Fact: the winter has begun to bully us into wearing heavy, bulkier layers, BUT it doesn’t have to be that way. There are options available that provide function, warmth, and style at reasonable prices and minimal weight for both women and men. This month’s installation of our “For Him” section does just that, with the most important component of the look revolving around a really great base layer; in this case, being a jacket or two!
October 17, 2013
If there’s one thing that was evidenced from the Coach Spring 2014 preview, it’s that a white handbag is a mandatory, absolute must for spring 2014! It was a sea of white, with accents of khaki, flashes of shiny hardware, and splashes of gradient, windowpane, black and white, and cool toned prints, but for the most part, Coach is making a strong, and stylish point that white is just always so right for spring!
For men, colors skewed more traditional in rich neutral hues, particularly in chocolate brown, looking quite regal with accents of mustard yellow interspersed. Get your pen in hand, ready to mark down your shopping list for spring, as I share my top picks from the collection, ranging from glorious handbags to shoes, apparel and small leather goods (see slideshow above).
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October 11, 2013
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June 12, 2013
Essie Sleek Stick Collection Nail Wraps for Summer 2013
Everybody loves Essie, so it comes as no surprise that it did it again with an awesome collection for the season! The second iteration of the brand’s nail wraps retail for $9.99 per set and come in six new patterns and textures that are guaranteed to fit right in with summer weddings and parties. I keep a set in my desk drawer in case something last minute comes up and my nails are bare.
Couture De Minnie by OPI
The Disney and OPI nail polish collab has resulted in five shades that take a whole approach to classic red, pink, and sparkles. Pictured here is the OPI “Magazine Cover Mouse,” a red shade from the Liquid Sand line that infuses the shade with red, gold and pink sparkles, which is pretty saturated and can be worn without any other polish underneath. Shop the new Couture De Minnnie by OPI line at Ulta; you can get four of the five shades in these mini bottles for $12.95.
Garnier’s New Skincare Product Launches for July 2013
Aging is an inevitable part of life, but Garnier has got your back with a trio of new products that will keep you looking your best as time goes on. the Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask is a 10 minute tissue mask, made popular in Asia that includes Vitamin C to fade dark spots and match up uneven skin tone while it hydrates and protects. Each kit will retail for $16.99 and includes six masks. The Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector Anti-Aging BB Cream includes all of the signature BB goodness of hydration, SPF, and even tone, and now reduces wrinkles in its wake. It has mineral pigments, is oil-free, and currently available in the shades of light/medium and medium/deep (and will retail for $12.99). Last, the Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Hand Treatment fades dark spots while brightening skin with noticeably different skin in four weeks time! This product also includes Vitamin C with a boost of SPF 30 and will retail for $7.99.
Redken’s Latest Hair Care Launch for Men
My poor brother and I were not blessed with my Dad’s thick, curly Italian locks of hair, but rather took after our mother with light, limp, fine (err delicate) tresses. I have been fighting nature for dozens of years via volumizing shampoos, mousses, and root sprays, and now there is finally something specific for him that can help with these issues. The Redken for Men: Full Impact Bodifying Shampoo ($12) just launched this pat month and works with fine and/or thinning hair by gently removing excess oils and residue while simultaneously strengthening and thickening strands via Redken’s Thick-Lift Technology with patented Intra-Cylane® and protein. Got fine hair like us? You just may want to give this a try!
Intermix 20th Anniversary Party & Exclusive Collection
I was honored to raise a glass in celebration of 20 years in business with Intermix and its new Bowery store opening at The New Museum in NYC, which featured fashionable, exclusive pieces from a bevy of designers (available for purchase now), as well as a private performance by Solange. Intermix is known for it’s innovative merchandising technique of breaking apart traditional collections by designer, and pairing, or rather, styling them, with what looks best. Both emerging and established designers sell at the stores, and for the special 20th Anniversary Collection, some of my favorite pieces include this white Helmut Lang leather jacket and Sergio Rossi red pumps.
Full Disclosure: The beauty products mentioned in this post were given to Fashion Pulse Daily for editorial review.
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May 29, 2013
This June, you’ll find Dad on a park bench, cheering at the baseball game in a stadium seat, or laying back in a poolside lounger. No matter where Dad chills this summer, be sure he is squint and burn-free with a pair of shades and SPF for Father’s Day. Pick a classic shape, like an aviator or wayfarer for extra cool, like these TOMS Windward Polarized Sunglasses ($149), which also double the amount of good you do on this day, since for every pair of sunglasses purchased, TOMS will provide aid to someone with vision impairments. A little fashion detail is added to each pair with TOM’s signature blue and white stripes at the tips.
Protect him from sun damage with a powerful SPF; we like the VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport 70 ($40-$57 for the 3 oz or 6.25 oz), as it’s perfect as an all-terrain, all-activity carryall, goes on lightweight enough to even be rubbed into the hair to prevent scalp burn. Show Dad how pragmatic, and caring you are with these two gift categories that will keep on giving, all summer of 2013 long!
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