Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Right Now: Intense Drama
Excessive is never enough—pile on the details with heavy ornamentation, romantic patterning, hardware, beading, gems, metallics and anything else decorative you can dream of. If it dazzles, do it up, because if it ain’t Baroque, you gotta fix it!
Shop In Excess
Nala Peplum Dress
Vander Platform Pump
Inked Tar Faux Fur Coat
Chain Reaction Top
Bronzed Peplum Dress
Baroque Chain Blouse
Sophie Platform Pump
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Two-Toned Lip
We popped down into the studio to see what our makeup maven Stacey Nishimoto was into right now, and she presented her latest genius: the two-toned lip! We asked her pretty please for a tutorial on this show-stopping effect, and she said the first step is choosing two colors that compliment each other in hue and texture. Pairing a shiny bottom lip, for instance, with a matte top lip is dramatic and super flattering; a soft bottom lip and a high shine top lip is another perfect balance.
Apply both lip colors with a flat lip brush and skip the liner, as a glossy and a matte lipstick on one set of lips is enough on its own. Plus, the brush still ensures you get a perfect line. I always do one last sweep of gloss on the bottom lip to make it really pop.
I used NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, a shocking hot pink with a flat velvet texture on the bottom lip. For the top lip, I used a shiny stain so that the top color won’t interrupt or rub on the bottom lip color. Yves Saint Laurent’s glossy stain is the best on the market. The pigment is pure and rich and the shine is silky, not sticky. And the shine is actually the best part of this product, it’s like a little flashlight that highlights the true colors.
The most fun part of a duo lip is picking out complementing colors that go hand in hand but are complete polar opposites – like you and your sweetheart! It’s all about finding the unexpected perfect match. Muah!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Nasty Gals Do It Better: In The Damsel Cross Spike Boot
We’re head over heels for how Aussie darling Chloe Ting toughened up a sugary skater skirt and cross chiffon blouse with spiked jewelry and sky-high Damsel Cross Spike Boots that take her seven inches closer to heaven.
Monday, October 22, 2012 OMG, Shoes!: Open Season
So many of you have asked what to do when the weather changes and cutout shoes no longer seem doable. We asked our style team for advice on the matter, and they’ve got some sweet ideas to get more mileage out of your edgy footwear.
The Super Suspender Tights with the Chevron Cutout Platform emphasizes the cutout details of this wicked platform, giving it a futuristic edge. Throw on a crop tank and leather skirt with a space-age bangle and you’re ready to party!
The hardware on the Tripoli Cutout Boot gives the super girly Tiny Bow Tights a little edge. Team it all up with a sparkly dress and you’re ready for any night out, dressed up and down at the same time.