TV & Movies

the best holiday movies. ever

Candy canes, eggnog, champagne – oh my! The holiday season is in full swing, tartelettes. In between stalking down the perfect gifts and attending the mad rush of festive parties, we like to wind down with a quiet night here and there. Nothing gets us in the seasonal spirit better than curling up with a warm cup of cheer and a great holiday movie. These are our favorites — ones we re-visit each year. What are yours?

 

Love Actually
This one’s a no-brainer. Charming and clever, with a cast that includes some delicious man candy (hi, Colin!) and fabulous leading ladies.

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fall movie preview

Fall is coming tartelettes! That means sweaters and scarves, the return of all things pumpkin flavored, cool temperatures and a full roster of scary movies to gear us up for Halloween. What better excuse to cuddle up to your guy than a movie jam-packed with creaky doors and eerie shadows?

Not a fan of fright flicks? James Bond returns in November and there’s a host of comedies premiering this fall, too. Just make sure to apply your lights, camera, splashes!™ mascara to guard against runs when you start laughing so hard you cry.

1.)  Bachelorette –  September 6th

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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

 

girl crush: Lily Collins

 

Lily Collins is the cutest thing since that baby panda sneezed on YouTube…she has amazing style and a gorgeous set of killer brows that make Brooke Shield’s look sparse. With her flawless porcelain skin and black-as-night tresses, she was the obvious choice for the role of Snow White in the fairytale remake “Mirror Mirror.”

Off screen the girl has an eye for fashion appointing her our girl crush of the week.

 
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Krysten Ritter’s b——‘ style

If you haven’t been watching Don’t trust the B—- in Apt 23, you’re missing out. It’s a snarky, funny take on growing up, friendship, and the realities of making it in New York, all led by the delight that is Krysten Ritter. Yes, the gorgeous actress plays a true eye-rolling, conniving, back-stabbing, b-word, and she looks like she’s loving every minute of it. (We are, too.)

Throw in the fact that Ritter’s indie film, Life Happens — which she wrote and stars in — opens nation wide today, and you could call this girl a full-fledged entertainment phenom! You may recall we hosted a little shindig in honor of her flick earlier this week – all lip makeup featured in the movie is exclusively tarte!

Not only is Ritter quirky and hilarious, but she’s also got fabulous style, a cool mix of girly and badass — plus she’s a longtime tartelette. We’ve recapped some of our favorite looks below.

 

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Ritter wore this hot black dress to the Life Happens  premiere.

 

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A more demure choice – accessorized, of course, by a pop of red on her lips and shoes.

 

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Revisiting the black-white-red combination, this time in a stunning lace cut-out dress.

 

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Ritter proves that she can look just as gorgeous in muted colors, here in an ethereal floral gown at the 2010 Hollywood Style Awards.

 

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She’s even cool in real life. On her way to an appearance, Ritter rocks a red peplum dress, jacket, and covetable rocker boots.

 

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Happy Spring! We love the all-out brights, from head to toe — and we want those shoes!

L!fe Happens!

Last night we had the pleasure of hosting a screening of L!fe Happens, a hilarious new comedy written and starring one of our favorite Hollywood up-and-comers, Krysten Ritter. The film is the product of a collaboration between Ritter and one of her best friends Kat Coiro, and was cast and staffed with some of Ritter’s most-talented nearest and dearest, including celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine.

Nadine, a long time tarte fan — so is Ritter! — used our LipSurgence™ lip tints in every scene!

To celebrate the film’s premiere, we invited a group of beauty bloggers to join us for the screening, which included a Q&A with Ritter and Nadine!

 L!fe Happens beauty roll call: in the film Ritter wore our lip tint in spirited, while Kate Bosworth wore our matte lip tint in hope and Rachel Bilson wore our matte lip tint in lucky.



 

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girl crush: Kate Bosworth

Sporty and sweet with a touch of ethereal beauty, Kate Bosworth is the perfect mix of girl-next-door cute and Hollywood bombshell, and, if you ask us, totally crush worthy. Plus she’s a tartelette! She wore our LipSurgence matte lip tint in lively to the premiere of her newest movie, Life Happens  (also staring the amazing Krysten Ritter — check out the trailer below).  She rarely makes the tabloids — something else we love about her —  and has the skills to play campy, gloomy, sexy, or the dreaded best friend role and still rock the screen.

Who’s your girl crush?

 

Our favorite looks from ‘Mad Men’

it’s back! Finally, our Mad Men withdrawal is relieved! In the year and a half since we last checked in on Don, Betty, Joan, and Peggy, we’ve all been left with lingering questions – and a hunger for those clothes. Yes, yes, the plot is brilliant and the characters, fascinating, but, to be honest, we’re just as excited for the return of all that gorgeous period fashion.The show epitomizes a time when men and women alike relished dressing for the day, and knew how to make a statement with their attire.

From Joan’s curve-hugging shifts to Betty’s flouncy skirts, each character has a signature look that says something important about their personalities. Here, we’ve recapped our favorite fashion moments from the four leading women – with high hopes that this season’s wardrobe will top them all.

Betty in Rome

Betty’s amazing outfit in Rome is forever seared into this fashion blogger’s brain: the sexy straps, the black – a color unusual for preppy Betty – all accompanied by amazing hair and makeup. It was transformation enough to rekindle the Drapers’ marriage, if just for one evening.

Joan’s Red Dress

This red dress has seen a lot of screen time, with good reason. It perfectly complements Christina Hendricks’ hair color and figure, achieving a lovely balance between bombshell and professional.

Peggy in Plaid

Peggy is more focused on her career than her clothes. She always looks presentable, but isn’t always in a showstopper. But who could forget this outfit? A perfect cut and fit, in whimsical plaid.

Faye’s Black-and-White

Dr. Faye Miller is a charmingly complicated character, but her clothes are simple: professional cuts and lots of black-and-white. She lets her work speak for itself, with her outfits as a neutral backdrop. This scarf-neck dress is subtle and gorgeous. (And the Rorsharch-esque print, a wink at her profession.)