So HOT! Marie Claire 2010 Calendar

We simply must have one of these calendars...

Karl Lagerfeld has produced a calendar for the Italian edition of Marie Claire. Chanel ambassador Anna Mouglalis and Baptiste Giabiconi star in the calendar.

Thirty thousand copies of calendar, sold along with the January issue in deluxe packaging, hits Italian newsstands – and select bookstores abroad – reports WWD on December 16.


Rihanna's New Look: 'Couture Military'

Rihanna goes "Hard".... Rock This look has a sneak peak of one of her looks from her video shoot for her newest single, "Hard". Rihanna was going for a 'couture military' look to embody the feel for her newest "girl on a mission" song. Now we want to know what you think - Is this true Rihanna style, or is she trying too hard to covet a fellow musician's style?! Ahem, Lady Gaga? Your thoughts...

[Photo Courtesy of Def Jam]

Love This Look

Why do we love this look? It is relaxed, yet edgy and perfect for those days when you are rushed to just throw something together. Trying cuffing the jeans with these cute turquoise flats - super chic!

Movies Worth The Wait

There are so many great movies coming out this season, we just don't know where to begin! We have a feeling that all of you fashionistas out there will be vying for a copy of these to add to your collection in the months to come.

Set for release December 25, Tom Ford's directorial debut...

Also set for release December 25, a star studded cast in...



Monika Jagaciak in Numéro #109

Lanvin Designer Gets Vogue Cover

A fantasy world of sequins, ruffles and 
brights as only Alber Elbaz could envision.
Perhaps a little chandelier swinging is in 
your very near future...

Also seen on Fashionologie (http://www.fashionologie.com).


Take It To The Streets

A little inspiration for your next shopping trip...


A Beauty Tip That Rocks...


Soft shades of lipstick, such as beige and baby pink, balanced all the aggressive eye makeup. When topped with gloss, they made the models' mouths look "sexy and full," said McGrath. At Louis Vuitton, where the models' shiny beige lips were paired with neutral cheeks, "the overall effect was monochromatic," she said.

TRICK OF THE TRADE: Full-on nude lips may work on the runway, but for real life, choose a shade that's slightly pink or flecked with shimmer.
   Victoria Kirby[Allure.com]

First Look: Lara Stone Replaces Madonna as Spring 2010 Face of Louis Vuitton

>> As rumored, Louis Vuitton chose to go with Lara Stone for Spring 2010, rather than bring Madonna back for her third consecutive season.  Antoine Arnault, Vuitton's communications director, explained: “After two seasons with such a huge star, Marc [Jacobs] decided to take a breather and work with a model — and not just any model. It’s the choice of a new supermodel.”

Steven Meisel, who took over the Vuitton campaign three seasons ago from longrunning Vuitton photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, captured Stone surrounded by doves (perhaps carrying on a thread of his Fall 2009 Lanvin campaignwith Kristen McMenamy in the midst of black cats).  

[Read More at http://www.fashionologie.com]


Cocktail Party Anyone?

Tis the season for...cocktail parties, lots of schmoozing, boozing and of course, a sea of black dresses. A classic little black dress is certainly acceptable, at a funeral, but for a cocktail party? Come on, it's almost 2010 and time to break out of your shell! Please, we beg of you to step away from the black dress! Words cannot begin to express how much we love this jacket by 3.1 Philip Lim this holiday season. This fab jacket with black dress shorts and some sexy shoes screams hotness! Now that you are looking fabulous, go ahead with your bad self and call it a night!


Yoga Rocks!

Jennifer Aniston's longtime yoga instructor just released her new workout video, which means for $30—and a little hard work—you too can get star-worthy workout results right at home. The two-part DVD includes an introduction by Aniston and two 30-minute yoga workouts with her instructor, Mandy Ingber. "It's a hybrid of yoga poses, and toning exercises, for sculpting sleek muscles, losing weight and unwinding your mind," says Ingber, who also helps Jenny McCarthy and Chelsea Handler stay in top form. "This workout will change your body and your mind," says Aniston. “This is one of the most fun, challenging workouts I’ve ever had.” 

Yogalosophy DVD, $30; at http://www.MandyIngber.com

Lisa Tilson [InStyle.com]

Fashion Bloggers Hit The Front Row

The bloggers who write Bryanboy.com, JakandJil..com, GaranceDore.fr and The Sartorialist had coveted front-row seats in Milan last week at the D&G show and at the more upscale Dolce & Gabbana show. Laptops were provided.

At the D&G runway show in Milan last week, the chief executives of Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman were relegated to second-row and third-row seats. In front of them, sitting primly in the first row, was Federico Marchetti, chief executive of online retailer Yoox.com .

The moment—coming as the super-sexy women's styles for next spring pranced down Milan's runways—marked a shake-up in an ultra-hierarchical world. The privileged treatment of a digital-media figure showed that luxury fashion is ready to introduce styles to the public in new ways—new, at least, to this old-fashioned industry.

Front rows are reserved for those most important to a brand's success—celebrities, important retailers and magazine editors. In past years, Mr. Marchetti sometimes borrowed tickets to shows from other guests. But in the past year, Yoox has expanded its business of creating online stores for luxury brands such as D&G, the casual ready-to-wear line from Dolce & Gabbana, and for Jil Sander—whose site launched just today. And this season, Mr. Marchetti has actually been invited to too many shows. "I don't have time anymore," he said at a party thrown by Versace in Milan.

The warm welcome extends to bloggers. While the New York shows have been inviting some bloggers for a few seasons now, many of Europe's luxury houses have been slower to allow bloggers into the shows. But two days after the D&G event, at a show for the high-end Dolce & Gabbana line, four surprised bloggers found themselves seated in coveted spots near the queen of fashion, Vogue editor Anna Wintour. One of them, Tommy Ton of JakandJil.com, could hardly believe he'd made it into one of Milan's hottest shows. "A season ago I had to wait patiently outside for arrivals and exits, and now I'm sitting here," he blogged from his seat, on a laptop provided by Dolce & Gabbana. [WSJ] http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704471504574445222739373290.html


Calling All Fashionistas

Mix and match your way to style! We love the edginess of the leather jacket and killer stiletto boots, mixed with a soft, comfy dress. Throw on some tights with this for a chilly day and add a great bag and out the door you go, you little fashionista you!!


Style Monster

Unless you have been living under a rock, it is hard to miss the buzz about Lady Gaga. Regardless of your opinion on her eccentric style, you have to give the girl credit - she's got talent AND she knows what sells: shock value! We are not only loving her music but her crazy style as well. The January 2010 Elle cover girl, talks about her style, music and newest album, Fame Monster.

ROCK ON GIRL!!! We salute your unique style!


Just Plain BAD

Go ahead girl and turn up the heat a bit when you step out the door!! Throw this on with a pair of black tights and melt a few hearts...

We ♥ A Great Mascara!!

This mascara by YSL totally ROCKS!! Check out YSL Mascara Singulier at retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman's and Sephora....
You will not be disappointed - this one is worth it's weight in gold (kind of like it's sassy packaging)!!


Rock Those Red Bottoms!

"A woman carries her clothes, but it's a shoe which carries a woman"
Christian Louboutin

It's all about red bottoms ladies, and you know what I'm talking about - Christian Louboutin's!! Worn by celebrities, socialites and you and I alike, they are a coveted treasure in any girl's closet. These sexy puppies have some history behind them and besides we all want to know, just how did they get those red bottoms anyhow?

Christian Louboutin was instrumental in bringing the stiletto back into fashion in the '90s. Louboutin's goal was to make a woman look sexy and beautiful and to make her legs look as long as he could. Louboutin is generally associated with his dressier eveningwear designs incorporating bejeweled straps, bows, feathers, patent leather and other, similar decorative touches.

In his U.S. trademark application, Louboutin explains the inception of the signature red soles:

"In 1992, I incorporated the red sole into the design of my shoes. This happened by accident as I felt that the shoes lacked energy so I applied red nail polish to the sole of a shoe. This was such a success that it became a permanent fixture."
Louboutin also received inspiration for his infamous, lethal-looking stilettos from an incident that occurred in his early twenties. He had visited a museum and noticed that there was a sign that forbade women to enter while wearing sharp stilettos, for fear of damage to the extensive wood flooring. This image stayed in his mind, and he later used this idea in his designs. Louboutin has been quoted as saying, "I wanted to defy that and create something that broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered."

So there you go! Oh and one more thing while I'm at it so we can all be fabulous together, let's get the pronunciation right on this one....

"Chris-ti-an Loo-boo-tahn"

Now get out there and rock those red bottoms with pride ladies!!


A Beauty Tip That Rocks

Smooth and Even Skintone

Gwyneth Paltrow knows a thing or two about good fashion—and good skin. Case in point: her flawlessly clear face at the cocktail party she hosted for Valentino: The Last Emperor in New York City. To keep your complexion looking gorgeously even, apply a daily lotion or serum with plant-derived antioxidants or vitamin C, both of which have been proven to brighten and prevent dark spots. - Courtesy of InStyle

Cuff Me Baby

Make a statement to any outfit by adding a cuff or two! There are so many great ones out there in different colors, textures, shapes and sizes and all different price ranges. Get edgy, go glam or just totally rock it out! You are a rockstar in my book any way you wear it!


From Day To Night

If you are like me and you are always on the go, then this is great look to carry you over from day to night.

Crazy For Some Jimmy Choo's

You know what has my heart beating fast right now? The new Jimmy Choo line for H&M!! If a pair of Jimmy Choo's has been out of reach because of the price tag, this is a great way to grab a pair at a killer deal.

I think this line is so fabulous, that a special trip to H&M is necessary. Atlanta here I come!


A Beauty Tip That Rocks...

Bright Pink Blush

Blush doesn't have to be subtle to be gorgeous—take Cameron Diaz's look at the premiere of The Box in New York City. Rather than shading color along your cheekbones, dab just on the apples of your cheeks. And be sure to use a cream tint, not a powder formula—the color is both more concentrated and easier to blend.

- Courtesy of InStyle


Rock This Look For Work

Are you excited to go to work tomorrow? I know I am! This look rocks this fall - add some tights when it gets cooler or maybe even toss in a funky belt to take it a step further.


Look Of The Day

Rock This Look: Bangs

Beachy waves are a thing of the past. This fall, you're obsessed with long straight hair and blunt bangs. How do we know? Well, for starters, InStyle.com readers tried on Vanessa Hudgens's edgy look (from our Makeover issue!) over 100,000 times last month! Maybe you'd look better with Reese Witherspoon's signature style. Or perhaps you like Jennifer Lopez's wispy fringe. Find the perfect bangs for you by test-driving the prettiest celebrity examples in our Hollywood Makeover! Actually cutting your hair? That's up to you.

— Hannah Morrill for InStyle (http://www.instyle.com)


Ready For Fall

Fall is here and I'm ready for the cooler temps and great new looks! Time to rock those boots. Dig them out of your closet and throw them on with your skinny jeans, leggings, skirts and dresses. If you buy one investment piece this season - make it a pair of great boots, they go with everything! I'm loving this look now...


Mix It Up For Work

I'm loving this look for work. The ankle trousers are great, especially when paired with some peep toe heels or booties. One of the sweetest accessory details right now is layering simple wrist watches. Pair two or three different styles together to make a statement! There is no excuse for rolling into the office five minutes late now, oh except for that Pumpkin Spice latte you stood in line at Starbucks for. Hey it was totally worth it and besides your new work look ROCKS!!


Rock This Look Tonight

Need some ideas for what to wear tonight? I am loving this look - very rocker chick! Go with skinny black jeans, or pull out your black leggings, pair with some sexy black heels and an oversized silk shirt and you've got a hot look for tonight. Throw in a black leather crop jacket for even more of an edge! I recently purchases a great knock off black leather crop jacket at Charlotte Russe, under $40!! Go get one,It is a must this fall!!


Rock This Look Today : Boyfriend Shorts

You can rock jean shorts, but let me be clear on the "type" of jean shorts! I'm not talking NASCAR jean shorts (more affectionately referred to as "jorts"). I am talking sassy boyfriend jean shorts - a much longer cut and most often found in a sassy distressed look. Boyfriend shorts were all over the place this summer and there is no need to put them up just yet. Pair them with some peep toe pumps and a funky blazer and you've got a great look for a night out. I am loving this look...



There is nothing we love more than STUDS!! SO rocker and SO in this fall. You can find this trend just about everywhere you look - shoes, handbags, cuffs, shirts, jackets and the list goes on! As with all trends, try to keep your look to a minimum detail. Head to toe studs is not what we have in mind! Perhaps you add a stud cuff to an outfit, or a killer bag with stud details. Here are some of our favorite STUDS...


Back To Work...

Is anything but "back to basics"! We are loving this cowl dress with studded belt detail (so IN right now). This will be a dress that you can wear late into the season, just add some black tights to those peep toe booties! You will definitely be rockin' at work with this little number!


A Beauty Tip That Rocks...

Shiny Hair

Get gorgeous, shiny hair just like Ashley Greene's while you sleep. It's simple, all you need to do is invest in a satin pillowcase. The smooth fibers on the case help your hair cuticles lay down flat while you catch your zzzs and boost your shine power.
—Polly Blitzer for InStyle

Rock This Look: Bombshell Beauty

1217 Lincoln St. in the Columbia Vista, (803) 779-1811

If you haven't checked out Bombshell Beauty Studio in the Vista, you owe it to yourself to swing by and book an appointment today. Fall is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to rock a new look. The girls at Bombshell continue to bring a little bit of NYC to Columbia. Their cut and color skills are among the best and in my opinion THE BEST in the Southeast.

At my most recent visit I let Tracy try out a new coloring technique called "Stained Glass Paneling". This was a way to add some drastic contrast colors to my hair without completely changing my overall color. It looks amazing and I have had numerous compliments on the cut and color.

Check out the rockin' girls at Bombshell for a new updated look for this Fall!


Guys, Take A Look

Put this outfit together with simple, classic pieces already in your closet. If you already have the shades and shoes too we're not worried about you! We LOVE this look and hope to see you rockin' it soon...

Rock This Fall Look...

Looking to fall and what is hot this season, we are loving this look. A boyfriend blazer can be worn several different ways and we are rockin' it with these hot Micheal Kors sandals! Take it for a spin...


Rock This Look Today...

A little Bohemian look to spice up your life...


Girls' Night Out?

Yes, please!! We think this outfit is super HOT to rock with the girls. An edgy leather skirt mixed with a feminine camisole (and oh, did we forget to mention the rockin' heels?), takes your next "GNO" to a new level. You may just have to meet up with the guys after - if they're lucky!


A Beauty Tip That Rocks...

Peach Blush

Move over, rosy flush! The golden tones in a suntan look much more natural when worn with a peach blush. Complement a sexy tan like Gwyneth Paltrow's by dusting a rich apricot color on cheeks. If your skin is fair, makeup artist Bobbi Brown suggests skipping self-tanners and sweeping a peach blush over areas the sun would hit (cheeks, nose, forehead and chin) to warm up your face instead.
—Polly Blitzer for InStyle

Rock This Look Today...

The ever so simple, yet always chic look of black and white gets a little makeover. Maybe throw in a leather motorcycle jacket for a cool evening and you've got a great outfit for your next night out!