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A childhood interest for art and design grew into a passion for all things beauty. Currently, I’m still smitten.


So FAB: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

No matter that the temperature has been see-sawing between seasons -- extreme weather calls for extreme relief.  FIRST AID BEAUTY ULTRA REPAIR CREAM is THICK but it penetrates dry skin and relieves symptoms of eczema and atopic dermatitis. Formulated with Shea butter, eucalyptus oil and oatmeal, this FIRST AID BEAUTY CREAM can be used all over (face and body) plus its easily absorbed. Paraben, sulfate and GMO free and no synthetic fragrances or dyes. Safe for sensitive skin.  Available at Sephora/$28.


Tory Burch Beauty

Just when you couldn't get enough TORY BURCH, she launches a new collection.  Add lipsticks to the double T-logo embossed line of goodies.  The launch consists of a dozen shades inspired by Indian art, summer flowers and red tomatoes.  The range?  From a barely there pink with a hint of sheen (Ramble on the Rose) to a lush deep wine (Swizzle).  TORY's beauty philosophy?  Less is more!  Her favorite shade is Pas du Tout, a pinky beige nude.  Available next month at NORDSTROM and select TORY BURCH boutiques/$32.

Pas du Tout


Bite Beauty Contour Lip Liner

An angled brush gives you a precise line  crisp line. Now you can get that same precision and controlled placement when you use the BITE Beauty Contour Lip Liner.  The beveled point allows you to create different looks...defined, ombré or a fully shaded lip using the wide edge. No need to sharpen this retractable pencil since it goes on smooth (vegetable silicone and olive butters reduce dragging). Available in six shades exclusively at Sephora/$24 or check for inspiration.


BSB Accessory of the Month: Beanies

Knit beanies are such a hit this season.  I like both fitted and floppy but completely adore the ones with pom poms!  Generally any color will do but these neutral tones are perfect to pair with any outfit.  Dress them up or down depending on your mood just stay warm beauties....



Sarah's Shoe Obsession -- SJP Exclusively at Nordstrom

Hey 2014....and my BSBeauties!

I'm thrilled to be back with haute news about one of my besties (in my head).  Have you heard???  Sarah Jessica Parker (aka THE Carrie Bradshaw) is launching a shoe line exclusively at NORDSTROM! Having launched her perfume Lovely there, this retailer was the perfect place to bear her sole.

Walk into NORDIES next month and you can leave wearing shoes just like Carrie.  The collection, SJP, will include the famous look-a-like black Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes from the Sex & The City "Urban Shoe Myth" episode. This makes absolute sense since she's partnered with the president of Manolo Blahnik, George Malkemus. 

Vogue reported that she also looked to designs from Charles Jourdan and Maud Frizon for inspiration. The shoes will be in the $200-$300 range. Additionally, you can expect bags (up to $700) and maybe a few trench coats to complete your custom-designed SJP "look of the day."

Like most, I adore Sarah's fearless, quirky, sexy's individuality at its best!  I can't wait to see the shoes AND I'm hoping to meet the style icon at my local NORDIES (she plans on doing appearances).  What about you?

Read more about this story on the NORDSTROM blog.

Photo by Steve Meisel/Vogue August 2003