Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Golden Globes nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film, Amy Adams, looked radiant as she wore a gorgeous strapless Marchesa gown with her fabulous red hair worn in a flowing, back-braided updo created by celebrity stylist Laini Reeves.
Laini Reeves explains how the look was styled:
I wanted to create a soft 20’s mood, but in a different, modern way. We started by changing the texture of her hair before we went on to loosely braid and roll the chignon.
Amy has a beautiful, full and thick head of hair and a nice, natural wave. We started by washing her hair with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo which infuses the hair with argan oil, keratins, fatty acids, and proteins. Combined with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner, it immediately controlled the hair and left it smoother, frizz free and easy to manage and style.
I then applied Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, $31.80, while it was drying, from root to end to give soft hold while further smoothing the texture and adding definition and shine. I rough-dried the hair with my hands to get the water out and created a bit of a messed up texture with a slight touch of wave for a more modern, freer look. The hair was air dried except at the roots, where I used a blow dryer.
Next, I used a 1” curling iron to make curls in different parts of the hair that needed to be filled in and then smoothed and blended them in. I made a side part and prepared some pieces from the front of the hair to frame her face, pinning them in an “S”-shape and away from the rest of the hair.
I gathered and pulled back the rest of hair, made a loose braid that I doubled up, rolled upwards and pinned at the nape, with the cross texture side of the braid showing. Only five thick bobby pins were used to secure the style in place.
Finally, I released the “S”-shaped sections in the front and pinned them behind the ear to open her face up and to show off her cheek bones. I then sprayed the look with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray, $21.00, to keep everything in place with movable shine, without looking like it was sprayed.
Monday, January 17, 2011
For Spring 2011 The Limited brings out classics & staples with little twists.
One of my favorite trends that will get mileage between right now, spring and even early fall of 2011. The skinny cargo, I love it in an olive drab color, dressed up with a trench and pumps worn to work. Cropped & dropped-waisted are two twists that The Limited puts on khakis making them playful!
For more visit: www.thelimited.com
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Good Shoe Project: Payless & World Vision - Free shoes for children in El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala
Payless is making it easier and affordable to give to children in need with the launch of The Good Shoe Project. Whenever a customer purchases the exclusive Airwalk Hopeshoe for $19.99 at Payless or www.payless.com between Dec. 15, 2010, through Feb. 14, 2011, the retailer commits to giving a free pair of kids' shoes to a child in need in Central America through a new alliance with humanitarian organization World Vision.
Through this two-month sales event held at Payless.com and all Payless stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, the retailer said it will donate, at minimum, 100,000 pairs of free children’s shoes to be distributed next year to children in need in El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala. The retailer said it expects shopper interest in this shoe-giving program to be strong and that it expects to donate more than the minimum pairs.
Payless is dedicated to democratizing the latest fashion, design and ideas in footwear and accessories for all to enjoy – and that means democratizing giving programs too. The Good Shoe Project was developed as a result of consumers' desire to be more involved in the process of giving to children in need. It is a strong complement to the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kidsgiving program that was first launched in 2008 and has resulted in Payless giving 3.4 million in free shoes to kids during the holidays.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
From left to right: Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo ($9.45), Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Conditioner ($9.45) and Avalon Organics Lavender Hand & Body Lotion ($11.45)
Avalon Organics skincare essentials are available nationwide at Whole Foods Markets, CVS, Target,
Walgreens and natural food stores as well as at www.avalonorganics.com.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
"That's not true. Trust me, I've tried Botox on the show," Kardashian confessed to "Extra" at the E! Television Critics Assn junket. "I'm the first one to talk about anything that I do. It really pisses me off that all of these plastic surgery rumors are always linked to me."
Kim continued, "I have the flu. I'm puffy and swollen, and I have no make-up on. Why would I just do my bottom lip? My top lip was smaller and my bottom lip was huge and I'm thinking that would be the worst doctor on earth to do one lip and not the other. It's definitely something that I would never do. I think my lips are big enough to my taste level."
Kim and sister Kourtney are launching their new show, "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," January 23 at 10:00 PM on E!
For the complete one-on-one with Kim Kardashian
Tune-in to “Extra” Wednesday, January 12th
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Kerry Washington sparkled in a dress by Alberto Makali and Tacori jewels on the red carpet at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards in New York City.
Kerry accessorized her bright blue mini with Tacori "Dantela" diamond studs, starting at $1190. http://www.tacori.com.
Monday, January 10, 2011
NeimanMarcus.com Launches Spring 2011 Collections & Showcases Videos of Fashion Week from New York, Milan, Paris and London
Today, NeimanMarcus.com launches the arrival of spring collections online with a virtual fashion week beginning Monday, January 10th and running through January 13th. Videos of the Spring 2011 designer runway shows will be showcased daily from 11 AM CST to 8:00 PM CST. Show looks available for sale will be shown on the site in each designer's boutique. During the airing of the runway show, the looks available for sale will be available for viewing at the same time. This will be the first time on NeimanMarcus.com that so many videos have been grouped together and made available for customer viewing while showcasing product from the collections that is available for purchase.
Each day, Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing will call out highlights of the day's line-up. Roopal Patel, Senior Market Editor, Fashion Accessories, will also be calling out shoes and handbags that were seen on the runways or were inspired by what was seen on the runway.
"Runway videos capture all the exuberance and excitement of the catwalk," said Ken Downing. "From her own virtual front row seat, our customer will be able to shop the hottest trends of the season, in the season."
The schedule of shows is as follows:
Monday, January 10
11:00 Herve Leger
12:00 Lela Rose
1:00 Nanette Lepore
2:00 Rebecca Taylor
5:00 Narcisco Rodriguez
6:00 Badgley Mischka
8:00 Oscar de la Renta
Tuesday, January 11
11:00 Michael Kors
12:00 Carolina Herrera
1:00 Carmen Marc Valvo
3:00 Naeem Khan
4:00 J Mendel
5:00 Vera Wang
8:00 Donna Karan
Wednesday, January 12
11:00 Aquilano Rimondi
3:00 Alberta Ferretti
6:00 Roberto Cavalli
Thursday, January 13
11:00 Burberry Prorsum
1:00 Christopher Kane
2:00 Zac Posen
5:00 Giambattista Valli
8:00 Yves Saint Laurent
Where did Britney get her perfect clutch that goes with everything? Well, she designed it herself! And no, she doesn't have her own line, but you can go on to http://www.1154lill.com/ and design one yourself!
Brittany designed an ERINN clutch in Ivory Sheen ($96), the same clutch carried by celebs like Jen Garner, Carissa Capobianco, and Tenley Molzahn! http://www.1154LILL.com/.
Friday, January 7, 2011
With celebrity fans including: Hillary Swank, Brandy and TV hosts of Hollyscoop, Lionette is a globally inspired jewelry line. The newest pieces include breast plates, chokers & chains. Head designer Noa Sade crafts armor worthy body jewelry, oversized pendants, and layers of chains with a bold and incessantly fashionable woman in mind. Lionette makes a statement and demands attention, and meanwhile can’t help but be charming. It’s Lionette’s versatility, at once elegant and ornate, that makes it irresistible and keeps you guessing.
Noa plays with glass coloring and experiments with metal. She combines different lengths and textures of chains and her pieces showcase gems, glass crystals, and semi precious and precious stones. The collection likewise features ruby, topaz, onyx, turquoise, moonstone, agates, pearls, fluorite, jade, lapis and carnelian.
Lionette by Noa Sade is available online at www.lionetteny.com and at various high end international retailers. For a store list, to pull samples or request high resolution images, please contact email@example.com. Price ranges from $95-$500.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Cameron Diaz carried an EmberSkye clutch while hanging out in Hollywood, Ca. The star, arm-in-arm with gal pal Joanna Garcia, accessorized with the black Zip Clutch (style#710, black leather, $400).
Cameron looked so good with the bag, the designer even decided to name it the "Cameron Clutch."
Launched this summer, EmberSkye is already a Hollywood favorite, with celebrity fans including Fergie, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Lowndes, and Whitney Port; http://www.emberskye.com/.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Mark your calendar for these fee-free days in 2011:
* January 15-17
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend)
* April 16-24
(National Park Week)
* June 21
(First day of summer)
* September 24
(Public Lands Day)
* November 11-13
(Veterans Day weekend)
Making the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors with their own special offers.
Here’s a tip – many of your 394 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!http://www.nps.gov/
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
Monday, January 3, 2011
What hair styles will dominate 2011? Will Kim Kardashian leave those horrendous cornrows in her hair? Surely that look will not make a Top 10 List. Roy Teeluck wanted to share his Best Tressed List of 2010 as we embark onto the Year of the Rabbit, Jessica that is, here are his favorite looks of the last year.
Even though we spent the past few months whipping our hair back and forth, Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan, and The Biebs chopped it all off making 2010 the unofficial year of the pixie. Roy says, "A pixie is a great way to show off your face and is very low maintenance style-wise."
SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING BOB
A bob is a fantastic way to take your hair from drab to fab. By creating a blunt layer (or indie layers in ScarJo's case), you showcase those cheekbones and instantly create a timeless look. Roy (who personally styles Hillary Clinton and Olivia Palermo) says that leaving the sides a little longer makes for a modern version that softens the hard edge of a classic bob.
THE TAMING OF THE DO
For long haired glamour girls, 2010 was all about change. Taylor Swift broke up with her signature curls and started rocking blunt bangs and a pin-straight look. Model Lily Aldridge got on the Balayage bandwagon and warmed up her brown hair with some golden highlights. Emma Stone ditched her red hair and officially became a California blonde.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Savvy shoppers can put their best fashion foot forward this New Year’s Eve by primping on a budget. Get your New Years Eve shopping at off-price retailers like Marshall's, where they can score the season’s hottest looks for less. Check out the new Marshall's on 6th ave, for more stores visit: www.Marshalls.com. Designers at a discount are the best way to go!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Taking a cue from numerous divas who have been donning the Chrome metallic nail look, Broadway Nails introduces a glue-on Chrome nail that’s longer-lasting and looks exactly like the minx manicure.
We love the Fashion Diva Nail Kits! Especially the new Broadway Chrome nails, $5.99, available at www.beautyonlinesupply.com and at major drugstores nationwide, come in longer lengths that can be filed or clipped to any desired shape or length. Plus, to add a creative accent, mix in the zebra print Chrome nail on the pinkie nail or other nails.
Monday, December 27, 2010
As this record storm pummels the northeast, EverSoPopular got some good tips on how to navigate in this weather from an MD. Dr. Ronald Grelsamer, a leading surgeon and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, as a hip and knee specialist, Dr. Grelsamer is familiar with injuries associated with winter weather and shared his expert advice on how to prevent them.
Here is some useful advice from Dr. Grelsamer about how to avoid injury during the winter season on slippery sidewalks and roads.
1. Move your feet ever so slightly apart as you walk. This will give you better balance. If the street is really slippery, bend your knees a little bit. You may feel that you look funny, but it’s worth it.
2. When going down an incline, consider turning sideways. Do NOT cross one foot over the other, as you will have no balance while your feet are crossed. If the ground is steep, bend your knees (this is where those annoying ski lessons can pay off).
3. Protect your dominant arm. That would be the right if you are a righty, the left one if you are a lefty. Since a fall occurs very quickly, you have no time to plan for that. One recommendation is to hold your coat with your dominant hand, which instinctively leaves the other one to break your fall. If you are carrying something, do so with the dominant hand. Again, instinctively you will then use the weaker hand to brace yourself, should you fall.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
With the number of shopping days ticking down, a cool t-shirt can be an easy last minute gift ideas. Check out premium t-shirt maker PJE Los Angeles (www.pjelosangeles.com).
Made from superior fabrics and printed with water-based inks for a soft hand and luxe feel, our Fast & Loud and You Can’t Handle This styles bring a dose of lighthearted swagger to any girl’s wardrobe and are the perfect fit for your favorite badass.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Snoop Dogg sits down by the fireplace to recite the classic “Twas the Night before Christmas” like you’ve never quite heard it told before. Check out Snoop’s version of this classic tale, brought to you by Pepsi MAX, to get you into the holiday spirit!
Monday, December 20, 2010
In rural South Africa poverty and HIV/AIDS are leaving millions of children without adequate care and support. The purchase of these bracelets funds Thanda After-School, a non-profit organization that provides after school skills development, lessons and activities for vulnerable children. The school works to create long-term changes, with a focus on entrepreneurship, poverty alleviation, and HIV/AIDS prevention.www.until.org. All products are handmade in rural South Africa, enabling people to support their families, while creating pride in their work and hope for their communities.
Until There's A Cure Foundation
is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness about HIV/AIDS
through the sale of The Bracelet. All proceeds fund prevention education,
care services and vaccine development. For more info visit: www.until.org.
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