Hearts-March Obsessions

Hearts-March Obsessions
Thursday, March, 03, 2011 According to weather-related folklore, if March comes in like a lion (strong), it's supposed to go out like a lamb (mild). Now, meteorology is definitely not our forte, but we have noticed that the month is already off to an incredibly powerful start--fashion-wise, at least. Right now, there are loads of interesting items on our radars, ranging from insanely cool bracelets (Proenza Schouler) to super-chic essentials (Theyskens' Theory) to must-see web videos (Chanel). Also on our forecast: the perfect foundation for spring and a formidable new fashion muse. All in all, it's shaping up to be a very memorable month, so be sure to check out all of our current obsessions in today's WWW: Hearts!


Chanel Makeup Confidential
No matter if you're a beauty aficionado or more of a barefaced girl, you're going to love the newest addition to Chanel's beauty website--Makeup Confidential: Inside the Makeup Studio. The recently debuted section gives you charming videos featuring Peter Philips, the Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, discussing the inspiration behind the spring beauty collection, backstage beauty videos from the S/S 11 show, and you can even download a Chanel screensaver for your computer. The site is unquestionably inspiring; you must visit it immediately!

Hermès Jige Elan 29 Clutches ($4250 each, 1.800.441.4488)
Sometimes you need to dream and drool a little, which is why we're showcasing these outrageously gorgeous clutches from the one and only Hermès. The leather and lizard bags come in fabulously bright hues--red, yellow, orange, blue, and green are shown above--that would look marvelous worn in contrast with spring's many vibrant looks or as a punctuating pop of color with a neutral or white outfit.

Arizona Muse
Not that there was any doubt in our minds, but after last month's New York Fashion Week, one thing was definitely clear: Arizona Muse is still the model of the moment. She opened for a slew of shows--Carolina Herrera, Preen, Derek Lam, and Rag & Bone, to name a few--plus you can't flip through a magazine without seeing her incredible turn in the S/S 11 campaigns for both Yves Saint Laurent and Prada. Personally, we're just obsessed with her haircut--a perfectly messy, choppy, chin-length bob that is just effortlessly cool.

Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Foundation ($35)
One constant when it comes to our beauty routine: we're always looking for the next amazing product for our faces. While typically this means tinted moisturizer, the incredibly lightweight Skin Illusion Foundation from Clarins is definitely our new go-to product. The light-reflecting formula makes your skin look luminous, plus you don't feel like you're wearing a thing. Basically it's the perfect product for spring and summer--trust us on this one!

Proenza Schouler Rope Bracelets ($150 each)
Oh, Proenza Schouler just kills us. As if the incredible clothing, must-have footwear, and drool-inducing bags weren't enough, this season we're also obsessing over the brand's heavenly jewelry options. While there are pieces like the Woven Leather Stone Cuff ($325) and the Opal-Embellished Climbing Rope Necklace ($650) on the market right now, we're in a frenzy over the sporty Rope Bracelets ($150), thanks to their zippy colors and rock-climbing carabiner-style clasps. They're like the next generation of friendship bracelets, but way better.

Theyskens' Theory
Of all the young designers in the world, there is no one quite like Olivier Theyskens. Talented beyond belief, his previous work at both Rochas and Nina Ricci was stunning and beloved by fashion critics and Hollywood stars alike. (Remember the yellow strapless cocktail dress Reese Witherspoon wore to the Globes in 2007? And the deep purple gown she picked for the Oscars that year? Both were designed by Theyskens.) His current project is much more accessible and therefore very exciting indeed: a capsule collection with the beloved brand Theory. Comprised of high-end essentials--chiffon blouses, crisp blazers, cotton tanks--infused with Theyskens' signature understated cool, the line is perfectly executed and definitely worthy buzzing about. The Pool Stretch-Wool Pants ($320), Diza Washed-Satin Dress ($460), and Jiguo Embellished Woven Linen Vest ($595) are at the top of our list, but be sure to browse all the noteworthy offerings!

Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li ($10)
Over the past couple of years, we've listened to Swedish musician Lykke Li's first album Youth Novels more than we'd care to admit. Considering that information--and the fact that we were obsessed with her cover of Kings of Leon's "Knocked Up"--it probably comes as no surprise to learn that we're big fans of her newest album, Wounded Rhymes. Her first single, "Get Some," shows no sign of the dreaded "sophomore slump," and the rest of the album is incredibly strong too. Our final verdict: download it today!

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