Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hair cut fail on Youtube

 
Haircut fail on youtube! He cut a bald spot!
 

Today in Fashion History: February 28, 1985

Today in Fashion History: February 28, 1985:

A child is born into the American fashion royalty family: Alexandria Susan "Ally" Hilfiger

She's worked with her dad, and on her own.

  
Source: Zimbio

Wikipedia: Alexandria Hilfiger

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Today in Fashion History: February 24, 1981

Today in Fashion History: February 24, 1981:


Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer announce engagement
Courtesy of Information Britain

The press had been in a fever for weeks, months even. Was the 32-year-old Prince Charles finally to marry? The very young and beautiful Lady Diana Spencer, still not 20, was the centre of all the speculation. The couple had, it seems, been an item for six months, though they had known one another long before that, as Diana’s family moved in royal circles in the 20th century as it had since the 16th.

 The couple had, it turned out, become engaged on February 6 1981, when the Prince of Wales popped the question the day before Diana was to fly to Australia, taking her to one side during a private dinner. He had offered her the chance of that break to consider, but she accepted at once. This being a royal match, however, there were other political and legal hurdles to be crossed before the announcement could be made.

 At 11am on February 24 Buckingham Palace made the official announcement, the Lord Chancellor speaking for the government to inform the wide world of the matter. Diana had been hastily moved from her Kensington flat to the Palace the day before to avoid too unseemly a scramble once things went fully public.

 In an ITV interview watched with fascination by the British people, and millions further afield, Diana showed off the £30,000 engagement ring, a huge sapphire surrounded by 14 chunky diamonds. She was glowing, obviously in love, and fatefully stating “With Prince Charles beside me I cannot go wrong.”

Her naturalness and bliss, however, contrasted with Charles, who at times seemed even more wooden than usual in his movements. When asked if they were in love she replied affirmatively without hesitation. He said: “Whatever ‘in love’ means,” something that was largely dismissed as his usual stilted vagueness, though close observers of his body language would have noted the lack of passion in his shoulder-patting and hand-holding. But the country was happy that a royal wedding was on the way, with doubtless royal heirs to follow. And sadly in due course royal affairs and a royal divorce in what eventually became a patently unhappy union.

Georgina Chapman of Marchesa X J.C. Penney

I've been a fan of Marchesa for a long time. Their dresses have been loved by many Hollywood stars since founding of Marchesa in 2004.


Just check out the videos...
 
 
 
Marchesa F/W 2012-2013  Model: Jacquelyn Jablonski  Photo: Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW
Courtesy of Vogue Magazine
 
Marchesa F/W 2012-2013  Model: Ava Smith  Photo: Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW
Courtesy of Vogue Magazine
 
So, how exciting is it when Georgina Chapman
 
 
So.... hurray! Georgina Chapman is teaming up with J.C. Penney to come up with
 
                                        
The prices are reasonable; ranging from $50 to $250.
I'm drooling over this:

 
 
Any thoughts?
 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Beauty Tutorial Fail - When Curling Irons Attack!

Beauty Tutorial Fail - When Curling Irons Attack!

I am so glad I saw this during my lunch break! Tori Locklear, a middle school student from Florida,  is doing a tutorial on curling her hair, and oops.... a chunk of hair came off!



Here's a lesson learned..... don't use TRESemmé  hair spray before curling your hair! Hairstylists don't know everything.....

Today in Fashion History: February 22, 1999

Today in Fashion History: February 22, 1999

Levi Strauss announced that they were closing 11 of 22 North American plants and eliminating some 5,900 jobs. The job cuts amount to 30 percent of the jeans maker's American and Canadian work force.





WSWG

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Hunt for the Perfect Dupe for Tom Ford's Wild Ginger Lipstick

 I am like a lot of other cosmetics-crazed females. We get obsessed with certain things of beauty, and won't rest until we get it.
 
 
 
I developed an unrequited long-distance love affair with Tom Ford's Private Blend lipstick in "Wild Ginger". I kept seeing it in different fashion magazine, taunting me.
 
(as seen in Allure Magazine)

I saw it on other blogs. I spotted this in Lauren's Beauty Blog:


I found this in Fruity Beauty:


I found this one on Design Scene:


Ack!!!! I was seeing it everywhere. I felt that I was excluded from a special, elite club; one that shops at Nordstrom (source of the photo below), and can drop $48.00 on a lipstick.



Of course, there are plenty of fans of Wild Ginger on Pinterest

So, I began the quest for the "Perfect Dupe".

This Revlon Colorburst in Coral is on Amazon. Of course, I can't swipe it.



I went to Ulta, and I saw these from Revlon.... can't swipe them.





These are Ulta's:







I found these in Sephora: Smashbox's "Tempt Me": $19.00



I smeared and swiped quite a few at both Ulta and Sephora.



 
I almost caved in when I saw this crayon:




Here's a Clinique Chubby Stick.

 
 
This is by Origins: 03, Flower Fusion Tulip.
 
 
 
Here's the swipe:
 
 



One from Bobbi Brown:




The swipe:






 

 
As a "palate cleanser", I went to Kohls, and I spotted this by American Beauty Cosmetics

 
 
 
Not enough people know this, but all these brands fall under the Estee Lauder Companies umbrella: American Beauty, Aramis, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and bumble, Clinique, Coach, Darphin, Donna Karan, Ermenegildo Zegna, Estée Lauder, Flirt!, GoodSkin Labs, Grassroots Research Labs, Jo Malone, Kiton, La Mer, Lab Series Skincare For Men, M•A•C, Michael Kors, Ojon, Origins, Prescriptives, Tom Ford, and Tommy Hilfiger.



Guess what? It's called Wild Ginger! Even better....it's $14.50! It took a couple of hours, but I found my perfect dupe! Even the tube packaging looks like the original Tom Ford packaging!
Hurray!



Why???? Who would buy this: Postal Fashion?

Just when I thought I saw it all, the USPS, yup, the US Postal Service is in the preliminary stages of coming out with a line of clothing. The USPS is going postal...
the line is called "Rain, Heat and Snow".



Really?!?!?


My take.... how "Dumb, dumber and dumbest"?  I don't think anyone wants to look like a letter carrier, even those who work there don't want to look like that!

The only time I really enjoyed seeing the Postal Service uniforms was on Project Runway, Season 1, Episode 8 "The Postal Uniform Challenge".

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Jersey is the most style-conscious state!

NJ is the most style-conscious state, according to the March 2013 issue of In Style Magazine. Thanks for the props to NJ!
PS: I'm rockin' a couple of trends: bright liner, bed head waves, menswear, and DIY (my necklace).





Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Upcycled vintage beads and Arizona Ice Tea can into a necklace

My younger son and I made a necklace together tonight. We used some vintage beads, some new Swarovski hot pink beads, and some black spacer beads.

 
I cut the aluminum tag, and I embossed it with the Vintaj set, to show an owl. (My son's girlfriend loves owls.)


 
 
He stamped her name on the long brass tag on one side and the date on the other side. He strung the beads on and added the owl charm and the tag.




 
Finally, we crimped the ends, and added a heart toggle closure. It was a nice project!
 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Vintage Knitting Needle Upcycled to be a Bracelet

I bought some plastic knitting needles today, because I was inspired by a few pins I saw on Pinterest


 
So, I took off the price stickers, put them in boiling water and let them soften. 



Then, I retrieved them one by one, and wrapped them around a thick drinking glass. I wrapped it all up with thick rubber bands and dunked them back in the boiling water.


 
I took it back out with tongs and let cool. After taking off the rubber bands, tah dah.... a knitting needle bracelet!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Arizona Green Iced Tea Can to Earrings

I took an Arizona Ice Tea (Green Tea) can, rinsed it out...

 
and cut off the top and down the side with metal shears (safety first).


 
Then, I cut out 1" x 1" squares, and then used my Sizzix Vintaj Big Kick with a round tag cutter.




 
Then, I added an oval jump ring, and a French hook. I made another earring and put then onto a tag I made (later post).