As someone who loves Glam, Old Hollywood, Vintage, and makeup, the fact that I hadn’t tried this brand sooner is astounding to me. The moment I found their site and then researched what they are about, I fell in love.
Bésame Cosmetics actually recreates and reproduces classic vintage style makeup, from the intricate detailing and gold in the packaging to the variety of colors and shade names, which was a beautiful thing for me to discover.
The whole concept behind this brand is also beautiful. The cosmetic reproductions are from the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s and are all about empowering yourself in the elegant way that women empowered themselves and made themselves feel glamorous and gorgeous during those decades. Bésame Cosmetics has also been featured in films which you can read more about on their site.
I decided to try a classic red and a nude lipstick as well as the lavender violet brightening powder and I was surprised by the results. The packaging was classic vintage and very gilded and glamorous. The red lipstick is classic “American Beauty,” which is a absolutely stunning color of red as a lipstick and lipliner. How the lipsticks is shaped, you can use the edge as a liner.
The beautiful nude shade I tried is, “Portrait Peach,” and it works just as well as my red lippie and liner. If you try this brand, these are the two classic vintage lipstick colors.
The violent lavender powder immediately caught my eye and I’m so glad it did! The fabulous powder works wonders on color correcting and brightening you skin. And you can use it all over. I love it just a much, or maybe a hair more than the Laura Mercier brightening powder which I love so much and use everyday.
Make sure to check out BesameCosmetics.com and go and personalize your own classic Hollywood vintage look. My friend RetroDee, (which go follow her blog also) would love this! Enjoy and please let me know your feedback!
This is my latest stunning dress that was gifted to me by someone close, from Sonja Morgan of New York. I’ve already worn this dress in several shoots and can’t wait to wear it out on s night on the town. It is so elegant and is perfect for every occasion, even grocery shopping for me, hehe seriously.
Here are some of my fabulous photos in this fabulous dress! Please enjoy and leave your comments.
A lot of you know that I love the show, Real Housewives of New York on Bravo. It’s one of my guilty pleasures and I recently wrote an article and review about one of my favorite ladies, Bethenny Frankel. There is also another New York housewife favorite of mine, Sonja Morgan. I love her on the show and she came out with a fabulous collection a few years ago. She is all about luxury and wanted to design clothes that are luxurious yet affordable and she did just that. I love her style and recently took photos in my first item I bought from her which is a super gorgeous and fabulous gold glitter dress. It’s perfect for the holiday season and I had first seen it when Sonja wore it on the housewives’ last reunion. It fits perfectly and the sequin and lace pattern definitely have a vintage Hollywood glam feeling to it while the turtleneck mini dress cut has a more modern look to it. I love wearing this dress and how it makes me feel which I think is the most important thing about fashion.
There is such a “wow” factor about this dress that I wanted to change up my makeup a bit. I kept my signature wings but did a more nude and natural look which combined with the dress and my shimmery shell nude heels, made my husband very happy.
I love the photos I took in this beautiful “reunion” dress. To see Sonja Morgan’s collection, go to http:/sonjabysonjamorgan as well as http://www.sonjamorganonline.com. I really love this dress and would wear it almost every day if I could. It’s the perfect dress for the holidays.
In my article “My Top Three Favorite Drag Queens,” I didn’t include the fabulous Ben De La Creme because even though she is definitely one of my all time favorite drag queens, I felt she needed an article post all to herself.
Here is a little information about Ben de la creme and why I love her:
First off, when I first saw her on RuPaul’s drag race, she came out and introduced herself and stated that Ben de la creme is “terminally delightful” which I thought was brilliant. I instantly loved her look and fashion and fell in love immediately with her personality. Because of her wonderful personality, she won “Miss Congeniality” on Season 6. Every time I watch anything with De La, she instantly makes my smile and laugh, whether I’m in a sad mood or not.
Another reason I love DeLa is because her performances include COMEDY, BURLESQUE, (WHICH OF COURSE I LOVE AND AM OBSESSED WITH BECAUSE I’M A BURLESQUE PERFORMER AS WELL) and ALL AROUND GLAMOUR, including PINUP GLAMOUR, (WHICH OF COURSE IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY TOO!)
I wish Ben De La Creme was my brother or my sister because of all the things we have in common. He is so gorgeous as a man and as a woman.
ONE OF MY WISHES AND GOALS IS TO DO A DOUBLE BURLESQUE STYLE ROUTINE WITH BEN DE LA CREME AND TO DO A DOUBLE HOLLYWOOD PINUP SHOOT WITH HER!
I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET Ben De La Creme at RUPAUL’S DRAG CON in Los Angeles in May!
Here’s De La’s website with links to her social media:
On my coffee table, I have some beautiful coffee table art and style books including a book of David LaChapelle’s photography and my Dita Von Teese book. I recently added a book to my table called, “So Audrey,” which of course is a tiny book about the breathtaking actress, style icon, and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn. As far as old Hollywood starlets are concerned, Audrey Hepburn is my all time favorite actress and style icon. As you might know already from my previous blog posts, women like Bettie Page and Dita Von Teese are inspirational icons but Audrey is the very top of my list.
This new book on Audrey is simply lovely. Besides showing beautiful photos of my starlet, this book also gives fashion and life tips to put a little Audrey in your life. Not only are there little tips and anecdotes in this book from Ms. Hepburn, but there are also quotes from the actress and advice, such as her work with children and others with her humanitarian work which shows how kind and amazing Audrey was. Knowing all this about her is very inspirational to me and hopefully others. I’ve known a lot about Audrey Hepburn and her work since I was little but I always enjoy learning something new about her.
If you don’t know much about Audrey Hepburn, I recommend any book or biography about her but “So Audrey,” is unique and is a wonderful read.
Here are a few photos and excerpts from the book to show as a little preview.