Tag Archives: Couture

Nude Lips! (under $5)

30 Jun

I love a good nude lip color. I also love a great deal as most of you know! Today I’m sharing my 2 go-to nude lip pies, one is a gloss and one is a lip balm- BOTH are less than $5!

Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss.

This peach scented and slightly shimmery lip balm is perfect for everyday. Has the feel of chapstick with a nude/ peachy tint. Very hydrating as well!

baby lips

NYX Butter gloss in Creme Brulee.

This silky smooth butter lip gloss lives up to its name! It glides on like butter and actually stays put! It is also no secret that this lip gloss is a dupe for many high-end lippies including NARS and Lorac.


Paris Couture Fashion Week 2013

24 Jan

With Paris couture fashion week coming to an end today, I must admit I feel like I’ve watched a fairy tale unfold before my eyes.  This particular fashion week which solely concentrates on haute couture pieces from fashion designers around the world, is my favorite of all fashion weeks.  I look forward to the opulent, magical, detailed pieces that come down those Parisian runways.  These are the most beautiful creations in the fashion industry all in one place; all in one week (4 days technically).  The craftsmanship is absolutely impeccable as the designers pull out all the stops to see their “dream” creations come to light.  One of these dresses can take over 2,000 hours of work to create. While many designers showcased their collections, I had four favorites- Valentino, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli and Zuhair Murad.  These designers lived up to my ultimate fashion dreams of Paris couture fashion week!  Just beautiful!!!!!

My favorite creations………












Elie Saab













Giambattista Valli









Zuhair Murad


















Louis Vuitton Cake!

17 Oct

I just came across this picture of my fashionable & fun birthday cake from a few years back! I think you guys will like it!  Torrance bakery made it (California).  Quite often, cake places make shaped cakes with mostly rice crispy treats but this was ALL CAKE!  YUMMY!


Karlie Kloss & America’s Top Male Athletes!

12 Aug

Model Karlie Kloss was shot by Annie Leibovitz for June’s Vogue with some of America’s top male Olympic athletes in a sports themed editorial. Kloss looks stunning as usual in a variety of fabulous designer frocks including Vera wang, Alexander McQueen, Versace and Victoria Beckham.  Male athletes in the shoot include Jonathan Horton, Ashton Eaton, Ryan Lochte, the Bryan brothers and Dwyane Wade.  Now that we all know who these guys are, let’s take a look at the amazing images!

Photos: Courtesy of Vogue

Dior’s Raf Simons Silences Critics with Debut!

2 Jul

Christian Dior’s show has been the talk of Paris couture week.  New designer Raf Simons’s debut at the fashion house came with speculation.  Would he live up to the iconic brand’s name?  The spectacular flower filled show took place at a grand residence near the Arc de tromphe.  There was an overwhelming support from Simons’s peers. Fellow designers Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace, Alber Elbaz and Christopher Kane among others were in attendance proving that Simons is highly respected among fashions elite.  After John Galliano’s sudden and quite scandalous departure  from Dior early last year, all eyes were on Simons and today he proved he is ready…..he did not disappoint, he triumphed!



Homecoming for Versace

1 Jul

An emotional Donatella Versace took Atelier Versace couture back to the Ritz hotel in Paris today.  This was the last place she saw her late brother Gianni.  In 1997 Gianni staged his last show at the Ritz just two days before he was murdered on the steps outside of his Miami home. The highly anticipated F/W 2012-2013 collection remained true to the typical Versace aesthetic, silhouettes that celebrate the female form.  Billowing chiffon, corseted bodices and metallics were bold, bright & beautiful.

Donatella closing the show.

Celebrities filled the audience.

Images courtesy of Versace.


Gianni Versace and models at his last show.

1997 The Ritz, Paris.