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Illamasqua’s Summer Naked Strangers Collection is now available at Sephora!

Hello fellow Illamasqua fans, their newest sensational collection, Naked Strangers, is now available at Sephora. This collection is bolder than ever before. Alter egos are laid bare and naked flesh is a source of unashamed inspiration. In this delicate tipping point between intimacy and pleasurable detachment, we revel in the unknown; exploring the distance between pure Monogamous, gilded Faithful and uninhibited Swinger. Exposed nude tones, adorned with rich licks of gold, leave you gasping for more.

“Naked Strangers captures inner glows and depths. The deeply and darkly alluring exists alongside ethereal shimmering brilliance. We are complex and multifaceted whilst also being naked to the world.” – Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.

The 7-piece Naked Strangers collection include:


Nail Varnish ($14.00) – Dress up your nails and explore your fantasies with our award-winning Nail Varnishes. Are you Mongamous (creamy flesh pink), Faithful (coppered metal) or Swinger (glistening platinum gold)? Apply a lustful layer then answer our question.

Lipglosses ($20.00) – Lick your lips then smooth on a rich layer of Intense Lipgloss in Stranger (platinum gold) for obscene levels of pigment. Alternatively, apply Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy (nude pink brown) on naked lips, to tease and tempt your lover. Or lovers…

Blushers ($24.00) – Stark naked might mean no clothes, but who said anything about no make-up? Create a provocative flush that lasts all night with Powder Blusher in Naked Rose (neutral beige brown) and Cream Blusher in Zygomatic (naked pink brown).

“Naked Strangers represents everything about borderlines…the human edge between romance and permissive intimacy…a step beyond control, a step past the edge and a collection of gilded moments upon the tip of sensation. Beautiful nudes with metallic edge set amongst eclectic textures.”says David Horne, Illamasqua Director of Product Development.

The Naked Strangers collection is available May 31, 2012 at Sephora and www.Sephora.com.

Disney & LeSportsac Launch “It’s a Small World” Handbag & Accessories Collection

Fans of LeSportsac, especially their Artist in Residence Series, will love their latest collaboration. Disney has teamed up with the classic handbag company, to create a Limited edition and one of a kind collection called  “It’s a Small World” . The inspiration behind the collection is to take you around the world and back again. The collection features handbags, totes, and accessories inspired by the mid-century artwork of Disney artist Mary Blair, who created the whimsical look of the beloved Disney theme park attraction “It’s a Small World.” The summer collection includes the “Wondrous Journey” and “Tahitian Dreams” prints seen below, with additional prints debuting during the Fall and Holiday seasons.

Wondrous Journey

Tahitian Dreams*

*If you’re in love with the “Tahitian Dreams” collection you’d better hurry, for it is available for this Summer only


“We are so inspired by Blair’s original art and the it’s a small world theme of global awareness,” said D’Arcy Jensen, vice president, Global Creative Director, LeSportsac. “Each collectible design we are creating is a colorful narrative that is sure to delight fans of Disney, Mary Blair and LeSportsac alike.”

“Our collaboration with LeSportsac pays homage to the magical experience of it’s a small world while continuing the legacy of the message behind one of Disney’s most beloved theme park attractions,” said Robert Oberschelp, director, Disney Collections, DCP. “Walt Disney’s vision is as powerful and true today as it was when he first shared it with the world.”

Disney It’s a Small World by LeSportsac collection includes five seasonal deliveries, each inspired by a specific country. In addition to celebrating a country, each delivery will be anchored with a Signature Tote and a colorful print that pays tribute to the unique facades and architectural works of Disney’s it’s a small world attraction. The collection kicks off with a celebration of Tahiti that includes two graphic totes and a range of 12 styles in two vibrant prints.

The Disney It’s a Small World by LeSportsac Collection is available online at www.LeSportsac.com and at all LeSportsac flagship boutiques worldwide. LeSportsac is also available at better department stores and select specialty stores.

American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection

For Summer 2012, American Eagle continues to bring bold colors, soft feminine styles and lively patterns. The American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection features fun and flirty looks that capture the exciting and carefree days of summer. Expect to see lots of girly styles, silhouettes and fabrics, light layering, mixing of prints and colors – not a surprise since this summer’s collection is inspired by the theme “live loud” and the Coachella Music Festival.
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Crocheted and lace dresses were belted, shorts were paired with wide knit tops, thin spaghetti strap crop tops and crocheted tops; Rompers were seen in floral prints, summer scarves in various prints, colors and lengths were paired with dresses, shorts, etc, lacy tank tops in bright colors, floppy wide brimmed hats were paired with just about everything (a must have sun-shielding accessory for women at Coachella); relaxed silhouettes, fun looks and playful colors are the essences of this collection and I’m sure we will see many pieces from this collection throughout the summer. One of my favorite looks from the collection wasn’t a piece, it was the fact that the fun graphic prints were seen in shorts, tops and accessories.

American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection Ikat

Aerie is collaborating with Filter magazine on a pre-festival party on April 12th and April 19th for celebs and other Coachella attendees and (per a poster at the summer preview) American Eagle will host a Live Loud Tour July 7th, 2012.

American Eagle Summer 2012 Concert

What are your thoughts on the American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection? Will you be attending the American Eagle Live Loud Tour concert?

Hello Kitty Hello Pretty Collection Exclusively At Sephora

For Summer 2012, Hello Kitty launches a new limited edition fashion couture collection exclusively for Sephora that will surely make beauty-loving girls of all ages giddy with happiness. The launch was introduced at a very adorable afternoon tea party at the Crosby Hotel. The five piece makeup collection include:

Hello Pretty Palette ($36.00) – housed in an iconic Hello Kitty-shaped compact with matte hot pink and golden accents throughout its entire design, this two-tiered palette contains eight harmonious eyeshadows and a mirror. It features a variety of eye shadow finishes (silky sheen, matte, refined glitter, etc) and colors that provide options for any look, including pearlized golden cream, matte chocolate brown, glittery nude and pearlized soft blue, iridescent purple, glittery charcoal black, pearlized white and glittery soft pink.

Bronzer ($28.00) – encased in a beautiful oversized iconic Hello Kitty shape cream and gold compact, this gorgeous pearl bronze shade allows you to create a natural sun-kissed glow perfect for summer and beyond.


Hello Pretty Compact Mirror ($19.00) – A must have for any makeup bag, this mirror does double duty with a 1X magnification on one side and a 3X on the other. Its also decorated with a stylish polka dot print for a touch of fun.

Hello Pretty Makeup Bag ($29.00) – A classic ruffle bag that is perfect for the Hello Kitty fan or the fashion maven. featuring a sophisticated black and white polka dot print topped with the iconic Hello Kitty head. Whether you are going out for a night on the town or meeting friends for brunch, this bag is the perfect accessory.

Retractable Kabuki Brush ($28.00) – Perfect for the girl on-the-go, the retractable kabuki brushes features a gold finish or silver finish with the iconic Hello Kitty sitting pretty on the cap. Complete with synthetic white bristles and pink tips, the portable brush encourages you to touch up your makeup in style and can be used to apply loose and pressed powders, bronzer and blush.

I got a chance to sit down with Sephora Pro Artist, Gilbert Soliz to talk about the new offerings from the newest Hello Kitty for Sephora Collection. Check it out below:

Hello Kitty also launches the Hello Kitty Big Pink Bow Fragrance, the second scent exclusive to Sephora. Big Pink Bow is a sweet fragrance mixes fruity (apple, grape, strawberry) and floral notes to this enchanting fragrance. Featuring a sweet blend, the fragrance opens up with juicy pineapple and pink honeysuckle then gives way to fresh gardenia, finishing with a blend of clean coconut, vanilla and kissed skin accord.

This newest fragrances comes in three forms – 50ml Eau de Parfum ($58.00), Rollergirl roller ball bottle ($19.00) and a very cute Solid Perfume Ring ($29.00). The Hello Kitty Big Pink Bow Fragrance Collection will be available this June at all Sephora stores and Sephora.com.

Ann Taylor Summer 2012 Collection

There are so many fabulous clothing and accessories choices we can expect from the Ann Taylor Summer 2012 Collection. What exactly can you expect? How about sultry looks inspired by the hot summer nights of Barcelona, looks inspired by modern dance, chic career pieces, and…drumroll….Swimwear!! That’s right, Ann Taylor now has a swimwear collection which launched in March. But let’s with the hot Barcelona nights.

Capturing the sizzling passion are crocheted pieces, slim pants, body flattering silhouettes and bold colors like Tangerine (the color of the year) – these crocheted pieces (especially the Tango Skirt) drew me in.

Black piping ignited canvas colored neutrals for the workplace while fabrics in longer, sophisticated, muted sorbet-colored silhouettes (maxi, ballet dresses and skirts) are inspired by the fluidity and movement of modern dance

The hot summer months will be awash with color, expect to see boldly colored graphic prints, neon colors such as lime, kelly green, fuchsia, tangerine, etc in clothing and accessories during the months of June and July

And speaking of summer, let’s get acquainted with the new Ann Taylor Swimwear Collection. Already available on AnnTaylor.com, the collection features one and two piece suits in classic stripes, polka dots, and animal prints mostly in halter and bandeau silhouettes with the typical chic Ann Taylor touch

Other highlights include Peekaboo color on straw hats, jelly bags and wide knit cover-up sweaters.

LOFT Summer 2012 Collection

Summertime equals vacationer’s paradise for LOFT. The Summer 2012 collection features looks that are ready for your tropical escape. Filled with bright colors, bold stripes, fun prints and geometric patterns (I’m loving the ikat shorts), as well as cool neutrals and sharp whites, the LOFT Summer 2012 collection will be your go-too for the hot season.

Putting you in a state of mind of summer breezes, tropical drinks, birds of paradise, and romantic sunsets, I noted numerous comfy-chic maxis – most of which were not solid colors – I’m especially intrigued by the navy and sky blue striped maxi featured below. Will color-blocking stripes be a trend?

Besides the fabulous ikat short (and dress – featured later), I fell in love with this lightweight dress and blouse in this beguiling print that has made me thinking of dense tropical forests, bamboo trees, etc. It feels like its triggered a sort of sense memory but I can’t quite place it – either way, it has me hypnotized

LOFT’s Summer 2012 accessories also ranged from neutral to boldly colored. I’m so happy to see the return of the natural wooden bracelets (even those that are not actual wood). It reminds me of beautiful handmade products one can procure while on vacation – same goes to the beaded bracelets. Footwear includes raffia, espadrilles, lots of wedges while belts and bags had textures and jewelry sparkled.

What are you looking forward to from LOFT this summer?