2010 August 2
WHAT: Sphatika Gold Finishing Serum
WHY: Whether it's edible gold leaf topping your favorite dessert or stacks of gold bangles on your wrist, there's no denying the appeal of the shiny stuff---even in your makeup. Sphatika's intensive process, which involves turning gold into powder, fermenting it and adding acids, then distilling the liquid several times (done according to the rhythm of the sun and moon), may hearken back to the medieval times, but add just two or three drops to your skin after moisturizing and you'll experience hydration and protection as effective as it is luxurious.
2010 July 30
WHAT: Gap real straight jeans
WHY: Our obsession with gaps is well documented---as is our obsession with perfect denim. But when they come together? Patrick Robinson revolutionized Gap's jeans last year with the 1969 collection, and he's showing no signs of slowing; while his first collection focused on perfecting the basics, the fall lineup is teeming with tiny details that we love, like zippers, legging cuts, and this pair, which is lined with a graphic bird print for an adorable cuff.
2010 July 29
WHAT: Diane von Furstenberg sunglasses
WHY: It doesn't get much more cheery than DvF---even when it rains! Luckily, the sun is shining today, making it the perfect time to break out a pair of hot pink shades (they come in teal, black and brown, too, but The Daily is partial to pink, natch). A retro cat-eye shape and quirky print along the temples add an extra dash of liveliness.
AVAILABLE: DVF, New York, 646.486.4800 and www.dvf.com
2010 July 28
WHAT: Jeffrey Monteiro Eve dress in garnet
WHY: Whether he's been on your rader since his eponymous line launched two years ago or just since being named creative director at Bill Blass in December, Jeffrey Monteiro is certainly one to watch. As we're into instant gratification, ourselves (his Blass creations won't hit stores for months), we're partial to this garnet-hued Eve frock for fall---up close it has an incredibly detailed, micro-pleated texture. Now, if only these 90-degree temperatures could cool it a bit...
AVAILABLE: Barneys New York, available mid-August