Is the redness from your latest foray into the sun lingering? Are itchy bug bites driving you crazy? Does it seem like your lips are constantly chapped? Well, StyleList has some quick fixes for all of these problems and more, so check it out!
“Have you seen the prices? Scandalous. I mean, yes, if they are embroidered or beaded or made special in some divine way, but honestly, jeans are jeans. I live in them most of the time, but I had a helluva time getting a pair of jeans around 1940, when I was at the University of Wisconsin. I thought I’d wear jeans, a turban, and some old earrings. So I went to an Army-Navy store, but you have to remember, back in those days, all the men in Wisconsin were the size of Paul Bunyan. Then the salesman told me, ‘Young ladies don’t wear jeans.’ He wouldn’t sell me any or have them cut down. So I kept going back to the store, and they kept throwing me out, so to get rid of me, they finally ordered me some boys’ jeans. I love men’s jeans; they fit me better.”—Iris Apfel (fashion icon)
Prada has commissioned a ton of very talented artists to work on a series of photographs for their Minimal-baroque sunglasses line. I’m already loving those sunglasses and these adorable pictures have made me fall head-over-heels. The project will be shown at Prada boutiques in Milan, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Istanbul, Madrid, and New York from May 17.
“Why would you want to limit the spectrum of beauty to an “ideal” when you, as a popular womens magazine, have the opportunity to expand it? I don’t think any woman should have to feel as if she needs to shove herself into an “ideal” to be beautiful. Beauty should be something that is celebrated and something that is enjoyable, not something that people should feel uncomfortable about achieving. Most of the women, and certainly most of the adolescent girls, in the United States do not feel completely secure with themselves, especially with their appearance; is insecurity something you want to advocate? As American women, we don’t need discouragement, but inspiration.”—Zoeey Deschanel (in a letter to Vogue, at age 17)
"From May 19th through 29th, bring gently used clothing to your local Gap store to donate to Goodwill and receive 30% off your entire Gap purchase—including both regularly-priced and sale-priced items.”
H&M has released its lookbook for their upcoming Fall 2011 Women’s collection. They’re obviously gearing up for a lovely 70’s-inspired collection, which I’m really digging. Also, it does help that beautiful Karlie Kloss is modeling!
I am absolutely loving this sneak peek of American Eagle’s Fall collection! Besides the clothes, there are some excellent sturdy-looking boots for women. Take the jump if you want a closer look! As a side note, I love that we can get these sorts of previews in today’s technology-savvy world.
As you’ve no doubt heard, this year the Costume Institute Gala was dedicated to the late Alexander McQueen. As always, the event was star-studded and (almost) everyone looked incredible! Take the jump to see Glam’s favorite looks of the evening!
p.s. Keep an eye out for more coverage on the actual McQueen exhibit!
(pictured above: Sarah Burton in Alexander McQueen)
This collagy thing was inspired by InStyle’s article on figure flattering pieces for your wardrobe. They didn’t really have any examples of where to find these pieces, so I went on the hunt! By the way, I’m sorry for the jagged appearance of this one. It was hard to edit some of these images well in Polyvore.
“I like chocolate. I don’t eat it, but I like the smell of it. People can drink with their eyes; I can eat with my nose. I would love to have a perfume based on chocolate.”—Karl Lagerfeld [on not eating or craving sugar]
Researchers at USC and Duke injected participants with Botox, Restylane, and a special gel that intensifies muscle signals. They then exposed the participants to images of faces and asked them to judge the emotion that was being displayed. Those who were injected with Botox were significantly worse at recognizing emotions. The researchers hypothesize that this is occurring because Botox limits the movements of muscle in the face. In order to appropriately understand emotion, people often mimic the expression they’re seeing. See how these two things could be connected?
It made me chuckle that this article started off by talking about Finals Week and late night visits to the library. If your schedule is anything like mine, you’ve got your last week(s) of school ahead of you, which will be jam-packed with exams. Which, in college world, may mean you don’t have time to shower as often as you would like. These tips might help you not look so grungy as you go through your stressful schedule.