Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spring To The Side

Photos Via Elle


This year's Spring 2013 runways had quite a few hair trends.  There were some very minimalist looks, some very undone hair almost grungy looking waves, but the deep side part was all over.  Above are some of the ways that the deep side part was shown.  The side part will be worked into all kinds of updos as we saw at the Emmys on Sunday, and featured above on Kelly Osbourne, Keri Washington, and Lucy Liu.  It will also be shown on hair that's worn down straight or in loose messy waves.  It will definitely be the look of the season this year.  I have always been a fan of the deep side part in slicked do's and love to use it for red carpet looks and when doing editorials.  Glad the deep side part made such a splash this year on the runways.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Emmy's Favorites


Photos Via RCFA

My Emmy's favorites were definitely Claire Danes and Ginnifer Goodwin.  Claire Danes looked beautiful in her Lanvin gown.  It was the perfect choice for a glowing pregnant woman.  She looked fabulous from head to toe, and I love the bold color choice.  Ginnifer looked stunning in Monique Lhullier.  The detailing on her dress, and the scrumptious orange was definitely my favorite.  I am still in love with Ginnifer's pixie cut, and her dark winged eye was perfect to complete the look.  I think her look really stole the show.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Caught My Eye




We were downtown a little while ago in the arts district. We stumbled across this mural, and I had to take some pics to share.  It's done by artist Kim West.  I so love her use of color.  It completely captured me.  You can check out some of her other work, and her blog at here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pure Etc's LA Global Is Here


We had the best time filming this video.   Pure Etc's LA Global Directed by DJ Mars Blackman is definitely a hit.  So many people made this video possible.....A'ja Noel, Mara Levarre, Tawnya Alghren, Steve Erle, Brent Johnson, all the amazing dancers, and so many other wonderful people in our lives.  We hope that you enjoy watching this video as much as we enjoyed making it.  If you like it please share it with your friends and family.  There is so much more to come.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

All In Veggies



Sometimes when I shop I just load up the cart with all the veggies I see.  I try to get as many different colored fruits and vegetables that I can find.  The reason being so we make sure we are getting all the different vitamins and nutrients that we need.  This particular recipe came about just that way.  I do a bunch of variations on the concept of this dish based on what I have in the fridge.  It's super quick easy and filled with so many great things.........

Monday, September 17, 2012

Looooove These! Gianvito Rossi Spring 2013

These were so sexy they needed their own special post.

Friday, September 14, 2012

When Life Gives Lemons Make Lemon Water


I've been doing a lot of research lately on lemons and their beneficial health properties.  I'm a big believer in when you hear things 3 times the universe is speaking to you....so pay attention.  Lately I've been hearing so much about lemon water, and how wonderful it is for our bodies.  So I now start each day with some warm lemon water.  From my understanding it is best to do a cup of warm to hot water with the juice from 1/2 a lemon.  It is best to have this first thing in the morning preferably an hour before eating.  It will get your whole system up and working.  Here are some of the amazing reasons to start your morning with warm lemon water.......

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Throwback Thursday #5


We were shocked to see that this video, Runnin' by Pharcyde, had only just over 100,000 hits.  We loooove this song so much. We were reading some of the comments on Pharcyde's videos how back then that this was the norm for hip hop and we kind of took it for granted.  The tracks were smooth the lyrics were complex, and everyone in the game had skill.  We hope that with artists coming out like Joey Badass, Jay Electronica, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, etc that hip hop is starting to have a long awaited revival to its cherished roots.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

LA Global Behind The Scenes

These are the 3 behind the scenes videos from Pure's LA Global video that is releasing next Wednesday September 19th.  Hope you enjoying hearing Pure's inspirations and getting a glimpse into the making of the video.  Can't wait to share the final video with you all next week.

Jason Wu Spring 2013

Jason Wu harmonized perfectly the masculine and feminine in this stunning collection.  Very angular shapes were softened with lace and tule.  This collection has such a breath of femininity to it while still showing the strength of a woman.  I want one of everything!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A New Attitude





August 2nd I did hair for a shoot appearing in this months Genlux shot by a fabulous photographer Marc Baptiste, and wonderful creative director Stephen Kamifuji.  We had a beautiful model Anastasia Bondarenko who was incredible.  She worked it and made us all look amazing.   Julie Matos did an unbelievable job styling the shoot, and Annie Ing did a beautiful job on the makeup.  Julie described the feel of the shoot as eclectic mod, and mixed beautiful patterns and textures.  It was all that and more...read on to see how it all was created. And see some behind the scenes pics....

Monday, September 10, 2012

Simply a 60's Moment


Tony Cohen beaded nude dress, Lenora Dame earrings


    Vintage dress, Nessa gold bracelet, Vintage gold necklace, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes


Contrarian silver bow coat, Lenora Dame earrings, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes


              Dolce & Gabbana purple lace dress                                         H&M jacket, shirt and pants
                     Lenora Dame necklace                                                           Lenora Dame earrings
                   Vintage earrings and ring
                   Jerome C Rousseau shoes     

So here are the final gorgeous images from the 60's shoot that I concepted and did the hair for.  Steve Erle the photographer did such a fabulous job bringing all of the images to light in the look and feel of the era.  Kendra Richards did a gorgeous job on the makeup, and Zoe Hennesey did such a beautiful job styling the whole shoot.  Carrie Tivador was exactly the right model we needed to create the moment.  She captured the epitome of style, grace, and elegance.  I could not be happier with the way the images turned out.  To see my how to's on the hair you can view my earlier post at A 60's Extravaganza, and to get the how to's on the makeup you can go to Kendra's blog Where Beautiful Things Happen.

                                              

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hair Trendz - VMA


It was great to see some shorter creative hair on the VMA Red Carpet.  I thought Alicia Keys, Rhianna, Pink, Miley, and Amber Rose all looked fabulous last night with their short cropped do's.  Later in the night Alicia slicked her hair back looking incredibly sexy for her performance.  Amber revealed her baby bump, and her nude makeup with a beautiful smokey eye was fabulous.  All and all it was a great night for some cropped hair.

Tanya Taylor Spring 2013

Photos Via Fab Sugar

New York Fashion Week is in full effect.  I am loving the line that up and coming designer Tanya Taylor debuted.  Her 60's inspired collection used a beautiful mixture of corals, blues, and pastels to create a look that was light, bright, whimsical, and perfect for spring.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lemonade

Lemondade





With summer ending and life finally cooling down I decided to have one last summer moment. Nothing is more refreshing then lemonade in the summer which of course inspired our pink and yellow theme.  This week is New York Fashion Week and time to get ready for fall.   We needed one last summer glimpse.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sorg.....A Beautiful Videotorial


SORG : a video fashion editorial for Fall 2012 Genlux Magazine by Andrew Matusik from Andrew Matusik on Vimeo.

We love this videotorial shot by Andrew Matusik and styled by Sarah Najafi for Genlux Magazine.  The whole look and feel of the videotorial is so beautifully done.  I love this whole idea of a moving editorial.  It allows online magazines etc. to take the technology that's out there and take a magazine to the next level.  This is set to accompany a spread that will apear in the Fall 2012 Genlux edition.  It was filmed in Big Bear, California at Jenks Lake.  It was set to look Nordic in feel, and shows the journey of two sisters mourning the loss of their father.  Sorg is Norwegian for sorrow.
The piece is beautifully shot and set to the music of Bjork.  A beautiful way to express the world of fashion in a multidimensional way.



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DSQUARED2 Fall Campaign 2012






Photos Via DSQUARED2

Really loving the latest campaign by DSQUARED2.  The campaign shot by Mert & Marcus, has a great retro feel to it.  Katie Grand did a great job styling the shoot with fabulous horn rimmed glasses, and beautiful pops of color.  Love the idea of the shoot being done in the school considering the rebelistic feel of the line and our time.  A definite throwback rooted in the moment.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Aaliyah We Miss You


Had to do an extra little post today.  It is confirmed.  This is the album packaging from Aaliyah's new album that will release in 2013 with 16 unreleased tracks.  As everyone is...we're such Aaliyah fans and excited to hear this new album from a very missed angel.