Tag Archives: FW 2010

Fall skincare

1 Oct

For my skin, the fall months come as a shock; less sun, less moisture, more wind and low temperatures, it can’t help but break out as a result of overcompensating oil or cracking skin.  In response, I’ve developed (and update) a skincare regimen that doubles as “ER” and maintenance.  I completely stand by this season’s products whose use can extend throughout the year. 1. Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System
I consider it the number one investment in your skin; it really separates itself from other cleansing methods by reducing pore size, which firms and smoothes skin, when exfoliating and massaging.  Follow the prescribed routine: 20sec forehead, 20sec nose and chin, and 10sec each cheek, all in a circular, upward motion, because areas of skin vary.  For example, the elasticity in your cheeks is quite different from your forehead, so it’s easier to gain fat in your cheeks but easier to wrinkle your forehead.
2. Natura Bisse NB•Ceutical Intensive Tolerance Booster
It is the perfect milky, light base before applying eye gel, moisturizer, what have you.  During the summer, you can get away with substituting the Intensive Tolerance Booster for moisturizer, but if you’re one to lay out in the sun day after day, you won’t.  Even if and when you don’t tan, it’s always prudent to use a moisturizer with SPF every morning.
3. La Prairie Cellular Revitalizing Eye Gel
Having dark circles has always been a hereditary setback, so believe me when I say no treatment produced results quite like this eye gel.  Gently apply before moisturizer in the morning and evening; the best way to do so is by using the pad of the ring finger and dabbing along the lash line from the outer to inner corner of the eye.  A cooling sensation “wakes up” and opens the eyes, and after a few applications, swelling that causes dark circles significantly decreases.
4. Chantecaille Masque Revitalisant au Jasmin et au Lys
This is a cold-weather must, especially when living or working in a windy area.  It soothes and calms irritated skin and lends plenty of hydration for recovery.
5. Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
“Honey” and “Passion” are the two fall hues from Fresh Sugar, and as you can tell, I use these lip treatments a lot — for a girl who doesn’t care much for the boldness of lipstick or inconvenient stickiness of gloss.  However, I recommend them because: 1. lips are treated to long-lasting moisture and softness (apply twice daily); 2. SPF 15 protects lips from sun damage; and 3. it’s skincare over cosmetic beauty.
6. Clé de Peau Beauté Crème Reconstituante pour le Corps
Intensive care with miraculous results, quickly restoring dry, damaged skin and leaving it as smooth as silk.  It’s fragrant and rich, but believe me, your skin will absorb it and give much thanks in the long-term.

I will always advise against makeup, but if you must, I recommend using Yves Saint Laurent Eye Makeup Remover.  The two-phase solution gently melts away all makeup so the whole removal process less stressful on your skin.  Follow up with Fresh Soy Face Cleanser.
Alternative Apparel FW 2011 slouchy pullover; Rag & Bone FW 2010 Lucas neck warmer.


ANATOMY: Come play in Philly

17 Apr

True Religion; Peuterey FW 2008; Chanel FW 2010 ballerina; Longchamp Planètes tote bag.

10 again

14 Apr

Marc by Marc Jacobs RE 2010 chrissie low rise skinny leg; Peuterey FW 2008; Dior FW 2010 over-the-knee biker boots; Longchamp Planètes tote bag.

Somewhere at my parents’ house is a photo of me and my elementary school friends scaling the width of this exact alley.  Though, that photograph was taken when we were on a field trip in fifth grade…  It’s surprising what you remember and hold onto as time goes by.

ANATOMY: Somewhere in between

13 Mar

Marc Jacobs Collection FW 2010 ivory/brown reverse fairisle l/s boatneck sweater; Marc by Marc Jacobs RE 2010 chrissie low rise skinny leg; Dior FW 2010 over-the-knee motorcycle boots; Marc Jacobs Collection SS 2010 fluo passamentry orchid bag.

I don’t want nobody, baby!

28 Feb

Oscar winners and who-wore-what’s could wait.
Sunday afternoon was spent walking around Downtown and singing aloud to (read: embarrassing) the Boyfriend with a rendition of the 70’s hit “If I Can’t Have You”.  Needless to say, I was very happy and silly.
Eventually we found ourselves at Pulino’s for dinner.  I must admit, I was slightly disappointed, since we’ve visited pre-Nate Appleman’s split with the pizzeria and had a different experience, all-over crisp pizza.  The food was still great — I just care a lot about texture, so don’t let that alone sway your decision to try Pulino’s!  We also had semolina gnocchi with oxtail sugo, which was really good.  There was a hint of ricotta, and though I’m not a fan of the cheese, it still tasted great in the gnocchi.
So what exactly did I wear on my fun day Sunday?
Ralph Lauren Black Label slim-fit cable cashmere; Rock & Republic; Marc by Marc Jacobs FW 2003 black marlene wool jacket; Dior FW 2010 over-the-knee biker boots.

(More photos).

ANATOMY: (Satur)day off

27 Feb

Marc Jacobs Collection FW 2010 blue color sprayed l/s sewn up backwards cardigan with jewels; Rock & Republic.

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