A trend round-up to inspire you for late-Summer 2010, but also a trend that you'd be amiss not to carry in toAutumn / Fall 2010/2011: lace dresses and lace skirts.
Right now you're thinking that this is nothing new. And you're right; it's an extension of thesheer trend that's has, for some time, firmly cemented itself as its own, independent trend. So what follows is, instead, more about how to wear the trend now, and how to set yourself apart from the masses - so that you can bring it forwards and into a new league.
Types of lace
There are many different types of lace, and various methods for producing it - so many that we won't go into them here. The long and short of it is this: it's now less about the stretch, allover lace, and more about antique-style lace. Fabrics that look like a more traditional needle or bobbin lace (even if they're machine made). Generally, go for a wider net, a more unique pattern, a sturdier fabric - rather than a thin stretch lace.
Left: wear less. Right: wear more.
How to wear it
The ultimate balance of lace in 2010 / 2011 is to be romantic but not over-girly; sensual but not over-suggestive. Like taking beautifully crafted lace that would have once beenpartof a garment and making it the only layer. The lace isn't an added detail of a garment, itisthe garment. And thus we come tolace skirtsandlace dresses. Dare to wear them without a slip underneath. Just keep the cut a little more relaxed or the hem a little longer to maintain that aforementioned balance.
Anna Dello Russo in a black lace dress, photographed byall the pretty birds.
Victoria in a vintagelace skirtsnapped byall the pretty birds.
SANTA BARBARA, California (AP) — Kris Humphries has officially caught up with Kim Kardashian. The basketball pro and the reality star are husband and wife.
Kardashian, 30, and Humphries, 26, tied the knot Saturday night in the exclusive Montecito area near Santa Barbara, California, Kardashian publicist Jill Fritzo told People magazine and E!
The ceremony will be televised as a two-part special on E! in October.
It is the first marriage for Humphries, who last played for the NBA's New Jersey Nets, and the second for Kardashian, star of E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." She was married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004.
Blend MAC Texture Eye Shadow into the eye sockets using your fingers.
Blend Vanilla Pigment under the brow bones and cheekbones.
To create full rounded brows, use a 239 brush to apply Copperplate and Omega Eye Shadows.
The bold red lip is the stand-out part of the Jonathan Saunders look. To create it:
Use MAC Cherry Lip Pencil to create a rounded lip that's gently faded around the edges.
Use MAC's Ruby Woo Lipstick for a very matte red lip that's intensified in the centre.
For the face, follow the MAC teams lead with a simple application of foundation where needed, and some loose powder dusted on the T zone.
The playful colours and cute, feminine cuts atJonathan SaundersSpring 2011show made it one of the most fresh and youthful collections to hit the runway. Combining'60s full skirtswith sportymesh panels and colour-popping accessories only added to the charm - as did the fresh yet bold beauty look.
MAC'sLucia Pieronidescribed the look as "reminiscent of an Alan Jones painting... She's got gorgeously glowing waxen skin and a Louboutin red lip that's quite Newton-esque."
18 Aug – Taiwanese heartthrob Vic Chou shot to fame in 2001, after his role in drama "Meteor Garden". Recently Vic said to the Chinese press, "But many people looked down on me, especially those in showbiz. Who is he? He's just a 'pretty vase'."; according to the Xin MSN website.
He added, "People might not believe me when I say this. When I first entered showbiz, all I wanted was to leave this industry. I kept thinking how I could get out of my contract and say goodbye to all these."
Even when countless drama offers came pouring in, Vic was still determined to keep a distance from showbiz because he had seen the things people do to reach the top. The actor was frequently taken advantage of because he is a person who "is unwilling to fight, and would rather do things quietly".
"I was struggling. With my kind of attitude, I would still be bullied, no matter where I worked; but not wanting to fight is my nature," Vic said.
Vic's emotional burden accumulated over the years, resulting in depression a few years ago.
"I was immune to pain and was unafraid of death, during the worst period when I had depression. Death became optional. In other words, I would die, if I wanted to die today," he let on.
The actor might have talked about his illness lightly now, but his condition was rather severe back then.
"Luckily, I have positive-thinking friends, who were willing to listen to me, towards the end of my therapy, and I would tell them about my condition. You're actually helping yourself, if you're willing to share. The negativity would decrease," Vic said.
Once on vacation I found myself seriously attracted to a man I definitely wasn’t supposed to be—a friend of my dad’s, whom he’d invited along. (Hey, I was 24. And he was only 30. OK, maybe 35.) After a day of sailing and a night of hotel bar karaoke, we ended up hooking up on the beach, and spent the rest of the week having a super-secret fling.
Why? Precisely because he was the one person I shouldn’t have gone anywhere near. At some point every girl has had a thing for someone in the “do not touch” category—her best friend’s brother, her sorority sister’s ex—and has, per the rules of polite society, done her best to stay away. But if you think there’s no way she’d cross that line, you’re probably wrong—I’m living proof. Thanks to their illicit nature, off-limits hookups are usually off-the-charts hot. And when played correctly, the reward can be worth the risk.
The girl: your roommateI know four couples who started out as roommates—which shows this challenge can be met, but also stands as a warning: Things can go from zero to husband-and-wife-like very quickly. Still, if it’s easy sex you’re after, a coed roomie can be a jackpot. When Margaret,* 33, got a new roommate, she said it was only a month before they were fucking on the couch. “One minute we were laughing at Modern Family, the next we had our hands in each other’s pants.” Even hotter: They had to keep things secret from a third roommate. “While we were all hanging out, he’d give me a look, and I’d count the minutes before I could sneak into his room.”
When a female emperor penguin is ready to mate, she approaches the male and lies flat on the ground waiting for him to impregnate her. If only getting laid were so easy for you. Unfortunately, the female human’s desire to hump is usually shrouded in mystery. Even when we do display affection, you’re faced with the difficult task of deciphering whether it means “I like you, let’s get naked” or “I like you, let’s get sushi with your friend with the scruffy beard.”
But figuring out whether she’s into you isn’t actually that tough—if you know what signs to look for. To help you crack the code, we talked to women who were willing to divulge their biggest tells. All you have to do is pay attention.
Tell #1: She Brushes You OffPlain and simple, a woman’s touch is a good sign. “If women are already connecting with you on the verbal level, a way to show that we want to connect more deeply comes from a touch,” says JamYe Waxman, sex educator and host of the DVD 101 Positions for Lovers. So if she rests her hand on your forearm mid-conversation, she likes you. If she brushes her knee against yours, she likes you. If she grabs your balls, she really likes you. Short of her being pushed into you by a fleeing purse snatcher, in fact, there’s no such thing as a “bad touch.” But there is subtle contact that you may need an even keener eye to catch.
The Cruise collections cometh. With them comes the spectacle of the catwalk, but also the necessity of the souvenir. For Chanel's 2011 / 2012 Cruise collection that souvenir comes in the guise of The Tale of a Fairy, a short film imagined, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Toxins can generate severe health problems, therefore, it is advisable to use the following homemade detox juice recipes to get rid of them. Flush out the harmful elements from your organism and provide the cells with the necessary nutrients to have a dream silhouette, energy and a flawless skin and as hair condition.
Our organism is attacked by various enemies that can weaken our body and ruin a spotless silhouette. There are various quick fixes offered by pro nutritionists to get rid of toxins. The homemade detox juice recipes below are only some of the efficient solutions to strengthen our immune system and load the body with vitamins. Besides the cleansing effect of these natural remedies, you'll be also able to boost the functioning of your metabolism.
These factors all contribute to a healthy body, a flawless hair and skin condition. Consider the numerous benefits an easy-to-handle detox diet offers you. Prepare for the well-defined nutritive plan by consuming light meals. Use only fresh and green ingredients to make sure you don't stuff your organism with some extra-chemicals.
Apple and Pear
Include this delicious detox juice into your meal plan and enjoy the cleansing benefits of these healthy fruits. In order to provide your organism with the necessary vitamins to flush out the toxins all you have to do is use a blender to mix 2 apples and 2 pears. There's no need to peel the ingredients, only cut them into smaller pieces. You can drink this fresh beverage 2 times per day to have the desired detoxifying effect.
Cucumber and Lemon
It might seem a pretty surprising combination, however, the magical effect of these two ingredients was tested several times by pro nutritionists. As a consequence, if you decide to go for a detox diet, all you have to do is use a blender to mix 1 cucumber sliced into tiny pieces and ½ lemon.
If you keep on drinking this juice at least 2 times per day for a week, you'll notice how it loads you with energy and restores the spotless functioning of your metabolism.
Grapefruit and Lemon
Create this tropical juice by mixing 2 grapefruits, 1 lime and 1 lemon. The vitamin C , calcium and magnesium content is perfect to flush out the harmful free agents from your organism. Use sweet pin grapefruit if you're craving for sweetness. Those who are fond of the sourness of citrus fruits will crown this juice as the ultimate treat to prepare for a hard day.
Start your detox diet by embedding this delicious juice into your eating plan. The celery cleansing juice will help you eliminate all the dangerous toxins from your body. In order to enjoy the smooth and delicious taste of this recipe, all you have to do is mix 3 celery sticks, 1 apple and 1 beetroot. Use the natural ingredients to set your metabolism on top speed and get rid of the extra pounds. Keep on with this ritual until you'll notice the visible positive results.
Winter Melon and Apple Juice
This intoxicatingly delicious combination will help you in improving the functioning of your metabolism. Moreover, you can lose some stubborn pounds with a similar juice. Prepare the treat by mixing 1 apple, 150g winter melon and 1 tsp of honey. Use a juicer to obtain the smooth and tasty texture. Consume at least 1 cup of this detox juice per day for at least 1 week to see the magical results of your diet.
There is nothing hotter than a fabulous hair color which just enlightens the face, but that fab shade isn't going to maintain itself looking shiny and vibrant. There are a myriad of hair care tips for colored hair that most women ignore and end-up with a dull looking hair color just a few weeks after the process has been done, so why not pay a little bit of attention to your hair care and learn how to make it look luscious for longer.
The beauty of colored hair isn't supposed to last just a few days, until the event you've had coming passes, it's supposed to enable you to shine until your next touch-up session, but those long lasting effects aren't going to show-up on their own. Because the hair dye pigments can easily fade due to aggressive external factors and different hair care agents, it's best to learn how you can protect your hair and prolong the intensity of your locks.
Fabulous hair doesn't only reflect on the outside, but also from the inside as looking fabulous boosts the confidence level sky-high, so you'll project a positive energy towards others, making sure you attract attention. To ensure your hair oozes seductiveness, check out the following tips and try your best to incorporate them into your regular hair care routine:
Once you've started to use hair dyes, especially permanent ones, your hair is stripped of it's natural protective barrier, leaving it exposed to external damage, due to its increased level of sensitivity. To protect the hair and ensure it is maintained rich, glossy and soft, use a repair mask, hair balm or serums every time you wash the hair.
Use special hair shampoos of your favorite brand which state color protection as they contain ingredients which will reduce color fading.
Moisturize your hair every day using leave-in hair balms. These balms don't require you to rinse them out, ensuring your hair is moisturized even when you're not washing your locks. Use a UV protection spray as well especially during the hot season to ensure your hair is not affected by UV rays which can dry the hair and fade hair color.
Use hair styling products which are designed especially for colored hair as they will help keep your hair looking fabulous for longer.
Right before you've colored your hair, it's best to avoid swimming in chlorinated water or salty water as these ingredients will affect the color of your hair. Tuck your hair inside a swimming cap to protect it if the temptation of taking a dip is too big.
Between dying sessions refresh your hair color by using a colored shampoo of the same hue of your hair color.
Use on a weekly basis an intensive hair repair mask as they contain concentrated ingredients which can make a difference for your hair. Allow them to act for the time inscriptioned on the label for best results. If you're a true naturalist, you can turn towards the help of homemade hair treatmentssuch as olive oil masks, avocado masks, etc.
After washing your hair don't rub the hair with the towel, but try to wrap your hair in the towel and allow it to absorb the moisture without adding friction, as this way the hair will be less prone to breakage.
Darker hair will always look more glossy than blonde colored hair due to the fact that dark hair attracts more light than blonde and the light reflected off dark hair is much greater, so if shine is what you're looking for, opt for a darker hue.
Keep your hair looking fabulous every day as nothing can top the beauty of gorgeous, healthy looking shiny hair and the only way to keep your hair looking great is through regular care.
Your hair color should be an important factor whenever choosing eyeshadows, blushes or lipstick shades. Discover the makeup that will bring out your best features according to your hair color.
Makeup for Blondes
For blondes, soft shades and pastels are appropriate because they complement the light color of your hair. Darker tones create a strong contrast and give a severe look. You can wear almost any shades, as long as they are not too intense. Try sheer shades of pink, peach, gold and champagne.
Eyes: It is more appropriate to use a brown mascara, as the black one stands in contrast with your hair and may look too harsh. Try warm shades of pink, peach or cream beige on the lids. You can also use an ivory-colored eyeshadow and a dark brown eyeliner.
Face: Your foundation should have yellow undertones to keep it as natural as possible and choose a pink or peachy blush to add a tint of color to the apples of your cheeks.
Lips: Mid tones of light pink, peach and rose look great next to your blonde hair color. Save bright red lipsticks for special occasions.
Avoid: heavy eye makeup, as you'll look tired and washed-out, dark tones of blush, black lipstick and anything that might look too harsh next to your light hair color.
Makeup for Redheads
It's a general truth that the best makeup for redheads are the ones using green shades. But they can have the same stunning look even when choosing warm makeup tones, like peach and cooper. Try shades of olive green and reddish-browns and even gold shades. You can add a touch of pinkish-brown or apricot. Shimmery and pearly shadows are more appropriate for evening looks.
Eyes: For the lids choose neutrals, taupe, greens or brown shades, while for the eyeliner, browns and greens will best compliment your fiery locks.
Face: If you're a natural redhead choose beige-toned foundations, but make sure they're not too yellow for your complexion. If you're a warm brunette with an olive complexion, choose foundations with a yellow undertone. For the cheeks use shades of pink and peach.
Lips: Choose natural shades or bright pinks and flesh-toned lipsticks.
Avoid: Darkening your eyebrow color! Choose light pencils in the shades of red-brown or taupe just to fill them in, rather than darkening them.
Makeup for Brunettes
Brunettes are the luckiest girls. They can easily pull off any colors, darker shades or brighter ones. Try gold, bronze, peach, orange, yellow, brown-red and purples.
Eyes: Use tones of brown, ivory or mocha for your eyeshadow, and a dark brown to charcoal gray eyeliner.
Face: Always match your face powder to your foundation and use blushes in warm shades of peach, dark pink or brick-red.
Lips: You can easily use tones of pinkish-brown, brown, mauve or cherry. Nude lip color looks great on olive skin tones.
Avoid: pale or bright pink lipsticks, pearl whites or light greens on eyes.
Makeup for brownettes
Brown hair color shades tend make skin look dull and ashy. Balance it out by creating subtle contrast with neutral and bright colors. A colors from the neutral palette with soft, satiny finish will best enhance a brownette's features.
Eyes: Try ivory , beige and gray or brown eyeshadows and brown eyeliners.
Face: Add glow to your skin by choosing blushes in shades of pink, fuchsia or tawny tones.
Lips: You can use brown or red satin lipsticks, a high-shine lip gloss is also recommended .
Avoid: Foundations that are too fair, as the contrast between the dark hair and pale can make you look washed out.