Style with a Cause Partners Up with “Project Runway” Fashion Designers

Happy love day! On this day, when we celebrate the love we hold for our loved ones, I dedicate this blog post to an event that I hold near and  dear to my heart, style with a cause. The second annual event is right around the corner! It’s taking place on Friday, February 28 at The Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. This year, they are partnering up with notable “Project Runway” fashion designers, Joshua Christensen and Carlos Casanova who will showcase some of their gorgeous designs on the runway. Portions of the proceeds of ticket sales will benefit the Nevada chapter of The Pregnancy Foundation.

Today, they will be filming this year’s beauty transformation recipient at Saks Fifth Avenue! Can’t wait to meet her!

source:style with a cause, 2012.

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Beauty with Heart: The Body Shop Refocuses Select Stores Around Activism, Beauty & Community

It is said that the coastal cities of NY and LA are the trendsetting cities of America.  These influential cultural hubs are usually the first to create, discover or experience the latest in music, food, fashion, beauty, art, etc.  But sometimes, Vegas gets to lead the pack.

My case in point? Celebrating their 25th anniversary,The Body Shop is unveiling their new PULSE boutiques at three Las Vegas locations, the Miracle Mile Shops, Fashion Show Mall and Meadows Mall. I was invited to experience the new look and feel at the Miracle Mile Shops.  As soon as I stepped foot inside the store, I noticed several changes.

First, I noticed an “Ask for Your Free Makeover” table at the center of the store which looked more like a makeup playground. At these “Story Telling Tables” you can go beyond just playing by learning about the products’ quality ingredients and the Community Fair Trade partnerships.

A second difference I noticed was a beautiful portrait of Lily Cole, The Body Shop’s first ever Global Brand Advocate.  Cole believes “beauty with heart” means trying to achieve beauty in a way that is harmonious with your inner values, LOVE THAT! Together Lily and The Body Shop will be launching a new cruelty-free make-up line, never tested on animals.  This limited edition line will be available in stores and online on June 11th.

L: Global Brand Advocate, Lily Cole
R: Pearl Radiance Primer, $22, Liquid Eyeline in Violet, $13.50, Shimmer Cubes, $22, Lip & Cheek Domes, $15

Lastly, the Communities and Values Wall which visually communicate the stores global campaign work through pictures and words.  The PULSE stores have also decreased energy use by 25% compared to the regular stores. In addition, FSC wood is utilized throughout the PULSE stores and they have gone Wood Positive with their paper and cardboard‐based packaging which means they plant more trees than they use to create packages.

The entire experience was inspiring! Beauty with a purpose does exist.  If you’d like to learn more or get involved, just as one of their Values ambassador next time you visit a PULSE store.

Launching in Las Vegas: Topshop Make Up Collection

I was so excited to learn that Topshop is opening a store at the Fashion Show Mall next month to be exact! I’ve been lucky enough to visit the only other two stores in the U.S, the New York and Chicago locations. What’s even more exciting is that the Vegas store will also carry the Topshop makeup collection. Thank you dear Sir Philip Green.

Topshop’s PR team sent me samples of some of the collections’ most popular picks, from trend driven shades to coveted must-haves, I’m excited to give you a sneak peek.  Believe me, you’re going to want more!

Topshop Nails, $10

Fast drying, extra long wear with lasting glossy wet look finish. I’m looking forward to wearing some of these bright and metallic shades poolside at Red Rock this summer!

L to R: Pool Party, Bees Knees, Hyperreal

Topshop Eye Crayon, $12

I am absolutely in love with Eye Crayon! It’s a chunky eye shadow pencil with glitter for shading, lining and defining eyes. I personally love it to add a little twist to smoky eyes, perfect for a night out at the Lady Silvia or 1 Oak.

Eye crayon in Black Jack

Topshop Cheeks, $10

This is a lightweight cream to powder blush which melts into the skin leaving a luminous finish. Don’t fret, it’s brighter than it looks and spot on for spring.

Blush in Pinch

Needless to say, the Topshop makeup tickled my fancy indeed.  Make sure to stop by the store to see the entire collection once they officially open their doors in Sin City on March 8th!