Thursday, 10 May 2012

Summer trend for MEN

Colorful Shoelaces 
This season when you step out in your favorite pair of dress shoes, spice up your ensemble with a colored lace, also known as ‘statement laces’. If you are going for a hip yet professional look, replace your old laces with pastel colored laces. That’s right! It’s ok to slip a light purple, blue or pink shoe lace through your shoes. Often times you will want to match the laces with whatever color button up you wear, but you can also go bold and mix and match your color palate. Not feeling this version of the trend? Use the weekend to test out another theory. Remove the black laces from your favorite pair of sneakers and instead wear red or green shoelaces. It will really make your look pop!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Beautician Shahnaz Husain gives you suggestions to protect your skin and keep it healthy and glowing
The summer months can be a bane, especially for people with oily skin. In summer, sweat and oil secretions increase. These are deposited on the skin, making it look greasy and also attracting dirt and pollutants. The skin loses its glow and looks dull. Cleansing is of utmost importance during summer. Normal to dry skins need a cleansing cream or gel, while an oily or combination skin should be cleansed with a cleansing milk or lotion. For skin prone to pimples, medicated cleansers should be used.Hot and humid conditions also call for deep pore cleansing, especially for oily skin, in order to keep the pores free of clogged oil and dirt. After washing or cleansing the skin, cleansing grains or a scrub should be used. Cleansing grains can be mixed with a skin tonic and rubbed gently on the skin, using a circular motion. Ready-to-use scrubs are also available, which can help. The grains or scrub should be washed off with plenty of water. It is important to rinse well with water in order to get rid of all residues and sweat deposits. In fact, during summer the face should be washed several times with plain water.
Designers Versace, Jil Sander and Etro showcased an array of square bags in pop colours, blacks and whites to replace the slouchy hobo. No matter which trend you adopt this summer, top it off with a structured bag for all occasions.

Casual: Add a little fun to your look with an eclectic box bag like this camera leather bag by Proenza Schouler. Alternatively, the raffia Lady Dior is a good companion for brunches, best with an oversized shirt and skinny jeans.

Work: Add a polished look to your corporate wear with a no-nonsense bag. Carry this leather Prada bag to your next board meeting to show who is boss. If you prefer something feminine, the Victoria bag in cheery yellow by Victoria Beckham should do the trick when paired with a shift dress and killer heels.

Cocktails: Ditch your usual oversized envelope clutch for a mini square one. Opt for pieces in strong colours, graphics and metallics to add that extra edge to your look. We love the Perspex and feather clutch by Charlotte Olympia for an intimate dinner. However, it’s not all boring and classy pieces, eclectic girls can opt for the To Kill A Mockingbird embroidered clutch by Olympia Le Tan

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Monday, 7 May 2012


What's better way to celebrate summer than by dressing for the sun? Always around but now rising in popularity thanks the the comeback of ’70s fashion, those floppy sun hats you’ve seen are hotter than ever.Not only do these hats look super chic, but they will protect your beautiful face from harmful sun rays and keep you cool!

Tips and Tricks for Rocking a Sun Hat

1.You can pick up these hats almost anywhere now — even at Forever 21 or Wet Seal! However, if it’s anaccessory you will wear over and over again, it might be worth investing in a more expensive.

2.These hats have a major retro vibe to them — they will go great with bell bottoms, high waisted shorts or skirts, clogs, anything, and of course huge pairs of sunnies!

 3.Try wearing one with a peasant top, maxi skirt, or pair of fringed boots.

 4.Try wearing a floppy sun hat with a summery dress. It’ll work with anything from a maxi dress,    Sunday sundress, or a floaty beach cover-up.

5.Speaking of poolside cover-ups, these are ideal when sunbathing. Even the strongest sunscreen can leave your face under-protected. Combat harmful UV rays by rocking a floppy hat to shield your most delicate skin from the sun.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Versatility and functionality, without forgetting about style, seem to be the main focus of the recentPromod spring/summer 2012 collection. There is a fabulous selection of white pants, jeans, t-shirts, cardigans and fabulous blazers that represent the base of any stylish casual look. And if you are craving for femininity with a nice trendy touch, the line brings simple, yet seductive skirts and dresses, which are also the perfect pieces to beat the summer heat. The Promod spring/summer 2012 lookbook is flooded with easy-to-wear and fashion-forward pieces designed for all those, who want options beyond the mainstream trend.