Tuesday, May 29, 2012

For DD: Light or Dark Brows With Lara And Cara

Chanel Cruise 2013

photographed by Nick Knight

Brows, Brows, Brows!!! For me, when it comes to my favorite form of facial hair I believe that either bold or faint make the biggest impact. For example, take the featured models Lara Stone (who photographs very lovely with something in her mouth) and Cara Delevingne. Their brow looks are night and day, but both looks are equally interesting and extremly beautiful. 

After gathering the pics for this post I decided to try Cara's look for myself. I have red hair so my stylist Hallie, at Chemistry Hair Salon,was a bit skeptical of the darker brow. I thought if blondes could do it, why couldn't I, and went for it. We went a few shades darker and I absolutely love it. I had light brown brows already, so the dye job wasn't too noticeable, but I felt like it was a nice enhancement and it made my brows look thicker.  I totally recommend it to anyone wanting a little change, and next time I plan to go even darker. Something I DO NOT recommend is tinting your lashes. I was on an eye kick, so I thought why not darken my lashes to match my brows. My stylist does not do eyelash tinting, so I booked an appointment at another spa. I read that dying my lashes would make them appear fuller and longer, so I was all for it. Big mistake. I basically paid $30.00 to have my eyes burn and my eyelashes do not look any different at all! Through trial and error I now know, brow tinting is a big yes and eyelash tinting is trash.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Classics in My Book

Balenciaga Spring 08'


Chloe in Chloe Spring 09'

Cannes Favorite: Diane Kruger

Nina Ricci

Vivienne Westwood

Jason Wu

Versus by Versace

Giambattista Valli
Prabal Gurung


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Rumi in the Perfect LBLD

What's better than the perfect Little Black Dress?  The LBLD! Little Black Leather Dress and Little Brown Leather Dress, for those of you who may not know. I am all about any thing leather, and these leather shift dresses by the Australian line Kahlo are perfection.  My sister-in-law and nieces and nephew live in New Zealand, so perhaps when I visit we can hop on a plane for a quick shopping trip in Australia. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Goodbye Vidal Sasson

Vidal giving Mia Farrow the iconic pixie cut on the set of Rosemary's Baby

Carey Mulligan

Kate Moss

Emma Watson

Winona Ryder

One of the best scenes in the legendary film Rosemary's Baby occurs when the pregnant Rosemary surprises her not so thrilled husband with her new haircut. She meekly and in the cutest, almost British sounding voice (she is American, mind you) declares "It's Vidal Sasson". Sasson, who died today at the age of 84, did not invent the pixie cut, but he did make it iconic for women around the world for over the last fifty years. So thank you, Mr. Sasson and hopefully one day I will have the balls to actually get that pixie cut that we all love and admire.

pics from Google Images

Maurice Sendak on Fresh Air

I was never a much of a Maurice Sendak fan, having only read Where Wild Things Are as a child and never seeing the movie, but the man did capture my heart yesterday when I listened to his September 2011 interview with Terry Gross. If you have the time please listen to his touching Fresh Air interview.