As part of the site’s new redesign, I will also be revamping some of the categories and features. The latest newness to FPD is the “Fashion Pulse Flash” feature, which includes tiny tidbits of info so that you can get the gist of the latest, exciting fashion and beauty news and product launches, along with what I have recently experienced and loved.
Phillip Lim for Target, launching September 15th, has got the fashion industry all abuzz this past week. Lim, who started his 3.1 Phillip Lim label in 2005, is a favorite of editors and celebrities alike. Check out the vid above for a sneak peak into Lim’s world, and his thoughts on this collection. The line for Target features men’s and women’s offerings, with more than 100 items and ranges in price from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel (the most expensive being leather jackets) and $19.99 to $59.99 for accessories. The Wall Street Journal recently wrote about the collection, comparing it to Mr. Lim’s regularly-priced line as well as previous “high-low team ups.” Want to use social media to share your thoughts on the line? Use hashtag #PhillipLimForTarget.
Rich, full grain vachetta leather and high quality materials always go into the Kork-Ease footwear collections, however fall 2013, seems to take it all to a new leather of sumptuousness. I can’t single out a pair as a sure blockbuster for fall, as all of these styles are so easy to easy to wear, and available in a well-edited color palette that provide the utmost on-trend matching abilities with your wardrobe, not to mention overall versatility for a variety of work and non-work related functions.
La Prairie’s Cellular Emulsion Matte Pore Minimizer ($225) is a miracle moisturizer that once again proves the brand to be an industry leader in the science of beauty technology. This product works to dissolve skin woes associated with large pores, redness, irritation, lines, wrinkles , and discoloration. Good for normal to oily skin, this La Prairie invention of flawless skin actually KNOWS where to scale back on the oil, and when to moisturize–genius! While moisturizing, however, the Cellular Emulsion controls shine via it’s matte finish, so that you can easily add this product into your daily hydrating and makeup routine.
I’m a bit of an oil junkie; I dump olive oil like nobody’s business on my pasta, bread, and salad at any chance I get, and naturally, use oil as a nighttime source of hydration (Olivella, Jurlique, and John Masters Organics are among my favorite offerings). The Aromatherapy Associates beauty brand has six different face oils, and I had the opportunity to recently test the Soothing Face Oil ($67); which includes natural essential oils and plant extracts such as German chamomile and primrose oil. Perfect for dry and irritated skin, only one to two drops is all that is needed for the entire face, which makes the cost of the bottle well worth it.
Besides putting oil in my food and on my face, I’ve started to transition a bit of the slick stuff to my tresses. Now that my hair is colored and quite long, I need to be more watchful of my hair drying, frizzing, split ends, and the like, so I recently tried the Nexxus Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Elixir, a leave-in treatment that fights the sign of aging (and damage) in hair. Did you know that as we being to show the signs of aging in our skin, so does our hair? It makes sense; not as much hair grows, our strands don’t get as plump, so the latest trend in haircare has been addressing these kind of issues (see this The Wall Street Journal article for a run-down of the hair aging and new products related to it).
Although I don’t think my hair is beginning to be effected by aging, I can tell you that in testing this product, strands felt more sealed and silken, and is light enough to apply directly to the roots, opposed to the ends, which is usually a 100% no-no when it comes to fine hair like mine!