Beauty Royalty: AERIN Beauty
This week Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of Estée, launched her own cosmetics and lifestyle brand, AERIN. The brand kicked off the debut with it’s first line of cosmetics, AERIN Beauty. In the future, plan on appreciating new collections of accessories, sunglasses, shoes and home decor.
Stepping down from her role of Senior Vice President and Creative Director of Estée Lauder, Aerin plans on holding a less demanding consulting role. Speaking of consulting… helping her build the brand are Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and former NBC head Jeff Zucker.
AERIN Beauty is nothing short of elegant and feminine. Inspired by Aerin’s own beauty secrets, the lovely range aims to create a daily beauty routine that easily fits into a stylish lifestyle. A delicate signature Rose scent threads through the collection and is all bundled up in pretty pink and gold packaging. The collection features simple, everyday-wearable products that look and feel luxurious.
Public Appearance: Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact
During the 1920’s, is was considered “fashionable” to perform the rites of makeup application in pubic. Instead of disappearing to the powder room, women openly used compacts and lipstick with pride and allure. Whether this is “proper etiquette” or not, I believe the act is a glamourous vanity that every woman should express.
The powder compact is an item you will most likely need and take-out to use in public. Make the application decadent with Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact. The shiny black casing with the pearly embossed logo will instantly appear luxurious and feminine. Not to mention, Chanel Poudre Universelle is a wonderful product. The lightweight texture glides smoothly on the skin for a barely-there finish. Skin instantly looks luminous producing a soft focus glow with no chalky or powdery aftermath.
In conclusion, I see nothing wrong with the public appearance of a simple touch-up. TOUCHUP… This does not mean it is OK to bust out your makeup bag in the middle of dinner. A slight powder puff or lipstick blot makes being a girl so much fun!
Couture Collaboration: Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s
Pictures from the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s press preview were unveiled yesterday. The collection hits 235 stores on August 31 and are priced from $50 – $170.
Karl Lagerfeld has been a freelance designer for many fashion houses, Balmain, Patou, Chloe, Fendi and Chanel. Currently, Lagerfeld designs for three companies, his own label, Chanel and furs for Fendi of Italy.
Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s is comprised of dresses – floral and structural, tweed separates – shorts and vests, and faux leather jackets. All of the 45 piece collection is in black and white, with subtle pops of pink.
Collection is available online and in stores August 31.
5 under $50 – LWD
The Little White Dress is a summertime essential. Perfect for outdoor BBQs, cover-ups or just lounging around, these dresses are fun and feminine. Incrediably versatile, the LWD can be paired with just about anything. For a pop of color add a summer scarf or bright espidrelles. Or keep it simple and opt for neutral tones like nude wedges or a white or blush-toned linen blazer. No matter how you wear it, the LWD will never go out of style. Here are five options all under $50.
Hive & Honey – Tie Front Strapless Dress: $28.99
Alloy – Casey Dress: $34.90
C&C California – Hemp Slub Short Sleeve Tee Dress: $49.90
Roxy – Surf Roots Dress: $38.15
Asos – Vero Moda Slinky One Shoulder Dress: $29.31
Summer Boots: Jeffrey Campbell France Suade Boots
Don’t store-away your winter boots just yet! No matter the season, boots can be worm in hot and cold climates.
These boots by Jeffrey Campbell are my summer pick. Perfectly distressed, these slouchy boots are comfortable and classic. The wrap-around buckle adds a structured embellishment and the 3-inch heel is relaxed and flattering.
These boots will look great paired with any sundress. The more feminine the pattern – the better. The contrast of a floral, wispy dress and this distressed boot will force an edgy style to the outfit. These slip-on boots can also be paired with simple cut-offs, short skirts and/or maxi skirts.
Don’t rule-out boots this summer just because of the weather. One day you might not have time for a pedicure and this will be the solution.