Thursday, April 29, 2010
So I have to admit, shoes with wooden bottoms are not my favorite. Somehow I always manage to kick myself in the ankle. But I have seen a bunch of cute clogs. Here are a few for inspiration. Shown: Abbie $130 uggaustralia.com, Jeffrey Campbell Charlie $125 lorisshoes.com, Studded Platform Clog $490 barneys.com, Jeffrey Campbell Splendid $110 lorisshoes.com, No.6 Clog with Top Weave Detail $295 brownsfashion.com
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The straps on these gladiator wedges, $29.99, were kinda loose on my regular size, but a half-size down solved the problem. Yay!
I also tried on the strappy ring flats, $24.99, in a half-size up (which was actually fine), but the straps were flopping all around, so I passed. Maybe a half size down would fix it also? I might actually go for these in white, since I just bought yellow sandals.
And I'm digging the hot pink studded thongs, $24.99, though I'm wary of the toe strap. Seems like just ASKING for trouble.
Surprisingly, the tribal-print wedges, $29.99, are still available. Weird! They're so cute!
I'm gonna hit the Matt Bernson sample sale on Friday, and if I STILL need sandals, maybe I'll order up some of Cynthia's and hope for a good fit.
Then all I'll need is some NICE GODDAMN WEATHER. Seriously, why so winter???
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Last night was the Hollywood premiere of Iron Man 2. Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Scarlett Johansson were among the stars out and about on the red carpet supporting their soon-to-be blockbuster sequel. If you haven't yet seen the original, rent it tonight! Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7.
Photo: Alex J. Berliner, Berliner Studio/BEI Images
Monday, April 26, 2010
The Iron Man concept may have been taken from comic books, but it was also custom made for the silver screen and Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect actor to play the leading role. Just like with the first "Iron Man" movie, we foresee Iron Man 2 should score well at the box office and make this flick the one to beat in the all important summer (2010) release category
Here is the latest Iron Man 2 trailer for your preview.
This Iron Man 2 trailer jumped the gun a little bit, and has popped online before its Jimmy Kimmel debut. At first glance it looks like a rehash of the first trailer, but you'd be wrong! There's tons of new footage in here, and you'll get to hear from characters you haven't yet seen, namely Sam Rockwell's Justin Hammer and a bit more of Mickey Rourke's Whiplash. His Russian accent sounds a bit cartoony, but better than it did in that muttered line in the first trailer.
Even better, you get to see some of Scarlett Johansson. She still doesn't have a single line to her black leather catsuit, but she gets to throw some sultry glances and shoot Tony Stark's palm gun. I don't even mean that to sound sexy, but it's going to. Well, we can't help it. :)
So what we can do now is just wait for the judgment day to come. Yes, May 7.
Then eBay came into the picture.The bid for the old Levi’s went up to $36,099, and it’s still going!
What we learn from this? Save a pair of vintage jeans to our kids, who know it may worth thousand dollars in 100 years time!! :)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Body conscious strokes on old school cuts turn up in Z Zegna, Alessandro Sartori of Z Zegna mixes dandy-ism with street cred, pairing svelte blazers and waistcoats that are nipped at the waist and worn with sheer T-shirts, as well as single- and double-breasted suits snug, nearly as tight as his head-to-toe ensembles in oxblood-colored leather.
Launched in 2004 as Ermenegildo Zegna's younger, more fashion-forward collection, the Z Zegna line now accounts for about 15 percent of its parent company's bottom line. Design head Alessandro Sartori grew up in a small mountain town renowned for the wool it produced for Zegna, and Sartori—his surname is Italian for "tailor"—has spent virtually his entire career with the company.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I'm just going to tell you about the jeans I purchased the other day. With my lovely co-blogger, in fact, who approved the purchase. We'd gone to Uniqlo, which has tons of cute stuff for cheap, and long fitting-room lines to match. After we were done buying things (jeans for her; a faux-leather light gray skirt and short-sleeved sweatshirt for me), Tamar wanted to check out the jeans at Express. Now, I'm not too ashamed to admit that I have shopped at Express in the past, but I'm not totally unashamed, either. Eighty percent of the clothes in that store are cheap-looking, ho-y, or just plain embarrassing (Tamar to me: "Step away from the sequins"); eighteen percent is boring workwear; and two percent is what you and I might call acceptable. And usually that two percent resides in the accessories department. Annoyingly, Express has gotten more expensive over the years, but I digress.
Point being: I bought jeans. And I kinda love them!
Express Ultra Skinny Stella jeans, $79.50. They weren't even on sale! Something about the ratio of bleach to dark rinse and the level of distressing (and lack of retarded sequins or embroidery) appealed to me. And they fit me pretty righteously. All that said, I do work in a bastion of high fashion. I can't be walking around with an Express Fashion tag on my ass. And so, dear reader, I took my stitch-ripper and ripped it out. Shame!
And with that, I have to go eat some dumplings and see some rock music. Happy Thursday! (I mean Earth Day....)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Looks like I got the last one of this Rachel Rachel Roy Combo Lace Dress, $48.74. The colors, the mixed materials, and the drawstring waist sealed the deal. Effortlessly cute.
Rachel Rachel Roy rolled cargo pants, $39.74. These could be a disaster, or they could be awesome. Fingers crossed.
And here's a bunch of other cuteness from the line that I haven't (as yet) stuffed into my overstuffed closet:
24-hour dress, $99. The slap-happy print is perfect for those who wouldn't even know where to find a canvas, let alone know their way around one, and the fit is easy but not slouchy. Splendid.
Bleeding Hearts blouse, $49.99. Wear your heart all over.
Belted shirtdress, $76.30. Think floral is too dowdy? Take a look at this kaleidoscopic version, and think again.
Oversized Bow dress, $89. Another chic, easy dress.
And if you're heartbroken that I got the last Combo Lace dress, here's a cami version, $40.99.
Whatever you do, don't get this as-seen-in-Lucky horrorshow:
Uneven shirtdress, $109.
While Thierry has been taking part of major ad campaigns in top fashion magazines, Francis is fairly new to the fashion business and has been getting a lot of attention from all the underwear and swimwear fans around the globe.
Founded in 1987, GREGG HOMME is a Canadian brand of audacious and ground-breaking men’s fashion underwear, swimwear and clubwear. Through years of innovations and daring creations, GREGG HOMME has built an outstanding reputation for fabulous quality, exceptional design, and astonishing fit.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I am headed to Jazz Fest in New Orleans on Thursday and wanted to share this New Orleans inspired post for my trip. New Orleans is the perfect city to wear a bit of lace and old fashioned jewelry. But walking around all day you need a good pair (and of course stylish shoes). And last but not least some cut-offs and a rock and roll style bag with fringe and a long strap that won't get in the way when you are dancing in the streets.
Shown: Butterfly Lace Frill Hem $65 Topshop, Antik Batik Bongo Bag $320 Net-a-Porter, Gap Destructed jean shorts $25, Narciso Sunglasses - Roberto Cavalli $285 Forzieri.
Monday, April 19, 2010
How to Train Your Dragon is back in the top spot... Want to know what other movies made the big bucks this weekend? Check out the box-office beat.
1 - How to Train Your Dragon: $20 M
2 - Kiss-Ass: $19.8 M
3 - Date Night: $17.3 M
4 - Death at a Funeral: $17 M
5 - Clash of the Titans: $15.8 M
6 - The Last Song: $5.8 M
7 - Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?: $4.2 M
8 - Hot Tub Time Machine: $3.5 M
9 - Alice in Wonderland: $3.5 M
10 - The Bounty Hunter: $3.2 M
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I was reading Martha Stewart magazine this weekend and there was an article about Trina Turk. I was immediately attracted to bold colors and graphic patterns of her designs.
Shown: Mrs. Hu's" Cabochon Ring Bloomingdales $66, Sea Floral Pillow $150 Trina Turk, Atlantic Beach Bag
We will explain in more detail in next few para with more medical and technical terms involved, but don't worry, you can decode those term from simple Google search. :)
Perhaps the most important natural ingredients in mens skincare for oily skin are Vitamin B5, also known as D-Panthenol, and witch hazel. These are two of the strongest natural healing agents and they provide "protection against sunburn, soothe irritated skin and repair the damage caused by shaving.
The logical solution for skincare for men would be to buy skincare with collagen and elastin in the ingredients since our bodies stopped producing them.However that is not the case. Men's skin is tougher and need to be treated with ingredients that are specially formulated to treat their skin. Most men do not care for their skin so it becomes dry, wrinkled and unevenly toned. I know a lot of men spend hours on end in the sun without any sunscreen protection.
There is one very fine source which helps your skin produce sufficient collagen so that it retains it elasticity and wards off lines and wrinkles from occurring. If you already have lines and wrinkles it helps to remove them. It also produces natural protein which encourages new skin cell growth and is known as the most effective anti-ageing substance there is.You will also need to find a natural substance know to protect the levels of hyaluronicacid in your body, this helps your collagen and elastin keep your skin young.
Drinking water filtered though a home water filter will prevent your skin from coming into contact with the chemicals found in our water supply. Installing a shower filter is also a good idea, as our skin's pores open up while showering in warm water, and it absorbs chemicals from the water at a faster rate in this condition.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I have been following Nicole Richies jewelry line House of Harlow for a while. I think she has a great sense of style and the vintage inspired art deco pieces shown here from her line are great.
Shown: Yellow Gold Plated And Black Resin Necklace $200, Peacock Cuff in Gold Singer22.com $115, Gold Plated Black Enamel Earrings and $79 Gold Aztec Bangle with Leather $75 aasos.com.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
So you can achieve this fashion goal of looking great and thus, feeling good at all times by learning about men body type. In this article, we will give you some trendy tips about dressing right for your body type. If you will follow our tips, you have a whole new world of haute-couture men’s fashion awaiting you – not to mention the ladies lining up to be escorted by you (just kidding, but who's know).
So, aim for knowing your body well, its flaws and tiny imperfections; then study your best features and highlight these while downplaying all the not-so-great ones. So we are here to help you to save some money to learn this instead of to consult a fashioner designer to know this; even your friendly neighborhood tailor can advise you about the right coat, trousers and shirt or jacket style for your body type.
Just ask around. Else, consult a good friend or remember what kind of clothes get you most compliments and buy more of those styles. Don’t be led by current fashion trends blindly as ramp models have very different physiques as compared to regular men. So, always select clothes that suit your particular body type i.e. lanky, stout, broad waisted or narrow hipped etc. before buying a specific style. E.g. double–breasted coats are smart, no doubt, but don’t suit those with a stocky built; bulky frame men need to go in for single-breasted jacket and suits to look trimmer. Similarly, those with a thin body should opt for a well-tailored double-breasted blazer made in thick wool to give some bulk to their frame. Men with long legs and short-waist should go in for garments that are long on the torso to balance out the overall look; similarly, those with narrow shoulders can go in for padded shoulders in coats, jackets and blazers for a fuller appearance.
Small size men should avoid wearing contrast colors as this will only draw attention to their shortness and though no-one has the perfect body, even the cover mag guys we love to hate, by dressing right, one can always give the look of being near perfect!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Camper Rachael wedge-ishes, $160. Wowzers. The architectural heel, the laser-sharp cutouts, THAT HEEL. Love! Bought! They also come in black. I can't wait to wear these.
I also considered these cool slingbacks in red, also $160, that go by the same name but are obviously a different shoe. But then I remembered I already have a pair of reddish wedges and went with the supercomfy foot-hugging yellow ones. But now I see that these also come in off white...
...and I still pine for a pair of off-white slingback wedges that I wore everywhere for at least two summers before they fell apart, and I fear I may have to make my second Camper purchase sooner than expected. But the red is so hot! What to do!
Camper is also well-known for their "twins" concept, where each shoe is slightly different from its mate. This one is supercute:
Twins flat sandals, $145. Is it picnic season yet?
As an added bonus, people are always saying Camper shoes are insanely comfortable. We shall see!
Monday, April 12, 2010
I hereby dedicate this post and my burning desire to own these F-Troupe sandals to the great Juice Newton, who not only picked the coolest stage name ever but also went to my high school.
Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
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The worst part of the whole thing? The proper name of these undies is actually PERIOD UNDIES. I can't.
Now don't think for a second that I think it's funny that the owner of Period Undies underwent a personal tragedy and is donating a portion of all sales to Pediatric Brain Tumor Research. That's not funny. And it's great that she's donating to an important cause. But WHO WANTS TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH PERIOD UNDIES????!?!!? Oh, and ready for the ultimate irony? THEY COME IN WHITE. Huh? Aren't period undies NEVER EVER, NOT EVER WHITE by DEFINITION?
And consider these two caveats, from the Periodundies.com website:
When staining occurs, hand wash as soon as possible to prevent permanent stains.
All sales final on opened merchandise.
Well I'd hope so.
Oh, and PS -- You can become a fan of "Period Undies" on Facebook. Think about it...
Comedy icon Conan O’Brien is joining TBS to host a late-night talk show that is expected to debut in November. The Emmy-winning comedian’s new program will be followed by Lopez Tonight, which will shift to a midnight time slot.
O’Brien began talks in earnest with TBS just last week, after George Lopez personally called him to ask that he consider joining the network’s late-night line-up. “I can’t think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in,” Lopez said. “It’s the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy.”
Said O’Brien: “In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.”
O’Brien and Lopez will give TBS a dynamic lineup in late-night television. TBS – which has built a programming slate that appeals to a young, diverse audience – expects O’Brien to be a long-term addition to the network’s late-night landscape. O’Brien will host his hour-long, yet-to-be-titled show Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).
O’Brien is well-known from his many years in comedy. He grew up in a large, Irish Catholic family in a suburb of Boston. His love of comedy began at an early age and carried on when he entered Harvard University, where he earned a degree in history. During his years at Harvard, he also wrote for the legendary Harvard Lampoon publication, eventually serving as its president.
After leaving Harvard, O’Brien went to Los Angeles, where he found several writing jobs for television, including HBO’s Not Necessarily the News. After returning to the East Coast, O’Brien joined the writing team at Saturday Night Live, earning his first Emmy in 1989. He was writing for the hit show The Simpsons when Lorne Michaels approached him about a new late-night series for NBC. In 1993, Late Night with Conan O’Brien launched. The show ran for 16 years, ending when O’Brien briefly took over The Tonight Show.
O’Brien is currently touring the United States and Canada with his live show, Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.
*Photo: Getty Images
I can't even believe that I haven't shared this with you! Just in case you're one of like three breathing females who hasn't yet watched the newly released trailer for SATC2... and even if you have -- here you go! Enjoy, ladies!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Short Man’s Hairstyles
High and Tight, Fade, Spike, Clipper Cut and Crew Cut, whatever name you want to call it. We reckoned that by far the most popular man’s hairstyle in 2010 is the High and Tight or Fade.
Medium length, textured Men’s Hairstyle
2010 hairstyle trends for men have a lot of texture and the same is true for medium-length styles (about 3 to 4 inches). These styles resemble the classic man haircut of the past, but step it up a notch by using extreme texture and color to bring it all together.
Most styles use a great deal of razoring and texturizing with notching scissors. To style this man’s hairstyle pomade usually works best. Work product through dry hair and finger into place.
Long Men’s Hairstyles
While most men do not wear their hair down their back anymore, the long man’s hair style has made a somewhat shorter comeback. Perhaps the most recognizable example that we can related to this men’s hair style is Ashton Kutcher. Long, textured and disheveled, this man hair cut is gaining widespread popularity. Again, this man’s hair cut requires a lot of texture and works best with pomade.
As you can see, the man’s hair style in 2010 is far from boring. Gone are the days of cookie-cutter barber shop man haircut. :)