Rick Owens Leather Paneled Calf Boot, $1,950, net-a-porter.com
There’s nothing more amazing about fall than new boots (okay, maybe the Pumpkin Spice Latte ranks pretty high), but the quest for a great boot is a solid way to steel our nerves in the face of the coming winter. We scoured our favorite online retailers to find the top 5 boots that we want to wear right this minute. And yes, there’s a pair of Rick Owens and a Camilla Skovgaard…
LD Tuttle, The Drag Buckle Boot, $774, brownsfashion.com
Matiko Platform Boot, $234, pixiemarket.com
Clarks American Retro Yarra Desert Boot, $312, selfridges.com
Camilla Skovgaard Ardent Wedge Boot, $1,016, selfridges.com
To launch her new 24:7 gold collection, British jewelry designer Solange Azagury-Partridge has released a racy little film directed by Sam Taylor-Wood. Aside from the gorgeous pieces, we love the styling by Bay Garnett (one of our favorite stylists). We are seriously adoring the triangle ring and the bangles as well as Liberty Ross, the star of the film and one of THE faces of the 90’s. Has jewelry ever been so sexy?
We believe that taking care of oneself is the most beautiful thing a person can do. It’s all about nourishing yourself after a long hard day and giving back to yourself in order to continue forward. One of our latest obsessions is 21 Drops. It is an aromatherapy line that delivers therapeutic-grade essential oils for a myriad of needs including PMS, Digestion and Decongest. These beautifully blended essential oils come in travel-sized and purse-friendly vials so you can administer a dose of healthiness anytime anywhere. Here are the oils from 1- 21!
- Invigorate -cedarwood oil, rosemary leaf oil, black pepper, dried fruit oil, and juniper fruit oil
- PMS – grapefruit rind oil, geranium leaf oil, jasmine flower oil, and palmarosa grass oil
- Strength – cedarwood oil, rosemary leaf oil, and rose flower oil
- Hangover – juniper fruit oil, geranium leaf oil, lavender flower oil, and cardamom seed oil
- Headache – rosewood oil, lavender flower oil, and peppermint leaf oil
- Passion – jasmine flower oil, rose flower oil, cardamom seed oil, and sandalwood oil
- Equalize - sandalwood oil, palmarosa grass oil, rose flower oil, and frankincense resin oil
- Pain Relief- myrrh resin oil, juniper fruit oil, ginger rhizome oil, and helichrysum flower oil
- Focus – rosemary leaf oil, peppermint leaf oil, and frankincense resin oil
- Calm - sweet orange fruit rind oil, vetiver root oil, and jasmine flower oil
- De-Stress – frankincense resin oil, lavender flower oil, ylang ylang flower oil, and german chamomile flower oil
- Uplift – rose flower oil, lavender flower oil, helichyrsum flower oil, and german chamomile flower oil
- Carry On -rose flower oil, helichrysum flower oil, sandalwood oil, lavender flower oil, and frankincense resin oil
- Immunity- rosewood oil, lavender flower oil, ravintsara leaf oil, and eucalyptus leaf oil
- Decongest – ravintsara leaf oil, myrrh resin oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, and black pepper dried fruit oil
- The Change – sweet orange fruit rind oil, geranium leaf oil, and cedarwood wood oil
- Sleep – sandalwood oil, ylang ylang flower oil, palmarosa grass oil, and vetiver root oil
- Will Power – cedarwood oil, ginger rhizome oil, and geranium leaf oil
- Abstain – cardamom seed oil, grapefruit rind oil, and juniper fruit oil
- Inspire – cedarwood oil, sandalwood oil, and black pepper dried fruit oil
All of the sturm und drang happening over at Halston over the past several months leads to many questions, not the least of which should be “did anyone over there even try to get Maria Grachvogel on the phone?” Because she is quietly doing Halston 2.0 better than anything that has come from the recently revamped label as of late. Grachvogel’s spring 2012 collection is awash in easy, fluid Grecian-inspired shapes, classic shifts and sheaths and all sorts of slightly reworked versions of the day and evening dress. The two standout graphics of the collection are a languid watercolor print in several colors and a subdued reptile skin that would almost certainly intrigue the woman who never thought she would wear animal print. Grachvogel’s use of drapery and uncomplicated finishes has produced a collection that will appeal to a broader base of women who look for pieces that flatter as well as render them the chicest woman in the room. Select looks from the collection are below.
Rachel Comey Dunn Coat, $704, shoplesnouvelles.com
Sleeveless coats might not be on the top of everyone’s must-have list for fall, but if you are reading this blog in the first place, you’re probably not likely to fall in line with what everyone else is wearing, anyway. We flat out adore Rachel Comey for her quirky take on staple pieces and we have been kind of obsessing about her Dunn coat. The shape of the coat reads like a cape or poncho, but it has the heft of a traditional wool topper and it’s perfect for the early days of the season. The loveliest part of all is the black chenille lining, referencing the most beautiful vintage coats and jackets from the 50’s and 60’s. A girl can never have too many coats as far as we are concerned…
Brazilian Blowouts are Officially Deemed Dangerous by the FDA
When we first heard about the Brazilian Blowout, we were both intrigued and a bit skeptical. For many women, the idea of having gorgeous hair that stays silky smooth and does what you want it to do seems like a dream come true. Brazilian Blowouts promised many women that they could have the hair of their dreams after undergoing this painless and simple procedure. Fast forward several years later and the FDA finalized their reports and studies on the Brazilian Blowout and came to the conclusion that the Brazilian Blowout products contain dangerous levels of formaldehyde which can cause cancer and other ailments in both the stylist and the customer when exposed for long periods of time. We know beautiful hair is a major desire but we don’t believe that anyone should ever sacrifice their health in order to have “perfect” hair. Also, there is something to be said about learning how to work with your natural texture. Brazilian Blowouts are much like traditional relaxers in which your natural texture is completely eradicated until you grow your hair out which can be a long, painstaking process. All in all, you must decide what you will do with your hair but always do your research first before jumping “head first” into the latest trend or fad. Here is a video showcasing the controversial Brazilian Blowout process.