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Beauty Back-Up

New Year’s Eve parties are the perfect excuse to go completely over-the-top glam. And that includes your make-up. But if your creative coloring skills cause passersby to wonder if you’ve just come from your performance under the big top—not, by the way, the desired effect—turn to Shu Uemura. On December 28, the Japanese cosmetic company’s Fillmore boutique will be hosting one-on-one consultations with celebrity make-up artist Gina Brooke, who’s created looks for such glamzillas as Madonna, Naomi and Giselle. Here, you can go for a pre-party test run with those foxy cheek-grazing faux fur diamante lash extensions or a dramatic red-hot lip with beauty back-up on hand.

Urban Casual Comfort

Kiersten

Kiersten, 31, color analyst
Lives in: Jingletown in Oakland
Wearing: jacket and sweatshirt from Target, Jordache jeans, Vans sneaks, Kangol hat
My style icon: Jean Seberg

Look of the Week: Dylan

Join us weekly as the Notori.us crew features a look that is meticulously styled, coiffed and made up to create a runway-ready look with fashion-forward selections straight from local boutiques in your neighborhood.

Look of the week

For the day: leather jacket by Ever ($750); dress by Alexander Wang  ($475); boots by Joie ($420).

Quirky with a Splash of Class

Caitlin

Caitlin, 25, assistant to creative director
Lives in: Russian Hill
Wearing: Xhilaratin mini-dress and leggings from Target, Bottega Veneta tote, Nordstrom's slouch boots, Banana Republic newsboy cap (Wearing the cap usually forces me to lapse into a Cockney accent.)
My style icon: Cate Blanchett. She's incredibly sophisticated, but can still pull off these really unconventional pieces.

Live. Look Good.

Chris_Danielle

Chris (left), 29, entrepreneur/Revel Industries
Lives in: the Mission
Wearing: Gytha Mander
My style icon: Michael Moskowitz
Most recent fashion find: The blazer I'm wearing!

Danielle, 23, Esquire sales assistant
Lives in: Russian Hill
Wearing: Paige jeans, NY street vendor hat, Gap sweatshirt jacket

Ice Princess

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to chat with Sasha Cohen, the 2006 Winter Olympics silver medalist, who breezed through town to perform at the Embarcadero Center ice skating rink en route to Russia for the Stars on Ice tour. The figure skating expo (which also featured a local youth synchronized skating troupe, the Tremors) was part of Starbucks’ Spread the Holiday Cheer promotion and fundraiser for the non-profit music organization Little Kids Rock.

North Meets East

December is only half way through and like most monthly magazine editors, I’m already getting close to wrapping up our February issue. Those of you planning a trip to Tahoe will want to check out my fashion piece on cool snow gear. But for those skiing and boarding enthusiasts, who are already heading north for the holidays, stop by The North Face (180 Post St., 415-433-3223) this weekend for its limited edition NSE collection.

Party Perfect

It’s that time of year again when I’m fielding those ubiquitous what-to-wear-to-the-office-holiday-party questions from family and friends. Is an LBD too expected? Is this mini-dress a little too mini? Is cleavage ever ok? (The answers to the questions should be no, probably and “definitely not.”)
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