Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trend Report ................. Statement Jewelry!

Every diva knows the power of adding a bold and unique piece of  extraordinary statement jewelry,  to enhance an otherwise ordinary look! 

With this clever combination of color and materials, the Lislla necklace is a classic statement by Dannijo.

Monique Pean bracelet.

Monique Pean earrings.

Kerry Washington in a statement collar!

Monique Pean's 17" long 18k recycled yellow gold necklace featuring an oval grayish blue walrus ivory piece that hangs from a 4.00ctw black diamond beaded chain.

Monique Pean  ring.

Neck amour fit for a Greek Goddess,  the Caprina  necklace, by Dannijo, is certain to be your favorite statement.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Living the Fashionable Life

Hello Friends,

How are you all? My name is Meagan Morrison and I’m a fellow blogger/full-time fashion illustrator who was asked by Nita to guest blog on Je ne sais quoi Lifestyle. From the minute I landed on her blog, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to contribute to the content of her pages. My blog, Travel, Write, Draw , is about living a fashionable life, interpreting the things I see and experience into illustrations that I can share with the world. Clearly Je ne sais quoi was in perfect alignment with the same sentiment I conveyed of living a life of style, with that certain intangible flare.      

People often ask me what it means to be a fashion illustrator, and the truth is, over the last ten years, the definition has truly changed. Fashion illustrators from the past were integral to the promotion and interpretation of runway collections. This was before photographers became the mainstream mode of capturing and communicating fashion of the moment. Now fashion illustration is about capturing a certain lifestyle: one that involves what and where we eat, shop, vacation, how we decorate our homes, as well as the concerts and museum exhibitions we attend.

To put it simply, fashion illustrators capture the Je ne sais quoi Lifestyle.  Everywhere I go I see inspiration. It certainly doesn’t hurt that I live in NYC’s West Village, where fashionable people, their pets, and children, are always surrounding me. It’s clear that where you buy your cupcakes is as important as where you buy your handbag. This is why it’s just as relevant to me to paint the most savory and elegant foods of the world as it is to paint the most lust worthy accessories. It’s obvious that Nita, like myself, not only appreciates the fashionable life but also grasps that such a thing exists. Fashion is so much more than what we wear.

So there you have it, my brief commentary on the fashionable life and the role I play in interpreting it. I thought it would be nice to include some of my illustrations that I feel depict exactly what I’m trying to convey in words. Hopefully it will inspire you to lead a Je ne sais quoi Lifestyle too.  Much love everyone and many thanks to Nita for this wonderful opportunity.

See you around,

For personal commissions or projects please contact Meagan at:
Guest blogger Meagan Morrison  is a New York based, Canadian fashion lifestyle illustrator  and the author of the extraordinary blog Travel, Write, Draw.  Her illustrations capture the very essence of Je ne sais quoi!

Versace for H&M

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2011 Glitter and Ice ...................... Dazzlespheres!

Diva’s dazzle them this holiday season with MAC Cosmetics’ Dazzlespheres! 

MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2011
Glitter and Ice Dazzlespheres

Mini nail lacquer Ornament
Dark Angel
Style Tip soft pink
Much Adored pearl pale pink
Mistletoe pale gold
Crushed metallics pigment Ornament

Smoky berry ornament
Rose Light
Spicy Smoke dark strawberry
Roasted Chestnut chocolate with gold pearl

Smoky blue ornament
White As Snow snowy
Silver Sleet silver
Wintersky rich blue
Dark Moon jet-black

Plum ornament
Light Violet
Seasonal Cool sparkling brown
Misty pale silver

Neutral ornament
Bare Necessity (dazzleglass)
Get Rich Quick (dazzleglass)
Boy Bait (cremesheen)
Over Indulgence (cremesheen)

Coral ornament
Phiff! (dazzleglass)
Eurobeat (dazzleglass)
On The Scene (cremesheen)
Richer, Lusher (cremesheen)

Pink ornament
Rags to Riches (dazzleglass)
Like Venus (dazzleglass)
Fashion Scoop (cremesheen)
Petite Indulgence (cremesheen

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Extraordinary Interior Design!

“For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.” – Andre Putman

By Nita Y. Barnes of En Vouge Designs

ufted leather, glen plaid, luxurious chenille and bullion fringe embellish this stunning custom designed sectional sofa.  Interior Designer, Nita Y. Barnes of EnVouge Designs said, “my goal was to achieve a sophisticated, warm and inviting environment, without being intimidating. By employing a neutral palette and a demure Peshawar rug, the opulent size of the sofa becomes ever so subtle!”  


emember, “details are the difference between ordinary and extraordinary”!
                             “Le bon Dieu est dans le detail"

                                                 - Gustave Flaubert

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Louis Vuitton......Carousel Fantasy!

Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2012

Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2012
ouis Vuitton’s spring and summer 2012 showing in Paris, was a bold feminine fashion fantasy. The “runway” was a carousel, set up in the extraordinary Louvre Cour Carrée!  According to Marc Jacobs, artistic director,there's a carousel in the Tuileries, and I'm a hopeless New York Francophile, and it's very Paris .....   It's also a bit of a metaphor about this cycle of fashion and how it goes around and around, and regardless of what your references are, whatever you choose to look at, it's just cyclical...We had one of the horses in the office, because all the girls had to pose on it during the fittings.”

Louis Vuitton  Fashion Show

Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2012


astel blues, pinks, soft yellows and mint greens set the mood, except for a handful of greys and navies with bright white underskirts peeping through flower-shaped holes. Broderie anglaise, a type of embroidery with little eyelets edged in buttonhole stitches, was the keystone of the look, with whimsical, oversized daisies adorning buttoned-up blouse collars, skirt suits and dresses.

Louis  Vuitton  Spring-Summer  2012

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Holiday 2011 Glamour!

MAC Glitter & Ice Holiday 2011 Makeup Collection

MAC Cosmetics' Glitter and Ice Holiday 2011 

MAC Cosmetics' Glitter and Ice Holiday 2011


lluminate your holiday this season, with MAC Cosmetics must haves!  Mac Cosmetics’  2011 Holiday Collection includes,“ Gliter and Ice” and “Ice Parade”, which are inspired by celebrated Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir.

NARS Cosmetics 2011 Holiday Collection

NARS Cosmeitics Holiday 2011
At Francois Nars, its all about drama and intense color!
The collection includes:   Eyeshadow Trio Arabian Nights
Longwear Eye Liners: Campo De Fiori (antique brass) St. Mark’s
Place (purple) Nail polish in Endless Night and Space Odyssey

Urban Decay Holiday 2011 Collection


Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV

his much awaited collection of 16 neutral, smoldering and vibrant eyeshadow (10 never-before-seen!) features a Book of Shadows first – a portable speaker and how-to videos revealing five new looks that we created exclusively for this palette. In this phenomenal cache, a range of shimmery hues flash subtle brilliance while glittery shades tempt the eye. White, taupe and nude tones cast an ethereal glow, alongside pale greens and blues with the sheen of sea glass. Wear these airy shades to elevate a wide range of day looks, and then create smudged and deeply shadowed nighttime effects with this palette’s array of deep blacks, greys, browns, Liquid Eyeliner, a travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion purples and greens. Also included are a full-size 24/7 Waterproof and a travel-size Supercurl Curling Mascara

"2011 Holiday Barbie"

he 2011 Holiday Barbie doll is gorgeous in green and gold! Her strapless gown from designer Robert Best features a chic sash over one shoulder while golden embroidery adds an opulent touch. With festive red nails          and dangling golden earrings, she offers happy                          holiday wishes and sends season's greeting to loved ones           near and far.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Winter Bronze Goddess!

s the temperature drops this winter, Divas don’t forget to dust your face with a hint of St. Tropez, Marseilles, Capri  or Tahiti! Every skin hue can be illuminated by the  warmth and healthy glow of a bronzer!  Enhance your  
            canvas with these  bronze treasures! 

Guerlain’s Terracotta Light Sheer  Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terracotta Powder

hether you have a fair or olive complexion, this sun-kissed powder is perfect for you. Complementing the original Moisturizing Bronzing Powder, this compact contains 5 shades in a mosaic pattern - including an illuminator - cleverly designed to create a healthy radiant glow to suit your complexion. Producing a natural look, the powder is available in three made-to-measure palettes to complement hair colour and skin tone. Harmonie Blondes 01 for blondes with a porcelain complexion. Harmonie Brunettes 02 for brunettes with an olive complexion. Harmonie Dark 03 for dark-haired women with a deeply tanned or matt complexion.
NARS Body Glow

                   Nars Body Glow

he ultimate multi-purpose beauty oil soothes and moisturizes the skin with an addition of rich chocolate shimmer for a natural glow. Native to the South Pacific, the lightweight Monoï de Tahiti oil is composed of pure coconut extract macerated with the bud of the tiare flower (Tahitian gardenia), which infuses the oil with nutrients as well as a delicate, natural fragrance.

Scott Barnes Body Bling

Scott Barnes Body Bling


ody Bling is the #1 bronzer used by beauty professionals and consumers around the globe. A must-have in everyone’s beauty arsenal, this sunless tanning illuminator gives everyone sexy, beautiful, glowing skin…without the risk of sun damage. Body Bling makes it easy to look “lit from within” – every day, all year long!