Monday, June 29, 2009
Tips by Tim Quinn
• Pull the outer corner of the eye gently to stretch the lash line.
• Apply the brush vertically to the lash line and zig-zag the brush along the lashes for instant volume and liner effect.
• Use the brush in normal horizontal applications to lengthen, extend and perfectly separate the lashes.
Seductive color effects
• Gun metal grey (n° 3) is a softer alternative to black, and is perfect for that sultry "morning after" look – for added dimension, brush black mascara across the lower lash tips.
• Just tipping the lashes with the red iron (n° 4) shade, brightens and widens the eye, making blue eyes more blue and green eyes, greener.
• Copper Brown (n° 2) is a perfect choice for blondes or for daytime wear. For lighter skin tones with lighter eyes, use brown then tip with black, especially on the outside corners, to add depth.
Dress your eyes with the collection’s mascara, available in four seductive colors, which offers a multi-tonal wardrobe of colors for lashes ranging from rich, warm-tones to cold, metallic-inspired shades: black steel, copper brown, gun metal grey and red iron. Available in June.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Friday, June 26 | 9PM to 11PM
251 PALM BEACH | 251 Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach 561.818.2944
Fabulous cocktails designed by Katherine Lande & Brandie Herbst
Hors d’oeuvres by Da Francesco Organic Italiano
Trés chic beats by DJ Adam Lipson
RSVP REQUIRED | PLEASE CALL 561.366.1226
Casual Chic Attire | Valet Parking
Stay tuned next week for fabulous post party coverage... and this eve, don't forget to wear your Friday's finest!
DL: What sets you apart from other colorists?
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Lemon “Deux” Drop
If the economy has kept you panning for gold, think no more and indulge in one of my luxe libations that'll make you feel like you're one in a million! - Brandie
"Luxe" Golden Swede Martini
1- 1/2 oz SVEDKA Vodka
3/4 oz dry vermouth
Shake vodka and vermouth with ice in shaker, strain into martini glass.
Garnish with olives or lemon peel and top with a sprinkle of edible gold flakes!
WHO: The Deux Luxe
WHAT: Launch Party
WHERE: 251 Palm Beach, 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, FL 561.659.7840
(WEAR: Your Friday finest....your picture will be taken, darlings and gents!)
WHEN: Friday, June 26, 2009 - 9pm - 11pm
WHY: To celebrate and toast two fabulously chic local ladies that give you thrice weekly all the deux luxe news that's fit to print! What's a deux luxe lass without a few surprise tricks up her sleeve? Can't give it all away!!!
RSVP to: SAPR, 561. 366.1226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 22, 2009
This month’s fashion editorial "Retro Resort" featured in the July/August issue of Palm Beach Illustrated, is a rich throwback to old Hollywood glamour. Classic silhouettes, simple yet dramatic, styled with high impact statement accessories, sets the tone for any starlet wanting to make a scene. The main focus for this story is to showcase that classic pieces will forever be in style, whether it be a chic maillot, gingham print dress or black blazer. To keep this quintessential look up-to-date, focus on fresh fabrics and current cuts, and accessorize with the seasons must-have add-ons. Right now for me it’s all about the statement shoe, platform metallic and suede wedges, PVC and feather heels, this seasons cutting edge cage heel, mixed with bold jewelry in the form of necklaces and piles of bracelets. Stylist tip: Don’t be afraid to mix up your jewelry classics with your latest finds, for this shoot I mixed traditional David Yurman braided cuffs with current Chanel denim chain bracelets. For time-honored prints like gingham, embrace a modern shape. One of my favorites of the season is a one-shoulder b&w gingham dress by Michael Kors. Pair up with a chunky platform to keep it fresh and current. As Coco would say… “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
Here are a few of my favorite pieces that are showcased within the story. -KL
PVC 90mm open toe pump with feather detail - Chanel
Cage heel - Yves Saint Laurent
To see the rest of the high glamour summer has to offer, pick up the latest issue of Palm Beach Illustrated. www.palmbeachillustrated.com
Friday, June 19, 2009
Fabricut; Damask, Harbor Island - Zebra 3384305
Indoor/Outdoor Residential Fabric
Designer's Guild; Tullgarn Noir
Amalienborg Fabrics - F1423/01
Ammon Hickson Showroom
1855 Griffin Rd Suite B364
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Roquelaire Graphite - Florimund Wallpaper, P487/10
see above for showroom address
Almavira Noir- Arabella Wallcoverings P497/01
Wharton Black and White - Whitewall Wallpaper P506/06
Every year for Thanksgiving, I incorporate blueberry pie into my repertoire but for summer, I love to bake cobblers and crumbles. A recent dinner party allowed me to show off my baking skills and prepare a delicious and incredibly simple blueberry - blackberry crumble which I served with Haagen Daaz vanilla ice cream. Delight your dinner guests or indulge yourself one evening with this humble, yet beautiful marriage of blueberries, blackberries, crumbly topping and heavenly sweetness! -B.H.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar (I used dark)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold sweet cream butter, in small pieces
3 pints blueberries
3 pints blackberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make the topping, combine flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add the butter and work in with your fingertips until you have a crumbly mixture.
In another bowl, toss the blueberries and blackberries with the granulated sugar. Pile the sugared fruit into a large gratin dish or two pie plates. Mound the topping over the fruit.
Bake for an hour, or until the topping is nicely browned. Cool for 15 minutes before serving, or serve at room temperature.
*Recipe (p.115) from A PLATTER OF FIGS AND OTHER RECIPES by David Tanis
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Here's my last minute Father's Day Gift Guide for those dads that have enough shirts and ties to sink a ship and haven't given you a clue as to what they long for. Note: NO cuff-links featured here! -B.H.
Pitgreen Premium Platinum Golf Set - This micro-mini golf game comes complete with figure, green, clubs and balls! Perfect for Dads who like to kill time at the office and brush up on their "short game."
O-Grill 3000 - Portable grill that weighs 24lbs. and has 225 square inches of grilling space! It runs on propane cylinders for up to four hours. This compact, ergonomic grill comes in several chic colors such as orange (shown), green, blue, black, red, and silver.
Spa for Dads
Wooden Sanctuary - This wooden cable organizing box gives Dads all their multi-purpose electronics a "charge" at the same time. Dad will say "Ahhhh" as his cell, ipone, MP3 Player and bluetooth are all getting juiced up in one setting!
Shaving Set - by Dovo Solingen, Germany is a luxe shaving set designed for any man that is as discerning about his utensils as he is about his products! This set includes shaving brush and razor with gorgeous wood handles and three shaving soaps.
Centenary Trolley Suitcase - Orange with brown straps, by Globe-Trotter, UK. Handmade, leather trim and straps, and silk lined interior...this suitcase will complete the look of a Dapper Dad as he (and his juicy orange luggage) glides through Heathrow Airport!
Black or Espresso
16"h x 10" x 5"D
Monday, June 15, 2009
A Little Mystery Goes A Long Way
My favorite ultra-luxe lingerie line, hands down, has to be Agent Provocateur. Yes, it can be a bit on the racy side (the founder none-the-less is British courtier maven, Vivienne Westwood’s son), but hey, who doesn’t love that every now and then. But seriously, glamour all the way and they have the best fit ever! And what girl doesn’t love feeling sexy? The collections are packed full of the best underpinnings for any cocktail attire one will ever need, even in the most socially conscious towns. And what happens after, well… that’s the pleasure of best-kept secrets. Ooh la la!
Stylists side note: Not disclosing my personal picks on this one… like I said, a little mystery goes a long way.
I discovered this new lingerie line from a good friend of mine and can’t wait to check it out. Gilly Hicks is the latest collection (and described as the “cheeky cousin”) from Abercrombie & Fitch – specializing in women's intimate apparel from casual to sexy and relaxed loungewear. The Australian theme of Gilly Hicks was originally inspired by the phrase "Down Under”, and in its saying, it’s the only brand from Ab & Fitch with a non-American image. For me its all about the casual chic styles from cotton to lace… not to mention the price point that can’t be beat.
A major leg trend right off the most recent runways has me thinking all frocks come fall most be paired with sheer black hosiery. And Nicolas Ghesquiére’s collection for Balenciaga has me totally inspired… the French dot is back in full force for fall. I’m so loving this look and have already starting test driving it around town. Pair-up this chic hosiery style with any short dress… appropriate of French standards that is. For my birthday celebration a few weeks back I rocked this look out with an uber short, studded, cotton denim mini dress and sky-high multi-strapped heels.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Vera Wang headed to DWTS… as in Dancing With The Stars? Word is that this ultra luxe rtw & bridal designer has signed on to shimmy her way through the hit show’s next season. Wonder if designing her own bedazzled get-ups has been written into her contact? I’m just hoping she showcases some of the show-stopping gems from her fall jewelry collection… you can definitely count on seeing a piece or two adorned around my neck come fall, dancing may be included.
photo credit: Peter Lindbergh
Necklace from Vera Wang Accessory Collection - Fall 2009
Balmain Lace Top
Madonna “Like a Virgin” reduxe á la 2009, the Parisian way- Love this, so amazingly en vogue with a fitted jean… Modern statement shoulder is where it’s at! Stylist Tip: if Balmain breaks the bank for you, there are several similar price-friendly styles readily available. Opt for a nude bra with ivory lace shades, black bra for all other dark hues.
I came across these awhile back but have lately discovered a personal affection for them. Perfect for summer in any locale, and they will definitely still be stylish months ahead. Right now rock one beach or poolside by day, gang up with chunky bangles by night. And talk about ultimate 80s, check out the new Jelly Collection - Switch it, Swap it, Mix it, Pop it, custom create your own look from 72 color combos from the Jelly Shop. Even the First Lady is in-the-know with these glamorously groovy timepieces.
Miss Dior Chérie - Directed by Sophia Coppola
(J'Adore Sophia & Miss Chérie, love this entire campaign)