by Fawnia Soo Hoo
Getty Images There are 21 days until the new year, but I'm actually counting down the 26 long days until the season-four premiere of Downton Abbey. So many questions unanswered, like how's little Sybbie doing? What about Edith and her married man? And how will Lady Mary take the TRAGIC news (seriously, I'm still not over it yet). But in the meantime (and in real life), Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary, looked bright and cheerful in New York City yesterday--all while nailing an eclectically elegant and very London-girl-chic outfit.
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Want to get really confusing? I do a lot of shopping from British e-commerce sites--where the numbers are bigger, so I've bought everything up to size 18 from retailers like Topshop and Marks and Spencer. Italian and French clothes? Anywhere from a 36 to 46 (big numbers!).
And if you've ever been in a wedding party and had to buy a bridesmaid dress? Whoa. I think the last time I did, I was size 100,000,000. What's up with that?
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Winter-and the harsh weather that comes with it-is your hair's worst enemy. From pulling beanies on and off to drastic temperature changes (going from cold and dry outside to hot and dry indoors), your hair and scalp are going to take a beating this season. But there are a few ways to fend off frizz, flakes, and static electricity.
To help your hair retain the essential moisture that prevents frizz and keeps hair from turning into a dry, brittle mess, make sure you're using a hydrating conditioner (like Apivita Conditioner for Dry Hair). It contains nourishing ingredients like almond and olive fruit oils, honey, and rosemary extract to soften and smooth dry strands. Massage the conditioner into your hair and then be patient-it'll need a good five minutes to work its magic.
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by Jen Weinberg
Last night, I was invited to attend the the Parker Party holiday shopping event at the home of A-list founder Ashlee Margolis (a.k.a. celeb whisperer) in Beverly Hills. Apparently, I did not get the fashion memo, but some of Hollywood's cutest girls did, all decked in their finest graphic black-and-white ensembles, to shop for gifts from brands like Everlane, James Jeans, Parker, Dr. Lancer, and Olive & June. Check out their looks for a lesson in how to rock a separate.
Here, Jaime King sports a graphic Mara Hoffman coat over classic black jeans and a white Parker top. A statement coat is a great way to make any basic look a standout.
Prim vs. sporty, Kate Mara and Rashida Jones are yin and yang in their outfits. Kate is polished as can be in her Everlane sweater and James jeans. She shows us how to take an all-black base and accent it with a pretty Peter Pan collar, a clutch, and a slicked-back pony for the ultimate a ladylike look. Rashida took the same blackRead More »from 6 Fresh Ways to Wear Black and White
Who says you have to spend a lot of money to give a thoughtful gift? This week on "In the Pantry," host Aida Mollenkamp shares three DIY gifts you can make with ingredients straight out of your pantry for less than five bucks!
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Mix In a Mason jar, place a layer of unsweetened cocoa powder, followed by a layer of granulated sugar, a pinch of salt, a layer of mini chocolate chips, and a layer of mint chips, which you can usually find at your grocery store during the holiday season. Mollenkamp recommends adding marshmallows or crushed candy canes if your grocery store doesn't sell mint chips. You can use a piece of parchment paper as a funnel to pour the ingredients into the jar. Cover the jar with its lid, and then dress it up with a tag and some instructions so that the recipient knows how to make Peppermint Hot Chocolate.
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by Hillary McDaniels
Who doesn't love holiday parties? All those sparkly dresses, twinkling lights-and of course, the fun and food!
This year, give something extra-special to all those amazing hostess friends who open their doors to you. From food to tabletop must-haves to music, we've got 25 incredible options that will keep your friends feeling the holiday spirit throughout the year to come.
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If you're thinking about adopting a dog from a shelter, these photos should seal the deal. The Bark Post shared these heartwarming photos of dogs from the Chicago Animal Shelter being taken on their "Freedom Ride" -- the ride from the shelter to the pups' forever home with their new owner. We don't know exactly what these animals are thinking, but their smiles say it all.Read More »from The Face of Pure Joy: Check Out These Shelter Dogs’ Freedom Rides to Their New Homes
- Elle | Beauty – 2 hours 56 minutes agoPlastic surgery for the holidays?It's holiday gift crunch time, people. And if you're still struggling to find the perfect gift for your mom, sister, or boyfriend, why not consider giving some Botox or even a neck lift? Yep, that's on the table. According to a new survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), more people are gifting aesthetic procedures than ever before.
Dr. Julian Few, a Chicago-based plastic surgeon, acknowledges that he's seen a dramatic increase in procedure gifting, prompting him to start offering the type of electronic gift cards one typically gets at department stores.
"I had one patient come in and say that she was giving 'Few' this year," Dr. Few said. "At first I didn't know how to take it, but it's a sign of the times I think." Dr. Few said he's sold more than 50 gift cards so far this season, many of them for lower priced procedures like medical-grade peels, which cost between $150 and $200. An owner of a small company even came in to Dr. Few's Read More »from Now Trending: Gifting Plastic Surgery for the Holidays
Another way to enjoy a timeless snack.We are huge fans of peanut butter and jelly in this house - my husband takes one for lunch almost every day, and the at-home brigade pounds them down, too. These granola bars put those delicious flavors together in a great snack that's sure to win fans around your house.
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 Tablespoons almond meal
1/4 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup jam or jelly (any flavor)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a bread pan (5" x 10") with foil, leaving enough on the sides that you can use it like handles to remove the bars after they are cooked.
2. In a mixing bowl, stir together oats, almond meal, flour, and sugar.
3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. In the last minute or two, add the peanut butter and stir to combine them. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
the Queen of England got “irritated” with the royal police guard protecting her and her family. The problem? Too much snacking.Some juicy tidbits about the royal family have come to light this week thanks to the high-profile phone hacking trial going on in London right now. The most interesting — in a so-banal-it's-fascinating kind of way — is the revelation that
According to the prosecution, which cited emails sent by the defendants, members of the guard were helping themselves a bit too frequently to her carefully curated nut medleys (which included cashews, almonds, and a popular British snack called Bombay mix that contains various nuts along with dried lentils and chickpeas) that she had specially ordered and put out during the week of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles’s wedding in 2005. The revelation is part of the ongoing trial of now-shuttered British tabloid News of the World, which is onRead More »from Queen to Police: Stay Away From My Snacks
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