Saturday, February 28, 2009

Burberry Fall 2009

BURBERRY: A pleated trench over a layered silk dress.

Christopher Bailey was smart. The Burberry designer settled for a poetic English perspective, bolstered by good-looking coats and a new version of the trench with a pleated skirt. Plainly, he felt completely free to show kilts and tapered trousers in speckled tweeds and muddy checks, usually with a rumpled white shirt. There was a lot to like. One of the coolest looks was a layered black silk skirt — about to the knee — with a white shirt and black platform booties.

New York Times

Friday, February 27, 2009

Remember what you wore

Project:learning to love you more
Assignment #55
Photograph a significant outfit.

Remember exactly what you were wearing during a recent significant moment. Maybe it was the day that your boyfriend broke up with you, or the day your nephew was born, or the day you decided to become a vegetarian. It should be something that happened in the last six months. Lay out what you were wearing on the floor, as if you are dressing an invisible, flat person. Tuck the shirt in to the pants, the socks in to the shoes, etc. Don't forget the other things that complete your outfit such as jewelry, purse, hat, etc. Do not add anything extra, like a wig or a mask - just the clothes you were wearing. Stand on a chair or table and photograph the clothes from directly above. Not from above at a slight angle, but so that the camera is pointing straight down. Send us the photo, along with the importance of the day, for example, "What I Was Wearing When I Got The Phone Call About Grandma Marris Dying." Please try and keep your title/description as short as possible. Do not write on the actual photograph, and make sure your photo is in focus. Note: avoid moments that you knew would be significant and so dressed accordingly - such as graduation or Halloween. The outfit itself does not need to be significant, it is just what you happened to be wearing when something of emotional significance happened.

:the drifter and the gypsy

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Burt's Bees Radiance Day Creme

Be radiant:
Radiance says it all. This wonderful day creme by Burt's Bees can add a glow to every skin type. It has a quickly absorbing formula that is light to the touch, but heavy in nutrients. Royal Jelly, one of nature’s most nourishing substances, is packed with 134 nutrients, including 17 amino acids, and vitamins A, C, D and K, as well as multiple B-vitamins, helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and renew your skin. Bee pollen in the formula helps skin maintain its essential moisture and restore its natural radiance

Burt's Bees

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Trend Report, Spring 2009

an embellished tank for night and day

From Derek Lam to Vera Wang, New York designers took a shine to sequins at the just-wrapped Fall collections. To adopt the trend now, try this all-over beaded tank from Gryphon's recently launched ready-to-wear line. It goes just as well with cuffed boyfriend jeans by day as it does with sleek black cigarette pants by night. Call it a sign of more sparkly times to come.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Little Bag of Tricks: Benetint

It's the original and still the best rose-colored cheek and lip tint. Kiss-proof and water-proof, this indelibly sheer tint gives you an innocent, yet provocative glow that will keep everyone guessing "what has she been up to?"

Tips and tricks: Draw three small stripes across the apple of your cheek. Blend in a circular motion with fingertips. Apply benetint to lips with a clean q-tip... even after your lipstick wears off you'll still have a rosy glow!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Five Star Mascara

Bare Naturale Mascara

Blackest Black
Treat your lashes to gentle, nourishing mascara without sacrificing any of the volume or length. Introducing the first mineral-enriched mascara from L’Oréal’s Bare Naturale. This innovative formula contains 86% natural-origin ingredients, shine-enhancing minerals and is both paraben- and fiber-free. It provides your lashes with flawless volume and length, with a weightless feel that is absolutely clump-free. The brush is made with naturally-based soft bristles that delicately brush through lashes without tugging. Your lashes will look positively flawless and feel fresh and weightless all day long.

An Allure best this month.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren

By opening with evening clothes, Ralph Lauren signaled that elegance was the message. His collection was solid, though not surprising, with tailored tweeds over silvery evening slips and some delicious antiqued lace.

CATHY HORYN for The New York Times

Ralph Lauren: slide show
Fashion Week: slide show

Friday, February 20, 2009

Soft Satchel

The perfect hold-everything bag that gets better with time. The Soft Satchel from Madewell.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Icons: Diane Keaton

What can we say about Diane Keaton? Follow her trajectory from Annie Hall to Something's Gotta Give. With her independent style and spirit, she is an icon for our time.

"A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience. In 'The Second Sex,' Simone de Beauvoir says that as they approach 50, a lot of women are set free from the anxiety and the mortification and the humiliation of intimate relationships with men - the opposite sex. For some reason, you are suddenly free from it. And thank God for that. It's the upside of sticking around this long."

Diane Keaton is working on her memoir.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kripalu Yoga

This is our all time favorite workout. It is gentle yet effective and quiets your mind.

Kripalu Yoga

Monday, February 16, 2009

We will miss you

Good-bye, Domino...

dear readers,

It is with very heavy hearts that we say farewell. The March 2009 issue will be our last. Over the last 4 years, in 28 issues, we have done our best to create a great magazine. We started with a real idea—that style is for everyone—and tried to carry it out with stories that provide inspiration and empower you to act on it. From your tremendous response, we know that we were onto something.
from Domino

:Best of Domino slideshow

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Showcase New York City: Effortless glamour

Perfect hair, loose waves. (Veronica Lake)
All attention on New York this week:
:via sartorialist
View :New York Street Chic video
Visit :The Market, NYC

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
So I love you because I know no other way

Pablo Neruda

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hold me

For this group of work, I focused on a side of love that is often brushed aside in the conceptual aspect of designing jewelry. The Hold Collection is a reminder to cherish the hard times along with the joyous and passionate moments. The culmination of those experiences is what makes our relationships richer and more meaningful.

xo, Laura

Prismera via: Ill Seen, Ill Said

Monday, February 9, 2009

Stay warm. Be cool.

Until Spring, dark tights with everything.


Saturday, February 7, 2009


at Brooklyn Flea Papushka Vintage’s costume jewelry

BROOKLYN FLEA: Come Shop in Their Backyard

IF you grew up in America and weren’t raised as, say, a Branch Davidian, chances are you played “store” with your friends. You set up shop in the backyard and sold things for a common, agreed-upon currency: “Hello ma’am, as you can see, I have fresh sassafras leaves and fine red dirt! That will be five acorn tops! Thank you very much and have a nice day!”

:for directions, New York Times
:photo,Robert Wright for The New York Times

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Our Little Bag of Tricks...

Although it has been around for a while, it is worth mentioning again. Massage Neutrogena energizing Sugar Body Scrub in fresh citrus over your entire winter weary body and shower. The delicious lemon scent is clean and invigorating. Your skin will be exfoliated and moisturizer with botanical oils, all at a drug store price. We found it at our local supermarket!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Perfect: The Icon Trench

J. Peterman : You may have noticed recently where Angelina Jolie got the media to agree that coverage of her and Brad Pitt would henceforth be entirely positive

Very nice for her. But practically everyone else can still use a career boost now and then, something to get on the right track.

A winning raincoat like this is precisely such a thing.

Deneuve wore one for her launch in Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Simone Signoret must have added a decade to her career by wearing a raincoat. And of course, there’s Ingrid Bergman.

At the airport with Bogart, collar up. Later, Spellbound, same coat. And then, in Notorious, Cary Grant carries her down the stairs wearing the raincoat over her nightclothes.

Movie-Star Raincoat.

If you don’t control your headlines, your headlines will control you.

The Trench, constantly updated and reinvented, is now available at J. Crew for Spring. Who better to wear it than icon, Lauren Hutton?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Perfect: Sneakers

Bensimon sneakers, just the thing to get in step with Spring. All the rage in Paris.

:at Madewell Visit The Bensimon Girls blog for more ...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Michelle and Barack

It’s that tension between familiarity and mystery that makes for something strong, because, even as you build a life of trust and comfort and mutual support, you retain some sense of surprise or wonder about the other person. Barack on Michelle

:The New Yorker, January 19, 2009 Portfolio,
A Couple in Chicago,
by Mariana Cook

found this beautiful photo on i'm just a girl wishing for the world
:viaThe Huffington Post