Archive for August, 2012
Whether at the beach, a rooftop party, or an outdoor music venue, you don’t want to be lugging around a bulky bag. The solution to carefree, utilitarian accessorizing? The wristlet! More >
While most of the country has been experiencing one of the driest, hottest summers in history, here in New York City we’ve been repeatedly hit by unexpected and brutal rainstorms — thank goodness for waterproof mascara! And while the summer is (very) slowly cooling to a close, it’s clear these bouts of inclement weather are not. As a tartelette you know you can head into any storm — or humidity level — confident that your makeup won’t budge, melt or drip, but what about the rest of your look? More >
We believe there’s a grape to suit any event, time of day, and budget – whether you’re craving a casual afternoon refreshment or the perfect beverage for a fancy dinner party. But there’s one genre of wine that is specially reserved for celebrations: the sparkling variety. And with good reason! What could be more festive, more congratulatory, more fete-worthy than a beautiful bubbly? The very pop of the cork is enough to put us in a jovial mood.
So cheers to whatever occasion you find bubble-worthy — and make sure to always have a few shimmery outfits to match.
Prosecco is a sparkling wine that hails from Italy — one that is a little more fruity than the typical champagne. It’s your classic bubbly, with a little bite! General tasting notes: pears, apples, honey.
Achieving the status of timeless beauty icon is no easy feat, nor is it based on looks alone. Sure these women scored in the genetic lottery — Grace’s bone structure seems to defy the laws of nature, and Liz’s double rows of eyelashes were a (lucky) genetic mutation — but pretty faces aside, the two stunners were able to maintained the public’s attention with poise, mystery, elegance and flair — while carving out their own distinct personalities.
As you know, we’re all about high-performance naturals at tarte—we’ve got a roster of amazing waterproof, budgeproof, sweatproof, and 12-hour long-wear products to keep you looking fantastic no matter what. So, in the spirit of the Olympics, we invited some of our favorite beauty bloggers and editors to join us for a spin class and test some of these products out at FlyWheel Sports in NYC. More >
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.
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.
Calling all current, former, and wanna-be ballerinas: if you haven’t caught the new dance drama that is Bunheads, you are seriously missing out. It’s got all the makings of a romance-cum-comedy-cum-drama, but with ballet… and a wise-cracking, shot-taking, plié-ing leading lady played by newcomer Sutton Foster. Dance shows and movies can be tricky, given the difficulty of finding someone who can both pas de bourrée and play a complicated character convincingly. But, with her Broadway background, Sutton has the dancing and acting chops for both — all the while rocking a cool California-girl look and, of course, making us laugh.
Sutton, we’re hooked.
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.