Archive for January, 2012

get the look: Debra Messing at the 2012 Golden Globes

Check out Debra Messing’s full look at Just Jared!


“Debra said she wanted knock-em-dead eyes. She wanted a super smoky dramatic look, so we made it all about glamorous eyes, and accentuated them with a shiny, natural nude gloss on the lips.” – Jeannia Robinette, celebrity makeup artist

 

And be sure to check out Debra’s face chart!

Complexion:

Cheeks:

  • To make her cheekbones pop, she used tarte’s new Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in buff a warm nude with a touch of shimmer, on the apples of her cheeks and along her cheekbones.

Eyes

Lips

best-dressed films: the Golden Globe goes to…

tartelettes, tonight’s Golden Globes has us all geared up for awards season. Of course, we love a good film, but we’re really waiting to see some serious fashion — when else can you find so many amazing dresses packed onto the red carpet? From the SAG awards to BAFTA, and finishing off with the Oscars at the end of February, it’s like a two-month marathon of evening-gown gorgeousness.

Come to think of it, this awards season’s glamour really started within the films nominated — with so many romantic period pieces on the ballot, we’ve been having as much fashion fun watching the movies as we usually do the red carpet.

Midnight in Paris

 Midnight in Paris, in which Owen Wilson is shuffled between today and the 1920s, kicked things off with a wardrobe of sublime French chic — from both our era and the jazz age. Modern-day Rachel McAdams stole every scene with her perfect travel wardrobe: a collection of airy shirt-dresses, silk blouses, comfy wedges, and statement jewelery that succeeded in looking effortlessly put-together every time. Marion Cotillard’s vintage flapper look – all shimmer, beading, and red lipstick – was equally enchanting. Tres jolie.

 

My Week with Marilyn

 Of course, My Week with Marilyn was a decadent display of fifties’ fashion, with a bodacious Michelle Williams stitched into curve-hugging gowns and coquettish sweaters. Bye-bye, aviators and motorcycle boots: we’re busting out our cat-eyes and kitten heels this spring.

 

The Artist

In another retro turn, silent film The Artist had us dreaming about a closet filled with glamorous twenties’ looks. Leading lady Berenice Bejo, who perfectly captured the charm of a rising star with her white gloves and jaunty hats, had us running out to buy a cloche as soon as we left the theater.

 

We’ll be cozying up in front of the TV this weekend and living vicariously through our favorite stars’ wardrobes. Will you be watching?

 

 

style envy: Elizabeth Banks

 With the return of 30 Rock tonight, we’re most excited to see our favorite funny girl again. Not Tina Fey or Jane Krakowski – though we love them too – but the only woman who can truly steal a scene from Alec Baldwin: Elizabeth Banks. We’ve been fans of Elizabeth since her campy debut in Wet Hot American Summer, when she showed us that she wasn’t afraid to be silly (or sloppy – remember that make out scene with Paul Rudd?) With roles in everything from the 40 Year Old Virgin to Spider Man, she’s proved herself a versatile and ever-hilarious actress – and she’s equally dynamic on the red carpet.

This girl isn’t afraid of making a statement with stunning colors or unique silhouettes. Whether in a drop-dead-gorgeous chiffon Versace or a cut-out, modern take on the flapper dress, Elizabeth always stands out in the usual sea of safe, neutral-toned shifts (usually doing so with a bright smile and a dirty joke.)

By pairing her fashion-forward choices with simple, pretty hair and makeup, she also avoids looking too over-the-top. And with the fabulous Effie Trinket as Elizabeth’s latest character inspiration, we can’t wait to see what she’ll rock on the Hunger Games tour.

Get her look: To recreate her flawlessly glowing skin, try our smooth operator™ Amazonian clay illuminating serum and shimmering powder, then top off with a swipe of gifted Amazonian clay smart mascara.

best dressed at the People’s Choice Awards 2012

The red carpet was sizzling last night at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards. Celebs were dressed to the nines and wow factors were at an all time high - sheerness, outrageous cuts, and risky styles were abundant! It was hard to narrow it down, but here are a few of our favs!

The sheerness, the length, the neckline – we’re obsessed  with everything about Vanessa Hudgen’s Jenny Packham gown.

We love the short and sweet style in which award winner Nina Dobrev opted to go green!

Miley Cyrus looked stunning in this sophisticated, yet edgy dress – sheer, deep necklines were the trend of the night!

Ooh la la! Juliana Hough fearlessly sauntered down the red carpet in this incredible, backless number.

 

Ginnifer Goodwin paired a retro fingerwave ‘do and with a thoroughly modern structured, hot pink dress .

 

The boldly peachy color and slight Grecian influence of Demi Lovato’s gown is genius. Oh, yeah, we’d also like to add, va va va-vooom!

 

Flirty and feminine, Ashley Benson hits a fashion home run with this black and white cocktail dress.

 

 

Honorable mention: Lucy Hale certainly took quite a risk with this gown . We applaud her fashion guts and think she pulled it off.

 

What were your favorite looks of the night?

clean start: the Kaeng Raeng cleanse

Ok, it’s a new year and I’ve gone down the list: my room is de-cluttered, my car’s been washed, I cleaned out my makeup bag, and I’m finally financially organized.

While I’m cleaning out my lifestyle, why not cleanse my body as well? After reading a blog called The Kind Life, I decided to rid my body of nasty toxins with a cleanse called Kaeng Raeng –  a nutritional meal replacement detox program.

The cleanse helps to peel off pounds, relieve bloating, improve digestion, boost immunity, enhance energy, and give you that natural glow. It’s totally vegan, gluten free, and caffeine free. It was kind of pricy, but it seemed well worth it. I mean, it is my body.

I’m only on day 2, but so far I feel great. In the past when I’ve attempted a cleanse, I never got past day 1. With this one, all I have to do is drink one meal replacement pouch 3 times a day for 3 or 6 days. I chose 6 days — I’m going all out. I’m also allowed to eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as I want!

Each pouch contains more than a full serving of fruit and fiber, 15g of lean non-GMO protein, 2 billion live probiotic cultures, essential amino acids, and daily vitamins. The drinks don’t taste as bad as I thought they would, I’m actually able to satisfy myself — I wasn’t expecting that. I’ve also lost 3 pounds and noticed that my skin is clearer…and its only day 2!

Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted!

Later tartelettes!

birds of a feather: ‘fly’ accessories for spring

Yes, it’s January, but with the temps in New York City swinging from icy to balmy without warning, we’re gearing up for spring — whether it be in three months, or three days. To channel the sleek and airy styles we plan on sporting once the first blooms appear, we’ve rounded up our favorite chic — and edgy — bird accessories for our wardrobes, homes and guys.

Clockwise from left: Betsey Johnson glitter owl stretch ring; Wendy Mink gold plated hammered bird cuff; mother nesting birds necklace at Uncommongoods; St. Joshua Gold Swallow bird cuff links; Aslan’s Garden Bird On A Wire hook; birds jewelry stand at Urban Outfitters; and in the middle, my favorite of these soaring accessories, Absolute™ Brown and Champagne feather pendant by Laura M.

So spread those wings tartelettes, and rock these little birdies regardless of the season!

13 movies to look forward to in 2012

1. The Vow – February 10th 2012

2. The Raven – March 9th 2012

3. 21 Jump Street – March 16th 2012

4. The Hunger Games – March 23rd 2012

5. The Five Year Engagement – April 27th 2012

6. The Avengers – May 4th 2012

7. Snow White and the Huntsman – June 1st 2012

8. Rock of Ages – June 1st 2012


9. The Dark Knight Rises – July 20th 2012

10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – November 16th 2012

11. Les Mise’rables – December 7th 2012

12. This is 40 –  December 21st 2012

13. The Great Gatsby – December 25th 2012

the tight list

Just because it’s January doesn’t mean you have to store your skirts until spring. Grab some cute boots and one of these chic and snuggly pair of tights and show some leg!

 

From left:  Wolford Cheryl tights, $33; Falke striped tights, $49; Spanx Patterned Tight-End Tights® Trinket, $28; DKNY distressed rib tights, $24;  Spanx Tight-End Tights® fall colors, $26; Anthroplogie Japanese Maple tights, $9.95.

 

Stay warm and chic this winter!

jen’s picks: green goods for the new year

It’s a new year! With it come new goals, new habits and a fresh start. If you’re like me, always trying to find great new ways to make your day-to-day a little more planet-friendly, making room for more green products in your life is definitely on your 2012 agenda. Here are my favorite natural products to start off the year:

Clockwise from left: University red rope sole shoes by TOMS; Stella McCartney animal print scarf; tarte LipSurgence™ matte lip tint (it’s vegan!); Hanky Panky low rise underwearScandal candle; Celery Street journal; Naturally Fresh crystal deodorant; Kaia House Organics soy nail polish remover; Alex and Ani bangle set; Resnack it bags!

Share your favorite eco-friendly tips and products in the comments section. What green goods are you planning — or have already — incorporated into your daily routine?

 

 

celeb winter style

2011 may be little more than a memory now, but the brutal reality of a cold, hard winter is very much with us. While comfort and warmth are musts, you don’t have to forgo style to get them.

Here, Hollywood’s most elegant and trendy school you on how to rock the winter months.

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