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March Comes In Like A Lion and Out Like A Lion

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I thought the saying went “March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb,” but as my friend Jess wrote this week on Facebook, it’s totally going out like a lion too here in NYC.

Fortunately, my photo shoots this week are indoors, but this cold is taking a toll on not just me, but everyone around me. I may have caught yet another flu and it hurts even more to spend my days looking at and styling summery clothing that I can only dream about wearing soon.

No fair mother nature!

Well, the one good thing about the extended winter is trying out the looks for next fall that you saw on the runways. Camel coats were everywhere—including on me—and I predict they will be this fall. Time to stock up now while the season’s at the tail end (hopefully).

STYLIST TIP: The best time of year to purchase a coat is January through March, when they tend to go on sale. The longer you wait, the lower the price…and the less selection as merchandisers are moving in spring merchandise.

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coat: vintage Chaiken (similar below) // tee: Free People // jeans: J.Crew // booties: DV by Dolce Vita // belt: c/o Nona E. Rose // bracelet: c/o E.Kammeyer // hat: Gap (similar online) // scarf: Saks // sunglasses: Karen Walker (via Poshmark!) // bag: c/o Alexander Wang // necklaces: vintage and Gypsies & Debutantes

photos by Emily

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How To Get A Natural Instant Eye Lift + Giveaway!

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I swear, I didn’t retouch the eyes in this photo.

Those are all mine and all natural…and bag-free. I can also attest that it was not like that just ten minutes prior.

It’s been a busy few weeks for me (hence the lack of posts around here) with traveling for a shoot and long days on other shoots that make me feel zombie-like when I get home. All of this work and lack of sleep has been evident in my under-eye area lately.

Luckily Juice Beauty sent me their brand new Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift, which is being announced today and launching for Earth Day, and came to the rescue. A plastic surgeon helped develop the product for the company, so the natural ingredients feel like they mimic an eye lift.

I’m usually wary about trying facial products on my sensitive skin and especially ones with a huge promise like this, but I fell in love with the organic and natural line already, and every product I’ve tried has been a winner in my book.

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The Instant Eye Lift is a two-step easy process that only takes 10 minutes to do. I did it while getting ready the other day (that’s why I’m wearing this fashionable Restoration Hardware bathrobe).

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The activator serum gets applied to the mask provided.

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It becomes almost gel-like, probably because it’s made with algae, which is pesticide-free, unlike the cotton we normally use on our delicate eyes, and the sodium in it helps deliver hydration to your skin. After a few minutes it began to tingle and I could feel a refreshing sensation under my eyes.

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Immediately, as I peeled off the eye mask, it felt like my skin was cooled, tighter and smoother. I couldn’t stop looking at my eyes in the mirror because they really did transform in just 10 minutes. I then applied their best selling stem cell eye treatment to finish, which uses fruit stem cells to reverse aging. You can see below what a difference it all made and it truly was instantly.

I’m not sure how long it will last—we will see after a long week coming up this week—but this is definitely a product I will need for whenever I need to appear on camera instead of behind the scenes so I don’t have to sit around with cucumbers ineffectively on my eyes!

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 top: Theory (at TJMaxx) // necklace: vintage and c/o Nashelle (similar online) // midi ring: custom by Sophie Hughes // earrings: Tom Binns (sold out, similar online)

You could win a sample* of the activator, eye lift mask, and stem cell treatment and try it out for yourself by entering below.

Otherwise, sign up to the Juice Beauty website for updates and 10% off your first purchase!

Remember, the more times you enter, the better your chances are. The winner will be selected at random based on entries and will be announced by 4/1. Good luck!

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I Could Be in Vanity Fair Thanks To You!

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photo by Max Kopanygin

I have a plea to all of you: help me get into Vanity Fair’s September Issue!

WHO: You. :)

WHAT: I ended up getting so many likes on Vanity Fair’s “Best Dressed List” competition (shout out to Kat O’Connor for recommending me for it) that I got entered into new level of both user and editor’s picks.

WHERE: Please click on this link and press the little heart buttons on the looks to “like” this look that I wore during NYFW.

WHEN: Keep clicking daily to show your support

Thanks! xoLiz


New Work Alert: Vagamundo

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Photographer / Paul Wright
Stylist / Liz Teich
Hair / Christy McCabe
Makeup / Izzy Ruiz
Producer / Brandy Faling
Location / Dune Studios

You may remember some of the easy breezy bohemian pieces I wore in these posts and unfortunately I couldn’t tell you where to buy it just yet, but now I can at least direct you to where you can. I styled the look book for the new Chilean-based collection of clothing and accessories, Vagamundo, back in the fall and it’s finally out online.

The majority of the clothes in the store in Chile are handpicked from vendors and fabricators in India. According to Brandy, one half of the design duo, “We then specifically choose the fabrics for each design, make changes to the fit/sizing as appropriate for Chilean or American bodies, etc., sometimes make some design modifications, and then have the clothes made to our specification.”

They also have a section of vintage clothing to combine with the more ethnic clothing to create a complete “urban bohemian” feel, in addition to an “eco-fashion” section of clothes where they upcycle vintage pieces with fabrics that the owners find in their travels.

With beautiful and unique styles like these, it’s no wonder why I got snapped by a few street style photographers wearing one of their jumpsuits during New York Fashion Week in the fall!

The store and site have launched, but if you can’t make it all the way to Chile (sigh), then like their Facebook page and stay tuned for updates. Let them know if there’s anything you like here too!

Just a heads up, prices are too good that you’re going to want to own it all—trust me.

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Pretty Little Multi-Functional Things

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top: Ted Baker // ring: Giles & Brother // compact: c/o Sulwhasoo

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It’s thisclose to spring, right?

It doesn’t feel like it this week while I’ve been in Wisconsin for a photoshoot (no more snow!), so these floral pretty little things are giving me that seasonal optimism, knowing it’s just around the corner every time I pull them out from my purse.

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powder compact: c/o Sulwhasoo (similar here too) // perfume pin: c/o Marc Jacobs Fragrances (similar ring here  and necklace here too)

As a stylist, I love anything that not only looks great, but is also multi-functional. Even yesterday, I picked up a necklace at an antique shop—because I have always had a bad habit of buying jewelry when I travel—and only for the reason that it can be worn maybe four different ways.

I can’t resist beauty products the same way. It makes me feel like it’s okay, if not proper, to apply them while I’m out when they look this good. There goes the “I have to go to the ladies room to powder my nose” excuse. Flaunt these beauties in public!

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