Monthly Archives: March 2011

All That Glitters Isn’t Just Gold

Vena Cava Fall 2011

Alright, I think we can all admit we’re full swing in the Gaga era, right?  And with her road beaded, bedazzled, and paved in extravagance, plenty of us girls want to follow suit, if only for a night or two.  Instead of spending another minute trying to work a meat dress into your style repertoire, give this simple and totally of-the-moment makeup tip a try.  Seen on fall 2011 runways of fashion heavyweights such as Armani and Vena Cava, the glittered out eyelid is a fresh and unexpected twist on party makeup.  Plus, you don’t have to have a makeup artist’s precision to get this look right!  Ready your lid with a good concealer or lid primer and then pick out your favorite metallic shade.  Color your entire upper and lower lids with this shadow and then prepare yourself for the big guns.  Break out that glitter, dust the excess off on the top of your hand, and press the brush onto your lid.  Keep it funky with soft, uneven edges or just enhance that perfect smokey eye you know and love so well.  And don’t forget to bat those lashes, honey.

Spring Forward in a New Pair of Shoes!

Our well-heeled pals at Splendora have left our mouths watering with their rundown of 30 Fabulous Shoes for Spring.  Be warned, this reel isn’t for the faint of fashion heart—from booties to wedges to sandals to slingbacks, there are styles and silhouettes to make every material girl a little dizzy.  And if that wasn’t enough, price points range from Toms’ cool $48 to Louboutin’s indulgent $795.  But while this slideshow answers the question of what to put on your feet this spring, it begs the question of what to wear from the ankle up?  We’re already envisioning cuffed dark denim, a quietly sexy cashmere cardigan, and bouffant hair with Alexander Wang’s Dakota Lace Up booties for drinks with the girls.  Join us in sitting down and swooning over these 30 fabulous kicks and get a little inspiration for your warm weather wardrobe.

Check out Splendora’s full list here.


Maison Martin Margiela, the fashion house responsible for the most avant-garde looks of the past two decades and a Gaga favorite, launches its first fragrance stateside this month.  Underscoring the illusive nature of its namesake designer (Margiela has never revealed himself to the fashion public!), the logo-less brand premiered its scent, (Untitled), in January to endless lines and rave reviews at French shop Colette.  Situating itself on the opposite end of the spectrum from commercial and Hollywood perfumes, (Untitled) is an earthy, backwoods-meets-hay fields unisex fragrance that Margiela himself helped develop.  Sexy, mysterious, subdued, and arresting, the scent packs and punch with touches of jasmine, cedar, bitter orange, and galbanum (think aromatic herbs).  With an unobtrusive label and unassuming moniker, (Untitled) markets itself as being whatever you want it to be.  And hey, when was the last time a beauty product gave you that kind of freedom?

Available at Maison Martin Margiela boutiques nationwide this month.


What’s In Store for Poor Little Dior?

So what’s next for this mega fashion house?  More importantly, WHO is next?  If the Oscar anticipation kept you holed up all weekend then you haven’t heard about John Galliano’s less than savory comments.  After what we can only assume was a long night of wining (whining?) and dining, Mr. Dior himself had a few choice anti-Semitic words.  Needless to say, he was given the well-heeled boot from his position as lead designer yesterday.  So, who is next?  Tongues are wagging with theories and fantasies of who will take over.  Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci seems like a smooth transition as it and Dior are owned by parent company LVMH Moet Hennesy.  But with skeptics wondering if Tisci has proved himself enough at Givenchy, Lanvin’s superstar Alber Elbaz appears to also stand the front of the pack.  Other potential heads include Nina Ricci’s Oliver Theyskens and YSL’s Stefano Pilati.  So the question for all you Dior addicts out there, who would you like to see at the helm?