Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fan Questions Answered!

Hey Huda,
I have a question I was hoping you might know the answer to since you're a beauty expert! What method/cleaning product would you suggest for cleaning make-up brushes? And how often do you recommend we do it? Thank you!

Hey sweetie!!

I have tried just about every brush cleaner out there! My favorite one is the MAC brush cleaner, it works really well for removing all of the makeup on my brushes and it does that with little product, which is great! I do recommend cleaning them once a week. Of course if you are a makeup artist, you should clean them after every use! :)

Also, you might want to try giving them a nice wash in Shampoo and Conditioner. You can do this in place of using the brush cleaner or after for easier removal (the shampoo takes a bit longer to remove the color). ... See More

Another cool tip: Try using Olive oil as a step before shampooing. It will give your brushes extra life and make them super soft!

Quick Note: At all cost, do not let the water go past the metal part of the brush (feral). If it does, it could cause rotting of the wood!

In case you need any more details on this or anything else, definitely feel free to let me know:)


Trend Alert: Get Your Ring On!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Celebrating the Anniversary of Studio 8


Mona and I at MB.Co in the Dubai Mall

The food was delicious and the presentation was amazing

Nothing like gourmet mini-burgers! We inhaled them!

Loved the Appetizers! Insanely good!

With the fabulous Sara Belhasa, Congrats on another successful year for Studio 8 and MB.Co!

With the passionate Princess Faye! She is the epitome of CoCo-chic and her love for helping the underprivileged is absolutely beautiful!


Your Wish is My Command

Barneys New York | Lookbook 2010

Photos courtesy of Barneys New York

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Frilly Tomboy

Top, $595, 3.1 Phillip Lim | skirt, $265, Diane von Furstenberg | jacket, $39.50, Old Navy | boots, $340, Timberland Boot Company | bag, $558, Coach | bracelet, $120, Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer

Sweater, $398, Ralph Lauren Blue Label | shirt, $59.50, Gap | shoes, $495, bag, $3,495, Ralph Lauren Collection | shorts, $995, Marc Jacobs | socks, $34, Falke | belt, $254, Rachel Comey | brooch, $350, Ranjana Khan | hat, vintage

Jacket, $2,435, ChloƩ | top, $34, Kensie | skirt, $1,598, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi | shoes, $280, Madison Harding | hat, $150, Rachel Comey | bracelet, $95, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels

Top, $195, Gryphon New York | skirt, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci | shoes, $900, Esquivel | belt, $96, Kristin Kahle | earrings, $453, Delphine Charlotte Parmentier | watch, $175, DKNY

Jacket, $3,000, Christian Dior | top, $89.50, MICHAEL Michael Kors | skirt, $58, J.Crew | shoes, price upon request, Marc by Marc Jacobs | bag, $425, 3.1 Phillip Lim | glasses, $119, Ray-Ban | watches, $100 & $130, Timex

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire

Ideal Cinch

TO DIE FOR: Hardcore Style | Fendi Belts

Belts (from top to bottom) | $675 | $795 | $1,160

Photos Courtesy of Marie Claire

Tried and Tested: Let's Get Cheeky!


Nobody understands the value of a perfectly shaped face quite like artist do, especially makeup artist. After salivating over pictures of Kate Moss's cheek bones I decided, there had to be something I could do! Enter the wonderful world of Youtube.

I have tried this over the past 3 weeks and WOW! This seriously works! My cheeks have gotten bigger and stronger and I have noticed a change in my face shape that looks more sculpted and lean. Seriously, you HAVE to try this! The video may seem a bit funny, trust me I'm a cynic, but try it! It will cost you 2 minutes per day and is totally worth every second!

Try this: Rather than puffing from side-to-side continuously, hold breath on one side for 10 seconds then shift air to other side and repeat. I feel my cheeks working harder this way, as funny as that sounds!


Specs of Gold

Covet: Embellished Handbags
Woven leather bag, Diane von Furstenberg | $1,400

Leather bag | Vanessa Bruno | $470

Jeweled silk clutch | Dries van Noten, $1,355

Photos Courtesy of Elle


Clearly Fabulous

Dynamic Duo: Watch and Handbag

Lucite watch | Michael Kors | $225

PVC duffel bag | Alexander Wang | $525

Photos courtesy of Elle


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


DESIGNER PROFILE: Alexandre Herchcovitch

Since launching his collection in 1994, the Brazilian designer has held fast to his vision, bringing fantasy with a utilitarian streak that’s sometimes politically charged, be it through freaky constructions of molded rubber and gargantuan sequins, brash patterns and religious iconography, or the geometrically daring frocks he’s favored of late. Greatest hits include the Tyvek dress and a new take on the tuxedo; more avant-garde and controversial looks. -NYMAG-

"My customer in Brazil is someone looking for something different, something that isn't necessarily a trend, people looking for real designers, who develop material and colors and mix them in unique ways. People who desire new things, and new ways of expressing themselves and communicating something through their clothing. Thats the person who wears my clothes. This is the same customer I see elsewhere. -NYMAG-

For more information on Alexandre Herchcovitch, please visit http://herchcovitch.uol.com.br/

Photos courtesy of Google

Above the Knee

ALLURE April 2010 | Chanel Iman by Patrick Demarchelier

ADORE: Short playful dresses for every occasion

Photos courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Photos of the Week

Lavish & Divine

Vogue Paris provides flawless still shots to covet our photo of the week title.

Photos courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue

Perfect 10

Ultra Feminine Frocks and Intricate Tribal Get-ups.
Louis Vuitton | Dress price upon request

Ruffle and pearl-detail jacquard rayon dress | Marc Jacobs | $1,800

Lace, ostrich feather, and silk satin organza dress | Keemia | $950

Cotton-blend dress | Diane von Furstenberg | $745

Knotted and woven ribbon-detail cotton dress | Saloni | $814

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire and Elle


C'est Moi Fashion Show Dubai

The runway was in the middle of the pool, beautiful collection!

Mona and I with the fabulous Lina, the new face of Nina Ricci

Mona and Jessica, looking hot! Jessica in C'est Moi straight off the runway

Best Cheesecake ever!! And sooo Chic!

My Favorite dress that night! Loved it!