Archive for February, 2008
Marie swears by this replenishing night oil. It nourishes the most delicate of skin and makes her regular moisturizer all the more effective. An essential blend of omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 makes the face silky and soft. Other key ingredients? Antioxidants such as raspberry, cranberry, avellana and kukui, which protect against free radicals (nigella, camellia, vanilla and macadamia also replenish and nourish). Take a whiff of the Tahitian vanilla oil and regenerating rose absolute, which is easy on the sniffer.
Calling all footwear aficionados: Check out newly launched Shoetube.tv where you can get the scoop on the latest designs ranging from the high-end to the economy-appropriate. We love supporting startups (particularly those that have to do with fashion), so log on and start letting your fingers do the walking for you. In addition to news, you’ll discover videos that offer secrets for walking sexy in heels (not that Marie needs any help). The moving content also lets you peek inside some of the hottest shoe stores in the US.
Well they’ve done it again. The Japanese have trumped Americans’ efforts to be fashionable and eco-friendly. The NO! Reji-Bukuro Bra morphs from bag to lacy over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder, all in an effort to reduce the consumption of plastic bags among Japanese shoppers. The cups are filled with excess polyester fabric (made from recycled plastic bottles) that acts as padding for your twins and transforms into a shopping bag when you connect the hooks on the underwire. It’s available in red, pink, blue, yellow and green, just in case you were considering actually wearing/toting one around town.
You love to spoil Tinkerbell rotten (even when she chews your Choos). Finally, some treats you’ll both enjoy: San Francisco-based Ashley & Co. peddles fashionable jewelry for furry animals and their doting owners. Snap up a paw-shaped necklace or bracelet for yourself and a matching charm for your BFF’s collar. A portion of proceeds benefit nonprofits supporting animals in need. You know, to make you feel warm and fuzzy.
Marie gives her thick mane mirror-like shine with Kerastase Reflection Chroma Reflect Masque, a rich and luxurious conditioner ideal for sensitive, color-treated hair. The decadent treatment restores damaged fibers and makes locks smooth as silk. It is one of the best hair care products on the market.
We’re well aware of the fact that men are attracted to women who possess a certain waist-to-hip ratio. There are specific measurements that fellas always fall for. If you’ve got them, flaunt them with a belt that calls attention to that region. If you don’t, the same belt can create the illusion of a cinched waistline. We like Jocasi’s Diamond Cutout Waist Belt, a corset-style number with diamond cutout detail and metal buckle. It comes in black and tan, so we snapped up one of each.
You love couture. Why should your cosmetics be anything less? Haute Face caters to women of all ethnicities with personalized shades ranging from bold to neutral. The all-inclusive color palettes feature lip hues, blush, eye shadows, foundation, concealer and a powder available in seven shades to match all skin tones.
Marie loves her heels—and her bookshelves—stacked with the hottest and latest (for the former, she turns to Goldenbleu, for the latter, she still listens to ol’ Oprah). We too appreciate the San Francisco-based line’s unwavering allegiance to feminine, edgy styles. Rene Huber launched the shoe line in 2006, hot on the heels of her wildly popular handbags. The resort collection satiates a craving for a watermelon wedge, quite literally. Oh-so-juicy Jacy (shown here) boasts white canvas and red patent to put the sexy in your step.
Meet USA-made label Lewis Cho. Creators Annie Lewis and Helen Cho met while working for Anna Sui. The duo shared a similar vision for design, and they had both worked for other collections based in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Their fashion collaboration has resulted in stylish, versatile pieces that transition effortlessly from season to season. The look is modern, clean and feminine, inspired by the casual yet elegant lifestyles of the designers’ metropolitan friends. We’re loving this wool pea coat in ink, perfect for chilly weather.
Hark! We hear you’ve got a hankering for a new handbag (thanks for coming to us with your shopping queries). Full disclosure: Nan handbags meet all of our going-out needs. There’s one for every mood and every function, from envelope clutches and satchels to oversized bags. Textured Italian lambskin, luxe suede and glossy patent leather are meant for fawning over, especially in visually arresting colors like red, teal, plum, and gunmetal metallic.