Monday, March 29, 2010

Top 5 Spring Beauty Must haves: Peach Lips

Peachy lips are blossoming for Spring. The pinky, orange confection is not only the clothing color of the season but also keeps the snow at bay ( ok , I kid on the last part). A pop of this color is devine, plus a hadful of collections will be celebrating the orange family this spring and summer. From MAC's To the Beach and Pret a Papier collections with peach-coral variations to Chanel's Les Pop's collection with bright coral and orange lipsticks and lipglosses.

My recent discovery in the peach game is Chanel's Glossimer in Bel Air. The gloss is like a sister to Giggle as they both are Glossimers that do not have any shimmer, glitter or irredescence whatsover. Bel Air is a creamy peachy pink goodness that I found at Bloomies Soho. Judging by the way these babies are not on the website but are in stores, its best to call as it seems like all stores have different stock.
My other peachy favorite is MAC's Bendel Girl Lipglass.

What's your favorite peachy lip color?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Top 5 Spring Beauty Must haves: #5 Lavender & Mint Eyeshadows

Yes, its that time again- Spring cleaning, out with old, in with new. After this winter I'm in definite need to put some spice in my beauty routine. Since life has been busy, and I am still
adjusting to the time change, glamming has been on the back burn. But fear not my friends, despite it being quite a soggy start to spring. I'm going to add some pop to my eyes.
Last week while in Duane Reade I saw a Maybelline ad with Jessica White ( ugh, should have taken a pic), in it she had mint green eye-liner ( know what I'm talking about?). The look was genius, very fresh and springy. While all thei product was sold out and I started to experiment with my own pastel eyeshadows and found that Lavender works best for my big browns.
How to wear it? I like to use it on my lower lash line. I'm privy to MAC's Purple Haze and NARS' Violetta eyeshadow duo. I love the fact that both are blendable and are heavily pigmented to last throughout the day.
During the day: a sheer wash across the lid as a base is great and for night, throw on a dark liner.

Photo: Derek Lam Spring 2010 RTW show via
both products recommended were purchased by me.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Chanel Paris-Shanghai Beauté Collection- Summer 2010

photo: NYMag's The Cut via Chanel

Aja Mangam of The Cut broke news today of Chanel's Paris-Shanghai Beauty collection!
The collection stems from the Pre-Fall show in Shanghai this past December. The beauty collection will highlight Black and Gold shades of Eyeshadow and Nail Polish.
What to look out for:
- gold and copper toned nailpolishes: Illusion D'Or and Gold Lamé
- a sister nail polish to Black Satin, a matte black Black Velvet
Chanel Paris-Shanghai Beauté Collection launches on April 1st.
UPDATE: The Chanel Boutique on 57th street informed me that the launch is in May.
Also coming soon Chanel Summer 2010 Les Pops Beauté Collection in April.
2 words: Nouvelle Vague
details coming soon...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Karen Elson Live at Le Poisson Rouge

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the sold out show for Karen Elson's debut album The Ghost Who Walks at Le Poisson Rouge. She was backed by a five piece band singing 12 original songs and a Citizen's Band number in for good measure.
The sound is very southern bluesy, proof that living in Tennesee with Jack White can grow on you , draw you in so that your songs form a tale.
For this model-turned- musician, she did a phenom job! Could she be the next Carla Bruni?
I captured " Pretty Baby" and her encores: a cover of " Milk and Honey" and her title track " The Ghost Who Walks".
The Ghost Who Walks comes out in late May.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Spring Hello

Hey Guys,

I've been a bit MIA lately, studying hard, working hard and waiting for the weather to lift me.

Well, this past weekend was 50+ degree weather and gorgeous!

I've begun to craft together an inspiration board as well as putting together trends for Spring and can't wait to share. Plus this week, I'll have a special treat!

Thanks for hanging in there and I guarantee Spring will be a blast!

xo L