The Cat Wouldn’t Even Bring This In.

I thought that the wearing pajamas out trend was ending its awful reign.  It appears that I am wrong unfortunately.  Also, on that same train is girls (young ladies) saying that if their boyfriends really loved them they would accept their laid back looks, ie. no makeup and those dreaded sweats.  Ladies, let me ask you this.  If your man was in a constant state of dishevel, would you let it pass or would you speak up ?  Remember this, you are dating, you are not married 25 years.  Both of you can easily catch the eye of someone else.  This is your boyfriend not your mum, not your little brother.  You looked your best when you caught each other in the beginning, shouldn’t you put about 5 minutes into letting him see you presentable.  We are not talking glam-fairy here, we are talking a little mascara, if you have to, pull your hair into a pony, a clean t-shirt and jeans.  Please ladies, I am so tired of seeing this really cute guy that takes a little pride in how the world sees him with ‘pajama girl’.  Remember the woo-hoo girls ?  Hummm….is this her on her dates ?

Welcome 2012

Well, well, well.  It seems like a little backstabbing does get one ahead in the world of fashion.  Mr. Brad Goreski of the Rachel Zoe Project fame is debuting his Bravo TV series tonight at 10/9 c.  Titled ” It’s a Brad, Brad World ‘, Mr. Goreski will get the opportunity to prove that he isn’t still riding the coat-tails of Ms. Zoe.  I for one will watch what I hope turns into a train wreck.  Mr. Goreski’s sneaky antics has left me with a bad taste for him, and I really don’t think I need to know how he and boyfriend Gary Janetti met. All this after Mr. Goreski voiced his distain for Ms. Zoe’s previous assistant Jordon Jacobson. Hmmmmm…. for shame Mr. Goreski, and watch your back, karma is indeed a bitch !

When A Flat Iron Was A Flat Iron

Below are some of the latest and most interesting gadgets.

Greenion Technology

This flat irons utilizes breakthrough Greenion Technology that penetrates into the hair’s cuticle and cortex to better moisture levels leaving hair soft and shiny, stimulate faster and healthier growth, prevent damage by smoothing the cuticle and protect color treated hair.

What’s that mean?   Softer and healthier hair with less static.

Croc Greenion Flat Iron

 

 KQC X-Heat

This flat iron has been rated one of the Best Flat Iron on the market.  You can straighten, flip, curl and tame frizzy or rebellious hair for long-lasting shiny results. Equipped with an ultra-powerful Korean Ceramic Heater that provides precise and stable temperature. Heating up to 410°F in less than 30 seconds.

KQC X-Heat

 Avanti Wet to Dry Croc

One of the lightest flat iron you can get your hands on weighing in at only 0.88lbs. 

Adjustable Digital Temperature Display allow you to know the exact temperature for precision straightening. Avanti Wet to Dry flat iron heats up to a scorching 450°F in less than 30 seconds. The unique  ‘Wet to Dry’  features allows you to flatten your hair on wet hair saving you time from blow drying.

Avanti Wet to Dry Flat Iron

  H&R Tourlmaline Ceramic Flat Iron 

One of the most popular flat iron sold in Flat Iron Experts.  This flat iron features a “New Patented Suspended Plate Technology” that prevents pulling of your hair, meaning comfortable and painless styling.

H&R Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Ion

 Some flat irons can be quite pricey, but the newest technology is making it easier for us tame our tresses.  Only you can decide which iron is best for you and your budget.  Do your homework and ask your stylist.  You will definitely find the one for you.

Drink Up For A Better Complexion

You know that your diet contributes greatly to the clarity and condition of your skin, and nutritional consultant and author Elaine Wilkes, N.C., M.A. offers a delicious tip to getting radiant, glowing skin. She recommends creating a juicy cocktail for vivacious skin tone, a healthier complexion, and to help anyone achieve glowing skin.

Combine fresh green vegetables such as cucumber, celery, kale, parsley, spinach, and a little bit of apple for a delicious taste, into a juicer.  Wilkes also suggests adding lemon and ginger for a yummy zing.  I personally like apple, green pepper, cucumber, carrots and celery.  Enjoy the drink first thing in the morning before your coffee. Soon, you will notice a glow to your new, plumped-up, radiant skin.  Try it – you are in for a pleasant surprise.

Who Wore It Better

Anne Hathaway first wore the feathered Marchesa back in February 2010 for the Valentine’s Day premiere, pairing it with black pumps and upswept hair.

Katharine McPhee went for a slightly edgier look when she donned the bright-blue dress with gold cuff and sandals on The Early Show in December.

Katharine McPhee and Anne Hathaway

 

 

 

Tie One On

I absolutely love the look of a man in a warm winter scarf.  Scarves are one of the best accessories around that can really finish a look or even give your everyday look some interest. Throw one on with a leather jacket, blazer, or a trench and you have instant style. If your guy isn’t sure how to wear a scarf, check out these men – they rock it ! My take on guys in scarves ?  Ouch… so sexy !

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Belt it Out

Belts are the beautiful new accessories. Fashionable belts not only add interest to our clothing, but also accentuate the feminine curves of women. You can turn the most plain dress or coat into the most stylish or elegant silhouette. With so many styles, colors and textures, you are assured to find some that you like. I say Let’s Belt it Out !

Everything Old Is New Again

Since vintage clothes are one of a kind pieces, is important to know how to take care of them, repair them, and alter them to fit properly so that you get the most out of your treasures.  Part of caring for vintage will probably entail some stain and/ or odor removal at some point. The stain or scent may be your own or a left over memory from its past life and past owner(s). In either case, great care should be taken in removing stains. There are many gentle, DIY methods of removing stains that will not inflict the same amount of damage as a modern chemical based stain remover might. Not only are at home stain removal methods friendly to your vintage and the environment, they are friendly to your wallet too.  Since vintage clothing will most likely not have a “Dry clean only” tag or any care instructions attached like our clothes do today, you will have to use your digression when deciding how to clean your treasured vintage. Some pieces may be washed at home depending on their fiber content, age, structure and detailing using a very mild detergent, there are ones designed for baby clothes. For certain types of fabric or especially valuable piece, a professional cleaner may be necessary.  A general rule of thumb is if the item is made from two different types of fabric (e.g., a lining or facing), it should most likely be dry-cleaned.  Proper care will result in years of wear and ownership of your vintage treasures.

Still Playing In The Mud

Borghese.com 17.6 oz $64

Probably the most famous mud is sourced from the volcanic hills in Tuscany and is jam-packed with minerals that unclog pores, get rid of dead skin and hydrate the skin.
Borghese’s Brilliante Brightening Mud Mask for the Face and Body helps to do just that.
It contains natural vitamins and minerals to even out skin tone, plus a blend of vitamin A and citrus peel extract which work to make skin brighter and more radiant. Slather some on, wait about 10 minutes (but don’t let it dry out), and wash off. Skin will be visibly brighter and hydrated.

 

Own Your Style

Make a good impression. Fashion is the art of living gracefully in society, whilst looking good and being confident all rolled into one.

Stand out from the crowd, don’t blend in.  Be confident. Own something stunning for the days when you need to turn heads.

Style over comfort… Sorry this means getting out of those baggy fleeces and trainers.

Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise….. the perfect finish is a fabulous pair of designer sunglasses, a beautiful scarf lifts an outfit, a designer belt ‘dresses’ a daytime pair of jeans for the evening, and of course, THE handbag! Accessories can give you the fashion ‘goddess’ look.

Buy a few top quality, key pieces. Save for an Armani jacket or skirt, knowing that it will last and stay in style. Beautifully made and well cut pieces will make you feel a million dollars!

 

Armani Prive Couture Suits

Armani