July 17, 2014

SIMONE OLIVERO - JUL 17

One of the biggest things to come out of Royal style was the resurrection of the fascinator. From fluffs of feather to sculpted hair architecture, these ornamental headpieces have taken on all shapes and sizes since they were introduced in the 1600s. Check out some of the most impressive pieces in Kate’s collection below, from the least to the most extravagant.

July 17, 2014
I never post outfit pictures but today I was so proud of how quickly I pulled this look together in a pinch to go to a media preview

I never post outfit pictures but today I was so proud of how quickly I pulled this look together in a pinch to go to a media preview

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July 14, 2014

Celebrity trend alert: Orange (yes, orange) lipsPhoto credit: Getty Images

Celebrity trend alert: Orange (yes, orange) lips

Don’t think you can pull off such a bold hue? Oh, but you can. Here’s how.

Whether you go bold with neon or keep things neutral with sheer tangerine or muted sorbet, there is an orange out there for everyone. Click through to see which carrot hue works best for you.
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July 14, 2014

Orange is literally the new blackPhoto credit: Various

Orange is (literally) the new black

Move over black, citrus is taking over this summer. Here’s how to spice up your wardrobe with a little orange crush.

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July 10, 2014

STYLEBEAUTY

9 double-duty sunscreens that do more than protect against UV raysPhoto credit: Thinkstock

9 double-duty sunscreens that do more than protect against UV rays

If your sunscreen only does one thing then it’s not working hard enough.
SIMONE OLIVERO - JUN 13

A good SPF and non-sticky formula should be standard when you’re shopping for a sunscreen, but the best products on the market can do so much more! Here are some of the most highly recommended double-duty sunscreens you’ll want to try out.

MOISTURE-BOOSTING

Any dermatologist will tell you that the fastest way to more beautiful skin is to moisturize, moisturize and then moisturize some more! These three sunscreens make it easy by combining a strong SPF with a boost of moisture-rich ingredients for a hydrating duo that can’t be beat.

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From left: Banana Boat Protect & HydrateHawaiian Tropic Silk HydrationClarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray

Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this 2-in-1 formula from Banana Boat combines a broad spectrum SPF (of either 15, 30 or 50) with an all-day moisturizer. The non-greasy lotion is infused with aloe vera to moisturize and sooth while protecting against harmful UV rays. Banana boat-ready, feel free to frolic on the beach for a good 60 minutes before having to re-apply.

For moisture you can see, Hawaiian Tropic’s Silk Hydrating sunscreen hashydrating ribbons laced with silk proteins that provide 12 hours of moisture on top of the broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Oh, and it still has that irresistible fruity scent that will make you feel like you’re on a perma-vacation.

If you haven’t already tried a dry oil sunscreen then you need to check out this ultra-moisturizing spray from Clarins. Made from organic Indonesian Nyamplung Oil ― known for it’s incredible nourishing properties ― the spray can be applied to both your body and hair to protect against dryness caused by the sun as well as salt water and chlorine. Because it’s a dry oil, it doesn’t leave any greasy residue so your skin will be left feeling silky and shine-free. Hurray!

AGE-DEFYING

One of the leading causes of aging is damage from too much sun exposure. Though any sunscreen will help slow down the affects of aging, these three are specifically formulated to rejuvenate the skin while protecting against further damage.

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From left: La Roche Posay Anthelios Cooling Water-LotionNeova DNA Damage Control EverydayVichy Capital Soleil Bare Skin Feel

Coming out of Paris, La Roche Posay has one of the most advanced lines of sunscreens on the market. Free of any fragrances or parabens, this formula contains an age-fighting Cell-Ox Shield that is packed with antioxidants like cassia alata ― a leaf extract that prevents cell damage. The new water-lotion formula cools the skin as you apply it making it perfect for those extra hot days ―  or when you’re trying to cover up an accidental burn.

Spent your youth baking in the sun or (gasp!) under the harmful rays of a tanning bed? All is not lost. Neova offers a super scientific sunscreen that will not only protect against new UV damage but will also do some DNA damage control on past errors in judgement. The process involves liposome encapsulated enzymes that repair surface damage to your skin. Sure, it sounds complicated but who cares if it works!

As the name suggests, this new sunscreen from Vichy has a super luxurious, barely there formula, but it’s the Mexoryl XL that really get us excited!  Patented by L’Oréal, this unique organic compound has been proven to significantly decrease skin damage from UV exposure as well as prevent signs of photoaging (or ermatoheliosis). Where do we sign up?

ACNE-FIGHTING

When you have acne-prone skin, there’s nothing worse than the idea of piling on a heavy sunscreen that’s going to clog your pores and give you more zits! Thankfully, beauty companies understand this fear and have developed specialized formulas that not only protect against the sun but also help you deal with unpleasant blemishes.

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From left: Neutrogena Clear Face;  Consonant The Perfect SunscreenEstée Lauder Clear Difference Complexion Perfecting BB Creme

A leading acne-fighting brand, Neutrogena sunscreen is practically a no-brainer for anyone dealing with acne-prone skin. The gentle formula uses cinnamon, cedar wood and portulaca flower to calm the skin against breakouts while Helioplex provides protection from the sun. It’s the perfect win-win situation.

Natural beauty fans will love the 100% natural sunscreen from Consonant skincare. Unlike other all natural products that leave your skin looking chalky and gross, this unique formula not only goes on smooth but it also contains natural mica tint which evens out your skin tone and leaves you with the perfect matte finish. No more greasy T-zones over here!

Because sometimes you just need a little extra coverage, Estée Lauder comes to the rescue with this SPF-infused BB creme. Designed to conceal any pesky blemishes or flaws, the super powered formula is also oil-free so it won’t clog your pores. Three sheer shades can be blended to match any skin tone. Here’s to flawless looking (and sun-protected) skin!

June 9, 2014

first summer edition of Sunday Suppers

June 3, 2014

really excited to share this styling project i worked on with the national ballet of canada for the new performance of Cinderella

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May 13, 2014

Bahamas a little late…

May 9, 2014
afternoon reading

afternoon reading

May 6, 2014

Last week’s fit-cation in sunny Fort Lauderdale

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