Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's a bird...it's a plane..it's a...shoe?

The fiercest I've had the pleasure of laying my eyes on lately.

How AMAZING is it?! One side is an gold metallic leather strappy sandal, the other a closed toe black suede boot with boot. This two-faced wonder is courtesy of Moschino Cheap and Chic (who else?)

If you're "ballin", it's currently available from Couture Zappos, for a cool $819. I get to borrow them for letting you know, right?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Extra giveaway!

Hey guys, I got my hands on another MAC lipset, and this one will be given away exclusively on Facebook!

All you have to do to enter is become a fan: FerOHHHsh on FB

Winner will be drawn randomly at the end of the month! And you have your choice of ANY shade your heart desires (set includes lipstick and lipglass).

Good Luck!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The future's so bright...

Rihanna can pretty much do no wrong in my eyes, style wise (even if she did jack Fefe Dobson's look down to the tattoos). I've been adapting her hair styles, following her style cues, and at the very least, rocking her bright red lip.

Ever since I saw these shades on her, I've been dying to find them. And I'm kinda having a bad day, so this couldn't have come at a better time: her badass A-Morir by Kerin.Rose shades are now available for pre-order.

I almost didn't want to share this information, for fear of them selling out before I could grab a pair... but I feel confidant that you guys aren't actually crazy enough to blow $350 on them, like I am.

And, if by chance you ARE-- Pat Field, or A-Morir by Kerin.Rose

PS-- These are pretty fierce too... but will set you back $600.

How much is too much for shades? No, seriously...I'm asking.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Just in time for Halloween: Tim Burton's Fashion Shoot for Harper's Bazaar.

In anticipation of his retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art, the October issue of Harper's Bazaar features a Halloween fashion spread inspired by Tim Burton. The filmmaker reimagines the season's dark delights from Rodarte, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Alexander McQueen, and Nina Ricci to create a magical photo spread.

Photographs by Tim Walker, via Harper's Bazaar.

Ok, I seriously want to be one of these amazing creatures for Halloween. BRILLIANT.

Beauty 411: Tackling Tired Eyes.

Q. "Find me a product for these damn bags under my eyes! Sleep doesn't work! lol"- Jenny in Florida.

A. Ah, in a perfect world...we'd all get enough sleep and always look fresh and rested. Of course that almost never happens, so I did some research for you:

First, the basics- make sure you stay well hydrated, get as much rest as you can (but not TOO much!), and reduce salt intake... after all, bags are really just fluid retention around the eye area that causes swelling.

Next, it's important to identify what kind of bags you're dealing with. All eye creams are not created equal, and if you choose one loaded with tons of ingredients that your skin doesn't need, they can even have adverse effects. Are you swollen and puffy from allergies? Are they due to loss in skin elasticity from aging? Or do you mean dark circles, and don't actually have "bags" underneath the eye?

(Knowing Jenny personally as I do, I can pretty much count out aging-related concerns...or maybe I'm in denial. I grew up with Jen and we're only on the tail end of our 20's, lol. Regardless, that leaves us with two other causes.)

If you mean those stubborn dark circles, concealer is your friend. In most cases the dark circles are blood vessels that can be seen through the skin, and nothing short of laser procedures to break up the pigmentation are going to get rid of them.

You can MASK them with the aforementioned concealer, and also with products made to reduce puffiness caused by lack of sleep, illness, or allergies-- all of which cause the eye area to swell which in turn draw attention to the dark areas. For these, you don't need anti-aging eye creams loaded with wrinkle reducers... a simple, lightweight cream or gel with caffeine (caffeine constricts blood vessels, making them appear less prominent) should do the trick. I really like the new rollerballs, like the Garnier one.

The bonus is the roller ball, which is supposed to gently massage the area, breaking up the pocket of collected fluid that we call a "bag".

For concealer, I swear by Lancomes Effacernes.

Highly pigmented, thin and buildable so it never cakes, and best of all- WATERPROOF. A bit pricey for some at almost $30 a tube, but you use so little to get great coverage that a tube seriously lasts a year or more.

(On a side note, anemia can also cause darkness under the eye, so if you're feeling tired all of the time-- it may not be lack of sleep. It might be worth it to have a check up and ask the doctor to check your iron levels.)

If you have dryness around the eye, minimal darkness, and feel that you just LOOK tired, then you may not have bags at all and just need to re-hydrate the area (this is my problem). I use and absolutely SWEAR BY Arbonne FC5 Hydrating eye cream.

I randomly stumbled upon this product at an Arbonne party I was coerced into attending as a favor for a friend who was hosting. I was NOT interested in Arbonne, but accepted a sample anyway...and the rest is history. Bonuses are that it smells great, and has a fresh, fluid feeling when applied. It's hard to describe, but the eye area just feels refreshed. I will never use another eye cream, at least until aging becomes an issue and I have no other choice.

When aging becomes an issue, I'm a fan of Freeze 24/7's EyeCicles Anti-Aging Serum.

I've used it on my barely aging skin with fabulous results... I can only imagine how well it may work for those who actually need it. Best of all, it feels fabulous when applied, which is important to me. I hate greasy, heavy serums and creams.

If these solutions are currently out of your reach (or your pricepoint), you can alwaystry the good old home remedy to try and alleviate the problem: herbal teabags, cool compresses. Also notable, CVS and Walgreens sell store brand versions of a lot of their top selling creams, at a much lower price point.

One last tip: Store your eye cream in the fridge-- not only does it prolong the life of the cream, but feels amazing going on...and the cold reduces swelling.

Hope that helped!

Jewelry Lust.

I'm really into jewelry lately, in a way I've never been. Probably because I'm soon to be launching my own jewelry line (so excited, stay tuned!)...but I swear that lately, I just can't get enough.

I spotted this amazing ring in the October issue of Lucky, and it was love at first sight:

And at a very wallet-friendly $50. I win twice.

For details, and more pieces (the knotted leather rings are pretty stellar, too), check out ByBoe.com.

Reading...October Elle.

1. Victoria Beckham on the cover: AMAZING. Two covers were done, this one, and the subscriber's copy.

2. The makeup on Jessica Stam in the Bvlgari campaign totally snatched my attention from the actual jewelry.

3. Interestingly enough... that was the wrong pic. I've just realized the former was from the 2007-08 CAMPAIGN. THIS is the current one. Oddly similar, no? Recycled shoot, or stagnant stylist?

4. PhotoShop of Horrors: Is it me, or does Christy Turlington looks completely wonk-eyed in this latest ad for Roberto Coin? Yikes.

5. H&M; Fall ad campaign- the haircolor I have in my dreams, and the one I burned my hair off trying to attain. JEALOUSY BOYCOTT OF H&M; AND KAREN ELSON.

6. Lauren Luke had better watch her back. Become Elle's next beauty guru.

7. The incomparable Mr. Joe Zee profiles the new fashion elite: Bloggers!!! (Oh, and be sure to follow him on Twitter: @mrjoezee)

8. Ok...Nina Ricci - STOP. I'm all for high fashion, but some things are too TOO.

9. Ms. Ricci - please forward the memo to Peter Jensen. Bunny Glasses?!?! NO, NO, NO, NO, NOOOOO.

10. However, Topshop haunted house print items? This I can get behind.

11. I don't wear fur, but if I did it would totally be by Quentin Veron.

12. Looking for a statement bag for Fall? Save your money and buy one of these Jessica Cushman totes instead. My fave? "My other bag is Hermes". A girl can dream...

13. Looking for something more simple? This SASWTR bag looks like a brown paper grocery bag, but is actually done in suede and leather.

14. Joel McHale mini interview- SCORE. Love him even more, if possible!

15. MAC for DSQUARED2: I'm SUPER psyched that they're bringing back Feline Kohl...but Lip Erase? Just throw some foundation on your lips (blend to diffuse, add gloss of your choice) and call it a day.

16. Peter Phillips for Chanel gives great advice on how to wear eye gloss without looking like a fool.

17. Love, Loss, and What I Wore Feature: any surprise that Kate Lanphear's story stood out most?

And lastly,

18. Wait... is this Elle, or Maxim? Kanye "Ignorant Fool" West styles his girlfriend Amber "Holding onto these 15 mins of fame with an iron grip" Rose in a fashion editorial? In Elle? WHA? "West styles his muse in this season's most body conscious pieces". TRANSLATION: "Arrogant bastard styles the stripper he plucked from the pole in the sluttiest pieces he could find.". Finally, those years of stripping pay off: poses include "Spread Eagle", "Backshot Bend Over", and the classic "HEY! HERE'S MY ASS". Elle, I'm SO disappointed in you.

HLMN Weekend Roundup 9.25.09

This week BeautySweetSpot's own, Jeannine Morris, was at the Emmy's doing a segment for E!. Get the behind the scenes scoop on the red carpet and celebrity swag suites.

Beauty Junkies Unite has 3 easy ways to plumper, fuller lips.

Best Things in Beauty has a Juice Beauty Giveaway Contest underway, along with information on how gals with straight, wavy, or curly hair can can achieve their coveted look with Ouidad hair care.

Brown Suga Fashion and Beauty Blog breaks down Fall's new face

Fab Glance Nashville guides you through picking the perfect watch for the man in your life.

Fabulous Over Forty has a week long review of mascaras with a giveway at the end of the week.

FerOHHHsh takes on Fall style for Non Barbies.

Gouldylox Reviews asks what makes us jones for the latest and greatest in beauty .

Hot Beauty Health answers a common skin question: How do I get rid of acne scars?

The Informed Makeup Maven heads backstage at the Walter show and gets the scoop on the look for fall with Stila.

Krasey Beauty shows you her favorite outfit and makeup look from New York Fashion Week.

Discover 10 ways to look younger at Prime Beauty.

Looking a little pale going into Fall? Read up on Lipgloss Break's favorite Self Tanning Products and my self tanning application tips!

Marina from Makeup4all reminds you all Collections by MAC cosmetics for 2009th Year.

theNotice takes a look at makeup + chronic pain to come up with a easy five-minute face -- for everyone!

Check out why Ilamasqua is illmatic on SickaThanAverage.com

Fall in love with Su Ferreira's beauty picks.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall style for NON Barbies.

I've never been a frilly, frou-frou, kinda girl. For example, one of my closest friends is ALL about the pearls and ruffles (I'm looking at you, Jaci...). And if you've been paying attention, it would seem that the design houses had collaborated with my dear friend. Tons of florals, watercolor prints, ruffles crystals, beading, and lace were all over the runway. Had she been there, Miss Jaci may have fainted from excitement.

As for me? Not so much. Give me a ribbed tank, perfectly fitted jeans, and a KILLER heel or bag, and I'm good to go. I favor a simple bangle over a tennis bracelet, gag at anything pearl, and would sooner die than go near ribbons and bows. I'm not much for looking like I got attacked by the embellishment-fairy. The less accoutrement, the better.

So, now that Fashion Week is over...I'm going to erase everything I've seen on the runway from memory (ok, maybe not everything- I still DIE for that THUY leather moto), and share what I have on my radar for Fall:

1. Motorcycle Jackets- LOVE that this trend is here again. It's hard not to look great while wearing one, and they're pretty effortless. Tank top, jeans, moto jacket, out the door. You can even throw one over one of those frilly dresses that I just mentioned to prevent looking like a walking Hello Kitty. I've already purchased THREE.

2. Index rings- Forget the statement necklace (jeweled bibs? REALLY?). I'm on the hunt for the PERFECT statement ring that will fit my index finger. I don't know why all of a sudden I have a burning need to find/purchase/wear rings on that particular finger-- maybe because it can balance a huge, chunky piece better than the other fingers can-- but I am LOVING this look currently, and believe me...will be playing it OUT.

3. OTK boots- I'm in the market for a slouchy, rich suede grey pair, most likely due to my not being able to afford the Louboutin Monicas. I have my eye on these Colin Stuart for VS convertible boots, which can be worn over the knee, folded over, or slouched down. (Three boots in one, SCORE):

4. Scarves- Because let's be real, when the temperature drops, no one's seeing your cute top. It's boots, coat, accessories- and a killer scarf will detract from your snow-soaked shoes. I just bought a TON of white jersey and I'm making/dying a bunch as we speak (And POSSIBLY selling, stay tuned.)

5. Anything cobalt- Ok, it may be time for an intervention. You've all heard me go on and on about this trend, and I still can't stop. I will try on anything and everything if it's cobalt, it's really becoming a distraction. I currently own TWO scarves, a pair of suede heels, a sweater, and earrings in the shade. I'd LOVE to find a cobalt coat. And I'm still on the lookout for those Lela Rose booties. HELP.

6. Jeggings?- I'm unsure about this trend, and I'm sooooo going to regret posting this, I can feel it. But I practically LIVE in leggings. Love skinny jeans, hate feeling like I poured myself into my clothing...so I'm curious. Feel free to send me a pair, Jeggings people. ;)

7. Boho, knit berets- Ever since I chopped my hair off (was chest length, now CHIN length), I've been looking for ways to cover my head when I don't have the time to go through the wash-dry-iron process (I do not wash my hair everyday). I HATE squeaky-clean "Delta Nu" hair, and spend quite a bit of money in order to make my clean hair LOOK dirty when I am forced to wash it (texturizers, dry shampoo sprays, Johnathon Product Dirt, and here's a tip- spray wax). However, with this short cut, the style doesn't really sit right unless I wash and style it every single day... and frankly I can't be bothered. I can only imagine how bad it'll be once snow and the dry, static air of winter factor in. So I'll be rocking these knit saviors, at least until my extensions are put in ;)

And lastly, I need fierce pair of boots that can withstand the sleet and snow that NYC is notorious for...so if anyone has the hookup on a great knockoff of those AH-MAZING Prada wellies, hook a girl up =)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sneak peek: Mise en Scene; Ruffian for Anthropologie.

I'm a geek for both Anthropologie and Ruffian, so I'm overly psyched for this Victorian-influenced collaboration. 40's inspired design is so hot for Fall.

via Nylon.

Monday, September 21, 2009

For those of us not (yet) cool enough to have received an invite to his Paris show...

Alexander McQueen will be LIVE streaming his Spring 2010 runway show via his site, AlexanderMcQueen.com. Tune in on October 6th at 8:30 pm to witness GENIUS.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Emmys Clue: Kim Kardashian, in the makeup trailer, with a worn copy of Gigli...

Hmmm... where have we seen this one shoulder cut, too white shadow/ miami glow makeup, and open mouthed sexy face red carpet style before?

Oh yeah, that's right:

On every single red carpet that Jennifer Lopez ever attended circa the Affleck years.


It's early, but...

In imaginary, "Dani's opinion counts" land, best dressed goes to one Dr. Christina Yang.

^Click this pic for detail to really GET it.

Sandra Oh KILLED IT in Marchesa. And look at that tiny waist!

Honorable mention: Kate Walsh.

Guess I'm partial to my Grey's girls. ;)

pc. Just Jared, WireImage