Shoplog MAC Cham Pale

A fabulous way to enter 2011 is with Champaign Pale. This gorgeous nude glittery collection just hit the stores today and as predicted, it's an instant hit. I was the first to enter the Ghent store this morning and there were only 2 I Get No Kick Eye Kohl Pencils left. All the others were reserved, and the phone was still ringing off the hook. Why am I not surprised? The collection is kind of neutral, but still festive because of the little glitters that's in every product. And they're subtle, perfect for a glamorous party look. I wouldn't put the whole collection on at once though, either focus on the eyes or lips to put the glitters on. Cham Pale all over would simply be a little too much. Either way, I think this is one of MAC's best collections of the year and definitely recommend it to anyone who's in for a party! Take a look at my Cham Pale buys and swatches after the jump...


Opening Kiehl's in Ghent

Ghent has recently added another beauty hotspot to its list. After a Kiehl's store in Antwerp and a shop-in-shop at Senteurs d'Ailleurs in Brussels, Kiehl's decided to open a new store right in the city centre of Ghent. To be honest, I never actually tried any of the Kiehl's products before, but because I heard and read a lot of great things about it, I was very excited about this opening. Especially since it's only about 50m away from my university.


Primark s/s 2011 preview

The sun is shining and the snow is melting. Are the coldest winter days over, or is it just temporary? Either way, spring is around the corner and so are the new collections! Are you also curious about the lovely cheap items that Primark has in store for us? More pics, store & price info after the jump..


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of my lovely readers out there! Thanks for supporting me during this year and I hope you'll continue to do so in 2011! I'm sorry I won't be able to post as much from now on, due to my exams in January. But (!) I promise to devote all of my free time to the blog to keep you updated on what's happening in the fashion and beautybizz!

Also, some of you may already know that I'm working on a complete new website for StyleLab which will launch soon, so I will be able to provide you of a better service. And for this, I need your help! Please let me know what you like to read on the blog, what sections you like or what could be better.. Thanks!

Anyway, I hope you all have amazing holidays, I hope you get the presents you wanted, gather with the people you love, dress up, have a glass of alcohol, party, have fun, be thankful, spread some love, reflect on the year you had and look forward to the next!



Taylor Momsen is the face of John Galliano's new fragrance

The Gossip Girl cast seems to be very wanted to star in campaign ads lately. After Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, we now see that Taylor Momsen is the face of  John Galliano's new fragrance 'Parlez-moi d'Amour'. Earlier this year, she also did the campaign of Madonna's Material Girl line for Macy's.


MAC Stylishly Yours

If you wondered were all the color went when looking at Mac Cham Pale, then this is the collection for you. The new MAC Stylishly Yours collection is simply bursting with bright colors; pinks, reds and purples are well represented. Have a look at the collection after the break..


The Roitfeld story unfolds..

During the weekend a lot of rumors surfaced regarding Carine Roitfeld leaving Vogue France after a career of 10 years at the magazine. Employees of Vogue are now saying that Carine didn't leave Vogue voluntarily, but that she got fired by Condé Nast. Apparently they all received an email last Friday saying Carine doesn't work at Vogue anymore.

Despite the fact that the editor-in-chief was praised a lot for her daring and innovating productions, she also got a lot of bad press last year. Balenciaga removed Roitfeld from their guestlist when she was suspected of passing their designs on to Max Mara.

And Bernard Arnault, the head of LVMH wasn't pleased with Roiteld's recent work. He thought that there were too few LVMH credits in the January issue and he found the shoot with young models with heavy make-up and dressed in designer clothing rather tasteless. He threatened to reduce the number of advertisements of the luxury group in Vogue, which of course, Condé Nast wasn't very happy about.

There's definitely more to this story. To be continued...


Wrangler s/s 2011: Worn across America

Wrangler is racing through America with it's new spring/summer 2011 collection: Worn Across America. Imagine that you're only wearing one pair of jeans on your roadtrip through the United States; for men: the anti-fit Ben; and for women: the low-slim Molly. They start their journey like the dry and rinse-look Indigo. After a couple of months they feel like Just Worn. As the journey unfolds, the mustaches, patches started to fade and signs of use are starting to appear. Eventually, the jeans are rather destroyed. Wrangler has recreated the lifespan of the jeans in 4 phases, each one more worn than another.


Carine Roitfeld is leaving Vogue France

Yup, it's hard to believe, I know, but it's true. After more than 10 years, Carine Roitfeld will put an end to her carreer at Vogue, free willingly that is. In a few weeks, she will no longer be known as the editor-in-chief of Vogue France. Under her guidance the magazine grew out to be what it is today; internationally respected.

Little is known of what her plans are for the future. In fact, she told fashion journalist Cathy Horyn that she doesn't have any at the moment. She looks back on her career at Vogue as a fun time: "I got the freedom to do whatever I wanted. And I think I did a great job. But if everything is going great, it is time to start something new."

The March number will be the last edition published under her control. But what will happen after, only time will tell.. Condé Nast hasn't appointed a successor yet. I'm pretty curious about who's it going to be and how it will influence Vogue France. Either way, Carine will definitely be missed..


A sneak peek at the new Chanel it-polishes of s/s 2011

I'm currently drooling over these pics of the new Chanel Le Vernis Pearl Drop, Black Pearl (worn by the model in the pic) and Pêche Nacrée for the s/s makeup collection. The polishes will be released in March. I love the whole soft romantic look of the s/s collection. *want!* Hopefully these limited editions will be available in the beauty shops, so I won't have to drive 1,30 hours to the Chanel boutique in Brussels..


AIFW 2011 schedule

January is near and that means AIFW 2011 is too! From January 26th - 30th the fourteenth edition of Amsterdam International Fashion Week will take place at the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam. Jan Taminiau will open AIFW and will be followed by various designers like Roparosa, Spijkers & Spijkers, Addy van den Krommenacker en Monique Collignon.

Have a look at the official schedule here: http://www.amsterdamfashionweek.com/official-schedule

I honestly can't wait for AIFW 2011. I saw some pretty great pieces from these designers at last AIFW (2010), so I'm pretty curious if they're going to exceed my expectations. You can find the reports on AIFW 2010 here.


Ici Paris XL Perfume Expert Blogging Session #1

Earlier this week I was invited to attend the ICI PARIS XL Perfume Expert Blogging session. Various Belgian bloggers who are passionate about beauty were gathered in a relaxed atmosphere to discuss the perfume business and the world of Ici Paris XL. The result was a lovely evening and a whole new way of looking at perfume. Let me share with you what I've learned..

MAC holds on to Lady Gaga as Viva Glam's spokesperson

Earlier this year, Lady Gaga teamed up with Cyndi Lauper for MAC's 2010 Viva Glam campaign. According to WWD it was the most successful ever for the MAC Aids Fund, which has raised more than $190 million since its founding in 1994. No wonder MAC decided to ask Gaga for a second round as a spokeswoman for its Viva Glam campaign. The image above is one of the campaign shots of 2011, shot by Nick Night and styled by Nicola Formichetti. I love this soft and feminine look on her and I can't wait to see more of the campaign and collection!

Image courtesy of MAC Cosmetics.


Cartier Winter Tale

Cartier has been using panther cubs in their campaigns for a while now, but for the new Cartier Winter Tale campaign the panther cub is the one and only the star. Be prepared for some cuteness overload!


Blake Lively is the new 'Chanel girl'

We all know Blake Lively has been Kaiser Karl's new favorite for a while now. Lively has made her love for the brand known by regularly wearing Chanel. She also attended the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 couture shows this past July, and stopped by the opening of Chanel’s SoHo store in September. Now, rumor has it that the three-time Vogue covergirl snagged the most coveted campaign: that as the new Chanel girl.

E!'s Mark Malkin has it on good authority that the Gossip Girl star was just in Paris shooting a handbag campaign for the Kaiser. The ad campaign should run early next year.

She has pretty big shoes to fill as Karl's new favorite. Previous Chanel girls were Keira Knightley, Lilly Allen, Vanessa Paradis and Georgia May Jagger. I think she's a great choice and I honestly can't wait to see it!


Rock your nails

After you've spent hours to find the perfect dress and make-up, it's also important not to forget to pamper your nails to really get the whole picture right. Don't worry, you won't have to spend a lot on a manicure/pedicure or be a nailart whiz to get your nails holiday-proof. The only thing you need is a pair of Nail Rock Designer Print Wraps and a hairdryer.


MyWardrobe.com: Party Boutique

For the upcoming holidays, MyWardrobe.com has put up a selection of their finest party items and from that I've made a little selection on my own to guide you through the process of picking the perfect party outfit.


Steve Madden is coming to Belgium!

I'm pleased to announce that the popular American footwear brand Steve Madden is finally coming to the Benelux! Steve Madden started designing shoes in 1990 and now has over 82 stores offering shoes and accessories for men, women and children. He gets inspired by rock 'n roll and urban edge to design shoes that are innovative, fun and always trendy-chic. No wonder he has countless celebrity fans like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Heidi Klum, Kate Moss and Rihanna.

Brooklyn Flea Market

Tag along to the Brooklyn Flea at former Williamsburg Savings Bank and have a look at original vintage items and the latest flea fashion.

The Brooklyn Flea is rated one of the best flea markets in NYC. Every weekend more than 100 vendors gather in the former Williamsburg Savings Bank to display their items. Join the H&M crew and get lost in the wide variety of vintage clothing, furniture, antiques, jewelry, food and art that's lined up on 3 impressive floors, including the bank's former vault. Happy shopping!

Video courtesy of H&M.


Zara evening collection

For the new Evening collection, Zara did what it does best; combining effortless elegance and the hottest trends (leather, metallics, red, sequins and florals) and transform it into a wonderful holiday collection. Whether your a fan of feminine, glamorous dresses or masculine suits (which are totally Kate Moss by the way), Zara has it all. Have you decided on your party outfit yet?
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