GeneralBest Gift Ideas for 2012!

If you’ve ever been stuck on what to give that special someone for the holidays, there’s nothing like a good gift guide to point you in the right direction. Starting at just $10, I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite picks from Lulus and beyond!

Chic trinkets like watches, sunglasses, and jewelry make great stocking-stuffers, and it may be time to spring for that cute Wildfox necklace your bestie/sister/girlfriend has been eying!

I always love receiving a favorite film, and Moonrise Kingdom is definitely my pick of the year, along with the newly released gift sets from Blue Lagoon Iceland. It’s pretty much time to pamper your loved ones like never before!

Even if she hasn’t sent you her Wish List, a good coat is always well appreciated. TIP: Sneak into her closet and measure one that fits her well.

1. On Your Side Mint and Gold Watch, 2. Precious Metals Black and Silver Sunglasses, 3. Haute Coat-ure Striped Coat, 4. Moonrise Kingdom DVD, 5. Wildfox Poison Vial Rose Gold Necklace, 6. Blue Lagoon Iceland Beautifying Body Kit, 7. First Sip Two-Tone Taupe Scarf.

FashionA Winter’s Day: Jaclyn Adams Shoots for Plaza Kvinna

Model Iryna Rohzek winters over in this cool-weather collection of knits, boots, coats, and earth-toned jewelry. Photographer Jaclyn Adams captures her bronze-y fireside glow and the crisp details of these chic outdoor ensembles.

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BeautyOmbre Lip Makeup Tutorial

Create a ravishing ombre lip in no time at all with this easy makeup tutorial!

All you need are two lip colors that are approximately two shades apart, and a brush. This fabulous two-toned look will make all the difference in the world whether you’re off to work, or out for the night!

ombre lip makeup tutorial

1. Start with a good base coat of your darker shade.

2. Using a makeup brush*, apply a lighter shade to the interior of your lower lip leaving 1/8″ to 1/4″ of your darker shade along the bottom, and more along the sides. Apply a similar amount to your upper lip, following the natural cleft. (*This step can also be done straight from the tube.)

A. Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick in Gamelia B. Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick in Iris C. Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick in Xenia D. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Pink Petal.


GeneralInterior Motives: Knit Home Furnishings by Claire Anne O’Brien

Welcome to the knitty-pretty world of textile artist Claire Anne O’Brien and what should be the NEXT additions to my living room!! Recently awarded the Future Makers Award from the Crafts Council of Ireland, this textile goddess manages to corral chunky knits into artistic home furnishings where over-sized knots and weaves create a curious aesthetic that is both modern and grandma-chic.

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FashionStaff Picks: Best Dresses to Get You Through the Holidays!

1. Gold Standard Metallic Cream Embroidered DressĀ (sold out!) similar style, 2. BB Dakota by Jack Carla Brocade Dress, 3. Aryn K Fire Dancer Strapless Red Maxi Dress, 4. Aryn K Opti-Gold Illusion Strapless Black Dress.