Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pick of the Day: MyChelle Fabulous Eye Cream

MyChelle Fabulous Eye Cream is like the double-stuffed Oreo of protective eye treatments. To moisturize, this potion has shea butter, and olive and almond oil. On the soothing side, the cream has chamomile and cucumber, aloe and lavender oil.

When I picked it up at Whole Foods, women were swooping in like vultures to get their MyChelle eye cream bottles, but I escaped intact.

TIP: When applying eye cream, gently dab it on, taking care not to stretch the skin under your eyes. The skin under your eyes is very sensitive and doesn't like to be tugged.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

$800 Manolo Blahnik Shoes I Want

I feel a bit dumb whenever I want $800 shoes, but these are actually just $805, which is causing my brain to rapidly melt. Before all sense disappears, these are so--hot--pink. And beautiful.

Also, my friend offered me a spot of her Cargo lip gloss today when I realized I was sans lipstick. After dipping my finger into the second lightest pink shade in the Oceania lip gloss quad, my smile nearly swam away. Love it!

Buy it: Manolo Blahnik Satin Ankle Strap Sandle ($805), Bergdorf Goodman; Cargo Lip Quad in Oceania ($24), Sephora.

60 Seconds to Chic
60 Seconds to Chic

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Encyclopedia Britannica of Wonderfulness: Simon Doonan's Gotta New Book

Simon's book release party hosted by Elle has coincided with a swirl of rumors that Nina Garcia has ceased to be the fashion director of the magazine. We'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, click here for an excerpt of Doonan's blithe tome. I think he is encouraging us girlies to dress like Pat Benatar, Simone de Beauvoir or Annie Lenox! The book is very refreshing for its anti-plastic surgery/Botox message:

"Many of your peers have opted—with the help of liposuction, collagen, and a great deal of sass—for the Eva route. As a result, they now resemble a bunch of aging Bratz dolls. That boobs 'n' bleach 'n' Botox makeover is standard for any woman seeking to reinvent herself.

Call me crazy, but I believe that there might just be more to being a woman than prancing around dressed up like a Stepford blow-up doll."

Friday, April 11, 2008

Marimekko H & M Rhymes With Swinging Toes and Bouncing Hems

Dilemma! Blog about Marimekko at H & M or buy Marimekko at H & M? The new line was just released today! To all girls with a day job, it's only 1 hour and 40 minutes away from 5:00 in New York--that is, if you ever get out your office that soon.

I read that the collection is not flying off the shelf today like, uh, Lagerfeld for H & M.
It is really cute though and multicolored. I'm a believer in retail therapy, and these bubbly items definitely seem like a week-long vacation you can wear.

See below for suggested makeup and beauty products to wear with these items (Shu Uemera's sparkly lipstick trio, Escada Beaute Sunset Heat eau de toilette with hints of coconut, Pop Beauty Cheeky Cake for a hit of sun-kissed bronze).

Photos: H & M.