L’Wren Scott found Dead in NYC Apartment

It seems that suicide has taken another life, yesterday Monday March 17th, L’Wren Scott was found dead in her apartment in New York City.

Monday morning around 10:00 a.m. her assistant arrived at L’Wren’s apartment and found her dead hanging from a door knob. She immediately called the police and an autopsy will later determine the cause of death. There was no sign or forced entry. The assistant had received a text message from L’Wren saying to “come by”.

Scott is not only known for her fashion and earlier modeling career but also as the girlfriend to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones for over a decade. Scott has dressed celebrities such as Madonna, and has also created many of Mick Jagger’s stage looks for The Stones’ 50th Anniversary Tour.

L’Wren Scott also launched a line for Banana Republic which came out late last year. Her clothing was more high fashion then ready to wear but took the opportunity to create classic and fun and elegant looks for Banana Republic.

On hearing the news Mick Jagger was devastated and the band has since cancelled their show tomorrow night March 19th in Perth.

It is always sad to see suicide take a life and especially in our design community. L’Wren Scott will be deeply missed and all of our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Darker Horse Creative’s 5th annual BEAUTY BASH

Fred Miller & Triphena Johnson cordially invites you to celebrate the beauty of giving at Darker Horse Creative’s 5th annual BEAUTY BASH! in association with our Media Partner Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine and our key sponsors Luster Products, Avalon Products, Soft Sheen-Carson, Creme of Nature, Clintex Laboratories, Mixed Chicks, and Remy Contreau. A portion of all proceeds to benefit Selected Autism Awareness Organizations. “The Puzzle” is the national ribbon color for Autism Awareness. We strive to impact not only those from the beauty world but all people who have needed the assistance of the organization to which we contribute for the year. Our philosophy is that even greater than those committed to creating physical beauty are those committed to the beauty of giving.

Come party with a purpose! It’s not just another beauty industry party. It’s a Bash! Sharing the beauty of giving and bringing awareness to Autism! A VIP Reception with a Remy V “hosted bar” and lite fare will be served from 7:00 – 8:00 pm only.

Music by DJ Mike Dunn! Come join the party!!

You will not want to miss the FANTASTIC Hair & Fashion Presentation brought to center stage by Kevin Pendleton and Team Texture of LUSTER Products!

Monday, June 23, 2014
7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Showtime Promptly at 9:00pm
Location: The Shrine 2109 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60616

You don’t have to be in Chicago to assist. Make a contribution in any amount that fits you at anytime if you can’t attend.
The 2014 Dark Horse Creative (DHC) Vanguard award & Dark Horse Creative (DHC) Pacesetter award Honorees are:

President of Luster Products-Mr. Jory Luster Sr.
Celebrity Makeup artist -Mr. Joseph Hampton
Founders & Owners of Mixed Chicks- Ms. Kim Etheridge, & Ms. Wendi Levy
Celebrity Hair stylist & Artistic Style Director for Soft Sheen-Carson- Mr. Johnny Wright

Purchase tickets online please-
Attire: Cocktail
No Sports Attire Must be 21 for bar service !

**Pics from past Beauty Bash click link below**


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?- Yes, you must be 21
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?-YES
What is the refund policy?-There are NO REFUNDS
What happens after the show?- Lights, Camera Action & Dancing the night away!
What’s the attire? Be Fun, Be Fabulous and Be Fashion Forward
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On Instagram: dhcbeautybash

Contact us: www.darkerhorsecreative.com

Sun In Style

I find it so interesting when clothing has duel purpose. It is not often that you find style to be both functional and fashionable. When I learned about SummerSkin I was thrilled. The line boasts day-to-night closet must-haves, including versatile scarves, maxi dresses and wrap dresses. It is crafted out of high-end fabrics that naturally protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, while still looking completely in style.


Peter Gerakaris at Bergdorf’s

You’re walking up fifth avenue and then bam! You get hit with all this color and not sure what it is you’re seeing. A mannequin in a crinkled Pucci dress with a hat-head in the center of a storm of honey combs, leaves, acid wash, and colors that take you for a spin. And at the bottom, a mirror absorbs all the images and confuses you even more.

It’s all this and more at Bergdorf Goodman’s window display by Peter Gerakaris at 58th street and fifth avenue in New York City. His display is titled “Rappaccini Origami Terrarium (Nocturnal View).” It’s a mixed media installation with origami sculpture, part of the new art installation “Art Matters!”

Kind of sounds like the name of an opera and so it is with a diva causing lots of drama in her own world spun with an explosion of origami. The center of this installation is calm like a tornado, but as you get towards the edges, the mayhem begins. Folded triangles cut into faces, honey combs bounce on top of each other, and then you think you figured it out and then wham, you didn’t.

Hone your personal style

We’re all about honing your personal style, but if you’re married to a dress code for work or stuck in an all-black phase, it can be difficult to take that leap of faith — even if it’s only for your wardrobe. The key is to move slowly. Like designing a fabulous space, a well-crafted closet doesn’t happen with one shopping spree. It takes months and sometimes years, of curating pieces that you love and feel fantastic in, wherever you’re headed that day.

1. Start with basics. High quality solid pieces in neutrals in shapes that are go-to for your figure. If you’re a curvy woman, this may be a wrap dress, if you’re petite, this could be a straight skirt that works for multiple occasions. Examine what you already wear a lot of and invest in better versions of it.

2. Don’t get wrapped up in the do’s and don’ts. You may notice above we mentioned a wrap dress for the curvy figure. Ignore what every magazine and fashion blog says about the do’s and don’ts for your shape and buy what you know you will wear. Most importantly, buy what you feel comfortable and confident wearing.

3. Buy the offbeat…once in awhile. Some of us have an affinity for funky ’70s prints. Others love dresses that mimic the hues of Easter eggs. Whatever your offbeat love is, do yourself and favor and indulge in a few pieces that will set your basics apart from everyone else.

4. Create an inspiration log. It can be cutouts from magazines, your tumblr account or your Pinterest. Have a place where you keep images of style and fashion inspiration that you can see yourself wearing. This way when the shopping bug bites, you have a clear path for what to buy.

5. Shop often. Learn the art of shopping often. This doesn’t mean you buy with every web browse or window shopping trip. It means you’re always scouring the market for pieces that will help you hone your personal style. For budget shoppers, this is one of the best ways to fill voids in your closet for a reasonable price.

Some of the best elements to identify if shopping for a Selecting the Ideal Locations For Jewelry and Watches

This can be a perfect accent to fit your current tiny dark colored attire plus finish your current garments. Apart from, the hand featured by way of this kind of the see is likely to help make minds flip.

Show anyone an individual really like along with treatment in relation to all of them with jewelry and also watches bought on-line, coming from a division save, a new jeweler or perhaps a consignment store.

A lot of people today love its “Bill Myself Later” solution where there isn’t any cost prerequisites pertaining to six weeks.

At times you want to run into a retail store and pick out jewellery plus wrist watches correct next there. No matter if that you are shopping pertaining to jewelry wrist watches as well as sport wrist watches, you’ll be able to come across reasonable selections and price ranges in the division store. Macy’s, Sears along with Bloomingdale have a lot of custom manufacturers and also surf his or her web pages upfront to obtain the idea with what is considered offered.

Zales, Kays and also Littman Dealers are in lots of cities through the Us all and specialize in diamond-studded jewellery and wrist watches, therefore you’re ready so that you can obtain a little something exquisite but reasonably economical, instead than all-all around affordable. For any loaded in addition to well-known, Tiffany along with Corp offers jewellery in addition to wrist watches from the hundreds for that very exceptional event in which you might be placed to win over.

A individual you are acquiring with regard to can never ever be aware that this item has been pre-owned if anyone come across the reliable jewelry sales person marketing utilized things, they’re going to provide total one particular to two year warranty and also paperwork offering authenticity. Pertaining to many customers, utilized or even pre-owned jewelry and designer watches is really a make a difference regarding wise purchasing.

They will had been created throughout distinct styles. They will viewed very much rounder plus slimmer and that aided these folks kept their boxes-like images. And also the artistry of those has been more intelligent and they were made together with a lot of far more models.

Soon after regulations associated with pendulum has been uncovered, it had been utilized inside the layout involving timepieces but it relocated the watches some sort of huge stage ahead. Pants pocket designer watches with Eighteenth century had been far more gorgeous and stylistic. Because wrist watches in modern-day times, your wallet timepieces back then had been in addition inserted by using diamond jewelry as well as jewelry pieces. They ended up constructed with three fingers at that time but it was a pair of hands in 16th centuries.

The 19th century is easily the most prosperous duration of back pocket different watches. A Switzers enhanced the particular gearing along with the escapement, and in addition they became low cost. Then many people ended up worn out by means of numerous men and women and so they were by far the most preferred types from the sector. As the watches grew to become favorite, several observe makes were established back then, such as the Heuer.

If came towards 20th centuries, a jean pocket watches ended up replaced by way of the luxury timepieces.

Win a VIP experience at the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Starting today, Visit Fort Wayne announced a contest offering a coveted VIP experience at the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, located in Fort Wayne, IN. The contest runs through Monday, March 24 and features a Fort Wayne Girlfriend Getaway and VIP experience at the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale.

Every year the Vera Bradley Outlet stages a gigantic sale where savvy shoppers can save 40-60% off retail prices on Vera Bradley’s great handbags, luggage, and accessories. It is expected that over 60,000 women will be checking out the sale running from April 9-12, 2014.

So what are you waiting for? Grand prize winner receives four VIP tickets to the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale for Friday, April 11. In addition, winners will enter the sale prior to the official door opening and will receive VIP check out as well. Prize package includes a grand cargo bag, grand cosmetic, all-in-one cross body tote, umbrella, and ditty bag. Guests of the winner receive a grand tote, cross body tote, and umbrella. Plus, the lucky winner and her three guests will receive an over night stay at the Courthouse Marriott for April 10.

Style Files: Gilded Color

Think metallic only stretches the realms of gold, silver, copper and bronze? think again. This spring, metallic color is embracing all the lustrous colors of the rainbow to create a coalition of gilded color.

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These metallics are shimmery, shiny and not to mention chock full of colorful regalia that lend favor to the flashy styles of the 70’s and 80’s where flashy and flamboyancy was the norm.

Embrace gilded color this season with these on-trend favorites…

1. Lanvin Sleeveless Jacquard Dress $2,332 farfetch.com

2. Alice + Olivia ‘Taryn’ Dress $684 mytheresa.com

3. Casadei Pink Platform Pumps $540 thecorner.com

4. River Island Pink Metallic Shift Dress $75 riverisland.com

5. Sophie Hulme Shorts $400 thecorner.com

6. Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Nero’ Heels $995 couture.zappos.com

7. MSGM Metallic Floral Jacquard Mini $445 net-a-porter.com

8. SUNO Metallic Jacquard Dress $362 theoutnet.com

9. Topshop Metallic Sunflower Skort $84 topshop.com

10. Alice + Olivia ‘Foss’ Dress $440 neimanmarcus.com

Fashion Trend: Sandals

Happy Sunday!
Sandals have never been as popular as they seem to be these days. In stores, there are several materials and plenty of styles to choose from. There are various colors. Some have chains and
jewels, or some have extra straps (sometimes bracelet-like) around the back of the foot. Whatever the occasion is this summer… extremely relaxed, casual or a little more fancy; sandals cover most of these events.

You may remember my article from last year about preparing your feet for sandal season. Do not forget to clean, exfoliate and lather up – for soft, healthy and beautiful feet. Spongeables for also a great option for that. Finalize your look by adding some nail polish to your toenails afterwards.

Have you bought your sandals yet? Which ones are your favorites?

Pro Tennis Player Fernando Verdasco spotted at Perfecto Gastrobar while in town

Professional tennis player Fernando Verdasco from Spain was spotted at Perfecto Gastrobar in Brickell on Monday night, March 17th. Verdasco is in Miami for the 2014 Sony Open. He is a huge fan of the Barcelona-inspired restaurant, and had a great time that he plans to return during his visit in Miami.

His favorite dishes were:




Perfecto Gastrobar is restaurateur Oscar Manresa’s first U.S. restaurant. It is a popular tapas bar located in the heart of Downtown Miami and is inspired by Barcelona. The restaurant is located at 1450 Brickell Avenue in Miami, FL 33131. It is open seven days a week, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

For advance reservations, please call 305.372.0620 or email [email protected]

For more information please visit www.perfectomiami.com.