Friday, August 31, 2012

Posh Obsessions! Illamasqua Lip Color

OK I am  pretty much singularly a NARs devotee.  You have to be delivering a pretty spectacular product to sway me.  Enter Illamasqua, the cult British beauty brand dedicated to self-expression through make up art. Or so says the website.

I don't know about that, but I do not that the lip colors are bold, coverage is smooth and there is a creamy matte consistency that I love.  Illamasqua is not however for the faint of heart--the colors are intensely pigmented. If you prefer less intense color I recommend a gloss overlay. There are a range of colors to choose from...I gravitated toward the nudes, corals and reds because they work for me. I like the idea of these brights against the impending dark colors for the fall and winter seasons.

A major haul happened at Sephora, tisk tisk. Here is peek at what I got. Lipsticks retail at $22.  Oh, and I am officially obsessed. Stay Posh!

Matte but creamy...priming w/lip balm recommended

Obey and Plunge

Obey + Plunge + Brink

Gorgeous simple packaging

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Posh Diversions! Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta

On Monday Atlanta's fashionable set gathered to celebrate fashion for a GREAT cause.  Jeffrey Fashion Cares featured a cocktail reception, fashion show, designs from Joseph Altuzarra, silent and live auction, and a "Hoe Down" themed after party at Opera nightclub.  Proceeds from the event benefited Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta Affiliate.  

So below is my Iphone documentary of some of the fashion.  There were moments when I was actually breathless.  This man knows how to flatter a woman's body.  I am going to start saving my pennies. Stay Posh!

Ajrelie Biderman jewelry

Red Haute
Gorgeous Cynthia Bailey (RHOA)
Candlelight and cocktails




Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Posh Style! F2012 Trend: More is More

More, more and more. Skins, denim on denim, studs, brocade and metallics. Everything goes and OPULENCE is back. I for one am glad. Stay Posh!

Posh Quotes! Make An Effort

I'm not sure when this happened...the American obsession with wearing jeans, adult Garanimals (those matching printed stretchy get ups), flip-flops and/or shorts... everywhere and anywhere.  Nation of schleps.  It takes only a few moments more to make an effort.  Please do your part to make the world a more posh place. It could use the help.

Overdress. I promise it won't kill you ;). Stay Posh!


Friday, August 24, 2012

Posh Style! F2012 Lucious Leather

Up next...luscious leather...a little goes a long way. Stay Posh!

via (5inches and up)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Posh Style! F2012 Color Trend: Oxblood

WARNING! The following is really really posh and will definitely break the budget. Choose wisely... Stay Posh!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Posh Style! F2012 Trends: Black + White 2.0

Ok just a bit more black & white for good measure. Stay Posh!

Love this look (tattoo ehhh) , makes me miss my 20s...just add tights for Fall
via (curbappeal)


Edge (whatIwore)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Posh Style! F2012 Trends: Black + White

Here comes Fall and along with it lots of fashion.  This is truly one of my favorite times of the year. The anticipation for new finds is palpable.  I've been making room in my closet.  Purge, purge, purge. This week I will highlight a few of my favorite trends for Fall.

Today, it's black and white.  Stay Posh!

via (what2wear)
via (Candice Lake)

via (Paris2London)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Posh Weekend! Moods + Moments

Bits and bobs from my week/weekend. Stay Posh!

Gift from London...makes me eager for Paris!

Fashion bible is BACK! Weight of this thing is EPIC

Beauty Biz

Last go for summer comes Fall!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Posh Obsessions! Big Hair, Bold Lips

I am a sucker for a statement.  Currently, I am OBSESSED with bold lips. And of course big hair is always in style for me.  Here are few looks I love via, do you have a favorite?  Stay Posh!

Really big, really bold (use caution lol)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Posh Diversions! Bravo's Gallery Girls

So not a big fan of reality TV. I seriously believe it rots your brain. But Bravo somehow always seems to drop a new show that sometimes gives you a glimpse into a quirky interesting world.  This season it's the art world and a show called Gallery Girls.  Think Gossip Girls+ Girls+ the art world.  Favorite quote: "The reporter from the New York Observer is here, I think he was intimidated by me." Epic.

Here's Bravo's synopsis:

Bravo's Gallery Girls is a docu-series that follows the lives of seven dynamic and ambitious young women in New York City who tackle the cutthroat environment of the art world while vying for their dream jobs. From gallery openings and art shows to the hottest events in the city, the women share a passion for art -- but are divided between their Manhattan and Brooklyn lifestyles with vastly different views and tastes towards fashion, art, and men. Attempting to juggle a chic and fabulous standard of living, the ladies tackle financial struggles, family issues, and the pressures of jump starting their lives in the city that never sleeps.

The characters are "diverse" and "eclectic" (read typical NYC girls). "I am naturally interesting because I am from New York..." But we love it don't we?  Fascinating. Series premiere is August 13th 10/9c and updates via Facebook.  Stay Posh!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Posh Obsessions! Mash Up Edition: Solange + Madewell

Oh my, does it get any better than this? I think not. Two of my absolute faves mashed together in one posh celeb/brand collabo. Solange Knowles is the new face of Madewell!

The campaign themed "Mix Well. Madewell" kicks off this Fall.  Her eclectic style is perfect for Madewell. I mean honestly. The hip sister of JCrew meets the hippest sister in the Knowles clan. Epic. And well played Madewell for doing something different. Shop here  now for a few preview bits and more to come Sept. 4th.   Enjoy the campaign video--it's pretty fab. Stay Posh!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Posh Style! Posh Prints 2.0

Posh. Eclectic. Prints. I know, I know. It's like I am a broken record. But don't sleep, bold prints can add so much interest to an otherwise ordinary outfit.  I love how these ladies are working the look.  Stay Posh!


Last 3 images via because she's awesome!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Posh Style! Street Style Edition: Simply Haute

Hey Poshinistas, the internet and social channels are buzzing with talks of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2012.  It's got me itching for the street style pics that will inevitably follow.  Here are a few "hot" pics that caught my eye as the Dog Days of Summer start winding down. Moral of the story, simple works. Stay Posh!