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Archive for October, 2010
Match Your Lips to Your Dress
True, being too coordinated with your clothes and makeup can smack of a faux pas, but there’s an easy, super-stylish side step: Zero in on just your pout, and paint it a shade taken from your outfit. Best to stick with timeless reds or rich, deep tones; steer clear of bubblegum pinks and frosty hues, which could push the look into costume territory.
Let Your Ends Hang Out
A ballerina bun doesn’t have to be picture-perfect. Gently fray hair tips from a topknot for “an easy, youthful style that won’t look like you’re trying too hard,” says N.Y.C. hairstylist Benoit Moeyaert. Start by applying texturizer, like Redken’s Rough Clay 20 Matte, to strands before gathering into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Twist into a low bun, and secure with an elastic band and U pins, using your fingers to fan out the ends.
Go Strapless For Day
Pull out a versatile clutch to use from nine-to-five. “It’s a fresh, modern alternative to an oversize bag,” says Jimmy Choo founder and chief creative officer Tamara Mellon. Make sure the clutch is roomy enough to fit all your workday essentials and avoid materials that feel too formal, like dressy satin or allover sequins. Bright leathers or chic prints can transition beautifully from the afternoon into the evening.
Show Off Your Hem
Yes, an overcoat is meant to protect you from the elements, but unless there’s a torrential downpour, forget the old edict that it must always be longer than your skirt. Instead, allow some edging to peek from underneath. The key is to keep the look polished: Choose a coat that nips in at the waist, and make sure its color is compatible with your skirt.
Rock Socks with Skirts
It’s a playful trend that’s all over the runways, so put away your opaque tights and try ankle socks with leg-baring outfits. Start out easy by matching them to the color of your shoes— it will almost look like you’re wearing booties. For a bolder statement, choose ones similar to the shades in your outfit. Steer clear of noisy prints or ruffles, or risk looking too “schoolgirl.”
Mismatch Your Prints
“This is a great way to highlight your personality,” says Veronica Etro, head of Etro womenswear design. Her tips to make the look work? Pair a bold, decorative pattern, such as loud florals, with a geometric one, like clean polka dots, that’s smaller in scale, so they’re not competing for attention too much. For combinations that click, choose separates in complementary colors and the same tonal family.
Clash Colors to Make Eyes Pop
Wash lids with your favorite bright shadow, then offset it with a contrasting shade underneath. “A simple stroke of the unexpected looks really modern,” says makeup artist Robert Greene. Winning mixes: cranberry with green, purple with bronze or teal with shimmery yellow.
Do Denim on Denim
No, it doesn’t have to look like you’re off to the rodeo. “The trick is to mix fabric weights and washes,” says Gap’s executive vice president of design, Patrick Robinson. Try a light chambray shirt with dark skinny jeans, and layer with a fitted denim vest. Inject some glam with a pair of towering heels
Untame Your Tresses
After years of pin-straight locks and perfectly tousled curles, try letting your hair go wild and big—like, ’80s big. “It’s sexy,” says Redken hair stylist Benoit Moeyaert. “Think Raquel Welch or Sophia Loren—it’s a look that is associated with glamour.” To get it, work a volumizer like Redken’s Full Frame 07 Protective Volumizing mousse (we told you this was ’80s-inspired!) into damp hair from roots to ends, then blow-dry in sections. Just before you reach the point where hair is completely dry, use Velcro rollers to create extra body, leaving them for a few minutes. Then back-comb and apply hairspray all over the crown, brush out waves, and mist with a finishing product, such as Redken’s Quick Dry 18 Instant finishing spray.
Add Edge to Evening Wear
Forgo your faithful shrug and top your fancy stuff with a shrunken leather coat instead. The surprising play of opposites makes for a cool combo—trust us, your biker jacket looks just as appealing over a sparkly minidress or a floaty chiffon gown as it does with those go-to stovepipes.
Extra Long Lashes
At the premiere of The King’s Speech in London, Claire Danes’s simple makeup had a ton of impact, thanks in part to her exaggerated lashes. If length is your goal, pick-up a mascara that’s dosed with fibers. A few swipes of lash primer will help the particles smooth on and stay put.
At the 5th Annual Hennessy Artistry Tour in New York City, Joy Bryant kept things casual in an army-inspired jacket and brushed-out bedhead strands. The reason she still looked so stunning? Downright flawless skin. Consider adding two key ingredients to your skincare regimen to keep your complexion tight and toned: Retinol, which boosts cell turnover, and antioxidants, which combat environmental damage from sun and other pollutants.
High Top Knot
At a screening of Let Me In in Abu Dhabi, Julianne Moore smoldered with blush lips, smoky eyes, and a soft yet statement-making high bun. To try a similar look, resist the urge to pull your hair back as tight as you can. Instead, gather it into a ponytail and push the hair forward before twisting it into a bun. The effect is slightly fluffed-out and totally sexy.
Winged Eye Shadow
Winged eye shadow was all over the Fall runways—but usually in somber blacks and shades of gray. Leave it to Diane Kruger to take a red hot trend and make it even hotter—and, well, greener. At ELLE’s 17th Annual Women in Hollywood tribute the ingenious actress, who is also the face of Calvin Klein’s new fragrance, Beauty, took her makeup into her own hands, adding a swipe of sea green shadow outwards along her lids. (Yes, you read correctly, this look was Kruger’s own creation!) To rock a similar look, prep your lids with primer to be sure the shadow holds it’s flattering, flicked-out shape.
Unexpected Lip Gloss
Did Anna Paquin’s lip gloss at the 2010 Scream Awards catch your eye? There’s a reason, according to her makeup artist, Monika Blunder. “I wanted Anna to look a little more edgy, so I choose a black lip gloss. It looks dark in the tube, but it goes on really transparent and photographs so beautifully.” We couldn’t agree more—and vow to give odd ball shades another glance next time we’re at the beauty counter.
Soft Purple Eye Shadow
At a Puma Social Club event in Los Angeles, Audrina Patridge dressed up her LBD with shimmery lavender shadow. To try a similar effect, layer a few washes of the hue along your lid below the crease, then blend upwards slightly to create a subtle halo of color around your eye. A few strokes of rock ‘n roll black liner will keep the shade from looking too Easter appropriate.
Shiny Black Nail Polish
At an event in San Diego, Nikki Reed said goodbye to summer with a heavy coat of deep black nail polish. Black can be a tricky shade, but choosing an ultra-glossy formula will prevent the hue from looking goth. And because it’s a neutral hue, of sorts, you can get away with nails that are a touch longer. (Brighter colors can look gauche on long claws.)
Prominent cheekbones are one of a woman’s most feminine characteristics, which is why at a photocall for Never Let Me Go in London, Keira Knightley allowed that feature to be front and center. Her look, created by makeup artist Kate Lee, hinged on two-tones: A swipe of dark pink blush along the center of her cheeks topped off with a swirl of a cooler pink tone on the apples. Suck in your cheeks to find the right lines; after applying, sweep a clean brush over your face to soften any harsh edges.
Mary-Louise Parker arrived at a screening of Red in Hollywood without any of her signature waves. Instead, the striking star showed off glossy, extra-straight strands. If you’re someone who relies on keratin treatments to tame your natural texture, take heed: New research has showed that many of the formulas contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde. Check with your salon to be sure you’re protected.
Finally Kanye West’s full-length film, Runaway, released! The 34-minute movie was written by Hype Williams and directed by Kanye himself, the music video was filmed in Prague and features music from his forthcoming album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. Model Selita Ebanks plays a beautiful phoenix who accidentally falls to Earth. Selita looks amazing as a phoenix, so perfect! The phoenix wings were designed by Phillip Lim.
Kanye is pretty amazing, love the film. Be sure to get his album which is set to release on November 22nd! Via Nitrolicious.com
This happens a lot: you’re dating someone consistently and he seems to really like you, but you get the feeling he’s not gunning for a committed relationship. So what are the specific signs that this guy—as pleasantly as things are going—does NOT plan to stick around long-term? I’ve seen the signs a million times, but just to confirm my suspicions, I asked an actual guy named Mike what he tends to do when he doesn’t plan to end up in a relationship with someone he’s dating. Here are 11 telltale signs:
Watch out, he’s out the door. No, really, he’s almost out the door—!
1. He texts instead of calls, or he texts more often than he calls. When a guy likes a girl, he wants to hear her voice. “Texting is not an easy way to communicate—it’s an easy way to avoid communication,” says Mike.
2. He finds reasons to blow you off or be late more times than not. Maybe he’s just flaky or disorganized, you say? Don’t make excuses. If a guy likes you and wants to continue hanging out with you, he’ll find a way to do so. Adds Mike: “I’ll come in to work 1 hour early if I want to get off in time to pick up cooking ingredients for a dinner date with someone I like.”
3. He talks to his ex-girlfriends. Nothing makes a guy forget his ex like a girl he wants to be with. If he continues talking with an ex, that’s the first sign that he’s either not over a prior girlfriend or he’s just not that in to you.
4. He avoids introducing you to his friends. He should be proud of you, want to show you off, and want to include you in his life.
”Why do we have to go out with my friends when we can dress up and stay at home?”
5. He avoids even minor instances of intimacy in public. “Listen, not all guys are comfortable with PDA. Not everyone likes to make out for the whole world to see. But when I really like someone, no matter what I’m generally comfortable doing, I’ll at least put my arm around her and give her a kiss on the cheek.”
6. He doesn’t use the pronoun “we” or use it in the future tense. If he talks about a great new restaurant he discovered, but doesn’t add, “We should go there sometime”—and maybe he just says “I go there a lot”—then he’s not interested in sharing things with you. Plus: “Guys who are into girls want to explore with them—not sit on the couch on every date,” says Mike.
He’s thinking, I wonder if I went back to that restaurant and got that waitress’s number…
7. He doesn’t do something sweet for you at least once a week. That doesn’t mean he’s buying you a dozen roses but he should have said or done something that made you go “Aw!” in the last seven days.
8. He doesn’t ask questions about your family and friends.
9. He doesn’t initiate at least 80% of the things you do together. “I call this the 80/20 rule,” explains Mike. “When I don’t like a girl, the 80% drops significantly. I’m not even aware of it. I’ll get off the phone and never close the conversation with a set of plans.” Note that it doesn’t have to be exact plans, but it should at least be, “Let’s hang out later this week and we’ll do dinner. I’ll call you tomorrow.”
10. He doesn’t remember your one month anniversary.
11. He hasn’t posted a picture of you together on Facebook within two months of the first date. Guys who are excited about you will post and tag your beautiful face!
Okay. Hopefully I didn’t depress you. But the message here is, if you want a relationship with someone and he’s acting out the above list, move on. I don’t believe in “waiting it out” or “breaking him down” so he will “come around.” Don’t put up with someone who semi-likes you. Date someone who is dying to be with you. (You will find him—but you have to know you deserve it!!)
One of the trending topics on Twitter is #FirstDateRules, and let me tell you—the tweets are Out. Rage. Ous. I’m even learning some new vocabulary words, like “whammer hammer” and “raw dog.” Below, I’ve compiled 27 tweets, uncensored and unedited. Read on for a good laugh!
#FirstDateRules, according to Tweeps:
1. Never split the check, #thatshisjob
2. its just the 1st date, don’t be catching feelings!
3. leave ur 8 kids at home !!! lmao
4. no clubs.. that’s not intimate enough for me
5. AppleBee’s 2 for $20
6. make sure ur dress is on point with mine.. I can’t be all hawwt and ur not =/
7. guys should always walk on the right side, closer to the street.
8. dont put out.
9. call her back if she put out
10. DON’T ASK ME TO TAKE YOU NOWHERE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO TAKE ME
11. no expectations.. no hurt feelings
12. Brush your teeth
13. watch how he walks….it may tell you the size of his whammer hammer
14. NO SEX,BUT DRY HUMPING IS A MUST! LOL..U a NUT!
15. Beware of the awkward silence
16. As a MAN that you are, ALWAYS pay for everything…money shouldn’t be an issue. If your “THE MAN” you will score regardless.
17. tell me about your 6 year old son, don’t wait till the #thirddate
18. do not hit it raw dog or believe she is on the pill
19. dont be texting ur “friend”
20. lips betta not be chappedd.
21. Slow it down … I’m a gentleman … Plus I’m showing u the respect that u should be giving yaself
22. BOTH PARTIES keep it real!
23. no sexin
24. Brings some flowers and some gum
25. Make her feel special, even if shes a total bitch to you
26. keep your fork off my godamn plate woman
27. When you take out your wallet to pay, make sure your condom don’t slip out xD
You’re a couple of great-looking, talented young actresses on the hottest show on TV. You’re adults. So why NOT pose for some seriously saucy photos in GQ, a magazine for adult men?Well, it gets a little thorny when the show is “Glee,” beloved by 8- and 9-year-olds, and when you’re posing as a high-school girl in nothing but skimpy panties, spreading your legs sky-wide on a locker room bench. Or suggestively licking a lolly as you lean – in the same skimpy panties – on a high-school locker.
Did the stars of “Glee” go too far? That’s what critics and fans of the show have been debating as the photo spread in GQ’s November issue, featuring Lea Michele (the ambitious Rachel) and Dianna Agron (Quinn, the once-pregnant cheerleader), started circulating this week. Oh yes, male co-star Cory Monteith (the quarterback Finn) is in there, too – but he remains clothed (in fact, he’s practically bundled up.) “I just wasn’t impressed at all,” said a disapproving Emily Martin, a mother in Ontario, Canada, and a self-professed “huge Glee fan.”"I guess I just don’t understand why they chose to even pose for these photos in the first place,” Martin wrote in an e-mail message. “I don’t get what they hope to gain by putting themselves out there like that.” Her feelings were echoed by commentators as prominent as CBS anchor Katie Couric. “I’m a Gleek,” Couric said in her online video “Notebook,” describing how she and her 14-year-old daughter enjoy watching the show together. But she decried the photos, particularly Michele’s spread-eagle one, as “raunchy” and “un-Glee-like,” and concluded: “I’m disappointed.” “Utterly tone-deaf,” chimed in Salon.com. “An explosion of cliched fetishism not seen outside the cheap Halloween costume aisles,” wrote EW.com. Not surprisingly, though, the harshest commentary came from the Parents Television Council. “It borders on pedophilia,” said Tim Winter, president of the council. He called the spread a “near-pornographic display” – especially the “full-frontal crotch shot.”
As for GQ, which is enjoying a burst of publicity, it took issue with the pedophilia reference – pointing out that Agron and Michele are 24, and Monteith is 28. “I think they’re old enough to do what they want,” said GQ’s editor in chief, Jim Nelson. In an e-mail to The Associated Press, Nelson elaborated: “I don’t think it will surprise anyone that we knew what we were doing,” he wrote. “I think most people will take the pictures with the wink and spirit of fun in which they were made.” Nelson added: “What we wanted to celebrate in the shoot and the story is (the show’s) playfulness, its wicked sense of fun, the clever way it plays with its self-awareness. And it doesn’t hide from it sexual suggestiveness.” No question about that. “Glee,” which airs at 8 p.m. Eastern on Fox, frequently deals with mature themes: Teen pregnancy, homosexuality, the loss of virginity. Some parents bristled last season at a scene where Finn ejaculated in a hot tub. And this season, the cheerleaders Santana and Brittany were not only shown making out on a bed – one of them referred to a hard-core lesbian sex act.
And yet, in a dilemma for parents, kids as young as 8 and 9 adore the show, drawn in by its wonderfully energetic and witty musical numbers. For them, it’s a much cooler, hipper “High School Musical.” If one had any doubt as to the youthfulness of the fan base, they need only have witnessed the legions of squealing tweens at last spring’s “Glee” concert tour. The show’s creators didn’t quite expect that at first”We didn’t know 9-year-olds would like it so much,” co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuk told the AP in May. “We didn’t know the geriatric set would like it so much, either. I wish we knew how we did it.”
“I’m a relationship girl,” Michele recently told Glamour.com “I would rather be long-distance with him than not have a relationship at all.”
Lea and Theo seem to be super solid, as the pair has stayed together during their bi-coastal affair. The beautiful brunette, of course, is based in Los Angeles in order to shoot Glee, while Stockman resides in the Big Apple while performing in American Idiot, the Green Day smash hit musical.
Whatever the case may be, we’re happy for the girl. We wonder if the pair will sing a duet at their wedding?