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J. LO in Black!

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Make sure you’re putting your best…hand forward this season. Your hands are your hallmark so let them make a strong statement. This Winter the trendiest nail colors are sleek, sexy and sultry with an urban flair. Think dark, rich and bold colors that definitely draw attention. Hollywood’s Hottest Trendsetters like Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Conrad, Hayden Panettiere and Amanda Bynes are all sporting the dark-nail hues.

The Russian Collection

The new Russian Collection by OPI has some of the most fabulous colors for the season. As usual, OPI is the nail polish de jour! Hues range from Bold Reds to Deep Burgundy and Indigo. The names are as clever as ever…the branding experts at OPI deserve an award for “tongue-in-cheek” originality. The Russian collections brings superlative colors and names like; BORIS & NATASHA (a deep raisin), SIBERIAN NIGHTS (onyx), KRÈME DE LA KREMLIN (terra cotta pink), AN AFFAIR IN RED SQUARE (deep shimmering red), RUSSIAN NAVY (deep-sea indigo) and many more!

Midnight In Moscow by OPI

Fashion Royalty...Oscar de la Renta!

The king of Fashion, Oscar de la Renta, did not disappoint at his Pre-Fall 2008 Fashion Show held on December 3rd. The venue? Ultra-Glam Park Avenue of course. It is fitting (pardon the pun), as New York City is “Fashionista Heaven.”

The new collection features bold colors mixed with timeless elegance. Using a combination of fabrics and colors, de la Renta creates contrast, pairing basic gray and black with bold, bright colors and floral prints. The show included easy day separates, such as dark wool jacket with leather skirt and bold silk shirt, but this collection really emphasized SKIRTS, DRESSES & ACCESSORIES! The de la Renta fashion house has made major $$$ on accessories and he clearly gets it! The de la Renta accessories line was featured prominently throughout the show; sandals, clutches and jewelry were everywhere. In fact, de la Renta's own collection of jewelry done in collaboration with Loulou de la Falaise, will make its debut on the runway in February & he will also be opening his seventh free-standing store in South Coast Plaza in Southern California next February…does this man ever sleep?

The highlight was the evening wear collection. Moving away from de la Renta’s recent obsession with pants, and back toward classic, elegant gowns…finally femininity is making a comeback! The show-stopping finale featured this stunning royal blue silk taffeta pleated gown.

Bold & Beautiful..Oscar Wows NYC!

Well, I might not actually be able to afford Oscar but a girl can dream can’t she?

~ Cheers

Jennifer Love Hewitt, the Star of the CBS Friday night hit, Ghost Whisperer, is engaged! She and long time beau, Scottish actor Ross McCall of HBO’s 2001 Band of Brother’s fame, got engaged last week. Congrats Jen!

The Happy Couple

I must also congratulate “Love,” as she's affectionately known, on speaking out against the scrutiny that women’s bodies are subjected to in Hollywood and in society generally. Recent photos of a bikini clad Jen and her fiancée were snapped in Hawaii ( I'm have not included the pics because I refuse to buy into the BS), along with some extremely unflattering comments about her body…and she is a size 2 (not that it matters what damn size U are!). That’s just outrageous and Jen is very LOUDLY saying so on her blog. "Like all women out there should, I love my body," Hewitt, 28, wrote. She adds, "A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size 0 doesn't make you beautiful. … To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong."



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