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  • 2nd March
    2012
  • 02

Ole! Flamenca Lips.


My quest for the perfect pink lip lacquer is temporarily being put on hold. I’m attending the flamenco festival tonight in NYC and I feel the perfect red lip accompanies the duende (spirit of the art of flamenco) as the most inspired accessory. Tonight I’ll be sporting a deep, saturated formula that is influenced by the colors of the corrida (bull fight) and roses for La Virgin. Since true red is a glamorous gal’s staple some of my favorite makeup brands have just the right shade and stay-put technology. And, perhaps more importantly, all of them are aptly called Flamenco.

Chanel Hydrabase Lipstick #58 Flamenco

Christian Dior Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick #754 Flamenco Red
Josie Maran Cosmetics Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain in Flamenco
NARS Flamenco

[photos from Temptailia, Martha Stewart and Polyvore]

  • 5th January
    2012
  • 05

Legos and Girl Power

Given the gorgeous images of Mila that Dior just released, you’d think I’d be motivated to write something about the ethereally pretty pics. But I’m not. Don’t get me wrong, I think that they are super, but I’m more inspired by this vintage Legos ad I found somewhere on the interweb. As a child, I always wanted to be a plucky redhead. All my dolls had red hair and I imagined that gingers had more guts, determination and energy. I also thought they must be pretty smart. At some point, Legos thought that too. Because in the early 80s, they released an ad showing a proud, pant-wearing ginger showing off her awesome creation. (Recently, the company is being rumored to do some ‘girl line,’ which I’m not too onboard with…) This ad is all the confidence I wish I could constantly muster—and all the creativity too.

One more thing: How rockin’ are those sneakers?

  • 5th July
    2011
  • 05
  • 5th May
    2011
  • 05
I know I shouldn’t be celebrating anything Dior these days, but the newest image of my top supah evs is just too beautiful not to post. This is from the new Spring/Summer 2001 campaign shot by David Sims. The pink lip and heavy eyeliner is pitch-perfect glamour. And the slick, effortless hair makes the look perfect for day or night.
[Photo from DiorAddict]

I know I shouldn’t be celebrating anything Dior these days, but the newest image of my top supah evs is just too beautiful not to post. This is from the new Spring/Summer 2001 campaign shot by David Sims. The pink lip and heavy eyeliner is pitch-perfect glamour. And the slick, effortless hair makes the look perfect for day or night.

[Photo from DiorAddict]

  • 15th March
    2011
  • 15

International Beauty

Yesterday at the security area at Paris’ CDG there were these three enormous beauty billboards. Aside: Only in France are you ever going to see giant, oversize perfume ads at the TSA-take-off-your-shoes zone. Upon gazing at the triumvirate of gorgeousity, I noticed something. The co.s, all of which are associated with their national home of origin, picked beautiful spokes-actresses hailing from other countries… et voila:

French woman Diane Kruger for American brand Calvin Klein.

Spaniard la P for French company Lancome.

American via Israel Oscar mama Natalie Portman for the French house Dior.
Beauty is international.


[all photos from the companies]