October 22, 2014

Brand Spotlight: Oscar de la Renta

"But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns." -Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada

Oscar de la Renta, world-renowned designer passed away on Monday October 20th in his home in Kent, Connecticut from complications from cancer at the age of 82. Gaining fame in the 1960s after dressing First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Mentored by Cristóbal Balenciaga, founder of Balenciaga fashion house, and employee of Lanvin and Balmain, before beginning his own fashion house, Oscar de la Renta is leaving behind a legacy.

October 20, 2014

Cooking in Heels: Pumpkin Scones


I'm obsessed with scones! They're definitely my favorite breakfast pastry but I could eat them at any time of day. I love pumpkin (pie, muffin, donut, etc) so this pumpkin scone recipe was right up my alley and super easy to make!

October 19, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of October 19th

Gilt:
  • Erno Laszlo (Sale begins 9pm ET 10/19)
  • Beauty Essentials For Every Occasion (Sale begins Noon ET 10/21)

HauteLook:
  • Epilady: Hair Removal & Facial Tools, Russell Organics (Sale begins 8am PT 10/19)
  • #ManiMonday: John Russo Nails, Liquid Keratin, Lord & Berry Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 10/20)
  • Pure Pressed Essential Oils, The BrowGal By Tonya Crooks (Sales begin 8am PT 10/21)
  • Discover Fall Fragrances, Mario Badescu, Travalo Atomizers & Roller Balls (Sales begin 8am PT 10/22)
  • Jenetiqa Luxury Skincare, Men's Designer Fragrances (Sales begin 8am PT 10/23)
  • Crown Brush, Perricone MD, Senna Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 10/24)
  • D'Or Skincare, Nume Style Hair Tools (Sales begin 8am PT 10/25)

  • Gorgeous Locks: Haircare Feat. Philip B, Wedding Ready: Bridal Beauty (Sales begin 9am PT 10/21)
  • Phyto Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 10/23)

  • Found: Your New Signature Scent (Sale begins 11am ET 10/22)
  • Save Face: Skincare by La Prairie & More (Sale begins 11am ET 10/23)
  • From The Lab Breakthrough Beauty Products (Sale begins 11am ET 10/24)
  • Prada Fragrances & Sunglasses (Sale begins 11am ET 10/25)
  • L'OCCITANE & More For Your At-Home Spa Day (Sale begins 11am ET 10/26)

October 17, 2014

Style Icons: Brigitte Bardot


In honor of the woman who practically invited the modern day duck face and showed that you can dress simply and still look stunning, today we're focusing on Brigitte Bardot who recently turned 80. Known for her signature pushed back blonde locks, Brigitte was one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s.

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October 15, 2014