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Get it Now: NARS x Pierre Hardy

NARS x Pierre Hardy nail polish collection

Ladies love two things above all else: shoes and beauty products. So why didn’t any beauty bigwigs come up with this perfect pairing before? Leave it to NARS — the brand that always finds inspiration in unexpected places — to team with cult-favorite shoe label Pierre Hardy for a collection of perfect polishes to pair with sandals and pumps along with blushes that give you the perfect flush.

NARS x Pierre Hardy Boys Don’t Cry blush

Available May 1, the seven-piece collection features five pairs of polishes, cheekily named “left” and “right” inside their shoebox-inspired packaging. The color pairings range from spring-ready pastels (Sharks), gilt neutrals (Easy Walking) and bold eye-catching caution orange paired with a deep navy (Ethno Run).

For $29, every pair will look perfect peeking from your summer sandals, whether you’re a member of Hardy’s legion of fans or not.

The collection also includes a pair of NARS makeup artist-fave blushes, each one sprayed with Pierre Hardy’s signature geometric cube design (It’s featured on his classic flats and many of his other pieces). Like your go-to shades — Orgasm, Sin, Dolce Vita, etc. — each one is packed with pigment and blends into skin with no effort at all. Fair skinned babes will love Boys Don’t Cry, a pink grapefruit hue, while darker beauties will love Rotonde, a bold tiger lily orange.

NARS x Pierre Hardy nail polish collection

The NARS x Pierre Hardy collection will be available at NARS counters, but you’ll only be able to grab Venomous, a pair of black and gunmetal polishes, online at the NARS Web site and at NARS boutiques in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

The collection will be available at www.narscosmetics.com May 1.

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Save Steal Splurge: The D’Orsay Flat

As chic as you might think it is to wander from arrondissement to arrondissement in sky-high Louboutins, the reality is that nobody, even Parisian natives can manage those uneven roads and commutes in heels. If you’re headed to Paris, you’ll need a pair of flats for commuting and impromptu dance sequences a la Funny Face. Naturally, we’ve picked the French d’Orsay, a cutout style to celebrate our weeklong celebration of French fashion.

You’ve seen celebs such as Jessica Alba and Emma Roberts being photographed in their Jenni Kayne d’Orsay flats, but the L.A. designer isn’t the only one that’s outfitting feet across the world. Kayne may have the market cornered on luxe materials (her flats are available in exotic skins, pony hair and she even released a rabbit fur pair for holiday last year), but you can get a pointy-toed flat from just about any brand.

We’ve got our favorites right here, from a shocking red that you’ll wear all summer to a metallic silver that’ll have you on the dance floor long after your BFFs have tossed their pointy pumps aside. And if you’re lusting after the original, we’ve got a special croc embossed pair just for you.

Save: Aldo Ulirari ($45)

Steal: Ella Moss Serena ($218)

Splurge: Jenni Kayne D’Orsay Flat ($495)

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Anna Dello Russo Teams with H&M For Accessories Line

Anna Dello Russo

Beloved by street style bloggers and practically worshipped by just about every girl with a personal style blog and a camera (boyfriend photographer sold separately), Anna Dello Russo is a woman who wears many hats — both figuratively and literally. Not only does the colorful editor-at-large for Vogue Nippon strut for camera flashes (often wearing fantastic toppers, such as a certain gold cherry number ) at Fashion Weeks worldwide, but she also has her own blog, an eponymous perfume she spritzes on from a shoe-shaped flacon and side gigs with Macy’s and more.

For the first time, she’ll be putting her name on a line of accessories as she teams up with fast-fashion megabrand H&M to release a collection that will have bloggers salivating and clamoring for more!

Debuting October 4 at H&M stores worldwide, the range of minaudieres, jewelry and shoes draws from inspiration taken from Anna’s own Milanese pied-a-terre. Turquoise accents come straight from one of her favorite dressers, and all the gilt? Well let’s just say she’s got classic Italian style when it comes to heavy metals.

Anna Dello Russo accessories collection for H&M

€œI am excited by this collaboration: This is the first time H&M [has involved] a Fashion Director in a special project.

This is the sign of an important evolution in fashion, and I am both thrilled and humbled to be the one chosen to lead it,” said Anna Dello Russo. “I wanted to create precious accessories that are impossible to find. As a stylist I know accessorization is essential: It is the personal touch to any outfit. With these pieces everybody can have fun, turning an ordinary day into a fantastic fashion day.”

Now there’s more ways to pile on the bracelets a la Anna, from gold crocodiles to serpents and more. Or choose a few standout pieces like a cabochon-encrusted clutch, embellished-to-the-nines sunglasses or strappy sandals that all go nicely in the “trolley” (translation: luggage on wheels) that she’s included in her capsule collection. Whether or not it holds the whole collection is yet to be seen, but we say go for the gold and style it like you mean it!

For more information on Anna Dello Russo, visit www.annadellorusso.com

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Get it Now: Hakuho-do x Sephora PRO Collection

hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Brush Collection

To say that the brush selection at Sephora is exhaustive would be a huge understatement. Not only does the beauty superstore carry brush options from makeup brands such as NARS, Tarte, Marc Jacobs and more, it’s fully stocked with its own house brand of brushes so everyone can play makeup artist or just get the tools they need to get the job done. The options just got a little bit bigger with the Hakuho-do + Sephora PRO Brush Collection ($30-54), but don’t pass this one over: it’s the very first time the master Japanese brushmakers have ever collaborated with anyone €” so you know it’s got to be good.

Beauty junkies know Hakuho-do for creating some of the world’s very best brushes (and consequently, some of the most expensive). But Sephora wanted to bring the technology and technique of Hakuho-do to its customers, so the two teams worked together for a unique collection of synthetic brushes that marry Japanese tradition with Sephora’s cutting-edge ethos.

The five-piece collection includes everything that you’ll need to create a flawless face, including a powder, blush and highlighting brush (though many of these tools are master multi-taskers). There’s also a concealer brush and cheek brush to round out the collection.

Like all of Hakuho-do’s traditional offerings, these brushes are handmade in Japan using 200 year old techniques and these brushes are soft as cashmere €” yet manage to deposit more product onto the face (due to less absorption) and are more hygienic than natural hair, which can foster germs and bacteria. Want even more details? Here’s Sephora’s rundown:

Kusabi Wedge Sloping Powder Brush (Kusabi): A large angled powder brush with a brand-new shape developed by the Sephora Pro team for the self-application of powder, bronzer, or for neck shading.
Otsubu Large Teardrop Pointed Powder Brush (Otsubu): A large pointed powder brush to apply powder, contour, or bronzer.
Kotsubu Small Teardrop Pointed Highlighter (Kotsubu): A revolutionary medium-point highlighter brush for precision contouring and highlighting.
Ougi Fan Cheek Brush (Ougi): A universal blush brush to apply blush, contour, or for a natural, no-makeup look.
Kusuriyubi Angled Concealer Brush (Kusuriyubi): A multitasking brush with angled shape for allover eye shadow, cream eye shadow, undereye concealer, and highlighting.

Available at Sephora.