FashionPrada Takes High Fashion to the Highway

 
 I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been to a few hot rod shows in my day, so when I saw Prada’s Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection, the little girl in the rumble seat inside me let out a little squeal of glee. Finally, fashion that my dad might even appreciate….
 
 
 
All the initial hype I read was totally shoe-centric, and they deserve it, but hello! Look at how great everything is!
 
 
I love how she incorporated the classic car motif in so many ways, yet makes the traditionally masculine concept seem so feminine and sweet. Think muscle car-meets-pin-up, with a little fifties housewife mixed in. Prints, micro prints, racing stripes, flames, and full-on hot rod decals and embroidery… Oh my! And the color palette! Who wants to hop in my ’57 Chevy with me and speed on down to the malt shop? (No, I don’t actually have a ’57 Chevy, or know where you’d find a malt shop nowadays).
 
 
But really, let’s get back to the shoes, am I right? Spoilers, wings, chrome, flames, and even tail lights, plus the occasional bow or jewels? I could gush for hours.
 

(Images courtesy of Style.com & BitRebels)

ContestsWIN THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

To celebrate the day of love, we are giving away prizes for you to get more of what YOU love…cute clothes! Here are the deets:

How to enter:
Click here to go to the contest on our Facebook page (you must “like” us to be eligible to enter) and use the Polyvore editor to style the perfect Valentine’s look! We will be adding items to the editor during the contest, so if you have any items you would like to see on there for any of your daily entries, post a comment on our page to let us know, and we might add it! Limit of 2 entries/styleboards per day during the contest.

Contest duration:
Entries will be accepted until February 8th at 11:59 pm.

Prizes:
Grand Prize
$250 gift card!

2 People’s Choice Runner-Ups
$50 gift card

Winner selection:
The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by LuLu*s. All the entries at the end of the contest will be put to a public vote and the top 2 voted by Valentine’s Day at 12pm PST will win the runner up prizes!

GeneralDIY: Valentine’s Day Silhouettes

 

1. Materials:
- Cardstock (light and dark)
- Scissors
- Glue
- White pencil or chalk
- Paint, markers or colored pencils
- Black Marker or Sharpie
- Lace
 
2. Profile Photos: Find profile photos of you and your significant other. Play around with them until they are the right size and print them out (they don’t need to be good quality at all). Trace the photos with a Sharpie and carefully cut them out. Pay attention around the face, as those are the characteristics that make us look the most like us!
3. Trace the Silhouettes: Use your white pencil to trace what will be the back of your cutouts. Carefully cut them out.
 
4. Assemble your Card: Glue down all the pieces and press flat under a heavy book. Decorate as you like!
 

FashionAccessory Spotlight: Guatemala Stripes

 
It began with these three cuties from Rocket Dog, then all of a sudden… they were everywhere!
I’m loving these woven stripes, which are nearly impossible to nail down to any single name. I’ve heard: Guatemala stripes, aguayo stripes, woven stripes, tribal stripes, ethnic stripes, Peruvian stripes, boho stripes, Navajo stripes… the list goes on. And on….. Whatever you choose to call them, I’m loving the bright colors for spring and summer. And we have a ton in stock here at LuLu*s! Now! And it’s not just us. Check out some of the high fashion doppelangers on the Spring runways.
 
Cardon, Spring 2012: 
 
 
Carven, Spring 2012:
 
 
Shoes! From Carven, Rupert Sanderson, and Chelsea Paris:
 


 You like? Check out all of the shoes and accessories we have in stock, right here at LuLu*s!
 





(Images courtesy of Style.com & Trendhunter)

BeautyHello Kitty: Mon Amour Collection

 
Get excited, Hello Kitty fans! Sephora has just launched its new Limited Edition Hello Kitty Mon Amour Collection, incorporating your favorite meow mistresses with a little Parisian love!
 
“Paris in the springtime is the stuff of daydreams—so what better time for the jet-setting Hello Kitty to embark on a romantic holiday. The Hello Kitty Mon Amour collection invites you to lose yourself in the delicious macaroon-inspired pastels, all encased in the most charming, whimsical packaging featuring fanciful illustrations of Parisian landmarks….from Paris with love.”
 
Here’s what the collection includes:
 
 
Parisienne Palette
 A Paris-themed tiered palette featuring four harmonious Charmmy eye shadows and an extra large blush. 
 
 
 
 
Mon Amour Palette
An adorable eye shadow and blush palette illustrated with Hello Kitty on a whimsical tour of her beloved Paris. 
 
 
 
 Mon Amour Brush Set
A portable brush set in a dreamy Hello Kitty container. 
 
 
 
Mon Amour Compact Mirror
A compact mirror in the classic Hello Kitty shape, decorated with romantic, Parisian-inspired illustrations. 
 
 
 Mon Amour Makeup Bag
A romantic, pink makeup bag decorated with Parisian inspiration. 
 
 Hello Kitty Mon Amour Nail Files Set
A set of four Hello Kitty nail files decorated with whimsical illustrations of Paris. 
 
Can’t get enough? Then let me leave you with this adorable video set in the City of Lights!
 
 
(Pics courtesy of Sephora and Make Up 4 All.)