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Wedding Photos: Kites Are The New Balloons

So, yeah, I’m getting married this year, but you knew that. As I’m trying to figure out what the hell to do for my wedding, I’ve been pouring over loads and loads of wedding photographer blogs for inspiration, ideas and a reprieve from the machine that is the got-to-have-the-most-expensive-everything wedding industry. Mostly, I’m not sweating much of the planning—the day is going to be perfect, more because I’m marrying the guy I l-o-v-e, not because the flowers are the exact right shade of coral or peach, but that hasn’t stopped me from becoming completely obsessed with wedding and engagement photo blogs. Seriously, they’re like crack—my Google reader is infested with them! So, seeing as though I scroll through enough photos to make my eyes water up and glaze over each week, there’s been one hilarious trend I’ve noticed … Keep reading »

10 Stools To Add Oomph To Your Home

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H&M Goes Green—And Seriously Pretty!

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Who’s Better At The Glam Girl Look?

If this isn’t a very Hollywood beauty trend, I don’t know what is! Yesterday, both “Sherlock Holmes”‘ big-screen star Rachel McAdams and January Jones of “Mad Men” TV fame walked the same exact red carpet sporting the same old Hollywood-style glamorous hair and makeup. It’s a look that’s pretty easy to recognize—the perfect crimson lip color, soft curls and sculpted waves, and, of course, precision-applied, black, liquid liner. Basically, just crib your hair and makeup look from any old-school Grace Kelly/Jane Russell/Elizabeth Taylor type. So, now that we’ve established the glam-look parameters, which of these gorge ladies rocked it better? Keep reading »

Shop ‘Til You Drop (Weight)

Turns out, a little (or a lot of) shopping could actually be good for you. Well, for your body, not your closet, that is. A new study from the folks at The Skinny Cow (yes, the low-fat flying saucer makers!) says the average woman burns off approximately 48,000 calories a year shopping—shopping for clothes, food, etc. And, FYI, your credit card needn’t get a workout at the same time, either—buying doesn’t up your calories burned. Here’s the thing: women make up to 132 shopping trips each year, which equals an annual total of 159 hours and 56 minutes walking at a decently fast pace. And if shoppers burn about five calories a minute, that’s 47,700 calories in a year. The fact that shopping burns calories isn’t all that new to me (it’s a lot of walking, after all), but the sheer amount of calories burned is completely astounding! Maybe I should window-shop more often—er, if I could battle all that pretty dress and shoe temptation. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Line The Inner Rim Of Your Eyes Without Making A Teary Mess

Blake Lively and her gorge eyes — thanks to her perfectly lined inner rims — hit the town last night, above. We’ve talked about lining the inner rim of your eyes before, and I’m all about it, but, there’s one problemo: My eyes tear up something crazy and I can’t keep my eyeliner in place. To solve that rather irritating (literally and figuratively) issue, I got to testing out possible solutions and I think I’ve discovered the secret! Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Jennifer Connelly’s Evening Pony

Last night, actress Jennifer Connelly sported a chic and simple ponytail that wins the we-all-can-do-it Hair Model Citizen award. Love how she worked with her hair’s natural texture and didn’t fall into the trap of some elaborate updo for a more low-key event and night out. Oh, and I clearly adore that I can so easily be a hair copycat! Here’s how to get her look… Keep reading »

Not Your Mother’s China

Ever thought of eating off of plates tagged with graffiti? Well, if they are anything like the set of china (above), you should! The “New York Delft” dinnerware collection is made of fine porcelain and has five pieces — a dinner plate, side plate, soup bowl, cup and saucer. (It’s $100 per set.) [lovegrove & repucci via Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

How To Get Polished (Natural-Looking!) Brows

Loads of great brows were on display last night at the Fox All-Star Party—check out Olivia Wilde and Aisha Tyler, above, rocking pretty, natural (but definitely filled-in) eyebrows. I was never a brow filler-in-er, but as I recently learned, a polished, full, neat set of eyebrows really does transform your entire face. (A rule of thumb with brow shape: Thin, highly arched brows can make you look older, and fuller, darker, more natural-looking brows are easier to pull off and usually much more flattering.) When brows are filled-in and full, your makeup looks better and if you aren’t wearing any, your face just looks more pulled together. And even women with the thickest brows benefit greatly from a little filling in. A few tricks for getting it right… Keep reading »

Sneak Peek: Vanessa Paradis For Chanel

Behold, Vanessa Paradis (aka Johnny Depp‘s main squeeze) in the first photo from her new Chanel ad campaign for the brand’s Rouge Coco lipstick. Could she (and this photo, above) be anymore beautiful? So pretty! The campaign photos were taken by Jean Baptiste Mondino and stay tuned for a short film starring Vanessa as well. Rouge Coco goes on sale in March and it looks set to be Chanel’s top product in 2010. (The lipstick is based on a design dating from 1952—a team of “investigators” has tried to emulate the lipstick that Coco Chanel would have liked.) Check out a few behind-the-scenes outtakes, after the jump!

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