Badgley Mischka Spring 2010 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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By Rick Weaver

Designer team Mark Badgley and James Mischka dialed back their signature glitz, but revved up sophisticated glam in their alluring Spring 2010 collection, proving that even when a cool economic forecast is in the air, a modern woman can still step out with class and flair.Badgley Mishka Spring 2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Out of the artists’ hands, the color palette comes to life in a collection dominated by sultry whites and blacks, while stirring in grabbing pieces that flirt (gracefully) in hot pinks and reds.  The duo did not stray from familiar deep V-necks, be it coupled with luxurious lace – think Kara DioGuardi and the 2009 Emmys red carpet – or matched casually with a belt and shorts fitting femininely against the waist.  Even when the occasion is casual, the B.M. woman is always prepared for the unexpected photo op…Is it spring yet?00120m-100070m00220m00150m00390m

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Rosa Chá Spring/Summer 2010 Collection: Glamour and Style at the Beach

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By Elisha Dang
All photos from Getty Images

Rosa Chá

The Spring 2010 collection by Alexandre Herchcovitch, the brand’s new creative director, reminds us what it’s like to be feminine and playful. Each of the swimsuit designs was an architectural masterpiece that would make any woman feel glamourous wearing them. It is easy to see how he took his inspiration of the Brazilian lifestyle and the charm and elegance of lingerie to create his first line for Rosa Chá.

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Beautiful crystal appliqué adorned bandeaus, dresses, shorts and high waisted bikinis were reminiscent of the 1950s pin-up girl. The complimentary pieces that matched the suits easily could take a woman from a day at the beach to an evening out on the town.


You can imagine yourself on a beachfront in Brazil when you see the beautiful striped layered swimsuits, strapless dresses, and coordinating pieces that would compliment any woman’s body.


The most intricate pieces combined vibrant orange and yellow tresses to create beautiful bikinis, monokinis and one piece swimsuits. The detail on the pieces was artistically created with figure flattering shapes and patterns.

The collection’s bright colors, stripes, and incredible detailing define what it is to be feminine and beautiful. It’s not going to be hard to feel glamourous at the beach next year!

THE TEN: Summer Beauty Must Haves

Beauty Shopping & Acquisitions

Throughout the year everyone seems to have their favorite beauty products that they simply can’t live without. But with all the heat, trips to the beach, and chlorine from dips in the pool, summer brings an entirely new beauty agenda. Here’s FashionIndie’s picks for your summer beauty must haves!

1. Sunscreen

FashionIndie’s Pick: Almay Smart Shade Makeup


The new Almay Smart Shade Makeup is a foundation, moisturizer, and sunscreen all in one. With a variety of shades to fit your skin tone, the product comes with SPF 15 and goes for $14.

2. Chapstick & Lipgloss

FashionIndie’s Pick: Palmer’s CoaCoa Butter Chapstick

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Cocoa Butter may look like a gluestick but I can never leave the house without it. Trust me, get the chapstick and it will be an instant addiction. The Palmer’s product goes for about $4.

3. On-The-Go Razor

FashionIndie’s Pick: Diva by Shavemate

THE TEN: Summer Beauty Must Haves photoThe second I saw this I was instantly fascinated. The 6-blade, $10 pack of 3 razors comes with shaving cream inside of the handle. Put one of these in your makeup case, press and shave and your good to go!

4. Anti-Friz Hair Product

FashionIndie’s Pick: Belegenza SpotLite Shine

THE TEN: Summer Beauty Must Haves photoBelegenza’s SpotLite Shine eliminates fly aways and softens your hair’s ends almost instantly. The $18 product works fast to eliminate frizz on those hot summer days.

5. Water Proof Mascara

FashionIndie’s Pick: BADGal Lash

THE TEN: Summer Beauty Must Haves photoBefore you run to the beach or hop in the pool, be sure to grab BADGal Waterproof Mascara. BADGal will transform your lashes and keep them that way for just $19.

6. Pedicure Kit

FashionIndie’s Pick: Pedispa

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Sometimes your just too busy to sit down for a full pedicure at the nail salon, but you need to keep up that foot care. Pedispa is an at-home pedicure kit that keeps your feet in top-knotch condition for $24.99.

7. Nail Strengthener

FashionIndie’s Pick: Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength

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If you ever get tips, sometimes your nails get in poor condition. Apply Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength instant nail hardener for $5 to strengthen nails and keep them in healthy condition.

8. Hair Repair

FashionIndie’s Pick: Belegenza RoMANce Deep Conditioning

THE TEN: Summer Beauty Must Haves photoOften from all those trips to the beach and pool during the summer, people get dried out hair. To reverse the poor effects on your hair from your fun in the sun get RoMANce from Belegenza for a deep conditioning experience at $28.

9. Absorbing Sheets

FashionIndie’s Pick: Boscia Vanilla Blotting Linens

THE TEN: Summer Beauty Must Haves photoBoscia Vanilla Blotting Linens are perfect for those hot summer days. Unfortunately in all the heat your face gets some unwanted shine; slip the $10 sheets in your bag and you’ll be good to go!

10. Cuticle Oil

FashionIndie’s Pick: O.P.I. Avoplex

THE TEN: Summer Beauty Must Haves photoO.P.I. Avoplex nail and cuticle oil for $10 keeps your nails and cuticles from getting dried out throughout your busy week. Just apply a bit of the oil to dry cuticles or rough skin and you’ll have instant moisture.

What’s new and hot in Vegas?

Exploits Nightlife Travel

by Sonja Leix

I just recently went to Las Vegas for the first time and got absolutely hooked by it’s crazy parties. I’m already planning my next trip and want to share the latest party hot spots with you.

There is no better place to escape the routine than a weekend-get-away to Sin City. Just a five hour plane ride from New York City to dive into a sea of entertainment and gambling in the heart of Nevada’s desert. Most hotels offer fantastic deals right now to attract more people.

Enjoy the hottest new beats at Vegas’ hottest nightclubs: Friday nights A-list club goers and celebrities party VIP-style at the LUXOR’s luxurious mega Nightclub LAX ( on 26,000 square feet on two floors or at PRIVÉ Nightclub at the Planet Hollywood ( – a super-club with hip-hop celebrity guests, DJ’s and superstars like 50 Cent and Justin Timberlake on a weekly basis, about half the size of LAX.

LAX Nightclub
LAX Nightclub @ LUXOR

The Encore opened a brand new Nightclub end of last year. It is called XS Nightclub ( and the must-go-to for Saturday nights! At XS no extravagance is spared – it is the new diamond of Vegas nightlife. If insomnia is haunting you go to Drai’s Afterparties ( – Thursday to Sunday from 1 am to close.

XS Nightclub @ Encore
XS Nightclub @ Encore

Other fabulous clubs that promise great fun every night of the weekend are TAO Nightclub at The Venetian ( and Body English ( at the Hard Rock Hotel. The Palms ( offers a special venue for everyone. It is home to the legendary Playboy Club, Rain and Moon Nightclub. The exclusive nightclub Moon is definitely worth to check out for it’s boutique venue, spectacular views of the city and a retracable roof. Most clubs have guest list and/or a cover charge, but in my experience beautiful girls always access the clubs easily and we never had to pay to get in.

What is rocking when all the clubs are closed? Don’t miss the hottest pool parties in town that feature word-class DJs: WET REPUBLIC at the MGM (, TAO BEACH at the Venetian ( and probably the most famous one is REHAB at the Hard Rock ( Enjoy the sun and rehabilitate from the night before and experience the wildest pool party you ever have!

Rehab @ Hard Rock
Rehab @ Hard Rock

I wish you a fabulous weekend in Las Vegas and hope you get to check out some of my favourite spots! Give me your feed-back on your favourites! For more information on clubs, the latest events and news check out

Exclusive Invitation: The Women’s Mafia Fashion Show on Saturday May 2nd at 11pm

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I’m soooooo excited!
Please accept our exclusive invitation to the Women’s Mafia Fashion Show on May 2nd at 11pm!

The show will be co-hosted by nightlife empresario David Shapiro as part of his annual Summer Kick-Off Party which starts at 10pm and goes until 3am. The venue will be Slate downstairs, 54 West 21st St., between 5th and 6th.

Say Women’s Mafia at the door and arrive at 10pm to enjoy the complimentary well drinks the first hour and reserve a seat by the runway!

The Premier Women’s Mafia Fashion Show
Summer 2009 Collections
Eco Denim by Reco Jeans
Bikinis by Belabunda
Jewelry by Perry Gargano
Dresses and Tops by Alisha Trimble

Also showing necklaces by Kitten Couture and Women’s Mafia tops by Selma Karaca.
With special-offer trunk shows to follow!

This fashion show will be to celebrate the launch of Enjoy it!

RSVP to me at to be assured an easy entrance!
Marcy Clark
Founder, Women’s Mafia NYC
Director, Yellow Sky Publicity

Women's Mafia Fashion Show
Women's Mafia Fashion Show

Gorgeous Handmade Bikinis by Belabunda will be in the show and then for sale afterwards.
Gorgeous Handmade Bikinis by Belabunda will be in the show and then for sale afterwards.


Perry Gargano's inimitable Octopus Cuff, plated in 14K gold
Perry Gargano's inimitable Octopus Cuff, plated in 14K gold
Sacred Heart Cuff by Sculptor-turned-jewelry-artist Perry Gargano
Sacred Heart Cuff by Sculptor-turned-jewelry-artist Perry Gargano

Hot new skinny jeans by Reco Jeans, a brand new recycled denim company!
Hot new skinny jeans by Reco Jeans, a brand new recycled denim company!