This morning I found myself among around two-dozen lucky female editors who were given the opportunity to meet Sarah Jessica Parker. As a woman who has seen every episode of "Sex and the City" practically to the point of memorization, I am what you might call a really big fan. And while I once embarrassed myself by approaching Parker in a grocery store many years ago, I was delighted to meet her again under far sweeter circumstances. "Sweetie Pie" restaurant, to be exact: an adorable, girly restaurant in Manhattan's West Village, not far from where Parker herself resides.
As we sat down to brunch, Parker's new scent, SJP NYC, was set up on every table for editors to try. The perfume was incredibly fruity and juicy--something you'd look forward to spraying on once the temperatures rise. "What I really wanted to do was capture an image, a snapshot of Carrie Bradshaw," says Parker. "Sort of a freeze frame of her walking down a New York City street in the late spring, in a floral pink
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Fri, Feb 19, 2010 11:01 PM EST
This morning I found myself among around two-dozen lucky female editors who were given the opportunity to meet Sarah Jessica Parker. As a woman who has seen every episode of "Sex and the City" practically to the point of memorization, I am what you might call a really big fan. And while I once embarrassed myself by approaching Parker in a grocery store many years ago, I was delighted to meet her again under far sweeter circumstances. "Sweetie Pie" restaurant, to be exact: an adorable, girly restaurant in Manhattan's West Village, not far from where Parker herself resides.Read More »from Sarah Jessica Parker's new fragrance: "A party in a bottle"
As Fall 2010 Fashion Week comes to a close here in New York, we're left to wonder, what does it all mean? Luckily for us, designers have blaringly hit us over the head with some exciting, gorgeous, and wearable trends we can't wait to step into come September. Now if only we didn't have to wait so long.
New York Fashion Week is nearly over, but the presentations and events have still been action packed. Check out everything you need to know about the past day in Bryant Park.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Feb 17, 2010 1:21 AM EST
Getty ImagesOver the past decade we've seen countless stars use their celebrity to create and launch clothing lines. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson, Gwen Stefani, J.Lo, Victoria Beckham, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Nelly, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, Amanda Bynes, Missy Elliott, Hilary Duff, Pharrell Williams, Avril Lavigne, Serena Williams, Lauren Conrad, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, 50 Cent, Nicole Richie, Elle Macpherson, Carlos Santana, Chloe Sevigny, Kings of Leon, Jamie Pressly, M.I.A., even JWOWW from "Jersey Shore" all have had their name on a clothing line. So why does Madonna suddenly feel the need to jump into the already over-crowded sea of celeb designers with a collection for Macy's?Read More »from Madonna may be the last celeb on Earth to launch a clothing line
Sure, Madonna is a style icon and long-time trendsetter, and she's already worked on a collaboration with H&M back in 2007, but there are a few logistics to a Madonna collection we can't quite wrap our minds around. For starters, we're not sure who her target shopper is.
With a star-studded front row, an arsenal of friends to provide custom shades and beats, and a stunning collection of garments and shoes that every woman would love, we think it's safe to say that Friday's Christian Siriano show was a major success. Browse the slideshow to see what happened behind t
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Feb 16, 2010 7:43 PM EST
With literally hundreds of shows, events, and presentations going on this week in New York, even we are starting to get overwhelmed. Browse through this slideshow of the funniest, prettiest, ugliest, and most memorable moments so far during Fall 2010 Fashion Week.
New York Fashion Week got off to a bang today with a predictably upbeat presentation of L.A.M.B.'s fall 2010 collection. While we're used to seeing Gwen Stefani rock the stage as a mega-watt pop performer and the front woman of No Doubt, today we got an inside look at her role as designer. Read on f
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Feb 11, 2010 12:02 AM EST
Elder Ordonez/INFphoto.comYesterday three-year-old Suri Cruise went to lunch with her mom, Katie Holmes. She was wearing lipstick (as pictured at left), and this is really upsetting people. So before we come down on Katie Holmes for her mothering skills, let's take a look at the facts.
- Girls love playing dress up, especially with their mom's lipstick.
- Is three years old too young for this type of dress up? And must a mother indulge her daughter, and let her wear the lipstick out of the house?
- There has already been much debate about Suri Cruise wearing heels, and whether or not they are appropriate or physically suitable footwear for a three-year-old.
- Suri seems to be happiest when all dolled up, and is her choice of attire really harming anyone?
- Should she really have control over her attire (supposedly she only likes dresses and often refuses to wear a coat) when she's only three?
I think people either love or hate Louis Vuitton bags. As one of the most popular luxury brands, many women (and men!) covet their signature monogrammed handbags and luggage as they are a status symbol. Personally, I don't like brown and think they're pretty boring, but to each his own. One thing I'm hoping everyone will agree on, however, is Louis Vuitton's new spring accessories collection. Please peruse their latest offerings, and let me know your thoughts, because I'm convinced Louis Vuitton, or more precisely Marc Jacobs who is at the helm of the design team, is playing a joke on us.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Feb 9, 2010 9:55 PM EST
When it comes to daily beauty regimens, they can run the gamut from applying a full face of makeup several times (morning, post-workout, and evening) to keeping just one favorite product in your purse. For many ladies, that item is lip gloss, and we would be willing to wager that lip products are the most popular and abundant beauty item that women own.Read More »from Shine Beauty Gurus review: CoverGirl ShineBlast lip gloss
For this month's challenge, we enlisted the Shine Beauty Gurus to test out the brand new CoverGirl ShineBlast lip glosses. We sent each guru three different shades of the light-weight, shimmery glosses with fancy new applicators. The toughest thing about assigning beauty product reviews to a diverse group of women is that everyone has their own tastes and preferences. We try to select products that will work universally. The majority of our gurus enjoyed the lip glosses, and several offered them up for their friends and daughters to try.
Read on to check out what each of our gurus thought of CoverGirl ShineBlast lip gloss.