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Curves For Days: CURVExpo Hosts Lingerie Fashion Night ‘IN’ Event


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CURVExpo’s Lingerie Fashion Night IN was held in Tribeca and we caught some of the sexy highlights.
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CURVExpo, the largest international lingerie and swim show in North America, hosted its first Lingerie Fashion Night IN’ event on February 24th at Tribeca Skyline Studios. The evening featured an unprecedented, explosive lingerie runway show with a diverse group of models showcasing pieces from Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collections from the industry’s top brands.
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Guests, including press, chief buyers and influencers, enjoyed specialty cocktails and stunning 360-views of the Manhattan skyline before clamoring to see a runway show highlighting the intimates industry’s best new pieces.
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Luxe Parisian brand, Aubade Paris kicked off the show, and then over 130 looks followed from:
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Curvy Couture, Natori, Josie, LOU, Marie Jo, PrimaDonna, Elle Macpherson, Stella McCartney, Pleasure State, Evollove, Leonisa, LEO, Coquette, Anita, Passionata, Vannina Vesperini, Simone Pérèle, Cleo, Masquerage, Panache, Betsey Johson, OnGossamer, Le Mystère, Triumph, B.tempt’d, Wacoal, Fantasie, Huit, Freya, and Elomi.  Maison du Papillon, Christine Lingerie, Donna Reis, Maison Lejaby, Empreinte, Ajour, Montelle Intimates, Lùli Lingerie, Cake Lingerie, Rago, Commando, Body Hush, Pluto on the Moon, Arlotta by Chris Arlotta, Oscalito, Sokoloff Lingerie, Dollhouse Bettie, Dear Bowie, Hipster G., Shibue Couture, Just My Size, Bali, Playtex, Barely There, Lilyette, Flexees, Champion, and Maidenform. The Platinum sponsors for Lingerie Fashion NightIN’ included Aubade Paris, Wacoal, Eveden, Wacoal, UGG Australia, and Hanes Brands.
 

Dont Let Incontinence Get In Your Way Of Fitness: Just Go Girl

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Recently I attended an event that aimed to address a common fitness issue among women...that no one really talks about: Incontinence.

Few Americans realize just how many women—more than 25 million—are affected by athletic incontinence (leakage during exercise and other physical activities).  Urinary incontinence, a topic once reserved for older sedentary women, has been put in a new light with recent media attention on women such as Miranda Oldroyd and Heather Welsh, star CrossFit competitors who both experienced athletic leaks during CrossFit competitions in 2013.


More young women, like Oldroyd and Welsh, are saying on camera that they leak during their workouts and that, in fact, athletic leakage is a corollary of their workout intensity. According to a study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 87 percent of female athletes ages 15 to 39 experience some degree of urinary incontinence.

As an alternative to costly and risky surgery—which is not guaranteed to eliminate the problem and can result in catastrophic complications—the JustGo Pad™ is guaranteed to provide coverage against the most embarrassing of leaks. Created for athletic women of all ages, this pad is designed to be inconspicuous, comfortable and absorbent.


The launch of JustGoGirl comes just in time for women to keep their New Year’s resolutions to stay fit. Whether women have just purchased their first gym membership, are getting back into the swing of an exercise routine or are already dedicated fitness gurus, they no longer have to worry about athletic leaks during their workouts.
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“I have five children, including twins, and knew that if I engaged in high-impact activities, I would leak,” said Brooke Solis, founder and CEO of JustGoGirl. “When I used traditional incontinence pads to get through a hard workout, I was self-conscious about the giant bulge that I was sure was visible in the back of my tight-fitting workout pants. I wanted to create a pad that is durable, discreet and comfortable enough to use every day.”
V04Working closely with an engineer, Solis created a revolutionary design specifically for athletic leakage. The JustGo Pad’s patent-pending technology can absorb up to 140 mL of fluid (just over half a cup) and is only 1.5 cm thick. Its unique teardrop shape makes the pad invisible under the tightest of athletic apparel while providing the coverage needed for leaks.
The JustGo Pad is available at JustGoGirl.com. The pads can be purchased in packs of 10 ($8) or as a membership at the following levels:
  • Committed: 10 pads, $8 per month; for women who work out two to three times per week
  • Dedicated: 20 pads, $14 per month; for women who work out five times each week
  • Obsessed: 30 pads, $18 per month; for women who work out every day
V03“We want women to be able to take back their workouts with confidence,” said Solis. “I’m starting a conversation and creating a community where women can find a solution to this problem and get inspired to take on new fitness challenges together. Let’s go.”

The JustGo Pad™, with its revolutionary teardrop design (patent pending), is available on Amazon and JustGoGirl.com.








Keeping it Professional: Global Poll Finds 58% Think an Office Romance Would Harm Their Career

When it comes to love and work, many say “I don’t” if they want to advance in their career. According to a global poll conducted by Monster 39% of respondents are opposed to office romances, saying that dating a colleague would harm their career and they would never start a romantic relationship at work. 27% of international respondents do not think an office romance would harm their career and would consider dating a colleague. A cavalier 19% believe that while an office romance would hurt their career, they would pursue a colleague anyway if there were a mutual attraction.
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“The implications of dating a coworker are best examined on a case-by-case basis. Thoroughly understanding a company’s policies and culture is imperative,” said Mary Ellen Slayter, Career Advice Expert for Monster. “If you’re interested in pursuing a colleague, treading carefully is always the smart approach. An equally important factor: seniority. Dating between employees at the same company, when either one works for the other or is in a more senior position, can be very controversial and many companies prohibit it. No one should jeopardize a good job for a quick fling. But, if you develop a very special connection with a coworker, remember that exploring other career options is easy; true love is hard to find.”
Monster, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. asked visitors to their site the question, “Do you think a dating a colleague would harm your career prospects and would you do it?” and received over 5,100 responses. International findings included:
  • 39% of respondents answered “Yes harmful and I would never date a colleague”
  • 19% of respondents answered “Yes harmful, but I would date a colleague anyway (especially if we were attracted to each other)”
  • 15% of respondents answered “Not harmful, but I would never date a colleague”
  • 27% of respondents answered “Not harmful and I would date a colleague”
Regional Statistics: Some Say “Ooh La La” Some Say “Let’s Just Be Friends”
Breaking down the numbers by region, respondents from the US were the most opposed to office romances. More than half (52%) believe office romances are harmful and would never consider dating a colleague. The US also has the lowest rate of “not harmful and I would date a colleague” answers, at only 18%. On the other end of the spectrum, French respondents upheld their country’s reputation for l’amour: 72% think an office romance would harm their career; but, if there was a mutual attraction, 49% would throw caution to the wind and pursue a colleague anyway (doubling the responses from Germany, a distant second place in reckless romanticism at 24%). Indian respondents are far more cautious- only 9% would pursue an office romance despite believing it would harm their career. Overall, respondents from EU countries are laidback about office romances- 35% believe they’re harmless and would date a colleague, and only 24% are wary of office romances and would not consider one.
The results of the current Monster Global Poll are based on votes cast by Monster visitors from: January 6-20, 2014. Only one vote per user is counted toward the final tabulation. The Monster Global poll, a product of Monster, the premier global online employment solution and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc., is a series of online polls that gauge users’ opinions on a variety of topics relating to careers, the economy and the workplace. These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate.
For tips on handling delicate workplace issues, please visit: MonsterWorking.com.





Australian Designers Make Waves At New York Fashion Week At Fashion Palette Runway Show

FASHION PALETTE, Australia’s premiere platform for independent designers seeking exposure at New York Fashion Week showcased three outstanding talents.

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Australian designers continued to dominate New York Fashion Week. On February 11th at the Fashion Palette New York runway show three distinct designers Philippa Galasso, Tightology and Steven Khalil showcased their Fall 2014 collections.

Fashion Palette<br />Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week February 2014Fashion Palette, a premiere organization created to facilitate exposure and brand awareness for independent Aussie designers in the global marketplace showcased an array of emerging and established Aussie designers at Pier 59.

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Following pre runway buzz on NYMAG.com’s designer inspiration mood board, and Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for 2014 - editors, bloggers and fashion buyers from around the globe were eager to see the Fall/Winter 14 collections turned out by designers, including established eveningwear designer Steven Khalil, up and coming designer, Philippa Galasso and contemporary legwear brand Tightology. Fashion Palette<br />Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week February 2014

Each collection stayed true to the designer’s signature form and did not disappoint.

Showing for the second time at NYFW, Philippa Galasso expanded her collection this season, adding long gowns, with beaded embellishments, leather and feather accents in rich hues of navy blue and emerald green.

Fashion Palette<br />Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week February 2014ABOUT PHILIPPA GALASSO: Philippa Galasso is the fresh, young talent behind the eponymous Philippa Galasso eveningwear label. Her collections, which originated in Sydney, Australia, have gained a global reputation for their mystical shades, cutting-edge shapes, striking lines and delicate fabrics. The designer’s quintessentially feminine silhouettes have been especially well received in France, where she showcased her collection at the ‘Festival de Cannes’ in 2012 and appeared in Elle Magazine Paris. Philippa — whose credentials include an Australian Wool Award and a diploma from Sydney’s prestigious Ultimo TAFe College — debuted her Summer 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week in September.

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As always Steven Khalil turned out show-stopping gowns, in an assortment of colors from white to rose gold with laser cut accents, and in a departure from his usual look, he added a black long calf length dress with a full skirt in water washed French silk.

Fashion Palette<br />Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week February 2014ABOUT STEVEN KHALIL: Steven Khalil, a designer at the forefront of Australian eveningwear and bridal couture, creates sophisticated and romantic gowns with timeless appeal.  Fashion Palette<br />Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week February 2014The Steven Khalil brand is synonymous with luxury. His handcrafted gowns are a go-to for stylish stars, including Keira Knightley and Aussie celebrities Delta Goodrem and Kate Richie. Steven’s designs, renowned for their custom fit and superior quality, have attracted a client base from all over the world.Fashion Palette<br />Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week February 2014

Tightology chose to keep it simple, having the tights speak for themselves sending an intriguing fusion of bold prints and colorful patterns down the runway with models styled with severe hair buns parted down the middle by Cutler Salon and minimal makeup by AJ Crimson.Fashion Palette<br />Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week February 2014

ABOUT TIGHTOLOGY: Tightology established in 2009, Tightology is an Australian company devoted entirely to the production of original and contemporary legwear. The label, which offers its apparel in a variety of colors and patterns, has become a leading brand across the globe.Fashion Palette<br />Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week February 2014 Tightology fuses style with environmental consciousness by using fair-trade practices and sustainably sourced materials to create its must-have tights and socks. The label’s approach to design is a product of the team’s core belief —lead, don’t follow. Beyond creating unique designs, the brand also pledges to provide quality. Tightology offers playful, bold apparel suitable for all occasions.Fashion Palette<br />Womenswear Fall Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week February 2014 .

Beyonce ‘Drunk In Love’ Red Carpet and Performance Fashion #Grammys

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards gave us a night of music, surprising antics, and fun fashion.

But leave it to Beyoncé to bring all the sexy!

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Here is Blue Ivy’s mom looking amazing in this white lace couture gown by Project Runway alum Michael Costello.465278075The 33-year old paid homage to ‘Flashdance’ & had everyone’s eyes on her while performing ‘Drunk in Love,’ the singer performed in Jennifer Fisher yellow gold and diamond large dagger earrings.

465278475Beyonce on-stage with her husband Jay-Z…makes me want to go shopping for lingerie!

Tips for Selecting Prom Dresses and Having the Perfect Prom Night


tumblr_m38v9aYzGQ1qmtc7io1_500There's no doubt that prom night is one of the most special nights in your life, and one that you'll remember for years to come. Arguably, prom night is even bigger than homecoming or your quinceanera. Here are some tips that will ensure your prom night is memorable - for all the right reasons. Finding the perfect prom dress is just the beginning!

Preparation is Key

There are so many elements to prom night that it's easy to forget something important. It's best to start with a list that has everything you need to do, and thing check items off as you go along.

Shopping for Prom Dresses

It's crucial to start shopping for prom dresses early. Remember that your formal eveningwear can take up to eight weeks to arrive, so start looking for prom fashion well before then. When considering your choices, find a style that fits your body type, is well made, and that has a fabrication and color that flatters your figure and your complexion. 

When it comes to prom dresses - or other formal clothing - the fit is rarely perfect. Don't fret if you have to have your dress altered, but do make sure that you have enough time to do so.

We love www.dressfirst.com, it offers an excellent selection of styles of dresses from trendy to conservative in an array of lengths and style. 

tumblr_m0pbqx6vRV1qir6aeo1_500Don't Forget Accessories

You can have the most beautiful eveningwear in the world, but without the right foundations and accessories, you can easily have a fashion disaster on your hands. Select a bra, hose, or shapewear that fit well and that won't show under your prom dress. Make sure the shoes you choose are comfortable enough to last the evening. Stilettos might be stylish, but if you have to take them off after ten minutes, the look of your gown will be ruined. Similarly, make sure that your jewelry and purse complement your prom dress, rather than overwhelming it. Remember - less is more.

 

Set Up Your Appointments

Salons are extremely busy during the prom season, so be sure to make your appointments well ahead of the big day. You should definitely have your hair done professionally, since your hair is an integral part of your prom fashion statement. You may also want to have your makeup professionally done. You can schedule your manicure, pedicure, and tanning appointments for the day before prom, but if you want to have a facial, do so at least a week before the event. Facials are great for your skin, but can prompt breakouts a day or two afterward. You don't want to suffer a major breakout on prom day! While you're at it, don't forget to order your date's boutonniere.

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Make and finalize your pre- and post-prom plans well in advance of prom night. If you're going to dinner, make sure that reservations are made. Make sure all of the transportation plans are in place. If you're going out afterwards, be certain to talk with your friends and understand where you're going, who will be driving, and what's going to take place. Having your plans finalized demonstrates good judgment, and will help reassure your parents that you will act responsibly.

Have Fun!

Everything from buying prom dresses to making appointments to planning prom festivities can sometimes obscure the real reason for prom - to have fun! No event ever goes exactly as planned - even with great preparation - so make sure to be flexible. When you are, you'll have a great time and create memories that will last a lifetime.

All About Eyes: COVERGIRL'S Bombshell Line At ULTA

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of COVERGIRL and ULTA.

Do you love to create drama? (I mean with your makeup, of course).

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I am super excited to share my latest obsession: the COVERGIRL Bombshell line (available at ULTA.com).

As a makeup artist I love spending the most time on eyes. When it comes to my own makeup I can also spend the majority of my application time on my eyes. What's fun about the Bombshell collection is that its all about definition and shine!

The collection features mascara, ShineShadow, and liner, the Bombshell collection is perfect for achieving big, sexy voluminous eyes. 

I'll share with you my tips for Bombshell Eyes! But first...

If you’re interested in learning just how-to unleash your “inner bombshell” you many also want to join the #ULTABombshelling Twitter party on Monday, January 6 from 6:00-7:00 PM PST/9:00-10:00 PM EST.


The prizes for the Twitter party are good: they include (3) prize packs, consisting of a $250 ULTA gift card and COVERGIRL Bombshell products.



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Here is how to apply for a Bombshell worthy look in three easy steps!

Sparkle first! Begin with the Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast
Each shiny or shimmery Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast contains reflective pigments so your eyes dazzle when light hits your face. The creamy formula easily applied with your fingertips will transform your eyes into bombshell sexy peepers!

Next, define your eyes. Using the Bombshell Intensity Liner by LashBlast you'll get deep, dark liquid liner defined eyes. The precision felt tip applicator gets you your desired line thickness for sexy liquid intensity.

Finish with Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara 
Take lashes way beyond big in 2 easy steps:
Step 1: apply the extreme volume basecoat + Step 2: follow up with intensifying top coat.
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Excited? Get ready to shine and check out this 

limited time offer at ULTA! From January 5th through January 25th, all COVERGIRL products are buy one get one 50 percent off at ULTA Beauty! This offer is available in-store and online. Tracking Pixel

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Google Celebrates Grace Hopper

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220px-Commodore_Grace_M._Hopper,_USN_(covered)Today Google honors Grace Hopper’s contributions to computer sciences.

A native of New York, Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral.

A pioneer in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language.

She conceptualized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages.

She is credited with popularizing the term "debugging" for fixing computer glitches (inspired by an actual moth removed from the computer).

Owing to the breadth of her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace".

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) is named for her, as was the Cray XE6 "Hopper" supercomputer at NERSC. (via Wikipdia)

Red Carpet Fashion Lust: Naya Rivera

naya riveraNaya Rivera wore Kara Ackerman jewels to Elle's 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel last night!

naya rivera1The newly engaged Glee actress stunned in a white Pamella Roland jumpsuit from the Spring 2014 collection, paired with a Jimmy Choo black clutch and matching pumps. The beauty and showed off some major bling with Kara Ackerman's Oversized Diamond Studs from the Talulah Collection ($125;www.karaackerman.com).

Seen here on the runway at Pamella Roland’s Spring 2014 show and on Naya.

What do you think of this look? Tell us on Facebook.

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Celebrating Women in Science with @forwomeninsci: Meet

Over the past 15 years, For Women in Science has supported more than 1700 women from over 100 countries. Celebrating its tenth year, the program is a national initiative that annually recognizes and rewards five outstanding U.S.-based women researchers at the start of their careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 towards their postdoctoral research.

Meet one of The 2013 L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science award recipients Dr. Robin Evans Stanley. Dr. Stanley’s research goal is to understand the regulation of autophagy.

Dr. Robin Evans StanleyAutophagy is a cellular pathway involved in the recycling of cytosolic components such as proteins and organelles. Dysfunction of this pathway has been linked to many human diseases including cancer and neurodegeneration. The L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science award will provide essential support for the continuation of research at the NIH, where Dr. Stanley will focus on characterizing the structures of complexes involved in the early stages of autophagy. 

For more information, please feel free to visit their Facebook: L’Oréal USA For Women In Science