We're talking about high heels- and not the standard 3 or 4 inch high heels. The press is all a-tizzy about the reported high-demaind for uber-high heels. Designers continue to roll-out shoes with heels that are 6 and 7 inches high. And - believe it or not - women are actually buying them. Even the Wall Street Journal is weighing in on it. We're told designer Christian Louboutin is crafting an 8 inch high shoe.
But is there really a demand for these shoes? Or are consumers just going along with a fabricated trend? As for me, I'm out. I'm taking my chips up to the stiletto window and cashing out. I just can't do it. But what do you girls think? Are you up to the challenge? I know some of you are! Tell us all about it in the comments section.
Click this vid from the "Today Show" to see more about the new heels -->
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So, we've been talking about the dramatic new looks for Fall make-up. But that doesn't mean you have to wear a mask. Oh, no no no. In fact, you don't even have to wear foundation. You can create a fresh, natural-looking "canvas" using tinted moisturizer. There are lots of different ones on the market. But here are the ones we've tried and enjoyed. You'll find that we Brickhouses are partial to tinted moisturizers with gobs of good ingredients. (Click on the pics for more information.)
The favorite! Light coverage with a hint of color in a lightweight formula. Available at Sephora.com
Very light coverage, but such a great moisturizer with some vitamins and SPF.
Benefit "You Rebel"
SPF 15 protection and moisturizing
Body Shop Glow Enhancer
Evens out the skin tone and illuminates the complexion.
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Something is happening to demin. It used to hang out on the weekends and late at night- sporting tears, rips and loose threads. It was worn-in, worn out, and beyond. But suddenly- denim is pulled together, even tailored. It's getting dressed up. It's going to work. Take a look at what we mean.
Liz Claiborne Trouser Jeans in Dark Wash
Dereon Plus Size Skinny Jeans
Baby Phat Plus
Levi's Boot Cut 580 Jeans
The only thing we know for sure is that denim isn't going anywhere. How are you wearing YOUR jeans this season? Have you seen any new denim trends? Share them with us!
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Wondering about the faces representing curvy and full-figured women? Asylum.com is making waves with its list of 15 Top Plus Size Models. Among the women one the list are Fluvia Lucerda, Tocarra, (formerly anorexic) Crystal Renn, Justine Legault and many others. See the slideshow on the Asylum website.
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Looking for ways to boost your Fall/Winter wardrobe in a crap economy? Lots of clothing companies want to help you out with that. Macys.com, for example, is offering free shipping right now on the I.N.C. International Concepts line. Stick to the basics, darlings, and you're sure to come away with some fantastic deals. Click here or on any of the pics to get started.
This is that pencil skirt we told you about last week. You're going to see it again and again this season.
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Yes, the rumors are true. No more nude mouths. Lipstick is back with lots of deep reds. It's all about the lips this Fall. Whether you use tones of wine or berry or plum, you'll find that making your lips the focus of your face will actually simplify your life. The other plus is that there are lots of products to help you get the look you want.
Fresh Lip Shine
The New Glossies!
Laura Mercier Lip Velvet
I personally found my new lip color right in Tar-jay (or just Target). It's Iman Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick in Opal.
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