Archive for August, 2012

wine week: light, yet bold, fashion

tarte’s wine week continues with today’s feature: whites! Can you think of anything more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon than a glass of chilled white wine? We sip this pale-hued vino in the colder months, too – especially when we’re munching on veggie dishes, pastas, or fish.  Of course, if you’re prone to spillage (as we are), you know that white is the choice when light-colored clothing or drink-in-hand dancing might be involved.

Not all whites are created equal, however – they can range from clear, crisp, and grassy to golden, sweet, and rich. Below, a primer on a few of our favorite shades of white… and outfits to go with them all.

 

Sauvignon Blanc
 

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wine week: intoxicating fashion

We’re celebrating wine week here at tarte! If you’ve ever a had sip — or spilled a glass — of any of the red variations of this delicious libation you probably know two things for sure: the flavors are often complex and tantalizing, and the color is distinct and intense. To kick off the celebration, we’ve broken down a few of our favorite varietals by taste and color.

 

Pinot Noir

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fashion inspiration: kelly green

We’ve always associated Kelly green with the preppy look– a look we love! Whether this connotation is due to the bright, yet clean, assertiveness of the shade, or those little Lacoste alligators resting easy on the fronts of their polo shirts, we don’t know — but a little research tells us that this color has moved beyond its prep-school connotations into the wider fashion realm. Some labels – like Rada –  sprinkle it amongst their designs for a little preppy pop, while others infuse it with some downtown cool (like Madewell’s stretchy skirt.) Either way, it’s a classic.
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keep calm and dubstep on….

After traveling all the way to Belgium to take part in the melting-pot music festival Tomorrow Land, tarte’s customer service  rep Jen was immersed in an amazing world of techno and dubstep.  The festival stage was decorated with an Alice in Wonderland theme and music played from 11 am to 2 am — it was a real life Never-Never Land for adults, 500,000 adults to be exact.  For those of you who couldn’t make the trip across the pond, we put together a playlist of some of best tunes to come out of Tomorrow Land.  Enjoy!

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