Christian Louboutin Starlight
One of the things we love most about the holiday season is all the sparkle and magic and glitz and glamour, and no one does glamour like luxury label Christian Louboutin. After launching a nail polish line with bottles retailing for $50, Christian Louboutin has just released a limited edition holiday polish with a price tag of $675! The special holiday nail polish, called Starlight, is the same signature red Rouge Louboutin shade that you can buy for $50, but this one is housed in a bottle that's been embellished with over a thousand, hand-applied, two-tone Strass crystals. And if that's not glamorous enough, the bedazzled bottle has been placed inside a black lacquer box that's decorated with leather and crystal flowers--the same leather and crystal flowers that are featured on the Louboutin Pensamoi heel. With all that fabulousness, perhaps $675 is a steal. What do you think?


Giambattista Valli for MAC
Seems like MAC Cosmetics has a new collaboration with a designer or celebrity every other week, doesn't it. But don't get us wrong, we're totally not complaining, especially since the most recent announcement is that French fashion house Giambattista Valli is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a collection of lipsticks for the beauty brand. "I’m very well known for dresses, no? And I thought it was very nice, the idea of dressing your lips," says the designer. Nice idea indeed! And the colors are beyond fabulous--there's a pale pink that nails the '60s mod trend and a deep plum that begs to be worn for a night out. "I made these for a woman with personality, a woman who lives her life and isn’t afraid to wear color and isn’t afraid to kiss," says Valli. We can't wait to get our hands on these beauties, out in Summer 2015.


Chanel cake

Well the answer to our headline is, no, Karl Lagerfeld is not a baker.. but he sure does know how to design an amazing cake. The Chanel lipstick cake pictured was designed by The Kaiser himself for a restaurant in Tokyo called Beige.  It features a caramel and dark chocolate rendering of the iconic Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick and comes in a box with a sketch done by the designer. Sadly, we won't be able to taste it--only 100 are being made and we just can't find the time for a trip to Japan any time soon.

How to style your rings

Tips for how to style your rings like Lauren Conrad and Kate Bosworth. (PopSugar)

Yikes! Are you making one of these hair mistakes? (HuffPost Style)

How cute are these winter boots? Bonus: they're cute and functional. (Fashionista)

The Nars Audacious and Hardwired Holiday collections are pretty fabulous. (Pretty Shiny Sparkly)

A case for why your nails need their own moisturizer. (Teen Vogue)

Finally! A holiday gift guide for the chic college student. (Who What Wear)

So '60s mod hair is back in a major way. (Harper's Bazaar)

Make a color cotton rope necklace and a copper rope covered vase this weekend. (I Spy DIY)

What do you think of this Alexander Wang x H&M neoprene sweater? We're kind of obsessed. (That's Chic)

We are totally digging this French mani remix. (This That Beauty)

Lollia Calm bubble bath

We are absolute suckers for gorgeous packaging. We're also suckers for bubble baths, so this Lollia Calm Bubble Bath works out pretty well for us. Since the holiday season is upon us and we anticipate waiting in lots of long lines, hours of running around shopping for gifts, and quite a few parties to attend (all of which we absolutely adore), we'll need something to help us unwind at the end of our extra long days. The smell of blooming hyacinth mingled with fresh-cut iris ought to do the trick.

Kendall Jenner

As modeling careers go, reality TV star-turned-runway star Kendall Jenner is on the fast track to success--she was a major hit at Fashion Month back in September, works the red carpet like nobody's business, and now the California native has landed a deal as the face of beauty giant Estée Lauder. Jenner, who recently celebrated her nineteenth birthday, actually received the good news while backstage at the Sonia Rykiel show at Paris Fashion Week on September 29, and has managed to keep mum about it until now. Taking to Instagram, Jenner posted, "I am super excited to announce that I am the new face of @esteelauder!! I still can't believe it myself!" As the new global face of Estée Lauder, Jenner follows in the footsteps of such industry heavyhitters like Joan Smalls, Carolyn Murphy, and Liu Wen. Congrats to Kendall--we can't wait to see the glamorous campaigns!


Elizabeth and James makeup
Just a year after launching its fragrance, Nirvana, Elizabeth and James is taking the next step, albeit a small one, in the beauty world with the debut of its first color cosmetic: the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Nude Lipgloss. The limited edition gloss is part of the brand's holiday gift set at Sephora, which includes a rollerball of either of the Nirvana fragrances (Black Nirvana, a warm and faintly sweet scent, or White Nirvana, a rich floral). Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the twins behind the label have no plans to launch and entire makeup line--the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Nude Lipgloss will only be sold during this holiday season--so you'd better get to Sephora quick and scoop it up. At $29 for each gift set it's kind of a steal; we may just have to pick up both fragrances (hooray for double lip the gloss!).

Long lush lashes

So you actually can have long, lush lashes without falsies or extensions. (Byrdie)

The five nail trends you've got to try this season. (The Everygirl)

Seven stylish booties to rock this season. We're digging #5 and #7. (Made by Girl)

Could this holiday outfit be any prettier? (Pink Peonies)

And we're thinking this cozy look is perfect for a day of holiday shopping. (Southern Curls and Pearls)

Eight denim trends to try this fall. (Style Watch)

Four fabulous color combos to brighten up your winter wardrobe. (Penny Pincher Fashion)

Colorblocked eyeliner--love it or leave it? (Beauty High)

These retro pieces are the coolest. (Fourth Street)

Tips for updating and organizing your closet now that the seasons have changed. (Miss Kris)

Joan jett

Rocker Joan Jett is launching a line for Hot Topic, and we think this may be the most brilliant thing ever (seriously, who better, right?). The collaboration is actually between Joan Jett and fashion label Tripp NYC, and will be sold exclusively at Hot Topic. "I’ve known about Hot Topic for years and years because on the road there are very few places in certain areas of the country where you can find kind of rock ’n’ roll clothes," said Jett. "Tripp is kind of famous in New York for catering to that rock ’n’ roll downtown, edgy kind of vibe." The Joan Jett for Tripp NYC fashion collection for Hot Topic (a mouthful, we know) is available in stores now and retails for $32.50 to $64.50.


Prabal Gurung for MAC Cosmetics

Back in June we reported that It Designer Prabal Gurung was working on a color cosmetic line with MAC, so we're super excited to share the first images of the collection, which launches this month. The 14-product collection includes three eyeshadow duos, eyeliner, cream blush, highlighter, bronzer, and six lip colors (three lipsticks with corresponding glosses). Besides the gorgeous colors, this collection is destined to be a best-seller because of the beautiful, luxe packaging. "I wanted a lipstick that, even after it’s gone, women would keep for the packaging," said Gurung. Uh, mission accomplished.


Nasty Gal store

A Nasty Gal brick and mortar store is making a home for itself on L.A.'s famed Melrose Avenue. The Los Angeles-based e-tailer, founded by the best-selling author of #GirlBoss, Sophia Amoruso, was launched in 2006, and has grown from an ebay store to the "fastest growing retailer" according to INC magazine. Signage is already up at the store, located at 8115 Melrose Avenue (former home of Madison) and we're pretty sure fans of the site will be able to visit the location sometime in 2015.

Love Sadie Metallic Midi Dress

So the truth is we're never really not looking for the perfect party dress. There's always something—FIDM Museum functions, birthday parties, fancy dates, etc.—and we just love dressing up. But this Love Sadie Metallic Midi Dress could possibly be the dress to end our search for the perfect party dress. It's metallic (so festive!), has a sweet, ladylike length that can work for all seasons and occasions, and it's the most flattering silhouette (a cinched waist looks good on everyone, we promise). Plus, we love that this frock will look as fabulous with a rugged denim jacket and boots as it will with a glamorous faux fur stole and shimmery heels. 

Expired Beauty products

Do you know how to tell if your beauty products are expired? (Harper's Bazaar)

We can't get over how cute (and easy!) this sparkly DIY is. (The Savvy Girl's Guide to Life)

It's already November! Here are ten things to do this month. (Behind the Curtain)

One plaid shirt, very different and very stylish ways to wear it. (SS Life + Style)

This is monochrome done right. (Brooklyn Blonde)

Finally! Organic hair care products that actually give you results. (Clementine Daily)

Imaan Hammam makes us all want to rock a midi skirt this season. (Into the Gloss)

So, here's what you need to buy from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. (Refinery 29)

We absolutely love this! Fabulous office supplies for less than $6. (The Budget Babe)

And just in case you were as obsessed as we were with Charlotte's sequin dress on Revenge....(Possessionista)

Grey Contrast Collar Long Sleeve Pleated Dress

We spent weeks and weeks looking for the perfect Halloween costume, and now that it's November we're focused on finding the perfect Thanksgiving outfit. Fortunately, it didn't take that long to find this Grey Contrast Collar Long Sleeve Pleated Dress. Is it not the most completely adorable outfit for the holidays or what? We're thinking it'll look great with black booties and a bright red lip.


When we see the words "Beyoncé" and "collaboration" in the same sentence our hearts start racing a little. So when news broke that the Queen Bey is launching a line of athletic sportswear with Topshop we may have literally jumped for joy (then we immediately went out and renewed our gym membership). More than your average celeb designed capsule collection, Beyoncé and Topshop will  actually be 50/50 partners of the athletic brand, called Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd. The new brand will include apparel, footwear, and accessories for dance and fitness,  and will be sold at Topshop and "This not a collaboration. This is about building a brand and building a business — a separate, proper business, with separate overhead and a separate office," said Topshop owner Sir Philip Green in an interview with WWD. "I could not think of a better partner," Beyoncé added. And since we hear the line is so stylish it can be worn as regular clothes, we're already making room in our closets for the launch of Parkwood Topshop next fall.


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

An affordable line of jewelry and bags from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen is here! The twins behind The Row, Olsenboye, and Elizabeth and James have designed a special collection of jewelry and clutches for StyleMint called AMK x SM. "We drew inspiration from constellations," said Ashley of the line, which includes lariat necklaces, chokers, hand chains, and ear cuffs, as well as clutches in two different shapes. She went on to explain how versatile the pieces are and how easily they can transition from day to night. "We focused on minimalist designs that can be mixed, matched and layered, yet are strong enough to wear on their own," added Mary-Kate. None of the pieces cost more than $39.99 and all of them are available now on StyleMint.


Chris Benz

You may not be too familiar with the Bill Blass label, which had its heyday in the '80s, but that may change soon because New York-based designer Chris Benz has just been brought in as the new creative director, and his plan is to reinvent the brand to attract a new generation of buyers (that means you). The fashion house has struggled to keep a designer and maintain its customer base since Bill Blass retired in 1999, and hasn't shown a ready-to-wear collection since Fall 2012. With Benz now onboard, Bill Blass will officially relaunch as a brand in the spring of 2016. "The whole idea was to bring in an American designer who understands the woman today and who is highly social just as Mr. Blass was," Bill Blass President Stuart M. Goldblatt told Women's Wear Daily. Benz, who hasn't shown a collection for his eponymous line in a few seasons, is nothing if not highly social, taking to Twitter to announce his new role. We're looking forward to seeing what the new creative director brings to the house of Bill Blass.

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