Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Aren't We All Celebrities? - BeautySTYLE

Tracee Ellis Ross and I Have a Lot in Common...
Well that’s kind of stretching it, but here’s the story. So a couple weeks ago, my bestie, affectionately known as “Zeekdasuperstar” tagged me in Tracie Ellis Ross’s post on Instagram about these fab eye pads. Her post stated “Everyone seems curious as to what brand these eye pads are…they work very well and are a favorite of myself and @anthonyanderson.” 
Well this just made our day! Especially since Zeek and I basically consider ourselves on the same level as celebrities anyway (no shade. Just saying, we’re in the same room with them all the time). In fact we had taken a similar picture in October, on our way to Atlanta to see the Outkast concert (which was absolutely amazing! Insert screaming school girl visual). Hmmm, just a funny coincidence? Or nah? 
Anyhoo, we received this awesome product in our gift bags, when we attended New York Fashion Week with the StyleMayvin, herself last Fall. They were a collaboration with designer, Erin Featherston and Skyn Iceland, used on models backstage. Skyn Iceland stated, This season, we teamed up with acclaimed fashion designer, Erin Fetherston to create the ultimate fashion week surv-eye-val kit: a super-sized bag of our award-winning Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. All dressed-up in Fetherston's signature feminine, whimsical style, it's packed with 10 pairs--to firm, tone and de-puff delicate under-eye skin in 10 minutes flat. Perfect for pre and post-show pampering from backstage to the best seats in the house.”

Well let me just tell you these things work!! All the claims they make are absolutely true! They literally make you look like you had a few extra hours of sleep. They take away puffiness, reduce dark circles and kinda take at least one year off your face! I’ve seen a lot of products for under eye issues, but this one really does step up to the plate. I must say I’m honored to have snagged a complimentary bag! I’m starting to see celebrities everywhere posting their “getting ready” pics with them. They’ve definitely made a customer out of my clients and myself! Who doesn’t love a product that will do just what it says it does? Unfortunately, that’s so rare these days. Kudos to Skyn Iceland! 

Check out their website www.skyniceland.com for the gels and other products gaining cult following. You can thank me later. 

Net-a-Porter SALE

What style obsessed person do you know who wouldn't love to buy fabulous designer duds at an awesome price? Well, now's the time! One of my favorite sites, Net-a-Porter recently launched its end of 2014 sale. And you know what that means don't you? It means you can get looks like this...

...at discounts as deep as 50% off just in time to stun everyone at the company Christmas party with style and grace. Top brands like Burberry, Chloe and Alexander McQueen are just a few of the many you will find on sale now at Net-a-Porter.com.


The world of short films now has a great new addition. Whenever Karl Lagerfeld makes a statement of any kind, I listen. The things that come from his mind are pure genius...true works of fashion art and I am always amazed to see what he will come up with next.
The newest installment to Karl Lagerfeld films really made me smile. To see Pharrell and Cara Delevingne dancing and singing together...well, it made me fashion happy. Take a look and "see see" for yourself.

And what about that cameo by Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of Charlie Chaplin? Perfection.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chamilia - Cyber Monday Deals

Chamilia, a Swarovski Group brand that sells customized jewelry, announced that it will promote a special program online for Cyber Monday, from November 28 to December 1, 2014. When purchasing Chamilia Murano Glass Charms at Chamilia.com, consumers will receive 20 percent off with the purchase of two, 30 percent off with the purchase of three, and 40 percent with the customer purchase of four.
There are more than 400 exclusive charms available from the Chamilia brand. The line is made from sterling silver or 14 karat gold and features genuine Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Zirconia, or glass that is handmade using the finest ingredients. The brand follows strict Swarovski guidelines for quality and aesthetic standards.

This promotion will include the collection introduced exclusively for Holiday 2014:
Ribbon Candy Holiday 2014 Collection—This charm group includes four Italian Murano Glass charms in Ice Princess, Frosty Teal, Blue Ice, and Twilight. The classic glass charms were created with a festive ribbon pattern for holiday, and the colors were chosen based on trending colors in jewelry and fashion for winter 2014. The charms in this collection retail for $35.

For more information about the Chamilia brand, please visit www.chamilia.com.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ann Taylor + St. Jude Children's Hospital

As often as possible, I like to share ways that people who love to shop (like us) can give back and here's a great opportunity for fans of Ann Taylor!
 As part of Ann Taylor’s annual partnership with St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the brand has created a limited-edition elephant charm jewelry collection. Available in-stores and online on November 11th, 50% of the purchase price will benefit St. Jude’s. Isn't that awesome?

Ann Taylor has chosen the elephant because Elephants are believed to bring good luck, they have a high retentive memory which is symbolic of the medical research performed at St. Jude. Elephants also live in families, and if something happens to one family member, the community adopts the affected family for life. This is symbolic of how St. Jude takes care of families whose children are affected by deadly diseases. And I for one think that the Elephant is beautiful and graceful so that makes them the perfect choice and too top it all off... Elephants live for a very, very long time. 
Let's all do what we can to further the efforts of those dedicated workers at St. Jude Children's Hospital taking great care of some of the most beautiful children in the world who just happen to need a helping hand. Shop the collection NOW

Dodge Viper ACR Concept - AutomotiveSTYLE

The SEMA trade show is the perfect place to gauge reaction to concept vehicles of all types. That was the plan for the Dodge Viper ACR Concept recently on display at SEMA.
The Dodge Viper ACR Concept featured an aggressive carbon-fiber front splitter and a new rear wing mounted on sculpted aluminum stanchions. The front fascia was outfitted with carbon-fiber dive planes, adding to overall performance.
Rolling on 19-inch wheels, the Viper ACR Concept featured a Slingshot wheel design similar to the wheels on the Dodge Charger SRT and Dodge Challenger SRT.
A new ACR sill badge and a Stryker nose badge identified the Dodge Viper ACR Concept.The white Dodge Viper ACR Concept at SEMA featured distinctive ACR stripes. True to the original ACR design, a black stripe ran down the center of the Viper and an offset red accent stripe ran through the full length of the vehicle on the driver’s side, including through the steering wheel.

Lincoln Black Label Part Deux - AutomotiveSTYLE

Redefining what it means to shop for, purchase and own a luxury automobile, The Lincoln Motor Company is delivering Lincoln Black Label. Unveiling details of a dealer network that offers personalized service as exceptional as the vehicles it sells, Lincoln recently announced its plan to provide an enhanced shopping and service experience to complement luxuriously appointed Black Label vehicles that surround occupants in premium materials.
When the program launches in December, 32 dedicated Lincoln Black Label dealers in six states will provide showroom space dedicated to serving Black Label customers. Lincoln plans to expand the network nationwide in late 2015.

At launch, Black Label will be offered on the 2015 Lincoln MKZ midsize premium sedan and the 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility. Ultimately, Black Label versions of all new Lincoln vehicles will be available in the U.S. Black Label will be launched in China later in 2015 under the name Presidential.
The first generation of Lincoln Black Label design themes drew inspiration from a variety of sources – from fashion and food, to luxury travel and architecture. Each was created to make driving a Lincoln a more personal, emotive experience. Set to debut on the Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKC are Indulgence, Center Stage, Modern Heritage and Oasis.

All four interior themes showcase some of the finest automotive materials, including Alcantara-wrapped headliner, pillars, package tray and accent details; Venetian leather on the seating surfaces, armrests and doors; fully leather-wrapped and stitched instrument panel, console and doors; subtle branding elements with unique Lincoln perforation designs; and elegant trims of crafted woods or woods rare to the automotive industry.

While delivering sumptuous interior luxury, Lincoln Black Label vehicles will feature understated exterior cues.Customers can choose from a palette of standard exterior colors exclusive to Black Label: Black Tie, Confidential White and Crystal Silver are core colors, and are offered with all interior design themes. Other standard exterior color choices are Chroma Flame, a deep red; Chroma Couture, a rich brown; and Notorious, a vibrant blue.
Earlier this week, Lincoln hosted a party in LA to celebrate the Black Label launch. Check out some photos of who was in attendance.

Anna Kendrick

Garcelle Beauva