Thursday, October 27, 2011

Petite Treats: The Odd Slipper Heels + BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0

The Odd Slipper Eva high heels, $64
Starry nights require sexy heels. But why should "big" girls have all the fun? Women with smaller feet often have to work hard to discover trendy, affordable shoes that fit. The e-commerce site The Odd Slipper solves this dilemma by designing fashionable options in sizes 4 through 5 /12. Eyeshadow Government adores this pair of dreamy high heels (see left).

 Also, fans of Bare Escentuals bareMinerals makeup can try the company's new solid eyeshadow duos. If you are a regular, you know their foundation is one of my go-to beauty products.  The eyeshadow duos are all "like wow." Consider investing in bareMinerals READYTM Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Nick of Time.  How to use: You can sweep the lighter creamy pink shade across the lid, and then use the purplish brown shade as a liner. For extra definition, smudge some of the brown shadow into the crease of your eyelids. 

BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Nick of Time ($20), Sephora

 Stay lovely! XOXO!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

On Display at the Soirée: Maybelline / Patrick McMullan Party

Do you love me more? Are you jealous of my existence?

Last week, I hoofed it to a Maybelline / Patrick McMullan party. The party, held at the Dream Hotel downtown, celebrated the 40th anniversary of Great Lash mascara and McMullan's PMc magazine launch. Rain threatened to destroy my vaguely decently assembled hairdo, but I arrived in sparkling condition to the event where many of the people you see in fashion magazines and the social pages (and want to know) were assembled. Patrick's crowd was quite amusant. Champagne swirled! I had a fabulous time and piled on my best clothing (Jil Sander, etc.) for the occasion.

Cameron Silver, owner of Decades, and I had a little tête à tête, and he invited me to his extraordinary vintage shopping event the next day at the Lisa Perry boutique across from the Carlyle. We also chatted about his YSL couture collection...e-n-v-y...and the difference between LA and SF. He is so debonair and charming. Adore!

Also, the designer Rod Keenan showed off his sumptuous hat. I asked him for one of his $1,100 hats, but no dice! Instead, he gave me a pencil with his name on it. Maybe next time, Rod?


Friday, October 21, 2011

My Gossip Delayed by The Sounds of Widowspeak

I mentioned I had some gossip, but before we go talk about's time to listen to Widowspeak. I'm in love.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Beautiful People + Amala Purify Blue Lotus Gel Cleanser Review

Hey girlfriends,

I will post a full update on my party-going, mingling and shopping first thing tomorrow morning. I have had such a glamorous week and you WILL BE JEALOUS.

Let's just say I was having so much fun that when I saw an advertisement on the subway with the words "Prohibition Is Coming" (for the PBS series), I worried for a moment. No more champagne?

As for some beauty tidbits.... if you are looking to switch up your skincare routine, I highly recommend Amala Purify Blue Lotus Gel Cleanser ($30, sold at ABC Carpet and Home and This natural cleanser is excellent for all skin types, including sensitive or breakout-prone skin.  Ingredients like blue lotus and green tea extract help nourish the skin, while white clay draws out impurities. You will look like a knockout.

What else? Yes! I was reading that L'Oreal Elnett Satin Hair Spray is the best. They say the more you use, the better you look.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Chanel Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Finale + Hair Tutorial

Karl steps out with Florence Welch and models. Image Source: Twitter handle @FashionBeautyEd

Too fantastic at Chanel! Here's a few quick tips on how to recreate those fab, romantic Chanel coiffures in Paris today.

1. Apply mousse to dry, straightened hair and comb meticulously from the top of the head to the ends. I used lots of Arrojo Styling Whip on dry hair and can attest this works. This decadent beauty product is packed with argan oil for added shine and moisture.

2. Allow the Arrojo Styling Whip to set in for a few minutes. For extra texture, rub a dollop of Wella Professional Pearl Styler in Dry into the hair too. (The Pearl Styler typically creates a matte finish, but the argan oil in the Arrojo Styling Whip negates this effect.) Comb once more and allow the products to set into the hair and dry thoroughly.

3.  If your hair is short, skip step three. If you hair is long, pull hair into a pony tail, secure with an elastic band and twist together two sections of the hair to create a fancy, mussed bun. (There is no right or wrong way to do it!)  Use bobby pins to secure the bun.

4. Next, add Bumble and bumble Brilliantine cream for glistening, camera-ready sparkle.

5. To finish the look, models in Chanel wore pearls in their hair. Apply simple pearl hair pins to look like you just walked off the runway.

Arrojo Styling Whip ($17), Arrojo.
Wella Professional Pearl Styler Dry, sold at Wella salons.

Bumble and bumble Brilliantine ($21), Bb website.