Sofa BrickYou can convert your walls and floor into a semi-permanent lounging area by using sofa bricks.
This simple mould of SOFA BRICK enables manufacture from various materials. For example, cork grains will offer a soft, comfortable brick.
Manufactured by NAGAYANAGI co,ltd.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/14/2006 5:02:48 AM)
Sleep Deprivation Doubles Risks Of ObesityYou might be too busy to find time to sleep, but lack of sleep could lead to overweight and obesity. New research from Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that sleep deprivation is linked to an almost a two-fold increased risk of being obese for both children and adults.
Findings from a study by Professor Francesco Cappuccio were presented to the International AC21 Research Festival hosted this month by the........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/12/2006 11:37:32 PM)
Uk History Does The 60sI never pay much attention to UK History - a bit too much World At War and ancient Rome for my liking - but starting next week, that changes - if only for a short time.
The channel is going big on the 60s. Slipped into the schedules at various points from next week (W/C 10th July) are the BBC's Fame, Fashion and Photography documentaries (including The Real Blow Up), along with a less-interesting programme on the Beatles.
But next........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/11/2006 9:07:05 PM)
Retro Tea Towel bagHere's something that looks very "now", but is actually made from a vintage cloth. The Tea Towel bag is a rather hip-looking handbag from mandy b. bags, made from genuine vintage 100% linen tea towel.
The design features two corked and long-necked decanters with a swirling pattern on a tri-colored background of "golden yellow, brick red, and merlot". The coloured pattern is repeated on the reverse of the bag,.
The handle is a tortise........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/11/2006 8:54:49 PM)
Dolce and Gabbana Wrap-Around SunglassesWe are simply thrilled that the giant sunglasses trend shows no sign of abating anytime soon (you know how we absolutely despise those horrible John Lennon-style tiny glasses that make everyone's head look like the size of a giant melon). Now Dolce and Gabbana, the dears, have taken the giant sunglasses theme a step forward and made the glasses wrap around the head, thereby providing further protection from those horribly aging UVB rays.
The........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/9/2006 8:20:58 PM)
Having a Designer HandbagOwning a designer handbag is not a Human Right.
This country wasn't found on the principle of life, liberty, and the pursuit of Louis Vuitton. During the crafting of the constitution, John Hancock wasn't like "Oh, let me hurry up and sign this little document so I can get in line for the Kate Spade Sample Sale". Thomas Jefferson wasn't like "let's add another amendment to the Bill of rights- all persons should have to right to bear Birkin........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/5/2006 8:30:56 AM)
Cheap ThrillsThis the sort of saturation advertising I'm exposed to driving around town. Maybe I'm more sensitive to it given the nature of my job. Personally, I find this particular image cheap and sleazy. No class.
It's Brittany Spears, looking like a cheap star, at the door of a hotel room. In the background lurks the shadowy image of a pensive young bloke, wet behind the ears. The caption under his baby face reads, Do you dare ? (click on image).
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New Collection At Eden DawnUS based fashion designer Eden Dawn has launched her Summer 06 clothing collection that includes tanks, tees, loungewear, outerwear and skirts, all made up from the softest cotton, which provides maximum comfort and flattering figure-skimming lines. Fashion illustrations have been drawn and screen-printed onto modern, wearable styles that are casual-chic. They include iconic silhouettes from designers like Christian Dior and Perry Ellis, 1920s........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/24/2006 11:20:32 PM)
Handy Band: Underwear Shaped Rubber BandsGetting sick of your plain old rubber bands? Spice up your next bundling project with these fun underwear shaped rubber bands. Or put them around your TPS reports and send your office crush a sexy little surprise.
Handy Bands can be used the same as the generic kind, since their whimsical shapes always return back to their original form. However, I have to disagree with the site's recommendation to use them in your hair, since we ladies all........Go to the Fashion-news (Added on 6/22/2006 12:35:49 AM)
Beauty Hacker: Natural Skin RemediesSo by now, everyone has likely already heard tradetricks.org's suggestion to use baking soda as a cheap and natural exfoliant. I've been using it every day for a week -- just enough water to make a paste once a week, then diluted down quite a bit for gentler daily use -- and I can affirm that I can definitely see a big difference in blackheads and overall evenness and tone. I even made a cute container out of a peanut jar and some contact paper........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/22/2006 12:33:23 AM)
Pet UmbrellaI just love the Pet Umbrella! With two full grown Labs who are scared of venturing out in the rain, the Pet Umbrella is a god send. It has been designed to protect your pooch from hail, rain and snow as its made of waterproof fabric. The umbrella comes with a leash which you can hook up to your pet's collar or harness.
This brilliant contraption also features a handle with a padded grip. The umbrella also gives you a clear view of your pet........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/20/2006 8:24:29 PM)
Stealth Bomb Cellulite JeansOh My..... In November 2005, we reported on a new technology, Sensory Perception- Technology that uses a micro-encapsulation delivery system for textiles that allows fragrances or active ingredients of almost any kind to be chemically trapped inside and then released from clothing, bedding, towels or other textiles over an extended period of time.
Yesterday, someone pointed out a novel use of this new technology aimed directly at the........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 6/18/2006 5:10:41 PM)
A Rose by Any Other NameWhen it's 100 degrees outside in the shade and with humidity rivaling that of Bangkok, something about a big black onyx choker seems less than appealing.
However, this vintage scarf necklace from Jacqueline Rose is a light, gentle accent to pair with some of summer's gauzier, flowier dresses. Invites you to breathe. And with clear quartz, any color will match. We love this kind of versatility!........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/17/2006 2:54:56 PM)
Half-Yearly SaleIt only happens twice a year, but now you can enjoy incredible savings on a better-than-ever selection of women's apparel, shoes and accessories including handbags and jewelry.
There's a big range of items on sale including 40% off on Citizens of Humanity, 7 For All Mankind®, Calvin Klein, French Connection, Juicy Couture, Miss Sixty, Chip and Pepper, Halogen and Lacoste, just to name a few.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/17/2006 2:51:19 PM)
Kooba Adamight as well just take out a giant loan and buy one of each bag at Kooba so I can stop obsessing.
The latest is the lovely Ada which won me over with its simple design and studded ornaments. This bag could be worn to dress up some jeans or with a more formal pant suit to make the outfit more slouchy and casual.
The key to this bag really is in the studs. I think without them the bag still would be very nice, but would be a bit boring and........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 6/17/2006 2:44:13 PM)
Servane Gaxotte's Purse NecklaceThis season's best seller for Servane Gaxotte is this Purse necklace. Whimiscal, fun, feminine with a touch of childhood fancies. I like the purse with the white polka dots especially.
It is really fun to wear something pretty in summer time!.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/17/2006 1:24:04 PM)
Alessandra AmbrosioE' of models to Alessandra Ambrosio the cover of Harper's Bazaar Spanish edition, photographed from Yu Tsai.
Been born in 1981 in Brasi they, model it now live to New York; the first one I engage from models has been a service for Elle Brasi them, followed then from jobs for Guess? , Victoria's Secret and the Pirelli Calendar.
Between its passions: Barbie, Dolce & Gabbana, the book "the Code from Vinci", Nirvana and the film "Natural Born........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 1:23:19 PM)
Testimonial For H & MConfirmed the voices that H&M and Madonna whispered of negotiations between.
She will be in fact the singer to make from testimonial for the next campaign of the Swedish colossus. He seems moreover that, is Madonna who its corps de ballet, usufruiranno of guardaroba by a H&M.
On hand for they the summery collection, being fashionable also outside from the theater box of its imminent Confession Tour.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 1:18:29 PM)
Construction Worker FashionMetropolis recently wrote about the various underground construction projects happening in Tokyo, including the 47km Central Circular Route city bypass. It was a fascinating article. But what was really interesting was a factoid they just glossed over:
To promote the project, a fashion show was put on for the media, 30m underground, showing off construction-worker-inspired designs by German Bernard Willhelm. This is quite old news, the show........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 6/11/2006 1:12:46 PM)
These Boots are Made For Walpurgisnachthad a nice surprise waiting for me when I returned from Japan. A while before I left, I was fortunate to meet Pascal, a cool French dude whose scary biker/headbanger look is mere protective coloration to hide this true nature, that of an old-world artist and craftsman of the highest order. His trade?
Plans were quickly hatched for a swell pair of custom cowboy boots. He did tracings of my feet, took a number of measurements, and went into........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 8:51:41 AM)
Dart Coat HooksStainless steel darts with a special wall fixing.
Pack of 3.
Original design by Anthony Chrisp.
170mm long.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/17/2006 7:11:34 PM)
Women At Risk From Working Long HoursLong hours of work may be more worrisome for women compared to men. Women who work long hours are more likely than men to indulge in unhealthy behaviours such as snacking, smoking and drinking caffeine. A new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council finds that men and women respond very differently to working long hours.
Researcher Dr Daryl O'Connor explains: "Women who work long hours eat more high fat and high sugar snacks,........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/12/2006 10:57:21 PM)
Christian DoirLet us not be so prosaic as to ask exactly what Joan of Arc, Siouxsie Sioux, Botticelli, and the forties French film actress Arletty may have to do with one another-we've arrived in the parallel universe known as John Galliano's Christian Dior. So, on with the show! It's a parade of medieval warrior-women in gilded chain mail, copper verdigris gowns, and glass diadems, each equipped with an armored sleeve.
It's a bizarre troupe of goth-punks........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/11/2006 11:29:27 PM)
Get the Tory Burch style but save $249I'm a sucker for tunics during the summer. Something about their floaty feel or their ethnic embellishments or how they easily work over a bathing suit or slim pants or maybe because they are long enought to cover any hip or stomach bulges---very irresistable. I just but discovered that Old Navy has a slew of tunic styles on sale from $10.99 (this red or chocolate style) vs. $258 (opps.it was $285!) at Tory Burch.
Hmmm.........Go to the Fashion-news (Added on 7/10/2006 6:53:23 AM)
Smart Bikini Monitors Sun ExposureThe $190 Solestrom SmartSwim UV Meter Bikini sports a built in waterproof UV meter that monitors the amount of skin-damaging rays you're exposed to, letting you know when you're MEDIUM RARE.
No more to be afraid of sun burn.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/7/2006 6:23:48 PM)
Designer Swimwear SaleLooking for that fashion-forward designer swimsuit?
Whether you're preference is a one-piece, bikini or tankini, Lisa Curran has a fab range of swimwear styles to suit. And if you're a fashion-savvy mother-to-be then check out Lisa Curran's maternity line, Mama.
Lisa Curran has a diverse clientele following including celebs such as Jessica Simpson, Terri Hatcher and Evangeline Lilly and as well as appearing on television networks and........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/5/2006 8:34:52 AM)
How to Photograph FireworksFireworks are something that evoke a lot of emotion in people as they are not only beautiful and spectacular to watch but they also are often used to celebrate momentous occasions.
I've had many emails from readers asking how to photograph fireworks, quite a few of whom have expressed concern that they might just be too hard to really photograph. My response is always the same - 'give it a go - you might be surprised at what you end up........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 7/1/2006 9:32:23 AM)
Preserve That ManicureTBF reader Ronica sent me tips products she uses to preserve her manicures:
Sticky (that's what it's called) base coat ($5.99 at your local drugstore). A coat or two of this and my polish lasts WAY longer.
Seche Vite top coat ($7.00 on. Gives a glass-like shine, makes polish last much longer, and dries it withina minute or two. This stuff is gold!........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/22/2006 8:20:36 PM)
Gap Silk Blend Mustang ClutchEver since I moved in with my new roommate Jaime I've been eyeing her navy blue Gap clutch from a few years ago. As clutches go it is pretty basic, but the key is the the print of multi colored mustang horses frolicking across the bag. Its the perfect sized cluth to grab before running out the door on the way to a local bar.
So of course I wanted my own clutch, but I had missed my chance when the bag was in season. I remember seeing them in........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/22/2006 8:18:02 PM)
Why Are Uniforms Uniform?If someone, somewhere hadn't thought to make team uniforms the same color, we might be stuck watching NBA finals or World Cup soccer matches with only two players and a ref.
It is that color coding, Johns Hopkins University psychologists have now demonstrated, that allows spectators, players and coaches at major sporting events to overcome humans' natural limit of tracking no more than three objects at a time.
"We've known for some time........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/21/2006 11:30:22 PM)
Is It Safe To Swim After Eating?New research suggests one reason vegetables may be so good for us - a study in mice found that a mixture of five common vegetables reduced hardening of the arteries by 38 percent compared to animals eating a non-vegetable diet. Conducted by Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the research is reported in the current issue of the Journal of Nutrition.
"While everyone knows that eating more vegetables is supposed to be good for you, no........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/18/2006 6:03:44 PM)
Eco-Fashion Quotes"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury." Coco Chanel.
"I want to do my best to take care of the planet by designing with recycled and eco-friendly materials. I think we all have to start with what we know because it can seem like a daunting task since I feel the world is in crisis. I design clothing, so I figured I'd start there".
"Instead of getting a bolt of fabric that anyone down the block could buy, using recycled........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/18/2006 5:06:17 PM)
Guilt ClothThe theme of my entry is guilt ~sigh~. This first piece is a purse made by Victoria Horner, one of "my" DEs. It was made from an antique kimono.
Victoria sent me this bag for Christmas in 1999. At that time my life was falling apart; I'd just gotten my diagnosis, my then husband was divorcing me, my son and I had no money and no place to go. Outside of childhood, it was the worst Christmas of my life. Victoria's bag was the only gift I got........Go to the Fashion-news (Added on 6/17/2006 2:59:49 PM)
Kate Spade Sample SaleThe Kate Spade Sample Sale is upon us. For 4 days only save BIG on (up to 65%) on accessories, shoes, and apparel from the designer.
Sign up here........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/17/2006 2:47:49 PM)
Cole Haan Large drawstringstill can't get white bags off my mind particularly now that the weather is heating up. This large drawstring bag from Cole Haan is beautiful to look at. I like the nifty little details like the studded hardware, square rivets and steel blue lining.
My second favorite color is the terracotta, but the white really stands out.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/17/2006 2:42:03 PM)
Monique Lhuillier ShowBecause Monique Lhuillier strongly believes in making clothes that won't go out of style from one season to the next, Resort 2006 is an evolution from fall/winter; and an evolution of the collection before that. And it's certainly a harbinger of things to come for spring 2007 which will be unveiled at the tents during New York Fashion Week.
The Los Angeles based new mom (baby Jack was born right before the fall shows in September) is not........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/17/2006 2:38:28 PM)
Flat Feet On The Rise Among WomenPainful flat feet in adults, commonly women, correlation to obesity have become more common. Flat feet is the most common foot deformity known. In fact, sixty million Americans or 25% of the U.S. population have flat feet. Some of these people may experience problems that limit their activities, while others can run marathons or play in the NBA.
As per Dr. Mark Myerson, Director of the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy,........Go to the Fashion-news (Added on 6/13/2006 9:25:56 PM)
Pantaloonies by Helena Bonham CarterThe attrice Helena Bonham Carter, musa and companion of Tim Burton, is experienced in the designer trade and creates one line of dresses of Pantaloonies name.
This in far away 2001, today this brand is happening. The eccentricity of the attrice has not made it sure to become famous how much to elegance and style, but its first collection designed in collaboration with Samantha Sage and commercialized from Harrods has received of the discreet........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 1:21:26 PM)
AbaeteSome models of the last collection of Abaete.
Marvellous.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 1:16:11 PM)
Mario Jeans!Apparently Japanese denim is the best in the world. I can't say, personally. As far as I can tell, Japanese denim is just the most expensive in the world.
Still, I'd be willing to fork over nice money for a pair of these. Japanese blogger Takuronyan did a little bit of home-made printing. Mario is on the back pocket and King Koopa is on the leg. Nice work! Unfortunately, the entry is Japanese-only but you can try........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 6/11/2006 1:10:20 PM)