Noteworthy Nail Collections
Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung pump up the polish possibilities at CND and Sally Hansen.
March 01, 2011
Jason Wu for CND
As if having his own makeup line wasn’t enough, Wu collaborated with CND on the Jason Wu Collection: five covetable colors, including Miss Wu (a light, matte gray) and Veronica (a true oxblood) that debuted at his Spring 2011 show ($47). Available in May at cnd.com
Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen
Gurung’s spring collection showcased pops of color in all the right ways, and his nail color collaboration with Sally Hansen is a perfect extension of that. At his show, Sally Hansen’s team used Without a Stitch (a twinkly nude) and rocked it out with a stripe of the melon-red Casting Call ($6.99 each). Drugstores citywide
A look at Marco Bicego’s Africa Pearl collection.
March 01, 2011
Marco Bicego’s Africa Pearl collection—crafted in 18k yellow gold with pearl and diamond accents—is his latest line of delicate, nature-inspired artisanal accessories handmade in Vicenza, Italy. Neiman Marcus, The Village of Merrick Park, 390 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables
Tata Harper’s Homegrown Beauty
The skincare maven proves all-natural, organic beauty gets results.
February 21, 2011
In a single moment, Tata Harper’s life completely changed course. In 2005, her stepfather, who was living with cancer, was asked to take part in a study concerning the toxic effects of everyday grooming products. And so began her all-natural, virtually all-organic skincare line.
“I had never thought about all the carcinogens in beauty products, and I had a closetful!” Harper explains. “Providing the best for women’s health motivates me.”
Fifteen percent of her line’s ingredients—such as calendula and alfalfa—are grown on her Vermont farm. Others, like date extract and lavender, hail from choice sites abroad. “Everything is made from scratch exclusively for us, rather than how the rest of the industry operates, with a few manufacturers making everything for leading brands who only think about the bottom line,” says Harper.
Despite a splashy story in Vogue, numerous high-end retailers and brisk online sales, Harper says going green still has its challenges. “People have a perception that natural ingredients don’t work, but it’s just the opposite. They’re the real deal, and extremely powerful!”
Harper’s DIY face scrub recipe: “Mix three tablespoons of honey and one of fine brown sugar.”
Bottega Veneta unveils a capsule collection just in time for the Palm Beach centennial
February 08, 2011
Palm Beach celebrates its first centennial this year and, of course, there will be plenty of champagne and fashion. To get the party started, Bottega Veneta is launching a capsule collection as refined as its namesake city. Embodying the relaxed and sophisticated style of Palm Beach, the collection will include empire blue leather handbags, classic sunglasses and more. Bottega Veneta, 239 Worth Ave, 561-833-3701
Valentine's Day Gift: A Pretty Print
Love Sugar Design produces prints that will say it all this Valentine's Day.
February 07, 2011
As February 14 nears, love is in the air. And thanks to local design duo Nicole Vila Chung and Jimmy Chung, you can put that love on display. The husband and wife team first met in design class before founding Love Sugar Design. Now they create a line of giclée prints that are perfect for gifting this Valetine's Day. (“You’re My Favorite Work of Art” was inspired by the song “My Funny Valentine.”) The prints ($14-$32) are available online and come in a variety of colors and sizes.
Flip-Flops Show Their School Spirit
The new University line from Havaianas shows college pride.
February 07, 2011
We already celebrated the Super Bowl this month, but as any football fan knows Florida has a trinity of football powerhouses: the University of Miami, the University of Florida and Florida State University. Show off your school spirit with a new pair of flip-flops ($22) from the Havaianas University line, which includes the University of Miami (pictured above) as well as Georgetown, Vanderbilt, and the University of California among others.
Accessories with Voice
Designer Daniela Swaebe lets our inner intentions shine with customized bracelets.
February 03, 2011
When it comes to accessories this month, forego the bling and keep things chic and simple with a little help from local jewelry designer Daniela Swaebe. The customizable bracelets in the Virtue collection exude a positive vibe and a little humor: Select the band and materials you want, and then choose a favorite word to inscribe (VIRTUE, LOVE, PEACE, PURITY, DO YOU, or one you think up). For spring, we’re digging rose gold (pictured, $625). Available at Sabbia, The Ritz-Carlton, 455 Grand Bay Drive, 305-365-4570
Choo's New Scent
The stiletto king introduces a sexy new fragrance.
January 28, 2011
The house of Jimmy Choo is launching a new fragrance that offers its take on a modern scent: rich, exotic overtones sure to make its wearer unforgettable.
Florida Watch Style
Hublot Genève pays tribute to Bal Harbour.
January 28, 2011
To celebrate the opening of its first Stateside boutique, Swiss watch master Hublot Genève has launched two Bal Harbour models, limited to 25 pieces each and available exclusively at its BHS outlet. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave.
Guy Next Door
How Perry Ellis’ Sexiest Guy Next Door winner, David M. Herskovits lives.
January 27, 2011
“I love Miami… The fact that I can go running on the beach, golf 36 holes, surf in the late afternoon and still be right in the mix of one of the best sports worldwide to dine and party.”
Dinner: Prime One Twelve and Nobu Miami Beach; Joe’s Stone Crab for the creamed spinach, hash browns and jumbo-select claws
Drinks: Gran Patrón Platinum with a splash of pineapple juice and lime
Dancing: Skybar at the Shore Club South Beach, outside on a “bed”
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Footwear: Gucci drivers, Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes, Prada America’s Cup sneakers
Casual: Perry Ellis, Vilebrequin, Brooks Brothers sport coat and slim-fit polo shirts, Polo Ralph Lauren terry-cloth polo, Vineyard Vines washed-twill pants and shorts, Adidas ClimaCool for sports
Formal: Armani and Prada suits, but I usually create my own custom suits from various tailors for the perfect fit; skinny silk Hermès neckties; R. Hanauer bow ties
Cut: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach
Cologne: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme
Products: I use Anthony Logistics for Men quite obsessively, from hair gel to facial moisturizer to body lotion. If I had to choose just one, it would have to be the Razor Burn Repair lotion.
Ride: Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet
Watch: Rolex’s Platinum Yacht-Master. It’s survived more than a few boating accidents.
Gadget: I love my iPhone 4.