Friday, December 31, 2010

Man Fashion: D&G SS 2011 Ads Campaign

We simply adore it while marketing campaign pictures apparently just leak online!

However will they really get leaked out because those are desperate to find out these or perhaps could it be just about all sort of a larger strategy which fashion houses ought to develop a buzz around these fresh marketing campaign?Oh well, in any case we all continue to love all of them!

This fresh new men's clothing Dolce & Gabbana promotion for the Spring /Summer 2011 collection just as before sticking with the same sexual masculine idea which produced their brand name a household name. This campaign features pretty much identical models ,Noah Mills and Sam Webb, together with the fascinating add-on of Madonna's Erotica toy boy ,Tony Ward,seriously it was about time.

Of course the particular innovative direction oozes sex & italian stallion masculinity as the hard working boys are returning all sweaty,tanned, rugged and exhausted.If perhaps all of us did not realize that the campaign had been shot in New York in a facilities by Steven Meisel .

What do you think about this campaign?

Monday, December 27, 2010

The 3 Best Shoes I Bought This Year

This was a pretty good year for the economy, for iPad owners, and for me, because I bought some puhretty sweet shoes. Here are three of the best pairs of shoes I purchased this year. (In case you were wondering.)

1.) Ce Ce Chin Sloan Black Lace Pump
The kind people at, which is like Gilt Groupe but strictly for shoes, sent me a gift certificate for a free pair, and I got these Ce Ce Chin -- she's the designer behind 80%20 -- black lace overlay pumps with a beaded heel inspired by vintage perfume bottles.

Here's a better image of the heel's detail:
I wear them with black skinny jeans or my black Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress.

2.)  Matiko Leila Studded Loafers
($119.50, Matiko,

I got these Matiko studded loafers back in July at Solestruck, which has a really excellent collection of boutique brands at affordable prices. They're obviously um, "inspired" by Christian Louboutins. I love them, but within just a few months, some of the studs fell off, and by this point the heels are starting to get small holes in them, though mainly because I guess I walk like somewhat of a total freak. They're deep within the winter of their lives, but for $100, they were well worth it. 
3.) Haus Of Price Seashell Booties
($245, Haus Of Price,

Yes, indeed I did spend over $100 on black booties covered in seashells. I got these Haus Of Price handmade booties from StantonJames, which I WISH had a location in New York, by the way, and they are absolutely my everything. When I unboxed them, it was like unboxing a thrill, and not even my husband's "were those an arts and crafts project made by residents of a nursing home" inquest was enough to dissuade my instant love. They're SUPER comfortable, and my only complaint is that some of the shells got crushed, but that's the price you pay for wearing shoes covered in real shells. It's a risk worth taking. Anyway, my Haus Of Price booties mean the world to me, they are my everything. Essentially, they're the bootie version of my favorite Toni Braxton song.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Year In Beauty: These Are My Favorite Things, Part 4

Welcome back!

You, like me, are probably sitting around in your sweatpants, so what better time to check out the fourth installment of my and Beauty Blogging Junkie Amber's favorite beauty products of 2010. I've been writing about beauty every week for, so there are plenty of lipsticks, perfumes, eyeshadows, mascaras and wine to cover.

Let's get right to it.

Here are the beauty products we covered in this video:

Me: Davines Number 1 Finest Oil Non Oil For Wizards (a miraculous anti-frizz serum), Revlon Retro Fire and Ice nail polish in Siren, Miss Pucci Perfume and Tom Ford Black Orchid Nail & Lip Set.

Amber: Keratin Complex Serum, Immunocologie Skin Care, and CND Effects Line polish.

Watch Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Most Terrifying Skirt Ever Created

Today I learned that my nightmares are made of tweed and cost $2100.
($2100, Brian Lichtenberg Gizmo skirt,

Also, if you're interested in haute horror, please be advised that this skirt only comes in a 4-6. Sorry, ladies!

Saks Sells Sweatshorts

No, that's not a tongue twister. It's just the truth.

($63.00, Gryphon,
And perhaps the most troubling thing about the existence of these Gryphon denim sweatshorts is I actually considered buying them. What? Don't laugh! My baggy, cuffed drawstring denim sweatpants are really working for me in a sort of Isabel Martant-ish way.

By the way, Saks is having a serious sale, and promo code "HOLIDAYS" = free shipping!

Man Fashion: Dress To Impress Part 2

This is in fact got nothing in connection with our earlier post on Were You Dress to Impress?. We just came across a very interesting post from AWJ, particularly on fashion dress code.

First impressions count. This is particular message Swiss bank UBS AG is actually posting their Swiss retail banking staff members with a 43-page code dispensing suggestions about the way to impress customers by using a polished look.

Echoing rules applied at Swiss boarding schools, UBS's guidelines exceed a list of dress "do's" and "don'ts" by providing hygiene as well as grooming guidelines often filled with aphorisms worthy of design as well as magazines on beauty.

The move is definitely an aspect associated with a test UBS is performing in Switzerland throughout 5 preliminary branches. It follows a recent marketing campaign geared towards re-establishing self-confidence within the Swiss bank's brand and restoring relations with customers.

The UBS Dress Code: Do's and Don'ts


For women:

Wear your jacket buttoned.

When sitting, the buttons should be unfastened.

Make sure to touch up hair regrowth regularly if you color your hair.

For men:

- Store your suit on a large hanger with rounded shoulders to preserve the shape of the garment.

- Schedule barber appointments every four weeks to maintain your haircut shape.

Don'ts (Seems to apply to both men and women)

Eating garlic and onions

Smoking or spending time in smoke-filled places

Wearing short-sleeved shirts or cuff links

Wearing socks that are too short, showing your skin while sitting

Allowing underwear to be seen

Touching up perfume during or after lunch break

Using tie knots that don't match your face shape and/or body shape

Are all these fair enough? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Adventures In Weird Handbags

Really, there just aren't enough handbags named after deadmau5. I kid you not, this is called the Matt & Nat Deadmau5 Stellar Convertible Clutch.
($93.50, Mat and Nat,

Or lacquered wooden minaudieres shaped like butler dogs. Named Jeeves.
($139.15, Timmy Woods,

Celebrity style: Spirit hoods

In aceasta iarna celebritatile isi arata latura wild purtand caciuli din blana faux de la Spirit hoods.
In forma de pisica, urs, vulpe, lup, iepure, leu, jaguar, sunt nu numai calduroase, dar si amuzante.
Preturile incep pe la 75 de dolari si o parte din castigurile companiei sunt donate organizatiilor non-profit dedicate conservarii vietii salbatice.
Vanessa Hudgens

Khloe Kardashian

AnnaLynne McCord


Audrina Partridge


Friday, December 17, 2010

The Year In Beauty: These Are My Favorite Things, Part 3

Welcome back. And here we have part three of my and Beauty Blogging Junkie's Amber's favorite beauty products of 2010. I don't think my cat makes a cameo in this video, but you will see a lot of wine!

The products I love in this video include Topshop's big, fat Lip Crayon -- I truly thought I couldn't do a big, bright hot pink, but it works in Topshop's matte -- Urban Decay's spectacular Naked Palette, which is a celebrations of beachy browns and golds, Sulwahsoo Concentrated Ginsing Cream, which costs a small fortune but is worth every stress-inducing dollar you'd part with for insanely hydrated skin, Honore de Pres Va A New York perfume, which smells like the end of a long night out in New York, Burberry's Effortless Mascara, and Maybelline's Volum Express The Falsies mascara.

Amber's beauty BFFs are Stila Smudge Pot in Kitten, La Prairie Advanced Marine Biology Tonic, Juliette Has a Gun Fragrance Set (Lady Vengeance), Napoleon Perdis Lipstick in Calypso, La Prairie Anti Aging Eye Cream SPF 15 and Alterna Kendi Oil.

Again, my outfit ended up being an exercise in what NOT to wear on TV. But speaking of TV, I'm going to be on VH1's Top 40 Music Videos of 2010 Countdown show tonight, so hopefully I will be exonerated. And the lady who did my makeup did ELTON JOHN'S makeup for years. No, she did not make me look like Elton. Oh well. There's always next year.

($44, Urban Decay)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

WHY BUY: Forever 21 Stretch Cargo Pants

($22.80, Forever 21)
No, don't reach for your glasses. You actually read that correctly. I bought not one but TWO pairs of stretch cargo pants from Forever 21 and I'm LOVING them. Seriously. They're cotton with a slight stretch, they pull on but not in a mom-jeans way, and they fit perfectly. Well, they fit me perfectly anyway. They're definitely more skinny cargo/ skinny jeans than leggings, so they don't come with any of that leggings-are-not-pants drama. I've been wearing them with a t-shirt, blazer, and booties. They're tapered at the bottom, so they're almost stupid easy to tuck into boots.

Oh, and I actually factually give these an A for quality though that's relative quality considering they're from Forever 21. But for fast fashion, these are really sturdy -- I've worn them for months, washed them (obviously), and they show no signs of slowing down (kind of like, say, the Tea Party, unfortunately). I actually may buy two more pairs for backup.

I bought these in both grey and olive, though the olive is basically your standard-issue khaki/ army green. I bought these in large (because Forever 21 is a store for teenagers, and I am not a teenager, at least not according to my birth certificate), and I'm about a size 8, so if you're an 8-ish or under, go crazy. Get two pairs. I did!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Year In Beauty: These Are My Favorite Things, Part 2

Yesterday Beauty Blogging Junkie's Amber and I "unveiled" -- because OBVIOUSLY you were unable to sleep due to the overwhelming suspense -- our favorite beauty products of 2010. And now here is part two for your bemusement. Get it? Because "bemusement" sounds like "beauty" a little!

The products I was all in a tizzy about are: Stila Raspberry Crush lipstain, Clarins' new Barocco holiday eyeshadow trio, and Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance polish. (Check out Matthew Siskin's awesome Gaga graphic that ran with my Naag review of the polish!)

Meanwhile, Amber reviewed Paul and Joe's palette, Chanel nail polish in Riva, and Carmindy All Over Brightener.

(Credit: Matthew Siskin/ Designed Memory for

Let's Try To Make Turbans Happen, 'Kay?

I can count on zero hands the number of times I've worn a turban. But the other day I made a very spurious decision to get my hair trimmed at Mizu Salon -- FANTASTIC decision, by the way, so look for a GLOWING review on post haste! -- and HI! They wrap your hair in a perfect towel turban. I'm being halfway serious when I say I kind of want to make turbans work. Don't I look so relaxed and at ease? It's totally the turban talking.

Now, this all kind of begs the question, WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WEAR A TURBAN WITH, fashionably speaking. I haven't actually tried it (yet), but I'd opt for some super casual jeans, a blazer, and an easy t-shirt in a weekend-wear way. Like, the key is to basically MAKE IT SEEM LIKE YOU'RE NOT WEARING A TURBAN, you know? Like it was a cool, casual afterthought. Like, please don't go all Aladdin and do harem pants, gladiator sandals and everything. Because then it's like HEY Y'ALL! LOOK AT ME! I'M DARING TO WEAR A TURBAN! Just pretend you're not!

Anyway, my all-time classic turban inspiration is the photo of the beautiful Marisa Berenson. Think, more that, less this:


And check out Camilla And Marc's Spring/  Summer 2011 collection, because turbans are very much happening there.

Celebrity style: rochii din dantela

Daca esti in cautarea unei rochii de party, o rochita din dantela este o investitie buna. Este in tendintele momentului si va ramane si in sezonul urmator (vezi Dolce & Gabbana primavara/vara 2011).
Este si preferata celebritatilor pentru evenimentele la care participa.
Kylie Minogue in Pucci

Michelle Williams in Erdem

Ashley Tisdale in Backstage Glam Rock

Emma Watson in Rafael Lopez

Gwyneth Paltrow in Monique Lhuillier

Kristin Cavallari in Pleasure Doing Business

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Year In Beauty: These Are My Favorite Things, Part 1!

Happy between-Chanukkah-and-Christmas time!
Beauty Blogging Junkie's Amber and I got together, pooled our favorite lip glosses, hair goops and mascara wands, opened a bottle of red wine, and made a couple of videos of us discussing our favorite beauty products of 2010.

I learned a lot from doing these videos! I learned that while my outfit looked adorable in person, it came off as positively uncute on camera. I wore a high-waisted circle skirt whilst SEATED ON MY SMOOSHY COUCH! I look like I was born without a waist. Ugh. Live and learn, people. I learned that making videos is insanely time-consuming, and while I already respected bloggers who regularly devote their time to making their own videos, I now pretty much think they're Jesus. And I learned that Windows Movie Maker was put on this planet to destroy me.

Anyway, hope you like it! There are more where this came from!

And check out my review of MAC's Haute & Naughty Lash
and C.O. Bigelow Protein-Enriched Conditioner for Dry & Damaged Hair. Amber hyped up Tokyomilk Bon Bon Shea Butter Hand Cream and Panthera Ultraflesh Mascara, which is SHAPED LIKE A PANTHER. I got excited about that, you'll notice.Who even cares how it works when it looks like that?

Christmas Gift for Women: Tag Heuer Diamond Watches

Much like me sure you've heard ahead of, diamond's are a woman's best friend. Indeed Tag Heuer produces diamond watches designed for beautiful women. These watches are sold with a a number of different ranges including the popular Aquaracer and Formula 1 series.

Several women specifically would take pride an attention, don't just for their beauty but also to the things they may be using. Tag Heuer produces diamond watches for women of which adore to collect designer watches that contain diamonds or those who like a good quality Swiss watch.

They've launched many diamond watches and here are some from the most popular diamond watches for women:

Aquaracer 2000 Women's Diamond Watch: Women's diamond watch with bracelet made from 18 karat gold mixture of stainless steel and it has 35 sparkling diamonds set on its 18 karat gold bezel which looks so sophisticated.

Diamond Fiction Watch: Expensive but sparkling for women's hearts which has no less than 879 wesselton diamonds. So gorgeous and stunning in style and with sophisticated designs.

Formula 1 Ladies Diamond Watch: A feminine reinterpretation of Tag Heuer formula 1 series of sporty watches. Also sophisticated along with watch in fact it is made of stainless steel which can be fixed with one-hundred-twenty diamonds. It has a black dial and sapphire crystal glass.

Link Diamond Dial Watch for women: Called the Mother of Pearl. It has sparkling diamond in the dial indexed. It has an 18 karat gold combination with stainless steel design on the bracelet. Simple stunning style.

These are just a few of the diamond watches they create. Tag Heuer Diamond watches are not only seen for women but also for men because it is also one of the leading manufacturer of the elegant, long lasting, sophisticated designs and style of luxury and sports watches. They are recognized worldwide with their gorgeous and durable watches and also have reputable records regarding their product which are wristwatches.

Not every one of its watches are expensive, they likewise have very affordable watches that are also durable and with elegant styles and designs to select from. They've different types of watches with various names or models.

They bring the very best pieces to their customers. In case you need some watches with diamonds on it, simply name it and they've it. Everyone wish to have durable watches with diamonds by Tag Heuer, just start to start your savings now. Who knows, sometime you might be able to afford to buy one.

If you would like to buy Tag Heuer Diamond Watches, initially you need to go around and shop in order to compare the retail price. Or you can shop online, in case you have no time to go around. They have their own website to explore the watches you want to buy.

But, beware for replica or fake Tag Heuer diamond watches. Always make sure you buy from a reputable store and get a certificate of authenticity.

Refresh Your Winter Wardrobe With Fashion Must-Haves

Refresh your winter wardrobe with the most fashionable clothes, styles and prints of this season.

Animal prints

Neutral attires will look new and fresh with "wild" prints. Winter is the best time for leopard dresses. Wear it with a jacket at the office (Emanuel Ungaro fashion show) and without it in the evening like Claire Danes does.

Bright colors

If you tired of pastel shades, pay attention to bright colors of precious stones. Like ruby-coloured dress by Jil Sander or amethyst dress like Carey Mulligan wears.

Puffy skirts

Dresses with puffy skirts look very womanly and elegant. Wear it with cardigans (like at Louis Vuitton fashion show). Gemma Arterton wears a dresses with puffy skirt with court shoes and handbag.


Check returns to fashion every winter. Just do as the actress Krysten Ritter does.


At Tommy Hilfiger fashion show light-coloured shorts pair with black jacket and black panty hose. Actress Olivia Palermo wears tweed suit with shorts.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Celebrity style: winter coats part 2

Partea a doua a aticolului despre hainele de iarna ale celebritatilor.
Partea 1 aici.
Jessica Alba

Miroslava Duma

Jennifer Lopez

Amy Adams

Taylor Swift in Topshop

Kylie in Dolce & Gabbana