Wednesday, May 6, 2009

All things booty, I mean beauty and fashion ...


Coach along w/ many other brands are lending more attention to product packaging of cosmetics in an effort to lure you and me to make purchases particularly in such hard times. Who cares much about the Coach Deluxe Lipstick itself, I just the love the idea of whipping this out of my cosmetics bag and all eyes being on me and those signature Coach stripes. Available for purchase online and in Coach stores.

All things beauty was the topic of discussion on yesterday's Bag Ladies as we were joined by MUA, owner of Stephanie M. Make-up and The Pampering Junkies, Stephanie McKenzie-Davis. If you tuned in then you no doubt know that Stephanie is offering Bag Ladies listeners a discount on make-up services. Stephanie can be reached via email at stephaniemmakeupartistry@verizon.net. And check out what you missed right here or OnDemand at http://www.bagladiesradio.com/.


Not only did Bag Ladies and Stephanie discuss application techniques but we of course couldn't end the conversation w/out talking about some of the hottest colors, trends and styles for the season such as Shisheido's Perfect Rouge which offers lipsticks and pencils in bright neon shades. These same lipsticks and pencils contain light-detection powder which supposedly adjust to lighting conditions so colors will seem darker in dim conditions and sheerer in lighter conditions. This very collection is the debut of new Artistic Director, Dick Paige and these same looks/colors were seen all over the runways of Michael Kors and Narciso Rodriguez for spring '09. We look forward to working w/ Shiseido to bring you a first-hand Bag Ladies product review.

Nars is bringing you one of the hottest shades of the season although don't know how practical and wearable it is, Grenadines Matte Garnet which basically translates to red. I have been a fan of Nars for years and consider my Nars Sweet Charity Lip Lacquer gloss a must-have but I wouldn't even know how to begin to pair a red eyeshadow. Perhaps Bag Ladies will have to issue a challenge and see of our listeners, who might be able to pair it the best. Hmmmm, stay tuned.
And one of the more exciting collabo's that Bag Ladies has covered, is the the relationship between OPI and Paige Premium Denim to bring you six hot, bright shades for the season. These same shades coordinate to a tee w/ six new shorts and cropped jean styles by Paige Premium Denim to include 5-pocket classic and slim-legged styles. I am looking at the six OPI colors as I type this and the colors are bold, bright and I can't wait to hand off a shade to my manicurist to apply to my fingers and toes. Now all I need is a pair of Paige Premium jeans to match!

In addition to Bag Ladies Radio being newsworthy of course, there was the annaual Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala which took place in New York last night. Marc Jacobs was the man along w/ hosts Justin Timberlake and Kate Moss. All the top celebs were out to celebrate the opening of the "Model is Muse: Embodying Fashion" exhibit and the event features some of our faves and not so faves but it's all in the name of fashion right?
Bag Ladies best picks:
Jessica Alba in Jason Wu makes Bag Ladies say oooh, Liya kebede in Derek Lam and we say yes Mam! Molly Sims in Dolce & Gabbana, Heidi Klum in J. Mendel pulls it off even preggers ...

Kerry Washington in this difficult to pull off Louis Vuitton but she made it work, Rihanna in Dolce & Gabbana whom we love simply for the risk taken, Andre Leon Talley who can do no wrong in a Isabel Toledo caftan, Victoria Beckham in Marc Jacobs ...

Alek Wek in Emanuel Ungaro w/ that gorgeous face and stunning makeup! We don't know who but we love that multicolored dress ...
Bag Ladies worst picks:
Amber Rose and Kanye West whom we love as a couple but Amber's not pulling off this Caroline Herrera number, Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton, Rosario Dawson in DVF, Madonna in Louis Vuitton

You be the judge ...
-- Lady Erin