Center City Style Examiner

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dreaming in Couture

I must have been a Parisian socialite in a past life because I love to see gorgeous couture creations and daydream that I have somewhere to wear them. Ellie Saab's one shoulder dress (top, Fall 2009 Couture Collection) is so classy and beautiful. The detail and handwork that went into this is obvious, and the billowy sleeve creates a lovely and sensual shape. The last two pictures from Christian Dior's Fall 2009 Couture Collection are equally sensual with the bits of lingerie peeking out from the deconstructed lines and over the top hats. I adore the elbow length gloves, I wore a pair of leather ones with a vintage fur stole to a Christmas Party this past year and I couldn't help but feel like I belonged in Paris. Dior's collection screamed 40's pin-up, to see more go to and view slide shows of other designer's couture collections for Fall.
Song of the Day: "The Ocean" - Led Zepplin

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Prescription for Perfection

Perscriptives new All Skins Mineral Makeup foundation is 16 hour wear, SPF 10 magic in a bottle. I am so impressed with the coverage and stamina of this lightweight, oil-free formula. It spreads evenly, and a little goes a long way to provide a smooth finish that stays relatively matte all day (depending on your activity). I wore this all day at work and was pleasantly surprised in the mirror at the end of the day; I also suggest Prescriptives magic powder and magic potion. The potion is amazing at waking up around tired, puffy eyes, and serves wonderfully in pictures by breaking up the light as it hits your face for a smooth finish.

Song of the Day: "I will love you" by Fisher

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Oh La La!

Agent Provocateur is one of my favorite go to places for specialty lingerie...gotta keep your man guessing. However, I am a frugal fanny so I keep my eyes peeled for sales because spending more than $50 on mesh is not my scene. Anyway, check out Agent Provocateur's Special Sale going on now, they have some hot swimsuits and super fun body suits. Body suits are perfect for underneath conservative attire...I suggest surprising your man in his office for a little peep show during your lunch break. Go get em girls... ;-)
Song of the Day: "Show Me" By Cover Girls