Posts for November 6th 2006
Hilary Duff looked stylish and fresh at the Bogart Backstage 2006 Children's Choice Awards, where she was recently honored. Her perfect Fall outfit can go from day to night without skipping a beat. Unfortunately, her Robert Rodriguez Leather Blazer is sold out at Ron Herman, but I still love her adorable hat and radiant makeup. To get Hilary's trendy look, check out our finds.
Eugenia Kim Muffy 4 Hat $195, available here.
J Brand 12-Inch Pencil Leg Stretch Jean, $159, available here.
To see the rest of Hilary's great garb, read more
When you are style-obsessed like I am, it can be frustrating when you're forced to use unstylish things, like boring silverware, run-of-the-mill running shoes, ugly cell phones, and manila file folders. Thankfully, there's now a stylish alternative to the latter, so you can organize your work files in style. These Cavallini & Co. File Folders come in nine unique patterns, ranging from delicate old maps to Victorian-inspired birds and vintage postcards and posters. This company is known for its vintage-inspired paper goods, and their heavyweight, textured papers are top rate. Need I mention that this slightly decadent purchase would make a great gift? You can buy a set of 12 file folders for $15 here.
In some particularly frigid cities—I'm looking at you, New York, Chicago, and Minneapolis—it's tough to stay stylish come Winter, since hardcore bundling often means wearing a puffy, unshapely coat. But to really stay warm in these seriously cold climates, you need a serious down coat, and thankfully, wearing one no longer has to make you look like a dowdy Midwestern mom. Here are some of my favorite stylish puffy coats at both designer and non-designer prices.
Theory Bara Down Jacket, $495, available here.
Juicy Couture Peplum Puffer Jacket, $298, available here.
Via Spiga Emerald Down Fur Trim Broncio Jacket, $179, available here.
Moncler Martina Woven Coat in Brown, $830, available here.
To see the non-designer options, read more
Audrey Hepburn pioneered the skinny black pants and ballet flats look, which you can see her rocking here. But today, BlondeSugar shows us how to wear the same items in a wholly modern, office-appropriate way, making her cute Monday work ensemble today's TeamSugar Look Book Look of the Day. (To learn how to upload your own looks, click here.) Here's what she put together.
- Top: Anthropologie sweater
- Pants: Gap Audrey Hepburn Cropped Black Pants
- Belt: French Connection
- Ballet Flats: Steve Madden
I've already told you about some great smoky eye kits that let you create a very sexy effect with your eye makeup. Thankfully, cosmetics companies are coming out with even more smoky palettes that give you everything you need to add some fool-proof sensuality to your face. (For a refresher on how to create a smoky eye, click here.) Here are the latest and greatest do-it-yourself palettes.
New for the holidays, the MAC Velvet 6 Smoked Eyes Palette comes in a black metal compact with faux fur detail and includes six stunning evening-inspired eye shadows and a mini brush. Buy it here for $36.
DuWop Smoke Eye Palette is phenomenal and by far the easiest smoky eye I've ever created. In addition to the creamy cake eyeliner and shimmery powder eyeshadow, all you need is a base white color and you're all set. It comes with two professional-quality mini brushes, one for lining and one for blending. Buy it in four colors (including Black Gold, shown below), here for $28.
To see the last smoky eye kit, read more
I'm going to a concert on Wednesday night, and to my mind, rock shows that fall on weekdays are a major fashion challenge. I want to look cute and edgy, in something like this Trovata Retreat Boatneck in Navy/Green, available for $85 here. But I need to wear it with something that can transition from the office to the concert floor. Plus, since I'll be standing up during the show, I want relatively comfortable shoes and a jacket I can either wear throughout the concert or tie around my waist.
So let's all go Fab Finding for the rest of the ensemble, including a jacket, bottoms, and shoes. Be sure to come back and tell us that your Fab Finds are up, or just tag your Fab Finds with the phrase "Rock Concert." To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here. To see some of my favorite online stores, read more
Until recently, I never understood the appeal of tinted moisturizers. To me, this product, which combines foundation and moisturizer into one, seemed to suffer from the shampoo-plus-conditioner problem—that is, they were neither good moisturizers nor good concealers. All of the ones I tried just dried out my face and left my skin looking very uneven.
But after stumbling upon a DuWop version I really liked, I decided to give tinted moisturizers a second chance, and now, I'm hooked. When done right, this low-maintenance beauty product is truly amazing. A good tinted moisturizer goes on light and provides just enough coverage so you don't need foundation, basically eliminating a step from my beauty regimen. Here are some great tinted moisturizers to try.
DuWop Revolution Face, $28, available here. This SPF 15 moisturizer gives your skin a velvety, slightly matte finish and comes in four shades.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $40, available here. Available in seven great shades with just a touch of color, Mercier's award-winner comes with SPF 20 to protect against UVA and UVB rays.
To see the rest, read more
I first saw this Michael Kors Sheath Dress in a magazine ad months ago, and I've been coveting it ever since. Made from a blend of 50 percent wool and 50 percent cashmere, this sleeveless, jumper-style dress (worn here with a turtleneck) just seems like a perfect Fall staple. I love how the scoop neck, front patch pockets, and round-buckled belt combine for an effect that's very 1960s career girl. But the price tag—a whopping $1,995 here—has kept my desire for this dress in check. That's why I was thrilled to discover that one of my favorite cheap and disposable fashion retailers has created a knockoff shirt dress with a very similar vibe for $1,965 less. To see what it is, read more
I've been intrigued by the Nave label ever since I laid eyes on this $345 Wool Felt Trapeze Dress in Royal Purple at Anthropologie. Turns out that the brand not only has a stockpile of other cute styles but also a very interesting back story.
Under the leadership of consulting creative director Richard Chai, Nave is actually a collective made up of different collaborating designers each season—such as LA's Industry Rag or Milan's Rohka—who come together to contribute different pieces to the collection. At the label's SoHo boutique, you'll find clothes by Chai, as well as designs from relative unknowns Borne, Nickel, Barking Irons, and 3 J Workshop. The youthful, feminine clothes are cool and cutting-edge, with a very urban and slightly throwback feel. I love the mix of wool and silk in the ensembles, as well as the mix of earth tones and rich jewel shades, like this season's very hot color, purple. Here's a look at some of the highlights from the collection, all of which can be ordered directly from Nave's New York store by calling
Windowpane Wool Jacket, $530, and Stretch Wool Suiting in Charcoal, $220.
To see the rest, read more