King Size Chanel For Valentine’s Day

What do you give the woman who has everything? Just in time for Valentines Day, VIOLET GREY is offering a truly one-of-a-kind gift for the one-of-a-kind woman in your life: the CHANEL N°5 Grand Extrait Crystal. The iconic fragrance is celebrated with unprecedented elegance in a limited-edition 30.4 fl. oz., $15,000 crystal bottle, hand-crafted for N˚5 connoisseurs. Because nothing says ‘I love you like a king-size bottle of CHANEL.

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If youre thinking, How do I even use 30.4 oz. of CHANEL N°5? – you’re not alone. Here are The Violet Files’ decadent suggestions for making the most of your trophy: 

1.     For the Authentically Decadent: Channel your inner Natalie Woodbut instead of bathing in Champagne, fill your tub with Chanel N°5.

2.       For the Art Enthusiast: Use it as a ruler and level when hanging your new Donald Robertson portrait.

3.     For the Fast Driver: Buckle it into the passenger seat to gain access to the swiftly moving HOV lanes.

4.     For the Fitness Fanatic: Use it instead of a kettlebell during your CrossFit workout.

5.     For the Perfectly-Pressed: Pour Chanel N°5 into your steamer, and use it to smooth your favorite white blouse (or an outgoing love letter) so the scent lingers.

6.     For the Avid Reader: Dab it onto the pages of your books so the aroma guides you back to where you left off.

7.     For the TSA-Prepared: Decant into more than 500 travel-size bottles, then carry a different one on every flight you take for the rest of your life.

The 50 limited-edition bottles were hand-numbered, housed in the highest quality crystal and sumptuously nestled within a handmade coffret. With only three remaining in the US, CHANEL N°5 Grand Extrait Crystal is the ultimate luxury. CHANEL N°5 Grand Extrait Crystal perfume retails for $15,000 and launched today at VIOLET GREY on Melrose Place and VIOLETGREY.com. Once ordered, the Grand Extrait Crystal will be hand-delivered, for exceptional, white-glove service. VIOLET GREY also offers the classic, .5 fl. oz. bottle of CHANEL N°5 ($200).

Beyonce “Formation” Hair – Get the Look

Beyonce shut down the internet and everything else moving with her Formation video. We are assuming that you have already watched the video over 100xs, like the rest of the world. She not only broke boundaries with her lyrics, but also her hairstyles! See below for an inspired breakdown of her styles recreated by RPZL Headmasters.  

Boxer Braids

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Top Knot | Crown Braid | Messy Updo/Bun

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EMMA WATSON WEARS MAIYET // COLONIA PREMIERE

 

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 05: Emma Watson attends the 'Colonia Dignidad - Es gibt kein zurueck' Berlin Premiere on February 5, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 05: Emma Watson attends the ‘Colonia Dignidad – Es gibt kein zurueck’ Berlin Premiere on February 5, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)

White is the new black especially when done with various shades of white.  Actress Emma Watson wore a Maiyet chalk white shift dress with Galaxy Embroidery  from the SS 2016 collection to Colonia Premiere in Berlin, Germany on February 5, 2016.

 

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VIOLA DAVIS CARRIES KOTUR // 47TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

 

 

Viola Davis attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California.
Viola Davis attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

Actress Viola Davis knows her fashion.  The actress stunned in a white gown with silver accents and sported a silver metallic KOTUR clutch to the 47th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

Rebecca Minkoff NYFW Sneak Peek hosted by The Fashion Reporter

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 The Fashion Reporter hosted an intimate  reception at the Rebecca Minkoff US Flagship store in SoHo.  Members of the press as well as NYC socialites were present to take a first look at what the brand will be showcasing on the runway for this coming New York Fashion Week.
 
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Upon arrival, guests were greeted with Moet Chandon champagne mini bottles and sounds by DJ Price is Right. 
 A very decadent and elegantly adorned dessert table was displayed featuring sweet treats from The Sweet Love Company.  
 
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Fring3 NYC was onsite to offer light hair styling consisting of body waves and pin straight looks to be seen on the catwalk this coming season.   
 
 
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During the event, a raffle was held which resulted in one lucky fashionista leaving with a very luxe green Minkoff Velvet Love Cross Body Bag. 
 
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Beach Gal Swim fragrances were gifted to all guests in various scents including chic, vogue, fashion, and dashing. Minkoff leather heart keychains were also gifted to all guests in time for Valentine’s Day.
 
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For more information about our partners, visit www.rebeccaminkoff.com, www.fring3nyc.com, www.thesweetlovecompany.com, www.beachgalswim.com. 
 

Lady Gaga’s Winning Red Carpet Look – 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards

2016 Golden Globe winner, Lady Gaga, looked stunning with an old Hollywood glamour look on the red carpet of tonight’s Golden Globe Awards. Celebrity hairstylist, Frederic Aspiras, created these voluminous waves and curls with the help of KMS California products. Here, Frederic shares how to get Lady Gaga’s red carpet look.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10:  73rd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress/singer Lady Gaga arrives to the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: 73rd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Actress/singer Lady Gaga arrives to the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

 

1. Start with clean towel dried hair.  First apply KMS California TAMEFRIZZ smoothing lotion (18.99) from root to tip and comb through for even distribution.  

2. Next, spray KMS California ADDVOLUME volumizing spray (18.99) at the roots to create big voluminous hair. 

3. Give a light mist of KMS California FREESHAPE quick blow dry spray (21.99) to reduce drying time and get a smooth fly-away free result to your blow dry.  

4. Next, section the hair for blow drying.  Using a medium round brush, drying with an up and around movement to get full volume.  

5. Using a 1-inch curling iron, take 1-inch sections of hair and curl the hair all back and away from the face.  Take a velcro roller and set each curl after you curl only using medium to small curlers.  Allow rollers to set and cool.  After, 15-20 minutes remove curlers.   

6.  To finish, brush the hair out with a sable bristle brush.  Use KMS California HAIRPLAY playable texture ($20.50) to spray waves and curls in place but still maintain a soft bouncy look.  

 

KMS California products are available at salons nationwide, please visit http://www.kmscalifornia.com/en-US/salon_finder.aspx to find a salon near you.

Girls in Guiseppe Zanotti at The 73rd Annual Golden Globes

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The shoe of choice for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes was Guissepe Zanotti. Everyone from Chanel Iman, Nicola Peltz, Odelle Anabelle, and Kate Hudson were spotted in the luxury label. All styles from strappy sandals to blocks heels were on the carpet. Available at better boutiques nationwide or shop.giuseppezanottidesign.com.

Holiday Buying Guide – Last Minute Options

For those of you who are out and about shopping this week for last minute buying guide options, here are some great budget conscious  items to consider.

BEACH GAL SWIM MINI HANDBAG CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 

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The “Mini Handbag Christmas Collection Body Spray” is available in 4 scents: Fashion, Chic, Dashing, and Vogue. This fashionable fragrance collection is an affordable option for your holiday gift giving selection. “The Mini Handbag Christmas Collection” is currently on sale at Amazon for 50% off from December – thru Feb 14th (Valentine’s day). They are available in 4 packs at $14.98 or individual bottles at $5.99. 

NUDE BARRE

NUDE BARE

Nude Barre is an eco-friendly line that comes in 16 shade of nude to match all skin tones. Wendy Williams, Tyra Banks and Laverne Cox are longtime supporters of the brand. Wendy wears her “Caramel” shade daily on and off the show.

Available at nudebarre.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nail Trend: Cranberry Nails

 

image001You have been so busy with your Thanksgiving meal prep, you may have forgotten about your Thanksgiving beauty prep! Take some time for yourself and either paint your nails on your own or treat yourself to a manicure in a salon. According to celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, Skyy Hadley, “A gorgeous red polish is a beauty classic and should be a staple in every girls’ beauty closet.

 

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I love wearing a red polish, especially during the holidays because it makes me feel festive and goes well with all of my outfits.” Below are some tips from Skyy Hadley on how to apply a red polish just like a professional manicurist. Which red would you wear?

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1. Make sure nails are clean and all residue is removed. This can be done with nail polish remover.
2. Always use a base coat. This will prevent nail staining and make your polish last longer.
3. Apply two coats of a red polish of your choice making sure the polish glides on smoothly without clumps.
4. Finish with a quick dry top coat to prevent any smudging.
5. Use a toothpick with a little piece of cotton soaked with acetone to go around each nail and clean up any polish that may be on the skin.
6. Once nails are completely dry, apply a cuticle oil. This will make your manicure last longer and look like you just walked out of the salon!

TREVOR NOAH in SAMUELSOHN

 

attends the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion After Party at TAO Downtown on November 10, 2015 in New York City.
attends the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion After Party at TAO Downtown on November 10, 2015 in New York City.

The fashionistas were out and about in NYC for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and after party. Our beloved comedian Trevor Noah was spotted at  Tao donning a tie silk dinner jacket by Samuel Sohn.

Agent Provocateur AW15 Holiday Collection

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Shot by the renowned Liz Collins and starring the stunning Abbey Clancy, the Holiday look book features Agent Provocateur’s most festive holiday pieces against a dramatically beautiful snow-covered mountain backdrop. Featuring key pieces from each Agent Provocateur range, such as the Classic Molly, the Soiree Vega, and the Willa from the AW15 collection, each timelessly sexy piece is perfect for a holiday ski expedition or that warm and cozy cuddle by the crackling fire.

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