Friday, October 24, 2014

de la Renta

Legendary, designer to first ladies, designer to all ladies, Oscar de la Renta lives on in his body of work. An inspiration to designers past, present and future ones as well, Mr. de la Renta’s legacy is extraordinary! Oscar de la Renta, beloved by many, including Je ne sais quoi Lifestyle and “The Design Diva,” will truly be missed.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wearable Art .............

MONIQUE PÉAN’s MINÉRAUX Collection was inspired by the designer’s search for the perfect engagement ring for her nuptials. Pairing distinct diamonds with recycled platinum and 18 carat recycled gold, Péan creates engagement and diamond rings that speak to exceptional design and craftsmanship. As diamonds are the strongest and most durable natural minerals, minéraux, the French word for minerals, highlights the prominence of the diamond in this collection.
MINÉRAUX features one-of-a-kind rings that are hand crafted by master artisans in New York City. The collection includes rare cuts of diamonds such as the trillion, waterfall and rose cut, which stylistically lend each ring a modern quality. The MINÉRAUX rings have stunning and detailed micropavé settings that emphasize the individual diamond’s unique attributes. Of the collection, Péan remarks, “It was important to me to design and create pieces that highlight the true brilliance and distinct nature of each diamond. I wanted to add novelty and modernity to an otherwise traditional and symbolic piece of jewelry.”
The MINÉRAUX Collection achieves an aesthetic that is avant-garde yet timeless with an innovative perspective. MONIQUE PÉAN is committed to sustainability and works with reputable sources to ensure the exclusive use of antique or conflict and devastation free diamonds.

Natural striped rutile and purple fossilized dinosaur bone earrings with white diamond pavé, 18 carat recycled rose gold, 0.20 TCW

Smokey topaz planetary spike ring with white, grey and black ombré diamond pavé, east-west, recycled oxidized platinum, 0.82 TCW

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Keepsakes/Plum Eyes $39.50

§  Sensibility Pale frosty pink (Frost)
§  Plum Grand Dirty frosty lavender (Veluxe Pearl)
§  Taupeless Icy pink with silver sparkle (Lustre)
§  Magic Moor Rich blackened plum with pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
§  Subtly Elegant Light grey lilac (Matte)
§  Fashion Beat Dirty violet grey (Lustre)
§  Nocturnelle Pinked-up chrome purple (Frost)
§  Shadowy Lady Blackened plum (Matte) (Permanent)

Keepsakes/Beige Eyes $39.50

§  Her Mistress Soft pastel egg (Matte)
§  Sweet Sovereign Frosty gold champagne (Lustre)
§  Quintessential Dirty olive (Frost)
§  Mystery Muted plum brown (Satin) (Permanent)
§  Omega Soft muted beige taupe (Matte) (Permanent)
§  Tempting Sinfully rich coco (Lustre) (Permanent)
§  Faire Maiden Bright coppering gold (Lustre)
§  Night Whisper Rich black brown (Veluxe Pearl)
Keepsakes/Smoky Eyes $39.50 U.S.
§  Fancy Dress Chalky white beige (Matte)
§  Kid Soft beige (Veluxe Pearl)
§  Satin Taupe Taupe with silver shimmer (Frost)
§  Noble Spirit Warm black brown (Satin)
§  Forgery Sterling silver (Lustre)
§  Honey Lust Bronze dipped peach (Lustre)
§  Divine Rule Frosty grey mauve with silver pearl (Lustre)
§  Carbon Intense black (Matte)
Availability: Online October 19th, in-stores October 23rd at all MAC locations

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Urban Decays' ........

We have your vice this season! Another extraordinary palette from Urban Decay, the vice 3 palette, is a metallic fantasy of rich shadows.  According to Urban Decay “the shades are arranged in columns: neutrals on the left, jewel tones in the middle and smoky shades on the right. Pair up the vertically color-coordinated quads or go wild and mix them up.

 The extra slim case features hypnotic new artwork in an abstract stripe design, topped off with a bright, neon-green jeweled “Vice” icon to match the highly metallized green base. Use the coordinating bag to keep your Vice3 palette protected, or as a place to store your UD brushes and other essentials.

The twenty shade, $60.00 palette includes:  Truth (pale pink-nude matte), Dragon (bright metallic green shimmer), Vanity (smoky metallic eggplant w/multidimensional micro-glitter), Alien (pink-peach w/golden shift), Last Sin (champagne shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Undone (pink-beige matte-satin w/subtle floating tonal pearl), Freeze (metallic medium blue w/multidimensional micro-glitter), Lucky (metallic bronze), Alchemy (deep fuchsia satin), Angel (light taupe w/silver micro-glitter), Downfall (warm light brown matte), Heroine (deep navy blue w/subtle floating tonal pearl), Reign (rich brown satin), Bondage (deep, smoky burgundy shimmer), Defy (smoky taupe satin), DTF (taupe matte w/subtle floating pearl), Brokedown (metallic golden brown shimmer w/gold micro-glitter), Bobby Dazzle (metallic white w/pale gold micro-glitter), Sonic (metallic red-copper) and Revolver (soft black satin w/subtle floating iridescent pearl).

Available at

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Balmain Fall 2014


live, orange, black and white graced the runway, during Balmain's 2014 Fall Show.  Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative director presented a safari ready to wear collection for fall. The fierce collection reinterpreted cargo pants and jackets. Dominated with cinched waist, leather, lambs fur, zebra and leopard                 print were all coexisting together, just in time for fall.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

bella taraji !

Taraji P. Henson      Talented actress Taraji P. Henson can add “style icon” to her resume …. Her style in the current online edition of Vogue Italia is simply captivating.  Henson, known for her role as Queenie in “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button,” for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. Recently, she co-starred in the CBS drama Person of Interest.” From Haute Couture to seductive Taraji has it covered!

Taraji P. Henson

Photography: Itaysha Jordan
Stylist: Jason Rembert
Makeup: Ashunta Sheriff
Hair: Dante Blandshaw Taraji P. Henson
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

MAC Studio Sculpt Shade and Line Collection




               apricot blend
                eggplant blend
                espresso blend
                ebony blend

      indigo blend
        olive blend
       rose blend
        violet blend


  An innovative, three-in-one palette features two eye shadows and one matte eyeliner. The formula's unique flexibility allows for three different textures - Matte, Sparkle and Metallic. When wet they smooth on like liquid cream, for a defined look with super-saturated colour - ideal for lining eyes. Dry, the creamy shadows apply with medium buildable coverage, so shades blend easily and comfortably.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

bag lady ......

FENDI Zebra Print Ponyskin 2 Jour Bag

Multi-coloured zebra printed ponyskin shopper with fur inserts from Fendi. Hand-stitched rolled leather top handles. Soft leather bottom. Detachable leather shoulder 
strap. Silver metal frame at the opening. Single snap closure. Two interior pouch pockets with designer embossed leather tag. Interior zip closure. Five base feet. Designer embossed hardware. Soft suede lining

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

a daring mix of textures .........

emember, “details are the difference between ordinary and extraordinary”!