Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sex and the City Quote of the Day

“But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous.”
-Sex and the City

Sex and the City Image of the Day

Monday, May 24, 2010

Model Profile: Naomi Campbell

Happy belated birthday to supermodel Naomi Campbell! Campbell turned 40 years old two days ago on May 22nd, so we here at La Joie de la Mode want to honor Ms. Campbell by showcasing her at her best. Discovered while shopping in London, Campbell started her career in the 1980s and soon appeared on the catwalks of Milan and Paris as well as on the cover pages of internationally renowned fashion magazines. Campbell's enormously successful modelling career, made her one of the most recognizable and in-demand models of her generation. During the supermodel era of the early 1990s, she was part of the "Big Six", alongside Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss. She and fellow "Big Six" members Turlington and Evangelista also were apart of "The Trinity". Campbell has appeared on more than 100 magazine covers and has enjoyed a runway career longevity matched by very few. It is said that Campbell has "one of the best bodies in the business;" now at the age of 40, truer statements could not be made!

Fashionista News: Verace Phone!

What do you give the fashionista that has everything? You give her the touch screen Versace phone! The Versace Unique, is a touchscreen phone with a 3-inch display. Claims have been made that it’s the largest sapphire crystal screen ever made and it’s completely impervious to scratches! Thank goodness, because at this price you can't afford to scratch the screen, although if you get this phone maybe you can!

Frames come in either high-grade stainless steel or 18-carat gold. Features include a 5-megapixel camera and 3G. The Versace Unique will be available in Versace boutiques next month. So start saving up!

Fashion Calendar

  • Per-fékt founder Richard Anderson will be on-site at Henri Bendel to provide one-on-one beauty consultations. Book an appointment and receive a complimentary mini-tube of Skin Perfection Gel. 712 Fifth Ave., at 56th St. (212-247-1100); 12–6. Call 212-904-7911 to book an appointment.

  • Stock up on summer essentials like safari prints and khaki shorts and receive a free zebra-print towel with any Y.E.S. purchase of $200 or more. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 6–8.

  • Elle and Clinique team up to share their tips for skin care and makeup. Spend $50 and take home a free eye-shadow brush. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 10–8:30. Call 212-705-2879 to book an appointment.
  • Meet Judith Haas as she presents her jewelry collection during a trunk show at Henri Bendel. 712 Fifth Ave., at 56th St. (212-247-1100); 10–8. (5/27–5/29)
  • Meet Giorgio Armani’s premier face designer, Portia Peters, and learn about Armani’s summer makeup line. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 10–8:30.
  • Head to Alibi to meet jewelry designer Vera Balyura and preview new items from her Verameat collection. The first five customers will take away a free Verameat tote. 241 Mulberry St., nr. Prince St. (212-226-7373); 2–5.

Sex and the City Quote of the Day

“Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free til
they find someone just as wild to run with them.”

- Sex and the City

Sex and the City Image of the Day

In honor of Sex and the City 2 (which is out THIS THURSDAY!) we here at La Joie de la Mode will have an image of the day in honor of our favorite Manhattanites!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

La Joie de la Mode Must Have: Little White Dress (LWD)

(America Eagle, $40)

This summer along with the LDB (little black dress) every girl should have a little white dress! I have always been too afraid to wear a white dress and I wouldn't say I was clumsy but accidents to occur and white is a truly unforgiving color. And we all know once white is stained it takes a miracle to remove it. However this Spring/Summer fashion lovers all over the world including myself are throwing our caution to the wind and wearing white! And you should too! Pair it with colored heels, funky tights or leggings, wear it with a jeweled belt; you can play up this trend and make it your own.

Fashion Quote of the Day

"Elegance is a question of personality, more than one's clothing."

-Jean-Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier is a French Haute Couture fashion designer. Known for producing sculptured costumes for Madonna during the nineties including that infamous cone-bra for her Blond Ambition Tour. Gaultier's fashion has always caused mouths to drop, using unconventional models for his exhibitions, like older men and full-figured women, pierced and heavily tattooed models, and by playing with traditional gender roles in the shows. This earned him both criticism and enormous popularity. Let's just say he isn't afraid of the unknown and in fashion you mustn't fear but search for the unknown.

Monday, May 17, 2010

High-End Photography

In the second issue of 2010 Tush Magazine stunningly shows Ford model Karolin Wolter's transformation into a superhero of fashion! Would that be considered a supermodel? Photographed by the the wonder Armin Morbach, this editorial makes me want to fly to Krypton, I wonder if they have a Barney's there?

Fashionista News: WTF! Cocaine?

A woman working at the Marc Jacobs store i n Soho received a strange package from California containing a white substance. She immediately called the police thinking it was the deadly poison anthrax. However when FBI agents arrived they later determined the powder was not anthrax but cocaine! WTF! The NYPD took the employee in for questioning, but no one was charged. "It appears to have been a huge mix-up," an inside source tells "Page Six." "The girl has no idea why she was sent it. The cops are looking into whether it was intended for someone else in the building. But she was not happy with how she was treated by the police and is considering filing charges." Can someone tell me why it is so easy to send cocaine through the mail. Thank you US Postal Service!

Fashionista News: Supermodel Gives Birth!

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer gave birth to a girl on Friday in London. This is Schiffer's third child with film producer husband Matthew Vaughan whom she married in 2002. The health baby girl, who's name will be revealed in the coming week joins seven years old Caspar and five years old Clementine. Congratulation Claudia!

Fashion Calendar

  • Head over to the Makeup Show NY 2010 for seminars, workshops, and forums with the industry’s leading artists and brands, including M.A.C., Smashbox, L’Oréal, and more. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 9–6. Tickets range from $45 to $80 and may be purchased at themakeupshow.org.

  • Drop by the Victoria’s Secret PINK store as Yankee Mark Teixeira and model Chanel Iman introduce the newest additions to the VS PINK MLB collection. The first 75 shoppers will score a free PINK Yankees tee with any MLB collection purchase and the chance to take a photo with Teixeira and Iman. 565 Broadway, at Prince St. noon–1.
  • Reserve pieces from Nina Ricci’s fall 2010 collection during her trunk show at Barneys. 660 Madison Ave., second fl., at 61st St. (212-826-8900); 10–6.
  • Learn to perfect the bronzed summer look at the Laura Mercier master class. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 10–8:30. Call 212-705-2505 to book an appointment.

  • Enjoy specials discounts on shoes, complimentary makeup consultations, and a free gift at Bloomingdale’s Mad About Shoes event. 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 10–8:30.
  • In honor of the Sex and the City 2 premiere, DecadesTwo and HauteLook are co-hosting a pop–up closet where visitors may scoop up both vintage designer favorites and pieces from the film. Follow DecadesTwo on Twitter for location and time details. (Going on until Saturday 5/22)
  • Stock up on products from Bare Escentuals, Stila, and Philosophy when Beauty.com and AtHisBest.com host a free giveaway of men’s and women’s beauty samples. One-on-one consultations will also be offered. 59th St. and Fifth Ave.; Th, 8–7. 13th St. and Ninth Ave.; F, 10–6.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fashionista News: More with Anna

A few weeks back I mention a charity auction at the Vogue offices... Well it auctioned off for $42,500! WOW! Now in a new auction, you can bid on a chance to meet Anna Wintour, an Alexander Wang bag, tickets to a Fashion Week show, a Proenza Schouler bag, a $1,000 Christian Louboutin gift certificate, one night at the Bowery Hotel, and a $150 gift certificate to Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria. The bidding closes Thursday, and the next bid must be no less than $7,000! Good luck my fashionistas!

Monday, May 10, 2010

High-End Photography

In the May 2010 issue of Interview Magazine, pop icon shocks the Catholics community once again. This stunning black and white pictorial was photographed by renowned fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. This is the reason she had an entire 'Glee' episode dedicated to her! The power of Madonna rages on!

SHE IS 51! Say what you want about Madonna but no one can tell me the material girl doesn't look FABULOUS!

Fashionista News: Chopard Jungle Book

Geneva-based luxury watch, jewelry, and accessories company founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulyesse Chopard at the age of 24. This season Chopard has found inspiration in nature's playground the wild and I am loving every moment of it!

My Current Obesession: Time Saving Powder

Genius! Genius! Genius! Mai Couture has come up with a spectacular products! First the 2 in 1 Oil Blotting Bronzing Paper, which is a lightly powdered bronzing paper. It eliminates oil and has just the right amount of shimmer to give you a glowing complexion and enhance your natural color.

Next is the Blush Papier! It's simple, no mess and no fuss. This is regular blush without the germ filled and sometimes expensive brush. Blush Papier come in 3 colors: Uptown, Sunset and Prettyful.

Lastly, there's Rejuvenate Oil Blotting Papier! This blotting paper which is infused with lavender oil, removes excess oil without disturbing your makeup and drying out your face. This product not only leaves skin feeling fresh but it also give you your daily dose of vitamins. What more can a girl ask for?

I am obsessed with Mai Couture because not only do their product make 5 minute faces possible but it's perfect to throw in you handbag or suitcase without worrying about making a mess. Perfect for fashionistas on the go!