Archive for January, 2012

Givenchy’s Pre-Fall Menswear 2012 Looks Presage Major Trends for Fall


Tomorrow, Givenchy’s designer Riccardo Tisci unveils his Fall menswear collection. But tonight, there’s time to glance again at Tisci’s pre-fall “Look Book” for signals that the talented designer is giving out for the direction he thinks men’s fashion will be heading.

Armani Designs Inviting New Milan Hotel to Accessorize his Glamorous Clothing Creations

Giorgio Armani is always producing. From gorgeous gowns to runway shows to celebrity campaigns, the Italian fashion giant never seems to have a free moment. But if he ever gets a chance to rest, it will likely be in his new luxury hotel in Milan. Located directly above his Milan flagship store, the sleek hotel [...]

Kirstie Alley – The Fashion Princess

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One of our favorite highlights from last season was catching up with Kirstie Alley at Zang Toi’s Spring 2012 Runway Show. Backstage, Kirstie discussed her new approach to style and fashion with Lives of Style. Kirstie underwent an amazing physical transformation after competing and coming in second place on the 12th season of Dancing with [...]

Celebrate the New Year in Dragon Style

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Monday January 23 signals the beginning of the Chinese New Year. The New Year celebration is always lavish and symbolic, but this year in particular – the year of the dragon – is very special. According to Chinese mythology, the dragon represents power and positive force. The dragon is the only mythological creature in the [...]

Visually Impaired, Yet Looking Great

Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2012

“Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.” – Dorothy Parker Oh contraire, Ms. Parker! The former Vogue writer/critic may have been shocked to see the Spring/Summer 2012 eyewear campaigns from leading fashion designers such as Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, and Dolce & Gabbana featuring top models such as Gisele Bündchen and Mirte Maas. [...]

Chic Gym Beauty Essentials

Chic Gym

Looking good at the gym was never so easy. Now you can stay gym-chic with these ultimate workout beauty essentials. Look renewed after a workout with the Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 Face. This multi-functional tinted skin enhancer leaves skin dewy and natural looking. With seven shades, it hydrates, primes and controls shine so skin looks [...]

Designer makeup hits stores in time for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Artdeco Makeup

Designer makeup is all the rage and there is a new beauty house launching soon. Berlin designer duo Alexandra Fischer-Röhler and Johanna Kühl founder of Kaviar Gauche are introducing influencing a make-up line with German makeup marketers Artdeco. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the Artdeco Spring/Summer 2012 fashion color collection hits stores just in time [...]

Top Trends Straight From Men’s Fashion Week

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Milan is hosting men’s fashion week for Fall/Winter 2012 and Lives of Style brings you a recap of the top trends. This season, designers modernized menswear by applying unexpected colors, luxe textures, and couture finishes to classic men’s silhouettes. Designers abandoned the neutral grays and blacks that typically star in Fall and Winter’s palette and [...]

Spring 2012 Accessories Have a New Look

Alexander McQueen platforms

In addition to the florals and pastels that typify Spring, designers showcased tribal touches, futuristic elements, statement earrings, and totally out-there sunglasses. Spring 2012 runway shows were rife with tribal bags, shoes, belts and jewelry. To make this trend your own look for accessories with natural textures like wood, clay, and bone, earthy tones like [...]

Celebrating Fashion Week and Black History Month

In celebration of Black History month beginning this February, Lives of Style wants to highlight the work of Tracy Reese, the sole African-American designer presently scheduled to show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012. Tracy Reese–a Detroit native and Parsons School of Design graduate–first launched her own collection in Spring 1998 after working at top fashion [...]

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