Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Boutique Spotlight: Dulce

If I were to sum up Dulce in one word, it would be 'gorgeous'! 2 seconds upon entry, I spot the perfect pair of McQueens! After just being open for a few months, Dulce has become the latest spot for your favorite celeb's guilty pleasure splurge shopping for red carpet events and everyday statement peices.

Dedicated to stylish shoes and accessories, Owners Rebecca Brothers and Evelyn Lozada offer an eclectic collection of both couture and mainstream shoe designers from Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Casadei, Georgina Goodman, to LAMB & Report Signature among many others.
Dulce showcases the best of the bunch. Clever pieces that illustrate runway trends while leaving you with enough money to pay your mortgage. Afterall, isn't that what shopping is all about? Dulce (305) 401-0556 286 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Haute Glam Beauty Talk w/ Jennifer Lopez

Haute Glam Magazine sits down with Jennifer Lopez to find out her beauty and fitness secrets, bouncing back from twins and her upcoming projects!

What keeps you looking so young?
I’ve realized that experimenting with expensive creams is fun and can help, but at the end of the day it’s really about sleep and water. I also don’t drink or smoke- I never have. When I get up in the morning, I splash my skin with water and put on my makeup. At night, I cleanse with a very mild cleanser- I don’t use heavy creams. With skincare, I think the simpler you keep it, the better.

Do you feel pressure to look youthful?
Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. Somebody said to me not too long ago, “Until you’re 20, you have the face you are born with and after that, you have the face you deserve: I really love the idea that you wear who you are on your face.

Is getting older necessarily a bad thing?
I really believe that beauty is something that comes from within. Physical beauty fades and it’s what comes through your eyes that makes you beautiful and makes people look at you. You can see a woman who is 70 and still looks beautiful. It’s something in her eyes and her spirit.

What do you usually have in your make-up bag?
I normally have lip gloss in there, as well as bronzer, moisturizer, mascara, and perfume. At the moment, I’m wearing my new fragrance, Deseo!

How do you keep fit?
I have a trainer in LA and recently I have started taking yoga classes. When I was younger, I was in to hard physical exercise, but now what’s more important to me is finding a balance of mind, body, and spirit. I still do weights and cardio but I try to take a soft, feminine approach to it. I’m definitely not fanatical. Basically, I’m just like anybody else in that you have to know your body type and you know what you have to do to keep it in top form, and you know how you look and feel when you kind of slack off. I’m only human. Sometimes I feel like working out and other times, I don’t and sometimes I feel great about myself and sometimes I think, “Oh God, I have work to do.” It’s just normal woman stuff.

Do you watch your diet?
I try to watch what I eat. I know what’s good for me and I know what’s bad and try to stay away from bad things. Like everyone else though, I indulge myself once in a while. If I’m trying to lose weight, I just cut carbohydrates from my diet.

What skincare regime do you follow?
I don’t have any crazy secrets, like sleeping upside down or whatever. I’ve always taken care of my skin. I protect it from the sun and because my skin type is normal to dry, I try to keep it moisturized, especially when I’m flying. To get a natural radiant look, I choose neutral shades of make-up such as black, brown, tape and gold for my eyes. For lips, the nuder-the better!

What is your favorite anti aging tip?
It has to be sleep. I do try to get 8 hrs of sleep a night. With all the demands people make on me, I’ve had to learn to take care of myself. If you let people treat you like a machine, then they will. If I’m not careful, I’d be working 20hrs a day!

Would you ever consider plastic surgery?

I haven’t had any and I don’t really see myself having something done. I don’t know how I’ll feel when I’m 50. Maybe I’ll feel, “You’ve gone a little too long, it’s time to fix it.” But I’m more of a natural person. Luckily, I’m so used to seeing myself everywhere now that I no longer obsess about the way I look.

Read the remaining interview in the upcoming Fall issue of Haute Glam Magazine. At Press time, her new film, The Backup Plan is scheduled for release in early 2010. Photo by Michaelangelo di Battista for Instyle.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Michael Jackson by Agyness Deyn (Harper's Bazaar Sept 09)

The Fashion Industry has always been and will continue to be inspired by the Genius that was Michael Jackson especially Givenchy, Balmain, Rodarte, Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld etc That being said, My favorite look of this story is the Black Moschino Jacket. Simply Brilliant!

Info via Kdia

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Model Search: BEBE & Elite Models Looking for new "It" Model!

Women's fashion store, Bebe, Elite Model Management and Elle Magazine are looking for Bebe's new face!!

The winner It-girl gets a six month modeling contract with Elite and Look, $1000 cash, $1000 worth of Bebe, a Bebe photo shoot and a chance to be featured in ELLE.

Semi-finalists chosen will photo shoot in either New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, or San Francisco. One girl will be chosen from each city and flown to LA for two nights, given a Bebe outfit, $250 and a photo shoot. *There are no height requirements*

Visit: http://www.bebeitgirl.com/ to submit your face!! Good Luck Girls!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mathew Williamson for H&M

Designer Mathew Williamson has joined the likes of Stella McCartney and Comme des Garçons to partner up with retailer H&M. His line is slated to debut in select stores April 23rd.

Reminder: MTV's House of Style

...will premiere This Sunday @ 8pm Central time. Join Chanel Iman & Bar Rafaeli with their fashion exclusives. One of my favorite American designers, Erin Fetherston makes an appearance.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Organization Spotlight: HoneyShine at Equinox Aventura March 22,2009

Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of the Honey Shine Mentoring Program - a program of Alonzo Mourning Charities – and Equinox Fitness Club in Aventura will host a complimentary member recruitment event for ladies throughout South Florida who are interested in becoming Honey Shine Lady Bug members.

Come out and get pampered through exclusive group fitness classes, chair massages, stretching sessions with personal trainers, raffles, and special Equinox membership offers - get fit while at the same time learning more about the important work of this program that empowers young girls to shine as women. Guests will also enjoy tastings from Ocean Prime, samplings of BigOX, and demonstrations by Bare Escentuals, Cole Haan, and Intimacy at Aventura Mall.

*Admission is complimentary but you must RSVP by March 20th, 2009 to Andrea Graham at andrea@honeyshine.org or (305) 476-0095, extension 106*

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Arlenis Sosa Covers Time Mag Style Issue (April 2009)

The conspicuous influence of African culture in European & American fashion can no longer be ignored. Thanks to Time Magazine for acknowledging that!

These shots are very Grace Jones-esque.Nice.
The Dominican bred Arlenis is also the new face of Lancome Cosmetics.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Stephanie Seymour for Valentino S/S '09

Stunning, Classic & Elegant, This is by far one of my favorite campaigns of the spring! Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Pigott. 90's models are so 2009!

Chanel Iman Cover "Controversy" Lula S/S 2009

Chanel covers Lula Magazine's Spring/Summer Issue and this cover has been met with alot of controversy. From reviews saying it's, "reminiscent of antebellum slavery era" to some calling it "dull, lifeless", it's certainly has tongues wagging. What do you guys think? I think a picture can be interpreted in many ways, but whatever the interpretation, Chanel looks immaculate! It's just a picture! Loosen up critics!
Here are some of the pictures from her spread:

In other Chanel Iman news, she is the new host of MTV's House of Style, the show about supermodels, fashion & lifestyle that gained popularity in the 90's with supermodel Cindy Crawford. She is co-hosting the show with fellow model, Bar Rafaeli.

Lucy Liu Covers Vogue China (April 2009)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Russell Simmons Art for Life Gala, Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Kim Kardashian hosted Russell Simmons & Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s second annual ART FOR LIFE MIAMI BEACH gala in Miami Beach yesterday evening. The Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of others in support of arts education.
Reggie Bush made an appearance
Foundation Chairs, Tracy & Alonzo Mourning Lovely
Actress Vivica Fox also made an appearance
*special Thanks to Forbes PR Miami, FL*

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chanel Fall Bags: When Function Meets Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld is at it again. Not only is it a handbag, it also has several compartments for your iPod, Perfume, Cell Phone, Sunglasses, Makeup and big enough to house a perfect Chanel Flap! What more could a girl need?

The bags premiered in Paris last week for Fashion Week.