There isn’t much more we can say about our cult following of Oscar De La Renta. Whatever he makes…. we want it. And we’re pretty sure you do to. While the streets of NYC are still buzzing after a full day of endless designers at the tents and a fashion week full of booze, boys and beauty beauty, we’re happy to have gotten our hands on Oscar De La Renta’s newest creation Essential Luxuries.
You’ll have a difficult choosing just one scent to indulge in as the line features six fragrances with captivating stories such as Oriental Lace and Sargasso. At $150 a pop this little luxury can be found at Sak’s and De La Renta’s Boutique. If you need a little help along the way finding your perfect match you can get some assistance via the designers mobile app “The Scent Stylist” which will quiz you on your unique tastes and dresses you with your perfect fragrance.read more
Say so long to Pantone’s 2012 ‘Tangerine Tango’… there’s a new color in town and she’s balefully blue.
Pantone’s 2013 Top Colors for Spring are finally here! And the number 1 hue is: Monaco Blue — a navy-meets-cobalt blue that some are describing as “dull” in the best sense of the word — and considering the vibrant appeal of last year’s Pantone Color of the Year “Tangerine Tango,” it’s easy to see why.
Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institutes’s executive director recently explained to fashion tome WWD that the shade “speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society. You have to realize there is still concern out there for the economy.”
And while we’re pretty sure practicality was in the cards last year too, we’ll assume they gave way to a more optimistic outlook for 2012 than they’re not seeing today — especially noting that the other Top Color’s for Spring that comprise the new list, like the runner up, another soft-lit blue called Dusk Blue.
Third and fourth position on Pantone’s list goes to the greens, Emerald in third and Grayed Jade in fourth. And if all those ‘saddest shade’ crayon’s have you feeling bluer than is actually fashionable, take heed — the rest of the list includes a clean neutral called Linen, a bright Poppy Red, a bordering-on-lavender African Violet, something called Tender Shoots, a happy Lemon Zest and a shade akin to last years fruit-inspired COTY called Nectarine.
So welcome to your new 2013 spring color palette — you’ll have plenty of time to prep the wardrobe as we head off into the rest of 2012.read more
As if Halle Berry weren’t already a beauty icon who has blessed us with her several dynamic fragrances in the past (we know you got at least one as a Christmas gift from your auntie or cousin at some point in time) and sex-kitten personality that makes us crave her appeal towards men, the actress and mother has launched a global fragrance called Closer that battles the senses as well as the sexes.
“I wanted to create a unique fragrance for women that would also appeal to men,” said Halle Berry in a press release. “Scent is very closely linked with desire and attraction and I love the idea that a fragrance can bring a man and a woman together. Closer creates a new level of intimacy through the power of scent.”
The scent marries masculine notes with a feminine blend of violet flowers and mimosa in a rich, woodsy accord that both men and women will adore.
The fragrance is set to release later this month but in the interim check out the Closer music video on YouTube.read more
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We’re not sure what it is but when FLOTUS Michelle Obama takes the stage, we’re all sitting, waiting and ready to listen to the inspiration she radiates the moment she opens her mouth. Such was the case last night when the First Lady gave a dynamic speech at the DNC dressed to the nines in a silk Tracy Reese dress and J. Crew shoes (available here).
Known for rocking ensembles that pair the upscale with the on-budget Mrs. O takes the cake in being a lady of the people. Specifically the fashionable people who are all about finding a great garment at a great price.
What did you all think about the First Lady’s speech and her attire last night?read more
Models.com recently released their listing of the top 50 models in the world and Puerto Rican supermodel Joan Smalls was crowned as #1. Since her entrance onto the scene the beauty has accomplished more in her career in a short amount of time than any other model. Gracing the covers of top magazines like Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia and i-D, walking the runways of top designers and inking a deal as a brand ambassador for Estee Lauder has made this “it girl” worthy of her new title.
Joan not only brings a flawless face to the industry but has also carved out a space to dive into the need for more brand diversity in campaigns that are typically laden with the single standard of European beauty.
Check out Joan Smalls video on receiving her new title.read more
Last week Condoleezza Rice made news at the National Republican Convention for reasons she probably didn’t intend. The former Secretary of State committed a big beauty faux-pas that got the Twitter-sphere tweeting: lipstick on her teeth (*Gasp!)
Admittedly not the worst of crimes, but still, nothing spoils the perfection of a pair of painted lips like breaking into a smile that reveals specks and smears of your lipstick. We here at PoshBeauty.com aren’t about to let you go down like that — so here are a few tips to help you avoid this beauty faux-pas:
1. First things first, cracked lip-stained lips are nearly as bad as lipstick-stained teeth, and a good way to avoid them both is to apply lip balm before hand for a smooth application surface.
2. Once your canvas is primed, line your lips. Use a nude shade of liner if your lipstick of choice is a neutral hue, or matching the liner to your color choice.
3. Filling in your lips with the same shade of lip liner, will provide a proper base for your lipstick to cling to — keeping it off your teeth. (P.S. Be sure to avoid the area on your mouth where your lip naturally meets the teeth.
4. It’s time to apply your lipstick. Using a lip brush will help you control the application of the color.
5. One final assurance trick is to put your finger in your mouth and blot your lips around it. This way any access color that could have ended up on your teeth, actually ends up on your finger — avoiding color on your teeth.
According to the American Cancer Society, there are over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer each year. Of that 22,000, 15,000 face death from this disease. But two beauty gurus are taking a stand against ovarian cancer and coming together to form a foundation that helps to fund research and education to diagnose, treat and support women through their journey with fighting the disease.
Makeup artist and brand owner Laura Mercier and Claudia Poccia have built the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund and introduced two beauty products that raise awareness.$100,000 has already been donated to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Rose Hope Lip Glacé
A high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. Any skin tone is virtually enhanced by creating a subtle contrast in texture. $24.00.
This ultra-sheer, blendable palette was inspired by my work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow. From bronzer, to cheek colour, to glow, it’s easy to customize your look. I love the finished effect – skin has a natural “no makeup” glow that looks soft and sun-kissed.
100% of the profits from the sale of both the Rose Hope Lip Glace and the will be donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Get your hands on these beauty-meets-giving products at www.lauramercier.comand learn more about the foundation at www.lauramercierovariancancerfund.org.
It seems that Barneys pop cultural take on the holidays didn’t end with last year’s Lady Gaga’s Workshop.
This year the retail giant takes on Disney, and while Minnie is certainly trending, her look at Barneys Electric Holiday retail extravaganza is simply startling — the once fun and full-figured Mouse, and her friends Daisy Duck and Goofy have gotten a full out makeover.
Electric Holiday 2012 is set to include a host of Disney/ Barneys collaborative looks and products including their famous window installations, a 3D light show, and a short film featuring and ultra-elegant Minnie and friends (Goofy, Daisy Duck and Mickey) walking the Parisian runways dressed in the likes of Lanvin, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain. Stay tuned for details on the full-extent of the Disney meets Barneys pairing, which is set for a big reveal on November 14.read more
It’s fitting that the single most widely read, editorial issue of the year, the September issue of Vogue, is once again making news — and making numbers.
It makes sense, I mean, if you’re going to consistantly bedeck one magazine up per year with a heightened number of readers, a way heightened number of advertisements, and a way-waaay heightened number of pages — enough so that the month’s moniker becomes the subject and title for an award winning documentary — you really can’t expect a readers heightened… uh… expectation.
Naturally Vogue sets out to fulfill each and every one with a record-breaking whopper of a September issue that even has mail carriers in a tissy over the sheer weight and implausibility of actually fitting it into a mailbox. The Washington Post recently took a look at the actual numbers involved with Vogue’s September issue — and they are staggering. Take for instance the 658 ad pages taking up marketing space on the issue’s 916 pages. And then do the math. At $165,000 per one-page ad, that’s a pretty penny for brands looking to garner the attention of the nearly 1.25 million circulation numbers — even if their was some “I’ll wash your hand if you’ll wash mind-ish business between Ms. Wintour’s famed tome and designers.”
It’s on stands now… so if you only buy one 1.2″ thick, 4.62 pound, Lady Gaga bedazzled fashion mag this you… you’re going to want to rush out get this one.read more
We’re excited that style icon who recently collaborated with Macy’s to debut a collection for the fall will now add a fragrance to her brand. Debuting today at Nordstrom’s the new scent called Nicole offers a soulfoul scent that is both bohemian and feminine and is paired with a lotion and shower gel.
“Nicole was inspired by the scents of my childhood. It’s very much a reflection of my individual style—a spiritual balance of femininity and bohemian. It’s the notion that fashion can be easy, comfortable and offer juxtaposition between casual and luxury,” said Richie in a press release.
The perfume runs at $69 for a 3.4 oz bottle and $55 for 1.7 oz. The body lotion at 6.7 ounces will run you $36 and the shower gel $28.
You’ll be able to find the new line online and in-store at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillards and other specialty department stores.