Archive for May, 2009

Nice men,bad clothes

May 27th, 2009

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Why can’t some men just dress more (at the risk of sounding dated) mertosexual? Women do it all the time. Make an effort, that is. We underwure our bosom within an inch of its life. We strap up, buckle up and rely on great swathes of Lycra to keep all those loose cottage cheese bits in place. We spend whole wage packets on our looks. And all becauseĀ  we’re dressing to please. We search for the ultimate male bait, something to make them take note, salivate and finally succumb.

But… hello boys? In this world of hunting and gathering, displaying and entrapping, why on earth do men find it is so difficult to successfully get their kit on for girls?

The scenario isn’t that hard to imagine. You’ve been doing double hair flicks and Vanessa Paradis pouts by the coffee machine for months now. Shashaying backwards and forwards gratuitously around the stationery cupboard, and finally Mr. Boss suit (with sensible flat, black brogues, nice dark shoes with good shirts and the occasional but forgivable dodgy tie) walks up to your desk and asks you out. Aaaagghhh! You ring your friends, squeal down the phone, go on a three -day diet, buy a pair of party pants, in fact the whole embarrasssing female “someone fancies me” routine. You shower, shave your legs for the first time in months, crack open a new packet of tights, go for the foxy lipstick. The bell goes, you feel sick but you fling back the door, take a step onto the threshold and there he is , all togged up in his… casuals.

T-shirt, khaki bermudas and running shoes sans socks… there always something mildly horrific and very disappointing about a man in casuals. And let’s face it, once the pinstripe suit myth – that smart corporate image has been shattered then and there on your very own doorstep, there’s very little point in carrying on with the relationship.

Tragically, it seems that dressing to kill or even impress is not up the general male strada. Men, it appears, dress for other men. It’s a boy-on-boy thing. It’s got nothing to do with girls at all. It’s sort of “my leather jackets bigger, better, slicker, faster and more expensive than yours” type of thing.

Rev up your glossy

May 27th, 2009

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Your gloss isn’t made to keep its sheen all day, so reapplication is necessary. However, you can help it last a tad bit longer. Here’s how:

  • Don’t slick on gloss on bare lips. Always apply lip balm first so the gloss adheres better.
  • Apply gloss with a brush so you get an adequate amount on your lips. To save on cost, get a lip gloss that comes with a brush applicator, or buy a lip brush. Avoid sponge applicators as they soak up more gloss than they apply on the lips.
  • The stickier your gloss is the better its staying power. So pick one that is goop-y such as Shu Uemura Lip Gloss or a glittery one like M.A.C Dazzle glass the next time you go shopping as it clings much longer than the plain ol’ gloss.

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Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura

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Hollywood glamor inspired wedding gown

May 25th, 2009

Need ideas for your wedding gown? Let these celebrities’ red carpet dresses inspire you.

BAR RAFAELI

BAR RAFAELI

Bar looks absolutely stunning as she shows off her tanned, toned arms in this gorgeous tube dress. If you’re more of a pear shape, then this dress is great for you as it diverts attentionĀ  away from the hip area by placing the spotlight on the shoulders and arms.

The inspired wedding gown

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Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

Look like a fairy tale princess in this extravagant gown! The big skirt and long train immediately transform the look to dreamy and romantic. If you’ve got a less than flat stomach, this big dress is also greatĀ  to divert attention away from your abdomen area.

The inspired gown

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Ever so elegant, Nicole Kidman stops traffic in her stunning dress. The high neck, flowing gown accentuates slim, boyish figure at all the right places, creating illusions of feminine curves.

The inspired gowns

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Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

This tight-fitting dress certainly flatters Cameron’s slim silhouette. This is just perfect for those who are slim but have less than toned arms. The dress flatters the figure while the shoulder wraparound conceals the arms. Brides-to-be with firm torsos and perky buttocks, show off your assets in this tight-fitting dress.

The inspired gown

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Cate Blanchett

For brides who are worried that a tube may give way in the hustle and bustle of the day, a toga gown would be ideal to show some skin without any worries! Also a great design for brides with sculpted shoulders and toned arms like Ms. Blanchett.

The inspired gown

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Vera Wang