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Delialicious Picks Turns 4

All Hallows’ Eve – the day when all TV channels are filled with horror movies, while everyone dresses up in costumes and eats an unapologetic amounts of candy. I was never really allowed to celebrate Halloween growing up, but we did sometimes decorate the house windows with pumpkin pictures and bats. And, some unfortunate trick-or-treaters may have received tiny boxes of raisins from my Dietitian father, as my mom scurried through the house to shut off all the lights so it wouldn’t look like we were home. Other than these fond childhood memories, the yearly celebration is dear to me because it’s the day I decided to launch this blog in 2010. It’s so hard to believe that Delialicious Picks is celebrating its four-year anniversary today. The blog has come a long way since its inception and I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to share my interests with you. I hope you continue the journey with me. Happy Halloween!

New Custom Couture Eyewear Line Dresses Your Face

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The prayers have been answered for all sassy fashionistas who are looking to stand out in a crowd and enhance their fabulousness. A new couture frame line #touchedbykymmi is aiming to adorn the faces of fashion-forward individuals with one-of-a-kind specs designed in a variety of colors and embellishments.

The collection was created by Kymmi Tea, who combined her love for designer sunglasses and her need to upgrade what is seen as “normal” to launch #TouchedByKymmi. And, the collection is anything but normal – the web store features ornate specs designed with everything from gems to flowers to chains, and named with unique hashtags such as #BrunchWithOprah and #PinUpVixen. The goal was to develop an accessory that is seen as the “shapewear” for the face, with frames that are just as beautiful as the makeup applied.

Since its launch the frames have proven to be a must-have accessory, as they have been seen on numerous runways and reality TV stars including Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez, as well as talk show host Wendy Williams.

To learn more visit kymmitea.com.

Footwear Company Offers Customized, Hand-Painted Shoes

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Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Galaxy Sneakers, $169.00

We’ve all been there. We spend hours changing our outfit so that we look our very best, walk into an event, and there stands someone one wearing the exact same thing. The great thing about fashion is that it allows you to celebrate your own uniqueness; however, this can get a little difficult sometimes when you have items that hundreds of other people own because of mass reproduction of retailers. This is why I love the idea of B Street Shoes, an artist collective led by Blake Barash featuring one-of-a-kind hand-painted custom shoes.

“ I came up with the name B Street Shoes after feeling like the people wearing my custom shoes were connected to me, like we all live in the same neighborhood, even the same street,” says Blake on his website. “Whether you live in the UK or USA, if you’re wearing B Street Shoes, you’re a unique individual expressing your love for custom fashion.”

As the demand for custom designs has grown, so has the company which now boasts over 200 unique designs and a full team of professional artists. Consumers can visit bstreetshoes.com and shop a collection of Nikes, Toms and Vans. The company will also customize any type of shoe with the design of your dreams.

B Street Shoes is sold exclusively online with shoes shipping out of Costa Mesa, CA. Prices start at $149. Click here to learn more.

New Product Will Hydrate Your Skin This Winter

Clients|Kiehl'sI went for a short walk outside this weekend and realized something awful: winter is coming. My body was yearning for the comfort of a hat and soft scarf as I made my way down the street with the cold air hitting me in various directions causing me to speed-walk into the comfort of a department store. Yes, cold weather, I blame you for turning my noble intentions of an afternoon walk into an unnecessary shopping spree.

With the winter temperature fast approaching it’s important to adjust your skin care routine to incorporate products that help keep the skin moisturized and hydrated. One new product that launched this fall promises to do just that – enter Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, a new product inspired by new Dermatology hydration procedures such as Juvederm® Hydrate. The serum was developed to address “Age-Related Dehydration,” a skin condition that contributes to the appearance of aging and is caused by an imbalance and lack of water within the skin. When the skin has this imbalance, the creepy signs of aging appear sooner.

“As we age, the concentration of moisture-binding molecules within the skin progressively diminishes, allowing essential moisture to escape and making the skin prone to showing signs of age-related dehydration, said Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatologist.

73% of women in the US cited dull, tired looking skin as a serious skincare concern. This breakthrough formula has clinically demonstrated to help correct the signs of Age-Related Dehydration by “flooding” the deepest surface layers of dehydrated skin to restore vital moisture. Plant-based glycerin and Shiso Leaf comprises 85 % of the emulsion; the result is that the skin gets some serious hydration, and appears more fresh, plump, and youthful. Below are some of the stats from the company’s clinical trials.

Immediately after using Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate:
• 87% of women said their skin felt more refreshed
• 86% of women said their skin felt more comfortable
• 81% of women said their skin felt more smooth

1 week after using Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate:
• 87% of women said their skin felt more deeply hydrated and moisturized
• 86% of women said their skin appeared more revitalized and rejuvenated
• 86% of women said the texture of their skin felt softer

The product is available in-store and online for $58.

CAT Footwear Celebrates NYC Pop-Up With Shoe Art

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On Tuesday, October 14th, I attended the launch party for CAT Footwear’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at their new Pop-Up location at the Roger Smith Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

The event was held to celebrate the company’s original 1990 “Colorado,” boot, which is now returning to retail shelves and will be available in the U.S. for the first time this fall.

Prior to the event, five NYC based artists were challenged to come up with creative designs using the Colorado boot as their blank canvas. The result was a spectacular display of out-of-the box creativity that incorporated the use of a wide range of various materials, colors and patterns. Check out the gallery below to view some of their artwork. The featured artists included Ivan Orama, James Gulliver Hancock, Liz Lomax, Amanda Dolan, and MIsha Tyutyunik.

For the entire month of October, CAT Footwear’s Pop-Up shop will be open to consumers from October 21st – 28th, 11am – 7pm daily, and will feature 3 limited edition styles from the UK that have never been available to the U.S. consumer. The pop-up will be the first and only place to get these styles, while supplies last.

For more information, visit: www.catfootwear.com.

 

Product Review Video: The Wet Brush

imageI recently received The Wet Brush in a gorgeous pink color within an event gift bag. Prior to receiving the brush, I have always used a wide-tooth comb to detangle my unruly coils, but the product description as well as the ability to touch the product’s bristles through a small cavity on the plastic covering intrigued me enough that I had to pry it open and test the claim on the back of the packaging: “Best Detangling Brush Ever!”

The unisex brush is designed specifically to detangle stubborn knots, eliminating the tearing, tugging and pulling faced by many during hair brushing. At first, I didn’t think it would work well on my tight curls, so I was incredibly surprised at how easily the bristles passed through, without yanking ripping out any of my hair. I posted a short video on Instagram to show you the results. Click here to watch the video.

The brush features IntelliFlex bristles for adaptive flexibility with every stroke. It also has SoftTips – exclusive poly tips that are guaranteed not to fall off and aid in the prevention if hair loss during gentle styling.

Intrigued? Get one for yourself. The brush retails for $8.99 at thewetbrush.com.

Beautiful Ways To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

According to statistics, about 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point. The good news is that if detected early, many women can survive the life-threatening diagnosis. This October marks the return of National Breast Cancer Awareness month – that time of year when you see many brands decorate some of their products in a lovely pale pink hue in order to increase awareness of early detection, prevention and raise money towards finding a cure. Check out the products below to see some of the beauty products you can buy help benefit this great cause, while also looking fab.

 

Epicstoke Carvers 7-in-1 Customizable Sunglasses

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A new company is aiming to disrupt the eyewear industry. Epicstoke Carvers is on a mission to bring their 7-in-1 Customizable Sunglasses to the market so that consumers can have specs that feature the same materials as high-end sunglasses, but at a fraction of the cost.

The premium customizable sunglasess consists of interchangeable, polycarbonate polarized lens available in seven fashionable colors, while offering the highest level of protection for your eyes. The lenses feature 100% UV filtering and are polarized with scratch resistant coatings on both sides. Additionally, Carvers’ frames are hand carved from cellulose acetate, the highest quality material for eyeglasses. Notably, the sunglasses are made from natural renewable materials and are environmentally friendly, hypo-allergenic, lightweight and extremely durable.

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You may pre-order your pair of Epicstoke Carvers on the company’s Indiegogo crowd-funding website, and, while you’re there contribute to the campaign to help fund the business.

Click here to learn more.

Illamasqua Partners with Virgin Atlantic

F_26878In celebration of Virgin Atlantic’s 30th anniversary, cosmetics brand Illamasqua has partnered with the airline to launch the newest color in its Glamore Lipstick collection called “Virgin.” The hue was developed specifically to match Virgin Atlantic’s famous pantone red and will be worn by all Virgin Atlantic Stewardess.

“A key part of our look has always been the iconic red lips and Illamasqua really understands color and their lipsticks are known for their high pigmentation content which really makes them stand out from the crowd,” said Rebecca Creer, Global Spas and Styling Manager for Virgin Atlantic. “The new Virgin colour they have created complements our new uniform beautifully and will take the iconic Virgin red lip into the future.”

The new shade, which became available for sale to the public in early September for $26, is long-lasting and durable enough to within stand long flights, the company claims. The hydrating, satin finish lipstick goes on smoothly and is the perfect red for the fall.

In addition to developing the classic red lipstick, the team at Illamasqua also developed a new fresh make-up look for Virgin Atlantic Stewardess which features soft natural definition to the eyes and brows, as well as subtle contouring in order to create a complementary shape to the face.

Consumers can recreate the classic Virgin Atlantic look with an exclusive bundle available for purchase on illamasqua.com.

Art Hearts Fashion Redefines Beauty During NYFW

On Thursday September 11th, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week came to a close with a fashion show developed to support AIDS awareness and the work of exciting designers. The show, Art Hearts Fashion, was presented by the AIDS healthcare Foundation and drew a fashionable crowd of industry tastemakers and celebrities.

Erik Rosete’s Mister Triple X Street-wear line kicked off the event with the star-spangled banner in honor of the 13th anniversary of September 11th. His fashion collection, “Pair-A-Dice” also incorporated a special 9/11 tribute with war veteran and model Alex Minsky walking down the runway as part of the edgy fashion show.

“Bringing the first amputee to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway not only showed his strong spirit and support of the disabled but also a strong support of our troops and war veterans on this special day,” Art Hearts Fashion said in a press release.

The theme of support for all regardless of physical differences continued as Control Sector opened its presentation with Albino model Shawn D. Ross.

Later on, guests were treated to a special surprise when ANTM Winner Jaslene Gonzales and Sha’s of Sunset’s Lilly Ghalichi, graced the runway of MTCostello’s presentation.

Other designers who displayed their collections included Hallie Sara, Gregorio Sanchez, Shrekahnth, Altaf Maaneshia and Furne Amato.

In NYC Art Hearts Fashion may have closed fashion week, but in Los Angeles, it will serve as the premier launch event, and bringing together an eclectic mix of top designers and artists over the course of three days (October 12th to the 14th).

Text “FIGHTAIDS” to 41444 to support AHF’s work in fighting AIDS in 34 Countries.

For more information, visit www.ArtHeartsFashion.com.