Clean hands doesn’t have to equal basic boring soap. Fortunately, we have found a way to jazz up our daily handwashing routine all while keeping in the spirit of fall and Halloween! Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Wash in Caramel Apple makes us happy that the leaves are turning and that Halloween is literally days away. The rich, sweet scent reminds of us our favorite autumn sweet treat – candy apples while the gentle formula rids our hands of dirt and grime while leaving them smooth and soft. There’s almost no need for lotion after a quick wash with this foaming cleanser. Love it! You will too!
Few designers are able to strike a pitch-perfect balance between downtown and uptown when it comes to dressing up, but Tracy Reese has come as close as anyone to nailing it. Reese’s Fall 2011 collection was awash in sleek, girly shapes, luxe knits and fur, all with the patina of high gloss that can take a look from day to night. Not settling for the standard cable knit sweaters for fall, Reese refigures the idea of knitwear with slim tops and pants that have a faintly 70’s vibe. But as with any Reese collection, the real triumph here are the dresses and skirts, which range from sequined minis and sweaterdresses to floor grazing knife-pleated maxi skirts. Cool girls everywhere will find something to like once the weather cools down again.
Have you ever seen those girls who can perfectly pair a fisherman stripe with a subtle plaid? If you need a quick tutorial on the chicest way to mix and match prints, take a spin through the collections of London-based, Nigerian-born designer Duro Olowu. Since launching his label in 2004, Oluwu has become the master of the print mash-up. His Fall 2011 presentation offered more subtle graphics than what we are used to seeing from him, but it was no less intriguing in its effect. In only 17 looks, Oluwu made a statement with a digital print that was reminiscent of the geometry of early modern art and a tropical floral that was less “aloha” and more tony private island. The addition of tweed coats and skirts grounded the looks in a way that makes the collection accessible to a wider audience wary of the magpie combinations.