Blog Posts by BeautyRiot Diva

  • Starbucks + Rodarte = High Fashion Caffeine Fix?

    Two of our very favorite things -- high fashion and caffeine -- have teamed up for the holidays. Designer label Rodarte is producing a limited-edition assortment of coffee products (including travel mugs, reusable cups, gift cards, and tote bags) that will hit Starbucks stores November 13th. All the items will be decorated with the Rodarte for Starbucks design: an artsy, pixilated print that kinda makes us dizzy to look at. But hey, it's art, right?

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    Since we can't afford actual Rodarte clothing (a dress can run you about $10,000), we love the idea of sipping coffee out of a Rodarte cup. But, we're kind of surprised that a label so elite and expensive agreed to team up with mainstream Starbucks. It seems that while collaborating with massive corporations used to be considered "selling out," it doesn't really have that connotation anymore.

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    Instead of selling your soul to "the man," now

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  • Sexy Ursula Costume Stirs Controversy -- but Not the "Sexy" Part

    Halloween is meant to be a celebration of all things scary, not all things sexy, right? But, even still, it seems like the sexy Halloween costume trend will never, ever die. Come October 31st you're bound to see a sexy bunny, a sexy firefighter, and now … a sexy Ursula the Sea Witch? Yup, the famous Disney villainess costume is now available, but the getup is making waves. Not for the fact that the costume (dubbed as "Sassy Ursula" and sold on is sexy, but rather because it's only available in US sizes 2 to 14.

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    Ursula is, of course, known for her plus-sized figure, and so it didn't take long for the costume to come under fire on the Internet. Blogger Tavie made a statement on her website, saying, "It's outrageously exclusionary. It basically tells fat women that we're too fat to play a fat character; it also tells fat women that in order to be sexy, a character must be skinny."

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  • You Can Now "WANT" Your Fave Fashion Items on Facebook

    If you're obsessed with pining things on Pinterest, then you're going to love "wanting" things on Facebook. Though still in its test phase, the "want" button allows users to flag certain fashion items from brands like Michael Kors, Victoria's Secret,, and Neiman Marcus.

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    Here's how it works: You see a fabulous handbag on Neiman Marcus. You need to have it. Simply click the "want" button in the left hand corner. Then, that handbag appears in your "collection," which is kinda like an Amazon wish list. Your wants appear in your newsfeed, allowing all your friends and family to see which handbag you are currently drooling over. And there are even links to buy the item in case someone is feeling super generous and wants to get it for you.

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    Right now, we are digging the want button. It can clue in clueless boyfriends, not to mention parents, relatives, and your other run of the mill bad gift

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  • "The Wizard of Oz" Dress Up for Auction, Plus 8 Other Dresses We Wish We Could Bid On

    Dorothy's famous blue and white checkered dress from "The Wizard of Oz" is up for auction November 9th. It's estimated that Judy Garland's costume could rake in half a million dollars, which is a lot of cash for an old cotton dress. The sale is part of The Icons and Idols 2012: Hollywood Auction and will have more than 800 iconic on-screen items up for sale, including Marilyn Monroe's personal collection of makeup.

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    And even though we don't have half a million dollars to blow on Dorothy's gingham dress, we can dream, right? So we've drummed up a list of eight other iconic Hollywood dresses we wish we could bid on. Take a look at what famous costumes we came up with (and possibly get some fabulous Halloween ideas, too).

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    Marilyn Monroe's White Dress

    One of the most iconic dresses on the big screen, Monroe wore this white, backless halter top dress in "The Seven Year Itch."

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  • The New Face of Chanel No. 5 is … Brad Pitt?

    Brad Pitt and Chanel No. 5 commercial director Joe Wright shot by Sam Taylor Wood Brad Pitt and Chanel No. 5 commercial director Joe Wright shot by Sam Taylor Wood

    Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tatou, and Brad Pitt. What do these celebrities have in common? They've all hocked the iconic Chanel No. 5 fragrance. If you were thrown off by the Brad Pitt addition it's because he was recently announced as the new face of the fragrance, and his first commercial will air October 15th. While the brand officially announced their collaboration with Pitt back in May, everybody kinda forgot about it. But it's real, it's happening, and the first behind-the-scenes photos have been released.

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    Pitt is making perfume history, because this is the first time Chanel has used a man to sell a woman's fragrance. The powers that be aren't spilling many details, but Andrea d'Avack, president of Chanel Beauty & Fragrance, explained their reasoning behind making Pitt their main man to WWD. "We think very much that the perfume is a seduction between a man, a woman, and the perfume."

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  • Best New Beauty Products for October -- You Need These Now

    A cool chill in the air, pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween … There are plenty of reasons we look forward to October each year. Even better: this October there are some truly amazing new and limited edition beauty products available.

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    If you're looking to perfect your cat eye, become a nail art master, or do your part during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, these beauty products have got you covered. Scroll down to check out our roundup of the top beauty buys that just dropped this month.

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    Add Some Sparkle
    Ciate takes the cake when it comes to inventive manicures. After all, they did create the caviar and the velvet mani. This month, Ciate is back with a brand new nail kit. It's the sequin manicure, $15, and we are in love. Available in three different versions -- Harlequin (multi-colored), Tutu (pink, red, and champagne) and Super Duper (black, silver, and gold) -- these sequins have just the

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  • Craziest Accessories from Paris Fashion Week

    Ah, Paris Fashion Week. When it comes to cutting edge fashion, the Parisians never disappoint. Today officially marked the final day of Paris Fashion Week, and while there were some pretty outrageous and avant-garde clothing, it was the accessories that really took the cake. So in honor of Paris Fashion Week, we've rounded up six of our favorite out-there accessories … but be warned, these aren't your average handbags and hats.

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    Chanel Hula Hoop Bag

    Hands down, this is the most glamorous hula hoop we've ever seen. Sure, it might be a little cumbersome and a little awkward to carry around in a crowded bar, but who cares? It's Chanel.

    Celine Feet Shoes

    Models at the Celine show wore these freaky nude high heels. Giving ourselves a pedicure is hassle enough, but now we have to paint the faux toenails on our shoes?

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    John Galliano Hair Hats

    The John Galliano runway show featured

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  • Rain on My Parade: Look Gorgeous on a Cloudy Day

    We don't deny it: rainy weather can be drag. Skies are gloomy, almost everyone is sick, and traffic can be a nightmare. Even worse, your beauty regimen tends to take a backseat. But instead of skipping the makeup, tossing on a sweatshirt, and piling your hair into a messy bun, we've rounded up some much chicer options. So whether it's pouring outside or just drizzling, keep scrolling to check out the coolest looks of rainy day fashion.

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    Stylish Rain Boots

    Rain can wreak havoc on a great pair of pumps, so bag yours and slip on a pair of rain boots before you leave your apartment. The most famous rain boots come from Hunter, a British company that began making their classic riding style boot in the 1850s. Now sold in a bunch of colors, shapes, and styles, you'll be sure to find a rain boot that fits your look. And if Hunter doesn't fit your budget, there are a bunch of cheaper options out there, like these tortoiseshell

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  • Childhood Icons Go Glam

    Here's a little Monday pick-me-up for you, courtesy of Harper's Bazaar and Elmo. Yes, fashion editor Laura Brown interviewed our favorite furry red monster in a new web video. We can't help but laugh as Elmo walks Brown through his closet, which includes a double-breasted cream-colored tuxedo, a geometric unitard, and a collection of hats. Elmo declares himself a "monsterista" (half monster, half fashionista) -- and we agree, he's got one enviable wardrobe.

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    It's refreshing to see the fashion industry poke a little fun at itself. And we dare you to watch this and not crack a smile. But up until now, we never really thought of Elmo as high fashion, but he definitely does have a … distinct sense of style. So in honor of Elmo and his newfound sartorial appreciation, we've rounded up a list of the chicest childhood icons:

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    Miss Piggy
    Always ready for her glamour shot, Miss Piggy

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  • Fall Fashion Looks for Your Budget

    I love the fall -- the colors of the changing leaves, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the yumminess that is pumpkin pie -- but my number one reason has to be the fashion. Don't get me wrong, I love wearing summer dresses and sandals, but there's something nice about trading in my skimpier things for a nice knitted sweater or a great pair of leather boots.

    To see what other fashion items other ladies are excited about, I asked fashion bloggers to show me their favorite fall looks, which is great for inspiration, but even better … the looks are all under $100! Scroll down to see some of our favorites, or click here to see all of them.

    Name: Carla

    Blog: The Sweetest One Over the Moon

    Carla's Outfit Inspiration: "This fall/winter season I am very excited to try a mix of everything from brocades, animal prints, studs, chains, velvet, leather ... the list is endless. It works perfectly for me, as I love to mix and match all my garments. Even if they happen to be summer

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