There’s no doubt about it, purple gaze is here to stay as shades of mauve, plum and eggplant make a statement in this season’s smoky eye regime. Yes, a brief glimpse of the purple movement was evident in the spring and summer collections in the form of shimmery lavenders and creamy orchids. However, as the fashion year progresses, so does this super-fresh color palette as it adopts a more sultry and mature aesthetic. From ethereal lavenders to powerful plums, it’s no wonder women have fallen hard for the passionate hue.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/lux-look-purple-smoky-eye-guide/
During Fashion Week, New York ladies start their fashion itineraries first thing in the morning. Down that cup of joe and it’s off to your first show. Although some shows are more formal than others, more and more up-and-coming designers are popping up shop around Lincoln Center. Plus, there’s tons of events around town that don’t call for 5-inch heels or a black cocktail dress. Although it’s nice to pack as many Hervé Léger essentials as you can, sometimes a maxi can go a long way.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/fashion-week-style-daytime-chic/
Susan Scafidi first got recognition in the fashion world in 2006, when she offered a class in Fashion Law in her Fordham law class. Now, four years later, the law professor is adding another pioneering act to her resume as one of the founders of the first Fashion Law Institute in the world.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/cfda-backs-first-fashion-law-center/
Launched on Saturday, Nordstrom updated their web site to include a sleeker interface and a new feature called “conversation”, which feeds their social networking sites as well as exclusive video content.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/nordstrom-sparks-conversation-with-new-web-site/
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City will soon be upon us. What will you be wearing to the festivities? Whether you’re local or catching a flight to the Big Apple, packing has never been so essential for a trip. Clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags – a lady has to have all her bases covered when it comes to dressing for the fashionable fete.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/fashion-week-look-a-night-out/
Grace Coddington, the creative director of Vogue who grabbed more fame with RJ Cutler’s 2009 documentary, The September Issue, may pen a memoir. Throughout the film she was portrayed as Anna Wintour’s laid-back, glib and lighthearted creative eyes, known for creating some of the most eye-catching shoots in the magazine’s history. Apparently her story isn’t just fit for the big screen, but for the New York Times bestseller list as well. Rumor has it Coddington will write a memoir on her life as a British model, including her tragic accident and her rise to cutting-edge creative director.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/grace-coddington-to-pen-memoir/
August is the month of vacationing. Whether you’re jet setting off to Capri for the week or enjoying a four-day in Montauk, it’s your last chance to put your most summery accessories to use. That’s where Ellen Allen Annapolis comes in.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/beach-chic-ellen-allen-annapolis/
Yes, there is still a month of glorious summer left. However, fall is right around the corner, and while sandals and espadrilles were the shoe of choice these past couple of months, it’s almost time to retire the summer favorites and opt for pairs that are more appropriate for walks down breezy, orange and red pathways.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/fall-boots-style-guide/
They say ancient Greece is the seat of all civilization but it’s tempting to think that Great Britain was where it all started. Just look at what their proud civilization has produced: teatime, The Royals, the Mini Cooper, and the trench coat. The company practically synonymous with that all-important piece of outerwear has reached their steadfast hand into the beauty business, and come out looking great.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/burberrry-beauty-mad-about-plaid/
Next week Olia Designs will debut their newest collection for Fall/Holiday entitled “Paleolithic.” With an abundance of raw-cut geodes, it doesn’t take a lot of guessing to figure out the namesake. The geode pieces in snowy white or creamy grey, are accented with wintery golds and garnets and flowing from gold chains, giving the holiday line a touch of glam rock.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/olia-designs-debuts-holiday-collection/
In preparation for Fashion’s Night Out on September 10, FashionNightOut.com released today a list of participating celebrities, retailers, brands that will be part of the 2nd annual fashion event.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/fashions-night-out-reveals-list-of-brands-celebs-and-retailers/
When I first saw Temple St. Clair’s jewelry, I’d never seen architecture transformed into jewelry so effortlessly. Founded in 1986 by the designer herself, Temple St. Clair Carr, it only took a year for the brand to find its way into one of the finest departments stores in the world, Barney’s New York.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/temple-st.-clair-debuts-the-odyssey-collection/
Adding to our LUX summer season giveaways, today we are gifting away the “Skintastic Basket”, full of nine luxurious, spa-worthy beauty products from the Pacific Waters Spa at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach. These products not only protect you from the summer sun, but also rehabilitate your body and hair so that when fall comes around, you’ll be nourished and runway ready.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/giveaway-lux-spa-products/
When it comes to jobs and interviews, sometimes the most stressful part is figuring out what to wear. Hours are spent in front of the mirror, grueling over shoes and the perfect pantsuit. Creativity is lost amidst gray, black and navy. Unintentionally reminiscent of daddy’s closet, ensembles become boring black-on-black uniforms.http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/lux-closet-9-to-5-chic-style-guide/
The Luxury Brands Collection announced today that they will produce a book, the pages filled with content on luxury names, that will sell in the range of $6,340 to $12,680. What makes it so pricey? Well, it could be the gold encrusted and diamond-covered covers, or the fact that each book is handmade, with the owner’s initial front and center.
Magazine editors often find themselves the subject of idolatry; with shows like Project Runway making stars of Marie Claire Fashion DirectorNina Garcia, and movies like The Devil Wears Prada and The September Issue cementing the reputation of Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour as one not to be messed with, it’s no wonder that young women and men look to the top job as one of power and prestige—and know that paying your dues is part of the package too.