Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Emerald City

December 10, 2012

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Global color authority Pantone has revealed their choice of “Emerald Green” as the 2013 color of the year.

The rich, vivid green shade is often associated with the precious gemstone of the same name.

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According to Pantone’s press release, the color is a  “vivid verdant green, [that] enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.”

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Last year’s shade, a deep orange called “Tangerine Tango” appeared everywhere, from fashion and interiors to make-up.

Be on the lookout for green to start to infiltrate our lives as the coming year progresses.

leaf photo: Glasshouse Images

Middle Aged Barbie

July 6, 2012

I have posted quite a few things about Barbie on this site. I have writtin about Yoga Barbie, and life-sized Barbie, and even the profound influence that Barbie had on me and my career aspirations.

I had to laugh out loud when my mother sent me this photo today.

Barbie is currently 53 years old and in most circles in America, she probably would look a lot more like this one, than the perfect plastic doll that she is.
I haven’t given in to looking like this, and I’d like to think my BFF Barbie wouldn’t let herself go either.

What do you think of Middle Aged Barbie?

Fit to Be Tied

May 31, 2012

Four-year-old Marcella Marino asked her Daddy to make her look like a princess for her school photo.  Her father, a hairdresser in Kent, England created a Lady Gaga inspired bow for the occasion.

Unfortunately, the school has a strict policy against braids and hair bows and banned her from having her picture taken with her class.

Her father, Marcello was taken aback by the decision, saying:

“It isn’t a hair braid, it is quite simply a knot in the shape of a bow, and I should know because I’m a hairdresser”

The photo shoot has been rescheduled, after being cancelled due to a mix-up with the photographer.

Neon and On and On

May 17, 2012

Neon is a big trend for spring/summer, but wearing it can pose a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the bright colors of the season:

A little goes a long way:

Neon worn with neon is a bit much. Mix one great intensely colored piece with something more subtle.

The 80’s are over:

Black can be harsh with strong neon colors and takes us back to the 80’s. To look completely modern, mix neon with white, grey, beige or denim, for a less jarring effect. Stripes can also be a great foil for all the strong color.

Softer is easier:

Head to toe neon can be overwhelming, but soft whitened versions of the same color family can work really well together. Try a soft pink with a neon pink, or a pale green with an acid green.

A little dab will do you:

Just a touch of neon in an accessory can be an instant update without making the whole outfit loud. Look for neon shoes, belts or bags as a great way to lift any outfit.

Neon nail polish is a short term commitment. Try a little on your fingers or toes for a fun, temporary trial on the trend.

Victoria’s Secret: Photoshop

April 12, 2012

Nobody’s perfect; not even the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Fashion Indie obtained pre-photoshopped images of the ladies on location in St.Barts this weekend, and  what we see is not exactly what they look like. Don’t get me wrong, they look great. But it’s important to note that they have flaws, just like the rest of us. Some get a little digital lipo, and others get their skeletal frames smoothed out to be a bit less extreme. Their skin gets airbrushed, and a false perfection is achieved.

These woman, even without photoshop are beautiful. It’s sad that the ideal we all aspire to, is a cyber fantasy not even achieved by top lingerie models.


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