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Happy Halloween from your friends at Mieux & Mieux! Local? We’ve got a special Halloween treat for you! Today, in store only, whisper “BOO!” at checkout to save 20% on your entire purchase!! We’re open until 6 for super-scary savings on your favorite designer brands.
xo,
Liza, Editorial Director

Thirsty Thursday: Boo Brews – Halloween-Inspired Cocktails

Halloween may still be a week away, but let’s be honest: you’re totally already getting started. 

We're obsessed with themes. Drinks are good too. Image via Pinterest.

We’re obsessed with themes. Drinks are good too. Image via Pinterest.

It’s officially the haunting season, Mieuxs, and theme parties galore are  happening this weekend. Going to one? Hosting one? Whatever your halloweekend has in store, you’ll likely be indulging in a cocktail or two! Get things started with these themed drinks–after all, it just isn’t halloween without pumpkin and candy corn!

For more Halloween drink ideas, make sure to check out this amazing post on drinks to match your costume over at Surf and Sunshine! Speaking of which…what are you going to be for Halloween this year?!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

Mani Monday: Grown-Up Halloween Nails

Spooky chic. Image via Pinterest.

Spooky chic. Image via Pinterest.

Much as we love our nail art, sometimes a lady desires a look that’s a little more sophisticated….Even for Halloween. The answer to the twenty-something halloween-inspired nails of our dreams? This manicure. No pumpkins, cobwebs, or tiny tombstones here! Just creepiness that also happens to be totally chic. Further proof:  It boasts high-fashion beginnings. Tempted? Read on to find out more!

The particular paint job in question made its debut on the Tess Giberson Spring 2014 runway. To create the look, nail technician Jin Soon Choi dotted on her JINSOON Obsidian polish, then used a makeup sponge to wipe most of it off, making a subtle, yet totally grungy statement with darkly-colored cuticles and stray streaks down each nail. 

The makings of a killer mani. Image via Pinterest.

The makings of a killer mani. Image via Pinterest.

On her blog, Jin’s Journal, Jin Soon posted a backstage video of the Tess Giberson show, in which she discusses her inspiration and breaks down the steps for copping the manicure yourself.  It’s incredibly simple, but also packs a serious punch. Did we mention that the whole dark cuticle thing is kinda creepy? It totally is, which makes it absolutely ideal for a grown-up halloween look. If you want to make things more traditional, fill in the uncolored part of your nails with an orange polish. If you’re looking for a more glamourous look, opt for a metallic. Whatever your design aesthetic, you’ll end up with eye-catching, vaguely spooky nails. Gotta love that!

How do you feel about 24/7 nail art? Do you prefer a more pared down manicure? Would you paint your nails like this for halloween? Share your thoughts with a comment!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

Inspired: Cleopatra

Elizabeth-Taylor-001 Fashion and movies go hand-in-hand, and even years later, classic films such as “Cleopatra” (1963) still inspire the world. As one of the most expensive films ever made at $44 million, $323 million today, the film actually took a loss at the box office. “Cleopatra” was a tedious production, full of setback with Taylor’s illness, and bad weather. Still, the lavish sets and period costumes were unlike anything of its time and made an impression on film. Goddess Elizabeth Taylor played leading lady Cleopatra, a pivotal role in her career. She holds a record for one of the most costume changes, 65 total, throughout the course of the film and looked sexy in every outfit. I lust over the 60s interpretation of the classic story with the dramatic Egyptian eye makeup, ornate headdresses, and sultry fabrics. Whether or not the tale was historically accurate, the film was opulent and theatrical and definitely transcends as one of the most iconic films to date. Getting inspired by this film doesn’t mean just being Cleopatra for Halloween. Channel your inner Taylor by opting for a heavy top liner and bronzer for high impact on a simple outfit. You could also layer lots of gold, playing with headpieces, chains, and deep gem tones. Let us know what inspires your style!

Rida Islam, Fashion Editor