Sunday, August 26, 2007

what do YOU think?: Balenciaga's sporty stilletto

A very odd trend appeared on the Balenciaga runway this fall season, no doubt making the audience question whether they were at a fashion show or the roller rink. This bright, clunky shoe appears to be the illegitimate child of a roller skate and a stiletto, a strange hybrid of sport and style. Perhaps the fierce athletic styling of the 80's is back with a vengeance after years of minimalism, boho-chic, and retro-glam.
So, what do YOU think, is it couture or just clunk?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I'm Blue

Am I the only one who remembers that nineties song "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65? Yes, it takes me back to those good ol' bad-pop-song days. But enough of my reminiscence. Makeup is having an indigo mood lately with a new crop of the cool-toned color infiltrating surprising products, creating dazzling effects!

Benefit BADgal Blue may seem a little intimidating, but it is in fact so easy to wear. The deep blue mascara brings out the whites of the eyes while toning down red. Wear it by itself or brush the tips of black mascara-coated lashes to make your eyes seem bigger, brighter, and more awake.

OPI - Russian Navy
When it comes to nails, navy is the new black. This is definitely a fresh take on the dark nail trend that is still lingering from last year. This gorgeous hue is from the 2007 Fall/Winter Russian Collection. This polish would look sophisticated with a short, slightly rounded nail shape to keep the look from being too hard.

Probably the most intimidating product of all, this gloss flecked with blue sparkle is quite easy to wear. The color is a clear shine, and the teensy blue sparkles color-correct discoloration and bring out those pearly whites, making it the fastest way to get a brighter smile instantly!