Thursday, March 29, 2012

...The Lovely Vanity...

It seems every woman loves a makeup vanity; the concept of sitting down in front of a mirror with all your makeup and perfume before you evokes images of Marlyn and Audrey glamorously applying Chanel and Dior.
Surprisingly, makeup vanities are no longer considered a necessity for the modern woman.. Instead we find ourselves rushing through our morning beauty routine standing in front of the bathroom sink. Somehow we feel that sitting down to an organized table soley devouted to our beauty products and cosmetics will slow us down or is just unnecessary. In reality not only do makeup vanities provide an organized place for all your cosmetics but sitting down allows you to concentrate on a better makeup application.  
A little vanity inspiration courtesy of Dior..
Sophia Loren at Vanity Dresser
Vanity Essentials: An accent tray, Coco Mademoiselle power puff, Chanel no.5 & Nina Ricci Parfum
Rosamosario Mezza Luna Silk-Crepe and Lace Robe
Georgina Chapman breathtaking Mirror vanity photo credit
Suzanne Rogers Vanity photo credit
Basic yet striking Vanity Dresser: a white table with a gorgeous mirror. Mirror available here

The perfect vanity accessory: a gorgeous tray filled with bottles of perfume photo credit

 Exquisite Carved Antique Vanity Dresser

Jenny Packham Lace-appliqued Silk Chiffon Robe
A handheld mirror can help with delicate applications such as winged eyeliner.
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Anthropologie Winter's Peach Mirror
Mor Cosmetics

Jean Harlow

You don't need much to set up vanity dresser... Start by positioning a table and mirror in a brightly lit area, you can hang a large mirror on the wall above the table, and/or use smaller mirrors for close up detailed application like winged eyeliner. Use lovely accents such as trays to hold perfume bottles and palettes, and lone wine glasses to hold makeup brushes. If you don't own any, head to your local flea market for creative accents that double as makeup organizers.
Adding sweet details such as flowers and personal items like a crystal memento or souvenir can make a vanity dresser a beautiful and personal place to sit every morning.
I hope that this encourages you to consider a vanity dresser!

Have a lovely day everyone!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Luck (and glamour!) of the Irish..

St. Patti's is one of our all time favorite holidays, especially here is Chicago where river dying, Irish coffee, parades, and posing for photos with police horses are all apart of a rich, well celebrated tradition. But as far as fashion goes, the attire is predominately dictated by whatever green tack the street sellers are offering. So if you find that you'd like to take things up a notch this year, here is an abundance of green glamour...
Elie Saab Spring 2011 RTW 
 Ruby Mines Emerald Crystal Encrusted Sterling Silver Tassel Earrings
  Jessica Miller for Blugirl Spring 2012 Campaign by Michelangelo di Battista 
 Everyone's favorite dress from Atonement
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 Ashley Green Lucky Magazine
Natasha Poly for Jil Sander Spring 2012 
 Elie Saab Spring 2012 Runway
Milly by Michelle Smith Spring 2011 RTW 
Mulberry Oversized Alexa Bag in Cabbage Green
 Milly by Michelle Smith Spring 2011 RTW 
Vintage Van cleef and Arpels Malachite and Gold Necklace from Princess Grace of Monaco's collection
 Anna Sui Resort 2012
 Toni Garrn & Ymre Stiekema for Max Mara Studio Spring 2012 

Any one of these looks will not only help you stand out in the St. Patrick's day crowds but are sure to bring you a whole lot of luck. ;)
Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fab Editorial: Nicole Trunfio by Zoltan Tombor for You Inspire March 2012

Some Sunday Style Inspiration for Spring...
The lovely Nicole Trunfio donning some of this springs loveliest looks in this impeccably styled editorial.
 images via FGR
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Photo of the Day: The Promise of Spring

Rianne ten Haken in Prada for Harper’s Bazaar Australia
The perfect spring dress for the everyday romantic- fitted with a sweet print, paired with breezy hair and simply accessories.
Perfect for getting swept up in any spring adventure ;)