Archive for June, 2010

Face Off

All-Natural Line by Lily.B Skincare

T-minus six months to the big day and your stress levels are sky high–you can’t sleep, you can’t eat and it’s taking a toll on your usually flawless skin. Reclaim your gorgeous glow with Lily.B Skincare, an all-natural line designed specifically for women in their 20s and 30s.

Perfected for the post-acne and pre-anti-aging phase of women’s lives, Lily.B focuses on the “in-between” skin with active botanical and sea-sourced ingredients selected to nourish and protect. Give your skin an anti-stress boost with the Red Tea Defense Booster made from super antioxidant red tea and skin hydrator hyaluronic acid that will offset the signs of sleep-deprived and dehydrated skin. Counteract sleepless nights with the Multi-Action Rescue Ultra Eye Cream that will regulate eye puffiness and under eye circles.

You glow, girl!


Photo Finish

Digital Foci’s Wedding Photo Book

Fast-forward to after the wedding, and you’ve got 800 proofs from the photographer to sort. There’s not an album large enough to schlep all of those pictures to every relative who wants to see. Time to go digital.

Now available in pretty pearl white, Digital Foci’s latest photo book is a wedding-appropriate digital album (similar to a digital frame, but portable) in a lovely leather-like white case. Since everyone will need a turn at the next family gathering, the album has 2.5 hours on its internal battery and 4GB of memory — and the 8-inch color LCD screen means even Grandma will be able to see the pics clearly. To separate ceremony from cake-cutting snapshots, a special feature displays each folder of photos as a separate album then lets you run a slideshow with a page-turning effect, much as you would with hard copies.

If only it could write thank-you notes.


Suit Yourself

Sporty Honeymoon Swimwear by Zero + Maria Cornejo

While your current swimsuits are more suitable for lounging than laps, your honeymoon — a real aquatic adventure — calls for a bathing suit that can endure surfing and snorkeling. Maria Cornejo’s new sporty but sexy swimwear for her Zero label will save you from the Speedo tankini.

Featuring flattering styles, the collection offers sleek strapless suits, asymmetric one-pieces with bold stripes and keyhole bandeaus paired with boy shorts. Blending function and fashion, the swimsuits’ wearable silhouettes promise to stay put during a deep sea dive, and still photograph fabulously. The line is available at Barneys New York and select specialty stores.

That’s what we call making waves.


Petal Pushers

Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Collection by Jacadi

Weddings are for the adults, but how could you not have your adorable little niece as the flower girl. While her inspiration may be Cinderella or Belle, your style is more preppy, less princess.

The summer ceremony collection from French children’s brand Jacadi features classic voile, pique cotton and linen dresses for the youngest members of the wedding party. While the girls will go wild for straw hats and pint-sized headbands, your ring bearer will be a little gent in crisp white suspender shorts. Even if they have a meltdown at the altar, their cute quotient will add a sweet touch to the day.

Just make sure they don’t steal your spotlight.


Shorts Circuit

Custom-Designed Board Shorts by

Your guy’s had his share of groomsman gifts he’ll never use, and he refuses to continue the cycle. While those flasks and pocket knives may come in handy someday, a summer wedding calls for a thank-you token that’s more beachy keen.

Straight out of sunny Cali,’s custom-designed, limited-edition board shorts will satisfy even the pickiest pal. Designed by up-and-coming artists around the world, the shorts’ many colorful abstract patterns and provocative prints (skulls, ninjas surfing, sexy tattooed women — or upload your own art) are cool enough to show off at the shore for at least the next few seasons — they’re crafted from the durable and soft microfiber fabric that’s preferred by surfers. But to make each pair of trunks truly special, you can write a short and sweet message (up to 140 characters) to be printed inside the waist band. It’ll give the groom and his boys an “I love you, man” moment without being too mushy.

Call it a leg up.