girl in pink dress

Image via Brad Olsen Photography.
Makeup by Corinna Cooke

Are you bored to tears with the grey, bleak, never ending winter?

No problem – let’s jump ahead to spring! There is a hot trend for spring 2017 that is guaranteed to give you a big dose of happy, it’s the return of pink.

Big, bold, beautiful, in your face pink.

Whether are making a statement with your outfit, or whether you are using it as a statement color to accessorize, it’s time to brighten up and think pink!

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I just ordered a Tory Burch Fleming handbag in pink. I can’t wait for it to arrive.


Here are some other cool pink handbags for spring.

Mules are everything this season.

Maybe you want a pink lip to compliment your pink-wear, or maybe your lip is your only nod to the hue for spring. Here are some shades to perfect your pout.

My favorite spring item is the trench coat. Not so much here in Phoenix where it’s always too warm, but everywhere else I travel to. I always think they look so chic. I love them dressed up and I love them with jeans and a t shirt. They are the perfect transition piece.This one is from

Badgley Mishka, and I found it on sale at Nordstrom for $119! See it here: Faux Leather Trim Badgley Mishka Long Trench


Main Image - Badgley Mischka Faux Leather Trim Long Trench Coat

Why not get one in pink?

pink lace dress for speing

best of oscars 2017 red carpet

It’s my favorite day of the year!

(well, my favorite day not spent in Italy…)

This year I’m not in Los Angeles working the Academy Awards, which kills me, but on the bright side I get to see the red carpet happen live on TV, so it’s not all bad! It seems like every year it is either boiling hot, and everyone is sweltering, or it’s pouring rain. This year the hottest accessory is an umbrella. Actually the big accessory was the blue ribbon everyone was sporting to show their support for the ACLU.

Here are some of the big trends and most gorgeous dresses on the Oscars red carpet this year:

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Variations on white

Karlie Kloss was stunning in a white caped Stella McCartney.

karlie Kloss Oscars Red Carpet 2017


Darby Stanchfield in Georges Chakra

Darby Stanchfield 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Hailee Steinfield in Ralph and Russo Couture. hair and makeup perfection.

Hailee Steinfield 2017 Oscars Red Carpet


Priyanka Chopra in Ralph and Russo

Priyanks Chopra Oscars Red Carpet 2017


Chrissy Tiegan in Zuhair Murad

Chrissy Tiegen Oscars Red Carpet 2017

Creams and off-whites

Emma Roberts’ look tonight channeled Jessica Chastain. (intentionally?) Her dress was by Armani Prive.

Emma Roberts 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Trudie Styler looked gorgeous

Sting Trudie Styler 2017 Oscars Red Carpet


Olivia Culpo’s Marchesa dress was OK, but with Marchesa I always think it’s just more of the same thing. But I loved her hair and makeup. The purple eye that makeup artist Sir John gave her is everything!

Olivia Culpo 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Sofia Boutella

Sofia Boutella Oscars Red Carpet 2017

Silver and Gold

Nicole Kidman in Armani Prive

Nicole Kidman 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Emma Stone Hollywood Glam in Givenchy Haute Couture

Emma Stone Oscars Red Carpet 2017

Jessica Biel in Kauffman Franco

Jessica Biel Oscar Red Carpet 2017


Kirsten Dunst was immaculate in Dior.

Kirsten Dunst Oscars Red Carpet 2017

Taraji P Henson was classic Old Hollywood in Alberta Ferretti

Taraji P Henson Oscars red Carpet

Selma Hayek

Selma Hayek Oscars Red Carpet 2017

Brie Larsonin Oscar de la Renta

Brie Larson Oscars Red Carpet 2017


Viola Davis in Armani Prive

Viola Davis Oscars Red Carpet 2017

Ruth Negga in Valentino. Can’t decide if I love it or not?

Ruth Negga Oscars Red Carpet

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cream blush and highlighter

In my makeup artist life I am obsessed with creating a perfect complexion, and perfect cheeks.

To me the perfect cheek has a subtle glow of highlight, always with a cream product, never with a sparkling powder.

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I love to highlight, or create a soft glow cream products like Marc Jacobs Glistening Illuminator Spotlight 700 or Memebox’s I’m Multi Stick Highlighting Luster Beam. I add a little depth below the cheekbone with a tiny bit of Memebox I’m Multi Stick Shading, and I always seal the deal with a gorgeous, glowing cream blush. From Nars, to Mac to Charlotte Tilbury to Memebox – I can’t get enough.

I just received an order from Memebox with a re-order of these three products (and a ton of skincare products!). I’ve been using them for a while now, both in my pro makeup kit and on myself. They are my favorite thing! And at $15 each they don’t break the bank. They’re called I’m Multi Stick, and they are multi purpose products.


I have some coffee table books on my nightstand at the moment, Dior Couture from Rizzoli, Nasty Galaxy by Sophia Amoruso, and Love Style Life by Garance Dore