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Coquette
San Francisco, CA
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If you're a parent, chances are you have many of the Toca Boca games on your mobile phone or iPad for your kids to play with. Chloe is obsessed with most of them but the one at the top is the Toca Hair Salon (both 1 and 2). Now kids can wear their favorite Toca Boca characters on their arms, hands – where ever they wish! Toca Ink ($10) was created in collaboration with Virginia Elwood, a renowned Brooklyn-based tattoo artist. These temporary tattoos would also make great stocking stuffers or birthday party favors. One pack of tattoos includes 8... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Coquette Maman
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I took a visit recently to the Burberry Beauty counter at Nordstrom to see what new things they had in store. Nordstrom is the only department store to carry Burberry beauty products outside of a Burberry boutique. I knew only... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Coquette
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For a limited time while supplies last, choose 1 of 3 Holiday Deluxe Sample Bags at Sephora with any $25 purchase! Use code: SEASONSET. This special deal is online only! There are 3 bags to choose from 1. A Bright... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Coquette
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1. AERIN Beauty Rose Balm Lipstick in 07 Geranium ($30 at Nordstrom) I love my new Aerin lipstick that I've been wearing most of the month. The color Geranium looks darker in the photo than it really is. The color... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Coquette
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I'm never without my Dana Rebecca Lauren Joy Mini Necklace (previous post here). I have had it for 3 years now and very rarely take it off. Last year I added the Sylvie Rose Bar Necklace in an 18" chain... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Coquette
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I am so in love with the NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection - Laced with Edge. The packaging is superb and features architectural designer Chris Kabatsi's digitally rendered Nebula print weaved oh so elegantly into the NARS packaging. Let's talk... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Coquette
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Most of the holiday beauty sets for 2014 are now at department stores! Crazy, right? It's a great time to pick up a makeup brush set as most of the designer brands put out really affordable sets that are usually... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Coquette
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Around my house, Chloe can't get enough of making her own little story books. The creative folks at Wee Society have a great DIY project for your budding writer. Just download the fill-in-the-blanks story worksheet which includes instructions for DIY stamps and ideas for illustrations (inspired by Ed Amberley). I also love their alternative to candy on Halloween night like little toys, stickers or temporary tattoos to pass out. These super cute Spooky Spider or Boo Crew Tattlys are designed by Wee Society. Finally, if you still are looking for costume ideas, check out their paper bag DIY costumes from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Coquette Maman
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French model Inés de la Fressange is still one of the most stylish models around at age 57 today. The former Chanel model has effortless Parisian style which you see in the new Inés de la Fressange Fall/Winter 2014 collection... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Coquette
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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 Oct 20, 2014 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 Oct 15, 2014 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