Throwback Thursday: My UK Beauty & Fashion Picks

It may be St. Patrick’s Day today, but I’ve got England on my mind. Anyone who really knows me, knows how much I love England. I feel a certain pull to the country’s history, culture and people. Perhaps I was British in a past life. In this life however, I only get to visit the UK once or twice a year. So when I visited in November, I made sure to check out the latest in British fashion and beauty.

My first stop was Selfridges. Deciding to skip the well-known American beauty brands, I came across one unfamiliar counter, Charlotte Tilbury. Although I was familiar with the name, I have never seen her actual line of beauty products, she only has a few counters in NYC, California, and a few other states but none in Vegas (yet). Charlotte Tilbury is a British celebrity make up artist who has worked with international beauties such as Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz and Rihanna. I had my makeup done by one of the Charlotte’s beauty reps who couldn’t stop talking about how she dreamt of visiting NYC when she found out where I was from. The grass is always greener, as they say.

Nevertheless, here are a few of my favorite beauty and fashion picks from across the pond.
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Gianvito Rossi
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Aquazzura Firenze
Claudie Pierlot
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Carvela

 

Until next time England!

Brit it On! Here’s a Sneak Peek of the UK’s Hottest Womenswear Brands

One of the perks of having a bi-coastal blog is being able to cover the latest fashion and beauty news from New York to LA to Las Vegas and beyond. So when I was recently invited to join four of London’s most renowned womenswear fashion brands at Bryant Park Hotel in NYC, I could not miss it. As some of you know, I have a special place in my heart for European fashion as I have traveled to London, Paris and Wales, which is where my boyfriend is from.

This was Arcadia Group’s first ever press day outside of Great Britain. They featured Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge and Wallis who showcased clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry from their Autumn/Winter 2013 collections as well as some pieces from their current summer collections.

Here are some of my favorite pieces per collection. Photo credits and special thanks go to Caitlin Hartigan, one of my guest fashion contributors and owner of Shop Savage.

Dorothy Perkins
Dorothy Perkins
Dorothy Perkins
Dorothy Perkins
Dorothy Perkins
Dorothy Perkins
Dorothy Perkins
Dorothy Perkins
wallis faves
Wallis
Wallis
Wallis
MS dress
Miss Selfridge
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Miss Selfridge
MS dress 3
Miss Selfridge
Miss Selfridge
Miss Selfridge