8.29.2012

second-day makeup with mac and carine


Yes, I am a little obsessed with Carine Roitfeld. The former Vogue Paris editor is one of my styling icons, and this fall brings a double dose of my muse. Her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, hits shelves September 13, and only a few days before, Carine's makeup collection for MAC debuts on September 6. With everything from eye shadow palettes and nail polish to tiny star stencils, it will be easier than ever to capture Carine's signature smudgey smokey eyes. Oh, and it's even better if you go to bed without washing off your mascara, one of the beauty tips Carine shares in the above video promoting the collaboration. Who knew we shared a love of second-day makeup? See the full collection below and pre-order a copy for CR Fashion Book here.


8.15.2012

keenan kampa is a doll


If there's anything I love more than fashion - ok, as much as fashion - it's ballet. I love watching it, I love doing it, I love reading about it, I just love it. So when I had the chance to interview Keenan Kampa, the gorgeous ballerina who recently became the first American to join the famed Mariinsky ballet, I did a happy dance of my own. Keenan is in town to dance at the third annual "Stars of Russian Ballet" gala at Ann Arbor's Power Center this Saturday, and I'm going with a few of the ladies from the studio where I take class. My favorite part of the interview was at the very end. I asked Keenan what pieces she would be dancing on Saturday, and after she told me, I said I couldn't wait to see her dance them. Her voice lit up, and she said, "Oh, you're going to come? That's so great!" So sweet, so genuine. I told her I wouldn't miss it.

Read my interview with Keenan here.

8.01.2012

get the look: dressage

Zara Phillips riding High Kingdom during the Eventing dressage phase at the London 2012 Olympics

Is there a more elegant Olympic sport than dressage? Not only does it showcase beautiful horses trained and ridden at the highest level, but the riders are turned out with incredible style, from the tips of their top hats to the toes of their sleek black boots.

The riders competing in Eventing took to the arena for their dressage tests earlier this week (including Zara Phillips, above, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth), and the individual and team Dressage competition starts August 2. Equestrian style was also a major influence on the fall 2012 runways  (see: Gucci, Givenchy and Ralph Lauren), and with the collections making their way to store shelves, now is the perfect time to indulge in some haute horsey attire. Here's how to get the look: