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Lesson 2) Short hair is super versatile if you're not afraid to play around with it.
Lesson 3) Purple lips can be hot. No, seriously, they can be.
Lesson 4) It's always nice to go soft and glowy, whatever your definition of that is.
Lesson 5) Some women actually can pull off that partially-shaved-head thing. But I still think we should leave this one to Rihanna.
December 29, 2009
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Fashion may come and go, but womens’ handbags are forever, revealing their nature and secrets. With forensic precision and cutting wit, Eisman helps women identify their own handbag persona's as well as those of families, friends, and foes. From the canvas tote lady to the hiking backpack lady to the Vuitton graffiti bag lady and the gym bag lady—Eisman’s clever treatise on how 40 of our favorite purses unveil our personalities is a gentle, teasing romp through women’s pop psychology.
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December 16, 2009
Plus-size models worked out pretty well for Glamour. After the magazine's photo of plus model Lizzie Miller became a sensation, editor Cindi Leive decided to use models of Miller's size in editorials for future issues, rather than rushing out a splashy PLUS MODELS ONLY issue. When magazines devote entire issues to that thing that they've shunned, it has the effect of tokenizing it. Look at the issue Italian Vogue devoted to black models. It was fantastic, but what then? Did the magazine incorporate new ideals into editorial concepts moving forward?
V is a very different sort of magazine from Glamour. You won't find life advice in there about boyfriends and distressing and loving yourself and having great sex all at the same time. You find terrific pictures of the trendiest models wearing (or sometimes not) the trendiest clothes out there. And the January issue sounds like just that: a trend.
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Philosophy's recipe-inspired shower gel and bubble bath set. The "Classic Cookbook" box, $35, holds their most delectable scents yet, including red velvet cake, cinnamon buns and spicy pear cobbler.
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Here is a little from Ashley Falcon...
"I'm the most stylish among my friends. Growing up in Miami's tight-knit Cuban community, I was the girl everyone sought out for fashion advice, the one who transformed boring outfits into head-turning looks with the flick of a collar or the cinch of a belt. Of course, it surprised no one that I decided to pursue a career as a fashion stylist—though at 5'2" and 220 pounds, I'd need an elaborate pulley system and a can of Crisco to shimmy into the clothes I dress models in. Instead, I'm relegated to the plus-size racks, where trendy usually translates into "when's your due date" empire waists and cinch-sack drawstrings. It's not easy being chic, but it's an epic struggle when you're a big girl.
I've struggled with weight—and how to camouflage it—my whole life. The skinniest I've ever been was in high school, when I weighed 150 pounds and subsisted on nothing but undressed salads. I long ago made peace with the fact that I'll never look good in a slinky dress or pleated paper-bag-waist pants, even if Coco Chanel herself came back from the dead to hand-stitch them for me. So I stick to cuts that always flatter—even in a size 18—like wrap dresses and pencil skirts. Then I'll style up dowdy items with high-end accessories, like the staggeringly awesome Louboutins I scored for Christmas or the YSL bag I recently got on sale. Big girls love accessories—they always fit, no size tags required."
*Oh I think Ashley is my new cyber BFF!!! She has all the same views and ideas that I have on fashion! Thank you so much (Carlyce-"my sister") for introducing Ashley and I! I wish all women could have this attitude that you have to be fabulous no matter what size you are! We all have our up days and our down days, however, what is most important is that you feel good in the skin you are in! And just because you may have a few unwanted pound that doesnt mean you have to give up on yourself...Fabulosity comes in ALL SHAPES AND SIZES!!!
Take a look at more from "Big Girl in a Skinny World"
December 10, 2009
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose with Norwegian Queen Sonja, King Harald, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon at the Royal Castle in Oslo. US President Barack Obama landed in Norway today to accept his Nobel Peace Prize
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in the Nobel Peace Prize Signing Ceremony at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo on December 10, 2009
*This has to be an amazing experience for the President and his family!
Congrats Mr. President!
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What is the hot item on everyone's list this year? Will the holidays be a recession holiday for you? What traditions do you/and your family have during this time of the year?
December 09, 2009
Welcome to your sexy!!
Treat your spirit, mind and body to a complete and extraordinary experience with luxurious lingerie from Empress Lingerie. Whether you're looking for a gift for the special person in your life or just something to slip into after a hard day at work, we have something for everyone. At Empress Lingerie, every woman is a queen!
From sweet to sensual to downright racy - there's something on this site for every seductress. So let's start shopping!
December 08, 2009
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December 07, 2009
Plus-Sized Girl Group THE GLAMAZONS
Premiere Show SUGAR RUSH
December 8 & 15 at The Laurie Beechman Theater
The Glamazons are back and are as sweet as ever! You may remember Lady Finger (Meryl Finger), Candy Apple (Sandra May), Caramella (Laura Johnson) and Ginger Snap (Sarah Orr), the plus-size pop girl group whose mission is to show the world that talent comes in all sizes. The fierce foursome made it to the top 8 on the second season of NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.”
Since the show, The Glamazons have recorded an EP (to be released February 2010), released a calendar, toured the world performing for hungry fans from Key West to Branson, Missouri to Italy, became models for Torrid clothing’s Spring collection and even sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Minnesota Vikings football game, but that was only a taste of what these buxom babes can do.
The girls have also had major successes on their own since “America’s Got Talent.” Each Glamazon has made a splash in primetime TV. Candy Apple recently appeared on FOX’s plus-size dating show“More to Love.” Lady Finger’s wedding is soon to air on the Style Channel’s “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?” Ginger Snap appeared on Oxygen’s hit show “Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.” And Carmella has appeared in numerous runway shows, most recently for designer Monif C on BET’s “Rip the Runway.”
Come join The Glamazons for a night filled with sweet treats and surprises! They will perform everything from their hilarious bawdy standards to heartfelt ballads. They will even throw in some of their favorite holiday tunes and a sneak peek at The Glamazons brand new, original songs.
The Glamazons single “Sugar Rush” is available nowexclusively on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com
The Glamazons are sure to satiate your sweet tooth and leave you wanting more.
December 8th and 15th at 7pm
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 W. 42nd St (bet 9th and 10th Avenue)
$15 cover and $15 food/drink minimum
Tickets are available at SpinCycleNYC.com or on the phone at 212.352.3101.
For all press inquiries please contact: SASi Public Relations: Stephen Schulman, Stephen@SASiPublicRelations.com, t: 212.675.4690, c: 646.246.6060, TheGlamazons.com