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Wearable Trends that Endure

9 Jun

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe. Here are some fashionable outfits that you can easily recycle into next season.

These outfits are all from Neiman Marcus, where I attended a trend event. Above is a Proezena Schouler top, but it’s easy to mix and match any summer floral top you have. The knotted waist updates the look.

Next, is a striped shirt paired with khaki cropped pants and a blazer. What I love about this outfit is that it transitions into fall.

It’s easy to pair a striped skirt with a pop of color or vice versa — striped top with a colorful, cropped pant.

Finally, add a flounced animal print skirt with that easy-to-go-to black top.

Happy Summer!

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Kiss and Tell: Top Ten Spring Lipsticks

22 Feb

The easiest and least expensive way to change your outfit and usher in the warm weather is to purchase a new lipstick. Here’s a top ten list for the season in a range of hues. The beauty experts at Neiman Marcus, Troy, provided the majority of the list, along with some help from Ruby’s Balm in West Bloomfield, Mich.

Pantone, the international color forecaster, selects Rose Quartz and Peach Echo as the trends for spring 2016. Rose Quartz, a sheer pink, reflects calmness and gentleness, while Peach Echo evokes warmth and playfulness.

Gillian Berger, owner of Ruby’s Balm in West Bloomfield echoes the subtle shades. “Nudes are the trend with soft lips and bold eyes.”

Also hot — red hot. “Say goodbye to the dark and come into the light and brights, says Lindsey Machachek Barile, PR manager at Neiman Marcus, Troy. “A major trend for spring is confident reds. This trend translates across all categories, from ready-to-wear, to accessories and, of course, beauty.”

The lipstick names are as fun and lively as the products. Here’s the top ten (brand and name):

  1. Marc Jacobs, Moody Margot

Marc Jacobs Beauty Collection offers sheer nudes in hues of pale pink and brown.Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick

  1. Laura Mercier, Coquette

This berry color brightens the face.

  1. MAC, Pink Pigeon

This vibrant hue resembles the color of a flamingo.MAC

  1. Sisley, Love

The black and white packaging rivals the bold color.

  1. Estee Lauder, Vengeful Red.

Estee Lauder makes a daring statement with Vengeful Red.estee lauder

  1. YSL, Rose Saint Germain

The perfect shade for Paris in springtime.

  1. Le Metier de Beaute, Amelie

Selena Gomez chose this for Sundance, perhaps because the matte finish moisturizes the lips.

  1. Guerlain, All About Pink

This luscious color is from the “Kiss Kiss” collection.

  1. Trish McEvoy, Perfect Plum

It’s not only perfect for lips, but it’s also a beauty booster for cheeks.trish

  1. Nars, La Dolce Vita

This is the classic lipstick on annual lists.

 

(This article originally appeared in the Detroit Jewish News.)

A Flawless Beauty Marc

12 Feb

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New York designer Marc Jacobs is known for his Louis Vuitton confections as former head of the French fashion house, and his namesake labels in clothing and handbags. But his eponymous beauty collection, only a few years old, makes an indelible mark this spring. Neiman Marcus, the upscale department store, announced it will carry his collection.

“The timing could not be better because spring is about taking a playful approach to beauty — the perfect time to break away from your go to colors and daily routine,” writes Kelly St. John, vice president of beauty at Neiman Marcus, in her newsletter.

The Marc Jacobs Beauty collection features the traditional eye, lip and face makeup with an aura of drama. The shiny, black-lacquered packaging is glam, glossy and seductive. An elegant silver button snaps shut compacts and lipstick cases. Jacobs has transferred his couture designs to the eyes, and the eyes are a makeup homerun. The mascara is called Lash Couture with three new formulas: Velvet Noir for volume, Feather Noir for definition and Lame Noir for luster. But it’s the eyeliners, called Eye Crayons, that are a must buy. The Fineliner Ultra Skinny ($24) glides on and provides definition for a wide-eyed look. The Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25) in two dozen hues from MariGold to Orange Crush to Violet Femme makes a bold statement from morning until midnight.

In keeping with spring trends, Jacobs’ lipsticks run the gambit from nude shades to bold reds and fuchsias.Marc Jacobs Beauty collection is about creating your own style and having fun.“I love makeup, and I love that it transforms,” Jacobs says. “It lets you be who you want to be, lets you say what you want to say, and it gives you a voice, a vision, while having a good time.”

(This article originally appeared in the Feb. 11th issue of the Detroit Jewish News.)

I will post my next article “Kiss and Tell: Top Ten Lipsticks for Spring” next week.

 

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Fash Bash 2015

16 Aug

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Fash Bash is a Motown happening. It’s a mix of  fall fashion trends and stylish people all for a great cause. Neiman Marcus partnered with the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Founders Council for the runway show. Mlive has all the spectacular photos here.

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For all the fall trends, check out this blog for Neiman Marcus written by several contributors including Ken Downing.

Photos: Tanya Moutzalias, Mlive

Favorites in the D

13 Mar

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My buddy, Chuck Bennett (top, far left), hosted a fabulous soiree at the Roostertail in Detroit. The event marked the one-year anniversary of his blog the social D.

All the guests ate, drank and danced to all of Chuck’s favorites. Models wearing Neiman Marcus fashions (lower left) added to the ambiance.  Detroit’s finest food establishments catered the party — Forte Belanger, The London Chophouse, Bistro 82, Andiamo, Tre Monti, Addison Eatery  and yes,  Detroit’s own American Coney Island. Spirits were from Zim’s Vodka and Great Lakes Wine & Spirits. Proceeds from the auction items — a Shinola Watch and a Townsend getaway– benefited three charities. Danialle Karmanos Work it Out DKWIO, the Horatio Williams Foundation and the Rhonda Walker Foundation were the beneficiaries.

I had the opportunity to chat with some interesting people — Dr. Joel Kahn, one of my favorite Beaumont doctors (upper right in the photo with me) and Karen Buscemi (lower right), Rosemary Bannon, Marcy Hayes, Ina Levinson, Tom Anderson, Terry Olson.

To see some of the fascinating people at the event, check out D business. (I even made it in the party pics!)

 

 

 

The Social D Debuts

15 Feb

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There’s a new website in motown, and Neiman Marcus in Troy, Mich.  celebrated its debut with a fashionable bash.  My friend and colleague, Chuck Bennett, unveiled his lifestyle blog —The Social D, designed by Martin LeFlore.  Chuck is well known in the media as a fashion guru and party scene stealer. His words are as melodious as the sounds of Ben Sharkey and Kimmie Horne who performed at the party. From leather to fur, from hot colors to minimal hues, the fashions were fabulous. Philanthropist Danialle Karmanos (top left) and DKWIO founder introduced Chuck as “the godfather of Detroit.” Need we say more?

Photos:

Top left: Danialle Karmanos

Upper middle left David Clapper, Chuck Bennett.

Top right: Samar Ajluni, Marcy Hayes

Bottom left: John Edwards, Francine Wunder, Mort Meisner, Lisa Muma

Below: Neiman Marcus Fashions

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