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Service of the LIP !

February 22nd, 2010

Taking inspiration from designers like Jean-Charles de Castelbajac , celebs are toting quirky lip-smacking clutches around . And what a fun and edgy accent to refresh your frocks ! Play up a serious evening gown ala Agyness Deyn or add coolness to a sophisticated number like Heidi Klum . Time to ‘ pucker ‘ up girls !

Tip : Go all out in bold lip-prints or designs of lips contrasted againts a solid background . Alternatively , you can go opt for lip-design diamante jewellery that smacks of fun and elegance at the same time .

Young & Glamorous

February 10th, 2010

Once upon a time , there lived a young girl who mesmerised Hollywood with her acting chops…so much so that she was bestowed many acting accolades when she was only 7 years old for her perfomanve in I Am Sam . Though young , she was attired in outfits that made her look matronly . But as she hit puberty , her sense of style changed . At 15 , she picks dresses that are age-appropriate but at the same time glamorous . While her Hollywood peers dress like tarts , she prefers classic glamour . Everyone , meet Dakota Fanning , the new young style queen in Tinseltown !

FLASHBACK : Dakota at the premiere of Uptown Girl in 2003 !

RED on the red carpet

January 22nd, 2010

No red carpet event goes by without at least one celebrity doing the rouge lip thin.Here is my favourites.

How it all began…

The story of how range took over the world.

60 BC is a known year that the Egyptians of ancient Mesopotamia,like Cleopatra,sported red lips.They crushed semi-precious jewels and applied the powder to their lips,and,occasionally around the eyes too!

Late 1500s , red lipstick only became popular in the western world during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1,who often tattooed her lips black and wore yellow face paint as a fashion statement.Lipstick was made from a blend of beeswax and red pigments from plants.

1770 , by this time red lipstick had grown a reputation;it was thought that any woman wearing it could be involved in witchcraft.In fact,the British Parliament passed a law againts it!Queen Victoria said,it was impolite to wear any make up at all.

The red lipsticks MUST own !