Monthly Archives: March 2008

Happy Easter!

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Beauty.Fashion.Life (thinking of changing the name) will return after the Easter Holiday with more posts.  In the meantime… don’t you just love Peeps at Easter?

THE MUSEUM AT FIT PRESENTS SOLE DESIRE: THE SHOES OF CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

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From March 13 – April 18, 2008, the work of Christian Louboutin will be shown at the FIT Museum in NYC. This is a must see for all shoe lovers. I know, I know, those red soles make me swoon too!

According to the The Museum at FIT website:

Sole Desire: The Shoes of Christian Louboutin explores the work of this contemporary luxury shoe designer, known for his exquisite and expensive footwear featuring eye-catching red soles. The exhibition will examine Louboutin’s inspirations, which range from gardens to bullfighters to fetish imagery, as well as investigating the explosive popularity of his shoes in today’s unprecedented climate of celebrity influence.

This exhibit is definitely worth seeing. I briefly saw it last night, but I plan on attending again and spending more time viewing designs by one of my favorite designers hands down!

Why Are Their Mouths Always Open?

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I brought the new April 2008 issue of Vogue Monday night as I was stumbling home from the NYC St. Patrick’s day festivities. I was drawn to the magazine because there was a black man on the cover. Hmph, Miss Anna don’t like black folks on her cover so I had to buy it. As I moved in closer, I noticed one thing about the cover that reminded me of a cover from last year. The blackman on the cover, basketball star LeBron James had is mouth gaping wide open. WTF? Jennifer Hudson’s cover last year was the same. Her mouth was wide open too! What is the deal? 

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On Trend: Clutches

Some say clutches are for special occassions only. I strongly disagree. They are such a great addition to an outfit and an absolute conversation piece. Everything for wooden handles to convertible clutches that fold over from a larger bag.  Check out these styles made of everything from patterned fabric to leather.

red_pattern_clutch Women’s Wooden-Handle Canvas Clutch, Old Navy, $13.65

green-convertible Cotton, Green Convertible Fabric Clutch, Old Navy, $10.00

lamb_carlisle L.A.M.B Signature Carlisle Convertible Clutch Tote, $425

bahiagreen Bahia Green Clutch by PERFECT CLUTCH, $ by request

index.jpg Pattern Swirl Clutch by Alexander McQueen, $630

hex_topshop Hexagonal Panel Box Bag, Topshop, $50

For more ideas on how to use clutches and other bags to complete an outfit check one of my favorite sites, Net-A-Porter.com for their Bag Guide here.

I Love Trashy Make-up!

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One of my favorite labels, Heatherette has a new makeup line debuting this week from M. A.C. (Love it!)  If you don’t know the “it” boys, Traver Rains and Richie Rich who design Heatherette, get to know them! Their look is so downtown NY and truly trashy. I love the pink compact in the promotional picture above. I hope M.A.C. continues what they have built themselves up to be by providing colors and makeup options for all.

I recently went to the M.A.C. counter at Macy’s in Herald Square and saw the latest team up between M.A.C. and someone from the art/design world.  Fafi, a French graffiti artist currently has makeup products with M.A.C.  All of the consultants were wearing the makeup in true Fafi fashion. And, let me tell you this, they all looked CRAZY! Hearts drawn on the cheeks and long dark lines of eyeliner. All types of Wrong! (But I do like Fafi’s art, just not the makeup.) I wouldn’t wear it, but maybe some of you would.  Let’s just hope the boys come a little better!!  I know Richie Rich, the DIVA will not let me down!

I love Heatherette for many reasons, but mostly because they consistently use models of all colors to strut down the catwalk. Check out this video and see how different they are.

So, Cazals are back in? Word?!

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When I was in high-school in the late 80’s people dressed like The Fat Boys and Run-DMC.  Just like now, everything was name brand. Le Coc Sportif  jogging suits and Travel Fox sneakers were the shit!! You were wack if you didn’t have a Coca-Cola shirt or an 8-ball jacket.  All the girls had on the huge trunk jewelry; “doorknockers” is what we called them. (And to all you Sex and the City fans, that “Carrie” necklace was nothing new!!) 

The outfit was complete when you added the huge glasses otherwise known as Cazals. Glasses have always been a fashion statement and sun glasses can complete a look. (Didn’t Jackie O look glamorous with her huge black shades on?) So why should we be surprised that those large, librarian type glasses are back in? Fashion trends always come back around.

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When everyone started wearing Cazals back then, I thought they looked absolutely horrendous. I should have brought a pair and kept them for 20 years because now, the sexy librarian look is what’s hot. Scarlett’s wearing them, Erykah’s wearing them, and maybe you should be wearing them too. Check out this look on the runway during the Michael Kors 2008 Fall/Winter  show. 

(Ooooo, found a few vintage pairs here.)

This post makes me remember the 80s, check out The Fat Boys below.

So You Want to Attend the Sex and the City Premiere Party…

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Well, believe it or not you can!!!  Here are the facts:

  1. The party is May 27 in New York City
  2. Kristen Davis, “Charlotte” is auctioning off 2 tickets for Oxfam America.
  3. You get to walk the red carpet!!!
  4. A paid visit to Manhattan’s Prive Salon
  5. Auction begins at 7pm (PT – that’s 10pm in NY), March 12 and runs through 7pm, March 22.

Click here to bid. Good Luck!