With the transitional weather in full effect, we’re feeling the need to cleanse our palette and get down to the bare necessities! Just because these pieces are stripped of color, doesn’t mean that they can’t make a sartorial impact! Muted neutrals with subtle details, like the peek-a-boo lacing on the back of the sweater or the holographic sheen on a pair of sunnies, are the perfect low-key pieces to chic things up a notch!
Which pieces are you feeling for this transitional time? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
If you have any doubts about the power of a smile, perhaps you’ve never used it to get you out of a speeding ticket before. And while, sure, it doesn’t always work out quite as well as you might hope, your smile may actually be much more powerful and revealing than you think.
Take, for instance, Glo’s recent look at 16 different kinds of grins that may not all convey utter bliss and happiness. From the sultry tantalizing smirk to the perplexed smile (likely one half of the smile-and-nod combo), and, of course, the all-out teeth-barer accompanied by fits of laughter and tears of joy, they’ve broken down the intentions behind the facial expressions — and trust, it’s not only Mona Lisa’s smile that’s can throw you for a loop.
Click over to see the complete and thorough smile breakdown (smize included), that’s not quite as cheesy as you would imagine. (Glo)
Apparently, the big news-making move for beauty brands is to layoff the Photoshop and retouching and use accessible women instead of highly paid models. Case in point: Bare Escentuals new fall campaign, “Be a Force of Beauty.” The brand chose to feature women picked from a blind casting call, narrowing it down to five final women based on answers from questionnaires and interviews. Founder and executive chairman, Leslie Blodgett said in an interview with the New York Times that the ads are retouching- and airbrush-free (minus a little color correction) an admitted she was apprehensive about the outcome, saying, “What if all five of them were blonde, blue-eyed and 30?” Interestingly, the casting call started with 300 models and actresses and was reduced to five final women through in-depth, one-on-one blind interviews. But really, when you start off with a pool of models and actress, how bad could the results be? Check out the casting video and, love it or hate it, let us know what you think below.