Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Severely pointed pumps -
Designers have been introducing more round toe options (less menacing to the toes) and have softened the points. Extreme points look harsh and feel even worse. Loose them!
Super skinny jeans -
Straight jeans will stick around, but as trends swing back to wider pant legs, super skinny will look dated.
This is a look that can easily go wrong. Let’s face it...leggings are quite difficult for the average woman to pull off. Some common mistakes made while wearing leggings are: wearing with a top too short, not wearing the right shoes (could there be anything less flattering than leggings and flats?) and finally the too sheer leggings. Bend over and nothing is left to the imagination!
Flip flops and other plastic foot wear –
I think we all know deep down this footwear is really not okay. I wonder if people convince themselves that because shoes are not worn at eye level, people don’t notice them as much. The wrong footwear can completely undo a beautiful outfit. Shoes count!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Say "Bon Voyage" to Blemishes: HappyMe Skincare Throws a Goodbye Blemish Bash to Celebrate their Launch at Duane Reade
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- 260 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, NY - Tuesday, April 12 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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- 22 W. 48th Street in Manhattan, NY - Wednesday, April 13 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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- 254 Park Avenue in Manhattan, NY - Thursday, April 14 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- 100 W. 57th Street in Manhattan, NY - Thursday, April 14 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
From dresses and tuxedos to flowers, photos and limo services, high school students (and parents) could end up dishing out a ton of cash on junior and senior prom. Heck, you could throw an entire wedding for the same price.
Since teenagers have more important worries, like finding the perfect date, coming up with the cash should be the least of their concerns. With a touch of savvy planning, students can find smart ways to keep prom costs under control.
We asked consumer savings expert, Andrea Woroch, to share some savvy tips to feel like prom royalty without blowing your budget:
1. Borrow Accessories
Dig through your grandma's or mom's jewelry box to find retro costume jewelry or a vintage clutch to pair with your dress. You could also ask your sister, cousin or friends if you can borrow a fabulous pair of earrings or necklace for the special evening. If you decide to invest in jewelry, make sure it's a style you can wear for many years to come.
2. Find Frugal Frocks
Every teenage girl wants to look like a princess at prom, but blowing your budget on a formal gown you will wear only once isn't a smart purchase. Consider a simple cocktail dress that will serve double duty for post-prom celebrations, like college formals and weddings. Browse consignment shops and thrift stores for fabulous vintage frocks at prices that run as low as $20. Or, search sale racks at stores like Nordstrom and Dillards, which offer a large discount dress selection. Don't forget to compare prices online and search for dresses and women's shoe coupons to score even better deals from sites like CouponSherpa.com.
Dreaming of a designer dress? Sign up for flash-sale sites like Hautelook & Daily Candy Swirl! to receive daily deal alerts on popular fashion brands for savings of up to 70-percent off.
3. Do Your Own Grooming
Extremely formal up-dos are no longer popular, so consider doing your own hair. If you're old enough for prom, you're probably capable of handling your own makeup and nails. You could also swap services with friends. You could easily save up to $200, and ultimately look more like your real self. Include your mom or aunt, who may also be able help curl your locks and your lashes. Gather ideas from online photos or magazines and be sure to practice the hairstyle before the big night.
4. Use Simple Floral Tricks
Make your own boutonnieres and corsages, or order them from your local grocery store. Often, their prices for flowers are 40-percent less than a traditional florist. Go for a more minimalist look, like an elegant single rose or flower with greenery.
5. Chuck The Formal Photos
Professional prom portraits cost anywhere from $25 to $75, depending on the size and number of prints purchased. Unless you marry your prom partner, that expensive photo will likely end up at the bottom of a box. Nor do formal photos really capture the memory of the night. Instead, share camera duties with friends for an honest record of the evening. Photo prints at CVS or Snapfish cost as little as $0.15 per picture and offer the option to create digital photo albums for a more memorable and less expensive keepsake.
6. Compare Tuxedo Prices
Tux rentals will set most students back $75 to $100 or more. That's why it's important to comparison shop. Don't be afraid to barter for a better price. You may even be able to negotiate a cheaper rate if you recruit several friends to rent in bulk from the same store. Be sure the shop provides all the needed accessories, including a shirt, vest or cummerbund, handkerchief, shoes, tie and belt to eliminate spending extra on these suiting essentials. Better still, skip expensive extras and fill in with your own stuff for a free-spirit look.
7. Lose the Limo
Most limos have four-hour minimums and require tipping, which could result in a bill of $400 or more. Divided among several friends, the cost can be affordable. However, party buses that hold more people than limos are a fun and more affordable option, so search around for prices and negotiate among several companies. Also, consider the possibility of borrowing a nice car from a parent or relative.
8. Buy Gift Cards at Discount Prices
From pre-party decorations to such prom essentials as dresses, shoes and flowers, students can buy gift cards and save as much as 30-percent. You'll find them at sites like GiftCardGranny.com for such major retailers as Target, Macy's, 1-800 Flowers, and many more.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Under the two-year collaboration, Tcherassi will design two, semi-annual collections including shoes and handbags for the Spring and Fall seasons. The exclusive designs by Tcherassi, to be priced from $40-$70 an item, will reflect a strong international and Latin influence inspired by the urban woman with a contemporary, passionate and vibrant sense of style.
For customers in the United States and Puerto Rico, the Silvia Tcherassi for Payless collection will be available at select Payless stores in eight cities in Puerto Rico and in about 15 U.S. markets including New York City, Miami, Tampa Bay, Boston and Washington D.C., among others, as well as a limited offering on Payless.com. The new line will also be available in stores across Latin America including Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.
"I am thrilled to be working with Payless on my first-ever shoe label. This is a great opportunity to create shoes and handbags to complement my existing fashion collections and for the Spring/Summer season this includes many important silhouettes like wedges, flats, strappy heels and thongs sandals with key trend details like bright color-blocking, unique mesh uppers and satin ribbon details and ties," commented Tcherassi. "It was inspiring to work with the Payless footwear design team in NYC -- together we created a sophisticated, contemporary collection that features the latest trends and high-end style, but at an affordable price starting at $40 a pair.”
Payless designer collections are among the most widely distributed designer footwear labels in America today and a key strategy for Payless in its mission to democratize fashion, design and the latest ideas in footwear and accessories for all to enjoy. Tcherassi now joins a team of talented fashion designers including Christian Siriano with Christian Siriano for Payless, Lela Rose with Lela Rose for Payless and Unforgettable Moments by Lela Rose, and Isabel Toledo with Isabel Toledo for Payless -- all exclusive labels available only at Payless that focus on delivering high-end footwear and accessories fashions at a great price. These designers create exclusive collections for Payless that are typically available in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, as well as in Payless' franchise stores located in the Middle East, Russia and The Philippines. Silvia Tcherassi for Payless is the first designer label that will be broadly available at Payless stores in Latin America.
Even if I stand on one foot, tilt my head and hop...this song just keeps on playing in my head.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Face bronzer is the must-have beauty product for achieving a healthy, summer glow. In fact, the instant skin illuminator is the hidden secret behind many A-list star’s “day at the beach” look. Now, you too can capture the highly desired sun-kissed look all year round with BeautyADDICTS ultra sheer, perfectly natural matte bronzing powder!
Hydra SUNRays Bronzing Powder is formulated with pure pearl powder to stimulate cell renewal and is packed with healthy ingredients such as green tea and Vitamins A, C, D and B5. Additionally, there is no longer the need to search endlessly for the right bronzer for your skin tone because Hydra SUNRays Bronzing Powder provides buildable coverage in one flawless shade!
BeautyADDICTS Hydra SUNRays Bronzing Powder retails for $28 at a salon near you and is available online at www.beautyaddicts.com.
Friday, April 1, 2011
This Sunday April 3, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. check out the first annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
You Don’t have to be a Future Princess to be a Royal
With just weeks to go until she becomes the newest member of England’s royal family, princess-to-be Kate Middleton is showing no signs of nerves and is looking as beautiful as ever! Knowing that millions of people around the world will be watching her trip down the aisle on April 29th, Kate is already taking the steps to get herself looking like she was born into royalty. Not able to hop across the pond to London to get Kate’s exact beauty regimen? Then here’s how you can get the look at home here in the USA!
Kate’s wedding to Prince William is going to be a long day, so she’s going to need to look as awake as possible. If you’re in need of a little wake me up (but can’t make it to the local Starbucks) just reach for First Aid Beauty’s Detox Eye Roller (SRP: $24.00)! This portable roller ball is packed with caffeine to help diminish visible redness and increase collagen to reduce fine lines. Within minutes of application, the under-eye area is looking smoother, brighter, and revitalized!All that goes into planning a wedding can really stress out the bride to be! De-stress and detoxify when things get crazy in your own life with Freeman Feeling Beautiful Chocolate & Strawberry Detoxifying Facial Clay Mask (SRP $3.99). This deep cleansing, luxurious mask, perfect for all skin types, works to unclog pores and re-hydrate and moisturize the skin. Strawberry extract tones the skin, while Shea & Cocoa Butters work to hydrate and moisturize.
"Waity Katie” is finally getting her day to let her true beauty shine and so can you!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
OnePiece began when three hung-over Norwegians (Thomas Adams, Henrik Nøstrud and Knut Gresvig) had the idea to sew together a hooded sweatshirt and a pair of sweatpants, connecting the two with a giant zipper to create the ORIGINAL OnePiece.
With various patterns/colors to choose from, made of high-quality, fleecy cotton with a zip that starts at the crotch and goes up to the top, OnePiece is rapidly becoming the new fashion and lifestyle statement. OnePiece is the perfect chill-out, recovery wear for lazy Sundays, it can also be worn outdoors for a quick shopping trip/running errands, as well as a suitable and comfy in-flight clothing option,or it can just be the best answer to casual Friday’s at the office.
OnePiece is available for purchase online: www.onepiece.com, and launched globally in 2010 with two new stores in Sweden, a new outlet at Harrods in London, and will soon launch their U.S. flagship store in Los Angeles! The all-in-one comes in a variety of styles and colors (from stars and stripes to two-tone).
Become a fan on Facebook and see what the buzz is all about!! Facebook.com/onepiece