To Cape or Not to Cape

Recent conversations with an uber stylish friend (à la the Vera Wang house) turned to the topic of capes. We wrestled for a while with this comeback trend. You see, there's a fine line between going grandma-esque and cape cool. So after sorting out all options, we've nailed down our favorites and are opting for effortless elegance like this cashmere Holmes & Yang.

 And this gorgeous Maison Martin Margiela felt number combats any cape fear rather quickly.

 Crosstown Traffic open fringed jacket and 19 4t’s specked cape.

MSGM tri colored panel coat and Racel Zoe's Candice Cape-Sleeve Coat.

Freedom of movement, chic comfort and warmth. Is there really any question?

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People's Choice Beauty

Maybe it’s because we have a penchant for all things gilded, but last night’s People’s Choice Award winners for best in beauty were Allison Williams and Naomi Watts. Looking fresh-faced both stars get our virtual high five for having healthy looking, well cared for skin.

Allison Williams Naomi Watts

Allison's simple side swept hair and heavily lined eyes accented in gold were the perfect touch to her strapless Altuzarra cocktail dress. And Naomi Watts can do no wrong in our opinion.  Her natural makeup look keeps all the focus on her black and gold Alexander McQueen stunner with jewel embellished collar. Without a doubt, these are our choicest beauty looks.

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Hand Rejuvenation Treatments

Did you catch our favorite cougar Courteney Cox on Jay Leno? Looking radiant at 48 (impossible right?) Courteney made brief mention of having had a fraxel treatment on her hands. Hand rejuvenation treatments like fraxel lasers are a popular cosmetic procedure known for being an effective, non-invasive way to resurface the skin. Hand rejuvenation is not inexpensive or without risks though.

Courteney Cox Jay Leno

We're not there yet, but we certainly understand the draw to fraxel lasering. Long-term UVA damage results in brown spots and wrinkling on the back of hands from time spent in the sun.  To prevent the breakdown of collagen in the skin, we recommend daily applications of broad spectrum sunscreen with mineral actives titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

New You Courteney Cox

And especially important for Courteney post-fraxel, would be frequent use of Environmental Defense Hand Cream with SPF 15 which not only protects the newly treated delicate skin from further UV damage, but will continue to even out skin tone and lighten hyperpigmentation spots naturally.

You can read more about Courteney in the premier issue issue of New You magazine where she dishes on some of her other favorite cosmetic treatments.  “You know what, I’m game for anything. I’m very open to trying to prolong the inevitable.” Aging may be an ineluctable part of life and we're eager to pick up New You magazine for breakthrough beauty and anti-aging secrets. Though here at Soleil Organique you can be assured that we've got the premature aging thing on lock. It all starts with sunscreen friends. Enter to WIN our Environmental Defense Hand Cream SPF 15 here as part of our Maintenance Collection giveaway going on now!
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Winter Skincare and Sunscreen Giveaway

winter sun protection

Who listed, ‘use sunscreen everyday’ as a 2013 resolution? No? It’s ok, we’re here to help and winter is the ideal time to adopt this new skin loving practice. Snow reflects and scatters UV rays and dry winter air makes the season one of the harshest for our skin, leaving it susceptible to long-term damage. Start now and when spring rolls around, your sunscreen wearing habit will be well-perfected and your skin will be radiant. Keep reading to find winter skincare tips. Just to make sure you’re kicking off your new habit naturally, we’re sponsoring a giveaway.  Three lucky S.O. subscribers will WIN the Soleil Organique Maintenance Collection.

soleil organique maintenance collection

Included in the collection are 4 key products to help keep your skin protected, hydrated and nourished: -Environmental Defense Anti-Aging Primer -Environmental Defense Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF 20 -Environmental Defense Eye Therapy SPF 15 -Environmental Defense Hand Cream SPF 15 To qualify you must be a Lifestyle SOphisticate subscriber and perform any or all of the actions below. Each action affords an extra entry to the giveaway so do all four and you’ll be entered four times - just leave us a comment for each. Not a Lifestyle SOphisticate subscriber yet? Sign up here.
  1. Comment below and tell us what skincare resolutions you’re making this year.
  2. Like us on Facebook  and share this post from our Page with your friends.
  3. Follow us on Twitter and tweet ‘I just entered to #WIN the @SoleilOrganique Maintenance Collection! #SOskincare #giveaway.’
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This giveaway is valued at $272 (x3) and is open to US residents only due to US contest laws. We’ll select 3 lucky readers at random on January 13th, 2013. Good luck and stay sun safe everyone!
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