8.21.2014

5 Products You NEED This Instant

1. Stila foil finish eye, $32
Here are my top 3 favorite shades from the foil finish collection. It's shine + texture is unbeatable. You'll feel royal, like you've got flakes of gold on your lids. It's perfect for dressing up and going out.
2. No. 7 Photo Fix Primer, $17
Regardless of whether you have wrinkles to fill (although a great product for middle-aged skin) this will leave you feeling soft and primed, instantly filling those fine lines. Did I mention it's hypo-allergenic? 

STS FAN FAVORITES

3. Juice Beauty products 
"Juice Beauty products work miracles on my combination skin. I couldn't live with our their Exfoliating Organic Cleanser ($22) and their Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream ($38). I've recently started using their Correcting Organic Concealer ($18) and Refining Organic Finishing Powder ($22). Both of these products provide an excellent buildable coverage while still maintaining a natural look."
-Brittany Brisson


4. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, $25
"I prefer to keep my makeup very natural and minimal so this concealer is great for keeping my skin feeling breathable and looking fresh. I love this particular product because it's very lightweight, smooth to apply and covers ANY blemish!"
-Jessica Fracasse

5. Lancôme Grandiôse Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara, $32
"This is Lancôme's latest swan neck push-up mascara! 100% coverage from root to tip for full beautiful lashes. Recommended to use with mascara base Cils Booster ($24.50) for volumized, gorgeous lashes. Fabulous!"
-Soly Abdelhamid

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BE GORGEOUS

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8.13.2014

Today's Look: Lost and Found


I know it's only August but I can't help but be ready for the fall! I let that show with my latest outfit of the day. Simplicity played up by texture and print to tell a curious story about a girl you once knew.

THE LOOK
Bralet, Free People
Tank, Honey Punch
Beanie & skirt, Forever 21
Lips, 'Plum Perfect' by Maybelline

These wickedly cool booties were a bday present to myself from Nasty Gal, $78. 


I came across this nifty Manhattan skyline ring shopping this week on the streets of Soho. You can buy it from Nolan NYC here for $30 in both gold and silver. Their store is located in Nolita.

GET WEIRD

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8.06.2014

Mod Magazine July/Aug. 2014 Issue

Thrilled to have my styling featured in the July/August issue of Mod Magazine!
Check out pages 22-27.




THE TEAM
Photography by Emma Reynolds
Model- Delaney Sproles of Major Models
Styling by Mollie Bradford
Hair/Makeup by Philipp Keusen

STAY STYLISH

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8.05.2014

Dream Wedding Day Style with Loverly

f you've got a wedding on the horizon, you have got to check out Lover.ly, aka every bride's digital BFF. Their array of wedding wardrobe necessities has got you covered no matter what your budget is! Whether you're planning for a traditional wedding, beachside nuptials, or a rustic soirée, these guys have got your back! I had so much fun planning my dream wedding with them that I thought I'd share a few of the ensembles I created to spark some inspiration for you ladies who have a big day coming up. 

CITY GLAM 
Picture this...an intimate rooftop affair with your hubbie-to-be, closest friends and family at sunset. The only other man that deserve some attention on this day is the gorgeous Zac Posen gown you're wearing flawlessly. 


Get this whole designer look for $1,618!
BEACH AFFAIR
The ocean won't be the only thing that's dazzling when you walk down the isle. With your star headpiece and golden tan, all eyes will be on you!



$174.50 for this entire look 
(includes Badgley Mischka dress rental from Rent the Runway)!

RUSTIC CHIC
You want to be one with nature on your special day so you picked the perfect gown to compliment your rustic chic theme. You'll look simply elegant in an understated way to let your natural beauty shine through.

$2,227 for this unforgettable look! 

>>FIND YOUR GOWN<<


TIE THE KNOT

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8.01.2014

Build Your Fall Wardrobe with 6 Killer Pieces

t's officially August, which can be bittersweet as summer winds down. BUT let's look at the bright side, we're only one month away from Fashion Week! As the seasons change, it's time to start embrace the falling leaves and transition our wardrobes to compliment the cooler weather. That being said, I've picked a few of my favorite pieces that you can add to your closet which will really get you geared up for the upcoming season! Like I need to give you an excuse to go shopping!


TRENDING
A sleek ankle bootie is an absolute must! I ordered a snakeskin pair from Nasty Gal as a birthday present to myself...can't wait to welcome it to it's new home in my closet. Hope it plays nice with the other shoes. I'm all about the embellished clutch and statement making cuff bracelet. Look out for rounded shades that can easily be mixed and matched with the rest of your wardrobe.


TRENDING
Blanket coats were seen on the runway for fall 2014. One of favorites, of course, is Stella McCartney's black and white houndstooth coat. So comfy and chic! For makeup olives, and pink/red tones are stunning. I snagged the above Dior palette from Bergdrof Goodman last week and love how well it compliments my green eyes!


KEEP IT STYLISH

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7.28.2014

Today's Look: Origin Unknown

t was early January and to free my mind from the numbing cold that was New York at the time I decided thrift shopping would be a perfect destraction. As I made my way through snowy Williamsburg, I came across Beacon's Closet, a quirky thrift shop who's logo is a baby wearing geeky glasses. Naturally, I couldn't resist entering. After a few minutes of walking around I headed to the back room where racks were tightly packed with clothing, mostly dresses and once-loved heavy outerwear. AND THEN I SAW IT...the dress (photographed below) of my dreams. Only one problem, at the same time I spotted its beaded pockets and metallic design another woman picked it up and was inspecting for herself. I was ready to pounce. Much to my relief after about 20 seconds of heart palpitations, she put it back onto the rack as I simultaneously leapt to take it into the fitting room with me. I wasn't going to miss another chance to take back this stylish treasure that everyone else seemed to be mystically blind to. Thus began the trying on. In the dressing room I noted there was no lining or labels in the crisp fabric of the dress. When I looked more closely I discovered hand and well as machine stitching. It was apparent that this piece was one of a kind! Just as I had hoped for I loved the look on me, something much different than anything else in my closet. The attention to detail and Asian design influence gave off this aura that reminded me of my trip to China a decade ago. I instantly fell in love and quickly scooted my way to the cash wrap, snagging this steal for only $14!!

THE LOOK: There's so much detailing going on that keeping the rest of the look classy and as minimal as possible is key. I decided to pair it with a pair of sapphire earrings and Chinese Laundry stilettos.
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds
photo credit: emma reynolds


 \\SHOP THE LOOK//

Beacon's Closet handmade thrift dress
Earrings from my online Chloe + Isabel boutique
Chinese Laundry pumps

STALKING IS ENCOURAGED

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