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MAKEUPJewel Tones

Add some intensity to your look with sapphire, emerald or amethyst colored eye shadows! With a nude gloss this creates a perfectly CHIC day-time look.

Get the look with: 

STILA eyeshadow palette in “In The Garden”

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in “Abigal: Vanilla-Creme”

Full Brows

For a lip-focus try a deep berry lip paired with perfectly groomed brows!

Get the look with: 

MAC Lipstick in “Heroine”

Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in “Taupe”

HAIR

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Braided accents have been all over the runway this season! Try twisting a low braid into a bun for an effortlessly polished look.

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Celebrities everywhere are wearing top-knots and it’s no secret why! A tidy top-knot is sleek, but still youthful.

ACCESSORIES

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Every girl needs a Marc Jacobs Computer Commuter bag. They are lightweight and come in a variety of patterns! We’re loving the newest addition “Dusty Jade,” as shown above. 

Kate Spade Notebooks

Kate Spade never disappoints in the accessories category! We promise you’ll be extra-motived to stay motived with any of these chic notebooks!

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…And every chic notebook, must have a pen to match! Shown above is Kate Spade’s “So Well Composed” pen set.

WHAT’S IN OUR PURSE?

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What’s in our purse? You asked. We answered! Here are 10 essentials that you will always be able to find in our purse!
310. A great lip moisturizer: These all natural lip treatments by Sugar prevent dryness and add a bit of tint!

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9. After coffee mints: Because fresh breath is a must! 
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8. A great pair of sunglasses: The Michael Kors Julia Aviator is one of our current favorites!

15631-e13040159309967. Blotting linens: For an amazing variety, we recommend trying Boschia! Not only is the packaging super cute, but they have the right fit for all skin types
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6. Signature scent: These roll-on perfumes by Pacifica are the perfect size for purse travel!
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5. Moisturizing hand cream: These creamy moisturizers from L’Occitane will keep your fingertips perfectly nourished. 

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4. The perfect lipstick: You will never find us without Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in our favorite shade. 
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3. Tweezers: We always keep a pair of Tweezerman tweezers, just in-case our brows need a touch up!

Stila Concealer

2. Concealer: A great concealer, such as Stila Stay All Day Concealer, is key to staying flawless all day long!

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1. A compact mirror: These adorable Kate Spade compact mirrors are a must-have for the girl on the go. 

Up Next…

7/24: CELEBRITY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BEAU NELSON

7/31: CHIC ICON: JANE BIRKIN

 

MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST / WEST COAST

Whether your going on a private yacht or bumming on the beach, here are some cues to take while  packing your Memorial Weekend-er bag!

EAST COAST: NAUTICAL VACATION

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Le Blanca ‘Let’s Bond’ Bandeau One-Peice Swimsuit

East Cost Swimsuit Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Bag

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Daily Look Soludos Sandal Espadrille

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Tom Ford Carli Oversized Butterfly Sunglasses

EAST COAST SUNGLASSES

Daily Look Duchess of Cambridge Necklace

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NARS PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER

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Laura Mercier Lip Crayon in Mayan Sun

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WEST COAST: BEACH TIME GETAWAY

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Victorias Secret Mix Bikini Mixer

WEST COAST SUIT

Banana Republic Kennedy Canvas Tote

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Dolce Vita Fabia Sandal

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TOMS Kilgore Silver Pop Blue

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Daily Look Delicate Gold Bar Handlet

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Benefit Hoola Bronzer

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Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Golden Pink

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Up Next…

5/29: SUMMER 2014 BEAUTY TRENDS

6/5: Summer Manicures ‘CHIC Manis We Love’

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

 Voluspa ‘Maison Noir – Crisp Champagne’ Two-Wick Candle

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These luxurious candles are handmade and scented with a touch of vanilla and oak to give the sparkling feeling of champagne.

Kate Spade “Mom Said So” Idiom Pendant

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Remind mom how important her words of advice are to you with this beautiful 12 karat gold necklace.

Beautyblender Best Friends Set

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Share your favorite beauty secret with mom by giving this adorable detachable heart case!

OCC Lip Tar Trio

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Available in four different combinations that will give mom the look she desires.

Mother’s Little Helpers Made By MOUTH

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If you’re searching for a new type of gift to send to mom, make sure to check out NYC based MOUTH for fun tasting baskets!

#myCHICmom Mothers Day Giveaway

Don’t forget to also enter our #myCHICmom giveaway on our CHICSTUDIOS Instagram for a chance to win two great Kate Spade pieces of jewelery!

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Next up…

5/15: OUR FAVORITES: SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

5/22: MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST/WEST COAST

CHIC HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!

Happy Holidays! Please any beauty lover or fashionista this season with our top gift picks. ‘Tis the season to stuff everyone’s stocking with something CHIC:

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Get it…!

1. Voluspa French Bourbon Vanille 3-Wick Tin Candle
2. Gigi New York Python Embossed Clutch
3. Bauble Bar Tortoise Deco Strand
4. Kate Spade “pop, fizz, clink!” iPhone Case
5. Benjabelle Brush Tree
6. Kate Spade Thermal Mug
7. Ted Baker Quilted iPad Sleeve
8. Leather Quilted Gloves
9. OPI Take Ten Mini 10pc

 UPCOMING BLOGS…
12/5: Have the CHICest Holiday Gathering
12/12: Celebs Who Inspire Us: Angelina Jolie

OUR FAVORITE NY FASHION WEEK TRENDS!

FASHION

Monique Lhuillier

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At Monique Lhuillier, warm vibrant colors ruled the runway! Inspired by “sheer elegance”, the collection is a modern take on evening wear. It was all in the details as gorgeous texture, intricate embellishment, splashes of tangerine and pops of fuchsia created looks that exuded effortless glamour.

 

Naeem Khan

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Inspired by both Spanish and Mexican cultures, Naeem Khan definitely channeled spicy flamenco dancers to Frida Kahlo in his new Spring 2014 Collection! Through his off-the-shoulder peasant blouses, boldly colored prints and hand-sewn embroidery, the Latin flair is obvious! Naeem Khan’s collection was definitely muy caliente.

 

Rebecca Taylor

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Opposites attracted at Rebecca Taylor’s Spring 2014 collection! The usual Rebecca Taylor femininity was accompanied this season with a badass attitude. Leathers,moto-inspired construction and boyfriend blazers were paired with girly floral prints and sheer fabrics

 

Reem Acra

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Reem Acra brought the party at NYFW…the disco party that is. Every eye-catching look incorporated metallics, sexy cutouts, sheer fabric or all of the above! The result? Reem Acra gave us Saturday night fever, and we’re loving it!

NAILS

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     White nails were one of the major manicure trends spotted on the runway. From designers such as Prabal Gurung to Tibi and Kate Spade and many in between, pale nails left their mark. The HONOR manicure is almost nude polish, “La Vie en Rose” by Deborah Lippmann and six rhinestones in a pyramid shape at the base of the nail. Cushnie et Ochs models rocked long and sharply pointed Rihanna-inspired nails made unique with silver Nail Veil nail rings in the center of all ten nails.

 

Moon Manicures

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     Moon manicures were the second NYFW nail trend sure to soon be seen on every fashionista’s pretty fingers. We saw everything from the moon shape on the tips of the nails (Alice+Olivia) to the base, in bold colors like at Desigual or soft neutrals at Jenni Kayne. No matter how you do it, you can’t go wrong with the moon trend.

NYFW Roundup!

As one Carrie Bradshaw once said:Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future. This is known as Fashion Week”. While the week of excitement is winding down in our beloved city, we thought we would recap some of our favorite makeup looks and hair trends seen on the runway.

HAIR

Delicate Accessories

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Oversized flower crowns are so last season! Take a cue from HONOR and think delicate hair accessories for spring 2014. HONOR added interest to low, wavy ponys by pinning romantic, dainty flowers into models’ manes for a touch of iridescence.

Brigitte Bardot-inspired

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Several designers channeled ‘60s French film stars with Bardot-inspired hair. Locks were teased full of volume yet still ultra shiny at Tory Burch and gathered into side ponys at Pamella Roland. Très effortlessly sexy!

MAKEUP

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White eye makeup was white hot on the runway this year! Several designers including Altazurra, Kate Spade and Tibi chose white eye shadow to make models’ eyes pop. We love the fresh idea and it goes to show that smokey eye makeup is not needed to make eyes stand out.

 Berry lips

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It’s no surprise that berry lips were a major trend on the runway this week. Models at Nicole Miller flaunted the perfect plum shade. This fall, play with hues of raspberry, oxblood, or plum!

Glossy Lids

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            Cushnie et Ochs brought all out edgy glamour to the runway with glossy pewter lids. We think this is the perfect way to take your smokey eye to the next level!

What were your favorite trends on the S/S 2014 runway?

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Maybe growing up, your mom was your first beauty influence. After all, who always let you borrow their hot rollers and lipstick and who’s closet did you always raid as a fashionista-in-training? With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 12th!), it’s time to show your stylish mom how much she really means to you! We’ve created gift guides in three of summer’s hottest hues so pick your mom’s favorite color and get her a gift she will adore!

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1.“Pack a Picnic” Champagne Box 2.Miss Dior Parfum 3.Kendra Scott “Danielle” Earrings 4.Anthropologie Embellished Pouch 5.Kate Spade “Skirt the Rules” Coffee Mug

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1.Crystal and Neon Chevron Bracelet 2.Lipstick Holder 3.Kate Spade “Mom Always Said” Idiom Bangle 4.Yellow and Grey Scarf 5.Conde Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection 6. Yellow and White Chevron Oven Mitt

Mother's Day Gift Guide Blue1.Vince Camuto Floral Pillow 2.“A Tale of Two Cities” Clutch 3.Cobalt and Turquoise Earrings 4.Tory Burch Tie Dye iPhone Case 5.Alexander McQueen Cosmetics Case 6.Flowy Cobalt Top