NewsIntroducing the Shoes on Trend Category!

Since we’re always trying to keep you stocked on the hottest trends, we now have a very special feature for all you shoe-lovin’ ladies! Our Shoes on Trend category currently features some of this fall’s most up-and-coming trends. Below we give you a peek at our inspiration for each of the trend!
 
Southwest Style: is all about Navajo prints, cowgirl boots and dusty brown booties.
Metal Detector: All your favorite studs, spikes, and swathes of metallic.
Preppy Flats: Smoking slippers, loafers, and ballet flats with a collegiate edge.
British Invasion Boots: Grunge, combat, and moto boots . . . and creepers too!
And be sure to visit Shoes on Trend often, because we’ll be swapping out trends periodically with ONLY the best of the season!
Tell us about your favorite shoe trends in the comments below!
(Images via shae deatar, thefancy, imdb, and ben watts)

ArtDifferent Strokes with Artist Jacqui Oakley

This gorgeous rendering of Dior Couture opened the door for me unto the prolific workings of Canadian illustrator Jacqui Oakley. Published in a long list of books and magazines, Jacqui’s work pairs inky brushstrokes with explosive color combos, and sensual contours.
 
Her website is also one of the most fun I’ve seen, with dozens of colorful thumbnails that reveal full shots of the work and plenty of in-process photos for some serious behind-the-scenes gratification.
 
 
An in-process photo of the above illustration, which was used to promote Earth Day on Aol. 
 

FashionModel Pick of the Week: Very Stud-ly!

And this week’s model pick of the week goes to . . . the Tripp NYC Black Rock Studded Black Skinny Jeans! Kennedy loves these extra stud-ly jeans for their totally unique design, which, she says, she’s never seen before. All in all her verdict is that these skinnies are RAD!!!
 
 

BeautyEye Brightening Tutorial

If your eyes ever need that extra perk, try this simple how-to. It’s perfect for any eye color, and lets you showcase the brighter side of your lipstick collection as well!

How to Brighten Eyes in 4 Easy Steps:

1. Start by applying Pixi Eye Bright Primer over entire lid, followed by a dab of neutral shimmer under the eye (we used the Pixi Eye Bright Kit No.2). Next we applied Milani Powder Eye Shadow in French Vanilla over the entire lid.

2. Line the upper lid with a white cream shadow or liner like Milani Shadow Eyez in Winter White, making sure you travel all the way to the inner corner of the eye. Start from the inner corner and line the under lid as well.

3. Just in the outer crease of the lid add a little depth with a neutral eye shadow like Urban Decay’s Toasted, and blend.

4. Highlight your brow with a white powdered eye shadow like Milani’s White Lie or Ka’oir Milky Way Light Beige Eye Shadow. Finish with a thin black cat-eye (upper lid only) and black mascara top and bottom!


ArtKaleidoscopic Eden: Illustration by Artist Bozka

 
Living and working in Warsaw, Poland, artist Bozka (short for Bozena Rydlewska) uses a masterful technique that combines both digital drawing and handmade collage elements to illustrate beautiful, botanically based imagery. Bold colors play out into even bolder scenes, capturing a kaleidoscopic Eden, and a gathering place for the super-natural world.