Wednesday, December 29, 2010

6 New Year's Eve Hair Tutorials + Glam Hair Accesories under $10

New Year's Eve is Fast Approaching here is a collection of 6 incredible New Year's Eve detailed hair tutorials including last minute Fab hair accessories for under $10!

1. Freida Pinto / Audrey Hepburn Inspired Updo
This quick and easy updo is inspired by Audrey Hepburn and is seen on Freida Pinto hear in a Loreal Ad. Watch the video below for the complete tutorial by the amazing Johnny Lavoy and Loreal Elnett hairspray.

2. Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 Byzantine Inspired Updo 
This amazing Chanel Inspired look comes to us from Refinery 29. Click here to find the entire story with many other New Years Eve hair ideas.
Photo and Story Credit: Refinery 29.
From Refinery 29: Above, from left: Chanel Paris-Byzance Metiers D'Art Show hair by Vincent Lappartient, photo courtesy of Chanel; Anthropologie Glittering Arc Barrette, $18, available at Anthropologie; Lipsy Pearl Detail Hair Band, $17.24, available at ASOS.

3. Scarlett Johansson Inspired Updo w/Headband
One of my all time favorite makeup and beauty vloggers is Pixiwoo. Here they take you through all the steps of creating a scarlett Johansson Inspired Updo perfect New Year's Eve. You can also find a tutorial for the makeup for this look HERE.

4. Modern Chignon
This quick and easy updo is perfect for any cocktail dress! Its also ready perfect for embellishing with crystal and statement hair clips and pins. Watch the video below for the complete tutorial by the amazing Johnny Lavoy and Loreal UK Elnett hairspray

5. Red Carpet Updo Inspired by Katherine Heigel
One of my all time favorite looks by Johnny Lavoy. He's truly a phenomenal hair stylist. This looks is a little more advanced but Jonny Lavoy takes you through each and every step with great detail.

6. Hair Accessories under $10 you can use for all these looks.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to look incredible this New Years Eve. Pair any of these hair accesories under $10 with one of the tutorials above for an unforgettable New Year's Eve Look! All of these selections are from places you can shop locally which is perfect for all you last minute people ;).

Lavish Headband - Forever 21           Karina French Couture Flower Comb Set - Ulta
Karina French Couture Snowflower Rhinestone Comb -Ulta
      Embellished Bobby Pin Set - Forever 21
Flying Bird Feather Headband - Forever 21                Faceted Bead Floral Hair Pins - Forever 21
 Netted Rosette Headband - Forever 21            Feather HairClip - Forever 21  
Have a glamorous New Year's Eve everyone!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Luxuries for New Year's Eve - Etsy Treasury

MarquiseDePompadour was kind enough to feature our piece When Deco Met Pearl.. in the Etsy treasury Luxuries for New Year's Eve.
Click on the image to be taken to the treasury featuring enchanting vintage and handmade statement pieces perfect for new years eve!
When Deco Met Pearl is available HERE on Holiday Special for $90.
Thanks again to MarquiseDePompadour for featuring our piece!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fab Editorial: Bonnie and Clyde

Every once and I while I see an editorial that makes me gasp, not just because of the beautiful faces and beautiful clothes, but the captivating theme/story and mood. Such is the case with Aram Bedrossian's take on Bonnie and Clyde featuring Ollie Edwards and Elise Digby. After seeing all this intrigue and fashion I've never felt more compelled to rob a bank...

Happy Holidays Everyone! more important than gifts and parties remember to tell everyone you love how much you care about them! :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Styling Ideas + Ukranian Inspiration

Here are some inspiring winter looks with some great styling ideas. Not only will they help you avoid a winter style slump between and after all the holiday parties but can also provide lots of great snowed in -and-play-dress-up-with-mocha-in-hand inspiration ;) Stay warm everyone!
Amanda Norgaard -Winter Sonata New York Times Style Winter Ed 2010
I love the long skirts, sweaters and tons of pearls.
Shop Bop Hit Knits lookbook
Free People November 2010 Lookbook
Great snowed-in look
Keeping winter Glam: Bracelets & Bangles over gloves ~ channeling the Opera & Chanel''s Fall 2005 line
Shocking pink lipstick can brighten any look (especially white!)
Anna Rudenko by Jamie Nelson for Harper’s Bazaar en Español November 2010
Dominika Krcmáriková by Dennison Bertram for Marie Claire Czech December 2010
Red Lips.  Izzy, Mirielle & Marie-Helene by Jamie Nelson for Elle Mexico 
Cato Van Ee by René Habermacher
Dioni Tabbers by Felix Lammers for Glass #4
Last Stop: Hana Soukupova by Greg Williams

Lastly, I saw this Ukranian/Russian Christmas special on Chicago TV a few years ago and although I didn't understand one word of it I loved the girl's fashionable take on traditional Ukranian/ Russian clothes. Her multistrand pink necklace, headband with flowers and ribbon, braids.. her whole look. So with the help of google translate I was able to find a video! Here is Ani Lorak (I believe she is a famous Ukranian singer) in "Вечера на хуторе близ Диканьки" which translates to 'Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka.'

I hope you guys like it- I love fashion from other cultures..
Happy Holidays Everyone! Stay warm :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

* * *We are all made of Stars..* * *

For those of you who don't already know - I'm 2 parts chic and 1 part geek. After seeing galactic-inspired fashion from the likes of Christopher Kane and Alberta Ferreti I thought I'd share my favorite celestial inspired pieces as well as some of my favorite Hubble Telescope images and amatuer photos. Enjoy!
Alexandra B for Harpes Bazaar Arabia May 2010
Milky Way over Lake Mary, Flagstaff AZ. Photo by L Brumm Photography and Design
My Etsy Finds:
Starry Eyes a Stargazers Necklace by Sundust Studio  
Flameworked Dichroic Galaxy Marble by Emmett Hollander
Cobalt Lapis Lazuli Prite 14K gold filled Necklace by Atlantisak
The Cosmos Necklace . Agate . Brass Filigree . by Vickiorion
Nebular RCW49 -Hubble Telescope
Dark Amethyst ring - La Pisette $105
Katy Perry in Kaufman Franco
Christopher Kane Bow Blouse - Photo Credit: Courtney D'Alesio Elle Fashion Street Chic New York
Amethyst Clusters - I adore these Photo credit: Table Tonic
Photo Credit: Cafe Fashionista
Ruby Mines Silver Tassel Fireball Necklace -HERE on Holiday Sale for $35
J.Crew Super Skinny Glitter Belt in Black  and J.Crew Magic Wallet Crushed Glitter
Charcoal Printed Silk Dress by Alberta Ferretti 
Tanga Moreau & Angela Lindvall by Peter Lindbergh
Small Magnetic Cloud - Hubble Telescope
 Digital Printed Inner Galaxy Fashion Vest by YourEyesLie
If your looking for a great telescope for yourself or a gift I highly recommend the Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Reflector Telescope. Buy it HERE on Sale for $189
Persied Meteor Shower August 13 2010 - Grazalema Southern Spain Jorge Guerrero -Getty Images

Erickson Beamon Galactica Necklace
Blu Bijoux Star Ring
Tiffany Star Drop Earrings
Starry Night Over Rhone - Van Gogh One of my all time favorite pieces..
Galcenter MSX C1 - Hubble Telescope
I just love this.. Paper Stars by jennrivo on Deviant Art
Have a lovely day everyone!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Coffee and Cream: Glamourus Java-hued nudes + blacks

Oh Coffee.. my first love. ;) Today I thought I'd express my love for coffee in terms of fashion. One of my favorite combinations is nude and black or as I like to call it Coffee and Cream. Here are some of my favorite java-hued looks with plenty of taupe, nude, beige, cream, tan and black. 
Kim Kardashian Front Row at Jill Stuart 2011 Spring Fashion show
my famous cappacinos- considering doing a tutorial for them..
Thurley Decadence Sequined Wrap Dress
Camilla Belle in Valentino

Vera Wang Spring 2010 Ad
When Deco Met Pearl.. Crystal Pearl and Ribbon Necklace- Available HERE on Holiday Special for $90
Vera Wang Spring 2010 Ad
Eva Mendes in Miu Miu
Mek Denim Fall 2010 Ad
Badgley Mischka Women's Formslag Platform Pump
Kristen Stewart in Lace Valentino Dress
Valentino Leather Rosette Jersey Top
Balenciaga Spring 2006 - One of my all time favorites
Mod Cloth Romance and Intrigue Dress -Available HERE  on Holiday Special for $55
Megan Fox in Alexander Wang
Vena Cava Spring 2011 Runway Nails
Butter London. Apply three coats of the creamy espresso Yummy Mummy to short press-on nails, and then paint a half-moon of Jack Black above the bottom cuticle. (STYLIST LINK HERE)
BCBG Pleated Lace Dress

Markus Lupfer Dress

These glamourus java hued looks looks are fantastic for holiday parties and compliment all skin tones and hair colors + the contrast of nudes and black help you stand out at any gathering! :)
Thats all for now- take some time out to enjoy your coffee. Have a lovely day everyone!