Thursday, 6 September 2007

From Nueva York---The Color of Spring!



Marbella...get ready for the colors of Spring straight from the fashion planet of Nueva York!!!!

We are expecting a burst of color next spring. Not just ordinary colors but invigorating Pantone colors which gives a fresh cool breeze of the season an added cheer.Pick from this treat from the people of Pantone fashion + home



I usually for the classic and clean whether it be colors or design. Little black or red dress for the evening with perhaps a touch of gold or silver while during the summer, I like to play more with colors or just wear an immaculate white sundress.

Next spring, I might go for more Silver gray (see above) since I'm not really keen on pink. Golden Olive would be a nice idea as well. Problem though is the availability of this color in this city.

If push comes to shove, we can always order online or do a knock off of our favorite designers---print a picture and bring it to you favorite neighborhood seamstress....or something.
Anyway, here's a runway review of Pantone colors


Jenny Kayne



Jill Stuart

John Varvatos

BCBG Max Azria

Everyone's jumping into the Pantone color scheme now. Even the Olympus Fashion Week's website (where I obviously got these pictures, thanks to them) is Pantone painted.

xxx--Asha

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Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Essential Ola Voyna

The September issue of ESSENTIAL magazine is out now and we were not surprise to find out how hum-hum the cover was, once again. The model was kind of plump and her make-up looked like it was done in a hurry and those pearl necklace!---what's that all about? The theme for this month was supposed to be out of this world, UFO, science fiction whatever but the homegirl looked like a grown-up version of little mermaid sans the tail. If I were the stylist, I would do a little research, do the model lots of photoshop and turn her into something like one of Ali Mahdavi's stunning work:




Fierce, isn't it? Now, THAT is how you do a science fiction fashion cover. Human Relations department of Essential magazine...can you hear me? My Bvlgari-scented CV is itching to be emailed right away! :)


Anyway, amongst hundreds of real estate agency ads and restaurant listings, something caught our eyes that made the issue redeemable---their feature on Polish furniture designer Ola Voyna. This:

ivory carriage


We loveee this girl. We think she's fierce. Not only her furniture designs are breathtaking but the presentation...the total showmanship is quite out of this world. It's like looking at VOGUE editorials without the models or let's say, the models are the furniture pieces themselves. Look at those beautiful Andalucian horses, clever.



snail

Miss Ola Voyna's (we even love her name, how's that) design is a reminiscent of a strange mix of a Tim Burton movie and Cinderella--dark but definitely visually orgasmic with a promise of romance and a hint of love. She uses a lot of brass, glass and leather fusions though she can be described as a minimalist.


willow--reminds us of sleepy hollow (movie)


Though her designs are out of the box, you cannot deny that it screams sophistication and elegance among anything else.

oyster

Though her company is based in Poland, you can order from her website and she will ship the furniture to you even if you're in Timbuktu.

We dream of an oyster bed someday and probably some fit, blue-eyed, blond Polish guy to come with it.

As for Ola, good luck and more power. As for Essential magazine, please, for the love of the gods, get a stylist for your front cover, will you?

Kisses.

---Miss J. and Asha

Details: OLA VOYNA

www.olavoyna.com

Director of Customer Relations:
Andrew Repasa

andrewrepasa@olavoyna.com

phone: +48 514353835

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Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Birthdays, eye bags and baggages

I didn't think turning 24 years old would turn me into a vampire at all but that's what exactly happened to me last weekend. I celebrated my birthday last Friday and ended up practically Sunday morning leaving me totally hammered with all the booze we had. Needless to say, I was sooo tired and weak I couldn't be bothered to get up early and strut my way to work. In fairness, I work hard and if a girl works hard, she plays and party s a hard as well.

When I finally saw what I looked like in an ungodly hour of 7 oc'clock in the morning, I freaked out and scared the big S out of me---I channelled Amy Winehouse and Maggie Simpson all at once. Usually, I don't mind looking like them at all especially on a lazy Sunday afternoon but it was MONDAY morning, for crying out loud and I don't want to look like a drugged singer or a cartoon character in the office!

I immediately soaked myself in a warm tub for a quick detox with ice cubes on each eye to inflate my bulging eyes. After rinsing I went through the whole excruciating ordeal of blow drying my shoulder length hair and putting on a tad of make up. But my eyes were still swollen so I had to use my magic potion which I will share to you today:


The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream---A moisturizing eye cream that helps protect the delicate skin around the eye area, reducing the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Contains moisturizing shea butter and rose hip oil.

If that still fails, go for this:

L'Oreal Hydra Zen Yeux

This incredibly refreshing gel-cream instantly hydrates and soothes the delicate eye area. Its unique formula helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness and ease away signs of fatigue to leave your eyes feeling soothed and refreshed.

These are two powerful weapons in times of a heavy eye baggage. If push comes to shove and eyes still looked like they were the day after you broke up with your first boyfriend, try this:

The new eyewear from Chanel.

Now, since you can't put those glasses on the whole day at work, the best best thing to do is to be a little creative with your eye shadow mix and matches. Dab a little more than normal of a lighter shade on your eyes, like light pink, blue, or silver then apply an eyeliner on your upper lids which makes you look a little chinky. This way, the bulge would be slightly noticeable. Don't overdo it though if you don't want to look like a remnant of the sixties or worse, Susie Wong.

My birthday's over (and the puffiness of my eyes have disappeared) and I truly enjoyed the weekend. Next year though, I don't want this to happen again. Surely, I would go out again but NOT the whole weekend. I wish.
Help me God.

---Asha

Note: If you have any beauty secrets to share, please email me at: marbellastyle@gmail.com

details: www.thebodyshop.com www.loreal.com

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