Archive for May, 2009

Essential Beauty Products For Summer

No matter where you spend your summer vacation, Mother Nature can always mar your perfect little retreat. Nature-proof your summer holiday with a host of essential beauty products. Compiled by style.com, these must-have beauty products guarantee fun-filled vacation no matter where you spend it. If you decide to leave the bustling metropolis behind for a breath of fresh country air, don’t forget to pack the following:LaCoupe Fragrance Free Gentle Shampoo and ConditionerLaCoupe’s hair care tandem …

The Little Sequined Dress

The Little Sequined Dress

Ever since French fashion house, Balmain, sent a sparkly little dress down the runway, other designers followed suit; sparking a trend which, according to Syle.com’s Laird Borrelli-Persson, appears “recession-proof.” Though not all of us can afford a Balmain dress or any other designer’s collection for that matter, the ardor for the little sequined dress was rekindled. Since then, the LSD (Little Sequined Dress) has made the rounds, from the Met Ball all the way to Cannes in sparkling defiance …

Preen Quarter Bag

Preen Quarter Bag

The design tandem of Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi launched their handbag line during the Spring 09 shows, and has since then became a favorite among women. Just like any Thornton Bregazzi collection, Preen handbags carry the design duo’s unique style which – “strong…cool and desirable with an injection of pure rock and roll.”Take the Preen Line Quarter Bag for instance. It does not scream “look at me,” but instead silently draws your attention.Made of leather with ribbed fabric lining, t…

Mulberry Ice Cream Clear Tote

Mulberry Ice Cream Clear Tote

In case you haven’t noticed that it’s already summer, let us remind you once again. Of better yet, check out Mulberry’s Ice Cream Clear tote, and get with the program. Nothing says summer like ‘ice cream’ (except maybe ‘beach’), and nothing cools you down like a scoop or two of your favorite flavor. So while you indulge your taste buds to a frosty, flavorful treat, feast your eyes on         quirky creation for Mulberry. Mulberry’s Ice Cream tote is made of clear vinyl decorated with…

JKC Quotable Totes

JKC Quotable Totes

Jewelry – and now handbag label – JKC has recently released a collection of “quotable totes” that are perfect for today’s tough financial times. Designer Jessica Kagan Cushman’s waxed-canvas totes declare humorous statements like “Charge It Please,” and former Vogue editor Edna Woolman Chase’s famous quote, “Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess,” which put a witty and mischievous spin on the otherwise rather plain Goyard’s St. Louis carry-all. JKC’s quotable totes are a handy and styli…

Neon Nails for Summer

Neon Nails for Summer

Neon has been featured in several designers’ collections this year. It’s not surprising then that Essie, the nail tint brand that brought us last summer’s most blinding shades, released a whole new bunch of eye-catching colors which are sure to conjure up images of the sea, sand and vividly painted toes. The New York-based nail expert’s latest offerings include Punchy Pink, an icy watermelon; Flirty Fuchsia, a fluorescent magenta; Funky Limelight, a Day-Glo yellow; and Perky Purple, an electric…

Nicholas K Max Weekender

Nicholas K Max Weekender

Summer is the perfect time for weekend getaways. When packing your belongings for a weekend in the country, not just any old duffel bag will do, not for the modern vacationer anyway. And the modern vacationer is what Nicholas K designer Nichole Kunz had in mind when she came up with the Max Weekender. Modern vacationers are laptop-carrying, gadget-operating ilk, and they can’t bear to part with their devices.The Max weekender is the perfect solution. Inside, it is divided into three roomy compa…

Common Projects Women’s Shoes

Common Projects Women’s Shoes

Fashion’s gender switcheroo trend continues. Having already gone through tops and jeans, the trend has spread over to footwear. Common Projects, the shoe brand for men that rapidly gained a cult following, confirmed that they will be releasing a women’s line for fall ’09. The debut capsule collection will replicate some of the label’s classics such as ultra-basic, super-sleek low- and mid-top sneakers. “It’s a real women’s shoe, though,” notes Common Projects co-founder Prathan Poopat. “No heel…

Lockheart Avant Garden Ingrid Handbag

Lockheart Avant Garden Ingrid Handbag

Lockheart’s romantic Avant Garden line comes this adorable little handbag that perfect for all girly fashionistas. The Ingrid is a small handheld tote basket embellished with napa leather flowers. The floral details are very elaborate but not overwhelming. It has braided leather handles, signature Jacquard lining and magnetic closure. It’s available in black and plum and is perfect as a day bag. Its dimensions are 11½ w x 6 ½ h x 6″ d.The Ingrid is available at Nordstrom for $450.Image source: …

Rebecca Minkoff C Ya Later Handbag

Rebecca Minkoff C Ya Later Handbag

Such a cool name for such a cool handbag. Rebecca Minkoff’s C Ya Later handbag is edgy and stylish, which makes them perfect for today’s young Hollywood. As the bag’s description says, “C Ya Later was inspired by heartbreaking and love-making in a rock & roll world. Its envelope style evokes love letters and sweet nothings, while it’s studs remind us that romance is anything but smooth.”They couldn’t have described it more perfectly than that. C Ya Later is made of genuine Italian Leather with …