Thursday, August 30, 2007

September Trends 1: Fade Away

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Flaring Keira!

Keira Knightley is in the Canadian fashion magazine, Flare. She opens up on power of fashion, the importance of family and the highs of fame. The British actress said she doesn’t want to emulate anyone else, she’s perfectly happy trying to figure out everything on her own. She looks stunning in these photos:

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tyra Banks: On America's Top Model

The countdown to the catwalk had already begun. "Top Model" will premiere on The CW on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET, just before the debut of "Gossip Girl." But before anything else, here's another teaser of the show: Tyra Banks on her very-sexy-futuristic costume.

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Beauty Top 10

The fall runways dictated strong brows, sleek hair, and incredibly loud lips. Elle round up the ten trends that will rule this season.

1. Cleopatra Eyes
The bold, bright look of the Cleopatra eye certainly isn't a trend for the shrinking violet. It echoes the ancient Egyptian with heavy liner, an aqua lid, and a strongly defined brow. Wear it with all black to make a major statement.

2. Defined Brows

The bold brow made a major statement on the runways, with simple, neutral makeup as a backdrop. However, some chose the strongly defined arch "to anchor the face"; the Mommy Dearest-inspired look also popped up.

3. Film Noir Waves
Cascading waves a la Old Hollywood made appearances everywhere for fall: Gucci, Missoni, and Valentino. It references the film noir heyday of the '40s and keeps things soft and romantic. Wrapped small sections of hair in the front around a curling iron, then brushed through them to soften the curls.

4. French Nails

Last fall, black nails were everywhere; when spring arrived, tips took a completely contrasting route and went white. This fall, the two trends make a blissful union with the reverse French manicure, a new take on the two-tone classic.

5. Full Makeup

For the right occasion, a full face of makeup can have a perfectly dramatic effect. Play up both eyes and lips, but keep skin looking fresh and natural. According to master makeup artist, Tom Pecheux (Ferragamo), "It's important to stick to complementary colors, like deep plums and brick red, or else it's overly disco '80s." By the same token, keep hair sleek and simple.

6. Golden Accents
Gilded accents will give anyone a truly ethereal glow. A bit of shimmering powder will do the trick at home.

7. Liquid Liner
Winged cat eyes are back in a big way—think Sophia Loren and Catherine Deneuve, all liquid liner, and tons of sex appeal. "Liner had a painterly shape this season, almost like a flick of the watercolor brush," says Pat McGrath, who employed the technique at Prada and Louis Vuitton. She also recommends leaving lips neutral to draw the attention to the eyes.

8. Messy Hair
Your forehead isn't the only place you'll want to banish shine this season. "Intentionally dull hair looks new," says Redken creative consultant Guido. "Very Parisienne coquette." A little baby powder (or a dry shampoo) will have you looking matte and fabulous in no time.

9. Neon Lips

Not since the '80s have lacquered lips in neon hues had such a prominent place in the beauty lexicon. Paint the pouts a bright shade somewhere between pink and red and layer the color on with your fingers in order to "control intensity." Go easy on the eyes to let the neon lip take full effect.

10. Sleek Hair

For sleek, straight hair, New York stylists looked no further than their own backyard for inspiration. It's all about simple elegance.Not a lot of design, but amazing quality.

Monday, August 27, 2007

2007 Teen Choice Awards

This year, the live awards show was co-hosted by Hilary Duff and Nick Cannon with live performances by Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and Fergie.

Winners included Jessica Alba and Zac Efron for the coveted Female and Male Hottie awards, along with top honors going to popular High School Musical 2 co-star Vanessa Hudgens for Choice Breakout Artist - Female.

Other winners included Justin Timberlake as Choice Male Music Artist, Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus for Choice Summer Artist and Choice TV Actress in a comedy, and Ugly Betty star America Ferrara for Choice TV Breakout star.

During her acceptance speech for the female hottie award, Jessica Alba told the audience:

“I would like to dedicate this award to a young man who has been on my mind for the last 19 years: Ross. Ross didn't love me. I was pigeon-toed, I had a sway back, I was slightly cross-eyed, buck-toothed, I sucked my thumb. Look at me now, Ross! Look at me now! [Ross] promised that if I kissed him he would choose me for baseball ... I was still chosen last. I never trusted men again.”

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What's New in Prada?....Fall/Winter 2007

If you're prada fanatic, then this post is for you! See the latest bags and shoes...I really like their vibrant colors :D

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

America's Next Top Model: Cycle 9 Contestants

Who's your bet among these 13 aspiring models? Watch out for they'll be walking on runway this coming September 19.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Christian Louboutin's Peep-Toe Pumps: Hollywood Shoes

It's the fashion kiss of death in Hollywood: Showing up on the red carpet, only to find that some other starlet is wearing the exact same gown. But when it comes to shoes, all of the A-list seems to have the same pair, and no one seems to mind.

Everybody's talking of none other than Christian Louboutin and his black peep-toe pumps. Simple, elegant and ridiculously expensive, these babies have proven irresistible to Angelina Jolie, Ashley Olsen and Nicole Richie (who even sported 'em on her court date).

Price: about $800. Knowing your shoes can face everything from photogs to a DUI charge: priceless.


Top 10 Accessories for Fall/Winter 2007

Black is back! For this season make sure that black and leather accessories will be on top of your It List. Here are the 10 (or shall I say 11) must-have accessories for fall and winter from Net-a-Porter. If you can't have all, at least have one!

1. Burberry Prorsum - Get Waisted. The wide triple-buckle belt

2. Christian Lacroix - Charm School. The wood and glass charm necklace

3. Fendi. Gemology. The suede chunky-rib belt with large stone

4. Marc Jacobs. It's A Cinch. The black leather knot belt

5. Celine. Drive Time. The black leather driving gloves

6. D&G. Glove Story. The black leather fur-trimmed gloves

7. Erickson Beamon. Off The Cuff. The black metal cuffs with black stones

8. Roberto Cavalli. Hat Trick. The black felt wide-brimmed hat

9. Cloe. Inner Circle. The Marcia multi-sphere necklace

10. Miu Miu. The Skinny. The fuchsia leather belt

11. Burberry Prorsum. Run The Gauntlet. Tha black patent-leather gloves

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wearable Fashion Trends 19: The Roaring Twenties

Cloche hats, pearls and gloves - who said a girl can have too many accessories? The 1920s played inspiration to design duo Proenza Schouler, with beautiful dropped shoulder coats and flapper dresses looking extremely prim and proper. Ladylike also showed up at Marc Jacobs, where beautiful silk blouses were worn with calf-length skirts and day hats. Think Agatha Christie's murder mystery novels...


Heidi Klum: New Face of Jordache

Heidi Klum, a Victoria's Secret model and TV host of the ever-popular Bravo series "Project Runway", will represent skinny jeans by Jordache.

The ads feature a topless Klum, shot from behind, holding equestrian gear while standing on the balcony overlooking Los Angeles at the Chateau Marmont.

With retro high-waisted jeans making a comeback but the denim market already awash with designer brands, using a famous face like Klum's will likely garner some attention for a brand like Jordache.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wearable Fashion Trends 18: A Skirting Way

Out of the picture for the last couple of seasons - overshadowed by its sister the dress - skirt is firmly back in fashion focus.

There's nothing like wearing a skirt to make a woman feel feminine yet empowered. It's a garment with many moods; the knee-length is perennially practical, the midi is easy and carefree while the mini is bold and brave. Check out the new season's skirt shapes with net-a-porter's tips on how we should wear them...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Contorversial: Fall's Must-Have Shoes

V Magazine used a controversial fashion editorial to showcase this season’s must-have shoes. Combining images of the female form and stylist Brian Mollov’s foot-wear picks for the fall is facing a lot of scrutiny by more conservative types.

The photography by Bela Borsodi is being met with varied opinions. Some of the bloggers may find it ridiculous: naughty imagery was being used to sell footwear, others may think it was an innovative approach.

It all depends who you ask—either way, the ad was effective. It got attention, it’s been talked about, and the images will remain in our minds.

It’s body art. It’s creative. And yes, it’s edgy.

The following pictures were edited to hide some "private" parts. Look closely and share your opinion!

From left:

From left:
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière
Dior by John Galliano

From left to right:
Calvin Klein
Giuseppe Zanotti

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Keira Knightley Bares It All

As she would be the first to admit, Keira Knightley is not exactly famous for her hour-glass figure. But her latest role - posing virtually naked to advertise a perfume - makes her look subtly different.

Despite the presence of a carefully-placed bowler hat, the 22-year-old actress appears to be just that tiny bit curvier. For sure, Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle will be a must-buy for men! LOL

Knightley is thought to have signed a one-year contract worth more than £500,000 to be the face of the scent.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pregnancy In Style

Congratulations on your pregnancy! For most women this is a time of great happiness but not all pregnancies are easy. Many mothers begin to feel self-conscious about the weight they are putting on to support their baby, and these feelings can lead to low self-esteem.

Fret not! You still be in style while in pregnancy. Take Nicole Richie as an example.

Now that she’s not trying to hide it, it looks like Nicole Richie is doing pregnancy in style with a really cute maternity mini-dress. She looks adorable, isn't she?

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The Return of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The rumor is spreading and it's true!

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is returning to prime time this winter. CBS will be bringing sexy back on Dec. 4 at 10 p.m.

Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova and Selita Ebanks will be among the professional lovely faces taking part in the nearly annual event. However, we'll be missing Giselle Bundchen from the catwalk this year , who parted ways with Victoria's Secret in May after being a frequent catalogue fixture for several years.


Monday, August 13, 2007

Celebrities... Mugshots??!

I accidentally found this (Destination Creation) website yesterday. But then, I didn't regret for I found some hilarious pictures.

So if you’ve been craving for images of celebrities who are increasingly getting arrested for their incompetence, here's a few celebrity mugshots we couldn’t miss.

Paris Hilton

Jessica Simpson


Lindsay Lohan

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ankle Straps: All Over Hollywood

One major trend popping up in Hollywood nowadays is wearing heels with an ankle strap. Runway said that you need good legs overall since they draw the attention down that way, but that they also tend to slim the ankles!

Jessica Alba, Kate Moss, and Victoria Beckham are only three of the celebrities who loves the look, whether it’s more casual or super flashy.


"Believe " by Britney

Britney Spears looks like her old cute self in the new print ad for her fragrance Believe.It will be available on October. Those who are so inclined can pre-order by visiting the official website,

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Wearable Fashion Trends 17: Mini- Couture

Runway: It's all about micro-length cocktail dresses in couture-like taffeta and deep jewel-toned duchesse satin.

Reality: Add a dose of modern originality by teaming your mini-couture dress with punkish biker boots, a shrunken leather jacket and studded jewelry. Offset the femininity with chucky boots. Opt for box-clutches and oversized gems for the perfect finishing touch. To truly dress like a "Duchesse", choose an emerald or ruby satin strapless minidress.


Monday, August 6, 2007

Marie Claire and's "Be Discovered" Handbags

Amateur designers are being exposed in all areas of the fashion industry. Made popular by TV shows like Project Runway, entrepreneurs and designer-wannabes are gaining the confidence to be discovered.

The Be Discovered: Handbag Design Competition by Marie Claire and ended with a winner from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Among 8 finalists, Orean Collier, a self-taught artist and single mother, became the winner with her handbag “Lillian” by getting more than 50,000 votes. According to Ms. Collier, Lillian is designed to honor memories of her grandmother. In the days to come, she will be “Accessories Editor for a day” with Marie Claire magazine.


Here the other finalists: