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>> 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).
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—Lisa Tilson [InStyle.com]
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
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!
You will not be disappointed - this one is worth it's weight in gold (kind of like it's sassy packaging)!!
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....
Now get out there and rock those red bottoms with pride ladies!!
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
I think this line is so fabulous, that a special trip to H&M is necessary. Atlanta here I come!
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.
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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)
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
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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!
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