Micro-floral printsWe asked L.A.-based DIY expert Kate Albrecht (a.k.a. the beautiful Mr. Kate) to show us how to create DIY floral prints as inspired by the micro florals on the fall 2012 runways at Suno, Paul & Joe, and Band of Outsiders, to name a few.
This easy and approachable floral pattern is the hottest trend of the season, so get your plain collared shirt ready to be all flowered up.
Button down collared shirt
1Step 1) Take a piece of aluminum foil about 4 inches by 4 inches. Crumple up the aluminum foil in a ball and make sure there is negative space so that the ball has texture to it.
2Step 2) Dip the aluminum foil into paint that you pour out onto your paper plate. Press the aluminum foil onto your shirt in the area you want to make your pattern. We suggest the collar, pocket, or even down the middle.
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3Step 3) Use a different piece of aluminum foil for each color of paint that you use to make your floral
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Micro-floral printsWe asked L.A.-based DIY expert Kate Albrecht (a.k.a. the beautiful Mr. Kate) to show us how to create DIY floral prints as inspired by the micro florals on the fall 2012 runways at Suno, Paul & Joe, and Band of Outsiders, to name a few.Read More »from DIY Micro Floral Shirt
Harvest ArtYour little's relationship with produce is less than fruitful. If it's not juiced, pouched, or rolled up, she's not interested. But we have a way to stamp out the problem once and for all. It just takes a little creativity - and a lot of paint.
Turn a fall harvest into a fruitful activity with a few simple steps.
Step 11) Slice an apple in half
2) Dip apple in a plate of paint
Step 33) Place apple with paint onto a paper bag. Stamp the bag with the apple.
4) Paint in seeds and a stem for added decoration.
Note: You can repeat this with a pear as well, in green paint.
Step 55) Slice a celery stalk
Step 66) Dip the cut edges into purple or pink paint.
Step 77) Stamp the celery to reveal a rose.
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It's time to take matters into your own hands with fall's freshest colors. Give yourself an at-home mani that will have people stopping you on the street.Read More »from Nail Your At-Home Manicure
Rad Nails nail wrapsStick It
For in-a-hurry nail art at a fraction of the price, apply a quick coat of polish and stick on Rad Nails nail wraps ($16). Everyone will ask for your digits.
70+ Nail Polish Colors for Fall
Tools of the tradeClean Cut
Tool around with Deborah Lippman's nail grooming set ($48) for cuticles and you'll never worry about the sanitization factor in sketchy salons again.
Jin Soon ChoiSoon Enough
Cult manicurist Jin Soon Choi's debut line ($18) nails it. Her two collections, Quintessential (staple shades) and A La Mode (seasonal hues), are must-haves.
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Gel maniCoat Check
Skip chips with Sephora by OPI's at-home gel kit ($159). Application is a cinch, and we remained shiny and polish-perfect for nearly two weeks.
Ciaté textured-tipsFuzzy Feelings
Warm to the textured-tips trend with Ciaté's Velvet Manicure polish and crushed powder set ($19) in burgundy, dark
This is the true story of 7 pairs of fall shoes capable of giving worn-down summer sandals the boot.
Sweet in SuedeSweet in Suede
Hand-sewn baby slippers are made to order with a delicate flowery pom-pom in a bright yellow suede. No-slip bottoms mean an A+ for new walkers.
Available at zuzii.com, $60.
Nothing says fall like fleece and corduroy. And it's hard to imagine a cuter incarnation of that cozy combo than Toms' ankle booties in easy-to-wear navy.
Available at toms.com, $36.
For pounding the pavement or the playground, Etnies keep little feet securely in place thanks to a smart ankle strap. Also smart? The Grow With Me insert you can remove when the sneaks get snug.
Available at etnies.com, $35.
We love this riff on Dad's MacAlister boots with full-coverage multicolored glitter. But fear not, Mom. The sparkles are hand-applied with a special stay-put formula.
Take matters into your own hands with fall's freshest hues. Our roundup nails it with notable navies, greens, grays, and burgundies.
Tangerine TastePop Beauty Nail Glam in Tangerine Taste
Available at popbeauty.co.uk, $10.
PoppyRescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish in Poppy
Available at rescuebeauty.com, $20.
Nail Art on the Runway at New York Fashion Week
MaybellCoral Crushine Color Show Nail Polish in Coral Rush
Available at drugstore.com, $4.
Hot DamnSheswai Nail Lacquer in Hot Damn
Available at sheswaibeauty.com, $16.
DIY This Donut Sprinkle Nail Art
Pudding LaneNail Inc. London Special Effects Sprinkles Nail Polish in Pudding Lane
Available at sephora.com, $9.50.
Storm BirdNars Nail Polish in Storm Bird
Available at narscosmetics.com, $18.
GoldDolce & Gabanna Intense Nail Lacquer in Gold
Available at saksfifthavenue.com, $20.
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- DailyCandy | Helping Kids Succeed – Tue, Sep 18, 2012 12:26 PM EDT
Hitting is a no-no. Hitting the books is a big yes. Now that your study bug is back in school, add to his or her library with knowledge-expanding reads.
A family suffers from jet lag only to realize that staying up all night is more fun than trudging through the day. Eerily cool illustrations look like they could have popped from a Tim Burton movie.
Available at amazon.com, $12.
A classic Hindu tale gets an artful interpretation in this piece of eye candy. When an elephant-headed child breaks his tusk on a sugary treat, he's empowered to put it to more noble use.
Available for preorder at amazon.com, $11.
On show-and-tell day, the story's young narrator brings his grandpa, expecting yawns. Little does he know that grandpa has a surprise - er, a tattoo - up his sleeve and plentyRead More »from Back-to-School Books: 16 Reads to Fire Up Young Minds
For a shot of inspiration, designers this season looked much farther than their own backyards. So even whilst stuck in cubicle city, your look can globetrot with cross-cultural prints and patterns. Here are some of our favorites of the fall season, and where to get the look for less.
Let your closet dance to the beat of a different drum - a Balkan one, to be exact.Get the look: Velvet Reeve embroidered top, $108.
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Clements RibeiroClements Ribeiro
Peasant patterns can veer toward too sweet but look much more grown-up when toughened by dark colors.
Get the look: LeifNotes open-air theater dress, $148.
Glam up your morning commute by riding in like the nomads of the Asian steppe.
Get the look: Zara trousers with buckle, $80.
Channel the Age of Empires with a cocktail gown (or accessories) with dynastic flair.
GetRead More »from Fall 2012 Fashion: Try the Global Trend
Decorating the nursery is as easy as 1, 2, 3 when you hang ABC art. Check out these designs to school your child in style.
Bold & NobleBold & Noble
"Alphabot" computes in a modern nursery. The screen print stacks letters into android form, and the fun is seeking them out.
Available at boldandnoble.com, $68.
Jessica SwiftJessica Swift
Under the Portland artist's deft hand, each letter morphs into a fantastical creature for pure kooky fun.
Available at etsy.com, $20.
Paleontologists-in-training learn the A to Zs of dinosaur species with a clean, engaging print.
Available at etsy.com, $20.
The graphic and industrial design team nods to modern masters (Eames, Mies van der Rohe) in alphabetical order to suit both nursery and living room.
Available at babygeared.com, $50.
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Hiring a nanny can feel overwhelming, so we asked the California-based nanny placement firm Westside Nannies for tips on how to find the best nanny to suit your needs.Read More »from How to Hire a Nanny
Finding the best nanny for your needs1) First and foremost, decide how you plan to find your nanny. Will it be through friends, on a child care website, or through an agency? Limit yourself to two sources of recruiting. Inundating yourself with candidate responses will only cause more anxiety.
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2) When you think you have a strong pool of candidates, set aside time to conduct one-on-one interviews with your top three or four candidates in an environment where you feel comfortable. For many families, that's home, but it could be a coffee shop, park, or restaurant.
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3) When it comes time for interviews, be prepared. Compose a list of questions that are most important to your family. Remember: There are no questions you have to ask, and there is no question you can't ask. However, Westside Nannies
We've got more reasons than we can count to make a new fall shoulder bag your go-to accessory. These picks are perfect to tote around with.Read More »from Shoppers and Shoulder Bags for Fall
Shopper BasketZara Shopper Basket
Available at zara.com, $80.
Belen ToteMonserat de Lucca Belen Tote
Available at monseratdelucca.com, $95.
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Erin BagMat & Nat Erin Bag
Available at matandnat.com, $59.
Canvas Tote Aloha RedArrow Canvas Tote Aloha Red
Available at shop.meandarrow.com, $168.
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Leather ShopperCast of Vices Corner Store Leather Shopper
Available at castofvices.com, $198.
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