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Coquette
San Francisco, CA
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Ask any French woman if she uses a micellar cleanser and almost every gal aged 13-93 will say, "Mais Oui!" I learned this secret many years ago upon visiting my in laws in France and seeing a bottle of micellar... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Coquette
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Clarins' new Extra-Comfort Anti-Aging Foundation with SPF 15 ($62 at clarinsusa.com) offers skin care benefits in this rich, creamy non-oily foundation. The foundation contains argan oil (one of my favorites) to nourish skin as well as Clarins' patented "Global Age-Defying"... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Coquette
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I'm a little late this month with my favorites from September but I am happy to post them now and get myself going on this monthly routine. I skipped August because I was mostly in Europe so my favorites from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Coquette
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I had the honor last Wednesday of meeting Mr. Leonard Lauder, son of Estee Lauder and Chairman Emeritus of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. while he was visiting Bloomingdales in San Francisco. Mr. Lauder and the team were in town... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Coquette
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Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress: Patterns for 20 Garments Inspired by Fashion Icons by Dolin O'Shea ISBN: 9781452123653 8 x 11 in, 176 pages $22.64 on Amazon My good friend and fellow crafter Dolin O'Shea of Lulu Bliss has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Coquette
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Estee Lauder's new Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Synchronized Complex II ($65 at Nordstrom) is one of the best eye serums I have used in a long time. I purchased it at the Estee Lauder counter at Bloomingdales in early... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Coquette
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Mix It Up by Hervé Tullet ISBN: 9781452137353 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in, 64 pages $11.13 on Amazon Just out now is Hervé Tullet's new book Mix It Up!, published by Chronicle Books. Mix It Up! is the much anticipated follow up to his first book, Press Here. Through his simple paint splat style, he shows kids the art of mixing colors together and giving kids the notion of artistic empowerment. I've always felt that the French have an amazing grasp of building in art into the everyday life of kids and Hervé earns his nickname "the Prince of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Coquette Maman
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NARS Cosmetics has just launched their All Day Luminous Powder Foundation ($48 at narscosmetics.com). The silky and ultra fine formula is in a sleek black compact that comes with it's own sponge underneath the foundation. If you want a bigger... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Coquette
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Galeries Lafayette 40, Bd Haussmann 75009 Paris haussmann.galerieslafayette.com wwww.galerieslafayette.com Personal Shopping Service I recently posted on Coquette about my shopping experience at Galerie Lafayette in Paris. Chloe and I were armed with a personal shopper, Elodie who helped us find cute outfits for back to school. Some of these French brands I have known very well over the years from my mother-in-law and our many travels to France. Galeries Lafayette is fantastic because it has all the brands under one roof, from luxury kids clothes to everyday affordable ones. It is fantastic one stop shopping in my book. I usually... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Coquette Maman
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Galeries Lafayette 40, Bd Haussmann 75009 Paris haussmann.galerieslafayette.com wwww.galerieslafayette.com Personal Shopping Service My favorite department store in the world is the Galeries Lafayette in Paris. I first stepped inside the grand department store back in 1997, my first trip to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Coquette
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While I was in Copenhagen and Paris last month, I couldn't help but notice that some of the most stylish ladies were carrying handbags adorned with fringe. The fringed bags I saw were small and looked oh so chic whether... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Coquette
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I went into Sephora looking for a brush cleaner and the sales associate there recommended the beautyblender cleanser solid. It was right next to the pink stacks of beautyblender ($19.95) sponges so I just had to ask her more about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Coquette
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Radical Skincare is a new skin care line that is a game changer in my book in the world of anti-aging skin care. I've been using their Skin Perfecting Screen SPF30 (review here) and their Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Coquette
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(Photos: Chanel.com Fall 2014, DKNY Spring 2015 show WWD/Giovanni Giannoni) No longer for just for running or workouts, sneakers are now moving into high fashion. After years of sky high stilettos making waves, it's nice to come back to ground.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Coquette
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The new Clarins Fall 2014 Beauty collection is wonderfully named the Ladylike Collection. The collection features lots of pretty new pieces, but the heart of the collection speaks wonders about the eyes. I'm loving the new new cream to powder... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Coquette
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Chronicle Books has been one of my favorites for almost all kinds of books but especially craft books. Every month, they slash the price on a special selection of ebooks for Chronicle Eye Candy and this month it's all about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Coquette
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Are you cozying up to the idea of fall yet? With summer behind, I'm loving the new scent Jo Malone London's Wood Sage & Sea Salt. The fragrance is so soft and inviting, I can't stop smelling my wrist whenever... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Coquette
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The new NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection ($32 each) launched recently in celebration of NARS' 20th anniversary. The new lipsticks come in 40 shades and feature a new formula that is pigment-rich as well as moisturizing. The shades range in color... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Coquette
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I must admit a secret. I've stopped using my Clarisonic brush for most of this year. Even though I was only using it twice a week, I started feeling that this sort of "deep" cleaning was getting too harsh for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Coquette
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A dupe for the Mise en Dior Tribal Earrings, these Jarin K Double Side Earrings ($150 at Shopbop) are made with sterling silver as opposed to the costume jewelry version by Dior. So stylish and perfect for those with sensitive... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Coquette
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Congratulations to Karen of Alameda, CA for winning the $25 Sally Beauty Gift Card in my recent #SallyBeautyVIP giveaway! Thank you to everyone who entered. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Coquette
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I'm new to highlighters but I've been discovering lately how to illuminate my face. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ($45 at Sephora) can give you a glow from any kind of light. It comes in six different shades. What shade you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Coquette
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I'm in Europe now and I wanted a powder that would just be something light for my face in hot weather. Even though I am loving my Dolce & Gabana powder, the compact feels a bit too precious to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Coquette
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British brand Baukjen launches it's new Fall/Winter Collection and there are so many pieces that are perfect for the work week or an evening out. I am loving skirts for fall and the High-Waisted Pencil Skirt ($155) paired with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Coquette
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UK love! British maternity brand Isabella Oliver has partnered up with my favorite British fabric brand, Liberty of London for their new Fall/Winter collection. The multi-tonal blue floral is available in three key styles: Liberty Print T-Shirt Dress ($199), Liberty Print Maternity Tunic ($145) and the Liberty Print V-Neck Dress ($219). Also, don't miss the stylish Fall/Winter Isabella Oliver new arrivals. Here are some of my favorites: Leigh Maternity Dress ($159) Ashwell Maternity Top ($115) Danbury Maternity Dress ($125) Camrose Maternity Sweater Dress ($155) Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Coquette Maman