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Erdem for NARS Strange Flowers Collection

ERDEM for NARS

For those of you that are frequent readers you know I am a HUGE Brit Fashion Fan and my most favorite of all British designers is Erdem!

Which is why I was so excited when word hit the streets that Erdem Moralioglu was partnering for his first EVER makeup collaboration with my favorite beautifying brand NARS!

“Modern, unexpected shades and petal-soft textures meet the British visionary’s signature floral aesthetic, creating an exclusive, custom-designed collection that flourishes with feverish femininity. Lips feel the rush. Cheeks get flushed. Eyes mesmerize. When fashion goes full bloom, expect the unexpected.”

The Erdem for Nars Strange Flowers 13 piece limited edition capsule collection which launched last week includes six lipsticks, two eye-shadow palettes, a highlighter stick, two blushes, and the brand’s first powder lip palette and blotting papers.

The packaging is absolutely stunning, the colors are the perfect amount of rich moody vibrancy paired with wonderful sultry sheers it truly is everything I LOVE about ERDEM embodied in a beauty collection.

The whole collection is hauntingly romantic but the real hero piece for me is the Lip Powder Poison Rose Palette. Lip Powder? YES!

Erdem knew from day one that he wanted a lip powder to feature in the collection: “I love the effect of stamped-on, really matte red lips. They remind me of my mother who would always wear a red lip as a sign she was ready to go out and face the world.”

The wonderful thing about these lip powders is that they can be incorporated with ANY of the lip colors in the collection (or with a favorite you might already have at home).  If you follow my Social Channels you know that last week I hosted and exclusive launch of the Collection at the NARS Boutique here in Las Vegas for Influncers where we learned up close and personal HOW to use this magical Lip Palette.

How to Apply Erdem Poison Rose Lip Powder:

  •  I always suggest using a liner first to create defined lips.
  • Then prime the lips with the Lip Priming Balm (the only creamy blend in the palette OR use any of the lipsticks) to create a base and an even canvas.
  • Select your favorite color from the palette and apply with the lip brush to get a matte finish.
  • (Optional) To create an ombre look apply a lighter shade or dab Zira (the shimmering rose gold shade) toward the center of lips.

The powders will create a perfect matte finish that is uber chic, long wearing and transfer resistant!

To check out the Limited Edition Collection out for yourself visit the NARS Boutique at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

ERDEM for NARS

ERDEM for NARS

ERDEM for NARS

Erdem for Nars

Erdem for Nars

Not in Las Vegas?  Click Below to SHOP the Collection:

How to Apply erdem for Nars Poison Rose Lip Powder

FURLA Opens at Forum Shops

Furla Opens Boutique At The Forum Shops

FURLA’s SS18 Collection is  a feast for the eyes!

Fruits of every color you’ll want to sink your teeth into. If your vibe is to stand tall like a pineapple and wear a crown, maybe a pineapple shaped handbag is just the right amount of sweet to compliment your mood. Or if you are craving a healthy dose of vitamin C maybe a few slices displayed on your weekend tote is just what you have been looking for.  If life gives you lemons.. show them off on an Instagram worthy crossbody bag!

Furla Spring Summer 2018 Collection

FURLA, the iconic Italian leather goods retailer, opened the doors last week to their first Las Vegas Boutique in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

If you follow my blog you know that FURLA is one of my favorite handbag designers- my Metropolis Satchel is seen on repeat in my OOTD photos.  So OBVIOUSLY I was beyond excited about the opening and was invited to get a sneak peek a few hours before the store opened where I viewed the SS18 Collection and sat down with FURLA CEO of the Americas Scott Link to find out the secret to FURLA’s success.

 Q: Until the past few years I think FURLA wasn’t as well known in the US as it was in Europe.  Now EVERY girl knows what a Candy Bag is.  How do you credit the recent success that FURLA has had in the US Market?

SL: I THINK THE Candy bag really helped because it was one of the first collections with our current designer Fabio. If you look at FURLA’s history our biggest growth has been in the last 6 years since Fabio came aboard.  Candy changed FURLA and then Metropolis really put us on the map and the continued playfulness in design themes and staying true to our Italian heritage is the next evolution of it.  The US is really to run wild with FURLA.  This is a big year for us.

Q: What inspired the Spring Collection?

SL: In Italy Italians are really big about only eating what is in season. The inspiration was centered around fruits of the season in Italy. A nod to our Italian history and heritage.  We did it in fun playful ways by mixing fruits with flowers, birds and butterflies and then really punching up the colors of the bags and just having fun with it.  

Q: What is THE must-have bag in the collection?

SL: Any of the fruits! They are eye grabbing, fun, colorful and playful.  We made a slightly larger version of the classic Metropolis this season because as smart phones are growing ladies are noticing they are having a harder time fitting their phones in their bags so we re-designed to accommodate that need. Our Creative Director’s test of bags is that if he hands you a bag you should smile.  If you don’t smile there is more work he needs to do on the bag.  I think every bag in this collection brings a smile!

Q: What sets FURLA apart from other brands?

SL: I think it’s that we have a really wonderful tradition and heritage centered around Italy and its craftsmanship which is really important to us. A majority of all of our products are still made in Italy, all of our leathers are Italian leather and as much as it might be easier to change that it is something we stay true to.

Q: How does a classic brand like FURLA stay relevant in a social media fast fashion culture?

SL: One of the things that we are doing is instead of just doing four collections a year we are trying to infuse newness every month. A new story with a 360 view of that story through digital marketing, store windows, the staff training and customer’s newsletters.  We have shifted the bulk of our advertising dollars to a digital platform and we launched the FURLA Society  which will continue to evolve this year.  We love the idea of the characters and the bags intermingling.

Q: You mentioned the  FURLA Society, what is it?

SL: We worked with a new agency out of the UK to really take our campaign from print to a more digital platform. It’s about an inclusive luxury.  A campaign that everyone can feel a part of.  A playfulness centering around how the bags have a life of their own. The bags turn into the people and the people turn into the bags.  We love it because we really believe that a bag is an expression of who you are and how you want to be seen in the world. The FURLA Society plays that up.

Q: How do you define luxury?

SL: We focus on “Inclusive Luxury”.  At FURLA we say we have “stolen” the best things out of luxury meaning beautiful store designs, beautiful packing and an incredible service level but we place emphasis on that everyone really feels welcome. Whether you are there just to look, buy a $50 key ring or a $1,000 bag you will receive the same type of service and to me that’s what luxury is really all about- making people feel really welcomed no matter what they buy or don’t buy and leaving them with an experience that is memorable and they will share with others.

Q: Why open a boutique in Las Vegas?

SL: Las Vegas is a crossroads of the world. Everyone comes to Vegas from all income levels, all areas of the world and we thought it was the perfect place to really introduce them to the new FURLA. We felt The Forum Shops- maybe because of it’s Italian heritage (LOL)– really worked for us.  What we love about The Forum Shops is that it is so inclusive. It has every brand and every demographic in it.  It wasn’t just exclusively a luxury retail center. It felt akin to us and our idea of “Inclusive Luxury”.

Q: Men’s line – Furla ZEUS – what is the buzz around this exciting new line?

SL: We launched mens in a very serious way about a year ago and it’s a replica of the womens collection in terms of providing a really great product at an affordable price point but also still having a personality to it. We aren’t doing basic boring work bags.  They definitely have personality and character.  The Vegas Boutique doesn’t carry FURLA ZEUS because there just isn’t enough space but it is available online and in our New York boutique.

Q: What do we have to look forward to in the Fall collection?

SL: Fall is really exciting. It is centered around strong women and interpreted through sports inspiration.  There is a nod to rock climbing, fencing, ice skating and boxing.  It was about Fabio speaking to that we think the FURLA woman is a strong woman who has her own ideas.  Its subtle in the details- some of the hardware resembles rock climbing hooks and there is also some beautiful silver mesh on some of the bags to represent fencing. It’s really stunning.  We are also incorporating some high tech fabrics such as nylon, weatherproofing and quilted down into the bags not just leather. To make the bags more durable and lightweight for an active lifestyle.

FURLA Boutique Forum Shops

FURLA Spring Collection 2018

FURLA Spring Summer 2018 Collection

FURLA SS 18 KeyRings

FURLA Spring Summer Collection 2018

FURLA Spring Summer 2018 Collection

FURLA Spring Summer 2018 Collection

Spring Fashion Trends with Neiman Marcus

Spring Fashion Trends from Neiman Marcus

Last week I hosted a fabulous Influencer Fashion Happy Hour at Neiman Marcus for their CUSP event.

What happen’s when you get 25 fashion influencers in a room?  Well, we sipped on stunning rainbow martini’s from the Mariposa Cafe, snacked on delish aperitif’s and of course chatted about the most Instagram worthy trends of the season.

It all comes down to Stripes, Rainbows, Bold Color, Florals and Glitter. For Spring Summer 2018 it’s time to bring out that Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Rainbow Stripes Trend Ss18

This season reach for the brightest, boldest, most eye-catching Stripes you can find!   Re-imagined and refreshed Spring 2018 offers a fun and playful take on the classic pattern.  Stripes in both bold colors and rainbow iterations hit the mark for SS18.

Soft Sunnies Trend Spring 2018

Look at the World through rose, or sunny yellow or baby blue colored glasses.  Soft Sunnies, aka colored tinted lens sunglasses are EVERYTHING this season. Whether you rock aviators, shields, wayfarers or over-sized sunnies, this season it’s not so much about the silhouette as it is the shade you are viewing the world through.

Bold Color and Floral Trend SS18

Bright, bold optimistic colors in a rainbow of saturated mood boosting shades paired with Spring’s classic Floral Prints make for an eye catching combo to brighten your outlook.

Glitter Trend SS18

Shine Bright like a Diamond.  Glitter and sparkle this season in everything from your lips to your eyes, shoes and clothing.  I am OBSESSED with these Gucci glitter sneakers and Sophia Webster for PUMA trainers.

Sophia Webster for PUMA

Shoe Trends SS18

Point those Toes!  Pointy Toe Heels are BAAACK for SS18. The best part is they make your legs look long and lean! That would make any gal happy!

Rainbow Jewelry Trend SS18

Rainbow Everything. Show off your true colors- ALL of them- this season in a bright burst of rainbow stripes.  The rainbow jewelry trend lets you sparkle and shine in a bold array of colors and textures.  From Boho to Full-on-Glam step over the rainbow in a piece that suits your personal style.

Neiman Marcus CUSP Trends SS18

Spring 2018 Fashion Trends. Add some Happy vibes to your wardrobe this season!

Spring Shoe Trends with Donald Pliner

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

Spring is in the air- or at least in the shoes even if it’s still cold as heck outside!

Last week I hosted a Spring Shoe-tacular event at Donald Pliner in the Forum Shops at Caesars where we listened to some cool tunes from DJ Miss Joy, sipped on delish margaritas from Mesa Grill, got glammed up by NARS and of course had a first hand look at the Donald Pliner Spring 2018 Collection.

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

The Spring 2018 Donald Pliner Collection was inspired by the desert town of Marfa, Texas known for its modern art installments, art galleries, desert landscape and starry nights (if you’ve never been to Marfa it’s truly a must-see).

The collection plays with the juxtaposition of nature and stark modernity. Wood combines with lucite, whimsy with minimalist design.  It’s a study of contrasts through elements which draw on Marfa’s vibrant modern art scene as well as it’s barren desert landscape.

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

The combination of raw materials, reflective surfaces and artisenal touches evoke the spirit of Marfa in this fantastic Spring Collection.

At the event I invited guests to “spot the trend” and create an Instagram story of their favorite examples of the three hottest Spring 2018 shoe trends, Lavender, Baja and Glitter & Glitz.

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

LAVENDER

Lavender is THE color for Spring 2018.  You will spot in everything from ready to wear to handbags and of course shoes!  It pairs perfectly with denim and a red lip. This shade will be stealing the number one color spot from millennial pink this season.

Spring Shoe Trends

Spring Shoe Trends

BAJA

Slides are hot again this season and so is anything with an easy vacay style silhouette.  Think summer days in Baja California, ankle wraps, colorful accents, raffia, tropical prints and an easy silhouette.

Spring Shoe Trends

GLITTER and GLITZ

If it’s got glitter, a lucite heel or it’s made of crystal clear plastic then you are stepping in the right direction this season.

You can SHOP the complete collection at Donald Pliner at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace or if your not in Vegas at DonaldPliner.com

Spring 2018's Hottest Shoe Trends

Centurions and Mimosa’s

The Forum Shops at Caesars

Last weekend I attended a FABULOUS VIP Blogger crawl at The Forum Shops at Caesars!

Myself and 14 of Las Vegas’ top Influencers began our Saturday morning with mimosa’s and a centurion.

Not a bad way to start the day, right?!

Next we traveled to Sephora to discover some of the hottest beauty trends and new products.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Sephora

Did you know that at the Forum Shops Sephora location you can personalize any fragrance purchase by engraving on the bottle! So fun!

It’s a chic complementary service they offer that really adds that VIP personal touch to a fragrance gift!

The Forum Shops at Caesars Sephora

And we all know what I’ll be engraving… my new obsession…. Commodity Fragrance.

Commodity’s carefully curated range of perfumes and candles housed in black-and-white packaging is the stuff beauty influencers drool over.  They believe that fragrances should be all about you. Inspired by everyday commodities, each scent invites you to add your own personality. By mixing and matching, you can discover scents that truly fit.

The UK based fragrance company’s eau de parfums are cruelty free with no animal testing and no animal byproducts PLUS all of their fragrance ingredients are sustainably sourced and paraben, phthalate, and gluten free.  They can be worn alone or layered as a fragrance wardrobe. I am OBSESSED with “Whiskey” which is inspired by American bourbon casks and rare Irish whiskies. Layers of mahogany, oak, sage, and cinnamon create a warm, spicy luxe scent.

In beauty circles sparkle and holograms are all the rage at moment and no one does sparkle like Stila.  The Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is EVERYTHING!  Available in 18 shades it’s the perfect way to make your eyes really pop this season.

After learning the in’s and out’s of Spring beauty it was time to move on to fashion.  At Tory Burch we got a hands on look at the Spring 2018 Collection.

The Collection is centered around two “oh-so-Tory” themes: color and pattern.

Inspired by interior decorator David Hicks who pioneered the eclectic approach to decorating, Tory Burch’s spring line celebrates mixing patterns, bold colors, the old and the new and at it’s center the gorgeous painted Iris.

Beauty, Fashion and the last stop fitness.

We wrapped up our morning at Lululemon where we got the 411 on fitness fashion.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

This season is all about athleisure and workout pieces with intricate details- strappy backs, ruching and texture with a focus on fit. Functional pieces that will make you feel pretty while still getting your sweat on!

The Forum Shops at Caesars

I learned an interesting detail on our tour.  Do you every stare at mannequins and think “I wonder if that’s a real person’s body”?  Well, at Lululemon all of the mannequins are made from casts of actual clients bodies.  Real people that actually wear the clothing!  So the next time you see a mannequin in Lululemon, you might just know him lol.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

Follow in our footsteps of Beauty, Fashion, Fitness.

Get a complete 360 degree view of the season by stopping into Sephora, Tory Burch and Lululemon at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

The Forum Shops at Caesars