Illamasqua Fall 2012 Preview – Generation Q Collection

Illamasqua’s very hilarious (and mad genius) Director of Product Development, David Horne, was on hand to offer a sneak peek at their newest collection – Generation Q, a wonderful (and Illamasqua’s most subtle) range of cosmetics that breaks the age barrier in makeup and celebrates ageless beauty without restrictions. Expect to see these beautiful collection (whose lipstick and lipgloss colors I am especially in love with) on September 6th. Let’s get acquainted, shall we?

The collections features products that are light reflective products as opposed to age reflective. It has been formulated to give women of all ages the tools to express their alter ego, no matter their age, race, etc. “Illamasqua is standing up against the industry rule of “only wearing matte” products and concealing your real identity under a sea of beige after a certain age. Complimenting and empowering your true beauty, shimmer is adorned to accent, highlight and lift features.” The new collection features a new palette, lipsticks, lipglosses and nail varnishes.

Complement Palette

Features Powder Eyeshadow in Slink (soft champagne with a  shimmer finish), Powder Eyeshadow in Focus (cool metallic cream brown metal), Powder Eyeshadow in Forgiveness (matte rich chocolate plum) and a New Pressed Pure Pigment in Queen of the Night (blackened plum with a shimmer finish). It will retail for $42.50


New lipstick in magnetism (a deep raspberry pink)and Underworld (a blueberry violet shimmer). Both retail for $22.00 each


Two new intense lipglosses in Opulent (rainbow beige) and Boost (a very gorgeous blueberry violet). They retail for $20.00

Nail Varnishes

Two dark, sultry colors, Creator (a shimmery magical black) and Charisma (a deep raspberry pink)which will retail for $14.00.

Powder Blush

A subtle-toned Powder Blush in Allure (a dusty rose pink shimmer) which will retail for $24.00

Other Products Not pictured:

Highlighter/Gleam – a lightweight compact highlighter with iridescent formulation that lifts and highlights wherever its applied. Gleam is available in Aurora, a light champagne with a pearlescent finish. Retail – $26.00

Precision Ink – brighten your eyes with this precision eyeliner in  Wisdom, an antique gold. Retail $27.50.

Illamasqua celebrates the Generation Q collection by featuring both older (who are actually real makeup fans not models) and young models in their campaign.

Ann Taylor Fall 2012 Collection

Everyone always talks about the fashion inspiration of Paris in the springtime but according to Ann Taylor’s Lisa Axelson, Paris in the fall is just what our wardrobe needs. For Fall 2012 the Ann Taylor collection, we see lots of black & white prints and touches of color, classic silhouettes and inspirations from the 1960’s and the most romantic city in the world. My favorite prints from the fall collection are the revised white leopard and the Dalmatian prints available in shirts, jeans, chic sheath dresses, pencil skirts, shoes and chic accessories

Ann Taylor truly brings out the fresh and youthful aspect of their collection by pairing some of the bold colors with the above statement prints without losing any of the refined sophistication that is signature to the brand

The collection featured so many favorite pieces, so what are my standouts besides everything in the Dalmatian and White Leopard prints? I’m in love with the uber-fab cape with leather piping, the incredibly sweet bow scarf and the very sexy chantilly lace bustier

Some pieces, like the pencil skirts, begin hitting stores in August with the majority of the collection becoming available in September and October. What do you think of the collection?

Brooks Sports Fall 2012 Running Collection

When it comes to running attire and shoes, there’s no one better than Brooks Sports. Brooks designs and markets high-performance men’s and women’s running shoes, apparel and accessories in more than 40 countries worldwide. While most sports apparel companies will create products for a variety of athletic industries, Brooks Sports is dedicated to running only. At their fall preview, Brooks introduced the cool technology behind the new Nightlife 2.0 apparel line which enhances safety by enabling motorists to more clearly distinguish runners in low light conditions.

Featuring 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflectivity piping that dramatically enhance visibility, the Nightlife 2.0 collection offers a range of apparel and accessories with high-contrast color that boosts safety. The above cap features a perforated bill and a flat L.E.D. light at the back to keep you visible in any condition. Its removable battery pack, which uses one CR2032 Lithium 3V battery, makes it easy to replace batteries and wash your hat, while also doubling as a portable pen light.

The jacket features the 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflectivity piping along the front zipper, around the wrists, on a flap below the shoulders, front flaps and along the sides. Brooks Sports also measured the strides and gaits of attendees to find their perfect running shoe

and introduced their newest footwear styles and technologies which support their RunHappy lifestyle:

Cascadia 7 – features groundbreaking cushioning material that responds to your every step providing ideal comfort and protection as your pace and the surface changes.

PureCadence – features a toe box split allows the big toe to function independently and engage the runner’s natural balance, flexible band that wraps around the instep to comfortably secure the foot in place and a signature inverted heel which promotes a natural strike

Glycerin 10 – also features groundbreaking cushioning material that responds to your every step and delivers a custom balance of cushioning based on gender and weight. Also gives the runner a smooth heel-to-toe transition

Check out a few more product photos from Brooks Sports fall collection below

Fashion and Flattery: Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection

Donna Morgan continues to deliver fashionable and flattering womenswear for the chic urban woman. The Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection features looks ranging from bold colors and prints to subtle and muted tones. Classic silhouettes such as wrap dresses, sheaths, maxis delight in brilliant colors and playful prints. As with all Donna Morgan’s dresses, much attention is focused on a great fit and flattering of a woman’s natural curves.

Standout looks from the Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection include the very elegant color block Peplum dress, a colorful 60’s-inspired sheath with Nehru collar and a very sophisticated muted gold faux wrap dress. The collection also focuses on lots of details, from strategically placed shirring, sweet peter pan collars, cap sleeves, lace inserts, etc.

Whether you go for a style that’s more curve hugging or a more relaxed silhouette, the Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection will not disappoint you. We loved every single look from this collection and we know you will as well. The range of options the collection offers to the stylish fashionista is stunning. We promise you won’t find a look that you won’t love. We are and will continue to drool over our favorites. Do you ladies see some Donna Morgan looks you’d love to add to your wardrobe? Which items from the Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection is your favorite look?

Jolt Jeans Fall 2012 Preview

For Fall 2012, Jolt Jeans covers the on-trend teens from top to bottom with a collection filled playful, artistic, adventurous and casual looks. From its denim roots, Jolt has evolved into a leading Junior’s lifestyle brand for the trend-conscious girl’s growing wardrobe needs. From boldly colored and exotic printed jeans to tops with crochet cutouts, tribal prints and other hot trends

 The Jolt girl’s approach to style is filled with personality, she expresses herself through her fashion and style and this collection will certainly excite he. What else besides the above does she have to look forward for from Jolt? How about leather and leather-trimmed shorts, cute tanks that feature the hi-low trend, comfy knit sweaters and mini skirts, and colorful cords

Keep an eye out for these and more from Jolt at moderate and higher-end department stores nationwide. 

Moving Comfort | The Most Wearable Gym Fashion

Moving Comfort, the first company to create the women’s specific run short and makers of the most comfortable sports bras and fitness apparel for women, introduces a collection of remarkably fashionable gym attire for fall. Say goodbye to boxy workout wear and hello to comfortable, stylish, feminine gym clothes.

The collection features luxe fabrics that are comfortable to wear all day, bold colors, unique details, and styles that you will wear beyond yoga, dance class, running, etc. Featured above (from left to right) are the:

Urban Gym Tank in Berry/Frost, a dolman inspired, bias cut striped, 2-in-1 tank with a fitted interior tank layered under a relaxed exterior tank, paired with the uber-comfy Urban Gym Capri in Black, which features a 3 1/2″ wide flat-seam waistband, adjustable lower leg gathering, double layer crotch gusset and a hidden inseam front stash pocket.

Urban Gym Long Sleeve, this relaxed, dolman inspired fit, scoop neck long sleeve tee features an open back crisscrossed with elastic ribbons, ruched detail at the lower sleeves and thumb loops at the cuffs. It is paired with the Urban Gym Tights, which like the Capris, also feature a 3 1/2″ wide flat-seam waistband, double layer crotch gusset and a hidden inseam front stash pocket.

Nochill 1/2 Zip, a semi-fitted, cowl neck pullover with a 16″ front zip, raglan sleeves, ruched baffling detail at the side, thumb loops at the cuffs, and zip handwarmer pockets. And of course since they are the masters of sports bras and understand how challenging it is for women to find the perfect sports bra, this wouldn’t be a complete feature without me highlighting a few of their amazing sports bras available this fall. Check out a few of their innovative collection below

Featured above are the Divine Mesh Sports Bra, Jubralee Sports Bra, Urban X-Over Sports Bra and the Grace II Sports Bra.

The Divine Mesh Sports Bra is an underwire that gives comfort and support. It’s available in sizes B-DD from 32-40 and comes in high and medium impact. Some of its features include: seam-free interior molded cups, a flattering scoop neckline, one-piece cradle with underwire and exterior mesh design.

The high impact Jubralee Sports Bra gives the definition of support and comfort in a flattering streamlined, sporty design. It features front adjustable straps for amazing levels of comfort, hidden side and under bust support, shaped front adjustable straps with concealed hook-and-loop closure, interior front yoke, seam-free interior molded cups and subtle-contour shape cups. Available in sizes B-E 30-44.

The Urban X-Over Sports Bra is another high impact sports bra that offers support with a bit of attitude. It features all over mesh with splice inserts, fun, cross-back adjustable straps, and a pop of color that gives it more personality. It too features seam-free interior molded cups but with maximum-contour shape cups. The Urban X-Over is available in sizes A/B and C/D from 30-40.

The Grace II Sports Bra is a sporty update to the original Moving Comfort Grace but with a new sleek design that features molded cups, front and back mesh zones, colored piping, a secure-lock coil zipper, and a generous zipper flap with j-hook to ease zipping. This style comes in sizes A/B, C/D and DD from 30-40.

Farah Angsana Fall 2012 Collection

For her Fall 2012 Collection, designer Farah Angsana was inspired by the well-traveled woman, like herself, who have gone to Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, etc. The collection featured exquisite classic silhouettes in gowns, cocktail dresses and elegant separates treated with Angsana’s couture techniques; the vividly colored looks (featured in hues of blue, violet, red, kelly green, curry, and tangerine) were embellished with sequins, lace, sheer paneling, swarovski crystals, and embroidery.

Beautiful gowns fluttered down the runway in silk georgette, silk satin chiffon, tulle, etc, captivating the audience. Farah Angsana continues to stun with her bold silhouettes, intricate detailing and vibrant color palette.