Modern Bridal Style: Inverted Bob



Inverted bob w/tracks

NY Fashion Week: Tim Hamilton Fall 2009 Collection

This time, the boots—once again made by ultra-cult designer Carol Christian Poell's Viennese cobbler—were polished.

Tim Hamilton Fall 2009

That says a lot about the clothes they accompanied. Hamilton pushed the tailoring for Fall 2009 in New York Fashion Week, streamlining the silhouette, narrowing lapels, shrinking collars.

Tim Hamilton Fall 2009

But influences real or imagined aside, what really stood out were the ensembles that were purest Hamilton in their oddness, like the double jacket layered over a long "leathered cotton" hoodie over his cropped long johns.

Source: men.style


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Brights Anyone??


Craving brights? These new 42 Color- Double Stack Eye Shaodow & Blush combo palettes available from CoastalScents.com are really, um, bright. Available in both Matte and Shimmer versions, there's something for everyone. These are some of the brightest pressed eye shadows I've seen. On the skin, most of the colors have the effect of a mineral eye shadow or loose pigment. Pretty impressive. Since there are so many colors in each, ranging from these bright primary shades to a few neutrals, I only swatched a few of the brighter colors. But as you can see from the pictures below, these palettes are not for the timid, they are VERY colorful!

42 Color - Double Stack Matte Shadow & Blush Palette
$28.95


42 Color - Double Stack
Shimmer Shadow & Blush Palette
$28.95


The palettes themselves are pretty small closed...


...but when you open it, the eye shadow tray comes out and stacks against the top revealing the blush underneath.

The blush colors are the same in both palettes

Overall, the payoff of the blush colors are pretty great too!



*Reviews of their other new palettes are coming soon*






Earth Hour: Switch Off the Light for an hour

As part of the effort to to take action on Global Warming. Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming in 2009.

Earth Hour
For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

THIS SATURDAY 28 MARCH AT 8.30PM YOU CAN VOTE EARTH BY SWITCHING OFF YOUR LIGHTS FOR ONE HOUR - EARTH HOUR.

Beside turning your lights off for an hour, there are many other things you can do to make Earth Hour 2009 a success.

  • Sign Up Now. Become a part of Earth Hour and get useful tips and tools to reduce your carbon footprint everyday
  • Tell A Friend. Better still – tell them, your family and even your work mates. Encourage them to sign up. Email them a link to this website and mobilise even more people!
  • Tell Your Story. How is climate change affecting your family and your community? We want to hear how you're becoming part of the solution.
  • Run your own Earth Hour. Download our quick guide for how to run Earth Hour in your city or town. It's easy!
  • Your Earth Hour. What will you be doing at 8.30pm on Saturday March 28? We're keen to know what you have planned for Earth Hour 2009. If you'd like to share your plans with Earth Hour and the media, then please send us an email describing with as much detail as you can what you have planned to myearthhour@earthhour.org. Don't forget to include your name, where you live (City and Country), and your contact telephone number including your country code.
  • Blogger Tool Kit: Create a blog post about the importance of global action on climate change and how participation in Earth Hour can make a difference.(Just like me! :) )

Naturally Curly Chignon



Worn by Denise Vasi

Smokey Navy Eyes




What I used:
MAC:
Painterly Paint Pot
Nehru eye shadow
Knight Divine eye shadow
Soft Brown eye shadow
Blanc Type eye shadow
Fascinating eye kohl
Blacktrack fluidline
Plushlash mascara
Tippy blush
High Tea lipstick

Watch the video tutorial here:

Mens Car Review: Porsche Boxster for 2009

Whether you like it or not, Porsche Boxster has been around for a dozen years, evolving slowly but steadily in the time-honored Porsche way.

Porsche Boxster for 2009
Indeed, this popular mid-engine roadster--forever enshrined as "the car that saved Porsche"--has seen only one major update so far, during model-year ’05. That update was highlighted by more power, classier interior appointments, and cautiously revised styling.

Porsche Boxster for 2009
Finally, Porsche has finalized with Boxster upgrade. Model year 2009 upgrades start where they do for any enthusiast machine: in the engine bay. The previous base Boxster's 2.7L flat-six has given way to a new 2.9L unit. Power rises from 245 to 255 hp; the Cayman's 2.9 is rated at 265 hp.

Porsche Boxster for 2009
There's no displacement increase for the S versions; it remains 3.4L, but the powerplant is largely new and boasts direct fuel injection. It spools out 310 hp in the Boxster S and 320 in the Cayman S, increases of 15 and 25 hp respectively.

Anyway, the price is range from minimum of $52,000 for the base model and $61,000 for the S.


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Sigma Makeup Brushes


Finding quality brushes for affordable prices can be difficult. Recently I was introduced to Sigma, a company that sells high quality face and eye makeup brushes. Since receiving them, I've used every single one and cleaned them as well. They work and hold up beautifully and while they are MAC-comparable, I actually prefer some of them to my actual MAC brushes! These are definitely my new babies.
I received the Sigma Makeup Professional Brushes Kit-Complete (with the brush roll), which contains 12 very high quality eye and face brushes. The complete kit with 12 brushes and a very high quality brush roll is $79. You can also purchase the brushes only without the roll for $64, which is great for brushes of this quality. Imagine what you would spend on 12 MAC brushes! This averages out to about $5 a brush. Amazing. I also received the SS182 kabuki-style brush which is a fabulous brush as well and goes for $16.





Check out my video review!





2009 CFDA Nominees

The CFDA Awards are to fashion what the Oscars are to Hollywood - a really big deal. This year, for the third year running, Marc Jacobs is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year alongside Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy and Narciso Rodriguez.

Jacobs is also nominated for the second year running for the Accessories Designer of the Year prize, which last year went to Tory Burch. For 2009, he is pitted against Vera Wang and Proenza Schouler, who famously co-won the Womenswear award with Oscar de la Renta in 2007.


Calvin Klein's Italo Zuchelli, Michael Bastian and Band of Outsiders designer Scott Steinberg will all vie for the Menswear Designer of the Year award. Swarovski's trio of emerging talent awards feature a triptych of future names-to-know. Winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and Thakoon Panichgul - who have all been worn by First Lady Michelle Obama - will go head-to-head for the womenswear gong.

Patrick Ervell, Robert Geller and Tim Hamilton are all in the running for the emerging talent menswear award, while Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus - who was named runner up in 2008's CFDA/Vogue award - is up against maker of to-die-for shoes Alejandro Ingelmo and jeweller Justin Giunta of Subversive Jewellery for the Swarovski Award for Accessories.

Source:Vogue

Man Fashion: Dress Shoe of the Day


Hugo Boss Levi 50127355 (Men's) - Black Leather




This classic loafer features a leather upper and metal ornamentation for a sophisticated look. Features leather linings and outsole and is lightly padded for comfort.
It's good both with office look and weekend looks on (Jeans and blazer or jacket) Metropolitan look if I may say.
Wears this shoe: To dance, work, casual etc


Hugo Boss Levi 50127355 (Men's) - Black Leather








Man Fashion: Watch With No Time

What if your watch, instead of showing you the time, it show you the activities? Such as one hour for lunch, two hours for shopping, 5 hours of work. The Mr. Jones watch (a bargain at just $145) comes with a daily planner installed, kind of.

"The dial shows a breakdown of what average people do on an average day, so you’re able to see what you yourself should - on average - be doing at any time."

Average Day
By the way, The watch is produced as a signed limited edition of 100 pieces, each watch has its edition number engraved on the back of the case. The watch comes in a MJW presentation box with a specially commissioned artwork by artist Kate Street. Inside the box you'll find the guarantee card - every watch is guaranteed for 12 months from the date of purchase against any original manufacturing defect.

Click here to see the watch in action and find out more from watchismo.com.



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Man Tech: Special Underwear

What if I tell you not to change your underwear for five days? No way! But soon you will able to do this, of course if you want to. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata is slated to test this new kind of underwear during his current visit to the space station. The "state-of-the-art" undies were designed "to reduce the smells in normal clothing, absorb sweat and provide insulation."

special underwear
The underwear, developed by Japanese researchers, are made of antibacterial polymers and are fire-resistant.

Astronauts normally change their clothes every three days. But with this "new invention", Koichi will attempt to wear the underwear for a full seven days

So what is your longest record?


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Man Gadgets: Movie Emotion Jacket

Want to have better watching experience when you walk into movie theaters next time? As we slowly move to digital projectors and film makers start to experiment with 3D more, Philips Electronics are demonstrating one such experiment that takes the form of a jacket at the World Haptics Conference 2009 this month.

The researchers have modified a tight-fitting jacket to include 64 vibrating motors that sit against the body on the chest and arms. The motors are grouped into 4 lots of 16 with each controlled by its own processor. Even so, it can function on just two AA batteries, however, more batteries would be required to make it last through a full film.

Philips Movie Jacket

The point of the jacket is not to act like a force feedback device making the wearer feel every punch, kick, or explosion. Instead it is meant to gauge how a viewers emotional response and immersion in what they are viewing can be enhanced.


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Man Fashion: New Golf Fashion Trend

If you follow golf tournament closely, you will noticed new fashion trend. Yes, a new fashion trend among Tour Players is the BIG, BOLD Golf Belt Buckles. These belts are reminiscent of the western style buckles.

Golf Belt Buckles
Tour players can now express themselves fashionably. The first golfer that I noticed wearing such a belt buckle was Anthony Kim. The large initials AK appear on his golf belt buckle. It looked silly at first but it definitely seems trendy. Companies such as Adidas, Nike, Oakley, Puma and other companies have flooded the market with similar belts.

Golf Belt Buckles
Golf Belt Buckles


Golf Belt Buckles


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MAC Sugarsweet Collection Swatches & Review


I actually loved this collection in person...well, except for the funky tri-colored parfait-like lipglosses. Here is what I got and the swatches! You can also check out a full video review below.

Nail Polish in Peppermint Patti : $11.00


Shadesticks in Cakeshop (top) and Lemon Chiffon (bottom), $16.50


(no flash)
(with flash)
Lipsticks in (l-r) Lollipop Loving, Bubbles, and Saint Germain, $14.00



Eye Shadow in Dear Cupcake(l) and Aquavert(r), $14.50



Mineralized Skinfinish in Refined $27.00

Mineralized Skinfinish in Perfect Topping, $27.00

(sorry about the finger swatches...these don't photograph well)
Refined(l), Perfect Topping(r)





Promo image credit: Specktra.net (lisen.chic.se)




Man Fashion: Green Boots from Timberland

Wanna play a part in support green campaign? Now you will have wider choices. US shoe maker, Timberland is putting trashed tires back on the streets this year when it releases Timberland boots and shoes made with recycled tire rubber.

Timberland Boots
The material comes from Green Rubber, a Malaysian company that has developed a method for devulcanizing waste tires. Many rubber products like car tires, bumpers and shoe soles are made of vulcanized rubber, which is created by adding sulfur and heat to virgin rubber in order to make a tougher, more durable material.

The beauty part is when shoes made with Green Rubber wear out, the soles can be reused by the Green Rubber company and recycled again, and Timberland is working on a plan for how to take back and disassemble boots.

So get ready for yourself to support Timberland Green Initiative


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BeautyBlender Review and Demo

I LOVE THIS!! Check out the video for a detailed review, application demonstration and techniques to use and a demonstration of how to clean it :) Also don't miss the bloopers at the end :)


Long and Curly

Man Gadget: Next Fashion Phones with Solar Power

As the whole world is concern of Global Warming, well, we really have to. Scientists are telling us, we have to act now before it’s too late and they are worried some countries may not comply, and that is scary.

Solar Powered Phones, Next Top Fashion Phones!