Daily Archives: July 16, 2010

New nail color for Fall 2010 The IT list is in!

Paradoxal by Chanel is the hot new nail color for Fall 2010; followed by Chanel’s Jade Rose. Chanel’s nail colors dominate nail polish waiting lists across the globe and this Fall is no different. Paradoxal by Chanel is the plum twist to Spring’s hot nail color Particuliare also by Chanel. The waiting lists have started in the Bay Area while Chanel cosmetic counters scramble to order more of the hot new nail color for Fall 2010. Nail color has been vampy the past few years, with the exception of Spring 2010 when shades of beige were all the rage. Chanel’s Paradoxal crosses the past purple nail polish trends with the current beige trend giving Fashionistas a plum-like neutral for Fall which blends easily with the browns from the 1970’s trend and the shades of black from the Minimalism trend.

Paradoxal is a violet beige that seems to be a cross between Spring’s Particuliare and Fall 2009’s Vendetta by Chanel. Chanel’s Paradoxal is about two shades lighter than Vendetta and about one shade darker thanParticuliare. Nail polish by Chanel has good lasting power and normally does not chip until after about four days. The dark color of Paradoxal will show wear quicker than the runner up color for the season, Jade Rose. Jade Rose is a soft, blueish pink that has not been seen in fashion for several years; if not for a decade. The pretty pink of Jade Rose works perfectly with this seasons’s vintage looks from the 1950’s and1960’s. Imagine full skirts, pretty sweaters, bow tie pumps and Jade Rose fingertips! Fabulous! It will be like taking a time machine back to City of Paris in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s on Union Square.

The wonderful thing about nail color for Fall 2010 is that Fashionistas have choices. Instead of being forced to wear vampy purple or dreary beige, there is a choice between Paradoxal and Jade Rose. Of course, Chanel’s IT colors always sell out the minute they hit store shelves. Thankfully Target has a wide array of reasonably priced nail color by both Nicole and Sally Hansen for under $10. Fabulous! Not sure which color to go with for Fall? If you feel drawn towards the 1970’s and Minimalism trends, go for Paradoxal. If the 1950’s and 1960’s vintage trends suit you, go for Jade Rose. All the trends calling your name? Ah, just buy both nail colors! Happy shopping and stay fabulous.


The Lady Bag is the new handbag for Fall 2010

The Lady Bag is the new handbag style for Fall 2010. There are two versions of this handbag which Fashionistas in the Bay Area will be carrying this Fall. The small tote version and the shoulder bag version. The small tote version is similar in style to classics such as the Louis Vuitton Speedy, Hermes Kelly and the Gucci 1973 Tote which is the double top handle tote version of the 1973 shoulder bag. The shoulder bag version reminds Fashionistas of the popular handbags worn roughly five years ago. Handbag lines are simple with a flap closure, minimal hardware and a medium length strap which allows the handbag to hit at the top of the hipbone when hung on the shoulder.

Fendi has a fabulous handbag collection for Fall. The famous peek-a-boo tote satisfies The Lady Bag trend. There is one version of the peek-a-boo bag with leopard print interior. There is also a military green peek-a-boo tote  that is to die for! Fabulous! The classic Fendi baguette, in any size, is the right silhouette for The Lady Bag trend. If you have one from a past season, this is the time to shop your closet and wear it for Fall. With the money you save, you can buy a red clutch! Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs,Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Prada, Proenza Schouler and Yves Saint Laurent have clean and classic Lady Bag styles for Fall 2010.

The Lady Bag this season is more structured than it has been in past seasons; even as recent as Spring 2010. There is a simple way to update your Lady Bag and take it from relaxed to the oh-so-of-the-moment structured. If you take a piece of cardboard and cut it to fit inside the walls of your handbag, it will instantly stand straight and appear just as structured as this Fall’s Lady Bag.

This is definitely a handbag trend to follow. The Lady Bag is a classic and clean handbag style that circulates in and out of fashion every few years. The best investment handbag in this style should be a neutral color that will withstand the test of time. Look for black, chocolate brown, khaki, tan, red, cream or white. If you are interested in mixing this trend with the military trend and picking up the Lady Bag in army green; proceed with caution. Army green handbags are not always en vogue and you could end up with a white elephant next year. If you plan to sell the handbag after wearing it for a couple of seasons then go ahead and Go Army. After all, fashion is all about what you feel, like and are drawn to. Try to be practical, but never deprive yourself of what you are in love with. Happy shopping and stay fabulous.