Friday, June 29, 2012

An Oprah Tour of Kendall and Kylie Jenner's Closets

These days, celebrity and reality TV are common place elements in the everyday lives of millions, whether you're addicted to tuning in to your favorite nightly show, or living your life in front of the cameras.

Oprah, the queen of talk show TV, recently went on a tour of Kendall and Kylie Jenner's closet. In case you don't totally recognize the names (which we doubt at this point), they are the 2 younger siblings of the Kardashian clan. Yes my dears, the Kardashians are raising an army of reality TV offspring.

Kendall and Kylie are in their young teens, and are already being called the next fashion icons and models.... I'm not really sure if being born into celebrity makes a girl a bona fide model, but eh... that's what they go by.

Oprah's closet tour revealed some interesting things that she herself commented on throughout the video: these girls have it all. I get the feeling that O was bothered by the instant material wealth the girls have at such a young age, asking them questions like "do you have any interest in school at all" and "you're the new modern girls, we can have whatever we want."

So what do you think of the young celebrity and fashion icon craze? Legitimate, or something to be earned over time?

Leave us a comment!

Posted by: Spankie V.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Look We Love: Boho Summer

Summer is here, and we've grabbed up some of our current favorite looks!  This one is an effortlessly chic take on a color-blocked, boho summer feel, and we couldn't be more in love.

What makes this look so effortless, yet so spot-on, are the semi-sheer fitted harem pants.  Sporting a bold and unexpected cobalt hue, the semi-sheer flowing legs take a normal harem to new heights of sophistication and class.  These pants really are incredibly versatile, fitting for work, out about town, and even as a night ensemble when paired with dressy accessories.

The pants were paired with a simple solid tank, also loose fitted to keep in line with the day look, in a light blue color.  Pairing a dark and light piece in the same color palate makes color blocking a breeze and keeps the eye of the onlooker focused on the total look, with nothing stealing too much attention from the other piece.  

The look was accessorized with a gorgeous braided headband worn over the forehead, and a long chain pill purse to keep it sweet and simple.

In our minds, this look gets a 10!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photo: mariaabx)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Betty Boop and Daria Werbowy for Lancome

This is one of those delightful little fashion surprises that you just can’t help but find adorable.  Just like we love (LOVE!) Betty White, we also love Betty Boop, and she’s making a gorgeous on-screen appearance alongside supermodel Daria Werbowy for a new Lancome ad campaign!

Now we all know that many many companies hire celebrities and models, but the combination of both an animated celebrity and a real life model is something that is far less done due to it’s instant challenges.  That’s why this campaign is being shot by nne other than comic book artist, and filmmaker Joann Sfar. 

Both Betty Boop and Daria will be dressed in 1930s inspired fashion, including an absolutely stunning black sparkly gown and luscious lashes.

See a sneak peak behind the scenes of the shoot before the ad releases on July 2nd!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

Monday, June 25, 2012

OPI Outrageous Neons Collection

Well Summer is officially in full swing, and we couldn’t be happier!  Not just for the days on the beach, the short shorts at night, or the extra glowing skin, but for the bold hues that we’re sporting on our nails!  Enter: OPI’s new Outrageous Neons collection.

Yes I know what you’re thinking…. Isn’t OPI a bit late to the neon party?  Well the simple answer is…. Yes.  But that’s ok.  Apparently the FDP has announced that neon hues were illegal back in April (sounds crazy I know) due to some polishes not passing health inspections.  But all lights are green now, or, rather, neon green, and OPI is set to release their summer 2012 collection in July.

Outrageous Neons Mini Nail Polish Pack comes as a set featuring 4 bright colors, a white neon enhancing base coat, and a top coat.  Here’s a color listing:  Ridiculously Yellow, Formidably Orange, Riotously Pink and Seriously Purple.

So will you be getting your neon manis on this summer?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(Photos: OPI)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bruce Weber's New Fashion Short for Giorgio Armani

Well, Bruce Weber has done it once again!  The visual mastermind has created a new short film titled, "Wet and Wild" for a new Giorgio Armani fragrance, Acqua di Gio Essenza.

The beautiful Simon Nessman was cast as the gorgeous model for the film, which is inspired by the Italian island of Pantelleria, where Armani actually has a home.

Weber said he wanted to capture the "connection to water, the sea, and bodily freedom on a beach," soaking up the Mediterranean feel.

All we can say is.... success!  The short is stunning.... enjoy!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

Bruce Weber: Wet and Wild on

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Solstice Staples!

Happy Summer Solstice everyone!  It is officially the first day of Summer (a day early this year!) and we are so excited as not only is it the longest day of the year, but we're all revved up for some fun, colorful Summer styles!

Summer is about being outside, catching some safe sun, bright colors, dresses, and sandals, and we've picked out some of our favorite Summer staples to get you looking blazing hot this season!

The maxi dress!  We all need one!  Maxi is the length of choice for an everyday-to-night look.  It's the perfect all around dress that works as a day look, an evening look, and doubles as a cover up for the beach!

Bikini time!  This one is obvious!  Every girl needs a fresh and fun colored swimsuit this season.  I love ones with bright bold patterns and some frills, like the layered texture of the top on this one, to add some more curve.

Bold colorful denim shorts.  These are a fun way to switch up a classic look that you might have already been wearing every year, the jean shorts.  Try them with a splash of color to brighten not only your style, but your mood!  A great way to accent your lovely gams too.

Summer wouldn't be complete without a lovely, fun, easy breezy summer dress.  Pick ones with flirty V cut necklines, short hemlines, and a swingy skirt which flatters every body type.

The romper.  You may or may not have one in your wardrobe, but I think it's a must.  It is so effortless and chic, and best of all, super simple!  Accessorize with a belt and jewelry or wear it on it's own to the pool, these are a perfect summer staple.

The little color dress!  It's time to give the little black dress a rest, and bring out some color in your lovely evening wear.  Adding a bold color to your going-out look will liven your style and add a new dimension to your ensemble.  And trust me, all eyes will be on you!

Go neon!  I can't say it enough!  Neon is in full swing now, and if you can't bear the thought of wearing the ultra pigmented hues, try a more subtle approach like this semi-sheer neon green blouse. 

Cover it up!  I absolutely love pareos and they come in all colors which makes them a perfect way to cover up at a pool or beach party!  They are so elegant and effortless, a definite summer must.

So while you're out in your new looks, take some time to enjoy the season!  And don't forget to slather on that sunscreen!

Happy Summer!  Get the looks here:


Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Monday, June 18, 2012

Justin Bieber’s New Girlfriend Perfume

Hey ladies!  Now you can once again smell like Justin Bieber!  Or at least his girlfriend!

Back by popular demand from his FiFi-Award-winning debut perfume Someday, Justin Bieber has just launched his new fragrance, Girlfriend, and girls everywhere are shrieking to get their hands around a bottle.

Girlfriend is an supremely sweet smelling mix of vanilla orchid, blackberry, pear, and pink freesia, cased in a cute swirled pink and purple bottle.

It’s selling at Macy’s for about $59, and judging by the success of last year’s scent, this one will probably bring the sweet smell of success to his feet once again.

Posted by:  Spankie V.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Best Dressed Dads on TV!

It’s a couple days early, but we wanted to go ahead and wish all the wonderful dads out there a Happy Father’s Day! 

With father festivities coming to full swing on Sunday, we thought, what more fashionable way to celebrate dads, both tough and sweet alike, with some of our favorite dads on the small screen and their awesome (and sometimes hilarious) fashion!

From The Cosby Show, to Modern Family and Glee, we've got those stylish dads in the spotlight!

So step aside for a minute, lady starlets, and let the dad’s fashion do the talking!

Glee:  Hiram and LeRory Barry - who wouldn't want to vibrant hued dads?

Friends:  Ross Gellar - sometimes I forget that Ross is a dad on the show, but who could resist squeezing on a guy in cable knit sweaters?

Modern Family:  Cameron Tucker knows how to rock a colorful patterned top!  All eyes on this dad!

Entourage:  Ari Gold - a tribute to the on-the-go working dad, forever in a suit and tie.

Full House:  Uncle Jesse - the ever sexy, slightly bad-boy father figure who knew how to rock a leather jacket!

And of course, Bill Cosby of The Cosby Show!  What's not to love about a bold pattern-sweater wearing, adorable man who knows how to tell a joke?

Posted by:  Spankie V

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Selena Gomez Fall Collection Commercial

Hard to believe that it’s almost Summer (yesss!) and we’re already thinking about Fall Fashion!  Where does the time go?

Well, to get you prepped for what’s to come, we’ve wrapped our hands…er…. Our keyboards, around some behind the scenes photos from Selena Gomez’s commercial for her new Fall collection, which will be available at Kmart mid July!

Have fun! 

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photos:  TeenVogue)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Perfume at Henri Bendel

Ok, I must admit, this might seem a little on the extreme side of fascination for some people, while others might adore the idea…. But now you can smell like Kate Middleton did on her wedding day!  Confused?  Excited?

The perfume that Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day is now available in the US, at Henri Bendel’s stores and online.  The Duchess wore Illuminum’s White Gardenia Petals (I have to admit, that sounds pretty amazing) fragrance for her famed walk down the aisle last April.

So while you may not be an actual princess, you can now smell like one!  Who wouldn’t want that?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Selena Gomez Signature Perfume

Selena Gomez is a busy girl, and now she can add scents to her list of things done.  Over the weekend Selena launched her new perfume at Macy’s flagship store in New York, and hundreds of girls came out to see her personal appearance.

And not only did fans come out, but they bought $40,000 worth of bottles that day.  That’s a lot of good smelling folks!

Actually, the perfume was even more fan involved than that.  Each note, pineapple, peach and vanilla, was chosen through a fan contest.  Pretty cool if you ask me.

The scent sells for $55 at Macy’s stores.  Will you be smelling like Selena?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Trina Turk for Banana Republic, Capsule Collection

It’s finally here!  Trina Turk’s summer grabbing capsule collection has arrived at Banana Republic, and we’ve got some looks!

The collection features 60 pieces that range from swimsuits, to dresses, to enamel jewelry, all perfectly poised to set you up for a fabulous summer romp.   The looks feature bold, vibrant patterns, mixed with softer colors, which makes it a hit with celebrities like Halle Berry.

Prices range from about $35 for makeup pouch accessories to $150 for the darling silk maxi dresses.  What do you think of the collection?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photos: Banana Republic)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nail Polish Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe!

Ok, so I couldn’t resist writing about this coz I thought it was just so cool!  I’m a firm believer that art imitates art, and ultimately imitates life, and iconic painter Georgia O’Keeffe was a genius visionary who could capture life in it’s most artistic form.

So it seems only natural, and odd at the same time, that the fashion world would take inspiration from Miss O’keeffe… in this case, in the form of new nail polish!

Rescue Beauty Lounge founder Ji Baek blogged that she “feels a genuine kinship toward Georgia’s art and work,” further detailing her creative stimulation from channeling O’Keeffe for 128 days straight.

Faraway, Nearby

Ghost Ranch

Oriental Poppy

Jack in the Pulpit

Bella Donna

The result are 7 bold and vibrant colored lacquers, many named after O’Keeffe paintings.  And we love them!  This gives a whole new meaning to the term “nail art.”

What do you think?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photos: AP Photo/RBL)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Engaged!

Ok ok, so I’m probably one of the very few who didn’t even know Miley Cyrus was in a serious relationship… and with a big star at that!  But 19-year-old Miley and her new fiance, 22-year-old “Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth, just confirmed that on May 31st he popped the question after a 3 year courtship, and she said yes!

So let’s get down to the real business…. The ring!

Liam went to celebrity jeweler Neil Lane (who else!) to create an engagement ring for Miley that would be “something unusual, something really beautiful and romantic.”

What did he get?  A 3.5-carat cushion-cut diamond that’s hand crafted in 18-karat gold, surrounded by a carved diamond floral motif in a lush pattern.  Actually, the center stone is an antique dating back to the late 19th century.  Way to go Liam!

Ready a week before the proposal, Lane calls it “a contemporary design based on vintage aesthetics.”

We say, it’s gorgeous!  Congrats to the happy young couple!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photos: Neil Lane, Getty Images)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What They Wore: MTV Movie Awards 2012

Did you catch the MTV Movie Awards a few days ago?  If you did, you saw the stellar red carpet display of some truly awesome fashion!  If you didn’t, well today is your lucky day coz we’ve got some pics of our favorite looks below.

Peplum was the hot theme this year, particularly in dresses, as stars like Emma Stone and Charlize Theron (seriously, can she get any more beautiful) lit up the red carpet in this body flattering silhouette.  Other stars like Emma Watcon and Julianne Hough caught the trend bug too with at-the-hip styles.

So who wore it best?  Let us know!

Christina Ricci wore a Christian Siriano dress adorned with Timex Watch faces!

Jessica Biel looked lovely in a white sweater dress by Chanel.

Kate Beckinsale showed off her bronzed gams in a white sleeved Christian Dior.

Kristen Stewart was radiant in a multi color Guisham dress.

Leighton Meester looked casual glam in a sleeveless jacket and accented with Neil Lane jewelry and Jimmy Choo bag.

Posted by:  Spankie V.