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New In: Beauty | Lea Journo Professional Hair Care

(Lea Journo Voila Finishing Spray, $28 | Lea Journo Intense Hydrating Masque, $45)

Lea Journo – hairstylist extraordinaire.

From Brad Pitt to Orlando Bloom, Kate Bosworth to Britney Spears, the stars just can’t get enough of this Parisian dynamo.

In just 3 short years, this hairstylist extraordinaire managed to conquer the toughest city and clientele in the world.

Today she not only owns Beverly Hills’ hippest salon at the Beverly Wilshire on Rodeo Drive, but manages to travel the world keeping her jet-set star clientele happy.

Yet for all her chic credentials, Lea remains the warmest, funniest, least affected person in what can often be a very affected town and business.

Perhaps that’s why Beverly Hills has so quickly and happily embraced Paris’ latest export as their stylist of choice for beautiful, glamorous hair.

Lea’s vision of beauty is now a tangible reality for her clients in and out of the salon with the launch of Lea Journo Cosmetique – a performance hair care collection created by Lea for glamorous, beautiful, healthy-looking hair. The line is available at Sephora, Nordstrom, QVC, and Macy’s retailers. Lea sent me some of her products to whip my dull-lackluster hair back into its shining state.

Voilà Finishing Spray
What it is: Medium hold hair spray
Formulated with
-Blueberry Extract: Protects against environmental stress and smooths hair.

-Dimethicone: Combats humidity, tame frizz, and adds shine.

-Panthenol: Adds shine and health.

This spray holds my hair in place without a sticky residue, is light, smells great, and adds a beautiful shine!

Parfait Intense Hydrating Masque
What it is: A deep conditioning treatment that restores beauty and shine to hair.
Formulated with

-Cashmere Proteins: Helps hair look strengthened and renewed.
-French Plum Oil: Softens and moisturizes.
-Silk Proteins: Add shine and health.
Directions say to use this mask twice weekly on clean, towel-dried hair which I followed. It works quickly and effectively to help restore broken hair. I noticed a difference right away that my hair was softer and just felt healthier! The smell is amazing, not fruity just really glamourous.. I would say? Love this, a new obsession!


New In: Jewelry | Michelle Chang

(Kitty Necklace in Sterling Silver with Diamonds, $102)

To Michelle Chang, jewelry making is drawing, design, sculpture, and craft. It’s art embodied in a tiny object, one that can be worn to become a part of the person wearing it.

She finds inspiration in many things small and large, natural and man-made, living and inert. Every piece of jewelry is made by hand and therefore is unique. Hence, any noticeable imperfections it may have should merely add to its uniqueness and provide assurance that it was fabricated from start to finish by human hands.

After launching ‘Michelle Chang’ line in NYC, Michelle has since moved to the west coast. The jewelry is now made in sunny Los Angeles, CA. Her jewelry can be found on etsy and her official website.

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New In : Jewelry

(Foxy Originals Delphine Necklace, $22.40 | Foxy Originals Nomadic Necklace, $52)

Both necklaces are handmade in fine pewter and plated sterling silver. Each piece is infused with hand-applied enamel. All Foxy Originals jewelry is lead and nickel free. The company stands behind their quality and pride themselves in the workmanship that goes into each piece. By producing locally, they keep jobs at home and can guarantee their jewelry is made in a positive work environment. To learn more about Foxy’s local manufacturing philosophy click here. Keeping in mind the commitment to the environment, all pieces can be recycled through Foxy’s recycling program.


Cellairis: Elle & Blair


(Cellairis Elle & Blair ‘Winter Glow’ iphone case, $49)

Cellairis provides innovative and fashion-forward cases and accessories for all of your mobile devices and tablets. Recently ranked #9 on Franchise Times 2009 “Fast 55” and quickly approaching the opening of their seven hundredth store location across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Cellairis continues to deliver exceptional, personalized service on-line and at all of their convenient, cutting-edge store.


Noteworthy: Verameat


(Verameat ‘Anchor’ Necklace, $70 | Verameat ‘Got Heart’ Ring, $44)

Each piece of VERAMEAT jewelry mirrors a self-sufficient life form with a sculptural presence. Hand-crafted in New York City from such fine materials as ecologically sound recycled silver and pure 14k gold, VERAMEAT designs are artfully refined contemporary heirlooms to inspire your own individual flair.

VERAMEAT is Vera Balyura, a teller of winding tales in search of the extraordinary. Born in Ukraine, she recalls woodcarving with her grandfather, horseback riding in Utah & moving to New York to be a high fashion model all before the age of 14. Each design reflects a personal (yet universal) inspiration—from traveling the world, making music, maritime ny sagas, botanical structures of light, futuristic visions of rogue spacemen in beer, and before history.

VERAMEAT’s patron ensemble includes Amy Sedaris, Miranda July, Michel Gondry, Kyp Malone, and Tilda Swinton, among other great minds. VERAMEAT has been interviewed by NYLON and featured in the People We Like section of Most recently Khloe Kardashian chose VERAMEAT’S silver Bad Ass Knuckle Duster three-finger ring as her Hall of Style Shopflick Pick.

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Arm Charm Check-In | Nashelle & Iwona

(Skull Bracelet by Iwona Ludyga, $290  | Dainty Pure Bracelet by Nashelle, $65 | Twist Bracelet by Nashelle, $88)

Nashelle was started about 12 years ago by designer Heather Straw. Using recycled 14k gold fill, sterling silver and brass materials, as well as beautiful hand-picked stones and never mass produced or outsourced. Every piece is truly made to order with love and intention in the USA. Sold in over four hundred high end boutiques worldwide, Nashelle is classic, modern-chic at it’s best. Clean details, boldy designed and beautifully constructed, it’s no wonder this line has become sought-after by celebs and non-celebs alike.

Click here to purchase Nashelle.

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(The Thread Affair Triangle Necklace, $25 | Imperial Lambsuede Jacket, $948 | American Rag Tank, $14 | 7 for All Mankind Jeans, $71 | Isabel Marant Dicker Boots in Anthracite [color no longer available], $580)

The Thread Affair sent over a gorgeous royal blue necklace and I found it added the perfect dose of colour to my neutral toned outfit. The Lafayette 148 jacket has the most softest texture I’ve ever experienced! Made of lambskin suede, pure heaven to the fingertips.