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Charting the style of daily life...with the mouth of a sailor.


French Dressing...fonce

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Skinny pants, printed blouses, ballet flats and scarves are the well known mainstays of the cool French girl uniform, with cropped leather jackets on cooler days. I was surprised to see just how many ladies were carrying Longchamp totes and after purchasing one of my own I now understand the popularity. They're roomy, lightweight and perfect for travel. I also noticed a surprising lack of jewelry and makeup while hair was typically worn long and loose. The overall look was cool and chic but not forced...very relaxed.

fall makeup trends and tips...

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Today on INsight the ladies and I discussed the trends for makeup and hair this season.  Check out the clips below!

Fall Make Up Trends - I love Charity's quote about painting the barn...hilarious!  I'd love to say I leave the house looking super glam everyday but that just isn't the case.  When I don't put on my face (as my grandmother says) I opt for a luminizing moisturizer for a subtle glow...but I NEVER leave without sunglasses...NEVER!

Eye & Hair Trends - I love a chignon but always need help doing it myself...Click here to buy or here for detailed usage.  Check out the complete range from Butter of my very favorite beauty brands EVER! Click here for the mascara I presented on air by CoverGirl but for my navy colored mascara pick of the season click here

Lip & Cheek Trends - I am so into a red lip this fall (and nearly every fall) but Tarte's Natural Lip Tint is my new favorite.  Stila Convertible Color compacts are must haves for me...I adore all the colors for both lips and cheeks (and in some cases eyes).


right now we're loving...

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A few things (tangible goodies) NWS is grateful for in 2011, thus far:

* Apple TV - the device we never knew we needed...amazing
Apple TV MC572LL/A (2010)
* eos lip balm - of the Sweet Mint variety, thank you!
eos Lip Balm Sphere, Sweet Mint 1 ea
* monogrammed sleep shirt - a lightweight yet cozy menswear inspired nightie...zzzzz

* any and all Ray-Ban sunnies
Ray-Ban RB3016 Classic Clubmaster Sunglasses,Dark Tortoise Frame/Black Lens,49 mmRAY BAN RB 4125 Sunglasses Rayban RB4125 Shiny Black 601/32 Cats 5000Ray Ban Sunglasses Aviator Small Metal RB3044 L0207 Arista (Gold)/Crystal Grey Green, 52mm
* the Twitter necklace by Survival of the Hippest - it's dope!

* CoverGirl Lash Blast Length - the yellow tube is a cinch to spot in an overcrowded makeup case and the formula does what the commercials claim...tip: take your time with the brush and really load on the coats
CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara Very Black 800, 0.21-Ounce Tube
* circle scarves - certainly makes bundling up in this brutal weather a bit more stylish...really digging the lightweight knits from echo, available at Lord & Taylor or online...and more than likely on sale at this point (read: stock up for next year as we don't see this trend fading)
Grey Delicate Weave Gauzy Knit Circle Infinity Ring Scarf
* Kerastase Elixir Ultime - nourishing hair oil that conditions, tames frizz and makes strands shimmer... the price might be a bit of a turnoff BUT just a half a pump is really all you need...

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wardrobe of sunnies...

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Sunglasses are a bit of an obsession at NWS HQ. The addition of a pair can really amp up an ensemble - not to mention hide under eye baggage and protect from the sun (duh). Thus, it's important one has an arsenal of options that compliment various looks. Search for styles that add the finishing touch - what Mrs. Beckham calls "that extra half inch."

Sporty styles such as metal aviators pair well with casual clothing as well as the hotrightnow military trend...but be careful not to get too costume-y!
Premium Gunmetal Aviator SunglassesUNIONBAY Women's U422 Aviator Sunglasses,White Frame/Grey Lens,one sizeRay Ban Sunglasses Aviator Small Metal RB3044 L0207 Arista (Gold)/Crystal Grey Green, 52mm

Giant rounded frames, worn with tousled hair and a maxi skirt, can provide that boho, Olsen twin look in seconds flat.
TOM FORD WHITNEY TF09 Sunglasses SMOKE LENS / SHINY BLACK 199 64-14-110Oakley Women's Vacancy Round Sunglasses,Mother Of Pearl Frame/Vr50 Brown Gradient Lens,one size

Classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers in standard black are retro cool and the punchy color versions say hipster like nothing else (could be good or bad depending).
Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer Sunglasses,Black Frame/G-15-XLT Lens,55 mmRay-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer Sunglasses,Light Blue Frame/Gradient Grey Lens,55 mmRay Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses RB2140 1002/51Black on Orange/Brown Gradient, 50mm

These rounded acetate frames we have now dubbed the "Elin" as she chose to hide herself from prying eyes with a similar pair over the last few months. Break them out next time your husband sleeps with a waffle house waitress.

RAY BAN RB 4125 Sunglasses Rayban RB4125 Shiny Black 601/32 Cats 5000 [Apparel]

Nothing beats a big ass pair of Jackie O style black shades. No girl should live without this staple that goes with any look, anywhere, at any time.

Jackie O Retro Round Oversize Sunglasses BlackRay-Ban Jackie OHH II Sunglasses Anana/Grenn, One Size

Your wardrobe of sunnies should not be limited to designer or serious frames. Get funky pairs at drugstores or aviators at Army/Navy surplus outlets. Or sign up for the Stunner of the Month service which ships a new pair of randomly selected shades each month for $9 (shipping included)!
Solid Red Heart Shaped Lolita SunglassesFunky SunglassesHip Hop Slat Bling Sunglasses