Friday, August 31, 2012

Enter The Diet Pepsi Sip in Style Sweepstakes


Women have a thirst for fun and a love affair with flair, according to a new Diet Pepsi survey. The Diet Pepsi Fun Report reveals that nearly three-quarters of women (72 percent) are literally craving more fun in their lives, while 56 percent believe that adding more flair (e.g., great shoes, bright lipsticks, trendy accessories) brings more fun. To help quench that thirst and quell that craving, Diet Pepsi is launching the Sip in Style Sweepstakes. http://www.multivu.com/mnr/57759-diet-pepsi-sofia-vergara

From now through September 22, Diet Pepsi fans can enter for the chance to win prizes big and small at www.DietPepsi.com. From lipsticks and refreshing fizz to a once in a lifetime fun-filled experience, including a wardrobe makeover by Sofia Vergara’ s personal stylist along with a $1,000 shopping spree in New York City, the opportunities for fun, fizz and flair abound at DietPepsi.com.

“No one should have to work so hard to add more fun into their lives,” said Sofia Vergara. “That’s why I’m happy to help Diet Pepsi bubble up the fun for women everywhere.”



For more information on the Sip in Style Sweepstakes, fun seekers can visit DietPepsi.com, Facebook.com/DietPepsi or Tweet Diet Pepsi on Twitter @dietpepsi#fizz. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

WIN A $500 GIFT CARD TO VINCE CAMUTO!


SNAPETTE AND VINCE CAMUTO CELEBRATE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
SNAPETTE TEAMS UP WITH VINCE CAMUTO TO OFFER SHOPPERS A CHANCE TO WIN A $500 GIFT CARD



WHO: Snapette and Vince Camuto

WHAT: In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, Snapette has teamed up with Vince Camuto to offer shoppers the chance to win a $500 gift card. In order to enter, customers must download the Snapette app and use it to “snap” their favorite Fashion’s Night Out fall must-haves from Vince Camuto. The user that receives the most “Love Its” wins the $500 gift card to Vince Camuto. In addition, users who are downloading the app for the first time will receive 20% off their next purchase from Vincecamuto.com, applicable to full price merchandise only and terms and conditions apply.

Lauren Kolody and Erica Coffman, the girls behind the popular blog, Honestly... WTF! will also be on hand for the night, picking out their favorite selects from the Vince Camuto fall collection.

ABOUT SNAPETTE:
Snapette is the popular iPhone and Android app that lets users virtually window shop the boutiques in the surrounding area from the palm of their hand. Snapette users can upload images of their latest shopping finds – everything from clothes to accessories – tag the store location, and share it across their social networks. The mobile community on Snapette can then search by brand, store, or description to discover what’s available in stores around them and also see what’s trending around the corner and around the world.

WHEN: September 6, 2012
            6:00-10:00PM

WHERE: Vince Camuto Flagship Store
               532 Broadway
              New York, NY


Vince Camuto

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Taylor Swift in Esther Williams' Unique Vintage Swimsuit


“Love Story” crooner Taylor Swift apparently loves our retro high-waisted polka dot bikini! Here she is looking fab while frolicking along the beach at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts over the weekend with her boyfriend Conor Kennedy. Love the red lipstick, btw!



Vintage Inspired Swimsuit 50's Style Red Polka Dot Bikini; $75, www.UniqueVintage.com

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sleepwear: What to Wear Between the Sheets


Whether you're a boxers and t-shirt gal or a bra and panties woman, there's a sexier version out there of what you may have been wearing.  Here are some options from intiMINT and Jenna Leigh Lingerie that will spice up your nights.  intiMINT, is the latest must-have collection from BeachMint, the team that brought us collections such as JewelMint, ShoeMint, and is a collection of intimate apparel and loungewear with Brooke Burke as the Creative Director.  


The intiMINT’s collection includes signature lace thongs, briefs, boyshorts, bralettes, racerback tanks, robes, nightgowns and loungewear separates, ranging in price from $20 for two pairs of panties to $80 for more substantial pieces.  intiMINT is available at www.intimint.com

FREE Seminar on Cultural Stress


What:

Dr. Murad offers tips for defending yourself against the unrelenting demands of modern living. What Is Cultural Stress? Cultural Stress® is a new type of stress identified by Dr. Murad, to describe the constant and pervasive stress superimposed on the normal pressures of everyday life. Cultural Stress can cause rosacea, adult acne, and facial hair growth among women to name a few.
Stats:
  • According to a U.S. government report, “Americans work longer hours than nearly anyone in the developed world—even the Japanese. For many professionals, the 40-hour workweek is history. Sixty-to eighty-hour workweeks are now the norm.”
  • The Los Angeles Times reported that Americans have fewer close friends than they did 19 years ago. Longer hours, lengthier commutes and the substitution of online “friends” verses real-life connections contribute to the breakdown of actual social networks.

When:

Aug 22, 2012 at 11:30 am-12:30pm

Where:

Murad Conference Center
2141 Rosecrans Avenue, 6th Floor Suite 6100
El Segundo, CA 90245

RSVP:

Please RSVP to Karen Humpherys by August 17, 2012
Khumpherys@murad.com

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bride Bop's Big Day!


At Bride Bop - they make your wedding their world!  Use an expertly crafted database to find highly acclaimed vendors in your area and their tools to efficiently plan your wedding from start to finish.  They'll keep you inspired and up-to-date on the latest wedding trends, and stress-free with tips from their in-house experts.  Sign up today to join the free community.  Your dream wedding is only a click away!  http://bridebop.com/

To learn more about the services, the company is hosting an upcoming launch event in Los Angeles, on August 19th from 11am - 3pm.  Bride Bop's Big Day!



Attendants will enjoy…

Big Day Celebrity Wedding Panel with the following top artists:
Bridal Gown Boutique from JLM Couture
Big Day Cosmetic Consults:  Get your makeup done by experienced beauty professionals, provided by MAC Cosmetics.
Plus…
  • Peruse and sample goods and services from some of California’s most sought-after wedding professionals.
  • Unleash your inner fashionista: scope couture bridal collections from Beverly Hills designers.
  • Sweet Tooth: it’s more than just eye candy! You’ll get to taste hand-selected confections from LA’s most creative bakers.
  • Passed hors d’ourves, cocktails, a glamorous goodie bag and the chance to chat with high-profile wedding industry experts.
When: Sunday August 19th, 11am-3pm
Where: 319 S. Robertson Blvd., LA, CA 90048
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://bridebop.com/bigday/

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Closet Raid: Every Fashion Designer’s Must-Have Items



Every fashionista needs a little inspiration. When it comes to dressing up your day-to-day look, peeking in your closet you find your fashion staples and items that spruce up or give any basic outfit a certain edge. There is no rulebook when it comes to fashion. However, inspiration is key. Every girl has her favorites she just can’t live without. Here, Claudia Patel, fashion expert and emerging fashion designer, shares her favorite must-haves to inspire fashionistas everywhere.

Skinny Black Pants
It’s always easier to update a basic look, than downplay a one hit wonder. And what better classic basic look than the skinny black pant? This versatile item works any season, day or night and can help you achieve any look, depending on your top and shoe pairings. “I personally love a translucent blouse showing off a cute laced cami for a little sexiness and sass, matched with edgy gladiator heels,” shares Claudia.  

Tuxedo Jacket
What better way to glam up an outfit instantly than with a tuxedo jacket? Whether dress, pant or skirt, a tuxedo jacket can bring a fresh new look to your outfit. “When it comes to my favorite must-haves, I stick to timeless basics,” explains Claudia. “ Great to pull over any outfit for an instant glammed up look, I keep my tuxedo jacket handy for a quick meeting or to throw on for an ultra chic look for dinner with friends.”

Laced White Blouse
The laced white blouse is the new take on the crisp white shirt. With many intricate lace patterns and styles to choose from, it is an updated look for a classic clean look. “Throw on a short, flared skit and cute pumps for a date night or with skinny black pants for a sleek look for the office,” adds Claudia.  


Striking Little Red Dress
Want to make the heart race? It’s easy to stand out at any party with a striking LRD. Make sure to wear muted colored heels like black or nude for that touch of elegance vs. notoriety. Perfect for when you want to spice it up for a corporate affair— classy, yet sexy. I would steer clear of a very short hemline for corporate functions. Keep it classy with the length rising a few inches above your knees.
Tip: A designers’s secret can be your biggest savior—hem tape.  Have a knee-length dress tucked away in the back of your closet? Give it a quick – yet stunning style makeover with simple alterations.

Colored Denim
Adding a pop of color to casual Fridays is always fun. Rock skinny canary yellow denims with a billowy blouse for a fun night at the bar or wear it with a basic T-shirt for an everyday look. Everything is much more fun—in color!


About Claudia Patel, Fashion Designer
Claudia Patel’s modernist philosophy extends to fashion and beyond.  She believes clothing should fit the way women live: with designs that are feminine, comfortable, contemporary and functional.   Born in Singapore, Claudia’s love of her heritage continues to be a big influence on her as a designer and fashion adherent.  She spent her early years in the United States traveling with her parents and studied abroad in Australia.  Claudia’s diverse upbringing has always led her to believe that life takes unexpected turns driven by passion and purpose.  She soon realized fashion was more than just a pastime, it was her calling.  Claudia’s passion for clothing involves more than love for color and fabric.  Claudia will debut her collection exclusively online in February 2012 – a line of signature kimono tops and dresses that are versatile enough to take you from day to night, all with a playful twist that brings to life her Asian heritage on the modern canvas.   Her clothing is made only with hand selected quality luxurious fabrics like silk chiffon and silk crepe.  Claudia’s clothes elicits more than style or emotion, it frames art. Claudia will also launch her line of jade accented and crystal frosted jewelry bringing her brand full circle.  In the meantime, she wants to invite you on her journey in bringing to life her dream, and to share in the excitement of the next phase of her journey as possibly a new found friend, entrepreneur, mentor, stylist and fashion designer on www.claudiapatel.com. Visit Claudia Patel’s Facebook Fan Page or follow her on Twitter @Claudia Patel.  

Enter to Win Christian Louboutin!



Hukkster is excited to announce its Louboutin Giveaway! Three lucky winners will receive a pair of Christian Louboutin heels.   Here’s what you need to know:

In case you are unfamiliar, Hukkster (www.hukkster.com) is the essential online shopping tool for fashion and beyond that tracks the styles you love and notifies you when they go on sale - Those who love to shop but are short on time are often frustrated with the amount of special offers that pile up in their inboxes. Hukkster acts as an ever-present shopping companion, allowing users to visit their favorite online shops, hukk the products they love and receive sale notifications on those specific products.  No more email overload.  Hukkster gives you back control over your wardrobe and your wallet.


To participate in the giveaway, participants simply ‘like’ the Hukkster Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/hukkster and visit the giveaway tab. Participants will then be prompted to request an invitation to join Hukkster and receive a chance to win a pair of Louboutin heels. Each entrant will be provided with a unique URL to share with friends and receive one additional entry for every friend that signs up through this URL. The more they spread the word, the better their chances of winning.   The winner may select any pair of Louboutin heels available for purchase at select retailers at or below $750 as detailed in the official rules.

So tell your friends because with heels like these, they’ll never know you hukk’d that dress. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mally Beauty USTREAM Party Wed. Aug 15th

Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist and president of Mally Beauty, will be having an exciting USTREAM on Wednesday, August 15th at 8pmET


Incorporating all of her knowledge for makeup, educational approach and infectious enthusiasm for beauty, she is now excited to share her newly designed website, Mallybeauty.com! To celebrate, Mally will be giving away exclusive prizes, products and deals during her USTREAM Show! To join the fun, please see details below:

Day: Wednesday, August 15th  

Time: 8pm EST

Location: USTREAM:  http://www.facebook.com/mallybeauty/app_196506863720166

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Nail That Trend: Olympics-Inspired Mani's Made Easy!

Between gymnasts’ glitter hair spray and Ryan Lochte’s diamond-encrusted grills, we beauty girls have been finding it hard to get behind the trends from this Olympic season. Then we discovered the medal-worthy manis being rocked by the women’s swim team.

The best way to get this one-of-a-kind look is to first apply your base polish of choice and then use a striping polish to create your design (American flags, the Union Jack, Nathan Adrian’s face – this part is totally up to you). Striping polishes take all the guesswork out of nail art so all you need is a little patience and creativity!

We recommend:
·         $3.49 each at SallyBeauty.com
·         Available in 14 different shades
·         Features a super-skinny brush and a fast-drying, long-wearing formula



 From buffers to polishes to rhinestones, Sally Beauty has all of your nail art needs covered

Friday, August 03, 2012

Show Your Olympic Support with Krigler

With the Olympic games in full swing, Krigler would like to take you on an exotic journey to the countries participating in these Olympic Games!   Check out the range of internationally-inspired fragrances that Krigler has created using ingredients sourced from each respective country:

America One 31 was the first Krigler fragrance made in AMERICA in 1931The eponymous fragrance, embodying the american spirit full of happiness! A Cedar vibrato with dry notes of black pepper and cumin. The energetic effect of Mandarin with voluptuous accord of Neroli and Vetiver. A mysterious, voluptuous and full of contrasts fragrance. The fragrance of the Elite.



English Promenade 19 captures the aristocratic tastes of ENGLAND. The authentic pure scent of Elegance. An iconic fragrance worn on the Tiber during a holiday in Rome. A fragrance inspired by the Riviera, made with orange blossom, fresh grapefruit, sweet white musk, oriental neroli and ylang ylang.



Jazzy Rivera212 celebrates the vivacity of the Jazz Era in Cap d’Antibes in FRANCE. A fresh, powerful fragrance, Jazzy Riviera 210 marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of Krigler's Haute Perfumery Atelier in Cap d'Antibes. Created in 2010 to celebrate the vivacity of the Jazz Era on the French Riviera, Jazzy Riviera 210 blends luxurious Bergamot with our signature Krigler Cedar, and is topped by notes of elegant Coriander, crisp sweet Freesia, Lemon, Musk, Patchouli and Vetiver. For those who love unforgettable scents, Jazzy Riviera 210 is the perfect perfume.


Go USA!


As we're about to wrap up week 1 of the Olympics, show your team spirit
 
 

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Launched at the request of the Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team


Save Your Strands this Summer with
Philip Kingsley’s Swimcap



Launched at the request of the Olympic Synchronized Swimming team to protect their hair from constant exposure to chlorine, the Philip Kingsley Swimcap provides ultimate protection while in the elements of summer.  Between the sun, chlorine, salt water and wind, stands require just as much protection as your skin during the summer months.  Turn your strands to Philip Kingsley and find comfort in Swimcap. 


Philip Kingsley Swimcap Key Features
  • Protects against dryness and damage caused by chlorine and salt
  • Prevents hair color fading by sun exposure
  • Perfect for preventing blonde hair from turning green in chlorinated water
  • Provides a super conditioning treatment for the hair
  • Provides great protection for both adult’s and children’s hair

For best results, apply in sections to dampened hair and work through evenly before exposure to the sun. 

The Philip Kingsley Swimcap is available for $35 at philipkingsley.com.

Seen KATE BECKINSALE/John Frieda - TOTAL RECALL PREMIER


Celebrity hairstylist artist Mara Roszak created Kate Beckinsale’s look for last night’s Total Recall premiere in Los Angeles. Taking inspiration from Kate’s structured dress, Roszak created a texturized look for the red carpet. Roszak described Kate’s look as “edgy and undone, with an effortless feel.”




Get Kate’s look in three simple steps:

Step 1 – Prep and Texturize
Achieving the undone quality of Kate’s hair relies on creating texture while preventing flyaways. Start by evenly applying John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse  through towel-dried hair to tame frizz, boost shine and build texture. For added volume, spray roots with a texturizing spray and rough dry.



Step 2 – Secure the Style
Next, twist small sections of hair to create tousled texture. Once hair is completely dry, gently tease the crown for a bit of height. Next, pull hair back create a loose braid. Tuck the ends under and pin in place with bobby pins, crossing the pins to secure the look and make sure the braid stays in place. Allow pieces in the front to fall out and frame the face.

Step 3 - Polish and Perfect
To finish the look, spray John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hair Spray on your fingertips and pinch sections while rubbing your fingers together on the hair to add more texture and break up the look. Then in an even, all-around motion, mist a thin coat of hair spray to set the look.

A Summer Trend That Never Goes Out Of Style!

Wearing sheer tights in the summer is a perfect example of a trend that has had staying power throughout the years, and made generations of women look fabulous even in the warmer months.



Let’s keep the tradition going with Hanes Silk Reflections Ultra Sheer Toeless Tights! With run-resistant technology, this toeless design lets you wear sandals and open toe shoes to show off your pedicure while giving you that ultra-sheer, better-than-bare look! Paired with you mom's vintage sundress or that mini you copied from The Duchess of Cambridge, you will be on trend all season long! 

Retailing for less than $15, they are definitely a top summer steal and a  necessity for your wardrobe!




The Perfect Dress for a Summer Event!

BUTTER BY NADIA has the perfect dress for a summer event!  Check out the Limited Edition Jersey Wrap Dress for that perfect "wow" factor!


Available now at BUTTER BY NADIA.

Check out the other gorgeous styles for summer and fall today!

Sweet Fashion Inspiration, powered by the 'Intel Ultrabook™, the Ultimate Accessory for every Fashionista.

Easy breezy summer style, cool colors, hot accessories and a pair of skyhigh skyscrapers - these are the things that fuel the fashionista in me.  I like to take my fashion inspiration from the world around me - from the geometric shapes seen on sailboats in the marina to the ombre hues of a beach sunset.  I even felt the muse strike while watching the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics!  Case in point - my uber-cool tribal print tunic!


Lately, I've been taking my cue from my everyday surroundings.  From the fun and fabulous print on my cute kitchen chairs:

To the shot-silk pillow shams and satin ruffles on my bed! Girly enough for me, but manly enough for my man!


Which inspires my love for handmade accessories!



Vibrant hues and textures play a role as well - I adore the colors of these gorgeous photo frames:

 

In fact, it has inspired my most recent pedicure!


I've even been inspired by these two adorable little darlings!


Is there anything more adorable than a toddler in a hat?  Especially a sleepy toddler?


Take a look at the things around you and see what inspires your style.  It may be as simple as a single standout feature, like my favorite messenger bag:



Or it may be the fantastic collection of vintage necklaces that everyone raves about every time I wear one:

 

Find a look you like, a style that suits, a shape that flatters...and make it your own!  Here are a few of my favorite looks for summer:

A sweet sherbet colored chiffon blouse paired with skinny jeans, gold sandals and earrings. Gorgeous!


One of my favorite necklaces - handmade by a local artisan!  Looks fabulous paired with a vintage lace top!


I also love the way a brightly colored scarf can pull an ensemble together!



Royal blue maxi skirt paired with a lace keyhole top and gold sandals.  Finish with a double wrap metallic belt and gold earrings.  Chic and sleek!


 Ahhh, there is nothing like a sexy pair of skyscrapers to melt my hearts!  And they go with everything.  Seriously.  Skirts, jeans, dresses, shorts, even a swimsuit (if I were in the Miss America Pageant)!


 Sheer print blouse, colored jeans and my fave Michael Kors flat sandals.  The perfect weekend look!


And I just had to share my favorite go-to wedges.  I wear these pillows of perfection absolutely everywhere!  They are my Goldilocks wedges:  not too high, not too low, juuuuust right!



 So there you have it my dears!  She She's favorite fashion inspirations.  But then again, if you had my adorable workspace you, too, would be fashionably inspired!



The Intel Ultrabook™, with it's long battery life and strong performance it's like the perfect little black dress that is the staple of your wardrobe - sleek, stylish and classic -  like you!  At less than an inch thick, the lightweight and highly portable Ultrabook™ is easy to grab and go anywhere - like your vintage weekend bag.  Ultra stylish and ultra responsive, the Ultrabook™ is your ultimate style accessory.
Now you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for power. Introducing the ultra-sleek, ultra-responsive Ultrabook™, Inspired by Intel. Visit intel.com/ultrabook for more information.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Great White: Tips for Wearing White in the Summer




One of the biggest fashion conundrums for women everywhere is how to wear white properly. Wear it the wrong way, and it can be unflattering; wear it the right way, and you’ll have yourself wondering why white isn’t your go-to color! Below, Haesu Kwon, designer of Tamasha Knit, shares her favorite white options for summer and how to wear them well.

Oversized Chic
While some oversized white sweaters can appear boxy and hide the figure of the woman underneath, this piece from Tamasha’s spring and summer 2012 collection features delicate black piping that acts as a streamlining agent, slimming theoverall look significantly. During summer, pair these with white or black shorts and a wedge heel for a put-together yet sporty feel.


Bottoms Up
How does someone who isn’t model-thin pull off white jeans? It can be difficult, but any fashionista knows that as long as you have the fit nailed, you can wear any style you desire. For curvier girls, choose a shaped waistband that is longer in the front than in the back, keep the front of the pant uncomplicated, and go for boot cut as the most flattering choice. Keep your top basic, and add a colorful pump to make your casual outfit worthy of a night out. And what about the infamous undergarment issue? Stick with nude shades when wearing any white bottoms.

Pop of Color
Can you wear all white? Of course you can – as long as you throw in a pop of color! Wearing white pants and a white top may seem boring; but there is nothing more chic than a natural-hued outfit topped off with one bright item. Pairing an all-white look with a vibrant blazer or cardigan will make your look stand out. If you’re going for a head-to-toe white style, throw in some show-stopping accessories, like colored shoes or a bright bag to increase your fabulous factor.



Dress It Up
While some people don’t realize, there are certainly different shades of white, and it’s important to choose one that complements your skin tone; especially when it comes to a dress. Women with cool skin tones look great in bright white, while those with warmer tones should opt for just off-white. Another important dress tip: examine your dress in a well-lit area to ensure that it is not see-through, and wear undergarments that match your skin’s color.


For more information about Haesu Kwon or Tamasha Knit, please follow @TamashaKnit on Twitter and visit www.Tamasha-Knit.com.