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scents of summer

Some perfumes are just meant for certain seasons. In the heat of the summer, we want nothing to do with the musky and spicy eau de toilettes that grace our wrists, and heat up the blood during the winter. Instead, seek out light, airy summertime scents that are bright, sensual, and a little flirty – just like our mood.

Clockwise from the top: Stella McCartney’s Summer rose, Annick Goutal’s Nuit Étoilée, C.O. Bigelow’s Lemon Leaf, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique Summer, Diptyque’s Eau Rose, Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino, Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Eau So Fresh, and Jo Malone’s White Lilac & Rhubarb Cologne.

 

high fashion, faux fur

At tarte, we’re all about natural beauty: we just think that wearing things that don’t hurt you or the planet is a no-brainer. This season, as we’ve seen fur make a comeback, we’ve yearned for a way to rock the luxe look that doesn’t compromise our standards. The answer: go faux!

With tons of designers (both high and low) putting out high-quality faux fur pieces, there’s no excuse not to buy fake. We’ve rounded up a couple looks that are as gorgeous as the real thing, without any of the cruelty.

 via Fab Sugar

Sarah Michelle Gellar rocked this fake and furry Juicy Couture coat on the red carpet.

We love the look of a fur trim, like the one on this cozy MARC by Marc Jacobs peacoat.

 

Rachel Zoe’s  faux fur line for QVC- including this gorgeous vest – is approved by the style maven herself.

 

 via Fab Sugar

Sienna Miller’s shaggy Topshop jacket is right on trend, especially when paired with slim pants and heels.


This glam cropped coat from Anna Sui is fuzzy, warm, and 100% cruelty-free.

 

 

 

Faux fur can glam up your accessories, too – from a pair of sweet gloves to a fluffy stole. These pieces are budget-style steals from Forever 21.

What are your faux fur faves? Share them with us on Facebook.

 

friends & family gift guides: the dermatologist

In honor of our week long friends & family 30% off sale, we decided to ask some of our nearest and dearest what they’d like to give or get this year.

who: Mona Gohara, dermatologist and founder of k&j sunprotective clothing

claim to fame: Dr. Gohara is a dermatologist, wife, and a mom to two young boys. She is a partner in a Connecticut private practice, and serves as an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine. In addition, she is the founder and co-owner of k&j sunprotective clothing, a hip line of baby t-shirts that protects tots from cancer causing UV rays.

her gift list:

1. glamourEYES 3-piece collection complete eye kit: “Defy the exhausting holiday schedule by keeping your eyes, and your spirits, bright.”

2. TOMS Gold Holiday Glitter Shoes: “The TOMS ‘one for one’ motto makes wearing  these glam gam accessories even more lovable—a seasonal fave!”

3. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff: “A fabulous portrayal of how brains reign even in the context of extreme beauty and sex appeal- a must read for all fierce femmes.

4. Jo Malone White Jasmine and Mint Home Candle: “Decompress at the end of a long day with this decadent aromatherapy.”

5. Marc Jacobs Computer Case: “It’s hip to be with this square.”

6. Shoes Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2012:  “A perfect gift for those professional divas that are slammed with office deadlines but smitten by stilettos.”

7.  J.CREW Natasha top in Wildcat: “A perfect piece to make a power suit, skinny jeans, or a party get-up pop.  Unleash your wild side this holiday.”

 

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Mom

24/7, rain or shine, your mother is always on duty. Don’t you think she deserves something amazing this year?

We’ve put together this goof proof gift guide of momma-pleasing presents that will be sure to keep your mom feeling relaxed, beautiful and loved through all the holiday hustle and bustle. And the best part — these gifts are not only mom-worthy, but completely affordable!

Clockwise from the top left: tarte’s smolderEYES limited-edition Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliner collection; the Clarisonic Mia; celeb fave, Marc Jacobs Lola Eau de Parfum Spray; Love Quotes love scarf;It’s A Wonderful Life on DVD – a heart warming classic;  Tiffany & Co.’s Mom heart lock charm, L’occitane shea butter hand cream, and the scrumdidiliumptious LaLicious sugar souffle’ body scrub.

 

 

Awesomely Autumn—tartelette’s Fall Lust List

Ok, Tartelettes, I’m just going to say it. I am absolutely obsessed with Fall. I literally lose my mind during the 9th, 10th and 11th months of the year. The way I see it, everything that’s right about the world happens during this time—football season, NY Fashion Week, boots and the birthdate of yours truly. (I know, I know—so humble)
Well, with my Misery-esque obsession completely out there, let’s get started on my Fall lust list. I know the Spring and Summer editions claimed to be the lust lists of the year, but lemme let you in on a little something—I just did that to make those lowly months feel better. Poor May, such sad July. Autumn is the only season that steals my heart time and time again.

Shakira “She-Wolf” With its sexy howl and 70s disco beat, the title track from Shakira’s fourth English-speaking album has been playing in my head, heart and ipod non-stop since August. And have you seen Ms. “Hips Don’t Lie” in the video? I’ve been on the Shake-it-like-Shakira workout plan since. The album drops Oct 13, and I cannot wait to let this Chic-Wolf out of the closet.

KNEEd ‘Em, Want ‘Em, Gottahave ‘Em Yep, you guessed it, the next item on my lust list is over-the-knee boots. You can barely walk down the street these days without hearing someone deliriously wishing, pining, longing for this Pretty Woman standard. Ok, so maybe only in my fashion fantasyland, but you get my point. Sexy thigh-high boots are everywhere—mags, runways and on the legs of the most stylish ladies. I’ve been coveting this Candela pair for months, but Saks and I are still in negotiations over that $500 price-tag. In the meantime, I’ll just pick up the more affordable, but equally chic “Vamp” style by Free People. And chicsters, these boots are made for much more than just walking.

Prps Leather Cape Jacket We all know I can be pretty melodramatic when it comes to the fashion thing, but this time I am as serious as the perfect black pump—this is some life-changing leather. From the drapey front to the high-cut back, Prps cape jacket is simply phenomenal. I would die to pair it with a loose white tee and a haute pink mini for a good girl gone rocker bad look. And it is totally NYC-cool with jeans and a killer shoe. The price tag is steep, but just insert crazy fashion math to justify it—“If I wear it everyday and most night, that comes out to like 45 cents/wear…” Right?

Mini-Prowl Though I consider leopard print the new neutral, I know not everyone thinks like Mimi. (What is wrong with you people? Lol) For those style scaredy-cats, try a leopard print scarf for just a touch of the trend. And though it may seem crazy, you can pair this piece with nearly anything—All black? I’m all in! Jewel tones? Jump in! Subtle prints? What a mixer! The scarf shown is by Tolani and will run you about a Benjamin. My style secret is street vendors. I picked up my kitty kat for $4 during a recent NYC trip. Ok, chicster, start your (mini) prowl.

Cinnamon-Spice and Everything Nice I’m an olfactory kinda gal, so scent is everything to me! While I love spice all year long, there’s just something about the crisp cool of Fall that makes me long for it even more. Whether by drink, candle or perfume, I gots to have that little zing. Some of my faves: Starbucks’ insanely addictive Pumpkin Spice Latte (it’s like Santa in September); Jo Malone candle in Pomegranate Noir; Marc Jacobs’ Lola which is bursting with zests of vanilla and musk.

Statement Eyes With nude lips hitting the beauty waves hard, its time to talk with our eyes. And tarte is the perfect place for achieving this eye-catching look. I didn’t know the importance of primer until I laid hands on tarte’s lifted which is packed with Firmitol™, the proprietary firming complex that helps tighten eyelids and the surrounding eye area.
Garance&Collette If you have never heard/seen of fabfash blogger Garance Dore, #$@!$$@%@? Sorry for the faux expletives, but this is serious sartorial sacrilege! Ms. Dore is the best thing to happen to the fashion world since Chanel…and gold costume jewelry…and Christian Loubotoin…and—ok, you understand. Well, this ToDieFor photog and webstar has collaborated with French retailer Colette for limited edition t-shirts emblazoned with Garance’s deliciously quirky illustrations. They’re not available online yet, but Ms. Dore promises they will be soon!

All right, tartelette’s! Viva La Fall!

XO,
Amelia

Clutch Play

Though “schooooool’s out for sum-mer,” I have one more teensy, weensy style lesson you must learn before fully embracing summer’s warm, sticky goodness.
Like shoes, bags should change with the seasons. Winter= oversized and dark. Summer=petite and bright. During the months of pool-lounging and burger-grubbing, do you really want to be purse-lugging? Nope, didn’t think so. Tartelettes, put away those beastly, black bags and get to looking for a chic, colorful clutch.

Some of my faves:
Marc Jacobs “Love Story” Clutch is truly a lesson in romance with its layers upon layers of leathery hearts. After reading of my devotion for the Juicy Couture heart bracelet, I know you’re thinking, “Hmmm…sounds like somebody like likes that heart motif.” Well, I confess, tartelettes. I have discovered yet another heart-themed piece that gets my thumper racing.

Industry Cross Stitch Clutch Though a devoted Notre Domer, I don’t just adore this style because it showcases the colors of my beloved alma mater. More importantly, it boasts some simple, yet funkdafied details like that over&odd-sized button and its triple cross stitch.
Genevieve Jones Shagreen Clutch From the moment I saw her tiny little frame in totally ToDieFor designer duds, I was hooked on Ms. Jones. Her recently launched accessories line is making me L-O-V-E her even more. Made of ultra-lux stingray, the Shagreen Clutch is the perfect purse for bringing a simple summer ‘fit to a whole other level of chicness. The fringey tassel emblazoned with Gene’s monogram logo is a little unexpected and off-beat, just like her enviable sense of style.
Kimchi Blue Tie-Dye Clutch Though dipped in the darkest dye, this piece is anything but doom&gloom. Instead it’s rocker-chic. Say Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens? I’m imagining this paired with some distressed boyfriends and a wifebeater tank for the perfect “who the hell” cares ensemble. And its roomy shape is big enough for loads of tarte products, including the 3-in-1 Infinite Glow palette, complete with color for every inch of the face.
Tory Burch’s T Clutch There is little in the world that I love more than Tory Burch. She is the Picasso of Purses, the Amstel of Accessories…shall I go on? So imagine my delight when I stumbled on her latest little masterpiece? The hues of blue are phenomenal. The mix of leather and canvas is cheeky. The oversized “T” identifying yet another BurchBeauty is confident, not cocky. This clutch is Tor-turously chic.

Ok, style students, I have given you a list of summer satchels that covers every price range, but most importantly offers styles that are simply irresistible. So take a break from the sunning and get to shopping!

may 2005

5/31/05

~I’m sitting in the office listening to Alexis play an awesome mix CD and its making me want to make a new CD of my favorites. I can’t just yet though because I’;m waiting for Coldplay’s new album to come out. I hear its absolutely amazing – you can all check out some sample tracks on the Coldplay website and let me know what you think!-maria

~Does anyone besides me (and my boyfriend) want to see that new Food Network reality show, The Next Food Network Star? I need a new show to be addicted to and this seems like a good choice. I’ll happily watch anything involving food. Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend!-alexis

5/27/05

~So a few years ago I stumbled on this band Rilo Kiley and got kinda into this song of theirs called Science v. Romance. It’s a bit weird, but the music is really lovely. Anyway, now they have a whole hipster-scene thing that I’m not so into, but I still think it’s really funny/awesome that the lead singer is the same girl who played Hannah in Troop Beverly Hills, a true 80s classic. (And the guitarist was Pinsky on Salute Your Shorts!) Just a random musing for today.-alexis

5/26/05

~Ok, I’ve found the perfect quick getaway! It’s a beautiful spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’m so there on my next girls trip!-telly

~FREEDOM!!!!!!! That’s the word that describes my weekend. Larry is going to New Orleans with his friend for a bachelor party; I have the apartment to myself!!! Some shopping, some culture, and some spa treatments will entertain me this weekend. I can’t wait! I just hope he behaves himself.-nicole

5/25/05

~I’m so excited about taking cooking and baking classes with Erica! We’re going to take intro to cooking and cake decorating classes. It’s educational, it’s fun and they serve wine – lets see if we can actually make it through the class without passing out!-maria

~I’m so looking forward to the long weekend!! I plan on playing tennis, rafting, and having a good America barbeque in our backyard…let’s hope the weather holds up!-leonie

5/24/05

~I can’t believe it but I actually LIKED Star Wars III! John literally had to drag me there on Saturday (I had visions of long lines and obnoxious Star Wars junkies in my head) and I have to admit that I really enjoyed it. For all you girly girls out there…it ain’t that bad!-heather

5/23/05

~I’m officially a GRADUATE! I can’t believe it, no more school.. I’m on the path to being an adult with coffee and my new Kate Spade Planner in hand. Now I just have to get through the ten Graduation parties I have this weekend!-erica

~Just got back from London last night-I had such a great time!! Honestly, the trip was even better than I expected..I got to see 2 friends who live over there, which was so nice. However, I am totally bummed to come back to our hacked forum!! Luckily Telly fixed it, but all our old posts are gone. I think I’m taking it the hardest-Erica is making fun of me. Oh well, onto bigger and better posts.-alexis

5/19/05

~Jeans…jeans…jeans…that’s all I can say! I desperately needed to get some new jeans for my new job here at tarte because coming from Wall Street, you couldn’t wear them to work so I didn’t have that many. After searching and searching I hit the jackpot at the Saks and Neimans outlet. My best bargain was a pair of Diesel’s for $42!! I also got a pair of Paper, Denim & Clothand a pair of Smiths. Now I just need a good tailor.-nicole

5/18/05

~I had the best weekend I’ve had in so long! A friend was visiting so we came into Manhattan to show her around and to be honest it was really the first time I spent time visiting all the different neighborhoods since moving here. We went everywhere–even Times Square! The best part–Terrance bought me a Marc Jacobs bag!! I’m thrilled…he’s the best!-leonie

~My parents just returned from their native Scotland after a two week trip and they brought me some great goodies! I love these English tea biscuits called McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives and they brought me three packages!! Yeah! (not so yeah for the diet). They also brought me a tea towel (so Scottish!) with our family tartan on it. So exciting!-heather

5/17/05

~I must say, I’m really into the Yankees right now and no, I’m not one of those fans that hates them when they lose and then jumps on the bandwagon when they win. My favorite thing to do when its nice out is go to a game, which I haven’t been able to do at all this year sigh Hopefully I can have one weekend without some type of party or family function and get one game in before September!-maria

5/16/05

~I am SUCH a dork! I love spring cleaning so much (too bad I can’t clean on a regular basis!) that I found myself reorganizing my sock drawer at 10:00 last night! However, I think what got me through is my new music obsession that I listened to ALL DAY and night which is so good I literally put the CD on repeat. Her name is Corinne West and her voice is amazing…Definitely worth checking out.-lallie

~OK, everyone has to go to the beauty buzz forum on our bulletin board and check out gossipgirl’s fun polls. I am such a nerd that I nearly wrote an essay on my favorite products (tarte & non-tarte). But we wanna hear from you guys too-check it out and post your faves.-alexis

5/13/05

~Happy Friday the 13th! I am so glad it’s Friday. I can’t wait to spend this whole weekend making home improvements. We’re pretty much spending the whole weekend shopping for finishing touches, but on Sunday we’re gonna go to the Brooklyn Museum to check out the Basquiat exhibit. He’s one of my favorite artists so I can’t wait. I’m hoping we can pick up some kind of frame-worthy print.-alexis

5/12/05

~I got two great pieces of news recently!! I am so excited! The first, my mom is coming here in two months-TO LIVE in the US! I am so happy that I can see her more often. The second, my sister-in-law just announced that she’s pregnant! She and my brother just got married six months ago! I can’t wait to see their baby.-leonie

~I’m going to Michigan this weekend! Are there any Midwesterners out there? It’ll be so nice to get out of the City and see some green grass, trees and fresh air! We’re also planning to do lots of shopping out there. They have amazing outlets. I can’t wait! I also can’t wait for Larry’s mom’s food!!-nicole

5/11/05

~I had a wonderful weekend at home in North Carolina. A group of amazing people were visiting, one of whom happened to be Wavy Gravy, a political activist for peace. Such an amazing person who has devoted his entire life to helping others… Most people know him from the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream aptly named Wavy Gravy. Unfortunately, the flavor was sent their graveyard because the Brazil nuts in it are too expensive. However, it’s currently in a list to be removed from the graveyard. Please VOTE to bring this flavor back as all the royalty money from Wavy’s name goes to his summer camp for underprivileged kids. It’s for a good cause!!-lallie

5/10/05

~My best friend has to go on a work trip to London next week and she’s allowed to bring a guest so I get to be her plus one!! I’m so excited. I love London, so I won’t even mind wandering around by myself while she’s out doing work things. We get to stay at a schmancy hotel and it’s basically just a long weekend trip…I can’t wait! The only thing I’ll be missing is my boyfriend. I wish he could come.-alexis

~ I’m so excited for this Saturday. My best friend’s sister is getting married and I get to go! I love going to weddings…I think in my next life I’ll be a wedding planner. I definitely would have talked my friend out of buying her maid of honor dress – she spent $3,000 on it!!! Can’t imagine what her actual wedding gown would cost – yikes!-maria

5/5/05

~We finally bought furniture!!!! I’m so excited! A dining room table, four chairs, a coffee table and an end table! Soon my apartment will look like a real apartment. I can actually have people over and they can eat at the table like normal human beings. I can’t wait to cook!-nicole

5/4/05

~Monday was so exciting! As most of you know we were on QVC and sold out in 8 minutes – incredible! Alexis and I were so nervous, but Maureen was awesome. It was a long day though, we didn’t get back to NY until 2 am – luckily my very wonderful boyfriend drove down here to pick me up and bring me home.-maria

5/2/05

~So my big move is coming up this Friday and I was in packing hell all weekend. You wouldn’t think one studio apartment could hold all this junk, but after 5 years (and one boyfriend with a LOT of clothes, video games & DVDs)…I guess anything is possible. I’m guessing I’ll be exhausted and cranky for the next 2 weeks or so. Should be a good time for everyone who works with me!-alexis

~I had the best weekend I think I’ve ever had. My yoga training started on Friday night and went all weekend. As intense as it was I was still so into it. So much information and now I have homework assignments! I love it so much though and feel so mentally relaxed…let’s hope I stay this way!-lallie