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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.

 

Special Discount for Fashionable Jewelry Line

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Sometimes, adding glamorous jewelry to your wardrobe can be easier said than done, especially when it’s hard to find pieces that are both stylish and affordable. Enter Cate & Chole, a fashion-forward jewelry line that offers high-end accessories that retail from an incredible price range of $60 to $135.

Fashionistas can opt to purchase necklaces, earrings and bracelets individually, or sign up to for the company’s exclusive VIP Membership program, which allows members to receive Cate & Chole’s newest and most popular pieces (worth over $200) straight to their doorsteps twice a month for just $40. One of the items in the box will be a pre-release item, available to VIP members only.

As an introduction to the VIP Membership program I received the gorgeous pear-shaped Dina “Dive” necklace (seen below), inspired by the sophistication of Princess Diana.

Sign up for VIP membership now using coupon code Delialicious20 and get:
- One month free subscription with immediate delivery of items
- 20% OFF the first month membership

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To learn more about Cate & Chloe member benefits click here.

Are Your Beauty Products Safe?

“In the US there are no laws that require cosmetics companies to demonstrate the effectiveness of their products,” reads one slide in a Buzzfeed video entitled, 11 Terrifying Facts About Makeup which was release earlier this year. According to the Food and Drug administration, “cosmetic companies can use almost any ingredient they choose,” the video educates viewers. For example, formaldehyde, which is known to cause cancer in humans can be found in products such as hair gel, shampoo and nail polish and lotion.

Bottom line: read the labels of the beauty products you buy and be careful of the products you chose to use on your skin.

If you want an easy way to find out if the product you are using or want to buy is safe, visit the Environmental Working Group’s website, which provides safety ratings for over 69,000 products.

If you haven’t seen it already, watch the video from Buzzfeed below. Also, check out a previous article I wrote on this blog: Weird Ingredients lurking in your Beauty Products.

New Bath & Body Collection Launches at CVS

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This month, Essence of Beauty, is adding a new indulgent collection of products to the shelves of CVS/pharmacy with the launch of its Naturally Indulgent Bath & Body Collection. Launched in 2002, the brand has become the drugstore retailer’s #1 best-selling fragrance and body care line.

Infused with nourishing, aromatic botanical ingredients and essential oils, the full bath collection is available in the following scents:

Lemon Verbena with Olive Oil – Energizing lemon verbena and soothing olive oil refresh and stimulate your senses
Eucalyptus with Mint Oil – Soothing eucalyptus and spearmint oil cool and refresh your body
Lavender with Rosemary Oil – Soft, calming lavender and rejuvenating rosemary oil relax your mind and body

Each scent includes a collection of the following bath and body products: Hand Cream, Body Butter, Sugar Scrub, Botanical Body Wash, Foaming Bath Soak, Nourishing Body Oil and Shea Butter Bar Soap.

The prices range from $5.99 to $9.99, and will be sold exclusively at CVS/pharmacy and online at www.CVS.com.

Katty Xiomara Fashion Week S/S 2015 Runway Show

On Tuesday September 8th, I attended the Spring/Summer 2015 runway show of Portuguese designer Katty Xiomara at Nolcha Fashion Week in New York City. The award-wining designer presented a collection that features asymmetrical cuts, geometrical patters, and an overall organic aesthetic. Some of the garments had a tomboy look with attached white collars and pieces that resemble an over-sized man’s suit shirt. Simultaneously, Ximara created pieces that allow a woman to feel exceptionally feminine with thigh-high cuts, v-shaped necklines, and a midriff bearing top.

The show ended with the unveiling of the OtterBox® Dress, a collaboration with mobile accessories company, OtterBox® and their Alpha Glass™ technology, an all-new fortified glass screen protector for cellular phones.

“Creating an ensemble from glass screen protectors provides a unique challenge for me as it is something that has never been done,” said Xiomara in a recent press release. “Alpha Glass compliments my style perfectly, blending elegant and refined taste with an understated strength.”

Check out some of the photos from the event below.

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