5 Products That Boast Youth in a Bottle!
Despite their pop culture-induced bad rep for being vacuous and ditsy, blonde women actually out-earn their other-hued counterparts by up to seven percent, according to recent studies in the UK.
According to a piece in the Telegraph UK, having blonde hair boosts a woman's salary £1,600 a year ($2,245 USD) over Britain's average salary of £22,000 a year ($33,600 USD).
Even when factors such as height, weight, age, and education were removed, the difference in pay remained-- based on a survey of over 13,ooo women conducted by the University of Queensland.
Likewise, blondes not only earn more themselves, but their husbands get paid in higher quantities as well-- up to six percent more than spouses of other hair hued ladies.
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Although researchers didn't have a solid theory about why blonde women earn more money, the doctor who led the study, Dr. David Johnston, theorized that "it seems the association
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When it comes to sheer materials, I'm not really a ginger person. I basically open up a pair of pantyhose and they're instantly shredded-- as if I'm Edward Scissorhands Cheese Grater Hands. Sheer blouses always seem to catch and snag on something-- such as a rounded table edge three feet away from me.
Alas, you'd think my inability to act like a mature human in the face of sheer clothing would also translate to lace, given its delicate nature. Oddly enough though, lace has always felt more durable to me-- less prone to pulls and snares.
Sheer blouses are a natural choice for spring purchases, but lace blouses, like the above black lace long-sleeve button down by Dallin Chase, are a great alternative to sheer basics. Below, find five suggestions on how to incorporate a lace top into your wardrobe!
Outfit #1 (above):
Lace and leather is hot. End of story. Pair them
- StyleCaster | Fashion – Wed, Apr 7, 2010 5:16 AM EDT
The accessories editor for Elle lets us in on a few of her fashion secrets.Read More »from Exclusive Video Interview with NYC Trendsetter Olivia Palermo
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StyleCaster: How would you describe your style in one sentence?
Oliva Palermo: My style is classic, but I like to incorporate some trends to keep things modern and relevant-- and I'm a huge fan of using accessories to pull my look together.
SC: What influences your outfits on a daily basis?
OP: Everything I see and experience throughout the day.
SC: Where do you shop? Do you have a secret store?
OP: I always keep my eyes open for new places to shop. One boutique I really like is Debut on Mulberry Street.
SC: If you could swap closets with anyone who would it be?
OP: Audrey Hepburn's costumes from all of her movies, and the Valentino archives.
SC: Any favorite trends for spring 2010?
OP: Cat eye sunglasses-- my mom always wore them and I've worn them since I was young. My mom has always been on trend.
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Learn how to mimic the models from the spring shows and wear purple-hued makeup this season.Read More »from Would You Rock Violet Makeup?
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I went through a phase in middle school where I loved all things purple-- I'm aware that most girls go through a pink phase. I had purple walls, a purple bedspread, wore purple eyeshadow every day, and the majority of the clothing in my closet was purple. But, not any shade of purple-- I loved all shades on the violet side of the color wheel.
I eventually grew out of it and realized that if I (gasp) wore red lipstick, I may turn a head or two. So, I began to branch out and try new colors. But, as I watched the spring 2010 shows, I felt as if I was being reunited with an old friend. As I saw all of the amazing plums and violets hit the runways on the lips of the models-- both at Jason Wu and Vena Cava, as well as on the eyes at Versace-- I realized I never really got over my purple crush.
Many of our Facebook Fans felt a bit wary about the color-- 40
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Derek Blasberg is fashion's social sweetheart. The Midwest native and NYU alum has a CV any fashion writer would kill for-- with masthead appearances at top fashion vessels including V Magazine, style.com, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar. Plus, his circle of friends is filled with style icons including Chloe Sevigny, Kate Bosworth, Emma Watson, and the Olsen twins (whose lovely coffee table book Influence was edited by Blasberg).
Throughout his years of jet-setting, Blasberg has witnessed his fair share of feminine wiles-- and has become quite the expert on female etiquette (or lack there of, as we're sure more than a few of those fashion parties included some table dancing). It was almost inevitable then that his new book, Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady (available Tuesday, April 6) would offer up tips and tools on style, manners, dating, and socializing for women in 2010.
Blasberg's tome is one in a long line of
Nicole Darmanin, spokesperson for Mario Badescu, lets us in on her skincare secrets.
Keeping your skin clear can be a daily battle. If you use the wrong cleanser, mask, or exfoliator, you can end up causing more problems-- rather than finding solutions. We constantly search for new ways to cure breakouts (which always pop up at the worst possible moments) and make our skin look more awake and refreshed.
We went to the pros to help us get some answers (and relief) from our skin qualms. Below, Nicole Darmanin of Mario Badescu fills us in on a few of her skin secrets.
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Nicole Darmanin: My favorite way to combat a dull complexion is to use a brightening mask. I love Mario Badescu's Enzyme Revitalizing Mask-- it is great for skin that is tired looking or dehydrated, especially after a long flight. You can usually see a difference
- StyleCaster | Work + Money – Tue, Apr 6, 2010 4:54 AM EDT
Tips and tricks to help you manage and organize your wares.Read More »from Spring Cleaning Your Closet: What to Keep, What to Store, and What to Donate
Spring Makeover: 10 Ways to Spruce up Your Apartment
My closet is currently overflowing with unused clothing. Half of the clothes that are avalanching out onto my floor don't fit me anymore. Meanwhile, the other half is a random collection of items from boyfriends past, stolen partially out of sentimentality and partially out of spite.
As I brace myself to possibly uncover the entrance to Narnia behind my piles of tops, skirts, jeans, dresses, shoes, and trousers-- I've been accumulating some tips and tricks on how to tackle spring cleaning. Here are seven ways to help you conquer your closet!
1. Genuinely assess what you're working with
If you really want to get down to the nitty-gritty-- take all of your stuff out of your closet. Dump it on your bed so you can't rest until this marathon session is through. Gatorade, Powerbars, and inhalers should be kept on-hand.
2. Pull out your regular winter garb
Take your winter coats
The highly anticipated Apple iPad is finally due out this Saturday. The innovative tablet computer (basically a giant iPhone without the phone capabilities) has created quite a stir in the tech community since its announcement in January. But, will it have the same effect on the fashion world? While women can fit the handy device into almost any handbag, insiders are predicting a slew of iPad inspired fashions for men-- think iPad sized jean pockets, huge cargo vests, and man purses (yup, there are rumors of murses coming into style).
Some of these may sound like outrageous jokes (and we hope they are). But, after seeing men commit some seriously awful fashion faux pas in the past, iPad jeans may not be far off. Here, we note some of the worst male looks to date.
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This may have been acceptable in decades past, but now it is pretty firmly agreed upon-- no one likes the uber-spiked hair, guys. You end up looking
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Dear Beauty Banter,
Dealing with rosacea can get annoying. Your skin can be drier on some days rather than others, you wake up with either shades of pink or red on your cheeks, and all you want is for it to disappear with the snap of a finger. For years, I've watched my mom put green goo under her foundation, with the hope that the color would mask the red. Is this technique a little outdated? What is the best way to conceal the redness? Plus, applying blush seems like a boundary that should not be crossed. Are there blushes available that work well to hide or blend already pink cheeks?
Frustrated by Redness
Rosacea can be extremely frustrating for the sufferer-- between the redness, flushing, dryness, burning, and challenges in hiding it. The very first thing that I would recommend is to seek treatment from a dermatologist who can prescribe a variety of medications that can help treat the rosacea and
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Save Time and Money When Vintage Shopping
As a nine feet tall Na'vi, she may have galloped around Pandora half naked and blue, falling in love with Sam Worthington's avatar-- but the real-life Zoe Saldana takes an approach that is slightly more subtle. The Dominican beauty has the bod of an ex-ballerina, and a minimalist-with-a-twist philosophy on fashion-- which we happen to love.
The sci-fi loving actress who starred in recent blockbusters Avatar and Star Wars has a new DC Comics-inspired film, The Losers, debuting April 9. In honor of the slew of premieres Saldana has coming up (and the amazing looks she's rocked to date), below find a few of our Zoe-inspired picks.
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Clockwise: Faded denim leggings by Helmut Lang; Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel by Frederic Fekkai; Blue floral watercolor dress by Fred Flare; Black leather shoes with braid detail by Dolce Vita; Black quilted zip-off sleeve jacket by Alexander Wang; Silver long