Posts for April 11th 2007
Go Drew! The bubbly fab favorite has just been announced as the next CoverGirl model. I always enjoy seeing her bright smile and while she's girl-next-door-ish, she's the cool, funny, quirky girl-next-door. And just like how she is also a film producer, she will be involved in the creative process of her CG ads. She will serve as co-creator and at the print shoot this past Monday, Drew was consulted on the concept, graphics, lighting and how the photo would be cropped. Let's just say she's not your typical CoverGirl. Although she does "leave the makeup and product up to them [CoverGirl], that's their expertise," she told The Associated Press in a phone interview from the set.
One thing we do know: she will be wearing a nude dress to contrast the bright beauty colors used in the shoot. Sounds like this partnership will prove to be just as fun and bubbly as our gal.
Hot stuff! I think these Alexander Wang Leo Cigarette Pants, $290, are totally cute. Wang has taken a few classics and created an entirely modern item. You have the slim cropped pant ala Audrey, the black and white color pairing ala Blondie, and the small leopard print ala Gwen. You even have styling tips in the pic itself; yes, anything involving a tight fitting animal print should be paired with simplicity. You know my take on these, what's yours?
Last week I confided in you that I was never a geometry whiz. It appears handbags have taken a fresh form and the trapezoid is the newest shape du jour. With a narrower top and widening bottom, these are the pears of the glorious handbag field. Some call them satchels, some call them totes, I call them the shape of things to come.
To see more leather trapezoids, read more
Now here are two buddies who travel in style. I really hope Annabelle can travel as well as Ziggy. Mischa has toned it down for the high maintenance security check and she knows that a hoodie and railroad stripes are always travel ready. But it wouldn't be a celeb jetsetter situ without some designer shades and handbags!
To get this cute travel look, read more
Iilogicaldee is embracing Spring but in a not so traditional way in her not your average LBD outfit. I love the ease of the black dress and her pairing it with a white short sleeve cardigan. As we know, the black and white combo is very in right now, so you go girl for being so on top of it! Her just right use of accessories like bracelets, a necklace and a bag rounds out the look.
Here's what she's wearing:
- White Cardigan: Kobe, Japan
- Black Dress: Hong Kong
- Shoes: Kobe, Japan
- Watch: Guess
- Bracelets: From random local shops
Congrats to Iilogicaldee!
Everyone else, submit your looks and vote on your favorite ones today and I just might feature you on FabSugar! If you live overseas and have a fab outfit to share, join the Overseas Fashionistas Group and to submit a Look in this group learn how to post a blog.
This post marks a milestone for our Model of the Week feature! Lisa Seiffert is lucky model number ten. This feature has been one of my favorites because I find these ladies so interesting. They have all been very smart, articulate, friendly, and of course knock down gorgeous. To read the other nine Model of the Week interviews click here.
Here's some background on Lisa Seiffert. She was born in a small town by the Great Barrier Reef, in Australia. She loves animals and wildlife and when she's not modeling, she can often be found donating time to the World Wild Life Foundation. She began modeling at a young age and by 16 she had already graced a dozen magazine covers.
You may recognize her from Australian and American Vogue Elle, American and British Harper's Bazaar, hundreds of catwalks she has walked and a multitude of ad campaigns. She also appeared in the Robbie Williams video "Road to Mandalay and Eternity."
Lisa's future is as bright as a shining star and she shows no signs of slowing down! She is currently living in New York and loves spending time with her family and friends whenever she has the chance to see them.
To read the interview and to see more pictures of Lisa, read more
If companies could understand that by creating just one awesome body bronzer that blends flawlessly into your skin and transforms you into a gorgeous golden goddess as opposed to an orange one, then you will be loyal for life. I've found a few facial self tanners that I love, but I have yet to find a body bronzer that makes me brand loyal.
Lately, I've been using Ban de Soleil's Streakguard Self Tanning Creme, $9, because I really like so many of their other products, but this time around I wouldn't say that it was love at first bronze. I think it's just eh - and I'm on a quest for something better.
I'd love it if you would all come beauty marking with me to help me find a new self tanner for my body! Be sure to come back and tell me when your Beauty Marks are up, and just tag your choices with self tanner for the body. To learn what a Beauty Mark is and how to make one, click here.
To see some of my favorite online beauty stores, read more
I remember a time when supermodels reigned in the fashion industry. It was an era when we were on first name basis with Christy (Turlington), Kate (Moss), Cindy (Crawford) and Claudia (Schiffer). It was a time when Naomi (Campbell) wasn't known for her phone-throwing antics and Tyra (Banks) didn't have an Oprah-esque talk show. Where oh where have those times gone?!
I absolutely bow down to Versace's Spring/Summer '07 ad campaign because it attempts to recreate the infamous supermodel era of the early 90s. Although you can't see it in the photos above, the ads, which are in all of the major fashion mags right now, say "Carolyn, Kate and Carmen for Versace." Equally enthusiastic about the supermodel era are our friends at Fashionista, who did a post about Vogue's 100th Anniversary cover with the greatest supermodels.
One of the greatest photogs, Mario Testino, shot these ads with famous models Kate (no last name necessary here!), Carmen Kass, Angela Lindvall and Carolyn Murphy. Like all of Mario's work, the ads ooze glamour and sophistication. The fabric hues are rich and are the perfect contrast to the models' blond, silky hair.
What do you think about Versace's Spring/Summer '07 ad campaign?
Just a few months ago, the Lano Company, who you might remember from my LanoLip™ lip balm post, released a new product called LanoLight™ Massage Oil Candle, $15. This awesome candle comes in four variations and burns down into a liquefied massage oil that can be rubbed immediately onto your skin and the effects are incredible.
According to Miranda Coggins, President and CEO of the Lano Company, this marriage of skincare and aromatherapy concept is not entirely new to the market, however there was no product that delivered any real benefit to the user. LanoLight is made from soy bean oil, shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil, coconut oil, coconut butter and medical grade lanolin. The combination of these ingredients leave the skin in a more nourished, moisturized and protected condition.
To use, simply trim the wick, light the candle and allow it to burn down to an oil. The fire will go out and then you can instantaneously use the oil for massage without it burning the skin. I've tried the Light of Love aroma candle and I loved it! It was intoxicating and felt really soothing and healing.
Did I mention that the candles are also 100% guaranteed? If you don't like them, you can return the unused portion for a refund, less shipping...but I don't think you'll want to do that. To read more about each of the four candles, read more