GeneralLaurie’s Loves: Little Black Dress Valentine

 

Next week Stephanie is going to be doing a series of some pretty spectacular Valentine’s Day blogs, but this Friday I wanted to present you with a little preview of one of my very favorite romantic looks. While I love red and pink as much as the next girly-girl, I also have a soft spot for the timeless Little Black Dress

 
Available in myriad styles, the LBD can be sensual, sassy, simple, sexy, or stylish — or any combination of those! There is a style out there for every girl and every occasion, and it’s the perfect backdrop for colorful accessories. If you’re wanting to get some romance in there, throw on some scarlet lipstick or purple nail polish, or tuck a red rose into your hair. Orrrr, you can try one of my favorite romantic combos:  
black and gold.

When I was browsing around through some of our new products, I came upon these fabulous options:  the Qupid Neutral 20 Champagne Glitter Party Platform Pumps, the World of Veils Black Dress, and the Winged Monarch Gold Butterfly Earrings. How gorgeous would this outfit be?

   

Black and gold is one of my absolute favorite color combinations, because it’s elegant and classy but still leaves room for fun. I mean, really, who doesn’t want amazing sparkle shoes? It’s also a great way to be girly and feminine without freaking your date out with too much pink poof. 

Need some more inspiration? Check out a couple more of my favorite Valentine’s Day LBD accessories!
 
 

So what do you think? Is this a look you’ll try, or are you more of a hearts and flowers girl?

FashionBehind the Scenes: Foreign Affair Resort Lookbook

 
By now, I hope you all have seen our new resort lookbook, Foreign Affair featuring our lovely model Mogen.

The essence of this lookbook is all about living free, rocking bold colors and just whipping your hair back and forth. So scroll down and enjoy the behind the scenes video featuring the musical stylings The Drums with Me and the Moon (Clock Opera Remix). 

BeautyHollywood Makeover Comes to LuLu*s: Be a Celebrity for a Day!

 
It’s a new year, and many of you out there might be feeling the need for a change. Luckily, InStyle.com has just the solution for you! Before making any drastic changes in real life, you can try out new hair styles and makeup ideas for free! With their Hollywood Makeover tool, you can choose any celebrity hairstyle you want! 
 
Sienna, Ozzie (CEO’s four-year-old son and warehouse manager), and I decided to take matters into our own hands and try out some looks for ourselves. What do you think? Can we rock ‘em?
 
 
Sienna as Leighton Meester and Lady Gaga
 
 
Laurie as Cameron Diaz and Sarah Jessica Parker
 
 
Ozzie as Eve and Cynthia Nixon
 
Once you’ve chosen your new ‘do, make sure to play with the makeup options as well. They also have a “complete looks” section where you can instantly wear the hair and makeup as your favorite celeb!
 
Ready to try it yourself? Simply snap a pic of yourself with your hair pulled back, upload, follow the instructions, and get styling!
 
Who will you be? 

FashionMonster Fashion Attack: Lady Gaga as Musical Director for the Thierry Mugler Fall 2011 Fashion Show

This monster fashion attack is hot off the press and already taken over the fashion world!

The collaboration of Lady Gaga as musical director for the Thierry Mugler Fall 2011 fashion show that opened Paris’s Menswear Fashion Week has spurred an instant fashion craze. Mugler is now under the creative direction of Lady Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti. This development might just be the most viral one in fashion history and may manage to throw this avant garde brand into the sphere of public knowledge with a new, shortened name, Mugler.

The collaboration for the video and newest collection included Romain Kremer another designer, the photgrapher and filmmaker Mariano Vivanco and a model, named Rico, who is covered in skeletal tattoos. This video reveals Lady Gaga’s mix including one of her songs for her newest album, Born This Way, not yet released.

Watch the video and remember that this line, this brand, is not for the faint of fashion heart. This is a brand created around the bizarre that has historically dealt with the utmost of fashion divas. In a desperate attempt to stay afloat in times where many fashion brands are going under, Formichetti utilized a genius marketing campaign to breathe new life into a the dying art of avant garde fashion. Even if it is a little creepy, I think it did the trick.

Did the Gaga & Formichetti collaboration work its wonders on you or just freak you out?

FashionTrend Alert: Ruffle Shorts & Lace Shorts!

It’s time to shake off the frost, and blow-dry those icicles into submission with a fresh spring look!
 
Lovely ladies all over are rocking adorable lace and ruffle shorts, and nothing puts a soft floral “Pop” in your look better than sweet blossoming layers!
 
How to Wear
Early Spring: Layer with tights or leggings, add a nice long sleeve top and finish with a cozy scarf and boots!
Late Spring: Strip it down to bare legs and sandals with a flowing tank top tucked in!
 
Peachy Keen!
A cooler climate doesn’t stop Canadian-cutie Flying a Kite, from layering those ruffly shorts and topping it off with a warm furry vest.
 
p.s. She has the cutest photo shoot in these shorts on her blog!
 
This beautiful beachy look put together by Fashion Toast mixes casual and elegant.
 
Super-chic California girl, Jenny from the Block, sporting an awesome leopard and lace ensemble for a balmy winter day in the Golden State!
 
 
Here are a few styles to get you started, and feel free to leave your own tips on styling ruffly shorts in the comments below!