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We’re taking cues from Mother Nature’s elements and adding precious metals to our makeup bags and shoe closets. From gleaming gold and rose gold to sparkling silvers and every metallic in between, these shades are perfect for holiday preening. Here are our favorite earthly inspired picks.


Shop the look! From left to right:

1. Ellis Faas Light E301

2. ShoeDazzle Asbury

3. Sephora Opulent Lacquer Trio – silver

4. ShoeDazzle Tilda

5. ShoeDazzle Kiana 

6. Lippmann Collection Cleopatra in New York

7. Nars Silent Night – metallic glimmering gold

November 29, 2012


Y’all better gather your girls for the harem revolution.  Sorry I said, “Y’all.”—I must be watching too much Honey Boo Boo.

Seriously though; if skinny jeans aren’t your thing, stores like Zara are offering a roomy AND flattering alternative, harem pants.  The draped crotch and high waist provide both coverage and comfort, while the cropped and tapered legs keep you sleek—and showcase your ShoeDazzle shoes.  In keeping with the playful proportions vibe, our stylists suggest you try a bulky wedge like Sabella or a stiletto bootie like Elisabeth. Go big or go home (alone).

You can even get your guy in on the game. Levi’s 520’s quasi-harem cut will help him with the transition. I got these in Rio.

Richy T – Quite crotchety

Say hello to Lauren.  She’s one of our coolest graphic designers here.

Hi Lauren!  Describe yourself in 5 words for us.

Expert-bruncher, daydream believer, art-nerd, foodie, Rothko Fan.

2.  What do you turn to for inspiration?

I like the newest, freshest, weirder things. I love to cruise my friend’s blog Trendland for the latest in everything including music. When I need an inspiration lift, I watch the Dior film called “Lasting Impressions“. It’s a fashion film about a girl running through Versailles in Dior Couture to Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence”. Definitely watch it!

3.  Graphic designing isn’t easy.  Any tips for the graphic-designing-impaired?

Hmm graphic design tips…
(1) In any design stick to using only one to three different fonts, it makes it look much more professional. (2) Stay away from text effects like drop-shadows and outer-glows, stuff can go bad real quick! (3) Only work on projects you love.

4.  When you’re not at work you’re …

…with my After School Special Club.  My girlfriends and I started a club where we delve into a new hobby each month. This month we did rock climbing. Side note: Rock-climbing gyms are full of handsome rugged boys.

5.  We heard you have a cat with a pretty rad name.  Care to tell us the details?

We named him Leonardo DiCatrio. Yes, it’s ridiculous.

6.  What’s your favorite city and why?

Paris! The parks, the food, le petit cafés, the metro. I just don’t think you can have a bad day in Paris.

7.  Favorite things about the city you live in?

I live in Venice, the best part about living there is it’s the only part of Los Angeles where its actually easier to walk or ride a bike and we have tons of little cool shops and cafes. Taking the driving out of the LA lifestyle is a major plus!

8.  What are the first three things you learned on the job that you didn’t learn in school?

1. The fashion industry is not as glamorous as it looks.  It’s hard, fast-paced work but that’s why it is so addictive and fun. 2. Make sure the company you work for is a good culture fit for YOU.  ShoeDazzle is full of fun, creative, intelligent people so I love working (and playing) with everybody here. 3. Take risks with your creative projects, throw tons of new ideas out there until something sticks.

Shop Lauren’s shoes:  Lillian 

November 27, 2012



1. Pants: (courtesy of) Lacoste L!ve
2. Tee: (courtesy of) Lacoste L!ve
3.  Leather Jacket: (courtesy of) SheInside
4. Cap toe booties: (courtesy of) ShoeDazzle ‘Kolfinna
5.  Bag: (courtesy of) Brahmin
6.  Sunglasses: (courtesy of)  Chictopia Shop

November 23, 2012

We’ve teamed up with our dazzling makeup artist Karoliina Kangas to teach you how to recreate a sultry pout that’s perfect for the holiday season.

The shade of choice is Oxblood! This daring red hue suits all skin tones and will be a flawless contrast for those that range from pale winter to deep brown; think Kristen Dunst and Gabrielle Union.

First, you’ll need a good lip liner that’s not too moisturizing or oily so the color doesn’t fade. We used COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipliner in Sublime 200. Give your lips a good base by filling them in with your lip liner.

If you’re feeling edgy try a red lip liner that’s brighter than your lipstick. “This will give a nice twist to your look; in the 90’s there was always a darker lip liner than the actual lip color so now this gives it a fun pop,” says Kangas.

Next, apply a shiny or matte lipstick. Kangas prefers matte because of the modern look it produces. For those that want a custom shade, and be honest who doesn’t, mix more than one lipstick together. To create the look above, blend Chestnut and Dare You by MAC.

Now you’re all set to hit the town and blow cute red kisses. Bisous!

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