It’s a new season and I, for one, can’t wait to try out spring’s pretty, colorful looks. Inspired by all the sorbet colors on the runway, I’m gonna go for a more naturally pretty, naturally undone look.
But that doesn’t mean I’m going to put away my makeup kit. From flushed cheeks, yummy nails, bold brows and fluttery lashes, spring’s makeup arsenal has plenty of styles to experiment with.
And keep reading for a special beauty giveaway by LashFood — their newest conditioning liquid eyeliner gives you a precise line while encouraging the health and growth of your natural lashes! Five lucky readers get to try one for free!
I am in love with the moody, brooding, textured nails created by Sally Hansen for Tracy Reese’s fall 2010 show. It so epitomizes the look for fall 2010. Check it out:
A new Asian face appeared all over New York Fashion Week, and we had to find out who she was.
Introducing Charlene Almarvez.
At almost 5-foot-10-inches, Charlene Louise Alagon Almarvez hails from Sao Paulo, Philippines. After winning Ford Supermodel of the World Philippines in 2009, the 16-year-old went on to win first runner-up of the Ford Supermodel of the World 2010.
These past couple weeks, Charlene’s been keeping busy walking the runways of Peter Som, Diane von Furstenberg, Rad Hourani, Lacoste, Nanette Lepore, Rachel Comey, Sophie Theallet, Suno, Tracy Reese, Wayne, Cynthia Steffe, and the Academy of Art University.
We think she’s simply stunning and hope to see more of her.
For now, here are a few more shots of this up-and-comer.
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The beauty looks from New York Fashion Week keep rolling in. And with most of the country still swathed in chilly weather, now’s the perfect time to experiment with the looks models wore down the runway last week.
My favorite is M*A*C’s face chart for Peter Som. Super spiky eyelashes, a shimmery golden eye and vampy lips for an “uptown girl meets Woodstock” look, according to makeup artist Tom Pecheaux. It’s so easy to do and a refreshing change from spring’s pastel profusion.
I know, I know. I’ve been waxing profuse about spring, warm weather, bright pastels and must-have khaki for the past weeks as we put our spring print issue to bed. (And it’s a good one — subscribe now to get it on time in March!)
But now I have to shift gears and think seven months ahead, otherwise known as fall fashion for 2010, as I’m getting ready to put away fall fashion 2009. Thankfully, the looks coming out of New York Fashion Week last week are inspiring and oh-so wearable.
Your first preview into the looks you’re going to covet in six months comes from backstage at the Derek Lam fall 2010 show. Estée Lauder’s Tom Pecheux did the makeup and shared his looks for the models with us.
I just bought the Asian Barbie (#005) from the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Barbie Basics line for my 7-year-old niece last Christmas. It’s the closest thing to an Asian Barbie I could find anywhere on the web that wasn’t adorned in a hula skirt or cheongsam.
And though the doll is not exactly ideal for a first grader (a skintight tube dress and heavy eye makeup), it’s something I would have loved to have in my childhood doll collection, right next Ballerina Barbie and Hello Kitty. Of course, now that I’m a grown-up (chronologically speaking), I’m crazy for a new collection of Cissy and NEOCissy dolls designed by Chinese American designer Jason Wu for Madame Alexander.
What do you get when you cross a lawyer unhappy with her career with a penchant for artistic expression?
Sure, it’s a pretty common story. It’s my story. I know plenty of lawyers-turned-writers, lawyers-turned-restauranteurs, even lawyers-turned-actors. But despite no shortage of dissatisfied legal professionals out there, you’ll be hard pressed to find any lawyers-turned-Goth mistresses.
Unless you know La Carmina. Author, blogger, fashion entrepreneur, Harajuku mistress — and, yes, former lawyer — La Carmina runs the 2 million-hits a month fashion and lifestyle blog, LaCarmina.com/blog.
Here They Are …
The Miss Los Angeles Chinatown contestants!
This past Saturday, 16 young women strutted, posed and expressed their views on everything from the environment to the Tiger Woods scandal at the 2010 Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Pageant, held at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day. In fact, you may consider me a bit of a Valentine grinch. Maybe it’s the years of over-hyped expectations and the inevitable resulting disappointment. I mean, seriously, who can live up to the Hallmark-Godiva-De Beers hype ingrained into our young Cinderella-saturated brains?
Which is why I take not a small amount of pleasure in the slightly dark,self-deprecatingly humorous side of the holiday.
I like to think of these Valentine’s-themed accessories as the equivalent of crooning Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” to your loved one.
She’s quirky. She’s cute. She’s played at Carnegie Hall.
The Village Voice calls her piano technique “awe-inspiring.” And today her first solo piano CD, “Place To Be,” is out.