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Major sale on Clarins products

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by Jacqui Pini

UPDATE: Sale now starts Thursday, April 29!

Looking for a great gift for mom this year? We’ll have part 1 of our Mother’s Day gift guide coming out on Thursday! And, just like our holiday gift guide- everything is $50 and under. But, we did want to share a great sale coming up tomorrow on Gilt Groupe. Clarins will be featured and the discounts are sure to be incredible.

According to the company, Clarins is the leader in luxurious skin care, and has everything you need for looking fresh and staying beautiful. For the past 50 years, Clarins has combined advanced technology with the best of Mother Nature, creating botanical-based products that are as kind to the environment as they are beautiful and pure.

Gilt Groupe has amazing sales on designer that are both big and small for men, women children and house wares. This week they are featuring great discounts on Fendi, Badgley Mischka, DKNY Kids and Harrys of London. It is free to join and instead of waiting for them to get back to you with a Gilt Groupe invitation- you can click the link below to use mine for instant access to all of the remarkable sales.

Join Gilt Groupe with my invitation: http://www.gilt.com/invite/jpini

This is Gilt Groupe's picks for great Mother's Day Gifts... and sales coming tomorrow:

1. Clarins: Super Restorative luxury collection. Gilt price: $149. Original Price: $196. Sale starts Thursday, April 29, at noon ET.

2. Judith Ripka: Blue crystal and silver ring with gold accents. Gilt price: $630. Original price: $1,050. Sale starts Wednesday, April 28, at noon ET.

3. Trovata Lounge: Simone robe. Gilt price: $74. Original price: $176. Sale starts Wednesday, April 28, at noon ET.

4. Furla: Elizabeth hobo in fuchsia. Gilt price: $299. Original price: $495. Sale starts Wednesday, April 28, at noon ET.


Fashion’s Night Out is staging the largest ever public fashion show in NYC history

Thursday, April 22, 2010 by Jacqui Pini

A press release from Fashion's Night Out:

Fashion’s Night Out will stage the largest public fashion show in New York City history on September 7, 2010 at Lincoln Center, the initiative announced today. The show, produced by Vogue and SPEC Entertainment, will boast more than 200 of the industry’s top models and give nearly 1,500 guests a look at the key trends of the fall 2010 season as identified by the magazine. Tickets for the fashion show will be made available through the Lincoln Center box office this summer, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the New York City AIDS Fund.

"We felt it is important for people to see what wonderful fashion will be in stores at that moment," saidVogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. "This show will focus on the key trends we’ve identified for fall sothat shoppers will have plenty of inspiration to join the fun during Fashion’s Night Out."

"Making fashion and design accessible and exciting for everyone was one of our biggest goals when we firstset out to launch Fashion’s Night Out," said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. "This fashion showis yet another great opportunity to showcase the industry’s exceptional talent to a broader audience ofNew Yorkers and visitors."

"The Council of Fashion Designers of America is proud to be a part of this historic show celebrating Fashion’s Night Out," said CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg. "We feel this is an unprecedented opportunity for the fashion industry to connect with the consumer in a fun and meaningful way."


Spring Beauty Tips

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 by Jacqui Pini

Celebrity makeup artist Mary Greenwell has partnered with Silhouette to give some quick tips below on beauty trends to look out for this season. With clients from Gisele Bündchen to Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz to Princess Diana, Mary Greenwell is one of the world’s most sought after makeup artists.

o Big false eyelashes! Choose lashes that sweep out at the corner – very retro sixties. You can even add false lashes on the bottom outside corner for extra definition.

o Floral eyeshadow colors. Bright greens, blues, corals and pinks were popular on the catwalks, but lilac and mauve, as seen at Michael Kors, Versace and Dior, were a hit. Brush them all over the lid and up to the brow to achieve a bright, springtime look. And for added drama, bleached brows are also in this season.

o Let eyes shine through with rimless eyeglasses. Eyes are the windows to the soul, and to hide your eyes is to hide your personality. The eyes, including the brow, are very important to reveal your whole beauty and rimless glasses allow someone to see your entire face. Whether your style is classic and minimal, extravagant or luxurious, Silhouette flatters your best features. Add some Spring sass to your look with Silhouette’s exquisite collection. The elegant style statement can complement your spring makeup style and wardrobe.

o Take care of yourself: Always apply eye cream and a daily moisturizer. Smile lines and crows feet can be aging, so keep the little wrinkles at bay! Don’t bog your system down with sugars and fats, and protect your body from free radicals with Vitamins C and E. Drink plenty of water to help prevent dry eyes – they will sparkle more if you eat the right foods.


Green Spot Studio Oscar Challenge

Thursday, April 15, 2010 by Jacqui Pini

Can a small jeweler make a piece of jewelry that will be worn to the Oscars? We think so, and we’ll soon find out as we follow the design and journey of an Oscar-worthy piece in the Green Spot Studio Oscar Challenge.

Green Spot Studio's Tracey Jenkins Darji, one of Boston’s most renowned jewelers, has set off to make a piece of jewelry that will be worn to the Oscars. Just to give you a sense of her amazing work, I’ve scattered photos of a few of her existing pieces through this post. Indulge is thrilled to track the design, creation and travels of her Oscar-worthy piece (still in the developmental phases) over the next few months as it makes its way up and down red carpets, shines through photo shoots and eventually ends up at the Oscars.

Tracey writes on her jewelry blog, “A fashion designer can spend 1 or 2k on fabric and labor and come up with an amazing gown. Jewelers, on the other hand, usually spend at least 100k, on the low end. Celebrities are so excited to say their jewelry is worth 2M and up. How can small jewelers compete with that?”

But, she has taken on the task and writes, “Over the next couple of weeks I will outline the entire challenge, share my design ideas, budget, materials, and thought behind why I am making my choices… and then the photos will start coming!”

Tracey! We are thrilled for you!

Tracey is a celebrity in my eyes for sitting with my fiancé and designing and creating my incredible engagement ring (ok... since you INSISTED on seeing it- here is a picture of my engagement ring :), but her exceptional experience in the jewelry world goes beyond my ring. In 2002, Tracey obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Industrial Design, following studies that were concentrated in Florence, Italy and Boston, MA but also brought her throughout North America and Europe. After a brief but successful stint as a consultant in the Corporate Art world, she returned to school and her earliest passion, graduating the North Bennet Street School’s prestigious two-year Jewelry Making & Repair program in the spring of 2005.

We'll be following Tracey's progress as this amazing piece of jewelry evolves!

In the meantime, visit Green Spot Studio for more information or to contact Tracey. Or, follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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iPhone applications for the virtual fashionista

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by Jacqui Pini

Love to try out new beauty products without a major investment? We have details on iPhone applications that allow you to test out glasses, hairstyles and make-up.

Silhouette, the world’s only exclusively rimless eyewear brand, is the first eyewear company to introduce an iPhone application to help wearers highlight their natural beauty and individual personality.. Its Virtual Mirror application allows iPhone users around the world to virtually try on a nearly unlimited selection of Silhouette eyewear shapes, colors and combination possibilities to create custom frames which flatter their best features and allow their natural beauty to remain the focus. Download it at www.silhouette.com/iphoneapp/ and test it out for yourself!

Other beauty applications that can help users put their best face forward include:

MakeUp: Upload a guide to the best celebrity-inspired makeup tutorials. These videos give step-by-step instructions on how to apply makeup to get the ultimate celebrity look.

HairStyle: HairStyle will help you avoid hair disasters with more than 125 real hair styles and 53 color options, helping you make the right choice for your locks.


Earrings that accentuate your face

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Jacqui Pini

Have you ever noticed that some earrings highlight your face beautifully, yet others seem too small or too heavy-looking? That is because the shape of your face makes a big difference as to how earrings look on you.

David Mamane, CEO of largest online jewelry boutique MyJewelryBox.com offers tips on what styles work best with your face frame.

Oval Face:

Since oval faces are well proportioned, studs and smaller hoops work best in order to not make a face look too long.

Round Face:

Chandelier or dangling earrings are the best match for the classic round face shape as they draw attention to the cheekbones and jaw line and can balance out a wider forehead. Hoops are not a good match for a round face as they make the face appear rounder.

Heart-Shaped Face:

The best earrings for a heart-shaped face can be chosen by considering earrings that are heavier at the bottom. Also, Earrings in bold designs and bright colors will draw attention to your cheekbones.

Square Face:

Earrings that have rounded edges look best because they will soften a square face. Medium to long styles are best but large, angular styles can make a square face appear wider.


$25 Gift Certificate contest

Thursday, April 1, 2010 by Jacqui Pini

One of our favorite designer consignment websites is holding a great contest for the month of April. Tra Tutti.com will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate every single day in the month of April. Everyone can enter, but a purchase earns you TEN entries in the drawing!

For details visit: