Pulp Fiction Vixens

On Christian Dior’s Spring 2010 runway, the models looked ripped from the pages of a Hard Case Crime pulp novel. I could just see the titles that these femme fatales would inspire: Blonde With A Bullet, Black Widow, The Bride Said Die and Vegas Vixens. The Lauren Bacall waves, bright red lips and pastel lids in shades of lilac, tangerine and Robin egg blue made for a striking , sweetly seductive look. I found a bevy of beauty products to help you get this look (below). Check in next week for clothing that will help you dress the part of Dior’s film noir vixens.

Christian Dior Spring 2010

Christian Dior Spring 2010

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Lips:

— Jodi Goulart

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Dior’s Boudoir Beauties

In last week’s ‘Cause She’s A Lady post on how to get the look of Christian Dior’s party-on-the-top, business-on-the-bottom (or vice versa) ensembles from the Fall 2009 Couture collection, I promised to bring you the makeup finds on how to create the beauty looks. There were really two different looks in this collection. The first was a strong, classic retro beauty look with silver eyes, sharp black winged eyeliner and bright red lips.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

How to get this look:

  1. Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Moonshine, $22 at Sephora
  2. Estee Lauder Gel Eyeliner in Black, $23 at select The Bay counters across Canada for a limited time
  3. Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Absolute Rouge as part of the Gold Fascination Collection, $35 at The Bay counters starting January 1

The second was a softer, though no less stronger,  sugary look with with lilac on the eyes, black winged eyeliner and pale pink or fuchsia lips. Both of these are perfect looks for your holiday parties, depending on whether you want to go more tough vixen or bad-girl-next door.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

How to get this look:

  1. MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in Devil-May-Care, $23.50 at MAC counters and stores
  2. Estee Lauder Gel Eyeliner in Black, $23 at select The Bay counters across Canada for a limited time
  3. Revlon Creme Gloss in Fiercely Fuchsia,  $11.95 at drugstores and select department stores

— Jodi Goulart

Miss American Pie

This season, one of my favourite collections is Michael Kors‘ patriotic nod to all things Americana. The crisp, chic and oh-so red, white & blue collection features polka-dot bikinis, big nautical stripes and ’50s-style full skirts and gingham dresses. Mod Cloth.com currently has a wide selection of retro one- and two-pieces that you’ll want to wear both in and out of the water.

Backstage At Michael Kors Spring 2009

Backstage At Michael Kors Spring 2009

Mod Cloth Veronica Bikini $129.99 US

Mod Cloth Veronica Bikini $129.99 US

The make-up on the runway was also sweet as pie. The models wore rich red lips — a welcome change during the summer days of numerous soft pink lip glosses — and sun-kissed cheeks. I would suggest Rimmel‘s Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer for a healthy looking sun-kissed glow. The gold shimmer in the powder leaves a touch of sparkle. Rimmel’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in “Diva Red” looks just like the cherry shade on Michael Kors’ runway. It’s a great lipstick for warm temps as it conditions and has a shiny, not matte, finish. Happy picnicking!

Rimmel Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer, $8.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Rimmel Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer, $8.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart

— Jodi Goulart