FashionModel Pick of the Week: Lookin’ Purrr-fect!

For all you leopard-lovin’ ladies out there, you are not alone!
This week we received an awesome shipment of new tops and jewelry from Obey, including the Obey OG Leopard Light Brown Tee! Our long-time model, Wase, chose this gem as her pick of the week because it’s soft, comfy, simple, and casual . . . pretty much everything you want in a great tee! 

GeneralLuLu*s Reads: 50 Books for Your Summer Reading!

 
I’m under the belief that there’s nothing better than escaping the hot summer sun into an air-conditioned space with a good book. More than once I’ve gotten a hot tip about a great novel from one of my coworkers, and since we’re a community here at LuLu*s, I’ve compiled a list of 50 office favorites to share with you!
 
Check out our favs and feel free to add a few in the comments below!

General Fiction:
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishigiro
Samurai’s Garden – Gail Tsukiyama
Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
State of Wonder – Ann Patchett
Identical – Ellen Hopkins
The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg
Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man – Fannie Flagg
The Monsters of Templeton – Lauren Groff
 
Historical Novels:
Water for Elephants – Sara Greun
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Love Stories:
One Day – David Nicholls
The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
The Rachel Papers – Martin Amis
 
Humor:
A Dirty Job – Christopher Moore
White Girl Problems – Babe walker
 
Dark Humor:
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
 
Macabre:
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart – Jesse Bullington
Invisible Monsters – Chuck Palahniuk
World War z – Max Brooks
 
Sci-Fi:
Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
The Host – Stephenie Meyer
 
Fantasy:
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
 
Quirky:
In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan
Still Life with Woodpecker – Tom Robbins
Tales of Beatnik Glory – Ed Sanders

Memoirs:
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
A Million Little Pieces – James Frey
Just Kids – Patti Smith

Non-Fiction:
Stiff – Mary Roach
Into the Wild – John Krakauer
The Family That Couldn’t Sleep: A Medical Mystery – D.T. Max
The Road of Lost Innocence – Somaly Mam
Fix, Freeze, Feast: The Delicious, Money-Saving Way to Feed Your Family – Kati Neville, Lindsay Tkacsik

Classics:
Emma – Jane Austen
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Desolation Angels – Jack Kerouac
The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Anne of Green Gables – Lucy M. Montgomery
 

BeautyLooks We ♥: Matte Lip Color by the Lip Bar

When I find an amazing new beauty brand I have to share it with my LuLu*s lovelies, right? Well, buckle up, because my latest treasure is the wildly awesome lip color line by The Lip Bar, a hot young company that has a daring line-up ranging from sexy corals to bright blues, and even a mint green!
 
OK, so maybe cotton candy blue isn’t your norm, but how can you say no to a perfect matte pink or coral orange when it’s packed full of shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil and vitamin E . . . plus it’s cruelty-free! With the party atmosphere here at LuLu*s we just had to try them all, and we have to say that Stardust is our studio’s new favorite.
 
The entire lip color line by The Lip Bar; something for everybody!

CelebrityIt Girl: Kirsten Dunst

Age: 30
Sign: Taurus
Status: Actress, Singer, Model.
Front Row Staple: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rodarte (and tons more!)
Forever Known As: Child vampire, Claudia, and Mary Jane Watson (Spiderman’s girlfriend).
Currently: Dating hunky actor Garrett Hedlund. Both were cast in the film adaptation of Kerouac’s On the Road which is due out later this year!
 (images courtesy of kirstendunst.org)

CelebrityA Chloë Moment! Miu Miu Ad Campaigns Then and Now

She’s at it again! It’s sweet sixteen for 37 year-old fashion icon, Chloë Sevigny, marked by her second run in a Miu Miu ad campaign. That’s right, back in 1996 Chloë graced Miu Miu’s very minimalist campaign, turned out in ’90s plaids, fitted shirts, and issuing a subtle yet playful skater-girl chic.
The Fall/Winter 2012 campaign, on the other hand, grasps a metropolitan, tech-fueled era with electric pops of color burning through menswear-inspired suit jackets, collared shirts, and ties.
2012
1996