Channel Audrey

May 03, 2010

I believe that Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated, and stylish women who has  lived. This Fashionista has channeled the fashion icon’s classic style with a bit of a modern twist.

This Fashionista is wearing a sleek, cream-colored overcoat over opaque black tights with an adorable pair of schoolgirl ballet flats. Her classic overcoat has a stark, contrasting black ribbon, cinching the waist. This Fashionista’s spring trench has a surprising graphic pattern on the back. She has paired this black and white combo with a bold, mother-of-pearl pendent on a simple black cord.

To channel Audrey yourself, seek out feminine, youthful details like bows, large buttons, color-blocking, simple silhouettes, and high collars. Try:

As for makeup, keep your face simple, clean, and neutral with:

Style On,

Renee Trilivas

 

 

 

Fashion Yearbook: Lady Gaga

Photo by Stephen Carlile

As we wrap up the spring 2010 semester, we have the opportunity to reflect and measure our lives–no, not in love–but in Lady Gaga’s best and worst ensembles.

The “Poker Face” princess has certainly become a cultural phenomenon: who else could both be voted Best and Worst Dressed at the Shockwaves NME Awards and inspire fans to create cookies showcasing her shocking ensembles? Whether you absolutely adore Gaga and pump up “Bad Romance” on the treadmill or detest her growling “rah rah roma mah mah, gaga ooh la la,” you have to admit when it comes to fashion, Gaga is fearless. This article is dedicated to the Fame Monster in all her freakish, pants-less glory.

BEST:

I have a major soft spot for the early Lady Gaga looks—midnight black, hooded leotardsDavid Bowie lightening bolt makeup, and those unmistakable banged, platinum blond tresses topped with a mini-mouse hair bow. Here are some of my favorite looks:

  • Pretty in (Hot) Pink: Gaga put her own twist on the feminine pretty in pink look in this bubblegum pink, structured cocktail dress for the 2007 Brit Awards. In true Gaga style, the dress boasts a super deep, daring V-neck and its accentuated hips make this girly ensemble a little bit more naughty than nice. Her neon pink lips and white-topped sunglasses also edge out this look.

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Modern English

My absolute favorite decade is the 1960’s. Especially, London in the 60’s. Twiggy, Carnaby Street, and of course, the fab four: The Beatles–early Beatles, a young Paul McCartney singing innocent tunes like “It Won’t Be Long” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

Clearly, the fashions out of the British Invasion are more geared towards the black and white, mod mini-dresses worn by waif models like Twiggy, with enhanced huge eyes before Lady Gaga channeled the look in her “Bad Romance” music video.

But the modern English men of the swinging 60’s also had some stellar style. This Fashionisto had that handsome, dapper look that made the girls swoon–even without the accent. He is wearing a very polished look of a black trench coat over a crisp white button-down, classic black slacks, and leather black loafers.

Get in the English spirit with these British basics:

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Renee Trilivas

 

Beauty Review: Naturally Beautiful

Photo by Renee Trilivas

I absolutely love high fashion makeup–tiny jewels dangling off eyelashes and super-sculpted fuchsia lips are amazing.

But when I’m running out the door in the morning to head off to class, I like a more low maintenance look. By low maintenance, I literally mean five minutes or less.

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Blue Jean Baby

April 8, 2010

The fashion and beauty industry is obsessed with youth, why else would there be so many anti-aging eye potions and doll-faced 13-year-old’s strutting their stuff down the catwalks of Milan? Another staple for the youth of America are jeans. From those OshKosh B’gosh overalls we wore as toddlers scampering around the teeter-todder, to the Britney hiphuggers in 9th grade, and now our dark denim hipster skinny jeans.

We all wear them–except for Lady Gaga, I suppose.

Denim was all over the Spring 2010 runways. It was most notably featured in the Louis Vuitton collection, in a button-down shirt, pleated shorts, skirts, and a bohemian halter dresses. Stella McCartney showed a provincial button-down skirts and overall-esque pocket dress. Hervé Léger showed shredded, cut-out denim dresses and patchwork shrunken jackets.

This Fashionista is adding some of this Spring 2010 trend to her wardrobe in the form of a faded, button-down denim vest over a semi-sheer longsleeve white shirt, and high-waisted, black skinny jeans.

Try:

Hint: Try pairing these options with these awesome macramé booties.

Style On,

Renee Trilivas

Beauty Review: Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Poppy

Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Poppy: Photo by Renee Trilivas

While at home in Long Island for Easter weekend, or basically anytime I’m at home, my favorite pass time with my mother and sister is shopping.

And my favorite thing to shop for is makeup and beauty products, I love Sephora, for obvious reasons, but I also think some drugstore brand makeup is just as good as Nars and Stila.

I stumbled upon Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Poppy at my local Target. I’ve been obsessed with peach, coral, and orange makeup shades for this Spring. One pump of this liquid blush gives you a dewy poppy flush. Straight out of the bottle the color looks very intense, but once you blend it over the apples of the cheeks, it truly does come out super sheer and pretty. I highly reccommend it.

Life In Technicolor

Sara Blomqvist photographed by Greg Kessler for Style.com

Fuchsia:

Looking to update your classic cherry red lips? A bold fuchsia mouth is a modern alternative. The hue adds a distinct youthfulness to your look. To recreate this look seen in at Spring 2010 Marc by Marc Jacobs (pictured,) try Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuchsia, $8.99. For less of a matte look, top with NARS Lip Gloss in Easy Lover, $24, or wear the gloss alone for a sheer hot pink.

Also offer yourself a quick fuchsia flash, just swipe Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip & Cheek Tint, $7, in I Pink I Can over the apples of your cheeks for an instant beauty refresher. I like to use this cheek tint as a pick-me-up whenever my skin looks a bit paler than usual, it always brings a healthy glow to my face.

Orange Crush:

Kasia Struss photographed by Greg Kessler for Style.com

This sunny shade lit up at Prada‘s (pictured) and Giambattisa Valli‘s Spring 2010 runways. This divinely summer shade was painted on the pouts in both shows, and you too can simply slick on the orange-y goodness of Tarte Natural Lip Stain, $24,  in Joy. This lip pencil may look like those chubby crayons you drew stick figures with in grade school, but Crayola has nothing on these fool-proof pencils. The lip pencil is super easy to use and leaves a lasting apricot hue on your lips. Also check out Benefit Georgia Blush, $28, for a soft, feminine peaches and cream glow.

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