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A Quick Peek at the Dolce & Gabbana Holiday 2010 Makeup Collection

Published in: Makeup

Wait — holiday already!? Yep, in makeup-ville. Here’s a quick look at the new Dolce & Gabbana holiday 2010 stuff; let me know what you think. 🙂

The release should hit Saks shelves around mid-October. Prices TBA, but I’m assuming they’ll be pretty standard for the brand (codeword for pricey).

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Dolce & Gabbana, Milan Fashion Week, Summer 2011: Show Review, Interview with Pat McGrath

Published in: Makeup, News

The look at the Dolce & Gabbana runway show; All backstage photo credits: Delphine Achard and Ludovic Belmonte

You know how sometimes you see a look come down the runway and you’re like, “Whoa! Where the heck did that beam down from? Enterprise, do you read me?”

Take the orange eyeshadow makeup artists sent Tom Cruisin’ down the catwalk in New York not long ago. Don’t get me wrong — I lurves me some brights, and I’m all for artistic expression when it comes to le war paint, but it’s also nice to see runway looks I might actually wear in real life.

Staring up at the massively tall models backstage before the Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2011 Fashion Week show in Milan today, two thoughts kept coming to mind: 1) I am extremely short, and 2) I’d wear that makeup in a *hawt* second.

While multitasking makeup artist extraordinaire Pat McGrath worked her magic backstage, wielding her brushes like wands, I tried to stay out of everyone’s way. As she zipped around from girl to girl, dabbing a bit more blush here, reapplying a pair of false lashes there, she also gave feedback to the army of makeup artists assembled for the show.

The look — a sensual yet natural face brushed with nude, pink and brown — was created to complement the ethereal fabrics ruling the show.

That’s Pat on the right!

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Dolce & Gabbana, Milan Fashion Week, Summer 2011: Ultra Wearable Makeup Hits the Runway!

Published in: News

Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace Fall 2010 swatches review nude quad open
The $59 Dolce & Gabbana Nude quad (#110)

Heya, ladies! The show doesn’t start for a couple of hours, but the air is already buzzing with makeup and beauty. Minutes ago, artist extraordinaire Pat McGrath described the look we’ll be seeing on the runway today as “…ultra natural makeup with beautiful design; [we want] the face to look sensual [and] beautiful.”

She describes it as a big departure from the styles of the last few Dolce & Gabbana runway looks. In effect, today’s models will be rocking less makeup.

Do you remember the Dolce & Gabbana Nude quad from the permanent line? Expect to see it featured this afternoon along with a new lipstick compact called Lip Jewel (contains four shades — Nude, Dahlia, Ultra and Devil).

Nude quad from left on NC35 skin: shimmery plum, shimmery golden peach, matte beige, matte tan

Key elements of today’s makeup look:

  • Sensuality, and an overal natural look
  • Dolce & Gabbana’s Chocolate eyeliner smudged close to the lashes
  • The brown shadow from the Nude quad applied wet and very thinly along the lash line
  • Natural-looking foundation to match the skin tone of the body
  • Dolce & Gabbana Caramel blush
  • The beige and tan shades from the Nude quad applied around the eyes
  • Mascara on the upper lashes only
  • Dolce & Gabbana’s beige eyeliner (Nude eyeliner) at the inner corners of the eyes
  • Lips with a natural-looking stain using colors from the new Jewel lip compact

More deets and pics coming soon! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



Hi From the Dolce & Gabbana Show!

Published in: News

Hi, ladies. I’m here waiting in front of the Metropol building to go backstage for the Dolce & Gabbana show. Just wanted to say hello! I’ll try to send updates!

Lots of stylish ladies wearing black

Someone rockin’ her Chucks at the D&G show

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Saturday Surfing

Published in: Just For Fun

Driving into Milan

Buongiorno, signorina! To quote many American toddlers during football season, “Touchdown!” Greetings from Milan. 🙂 I’m just getting settled in my hotel, but I couldn’t let a little jet lag and delirium (Italy is 9 hours ahead of the U.S. West Coast) stand between me and the Web. Are you ready for today’s intercontinental installment of Saturday Surfing?

I’ve only been in the city for a few hours, so I haven’t had a chance to explore very much, but the surrounding area is an interesting mix of rural houses, open tracts of land and high-rise buildings.

Lots of green!

…juxtaposed with random buildings like this one named after El Hub, ha ha!

A Milan street

See the rooftop garden across the way?

One of the first things I noticed here was how fashionable folks are. Within the span of 5 minutes, I saw a guy in leather pants with a well sculpted mohawk, another dude in a full-length faux fur, and a woman wearing a pair of crazy sky-high leopard print shoes.

Being fashion challenged myself, I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb, but hey, what can ya do? I just smile and hope for the best. 🙂

Have a great day today, and I’ll catch up with you soon. I think I need a quick nap…

Eh, it can wait a few minutes. Surf’s up!

Random Bright Spots

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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