Hot ’80s Fashion Trend Is Really Back, Wearing this item used to make you seem demure, but today it’s big and bold. Late Olympian and actress Sonja Henie once said, “Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.”
Well, if that’s true, this season’s Olympic-sized statement necklaces will definitely do the trick. From floral accents and multicolored gemstones to layered pearls and bib necklaces, women are transforming their wardrobes with a single accessory.
I caught up with celebrity stylist June Ambrose for some tips on how to make the strongest statement without turning a fashion “Do” into a fashion “Don’t.”
She says the key is to keep your outfit simple and let the statement necklace speak for itself. Pair your layered, chunky strands of colorful beads, chains and pearls with simple neutral clothing like a T-shirt or sheath dress. In other words, give your bling a clean slate to shine without distraction.
June recommends keeping your hairstyle simple as well, pulling it back to allow the necklace to take center stage. And resist the temptation to add accent pieces–no earrings or bracelets required.
The best thing about this trend is that statement necklaces will match any budget beautifully. At stores like Forever 21 and H&M you can snag pieces for under $20. If you are looking to invest a little more, you’ll find a wide range of necklaces at J.Crew or from Stella & Dot in the $150 to $200 range. For a splurge, indulge with a Henri Bendel or Chan Luu necklace, which cost anywhere from $200-$600.
Drew Barrymore Wedding Dress Shop, The video is chilling, but it’s also a sign of the times.
“Your First Amendment rights can be terminated,” yells the Chicago police officer, caught on video right before arresting two journalists outside a Chicago hospital. One, an NBC News photographer, was led away in handcuffs essentially for taking pictures in a public place. He was released only minutes later, but the damage was done. Chicago cops suffered an embarrassing “caught on tape” moment, and civil rights experts who say cops are unfairly cracking down on citizens with cameras had their iconic moment.
Tales of reporters, protestors and citizen journalists being threatened or arrested for filming law enforcement officials during disputes are on the rise, critics say, with Occupy Wall Street protests a lightning rod for these incidents. The National Press Photographers Association claims it has documented 70 such arrests since September and, in May, called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to focus attention on the issue. (MSNBC)
Girl Barred Photos Hairstyle, We used to get totally psyched over picture day at school. Then again, we were never banned from our own school photos like this little girl from Kent, England.
Marcella Marino, a four-year-old student, was told she could not participate in her school’s picture day because of her Lady Gaga-like hairstyle. Her father, Marcello Marino, a professional hairstylist and salon owner, gave his daughter the playful look because she wanted to look like a “princess,” according to the Daily Mail.
But Marino was told that her hair violated the school policy against braided hair and that it would not be permitted for class pictures (or on any other school day, for that matter).
“All the children were told to look smart for the day and that’s why I decided to make a special effort, but in the end it has just caused tears,” Marcello told the Daily Mail. “I am so disappointed.”
Just seeing the photo of little Marcella gets the point across pretty clearly. “Look how sad she is,” commented Dr. Nancy Snyderman on the “Today” show. “I think the school overstepped its bounds.” As The Frisky noted, “It’s not like she chose to follow some of Gaga’s other fashion trends, like say, her meat dress, or radical platform heels, after all. It’s a hair bow, people.” (Huffington Post)
H&M Apologizes For Too-tan Bikini Model, After coming under fire, the chain says it didn’t mean to encourage “dangerous” behavior.Just days after “tanorexia” became a household word (thanks to New Jersey Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil), fashion retailer H&M has come under fire for featuring a deeply tanned model in their latest swimwear campaign, sparking outrage from the Swedish Cancer Society for promoting tanning as a fashion accessory.
“The clothing giant is creating, not least among young people, a beauty ideal that is deadly,” the group wrote in an opinion piece in the Swedish Newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Thursday, AFP reported. “Every year, more people die in Sweden of [skin cancer] than in traffic accidents, and the main cause is too much sunning.”
H&M released an apology almost immediately.
“We are sorry if we have upset anyone with our latest swimwear campaign. It was not our intention to show off a specific ideal or to encourage dangerous behavior, but was instead to show off our latest summer collection,” the Swedish clothing company said in an email. “We have taken note of the views and will continue to discuss this internally ahead of future campaigns.”
The pictures in H&M’s “Beach Sensation” collection feature Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana wearing brightly colored bathing suits and a dark tan while posing on a beach. The tiny two-pieces show off more skin than swim suit, and she appears darker in some of the photos than in others.
Trace Cyrus Head Tattoo, Did Miley Cyrus get her tattoo inspiration from her older brother? Or was it her father? The pop singer’s older brother, Trace Cyrus, showed off an intense tattoo of a Native American chief that he had inked on his scalp — just one of many tattoos the 23-year-old singer and designer has all over his body, including wrist-to-shoulder sleeves, neck and face tattoos.
“Got my head tatted today! Excuse all the ink on my face. And yes this hurt!!!” Trace wrote on his Twitter page on Tuesday.
We suppose it’s like father, like son, for this one — Trace and Miley’s father is Billy Ray Cyrus, who himself has a large portrait of a Native American on his left arm, and visited the tattoo parlor with his tat-loving son.
And while Miley, 19, has been frequently photographed working out and attending to her league of pups recently, Trace can be found making pop music under the moniker Ashland High. He also announced his engagement to “The Social Network” actress Brenda Song in October 2011.
Source: Huffington Post
Kentucky Derby Fashion, If you’re coming to the track, you’ve got to do it in style.
For many, Oaks and Derby provide race fans with the opportunity to go all-out and get dressed up.
You won’t just see pink today. All sorts of bright colors are dawned on dresses and hats.
Some of the most extravagant hats can cost several hundred dollars.
We even met one woman wearing lime green from head-to-toe — and saved money by using a dress in her closet, and making her hat herself. (WDRB)