A single film in - and with Oscar buzz already - the compelling star of 12 Years a Slave is just getting started. But as she makes clear, Lupita Nyong'o isn't afraid of the spotlight.
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- DuJour | Fashion – Thu, Dec 5, 2013 12:06 PM EST
- DuJour | Beauty – Tue, Nov 12, 2013 5:10 PM ESTDermatologists are getting a bit closer to figuring out the secrets to anti-aging. By Eva Chen
Cracking the Anti-Aging CodeThe Universal Truth
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of good skin is in want of better skin. Nowadays, in our instant gratification society-of one-hour teeth whitening and spray-on tans-we expect to get it post-haste. But a rapid plan of attack isn't always practical or realistic. "You don't suddenly age overnight," says New York City dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross. "Radiation has a delayed effect on the skin. The sun that you got years ago is still with you, lurking beneath the surface, and will continue to manifest. As a result, skincare should be measured and ongoing."
Switching mind-sets to slow and steady is, of course, easier said than done. "When [facial injectible] Sculptra came out and three months were needed to see results, it was difficult for patients to understand," says New York City psychiatrist and dermatologist Dr. Amy Wechsler. "TheyRead More »from In Search of Perfect Skin: Cracking the Anti-Aging Code
- DuJour | Beauty – Fri, Nov 8, 2013 6:33 PM EST
Click through to see 8 TSA-approved, vacation-ready skin and hair care kits that might mark the end of ever checking a bag.Read More »from Maintain Your Look All Weekend Long with These 8 Vacation-Ready Care Kits
Aging is inevitable, but it doesn't need to be so visible. And the area around your eyes is one of the first spots to show the signs of time. Keeping your complexion properly hydrated and moisturized is key to prevent wrinkles, dark circles and all the other things that make you cringe when you look in the mirror. Here are seven fantastic new eye treatments so you can keep lying about your age-and getting away with it.Read More »from These 7 Products Will Take 10 Years Off Your Face
Americans are geniuses at appropriating other cultures and making them their own - case in point: Chinese take-out. But one thing we haven't been able to perfect is English country house style. It requires a combination of qualities that upstarts simply don't possess: seriously old money (and real estate); an eclectic mix of rare objects accumulated over centuries; and an appreciation, if not love, of discomfort and disorder.
For an impeccably, imperfect example of the form, look at the English hunting lodge that's the country home of UK interior designer - and artist, writer, cabaret singer and socialite - Nicky Haslam. (His clients have included Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, the Saatchi brothers and Princess Michael of Kent.) Haslam, whose father was a diplomat and whose mother was a goddaughter of Queen Victoria, has lived in the lodge for 40 years, and it's a comfy, stylish nest filled with enchanting bibs and bobs gathered from family and from friends likeRead More »from A Look Inside the Perfect English Country House
- DuJour | Shine Food – Thu, Oct 31, 2013 4:30 PM EDTSitting at the barI eat out six nights a week, always meeting two or three friends for reviewing dinners. So I can't quite say when eating at the bar finally crept into my consciousness. Maybe it was in September, when Manhattan's Le Bernardin, staid and very properly French, installed a lounge and introduced a menu up front along with a shocking "no jacket required" policy. "Even some of our regulars want to eat at the bar," chef and co-owner Eric Ripert observes. "And not just for a quick snack. Maybe they're alone. Or they're in a hurry. We have two women who eat only at the bar now. They order from the regular menu."
While waiting for a booth to clear at chef Laurent Tourondel's Arlington Club Steakhouse on the Upper East Side, I was fascinated by the raucous bar scene. Barely visible behind a noisy clot of great-looking guys and savvy millennial couples sipping cocktails and waiting for tables to turn was a pair of svelte dames, spike heels tucked into bar-stool rungs, sharing a steak, obliviousRead More »from Why the Best Seat in the House May Actually Be a Seat at the Bar
- DuJour | Shine Food – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 5:28 PM EDT
Get scared stiff with these three festive cocktails for the seasonPumpkin Head cocktail
The air is crisp, the pumpkins are carved, the haute Halloween treats are purchased-go on, you deserve a stiff drink. Nearby restaurants are happy to oblige.
"Halloween is a celebration of so many symbols," says Remi Laba, co-owner of New York's Bagatelle restaurant. "We found that the Calico Jack's fig-aged whiskey base captures the dark side of this god-forsaken day, warming the blood with a dark feel, yet yummy taste." Très creepy.
Served over skull-shaped ice cubes, the Calico Jack certainly does embody the spirit of the season. Visitors dining at Bagatelle over Halloween weekend can enjoy the restaurant's annual decorations for an even more festive holiday, and it's far from the only restaurant embracing its ghoulish side. This year, even more restaurants are offering limited-edition drinks and menu items meant to invoke goblins and ghosts.
"Aside from using pumpkin butter, the Pumpkin Head cocktailRead More »from Pumpkin Butter, Apple Cider, and More: 3 Hauntingly Delicious Halloween Cocktails
- DuJour | Parenting – Wed, Oct 23, 2013 5:05 PM EDT
It was Thursday evening, just before sunset, and a group of grade-schoolers were shooting hoops at a public court in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. A black Escalade pulled up, and as the door flung open, a pair of impossibly long legs emerged. A man climbed out-all 6 feet 7 inches of him-and glided onto the paint, basketball in hand. The game came to a screeching halt.
"Three on three?" His booming voice ricocheted off the concrete. He pointed toward the shortest kid, a boy in blue mesh shorts, and then toward a girl-the only one in the group-with a metal smile. "Me, her and him versus y'all three. Let's go!" The kids looked at one another and exchanged nervous laughs, presumably unaware they were about to play a pickup basketball game with Paul Pierce, a 10-time NBA All-Star, future Hall of Famer and the newest addition to the Brooklyn Nets.
As the gameRead More »from Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce on How Fatherhood Has Improved His Game
- DuJour | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 12:31 PM EDT
Are As a Manhattan-based IT consultant for Fortune 500 firms, 39-year-old Lizette Stephens was constantly on video conference calls with CTOs from around the world. So were her chins. "I didn't think I had a double chin-I never noticed anything when I looked in the mirror-but all of a sudden there they were," she says. Stephens spent hours practicing different angles on video chat and even more de-tagging her chins as photos popped up on Facebook. "I had to look at myself all day long," she says. "Soon, my double chin was all I was thinking about."
The advent of virtual offices, and doing business by Skype, has brought saggy chins to the forefront-and has led to a boom in one segment of plastic surgery: chin implants, or "chinplants." According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic-surgery category for both men and women and across all age groups, up 76 percent from 2010 to 2011-that's more than lipo, Botox and breastRead More »from Are "Chinplants" the Latest Plastic Surgery Trend?
For couples seeking an unconventional honeymoon escape, these lavish locations offer adventure, relaxation and romance.
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