Tuesday, July 30, 2013

101 fashion tips tricks every girl should know

When it comes to fashion and style, it sometimes seems that everyone and their mother (literally!) have tried-and-true tips and tricks they absolutely swear by. Some are useful, while others … well, not so much. With that in mind, we’ve culled 101 of the best from the best: designers, lifestyle experts and, of course, our staff. Trust us: With these gems, you’ll be well on your way to living your most stylish life.

101. Despite what it says on the tag, cashmere is best washed by hand. To dry it, use a salad spinner, which releases excess water in seconds.

100. Use white wine to remove red wine stains.

99. Wash new jeans twice before taking them to the tailor. Why? Because jeans will always shrink in length when washed.

98. To stop angora or mohair from shedding, fold the garment and place it into a zip-top bag and freeze it for at least three hours.

97. Remove odors from vintage or thrift clothing by spritzing them with a mixture of one part vodka, two parts water.

96. “Remove white deodorant marks from a garment by gently rubbing the protective foam used on hangers against the fabric.” — Jonathan Simkhai, designer

95. If you get an oil stain on your favorite handbag, coat the mark with baby powder and let it stand overnight. By morning, the stain should be gone. If a bit still remains, repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.

94. The best at-home method to keep diamonds sparkling: liquid dishwasher detergent and an old toothbrush.

93. The secret to well-fitting everyday clothes is Lycra. The formulas to look for: 95% cotton/5% Lycra spandex for T-shirts, and at least 2% Lycra for jeans to hold their shape.

92. “Always organize your clothes going light to dark from left to right in your closet. Your eye will follow the color and thus help you stay organized.” — Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, Founder, Clos-ette and Clos-ette Too.

90. Wondering about the quality of your cashmere? Gently stretch the body of the garment to see if it snaps back. A lower-quality cashmere won’t.

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Photo via J. Crew

89. “If you don’t have time to try on jeans in the store, try the Neck Method: You can determine your size by placing the waistline of the jeans around the diameter of your neck. If the waistline of the pant comfortably meets at back of your neck, then the jeans will fit.”— Sarah Ahmed, Creative Director, DL1961 Premium Denim

88. Cut down your closet by 25% by asking yourself this one question: “If I were shopping right this second, would I buy this?” If the answer’s no, out it goes.

87. “Never put your swimwear in the washing machine, and always hand dry. The machine will damage the suit and it will lose its elasticity. The only exception: At the end of the summer or vacation, wash your swimwear in lingerie washing bags on the gentle cycle with a bit if Drift or Woolite. But only after many wears.” —Shoshanna Gruss, Designer

86. To drop bloat five days before a big event, stay away from dairy and whole grains, which can do a number on the digestive system.

85. While fake designer bags are a hugedon’t, fake diamond studs are a huge do. Faux stones are hard to spot to the untrained eye.

84. Dressy occasions aren’t the time to play with trends, so know your silhouette and stick to it to always look your best. Perfect example: Sofia Vergara knows she looks good in mermaid dresses, and always chooses variations of the shape on red carpets.

83. “Never put a garment on immediately after ironing, as this can actually cause new wrinkles to form. Instead, let it sit for five minutes to set the press.” — Althea Harper, Designer and Rowenta Brand Ambassador

82. The best way to de-fuzz a sweater: use a pumice stone.

81. Snap clip-on earrings onto flats for an instant evening shoe, or onto shirt collars for DIY embellishments.

80. If you get wax on a piece of clothing, layer wax paper over the hardened wax and then run an iron over it to loosen it up. Once you pull off the paper, the wax should come right out with it.

79. Pour a dash of vodka into vase water to extend the life of your flowers.

78. Spray tights with sticky (read: cheap) hairspray to avoid holes and runs.

77. To clean dirt off suede, remove the crust from a piece of bread and allow it to become stale. Gently rub dirt and stains with the edge of the stale bread, and they’ll disappear. To de-scuff suede, use an eraser or nail file.

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76. Shopping for a wedding dress or another big-event outfit? Head to the store with makeup on, proper undergarments, and your hair semi-done to get a better sense of how it’ll look.

75. Double-stick tape work to shorten a hem in a pinch if you can’t get to the tailor before an event.

74. Blot, don’t rub, when you spill something on your clothes. Wiping or rubbing will actually further ingrain the stain into the weave.

73. “Panty lines are not okay! Every woman should invest in nude, seamless underwear.” — Giuliana Rancic, HSN designer and E! host

72. If you don’t feel like trying on a dress but still want to see where the hem will hit you, align the shoulder seam exactly with your shoulder bone (not your collarbone).

71. Repurpose old or thrift sweaters and blankets by using them to reupholster a throw pillow, a chair seat or cover a stool.

70. “Use hairspray to remove a lipstick stain.” – Kaelen Haworth, designer, KAELEN

69. Add a 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the final rinse cycle while doing laundry to maintain the wash of your favorite pair of dark jeans.

68. To stretch tight shoes, fill two freezer bags with water and place into each shoe. Let it freeze overnight. As the water freezes, it’ll gently expand your shoes.

67. Frame vintage scarves for cool original artwork.

framed 101 Fashion Tips and Tricks Every Girl Should Know

Photo via The Urban Slant

66. Due to its high level of surfactants, Dawn dish detergent is especially successful at removing grease and oil stains from clothing.

65. “A flattering silhouette begins with the right underpinnings. Never underestimate the power of Spanx—they’re a girl’s best friend!” — Lucy Sykes Rellie, Fashion Director, Rent the Runway

64. Revamp an old coat by swapping out the buttons and having a tailor replace the lining with something eye-catching, like a pattern or a bright color.

63. When getting jeans shortened, always ask your tailor to reattach the original hem. It may cost extra, but it’s worth it.

62. If blush or bronzer breaks in your handbag, pre-moistened makeup removing wipes will clean up the loose powder flawlessly.

61. Break in stiff or too-snug shoes by slipping them on with socks and blasting your feet with a hot hairdryer.

shoes 101 Fashion Tips and Tricks Every Girl Should Know

Photo via Coffee, Light & Sweet

60. Hang a shoe bag on the back of your bathroom door and use it to hold makeup, toiletries, brushes, hair ties, etc.

59. A vintage trunk not only makes a stylish coffee table, but it can also house shoes and clothing you rarely wear.

58. “To remove watermarks from leather boots, add a few drops of vinegar to a bowl of cool water and scrub the stains with a soft bristle brush until stains are no longer visible. Let dry overnight.” — Daryl Carr, Marketing Coordinator, Stetson

57. To stop squeaky shoes, remove the insole and apply Vaseline or WD-40 before replacing it.

56. To determine if pearls are real, lightly rub them over your teeth. Fake pearls will be perfectly smooth, and real ones will feel slightly gritty or textured.

55. When you’re shopping for a jacket, coat, or blazer, pay attention to the fit around the shoulders. While a tailor can tweak pretty much everything about the fit of a jacket—from tapering the waist to shortening it—they can’t change the shoulders. Make sure the seams sit perfectly at the bony tops of your shoulders.

54. Chic up a sporty puffer vest by cinching the waist with a skinny belt.

53. Unless they’re cropped or tapered, pant hems should just graze the tops of your shoes and be from 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch off the floor.

52. Always dry-clean coats before storing them, and place on cedar hangers inside cloth garment bags. This preserves the fabric and keeps moths away.

51. If you have a small closet, never keep your shoes in clunky shoeboxes. Instead, always line up them on the floor.

50. Going to a winter wedding or formal event? Try wearing a sleeveless fur vest as a top, cinching it with a skinny belt or piece of ribbon and pairing it with a floor-length skirt.

49. How to care for fur at home: “Pass the fur with a hairbrush and steam it for added bounce, volume and shine.” —Eran Elfassy, Co-Creative Director, Mackage
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Photo via Caroline’s Mode

48. “Marquise ring shapes help to create the illusion of longer, more slender fingers, even on small wide hands. Pear or oval stones are also flattering.” — Carol Brodie, Fine Jewelry Designer, HSN’s Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie

47. Everyday bras should be replaced every three to six months, as that’s when they start to lose elasticity and support.

46. Ideally, a pencil skirt should hit just at the top of your knee. Any lower and it will start to shorten your leg.

45. Pants a bit too tight? Let them air dry and stretch the waistband by hand (or with a hairdryer) while they’re still damp.

44. Still look chic while showing some skin: If you’re wearing a miniskirt or shorts, cover up on top. If your top is skimpy, go for full-coverage bottoms.

45. Don’t underestimate the power of a well-fitting, stylish winter coat. You can be wearing pajamas underneath and you’ll still look perfectly put together.

44. Windex restores the glossy sheen on patent leather without doing any damage.

43. Fold jeans like a pro: Lay jeans on a flat surface, fold in half from left to right. Grab the stacked jean legs and fold them in half so the hem of the jeans lines up with the waistband. Fold the jeans in half one more time.

denim 101 Fashion Tips and Tricks Every Girl Should Know

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42. The power of a silk pillowcase isn’t a myth: Not only do they prevent “sleep crease,” they’re much, much gentler on your skin and hair.

41. “The best way to store fashion jewelry, including Sterling Silver, is in Ziploc bags. This helps pieces retain luster and reduces tarnishing and scratches.”—Jordann Weingartner, Founder, I Love Jewelry Auctions

40. If the garment you’re ironing has delicate buttons or detailing, cover them with the bowl of a metal spoon and press the surrounding fabric.

39. Don’t buy items you know you won’t properly care for. For example, if you know you’re never going to hand-wash that delicate cami or beaded sweater, don’t buy it.

38. “Pair flirty, feminine dresses with masculine spectator shoes for an effortless and unexpected look.” — Gabriella Perezutti, Designer, Candela

37. To achieve the perfectly effortless cuffed sleeve, keep the top button (which is called the gauntlet) buttoned while you roll.

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Photo via M.D. Lawson

36. V-neck sweaters and tees give the illusion of a longer torso.

35. Spritzed a bit too much perfume on yourself this morning? Use unscented, oil-based makeup remover to remove excess perfume.

34. Tend to wear certain leather shoes without socks? Always stuff them with a soft cloth when you’re done wearing them. This absorbs moisture and help the shoes keep their shape.

33. “Hoop earrings are a classic style that every woman—regardless of age—should have, but the type depends on your face. If you have a thin face, go for larger round or embellished hoops. If you have a round face an elongated hoop or drop style is best.” Elena Kiam, Creative Director, Lia Sophia

32. Freeze jeans inside a plastic bag for two days to zap odor without running them through the washing machine.

31. Looking for an easy trick to make your bare legs look longer? Try nude-colored pumps. Dark shoes make your legs look shorter, but light-toned versions give the illusion that they extend a few extra inches.

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30. Wrap an empty bottle of your favorite perfume in a handkerchief and tuck it into your underwear drawer for a subtle scent.

29. Heat can warp your glasses frames, so always keep them in a hard case and never wear them on your head on a hot day.

28. Spray shirts prone to sweat stains with lemon juice before washing. The natural acid dissolves alkaline sweat reside that could cause yellow discoloration.

27. “It’s a myth that loose styles flatter a large bust or a plus-size woman. The area just under the bust is a woman’s smallest torso measurement, so emphasizing it with a structured waistband that hits higher than your natural waist will make you look a size smaller. —BG Krishnan, President, eShakti.com

26. Use shaving cream and a washcloth to remove liquid makeup from shirt collars.

25. A modern trick to looking like the most effortlessly stylish girl in the room: Pair dressy bottoms (a velvet maxi, a leather or beaded skirt, silk pants) with a worn gray crew-neck sweatshirt or T-shirt.

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Photo via The Hipster Style

24. When it doubt, always choose the smaller denim size, since jeans stretch with wear.

23. “Never dry a wet shoe with heat. Let it dry naturally in open air. Heat will dry out leather and the lifespan of the shoe will be cut in half.” —Jordan Adoni, Designer, Modern Vice

22. The easiest way to make your closet look organized: Buy all the same hangers for everything–same color, same shape.

21. Before bed, pour two or three tablespoons of baking soda into sweaty workout sneakers and tilt the shoe to distribute the soda evenly. This will eat any odor and absorb perspiration.

20. “For guaranteed weight loss, I advise people to follow my A, B, C’s – no Alcohol, Bread or processed Carbs.”—David Kirsch, celebrity trainer and fitness guru.

19. To prevent clothing from wrinkling in a suitcase, fold everything in plastic dry cleaning bags.

18. If you can’t fit two fingers underneath your bra band comfortably, it’s probably too tight.

17. Pile on good accessories—scarves, sunglasses, hats, statement jewelry—to instantly transform even the most basic outfit.

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Photo via Elle.com

16. Confused about laundry settings? Remember this: The hotter the water, the cleaner the clothing will be. While warm water is fine for most clothes, linens and dirty white clothing are best washed in hot water to remove germs and heavy soil. Cold water is usually used for delicates.

15. A structured hat should rest about 1/8 to a 1/2-inch above the ears.

14. After a shower, use your hairdryer to de-mist bathroom mirrors in seconds.

13. A good tip when cleaning out your closet: Ask a friend whose style you admire to come over and help. She/he might offer new insight on how to wear certain items before you toss them.

12. It might sound “budget,” but a hot glue gun works amazingly well to hem skirts, pants and even jeans in a pinch.

11. Looking for uses for all the single socks you’ve amassed while doing laundry? When you’ve got aches or pains, fill a sock with dry beans or rice and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Voila, an instant (and free) heating pad.

10. Wear your new real leather jacket in the rain to break it in. Water will soften up the leather and allow it to stretch and crease at specific points on your body.

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Photo via FOUREYES

9. Who has the time to hand wash bras? Machine wash them in cold water in a mesh zipper bag and drape them over a hanger to air dry.

8. Use a lemon wedge to remove excess or streaky self-tanner.

7. Track lighting is possible even for the tiniest closet: Buy a track kit, screw it into the ceiling, run the wire down the wall and plug it into the nearest outlet. Not only will you see all your clothes better, but you’ll feel like you have a more luxurious closet.

6. V-neck sweaters and tees give the illusion of a longer torso.

5. If you’re unsure about an impulse or sale purchase, leave it at the store. If you’re still thinking about it when you wake up the next day, buy it.

4. Have a sequin garment you don’t wear anymore? Remove the sequins and sprinkle them into a vase of flowers. Gorgeous!

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3. A good shoemaker can fully rebuild your favorite pair, even if the arch is cracked.

2. To coax a loose thread back into place, gently tug at the stitches to the sides of the pull as well as above and below.

1. There’s nothing cooler than sticking to a signature style you know looks good on you. Slaves to fashion are never chic!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cure Natural Aqua Gel


Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Japan’s No. 1 Skincare (Exfoliator) Product!

Cure is the most popular skincare product in Japan and has been in the market for 10 years! It is considered as the “Legendary Product” in Japan and “Monster Product” or “Million Dollar Product” in Singapore.



What is Cure?It’s an exfoliant! Like a facial in a bottle!

Why do we need it? Accumulated dead skin layer slows down skin turnover which then causes pimples, dry skin, oily skin,dull skin, skin pigmentation, dark spots and signs of wrinkles. That’s why we need to exfoliate regularly!



Friday, July 26, 2013

NATURACTOR Pressed Powder


NATURACTOR Pressed Powder

Mild to the skin. Less thick than a foundation. Very suitable for people on the go and for those who want the best coverage with minimum hassle, this is the product to use.

Powder Foundation

1.) Can be used on its own (Primer)
2.) Easily hides blemishes, dark spots. Has a good coverage
3.) Provide a matte-like appearance
4.) This makes it the ideal choice for people with oily skin -- it doesn't add more shine to the face or clog pores
5.) Good for sensitive skin

Naturactor Powder Foundation

#441 Second lightest shade but slightly deeper color than the 430, suitable for light skin tone (maputing filipina with a yellow undertone skin)

#451 suitable for fair to medium skin tone. Provides a natural effect on the skin.

***I don't have the shades 430 because it's too pink, and 470 because its too purple and those shades are not applicable to our filipino skin color.

15g
PRICE 850php 


NATURACTOR Pressed Powder

Mild to the skin. Less thick than a foundation. Very suitable for people on the go and for those who want the best coverage with minimum hassle, this is the product to use.

1.) Can be used on its own (Primer)
2.) Easily hides blemishes, dark spots. Has a good coverage
3.) Provide a matte-like appearance
4.) This makes it the ideal choice for people with oily skin -- it doesn't add more shine to the face or clog pores
5.) Good for sensitive skin with natural herbal essence.

#441 Second lightest shade but slightly deeper color than the 430, suitable for light skin tone (maputing filipina with a yellow undertone skin)

#451 suitable for fair to medium skin tone. Provides a natural effect on the skin.

***I don't have the shades 430 because it's too pink, and 470 because its too purple and those shades are not applicable to our filipino skin color.

15g
PRICE 700php free shipping within manila.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NATURACTOR™ silky lucent powder

nagsasawa kanaba ng kaka-retouch? yung tipong every moment nalang kailangan mong i-sight ang face mo dahil baka mas shiny pa ito sa diamond or kaya naman eh daig pa nito ang ice cream sa arawan dahil natunaw na ang iyong make-up. well worry no more dahil yun pala ang ganap ng mga translucent powder. before super ded madela ako dahil ang bulky nya para i-carry sa ating nga kikay kit and its quite messy to use. pero sabi nga nila "dont judge the book by its cover." dahil perfect companion ang translucent powder sa ating lahat. para hinde na kayo mega-retouch all you need to do is to apply a translucent powder after nyo mag make-up. check all the detailed ganap below.


NATURACTOR™ silky lucent  powder is a hydrated silica face powder reduced to a size of 10 nanometer, the size of a single particle of smoke. An ordinary face powder has a size of 10,000 nanometer. Due to its size, it easily glides to the skin leaving a layer of protective light absorbing nanospheres that makes the pores smaller and gives a smooth and radiant look in an instant. It is also translucent which means it does not make your skin pale white even after excessive application, it enhances your natural skin complexion and is suitable for any skin color or tone.

NATURACTOR™ absorbs oil and sweat 15 times its own weight. It is perfect for people who wants to have the perfect skin complexion even after a hard days work or a workout at the gym. It is perfect on its own or as a finisher after your usual make-up. It is great for people with oily, combination and dry skin as well.

NATURACTOR™ is hydrophilic, it absorbs moisture and prevents skin dryness. It is lipophobic, it prevents oil and shine for hours. The powder is so hydrophilic and lipophobic that you can apply it on a An skin by preventing light refraction making your skin glowing and radiant specially when a source of light beams to your face.

NATURACTOR™ is safe. It is not an ordinary mineral silica. It is a hydrated silica. It does not react with the lung tissue. Hydrated silica is listed by the US Food and Drug Administration as “Generally Recognized as Safe”.



Monday, July 22, 2013

Gucci Fall Winter 2013 Campaign

Supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw returns as the face of Gucci joined for the fall Winter 2013 advertisement, sporty vampy slick black hair and a bold red lip. Male model Adrien Sahores joins Abbey Lee for the campaign. The sleek imagery is work of Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.




bet ko ang eyeglasess. push!


shux! pati coat ni ate pak na pak!




more leather! ayan tayo eh.



stuctured.



Sunday, July 14, 2013

How to Read Louis Vuitton Date Code and Serial Numbers?

First of all, I must say Date Codes are not an absolute way to determine authentcity of Louis Vuitton items. Many Vintage Louis Vuitton do not have Date Codes at all and nowadays almost all fake bags have date codes. Date code (DC) is also commonly refered to as "serial numbers" and can be used interchangeably. DC were only widely used after the 1990's. The DC was meant for the use of Louis Vuitton employees internally to identify their own handbags. Not for authenticity purposes. Not all handbags with serial numbers are authentic and not all handbags without a serial number are fake.

Louis Vuitton made in the early 80's had three or four digits only and Louis Vuitton made in the late 80's had three or four digits followed by two letters. I've also seem some vintage handbags with one letter followed by 5 digits.

Date codes since the 90's consists of two letters followed by four numbers. The first two letters tell you "the country where it is made" and the numbers tell you the "month and year it was manufactured". For definition of letters, refer to the following: (Be aware that this list is not complete and only Louis Vuitton has the complete list. The following is generated from personal experience):

France:  A1, A2, AA, AO, AC, AN, AR, AS, BA, BJ, CT, DU, ET, FL, FR, MB, MI, NO, ND, RA, RI, SD, SL, SN, SP, SR, TH, VI, VR

USA:  FC, FH, FF, LA, OS, SD

Spain:  CA, LO, LB, LM, LW

Italy:  CE, MA, SA

Germany:  LP

The following are some examples:

Example I, Serial number "SP0011" means the bag is made in France and it was made on January, 2001. You take the first and third digit as the month: 01 means January and you take the second and forth digit as the year: 01 means 2001

Example II, Serial number "LA0999" means the bag is made in USA on 09 (means September, take first and third digit), year 1999 (take second and last digit 99 meaning year 1999, only last 2 digits of the year is displayed for simplicity)

Now what do you think serial number "CA0917" mean? Yes, your right, it means Made in Spain, January 1997.

Since January 2007, Louis Vuitton has yet adopted another serial number reading system. Instead of first and third digit being the month, it now means the week of the year the bag was made. For example, VI 2007 translates "Made in France 20th week of 2007 meaning around the third week of May. This was perhaps changed to combat the counterfeit market.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Family is where my heart is...

Valentino Haute Couture Autumn 2013

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli design for the modern day woman who seeks a touch of romance to go with her everyday adventures, some of them exuding glamour, others searching for it. Offering enchantment as the ultimate gift and putting simplicity at the core of its haute couture autumn 2013 outing, Valentino introduced unexcessive silhouettes as the ultimate form of sophistication.

Leading the neo-Baroque inspired collection, the parade of sublime day looks enforced the belief that couture is not only for high functions. Able to turn the streets into paths leading towards a fantasy-world, the herringbone coats glued to double-face cashmere, the pencil skirts built upon layers of gold lace, cashmere and net, and the luxe red satin dress represented a fresh direction.

But where the silhouettes were marked by restraint, ornate crystal embroideries, rivers of pearls, laser cut-outs and hand-stitchedfloral appliqu├ęs prevailed as reminders of the hundreds of hours of handwork veiled behind each of the show-stopping garments.

for more lakas maka-game of thrones outfit...


































sosyal talaga ng nude dress.


bet!




ganda ng cut!














bagay to kay ate scarlet johanson.






sweet lang nito.