Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011 and Covergirl Collection Party

The legendary Pat McGrath, makeup artist for P & G Beauty (which owns Covergirl), has once again collaborated with LeSportsac to create an 8-piece pro cosmetic bag collection. We were one of the lucky few who got to attend the Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011 and Covergirl Collection Party. She is legendary and the most influential editorial and celebrity makeup artist in the known world.

Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011
Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011
Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011
Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011

The premier collection, which debuted last year, featured two makeup bags inspired by CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara. The 2011 collection is inspired lips, specifically by the CoverGirl LipPerfection lip color collection, and features new exclusive designs and shades from LeSportsac that coordinate perfectly.

The collection ranged from the small Kiss Case to the large Professional Carry All Tote that’s large enough to hold several other pieces from the Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011 collection which makes for easy travel. Though we did not get to interview Ms. McGrath at the launch event, she sweetly posed for a photo.

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The Covergirl beauty team was also on hand to offer makeup touchups and beauty tips to all who wanted to experience their great colors in all categories – lips, cheeks, and eyes.

Guests also got to enjoy some yummy treats (a sweet tooth’s heaven), a fantastic view of New York City and deliciously refreshing cocktails. It was the perfect backdrop to celebrate this wonderful, limited edition collection.

The collection will be sold on LeSportsac.com and at LeSportsac boutiques starting this month. Keep an eye out for a coupon for CoverGirl LipPerfection lip color with every bag purchase. What are your thoughts on this collection? Are you excited for the Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011 collection?

Designer Collaboration – Rory Beca for Forever 21

Designer Rory Beca was on hand at Forever 21 Times Square to introduce her exclusive design collaboration, Rory Beca for Forever 21, with the retail giant. My days of shopping at Forever 21 are long gone or so I thought. Fashion does indeed take flight as the young designer introduces such gorgeous pieces as the Splatter One Shoulder Dress and the Splatter Drawcord Dress – my favorite print from the collection.

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Other great pieces that are sure to be key in your wardrobe include an adorable Satin Swing Skirt, which goes great with a tee or a not so basic top, like Rory Beca’s Embellished Knit Top (seen paired below).
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and another favorite, the very comfortable Beaded Collar Dress, which can be layered under a hot pink cardigan for a burst of color, worn with leggings or alone. It was quite a popular piece as you can see in the photo below.

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I got a chance to speak with Rory Beca in between meeting/greeting the eager young girls patiently waiting to get insight into her design world and experience. She kept them entranced with her approachable and easy going personality.

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But back to my interview – her story is an interesting one. Her whole business is literally a family affair. Her brother makes her wonderful prints, her dad  (a Dentist) made her deliveries, etc but I’ll let Rory tell you her story in her own words.

This wonderful collection is available both in-store and online but it won’t be forever. All items are while quantities last and judging by the numerous purchases I saw, it won’t be for much longer. Don’t you love these Rory Beca for Forever 21 pieces? What items from the collection collaboration are on your wishlist?

COVERGIRL for LeSportsac Launch Party

LeSportsac recently held a celebration for the launch of the limited edition COVERGIRL for LeSportSac cosmetic bags, designed in collaboration with legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath at the LeSportsac Soho Flagship Store

The yellow and black bag collection, inspired by Covergirl’s LashBlast Length Mascara, features two bags, PAT (single zipper) and PAGE (double zipper), which retail for $28 and $62 respectively

As you can see they make a great addiction to the existing LeSportSac collection; both will be available at LeSportSac.com (the PAT is available online now, the PAGE is coming soon).

I’m looking forward to more being added to this collection soon.

Anzie Jewelry Fall 2010 Collection Preview

Anzie jewelry was founded in 1999 by Anzie Stein as a way to raise money for Cancer awareness. After her husband was diagnosed with colon cancer, Anzie designed the Lifesaver Bracelet as an outlet to deal with the emotions of her husband’s illness.

The success of the lifesaver bracelet prompted the company to design full collections of 18k gold, 14k gold or sterling silver pieces set with semi-precious and precious stones. Now with her daughters by her side, Anzie has created another exciting collection for the Fall.

Anzie’s jewelry is spectacular. It is clean, timeless and classic. Everyday Luxury, Anzie’s philosophy, is evident in every piece of the Fall 2010 collection. The jewelry can be worn as a single statement piece or layered taking the sophisticated woman from day to night.

My favorite pieces, which is not easy to select since there were so many fabulous pieces, were the Dew Drop bracelet in various colored stones set in sterling silver and the Angelina necklace in white topaz. The Dew Drop bracelet and Angelina necklaces are true statement pieces. They are bold; demanding attention.

A confident woman who enjoys having all eyes on her would relish in the attention she would get wearing these pieces. The Anzie Jewelry Collection is for the woman who likes luxury, timeless pieces that can complement her business suit, jeans and summer dress. This woman has a youthful spirit, knows quality, and likes to be stylish.Get an up close and personal view of the collection below

Because of the pride taken in their jewelry, Anzie provides customers with the ability to customize their purchases. If you would like a special charm or engraving added or if the bracelet needs to be sized/re-sized, Anzie will happily customize your purchase. Its another attribute that makes this company unique.

Anzie jewelry retails for $175 to $12,000 and can be purchased at www.anzie.com or in high end retailer,  Saks Fifth Avenue.