Retail Therapy: Romance, high-tech beauty, and pattern play
We could all use a little help jump-starting those New Year’s resolutions. Why not enlist the aid of a glamorous talisman? Aquamarine has long been used as a symbol of good luck, fearlessness and protection. Also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness, it’s believed to open the channels of clear and heartfelt communication. Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Flower Drop necklace of pear-shaped aquamarines and diamonds in 18 karat gold and platinum ($220,000), Tiffany & Co. at Via Bellagio, The Forum Shops at Caesars and Fashion Show.
Romance is Alive
We are crushing hard on this over-the-top, über-feminine trend. Fall in love with ruffles, lace, billowy sleeves and soft romantic colors straight out of the pages of a fairy tale. 1. Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Taluah ruffle tier blouse ($465), Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show and aliceandolivia.com; 2. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Bow Cuff in 18k rose gold with diamonds ($6,900), Via Bellagio, The Forum Shops at Caesars and Fashion Show; 3. Chantecaille Emotion cheek shade ($40), Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show; 4. Chantecaille L’Arbe Illimine palette ($75), Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show; 5. Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Heath high waist shorts ($250), Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show and aliceandolivia.com; 6. Christian Louboutin Sublime heels ($1,095), Christian Louboutin at The Forum Shops at Caesars
It’s all about the gadgets! In recognition of CES this week, check out these devices that let you bring home professional results. 1. Foreo Espada Blue Light acne treatment—cobalt blue ($149), Sephora at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort. This device combines blue light and T-Sonic pulsations to tackle acne-causing bacteria. Note: Foreo will have an exciting, unprecedented product launch this year at CES; 2. Nurse Jamie TriAngle facial beauty tool ($159), NurseJamie.com. A sonic face massager to help restore glow and firmness; 3. PMD Personal Microderm ($159), Nordstrom at Fashion Show. This skin-care tool provides the same brilliant results as professional microdermabrasion treatments; 4. Tria Beauty Age-defying laser—lilac ($495), Barneys New York at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo. Bring home your laser treatments with this device that helps restore luminosity and smooths hard-to-treat wrinkles; 5. Beauty Bioscience GloPRO microneedling regeneration tool ($199), Nordstrom at Fashion Show. This technology uses micro needles, Red LED light and VibroTactile stimulation to induce rejuvenation deep within the skin; 6. NuFace Mini facial toning device ($199), Ulta at Downtown Summerlin. This travel-friendly, handheld device improves facial contour and skin tone; 7. Simplehuman 8-inch round sensor mirror with touch-control brightness ($199), SimpleHuman.com. A mirror that lights up automatically as your face approaches and simulates natural sunlight, so you know your makeup will be perfect and flawless; 8. T3 Source handheld showerhead ($150), T3Micro.com. Hard water and chlorine weighing your hair down and causing dull skin? This luxe shower filter will help you start your beauty routine with a truly clean slate.
Prints are taking over menswear this season in an explosion of Hawaiian prints, geometric shapes and lush flora and fauna. 1. Ted Baker XCHANGE leaf print linen and cotton-blend shirt ($149), The Forum Shops at Caesars; 2. Gucci New Ace GG Wallpaper sneaker ($590), Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show; 3. Longchamp bag ($395), The Forum Shops at Caesars; 4. Gucci Flora snake-print linen T-shirt ($680), The Forum Shops at Caesars; 5. Hublot Pieds-De Poule titanium timepiece ($15,100), The Forum Shops at Caesars; 6. Allsaints Tomales shirt ($175), The Forum Shops at Caesars; 7. Giuseppe Zanotti Light Jump sneaker ($750), The Forum Shops at Caesars; 8. Gucci striped wool hat with Angry Cat ($680), Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show; 9. Tommy Bahama Tobago Tiles camp shirt ($135), Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, Town Square Las Vegas, Fashion Show and The Forum Shops at Caesars