Sunday, May 31, 2009


Unleash your inner Gladiator!

"Emerging from every corner of the glamorous globe, a new Style Warrior. Made to celebrate the cross-cultural sophistication of the modern Amazon Princess, African Queen, Crouching Tigress…"

Available in the U.S. since May 20, the limited edition collection includes eye kohl, lip glass, lipsticks, nail lacquer and more . . . ranging from $11 to $23. From Mercenary to Night Manoeuvres, Liberated to Fierce & Fabulous, Peaceable to Soft Force, the colors are rivaled only by their names.

The MAC Style Warrior collection will be available internationally in June. For product details and pictures, click here. Click on the label below for vintage Beauty posts!


The winner of StyleChile + Perricone MD's Giveaway is Nene K. of Raleigh, North Carolina! Nene knew that the StyleChile post featuring both Gisele Bundchen and Eva Longoria is Hot New Hue: Lemon & Lime. Perricone MD's Advanced Face Firming Activator is valued at $120. Thanks for participating! Stay tuned to StyleChile for more giveaways!


It's almost June, but it feels like Fall in NYC. No better time than the present to see what will be all the rage in the months ahead. Always affordable, Aldo's latest collection features studded boots, chain link bags, bib necklaces and chic ballet flats. Check out a sneak peak of Aldo's Fall 2009 collection here.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Vintage Deco Dresses in Lemon and Peach £130.00

Our favorite model turned designer is at it again. Kate Moss' new collection for TopShop is available online, and hopefully some pieces will make it into stores; especially now that TopShop is Stateside. Kate's latest collection is inspired by her summer travels. Nothing says warm weather more than flirty little dresses, itsy bitsy bikinis and bejeweled party dresses. Fun playsuits, chiffon dresses, caftans and colored jeans add depth to the collection. We expected nothing less from Kate. She has great style and TopShop is a perfect medium by which to share with the masses. Two of my favorite dresses are depicted above. For pictures of the entire collection, click here. Happy shopping!


One of the perks of having this blog is getting the opportunity to try amazing products, often times before they hit the market. I'm in essence, a bit of a guinea pig, but I do it all for you. Cry me a river, right? In all seriousness, I love products and was psyched to receive some more, courtesy of Cantu Shea Butter. Cantu's body butter, pictured at left, is as decadent as they come, but is suprisingly light and . . . fluffly; it is. It's less like a butter and more like soufflé. Known for their wide ranging line of haircare products, Cantu is now bringing their 100% pure shea goodness to skincare. Cantu's three new innovative products include the Nourishing Body Oil and Body Butter for maintenance of that fab beach body and Clear Conditioning "Extra Hold" Shine Gel to keep that summer hair at bay. The products retail for a budget friendly $4.99 and $3.99; purchase your Cantu products at a retailer near you. It's better with butter! Tell 'em I sent ya.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


How apropos. Neutrals are it this season, and the Gap is right on trend. In seasons past, the retailer has paired with Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund winners to rework the classic white shirt--for which the Gap is known.
Models with Alexander Wang, note the motorcycle jacket, shorts and trousers.
Last year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners, Phillip Lim (discussed in post below), Band of Outsiders, Michael Bastian and ThreeASFOUR (Philip Crangi created jewelry to accompany the collection) each created unique designs, reflective of their style, using the classic Gap white shirt as a basis. Prior to that, winners Doo-Ri Chung, Thakoon Panichgul (One of First Lady Obama's favorites) and Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte each took a turn at transforming the classic white.
Models with Vena Cava's Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai
This year, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners, Alexander Wang, Vena Cava, and Albertus Swanepöel, were tasked with recreating another Gap classic: the Khaki. The Khaki collection features a motorcycle jacket and chinos courtesy of Alexander Wang, hats by milliner Swanepöel of Albertus Quartus and dresses and a variation on chinos by Vena Cava. Shutterbug Craig McDean photographed Arlenis Sosa, Raquel Zimmerman, Anna Jagodzinska and Coco Rocha for the ad campaign. The collection will become available, both in stores and online, on June 16th. Prices range from $39.50 to $88. For more pictures of the pieces click here and here.


Phillip Lim Swim: Lim's new capsule collection includes floral print bikini and two swimsuits.
Bathing suit season is upon us! And, this time I'm ready. I've been putting in work at the gym and been master cleansing like nobody's business (shout out to Claire at the Fashion Bomb--Equinox misses you!). Nothing keeps me more motivated to run that extra mile, than the prospect of wearing a hot new bathing suit. But, I digress. The bathing suits above, are from Phillip Lim's inaugural bathing suit line. His foray into fashion is not limited to great clothes, he is adding his magic touch to swimwear, lingerie and footwear; pieces will be carried in the US and Asia. Check out a preview of his shoe and lingerie collection here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Radiant and healthy skin is always the best accessory. This season's hottest outfits are incomplete if they are not paired with beautiful skin. Enter Perricone MD's Advanced Face Firming Activator. World renowned dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone has pioneered an anti-aging skin care revolution, the basis of which includes the consumption of healthy (anti-inflammatory) foods and nutritional supplements complemented by topical anti-aging products. With a roster of celebrity clientele and fans, including Oprah, Perricone is the industry leader in nutrition based skincare. Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decrease pore size and improve skin tone, Perricone MD's Advanced Face Firming Activator serum is valued at $120 but is free for one lucky StyleChile reader. Winning is easy! Shoot me an e-mail at and let me know the title of the blogpost which features Gisele Bundchen and Eva Longoria. Be sure to include your mailing address in the e-mail. Check out the full range of Perricone MD's skin care products over on his website.

This contest is limited to U.S. residents only. Information submitted will only be used in connection with StyleChile's giveaway and will not be distributed to any third party.

Stay tuned to StyleChile for more giveaways!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Have you seen the new Liz Claiborne ads? Better yet, have you seen the new Liz Claiborne? As discussed previously, Isaac Mizrahi is the new creative director and he has completely overhauled the brand . . . and has spearheaded a new ad campaign as well. The colorful advertisements feature real women of all ages, races, shapes and sizes, and a "disguised" Isaac makes a cameo appearance in most. I would like to call your attention to the woman featured in the orange dress above left: Shana Jackson, proprietor of Collecther vintage boutique.
Shana graciously posed for a pic at the Brooklyn Flea. I can see why she was chosen for the ad campaign!
I ran into Shana recently at the Brooklyn Flea. You can run into Shana at Collecther --306 Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Tell her I sent ya! For more pics of Shana and for behind the scenes pics of the Liz Claiborne photo shoot, check out Isaac Mizrahi's blog.
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Monday, May 18, 2009


What's black, white and red all over? Chanel's 2010 Cruise Collection! Recalling the elegance and opulence of the roaring 20's, Karl Lagerfeld's romantic collection is chock full of nautical stripes, pearls, chiffon and what's Chanel without boucle and lace? Featuring models such as Jourdan Dunn (shown at left), Lara Stone and Tatjana Patiz, the flapper-chic presentation was complemented by silent-movie makeup and wavy wigs. Held on the Lido in Venice, at twilight, guests reclined on deck chairs as the catwalkers strutted on the boardwalk. Lagerfeld sought to "reinvent the mystique" of the city in which Mme. Chanel frequently went on holiday, by using fabrics of rich Venetian red and dresses in the style of Fortuny. The collection exhibited Lagerfeld's modern-day mastery of the decorative arts and, much like Venetian artistic brethren of centuries past, commanding use of color. Bellissimo!
View the complete collection here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Louis Vuitton's suede and feather Spicy sandal, $2,289 at Louis Vuitton.
Marc Jacobs must have had fun creating this shoe, and the many others in the Spicy collection. Straight from the runway, this mixed media piece is made from a veritable smorgasbord of materials, including plume feathers, tribal beads, sequins, metallic lace, suede and the leather from a baby goat. The shoe as collage is a cheeky homage to art.
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Friday, May 15, 2009


Forever 21 has launched a new plus size line for full figured Fashionistas. Check out the options here. The new line, Faith 21, will be available in junior plus-size up to 2XL. Prices range from $3.50 to $34.80. The average American woman is a size 14, it's good to see that retailers are now accommodating fashion lovers of all sizes.

Friday, May 08, 2009


Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Erykah Badu, along with Adrian Grenier, Kelly Slater and a team of Parsons students, each of whom are deemed to be "socially conscious celebrity influencers", have joined forces with Kiehl's to design label art for the brand's Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion. The initiative was launched just in time to celebrate Earth Day.
The lotion is made with Argan leaf extract and fairly-traded, organic, Moroccan Argan oil. The bottles are made from 100% recyclyed packaging. Ms. Badu's label is depicted above right and features a pscyhedelic combination of afro, ferns and butterflies. The limited edition bottles are available online and in stores for $55. One hundred percent of net proceeds of sale will be donated to the Waterkeeper Alliance.

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Known for her whimsical designs -- imagine a golden saltine cracker, a fortune cookie and a lucky wishbone as necklaces--Emily Elizabeth utilizes the mundane and often overlooked everyday items as inspiration for her line. I love the leaves and flowers that appear throughout and positively swooned when I saw the Venus headband! Emily Elizabeth works primarily with goldplated brass (pieces can be customized and plated in variations of gold) and was recession chic well before some of us ever heard of a collateralized debt obligation; the price on each of these sparklers belies the ingenuity and attention to detail. Her line is divided into three collections: "Sweet and Pretty", "Cool and Kitschy" and "Elegant and Sophisticated". I think they're all Just Darling!
Adjustable Fern Leaf Bangle, $100. Brass bangle with tarnish free brass wire.
P.S. Emily Elizabeth was kind enough to send this feather leaf lariat necklace over for a giveaway. Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


We all do it, even though few of us openly admit to it. If you insist on matching your clothes with your nails, consider pairing a pair of Paige Premium Denim with the corresponding OPI nail lacquer.
Paige Denim's low-rise, classic-rise, five-pocket mariposa shorts is available in pink, lavender and red. The skyline, classic rise ankle peg jeans are available in blue, orange and brown.
Left to right: Over the Taupe, On the Same Paige, In My Back Pocket, A Grape Fit, No Room for Blues, and Shorts Story.
Cute for summer! They're available exclusively at Ron Herman through this week and will be available nationwide at select boutiques thereafter.


The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum held its annual spring gala a couple of days ago. This year's gala kicked off The Met's "Model as Muse" exhibit.

Check out pics of the attendees in their finest in the slide above. The exhibit continues through August 9. Click here for more details.
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