ContestsName the Dress Contest #37!

When: This new unnamed and adorable dress needs to be named to be put online tomorrow evening!! (see above picture for this weeks’ dress)!

What: Monday through Tuesday by 5:00 PM PST enter your idea for a name for the dress presented! The winner will be announced tomorrow evening when the product goes up online!! 

Where: Enter to win (as many times as you’d like!!) on our blog by leaving a comment with your name idea below.

PrizeYour name on a dress on Lulus.com and a $50 Gift Card!!!

FashionThe Mystical Jewelry of Pamela Love

With jewelry being as important to me as the clothing I choose to wear, I get so excited when a truly awesome jewelry collection sets the bar high for other designers to live up to. New York based designer, Pamela Love, creates pieces rich in spirit that seem to tell a story of another time.

With pieces that seem to be insipired by both futuristic cities and by imagery of the occult, Love’s line is pure visual storytelling. The enigmatic nature of this collection captures your attention and allows you to imagine the magical place from which these items originated. Whether they conjure up the Southwestern desert or the waters of Atlantis, the light of heaven or the darkness of hell, the end result is pure genius. Now one of the most covetable jewelry lines out there, Love’s work is being rightly celebrated.

With chunks of crystals and armloads of brass, these linear bangles and earrings are some of my favorite pieces. Almost like a favorite talisman from a roadside bazaar, these high end versions of timeless classics exercise a remarkable and powerful influence over me and evoke a deep sense of magic.

The designer, seen above, has a special understanding of the symbols of life and death and had managed to create jewelry that seem to respect those two states of the human condition. Both beautiful and macabre, this collection will stick with you long after you view its array of captivating pieces.                                                                                                                                                                          
Top 4 photos from GalaDarlingPhoto of the artist from Harper’s Bazaar.

Celebrity83rd Academy Awards: Oscar Worst and Best Dressed

Okay, guys, let’s talk Oscars. Did any of you watch last night?
 
First of all, there seemed to be a very strong tribute to the red carpet, with several stars flaunting their version of that classic crimson.
 
Radiant in Red
 
Jennifer Lawrence went for a more casual, effortless look, while Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway glammed it up a bit more with strapless cuts and red lipstick.
 
Feathered Friends
 
 
Halle Berry and Hillary Swank pull off this look so elegantly it doesn’t even look like they’re trying. Jealous!
 
Finally, my favorites. It was hard to narrow it down to the top three, but after a bowl of praline ice cream and much debate, here are my picks.
 
Best-Dressed
 
 
Mila Kunis continues to rock, well, pretty much everything, and this gorgeous lavender dress doesn’t disappoint. Reese Witherspoon is just classicallly gorgeous in this strapless number (secretly, I think it was my favorite of the night), and her makeup was just glowing in her interviews. And then, the lovely Hailee Steinfeld. This girl is just adorable! After watching her red carpet interview, I was wowed both by her humble, excited spirit as well as by this princess gown.
 
I always hate doing the worst bit, because I love all these actresses. Sadly, it has to be done. 
 
Worst-Dressed
 
 
Amy Adams’ glittery blue high-neck gown with weird non-matching necklace did nothing for her arms or her figure. Sorry Amy! And oh, Melissa Leo. This poor dress reminded me of a doily with tinfoil accents. Sad. Finally, I actually really like Marisa Tomei’s dress, but it fit her soooooo terribly and awkwardly that she made the list.
 
These last three have me unsure. 
 
On the Fence
 
 
I loved the Cate Blanchett’s hair, makeup, and skirt, but the bodice of her dress looked like something out of a future space queen novel. Also, I wanted to love Nicole Kidman’s white strapless dress, but what is going on with those weird hip accents? Anne Hathaway’s blue dress and hair were stunning, but I can’t decide if I like the weird shiny material or not.
 
Your turn! Do you agree with my choices? Which were your worst and best?

GeneralSnow at LuLu*s!!!!

I know many of you have way too much snow to handle most of the year, but here in Chico, it is a real rarity. Today, however, we had the first snow in nine years. Nine years! After running around in the flakes for a few minutes, I just had to come back and show you my pics!
So happy for snow!!!

BeautyFall 2011 Beauty: Vera Wang

Aside from all the amazing clothes, my other favorite part of seeing the various designer collections each season is checking out the beauty concepts debuted at each show. So far, one of my favorites has been Vera Wang. Cruising through Style.com for all the latest shows as they come out is one of the easiest ways to take a behind-the-scenes look at the newest and hottest beauty trends for the coming season. With a modern spin on the ever popular smokey eye, the team at Clé de Peau Beauté smudged beautiful shades of soft charcoal and what looks to be hints of camel and violet. It is ultra-feminine, yet still strong and powerful with the focus of the entire look being the eye. 

A soft peach lip compliments the deep and smokey eye without overpowering the look.

This is a look I will definitely be trying out this fall!

Will you?

All images from Style.com