Monthly Archives: July 2011

6 Party-Perfect Hairstyle and Dress Combos

hair: Nanette Lepore, fall 2011; dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs

We’re always itchin’ for a little extra advice and what could be better than nearly a week’s worth of hair and dress combinations? Be still our beating fashion heart! Refinery29.com doesn’t disappoint with their collection of matching looks and we’re bringing them right to you. Whether parisian prep or total flower girl, summertime is here and there are fashion and beauty ideas aplenty! The best part about this gallery is that it draws from the runway and translates those sometimes wild looks into practical ensembles with all the product haircare details you need. Which combo are we ready to piece together? Twist our hair into a nouveau braid a la Nanette Lepore’s fall 2011 runway and give us a geometric printed dress to drape ourselves in. Now if we only had a party to go to with brightly colored cocktails…

5 Ways to Soothe Sandal-Beaten Feet

Letting your feet fly free in the summer may feel good at first but after a long day pounding the pavement in strappy sandals they need some TLC. Taking care of your feet is just as important as taking care of the rest of your body—they support you, they keep you active, they give you an excuse to spend too much money on fabulous shoes! But tending to your treads is a unique process, one that must begin with a thorough cleansing. Sanitize your feet first and then follow up with a deep soak. Now that your tootsies have been primed and relaxed, emplore a quality scrub to slough away dead cells and break down troublesome calluses. Give your dogs a massage with hydrating lotion and finish by coating them in a night cream under a sock (a surefire way to lock in that moisture!) Follow these steps and more at InStyle magazine and learn how to keep yourself glowing with their broad range of summer skincare tips.

Some of the looks that ahhh’d in the Ooh La La night…

Ah the times you see someone that makes your head turn and your eyes scroll from top to bottom – here are some from June 24th’s fashionable crowd at The Allegria Hotel, Long Beach, Long Island~

The Right Color for Your Color

What works for a blonde may not work for a brunette… and certainly won’t for a redhead! With so many makeup products and shades out there today, how do we filter through all the eye-popping hues to find the right ones for our hair color? Ever the wiser big sister, Marie Claire magazine once again saves the day. Catering to all budgets and hair colors, this photo article not only gives you the best color advice but also a brief explanation as to why these are the right shades for you—all you redheads will learn that your makeup shouldn’t compete with your vibrant hair, brunettes will finally understand the importance of clean eyebrows, and blondes will stop overpowering their faces with too much color. So put down that shadow brush, set aside that tube of lipstick, and make sure that your makeup is working for you, gorgeous!