Posts tagged Burberry

hot trend: pocket umbrellas

As the winter season draws to a close you can be sure of one thing, it won’t go quietly.  Much like the old adage says, we’ll have to suffer through some showers before we’re greeted with spring flowers. Luckily for all fashionistas braving the rain in heels, some of today’s hottest designers have put their spin on the season’s most utilitarian accessory: the pocket umbrella.

Yes, there is something sleek and chic about using a full-sized, long handled umbrella, but let’s face it, when you’re moving a mile a minute with a never-ending to-do list, those just get in the way. With both style and efficiency in mind we’ve rounded up some of the best mini-umbrellas on the market. From classic to quirky, there’s something for everyone. More >

fall’s best accessories

The Fall 2012 runways saw a welcomed return to the sort of luxe glamour that had been eschewed for several seasons in favor of barely-there etherealism. We’re talking chic drama in the form of sensuous fabrics, old-Hollywood mystique, animal prints,  sleek patterns, boldness – all worn at once, the more the better! Accessories, especially, received particular attention, making it even easier to pull these trends into your looks without revamping your entire wardrobe. Here, a few of our favorite trends in fall accessories. Glam it up, tartelettes! More >

Holiday Gift Guide: The Dad List

There are few things as difficult as shopping for your father — it’s confusing, frustrating and there’s always that nagging urge to grab a pack of tube socks and call it a day. But before you give in to safety-gifting, remember this is your dad we’re talking about. He deserves something special.

In order to help demystify the shopping-for-your-father process we’ve created the ultimate Dad List: gifts that cover every type of dad out there, all under $200!

Clockwise from the top left:  Ram Man’s Golf Set; the Kindle Fire, the e-reader has ajustable fonts size, making reading glasses a thing of the past;  Chefmate 3 Piece BBQ Grill SetEmeril at the Grill: A Cookbook for All Seasons; James Bond DVD Collection, because every man wants to be 007; the KTM 60 Piece 3/8″ Tool Box Set; and center, Burberry Check Rectangle Cuff Links.

Which is gift is perfect for your dad?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Pro: Bret Boreman

Makeup artist Bret Boreman with celebrity client Maria Menounos

Celebrity makeup artist Bret Boreman has been perfecting the beauty of women for over eighteen years. Known for creating flawless and fresh looks, he’s worked with famous faces like Minka Kelly, Sienna Miller, Cindy Crawford and Betty White. We got the opportunity to grill the makeup legend on everything from what’s on his iPod to his favorite tarte product.

What fall/winter makeup trend are you looking forward to recreating?

I am most excited that lip color is finally making a huge come back! Love a defined liner on the eyes and a bold burgundy or orange lip color on the lips.

What’s your beauty secret weapon?

A smile and a great attitude.

Who are some of your celeb clients?

Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly, and Maria Menounos to name a few.

Favorite tarte product?

I am obsessed with the tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush. The colors are beautiful and melt into the skin.

Guilty pleasure?

Eating ice cream while taking a bubble bath.

If you weren’t a makeup artist…

I would want to be “America’s Next Top Model” or a veterinarian.

Currently playing on your iPod?

Michael Bublé

Who are you itching to work with?

I am already working with  three of the most beautiful women in the world while working on Charlie’s Angels…so I feel pretty lucky already.

Latest splurge…?

A pair of Burberry rain boots.

 

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Burberry Prorsum: Runway to Reality

There’s no doubt that fall marks the new year in the fashion calendar. That being said my absolute favorite fall investment is a killer piece of outerwear. And this season you don’t have to break the bank to make a statement.

With so many options to choose from—a classic camel coat, military-inspired pea, faux fur vest or metallic trench—who other to turn to than Chris Bailey of Burberry Prorsum for spot-on outerwear perfection. For fall Burberry featured the most incredible pieces (top three across) and what I think makes them so desirable is that they’re all “wear-anywhere-with-anything”!  Whether you’re rocking your go-to skinnies, heading to a business meeting or off to a party in your black mini dress, you can wear the same piece of outerwear. The versatility of these pieces allow them to look polished or perhaps hipster, day or night, and the list goes on… But back to reality, all of our garb can’t be straight off the runway. So, I did a little digging and found great alternatives to those amazing statements at a fraction of the price.

Love the Burberry Prorsum navy, double-breasted, military coat with that fabulous fit and gold button detail? Try the Marc by Marc Jacobs Gemini Melton or Milly Bastille coat. If you prefer the more rugged look of Prorsum’s shearling aviator with an oversized funnel collar, then fake it with Aqua’s faux-shearling motorcycle or Plastic Island’s Stonehenge. And, as if you could resist the teddy-bear look and over-sized proportions of that final look on the far right. No worries, both  Alex + Olivia’s metallic faux and Cynthia Steffe’s Eliza do the same trick.  Of course, we’d all like to spend the big bucks; however, we need to decide which investments are worth it. Remember: Don’t empty your pockets on a piece you won’t wear a million times over ;)

Xo,

Kristin

April 2005

4/29/05

~I admit it, I’ve been very bad. I just got the best cream puffs. Soooo bad for my diet but you must try them! They’re called
Papa Beard’s and they are the creamiest, most amazing sweet things I’ve ever had!!-telly

4/29/05

~I admit it, I’ve been very bad. I just got the best cream puffs. Soooo bad for my diet but you must try them! They’re called Papa Beard’s and they are the creamiest, most amazing sweet things I’ve ever had!!-telly

4/28/05

~Greetings from Hong Kong! My days are filled with meetings and trips to China everyday, but I am completely enjoying it because I get to spend time with my family. I am being totally spoiled by my mom and dad because I don’t have to lift a finger at home ….I sure will miss it next week when I’m back in New York.-leonie

~Tonight I’m having dinner with two of my closest friends, Meredith and Dayna. Unfortunately, being that it’s Passover, no delicious pizza or pasta for us! I can’t wait for this holiday to end because I am CRAVING pizza like you wouldn’t believe! I am seriously going through withdrawal. I guess I’ll have to deal with a steak (poor me-hehe).-nicole

4/26/05

~My entire weekend consisted of party after party after party. Friday night was my friend’s surprise birthday party, Saturday was my other friend’s luau themed birthday party and Sunday we barbecued for my niece’s 5th birthday. I never though I would say this, but I think I am all partied out for a while! Best part of the weekend: the teriyaki chicken skewers at the luau. I seriously must have eaten 8 pieces!-maria

~I honestly couldn’t be more excited about tonight! It’s the Jammy Awards, sort of like the Grammy’s for jam bands and so much more fun. I bought my tickets like two months ago and it seemed so far away. Now it’s here!-lallie

4/25/05

~The last thing I watched before I fell asleep last night was an Emeril show on the Food Network. I think it was “Emeril’s Pastry Pointers”. I don’t even like cream puffs or eclairs, particularly, but the show made me kinda wish I was a housewife and I could just sit at home today, whipping up treats with my Kitchenaid mixer. I’m so 1950s at heart.-alexis

4/22/05

~I am so happy it’s Friday. I don’t even care that the weather’s supposed to suck tomorrow. I just want to relax at home, have some eggs & read the paper. The only thing that could perfect my morning is if the New York Times had the Split Decisions puzzle tomorrow. It’s like a modified crossword that they only do about five times a year. Yes, I’m a total nerd. And proud of it.-alexis
~Ok people. It’s official. I think I’m going to get a dog. I’ve been looking at
Shibu Inu’s (they look like little foxes!) but I’m still not sure. Love, love Border Collies but I can’t exactly have a sheep herding dog in my apartment! So excited!!-lallie

4/21/05

~Tonight is my first dress fitting!! I’m really nervous, so of course I’m eating a chocolate crossiant for breakfast. Let’s just blame that on nerves. I got my shoes this weekend-
Stuart Weitzman. Surprisingly, they’re comfortable. I can’t believe the wedding is in less than three months. I’m freaking out. There’s too much to do!!!!!!!!!-nicole

4/20/05

~Four birthday cakes and a wedding… that’s a total of five cakes! Rounding out a week of celebrating my 22nd Birthday. It was all topped off Sunday (my actual birthday) by a party and the coolest cake ever, in tarte colors of course!-erica

4/19/05

~This weekend was so perfect! The weather was finally cooperative, so I spent Saturday shopping at Woodbury Commons and Sunday barbequing with friends at my house. I finally feel like its spring, but now I want it to be summer!-maria

~So I went to my first Yankee game of the season last night! Perfect weather too! There’s nothing like watching a ballgame (and having them win), having a beer in one hand and a hotdog in the other…Can’t wait for the next one!-heather

4/18/05

~Tonight is my tap class! This is the class where I find out if I advance to the “advanced beginners” class. I have faith. I have been doing pretty well and my teacher seems to like me. Wish me luck! PS-This is a great workout!-lallie

~My best friend said she wants board games for her birthday, so I decided to go to Ebay to see if I could find some old school gems (Girl Talk Date Line, the Sweet Valley High board game which I had etc). I found instead
Mall Madness And now I am coveting it so bad! Remember those fake credit cards? And the little “cha-ching” sound it would make when you swiped it? So good.-alexis

4/15/05

~So last night we went bowling for Erica’s birthday. It was SO much fun, even though at one point I actually threw the ball backwards (not a lie. I’ll blame the beer). What we learned is that Raquel & Maria are secret ringers. The fact that I am a total spaz cameas a shock to no one. Had the BEST time though! I think tarte should start a bowling league.-alexis

4/14/05

~I am happy to report that the wedding planning is coming along quite nicely. Larry and I started taking dance lessons. I think there’s hope for us! He says I always try to lead but I have to let him do it-he’s such a guy. We still don’thave our song yet. Any suggestions out there? If so, please post it on the forum!-nicole

4/13/05

~Oh yeah! Tomorrow we’re going bowling for Erica’s birthday! Woohoo! I am THE champion bowler (or maybe I just think I am). Either way, it’s going to be some great exercise and fun time with the tartelettes!-heather

~I know its only Wednesday, but I’m already looking forward to this weekend. My boyfriend and I are going to clean up my patio, set up the grill (and bar) and have a huge BBQ! Now if we could just have one weekend without rain, everything would be perfect!-maria

4/11/05

~I must take a moment to praise outlet shopping. My boyfriend and I went up to Woodbury Commons yesterday (www.chelseapremiumoutlets.com) and the deals are just ridiculous. There were all these “spring madness” sales too, so everything was discounted upon discounted. I made out with cute DVF & YSL tops and a Pucci dress, and my boyfriend got a Burberry shirt. And if I told you what we paid, you would die of shock. Run, don’t walk.-alexis

4/8/05

~So I am officially an aunt (well, almost) for the first time ever!! My boyfriend’s sister had her baby girl on Wednesday night. Her name is Mya Nicole (we have the same middle name!) and she weighs 7lbs 3 oz, and she was just the cutest little bundle when we saw her yesterday! I haven’t been to the hospital to see a newborn since my cousins were born in 1986, so it’s been a while. I was a little teary-eyed- I can only imagine what I’ll be like when it’s my OWN kid. Anyway, congratulations Pam & Anthony!!-alexis

~Though I’m glad that the weather has changed for the better, I have to say… it’s totally ruining my bank account! It was beautiful out yesterday so I decided to go shopping during lunch. My best friend and I went on a shopping extravaganza yesterday on our lunch hour: white linen skirt (oh so tropical chic!), a metallic mesh belt that matches my bronze wedge sandals PERFECTLY (still looking for a bag), and a bunch of basics. Can’t wait for it to be warm enough for me to wear it all!-telly

4/7/05

~This wonderful spring day! I am so happy and now more motivated to finish planning my wedding, which is only two and half months away!! Just made the final decisions on my bridesmaid dresses-cherry red! Now if only I could go to Central Park for a walk to think about what else I have to do…-nicole

~I am so excited that I am going on a business trip to
Hong Kong next week! This means I get to go home and see my family! I must admit that this is one my favorite things about my job. I haven’t seen my family, my puppy and my friends for ages so this is perfect! I went shopping gifts for them over the weekend and just couldn’t buy enough! They love American things so I am going again this weekend. I hope the weather’s nice!-leonie

4/5/05

~To make my mom happy, my boyfriend and I drove down to Atlantic City on Saturday to spend the weekend there. Not really the ideal place for 20-somethings to hang out, but we made the best of it and we dragged my boyfriend’s brother and friend along for the ride! Plus, we got back just in time to watch the
Yankees beat the Red Sox. A good beginning to a promising season!-maria

~So I just got back from the wedding in
New Orleans…so wonderful but too short!! My boyfriend won $1000 in the casino on Saturday night!! That money better go towards my ring fund!(hehe) Just kidding!! At least the weather in NY is nice today. Makes it so much easier to work.-heather

4/4/05

~OK, so remember that awards show I mentioned on Friday?? We actually WON!!! (Well, we tied with Burts Bees, but still). Our little slide tin lip balm went up against Revlon, L’Oreal & mark and actually beat them! I’m still reeling from the shock. Anyway, thank you all for being so supportive-we couldn’t have done it without you! We’d also like to thank the Academy…heh heh heh.-alexis

4/1/05

~Well, the pseudo rockstar has done it again…I went to Fergie’s (from the Black Eyed Peas) birthday party at Marquee last night and I am literally dragging in my shoes today. When will I stop thinking I am a) rich and b) able to stay out all night!?? TGIF is all I have to say!-lallie

Very exciting news–we’re off to the CEW Beauty Awards today (sort of the Oscars of the beauty industry) to root for our slide tin lipbalm. We’re nominated in the “lip product under $12.50″ category with some HUGE competition–imagine: little tarte like the independent film that gets nominated against the blockbuster! So in this case it really IS an honor just to be nominated–but winning would be even better. Fingers crossed!-alexis