Archive | February, 2014

One Look, Two Ways

19 Feb
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There’s no reason you shouldn’t be getting maximum mileage out of your denim, even when that denim is white, tailored and reminiscent of the chic tux Bianca Jagger donned while marrying Mick. Our Contrast Blazer in White Twill and Tailored Welt Trouser in White are proof that the most fashion-forward denim pieces can be versatile and effortless to wear – yes, even together.

Go for full on glam and tuck a polished button down into the waistband of the jean. Try a simple, strappy sandal and some delicate gold jewelry and you’ve got an instant night out ensemble that has a subtle nod to sexy, seventies style icons like Jagger or Ali Macgraw. 

The look is a fresh and modern take on a women’s suit and goes from day to night without the stuffiness of traditional separates.

For a more relaxed approach to these pieces, take a cue from another 70s icon – Lauren Hutton – and channel her natural, beachy vibe.

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Take a tissue thin, white tank and a pair of neutral colored flat sandals and pair them with the jeans. Tousled hair and a chic fling of the jacket over the shoulder makes for an overall stylish and effortless vibe, that is sure to carry through spring and summer.

How To: Sweetheart Nail Art this Valentine’s Day

13 Feb

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Love is in the air. Can you smell it? Wait a second, those are just fumes coming from the array of nail polish bottles we’ve lined up in order to try a super adorable sweetheart nail art in honor of Valentine’s Day.

While we won’t be wearing heart shaped pins or head–to-toe red, we do love the idea of sporting some holiday appropriate nail art a top our fingertips.

Jin Soon Choi, Founder of the JINsoon Nail Lacquer line and Jin Soon Hand & Foot Spas, has created this cute, heart shaped nail art that will look especially fantastic while holding a champagne flute.

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Here are some easy to follow steps on how to get the look at home:

1.       File and shape your nails in a natural square or roundish shape.

2.       Apply a base coat like JINsoon Power Coat.

3.       Apply a pink shade on the entire nail bed (here, Jin Soon gives you a sneak peek of Dolly Pink from her SS14 collection).

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4.       Apply JINsoon Coral Peony on one side of the nail, covering about 3/4’s of the nail bed and ending in a subtle curve to create half of the heart shape.  Then repeat on the other side, taking special care to intersect the two sides at the center of the nail.

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5.       Apply JINsoon Coquette on one side of the nail covering about half of the nail bed and ending in the same subtle curve as you did when applying the Coral Peony.  Repeat on the other side, again taking special care to intersect the two sides at the center of the nail.

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6.       Finish with a high-shine topcoat like JINsoon Top Gloss.

Violà!

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Spend Valentine’s Day in Style

11 Feb

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Whether you love it or dread it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s the perfect excuse to look smashing – whether for your significant other or just an opportunity to celebrate your own gorgeousness.

Start your romantic look with a denim foundation. The Skinny in Kaleidoscope Floral are girly and flirty without being overtly Valentine. Plus, they transition perfectly into spring months, paired with a light tank top and sandals.

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But for now, wear them with a sexy button down blouse and a pair of killer heels.

And don’t forget the details. The right scent, undergarments, lip color and accessories will absolutely bring the ensemble right into St. Valentine territory.

If floral is not your fancy, anchor your love-filled look with a pair of the Welt Pocket Trouser in French Blue. They have a “Love Story” appeal and feel ultra carefree and feminine without having to flaunt a lot of skin.

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So whether you’ve secured a hot date or are spending it with a group of close friends, celebrate this Valentine’s Day in a romantic mood and undeniably chic style.