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TV: Spring Fashion & Beauty Trends: Ceslie Armstrong appears live on In The Loop with iVillage

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Home | You Better!™ | TV: Spring Fashion & Beauty Trends: Ceslie Armstrong appears live on In The Loop with iVillage

Ceslie Armstrong appears live on NBC's "In The Loop with iVillage" to report on spring 2008 fashion and beauty trends straight from the runways at New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Watch the video where Ceslie tells Bill Rancic and Wanda Goldberg which trends and designers got it right for the most flattering looks and tips on how-to translate the runway to your everyday glamor.

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Michael Kors White Safari Ceslie

above: Michael Kors shows safari chic for spring 2008 at New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Here, Ceslie's picks, tips, trends, and notes for your wardrobe and shopping to look your best and update for spring:

 

Michael Kors Erin Featherston Tracy Reese Ashleigh Verrier (my new "designer to watch") Carmen Marc Valvo (THE must-have super flattering Coral one- piece swimsuit)

The specific trends we are featuring (note that the over-riding trend is COLOR):

Victor/Victoria Tailored menswear inspired silhouettes finished with girly and feminine touches VERRIER: BLUE PENCIL SKIRT AND RUFFLED BLOUSE

Safari Chic
Get your game on! Safari inspired separates the jet-setting diva and chic car pooling mom. The perfect comfortable casual look that looks anything but casual.
MICHAEL KORS: WHITE TROUSER & BELTED JACKET & KHAKI VEST CARMEN MARC VALVO: BROWN OR CORAL SWIM SUIT

Living Canvas
Floral prints and primary colors inspired by master artist's canvases MICHAEL KORS: FLORAL IMPRESSIONIST INSPIRED DRESS TRACY REESE: PRIMARY COLOR MODERN ART INSPIRED DRESS

Channeling Janis & Stevie
Hippee chic with a splash of 70s (Boho fringe, nature inspired colors, American Indian)
TRACY REESE: FRINGED LILAC DRESS
Beads, Baubles & Bows
Embellished daywear: matte metallic sequins, jet beading, ribbons/ bows, crystals
TRACY REESE: MATTE GOLD SEQUIN DRESS
ERIN FEATHERSTON: EMBELLISHED JEWELED FAIRY DRESS

Sheer Delight
Substantial lace, rice paper-thin organza, multi-layers of sheer silks in sherbet colors
VERRIER: FLORAL CUT DARK BLUE LACE COAT DRESS
MICHAEL KORS: FLORAL IMPRESSIONIST INSPIRED DRESS
ERIN FEATHERSTON: EMBELLISHED JEWELED FAIRY DRESS
VERRIER: BLUE RUFFLED BLOUSE

Turn up the Volume
Super voluminous skirts and dresses at lady-like lengths with pockets
ERIN FEATHERSTON: LONG GOWN WITH TRAIN
ERIN FEATHERSTON: EMBELLISHED JEWELED FAIRY DRESS
MICHAEL KORS: FLORAL IMPRESSIONIST INSPIRED DRESS

IT'S ALL ABOUT A BRIGHTLY COLORED LIP; SHEER FACE & LID; STRONG BROW & LASH

Designers set the tone on the runway for spring 2008's palette of bright color, sheer fabric, strong silhouettes, and nature's best in floral prints and safari inspired tones. Make-up artists followed suit with take-charge bright lips, sheer sexy flawless skin, strong brows and lashes with barely there natural toned shadows. Here, my product picks for taking runway glam to everyday effortless glamor for the grown-up woman in charge.


FAVORITE CELEBRITY MAKE-UP ARTISTS FOR SPRING 2008 LOOK:

ARTIST: Mally Roncal (celebrity clients include: Terri Hatcher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez)

COSMETIC LINE: Mally Beauty
CESLIE'S ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS:
Shimmer, Shape and Glow
tip: to get JLo's look use shade "Life is Lighter" and for Teri Hatcher's look use "In The Pink (lighter)"
Life, Love and a Really Great Lipgloss
tip: celebrities and fashion insiders would gladly pay more than the $15 price for this sublimely sheer long wearing gloss. This is the absolutely most sheer gloss on the market. Terri Hatcher wears "Love is Pink" (a sheer pink) and JLo wears "B Sexy" (a sheer natural)

ARTIST: Laura Mercier
COSMETIC LINE: Laura Mercier (celebrity clients include: Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Glenn Close)

CESLIE'S ESSENTIAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS:
Faux Lashes tip: available in three versions: "Center Lash" for a wide eye look; "Full Lash" for a striking effect for all-over volume and length; "Corner Lash" for a cat-eyed fluttery effect Mineral Eye Colour tip: wear dry or wet; extremely gentle but light-reflecting for youthful effects; contains her Gemstone Complex (a mixture of finely milled diamonds, rubies, emeralds, jade, moonstones, rose quartz and topaz for a natural flawless finish

ARTIST: Collier Strong

COSMETIC LINE: L'Oreal Paris (celebrity clients include: Andie McDowell, Beyonce, Penelope Cruz)

CESLIE'S ESSENTIAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS:

Red Carpet Red Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour tip: the basecoat is fragrance free and silky (unlike similar products) and the applicator and packaging are geniusly simple, easy to use, and elegant.

True Match Foundation tip: comes in 24 shades of super-blendable levels of intensity (lightest to darkest) for under $10. The first make-up of this quality at drugstores. It mimicks actual skin texture with not oils or pore-clogging ingredients.

 

Hollywood's best kept brow secret: Eye-brow artist to the stars DAMONE ROBERTS "Brow Gain" for thinning brows. Hollywood a-list uses it to grow and groom brows.

 

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