Monday, August 11, 2014

How to Contour-- Allure's Beauty Basics -- A Makeup Tutorial Series

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The New Face Of Marc Jacobs Beauty Is Totally Unexpected by Tara Rasmus for Refinery29

There were few news items that hit as hard in the beauty world last year as the launch of Marc Jacobs Beauty. With its sleek packaging, high-tech formulas, and to-die-for shades, MJ's products were the answer to every beauty maven's dreams. And now, in typical Marc fashion, the brand has shocked and awed with the announcement of their spokesmodel. The new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty will be none other than iconic 64-year-old actress Jessica Lange.

The brand released this shadowy sneak peek image today on Instagram. The campaign was shot by David Sims, who also captured the first images promoting the brand's launch. Lange was most recently featured as the voice behind Jacobs' spring '14 show. And, it looks like she's now officially one of his muses.

The announcement comes hot on the tail of NARS announcing 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling as its newest face — we can't help but wonder if this is simply a coincidence or if these two events may officially signal the end of ageism in the beauty industry. Either way, we're thrilled to see these iconic women being celebrated as they should be — their time-honored gorgeousness is truly inspiring.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Fashion designer Michele Savoia found dead

Designer Michele Savoia with singer Ricky Martin
The body of an eccentric Manhattan designer was hauled from the icy Hudson River Sunday, days after he vanished during a night of Fashion Week partying, authorities said.

Mens’ suitmaker Michele Savoia, 55, who was last seen alive in the predawn hours Thursday, was found in the Hudson off Chelsea Piers, near where he docked his 42-foot Chris-Craft yacht.

“I’m just so glad they found the body,” his girlfriend, Juli Berg, told The Post. “Not knowing was the worst.”

Cops said there was no sign of foul play and they believe Savoia, who lived on the boat, was drunk and accidentally fell into the river.

“I texted him early Thursday morning,” Berg said. “I didn’t hear anything. I tried to call him a few hours later, and both of his phones were off.”

Savoia’s cellphone and ID were on his body when an NYPD scuba unit found him at around 1:25 p.m.

“He never made it to the boat,” Berg said. “The weather was really bad that night. When you walk down onto the pier, there is a metal ramp. I think that’s where he fell.”

Savoia was found wearing the same raccoon-fur coat he had on the night he vanished.

“I knew if it got wet it would be like a lead weight,” Berg said.
Savoia was last been seen by friends at 4 a.m. Thursday as he left Chelsea’s Marquee nightclub.

Several pals of the flamboyant designer — whose clients included Robert De Niro, Ricky Martin, Mickey Rourke and Chris Noth — grew worried and went to his boat to look for him.

Savoia had finished teaching a class at the Fashion Institute of Technology at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, had dinner with friends, and then went to the Norwood Club with a male friend.

The two hit Marquee at around 12:40 a.m. Thursday. Savoia spent about $600 on drinks before leaving alone at 4 a.m., a source said.

Video shows him staggering into a black SUV at 27th Street and 10th Avenue. The car turns a corner and parks, with Savoia emerging a few minutes later. He is seen walking south — in the middle of 10th Avenue — toward 26th Street. 

“He just had a lust for life,” Berg said. “That’s why I fell in love with him. I never met anyone like him before.”

Savoia would meet clients out on his boat and sometimes take them for a cruise up the Hudson.

“He just loved doing things visually,” Berg said. “He always said that he built suits. He never said he made suits.”

Other friends remembered Savoia — who also owned a 1958 Harley — as a one-of-a-kind artist who lived his life to the fullest.

“It’s a tragedy. He was one of my best friends for 30 years,” his business partner Felix Rodrigues said through tears after Savoia’s body was found.

“He was a talented man. Everyone knew him — he was a crazy s.o.b. If I had to describe Michele Savoia in any way, it would be a red Corvette driving 150 miles down the highway without a driver.” 

 by Jamie Schram and Joe Tacopino via New York Post - Additional reporting by Gabrielle Fonrouge

Nicole Miller Fall '14 Runway Show


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Modere: A New Brand for Beauty Professionals

For all my peeps in the beauty industry, this presentation explains it all. Not only can you provide your clients (and yourself) safe, effective, affordable products by MODERE, you can offer them (and yourself) the opportunity to change their skin and their lives. 

MODERE is pioneering a brand new industry called Social Retail. This disruptive business model is unlike any you have ever seen. Whether you want to build the brand, promote the brand or just shop and share the love; MODERE has a home for everyone.

For additional information about MODERE or their amazing products, go to or visit

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Look Good Collection by MODERE

The Look Good Collection -
Look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. Even out skin tone, and brighten and tighten in all the right places. You’ll feel like you have your own personal spa at home.

The Look Good Collection is a $177 value plus free shipping. 

The Look Good Collection includes:
  • Repairing Hair Mask 125ml - Improves hydration and shine while nourishing severely damaged hair
  • Anti-Aging Serum 45ml - Moisturizes and enhances skin volume – don’t worry, that’s a good thing
  • Skin Brightener 125m - Glowing skin to match your glowing personality
  • Antioxidant Gel 30ml - Brightens skin tone for increased radiance
  • Antioxidant Hair Serum 45m - Nourishes and smooth’s hair with moluccana seed oil and improves color longevity
  • Dual Action Eye Gel 17ml - Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Sure, others claim to be safe, but have they been doing it for 25 years? We have. We pioneered safe, non-toxic products and demanded excellence from ourselves every day along the way. And still do. We don't compromise—you'll never see us use cheap ingredients, harsh chemicals, test on animals, or create lame products. This is our promise.

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Modere Zero to One - Will you be ONE with MODERE?

Like what you see? Want to learn more about this disruptive new retail model that is unlike any you have ever seen? For more information about this dynamic company called MODERE, go to or visit

Friday, February 14, 2014

Get the fiber you need with the taste you want. Fiber by MODERE
To get the recommended 25-35 grams of fiber a day, you’d have to eat 18 cups of raw spinach, 4 cups of black beans, or 13 slices of whole wheat bread. Who's got the time, or the appetite, for that?! Add a balanced blend of soluble and insoluble fiber to your diet by simply stirring in Fiber by Modere.
  • Excellent source of fiber – smooth powder that mixes easily providing six grams of fiber per serving
  • Sweet citrus taste – Sweetened with Stevia which is 100-300 times sweeter than table sugar, contributing zero calories
  • Promotes a healthy digestive system* – give your insides some attention
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  • Supports feelings of well-being*
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Sure, others claim to be safe, but have they been doing it for 25 years? We have. We pioneered safe, non-toxic products and demanded excellence from ourselves every day along the way. And still do. We don't compromise—you'll never see us use cheap ingredients, harsh chemicals, test on animals, or create lame products. This is our promise.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lo-Fang - #88

If you don't know, now you know... Lo-Fang is opening for Lorde on her world tour and will undoubtedly explode onto the pop charts. Their mix of melancholy lyrics and electronic tracks will most certainly be a crowd pleaser. Remember, you heard it here first... ;)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

New Must Have Product - Modere Antioxidant Gel

I have used A LOT of antioxidant products in my day and the Antioxidant Gel by Modere is, hands down, the best I have ever used! It contains vitamin C encapsulated in anhydrous gel for a potent anti-aging, skin brightening formula with high efficacy.

Here are just a few of the key benefits:
  • Brightens skin tone for increased radiance.
  • Unique anhydrous (water-free) formula glides luxuriously across the skin, encapsulating a powerful form of vitamin C that delivers incredible complexion-enhancing benefits.
  • Contains antioxidants for optimal skin health.
  • Improves the appearance of skin year-round by supporting the skin’s natural defenses.
  • Contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a stable and soluble form of vitamin C that provides skin penetration into the surface layers, avoids rapid oxidation, and has been shown to reduce the appearance of moderate to deep wrinkles.
 To get this product, and many more, visit

Usher and Scooter Braun join Justin Bieber in Panama for a "Save Justin Summit"

Image courtesy of TMZ

According to reports, Usher has flown to Panama for a sit down with Justin Bieber.

Sources close to TMZ report Usher flew to Panama for a serious come-to-Jesus with JB following his much publicized  arrest in Miami.

Sources also report Justin's manager Scooter Braun, and Justin's childhood friend Ryan Butler, are also there for the sit-down. It would be no surprise to me if Scooter has his own sit down with Usher. Scooter has been MIA during most of JB's public exploits, only coming out of the woodwork after Justin's arrest in Miami. A tweet posted by Scooter just goes to show his further avoidance of addressing any Bieber related issues head on.
Scooter has been conspicuously absent through Bieber's very public downward spiral. This appears to me to be a strategy to keep the Bieber machine going. It's PR 101, really. By refusing to comment on the escalating lapses in judgement by his client, Scooter is attempting to dismiss the events as being blown out of proportion by the media and not worthy of comment. Behind closed doors, damage control is kicking into high gear. 

Justin, Usher and a reluctant Scooter Braun, posed for pics with a woman who appears to be a Panamanian Belieber.  Worth noting... even the fan who posted the Usher pic acknowledges Justin has hit rough times, describing him as "the youth idol who some love and many others hate."

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Vogue Original Shorts: Lena Dunham and Hamish Bowles star in "Cover Girl"

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Justin Bieber arrested for DUI, drag racing and resisiting arrest

Justin Bieber is quickly turning into Canada's version of Lindsay Lohan. 

Early this morning, after leaving SET nightclub in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini, Justin Bieber was spotted by police drag racing in a residential area close to the club. Sources say Bieber's camp actually blocked off the street so Justin and rapper Khalil could race. The Def Jam recording artist, driving a red Ferrari, was subsequently arrested for drag racing as well. 

Justin had more than a few cross words for law enforcement and dropped several F bombs before being taken into custody. Bieber was arrested and booked for DUI, drag racing, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest without violence. Police are also testing him, presumably for a more precise blood alcohol level. Justin admitted to being under the influence of RX drugs and weed, in addition to alcohol.

Riding shotgun with Justin was Chantel Jeffries, model and serial star dater. Whats more, Justin's own father was one of the people who helped block off the street so he could race! Sources say Justin's dad was with him all day and at the nightclub, fully aware of the drug and alcohol use.

This is a 19 kid with an unlimited supply of money and surrounded by seemingly passive handlers. Without someone to step up and say no to the cash cow, Bieber will undoubtedly join the list of countless other child stars who paid the price of fame. Surrounded by an entourage of opportunists and fame hungry leeches feeding his ego fueling the machine that is Justin Bieber, it appears there is nobody willing to put the brakes on this impending train wreck. Hopefully, someone will be able to convince him to seek treatment before he ends up on VH1 "Behind the Music" or an E! True Hollywood Story.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

MODERE - The Brand For The Modern Shopper

Do you want to use products that are safe and effective? That are stylish and smart? Do you want to be a part of this new industry called Social Retail?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, MODERE is the company for you. Whether you want to shop MODERE, promote the MODERE website and products or build your own team of Social Marketers, MODERE has a home for everyone.

Shopping will save you time, something all of us wish we had more of. By purchasing your everyday essentials from MODERE's online retail site, your trips to the store will be shorter and fewer.

It will save you money, something else we all would like more of. You'll receive 10% off your first order and every time someone you refer places and order, you both receive a 10% discount. MODERE products are more effective and comparably priced to the products you are already using. And most likely, MODERE products are healthier and safer as well.

Check out this presentation and then decide if you want to be a part of this retail revolution or go right to and start shopping!

The Brand For The Modern Shopper | January 16 from Modere North America on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Gosselin Twins Diss Kate Gosselin on 'Today Show'

Looks like someone is getting snubbed yet again for Mother of the Year.

Kate Gosselin's twins, Mady and Cara made it clear that they are no longer going along with Kate's futile attempt to try and convince us all that her family has been unaffected by all the camera's, publicity stunts and very public break up with their father, Jon. 

The fame hungry matriarch of the Gosselin clan was met with quiet defiance by her twin daughters this morning on the "Today Show". As if their facial expressions and body language didn't show their disdain for their mother's attempt to control them, their answers to Savannah Guthrie's questions, or lack thereof, is proof the girls are no longer afraid to show their true feelings. 

I can only imagine the wrath these girls received once the cameras stop rolling.

Check out the full, uncomfortable interview here:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

MODERE Fragrance Free Laundry Pods - A must have for every household
Safe enough for even the most sensitive skin, more effective and less expensive than the leading brands (including Dreft),  Modere Fragrance Free Laundry Pods will leave your clothes as soft as a baby's behind.

Laundry Detergent Pods by Modere give you three products in one: naturally-derived ingredients to effectively and thoroughly clean your clothes, stain boosters to remove tough stains and brighten clothes, and a fragrance-free formula to enhance softness and freshen clothes.

Key benefits

  • Works with both HE and standard machines.
  • Use only what you need with pre-measured pods.
  • Eliminate waste and save money.
  • Non-toxic.
  • Naturally-derived ingredients
  • Dissolves easily in hot or cold water
  • Phosphate free
  • Dye free
  • Convenient and easy to carry
  • Cleans thoroughly
  • Removes stains
  • Enhances softness

Use the link and receive 10% off your entire order!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Allure's Beauty 101: Classic Chignon

The Met’s Costume Institute Is Now ‘The Anna Wintour Costume Center’ (Really) - via by Dhani Mau

We didn’t think it was possible, but Anna Wintour’s larger-than-life presence is about to be felt even more strongly within the industry… and the world.
In honor of her relationship with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute the Met is giving Anna Wintour a little belated Christmas gift. Nothing excessive — it’s just re-naming the entire Costume Institute exhibition space after her. It will here on out be known as The Anna Wintour Costume Design Center. “Just gonna kick around the Anna Wintour Costume Design Center after brunch.” Rolls right off the tongue.
Additionally, the space is being renovated and getting a redesign to be unveiled on May 8 with the debut of Charles James: Beyond Fashion. The curatorial department itself will still be called The Costume Institute.
The renaming makes sense: In addition to rallying her wealthy friends and colleagues to raise money for the organization — to the tune of $125 million — Wintour has likely had a bigger hand in the annual exhibitions and galas than we even know. More concretely, she’s been a Trustee of the Met since January 1999, serving as benefit chair and fundraiser. Other official duties include “helping to secure sponsorships and funding for exhibitions as well as for the two-year renovation and other projects,” according to a release sent out by the museum.
“Anna Wintour’s extraordinary advocacy and fundraising have made this state-of-the-art space a reality,” said Daniel Brodsky, the Museum’s Chairman. “She has the rare ability to rally diverse groups across a wide range of industries to support The Costume Institute so it can educate and inspire visitors from around the world.”
Thomas P. Campbell, director and CEO of the Met, called Wintour “an exceptional benefactor, advocate and friend.”
Since we doubt the Met did this without Wintour’s permission, we presume Wintour is on board with one of New York’s most iconic institutions using her name. So, congrats, Anna! We can’t wait to see the AWCC for ourselves. Hopefully there’s also some sort of framed photo or stone bust involved.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It's Tasty Tuesday!!!

If you're like me (and millions of people around the world), you have decided 2014 is going to be the year to get fit and healthy. 

In years past, I would get on a health kick, stock up on unsweetened juices, protein bars that tasted like I was eating drywall, and working out twice a day. Needless to say, that lasted about a week. Sore and starving, I gave up and went back to the old routine.

Well not this year! I have been introduced to an amazing company and products that will keep you on track and motivated. The proof is in the results, and you will see results. With products like this you'll feel like every day is a "cheat" day. Almond Joy Protein Shake?! Yes, please!!!

(Simple Slim-Down Plan Friendly)

- 1 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 scoops Modere Triple Thick Chocolate Protein Shake
- 2 tbsp Almond Butter
- sprinkle of coconut
- 5 ice cubes

For this and other healthy, tasty and effective products, visit 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year, New Hair!

I can say with absolute certainty that, given the opportunity, every woman I know would get a DRYBAR blowout every day! I can also say with absolute certainty that this is just not possible. But what is possible is to have the tools and products to help us replicate the  DRYBAR Blowout style in the convenience of our own home.

What it is:
A set of essentials to create the prefect blowout at home.

What it does:
Buttercup is the official blow dryer used by more than 1,500 stylists at Drybar locations nationwide. It has been clinically tested and proven to dry hair faster than any other dryer available. It contains revolutionary nano bead technology which eliminates frizz and adds shine and luster. When combined with the Full Pint Medium Round Brush, Hot Toddy, and Drybar's Blowout Shampoo and Conditioner, the result is a perfect, long lasting blowout.

This set contains:
- Buttercup Blow Dryer
- The Full Pint Medium Round Brush
- 1 oz Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo
- 1 oz Happy Hour Weightless Conditioner
- 1 oz Hot Toddy Heat Protector Frizz Fighter
- 1 oz The Chaser Shine Cream

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
The products in this set are cruelty-free and are formulated without gluten. 

For these, and other fabulous products, visit

Love is Louder + Benefit Cosmetics Present the Inner Beauty Challenge

Out with the old... How to know when to get rid of your make up

Toss aside expired makeup and start the year afresh.
Beauty products have expiration dates, unfortunately,there’s no easy way to find out what they are. 

“The risk of using old products is, first and foremost, bacteria,” says Sephora PRO Erik Soto. “If you’re acne-prone, they will cause breakouts.” And of course, the secondary risk is having makeup that goes on wonky and skincare that plain doesn’t work (a big risk, when you consider SPF is one of the most expiration-prone products). The Glossy picked Soto’s brain for the best ways to know whether to give your goods the kiss off.

“When you first get the product, see what it smells like, because you want to be sure it maintains that same consistency,” says Soto. “Check it at 30, 60, and 90 days to see if it’s changed. If any skincare or product has a sour or waxy smell, it’s an indicator that it may be going bad. I’d toss it and get a new one.”

“I’ve seen people take a label maker to their makeup!” says Soto. A less sticky option? Check “My Beauty Bag” on—you’ll be able to see when you purchased things to know how long they’ve been sitting pretty.


“Mascara lasts only about six weeks from when it was opened,” says Soto, adding that resisting the urge to pump your wand is a good idea (the extra air also causes the product to dry out faster). “If you feel bad throwing it away, use it for another purpose: in your brows for texture or to touch up your roots if you have dark hair.”

“If it comes out of the tube separated, it’s been sitting too long in one place. You want to shake it up, because foundations do separate naturally—but if you know it’s more than six months old or smells funny, toss it.”

“Lip gloss is susceptible to bacteria because it’s gooey. It’s easy to tell when a lipstick is going bad because it starts to smell really waxy.”

The more water content a product has, the more chance the formula has to be compromised or worse, germy. “Liquid eyeliners and cream blushes can get old,” says Soto, adding, “if your compact has a sponge in it, make sure the sponge is completely dry before you put it back in the compact.”

Mom was right. “Don’t share makeup!” says Soto. “Especially mascara. That’s why we makeup artists use disposable mascara wands and other tools like brushes to apply mascara!”

For more tips and tricks visit