Monday, February 28, 2011

And the Winners were...

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein was a vision of sophistication and simplicity. The attention to detail, irridescent Midas-like material and the touches of jewelry were impeccable her earrings matching her uniquely placed brooch at the high hip.

Truly five Stars for the tower of elegance.

Hailee Steinfeld as well was a vision of 'pretty' in her blushing nude pink Marchesa. This is how all ladies this age should strive to be a vision of.

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab gets a MOST honourable mention. The fragility of fabric, daintiness of color and application of the lace trend was done with much restraint & femininity. The fit on Mila was as well beyond superb- it accentuated her curves, showcased her cleavage without consciously seeming to.

So inspite of the fact that the Oscars show did not quite deliver as much as all the hype beneath it was given, those that came to see walked away with new inspiring visions of freshness and delight in the realm of fashion & style.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Piece of Jewelry that Built a Wardrobe

The Piece that brought it all together- A gold plated oversized leaf...

When in doubt or at a lost for where to begin when trying to get a few items of clothing together- for a getaway, a small business trip or whatever it may be- try to begin at the end; that is, items which usually are deemed finishing touches and in the grand scheme of things come towards the end of your styling thinking process.

This is a little example of how to go about a creative process when you feel as though you are in a rut.

1. Look towards pieces of jewelry or other accessories which you certainly will be wearing for some inspiration.

2. Throw in neutral pieces with great details of the like: black vests, oversized cardigans etc.

And you instantly have the foundations or at least the great skeletons to fill in a well put together wardrobe.

Thoughts for the day!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Style Files: 2.11: How to Jewelry-Style, looks to love, Jewelmint & Kate Bosworth.

There is nothing more interesting on a woman than a piece of jewelry, at least to myself I think. Jewelry is the way that I find my self expression these days. It creates a very personal application of style not readily available in any other category in terms of "what we wear".

As of late, more than just the jewelry I find the styling of them create a more interesting lure to the eye. Layering diffrent finishes and textures, mixing fashion and real pieces yet keeping an aesthetically pleasing appeal. Above are a few pieces and looks that I love and have come across.

The Keys to Jewelry Styling:

1. There are NO hard and Fast Rules.
Gone are the days that you can only wear certain metals or finishes with one another or fashion pieces separate from real pieces.

2. If there is one thing you should abide by it is only Personal Style.

3. Think Organic versus structured.
Choose pieces that speak to you rather than very "runway-specific" pieces.

4. Do not be afraid to layer.

5. Experiment. Experiment. Experiment.

6. Get in the MIX.
Fashion and real pieces. Gold, White Gold, Sterling Silver, Metals-anything goes.

7. Keep proportions visually pleasing
and everything else is a free for all!

Jewelry Style Trend:

1. Dainty over Overwhelming.

2. Delicate over structured.

3. Intricate

4. Interesting pieces over overtly embellished pieces.

5. Vintage or eclectic pieces that tell a story. (Handed down pieces with new pieces.)

Jewelmint the collaboration of celebrity Kate Bosworth and stylist Cher Coultre is an amazing testament to above styling and jewelry trends. Ecclectic, personal and individual are some of the key words that come to mind when faced with the look of the jewelry line. In comparison to all that is out there, the appeal of the line stems from its sophisticated approach to individualizing jewelry design. The jewelry line's website extends this very individualistic approach to style by first having the client answer a series of fashion or style- related questions in hopes of handpicking certain pieces which would appeal specifically to the one consumer.

I am elated in having had stumbled upon Jewlemint and expected no less from who to me is one of the most stylish celebrities out there Ms. Kate Bosworth.

I hope these give a little insight on current Jewelry trends, styles and styling and helps make accessorizing and beautifying your daily wardrobes a much, much more enjoyable task!

-Cristina of beautejunkie

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wet n' Wild 2011 Color Icon 8-Palette

The much coveted Drugstore brand Wet'n Wild recently released its new Color Icon Palettes- and these three new 8-Palette shadows are definitely generating the most buzz.

Here are the Swatches to compliment their full review (on link below):

738 Comfort Zone

736 Petal Pusher

737 Blue Had me at Hello

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A glimpse of What's to Come...

Just a fun share of a few Ad Campaigns & product shots of new releases and products from CHANEL.

CHANEL Summer 2011 Campaign & Rouge Coco Shine

Shade List of Rouge Coco Shine

The full range of the rouge coco shine lipsticks are to be released this 6th of April 2011.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Illamasqua Rude Cream Blush the Review.

Cream Blushers L.-R.: MAC Posey, Josie Maran Argan Oil Stick in Cheek Petal, NYC Blushable Creamstick, Illamasqua in Rude sheer, Illamasqua in Rude Swatch.
(Shot 1 above- with flash; Shot 2 below-no flash)

Here are a few shots of the Illamasqua Cream Blush in Rude: sheered and concentrated.
(shot 1- with flash & shot 2- no flash)

For full review and comparative review please see video link below.