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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.
Get all the collection details, plus photos… Continue reading →
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.
For photos and the rest of the background on Guerlain’s Spring 2008 collection… Continue reading →
What makeup are you wearing right now? What’s your look/face of the day?
At this very moment, nothing but Olay Complete SPF15, because I’m about to go for a jog and only woke up a short while ago. No makeup needed for a run in the park!
ESTEE MORE THAN MASCARA ($21.00)
For more defined, more conditioned, more beautiful lashes. Get intense definition–for immensely expressive eyes. Get more black impact–shade “More Black” with advanced pigment technology creates the deepest jet black. Exclusive Moisture-Binding formula defines and conditions with two moisturizers for smooth, silky-soft lashes that are never flaky, never brittle. Unique hollow-bristle brush wraps each lash in luxurious color that brings out the beauty deep within your eyes. Why settle for less, when you can have more? Fragrance free. Ophthalmologist-tested.
- Applicator: Small to medium sized brush with densely packed bristles that comes to a point at the end.
- Clumping: Lashes do clump a touch, so you might want to have a disposable mascara wand to run through your lashes in-between the second and third coat to ensure separation.
- Curl: Doesn’t naturally add curl, but it holds one well.
- Ease: Quite easy to apply given the smaller nature of the wand, which allows for more precision to get to harder to reach lashes on the inner area and the lower lashes.
- Length: This mascara definitely delivers on the lengthening promise, because my lashes were definitely getting to that sky-high level that I love.
- Thickening: My lashes appeared a bit thicker, but not overly so, which is mostly good. I wouldn’t want them to be too thick if it meant I’d risk sparseness instead.
- Volume: Some volume, but not a ton. There’s a bit of an illusion of volume because of how black this mascara is, though!
- Best: Who doesn’t love a super rich black mascara? This is a moisture-binding mascara, which means your lashes don’t feel brittle at all–love that. I also liked the length I got out of three coats!
- Worst: It would have been nice to see a bit more volume overall, but I’m not disappointed in this mascara at all.
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.
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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.
Don’t miss out on these fun-filled posts here at Temptalia from the past week…
Catch up on your beauty blogosphere reading, too, with several great posts from the Beauty Blog Network. Continue reading →