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q&a with tartelette tastemaker brooke white

Photo courtesy of: Dawn DiCarlo

A musician, artist and new mother, with the release of her new Holiday album, “White Christmas“, Brooke’s proved she’s the real deal and a true talent. The songstress took a few minutes to sit down and discuss music, motherhood and the Holidays with us. More >

holiday gift guide: urban muse

One of our favorite rock & roll divas, Kim Schifino (the female half of the indie dance duo Matt & Kim) is a fearless, stylish and hilarious tartelette! Check out #MKrealtalk to see what we mean. She also lives by a cruelty-free philosophy, so when it came time to plan Matt & Kim’s Fall 2012 Lightning Tour, the duo arranged to host that city’s no-kill animal shelter in the concert venue’s lobby. This gave concert-goers the opportunity to learn how they can help keep their community a no-kill area. We’re very proud to call her a tartelette — but not too proud to snoop through her holiday gift list!

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holiday gift guide: broadcast beauty

You’ve probably heard of Emily Eddington, a well-known beauty blogger, highly respected YouTube beauty guru and former morning news anchor, she knows a thing or two about beauty — and how to look bright-eyed and beautiful before the morning sun has even cracked the horizon.  She’s been feaured in a slew of magazines and is slowly become a nationally recognized beauty expert. Of coure we were dying to know what she had on her holiday gift list.

So we asked her. And here’s what she told us!

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hope for a cure and win our pink package!

We’re partnering with YouTube beauty guru, Holly Ann-AeRee and YOU to support Young Survival Coalition during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Watch Holly’s video below, and enter here for a chance to win this amazing hope for a cure pink package and help us support young women with breast cancer.
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meet dj lindsay luv

Meet tarte tastemaker Lindsay Luv, celebrity DJ,  fashion blogger, and style guru, after launching her career in New York City, she’s become a popular fixture in Hollywood and around the world, spinning at top nightclubs and star studded events.  She’s been featured in numerous celebrity weeklies such as People and US Weekly, appeared in fashion magazines like Blackbook and NYLON, and worked one-on-one with a roster of superstar clients. We got this ‘it’ she-jay to sit down and answer a couple questions for us about music, life, love and, of course, beauty.

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girl crush: Carey Mulligan

Image via W Magazine

We fell in love with this charming Twiggy look-a-like the moment we saw her in An Education. Although she has the unassuming looks of a naïve waif, her complex, understated performance packed a punch and left us thinking, Who is this girl? She took even darker turns in Drive and Shame, and managed to hold her own against two powerful leading men. This fall, she’s at it again with Leonardo DiCaprio, this time as one of our favorite literary characters, Daisy Buchanan, in The Great Gatsby – and we’re sure she won’t disappoint.

 

Who’s your girl crush?

 

 

 

meet chloe tupper

What was the draw to yoga, how did you start practicing? 
I started practicing yoga 10 years ago, with my mother. I thought it was totally weird. I discovered later on that yoga is not weird, I am.

What does it add to your daily life?
I have a daily morning practice — each day feels new with yoga. Each pose has it’s benefits and challenges, just like each step in life.

What should a yoga newbie keep in mind when attending their first class?
Keep in mind: Go back to the mat. Whatever feelings come up, go back to the mat.

 What’s one pose or group of poses that can be discretely done at your desk?

Side-leans. Hold one arm of the chair and  raise your opposite arm, keeping it straight, then lean over the left and right side. Take three deep breaths on each side.

What does the phrase ‘well-being’ mean to you?

Well-being is a belief. You must believe in your own well-being otherwise you health is lacking. We have the power to choose our own thoughts, and to make them positive.

Give us one word to describe your relationship to nature?
Grace.

What’s your hidden talent?
I can associate smells with the most random but ‘on point’ objects, people, or a time in life.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate! Every day!

What does ‘natural beauty’ mean to you?
Simple is nature’s intention.
What are some of your yoga must-haves?

To find out more about Chloe or to schedule a class, please contact her at  chloe@yogawareness.com.

 

2012 summer of cinema’s must-see movies

The list of I-can’t-wait-for… summer stuff seems never ending, but I think we can all agree that sinking into plush movie theater seats to watch the newest block-buster in sweet, cool air conditioning is one of the season’s greatest pleasures. With that in mind, we’ve mapped out this summer must-see movies week by week. That’s right, starting June 1st, you won’t have to scramble for a way to escape the humidity for the next three months.

You’re welcome, and enjoy!

1. Rock of Ages – June 1st

2. Safety Not Guaranteed – June 8th

3.  Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter – June 22nd

4. Magic Mike – June 29th

5.  Savages – July 6th

6.  Ted –  July 13th

7.  The Dark Knight Rises – July 20th

8.  Neighborhood Watch –  July 27th

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9. The Bourne Legacy – August 2nd

10.  The Campaign  – August 10th


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. The Odd Life of Timothy Green August 15th

12. Premium Rush – August 24th

13. Lawless – August 31st

 

listen up! ’90s nostalgia

Need a Friday pick-me-up? Hit play on one of these gems and blast the volume.  Trust us, the minute the chorus starts you’ll be flooded with memories!

Plus, we’ll give you *bonus points if you can correctly list the years each song was released!

1. Hanson, “MMMbop”

2. Fiona Apple, “Criminal”

3. The Wallflowers, “One Headlight”

4. No Doubt, “Just a Girl”

5. Sheryl Crow, “If It Makes You Happy”

6. Spice Girls, “Wannabe”

7. Vanilla Ice, “Ice Ice Baby”

8. Coolio, “Gangsta’s Paradise”

 

 

*Bonus points means we’ll think you’re rad for the rest of our lives.