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Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Fab. VOGUE Italia "The Black Allure" Video

With Nina Simone as the soundtrack setting the intrigue to this fashion editorial, you really can't go wrong. VOGUE Italia's "The Black Allure" is captivating on film and features some the today's most in demand models.

As a side note, as a longtime collector and user of hand held fans; I really need the ones used in this video - they are so me!

Fashion Week 2011 NYC. Nail Glam.

From Fashion Week
Photo: (via) Twitpic -

Quote Of The Day.

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tzu

Tokyo. Kimono Style

We arrived a couple of days ago, and so happy to be here again in Japan. Guests receive warm greetings in the lobby of the hotel from the moment you walk into the lobby, as well as stepping into and out of the elevators. Many of the ladies who work here wear traditional kimono's which I find very beautiful.

Art and Fashion.

Illustration: Rene Grau for DIOR

Monday, February 7, 2011

Music Notes. Kraak & Smaak "Dynamite"

In My Beauty Bag. Touche'

I discovered Touche' Beauty just before my most recent birthday. To say I'm a products junkie is probably accurate. As I get older, focusing on my skin is paramount. I try not to obsess about staying young; the reality is father time gets everyone eventually if we are so blessed to make it for the long haul. I do, however, want to look good and not tired on the outside and feel good on the inside most of all. No surgery, needles and fillers - just give me creams, potions and serums, in addition to a healthy lifestyle. I love trying new products and changing my beauty regime, my skin never gets a chance to get bored.
I'm currently using all three of the serums: Oxygen, Caviar, and Marine Collagen. In addition to the serums, their 'Jade Roller' has become an instant hit. I've learned that jade has been used for centuries in Ancient Eastern Medicine and known for it's curative and restorative benefits. Who knew?!  I've been rolling away on my face and eyes with the few fine lines between my eyebrows getting extra attention. The 'Jade Roller' is like a spa tool after a facial perfect for home and has an instant calming effect. The serums are lightweight and can be used individually or together.

I recently tried a "Collagen" candle from another company which was also cool - but that's another post!

Editorial Of The Week. VOGUE Italia "The Black Allure"

I'm living for this jewelry.

Ultimately, it will be great when the fashion industry moves beyond grouping models by ethnicity - which seems to be a recent trend in fashion editorials. Models of all races should be included without the need for 'concepts' from my point of view. It would be refreshing to see women of all races and sizes and ages represented on a regular basis.

Those feelings aside - this is a fabulous editorial. VOGUE Italia always has the best of the best layouts. I've selected a few of my favorites, click the link to view in full.

Photographer: Emma Summerton

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Nature's Beauty. Eating Healthy

I thought I'd share this article on 15 Superfoods for Under $20.00 :

Club Monaco. New Classics for Spring 2011

The Gina Dress

Sweet energy in this photo and I adore the beaded bag.

Lauren Hutton. Classic all the way around.

Cyrus Linen Shirt.

Club Monaco never disappoints with their clean lines and affordable chic. This upcoming Spring Collection has several new timeless pieces to add to your wardrobe. I appreciate the fact that they used one of my favorite longtime truly iconic models, Lauren Hutton. Older women are less visible in advertising which is a shame, especially in this day and age.

Photo's (via): Club Monaco Spring 2011 Lookbook

Quote Of The Day.

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way." - Dr. Seuss