July 2011 archive

Get Ready for Fall!

Fall is fast approaching, but don’t worry. This year, Fall is all about keeping both hair and make up simple and sophisticated. Bare or nude faces and elegant hairstyles graced the runway. This season’s colors would revolve around deep, dark tones and metallics. Pops of color would be oranges, reds and pinks. Here are some pegs that would give you guys an idea.

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The UK Bans Ads from Lancome and Mabelline

According to the Daily Mail, the Advertising Standards Authority in England has banned certain beauty ads in the country for being too airbrushed. This isn’t the first time England has done this either. They claim that the ads are misleading and MP Jo Swinson says they create a false impression of beauty. Swinson and Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, have set up a Campaign for Body Confidence.

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Designer Washington Roberts Opens Online Store

Washington Roberts 2011

Friend to the blog and designer Washington Roberts, fresh out of African Fashion Week, has opened an online boutique at washingtonroberts.com. Now you can find all of his new and upcoming designs. Washington Roberts ships internationally, but shipping is free for American shoppers. Proceeds from each sale benefit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure via Every Swipe Counts.

Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Is A Must

I always talk about Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray because it is the truth. For only $30, you can’t beat a spray that withstands sweat and oil and heat. I live in the deep and dirty south. It gets really hot down here,so I sweat a lot. When I spray this stuff, my foundation stays on for 16 hours without any problems. Please check this out during this heatwave.

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

From Urban Decay:
Weightless but powerful, Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray’s temperature control technology keeps your makeup from melting down when it’s warm and humid, or dehydrating when its cold and windy.

How To Put On False Eyelashes

This is a great video by ThomasAdrianna on how to put on false eyelashes. I actually saw the Kiss eyelashes she uses at Walgreen’s yesterday, and they look really nice. I hope you like this video. It really is pretty easy to figure out.

Two Vogues Use The Same Cover

Vogues share double cover

Vogue Hellas, aka Greece, and Vogue Portugal made a serious boo boo this month by using the same photo for their covers. Different editions of Vogue Magazine usually share photos. It is something that is pretty common, but I don’t recall them ever sharing the cover at the same time. What makes this even worse, is the fact that this photo was in the June/July issue of Vogue Paris. Confused yet? I wonder what went down when the snafu was found out. That had to be an incredibly tense and awkward moment, and can you imagine the phone call between the two editors? I would love to be a fly on the wall, wouldn’t you? Photo from Fashionista.com.

TREND Report: mustard

Images via Style.

One of the best things about fall is the changing of the leaves from green to the most amazing bright reds, oranges and yellows.  To embody the spirit of seasonal change this fall, try adding to your outfit one piece in a mustard yellow color as seen on many Fall 2011 runways including Isaac Mizrahi, Fendi, Giambattista Valli and Hermes among others.  The darker brownish tone of the mustard is the perfect way to add a bright color to your outfit, while not being as in-your-face as the sunshine-y yellows of summer.  If you think a yellow skirt just isn’t you, try adding a mustard clutch to any basic outfit to add interest and style.

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United Nude Fall 2011 Shoe Preview

United Nude Fall 2011

United Nude is one of my favorite shoe brands. There is something so European and architectural about them that really appeals to me. They are giving fans a sneak preview of the fall 2011 line due out online August 1st. When I got the email in my inbox, I basically jumped out of my seat. I couldn’t wait to check the shoes out. I can honestly say I was not disappointed. Photos from United Nude.

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