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How To Create Splendid Couture Nails At Home

Most of us can only dream of getting our greedy little hands on a real couture gown — the exquisite tailoring, such rich fabric, those intricate details! — but we can recreate the actual nails used in most runway shows. (Hey, we’ll take what we can get.) For Lebanese designer Elie Saab’s show in Paris this week, Creative Nail Design busted a move that we’ve done plenty of times with eyeshadow and lipstick, but forgot to try with nails: They layered CND Colour polish in Creamy Cameo and Effect in Lavender Pearl (find ‘em here), for an extra “opalescent, luxe” look that perfectly complemented Saab’s outrageously gorgeous, opulent gowns. Hey, we think this combo would look great with jeans and a T-shirt, too. Keep reading »

Using A Flat Iron To Make Waves? Inconceivable!

Here’s a beauty riddle for you: How can you get a wavy hairstyle using a straightening iron as your main tool? (Cue “Jeopardy” music.)

Stumped? Look to Diane von Furstenberg‘s runway hairstylist Orlando Pita, who created this romantic, wavy-crimped ‘do for her spring 2010 show. The process is surprisingly easy. Using a mister to slightly dampen the model’s locks, Pita made cornrows (but to make it easier, we’d recommend just making several long braids of varying thickness), then clamped them down with a straightening iron, which both set the style and sped up drying time. Another surprise: Pita recommends leaving the wavy hair completely natural, nixing any product additions for an extra “soft” look. [Elle.com] Keep reading »

Breaking News: “Graying” Kate Moss Dyes Her Hair, Probably On Purpose

We’re kind of obsessed with U.K. news source The Daily Mail, but, turns out, even their classy, crackerjack team of the world’s top investigative journalists get their facts wrong every now and then. Take this headline on today’s paper: “Hair dye disaster for Kate Moss as she reveals greying locks at handbag launch!” Shocking indeed! After enduring our own bout of endless speculation, we think we’re getting a little closer to the truth about what happened at that Longchamp press event today. Consider these facts: Shades of gray and pastel for both hair and clothing are the absolutely fresh jam in the fashion world right now. All the cool kids are doing it. Moss is perhaps best known as the coolest kid in the entire fashion world. Now let’s put all those abstract ideas together. Ah! Could it be that maybe, just slightly possibly, she meant to do her hair like that? Nah, probably not. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

How Often Do You Wash Your Jeans?

There’s a special allowance when it comes to the amount of times you can wear jeans before they get thrown in the dirty pile. In my opinion, it’s based on the fact that post-laundering, you’ll need a few wears to get back that perfect worn-in feel before your denim becomes too loose. But interestingly, women and men have a very different habit when it comes to wash-and-wear. For the boys, each pair of jeans racks up 15 wears, but for girls, it’s almost half that, at just six. Given the recent obsession with skinny jeans for the ladies, it makes perfect sense — no one wants to go out in jeans with sagging knees. I’m guessing no dirty hipster boys were included in this survey though. And when it comes to purchasing jeans per year, men go through double the amount of denim, since they’re so anti-laundry. What about you? How often do you wear your jeans before you throw them in the wash? [P.S. Bonus to not washing jeans as often as most of your other clothes: They last longer!--Editor] [Daily Express] Keep reading »

I Wanna Zip You Up

A model on the runway at Eric Tibusch’s showing in Paris. So, when you zip her up, do her eyes close, too? Ack! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Alicia Silverstone’s Diet Will Give You Glowing Skin, Magical Bowels

Alicia Silverstone, potentially Hollywood’s most devout vegan, has a new book out about her nutritional vision called The Kind Diet. Fortunately, you don’t have to become a full-on kale-munching vegan to adopt Silverstone’s doctrine. The plant-based regime accommodates dieters of three levels, where at the lowest, you “flirt” with the idea of veganism by making a few key changes in your diet, and at the highest, the “superheroes” go all macrobiotic. (Corny!)

While weight loss is a main focus, Silverstone claims that her diet also has some interesting added perks. Keep reading »

The DIY Ikea Dress!

Here’s one way to re-use those Ikea plastic bags. We just hope this dress is easier to put together than a Bjursta table … [If you want to see things you can really use, here's a rundown of what's new at Ikea. -- Editor] [StyleFrizz] Keep reading »

Spotted: Denim “Manties” For Sale In Time For V-Day

Attention: Valentine’s Day gift alert! Spotted in the newest issue of VMAN magazine—a precious little undergarment … for the man in your life: denim manties. Yes, these denim, itty-bitty man-panties (hate that word!) can be yours, or his as the case may be. And picture this: a man with over .009 percent body fat wearing those suckers! You’re welcome. [The Cut] Keep reading »

Score: Chanel-Esque Silver Tights For Under $10

As we bask in the afterglow of couture fashion week, we can’t stop obsessing over Lagerfeld’s massively triumphant Chanel collection. Those classic, pastel suits — mousse pinks and baby blues and lavenders — looked as delicious as a bag of robin’s egg candies (or in this case, more like a box of macaroons from a French patisserie), the hair was beyond exquisite, and those silver tights put a young, futuristic spin on the house’s traditional tweed silhouette. We can only imagine how hard it will be to score a pair of those stockings, and who knows if they’ll even end up selling them or if they were made by someone else, but we’re totally inspired. While there are lots of dark gray sparkly tights out there, it’s a bit harder to locate a glittery silver pair. But the lurex tights I tracked down at online hosiery retailer Forward Edge look just about spot-on, no? Also, at $6.99, they couldn’t be further from couture prices. Keep reading »

Brown And Black Come Together At Last

This two-tone cardigan from Forever 21′s Twelve by Twelve line proves our point that black and brown can be worn together. Notice how the taupe-y brown softens the basic black so the complete look has a classic Chanel feel, but the zipper flower pin adds a bit of kitsch. Pair this cardigan with blue or black jeans or a black pencil skirt for a sophisticated, fun outfit. [$29, Forever 21] Keep reading »

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