Friday, November 19, 2010

Designer Profile: Lanvin for H & M

The limited edition Lanvin collection for H & M launches tomorrow in the States.  If you are lucky enough to be in one of the selected cities, get in line tomorrow as early as possible- it will sell out!  The looks are amazing and reasonably priced.  Here's a sneak peak:

If you aren't lucky enough to live in one of the cities getting the collection (aka, most of the population), you can bid on couture looks online.  Also available are Alber Elbaz's delightful sketches.  All proceeds go to charity, so you can justify the high price since it is a good deed.  Of the 19 looks available, here are my favorite 7:

For more information check out: and

Happy Shopping!
Coco Birdie

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mark Rothko Meets Rachel Roy

One of my favorite painters is Mark Rothko, and his use of color and soft block shapes has influenced one of my favorite designers, Rachel Roy.  I find both of their work to be inspiring, particularly in color mixing so I thought I would share with you some of my favorite looks.

For more information on Rachel Roy, visit her website at:  She also has an amazing lower priced line, RACHEL Rachel Roy, available at the same site.

Coco Birdie

**All Rothko images from Google Images.  All Rachel Roy images from

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Current Obsession: Statement Lips

Right now I love the bright lips seen on the fall and spring runways.  The best was Fendi's Spring 2011 RTW show which featured some hot reds, corals, and pinks.  The best way to pull off statement lips is with soft eye makeup, subtle hair, and a little attitude.

Here are my favorite statement lip looks in reds, corals and pinks:

Fendi's makeup artist Peter Philips told "To get a perfect, strong Technicolor lip, I would advise drawing out your lip with a lip liner in a strong pink, orange, or coral—basic shades you can find easily at Make Up For Ever.  Fill in totally and top off with Chanel's Rouge Allure in Super, a shocking pink, or Genial, a Technicolor coral."
Sephora has a great web app that will help you pick the best lipstick shades based on your skin tone and hair color.  You'll also find the Make Up For Ever lip sticks and pencils on Sephora's site.  Chanel's Rouge and Allure lipsticks can be found on their site.

Coco Birdie

*Images via, Sephora, Google Images, and The Sartorialist