Posted by Warida Queen at 11:35:00 PM
I've been on Japan for 3 weeks. So I am sory for the lack post, beacuse I am very bussy on there. Now, I'll pick some Japanese style... I think it's so cute and ofcourse unique.
Lol, I can't say anything for this.
Posted by Warida Queen at 12:46:00 AM
What You Need:
- Volumizing spray
- Straightening balm (if you have thick, course hair)
- Hair dryer
- A 1-inch barrel curling iron
- Ponytail holder and bobby pins
- Shine serum
- Saltwater spray
- Turn upside down and spray freshly washed roots with volumizing or texturizing spray. Massage it in (stylist Garren insists the rubbing motion creates body and texture). I like Bumble and Bumble or you can try Aveda volumizing tonic .
- If hair is naturally coarse or curly, work a straightening balm through hair. Here's a great list of balms.
- Brush hair (this works the product evenly through hair). Blowdry hair straight, starting at the roots to get extra volume. Hair must be completely dry for this look to work. Blow cold air at the roots to add volume (cold air locks in a style).
- Separate hair into three sections, securing with a ponytail holder. (It's easier this way to curl your way through each section).
- To curl hair, use a wide-barrel curling iron. Starting with one section, take a 1-inch portion of hair, spritz it with styling spray (again, I love Bumble and Bumble Styling Spray) or hairspray. Wrap hair around the barrel of the curling iron. (Wrapping hair is different from the traditional curling method. You don't want to 'clip' hair into the barrel. Wrapping allows you to curl all the way to the root). When you're curling, make sure to leave ends loose to avoid a crimp mark.
Release the curl after about 5-10 seconds (hold longer if you want a tighter curl). You should have a corkscrew curl.
- Roll curl and bobby pin it close to the scalp. (I'm lazy, so I skip this step to save time).
- Alternate the direction of the curl as you work your way through each section. (It's all in the direction you wind hair around the barrel of the curling iron. Start by placing hair on top of the barrel and wrapping around, then switch by putting the barrel on top of the hair before winding it around). Alternating directions makes curls look more natural. Some curls can remain tight, some loose.
- Once pinned curls have cooled, release them.
- Remove nozzle from dryer and gently loosen waves with cool air. You can also separate curls with your fingers, just make sure not to brush them out.
- To add shine, spritz a hair serum . Stylist David Babaii finger-combs Biosilk Silk Therapy serum into actress Kate Hudson's hair (May 2007, InStyle). You can forego hair serum and spritz with saltwater spray. I like John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Sea spray.
- Set with hairspray. Just don't overdo it, you don't want new waves to feel "crunchy."
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Posted by Warida Queen at 8:13:00 PM
Update your look by trying neon bright nails - get Rihanna's green nails using Barry M Nail Paint in Sping Green, £2.95 or Lilly's juicy orange polish with Miss Sporty Nail Polish in Ravashing Red, £1.99.
Posted by Warida Queen at 8:34:00 PM
There’re lots of women, who choose garments by the color. Have you ever faced the following situation? You see a very nice t-shirt, or shoes, or jacket, no matter what, it suits you perfectly, you would wear it every day and all your friends would be envious of it. You just love everything in it! Everything, but the color. You have never worn such bright colors, maybe only in childhood. And honestly, you have no idea, how to wear them and what to combine with it. But it’s not so complicated. I’ll try to help you with it, so that you wear, what you like, but not what you’re accustomed to. If the basic clothes item is bright (pink, for example), the accessories should be of the same color gamma.You may also combine several garment items of bright colors.Here are some examples showing, how to combine bright colors in clothes:
If your choice is a blood red jacket, but you don’t know, what to combine with it, wear it over a black dress. Your bright jacket will look like a jewel in a strict frame. You may also wear it over a dress with a flower print. Look at the picture, how it looks and pay attention, that bright colors look more attractive than dull ones, even if the woman is beautiful.
If the bright thing you like, but cannot make up your mind to buy, is an accessory, feel free to wear it with white-black gamma garments. And vice versa, wear bright colored clothes with accessories of laconic colors.
Your bag may be the accessory which gives tone to your entire image. But choosing a bag of a bright color, remember, that in this case it would look best as a part of clothes of laconic colors.
This summer you will see a lot of garments with floral print both on the stores shelves and worn. You think, it’s too bright for you? Hey, don’t be so modest, it does look stylish, if you wear clothes with floral prints correctly.
Wear a flower printed dress with a bag and shoes without a floral print. Combine a one-color dress and a bag (or another accessory) with floral print.
Now you know, what to do with bright colors and various kinds of print. Don’t be afraid of clothes with brave prints or variegated clothes. They are extremely trendy this spring-summer season.
Posted by Warida Queen at 1:41:00 PM
Acid Wash Denim Zip
It’s no longer simply a necessary garment fastening, but now a fashion accessory as well - the exposed zipper is a must-have style for this fall/winter. The trend’s been around since spring but the zippers are only getting more and more pronounced for the end of the year. What are you waiting for? Get ready to add this chic trend into your wardrobe! It’s a hot trend for Fall/Winter 2009 and so easy to wear. If you live in the tropics, just throw on a stylish zipper detailed dress, pair with a cute charm necklace and you’re ready to go! Living in colder climes? Pair your dress with a stylish black blazer and tights. The zipper trend adds a unique edge to an otherwise plain dress. It is so easy to wear and channels chic sophistication at low prices and minimum fuss.
Philip Lim Zip Dress
TFNC Navy/ Pink Zip
Looking for something slightly more detailed? Try out this tulip cut printed mini dress. The zipper detail adds definition to this clean style. Try pairing with a short sleeved black jacket to add some solid color to break up the patterns. Wear gladiator style heels or peep toe wedges to complete your look. If you’re wearing tights, black boots are perfect for complementing the zip-front dress. Don’t miss Beyonce’s fab zip ruffled skirt here. Absolutely amazing! I don’t think I could ever carry off this look personally but wow it sure looks hot on her! Plus two really great lists of some awesome zipper-detailed items here and here. (I do love visiting social fashion/shopping sites for unusual trend inspirations, don’t you?) Skinny zipper detailed jeans as seen here are another great take on this trend that I would love to add into my own closet. If you’re not ready to channel this look with your clothing choices, why not look at some stylish zipper detailed accessories instead. Check out hot zipper detailed shoes here (though I wouldn’t recommend pairing zipper detailed shoes with these dresses; there is such a thing as over-zippering!) Also check out some other cool zipper accessories and tights here. Do remember to only wear one zipper detailed item at a time though, otherwise you will just overkill this uber-cool look!
Posted by Warida Queen at 1:08:00 AM
Ladies, grab your ink. Tattoos are spring's hottest accessory.Tattoo-inspired body art was shown by fashion houses as different as Rodarte and Jean Paul Gautier on their Spring 2010 runways. But it was Chanel's wonderfully whimsical versions that got us talking, and there have been rumblings that maybe, just maybe, the fashion house would bring them to retail ever since. And I just got official word that they are. Called Les Trompe L'Oeil de CHANEL Temporary Skin Art, these limited edition designs are based on the temporary tattoos that global creative director Peter Philips designed for the Paris runway show. Each pack contains five sheets (with 55 total designs included in each) and starting in mid-February they will be sold for $75.00 at Chanel.com. I haven't gotten my hands on the actual tattoos yet, but based on the ones I saw on the runway and in Chanel's spring imagery they look truly gorgeous.
I can definitely see fashion-forward celebrities trading the traditional red carpet choker for the pearl-inspired necklace tattoo to the left. And at $75 for 55 different designs, this is a recession-friendly way to wear Chanel this spring.
Posted by Warida Queen at 5:17:00 AM
Statement necklaces are also a signature Michelle Obama look, and I love this version from Fenton she wore a few months back. She also keeps the rest of her outfit low-key and lets the necklace do the talking.
Here are a few solid tips on exactly how to wear a big necklace of your own:
1. Start with a neutral background. The last thing you want when you're wearing a big piece of jewelry is to look overwhelmed by it, so pair it with a white blouse, white T-shirt, or a simple black sweater. Avoid prints until you're really sure you've mastered the whole mix-and-match thing.
2. Go casual. One of the reasons Erin's look works so well is because she creates great contrast between the super-laidback outfit and the super-chic necklace. People will be even more drawn to your gorgeous bling if you let it stand out against a basic look.
3. Keep the other jewelry to a minimum. Again, this is a statement necklace--so let it be heard! Other jewelry will only distract from the piece's impact, especially earrings, since they're so close to your face. If you must wear a pair, opt for a simple stud.
4. When in doubt, rely on the LBD. The answer to so many important fashion questions is as simple as "Little Black Dress." And that's true in this case too--if you're not sure what to wear your big necklace with, know that you can't go wrong when pairing it with an LBD. Opaque black tights and simple black pumps complete the look.
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Posted by Warida Queen at 12:53:00 AM
Statement handbags are hardly new but if you were lugging a massive leather tote around a couple of centuries ago, you were quite clearly a peasant or the hired help. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the smaller the bag, the richer the owner was likely to be, says Glynis Jones, curator, fashion and dress, at the Powerhouse Museum. "There's a sense of people (in those days) not having to carry much," Jones says. "Wealthy women had servants to buy things. A handkerchief was all they needed." In contrast to 21st-century clubbers whose bags bulge with mobiles, make-up and life's modern necessities, revellers at 19th-century balls went out with few requirements. "If you went to a ball you had a little booklet and pencil," Jones says, "and you'd write down your dance partners for the evening." A "reticule", or small drawstring bag, was carried by hand or wrist and rose to prominence when straight cut-tight-under-the-bust empire line dresses became fashionable and bags could no longer be hidden beneath outer clothing. Previously bags - or "pockets", as they were called - were tied around a woman's waist and concealed under voluminous crinoline skirts. A small slit in the garment allowed the wearer to reach her pocket. Resembling the inside of modern-day pockets, such bags, Jones says, were often exquisitely embroidered by their owners. Likening the unseen labour to corsetry, Jones says: "There's that secret pleasure of wearing beautiful things that aren't seen." The secret and not-so-secret pleasures of the handbag are the highlight of a new exhibition at the Queen Victoria Building, Handbags Through The Ages, which displays more than 140 antique, vintage and modern bags.
Twentieth-century creations from fashion houses such as Escada, Longchamp and Versace are on display, along with wares from several QVB retailers. There are also 122 handbags, dating back to 1760, from the 4000-piece Darnell Collection of vintage garments and accessories - the owner, Blue Mountains collector Charlotte Smith, also curated the exhibition. The Darnell pieces include a brown velvet beaded bag from 1840 that was owned by the young Bostonian Lizzy Boott, wife of American artist Frank Duveneck, and an Edwardian suede pouch that was crafted by an Austrian accessories designer for the French couture firm The House of Worth. Bags that made it into the exhibition, Smith says, "were either typical of a period or pieces that you'd never associate with a period". An example: Vivienne Westwood's petite Orb purse, which would not look out of place in a Jane Austen costume drama. As well as pockets and reticules, Handbags Through The Ages contains examples of chatelaines and miser's purses, typical of the Victorian era. Named from the French chatelain, or "lord of the castle", a chatelaine hung decoratively off the waistband by a hook. Women carried useful household items such as thimbles and scissors. The miser's bag was anything but decorative, Smith says. "The Victorians were so conscious of style, shape and detail," she says, and yet the miser's bags "were ugly, looking like slugs". There was an opening in the centre, into which owners pushed coins that were held at either end of the bag by a metal ring.
They were called miser's bags, Smith says, because "if you were a miser you pulled out only one coin at a time". By the early 20th century, with women travelling more frequently, handbags expanded and became more of a statement, Jones says. The introduction of chemical dyes brought in vividly coloured bags. New technology in the 1920s enabled manufacturers to created tightly woven mesh and started the trend for the decade's fine mesh purses. Innovative early plastics such as bakelite and zeolite came into play about the same time, producing moulded bags in an array of weird and wacky shapes. In Britain in the 1930s, women started co-ordinating bags and shoes. Reflecting the new role of women during World War II, no-nonsense go-anywhereshoulder bags entered the fray. By the '50s, handbags started to resemble the large items women now carry, Smith says. By this time they held "car keys, big sunglasses, lipsticks and lots of stuff". Handbags by necessity are functional accessories, yet functionality is a term that rarely enters the vocabulary of Sydney retailer Claudia Chan Shaw and her fashion designer mother, Vivian. For the Shaws, form reigns supreme over function. "We're the sort of girls who like things that are unusual and quirky," Shaw says. "If you're going to be creative with a handbag, you can be a bit nutty with the shape or form.
The Shaws have lent 10 bags for the QVB exhibition, including a Brazilian bag from 1987 that is made from a recycled Coca-Cola can and embellished with cut crystal; an American handbag resembling a loaf of bread; and a gigantic asymmetrical leather bag from Italy that has semi-circular curves not unlike the sail-like structures of the Opera House. Fashion historians charting the rise of the It bag pinpoint the '50s as the era when designers began naming individual bags. Citing Chanel's quilted and chained 2.55 bag (named because it was first produced in February 1955), Roger Leong, curator, international fashion and textiles, at the National Gallery of Victoria, attributes the emergence of It bags to the phenomenon of leather travel bag companies such as Louis Vuitton and Fendi expanding into apparel, particularly since the early 1990s. "These houses have a long tradition of craftsmanship and then they launched themselves into fashion," Leong says. "The trend of the past 15 years has been for these companies to employ very creative designers to produce some fantastic collections of clothes but the money is made on their extremely desirable handbags, shoes and belts. "Young women will buy a chainstore outfit but they'll save up for the It bag. Shoes and handbags are the success stories of the last 15 years. Accessories used to be seen as accessories. Now they've become the main story." Nicola Sault, the owner of the Grandma Takes a Trip vintage boutiques in Surry Hills and Bondi Beach, happily admits to owning about 350 handbags. "A beautiful vintage bag is an easy way to add a unique style to an outfit," she says. Likening her handbags to old friends, she explains: "They're always there and hopefully you never lose them. They look after your stuff, they're charming and they make you look fabulous."
Posted by Warida Queen at 12:49:00 AM
Tao Okamoto (born May 22, 1987) is a Japanese model currently dubbed as a "rising star". Highly appraised for her Appearances on the runway, one of her most recent Milestones has been becoming the new face of Ralph Lauren. Okamoto's first agency to which the Elite was she signed on in 2006. She made her first runway debut on the Emanuel Ungaro and Martin Grant's shows in Paris that same year. The next year, she Walked her first New York Fashion Week shows for Marc Jacobs and Cynthia Steffe. Marking her first work for a fashion magazine was her Sexy editorial in 2007. Teen Vogue called her a "rising star" in September 2009, and featured her as "Girl Of The Moment" in its December / January 2010 issue. Vogue Japan dedicated its November 2009 magazine cover to her, noting her as a supermodel-in-rising.
Labels: Beautiful Model of The Week
Posted by Warida Queen at 1:56:00 AM
The american model Ali Stephens is on the cover of the January fifteenth issue of Elle France looking cool and zen, dressed all in white.______________________________________________________________________________________________
"ELLE France 15th January"
Theme: Oh! Jackie O
Model: Ali Stephen
Photographer: David Vasiljevic
Stylist: Tamara Taichmann