Today’s the day. Everyone’s always asking me how to get “my look.” The wait is over. I am very proud to introduce my second book “Stylish Astrid.” It’s the perfect guide for curating your closet. Drawn from my years of modeling, filming and just kicking back, the book covers everything from what to wear on which occasion like a rock concert, business meeting, a day at the beach (no pun intended or maybe just a little) or the ten most important pieces to have in your closet — whether you live in LA or Belgium.
Of course, it’s not just what you wear but how you put your whole look together. So besides styling advice, I’ve included tips on beauty trends and tricks for you hair to the how-to’s of having the perfect looking skin.
For my Belgium followers, join me on December 11th at 1PM. My STYLISH ASTRID! book signing is at Brusselsesteenweg 325 1730 Asse. If you can’t make it, the book is available online at Standaard Boekhandle. €22.50
Just a quick reminder to join me tomorrow for Holiday Shopping and Petit Déjeuner at Perrin Paris in Beverly Hills. Frankly, I’d go anywhere just for the macarons that are being served from Bouchon. 346 North Beverly Drive/Beverly Hills/310-286-9936. Don’t forget about the 10% off and a portion of the proceeds going to Typhoon Haiyan Victims via Monique Lhuillier’s favorite charity.
Although it’s in the 40′s in LA, which is a weather crisis for us, we’re already looking ahead to spring. The fringe has suddenly gotten very festive including all the amazing “Boho Chic” bags coming our way for Spring 2014. We are always wondering, how all the designers got the same memo, but it happens again and again.
What’s your favorite? For mega-glam, I gotta go with the Roberto Cavalli. For some pretty heavy duty style inspiration, you can’t beat The Row, Proenzer Schouler and Celine. Each one of them has given the trend their own distinct twirl.
With frigid temperatures basically everywhere, that lethal combination of going from heated interiors to frosty exteriors takes a major toll on skin. We’ve got a few secrets in our unending quest for youthful, firm and glowing skin. The kind of skin that makes our friends jealous. But, we are spilling our secret to perfect skin. We have tried Rejuve MD products for over a year now and we still keep coming back for more. Winter is here but that doesn’t mean you should lose your summer glow! Here are our three all star products products in three simple steps.
The complex of bio-identical growth factors activates the skin’s natural rejuvenation process by sending messages that awaken the collagen and elastin, while curbing the enzymes that destroy the skin’s supportive matrix. With continued use you’ll see astonishing improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles plus dramatically smoother and firmer skin.
This magic product decreases under-eye bags and puffiness, dark circles and hollows. Rejuve MD eye product the “Complete Eye Treatment” addresses all of these concerns, in addition to the fine lines and wrinkles caused by the breakdown of the skin’s supportive matrix.
-SPF 30 Physical Suncblock
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-Blocks Environmental Toxins
This product is unlike any other in that it protects your skin from the sun, while also reversing signs of previously damaged skin cells. It works as a primer, sunscreen and light concealer all in one. It’s also packed with natural anti-aging ingredients including turmeric, licorice root and caffeine. Wear in lieu of or under your foundation and strut out that door with confidence and glowing skin!
Whether you want to add some style to your winter look or cover up a bad hair day, there’s never been a better time to invest in a stylish hat. For our holiday wardrobe, we prefer the mysterious allure of a wider-brimmed fedora. Especially in LA, and who knows why, every girl needs a floppy hat with a brim just wide enough to hang jauntily over sleep-deprived eyes, if need be. OK. I think I just answered my own question. Anyway, this style complements everything from leather jackets and jeans, to boyfriend-style pea coats, tweed skirts, and over-the-knee boots. We love it.
To get your LA style fix, choose from three of my current favorites.
The Lucifer Vir Honestus trunk show is hitting LA on December 10th at Persimmon. It arrives just in time for holiday shopping for the honey, or just maybe, you want to reward yourself. This collection has reached cult status in the high fashion world as well as on the red carpet. We’ve seen it on everyone from Michelle Obama, Drew Barrymore, Sarah Jessica Parker to Scarlett Johansson.
If you want to make your way there, we’ve got all the details.
WHO: The incomparable Lucifer Vir Honestus trunk show. WHAT: This vast collection of his one-of-kind pieces highly coveted Milan based jewelry line. Yes, men and women should check out the sparklers. At the same time, Persimmon is also hosting the international launch of LVH’s new men’s line, Pulp, which is their brand new diffusion line of bracelets with cast sterling silver skulls and gemstones – very LA! ONE DAY ONLY!
The latest collection of meticulously carved stone animal pendants and rings, such as carved jade owls, gorillas and butterflies all accented with 18k gold and diamonds, will be making its debut! The price point of the line starts at $1,500 and can go up to $50,000. The less expensive men’s line, Pulp features bracelets with silver skulls and stones such as onyx, boulder opals, moonstones and more. For the fashionable man who has everything!
WHEN: Tuesday December 10th from Noon to 5:00 pm. WHERE: Persimmon 310 N. Flores Street, Los Angeles.
-Kathryn, The Blonde
P.S.We know that holiday trunk show season is here, so we’ve carefully hand selected only the best ones for our readers to attend. Hope to see you there.
We’ve been waiting for this color to come back around again; or at least I have. It’s just so flattering whether you are a blonde or brunette. Pantone just named “Radiant Orchid” the 2014 Color of the Year and we suspect, this may just actually be the perfect pick. Sephora seems to be backing us up on this announcing, that “the color is widely flattering and speaks to a romantic trend. ” Is 2103 over yet? We need a little optimism.
She’s been my style icon for ages and her fashion editorial and interview for Net-A-Porter’s latest edition of The EDIT just reconfirms it. This week model and actor Milla Jovovich looks as relaxed as ever in looks by Marni, J.W. Anderson, Proenza Schouler, Étoile Isabel Marant, Chloé and more. In the exclusive interview, photographed by Annemarieke van Drimmelen, Jovovich discusses her style which she says is currently going through an evolution.
She loves “the sexy, boyish thing.” However, lately, she readily admits her style reassessment may be partly to do with dressing a body that has changed over the last year. “Last summer, I was definitely 15lb lighter. I’d done a Vogue Paris cover at the end of 2012, so I’d been to the gym and I was on a liquid diet. I lost the weight but, to be honest, when I looked at pictures of myself – not in a magazine, in real life – I felt I looked older.” O.K., now I love Milla even more for just putting it all out there.
She segues this thought into how she’s continued to maintain her appeal after 26 years, saying, “It’s who you are when nobody is watching you that matters. You’ve got to have something else to bring to the table.” This is a lesson apparently drummed into her by her mother, Galina, who was a movie star in her native Russia until they moved to California with nothing, in 1982.
So what’s next? Jovovich is about to begin shooting two films, but she adds “I’m at that point where I don’t need to work per se…I’ve been working since I was a kid, so you know what? Step back, buddy. It’s nice to be able to say, ‘Maybe I will, maybe I won’t.” She’s got lots more to say. To read more of Milla’s compelling interview and get her style, check out The Edit at Netaporter.com.
There’s a reason she’s got lasting appeal. She’s got that lethal combination of beauty and brains.
‘Tis the season. We’ve got a fun quick Astrid by Astrid Bryan iPhone 5 and 5S cover giveaway. It is the coolest cover from the whole collection. Skulls, diamonds and studs. Let’s make it so simple. For your chance to win The Rock & Roll Astrid by Astrid Bryan cover just follow these very simple rules.
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Entries will be accepted until December 14, 2013, at 5 PM PST. The winner will be announced on December 15, 2013 at 5 PM PST. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The giveaway is open to anyone age 18 and older with a valid email address at time of entry. The winner must claim prize within 48 hours of announcement. If winner has not claimed their prize, a new winner will be selected. The winner will be electronically selected at random from all valid entries. Winner is responsible for all international duties outside the U.S.
Don’t forget, you can shop the entire Astrid Bryan Collection online at the ZEB e-shop.