Crimping my styleOh horror of horrors! Sorry to break the terrible news, ladies, but crimped hair appears to be back. I could have predicted this, really, as any truly terrible trends from my teenage years tend to crop up every so often in all their 90s glory, but I had hoped that the line would be drawn at crinkle cut hair. But no, catwalks the world over have been trodden by armies of crimped beauties - never mind “The Wicker Man” references at........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 3/9/2008 6:46:48 PM)
New bacteria contaminate hairsprayScientists in Japan have discovered a new species of bacteria that can live in hairspray, according to the results of a study published in the recent issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
Contamination of cosmetic products is rare but some products may be unable to suppress the growth of certain bacteria, says Dr Bakir from the Japan Collection of Microorganisms, Saitama, Japan. We discovered a new........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 3/9/2008 5:04:20 PM)
How superstition impacts consumer choiceDespite their strong impact on the marketplace, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the how superstitious beliefs impact decision making. A groundbreaking new study from the recent issue of the Journal of Consumer Research examines the role of lucky and unlucky features and finds that consumers are more disappointed when a product that is supposedly lucky breaks. Additionally, even thinking about a negative superstition can make........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 2/12/2008 10:07:55 PM)
Mood rings. SeriouslyYou know what I really miss that I want to bring back? Mood rings. Yeah, I said it, mood rings. Don't know what I am talking about? (Shame on you!) Here is a quick definition from Wikipedia,
A mood ring is a ring which contains a thermochromic element, such as liquid crystal. The ring changes color in response to the body temperature of its wearer. The color is said, by some proponents, to indicate the emotional state of the wearer
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Warmer Nails nail polish heats you upWe all know colored nails can be hot, but who knew they could really keep us warm? Japan Aesthetic Service has concocted a polish which, when applied to your nails, warms your hands and feet. The secret? A far-infrared radiation ceramic composed of capsaicin and tourmaline essence, whose warming properties can improve circulation. Try "Warmer Nails" as a base or top coat over your favorite colors.
Available in Japan for 1980yen ($18)........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 1/23/2008 7:09:14 PM)
Wearing their art on their sleevesMIT students are always in motion, so their projects for the advanced visual design course, Give Me Shelter, featured clothes and accessories to help navigate the gaps between work and home, self-confidence and unease, and under- or over-stimulation.
Adam Kumpf, graduate student in media arts and sciences, designed EscHome, a wearable office consisting of a chair and a desk embedded in a pair of black pants. A garment that provides the........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 1/6/2008 10:16:17 PM)
The way of the future?Shop without leaving the house or spending a cent? Trade in those old Manolo Blahniks for a Chanel bag
Are the fashion gods finally thanking us for our voracious shopping habits or are they playing a ''too good to be true'' trick on us? The concept of ''shwopping'' is just starting to hit the web by storm.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/19/2007 11:01:23 PM)
HTML head earringsI find these geeky earrings cool and most of all quite humorous. If you''re ready to fully embrace your html skills and have at least your head appear properly formatted to the outside world, then you have to get them
The HTML HEAD earrings are made out of sterling silver and measure roughly 1/2" wide and 27/64" high, with an overall length of 1" including the ear wire.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/16/2007 7:48:55 AM)
In Which Menswear is My HomeboyIt''s no secret that menswear-inspired trends have been catching my eye lately. The obsession started with the Blogging Society Challenge (although I suspect its roots may be in my tomboy childhood) and continued from there with tuxedo chic, Balenciaga-inspired looks, and Balenciaga-inspired looksas fashion inspiration. I took Nina Garcia''s Balenciaga-inspired looksfrom the Little Black Book of Style to heart when she raved that every woman........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/12/2007 9:26:44 PM)
Can Shopping Behavior Indicate Your Personality Type?The holiday season is the busiest shopping time of the year. In fact, more than 147 million shoppers hit the stores on Black Friday weekend this year as per a survey by the National Retail Federation. And annually during this time, economists pay close attention to the shopping trends.
One such economist, Dr. Paul Albanese, Kent State University associate professor of marketing and author of The Personality Continuum and Consumer Behavior,........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/6/2007 8:04:57 PM)
Hiring Practices Influenced by BeautyA new study published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees in terms of high and low status job packages offered.
"When someone is viewed as attractive, they are often assumed to have many positive social traits and greater intelligence," say Carl Senior........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/6/2007 3:39:49 PM)
Choosing a favorite may increase the likelihood of purchaseThis shopping season, salespeople looking to increase the likelihood of a sale can simply ask the potential buyer which of several items they prefer. As per new research from the Journal of Consumer Research, this skips the first part of the mental purchasing process. Instead of Should I buy at all? the consumer is moved immediately into the mindset of Which one should I buy? Thus, while the shopper might have been merely window shopping........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/4/2007 10:03:46 PM)
High-tech textiles pave the way for glowing garmentsScientists at The University of Manchester have developed high-tech battery-powered textile yarns that can be used to make clothing glow in the dark.
The yarns have been developed by The William Lee Innovation Centre (WLIC), based in the Universitys School of Materials and have the potential to be incorporated into clothing worn by cyclists, joggers and pedestrians.
Current high visibility products such as those used by emergency........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 10/28/2007 4:04:35 PM)
Origins goes OrganicWe''ve all noticed the number of organic bath and body products that have recently flooded the market, but major beauty brands have been slow to catch on. That is, until Origins announced the debut of their organic line. Straying away from unpronounceable (and unidentifiable!) ingredients, items from the lip balm to the silkening body spritz include familiar names such as organic sesame seed oil and organic willow bark extract. The products........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 10/28/2007 1:09:21 PM)
Examining Where Customer Loyalty LiesCustomers determine the success of any business; whether a sense of loyalty develops often depends on one particular dynamic: a customer's relationship with the salesperson. A team of academic marketing professors, including one from the University of Missouri-Columbia, observed that customer loyalty toward the salesperson - rather than the products and services tied closely to the seller -can inspire greater sales, but be bad for business by........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 10/17/2007 8:15:10 PM)
Twelve by TwelveFrom left to right: Chic chiffon bubble dress ($24), Vintage lace top w/ back ($34), Mod sequined knit dress ($36)For some reason I was under the impression that Forever 21's Twelve by Twelve was going to be hideously expensive. But when I checked out the site today, I was pleasantly surprised! Nothing is too unreasonable, and if we're lucky, the quality will be good, too. I like the descriptions of the categories that the clothes are broken up........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 9/27/2007 7:57:18 PM)
The Sissi Rossi Multi Zipper Shopping BagOne of the latest bags by Sissi Rossi, that I'm totally in love with, is the slouchy multi zipper tote in the grey color. It's also available in black, but if you’re like me and wear so much black when fall / winter rolls around then this is a great substitute for that basic black tote
The bag is dressed in a supple washed-leather with minimal brass hardware and features not just one, but three roomy extra-large separate compartments.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 9:42:29 PM)
How consumers miscalculate sale pricesQuick: Youre walking by a store window and you see a sign that says, 20% off the original price plus an additional 25% off the already reduced sale price. So, how much is the discount" Consumers often mistakenly think the total discount is 45% off the original price when, in fact, the true discount is 40%. A thought-provoking new study from the recent issue of the Journal of Consumer Research explores why consumers frequently think a double........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 7:12:39 PM)
You Are So Invited To a HOT New York Fashion Week Event!!Check out the hot, HAUTE events happening in the BIG APPLE over New York Fashion Week for SPRING 2008 FashionWeek. Definitely a busy time in the city and traffic gets worse but the partying gets heavy and the fun never stops (or seems to never stop). Some things you miss. Some things you skip. Some things you DO NOT want to miss like this event!!
Papierdoll Magazine & Fashiontribes.com ....(recently voted the #4 fashion blog online)........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 9/1/2007 6:18:35 AM)
The trail for any hikerIf you appreciate the great outdoors, then you probably want to keep it just as lush and beautiful for every generation to come. It's not a big leap from tree-lover to tree-hugger, and REI is really making a concerted effort to help outdoor enthusiasts preserve the wildlife they love so much
REI has announced a new labeling strategy to help you make better decisions when picking your outdoor apparel. The new "EcoSensitive"........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/26/2007 1:15:05 PM)
Teenage girls aren't the only ones who tan indoorsThink you wont run into grandparents at your local tanning salon? As per new research, you just might. In fact, a recent health survey of American adults suggests that while 20 percent of 18-39 year olds visited tanning beds, as a number of as 10 percent of those between 50 and 64 years of age and eight percent of those older than 65 tanned indoors.
Scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia analyzed data about indoor tanning........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 3/9/2008 5:29:11 PM)
Britney Spears Reunited With Her KidsExcept for her recent release from the hospital the first positive thing that has happened to Britney Spears in a long time was her securing permission from the court to visit her kids
This is the first time since January 3 that Britney Spears has spent any time with her kids
Britney's life has certainly turned into a true life soap opera complete with divorces, cops, custody and support battles, drug and alcohol problems, and........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 3/3/2008 7:41:12 PM)
Luxury Site: VivreVivre combines luxury shopping with the very best of lifestyle tidbits to keep you hanging around the site dreaming of your next cruise vacation. "Eva's Obsession" covers the very best from around the web for the resort scene, including Top Ten Picks, Scent Guides, and Style Picks. To quote the image-boosting site, "Welcome to the world of Vivre - a world where life is celebrated." And is totally stylish, of course! Take........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 2/12/2008 7:47:19 PM)
Make Your Own JeansCustom jeans have not fallen by the wayside: you can get them custom made for you even though Levi's custom system isn't exactly alive and well. Make Your Own Jeans has a hefty selection of washes, zippers, and cuts to let you pick what works best for you. dive in, choose right, and don't forget that you can even clone your very favorite pair of jeans. What's stopping you from getting the perfect rear-hugging, style-making,........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 2/12/2008 7:47:11 PM)
Uggs or Crocs or even Muks?Last year controversial footwear came in the form of Uggs vs. Crocs. But what about Muks? Somehow these furry creations had a lucky escape and we cant seem to understand why. We have to admit in the past we’ve thought Muks were just as vulgar as Crocs and even some Uggs. But in desperate need of some warm and comfy boots we decided to give the Muks a chance........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 1/8/2008 9:57:15 PM)
Sienna Miller and Louis Vuitton Monogram Olympe Nimbus BagAlso available in a lighter pearl grey, but the color above is my favorite. I totally love this bag. It’s spacious, made with incredibly soft lambskin decorated with the lovely tonal monogram embroidery that gives the bag a soft and squishy cloud like look, plus the gorgeous twisted shoulder straps complete the look. It’s a great accessory choice for day or night, and even as a traveling companion. Although, not many people in the........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/27/2007 9:59:07 AM)
Ferrari Looks and Ford PowerThe Intermeccanica Italia Spyder is a rare example of a period when Italian specialist builders frequently used American V-8's because manufacturers like Ferrari and Maserati weren't keen on selling their exotic engines to potential rivals. In addition, the big eights were powerful, reliable, and relatively simple to maintain. An article in tells the Intermeccanica story from an interesting perspective: the writer, Carl Bomstead, owns........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 12/16/2007 8:22:26 AM)
Greater agreement on the attractiveness of facesA new study from scientists at Harvard University shows that friends, siblings and spouses are more likely than strangers to agree on the attractiveness of faces. Recent research regarding facial attractiveness has emphasized the universality of attractiveness preferences, and in this study there was some agreement among the strangers - but the close relations were in even greater agreement regarding facial attractiveness.
The study appears........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/12/2007 10:12:04 PM)
Lulu and Red Bubble JacketWhile others are drooling over capes, military style jackets and duvet coats, we’re secretly lusting after this bubble jacket by Lulu and Red. Isn’t it just gorgeous? The ribbon detail adds a cute touch to what has got to be one of the finer jackets around at the moment. Granted it’s unlikely to keep us warm and cozy, especially with these ruthless winds. But it is a keeper for spring. £55 available at Lulu and Red........Go to the Fashion-news (Added on 12/12/2007 9:32:05 PM)
DSUK BIBA Christmas SaleGrab your diaries and pencil in one of the most anticipated sales of the season. Designer Sales UK are hosting an exclusive BIBA Christmas Sale event on the 14th and 15th of December at at The Music Rooms in Mayfair, London.
With up to 80%-90% off Biba’s Autumn/Winter 07 collection, you won’t want to miss out! The sale is by invite only. Invitations can be obtained by signing up to the DSUK mailing list over at ........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/11/2007 8:16:36 PM)
Caffeine Cream Tones ThighsA new study recently reported in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports on the discovery of caffeine's novel benefit in slenderizing thighs.
The Brazilian scientists studied 99 women treated with a cream consisting mostly of a 7 percent caffeine solution. The women used the cream twice daily for 30 days.
When the scientists took their subjects' measurements at the end of the study, the slimming effect was clear. More than 80 percent........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 12/6/2007 3:45:28 PM)
Mike Chris Costello Designer HandbagCheck out RareChic''s newest addition to their site, the relaxed-chic Mike & Chris Costello designer handbag. Isn''t it lovely? This bag is on the top of our "want it now" list for winter. The slouchy hobo style purse is dressed in an ultra soft 100% Italian lambskin leather hobo with a long, thick strap and an antique brass D ring closure
The bag above usually retails for $749, but when you add your BagBliss 20% off promotion code the........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 11/19/2007 7:25:01 PM)
Happy Robot Bag: Makes strangers smileReady to retire your bland black laptop bag? Looking for a great gift for the vegan-tech-lover in your life? Consider Shana Logic''s Happy RobotBag . Made from sturdy double lined black vinyl (animal-friendly) with an adjustable canvas strap, flat bottomed for extra room and lined with durable black fabric, you''ll be pleased with its quality. The front flap features the silly smiling metallic silver robot stitched applique. Both the front flap........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 11/6/2007 10:10:52 PM)
Huge numbers willing to go under knife to alter their appearance Most women, and large numbers of men, are interested in having cosmetic surgery, UCLA researchers report in the recent issue of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Forty-eight percent of women surveyed said they would be interested in cosmetic surgery, liposuction or both, and another 23 percent said they would possibly be interested.
Among men, 23 percent said they would be interested in surgery, with 17 percent........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 10/28/2007 3:08:15 PM)
Hats off to Fall!!Well besides fantastic sweaters, my next favorite thing about fall is hats and lots of them. I love, love, love hats of all shapes and sizes. You might say I am an equal opportunity (mad) hatter. The winter or ski type hat is fine for when it is really snowing out or you are really go skiing, but for everyday wear, you should style it up a bit.The fedora is very popular this year and why shouldn't it be? It is a classic. Throw it on with a........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 10/21/2007 7:16:38 PM)
Let's Get Crafty!Free People is having another Anyway, the point is that the swap should make for a good time, and you should sign up for it! We might even end up being swap partners!........Go to the Fashion-news (Added on 9/27/2007 7:57:23 PM)
Become Part of the URBAN ExperimentHave you been part of the "Urban Experiment"? I have- and if you haven't seen this, you need to go check this out.
Redken has created a new line of hair products for guys and girls that will have you blowing out the door.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 9/18/2007 6:54:10 AM)
The Kooba Natasha Mirror HandbagYou thought the Louis Vuitton Miroir Bag was a shinny piece of arm candy. Check out Kooba's runner up, the reflecting Natasha purse.The Natasha is available in two versions. Either she comes dressed in a reflecting silver suit with silver-tone hardware, or in all gold with matching tone hardware. All the bags feature quilted shoulderstraps, turn-lock closure at the mouth of the bag, and if the Natasha needs a little extra room there are........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 9/3/2007 6:02:09 PM)
Unique Sweater Dresses!Plain sweater dresses are easy to find. They're in pretty much every store this year, and I fully intend on picking up a few of them for the fall/winter. But interesting ones? They're not so common. That's why I'm thrilled that Lulu's Fashion Lounge just got in three unique, colorful sweater dresses!Cutest sweater dress EVER. Seriously, I love it. AdorablePretty, no? I'm lovin' those colors!The most unique of the bunch, I'd say. At first, I........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 9/1/2007 6:18:20 AM)
TARGET GO CollectionDominique Cohen is a California based jewelry designer whose design aesthete has caught the eye of many a celebrity - both male and female. Known for a unique "California" feel, the jewelry is fun, wearable and definitely something that works from day to night.
Now Cohen is launching a collection of jewelry for Target - to be in stores within about a week.
This sweet line has an adorable edge that is still quite feminine
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