TRAGIC BEAUTY: McQUEEN

A documentary film about the designer ALEXANDER MCQUEEN What can you say about a terrible genius, seer and fashion icon who had already become a legend in his own time before he sadly ended his life? To watch this film is to enter the life, times and mind of the creator who has not only…

Tales from a Fragrance Addict

The world of perfumes is ever changing, with scents being created every day around the world and the boutique fragrance world taking on the major names. A new twist in the world of chemical replacements, make world of fragrance much more complex. Perfume lovers are a unique bunch; they are passionate about fragrances and the…

Cannes Film Festival: Honoring Women in Motion

With the 70th Anniversary of Cannes, it is true that women still make up just a fraction of the industry both in front of an behind the camera. Stories written about women, films starring women and women directors are all under-represented in the industry worldwide. What better place to make this known than at CANNES?…

DETOX BOX: Clean Up Your Beauty

“The Detox Box” is a program created by the DETOX MARKET and we think its the next best thing to going to the DETOX MARKET. Just today we went to the store in Santa Monica and discovered the next best thing in Mascara, Facial Oil and Eye Shadow. The drugstore brands had simply put my…

In the Pink: The Spring Shopping List

What I love about a new spring season is that there will be a new infusion of color that will brighten up my mood. It could be a pop of nail color, a new lipgloss or a spring bag to dial into my closet that is filled mostly with neutrals. That pop of pink for…

UNEXPECTED BEAUTY: INDIA HICKS

INDIA HICKS LAUNCH OF “UNEXPECTED BEAUTY”:  Elegant, Simple and Clean While I am not an INDIA HICKS Brand Ambassador, I have watched with interest as she has rolled out her line of products that range from handbags, jewelry, scarves and accessories we (need) and want to live a more beautiful life.  If you are not familiar…

Black is the New Red: Red Carpet Looks for 2018

What we know for sure:  Black Tie or formal gowns will never be the same again.  The ladies of the Golden Globes showed us that the meaning of solidarity is both as a fashion statement and a statement of support.  The actress who did not show up in a black or black inspired gown at…

Russian Couture Designer Goes Modernist: Valentin Yudashkin

In the 1990’s when the doors opened and the world finally looked into the world of fashionable Russia, a rare world of mostly European brands was worn by the society there at that period.  Mr. Valentin Yudashkin also took the stage and became one of the countries most famous ‘home grown’ couture designers. His evening gowns…

The Beauty Runway in Paris – Spring 18

  Beauty on the runway in Paris at the Andrew GN show, the Alexis Mabile Show and more showed simple hair and strikingly natural make-up with just a hint of color on lips or nude lips. A hint of flowers everywhere in blushed cheeks with mascara and simply nude sport cremes completed the looks for…