Thursday, December 30, 2010

L'Oreal Youth Code Fabulous!

I received a lovely Xmas gift from L'Oreal Paris: a set of their just launched Youth Code skincare product line.  I have been using it 2x a day for the last 5 days and I can say that it is fabulous so far.

I received 3 products: the eye cream, a serum and a day/night cream.  They also have a day lotion with SPF 30 which I didn't receive.  All the products utilize L'Oreal Paris's GenActive Technology, which means that 10 years of gene research went into products that reduce the appearance of stress, fatigue and aging on the skin.  There wasn't a better time for me to try these products because the holiday stress and the weather really got to my skin this year, resulting in a very dry irritable and aged complexion.

I felt a difference right away.  I started with the eye cream, then the serum, and lastly the face cream.  I am not a person who likes anything heavy on my face and this stuff is so light that your skin feels instantly smoother.  I usually don't like fragrances in my face care products, but the face cream smells like a light woodsy expensive Parisian perfume, which dissipates after a few minutes.

I'll post again on how its working out for me, but as I touch my face as I'm writing, I marvel at it's smoothness.  This is just the way to start 2011!!

While I'm at it, another product that I adore is the L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base as modeled by the ever fabulous Linda Evangelista.

  Photos from L'Oreal Paris

I have been using  this every day since it was launched last year and because I don't like foundation, it gives me glowing even coverage and helps my skin look rested and smooth.  Love it!!

The Amazing Linda Evangelista: 

Photo by Sebastian Faena for V Magazine
Photo by Steven Meisel
Photo by Steven Meisel

Photo by Sebastian Faena for V Magazine
Photo by Mario Testino

Photo by Steven Meisel

Photo by Mario Testino
Photo by Paolo Roversi

Photo by Steven Meisel

Photo by Steven Meisel

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Milan Best of Spring 2011

Milan has a refined classically Italian nature: expressed in fine fabrics and leathers mixed with animal prints like the crazy sexiness of Versace and Blumarine yet always put together and always a lady.

Trends: 7o's maxi skirts, sherbet color combos, slit skirts, stripes, mini florals, circus, romantic hippie, mash up, sheer, gingham checks, fringe.

Alberta Ferretti:


Antonio Marras:



 Dolce & Gabbana:

Emilio Pucci:



Gianfranco Ferre:



Jil Sander:

Just Cavalli:



Moschino Cheap & Chic:


Roberto Cavalli:

Salvatore Ferragamo:


All photos from