Aug 3, 2011 7:31 AM PDT
We've all got our morning makeup routine down pat. Face, eyes, lips ... out the door! But why not switch it up a little and give your look a makeup makeover? It's not just fun to spice things up and try out a new look, but you may be surprised with all the compliments you get! When it comes to beauty, it's all about looking your best; When it comes to mornings, it's all about the quickest and easiest ways to save time. We were inspired by backstage beauty at fashion shows and narrowed down three must-try beauty looks that are fast, simple and perfect for day!
Aug 2, 2011 3:41 PM PDT
Trends come, trends go. And as fun as trends can be to follow, there's something to be said for a classic style that is timeless and always chic. There are a few style icons out there that year after year, generation after generation, we find ourselves still emulating their style with little or no change. One of our favorite such icons? The elegant and beautiful Audrey Hepburn. With her lady-like ensembles and demurely stylish charms, hers is a look that transcends time. From her stove-pipe pants, cashmere turtlenecks, flared dresses and ballet flats, every aspect of Audrey Hepburn's style is one that we'd like to adopt. And you don't have to spend the big bucks to dress like a big star, either! Click on the slideshow to see some of our favorite inspired-by-Audrey pieces for $50 or less!
Aug 1, 2011 7:09 AM PDT
Accessories aren't just fun to collect because of all the different styles and designs out there. They are also an important part of our ensembles. Accessories can take a would-be-boring outfit and make it enviable and eye-catching. Different accessories can take the same LBD from edgy girls-night-out to classy business dinner with the boss. They help us express who we are and make our style ours. In short, they help us make a statement. So we caught up with a few of our favorite bloggers to get some inspiration on how they use their favorite statement pieces to help complete their own personal style. See what they had to say, then click on the slideshow to see our pick for favorite statement pieces.
Jul 27, 2011 4:21 PM PDT
Despite her troubles with drug and alcohol addiction, it was still a shock when we heard of the tragic death of Amy Winehouse. A talented individual with a soulful voice full of emotion, Amy Winehouse was a musical genius that worked in many genres with other artists, but was best known for her jazzy, bluesy compositions that had an old school feel and let her smoky voice shine. To commemorate Amy Winehouse and the music that she gave to the world, we're presenting her 'Back to Black' video. We love the black and white cinematography and classic style. Click on the slideshow next to see how to get her look.
Jul 27, 2011 7:44 AM PDT
Every girl is guilty of spending more than they mean to on beauty items ... and we wouldn't have it any other way. With all the different products for lips, eyes, face, nails, lashes ad so on and so forth ... plus all the colors and consistencies, it's no wonder we always find ourselves perusing the beauty aisles! But getting high-quality makeup and beauty products doesn't have to come with high price-tags. We've found 10 of our favorite high-end, low-priced beauty items (all under $20!) that are sure to lift your spirits! When you're having a bad day, or just in a mid-week slump, it's amazing what a new lip color or nail polish can do to help give you a pick-me-up. Click on the slideshow!
Jul 26, 2011 3:28 PM PDT
Summer is the time for weekend getaways, road trips and mini vacations. We're all envious of the people that are flying off to the Caribbean or Hawaii. We'd love to lounge at the beach or pool and soak up some sun. A day of pampering at the spa sounds amazing. But alas, many of us no longer have the luxury of three-month-long summer breaks nor do we have the vacation days or money saved up to jet-off for a quick getaway. That doesn't mean you can't relax and unwind resort-style in the comforts of your own home and town, though!
Jul 25, 2011 10:23 AM PDT
Here, kitty kitty kitty ... Release your inner sex-kitten with animal print! Usually seen on coats, scarves and other heavier, cold weather wear, animal prints are making an appearance this summer in lighter, breezier versions. We turned to a few of our favorite big-name style bloggers and asked them to show us how they'd wear the animal print trend for summer. Get tips and be inspired! Then click on the slideshow to see our fave summer animal print picks!
Jul 22, 2011 1:27 PM PDT
Our sister site, ThisNext.com has been doing big things and recently had a joint soiree with Lucky Magazine to honor cover-girl, Jessica Alba. It was a small and private, yet star-studded event with other stylish guests including actresses, big name bloggers and industry experts. Jessica Alba stood out in the crowd in a gorgeous leopard print maxi (complete with baby bump), gold stacked bangles and nude clutch.
Jul 21, 2011 5:27 PM PDT
Add a splash to your summer whites! Dip-dying is a pretty and eye-catching way to give your summer look a soft wash of color and to add interest to your ensemble. Or give your dip-dyed style a more ombre approach with pieces that feature multiple hues! Reminiscent of a summer sunset, this trend that's taking over is perfect for all these hot days/ balmy night activities. Give your tank top or tee a boost of style or really stand out in the crowd with a dip-dyed maxi skirt or dress. A full head-to-toe look a little too much? Try a great pair of dip-dyed denim cut-offs or a breezy, lightweight scarf to try out this trend in small doses. Take a look at our fave picks that are to 'dip-dye' for by clicking on the slideshow!
Jul 21, 2011 11:18 AM PDT
Last weekend was Volcom's Spring 2012 Fashion Show, here in the LA area. Pairing up with ELLE magazine for this exciting event, the show was the perfect summer fare with outdoor space, delicious cocktails, hot models clad in bikinis and a special capsule collection by POSSO, who also provided the music. Bikini clad models slinked down the runway in classic silhouettes that boasted sexy details, like cut-outs and straps, that lent the timeless shape a futuristic feel. Versatile blacks and tans were punched up with bold, bright colors and intriguing earth tones.