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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Just when we were giving the masterminds of Dove’s ‘Real Beauty’ campaign a standing ovation for making women of all shapes and sizes feel fabulous…

AdAge.com is reporting that “Dove’s “real beauties” may not be so real after all, at least by the account of a renowned airbrush artist.”

In a May 12 profile in The New Yorker posted online, Pascal Dangin of New York’s Box Studios is quoted as saying he extensively retouched photos used in the Campaign for Real Beauty, which, if true, could seriously undermine an effort that already has subjected Unilever to considerable consumer and activist backlash in recent months.

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Flats are fine and wedges are with-it, but the key footwear trend for women this spring and summer is the high heel.

It’s not unusual to walk into department stores and boutiques and spot heels as high as 5 or 6 inches. Some say the high heel’s renewed popularity is related to the dominance of the dress in current fashion.

There seems to be a pump for every outfit and every occasion this season. There are gladiator, T-strap, and ankle-strap styles, slingbacks, peeptoes, and designs with rounded toes, architectural heels, or floral appliques.

They’re drenched in color, from neons and metallics to colorblocked and Pop Art-inspired combinations.

Plain is out—dramatic is in.

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Paris Hilton Reveals Secret to A Good Hair Day

The new “Hairess” teams up with Sally Beauty Supply to create her own line of hair extensions.

Actress, businesswoman, and fashion icon Paris Hilton is teaming up with Sally Beauty Supply, the largest specialty retailer of professional beauty supplies in the world.

Hilton announced that she has partnered with Sally Beauty Supply to design a collection of chic, high-quality yet affordable hair extensions.

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Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. Somebody said to me not too long ago, ‘Until you’re twenty, you have the face you are born with, and after that you have the face you deserve’, and I really loved that – the idea that you wear who you are on your face. – Jennifer Lopez

We feel great when we give back!

But it feels even better when we trade goodwill for fashion items.

Admit it, it does!

Here’s how you can contribute to important causes worldwide.


Ralph Lauren Polo for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 

Its newest initiative is with Net-a-Porter.com, the online luxury retailer. A Ralph Lauren polo specially-designed for Net-a-Porter.com, benefits Young Survival Coalition. It’s the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters, dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.

Buy it here.

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OMG! OMG!

This is awe-some!!

If you love being on-trend, you’ve got to check out http://www.coolspotters.com.

With this online godsend, you can browse and buy the products your favourite celebrities use – in their real lives, in movies and on TV.

What’s more, you can search by brand, celebrity, events and products to track down fab must-haves!

The site says, “Today’s trends for clothes, shoes, sunglasses, cell phones, cars (and just about everything else) start with the world’s true trend-setters – celebrities. And usually, by the time something cool trickles down to the rest of us…it’s not cool anymore. It’s yesterday. It’s over. It’s so last season.”

We agree! We want cool stuff now.

And we ♥ Coolspotters!

Bold & Belted

For months now, it’s been all about the belt. We’ve seen skinny ones, fabric versions and even options for shorter women. Since the trend isn’t going anywhere, you might as well invest in more of the accessory.

Petite? Layer a wide belt over a flowy dress.

Pear shapes: stay monochromatic to avoid splitting up your uneven halves.

But that doesn’t mean you need to stick with brown or black.

Long and lean? Stick to an extra-wide corset belt over a slim pencil skirt or fitted dress to create curves. (Style Secret / Mystyle.com)

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. – Maya Angelou

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We have to approve of ourselves before anyone else will. Women need to celebrate their God-given beauty instead of always trying to be something else. – Iman

Geek Chic!

The geek chic trend is taking off.

Following our last Fash Fix feature, Get the Specs, we did a little more research on the rising trend.

Angela Simmons (MTV’s Run’s House), Chris Brown and Lauren Conrad are some celebrities who are rocking the bespectacled look.

And Michael Kors is doing his thing, reviving the sexy librarian theme in his 2008/2009 Fall/Winter runway show.

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