Sale doesn’t always=Good idea

April 1, 2009

 

Cosmetic procedures are not the place to scrimp and save!

Cosmetic procedures are not the place to scrimp and save!

 

 

 

Sales can be incredibly tempting at times like these, but be careful not to get swept away by this kind of bargain…

Like your mom always said, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

-Lisa

Image courtesy http://www.tvscoop.tv.

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Bangs will save you $$$

March 30, 2009

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If your beauty budget has been downsized and quarterly Botox injections are no longer an option, check out my post on AOL stylelist for tips on how to deal.

 

-Lisa


It’s true, old people do smell

March 17, 2009

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Check out my blog post on stylelist.com on the latest multitasking fragrance and its magical powers.

 

-Lisa


London calling

March 2, 2009

 

The M.A.C face chart for the Nicole Farhi show

The M.A.C face chart for the Nicole Farhi show

 

 

Check out my beauty reports from London fashion week on stylelist.com!

Nicole Farhi : beautiful skin and berry lips.

House of Holland : deep purple lips and smoky eyes.

Todd Lynn : Grim, grayish lips and peach-rimmed eyes. Eek.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label : Cat eyes, pretty lips, and goth lips…each on a different model.

Giles : Traffic-stopping red lips.

Peter Jensen : Coppery flushed cheeks.

-Lisa


Lounge lizard

February 19, 2009

 

 

That's me, blogging from the plush W lounge.

That's me, blogging from the plush W lounge.

 

 

I must admit, I didn’t mind the W Hotels Worldwide Backstage Lounge at Bryant Park one bit. Having spent most of fashion week hustling between venues scattered along the West Side Highway with nary a taxi in sight, the lounge was a welcome retreat. In theory the lounge was meant to attract celebrities and promote the W brand, in reality I used it as a quiet spot to sit, snack, check my email (yes, I lugged my old, leaden laptop with me) and rest my feet. 

I did have one interesting “celeb” sighting at the lounge—Retro Kids. These guys are a blast from the past. They might be related to Kid n Play and they definitely hold Run DMC in high regard. When I asked the pr person for W who they were she had to Google them. Apparently they’re just a group of 80’s enthusiasts, but I’m sure there’s more to the story.

 

Retro Kids at the Tents.

Retro Kids at the Tents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More on the benefits of the W lounge: snacks!! There were Popburgers, Billy’s Bakery cupcakes, Smartwater, Veuve Cliquot, mini Chambord bottles and some weird juice in cans that I didn’t quite catch. All in all, I’d say they were well stocked. Unfortunately, it was too early in the day for me to start on champagne, but I did sample the Popburgers and they were tasty. Oh, I almost forgot about the lovely gal with the old-fashioned cigarette tray loaded with Bliss skincare samples. She was a hit, let me tell you. I snagged a deluxe sample of Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask and a couple of shaving products for Max. Let’s just say I was thoroughly satisfied with my W lounge experience. 

 

Talk about a modern take on the cigarette girl.

Talk about a modern take on the cigarette girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adorable, individually wrapped Billy's cupcakes.

Adorable, individually wrapped Billy's cupcakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Lisa


Sister sister

February 18, 2009

 

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy

In a nutshell, Rodarte=genius. The Mulleavy sisters put together a fall ’09 show that totally rocked. The makeup (M.A.C) and hair (Aveda) may have been runway-only, but there were plenty of trends to be interpreted for mere mortals. The beauty takeaway is clear: perfect satin-matte skin, subtle contouring, nude lips and sleek chignons are must for fall. See my backstage report on stylelist.com formore details. In the meantime, more pics below…

 

 

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Thigh-high bandaged boots required two dressers to strap on to each model!

Thigh-high bandaged boots required two dressers to strap on to each model!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished look. Ladies, start your lunges now—the skirts are short and the boots are skin-tight.

The finished look. Ladies, start your lunges now—the skirts are short and the boots are skin-tight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Lisa

Mulleavy sisters image courtesy http://www.telegraph.co.uk. Runway image courtesy http://www.style.com.


Black eyes and nude lips

February 17, 2009

No, I’m not talking about a boxing match. You can go ahead and stash your classic red lipstick and girly gloss for next year, because Fall ’09 is all about nude lipstick and dark eyes. Oh and there’s lots of perfect matte skin, too. 

Check out my beauty report on stylelist.com from yesterday’s Chris Benz show. See backstage pics below for more color:

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The pot of Lancôme indigo cream shadow on the right formed the gorgeous deep base layer of the eye look...and I want it. Sadly I'll have to wait for it to hit the shelves in fall '09.

The pot of Lancôme indigo cream shadow on the right formed the gorgeous deep base layer of the eye look...and I want it. Sadly I'll have to wait for it to hit the shelves in fall '09.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Lisa