The Look: Platinum Hair
"I felt invisible until I went platinum," hairstylist Marie Robinson says. Although Robinson tints the strands of A-list celebs at her namesake NYC salon, she struggled to find her perfect shade until she tried the near-white hue. "My own dark brown didn't give pop to my skin or eyes," she says. "Now I'm addicted to my color."
How to Get It: The platinum-obsessed alternate their daily shampoo with Clairol Shimmer Lights and Sebastian Color to prevent fading and brassiness. Try Kérastase Masquintense to condition followed by Rodin by Recine Olio Lusso hair oil post-shower to avoid fried ends.
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The Look: Nail Art
"I've been fanatical about nail art for a few years," says NYC-based DJ Harley Viera-Newton, who became "obsessed" with nail designs while perusing Japanese beauty blogs. "My makeup and clothes are pretty tame, so I go nuts with my nails," she says.
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If you've ever gotten too close to wearing a blush, feathered boa out of the house, your style soul is stuck in the Roaring Twenties. Top designers validated this swinging silhouette on the runways this season so it's your time to indulge in the soft satins and flirty fringes of the deco era. Topshop bra ($36) and bikini ($16)
You're closet is full of white shirts and black pants… but not in a boring way. A stark white minimal look is so necessary for spring, and a set of luxe basic lingerie is just as essential. Aerie push-up bra ($26.70) and lowkini ($7.50)
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You love anything lace and floral-better yet, floral-motif lace. Cue spring's soft and sweet sheer styles in a range of pastel tones and pearlized sheen which call for equally romantic lace under garments that will have you falling head over heels in love. Victoria's Secret demi bra ($148)
Can quitting sweets help keep wrinkles at bay? model with pink sugar on lips
Rare is the woman who can indulge with abandon at dessert and not wonder where a little extra wobble might show up later. We all know that when it comes to our bodies, sugar is a sly villain-falling prey to its siren song (presumably something like an Oompa Loompa ditty) will give our taste buds a hit of pleasure before wreaking havoc everywhere else. But there probably aren't many of us who worry that eating it might also cause wrinkles-and that's not a sweet story either.
Sugar's Harmful Effects to Our Body
The science is this: When you have sugar molecules in your system, they bombard the body's cells like a meteor shower-glomming onto fats and proteins in a process known as glycation. This forms advanced glycation end products (commonly shortened, appropriately, to AGEs), which cause protein fibers to become stiff and malformed. Much of what is known about glycation's ill effects comes from diabetes research: TheRead More »from Sugar and Aging: How to Fight Glycation
If you're not sure which team to root for on Sunday, decide based on their celebrity supporters. Do you bleed Giant blue like Rooney Mara, Tom Cruise, and Lady Gaga? Or are you a true Patriot like Gisele Bündchen, Matt Damon, and Amy Poehler?
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Why Listening Is Key When Dealing With Sitting Presidents: "You can hypothesize about how someone's going to answer a question, but sometimes you're not right and you have to have the ability to think on your feet or respond to an answer that's completely unexpected. You've got to have laserlike focus. It's quite nerve-racking. No matter how many presidents I've interviewed, I still get the butterflies before I do it. I was very impressed by how intellectually facile Bill Clinton is. You know, he is wicked smart, as they would say, and gets a little prickly when challenged. I would say President George W. Bush was incredibly comfortable off camera but not comfortable on camera. President Obama will admit it's really hard for him to talk in sound bites, so you have to kind of walk that fine line of interjecting but not interrupting, if that makes sense. You've gotta look for that one moment when someone's taking a breath and just go in there. They were all really interesting in Read More »from What Katie Couric Learned About Interviewing Presidents
Two of this year's Oscar nominees are being honored for playing women cross-dressing as men. In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close (in the running for Best Actress) and Janet McTeer (Best Supporting Actress) embody the characters of Albert Nobbs and Hubert Page-females who take on male personas in order to work and survive in nineteenth-century Ireland. Check out 10 actresses who have eschewed glamour for a more masculine look.
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Many a megastar will turn up for an interview clad in denim or a casual dress in order to appear more down-to-earth. Not Nicki Minaj. When we meet in a hotel room overlooking New York's Union Square after the unveiling of Minaj's M.A.C Viva Glam lipstick, the diminutive chart-topper looks as though she just beamed down from planet Express Yourself. It's hard to know where to look first: the shoulder-length blond wig dotted with pink leopard spots, the strappy peach-hued Hervé Léger dress, or the fox-fur-embellished Louboutin stilettos. Minaj's fondness for wackadoo fashion, Day-Glo makeup, and cartoonish wigs-so many wigs-has established her, along with Gaga and Katy Perry, as one of the most flamboyant and fun-to-watch ladies currently leading the hit parade.
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I was always inspired by people who did wild stuff but didn't always have the balls to do it myself. Now I can't leave it alone. Even with my wigs, I get
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