Edie Sedgwick reved Bob Dylan’s engine with her extensive leopard print wardrobe so it should come as no surprise that the trend is back!
Yes, I said it. Gloves, shoes, purses, and coats in the animal print are making a splash in San Francisco’s urban jungle. Below is a glimpse of how you can incorporate leopard into your wardrobe. Props to Beckham for ALWAYS making trends fierce.
Want to be the head of the pack? Try a dark nail color to bring out the spots in your coolest new accessories.
All you shellac junkies out there, prepare yourself. This news is about to rock your world.
The UV lamps used to perfect your two week manicure are NOT all that bad for you. In fact, dermatologists are saying that the time your hands are spent under the lamp is equivilant to 1.5 – 2.7 minutes in the sunlight. We all know that sunshine releases endorphins and yes, endorphins make you happy!
If you are a funky monkey and want to be extra cautious when dealing with the less then stellar reputation of the UV light there are a couple of things you can try:
- Place a small white cloth over your hands before placing them in the lamp. This will act as an umbrella, if you will, and protect your hands from any of the rays.
- Put sunscreen on your hands before putting them in the lamp. Be careful with this alternative, however, because the suncreen may cause the polish to not stick to the nail as well. Be sure the technician uses acetone to clear off any sunscreen that may have leaked on the nail before applying the gel polish.
In any event, keep these facts in the back of your head: the UV-B output in nail lamps is less than what is found in natural sunshine and, even more convincing, the bulbs used in the nail lamps contain filters that remove almost all of the UV-B. If you still aren’t convinced, then check out the full report by two Texas based dermatologists on nailsmag.com.
And sold! I am ready to get a shellac in tutti fruti, put on sunscreen and go lay in the beautiful sunshine. At the very least I will be the happiest girl in the room!
Okay, Bieber. We know you are a hearthrob. The teen sensation has gone above and beyond the call of duty to his loyal fans and is in the process of creating his own nail polish line. This is the kind of news that makes a person say, “eenie meenie miney mo,” these nails will make me the star of any show!
Highschools all over the country are sure to be a buzz about the primary OPI color line Bieber is working on. The nail polish line will be sold at Wal-Mart and named after many of his hit songs, including: a ravishing purple, “Step 2 the Beat of my Heart,” and a navy “Me + Blue.”
Oh, baby baby baby, why do you have to do this to all the ladies? Now it isn’t enough to praise your signature hair and feminime voice but we have to go out of our way to buy your nail polish to impress you?? J. Biebs, you are making this way to hard…
In other Bieber news, make sure to check out his very own BARBIE DOLL. People can’t make this stuff up. Don’t be surprised if people stop you on the street and ask to see your “Me + Blue” a little closer. Bieber, I know for me you’d “run a thousand miles” and don’t worry with these new business endeavours, it won’t be hard to find “somebody to love.” In fact, I already see a line.
How does she do it? Pulling off fall’s latest fashion inspired by1950s British menswear is not easy! While Madonna may be able to pull off the newest trend some of us need a little extra feminine flair to boost our confidence and maintain our charm. Very subtle additions to a three piece men’s suit can make all the difference! Instead of wearing a structured button up, why not wear a frilly top that features just a few ruffles right at the neck line. Or, you can add some accessories like pearl earrings to match the 1950s style.
Of course, having well manicured nails could also add to your “dapper dame” style. Try to stay with neutral colors as most menswear for women comes in shades of blues, greys and browns. OPI’s Kyoto Pearl may have just the right shine and transparency. With your look established you are sure to catch people’s eyes! Wearing structured suits can feel empowering and can boost your confidence. If you have a meeting or presentation at work coming up, this fall fashion may be just what you are looking for!
Yes, I’m a little behind in my newspaper reading, but who else checked out the Style & Fashion section of last weekends Wall Street Journal?
If you did, ladies, you would know that curves are the talk of the town.
… Noo, not THOSE curves. We all know that those are always in fashion. I am talking about the “belle curve” and the unique style statement and silhouette it creates. Belle curves have been used in designer collections recently by all the “greats” (think Marc Jacobs, Prada, Miu Miu, Christian Dior) and eccentuate the elegance and form of the female figure.
The Belle Curve. As used by Christian Dior.
The Question: How do I wear the bell curve without looking like a mess?
Answer (thanks Wall Street): Accentuate the bosom and waist with a form fitting top. Cute sweaters or blazers work particularly well. Then let a full formed skirt do the talking! Let the skirt sit right below your waist and cohesively pull the two pieces together with a belt, bow, etc. The skirt should be long enough to go below your knees. This look is all about vintage charm, and non-overt sexiness. A cute pair of heels, of course, are necessary.
You could even turn this look into a nightime outfit with a corset like silk blouse. Just a thought. With the night time look, I would suggest a sparkling hue of nail color, perhaps “Cucoo for this Color.” The color is fitting enough because soon enough every fashion forward girl is going to be “Cucoo” for the belle curve.