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It’s our birthday over here at 10022-SHOE Tumblr and we’re giving away a pair of shoes a day!

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. Please stay tuned for future promotions! It’s our birthday over here at 10022-SHOE Tumblr, Saks Fifth Avenue’s ode to shoes and shoe lovers across the world. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our first birthday than by celebrating YOURS! We’ll be dedicating the next 12 days to the 12 signs of the Zodiac.  Each day, we’ll post a shoe that best captures that day’s sign and ask you to write the horoscope (that’s “shoe”roscope). And because a birthday isn’t a celebration unless presents are involved – we’ll give away a pair of shoes to that day’s most creative astrologer. So come on Cancers, Virgos, Geminis…get out your astrological charts and start looking at the stars… and remember to…

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THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. Please stay tuned for future promotions!

It’s our birthday over here at 10022-SHOE Tumblr, Saks Fifth Avenue’s ode to shoes and shoe lovers across the world. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our first birthday than by celebrating YOURS!

We’ll be dedicating the next 12 days to the 12 signs of the Zodiac.  Each day, we’ll post a shoe that best captures that day’s sign and ask you to write the horoscope (that’s “shoe”roscope). And because a birthday isn’t a celebration unless presents are involved – we’ll give away a pair of shoes to that day’s most creative astrologer. So come on Cancers, Virgos, Geminis…get out your astrological charts and start looking at the stars… and remember to reblog and comment!

 

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Take It Off…You Know You Want To

As you prep for Halloween, Jenn Falik finds makeup removers that get the job done

As a makeup fanatic, I find one of the most appealing things about Halloween to be that it gives me an excuse to dress up as someone with majorly dramatic makeup that I would likely never attempt to get away with in real life.  But once the night is over, I want to remove every last bit of it. Luckily, after eight years of donning excessive amounts of makeup for television appearances, I have extensive experience in the art of taking it all off. So, in case you are planning to pile on the makeup as part of your Halloween costume, I wanted share some of my favorite makeup removers: Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover: A true classic, this super light formula is…

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As a makeup fanatic, I find one of the most appealing things about Halloween to be that it gives me an excuse to dress up as someone with majorly dramatic makeup that I would likely never attempt to get away with in real life.  But once the night is over, I want to remove every last bit of it.

Luckily, after eight years of donning excessive amounts of makeup for television appearances, I have extensive experience in the art of taking it all off.

So, in case you are planning to pile on the makeup as part of your Halloween costume, I wanted share some of my favorite makeup removers:

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover: A true classic, this super light formula is especially great for getting rid of all traces of long-wear lipstick.  I also keep a cotton swab pre-soaked with this on hand whenever I attempt a red lip for a quick fix when I inevitably color outside the lines.

 


Estée Lauder Take It Away Towelettes: A good cleansing wipe is a lazy girl’s best friend — and if you anticipate a late night, put a pack of these on your nightstand so even if you get home way past your bedtime, you have no excuse not to settle into a makeup-free slumber. These are also hydrating, so if you can’t motivate to moisturize, no harm is done.

 

Dior Purifying Cleansing Milk: What I love about cleansing milks such as this one is that they turn the process of makeup removal into a pampering ritual.  Not heavy in the slightest, the silky formula feels amazing as you massage it into the skin. There is no need to endure a messy rinsing routine either — simply sweep a tissue across your face and enjoy the instant gratification that comes with looking down to see every trace of makeup that once held court on your complexion sitting in the palm of your hand.

 

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The Calvin Scale

Francisco Costa Stops by Saks Fifth Avenue to show Calvin Klein Collection's Resort Collection

Calvin Klein’s main man Francisco Costa stopped by our New York store on Thursday to host a fashion show for the brand’s Resort 2013 collection. The women’s creative director for Calvin Klein Collection, showed a colorful lineup with cut-out double-face shifts, sheer T-shirt dresses and sleeveless tunics in shades of chartreuse, moss and cobalt, inspired by the sensual vibe of Seventies California. Francisco shared his inspiration with SaksPOV: SaksPOV: What inspired this new collection? Francisco Costa:  There’s this iconic  image  of Lisa Taylor by Helmut Newton from 1970’s, where the model is gorgeous, very casual, so all of the prints and the styling came from this picture. During the height of the ‘70’s, women were really sexy, and that’s how I started it.    …

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Calvin Klein’s main man Francisco Costa stopped by our New York store on Thursday to host a fashion show for the brand’s Resort 2013 collection. The women’s creative director for Calvin Klein Collection, showed a colorful lineup with cut-out double-face shifts, sheer T-shirt dresses and sleeveless tunics in shades of chartreuse, moss and cobalt, inspired by the sensual vibe of Seventies California.

Francisco shared his inspiration with SaksPOV:

SaksPOV: What inspired this new collection?
Francisco Costa:  There’s this iconic  image  of Lisa Taylor by Helmut Newton from 1970’s, where the model is gorgeous, very casual, so all of the prints and the styling came from this picture. During the height of the ‘70’s, women were really sexy, and that’s how I started it.

 

 

SaksPOV: How do the fabrics you used reflect back to the Seventies?
F.C.: We started by finding textures that reflected that time period. The collection needed to be urban and dark and textural, so it has an urban spirit to it with very cool, great shapes and amazing textures. Since I was on this California thing and saw the “Under the Big Black Sun”, an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art there, it all felt very natural.

SaksPOV: We’re curious. What is inspiring you for next season?
F.C.: Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers…. The streets of New York are fantastic for inspiration, or every trip I take, or book I read. Some things just show up and they stay with you.

 

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Calvin Klein Collection is available at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Call 1.877.551.7257

 

 


La Vie en Pose

Rachel Zoe spills about her favorite new social network: Pose

Are you a Poser? Trust us, you’re going to want to be. Rachel Zoe is one. So are the millions of people, from San Francisco to São Paulo, who are sharing all their style faves with the Pose social app. Think Instagram meets Sartorialist meets Twitter, all in the palm of your hand. Just snap your photo, tag and share. Your friends can check out what you’re wearing; you can discover their coolest finds as well as the insider wares of celebs and industry influencers. Pose partner Rachel Zoe, for instance, keeps tabs on pals like designer Jenni Kayne and WhoWhatWear’s Katherine Power. “It’s the perfect way to stay updated on their newest fashion obsessions,” Zoe tells SaksPOV. “I love that I can see (and…

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Are you a Poser? Trust us, you’re going to want to be. Rachel Zoe is one. So are the millions of people, from San Francisco to São Paulo, who are sharing all their style faves with the Pose social app. Think Instagram meets Sartorialist meets Twitter, all in the palm of your hand. Just snap your photo, tag and share. Your friends can check out what you’re wearing; you can discover their coolest finds as well as the insider wares of celebs and industry influencers. Pose partner Rachel Zoe, for instance, keeps tabs on pals like designer Jenni Kayne and WhoWhatWear’s Katherine Power. “It’s the perfect way to stay updated on their newest fashion obsessions,” Zoe tells SaksPOV. “I love that I can see (and shop!) my friends’ outfits! It’s a really great way to find new style inspiration, too.”

Here, more fashion intel from the stylist extraordinaire behind The Zoe Report. And don’t forget to check out her new fall collection in store and at Saks.com.

SaksPOV: What are five things every woman needs this fall?
Rachel Zoe: Leather pants — opt for a fitted legging or edgy flare. Tuxedo-inspired blazer — it’s perfect to wear to work or, dressed up over a flirty dress, for a night out. Something velvet — try my cropped Ian pant with a white tee and leather jacket. A cape — it’s a great staple for any wardrobe because you can throw it on over your wide-leg jeans or a minidress with tights. And a slouchy knit is a must — try an oversized cardigan or even an asymmetrical pullover.

SaksPOV: Which shoe will work best with the most outfits?
R.Z.: I love booties! They are a great option for pants and dresses. Go for a light neutral color and an extra high heel to elongate your legs.

SaksPOV: How do you shop vintage and make it look contemporary?
R.Z.: Mix high-end with contemporary and a little bit of vintage, with modern touches.

SaksPOV: What was your first designer purchase?
R.Z.: When I was on vacation with my family in Europe, I bought a Louis Vuitton bucket bag.

SaksPOV: How can someone pull off the quintessential Rachel Zoe look?
R.Z.: I’m not sure I have one quintessential look because my style really depends on my mood, occasion and the season. You will often catch me running around town in wide-leg denim, an LNA tee, one of my vintage Chanel blazers and round sunnies. Other times, I might opt for a maxi dress and some platform wedges — effortless glam.

 

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Scouted at Saks: Hermes L’Ambre Des Merveilles

After a decade in the beauty industry, I am still completely wooed by certain words — and Hermès is one of them.  So before I even I smelled the new fall scent (or knew a single note), I wanted to own it. Then, I took a whiff.  Forgive my lack of fancy fragrance speak — but it is one of the sexiest scents I have ever had the pleasure of spritzing! Perhaps, because one can tell it isn’t trying to be sexy at all. It just is. Amber is joined by vanilla, labdanum and patchouli to create a sensual (a word I rarely use, but is really the only way to describe it) musk with a spicy kick. I picture an ultra-chic version of myself,…

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After a decade in the beauty industry, I am still completely wooed by certain words — and Hermès is one of them.  So before I even I smelled the new fall scent (or knew a single note), I wanted to own it.

Then, I took a whiff.  Forgive my lack of fancy fragrance speak — but it is one of the sexiest scents I have ever had the pleasure of spritzing! Perhaps, because one can tell it isn’t trying to be sexy at all. It just is.

Amber is joined by vanilla, labdanum and patchouli to create a sensual (a word I rarely use, but is really the only way to describe it) musk with a spicy kick.

I picture an ultra-chic version of myself, clad in Helmut Lang leggings, an Acne sweater and Givenchy knee high boots, wearing L’Ambre Des Merveilles- glamorous simply by the virtue of not trying to be.

Working backwards, now that I have the scent in my possession — somewhat mesmerized by the signature “wobbly-bottle”, glimmering with gold stars magnified through curved glass as I type — I am off to order the leggings. And the sweater.

Oh, the dangers of fragrance writing on the same computer where your credit card info has been typed often enough to auto-fill at Saks.com.

 

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Hermès L’Ambre Des Merveilles is available at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Call 1.877.551.7257