Monday, April 17, 2017

Cara Delevingne Slays the "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" Press Tour

Cinemacon Las Vegas

Ensemble: Alexander Vaultier | Stilettos: Christian Louboutin 
Hair Stylist: Mara Roszak | Make Up Artist: Molly R Stern
Stylist: Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn

"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" LA Trailer Screening
Ensemble: Mugler | Stilettos: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Mara Roszak | Make Up Artist: Molly R Stern
Stylist: Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Kendall Welcomes Spring In Brights

Usually I'm not a fan of this whole Kardashian Sweatpants trend but I must say there is just something about Kendall Jenner's canary yellow ensemble. I am obsessed with how mixing a silky lace cami with oversized heavy sweatpants stayed ultra chic and feminine. I am also loving how Kendall kept this look ultra cas with flat gladiators, large sunnies, and matching clutch. Pulled back pony and pinky-nude lipstick completed her H2T look.
 
Cami: Gucci | Sweatpants: Kendall & Kylie | Clutch: Chanel | Sunnies: Celine
Stylist: Monica Rose

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Mini Review: DesignMe Power Dry Me

After a long break from Blogging I am back with an amazing product to share with you all! This is truly a miracle product by Design.Me, their Power Dry Me Mist cuts blow-drying time in literally a 3rd. Usually it took me around 20-30 minutes to completely dry my hair however with 10 sprays of this amazing product blow-drying only takes me 5-7 minutes! Honestly, who doesn't want extra time in the morning to either stay in bed a little bit longer or sit down and enjoy your cup of joe. You are probably wondering who Design.Me is, and like me you aren't alone. This hair brand was created by 4 friends out of Montreal, QC Canada with the sole goal to create high-quality goods that were cruelty, sulfate, paraben, and gluten free, for hair stylists and hair savvy clients, and this product is no exception. I was very sceptical upon first trying it, but will instantly sold when my hair took the same amount of time to fully dry as it usually did to half dry my top layer! This is a must try and can be purchased through Design.Me's online shop for $19.50 USD.

Click HERE to learn more about the product and Design.Me and click HERE to purchase their Power Dry Me Mist.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kim Nails Her On Stage Style

Kim Kardashian West made a rare public appearance at the Family Equality Council's Impact Awards where she presented Jonathon Murray (co-founder of Bunim/Murray Productions) with the Impact Award. Kim wore a body hugging strapless gown with over-sized hooped earrings, low straight pony, and natural makeup. I am loving this subtle, yet sexy look! Such a nice change from the oversized sweaters and sweatpants.

Gown: Rick Owens
Hair Stylist: Andrew Fitzsimons | Make Up Artist: Mario Dedivanovic

This Weekend Can't Come Soon Enough!

Chrissy Teigen walked the red carpet at the LA Premiere of "Beauty and the Beast" last week wearing a Lumiere inspired velvet and fringed frock with matching box clutch, slicked back low bun, gold smokey eye, and dark maroon lip. I am loving this unusual look, dark and vampy, from Chrissy and the dress couldn't have been more appropriate!
Frock: Raisa & Vanessa 
Hair Stylist: Laura Polko | Make Up Artist: Allan Avendano
Stylist: Monica Rose

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mini Review: Bite Beauty Lip Pencil

 Meet the future of Pencil Lip Liners! Earlier last month I was one of the lucky Influenster's who got to test out Bite Beauty's new Pencil Lip Liners complimentary before they hit Sephora shelves. I was sent 2 out of the 20+ Collection to test out and I instantly fell in love with this product. The consistancy is like no other pencil liner, it is very creamy, making it apply smoothly and blend like a dream. I know, like me, you're probably confused, because it's still a pencil liner but the magic formula created by Bite Beauty has once again proven anything is possible in the beauty world when amazing ingredients are being used. I also need to mention the coverage, because, I'm sure you've guess it, it is also top notch. It's extremely opaque but is very lightweight, so your liner doesn't feel chunky and overly layered. It is just a dream product, whether paired with one of Bite's Amuse Bouche Lipsticks or another one of your favourite brands or lipsticks. You just can't go wrong with anything from Bite Beauty, and their new Lip Pencil is no exception!

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil #020 Beige Nude and #044 Rich Mahogany ($20 Each) c/o Influenster
Bite Beauty (Mini) Amuse Bouche Lipstick Honeycomb and Nori ($30 Each) c/o Influenster
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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Best Dressed: 2017 Oscar After-Paries

Vanessa Hudgens @ Elton John's 2017 Oscar Party

 Gown: Kristian Aadnevik | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | Rings: Effy Jewelry, Levian Jewelry, Djula Jewelry, & Graziela Gems | Jewellery: Jacob Jewelery & EF Collection
Hair Stylist: Dicky Collins | Make Up Artist: Patrick Ta
Stylist: Natalie Saidi

Nina Dobrev @ The 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
 Gown: Christian Dior | Sandals:  Tamara Mellon | Clutch: Yliana Yepez
Hair Stylist: Riawna Capri | Make Up Artist: Spencer Barnes
Stylist: Ilaria Urbinati
Vanessa Hudgens @ The 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Gown: Elie Saab | Sandals: Sophia Webster | Earrings: Fernando Jorge
Hair Stylist: Clayton Hawkins | Make Up Artist: Georgie Eisdell
Stylists: Wendi and Nicole

Janelle Monae @ The 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
 Gown: Alexandre Vauthier | Peep-Toes: Christian Louboutin | Jewellery: Stefere
Hair Stylist: Nikki Nelms | Make Up Artist: Jessica P. Smalls
Stylist: Kate Kohler

Jessica Biel @ The 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Gown: Ralph Lauren | Jewellery: Tiffany & Co. | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman
Hair Stylist: Adir Abergel | Make Up Artist: Kara Yoshimoto Bua
Stylist: Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn

Karlie Kloss @ The 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Gown: Naeem Khan | Jewellery: Cartier | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | Clutch: Roger Vivier
Hair Stylist: Giannandrea | Make Up Artist: Hung Vanngo 
Stylist: Karla Weich

Soft and Subtle Once Again Wins on the Red Carpet

I normally hate the things that Nicole Scherzinger wears on the Red Carpet, however this look that she wore at The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner in Beverly Hills on February 25th completely blew me away. Nicole opted for a softer, almost fairytale-like, sheer tulle gown with contrasting embroidery, simple dropped earrings, and layered rings. Scherzinger also kept her beauty to minimum, with her hair blown out straight and subtle smokey eye and mauve lip combo. Perfection! Now if only she can continue on this train and not go back to her overly-tight, grungy looks she usually goes for.
Gowns: Yanina Couture | Rings: Ilaria Lanzoni | Jewelery: Bvlgari
Hair Stylist: Rob Talty | Make Up Artist: Tracey Levy

Best Dressed: 2017 Academy Awards

Jessica Biel
Gown: Kaufmanfranco | Necklace: Tiffany & Co. | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman 
Hair Stylist: Adir Abergel | Make Up Artist: Kara Yoshimoto Bua
Stylist: Rob Zangardi & Mariel Haenn

Chris Evans

Tuxedo: Salvatore Ferragamo | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Cufflinks & Watch: London Sock Co
Stylist: Ilaria Urbinati

Ginnifer Goodwin

Gown: Zuhair Murad | Jewellery: Neil Lane | Pumps: Sophia Webster | Clutch: Tyler Ellis
Hair Stylist: Ian James | Make Up Artist: Mai Quynh
Stylist: Ilaria Urbinati
 
Chrissy Teigen

Gown: Zuhair Murad Couture | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | 
Clutch: Judith Leiber
Hair Stylist: Jen Atkin | Make Up Artist: Mary Phillips
Stylist: Monica Rose

Janelle Monae

Gown: Elie Saab Couture | Pumps: Brian Atwood | Jewellery: Forevermark | Clutch: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Nikki Nelms | Make Up Artist: Jessica P. Smalls
Stylist: Maeve Reilly

Book Review: "The Kept Woman"

I was really impressed with Karin Slaughter's "Pretty Girls" so I was uber excited to find out she had another book called "The Kept Woman", however this fictional novel just fell short. The story line was great, and the thrill/mystery was there but it was just so drawn out. You don't even learn about the deceased until 1/2+ through the novel. In short too much background and descriptive information leading up to the "I couldn't put it down" or "it was such a page turner" section of the bed. Don't get me wrong once the store starts unrolling you won't want to put it down, it just takes a lot to actually get there. "The Kept Woman" is about a murder investigation in an abandoned building owned by one of the city's wealthiest and highest paid basketball player. Once determining the blood form the crime scene doesn't match the deceased; the investigation takes a troubled turn involving one of the character's pasts putting loved ones and co-workers in danger. A story that will pull you in multiple directions, leaving you confused with who did it and why were they really helping them. I promise you, once you get past the drawn out beginning, it is worth the read!

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It's #NYFW: Marc Jacobs Fall 2017

"At the end of a New York Fashion Week that can generously be described as timid, the industry’s great showman Marc Jacobs stripped his runway down to the essentials. Advance word suggested he might, but the two rows of bare metal folding chairs marching narrowly across the Park Avenue Armory was a striking sight, nonetheless. There was no set, no music, no big hair and makeup statement, and no iPhone photography permitted. What gives? The collection, he said, was inspired by a documentary called Hip-Hop Evolution. “As a born and bred New Yorker, it was during my time at the High School of Art and Design when I began to see and feel the influence of hip-hop on other music as well as art and style. This collection is my representation of the well-studied dressing up of casual sportswear. It is an acknowledgement and gesture of my respect for the polish and consideration applied to fashion from a generation that will forever be the foundation of youth culture street style.” But what did this collection have to say about how to dress next Fall? That, at least, is quite simple. That a fur-collared jacket and a thigh-skimming party dress is something you should wear with sheer stockings and sturdy, retro platforms. That track pants go with just about everything. That you can never have too much corduroy (a fact Jacobs and Miuccia Prada lately agree on). That the color brown and all its variations are beautiful. And that a hat with personality is absolutely essential. Also: If you’re going to wear jewelry, it might as well bling. These were not necessarily needle-moving fashion messages—designers have been cribbing from hip-hop for decades, and, as Jacobs acknowledges, it has become the defining mode of our day. But this collection at least had a sophisticated edge on its predecessor."' - vogue.com

It's #NYFW: Monique Lhuillier Fall 2017

"Like many of her peers, Monique Lhuillier is rethinking the way she presents her collections. She opted out of a Fall ’17 runway show in favor of a dynamic lookbook, which better highlights the lineup’s rich embroideries and textures. Sometimes those details don’t resonate in a runway photo, which shows just one angle. Decadence was a word Lhuillier threw around a lot during the shoot, and it fit this collection. In fact, it may have been her most indulgent one to date; embellishments have always been a Lhuillier specialty, but here, they were literally piled on. Tulle gowns were studded with gems, while a few sheer minidresses were covered in sparkling confetti. It was as if her team had tossed buckets of sequins on the models just before they took the picture. Separates are a growing category for Lhuillier, and the velvet jackets, gold sequined boleros, and puff-sleeved bodysuits were highlights. Each could be worn to a black-tie gala or with vintage jeans, and that’s crucial these days. It’s how the designer will attract new customers who aren’t necessarily into cocktail dresses or ball gowns; many young women don’t need those things (at least not yet) and they tend to dress more casually." - vogue.com