Fresh-Faced for Spring

Although I vowed to use my Make Up For Ever #92 (purple eye shadow) as much as possible, I usually go with the minimal makeup look — particularly in the daytime. Whether it’s a 2 minute or 5 minute face, it’s all about appearing au naturale with minimal makeup. Beyoncé effortlessly pulled off this fresh-faced […]

Chic Trends: Denim Jackets

Rihanna, Amber Rose and Chloe Sevigny in denim jacketsOnce again everything old in fashion is new again. This Spring, the 1980s/1990s fashion staple, the denim jacket, is back in style. When I was in the fifth grade I practically lived in a Calvin Klein denim outfit. I had the jeans, the jacket and an assortment […]

Chic Shoes: Fringe Benefits

Rihanna was spotted jet-setting from Barbados to LA in these Guiseppe Zanotti for Balmain Spring 2009, t-strap fringe sandals. (Available at ChickDowntown & eLuxury) Is hippie-chic still in? It seems like that’s the case. For the past few seasons, hippie-esque elements have managed to stay afloat in the world of ever-changing & revived fashion trends. […]

The Weekend 411

It’ll feel more like Summer than Spring this weekend. Yay! Check out the newest film offerings at the Tribeca Film Festival, take advantage of the Lord and Taylor and Bloomingdales friends and family sales, and celebrate the release of Destra Garcia’s new album. The weather is going to be great so round up your friends […]

Earth Day: Eco-Chic Fashion

Today is Earth Day and if you haven’t already noticed, eco-chic is everywhere. From eco-beauty bars to eco-clubs and eco-restaurants, green is in! LA Fashion Week Spring 2009Eco-Ganik The eco-friendly fashion market has, until recently, been limited. Recycled and organic canvas-totes and plain Jane wear seemed to be the only “green” fashion options. However, with […]

The Weekend 411

It seems as if spring is here — at least for the next few days. There’s an assortment of things to do this lovely weekend. Get pampered with Spa Week specials, head over to Jacob Javits for the Car Show, or spend the day treating your taste buds at the Coffee & Tea Festival. Have […]

Fashion For Rent: Avelle and Wear Today Gone Tomorrow

Here’s the situation: you have a wedding/cocktail party/award ceremony or something coming up. You have nothing to wear besides the dress that you spent hundreds of dollars on for the last wedding/cocktail party/award ceremony. The same people will be in attendance at this event and you don’t want to get caught in the same dress. […]

Something for the Fellas: Spring Jackets

Assuming that the gradual increase in temperature is permanent, it’s time to put away the bulky winter coats. Although I absolutely LOVE to see a guy wearing a wool peacoat, lighter jackets are more appropriate for spring. The popularity of safari & military style is evident in this year’s spring jacket options for men. Military […]

The Weekend 411

Don’t let the rain in the weekend forecast spoil your plans. Put an umbrella in your oversized handbag and get out on the town (says the girl who LOATHES being outdoors in the rain, but I’ll make an exception for a good sale). This weekend catch Jennifer Hudson and Robin Thicke in concert, and get […]

The Boyfriend Trend

While flirty, feminine apparel is more common in the warmer months, this spring, menswear inspired style is no shrinking violet. For Spring 2009, the boyfriend look is everywhere. Yes. It is the boyfriend trend, but [luckily] “No Boyfriend Necessary.” What is the boyfriend trend? It’s a more masculine style that’s supposed to look like you […]

Guilt Free Shopping with Gilt Groupe:Christian Louboutin, Halston, and more

Bargain shopping is the name of the game these days. What’s a bigger bargain that Christian Louboutin pumps for 50% off or 33% off a Halston blouse? You can find all that and more at Gilt Groupe, an invitation only site where shoppers have access to luxury brands at up to 70% off. Do you […]

Chic Trends | The Cage Shoe

From peep-toe booties to gladiator shoes, it seems like the cut-out trend will extend its popularity into 2009. However, a newcomer has entered the cut-out dynasty — The Cage Shoe. Ciara was photographed at the premiere of “Class of 3000” wearing the YSL cage boots while Ugly Betty’s, Becki Newton, wore the YSL cage sandals to The Metropolitan […]

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