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Plenty of dogs can put on a simple hat, but how many dive in with all four paws and take costumes to the next level dressing up as elves, reindeer or even full-fledged Santa
Claus Claws suits? Check out 15 of my favorite photos just in time for Christmas.
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It's almost the end of my series, the 12 Days of Holiday Beauty, and today's entry will have you tooting your flute. On the eleventh day, some pipers piped, so let's take a look at some piper-inspired discoveries. OK, so it may be cheating a little, but your family or friends will get the gist if you gift them Kate Spate's gold-plated and crystal-embellished piper bobby pins ($45). Then there's Zoya's Piper ($7), a warm soft pink with subtle tan and mauve undertones. It's the kind of polish that looks great on just about everyone. From a piped makeup bag to a bagpiper-inspired soap to a set of hair pins with a medieval quality about them, just click on the images above to learn more.
First, Lindsey Wixson played with some crazy cats in Barneys' Fall '10 catalog; now, Kirsi Pyrhonen has a foodie holiday that includes an octopus and copious amounts of cabbage. Luxurious, gift-worthy pieces from Lanvin, Rag and Bone, and Proenza Schouler are served up with a healthy side of Barneys' quirky humor. Shot by Walter Pfeiffer, the catalog is bold and playful. Anybody hungry for shopping?
We love makeup artist Gina Brooke, so we're happy to share this Daily Makeover story by her:
Primping for the party season sometimes means turning out a look at a moment's notice. For those occasions when you only have a few minutes, here are two high-glam looks that will make the A.M. to P.M. transition seamless.
All you need for the first look is a highlighter and red lipstick. I've extolled the virtues of highlighters before, but they really do imbue the skin with an instant radiant glow. Just apply to the apples of the cheeks, down the bridge of the nose and on the jaw bone.
Next create a bold, red pout. Start with a neutral liner first. Don't just fill in the lines—use the liner over the entire lips to create a base for your lipstick. Using a lip brush, apply a richly pigmented lipstick from the outer corner to the inner corner, then repeat from the other side.
If sultry eyes are more your thing, try a metallic smoky look. Choose a shadow duo with a black and a metal shade like gunmetal gray, silver or bronze. I love Hourglass' Visionaire in Prism. Using a shadow brush, apply the lighter shade to the base of your lid, working your way from the inside corner out. Use your finger to blend for a gradation of color.
Apply the dark shade, but avoid applying it all the way across to the inner corner of the eyes—this can make your eyes appear smaller. Blend the two colors together, then add a couple of coats of mascara, and a neutral lip shade, and you are ready to hit the town.
Either one of these are fantastic party looks and should take you less than five minutes to do!
It's almost time — are you ready? I've rounded up 10 seasonal tips for cold weather so remember them all and stay safe and festive!
Holiday shopping can get overwhelming, and overwhelmingly expensive, but you don't have to go high priced to get someone a pretty gift that feels luxurious. I've rounded up 10 gifts that still show thought, class, and an eye for aesthetics. They'd be great as stocking stuffers or as small individual gifts — and they're all less than a 10 spot.
The countdown to a fabulous New Year's has begun, but in case you need more inspiration, turn to this party-perfect fashion spread in Nylon's January issue. It stars models Katja Kulyzhka and Diana Rudenok and gives new, snazzy meaning to partywear. It has all you need to ring in the new year in style: glitter, sky-high heels, shiny baubles, feathers, sequins, you name it. Step inside for a look into what could be your fabulous NYE fete.