Saturday, April 28, 2007

How to SPRING Into Make-Up This Season

Chubby Liner Look:

Get a clean canvas with foundation, concealer, and loose powder. With a black eye pencil, draw a thick line along the top of the lash line and a line slightly below the lower lash line to make eyes appear larger.

Apply false eyelashes to the top and bottom lash lines.

Further accentuate eyes with a shimmery black shadow at the crease. Ayako used Nars Single Eyeshadow in Night Breed. Go over the liner again on the top and bottom lash lines. Set with another layer of black shadow.

Apply a crisp white liner at the inner rim of the lash line.

Shape and darken eyebrows to carry off the bold eye. Finish with mascara.

Mute the natural color of your lips with concealer. Finish with a beige pencil and lipstick.

Other Looks You Might Consider...
Surfer Glow:

Doe Eyes:

Luminous Sheen:

Project Jeffrey

Cosa Nostra by Jeffrey Sebelia
As much as I hated his personality, I could never go to bed mad at his clothes...

"The L.A.-based fashion designer's look hit the costume sweet spot—both instantly recognizable and ridiculously easy to construct: one black sweatshirt, hood up; one pair of large mirrored sunglasses; one Sharpie (plus a steady calligraphy hand) for the filigree neck tattoo"

In person, Sebelia, 36, is disarmingly, almost cartoonishly cute—with big anime eyes and a sweep of Speed Racer hair (even the tattoo looks darling)—a far cry from the brooding antihero he played on the blockbuster hit, hosted by Heidi Klum, that has earned Emmy nominations and an obsessive following among industry insiders. In fact, pre-Project Runway, Sebelia was already a member of this rarefied group, designing bespoke rock wear for the likes of Gwen Stefani and Dave Navarro. "I had been slugging it out, keeping the line going for three years. I wanted to learn how to be a better designer, how to make a living," he says. "I also knew that Project Runway could be a big, star-spangled end to my career. But whatever, you know?"

To win it all—a Saturn Sky Road­ster, a mentorship with Macy's I.N.C. in-house label, and a $100,000 prize, a significant cash infusion for a designer of any stature—Sebelia crafted his sweatshirt-centric wardrobe and barbed persona with the same cunning that a defense lawyer uses to style an accused client. But make no mistake: He was going for the role of villain, not the innocent. "Before the show, I told my girlfriend, 'I want people to hate me, and then I want to make stuff that will sway their opinion of me,'" says Sebelia, who claims, incredibly, that he plotted out "everything from the color palettes to the silhouettes" in advance. "I decided to go dark and unconstructed with the first challenge, and then, as we went along, use a little more color or make it more precious." His boorish, often abrasive, behavior was also part of the scheme. "I knew I had to work the production and be entertaining," he says. "The easiest way to do this was just to let things fly out of my mouth."

When Sebelia was 10, a next-door neighbor taught him how to sew "little bags and jackets," he says. In high school, he decon­structed suits from the Salvation Army. "I was very Vivienne Westwood-inspired. I knew about her because I liked the Sex Pistols." Sebelia followed the Sex Pistols lifestyle a little too enthusiastically; over a debauched 15-year stretch, he became addicted to heroin, went to rehab, started a rock band, signed a major record deal, got dumped by the label, became suicidal, and again ended rehab. When he got back on his feet, he enrolled in fashion classes at a local vocational school. "I just wanted to learn how to sew the right way, so that I could sell to stores." Eighteen months later, he started Cosa Nostra.

"Jeffrey is a very dramatic, polarizing personality. There's no one who is neutral on him. And those who have a distaste for him don't want to like the clothes," says Project Runway's beloved mentor, Tim Gunn, chair of the department of fashion design at Parsons School of Design. "I got slammed with comments from people who said they wouldn't wear him. But, when pressed, it became clear that it was him they didn't like, not his clothes." Sebelia showed more individ­ual pieces—those sharp jackets, stovepipe pants, slinky tops—than the other designers, which makes his collection quite retail-friendly. "He's actually very wearable. Once I would isolate the pieces, those same people ended up saying, 'Oh, I would wear that,'" Gunn says.

Gunn's advice? Sebelia should stick to dressing the ladies. "Designing for women gives him distance, a perspective that is much needed," Gunn says. "He crosses the line into tackiness when he designs for himself and for other men. With women, he delivers a fashion product, not a costume."

"He makes women look sensual rather than sexy," says Susan Foslien, the founder of San Francisco's intellectual-fashion boutique the Grocery Store, which has stocked Cosa Nostra since its first season. "And sensual is much more interesting, don't you think?"

Other tastemakers agree. Music labels have recruited Sebelia to dress their fresh talent. Kirna ZabĂȘte in New York and Ron Herman in L.A. are stocking pieces from his Project Runway collection, which will be sold under his Cosa Nostra label. Sebelia is putting the $100,000 award into Cosa Nostra, expanding his range of denim as well as opening a boutique in West Hollywood. But he plans on donating the Saturn to MusiCares, the charity that paid his way through rehab, a move that belies that bad-boy rep. "I wanted to win based on merit as a designer, rather than for being the nice-guy fan favorite," he says. Just 18,862 (and counting) MySpace friends later, Sebelia may be surprised to learn that he can do both.—EMILY DOUGHERTY/Elle Magazine

International Runway Trends: Fall 2007

Patent Leather
Short-Sleeved Coats

Gianni Versace integrates several Fall trends into one look:

Super cinched waists
High collars and urtlenecks

Balenciaga street style:

Nina Ricci's feathers and fur:

Art Deco
Uniform influences
Origami accents
Pencil silhouettes

Y & Kei's intricate detail

Warriar chic
Men's inspired tailoring
Ice queen
Mixed mediums

Christopher Kane's velvet and leather debut

No Time to "Waist"

Salvatore Ferragamo $290 NEIMANS

BE&D Patent Lambskin Belt $460 NEIMANS


What is Gangsta Gangsta Jim Jones doing at the spa?

HAUTE Shoes for Your Sole

Pierre Hardy Patent Leather Wedge $795 BOB ELLIS SHOES ATL

Celine Leather Sandal $720 CELINE BOUTIQUE

Versace Patent Leather & Lucite Heel $1130 VERSACE BOUTIQUE

Stella McCartney Straw Sandal $545 NEIMANS

Brian Atwood Raffia Sandal $960 INTERMIX

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere $2185 BALENCIAGA NYC

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Happy IVGLDSW Day!

Happy IVGLDSW Day!

Today is International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman's Day!

Remember this motto to live by:

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways (wearing pink and a pair of killer stilettos of course), chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Monday, April 23, 2007

Vase' Elegante'

Dragonfly Marble Bud Vase

An elegant hand-painted enamel dragonfly alights on this sculpted vase that features
Swarovski crystal detail. Handmade in USA

Price: $375.00

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Aroma "STRIP" therapy!

Agent Provocateur Votive Strip Candle

This tantalizing candle is scented with the bottom notes of Agent Provocateur's signature fragrance, all of which just happen to be the most 'carnal' of perfume ingredients: vetivert, amber and musk. It's beautiful pale pink packaging will look gorgeous in your boudoir, while it's erotic scent will bring out the sex goddess in you. It's the ultimate 'strip tease'! Each candle burns for 40 hours.
Price: $39.00

Get it at Kitson LA

If You Have to Ask You Cannot Afford Me!

"If You Have to Ask You Cannot Afford Me"
Crystal-Jeweled Designer Flip-Flop Sandals by Girl Too Doors Down Inc
Price: $72.00

Who's Wearing Them? Eva Longoria, Mischa Barton, Jessica Alba, Kelly Ripa, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and many other haute celebs.

Get Them Here

Keston 'A La Mode

A little something to start your week with a smile!

Ok ladies. I totally forgot about Keston Karter. He definitely would have given Tyrese some serious "Mr. Eye Candy" competition. He has a calender coming out and I thought that it should be my duty to spread the word because he is somethin' kinda sexy.

Who is Keston Karter?

He is a new face in the acting and modeling industry, born on the beautiful island of Trinidad/Tobago. He was raised in New York where he mastered several musical instruments and used his acting talents in theatre and film productions such as "A Raison in the Sun," and "Inside Man."

I think he is SINGLE at this time. If you have a question for Keston,
e-mail: Don't stalk him please. Smiles

He is on myspace. To buy the Keston Karter 2007 Calender or to download his wallpapers for free, click here

Friday, April 20, 2007



Teen Fashionistas: Get FAB for less

This Spring is all about sexy details. With prom and graduation just right around the corner, why wait? Get fabulous now!





Get them Here

Chicago Fashion Week 2007

Chicago Fashion Week starts TONIGHT. APRIL 20th: 9 to 11:00 PM - The Opening Celebration is solely for the Chicago Fashion Industry, from designers to models alike, (fashion photographers, stylist, MUA, etc) to meet and greet. What better place for the fashion elite of Chicago to embrace each other than at LEVEL Chicago Night Club, the Gold Coast's premiere and upscale lounge?

RSVP is required at No cover and complimentary cocktails by: Imperia Vodka/ Piper Champagne/ Couinteau

TOMORROW: April 21- Fashion Show Open to the public. Tickets are on sale now.

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. See program.

IMPORTANT: Please note that this show is at the HARD ROCK HOTEL

Oh So FAB Nelly Furtado Gets Loose

Check her out on the April 2007 Cover of Canada's Fashion Bible,FLARE Magazine

I am loving the new look so much. Yay for Nelly's stylist. Are you a promiscuous girl? Sign-up to see her perform live.

"Platinum record, two #1 singles, Billboard Music Award, sweep at the Juno Awards, and sell-out tours in Canada and Europe...what's next for Nelly?

Nelly will finally hit the U.S. for the long anticipated "Get Loose" tour.

For the fans, Nelly is hooking you up. Pre-sale tickets are on sale just for the fans of Nelly Furtado. And she's picking fans from each tour date to hang out with her backstage.

Heres what you need to do:

Login or Register at
-Get the code
-Buy the tickets
-Watch Nelly LIVE
-And you might just be kicking it with her backstage.

Click here to Get Loose.."


She LOVES Stilettos, Tyrese, & The Color Pink!

You VOTED! HE WON! Here is your CHOCOLATE!

Introducing Mr. Eye Candy 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Shoe Wars

This season's shoe options are so different that the only thing they have in common is innovation. I'd have to say I love Stella's the best, not just because they are pink, but the shape and style of this shoe is pretty damn haute.

Stella McCartney Fall 2007

Fendi Fall 2007

Calvin Klein Fall 2007

Balenciaga Fall 2007

Gucci Fall 2007