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Getting ready for a night of romance? It’s summer and the trend is light and airy, with a touch of color and skin. Mixed metals went from taboo to fashion forward, as did showing a little skin. Done classy, it is the trend of summer 2013. Cropped tops with high-waisted skirts or shorts are all the rage.  Keep the amount of skin classy by choosing one asset to accentuate, for example, if you are showing stomach keep your skirt high-waisted and longer (i.e. no minis!) If you choose a backless shirt make sure the front has more coverage. A further tip, keep the colors neutral and soft to avoid a bad 90s flashback. Blush — a color that’s always feminine and elegant, is the perfect soft color to combine to anything white, black, or grey. Perfectly romantic for a Friday night date with that someone who makes you, well, blush . . .

Wedding Photography by Cathy Crawley

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Elie Saab, one of my favorite and most talented designers, has brought stunning works of art to the red carpet time and time again, so it comes as no surprise that this latest runway show, dipped in deep blue hues, is intermingled with everything that I  love about her style, including layers of chiffon, lace and tons of delicate beading  (a whole dress in fact!)  Every piece she sends out has shimmer and moves effortlessly down the catwalk. Her work is graceful and elegant.  I particularly love the first dress (pictured above). The color is so dreamy, it seems as though it was painted using strokes of water-color.  I picked my top favorites to show, but the entire collection is  just as sexy, sophisticated and so very etherial, simply put,  Absolute perfection. . .

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As you know, being the romantic type that I am, I simply adore chandeliers, their sparkle and shine, the way they catch the light perfectly in every room…  I am swept away by the smallest of life’s pleasures, flowers the color of morning mist, silk, tulle, and a list that could go on and on… I dream of a sort of place found only in romantic flits and fleets of the mind; a  place that wraps the senses in a silky weave of entrapment, for there, its beauty is unmatched and its allure, boundless.

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Today is the beginning of another spectacularly bright and sunny day for laughter and rays of golden sun, falling upon your skin and warming your soul . . .

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The beauty of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion; if you want to live in the paradise and joy of this place, open your eyes wide, and actually see this world by attending to its people, colors and details.

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Hello, cupcake!

I love everything about this M•A•C line, almost as much as I love everything about a cupcake. Tastes like pure heaven, smells amazing and the sweet campaign is cute as a button! The new collection, Baking Beauties, contains — Lip glosses, paint pots, polishes, and lipsticks in sweet pastel hues that scream sherbet, summer, sweetness and fun. They premiered April 11th (last Friday) so get yours soon before they’re all sold out (they are already mostly sold out online so visiting stores is your best bet)! Wishing you sweet kisses and a beautiful weekend…

xo

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Baking Beauty, Cheery Cheery, Glacé, Sweet Tooth

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Bleu Velvet, Confectionery, Pistachio Créme
mac-cupcake-paintpots-w724Dangerous Cuvée, Éclaire, Fancy Frosting, Let’s Skate, Mooncake

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Devil’s Food, Lavender Whip, Pure Decoration, Raspberry Swirl

On set with Couture Makeup on a photo shoot that looks like a dream.  A mere sample, more to come.  All in a days work…

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