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12 May 2009 @ 02:12 pm

Gossip Girl's Blake Lively looks stunning on the May cover of Allure magazine. Here's how to re-create her sexy smokey eye in six easy steps.

1. Prep the lid. The key to keeping eyeshadow from melting into your eyelid crease is to kept eyelids oil-free. Start with a primer. We like Trish McEvoy Base Essentials in Sand ($24 at Nordstrom).

2. Apply eyeliner. Apply black liquid liner above the upper lash line, drawing line thicker in the middle of eye. We love Benefit Badgal Extra Black Waterproof Eyeliner ($20 at Benefit).

3. Apply light base color to lid. The key to a smoky eye is pairing a lighter base with a darker hue. Sweep a light, shimmery shadow over the lids to your browbone.

4. Blend in darker color, but keep dark color below the crease. Now that you have the base and eyeliner on, it's time to get the smoky effect. Using an eyeshadow brush blend in color starting at your lash line, blending up. Make sure to blend color into the lash line so the eye liner disappears. We love Chanel's Quadra Eye Shadow in Smoky Eyes ($56 at Nordstrom).

5. Blend dark color on bottom lashes. The key here is to smudge the color into the lashes. Try a cotton swap to get the sexy smudge effect.

6. Finish with several coats of very black mascara. We love Cargo's TexasLash.

For more pictures of Blake's cover shoot go to the source.
Anna Sui Channels ‘Gossip Girl’ for Target
By Alisa Gould-Simon
May 06, 2009

Every designer needs a muse, as this year’s Costume Gala and related Met Museum exhibition “Model as Muse” shows. And for Anna Sui, that inspiration comes from the four female leads on none other than CW cult hit Gossip Girl—at least for her upcoming capsule collection for Target’s Go International series. “When I was in Asia last year, all the young girls kept asking me about the different locations in New York City where the characters from ‘Gossip Girl’ live,” Sui told Women’s Wear Daily of her fictional muses. Sui’s Target collection (her first for the mega retailer, though not her premiere diffusion line) is slated to hit 250 of Target’s US outposts September 13, where it will line racks until October 17.

On a separate note, WWD’s piece on Sui’s new collaboration also touches on Target’s successes and lack thereof with designer partnerships. “Despite initiatives like Go International, Target has never recaptured the fashion momentum it had when Isaac Mizrahi was doing an exclusive line for the retailer,” WWD says (which isn’t necessarily surprising given the fact that Mizrahi is a maven of making mainstream-applicable clothing; take his recent transformation of Liz Claiborne, for one). Though long-term partnerships with the likes of Mizrahi, Mossimo, and Merona—monikers which all carry more weight when it comes to a wide range of demographics—have reached a broader customer base, Go International remains geared towards a more niche market. “Go International is really for the hard-core dedicated ‘Sex and the City’ type of customer,” Bill Dreher, an analyst for Deutsche Bank, told WWD. In other words, choosing Gossip Girl as her inspiration might have been the smartest move Sui could make.

27 April 2009 @ 03:53 pm
Hi guys!. Since I'm in the need of money and I love fashion I've decided to create hand made accesories, such as necklaces, hairdbands, bracelets, earrings.... pretty much every accesories except for bags :P My mom wanted a project like this one for so long, so she will help me. I'm hoping to sell my stuff to different stores. For the time being I'm gonna make just a few samples to see if people like them.
I need a few ideas for the name of my brand, these are the ones I have so far:
I want something that sounds vintage and sophisticated. Gossip Girl, Marie Antoinette and Audrey Hepburn inspired.

Also, please post pics of your favourite accesories so I can get more ideas. And anything else you can come up with is great.
I hope this takes off, wish me luck!
03 April 2009 @ 02:39 pm
When I’m feeling a little under the weather, nothing makes me feel better than a cup of tea, lightened with milk and sweetened with honey. I’ve always assumed this “cure” works because of some sort of placebo effect: drinking tea when you’re sick is supposed to make you feel better.

But many people would argue that it’s the honey in my tea that’s helping to get me healthy. To believe the theories about honey’s healing powers, I needed to see bona fide science supporting them. And when I dug into the research on honey’s health boons, I was happy to discover that while some may be too-good-to-be-true, others are just plain true. Here’s what I found:

Can honey help you lose weight? In a 2008 study in the Journal of Food Science, scientists reported that rats fed a diet sweetened with honey gained 23 percent less weight than those who ate refined sugar. The researchers suggested that antioxidants in the honey might have made the rats burn more calories. But not all honey is rich in antioxidants; in fact the most common type, clover honey, has no more antioxidants than sugar. Upshot: The best way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories and move more. (One—very, very indirect—way honey might help: You could replace your favorite high-cal cookies with yummy lower-calorie Almond & Honey Butter Cookies.)

Can honey help cure your cough? Researchers at Penn State University tested honey against dextromethorphan—the active ingredient in most cough medicines—as a cough suppressant for kids and found honey to be more effective. Honey’s sweetness may be the reason. The part of the brain that registers sweet tastes and the part that causes coughing are located near each other, so sensing sweetness may affect coughing. Upshot: Next time you have a cough, give a spoonful of honey a shot. (Don’t ever feed honey to a child younger than one: it puts them at risk for botulism.)

Can honey provide allergy relief? Some believe that eating local honey can stimulate your immune system and relieve allergies. The theory is this: bees gather pollen from the plants that cause your eyes to itch so consuming a small daily dose of the local honey, and in it, these pollens, will bolster immunity. Thing is, the pollens most likely to cause allergies aren’t the ones bees generally are picking up from flowers. Upshot: To date, there’s no science to show that eating local honey will help your allergies.

Can honey make you happy? OK, so there’s no clinical evidence behind this one but anecdotal reports from the EatingWell staff and pleased readers suggest that making delicious recipes with honey—such as Chicken with Honey-Orange Sauce—can make your day more pleasant. Upshot: While science has yet to show it, cooking with honey may boost your mood. Try it, and let us know what happens.


Personally, I've experienced the wonders of honey specially in winter. They help prevent colds, and if you combine that with all the vitamin C in a natural orange juice you're pretty much safe from colds. What are your opinions on this subject?

03 April 2009 @ 02:18 pm

Leighton's look can be a bit expensive, but we give you a lot of ideas to choose from. Enjoy!

BAG: Jimmy Choo's Diane Fringe Kid Hobo ($1495)
~alternatives: Jerome Dreyfuss' Bruno Fringe Bag ($805). Melie Bianco Fringe Hobo Bag ($75)

BOOTS:  Calvin Klein Collection's Laverne Boots ($471, on sale)
~alternative: Steve Madden's Overpass Leather Boots ($120)

SCARF: Urban Outfitters' Nubby Striped Scarf ($24) - similar

SUNGLASSES: Dior Homme Black Tie Sunglasses ($287)


03 April 2009 @ 12:27 pm

Click on the image to see a video of Leighton from her latest InStyle photoshoot. She talks about fashion, her inspirations, and the outfits she wore for the camera. Then comment, do like her style in this photoshoot? 
More pictures from the shoot here.
26 March 2009 @ 11:20 pm
I'm not sure how I feel about the one sleeve dress Blake wore to the David Letterman show last Tuesday. But I love her make up. You can get this sexy look too:

  • FACE: Blake has youth on her side, so her skin is virtually wrinkle-free and line-less. To achieve this look, be sure to exfoliate and moisturise regularly, paying special attention around the eyes. Begin by using a foundation such as Crème de la Mer's The Treatment Crème Foundation SPF 15 (since we know it's what Blake wears on the show) and blend well. Next, dab a little concealer under the eyes, around the nose and to any spots. Smooth and blend with a sponge.
  • EYES: For a subtle, yet polished eye, begin by sweeping a caramel-color shadow all over the lid as a base. Next, add a deeper bronzey-gold shadow like Becca Eye Colour Powder Shimmer in Jacquard to the crease and blend well. Then, use a champagne shadow such as Stila Kitten to the inner v and blend just under the lower lashes. Line the tops of the eyes with a black liquid liner (careful not to make the line too thick) and line the inner rims on the bottom with a flesh coloured pencil (to brighten). Finish with two coats of black mascara and a few false lashes in the corner if you dare!
  • CHEEKS: Apply a touch of blusher such as Urban Decay Afterglow in Score to the apples of the cheeks and along the cheekbones to warm up the skin. I suggest using an angled cheek brush (this brush does all the work for you).
  • LIPS: Lastly, apply a deep rosey-pink lipstick using a lipbrush for optimal coverage. I like Bare Escentuals Natural Lip Colour in Berry Glace for its creamy texture and deep colour. Follow with a shimmery gloss such as Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss in Shimmering Pink on top as a finishing touch.
26 March 2009 @ 06:09 pm
Who doesn't love Blair's wardrobe? Well, you can get her look in last Monday's episode of Gossip Girl. This is what she wore:

Herve Leger Women's Strapless $1590
Nanette Lepore Women's "Amazon" $185 (similar) 
Philip Crangi Anchor Pendant Necklace $1670 (similar)

Tell us what you think about this outfit. Personally, I love it.
26 March 2009 @ 05:47 pm

Cole Haan Stella Air Bootie On Sale for $ 223.75
You can get them HERE.

The pic was taken yesterday, March 25.

23 March 2009 @ 02:20 pm

What do you think about her style? Do you like it? 
03 February 2009 @ 01:58 pm
We've heard a lot about potential health hazards in cosmetics, but so far, the US government hasn't done anything in response. Not so in Canada, whose government recently declared four chemicals to be toxic.

Siloxanes D4 and D5, used as emollients in products such as moisturizers and makeup, are unhealthy for the environment. While they aren't considered harmful to human health, they do cause problems for streams, lakes, and rivers after they've been washed down the drain. The chemicals accumulate in microrganisms and other aquatic life, and some scientists suspect that they may harm fish. There's no talk of an outright ban yet, but Canada proposes setting concentration limits.

Equally unsettling is the announcement that two known human carcinogens, isoprene and epichlorohydrin, are used in cosmetics. You'd think they would be banned, but, uh, not exactly: They're being added to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. If that sounds like a puny response to ingredients that can cause cancer, that's because it is. The ingredients are prohibited, but enforcement sounds pretty weak: The manufacturers "may be advised to remove the substance from the formulation," among other similarly not-so-intense-sounding options.


27 January 2009 @ 12:23 pm
Who makes the best cosmetics?

Who makes the best cosmetics?

Yves Saint Laurent
Other - do tell

31 August 2008 @ 09:14 pm

Poll #1251460 Love it or Hate it?

What do you think about Blake on this shirt dress?

Love it
Hate it
Iron that shirt girl!
Who cares?
31 August 2008 @ 08:54 pm
Hi guys!.
I'm sorry for the lack of updates, I honestly don't have a good excuse but please forgive me. The important thing though is that now I'm back and we all should be back too. It's time to reanimate this comunity, because it's too damn good to let it go.
So start posting again and pimping and stuff.
As you can see I changed the layout and I'm hoping I can change the profile soon too.
I hope you still love this community as much as I do.
Welcome back! Hiatus is over!
12 May 2008 @ 03:21 pm

Although the new Summer 2008 Essie Nail Polish Collection isn't inspired by the girls of The Hills, the colors are similar to the Zoya Gossip collection. The range contains six sexy coral, rose, orange and pink shades perfect for adding a punch of happy color to your nails or toes. Don't let the provocative names scare you off; even good girls need to shake things up a little bit in the summer. My personal fave is secret stash, a bright, glossy magenta. What color is catching your eye?

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