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MOUNTAIN KHAKIS DIRTBALL Tees=100% Recycled MATERIALS

MK's slogan..."Built For The Mountain Life" conjurs up a state of mind> ...as its garments, like the claim to fame Original Mountain Pants---- are so versatile--- 


What we covet now---are the slick graphics--- and comfy--- recycled and 100% American Made ~ Tees from North Carolina fashion company "Dirtball." (HA HA HA bet there is a story behind that moniker).


Made of 65% recycled cotton fiber and 35% recycle post-consumer polyester each MK Dirtball® T-shirt 'contains' two 16oz water bottles! Very ECO and very cool.



AVAILABLE NOW: MOUNTAIN KHAKIS in Sizes S-XL $24.95-$25.95 for short/long sleeves

TALIKA's LIPOCILS CONDITIONING GEL FOR FLIRTY PEEPERS

TALIKA's EYELASH LENGTHENER
A plant based formula, French company Talika’s Lipocils makes lashes reach their maximum length and fullness in twenty- eight days by using its penetration of natural ingredients like Nettle Extract and Horse Chestnut to strengthen stimulate lash growth.


FYI: Lipocils conditioning gel been on the market for years…whereas some of these new formulas have no tract record- IMHO.


POINTS: The new lashes that grow in are thicker, longer, and stronger than ever before...a better version of one's natural self. To use, apply once or twice a day to clean lashes for four weeks. It’s packaged like a mascara so it’s easy to apply--- with the brush that seems to grab the right amount.


What we really like…besides that our lashes needed the thickness/lengthening boost, we’re not worried about any long term silliness- like turning our green eyes, brown.


INFO: http://www.talika.com/product-lipocils-10ml.html< TALIKA LIPOCILS>


We found it priced on the web from $30-$40…

PETER SOM: SPRING 2010 RTW

Middle Look A Top Pick--- Trouville Stripe Day Coat...with a Chartreuse Splash Floral Charmeuse T-Shirt, Steel Digital Leopard Jacquard Skirt


















Presentation: Milk Studios West 15th Street, NYC





Inspite of the major ‘tude we experienced from a black clad Allie in the lobby downstairs…Peter Som was one of our top presentations of NYFW S/S 2010, clothing wise.













































Sparkling whimsy came to mind as soon as we got an eyeful of the really stunning printed fabrics that ranged from polka dot paired with leopard, to floral and marine stripe. Bright, cheerful and upbeat.





























It all worked. Usually the Brits can only pull off this quirky mash up of graphics and colors…in a sophisticated manner…but Peter Som certainly did. And the polished attire was all beautifully made. Not a single loose thread anywhere.





























Vintage flair cruise wear (swim shorts)-mixed up with uptown girl pouf minis with pockets, and pretty dresses -- were styled just right too.





Influences cited included Lartigue’s black and white photos of …

Sublative Rejuvenation™ using eMatrix™ by Syneron™

NEW ‘COLOR BLIND’ SKIN TREATMENT FOR FINE LINES, WRINKLES, and ACNE SCARS




Frankly, we’re a bit mystified by all the new lasers and non-laser gadgets, pumped up creams and potions, and little or no downtime treatments aimed at rejuvenating lax skin, toning out spotted pigmentation, polishing off fine lines, smoothing out acne scars etc…

But the array of dermatological weapons against the march of time keeps growing…geared at combating all of the aforementioned…AND…available for all ethnic groups.

One of the newest non-laser, non-light based treatments that uses “RF sublation—fractionated bipolar radio frequency technology—to place the heat energy effectively into the dermis where it can produce significant dermal impact with minimal epidermal disruption.” (Syneron’s Sublative Rejuvanation™)----was introduced this past summer (2009): eMatrix™

HOW IT WORKS:

Quoting straight off the website:













“The eMatrix system’s ergonomic applicator delivers bipolar radio frequency energy via a matrix of 64 …

RADLEY London –The UK’s Bestselling Handbags New Spring/Summer 2010

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British Traditions of “The Good Life”

Radley’s premium leather bags and accessories are bestsellers across the Pond.


























In the former colonies, the upscale line is really catching on ---as the classic styles (hobos, satchels, pocket bags),


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oversized shoppers, and totes are made, keeps the hardware bling to a tasteful minimum, and has the kind of zips, magnetic closures and inner / outer pockets that are needed for modern lives.

















































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Pickering
































And Radley carryalls have distinctly feminine styling ---pretty and practical.





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Big plus for us…the bright graphics of the printed linings…





























and the adorable leather tag---a Scottish dog-the signature icon (hand painted)…that comes with the haulers.




Best Selling Pocket Bags-Small, Medium, Large



























And of course the quiky vibe---so English.



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The new colors for Spring take their cues from the British seaside…and "The Good Life" of English gardens we think--- as there are warm hues like pomegranate…

VIVITÉ-SKINCARE LINE BY ALLERGAN

PROPRIETARY GLX TECHNOLOGY™ FOR SKIN RENEWAL

Words, Judith Ecochard


Brand extension makes sense for a company known for it’s aesthetic portfolio of products that include FDA approved options for a more youthful appearance.

And so now we have Vivité - a new (2007) over-the-counter skin care line from Allergan, that has the Juvederm™ family of injectible gels, Botox® Cosmetic and by prescription only Latisse® lash lengthener (that has Brooke Shields batting her peepers over the airways)… in its stable of offerings.

Available without a prescription…(online--- and on its website--- there’s a list of health care professionals offices’ that have it), the twelve Vivité products aim to hydrate skin and apparently “enhance the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid (a good thing), stimulating epidermal growth factor and collagen.”

Plumper. moisturized skin for more youthful looking faces is highly desirable, obviosuly…and Vivité’s solution is its own GLX™ technology --- “…a highly specia…

LUMIXYL™ TOPICAL BRIGHTENING CREME: SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE PRODUCT THAT IMPROVES & SMOOTHS OUT SKINTONES

Words Judith Ecochard, Images courtesy of Lumixyl™

Cosmeceutical skin brightening creams and lotions are in big demand…as people want to get rid of the brown spots and photo-damaged skin (courtesy of the sun, acne etc) and unwanted discoloration (blotchiness) of skin tones that SCREAM aging person.

Fairly new to the market, Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening Crème is embedded with a “ground-breaking” peptide (“naturally occurring amino acids”), developed by dermatological researchers at Stanford University. Apparently it reduces tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for initiating the overproduction of melanin…the culprit of uneven/over pigmentation, melasma (that fun brown line gals can get during pregnancy), and dark spots.

We read that the skin bleaching hydroquinone--- in many prescribed and over the counter skincare products for the aforementioned skin afflictions, has generated controversy and is in fact today banned for sale in the European Union, Canada, and Japan (though we presume, easi…

CAVI: MENSWEAR - Spring 2010

Garment District, NYC

Words, Showroom Images Judith Ecochard


Contemporary ‘urban’ sportswear at value price points …the mantra of today’s consumers. There are a lot of labels out there fit that segment, but a “lifestyle brand” done well is rare.

CAVI, a new to us label--- was, according to the website... started up in 2004 by three guys. Two of the three friends got some life/work experience ---























as interns in the music biz. Which might explain why the styling is spot-on...and a lot of hip hop/pop celebs appreciate/wear the brand.

For us, we always zero in on the quality…and CAVI’s separates are well made …and thought out.
Meaning, a top works with a jacket…that looks great paired up with shorts real men would wear (not some if those skinny uber fitted cuts we saw struttin’ down the runways).

































Versatility done right.

CAVI’s appeal is broad…currently its outfitting NASCAR driver Chase Austin…and has expanded to include surf inspired pieces like board shorts, hoodies, jackets and pima cotton te…