Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Obsessed with...

... Frye Engineer Boots 12r www.zappos.com. In black. So cool. Don't ya think? Hello, husband! This is a giant bloggin' hint for ya.

I looove these boots for their cool factor. I think they'll add an edge to any outfit, but I'm kinda liking the idea of wearing them with dresses and tights. Obviously my leather moto jacket will have to sit one out when wearing these because the effect would be way too costumey. Of course these would be great with black skinny jeans and whatever else. They have a whatever kind of a vibe about them, don't you think?

For those of you who don't love the idea of a mid-calf boot (they can be slightly less than flattering), look no further than the Engineer 15r. These are slightly higher. Or...you could go lower and do the 8r. Both very cool options.

I, myself, am still a big fan of the 12r.

Now if I were to, say, get these boots for a gift...I'd be a happy girl!

I missed you!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shu Amore

I'm typically a nudist...when it comes to lip color, that is. I've been looking for, oh I don't know, 24 years to find that perfect natural-but-better lip gloss/stick/pencil/balm/whatever and I have quite the arsenal of contenders.

I've never gone over to the dark side. That is, of course, until yesterday. After weeks of being bombarded by images of vamp-y, purple-y lips (Who What Wear www.whowhatwear.com did a particularly convincing article recently) I decided to take a walk on the wild side and try a dark lip.

And so fate (or habit) led me to Barneys www.barneys.com and I traipsed on over to the Shu Uemura counter and got lucky...er, so to speak. My lovely readers, I'd like to present to you Gloss Unlimited, color pr 059n www.shuuemura-usa.com. OK, so maybe the color name is slightly clinical sounding, but the color is fab. It's a dark and moody purple, but not Halloween purple. So fresh...and I think... so chic with an otherwise bare (meaning mascara only) face and hair pulled back.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Painting the Roses (Valentino) Red

Let's take a break from the shop talk for a moment and discuss Valentino the Last Emperor. So I watched it last night and loved it. Now, I know, this was not a significant part of the film (or is it...) but like a scene out of Alice in Wonderland I could not stop laughing when Mr. Valentino had the less than perfect patches of grass spray painted green. Like the Queen of Hearts before him, this was a testament to an eye for perfection. It's the details...the amazing hand crafted details...that make a Valentino couture gown a piece of art.