Thursday, October 28, 2004

Fashion Finds and Designer Dresses

Who's Wearing What: Elie Saab dressed both Beyonce´ and Eva Longoria the 16th Annual Carousel of Hope Gala in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Beyonce´ performed on stage wearing a coppery-pink sequin and lace embroidered gown with one dramatic sleeve.

Longoria walked the red carpet in a floral gown in tones of deep rose and green with beading on the straps. This gown is part of the Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2004 collection.

Elie Saab is based in Beirut, Paris and Milan. He is a member of the Chambre Syndicale in Paris and shows his couture collection in Paris and his ready-to-wear collection in Milan where that collection is produced. His ready-to-wear is sold at select Neiman Marcus stores nationwide.

Sharon Stone arrived at the Princess Grace Awards Gala in a one-of-a-kind gown by Elsie Katz Couture. The dress was winter white v-neck silk duppioni gown, featuring pearl beading at the top and a mermaid silhouette.

Douglas Hannant dressed singer Beyoncė Knowles for the 2004 Radio Music Awards. Beyonce chose a pale pink sequin beaded gown with a bustier bodice to don the red carpet.

Fur Fashion (Don't Tell PETA): Neiman Marcus cites FUR as the trend for winter, with accents on purses (like the Juicy Couture purse with the little rabbit's foot -- even though if you give it much thought, it's really kind of gross), gloves and mittens, fur collars and fur-trimmed boots.

Thurman's Beautiful Skin: Kyra Panchenko, celebrity makeup artist, reveals that Uma Thurman is a huge fan of Sothys. Panchenko is working with Thurman on the set of the upcoming movie "Prime" which also stars Meryl Streep. Thurman loves the following Sothys products: Purifying Beauty Milk, Purifying Foaming Gel and Purifying Lotion: With the inclusion of Camphor for its disinfectant/astringent properties, this lightly textured cleanser and alcohol-free lotion offers a cooling sensation after application. It is non-oily and non-comedogenic, with a fresh, clean scent that leaves you feeling refreshed, while helping to soothe and promote a clear complexion. Designed to control excess oils, it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. Noctuelle Night Cream: A new and improved universal night cream with AHAs and Vitamin C that has an anti-aging formula with more anti-oxidant properties that fight free radicals to prevent the signs of age. Immuniscience Cream and Mask: Formulated for easily irritated or sensitive skin types. These products are designed for the purpose of maintaining the natural physiological balance of the skin. Formulated with the ingredient Photonyl®, this cream and mask contains liquid crystals to protect Langerhan cells and bring hydration and comfort to sensitive skin. Rehydrates sensitive skin, while also aiding in the reinforcement of sensitive skin’s immunity. The formula is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, color-free and additive-free.

Ashley Scott’s Wedding Wardrobe and Accessories:

Bridal Bouquet
To incorporate her fondness for butterflies and dragonflies, Ashley's bouquet was accented with Swarovski crystal versions of the beautiful creatures. The crystals sparkled among the flowers and provided whimsy on her special day.

Toasting Flutes
For their first toast as husband and wife, Ashley and Anthony celebrated with Swarovski's Crystalline toasting flutes - champagne flutes with loose crystals sparkling in the stems.

Wedding Cake
For a unique twist on the traditional wedding cake, Ashley had colorful Swarovski crystal butterflies and dragonflies accent her confection with fancy, appropriate for the young actress.

Head Table
To create extraordinary glitz during the reception, Ashley's head table was accented with Swarovski's crystal flower note holders. The note holders were displayed with the names of the bridal party for a radiant presentation.

Swarovski, the world's largest manufacture of cut crystal, was featured at the weddings of Britney Spears, Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner, and Mariska Hargitay. Sharon Stone and Hilary Duff are among the stars who carry Swarovski trend setting bags and accessories for their red-carpet premieres.

"C" a Younger Face: Super C Skin Care from Visage de Layla. New research backs up Vitamin C’s ability to boost collagen synthesis, repair skin cells and speed cell turnover (exfoliate) without the peeling, inflammation or photosensitivity that can occur with Glycolic Acid. Even better, Visage de Layla’s Vitamin C duo is formulated with Ascorbyl Glucosamine, a highly-stable version of the Vitamin that doesn’t break down and oxidize on exposure to air, so the benefits go into the skin instead of evaporating on the surface.

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