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Best Denim for Your Derrière!

The venerable pantheon of modern information, Wikipedia, tells us that the word "denim" comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called serge, originally made in Nîmes, France, by the Andre family. Originally called serge de Nîmes, the name was soon shortened to denim. Denim was traditionally colored blue with indigo dye to make blue ‘jeans,’ though ‘jean’ then denoted a different, lighter cotton textile; the contemporary use of jean comes from the French word for Genoa, Italy (Gênes), where the first denim trousers were made.” Worn in the U.S. since the California gold rush of the 1840’s, blue jeans have now become the go-to garment for the haut monde as well as the hangers-on. Be honest: aside from a formal wedding or your first dinner with your significant other’s parents—and every fashionista knows that those occasions call for the most gorgeous of dresses!—is there really any occasion that cannot be dressed for appropriately with the right pair of denims? The key to getting it just right has nothing whatever to do with budget, and everything to do with knowing your body. There’s a pair for everybody and every body, if you know what to look for. And we’re all so lucky, because finally, the range of “in” jeans includes a cut that works for YOU!

Apple-shape: Look for a higher-waist cut to help hold in a fuller tummy. One fabulous new style out there is the NYDJ jeans, made for women with curves. Choose a boot-cut or straight-leg style to help balance out a fuller midsection with width at the ankle. A spectacular choice for apples, an empire-waist top or trapeze jacket is right on trend, and a fresh color will liven up your favorite pair for any daytime adventure. Add a suede boot or patent flat, and you’re off.

Curvy hips: So many companies make jeans for curvy figures now! No longer do we have to suffer with pants that fit at the hips and gap at the waist. Steer clear of skinnies, and choose a wide-leg or a boot-cut that balances fullness at the top of the leg. Look for a cut that falls straight to the hem from the widest part of the hip for a lean, extended leg line. Add further length by forgoing the flats and choosing a gorgeous heel or a wedge. Highlight your curves on top with a great cardigan topped by a bright belt, or a nipped-waist blazer with a floaty blouse. If the wide-leg is a dark wash and a sophisticated trouser cut, you can wear them to work on casual Friday and still impress the boss, maybe with a graphic tunic on top.

Boyish hips: The perfect shape to pull off skinny-leg jeans with any success, these girls need to steer clear of flares or exaggerated boot-cuts. Stick with straight, boyfriend, or a wide-leg style that doesn’t overwhelm narrow thighs and straight hips; too much curve or fullness at the hem will drown you. A perfect combination of the slim hip and full leg is the sailor-cut, which is sleek and fitted at the hip, with a gentle expansion all the way down. These look fantastic with a delicate fitted top or a peplum jacket and a great pair of stacked heel boots. They’re also very useful for all occasions, especially in a dark wash or a crisp white or pinstripe.

Petite: Here’s where proportion really reaches critical status. You should definitely shop in the petites section, because just hemming a longer pair of pants only works with straight legs. Losing two or three inches at the hemline would ruin the look of a boot-cut or wide-leg pair. 7 For All Mankind makes a fabulous "tailorless" flare (shorter inseam) for petites, which works wonderfully. Stick with an even wash— any horizontal action, like whiskering, will chop up the long line we’re trying to create. Another no-no: long shirts or sweaters that end at the top of the leg—they’ll make a petite look like she’s playing dress-up in her mommy’s clothes. Add even more length with a platform shoe, but if you’re wearing a skinny or straight-leg, you can go with a ballet flat. Just remember that monochromatic looks (even if you’re wearing all blues, not necessarily all navy) will extend your legs even further.

Tall: Lucky girls: you can try any leg style you want. Flares, straight, boot-cut, boyfriend, wide-leg…and if you really want to emphasize your height, go with the skinny. There are many retailers that have a special selection of tall jeans, with inseams of 37”; do your homework and you will be rewarded.

Remember: no matter what the hottest style is, if it doesn’t work on your body, you’ll look dumpy at best and un-chic at worst (gasp!). The most stylish women wear what works for them, and look fantastic all the time. Which is really what we’re going for here, right? Start today and shine all season long—just be prepared to attract a following (check your rear view in the mirror before leaving the house, too!).

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Fall in Love with Skinn Cosmetics' Autumn Launches

Skinn Cosmetics Enlightened Radiance
Enriched Skin Tone Correcting & Brightening Cream

Enlightened Radiance Cream contains a blend of high levels of stable forms of a Vitamin C, as well as the latest and most innovative brightening actives, peptides, antioxidants, and botanical extracts to help repair the look of fine lines and skin discolorations. This cream will also help to enhance surface layer cell turnover with mild exfoliation from gentle and natural fruit acids including Sugar Cane, Citrus, and Apple, giving you a bright, luminous, and more even complexion. 

The Luxe Premier Shadows in Rosette are pure luxury full-treatment eyeshadows that deliver rich anti-aging actives, anti-oxidants and collagen-boosting peptides to the eyelids. These advanced shadows are talc-free so even lined or crepey eyelids will look glossy smooth and beautiful

Introducing THE FLIP FLOP BITCH!

Let me introduce you to the product everyone from Rachael Ray to Kathie Lee to z100's Elvis Duran are talking about: The Flip Flop Bitch.  It's the chic fold up tote that let's you carry flats for a night out in heels.  When your feet have had it, make the switch!  It's the light weight, attractive alternative to a plain old plastic bag or a thick canvas tote.  It's THE go to bag for weddings, travel and everyday essentials! 

Other great benefits?

  • The tote folds up into a matching pouch that you can use as a clutch for your essentials!  
  • All the totes are made in the USA 
  • Available in lightweight Vegan leather
  • Great bridesmaid gifts!

The tote was created by a mother/daughter entrepreneur team who know all too well the pains of looking gorgeous in heels-but have come up with the chicest solution out there: The Flip Flop Bitch.


Fall into Fall with these favorites!

Welcome to October! Keep yourself moisturized from top to bottom with these Fall favorites designed to help you make it through the seasonal changes in style.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light with Bonus Color Stick 
For when the weather starts getting tough on your skin try Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. This liquid Moroccan treasure, loaded with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, so it has amazing healing, conditioning and repairing properties. Argan oil benefits your skin, hair, feet, nails, and even your baby's bottom during your time of need this fall.
 
For just a hint of color and a whole lot of conditioning, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm. The Botanical Waxes in these softly tinted balms will take your lips to hydrated and lovely in one pretty swipe.
 
Molton Brown Gingerlily Replenishing Hand Cream. This intensive hand cream absorbs instantly, leaving your hands delectably soft at work, home or on the go  blended with white truffle and Tahitian tamanu nut oil for a sensational scent. It's the perfect little luxurious gift for those who like to look after their hands.
 
Repair the moisture in your hair from this summer’s abuse with, kms California MOIST REPAIR therapy treatment. Penetrates deeply to reconstruct damaged hair to strengthen and moisturize hair after just one use. Bring back your healthy, luscious hair this fall!

 


Breast Cancer Awareness

Minnie Rose Gives Back with Pink Products

Each October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings women from all over the world together in support of a good cause. This year our client Minnie Rose, the cashmere brand synonymous with comfort and effortless style, is excited to continue the fight by offering fashions from their "Think Pink" knitwear collection for purchase with 50% of proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research Foundation on minnierose.com.  The Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, research and support services.

About Minnie Rose: Minnie Rose is a luxurious contemporary collection with a strong focus on wearable, effortlessly chic essentials for a woman’s versatile lifestyle. Designed by Lisa Shaller-Goldberg, the collection offers a head to toe look of beautifully designed classic silhouettes that are trend driven, yet timeless. Coveted by fashion insiders, celebrities and women with an appreciation for style, comfort and craftsmanship, the collection has quickly become one of the best-selling brands at top specialty stores across the country. 


STOMP OUT BREAST CANCER with Skinn Cosmetics' Pink Foot Fetish

​Start October off on the right, silky smooth foot with Skinn Cosmetics' Foot Fetish Heel Balm. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Skinn Cosmetics will donate 100% of sales (not profits, every cent of every sale will be donated!) of their Foot Fetish Heel Balm to support Bright Pink, the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Bright Pink has quickly become one of the country's fastest growing non-profit organizations, impacting and saving thousands of lives each day.

Help stomp out breast cancer with flaunt-worthy feet using Foot Fetish Heel Balm in Grapefruit! The sweet-smelling application glides on like butter yet absorbs quickly to smooth, hydrate and exfoliate rough or cracked feet. Vitamin A, C and E, Shea Butter, Grapefruit, Meadowfoam Seed and Jojoba Oils work together to reveal your most silky, petal-soft skin yet! Apply generously on feet before bed, and let the healing power take effect overnight.

Skinn’s Foot Fetish Heel Balm benefiting Bright Pink retails for $22.00 for 2oz and is available for purchase at www.skinn.com.

 


BCA Offerings From LOXA Beauty

October officially kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and LoxaBeauty.com is home to multiple brands that are getting involved this year to help make a difference. 


#BREASTCANCERAWARENESS INSPIRED NAILS

Everyone around the world comes together this month to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Whether it’s your mom, sister, aunt, or grandma we all know someone personally or have heard of someone affected by this terrible disease, and how important it is to support these women through their fight, and for a cure. Founded in 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been supported by thousands of companies around the world using their trademark pink ribbon, which represents moral support towards women with breast cancer.  And in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Lauren B. felt it was appropriate to create a nail art that is just as strong and fabulous as every woman battling breast cancer today. Using three Lauren B. pink shades,City of Angels, Clueless in 90210,  #ImSoLA, we created a pink bow and layered it with an array of different colors with accent polka dots inside. This is the perfect manicure to rock for the month of October, to show your love and support!

Step 1: Apply one coat our Nail Perfecter as the perfect base coat. Let dry for 1-2 min.

Step 2: Apply two coats of light pink, Lauren B. City of Angels. Let dry for 2-3 min.

Step 3: On the accent nail using a very thin pointed brush, paint on the breast cancer ribbon using Lauren B.#ImSoLA nail polish.

Step 4: Using a small dotting tool or toothpick, apply dots to the ribbon with Lauren B. Clueless In 90210 and Lauren B. City of Angels. Let dry for 1 min.

Step 5: Apply Lauren B. Gel-like Top Coat for a perfect long-lasting manicure! Let dry for 3-4 min.

Optional: For some extra flare, add some silver studs using a small dab of topcoat to the nail and then apply the studs. Show your support with nails that express the strength that women with breast cancer show everyday!


Conair/Scunci BCA items

Conair/Scunci hair accessories are launching new sun visors and headwraps in October for Breast Cancer Awareness. Conair donates $110K to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (regardless of product purchase). ($7.99, available at drugstores) scunci.com


HydroPeptide's Pink Kit

Introducing the HydroPeptide Pink Kit: Lip and Eye Set just in time for BCA stories! The new Pink Kitcontains HydroPeptide’s Perfecting Gloss in a new shade, Island Bloom, paired with our famous crushed pearl eye cream, Eye Authority. HydroPeptide will donate $5 from the sale of each kit to the Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program and donates the time of the company’s in-house aestheticians to conduct LGFB workshops for cancer patients. 

The HydroPeptide Pink Kit: Lip and Eye Setis a limited edition set that will be available for retail in finer spas and dermatologist offices as well as online at hydropeptide.com.  Available from September 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015; Suggested retail price: $79.00.


WORLD OF MCINTOSH LAUNCHES
PRYMA LUXURY HEADPHONES

First High-Performance, 100% Made in Italy Headphones
Now Available for Pre-Order

 World of McIntosh, a luxury lifestyle brand comprised of several world-renowned audio brands, announces the launch of PRYMA Headphones by WOM (World of McIntosh). The headphones are now available for pre-order at www.PRYMA.com and will begin shipping in October.

 Handmade in Italy with a keen attention to detail and the finest quality materials, PRYMA headphones combine world-class sound quality with high-end style. Each headphone features an Italian leather interchangeable headband, die-cast aluminum ear cup body and copper and stainless steel buckles.

 The headphones are available in five distinct designs (Coffee & Cream, Pure Black, Heavy Gold, Rose Gold & Dark Grey and Carbon Marsala). In addition, all headphones sold will come with a three-month trial to TIDAL, the subscription-based global music and entertainment platform.

 PRYMA headphones are also available at Southampton’s Capri Hotel and Beautique’s new outpost at Capri for a limited time this summer. Between the hours of 8:30am and 3:00pm, hotel guests have complimentary poolside access to the luxury headphones to plug into their favorite sounds of summer. The headphones are also available in-room in select suites throughout the property.

 


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