So one of my friends on Twitter was chatting to me the other day about her Chanel sunglasses.
I live for a great pair of sunglasses, and hadn’t ventured out in to sunglass-land since my Marc Jacobs venture this past summer. So, in the name of research, and having some time up my sleeve, I took it upon myself to go get the scoop on what the master designer had in mind for us with the ultimate facial accessory.

The perfection of a great pair of sunglasses lies in matching the frame style to the shape of your face. As much as I would love to cruise the hood in a slick pair of avaitors I never will. Because amongst other things, I’d look like an idiot.

I could never buy a pair of glasses online unless I’d already taken them for a test drive in the store to make sure they were right for my face shape. (And if I loved them enough to own them, at that point there would be no turning back, so the internet and I will never get together over sunglasses).

Anyway, out of all the glasses I looked at Chanel’s 5167 completely and utterly did it for me. In every which way!
The shape is gorgeous, and really flattering. I was all about the black fade to soft grey color below.

Although the cappucino was somewhat spectacular as well….

Wasn’t feeling it with the orange/red, but this shows you how cool the frame is.

Living in a place that has an enormous amount of sun means having to take extra care of the skin around your eyes, otherwise you’ll look like a tired old duck way before your time. That being considered, I always choose frame that completely covers the entire eye area, and have nice wide arms to cover the outer corner of the eye. No need to put crows feet on the fast track. Best keep the entire area hidden (behind a double C…)

Fab – U – Lous!!!

And as for the aviators? Even if they did suit my face, I wouldn’t subject my eye area to that much sun exposure, even on a cloudy day.

Show your eyes some love ladies!



Those of you who are with me on Twitter and on Facebook will already know that last week there was a small unplugged style (except they were all plugged – but you catch my drift!) private concert at Studio 5 on Tuesday.

It was a showcase-style event for some lable folk, producers and writers, entertainment lawyers, P.R peeps etc who are involved with upcoming Lea Cappelli projects as well as some other movers and shakers who blew in to town to see her perform. The place was packed.

In other words, all kinds of crazy cool fun! And a celeb spotting fest. Love it!

I work with Lea frequently, and have come to know her as this sweet, unassuming yet wildly talented girl. I adore working with her and kicking around with her.

The funny thing is, she is so mellow and lovely that you forget that she has this unbelievable presence when she hits the stage. I’ve been around music and musicians forever. Some have the magic, most don’t.
Lea has it in spades.

Just watching her walk across the stage takes your breath away. I watch the audience and see them mesmerized, hanging onto every note she sings. Even the die-hard music folk who’ve seen it all before are incredulous. Its a pretty cool thing to see. No one is scratching their head, no one whispering or looking away (well, I was updating twitter, but I don’t count!) everyone just spellbound.

Another cool thing is the caliber of Lea’s band. These are really super talented, big time musicians, not normally available to a new, young artist, but who see what she’s got and want to be a part of it.
And oh do they put on a killer show!!!

As usual I’m not allowed to say too much, but I did get a couple of pics for you.

Backstage after the show with NFL great Nick Lowery and country music legend Jessie Colter

This guy is so much fun! Johnny Rock Page and Lea backstage

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I have to tell you about my latest most favorite thing!
Somehow this one slipped by me when I’ve been cruising through the Julie Hewett product line, but one of my former Pro Makeup students brought it over to show me, and I about died! Then got it immediately…

It’s one of Julie Hewett’s Cheekie products, and the color is called Vampie.
Now at first glance it looks very dark and gothic, but in reality it is the perfect deep, warm berry shade.
I use the Cheekie products as soft cream blushes, as lip color, sometimes on eyes – you name it! Super versatile.

I am love love loving this shade as we meander on into fall and need a little more warmth to our cheeks. The shade doesn’t overwhelm the skin, but instead gives the cheek the most beautiful glow.
Although lovely on girls of any eye color, I am noticing that for the girls with green eyes (me!) or blue eyes, the moment you put Vampie on the cheek bones the eye color pops out at you. It’s a great way to off set a less made up eye.

On the lips it is divine too. There’s enough blue under it to instantly make your teeth look super white. I rub it into the lip with my finger, so that it becomes a soft mulberry/grape stain.
Its effortless and its gorgeous.

In fact, today I have Vampie rubbed into my cheeks and lips, and almost no other makeup on. There is enough resonance in this color to make you look healthy and glowing and vibrant, without being overdone.

Julie Hewett also has a new lip lush color out called Tish, which is a soft gold shimmer. Its fantastic alone, or over other colors to soften them and give a little golden sheen.
I’ve been putting it on top of a Vampie lip to go out at night, and am just loving the result!

I know there are a lot of fabulous Atlanta and Charlotte based ladies reading this blog, and I am excited to tell you there are new Julie locations in your cities!(as well as several others. There’s even a new one in Chappaqua should Hilary decide to start rocking a little Vampie action!)
Click Here to see the new locations.

Check it out, and enjoy being a Vampie girl!