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Wrinkles aren't the only indicators of age! Here are other ways your face reveals your true birthday
Just as the eyes are the windows to the soul, your facial features can forecast if you're predisposed to age well. Skin-care experts say these visible signs combined with lifestyle choices and an understanding of your genetic makeup can give a surprisingly accurate reading of how Mother Nature's hands will shape and transform your face over time.
The first facial asset you can hope to be blessed with: a round or heart-shaped visage, versus a long, thin one that is more prone to fat loss. Though you may have cursed its fuller appearance growing up, facial skin that has an increased number of fat cells maintains a youthful look longer.
Prominent cheekbones are also considered golden. "If you're blessed with nice high cheekbones, you definitely hit the jackpot," says celebrity aesthetician Renée Rouleau. "Your cheeks won't sag as much over time because they'reRead More »from Ways to Predict How Well You Will Age
TREND #1: MOTORead More »from Try Fall's Top 4 Trends for Under $100
If you've ever felt the urge to wear head-to-toe leather but don't own a Harley-Davidson, now's your chance.
CELEBRITY MUSE: Lady Gaga's video for Judas was pretty controversial, but we dare you to find anyone who'd challenge her perfected biker look.
GET THE LOOK: Not sure about going in deep on this trend? With H&M's spot-on vest, you don't have to splurge.H&M leather vest, $99; get it at hm.com.
TREND #2: SPORTY
From dressed-up sweats to luxe designer kicks, it's all about workout-ready shapes in street-ready fabrics.
CELEBRITY MUSE: Ciara is known for her stellar dance moves that look more like a backbreaking workout than the cha-cha. This songstress proves that being a strong woman is sexy.
GET THE LOOK: Chunky bracelets channel the sporty feel easily, with the sleekness of an all-the-rage friendship bracelet. The Ropes jewelry, starting at $20; get it at theropesmaine.com.
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TREND #3: MOD
Mad Men, anyone? Neat
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There is something so alluring about women wearing menswear styles, from neckties to slacks and brogues. Get the look of raiding your boyfriend's closet with these tips.
This model has perfected the boyfriend-dressing style from her sunglasses and rugged belt to her worn-in white.1. EXPLORE THE BOYS SECTION
Tap into resources like the boys department of Old Navy for everyday affordable pieces from white shirts to knits and belts. ABOVE: Old Navy boy's oxford shirt, $14.50; get it at oldnavy.com
2. TONE DOWN THE COLORRead More »from 8 Simple Ways to Try the Menswear Trend
Choose a straightforward short-sleeve button-up shirt in a masculine slate blue to pair with trousers, or wear it open and layer over a white tee.3. IT'S OK TO GET A LITTLE BAGGY
Put aside the skinny jeans for awhile and tryout a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans. Pair them with a blazer and lace-up shoes for an effortless look. ABOVE: American Eagle Favorite Boyfriend Jean, $45; get it at ae.com
Kim Kardashian will walk down the aisle this weekend in one of the designer's custom creations. Below, see the stars who wore her gowns on their own big day.
Kim Kardashian; SplashKim Kardashian
As Kim Kardashian counts down to her wedding day on August 20, she's being a typically coy bride about her Vera Wang wedding gown. "I don't want to give too much away, but it'll be really elegant and pretty," Kardashian told Access Hollywood. "She's really, truly unique, and she's someone I trust," the future Mrs. Kris Humphries continued, "and someone I think can get my vision over across perfectly." And Kardashian is nothing if not a perfectionist. Last week, she took a red-eye from L.A. to New York City just to spend an hour on her final fitting at Wang's boutique-then she immediately flew back home.
Ivanka Trump; Getty ImagesIvanka Trump
For Ivanka Trump's custom-made gown in October 2009, Wang looked to Grace Kelly's wedding dress for inspiration-particularly the laceRead More »from Brides Who Wore Vera Wang