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Blake Lively Red Carpet Goddess

Watch out Lupita Nyong’o! The always fabulous Blake Lively has been killing it on the red carpet from the Met Gala to Cannes and now at the CFDA Awards.

The Gossip Girl star has always been someone to look out for on the red carpet, but ever since the new fashionista Lupita hit the red carpets the spotlight has shifted.

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Now the Gossip Girl star has taken back the spotlight with flawless looks starting at the Met Gala. Not only did Blake look gorgeous in Gucci, but it doesn’t hurt to be walking the red carpet with her very handsome husband Ryan Reynolds.



From there Blake Lively made jaws drop every single time she hit the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

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To finish off her red carpet winning streak Blake Lively hit the red carpet last night at the CFDA Awards in Michael Kors looking like a ‘60s bombshell.

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We’ll have to wait and see what other hot red carpet looks Blake Lively has up her sleeve for us.

 

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Naturally Beautiful Accessories for Earth Day

 

 

 

 

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One of the biggest statements these days is to make products that are natural and eco-friendly and the CFDA is making sure that the Fashion Industry is keeping up with the trends by putting together a sustainability committee headed by Scott Mackinlay Hahn of Rogan/Loomstate and Melissa Joy Manning with steering members Pamela Love, Maria Cornejo, Victoria Bartlett, and Tina Lutz.  The committee will be responsible for educating, collaborating with, and mentoring designers on ways to implement eco-friendly practices in to their designs and businesses.

Like the CFDA, handbag designer Jamie Lim of Kayu and jewelry designer Kevia Jeffrey-West of Kevia believe in creating accessories that are not only stunning, but are good for the Earth as well.

Kayu, meaning wood in Indonesian, creates elegant and bold clutches, handbags, and small accessories that show off the natural beauty of its materials like Straw, Satin, Jute, and Tinalak.  Her creative and exquisitely executed use of sustainable materials has earned Lim the prestigious Earth Award for Fashion in 2009 and was a finalist for the Eco Domani Fashion Award in 2010.  To further the brand’s mission, Kayu donates a portion of each sale to various healthcare and educational initiatives.

Kevia has long desired to create a completely eco-friendly collection since the brand’s inception and was recently able to do so by producing every piece from 100% recycled metal and wood as well as sustainably harvested and naturally treated wood, but she didn’t stop there.  Her entire business is green – from the factories where the jewelry is produced, the streamlined packaging system that reduces the amount of materials needed, to her offices which use only recyclable items, compost their food, power with renewable energy, and heat with natural gas while purchasing offsets to counter 100% of the greenhouse gas emissions.  Just in time for Earth Day, Kevia was inspired to create a collection inspired by 5 endangered species – the European Stag Beetle, American Burying Beetle, Spotted Owl, Swallowtail Butterfly, and Doloff Spider – which pays homage to their natural beauty and iconography.  15% of net proceeds from this collection will go towards Nature Restoration & Environmental Restoration Projects.

Going green never looked this good!

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Globe Winning Nail Art

     We loved the dresses, the hair, the makeup, the just-gave-birth-but-look-better-than-ever bodies and oh yea, the NAIL ART! Here’s a round up of some of our faves from this year’s Golden Globes.

Anne Hathaway

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Julianne Hough

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Sarah Hyland

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Jennifer Lopez

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Kelly Osbourne

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AND OUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE…

Zoey Deschanel

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Wednesday Wisdom

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OPI dips your fingertips in 18 karat gold

OPI recently announced the introduction of their most exquisite polish to date.  “We have a VERY special treat in store for all of you this Holiday! In celebration of James Bond’s Golden Anniversary we are releasing our first-ever 18 karat gold leaf top coat “The Man with the Golden Gun”  Inspired by the world of 007, this stunning top coat contains real 18 karat gold and comes packaged in a special limited edition collectable gold bottle – the ultimate holiday gift! Available this October.”

Word on the street is that the pint sized bottle of liquid gold will run $30, a small price to pay to cover your precious finger tips in precious metal.  We know we’ll be first on the waiting list, you know there will be one.

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Sunday DIY: Marble Mani

Photos & DIY courtesy of The Beauty Department

Lately we have been feeling a bit torn, office conversation about the insane nail craze has come up time and time again and we just can’t decide whether some of the new over-the-top manicures are totally awesome or borderline cheese…coming from someone who rarely strays from the classics (Fiji in Summer, Wicked in Winter and occasionally Over the Taupe for an any-season change-up) it has been a struggle to have fun something new.  This brilliant stone-inspired manicure from The Beauty Department is PERFECT way to get in the game.  Unique, simple, understated, glamorous, neutral enough not to clash with bright summer prints – and – inspired by jewels…amazing.

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