Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas: Solid Perfumes

Since the holidays are fast approaching, I'd like to finish the week off with some practical yet fabulous gift ideas.

We all know and love the pleasures found in giving and receiving perfumes, in their lovely shaped bottles.  But there’s a twist on the perfume gift that will leave your friends and family enchanted in a whole new way.

Solid perfumes not only smell amazing, but the also look fabulous, and make enchanting home décor or even jewelry!  We’ve picked some photos of our favs, like Estee Lauder and Paco Rabanne.

What do you think of solid perfumes?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Airs Tonight!

The anticipation is over, and men and women alike will be fawning over the TV this evening during the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, whether for the fashion or the mile long legs!

The hour long event will feature Victoria’s newest lingerie looks, taking inspiration from ballet, disco and superheroes, while the models grace the runway to live music from performers Jay-Z, Maroon 5, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj. 

The show airs tonight on CBS at 10/9c.  Will you be watching?

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Bella’s Twilight Wedding Dress is Now Available!

Can’t get enough of the Twilight Saga?  Did you adore Bella’s wedding dress in the latest film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1?

Well twihards, you can now have a wedding just like her’s, in the same dress! 

Designer Alfred Angelo created the official replica of the Carolina Herrara gown worn by Kristen Stewart, and it just went on sale.  With details like lace covered long sleeves, a gorgeous cut out back with chantilly lace appliqué, V neck, and a chapel train, who wouldn’t want such a dress to walk down the isle in?

Made in sizes 0-18, you can get your hands on this dress for a mere $799, which in name designer wedding dresses, is a pretty good steal.

Would you marry in this look?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rihanna Designs for Armani

The only girl in the world star Rihanna has just teamed up with Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans to create a new collection.  Being that she is the face of both brands, we’re not surprised!

The collection features her signature R logo, impressionistic images of her face, distressed jeans and jackets, and lingerie. 

And if you couldn’t guess, you’ll be able to get your hands on the collection just in time for the holidays!  The collection will sell in Emporio Armani stores, online, Macy’s, and Bloomingdales starting mid December.  

Will you be shopping the collection?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Isabel Marant for Gap

Beloved French designer Isabel Marant recently joined up with Gap to design a special T-Shirt for World Aids Day as part of their PRODUCT(RED) collection. 

Adored by celebrities like Heidi Klum and Kate Moss, Marant created a design combining color splashes over a grey V neck shirt.  The shirt is intended to wear casually loose, as is her signature style.

The limited edition shirts retail for $24.95 and 50% of all proceeds will go to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.

World Aids Day is December 1st, and with Black Friday and Monday around the corner, we can’t think of a more fashionable way to give back!

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dancing With the Stars: The Final Showdown!

So after a long hard battle, the final sparring between Dancing With the Sars winning hopefuls has arrived!  Tonight is the first of the 2 night finale event of Season 13, where the 3 couples, Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke, Ricki Lake and Derek Hough, and JR Martinez and Karina Smirnoff will dance for their two stepping lives!

The competition is fierce, but not as fierce as the fashion, which as you may have guessed, is typically why I would tune in. 

So let the battle begin!  Who do you want to win the mirror ball trophy?

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Backstage at the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012 Collection – Video!

The is one of the most exciting and heavy blogs I have written to date, as it’s about my all time favorite designer, Alexander McQueen.

I just found this behind the scenes video clip that I wanted to share from his Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  It showcases tiny snippets from the late Alexander McQueen, honoring his truly visionary, yet all too short life, through his mesmerizing beauty in fashion.

Directed by Sean Frank, this piece features exclusive backstage film of Sarah Burton and the Alexander McQueen team prepping for the runway show.  “I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess - an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme." - Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen

Hope you enjoy!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Kristen Stewart’s Red Carpet Looks!

Alright Twihards!  The moment has almost arrived!  The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn Part 1 opens tomorrow, and we’ve got a few photos from the Los Angeles and London premieres of the movie!

Los Angeles saw Kristen Stewart in a gorgeous split-up-to-there black and blue sequined J. Mendel gown.  She accessorized her bold look with a Neil Lane diamond, Jimmy Choo peep toe pumps, a sapphire and platinum ring and black nail polish.  Of this look, Kristen tells reporters, “I always go with my gut.”  Or in this case, legs legs legs!

London saw Miss Stewart in a darker look, flaunting this absolutely stunning Roberto Cavali (adore) black embellished gown pulled straight from the runway of his Spring 2012 collection.  With a few alterations, like not going nude underneath and raising the drop waist, she put that Twilight twinkle in the eyes of fans everywhere.

Will you be at the opening? 

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vera Wang for Zales! Ring Collection Photos

Vera is no longer just the reigning queen of wedding gowns… she’s now all things love with her new collection of bridal jewelry for Zales! 

The line, appropriately named “Vera Wang LOVE,” features anniversary bangs, wedding rings, and of course, engagement rings.  Vera views her jewelry branch out as “a natural extension of my passion for designing bridal fashions for today’s contemporary woman.”

We can’t argue there!  Prices for the jewelry line range from $649-$16,000 with 48 designs currently available online at

Will you be wearing Vera Wang LOVE?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine
(Photos courtesy Vera Wang)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Mini for Target is Here!

The wait is finally over!  Over the weekend Gwen Stefani’s new line Harajuku Mini for Target arrived, and she was spotted celebrating with her children at a party at Jim Henson studios in Los Angeles. 

The party included a pint sized fashion show featuring her children Zuma, 3, and Kingston, 5 Rosdale. 

And what has the fashion forward mom/designer learned from having her boys? “They teach me to mind my own business and let them dress how they want,” she said. “They do their own thing. They’re little humans. And it’s fun to be part of it and to watch them.” And they do quite a nice job!

Take a look at some of the collection right here!  What do you think?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cheryl Burke for Macy’s Now Collection

The lovely Dancing with the Stars pro, Cheryl Burke is the new face for Macy’s new Ideology collection, a line of active wear.

The sporty collection, set to launch in February, includes jackets, tops, shorts, yoga pants, sweatshirts and undergarments… all items you would expect to see and wear while breaking a sweat. 

Cheryl told WWD, “They’re just like what I would normally wear for rehearsals or to work out in.”  The collection ranges from $8-$58.  You will be able to preview the clothes in active motion on the 14th season of DWTS as Cheryl is expected to wear pieces during the show.

Will you be working out in the Ideology line?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kelly Ripa Will Stay Till at Least 2017!

With the coming grand exit of Regis Philbin next Friday, people may be wondering what’s going to happen with Kelly Ripa.  But those wonders can stop now, as it was just announced that Ripa will stay on until 2017, at least!

The daytime talk show host and full time smiling gal just renewed her contract for 5 more years.  Kelly Ripa just celebrated her 10th Anniversary on the show, and looks forward to 5 more years, and, possibly counting. 

While the show looks for another co-host to take Regis’ spot, the show will maintain the title “Live!  With Kelly.” 

So tell me, who would you like to see as the new Regis?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Thursday, November 10, 2011

American Apparel Launches Lip Gloss

Homemade fashion company American Apparel has just added a new beauty item to its arsenal… well… technically 9 new items!  Lip gloss!

American Apparel first joined the beauty community with their line of nail polishes in 2009, and they are now looking to expand.  While the expansion may be a slow one, 9 lip gloss shades will make their debut, starting at 50 stores around the country.

From Legalize LA, a bright red color, to Pantytime, an orangy pink hue named after their yearly celebration of underwear, you’re likely to find a shade just for you.

The gloss will retail for $12 a tube.  Will you be grabbing one?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Versace for H&M: Sneak Preview on the Stars

If you’re anything like most fashion minded people, you simply can’t wait for November 17th to come.  That’s when Versace for H&M arrives…

But not to worry because you’re not alone with your fantasy/obsession… celebrities can’t wait either!  Versace had a big party in New York last night celebrating the line, including a fashion show and a performance from Nicki Minaj and… Prince!

Of the new collection, Donatella Versace told InStyle “I want to give young people my own history, the Versace brand history, and the most iconic fashion moments of Versace.”

Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Alba, and Emma Roberts were just a few in attendance sporting new Versace frocks. 

Will you be shopping Versace soon?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Drew Barrymore’s New Ombre Hair

Drew Barrymore is know for many things…. Her adorable personality, mega on screen talent, and… switching up her hairstyles.

And after frolicking a while with a red since last April, the lovely star has just made a dramatic change back to her old ways.  She hasn’t been out in a while, but Saturday she joined good friends Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson at the LACMA Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood, sporting her pretty new locks.

She went with a cut above the shoulders, and two-toned color, dark chestnut on top, blended into blonde on the bottom.  I think the blond does a wonderful job of bringing the eye in and highlighting her face. 

What do you think of Drew’s new do?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Monday, November 7, 2011

Remembering the Lovely Loulou de la Falaise

Remembering the Lovely Loulou de la Falaise

The lovely and talented muse of Yves Saint Laurent passed away in France this past Saturday at the young age of 63.  She was a beloved fashion icon, known most famously as being the friend and collaborator of YSL.

For 3 decades Loulou de la Falaise designed for YSL, acted as his creative partner, muse, and close friend before leaving to launch her own clothing and accessories line.

Fashion director Hal Rubenstein said of her, “It’s not that she just wore Saint Laurent. It’s that when she wore his clothes and ideas, they had another life. It never looked belabored, it never looked overt. It was always consistently her. She was a true muse—she was the realization of a designer’s imagination and creativity.”

Loulou, you will be missed!

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Emily Blunt for Yves Saint Laurent

If there’s one actress we adore, it’s Emily Blunt!  I mean, have you seen “The Devil Wears Prada” lately?  And because of our celeb crush on the girl, we’re happy to see that she’s the new face for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium fragrance.

And the campaign has finally arrived!  At least a teaser of it.  Dressed in a sexy, plunged down to there black dress, gold necklace and bronzed skin, a teaser commercial for her ad campaign has just released. 

Watch it here:  

The full campaign is scheduled for December.  Will you be wearing the new fragrance?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Ultimate Skin Care Moisturizer: Honey

Hide those $150 jars of wrinkle cream and trash that box of half used, over hyped, brand name lotion… when it comes to your skin, there’s a new kid in town… and her name is Honey!

Celebrity skin care guru Jackie Gomez, who perfects the faces of Zoe Saldana, Beyonce, and Sara Ramirez, has just partnered up with the National Honey Board (yeah, we didn’t know that existed either) to bring the good news:  that you don’t need to pay for expensive treatments to get that year round healthy skin and lips glow.

“Honey’s properties make it an ideal, do-it-yourself beauty ingredient. Not only is it a great all-natural moisturizer for skin, but you’ll also spend a fraction of the cost and look like a million dollars.” Says Gomez.

We all know that the winter months are harshest to our skin, so Jackie has come to the rescue and released some of her  favorite at home recipes that are cost effective, and should have you looking radiant in no time! 

Try them out and let us know your results!

Dry Skin Honey Moisture Mask for Face

Makes one application


1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon avocado

1/2 tablespoon milk


In a small bowl mix honey, milk and avocado until smooth. Apply onto dry skin using a clean foundation brush and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. For best results, apply twice a week.

Honey Body Treatment

Makes one application


1/4 cup of honey

2 tablespoons of olive oil

4 tablespoons of oatmeal


In a large bowl add honey, olive oil and oatmeal, and mix until smooth. Use this treatment all over your body or in specific dry areas for softer skin. Rinse with warm water.

For more honey-based beauty recipes and how-to videos, please visit

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Olivia Wilde for Revlon: New Campaign Photos

The lovely and impossibly gorgeous Olivia Wilde is one of the fresh faces for Revlon, and she was out in the concrete jungles of New York to shoot her first commercial for them. 

While you may know Revlon for their name and quality products, did you also know they have made a pledge not to test on animals?  This is one of the main reasons Miss Olivia Wilde loves the company.  At her shoot she stated, “Usually people think of cruelty-free products as being not as effective, but I use Revlon every day.”

Well if using Revlon gets you looking that flawless, we’re on board!

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine