December 6th, 2011 by jaclynn
one of the hottest winter trends- "blue black"
grown out blonde- the "ombre" came into fashion over the last year or so. colorists have now perfected the art of the impeccable "fade"...who knew roots could look so good?
dark & daring- you have to have some serious kahunas to pull this one off. the trend is a dark base with bold vibrant shades of color such as purple, blue, red, and green.
dark chocolate brown- these hues make your skin look younger and more feminine
metallic blonde- it doesn’t look good on everyone...but, if you’re already a blonde, go a little lighter this season
red hot- the IT color this season and the great thing about it is that it works for almost all skin types
Ladies- remember your hair is your BEST accessory. Coloring your hair is the ultimate creative way to express your personal style and fashion sense. Serious trend influencers change their hair as they change their seasonal wardrobe. Don’t be afraid! Take some risks! We suggest that you start with something small, such as some highlights or lowlights (even an overall color booster) to ease you into the process. After you feel comfortable with the change try something new next time. And don’t worry- I know you do not want to poison your hair and make it dry or fried…there are some amazing organic and natural color products in the market now. So next time you go for that boring trim- take a chance on some color!
December 1st, 2011 by jaclynn
stack em up ladies!
a great watch is key
it's an arm party...and your invited
Whoever said “less is more” clearly lost their invite. It’s as simple as this- go Big or go Home! The latest trend on all fashion influencers is the arm party: meaning LOTS of bracelets, cuffs, charms, and even strips of string or leather. Lets start from the basic invites. Threaded bracelets are considered the “furniture” of the party and can add a bit of “coolness” or youth in between your staples. Threaded bracelets can also be interchangeable with more traditional friendship bracelets or strips of leather tied. Next lets add in some metal pieces. Chains, spikes, snakes, & skulls…bring it baby! Now to the VIP invites: bust out your most prized pieces in your jewelry box- cartier, marc jacobs cuffs, vintage watch, or large leather snap band from your trip to Europe.
Now to help you get your arm party in order, here are some adorbs pieces to start with
pieces to start your party
Not only have you transformed your arm to a party- its a full blown rager!
November 22nd, 2011 by jaclynn
Entrance of Barney's NYC-Leave it to Lady Gaga to turn Christmas into a holiday for her Little Monsters.
Macy's Herald Square was all about charities this year- their theme was "make a wish"
it's all about the "snow & bubbles" this year for the famous Saks Fifth Avenue window
Bloomingdales' windows showcase designs that were used on previous years holiday shopping bags.
"What is Christmas made of?" Lord & Taylor teamed up with children in nearby schools and rescue shelters to and featured their drawings as inspiration for this years holiday windows.
"fantasy world" pretty much sums up Bergdorf's windows this year. It can be described as "Narnia" meets "Under the Sea".
I hope we inspired you to check out this amazing holiday windows! It only happens once a year- so bundle up, grab some hot cocoa, and get on it! Here is a walking map of the windows, have fun! xo
November 15th, 2011 by jaclynn
November 15-16, 2011, 10am - 5:30pm- 381 Fifth Ave (35th/36th Sts), Suite 2a
Christian Louboutin November 15-18- 306 W 38th St, New York
Giorgio Armani Nov 12-16 - Soiffer Haskin 317 West 33rd Street
Anna Sui Nov 14-18, 2011 - 250 W 39th St., 6th floor
Eugenia Kim Nov 12-16, 2011- 347 W. 36th St., Suite 501
If you’re in NYC, prep your pocketbooks for a few hot sample sales this week! From Armani to Ana Sui to Christian Louboutin , brands are slashing prices. Mark your calendars! This week’s sales are so good, we’re getting giddy just thinking about them! NYC sample sale season has officially begun! Finally affordable high-end designer pieces we have been craving & lusting all year. Ready-set-GO…get your shop on!
November 8th, 2011 by jaclynn
nighttime wonderland @ bryant park
trendy holiday shops
glide around the skate rink
Skip that Starbucks run on your lunch break and head to Bryant Park! It is officially that time of the year, holiday shops are up and filled with trendy holiday trinkets and yummy festive foods. Now I know what your thinking- even though Bryant Park is no larger home to New York’s Fashion Week, don’t write it off your list so soon. The park has turned into a winter wonderland, there is an outdoor ice skating rink smacked in the middle lawn to prove it! Whether your there for a round of chess/backgammon, hitting the shops, or simply there for a cup of coffee- it is a great treat to help you get in the holiday spirit. Here is a trendy tip for you- set up shop with your weekday load of work (laptop included…they have plug ins!) and enjoy the street fashions, it is great wardrobe inspiration.
November 1st, 2011 by jaclynn
the tools to achieve a soft look
Who says bright shades are only for nights out? You can wear them anywhere- as long as you follow the 20% rule. (swipe makeup on your upper lids and lips, 20% of your face) This season iridescent lavender liner is killer on the eyes! To get the perfect look do two swipes against top lashes to create a think line, then top it with a similar shade of shadow for all day staying power. Add some mascara to the tops lashes and throw on some pink bubblegum lip gloss for that final touch.
seductive & classic
neutrals & bold lips
A neutral palette looks way edgier when you mix up different textures. To achieve this seductive look keep the eyes shimmery and the lips matte. The best way to start is by putting on the darkest product first, in this case the lipstick…I know that seems a little backwards. Putting the darkest product first prevents you from being heavy-handed everywhere else. The next step is adding on eyeliner to your lower inner rims- followed by a bronze shadow on your lid, creating an arc affect. Almost done, add some mascara and your good to go!
October 25th, 2011 by jaclynn
OPI's fall "touring america" collection
Fall is here- and so is all of the fabulous treats that come along with the season. I like to think the most symbolic trait of Autumn is not that changing of the leaves, but the changing of the nail polish! With the first breath of fall we rub off those neons & pinks- slap on a coat of black polish, and sprint to the nearest Starbucks to wrap them around a pumpkin spice latte as soon as they are dry. This year as trend setters, we must explore the rest of the dark side. Navy, charcoal grey, burgundy, chocolate and dark greens, purples, browns and reds are some fabulous (and more transitional) color options. Here are some of my personal favs I wanted to share with you:
black beauty- butter matte finish
the final outcome of black matte polish
Chanel "peridot"- wins most unique color this season
Dior's slightly metallic "tuxedo" polish
you can never go wrong with the classic essie "wicked"
October 18th, 2011 by jaclynn
love layering with sequins!
perfect pieces for layering a dress
kick it up a notch- layering your pants look
the sweet and sassy look- layering a skirt
be a trend setter- fashionable & fun layering
Listen up ladies, the hottest trendy tip for fall is leaning how to layer your clothing. There are so many ways to layer your look- some of them can make your outfit different and personal, and some of them can make you look like a hot mess! The most important thing to keep in mind when layering is colors and textures. Avoid using too many layers…3 things on top is enough (you don’t want to look bulky). When it comes to colors neutrals are key for a classic or polished look, they have low saturation and can give your layering a harmonious touch. For a sassy and stylish look mix different fabrics- you can never go wrong with a little sequins! Remember layering is not only for the upper part of your body. Layer the bottom half with tights, leggings, and over the knee socks peeping out of high boots is always fashionable. Keep it classy or sass it up depending on your mood and personal style.