Archive for June, 2007
Okay, so perhaps you have a bit of a Goldilocks complex: You’re always looking “too hot” or “too cool” for your own good and your friends resent the fact that you make them pale in comparison. That’s why they’ll like Laura Stang’s Porridge line—it’s just right. Looks run the gamut from flirty dresses to gam-flattering shorts. Not too long. Not too short. Although you’ll still manage to upstage your entourage wearing the stuff. It’s so rough being you.
You’ve got a high adrenaline lifestyle. Nothing to be ashamed of, but you need highly effective products to help you survive the elements. Skyn Iceland’s new Hydra Cool Firming Eye Gels work like little miracles when your eyes are looking rundown and stressed out. They work intensively to firm, de-puff and reduce premature wrinkling. Simply remove the sticky backing and apply the gel side to the under eye for ten minutes. Follow the treatment with Icelandic Relief Eye Cream. Your pooped peepers will thank you.
Stewart+Brown makes sublime clothing while managing to “extract the bare minimum from Earth’s precious capital.” You know how we love organic cotton threads and Mongolian cashmere. The line’s Summerland collection is all about fresh hues of emerald green, orchid purple, ballet pink and blue marlin. The inspiration? A place called Summerland just off the 101 highway in Cali. Right about now we’re craving a mini beach vacation and you can be certain we’ll be toting the label’s tees and tanks in our oversized bags.
Cave Canem does handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces that pair antique pieces with precious metals and stones taken from loose buttons, cufflinks and other forms (some of which have been hiding in dark drawers). This Bunch of Grapes with antique amethyst seal and faceted citrine is just a sampling of the line’s creative, colorful trinkets. The necklace, with a chain made of 14k gold, has got the words Do Not Press Me etched into it. How appropriate for any fashionista with a ferocious temper.
Saint Grace is a darling, decadent collection that centers around jersey and, more specifically, 1970s fashion. Stock up on the camisoles, tanks, dresses and skirts, all of which are ideal for sunny weekend getaways or simply running errands. The tees are ultra sexy and ultra soft. Fabrics are form-fitting and the necklines are low enough to cause a scandal around the office (tee hee).
How about a round of margarita pedis for all of our loyal readers? It’s a nice thought, no? This decadent treatment is the specialty at Chicago-based Samone Spa Bar where beauty gurus use ginger-lime scrub to “enhance the clarity of thought and evoke a sense of well-being.” Just say aaaaaaah. Fresh limes cleanse the skin and whiten the toenails to prep them for a romp on brown sugar sands. We find the experience is enhanced if you do a little shot or two of tequila before hitting the chair. www.samonespabar.com
Kaviar and Kind owner Katherine Azarmi-Rose creates her own line of luxurious baubles ranging from $600 to $68,000, so there’s something to suit every ego maniac’s budget. Her snake cuffs made from rose gold, yellow gold or white gold are sexy as hell. Similarly, her cross necklace and bracelet, made of pristine diamonds, are sure to channel your spiritual side.
If you’re dying to sex up your look these days (tread with caution: you’re already smokin’), scope out Halé Bob. The label’s name is derived from the comet that graces Earthlings with its presence once in a lifetime. Flirty shoes and dresses are what you should be stocking up on this season and designer Daneil Bohbot delivers. Worth your attention? The jewel toned silk capsleeve dresses and too-cute embroidered mesh frocks.
This lovely luminary is perfumed with an exotic blend of ginger, pepper and pettigrain with hints of pine needle, sage, and dewy greens (consider it a sheer musk scent). Place it atop your vanity so you can soak up its gamine design with hanging cut-glass crystal. Or invite someone special over for a marathon boudoir session to see if it really will burn for 240 hours.
When you can’t swing a beach vacation (shame on you), have the shore shipped to you via Spa Dee Dah, a dandy little mobile spa we introduced you to not so long ago. For summer, the too-cute company will deliver a Gidget-inspired beach party to your door, complete with deep tissue massage, pineapple facial scrub, chest-waxing for your male guests and potent cocktails to set a festive mood. Or perhaps you prefer a blended juice bar, papaya facials, citrus aromatherapy massage, and spray-on tanning treatments? Whatever your want, consider it done.