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Jaw Dropping Beauty


New York fashion week. Not much sleep for this guy but plenty of beauties, style icons, and preppies made the three a.m. bedtimes worth it.

James Kaliardos | Make-up Artist, New York Fashion Week

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG: started piling on in layers black then a blue that turns green on the bottom lid, then a blue/purple on the top inner lid, then some multicolored sparkles in the inner corner. Lips were pale, worn with a contoured cheek.


NICOLE MILLER: We did hooded tough girls at Nicole Miller. Gray smoky eyes, stained mouth, blush, powder mascara. A real finished face.

ALTUZARRA: Sleek side swept low ponytails with pungent dark lids, and muted nude lips.

RUFFIAN: Designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian are a double trouble duo that mix Parisian sensibility with an American practicality and wit.

Photos courtesy of V Magazine

-J.SAAB
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Bittersweet McQueen


It’s been a little over a week since the death of designer Alexander McQueen and while the world is still grief stricken, his stocks show an inverse reality. Like most artist, McQueen’s value has gone up. What might be a surprise is the amount. McQueen’s sales have gone up by 1,400%. Although the situation is incredibly sad, the world of fashion will always appreciate his artistic genius.

photo courtesy of askmen
-H.Kattan
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The Lips Have It!


Nothing is sexier than red rougey lips, and designers clearly agree! At Hervé Léger, United Bamboo, Karen Walker, Vivienne Tam, and Prabal Gurung shows at NYFW this past weekend, the popular designers used MAC’s Lady Danger (the matte orange-red lipstick). Makeup-artist, Stevie Huynh descibes the look as a “strong lip from a minimal standpoint”. This trend is sure to hit from runway to realway, take note diva!

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Not Your Average Nut


Looking for a quick way to get even skin tone, gorgeous hair, strong bones and beautiful eyes? Have some walnuts! Think this sounds too easy? Well think again!

Studies have shown, unlike any other nut, walnuts have a significant amount of alpha-linolenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E that all contribute to beautiful skin and hair. This is why many articles on hair loss have recommended eating walnuts to reverse the process–by maintaining healthy hair, preventing hair from falling and actually increasing hair growth. Furthermore, these power nuts are also rich in protein, fiber, vitamin B, and magnesium which all contribute to healthier blood and bones.

The FDA released the following statement in March 2004 to further emphasize the benefits of walnuts:

“Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 oz of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet, and not resulting in increased caloric intake may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.”

Check out these recipes for ways to eat to a more beautiful you!
Eating Well
California Walnuts
Walnut Recipes
Bon’Appetit!

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

IF IT’S BRIGHT ENOUGH, TIGHT ENOUGH, OR EYE-POPPINGLY PRINTED ENOUGH, ODDS ARE IT’LL WORK ON ANY FIGURE. You don’t need to be a size nothing to make a fashion statement, its all about your individual panache and confidence … a killer smile doesn’t hurt either. Models CRYSTAL RENN (Right) AND JACQUELYN JABLONSKI (Left), SHOW OFF THE SEASON’S MOST SIZZLING LOOKS in SHOW STOPPING designer sass. – V Magazine –


Jacquelyn (left) and Crystal (right) wear
Top
Ralph Lauren Collection
Skirt
Proenza Schouler
Belt
Viktor & Rolf
Shoes
Versace
Clutch
Giorgio Armani
Socks
We Love Colors
Scrunchie
Marc Jacobs
Earrings, purple necklace, gold bangle
Patricia von Musulin
Red necklace, neon green bangle, Lucite bangle
Cara Croninger
Blue bangle, green-and-yellow bangle, ring
Alexis Bittar
Yellow cuff with spikes
M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza


Jacquelyn and Crystal wear
Bodysuit and bra
Dolce & Gabbana
Leather belt
Burberry Prorsum
Jeweled belt
New York Vintage
Bangle (worn in hair)
Patricia Field
Gold necklace, blue-and-yellow jeweled bangles, leopard bangle
Alexis Bittar
Red-and-gray necklace, square Lucite bangle, blue marbled cuff
Cara Croninger
Lucite bangle with ivory inset
Patricia von Musulin

On eyes, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics
Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in black


Jacquelyn and Crystal wear
Top
Versace
Skirt and shoes
Proenza Schouler
Belt
Kokin
Socks
We Love Colors
Bangle (worn in hair), silver bangle, Lucite bangle, blue-and-gold jeweled bangles
Alexis Bittar
Lucite necklace
Alexis Bittar for Michael Kors
Gold bangle
Patricia von Musulin
Black-and-gray necklace, red bangle, blue marbled cuff
Cara Croninger
Black-and-yellow striped cuff
Giorgio Armani

On hair, Kérastase Paris Vernis
Nutri-Sculpt Ultra-Shine Top Coat


Jacquelyn and Crystal wear
Dress
Danielle Scutt
Belt
Giorgio Armani
Shoes
Pierre Hardy
Socks
We Love Colors
Yellow necklace, heart necklace, blue marbled cuff, Lucite ring
Cara Croninger
Green necklace and gold bangle
Patricia von Musulin
Purple Lucite bangle
Burberry Prorsum
Clear Lucite bangles and blue jeweled bangle
Alexis Bittar
Blue cuff with spikes
M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza
Ponytail holder made by hairstylist

On lips, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics
Lip Wax in nude beige

Photos courtesy of VMagazine.com

-J.SAAB
in beauty, Makeup

Amazing Product Alert!

NARS Orgasm Illuminator

I’m going to be completely honest, I have yet to try this, but after being all over the red carpet, I felt compelled to share with you! After reading dozens of reviews, this product seems to be kick ass! It is however, an illuminat0r, so don’t expect to see color. This product goes on sheer, feels great, and adds a beautiful glow to your appearance. Apply to face or just neck and décolleté for a sexy umph! A celebrity makeup artist’s must have!!

NARS Orgasm Illuminator ($29 sephora)

image courtesy of sephora

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