GeneralHotel Everland: Elegant Luxury on the Go

Need to get away?
How about to the dazzling lights of Paris?
Or the peaceful lakes of Switzerland?
How about the lovely architecture of Germany?
Built by the talented design team L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann), the Hotel Everland was created for the 2002 Swiss National Exhibition. With just one room, a bathroom, and a lounge, this innovative hotel is elegant simplicity at its best. And, let’s be honest: it’s just rad!

Additional ammenities include a fully stocked mini bar, a record player, and breakfast delivered to the door!
Constructed in Burgdorf, Switzerland, the Everland made its way to Lake Neuchatel, the the roof-deck of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany, and finally to the the roof of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Guests could book it for only one night, but visitors were encouraged to stop by during the day. 


Sadly, the hotel is now closed, but you can subscribe to the newsletter or check out the website in case it reopens…fingers crossed! (P.S. Make sure you check out the sweet panorama!)
(Pics courtesy of Hotel Everland.)

GeneralInterior Motives: Color Trend Forecasts for 2012

You don’t have to be an interior designer to be interested in what’s going on in the world of interior colors. Color trends change just like fashion trends do, and thanks to companies like Farrow & Ball and Benjamin Moore, you can find out what’s hot (or in this case, neutral) for 2012.
My biggest surprise is how common grey is in these color schemes. Paired with warm neutrals and shades of seafoam green, grey and greyish-purple seem to be a recurring theme. I’m thinking about grey in a whole new way!



What is your interior color forecast for 2012?
What colors are your favs?

FashionLulus NYFW Style Studio Event Recap! Part 1

On Friday, February 10th, we were lucky enough to throw our own Fashion Week party in NYC! We called on all of our favorite bloggers, whether they lived in New York or were visiting for fashion week, to join us at Openhouse Gallery for a night of fashion and fun. Decorated to look like Central Park in Spring, Openhouse Gallery was the perfect venue to host our Fashion Week kickoff party! Upon entering, guests were given a Style Map that would lead them to their style destination, where they could then browse from tons of cute Lulus pieces to find the perfect item to take home…on us!
Below we have some pics of our lovely attendees, all looking fashionable and ready to party! 
Love the brights and polka dots!
Super cute trio of lovelies!
Cris of My Fashion Juice (left) looking amazing in Lulus pants with a friend (right) who knows the value of a good faux fur!
The lovely Kristin of Around the Hemline looking proper in leopard and beige!
Cristina, of Trop Rouge, having fun and being silly with a friend.
Showing off a the Lulus tote to fill with all the goodies our generous sponsors gifted.
Jessie from Style and Pepper (left) hanging with two stylish friends. Loving the knotted maxi and the pop of bright colors.
OMG, so cute! Perfect floral baby doll dress and ombre hair with an amazing head piece?! Sold! These two were some of the style stars that evening!
This beauty reminds me of Blair Waldorf! Love the tan and black with sheer overlay!
This lovely attendee was of course a model… love her style!
Such a rosy and cheerful ensemble!
Emily of It Girl Rag Doll and Kater of All This Happiness looking so pretty in vintage polka dots and lace!
Loving the sharp lines and menswear styles!
So polished and put together!
Make sure to check back on Friday for more event coverage, sponsor details, and close ups of the beautiful venue!
Photography by Ashleigh Reddy

BeautySmoky Eye Tutorial: Celebrity Makeup Artist Christina Farrell


Some of you may remember a few weeks ago when we posted a poll inquiring what you lovely ladies would most like to see in a makeup tutorial. The overwhelming result was a request for smokey eyes how-to, so that’s just what we brought you today!

I give to you Christina Farrell, author of the popular beauty blog The Makeup Blogger.

Here’s her bio: 

Christina Farrell has spent over 15 years as a freelance makeup artist in the television and movie industry. Her work has led to diverse projects such as being an on-air makeup expert for E!’s popular morning show, “The Morning Show” and guest spots on TLC’s “What Not To Wear.” She’s worked on music videos, NY’s Fashion Week, CNN, the Emmy and Oscar Award ceremonies. She created in 2008 to bring her expertise to the everyday woman looking for advice on beauty, fashion, hair and product information. She’s worked with companies like Jenny Craig and Gucci as well as celebrities like Carrie Fischer, Julie Christie, Valerie Bertinelli, Jason Alexander, Debi Mazar, and Emmitt Smith.

All that awesome celebritiness aside, Christina is such a sweetheart! When I approached her a while back about doing a tutorial for all you Lulus gals, she jumped at the chance! She is so friendly and open, and she was so excited to create this tutorial for you on an





Need some more help? Below are the tips she’s written out specifically for you lovely ladies! 

The typical smoky eye is usually associated with dark black and grey shadows.  Although this rock star look is iconic, it is often impossibly hard to replicate.  Trust me, I have tried and failed! The truth is that black and grey shadows are very hard to pull off (unless you’re Lady Gaga).  So, I created an easy method to create the illusion of a smokey eye by utilizing neutral eye shadows with a pop of color. The great thing about this smokey eye, is that you can play with many different variations of colors.  My favorite smokey combos are bronze and navy, plum and mahogany, or deep bronze and gold.

Step 1:  Start with a peach based eye primer. This will ensure that your eye shadow stays on all day, and that you get the most intense color payoff from your shadows.

Step 2:  In the shape of a small crescent, blend a matte brown shadow along the lower crease of the eye. This application works best using a pencil shadow brush.

Step 3:  Using a dark plum eyeliner (either liquid or kohl) line the upper lash line, especially concentrating near the lashes.  A great makeup artist trick to follow is to blend the liner into the lashes to create a full lash effect.

Step 4:  With a dark bronze shadow blend the contour and liner using back and forth motions.  This helps to soften the initial color, and blend the two parts together. The dark bronze also adds dimension to look, and starts to give that “smokey” illusion.

Step 5:  With a soft tan eye shadow and a medium sized blending brush, softly blend over the entire lid.  This will help to blend out any harsh lines, and create a soft graduation of colors.

Step 6:  Next, apply a dark mahogany eye shadow over the liner, and on the outer corners of the eye (in a horizontal “V”), and under the lower lash line.  Add black mascara to intensify the effect.

Step 7:  For a final touch, apply a purple shimmer powder to the inner corners of the eyes, and all under the lower lash line.  This brightens up the eye, and prevents the darker shadows from becoming too overbearing.

Want to see more of Christina’s work? Check out her portfolio, or head on over to her blog and website for more tips and inspiration!

FashionNew York Fashion Week F/W 2012 Picks, Part One

After just arriving back from New York after helping out with our NYFW event Style Studio, I still have fashion week fever. This year, like most every year, my Valentine is fashion, and I have anxiously awaiting the new shows from NYFW. Below are my picks of my favorite shows so far! Tune in Friday for Part Two of our favorite shows from NYFW!!
Okay, so this isn’t women’s wear, but it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without some eye candy. Plus Michael Bastian’s show was one of the highlights of NYFW’s menswear. So enjoy. And yes, that is Tyson Beckford on the far right.