Posts Written On December 12, 2010

Black Swan Movie

When I saw the trailer for this, I knew it was going to be amazing!  Natalie Portman is a dancer and trained in ballet, tap and jazz since she was 4 so it was no surprise when she nailed this role with impeccable dance skills and incredible acting.

The music created just the right amount of suspense, the dance studio parts made me yearn to put on pointe shoes again!  The makeup during her last performance was breath taking!  Someone has to to a tutorial on this make up!  Here is one that I found on YouTube.  Can’t wait to start my ballet classes at Peridance in NYC 🙂

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Holiday Lips: No Time to Be Shy

The holidays are no time to be shy about lip color, and to me they mean it’s time to break out the reds and berries. If you are a neutral-gloss-wearing type who never wears a strong color on your mouth, now’s the time to upgrade to muted red or a berry stain. If, on the other hand, your makeup bag is already bursting with saturated these colors, now is the time of year to go full-on, especially at night and especially for parties, or to even deepen your shades with a bit of black.  

My all-time favorite red is Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani #400 (not 401 as inexplicably recommended by Lucky in their September 2010 red lipstick piece – it’s way too orange). A close second and quite an unsung hero among reds is NARS’s Red Lizard. While everyone is falling all over themselves over Lancome’s Absolute Rouge, NARS’s Jungle Red and MAC’s Russian Red, Red Lizard is an incredibly flattering shade and a much truer, richer red than these, although its texture is just a tad dry. Further along the glossy spectrum, one product stands alone: Chanel’s Dragon Satin Lip Lacquer. Applied generously with the wand, it’s rich, saturated and striking. Patted down with your finger or a tissue it’s muted more like a stain. Of course, my old standby – a lifesaver for on-the-subway-on-the-way-to-the-party touchups is NARS’s Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. So quick and so easy, I often wear it during the day. If you have a darker complexion or are a woman of color, MAC’s Ruby Woo will be a knockout on you. For fairer-skinned among us, this color looks clownish, but I have literally stopped Asian and African American women on the street and asked them what they are wearing and often this is the color.
Chanel’s Lune Rousse. As a member of the Rouge Coco line, its texture couldn’t be more perfect, it feels like a dream going on and lasts seemingly forever. Despite all the press about Ballet Russe (it has seemed to show up in every magazine lately), I find it too severe. Other lovely berry shades are MAC’s old standby Diva and Lancome’s Le Rouge Absolu in Merlot.

If you’ve already ventured into red and berry territory and want to turn it up a notch, add a dab of MAC Lipmix in Black to your lipcolor. Lipmix is the next generation following Mattene lipstick in Midnight Media from a couple of years ago that sold out so fast everyone’s heads were spinning. 

If all this is still too much for you and you still have the urge to leave your lips neutral, I’ll leave you with one idea that I stumbled upon last New Year’s: swipe a bit of sheer orange gloss over your usual lipstick for a festive pop of color that will go with just about anything but will help your look stand out. My personal favorite – because it’s not too orange-y – is Smashbox’s Alluring. Use it over a neutral pencil, on top of your usual neutral color, or even combined with a stronger color (I use it in the center of my top and bottom lips even over red when I’m going out at night).
Happy holidays!

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Book it, Bag it, Done

Caitlin Philips is the mastermind behind Rebound Designs, a hard cover book turned purse concoction. I saw her stuff at the One of a Kind Art Show in New York, but she is based in Washington DC. These are really interesting and a great spin on eco/green friendly fashion.  I think it’s the perfect gift for that person you don’t know what to buy for… Like your aunt in Ohio?  I have no clue… If I got one for you, what book would you want on the cover? 

The Book Purse: A Novel Accessory

Each Book Purse is made from an actual book cover, but bibliophiles should not fret-no first editions were harmed! All of the books are rescued from library discards, yard sales, thrift shops, grandmothers’ attics, and the occasional dumpster. Great care is taken to find books that are unwanted, obsolete, or damaged. 

The entire cover becomes the frame for the purse, with the spine as the bottom, so the longer the book, the wider the purse. Every purse is fully lined with a complementary 100% cotton fabric, and the handles are hand beaded to match as well. Each purse also has a small pocket, perfect for a slim cell phone or wallet. 

The Book Purses are entirely functional handbags, and every book cover has been reinforced for strength and durability. Due to the nature of old books, some have “love marks” from previous owners, but this only adds to the character and uniqueness of each purse. While the Book Purses are meant to be used, they should be treated with care, like you would treat any special old book you treasured. 

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TORONTO * So Bossy!

“Look at you…


with them… Jimmy Choo’s off

Who taught you how to put some…

Jimmy Choos on?

[Yeezy taught me]”
–Blame Game @kanyewest;
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album

I have to shout out my girls, The Bossy Girls, Caitlin & Vili for this month’s Toronto Life magazine cover.
TAKING CARE of fashion in Toronto and styling some of the nations biggest features! Peep the details below.

Photographer : Matt Barnes

Styling: The Bossy Girls ; Jimmy Choo’s provided by David’s

Make Up : Jasmine Glass

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(NY) SantaCon

Today I went out on the street and saw 7000 Santas!  Did you know it’s SantaCon! It is the biggest mass gathering of people dressed as Santa Claus… So cool right? It’s madness out here. Happy holidays..

Washington Square
“SantaCon is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious & non-logical Santa Claus convention, attended for absolutely no reason”, says the description on NYC Santa Claus official web page.

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