Day
Thursday May 03, 2012 Post a comment


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“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”


-Marilyn Monroe





Eye-Openers
Wednesday May 02, 2012 Post a comment


Eye-Openers: Celine Spierer

Today we asked our French translator, Celine Spierer, what three things inspire her. The Geneva native gave us a taste of her hometown in her list.

This is a cat similar to my cat back home. Very fluffy and so cute!


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This is the landscape in my hometown Geneva, in Switzerland.


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Nutella is my favorite food of all time.


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Wednesday May 02, 2012 Post a comment


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“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”

– Freya Stark


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Saturday Do: Hester Street Fair
Wednesday May 02, 2012 Post a comment


Saturday Do: Hester Street Fair

The Hester Street Fair, which was created by MTV’s Suchin Pak, is back in action from its very long winter break. Its third season began last Saturday and while we missed it, we’ll definitely be visiting this Saturday. The fair boasts a wide array of food and artisan vendors. Stay tuned for our photos of our visit to the fair. If time allows, visit the fair this Saturday and get a little taste of local New York goods.

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Where: The corner of Hester and Essex, (F train to East Broadway)

When: Every Saturday from 10 am-6 pm

*Fair runs through October 27



Stain in Touch
Tuesday May 01, 2012 Post a comment


Stain In Touch

With summer peeking its head in, we’ve become quite fond of lip stains. We love them for their high pigment, intense color, light feel and buildable color. Worn alone or with a gloss, these are a few of our favorite stains. Most lip stains can also be worn as a blush, so you’re sure to be blushing in colors as fresh as fruit. Yum.

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1. Posietint Benefit Lip & Cheek Stain, - Poppy Pink, Sephora, $29

2. Tarte LipSurgence Lip tint - Lust, Sephora, $24

3. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain - Fuschia, Target, $7.84

4. Todoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain - Pink Martini, Sephora, $9

5. Josie Maran Magic Marker - Tango, Sephora, $19

6. Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain and Colour Seal Balm - Sangria, Sephora, $21

7. Stilla Lip & Cheek Stain - Yumberry Crush, Sephora, $24

8. Serge Lutens Water Lip Color - Indian Ink, Barney's, $65




Summer Hair...While You Sleep
Tuesday May 01, 2012 Post a comment


Summer Hair…While You Sleep


Lately, there’s been a lot of hair talk in our offices. Who uses what shampoo, treatment, conditioner, ombre this, ombre that, extensions; if there’s hair involved, we’re in the thick of it.

Want perfect second-day bed head? Sleep in braided pig tales and wake up with that envious wavy, just-rolled-out-of-bed hair. Your old scrunchies have a hidden use: They can help you get big, bouncy waves. Right after blow-drying, while your hair is still warm, twirl the length around your finger, coil it into a bun, and secure with a soft, fabric-covered scrunchie. Once your hair is cool, take out the scrunchie and you’ll have full waves

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To create texture and volume with a beautiful natural effect that is perfect for vacation, first shampoo and condition your hair, then, while damp, apply the appropriate styling product for your hair type, tie your hair in a loose knot on the top of your head and sleep on it. In the morning simply undo and you will have volume and a great texture in your hair.

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Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray/ Goodie Scrunchie




Quote of the Day
Tuesday May 01, 2012 Post a comment


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I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

--Ranier Maria Rike


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Signs that it's summertime in NYC
Tuesday May 01, 2012 Post a comment


Signs that it’s summer in NYC

Winter has come and gone and your bones are slowly thawing from the winter’s chill. The first hints of summer are everywhere, from shoe choices, to outdoor dining and bike riding. Here are a couple ways you know summer has starting creeping in on us New Yorkers.

Summery shoes


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Picnics


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Visits to the beach


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Bikes coming out of hibernation


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Ice Cream & Outdoor Dining


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Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Monday April 30, 2012 Post a comment


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s true, you know your mama better than anyone does. You know her dislikes, her extreme pet peeves and her soft spots. This Mother’s Day, think outside the flower shop. We scouted out some unique gifts we think your mama would absolutely be smitten with. You're welcome.

We Are Owls Scarf

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Silver Beaded Handbag


Silver Beaded Handbag, Felicity


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Crystal Teardrop Earrings, Sonny 3429


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Lip Macaron


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Arnuvo Camera Strap


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Weekend Finds
Monday April 30, 2012 Post a comment


Weekend Finds


Sometimes, the simplest joys can be found just around the corner. These are our weekend finds.

Anna Wintour Street Art


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Rings, rings, rings!


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Flowers on every corner


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Brooklyn Waterfront


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What did you find?

Five Bridesmaids' Gifts you May Want to Keep
Friday April 27, 2012 Post a comment


Five Bridesmaids Gifts good enough to keep


So your bridesmaids have been with you throughout your wedding planning-gracefully smiling at the worst of your ‘Bridezilla’ phase. How do you thank them? Unconditional love and any of these cute gift ideas. Only problem is, you might want to keep them for yourself. We do ask that you resist the urge to keep these gifts for yourself.

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Quote of the Day
Friday April 27, 2012 Post a comment


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Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

-George Bernard Shaw

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Saturday Do: Something That Scares You
Thursday April 26, 2012 Post a comment


Saturday Do: Do Something That Scares You


Saturday Do: You dream and you dream but when the moment comes to actually “doing,” you become scared; tip-toeing back into your zone of comfort. This Saturday’s Do is a bit different. Do something that scares you.

Try a new food

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Perhaps you’ve always wanted to live in a new city, planning it down to the spots you’ll frequent in that new city. Maybe you’ve always wanted to immerse yourself in a new hobby or maybe you’ve been (im)patiently waiting and hoping for love to come your way. It’s time to take a leap for yourself. When that moment arrives, a physical and emotional elevation occurs and all of a sudden you can’t breathe.

Write a letter to a ‘long lost’ someone


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So move to that new city, publish that book, write that letter, try a new food. On a regular basis, do the things that scare you. On the other side of that scary moment, you’ll find a fulfilling life.

Make that move

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Thursday April 26, 2012 Post a comment
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”Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”


-Plato


Eye-Openers
Thursday April 26, 2012 Post a comment


Eye-Opener: Danielle Butzon


Today’s eye-opener segment comes from our very own, Danielle Butzon. Her favorite part of the day? Seeing the gorgeous New York City skyline, of course.

NYC Skyline

When I come into the city every morning, seeing the sun rise over the NYC skyline inspires me. Even though it is the smallest part of my day, it's my favorite and it lets me know my day will be good.

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Lenka


Lenka is an Australian singer/songwriter. It wasn't until recently that I discovered her music and realized she writes a lot like me. I am an aspiring singer/songwriter as well and Lenka inspires me to express how I am feeling through my music.

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Love


Everything about love inspires me. From the first time you meet a person, to the butterflies you get , all the way to the heart wrenching break ups. That is where most of my inspiration comes from when I write. I feel like love is a crucial part of life and without it, life would be boring and meaningless.



Eye Openers
Wednesday April 25, 2012 Post a comment


Eye Openers: Brie Schmidt


This week’s Eye Opener segment comes to us courtesy of our lovely Brie Schmidt. We hope Brie’s list inspires you in some way. It sure inspired us!

1) Vincent Van Gogh

I really enjoy modern art, and one of my favorite artists is the well known, Vincent Van Gogh. I've seen a good number of Van Gogh's paintings in Amsterdam, Paris, London, New York, Philly, and Salt Lake City and feel truly blessed to be able to experience seeing all the various collections made by this talented man. From self portraits, to abstract paintings of landscapes and flowers, he always stuck with his personal art style. The vision of the unique colors and fine detailing in his work is so fascinating and gives me a lot of appreciation for art, colors, expressionism, as well as ideas, insight and inspiration with colors and the choices I make with things in my life from home decor to fashion choices.

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2) Sunglasses

Sunglasses are my must have and favorite accessory. They simply make a bold statement to your everyday outfit and are even better on makeup less days!

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3) Nicole Richie

I've always adored Nicole Richie's evolving style since she was infamously known as the wild, party girl on her former reality series, The Simple Life. The fact that the chameleon is never afraid to experiment with new trends, blending various of fashion pieces, accessories, hair color, and footwear, yet manages to feel comfortable is such an inspiration. She may be a true boho chic at heart, being spotted in a lot of her own designer pieces by her fashion lines, Winter Kate & House of Harlow 1960, however they aren't the only things she has in her wardrobe. She blends the boho-inspired pieces with some amazing edgy, rocker chic clothing & accessories, and occassionaly sports the old hollywood glamour look on the red carpet. Nicole's aesthetic and unique style has a strong influence on my daily personal style and inspired me to not just stick to one trend, but have fun and mix things up, yet still be comfortable & look effortlessly stylish!

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Photographer Kari Herer
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Photography by Kari Herer


We fell in love with Maine based photographer Kari Herer’s work today. She mixes different textures blending nature, soft sketches and muted colors.

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Hey Sugar
Tuesday April 24, 2012 Post a comment


Hey, Sugar!


Break out that jar or industrial size sugar stash you’ve been stowing away in your cabinet. This granulated sweetener is good for more than just baking. A little bit can actually make your skin glow. Who says sugar isn’t good for you?!

Smooth your kisser

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Blend a little jojoba or olive oil with caster sugar (also called superfine sugar; you can also make this by putting regular granulated sugar in the food processor for a minute) and a touch of peppermint or vanilla extract, if you like. Place some of the paste on your lips, massage and lick off. Yum!

Make a body scrub

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Sugar makes for a splendid exfoliating agent for body scrubs. You can make a super simple one by mixing sugar with oil (canola, almond, jojoba, or olive all work well) to create a loose paste. Add some essential oil or vanilla extract if you like fragrance. Gently rub on your skin and then rinse off in the shower.

Extend your lipstick

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Sprinkle a bit of sugar atop freshly applied lipstick, let it sit, then lick it off. This works to set the lipstick and will extend the application.



Quote of the Day
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“You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”

C.S. Lewis

Photos via Sweet Days

Lillian Bassman Exhibit
Tuesday April 24, 2012 Post a comment


Lillian Bassman Exhibit


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Photography legend Lillian Bassman, who passed away this past February at the age of 94 once said, "the same techniques in Photoshop as I did in the darkroom," dismisses both romantic notions of film's purity and digital fantasies of amazingly-manipulated images. One look at her black and white photography and you’re absolutely hooked. The former Harper's Bazaar art director explained the shift in her career as a simple tool upgrade, "the palette has changed, the end result is the same."

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Bassman’s work will be on exhibit throughout May 26th at the Staley-Wise Gallery. The exhibit–featuring experimental reprints of her early work from the 1940s–is based on the late photographer’s book, Lillian Bassman: Lingerie.

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Where: Staley-Wise Gallery
560 Broadway, at Prince St.
( 212-966-6223); T–Sa (11–5).

Get your Prom On: Runway Makeup & Hair Tips
Monday April 23, 2012 Post a comment


Get your Prom On


Prom is fast approaching and we know you’ve probably (and rightfully so) splurged on your prom dress and accessories. There’s no need to break the bank for your hair and makeup, ladies. We selected some hair and makeup looks straight from this season’s runways that are incredibly glamorous and Prom friendly. Which one will you try?

The Look: Braided goddess at Valentino

Why it's perfect:t It allows people with long hair to have the feeling of a textured, short hairstyle.

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The Look: Doll lashes and messy texture at Louis Vuitton


Why it's perfect: This look takes a modern approach to classic femininity, Delicate skin mixed with heavy brows and lashes makes for a perfect prom look.

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The Look: Jewel-toned smoke at Roberto Cavalli


Why it's perfect:Adding a healthy dose of color to a smokey eye is more unexpected and perfect for a sultry dress.

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The Look: Geometric twists at Gucci


Why it’s perfect for prom: The hair is removed from the face; the style is clean, chic and has a contemporary feeling; it's less traditional, although still very classy and appropriate.

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The Look: Punchy pouts at Jil Sander


Why it's perfect:Allowing bright, vibrant lips to stand on their own is a surefire way to make a statement.

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Making Waves: JASZ COUTURE
Monday April 23, 2012 Post a comment


Making Waves: JASZ COUTURE


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For over 20 years, Jasz Couture has been designing prom dresses and gowns that have been featured in magazines such as Teen Prom and Seventeen. Jasz Couture has made a name for itself with its attention to detail and fashion conscious designs. Get to know Tawinder Singh, CEO and president and Pam Nierenberg, creative consultant and designer of Jasz Couture.

Q: Where do you find inspiration for new designs?

A: We look at everything from sportswear and eveningwear to European magazines and celebrities. We watch for what’s hot in prints and beadwork or whether sequins or feathers are going to be strong.

Q:How do you want girls to feel when they are wearing a Jasz Couture dress?

A: We hope each and every girl feels special, liker her dress was designed for her. We never lose sight that prom is one of the most important nights in a girl’s life.

Q:What are some trends for Prom 2012?

A: Jasz Couture are still one of the hottest style. But because not every school allows dresses with cutouts, this year we’ve also done some beautiful, sexy closed dresses that have the Jasz look with our great beading.


Four lip trends to try this Spring
Friday April 20, 2012 Post a comment


Four lip trends to try this Spring


Here at the office, there’s always plenty of lip talk. We’ve tried different shades of this season’s hottest colors, from matte, to shimmer, to glossy finishes. One thing we can tell you: don’t be afraid to jump into color. These are the four lip trends to try this Spring, regardless of your skin color. The key is finding your perfect shade.

Nudes

We love nudes because they give off a clean, natural look. It’s subtle and perfect for anyone.

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Hot Pink
What’s not to love about hot pink? It instantly adds oomph to a monochromatic look. Sweep on and forget about it, toots.

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Fiery Reds

Get into season’s hottest color by choosing a red with an orange undertone. We find it’s virtually impossible to have a hum drum day when your lips are fiery red. Why hello, energy booster.

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Deep Purple


Deep purple brings on the drama. Luscious grape colors are absolutely irresistible. When you do opt for a plum lip, make sure and keep all your other makeup simple.

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Record Store Day
Friday April 20, 2012 Post a comment


Record Store Day


This Saturday, we dare you to unglue yourself from Pandora and Spotify, for an hour or so and visit a record store. Although some have predicted a financial apocalypse on local music retailers due to online piracy, we say, ‘forget about it.’ Remember what it felt like to wander aimlessly through the aisles of a record store, flipping through records and reading all the song titles, then marching over to a music player to preview the songs? There’s a certain kind of magic that only record stores can bring. Rekindle that love this weekend and pick up a record or two.


Our local suggestions:

1-Bleecker Street Records
239 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-7899

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2.The Thing
1001 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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