Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Don't miss out on your chance to win this incredible beauty gift bag! Ends March 1!

SouthPark Magazine is giving away this INCREDIBLE beauty gift bag (and reusable tote) sponsored by Belk! The goodie bag comes complete with FULL size beauty products that are sure to get you ready for spring. Here's a list of the items included: 
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
  • Lancome Definicil's Precious Cells Mascara
  • Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Eye
  • "Big Pony" by Ralph Lauren (all four travel size!)  #1 - The Sporty Fragrance #2 - The Sensual Fragrance #3 - The Free-Spirited Fragrance #4 -  The Stylish Fragrance 
  • StriVectin-EV Get Even Brightening Serum
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, 30 Year Anniversary Bottle
  • Parisian Beauty Brights 5 Piece Nail Polish
  • Biltmore Bath and Body 20 percent Shea Hand Cream
  • Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture and Renewal Activation Cream SPF 30
  • Sample of "Rebelle" by Rhianna
  • Clarins NEW Extra-Firming Day Cream
  • Reusable Belk tote

You can't pass this up, so just 'Like' SouthPark Magazine on Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/southparkmagazine (if you haven't already) & email gshearman @ charlotteobserver.com with Belk Giveaway in the subject line. 

Good Luck! 
Hurry! Giveaway ends March 1! 

Hats off to Stephanie McMechan - Jackson Fashion Examiner

Hats off to Stephanie McMechan. She served as managing editor, stylist and writer for this fab fashion article! http://exm.nr/Spring-Fashion 

Fashions Courtesy of Belk

Monday, February 27, 2012

Angelina Jolie's right leg? Jennifer Anniston did it way better back in 2011


Oscar Love!

First, let me start by recommending you go right over to Alexis Barton's blog "Same Chic Different Day" and sign up to follow her by email. Very good writer and always so on target with her fashion observances.

Didn't have a chance to watch all of the Oscar's since Chris Hastings of Hot & Hot Fish Club was on Iron Chef America, where he actually WON! But I did get up early to check out all the Oscar Fashion.

One of my favorite sites to check after a big event is Megan Larussa's Southern Femme. She usually puts everything in one big report that you can just scroll through, which is helpful if you're  pressed for time.

Here are a few random Oscar thoughts I had:

Best 70's Virginia Slims Cigarette Commercial flashback: Jennifer Lopez.

That dress grew on me: Michelle Williams:  And she's the only person who could have pulled that off. Lovely gamine.

Solid Gold: Stacey Keibler. She wrestled that gold gown to the mat and won! Loved. That. Dress.

Not Solid Gold: Meryl Streep. Love her, not the dress.

Do you feel ok? That pasty pale gown look has got to go. It doesn't work on anyone.

White isn't always right: With the exceptions of the flawless Gwyneth Paltrow, the delicate Li Bingbing and the effervescent Octavia Spencer, white was  way overdone on the red carpet.

White IS right: For Milla Jovovich. She's my second place top pick for ultimate beauty and glamour. 

First Place: Just loved Viola Davis. Everything. Hair. Dress. She's the total package.

Could have been so much better: I love big curvy girls. I'm the curvy sort myself. But I do so wish Melissa McCarthy had received the memo that billowing yards of fabric DO NOT make one look slimmer.

That dress wore her: The winner of this category is a toss up between Emma Stone and her big red floppy bow,

and Angelina Jolie and her floppy contorted right leg. 

And with that herky leg shot, I'll sign off for now. Rock it Angie!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Have you seen Carol Mark's great blog?

She's so cute! Her tag line is "Where Dolce & Gabanna meet Smith & Wesson." 

If you're in or around Huntsville, or really anywhere, you'll want to bookmark her blog. It's a great read and goes down smooth.

She's a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers network and a contributor at Deep South Magazine. You'll love it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Did you see the Shopping Diva's blog on Monday?

Here at the Birmingham Fashion Blog, we also follow fashion writers from other cities and states. We caught up on our reading over the long weekend and had a chance to read Cathi Aycock's blog on Monday and can she ever write! Talk about making me want it, her descriptions do just that. The Tennessean is lucky to have her.

She featured a Vince Camuto bag from Belk in her column Monday, along with the BB Creams. I must try those and soon.
This roomy satchel can do double-duty as a carry-all for work or weekend or a great day-to-day tote. Vince Camuto “Phoebe” satchel in white, black and grapefruit, $325 at Belk.