Archive for March, 2007
The shirt dress doesn’t have to be passé anymore, at least not if you’re wearing one of Rebecca Taylor’s flirty, feminine designs. This sexy, kitten-soft silk and cotton piece turns the ultra-conservative traditional shirt dress on its head, instead opting for girlie ruching, a satin belt at the waist, and an oh-so-sweet ruffled hem.
Okay, the name of this set might be more than enough to make you blush or at least erupt into nervous laughter. But what you have to know is that this limited edition set, other than featuring the warmest, most complexion-flattering blush we can think of, also marks the premiere of Striptease, one of our personal favorite nude lip glosses. Pair the two together—and you’ll be looking shimmery, polished, and, of course, classy rather than tarty. Available from Sephora.
Gucci’s scintillating sandals were created especially for the modern style maven, but they’re certain to make any aging disco goddess remember her Studio 54 heyday. These were Marie’s must-have shoes last season, but worn with her classic Giambattista Valli silk taffeta dress, she opted for a restrained ensemble with an unpredictable splash of color. Trust us, with these shoes, less really is more.
Jules Smith Designs blends global-inspired metalwork with concepts like sugary white sands and turquoise waters, making for an elemental, cosmopolitan line of streamlined jewelry. Our favorite piece of the moment is the cheeky Kiss Kiss Necklace, a hand-carved, open-mouthed pair of lips offered in sterling silver, yellow gold, and rose gold that reminds us of movie-star pouts and chance encounters with special someones.
With eco-conscious clothing finally making a splash on the runway, Deborah Lindquist has become the go-to gal for au courant recycled designs. With eco-friendly materials like recycled cashmere, repurposed saris, vintage silk scarves, and organic fiber, Lindquist has created exquisite cutting-edge garb for stars like Charlize Theron, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cameron Diaz. Her romantic hemp and silk dresses rank among our most coveted favorites.
Liza Shtromberg’s jewelry designs include the kind of complex wire work, beading, heavy stone setting, and exotic accents it’s close to impossible to find in just one place. Shtromberg’s multicultural, non-trendy approach to jewelry makes for pieces that are daring yet classic, specific yet universal, innovative yet organic. We absolutely adore this shimmery piece. A huge chunk of faceted labradorite set in hand-sculpted sterling silver and topped with smokey quartz makes it swim with cosmic allusions and dreamy versatility.
Smashbox is the makeup studio devised by Dean and David Factor (yes, of the Max lineage) that dishes out glamour like no other—and it’s no wonder, given that these are beauty products designed especially for under-the-camera scrutiny. We absolutely luuuuurv this lotion, which is the ultimate red-carpet must-have. The Factors teamed up with illustrative artist Simone Legno, of Tokidoki, to create this magical product, which downplays wrinkles and imperfections and ups the ante on the natural glow we’re all vying for.
For the past century or so, Rigaud candles have been the most fashionable air fresheners this side of the Champs Elysees. This elegant pink rose candle perfectly emulates the authenticity and élan of Madame Rigaud’s wax atelier. Instead of being loaded with umpteen different ingredients to stifle the senses, this candle harbors the lightest scent of freshly trimmed roses and lingers in a room long after it’s done burning.
So you’ve always wanted to be rich and skinny, eh? Check out our new favorite jeans—with a fit similar to Citizens of Humanity, this uber-skinny pant banks on the cigarette trend of tapered hems and a hide-nothing shape. We love these sleek pewter jeans—a silk lining along the waistband, allover contrast stitching, and of course, that sexy skinny fit, will make you look like a million dollars once you manage to pour your legs into them.