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Step into Spring in S.I.C. Couture

The season of wearing fun, flirty dresses is upon us and S.I.C. Couture has several looks that are sure to get you ready for all the special events this season brings upon us. Whether you’re attending a wedding, graduation, celebratory lunch or dinner with mom and dad for Mother’s and Father’s Day or any other special occasions that might come up, take a look at S.I.C. Couture‘s beautiful and sophisticated styles. You will see some beautiful looks available in a variety of colors and silhouettes and you just might find your perfect dress.

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Featured above are just some of the chic, flirty and feminine dresses from S.I.C. Couture:

Cowl Back Dress with Gathered Skirt – classic and chic at the front but very sexy in the back. Great way to leave a lasting impression
The Angela Dress  – nothing beats a perfect LBD and this sleeveless beauty fits all the criteria
The Julia Dress in Mint (a hot spring color) – sweet and delicate, a perfect look for any afternoon wedding
The Bethenny Dress – simple yet sexy silhouette with a great pleated detail on the skirt

New Collection | ONNO Los Angeles

It was love at first touch when I first laid my hands on the beautiful Sophie Maxi Dress from ONNO. Offering the contemporary luxurious essentials and lifestyle dressing for women, ONNO, which is the brainchild of Eric Abbou, Creative Director and President who states that his mission is to provide fashionable luxe essentials and novelty clothing using only the finest fabrications in current and timeless color pallets. The collection features romantic silhouettes, stunning draped pieces, and versatile tunics that can also be worn as dresses.

The Sophia is a lined, double cowl sleeveless maxi dress that lavishly hugs your curves (I’m in love with the Black Brush Rain Sophia Maxi (middle photo above), the flattering silhouette is hand-dyed super fine jersey and is just one of several pieces available in ONNO’s Spring 2012 Collection. If the above speaks to you then you must get acquainted with the rest of the collection with several pieces available in solid, dip dyed ombre and tye-dyed.

ONNO’s signature washes are made in LA with four unique dyeing processes. Each tie-dye and dip dye is crafted by hand making each piece unique, transforming them into wearable art. For more information or the  view the entire collection, visit www.onnofashion.com.

Petit Pois by Viviana G. Spring 2012 Collection

Discovering new designers that capture the essence of your style is a wonderful treat. I was introduced to Petit Pois by Viviana G, a Venezuelan designer who studied in Paris and New York (attending Parsons with Marc Jacobs, Tracy Reese and Isaac Mizrahi), owned her own boutique in Venezuela and launched the brand “Sweet Pea”. For her Petit Pois‘s spring 2012 collection, Viviana G. featured her signature mesh fabrics in vibrant colors and mosaic “art-like” prints and original designs which carry a soft, sensual flair.

I am absolutely in love with the above enchanting styles from her After 5pm Couture Collection. These flowy and fluid dresses which exudes sensuality, romance and comfort; three are vintage styled double layer long mesh dresses with princess line panels and embroidered seams while the fourth (the red one) features a sheer mesh tank princess line panel with either an attached body suit or slip. I so need one of those in my life.

Other highlights includes asymmetric knee length dresses, ruched skirts, printed maxi dresses, asymmetric tops, and bold colors. Want to know more or add a piece or two to your closet – visit www.mypetitpois.com for more info, shop online or search for retailers.

Veronica Brett Spring 2012 Swimwear Collection

Spring is here which means it it time to get swimsuit ready, not just getting yourself in shape but shopping for flattering and cute swimsuits. For Spring/Summer 2012, the Veronica Brett Swimwear Collection is all about bold color and graphic prints. Keeping in step with the brights and eye-catching graphics trends, the Veronica Brett 2012 Spring Collection offers one and two-piece suits in bold colors such as neon orange, lime green, crisp white, etc and cover-ups and sarongs in fun graphics in black/white, blue/white etc.


But the true awesomeness of Veronica Brett Swimwear is not its great colors or styles, it is the fact that it is a luxury collection of swimwear fashioned especially for breast cancer survivors and women who have had risk-reducing mastectomies. As stated in my previous coverage of Veronica Brett Swimwear, they offer “sexy, classic and sophisticated, our figure-flattering suits accentuate all of a woman’s beautiful features. Interior pockets conceal a lightweight swim form as well as properly fit a reconstructed breast. The suits have been strategically designed to conceal surgical scars while still giving a semblance of cleavage. Chic and sophisticated, they are meant for lounging at the pool and walks on the beach.” One favorite style is the below Front-lacing Halter One Piece

Show as much or as little cleavage as you want. Vertical lines elongate a shorter torso while putting all the concentration on the smile on your face. To shop or learn more about the Veronica Brett Swim Collection, visit http://www.veronicabrett.com. A percentage of annual sales of Veronica Brett swimwear to breast cancer research and to organizations that provide support services.

Win a Cocktail Dress From Adrianna Papell’s Spring 2012 Collection

What better way to celebrate this fabulous warm weather than with winning a fabulous cocktail dress from Adrianna Papell’s Spring 2012 Collection. The vast collection consists of Spring 2012 Day Dresses, Spring 2012 Evening Dresses, and Spring 2012 Adrianna Papell for E! – each more gorgeous than the last making Adrianna Papell the go-to brand for every special occasion. You’ll be the belle of the ball or wedding, or cocktail party or prom.

To celebrate the emergence of spring and this great collection, I am giving away one of these beguiling dresses. Before I give you details, let’s go through a few looks these drool-worthy dresses from their Spring 2012 collection – see more at www.AdriannaPapell.com.

Did you find a favorite or two? I’m betting you did. I’m sure you’re already thinking of places to wear one of these beautiful dresses too. So why not get try to indulge yourself in one of these dresses. To win THE dress, see below for what you need to do:

To Enter this contest:

To enter this giveaway, you must:

1. Leave a comment on this post stating which dress(es) you love
2. Follow Adrianna Papell on Twitter
3. Like Adrianna Papell on Facebook
4. Tweet this Contest – tag @guestlistblog and @AdriannaPapell
5. Follow me on Twitter – @guestlistblog

Extra Bonus if you:

6. Share/Like this contest on Facebook
7. Be a Fan of My Life on and off the Guest List on Facebook
8. Follow My Life on and off the Guest List on Google+

ADRIANNA PAPELL GIVEAWAY

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. and Canada resident, 16 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on March 24th, 2012 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on March 31st, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (1) ONE winner by random drawing from all eligible entries. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value of prize approx. $150.00 Winners will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Adrianna Papell.

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Elie Tahari Spring 2012 Sample Sale

WOMEN’S

WAS/NOW
Leather Jackets – $998/$279
Wool Dress Coats – $728/$199
Luxury Fur/Shearling Jackets – $1498/$499
Evening Dresses – $498/$129
Day Dresses – $398-$498/$99
Classic Knit Sweaters – $298-$398/$49
Tailored Pants – $178-$198/$59
Skirts – $248-$298/$59
Knits – $98-$198/$19-$29
Blouses – $168-$298/$59


MEN’S

WAS/NOW
Leather Jackets – $1298/$279
Cashmere Jackets – $398/$199
Long Coats – $328/$199
Short Coats – $648/$149
Woven Jackets – $398/$99
Pants – $198-$248/$49
Sweaters – $248/$69
Knit Shirts – $168/$39-$19

SHOES

WAS/NOW
Ballet Flats – $198/$79
Leather Pumps – $398/$99
Spring Sandals – $598/$199

HANDBAGS

WAS/NOW
Clutches – $448/$79
Small Handbags – $398/$139
Luxury Handbags – $598/$199

Sale goes from Tuesday April 17, 2012 – Saturday April 21, 2012
501 5th AVENUE (btwn 41st & 42nd St), 2nd Floor
212.398.2622

All major credit cards, cash, NO checks. Sizes will be available

Youngblood’s Spring 2012 Eye-Illuminating Duo

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics has finally launched their much anticipated Eye-lluminating Duo, a dual-ended multi-purpose pencil designed to brighten, reflect light and accentuate. The oversized pencil features two neutral tones (Matte, a pink-nude and Shimmer, an iridescent champagne-beige) that can be used to create many effects, including to help transform tired-looking features.

• To use as an eyeshadow base, apply to bare lids and blend with the Concealer Brush.
• To enhance eyes, draw in the inner corners and blend. To give eyebrows a little “lift,” apply beneath the brow bones.

The creamy formula includes:
• Mango Seed Oil — an emollient skin conditioner with antioxidant properties.
• Macadamia Nut Oil — an exceptionally hydrating plant extract.
• Microcrystalline Wax — an emulsifier that provides a solid-smooth texture for tug-free application.

“Eye-lluminating Duo helps highlight and brighten,” says Pauline Youngblood, founder and president of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. “The creamy-smooth formula blends easily into your natural skin tone.”

Eye-lluminating Duo became available on March 1st and retails for $22.00 at the following locations – ybskin.com, NewBeauty at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, CA, Henri Bendel and The Plaza Beauty in New York, select spas and salons and by calling (800) 216-6133.

Stella & Dot Spring 2012 Jewelry Collection

Jewelry now now achieved staring roles in our everyday looks; statement necklaces and rings, beguiling bracelets and bangles add some much need color, edge, femininity to our wardrobe – jewelry is not just an afterthought anymore, it’s more of a conversation piece, an enchanting accent, a showcase of your personality. Stella & Dot‘s Spring 2012 Collection features jewelry pieces that will more than sate your needs for feminine, edgy and statement pieces as well as wardrobe accents.

Filled with color, intricate detail and special touches such as hand cut and faceted pieces and geometric shapes, the Stella & Dot Collection boasts several pieces to complete your look. The bib necklaces feature dyed jade, lapis gemstones, semi precious stones, leather, organza, gold plated feathers, etc. Statement earrings offer delicate styles to full shoulder grazing chandelier looks that are a perfect way to take you from day to night. The entire collection is awash of color, you’ll revel in turquoise, jade, coral, rose gold, red, etc.

A must during the summer months is bracelets and Stella & Dot offer both feminine and hard edge armwear that can be worn in numerous combinations. Since I missed unable to attend their spring preview, I was happy to get a chance to see the collection and I wasn’t the only one as R&B Singer, Ashanti, was also thrilled to add a few pieces of Stella & Dot to her collection. Other celebrity fans of the brand include Rashida Jones, Maria Menounos and Nina Dobrev.