Month: September 2016
Indie Fashion Week DC Cycle 3 | Oct. 3-9, 2016
Monday, October 3rd– “KISS” at #ModelMONDAYZ – Kickoff Networking Party at The Manor
Tuesday, October 4th– “Controversy” at #StyleISH Styling Competition at Touche featuring Celebrity Stylist Zoe Dupree
Wednesday, October 5th– “Sign of the Times” at WALA Creative Entrepreneur Workshop Series “Trademarks & Copyrights” Use code IndieFashionWeek for 50% Ticket
Thursday, October 6th– “Pop Life” at #StylishMixer Industry Party [Invite Only] at Ping Pong Dim Sum
Friday, October 7th– “Diamonds & Pearls” at #Rendezvous Ready 2 Wear Presentation at L8
Saturday, October 8th– “Let’s Go Crazy” at #FashionNightOut
Sunday, October 9th– “Purple REIGN” at The Indie 500 Fashion Finale
Celebrate National Coffee Day With Sally Hansen
To celebrate National Coffee Day Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole, created a nail look inspired by java. For the nail look, Madeline used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Birthday Suit and Totem-ly Yours to create a coffee bean mani.
Below please find images and a step-by step guide for creating the nail look.
Cult Favorites from Sally Hansen, Rimmel London and Jergens
I wanted to share some cult favorites from the much-adored beauty companies: Sally Hansen, Jergens and Rimmel London.
This list of products never lose their luster, following or ability to enhance your look instantly. Sally Hansen Hard As Nails is an iconic product from the brand, one people still love, rely on and adore to keep their nails in tip-top shape. Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes Mascara is still a go-to for instant volume for your lashes and Jergens, although the product is newer, has now released it in the much adored Cherry Almond Scent that Jergens lovers have always known and loved.
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails:
THINK Protective armor for nails.
WHAT IT IS: The original nail clinic in a bottle. Give your nails the ultimate fortifying treatment with Hard As Nails, a Sally Hansen essential developed to strengthen and support nails. Created to help prevent chipping, splitting and cracking, the multi-tasking formula can be used alone, as a base coat, or as a top coat to seal and protect your manicure. Salon-tested and dermatologist-tested, Hard As Nails provides powerful, long-lasting protection to help nails grow.
For maximum manicure staying power, use before and after applying polish to seal nail edges and create a hard, smooth, chip-resistant surface.
HOW TO USE: Nails must be clean and free of nail enamel, oil, and cream. Apply 1-2 coats to clean dry nails. Brush around nail edges and under nail tips.
WHAT IT COSTS: $2.75
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Mascara
THINK: Lashes so big, lush and flirty, it’s scandalous.
WHAT IT IS: Lashes that get the rumor mill going. Don’t be surprised to find yourself at the center of a scandal with this mascara: Everyone will be whispering that your lashes must be fake when you wear Rimmel London SCANDALEYES Mascara. From the supersized brush to the collagen- and keratin-boosted formula, everything about SCANDALEYES is designed to raise eyebrows and get people talking.
Volume Flash SCANDALEYES Mascara: Get scandalous lashes that cause a stir with this ultra volume-boosting formula, developed to give even the skimpiest lashes a shaped, plumped, exaggerated finish. The secret? SCANDALEYES Mascara is made with a supersized blend featuring triple the collagen and keratin* and a flexible new MaxDensity brush that’s longer, wider, denser and 50% larger than Rimmel’s biggest brush. Instantly captures and plumps each and every lash.
Available shades: Black and Extreme Black
WHAT IT COSTS: $6.99
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer (NOW in the cult classic Jergens scent of Cherry Almond)
WHAT IS : Last year, Jergens® Skincare introduced a game-changing and time-saving way to quickly and intensely hydrate wet skin at the peak moisture moment when it is most receptive to hydration. Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer is formulated to blend effortlessly to water, immediately absorbing and locking in moisture, with no sticky residue. No need to dry before you apply, and no need to wait before you dress. Glide on Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer before you step out of the shower and get 2X the moisturization in 1/2 the time.*
This fall, Jergens® Skincare brings women their breakthrough hydration shortcut in a tried and true Jergens Scent….Create a sensory experience with Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer with Original Cherry Almond Essence, delicately fragranced with the brands timeless and iconic scent.
WHAT IT COSTS: $6.99 for 10 oz.
Covergirl Insiders Community and Custom Lip Cocktail
I’m excited to announce that I have joined the Covergirl Exclusive Insiders Community! The program provides beauty products, makeup tips, and online discussions. I love affordable cosmetics and couldn’t wait to share Covergirl updates.
Yes, there are some benefits to purchasing high-end products but I am here for the everyday girl. She’s the mom waiting in a carpool line or busy professional that has to travel. Both of the women listed have one thing in common, they want to look great!
That’s why I’m a huge fan of the Covergirl brand. Their company provides on-trend makeup and can be purchased at your local drugstore or supermarket. What does that mean? Customers can pick-up the latest lipstick shade while grabbing a carton of milk. I love it!
Recently, Zendaya shared a beauty tutorial on achieving a Custom Lip Cocktail. Anyone can create this face with Oh Sugar! In Caramel, Jumbo Gloss Balm in Caramel Cream, and Queen Collection Lip Gloss in Premier Pink. Click on the video below:
Ann Taylor and St. Jude Elephant Charm Jewelry Collection
Take a look at Ann Taylor’s new limited-edition St. Jude Elephant Jewelry Collection. From November 18, 2016 through January 28, 2017, Ann Taylor will donate 50% of the purchase price per of each item sold from the collection to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The collection is symbolic of the medical research performed at St. Jude: elephants have a high retentive memory and are believed to bring good luck. Elephants also live in families, and if something happens to one family member, another family will take care of the affected family for life, which reflects St. Jude’s mission to take care of families whose children are affected by deadly diseases. And elephants happen to live for a very, very long time.
The collection features a bracelet, necklace, pendant and ring and all pieces are under $50. It will be available at AnnTaylor.com and in stores.
St. Jude Elephant Bracelet, $49.50
- St. Jude Elephant Necklace, $49.50
- St. Jude Elephant Pendant, $39.50
- St. Jude Elephant Ring, $39.50
About St. Jude’s
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
SWEET LIKE CANDY Fragrance by Ariana Grande
Global superstar and recording artist Ariana Grande reveals a new seductively irresistible scent, SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande. The newest pillar of her top-selling fragrance collection in creation with LUXE Brands launches exclusively at Ulta Beauty.
As a force to be reckoned with, Grande shows no sign of slowing down. In the past year, the beloved artist has more than doubled her loyal Instagram following to over 79 million globally, making her one of TIME’s Most Influential People of 2016. Her critically-acclaimed third studio album, Dangerous Woman, reached number one on iTunes in over 70 countries and was the number 1 selling album in the world for the week of its release. Grande’s growing list of successes includes a double-platinum album, two Grammy nominations, and following her latest album, she is the first artist in Billboard Hot 100 history to have the lead single of each of her first three albums debut in the top 10.
For her next beauty venture, Grande shares a delightful daydream sure to consume her growing family of fans around the world. SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande captures a new sexy wink of the popstar’s ever-evolving confidence and style. An extension of her personal expression, every element of the decadent scent carries Ariana’s seductively flirtatious character with hints of sugary playfulness throughout the fragrance story. With the launch of SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande, the starlet could not be more excited to treat fans to her newest fragrance passion.
“Launching my debut fragrance ARI last year was an absolute dream, so I’m thrilled to announce my new fragrance, SWEET LIKE CANDY, to the world! Just like ARI, I wanted the new fragrance to be something that my fans would love so the vibe is sweet, fun and sexy. I’m also obsessed with the bottle which is the perfect shade of matte pink,” said Grande.
LUXE Brands, a beauty industry global leader, is pleased to welcome the newest pillar to the Ariana Grande fragrance portfolio. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner again with Ariana Grande to launch her second fragrance. Ariana took the beauty industry by storm last year when she launched ARI and we have no doubt that she will do it again with SWEET LIKE CANDY! More units of ARI were sold last year than all other new launches and that is a true testament to Ariana’s connection with her fans and the beauty of the fragrance she created,” says Joel B. Ronkin, Chief Executive Officer of LUXE Brands.
A luscious burst of sugar-frosted blackberry and juicy Italian bergamot sparkles with sweet addiction, while creamy cashmere woods whipped with a delicate touch of pink floralcy will keep you coming back for more. The final wink is sure to delight with velvety layers of crème de cassis, fluffy marshmallow and sexy vanilla blended together to leave a head turning, alluring trail.
Sweet Addiction (TOP)
Delightfully Dangerous (HEART)
Sexy Wink (DRY DOWN)
Crème de cassis
The striking bottle is delectably dipped in a ballet pink, matte candy coating. Adorned with a fluffy almost whipped cotton candy pom pom, the jewel like bottle transforms into a feminine confectionary delight for the senses.
The carton alludes to the unique finish of the bottle with vibrant art-deco lettering collaged around an alluringly sweet and sexy portrait of Ariana. The sultry image paired with the fresh, bright letters capture the essence of both Ariana and SWEET LIKE CANDY’s sexy yet playful nature. For a personal touch, each carton is sealed with Ariana’s lip print and signature.
|Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 fl. oz./100ml||$59.00|
|Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml||$49.00|
|Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.0 fl. oz./30ml||$39.00|
|Eau de Parfum Rollerball, .25 fl. oz./7.5 ml||$20.00|
|Hair Mist with Pom Pom Hair Tie 5.0 fl. oz./150 ml (ULTA exclusive)||$20.00|
All prices are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices in US dollars.
Available July 2016 at Ulta.com and July 31, 2016 in Ulta Beauty stores nationwide, followed by a nationwide roll out starting late August with other prestige retailers, including Stage Stores, Lord and Taylor, Bon-Ton, Boscov’s and Macys.com in the US and Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.
ABOUT ARIANA GRANDE
Within less than a year, ARIANA GRANDE captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice—first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.
Yours Truly yielded the game-changing pop smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, which went triple-platinum, landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and seized #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. Meanwhile, the platinum-selling My Everything garnered a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and spawned the six times-platinum hit “Problem.” Upon the single’s release, ARIANA became “the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week,” while the song ranked as the 5th “highest digital song debut for a female artist” and 9th highest ever. Moreover, it debuted at #1 in 85 countries, topping the iTunes Overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks. During release week, My Everything was #1 on Spotify as ARIANA personally rose to #1 on Billboard‘s Artists 100 chart. She also became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs—”Problem,” “Break Free” featuring Zedd, and “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J—in the Top 6 of the Digital Songs Chart. “Bang Bang” went platinum and was Grammy-nominated for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” By the end of the year, she landed four songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the most of any artist in 2014 ARIANA has enjoyed five Hot 100 Top 10 smashes.
In 2013, she was named “Best New Artist” at the American Music Awards. Other accolades followed with ARIANA winning “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards 2014, the “Young Influencer Award” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the “Radio Disney Chart Topper Award,” “Choice Female Artist” and “Choice Single” “Problem” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and more. At the 2014 MTV VMAS, “Problem” was named “Best Pop Video” as well. In November, ARIANA took home the award for “Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock” at the 2015 American Music Awards.
2016 sees her release her mega-anticipated third full-length album, Dangerous Woman, driven by the title track which captured #1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release. “Dangerous Woman” also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums.
ABOUT LUXE BRANDS
LUXE Brands LLC is a prestige beauty company with a portfolio of brands distributed in over 70 countries. It was founded with the mission to develop world-class brands that will endure. The company plans to continue to expand its diverse brand portfolio and establish a solid foundation in the beauty industry. LUXE Brands’ portfolio includes Ariana Grande, Josie Natori and Hawaiian Tropic and the distribution rights in North America for DDF, Institut Arnaud, Jean Patou and Porsche Design.
Malan Breton LONDON Fashion Week SS 2017
LA PERLA LAUNCHED READY TO WEAR COLLECTION – MILAN – SS17
La Perla SS17 Presentation that took place Friday, September 23, 2016, at Palazzo Clerici, in Milano MI, Italy.
LA PERLA SPRING SUMMER 2017
LA PERLA LAUNCHES IT’S READY TO WEAR COLLECTION DEVELOPED THROUGH A UNIQUE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FEMALE BODY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
PALAZZO CLERICI – VIA CLERICI – 5 – MILANO
LA PERLA SPRING/SUMMER 2017 COLLECTIONS
Julia Haart, La Perla’s new creative director, interpreted the concept of liberation in every aspect of her first season. The designer approached the collections with a deep connection to the brand’s founder, Ada Masotti, a corsetière who opened her own lingerie laboratory in Bologna in 1954. Ada Masotti designed lingerie with attention to how women wanted to feel: sensual, beautiful, and comfortable with themselves. As a female Creative Director, Julia Haart shares these values. Among her fixed principles is the desire to liberate women from sacrificing for beauty: curves are intrinsic to feminine identity, and clothes must begin with an understanding of women’s bodies. In the women’s ready-to-wear collection, the designer created clothes with lingerie-expertise inspired by the brand’s close-cut know how. Clothes embrace the body like perfectly fitted lingerie, with fabrics that feel as good on the inside as they look outside. The pieces can be worn by all women on all occasions.
Julia Haart envisioned a journey of liberation through flowering blossoms, geographic maps and colorful, shimmering silk forms as the visual thread that runs through the ready-to-wear collection. The beautiful designs rendered in soft bi-stretch fabric move as the wearer moves, revealing an expert understanding of the female form, the real DNA code of La Perla.
Prints in the collection are eyecatching: the topography of a fjord is transformed into micro and macro motifs, blooming roses reveal entrancing maps nestled amongst their petals in a classic stripe, and dazzling colors illuminate cascades of floral bouquets. The prints adorn closefitted jackets, and highwaisted tailored shorts paired with bralettes and vests that take cues from bustiers, but enhance curves without any traditional wiring. Three showstopping long dresses anchor the collection’s red carpet appeal: a shirt collar is the perfect counterpoint to a high slit, the fjord print is dotted with hand sewn sequins, a calligraphyesque “Autografo” motif embroidered over stretch silk with black inserts emphasizes the décolleté, and silk georgette embellished with soutache inserts plays with sheer detailing at the sides and neckline. These looks are dazzling and refined, but move with stretch to adapt to the female form on the body.
Special attention has been dedicated to Essentials that truly meet the core needs of women’s wardrobes. A bistretch, cool wool Corset Jacket is the undisputed protagonist of the collection, embodying the feeling and support of lingerie with internal cups and finely tailored darts, sized according to bust for the perfect fit inside and out. It fastens with a row of hooks and can be worn without additional undergarments: they are built in. It can also be worn as suiting in its dress version, or paired with new soft wool leggings.
Iterations of the standout jacket are also shown with highwaisted slim cut pants and loose, flowing silk pants. The very same tailoring strategy is at the core of shirts shaped to the body and Tshirts designed and cut for the feminine form, made from silk, cotton and stretch.
LINGERIE AND NIGHTWEAR
Embroidered tulle, Leavers lace and macramé are La Perla heritage fabrics and form the starting point for a collection that has been updated with modern silhouettes like the boy-shorts. In particular, Julia Haart focused on variations of the bra, such as the non-wired pushup bra or the triangle bra with a plunging V neck, which offer unprecedented possibilities for wear and an entirely new feeling of freedom. Alluring macramé reveals its talent for flirting with sheerness in the babydoll, alternating with nude tulle and silk georgette inserts. This fabric becomes the star of not only bras, bodysuits and briefs, but also of a silk dress into which lingerie style codes have been flawlessly translated.
The “Autografo” embroidery is reminiscent of calligraphy that has been sketched over the body, created by an impalpable nude stretch mesh, embroidered with seductive motifs. Here, the bodysuit takes center stage, creating the illusion of being a set thanks to the invisible tulle inserts.
There is no short supply of versatile pieces that elegantly toe the boundary between lingerie and clothing: graphic tops, bodysuits in soft, stretchsilk yarn wrap around the body like a caress.
COLORS: black, silky white, nude, sky blue and red.
BEACHWEAR AND RESORTWEAR
Cascades of pearls outline the curves of the body, transforming onepieces and bikinis into garments begging to be worn both on and off the beach. The color block trend has been freshly interpreted in geometrically-shaped pieces inspired by the allure of the unforgettable bikini worn by Ursula Andress in her turn as a Bond girl in the 1960s. Vivacious energy exudes from these pieces, adorned with stylized starfish, brushed stripes, city maps and colorful plastic panels.
A sensual back is emphasized with cutout accents, while plunging necklines and boy-shorts reveal a new side to swimwear’s personality. Bikinis and onepieces are offered alongside a versatile RESORTWEAR collection conceived to be the 24/7 vacation wardrobe. Fluid bistretch, crêpe and georgette silks, soft viscose and fresh cotton emphasize the effortless femininity of each and every piece.
An elegant cape with contrasting trim and a twotone dress with paneling contributes to the casual glamour of the collection’s rompers and shorts, all of which can be worn at the beach, on a yacht or at a pool party. Special attention has been paid to warmweather jumpsuits, which flow over the body, making them the perfect alternative to an evening dress. Cotton stretch seersucker coverups with multicolored mosaic print that echoes the color palette of the bathing suits are designed with white bands that emphasize shape, and curve around the body. The same mosaic design found in the print transforms into a seductive spider web in the collection’s blockcolor knitwear.
COLORS: cobalt, lagoon blue, red, fuchsia, purple, nude, white and black.
D’Orsey sandals are coated in sparkling sequins and also feature shimmering reflective accents on the shiny upper. Leather platform sandals with crisscross straps boast sleek, ultra-feminine lines. Pumps and booties feature a surprising accent: lacquer heels with streaks of color. Perforated leather mules adorned with floral motifs – inspired by the precious decoration of the signature Petit Macramé collection – represent the extension of lingerie style codes to the realm of accessories. Flat leather sandals with a chain accent and a hand enameled suspender hook complete the collection.
Signature details and a sleek design mark the distinctive look of the new python leather Hook Bag with hand enameled metal suspender hooks. The slight curvature of the front stitching meets the iconic hooks, reproducing the sensuality of suspenders. The rubbereffect matte black and glossy electric-blue are each versatile. The glazed horn charms bearing the letters “LP” feature as an exclusive detail on all the bags.
This precious detail also characterizes the Ada Bag, an homage to Ada Masotti. Its ageless modernity was inspired by the vision of the brand’s founder. This on-the-go model comes in different versions of python or in black calfskin. The leather clutches are veritable mini universes that will hold everything you could need for a special evening. The handcrafted beadandsequin detailing creates reflections and harkens to the floral feel of the ready to wear collection.
Skincare Essentials That Transition Into Fall
As your wardrobe transitions into the fall – so should your skincare. Stock up on the beauty care essentials that help take care of your skin no matter what the cool weather may bring!
Gently exfoliate without over-drying combination skin. Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub is an ingenious concentrated powder cleanser specially formulated to foam up on contact with water, leaving skin 2.5 times as clean as a basic cleanser. The formula gently exfoliates while forming tiny bubbles that dive deep into pores to break up oil and impurities. When you rinse the foam away, oil, debris and dead cells are swept away, for instantly smoother, softer texture and visibly tighter pores after just one use! ($9.99; Drug and Mass Retailers)
Keep skin hydrated and moisturize daily during your morning shower! Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is a revolution in wet skin technology that doesn’t simply calm, smooth and soften, but also heals dry skin and restores your body’s ability to retain its own much-needed moisture. The water-activated properties penetrate deep into skin’s surface all happens in the shower – no rinsing required — so you can just dry off, dress and go! ($10.99; Mass retailers and drugstores October 2016)
Wake up to brighter and soothed skin thanks to the Spa @ Home by Masque Bar Sleeping Mask. This lavender enriched sleeping mask is designed to be left on overnight to relieve dry irritated skin. The scent of Lavender helps you have a good night sleep. Aloe, Witch Hazel and Plant derived ingredients leave skin feeling moisturized and brightened. ($19.99; Walgreens)
Stay sweat free under all the layers and apply Ban Roll-On Deodorant before you head out the door. Traditional antiperspirant and deodorants merely mask odors and reduce odor-causing sweat in general, but Ban’s breakthrough technology specifically targets and virtually eliminates (not cover up) stress odor that others may leave behind. Ban Roll-On Deodorant glides on easily with a formula that provides an outstanding 24 hours of invisible protection against odor wetness. ($4.99, Drug and Mass Retailers)
Take on the new season by trying out these necessities that’ll keep you covered all throughout fall.
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