To promote her flavor-inspired fragrance collection, Lollipop Bling, which includes combinations of notes such as honey with pineapple, chocolate raspberry & magnolia, and gourmet jelly beans with golden peony (!), Mariah was definitely going for the sugar overload. "To celebrate my 18th #1 single, Touch My Body, the Empire State Building was lit in my favorite colors: pink & lavender," reminisces the singer. "I was on the rooftop of my New York penthouse looking at this amazing sight, when Nick surprised me with a hefty diamond ring inside the wrapper of a lollipop ring. And when Elizabeth Arden heard my song "Candy Bling" - an obscure track from my last album, "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" but definitely one of my favorites - Lollipop Bling was born!"
GET THE LOOK: Bling, sometimes, is just the thing! Especially while there's still warm weather to be enjoyed, short-shorts to be worn, and, since school's technically still out for summer: rules to be broken. In particular: wearing big heels with a tiny hemline, piling on too much bling (Bonus Points for anything pink), and just generally enjoying being a girlie-girl. The chambray-blue top Mariah is wearing in her poster is a great starting point; what makes this bling-encrusted look featuring short-shorts-with-heels fun as opposed to, say, totally slutty is maintaining some balance: the preppiness of the buttondown shirt against the girlie'ness of the sandals; the pimped-out pink sunnies against the chic of the designer denim shorts. And as for accessories, pile 'em on & gimme some sugar!
SHOP THE LOOK: Lollipop Bling fragrances - ElizabethArden.com; MiH Jeans shirt, Victoria Beckham Denim shorts, Erickson Beamon necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane cocktail ring, Mykita Andreas sunglasses, Anya Hindmarch "Marano" glitter clutch, Miu Miu belt, Jimmy Choo "Vamp" sandals - all available at NET-A-PORTER.com; Lorac Multiplex 3-D lip gloss & Dior 5-Colour "Petal Shine" eyeshadow quad - Sephora.com
- Lesley Scott