Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Single and ready to mingle! Kristin Cavallari was spotted getting in an early morning workout at LA’s West Hollywood Park.

On her cool down walk, Kristin fueled up with a “healthy” chocolate shake from celeb-loved health brand USANA– other celebs fans include Mel B, Ali Landry, Jennie Garth, Kelli Rutherford and Giada de Laurentis.

As we know, Kristin Cavallari signed on To Dancings with the Stars Season 13! Looks like she's already getting in shape for those sexy dance costumers with runs and USANA shakes! 

Monday, August 29, 2011

NYFW: A Peek at Rebecca Taylor's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

A little quote from Rebecca Taylor on her Spring 2012 Collection.......

The Spring 2012 muse is contemporary, fresh, and ethereal.  The collection emphasizes cut and color with unexpected cut-outs in silhouettes.  Shades of oyster are highlighted by bold citrus colors of lemon, lime and tangerine.  Cropped slouchy embellished sweaters, long skirts and voluminous outerwear in technical fabrics add edge while apron back dresses mixed with bone colored snake leather bibs inject a paired down cool attitude which sets the tone for the Spring 2012 collection.

We can't wait to see the show!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

cupcakeMAG Man of Style: Our Chat with Rob Kardashian

He's charming and buff -- and makes all the girls swoon. Rob Kardashian sits down and talks fashion, family and how to win his heart. We just can't get enough of his style too! 

cupcakeMAG: Khloe & Lamar just finished their first season (which you were hilarious on!) and Keeping up with the Kardashian just started the new season. How is it filming with your family all the time?

Rob: I LOVE filming with the Fam all the time because it is about the only time I get to see everyone together and that’s when we have the most fun!  Everyone is so busy nowadays but I remember the days when we would do bowling nights or dinners and then go to clubs but things are different these days and our family really doesn’t  like to go out and party like that anymore.  We our homebodies and just like to be with each other.

CM: When it comes to your sister's significant others, what's your philosophy? Are you welcoming from the start, or do you make them jump some hoops?

Rob: I am very welcoming if I vibe with the person. If the person is closed off and a bore then of course I am not going to open up.  Our Family is very fun and we need to see that from the other person as well.  We are all together all the time so we all need to click.  But I never make anyone jump through hoops.  I’m pretty easy going.

CM: Career-wise, where do you see yourself? I'm sure people ask you this all the time, but what do you want to do?

Rob: Well people just assume what they see is my entire life which is completely untrue. I think it’s hilarious that everyone who watches our show and thinks they know me and think I’m some loser with no job and mooches off my sisters.  My father raised me until he passed away and it was just me and him and his values with business and life are very strong and he would NEVER allow me to just be jobless.  He would kill me otherwise.  I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch believe it or not in high school with a bunch of my buddies and my girlfriend at the time.  It was pretty fun! (laughs) That lasted 2 months.  Then I worked for CBS/KCAL Sports for about 3 summers because I have a passion for being an ESPN anchor.  Then I went to USC and graduated from the Marshall Business School in Entrepreneurship.  Once I graduated I didn’t waste any time and I developed a skin care line called “Perfect Skin” with a partner of mine and I had my Sisters endorse the product.  I was working there for almost 2 years when I lost the passion for it and started an online video game company called “Rival Spot” which allows you to bet other people online in video games for money.  Pretty cool considering I LOVE video games!  I am developing a few more ventures currently.  Also, I am going to coach my high school track team with my good friend because we were really passionate about running in high school and just LOVE the sport! 

CM: Is there anything you miss about your life before the show?

Rob: I live the same life before the show as I do now.  Never did I change up my friends or become “Hollywood.”  That term makes me laugh.  I don’t even think of me as anything which I’m not in terms of the “celebrity” world.  I am the same guy as I was since middle school.  I do the same things and have the same circle.  I hate going out and I hate the fake scene.  But the opportunities that the show has brought to our Family is amazing and I just am taking advantage of that.   

Now, on to the style questions!

CM: What brands dominate your closet?

Rob: My high fashion game isn’t where I would want it to be yet because I still am into the more skater/surfer/hipster style.  I know how to get right and wear a suit if need be but I’m a casual guy and dress how I want to dress not how everyone else dresses.  Right now I wear CROOKS & CASTLES, DIAMOND, THE HUNDREDS.

CM: If you have an event to attend or you are going somewhere special do you dress yourself or do you look to your sisters for help?

Rob: I sometimes will ask for my Sister’s opinion and ask if I look ok because I hate going out and dressing up so I’m never comfortable and always need that second opinion.

CM: What upcoming projects do we have to look forward to? (We are pulling for The Rob & Lamar Show! You guys are SO funny together!)

Rob: I have a few things that are really cool but I can’t say yet! 

cupcakeMAG is a  big fan of all the Kardashians. Make sure you check out our interviews with Kourtney and Khloe too! And BIG THANKS to Rob for taking the time to chat with us - thanks for always making us laugh! 
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mezi Accessories Launch In US

The latest collection from Australian accessories brand, Mezi, reveals a more dramatic and directional offering, taking the brand’s aesthetic design to another level. Bringing together a combination of abstract expressionism and art deco shapes, the result is a superbly dynamic collection containing avant garde pieces, heavy layering and bold architectural structure.

The Autumn/Winter 2011 collection is a contrast from Mezi’s former collection with heavier metals and designs making for a rougher look and feel. Geometric shapes also take play as sculptural prisms and pyramid shapes are created through the use of various metal sculpting techniques, resulting in finishes with smooth pressed and hammered surfaces.

Mesh is used to its full capacity and through weaving and twisting of various chains of all thicknesses and weights, volume is accentuated in all neckpieces. Tubular mesh is also used to create unique bangles and rings, while more delicate metals are used in hammered metal and pearl earrings. Another key aspect of this collection is the use of knots, which allow pieces to be versatile in their wearing.

Mezi refined the color palette in the collection by opting for matte metals instead of the commonly used high shine finishes. The use of two contrasting tones can also be seen with rose golds, silvers and gunmetal intertwined in certain pieces such as flattened snake chains, raw chaining with unfinished edges, and fine mesh lined with heavy chains.

This season also presents an exciting collaboration with New Yorker Isaac Manevitz, creator of jewelry label Ben Amun. This collaborating collection features six pieces that utilize industrial-like matte gold chains, divergent mesh and oversized jewel shapes molded out of gunmetal grey, generously layered neckpieces and bracelets and earrings with statement clasps. 
Mezi’s Autumn Winter 2011 collection is available from selected boutiques internationally or online at

Monday, August 8, 2011

Our Latest Sponsor -- Welcome Gussy Sews!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our latest sponsor! Welcome Gussy Sews to the sidebar. Did we mention we are thrilled? Okay, we think you've got that. But, Maggie of Gussy Sews is one of the nicest gals we know in cyber space. We are so happy to be able to support everything she does. We first confessed our love for Gussy here -- just in case you need a refresher of why we just love Gussy! So, head over & support Gussy Sews now. 

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette take clothes off their backs for Charity!

The original Bachelorette Trista Sutter, The Bachelor’s Molly Mesnick and
eDrop-Off’s Corri McFadden auction off items for charity 

Trista Sutter (The Bachelorette) and Molly Mesnick (The Bachelor) are leading the pack of over 25 past contestants from the infamous shows to donate items worn during rose ceremonies, first dates and reunions. They have teamed up with luxury consignment service, eDrop-Off, to auction off the items beginning August 5th and ending on August 12th with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Red Cross. They will also help host a “finale” event with eDrop-Off founder, Corri McFadden on August 11th in Chicago. 

{Bid on one of Trista's dress now, bids start at $24.99!}
The various items include Trista Sutter’s rose ceremony dress (with Ryan), Molly Mesnick’s first rose ceremony dress (meeting Jason), Emily Maynard’s ceremony dress, Sarah Brice’s last rose ceremony dress (proposal to Charlie) and Ed Swiderski infamous green shorts. 

{Previously loved by Molly}
bid now here
Other participants include Ryan Sutter, Michelle Money, Nikki Kaapke, Graham Bunn, Jeremy Anderson, Jenn Waterman (Schefft), Shannon Oliver Robinson, Jason Mesnick, Peyton Wright, Chris Lamdton and Shawntel Newton, among others. 

About eDrop-Off
eDrop-Off is a Chicago based company that provides luxury consignment services to style savvy men and women. Specializing in reselling authentic designer clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and accessories since 2004, eDrop Off has recycled nearly 200,000 lbs. of clothing for over 1,500 consignors across the country.  Through an extensive knowledge of the luxury marketplace and impeccable customer service, eDrop-Off has earned a reputable power seller status on online, with over 150,000 successful transactions.   

We are so happy to spread the word and help Trista & Molly get the word out! 
So head over now to get your shop on! 

 Don't forget to show your support by following them on Twitter! 
Tweet @RedCross and @ShopeDropOff now. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chatting with Emily Loftiss!

I recently had the opportunity to chat with TV host, image consultant, dancer & model, Emily Loftiss!!!

Emily has been everything from an MTV MADE Coach, to a Radio City Rockette. She's worked as a TV Host for NBC, MTV, Time Warner and New York Fashion Week. She's traveled the country doing an array of Broadway shows, received national recognition for her choreography and currently models for L'Oreal Professionals.

I just had to get all the scoop on all the fun things she is doing! Read on to hear about her exciting new projects that you will not want to miss out on!

1. Emily, it seems you can just do it all!! Hosting, modeling, dancing... What is your favorite hat to wear?

It honestly changes daily. It truly depends on what I'm doing at the moment. If I am in the middle of Fashion week I think, "This is it! I love nothing more than to interview celebs, designers, and models!" But then a week later I'm performing on stage in front of an audience and I think, "no this is really where my heart is." I love that in the Entertainment World you can juggle a million businesses. I wouldn't change my Hosting/Emcee/fashion -beauty blog/dance teacher/pageant consultant/dancer/ model life for anything! I'm never bored!

2. Recently we saw you as a coach on MTV's Made! What did you think of the experience?

What a crazy 4 weeks that was. You have to remember the camera was rolling ever single second of ever single day. There were over 40 hours of footage crammed into a 1 hour show. There were MANY fights and make-ups that didn't make it into production. I'm happy to say that Kenzie and I are still in touch and she honestly turned over a new leaf. I love it that she'll text me "I got a new skirt and jewelry today at the mall! I'll send you a pic!" She wants me to be proud of her, and I truly am on her huge transformation.

3. You've interviewed a lot of celebrities, and met some really cool people. Who was the most interesting and memorable? Give us all the juicy details!!

Hmmmm let's see. Christina Ricci is THE cutest most down to earth girl on the planet. I swear James Franco was on drugs when I interviewed him! Mel B from Spice Girls has NO filter and will say anything that comes to her mind. She has a mouth like a sailor! Tim Gunn is one of my idols and is completely sincere and genuine. He just kept hugging me the whole interview! Christian Siriano, designer, came to below my shoulder. He is tiny. Kristin Chenowith really is that darling. It's crazy when your friends become stars-I've known Mathew Morrison from Glee for 8 years. Lord we always cut up and act a fool when he's around. Christina Perri, who's hit song Jar of Heart is everywhere- I stayed at her house last year and drove her car when she was out of town. She's the absolute best! Heart of an angel.

4. We LOVE your new site Loftiss Closet!!! I am always stalking out all the amazing clothes and accessories! How did you get the idea for this?

I really try to clean out my closet every 6 months. Well that time rolled around again and I had SOOO many clothes that were already featured on my Hosting Reel or seen on tv with MADE. I just needed to start over. Instead of taking them to a local consignment store a friend suggested I sell them on my blog Loftiss Says. In 2 weeks I sold around $1200 and got rid of so many things. Suddenly ALLLL my friends wanted in. I created Loftiss Closet because it's the perfect place to pick up fabulous designer clothes at a ridciously discounted price. It's less intimating then Ebay and I ensure you are completely happy with your purchase. I haven't had one complaint yet! My best clients are the Southern folks (ps I'm from South GA). I think it's because they want a amazing piece of New York. It's a win win for everyone!!!!!

5. What could we find in your makeup bag?

Here are some of my favorite things:

*Bobbi Brown blush in Nectar- perfect summer color
*Nuxe Dry Oil- makes your skin look perfectly dewy and doesn't break you out
*Ron King -liquid eyeliner I picked up in Austin, TX. I'll cry when I run out!
*Georgie Beauty false eyelashes- huge believer in fake lashes and rocking them all alot! And these are the best!
*Covergirl Lash Blast- this really is my favorite mascara. I've tried them all and this is my go to.
*Laure Geller Baked Blush N' Brighten -BRONZER!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!
*some random bright nail polish- usually orange or Tiffany blue

6. Where do you get your style inspiration from? Do you have a "go to" outfit?

I personally don't want to blend in and black, especially in NYC, is the go to color. I'm the complete opposite! My favorite colors are bright Orange and Green!!!! I love walking down the street and feeling like a ray of sunshine. I am a genuinely happy person and I want my clothes to reflect that. I take huge fashion risks and feel comfortable rocking all styles and trends. Fashion is FUN!!!! Don't make it too complicated. My "go to" outfit day look is a blue jean onesie I picked up in Nashville. Just add tons of gold necklaces and bangles, orange lipstick, my cat-eye sunglasses and light brown sandles. My night time look is always a little dress. I am loving this color blocking dress from Lohemans with a yellow blouse, white skirt and grey zipper up the back. Louboutins nude heels and a Tory Burch gold clutch.

7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? We can't wait to see all the fabulous things you do!

WELL THAT IS THE QUESTION OF THE YEAR! I just wrote a Make-Over TV Show and I'm trying to figure out how to fine tune that and workshop that to different networks. I'd love to be hosting a fab show related to Fashion and Beauty while working on my make-over book. I know I have to get some bigger things under my belt before I start my empire of books, fashion line etc... I just keep trucking along and I know it will all happen. This is when hard work and faith join hands.

8. What is next for you? Any new projects in the works?

I'm still modeling for L'Oreal. I am teaching Masterclasses in Dance and business side of Entertainment Career across the US. I just launched "That Would Work If...." Seminars when I help clients tweak their closets in being more fashion forward. Writing for my blog -which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! I'm really great about keeping my website/blog updated so check them out to see where in the world I'm traveling next!

9. What is your best advice? For anything!

DREAM BIG!!!! If I was realistic about life I would have never moved to NYC, danced professionally for 8 years, booked gigs in tv, print, commercials, tours etc. I have always been my biggest fan and surrounded myself with people who love me and want me to succeed. If you want it....make it happen. I really do believe in making your own fate. And when you do make your own choices on your life you will be happier within than you can ever imagine.

Don't you just love Emily?? She can seriously do it all! We are so glad she is a friend of cupcakeMAG!!

To keep up with Emily or to contact her for image consultations/Masterclasses, check out her website: And please check out her blog: to learn about Fashion, Pop Culture, Beauty Tips and more! Also check out her newest site, to score some amazing clothes and accessories!

You can also follow Emily on twitter!! @EmilyLoftiss And be her facebook friend!!

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