The 70's look

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/September 02/2004 - 11:05 PM
"What is youth except a man or a woman before it is fit to be seen?"- Evelyn Waugh

IT IS with a great sigh of relief to know that I only have a few pictures of my high school life otherwise if I probably would die of shame and weird fashion. I guess it is God's way of getting even that when we are teenagers, we dress strange. And the 70's was one of the best times to dress abnormal. But at the time we wore those bizarre contraptions, we did not think of us as out there, but rather we....

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Style matters: Inexpensive details are in fashion

Posted by: smilie on Thursday/September 02/2004 - 10:35 PM
Evelinda: Fashion doesn't have to be expensive, if you really think about it. And believe us, Style Matters really thinks about it.

Can't or won't pay for expensive hair salon conditioning treatments? Try an old South American beauty custom. Work olive oil into your hair and cover it with a shower cap. Go about your business for as long as you want, rinse and shampoo normally. Your hair will feel amazing!

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Funk fare in feet fashion

Posted by: smilie on Wednesday/September 01/2004 - 03:43 PM
From neons to pastels, strappy slip-ons to bulky boots, the shoe scene is happening like never before. Himika Chaudhuri finds out how you can put your best foot forward, in style.

Braid it or bead it. Add some shine or sew on some sequins. Go for the casual slip-on or the sexy tie up. The long neglected shoe scene in the city is finally catching up with the rest of the wardrobe. From brightly-coloured straps to soles in geometric shapes, the hues and designs have never been so wacky. Now you can match your shoes with the colour of your hair,....

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USA : Say 'Tweed' for Fall Fashion

Posted by: smilie on Wednesday/September 01/2004 - 03:37 PM
Lowering temperatures have propelled a seasonal shift in fashions for women. Style also has moved up in the correspondingly opposite direction.

Tweed are here to stay and this fall, every woman will have reasons for wearing them.

Stylish icons catching on the trend are Jackie O. and Babe Paley instead of Britney Spears.

'Boss Tweed' was the headline the New York Post recently ran to top a photo spread of women's autumn fashion.

Grandma's tweeds vary much from contemporary tweeds in several ways.

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Give yourself spa treatment at home

Posted by: smilie on Wednesday/September 01/2004 - 03:16 PM
Beauty Tips 

If you don't happen to have an extra $70 to enjoy a day at the spa, don't sweat it. There are a lot of ways you can be a penny-pincher and still pamper yourself.

Salt rub: You can pay as much as $30 for a 16-ounce jar of Salt Rub by Origins, or make your own for about a dollar. Find a nice container (a small glass jar with a tight-fitting lid works well) and fill it three-quarters full with Epsom salt. Now, slowly mix in either almond oil or baby oil and stir until the mixture looks like wet....

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Makeup guru to the stars offers beauty tips

Posted by: smilie on Wednesday/September 01/2004 - 02:59 PM
Jo Strettell has painted the lips of Salma Hayek and brushed shadow on Demi Moore's eyelids. As a freelance makeup artist in Los Angeles, she caters to A-list celebrities who need makeup for special events and magazine covers. She's also prepped models for commercials from L'Oreal and Cover Girl.

QUESTION: How do you keep makeup from melting in the summer?

ANSWER: Use a tinted moisturizer with built-in SPF rather than foundation or powder.

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