Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

The ultimate dichotomy of innocence and seduction, NARS Spring 2008 mystifies with a melange of hues delicate yet robust, creating the modern hybrid of feminine temptation. Gossamer pearl and golden champagnes veil eyes with hypnotic subtlety, while shades of burnt sienna, rose and poppy ignite lips with lascivious splendor for an overall look of irresistible attraction.

Due to their wildly popular success, classics Dolce Vita and Belle de Jour are reinvented in new textures; the dusty rose hue of Dolce Vita is given a high shine brilliance in a gloss formulation and Belle de Jour’s nude beige is modernized in a seamless matte finish.

Eyes

  • Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow Metallic rose mist and golden champagne $31.00
  • Abyssinia Single Eyeshadow Delicate Pearl Sheen $21.00

Lips

  • Success Lipstick Burnt sienna $23.00
  • Manhunt Lipstick Sheer poppy red $23.00
  • Dolce Vita Lip Gloss Dusty rose $23.00
  • Greek Holiday Lip Gloss Sparkling Pink Sand $23.00
  • Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Nude Beige $23.00

Cheeks

  • Orgasm The Multiple Peachy Pink with Shimmer $36.50

Available: January 2008@ www.narscosmetics.com.

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Bobbi’s Inspiration: “Raspberry is a brilliant way to wear color. It brings out the natural flush of pink on cheeks. There’s a shade of raspberry for every complexion — from pink to deep raspberry.”

Pink Raspberry Face Palette ($55.00)
The new Pink Raspberry Face Palette has everything a woman needs to get the Spring look. This limited edition compact features a beautiful range of cool, neutral tones for eyes offset by sheer shades of pink raspberry for lips and cheeks.

  • Exclusive Navajo Eye Shadow
  • New, Exclusive Fog Eye Shadow
  • New, Exclusive Pink Raspberry Blush
  • New, Exclusive Raspberry Lip Sheer
  • New, Exclusive Blue Raspberry Lip Sheer

Pink Raspberry Mini Brush Set ($55.00)
The new Pink Raspberry Mini Brush Set includes key makeup brushes to create the look of the season. A soft, zip around black case with a raspberry interior features four of Bobbi’s most popular mini brushes: Blush, Eye Shadow, Eye Liner and Lip.

Lip Crayon ($22.00)
Bobbi’s new Lip Crayons offer the luxurious feel of lipstick in the convenience of a jumbo sized, crayon-inspired pencil. This non-drying formula has a smooth, creamy feel and color that lasts all day. Each pencil comes with a complimentary custom sized sharpener.

  • Pink Raspberry
  • Wild Raspberry

Black Raspberry lip sheer ($22.00)
This light, creamy formula is designed to give lips a wash of see-through color. Now available in a beautiful new Black Raspberry shade.

Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks ($22.00)
This award winning cream-based formula is great for both lips and cheeks. Now available in two new shades of raspberry that work on a wide range of skin tones.

  • Pink Raspberry
  • Raspberry

Pink Raspberry Glitter Lip Gloss ($19.00)
To complement the Pink Raspberry Face Palette, Bobbi introduces Pink Raspberry Glitter Lip Gloss. This beautiful new shade offers high shine and shimmer.

Pink popsicle Lip Gloss ($19.00)
The perfect touch of color for Spring. Bobbi’s new Pink Popsicle Lip Gloss offers a bright burst of clear color.

Bobbi Brown’s Spring 2008 Pink Raspberry Collection will hit stores this January 2008! Check out photos to go along with this new collection… Continue reading →

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Denim Fetiche

When you wear your jeans, you wear your own legend. The legend of jeans was built by those who have worn them — everyone from cowboys, Indians and gold miners to Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Brigitte Bardot and the Rolling Stones — not to mention Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and so many others. Jeans may be a uniform, but they are unique on everyone!

These trousers made of denim that all of us eternal adolescents try to get into year after year are more than just a garment; they are an accessory that lets us feel at ease and change our look quickly. What if the 15 minutes of fame Warhol promised all of us were right there on our legs? What could be more flattering and essential to us than our favourite jeans, no matter what the style or label? They not only cover our bodies, but also reveal our fantasies when they are embroidered, patched, bleached, dyed or customised to create something unique.

Denim can be streetwise, chic, basic, sophisticated, masculine, sexy and more. This symbol of rebellion gets you moving — to its own beat. For the spring-summer 2008 Givenchy Le Makeup collection, I wanted to pay homage to this companion that has the elegance to age along with us, this paradoxical fabric that, even though it has been elevated to “Couture” status, remains faithful to us and helps us express ourselves. It is the ultimate “made-to-measure” product, since it adapts to every figure. Like the pioneers of the Wild West or elegant Parisians, your days and nights will be filled with the spirit of DENIM FETICHE.

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Monday, December 3rd, 2007

You’ll find THE GUERLAIN WOMAN everywhere you least expect her. Playful, she doesn’t hesitate to mix classical with contemporary styles. Cultured, she never misses the latest art exhibit, concert and new novel. Gourmet and passionate, she’s a real connoisseur of fine food and drinks. She is totally alive, in every way. She works. She plays. She travels. She has brunch at the Bosco Cafe in Moscow, strolls along the Via Montenapoleone in Milan, shops on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, relaxes at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, dines in London’s Mayfair district and yet, when she finds herself at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan, she’s still dazzled.

Ombre Eclat 4 Shades Eyeshadow($57.00)

  • 400 Fleur de Feu (Limited Edition)
  • 440 Corail Ambre
  • 460 Rose Boise
  • 461 Violette du Soir
  • 480 Perle d’Argent
  • 481 Bronze Dore
  • 490 Cendrillon Cendre

KissKiss Stick Gloss ($28.00)

  • 964 Fleur de Feu (Limited Edition)
  • 960 Candy Pink
  • 961 Cherry Pink
  • 962 Grape Juice
  • 963 Berry Pink
  • 940 Vanilla Beige
  • 941 Brown Toffee
  • 942 Mango Fizz
  • 920 Jelly Red

Available: February 2008 at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Sephora.

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Monday, December 3rd, 2007

HauteLook is a private club which organizes exclusive 48 – 72 hour on-line private sales for its members. Held only for the top designer brands in the fashion industry, HauteLook provides an exclusive platform where these brands can reach their customers directly. As a result, HauteLook members are able to receive discounts of up to 75% off of retail prices on the latest fashion merchandise from the comfort of their home or office. Prior to each sale, an invitation will be sent to members announcing the brand and the date the sale will start. Exclusive HauteLook streaming videos are produced for each brand, and are available for viewing prior to, and during each sale. These videos include backstage footage from our brands fashion shows, interviews with the designers about their collections and inspirations, and/or snapshots from the brands upcoming collections. Each video will be unique in its viewpoint, so keep checking back.

These event driven sales are reserved exclusively for HauteLook members – that’s why you should join!  Signing up for an HauteLook membership is free. To become a member and begin receiving invitations to upcoming sales, sign up here.

InStyle’s Holiday 2007 Gift Finder is a great set of gift guides and shopping ideas for several personality types.  Now, I know you haven’t missed any of Temptalia’s gift guides (more to come!), but check out InStyle’s for even more ideas!  See their ideas for:  The Trendy Friend, The Classic Lady, The Fellas, The Professional, The Vampy Vixen, The Free Spirit, The Jet Setter, The Urban Dweller.

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Overall, The Stylistics proves to be a very lovely, dazzling collection of pearls, baubles, and all-around classy packaging. Indeed, the packaging is incredibly reminiscent of last year’s Couture collection, with a few exceptions; obviously, the embellishments are different from last year’s, but instead of gunmetal, they’ve used a shiny, black metal instead. Last year’s held fingerprints like crazy, and over time, parts of my lipstick tubes have tarnished a bit. As a result, I have to say I like this year’s go-round better, because I always hated how easily you could see smudges on Couture’s packaging. The lipsticks are all luxuriously rich and pigmented, which makes them to-die-for. The lipglasses are lovely, but I’m not as stunned by them as I had hoped to be (I adore this formula – it’s sheer and yet adds so much dimension on top of any lipstick). I was 100% utterly disappointed in the Sheerspark Pressed Powders–they did not give me any pay off except for some chunky glitter. I’m personally wondering if perhaps too much oil had accumulated in the testers from customers, and it just made the product unusable, but we’ll see. I’ll ask at The Stylistics’ party tonight, just to get a clear answer!

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