Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

  • Our Current Obsession: Foxes’ Doe Eyes

    Foxes aka Louisa Rose Allen is giving Bambi a run for her money. Photo courtesy of Neon Gold RecordsWe sure love our electro-pop and Foxes is no exception. Meet Louisa Rose Allen, a 23-year-old chick from London currently touring the US in support of her new EP called "Warrior," now available on Neon Gold Records. The name Foxes comes from the title of an early song she wrote as a teen, but it also helps distinguish her from another similarly named famous British singer, Lily Rose Allen. Foxes is quickly gaining momentum here in the states with several songs featured on "Gossip Girl" earlier this year.

    As for her style, Foxes has said she loves beat up Converse and shopping at vintage stores. Sounds like our kind of gal! Her best accessory though, has to be her eyelashes. She flaunts her signature Zooey Deschanel-esque Bambi-eyed look readily in her latest video, "White Coats" and we were inspired to copy them. Here's what you need to achieve doe eyes.

    1. Apply a neutral shadows to your eyelid. Find something similar to your skin tone that will provide a boost for the liner you're

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  • Christy Turlington Models with Her 8-year-old Daughter

    Christy Turlington and her daughter Grace pose for DuJour magazine. Photo courtesy of DuJour/Bruce WeberThe 1990s marked the decade of the supermodel with gorgeous women like Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Linda Evangelista appearing everywhere from the runway to the red carpet and billboards to music videos. Twenty years later these mega-beauties still work from time to time, but their offspring are already waiting in the wings. Crawford's 11-year-old daughter Kaia (whose father is entrepreneur Rande Gerber) made her modeling debut earlier this year as the face of Young Versace, and now Turlington's daughter has accompanied her mother in a photoshoot for DuJour, a new luxury
    lifestyle print + digital magazine which just launched. In the accompanying article Turlington refers to her precocious daughter Grace Burns as "8 going on 14." Grace clearly has inherited her mom's good looks, namely her trademark toothy smile. Her father is actor/director/writer Edward Burns.

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    Grace Burns, 8, has her mother Christy's signature smile. Photo courtesy of DuJour/Bruce WeberWhile many of today's top

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  • Get Rebecca & Fiona's “Dance” Makeup Look

    Rebecca and Fiona (aka Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatrick) may be new to you, but in Sweden they are a successful DJ group with a double platinum single, a Swedish Grammy, and a hit reality show. If that's not enough, they've collaborated with superstar Kaskade and performed around the world with major DJs like Tiësto, Axwell, and Steve Angello. Their successful album "I Love You, Man" was finally released stateside last month in conjunction with a US tour, and we're obsessed with their single, "Dance." And as much as we love the haunting synth song, we're also crazy about the makeup Rebecca and Fiona wear in the video. Here's how to get the look at home.

    Fiona's fab face, courtesy of Ultra RecordsLook like Fiona
    Who knew a great face was all about the eyebrows? If your brows are sparse, fill them in with a pencil like the CoverGirl Brow & Eye Makers Brow Shaper and Eyeliner ($2.99). Fiona has perfect skin, but if you want to fake a flawless face we suggest using the tried-and-true Max Factor Pan-Cake Water-Activated Makeup,

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  • Gwen Stefani’s Killer Closet: Where Fashion and Music Meet

    Many musicians have tried their hands at designing, but few have maintained the extreme level of crossover success as Gwen Stefani. She's gone from No Doubt singer to Harajuku lover to solo artist and back in a punky, sporty, glamorous whirlwind of leopard print and Houndstooth. From her enviable red carpet gowns to her playful onstage costumes, Gwen's style resonates because it is truly her own. We've rounded up some of Gwen's most memorable outfits in anticipation of her latest creations: her spring '13 L.A.M.B. collection and No Doubt's new album, "Push and Shove."



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  • Find it Fridays: Office-appropriate Wedges Under $50

    Hello, and welcome back to Find it Fridays! My latest challenge for Shine's weekly fashion scavenger hunt came from a Shine regular named DeeDee, who is on the hunt for practical wedges she can wear all day. Here is her request:



    "How about some cute wedges, 2 inches or less, under $50? Something I can wear to work (office setting)...neutrals, metallics. Open toes are OK, but no sling backs. Thanks!"



    Hi, DeeDee! Thanks so much for your submission. Now I remember why I always wear flats to work--most heels on the market are SO high and uncomfortable! I scoured the internet for 10 pairs of affordable, neutral-colored low wedges that would work in most office settings. Please let me know if you like these choices! Readers: please weigh in on your favorites! Do you have any additional tips on where DeeDee can find practical wedges for the office? Let her know in the comments.



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  • Nike’s Sexist “Gold Digging” Shirt Under Fire

    Nike's new Gold Digger t-shirtNike was an official outfitter for the London Olympics this year, but we're starting to question the brand's team spirit. A controversial Olympics-inspired Nike t-shirt is on the market emblazoned with the phrase "Gold Digging." Since the garment is only available for women, fashion bloggers and the Twittersphere are calling it sexist. Apparently only women--or female Olympians--are gold diggers.

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    Was there not another more positive, inspiring phrase Nike could have printed on these women's tees? "Reach for the Gold," "Go for the Gold," or "Good as Gold," would have gotten the point across in Nike's trademark "Just Do It" sort of way. A gold digger is a woman out for a man's money. In this Olympic context, a phrase like "Gold Digging" implies you don't deserve or didn't earn your prize, and you went about obtaining it in a deceitful or unsportsmanlike way. The American women at the Olympics this year worked hard for their

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  • How Many Shoes Are Too Many?

    Does this image from Confessions of a Shopoholic ring true for you? Image courtesy of Touchstone280,000 pairs of shoes are a LOT of footwear. That's how many are currently on display on the "world's largest" shoe floor at Macy's in New York City. The company just spent $400 million remodeling their flagship store and dedicated 39,000 square feet to women's shoes. Macy's CEO and Chairman Terry Lundgren feels this was an appropriate setup for the accessory women crave most. "Shoes for women in particular is such an important part of the wardrobe," he told Women's Wear Daily. "She can wear the same pair of shoes on multiple occasions, but you wouldn't catch her wearing the same sportswear or dress three times a week." This is true! And thanks to fast fashion and style-obsessed shows like "Sex and the City" ladies now like to change up their shoes much more frequently than they used to.

    Carrie Bradshaw on "SATC" was constantly buying expensive Manolos, Jimmy Choos, and Louboutins, and then she couldn't afford to buy her apartment. I remember she said, "I will literally be the

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  • Jennifer Aniston's Love Life: Not All that Bad, in Retrospect

    Ever since Jennifer Aniston's tumultuous split from Brad Pitt in 2005 tabloids have been dishing out the "poor Jen" headlines and desperately trying to pair her up with every single one of her costars. The reality: the "Friends" star has been hooking up with or at the very least attending red carpet premieres and fancy dinners with a string of incredibly hot men. And now she's engaged to Justin Theroux, a funny, handsome, smart guy who co-wrote "Tropic of Thunder" and is the son of famed novelist Paul Theroux. The couple live together in Bel-Air and have been jet-setting around the world together all year. Still feel sorry for her? We're taking a look back at Aniston's action-packed love life and the famous men who have made it all possible.



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  • Find it Fridays: Lace Wedding Dress Under $500

    Hello, and welcome back to Find it Fridays! My latest challenge for Shine's weekly fashion scavenger hunt came from a reader named ColleenL, who is on the hunt for an affordable wedding dress. Here is her request:




    "I am looking for a mostly lace wedding dress for an outdoor coastal wedding. The theme is old fashioned and classic so no sparkles for me. I would prefer some sort of straps. I have probably tried on 30 dresses but haven't found 'the one' yet. Oh, and it would be great if it cost less than $500 since I still have a lot of wedding to fund. Thanks!"




    Hi, Colleen! Thanks so much for your submission. There are so many different lace styles that fit your description, so I found a range of 10 different wedding dresses all within your budget. Please let me know if you like these choices! Readers: please weigh in on which one you think Colleen should pick for her big day! Do you have any additional tips on where she can find affordable lace wedding dresses? Let her know in the

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  • Stacked: Lollapalooza’s Best Arm Parties

    Usually in the hot, sticky summer our dressing rule is less is more. The exception: bracelets, which look infinitely more awesome when piled on in various colors and textures. We hunted down the coolest wrists at Lollapalooza to serve as jewelry inspiration. Time to throw yourself an arm party!

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