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Hot pink eyeshadow

The Weeknd and Selena Gomez 

(Photo:backless formal dresses)There were many bold beauty choices at the recent Met Gala in New York.

But one standout trend had to be the hot pink eyeshadow sported by Selena Gomez, which was created for her by make-up artist Hugo Vanngo to complement her gorgeous Coach gown.

If you’re brave enough to try the bright-eyed look for yourself, Lord & Berry make-up artist Abbi-Rose Crook recommends starting by prepping the eyelids.

“Firstly, create a canvas for the pigment by using an eyeshadow primer, such as Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion,” she told Cover Media.

Then take a light pink eyeshadow, like Lord & Berry’s Seta Eyeshadow in Desert Sand, and shade in the inner corners and outer edges of the eye. Add a pop of deep colour in the centre of lid, using a hot pink eyeshadow, or a swipe of Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in the candy pink hue of (Pop)ular 49 on the upper and lower lashes and blend out. Top the look off with lashings of your favourite black mascara.

And if you don’t have the perfect pink eyeshadow on hand, Abbi-Rose suggests digging through your beauty bag for a similarly hued product.

“If you don’t want to invest in a bright pink eyeshadow you can always use your blusher, providing it still contains a bright-ish pigment,” the make-up expert explained. “If it’s a powder formulation, it can be used in the same way as an eyeshadow.”

When it comes to the rest of your make-up, take a page out of Selena’s book and opt for a minimal, dewy look. To compliment the high-fashion eyeshadow trend, Abbi-Rose would simply use a touch of Becca Backlight Filter Face Primer to make the skin “pop” before adding a little powder highlighter on the top of the cheekbones.

“Lips should be kept understated, so it’s a good idea to line the lips with a pencil such as MAC’s lip pencil in Soar, a rose pink colour, before adding a little of Lord & Berry’s Active Spa Moisture Lip Balm,” she added.Read more at:bridesmaid dresses

C W Sellors transforms five centuries of Chatsworth fashion into modern jewels

C W Sellors unveils new House Style collection inspired by five centuries of fashion at Chatsworth House. 

(Photo:short formal dresses australia)The new range has been designed exclusively by C W Sellors to complement the new ‘House Style’ exhibition at Chatsworth, one of Britain’s most magnificent stately homes.

Inspired by five centuries of fashion at Chatsworth House, the new collection draws upon the striking jewellery owned and worn by family over the generations; from exotic headdresses to glittering diamond tiaras and the renowned insect brooches which belonged to Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, the last of the celebrated Mitford sisters.

“It has been a privilege to create this jewellery range inspired by some of Chatsworth’s hidden gems,” says Chris Sellors, the company’s founder and managing director. “In doing so we share our affection and esteem for this incredible stately home and the past and present generations of the family who live there.”

The seventy-four piece House Style collection has been fashioned into distinct design styles which reflect the glamour, elegance and history encapsulated by Chatsworth. The Diamond Palmette range is based on the famous Devonshire Lotus and Plamette diamond tiara, while the Chatelaine collection transforms another treasure on display at the exhibition into a series of sterling silver pendants. Elsewhere, the Chatsworth Heritage range turns the House Style logo into a pendant and brooch, and Inspired by a Duchess brings to life insect motifs.

Pieces have been designed by founder and managing director, Chris Sellors, and his daughter, Hot 100 Trendsetter Rebecca Sellors. The duo worked closely with Lady Burlington, married to the Duke and Duchess’s elder son, William to make the exhibition pieces.Read more at:marieaustralia

Red all the rage at fashion’s big night


(Photo:plus size formal dresses)The colour red made a dramatic show on Monday night (US time) in the grand parade of fashion at the Met Gala, with co-chair Katy Perry in a veiled look created just for her by John Galliano and Pharrell’s wife, Helen Lasichanh, in one of honoree Rei Kawakubo’s avant-garde, armless jumpsuits.

Perry wore a veil with a silver head piece and black accents around the eyes with an embroidered wool coat layered over a red tulle and silk chiffon dress, her sleeves elongated, all by Maison Margiela Artisanal.

Lasichanh, her blond hair high on her head, wore a signature Kawakubo balloon-like, red suit.

Claire Danes also channelled the designer, whose work is featured in the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s spring exhibition, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between.” The sleeves of Dane’s blouse extended well beyond her hands, paired with a simple pair of black pants.

Vogue’s Anna Wintour kicked off the star-studded gala a bit earlier as the evening’s co-host.

The gala feeds the annual budget of the Costume Institute. Wintour opted for encrusted gold and ostrich feathers from Chanel and said of Kawakubo and her Comme des Garcons brand: “She’s a genius. Not only does she think outside of the box, she doesn’t acknowledge the box.”

Mega-stars from the worlds of film, TV, fashion, sports and music attend the glittery Met Gala each year. Some honour the work of the Costume Insitute’s spring theme and some just, well, do their own thing.

Priyanka Chopra’s floor-sweeping trench coat evening gown from Ralph Lauren took up a lot of real estate on the carpet, which is actually blue this year.

Lilly Collins, her hair in a black, banged crop with dark red lips, paid homage to Kawakubo in a black strapless bodice paired with a high-waisted full skirt in pink.Read more at:evening dresses

Fashion design wanders into crowdsourcing

It’s difficult to find the perfect garment or piece of gear. It might be a bit too long, too thin, or just too small to haul the animal you just killed.

Kuiu, a burgeoning line of camouflage apparel and accoutrements (including “game bags”), is hoping to solve some of those problems, or at least head them off. The Dixon, Calif.-based company just launched GIRU, a web platform that crowdsources product design from customers.

“Design” might be overstating it a bit. On GIRU, browsing consumers are asked to make a number of choices for a particular product — anything from the size of the pockets to material and color — and then support their choice with a commitment to buy. The configuration that gets the most “votes” goes into production in an arrangement that’s part Kickstarter, part textile skunkworks.

“We’re going to know exactly what to build, exactly what people want, and exactly how many to make,” said Kuiu founder Jason Hairston. “Eventually, we won’t develop a new product without running it through GIRU.”

In a retail industry desperate to divine demand and sharpen supply chains, it’s as promising an experiment as anything else. In any given year, roughly 15 percent of retail products are brand new, which means a similar amount didn’t do enough business to survive the previous year. For every Adidas Stan Smith sneaker that plays for decades, there’s a one-and-done, such as Under Armour’s Curry Two “Chef.”

Misses are costly, as are attempts to avoid them, which to date range from focus groups and A/B testing to hiring product-design consultants.

Dan Fishback, a GIRU investor, is familiar with the imprecision of forecasts from his days running DemandTec, a unit of IBM using math to divine production and pricing from retail transaction data. “Some brand manager is a rock star one year and the next he’s in the ditch, because he’s really just winging it,” Fishback said. “GIRU is kind of where the puck is going.”

And while the design feedback is helpful, GIRU also offers a bit of magic for marketing and finance. It turns out people generally like to share their opinions on the internet and GIRU is peppered with buttons to “share with friends,” and those who participate and buy will receive the product before it hits the wider market.

Meanwhile, as GIRU tallies votes for a particular item, it’s also financing production with that upfront commitment to buy.

“Essentially, we’re flipping the entire market upside down,” Hairston explained.Read more at:mermaid formal dresses | cheap formal dresses

Start your capsule wardrobe


(Photo:sexy formal dresses)There comes a time in every woman’s life when her approach to fashion has to change.

For Melissa Chesnut, it happened after she had her second baby. Not only did clothes fit her differently, but between child-rearing and a demanding career in public relations, the 30-year-old Dearborn gal had no time to even think about shopping for new things.

So, she called in an expert whose approach to managing a wardrobe brought more simplicity, savings and sanity to the closet.

“I need my clothes to work more for my lifestyle now,” Chesnut says.

That means what she wears to work – be that to the office or on frequent business trips – needs to transition easily into weeknight and weekend wear.

Independent Personal Stylist Julie Splichal introduced Chesnut to the capsule wardrobe method. Through this philosophy of fashion, women minimize their wardrobes to a smaller set of better quality, timeless pieces that you can mix and match – and wear for years to come.

The process began with a judicious closet audit, during which about 75% of Chesnut’s collection of clothing landed in the donation pile.

“It was overwhelming at first,” she admits. But 18 months later, she’s packing lighter, spending less time choosing outfits, doing less laundry and looking great.

With Splichal’s help, Chesnut has gotten better at choosing more versatile apparel that is designed to flatter her body and feel comfortable. She subscribes to the fashion line Cabi and follows capsule wardrobe style boards online for inspiration.

Of course, having a personal stylist to check in with season to season doesn’t hurt, either. Splichal, who is based in Manhattan, Kansas, agreed to share her insight with Josephine readers.Read more at:one shoulder formal dresses

Jabong launches Aeropostale on its platform


(Photo:cheap formal dresses melbourne)Jabong has added leading American high-street fashionwear brand, Aeropostale, to its product portfolio. More than 600 variants across various categories such as capris, dresses, jeans, joggers, jumpsuits, leggings, shorts, skirts, t-shirts, tops, jeggings, innerwear, casual shirts, polos and chinos for men and women will be available on Jabong.

The Aeropostale launch will be supported by digital and social media campaigns announcing the brand’s launch on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A separate shop-in-shop promotion will highlight Aeropostale images, videos, main categories & brand description on Jabong’s website & mobile app as well as the Jabong’s digital fashion blog.

“We are delighted to partner with Jabong, which has a proven track record of successfully launching some of the top global brands in India. We are confident that with the right mix of fashion, price and quality that Aeropostale offers, we will have a great connect with the young audience on Jabong, which is the perfect platform for us to reach a larger and more relevant audience. We look forward to a lasting partnership with Jabong,” said Sumit Dhingra, chief operating officer, Aeropostale India.

“Aeropostale is American young fashion brand which connects with Generation Next who are curious, free-spirited dreamers, endlessly energetic, socially conscious and unique. Our excellent partnerships with great brands such as Aeropostale strengthen our portfolio of the best of international fashion from across the globe. We are aggressively ramping up both our fashion and sportswear portfolio and the past few weeks have seen Jabong bring some top Indian and international brands on board almost every day,” Kalyan Kumar Gunasekaran, chief merchandising officer, Jabong said.

Jabong is aggressively expanding its product portfolio and is adding up as many as 35 brands in March. A few brands that have recently been added on Jabong include New Era Caps, WROGN, Forever 21, Mothercare, Roadster, Cover Story, AAY, Zivame, YWC and Mast and Harbor among others.Read more at:formal dresses canberra


May subs cover of Harper's Bazaar 

(Photo:yellow formal dresses)Gardening and fashion might seem worlds apart, but as someone who is immersed in both of these activities, I’ve grown increasingly aware of what they share, rather than their differences. Each is shaped by the seasons, and by the knowledge that change is inevitable, even though a number of hardy perennials will flower anew each spring. Perhaps as a consequence, several of the greatest couturiers have also designed or restored remarkably beautiful gardens: Coco Chanel’s artfully naturalistic landscape at La Pausa, her villa on the French Riviera, where she planted swathes of lavender and transplanted fully grown olive-trees; Yves Saint Laurent’s Jardin Majorelle, a lush, painterly oasis in Marrakesh; Christian Dior’s Provençal paradise, La Colle Noire, filled with his favourite roses and lily of the valley.

Hence my delight in this edition, which is burgeoning with greenery and florals throughout – beginning with our cover story celebrating Lindsey Wixson, whose gap-toothed smile is as charming as her rosebud lips. We also venture into the wilds of Dartmoor for a fashion shoot in Wistman’s Wood, where the most ancient of the moss-clad oaks are 500 years old. Legend has it that the forest is an enchanted home to supernatural creatures and spirits, although in the event, our team encountered a bevy of swans rather than a gathering of ghosts. Elsewhere in the issue, Alex Preston explores the Bazaar archives in our 150th-anniversary year, to discover a story of love, loss and betrayal that was played out in the pages of the magazine in the 1930s between Evelyn Waugh, his wife and her lover. All three were contributors to Bazaar, and despite the deep unhappiness caused by the end of Waugh’s marriage, his extraordinary talent blossomed in this magazine: perhaps most notably with his series entitled ‘A Flat in London’, which was subsequently published (with a darker ending) as A Handful of Dust, that great masterpiece of 20th-century fiction.

The interplay of darkness and light is also at the heart of fashion at its most inspired; which is something I found myself considering when I watched Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Chanel Métiers d’Art show at the Ritz in Paris. Having spent many years researching and writing a biography of Coco Chanel, I could not help but reflect on her past life at the hotel – where she slept every night, and died in January 1971, at the age of 87. By the time of her death, Chanel had endured tragedy as well as success; one of the most famous women in the world, she was also lonely – yet still courageously independent, and intent on creating a couture collection that she did not intend to be her last.

And as I write these words, I am also reminded of Robert Herrick’s lines of poetry, composed in the 17th century, yet as true now as in a long-ago spring:

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,

Old Time is still a-flying…

Go gather, then, but plant too, in the hope of a verdant future, and the summers still to come.Read more at:green formal dresses

The Sanchaya Forays Into Fashion With Debut Clothing Collection

The Sanchaya Forays Into Fashion With Debut Clothing Collection 

(Photo:long formal dresses)The Sanchaya Forays Into Fashion With Debut Clothing Collection

Travellers know hotels manufacture their own bath and beauty products, their own signature scents, and occasionally their own bathrobes, but a show-stopping, runway-worthy collection of apparel is something quite rare. The Sanchaya is about to cultivate that rare ground.

This month, the estate is introducing The S’YA collection — 20 items ranging from silk yao boxy tops, retro single mesh singlets and silk cotton sleeveless shirts, to silk linen flair shorts, rib cotton brought trousers, and cotton twill skinny jeans.

Natalya Pavchinskaya, the founder of The Sanchaya, a luxurious beachfront resort situated next to Singapore on Indonesia’s Bintan Island, said her debut apparel line marks a contemporary yet classic take on smart casual and sporty wear.

“The Sanchaya wants to go home with you; not merely in your memory bank, but in your suitcase, too,” said Pavchinskaya. “I wanted to design a collection for true travellers at heart so they could recapture, in a tangible way, that blissful, indulgent yet relaxed feeling you experience only on holiday.”

Fashioned from soft, sophisticated fabrics and various compositions of cotton, viscose, silk and lycra, the collection, Pavchinskaya said, is “all about travelling light”.

The predominantly monochromatic S’YA items, of black, white, grey, and various hues of light blue, can be mixed and matched to suit the occasion, be it a casual brunch, a leisurely stroll in a park or a glamorous evening.

Rising model Richie Hines, who has appeared in runway shows for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Saint Laurent and Thom Browne, is the face of The S’YA line.

The collection’s contemporary classic style also draws inspiration from The Sanchaya’s award-winning colonial architecture, crisp, neutral tones and tropical beauty.

“The garments are designed to blend in with scenic spots across The Sanchaya — our powder white sands, manicured croquet lawn, and The Bar with its vintage prints, antique telescopes and porter chairs,” said Pavchinskaya.

The S’YA line is currently available at The Sanchaya’s boutique named The Collection, and at selected clothing outlets in Singapore.Read more at:formal dresses 2017

Science says these 6 fashion trends are absolutely terrible for your back

Image for representational purposes only. Picture courtesty: Instagram/Deepika Padukone 

(, you look like a million bucks in that stylish outfit, but according to The British Chiropractic Association (BCA), certain fashion choices you’re making are wreaking havoc on your back.

As per a recent report by the BCA, most times women don’t realise how their clothing or footwear affects their posture and health.

“I am always surprised at how many of my patients are unaware that their clothing and accessories can affect their back health and their posture and, equally, how many decide their outfit-choice outweighs their pain,” the official report by BCA quotes chiropractor, Tim Hutchful as saying.

Some sought-after items that feature on the list of items that might give women back aches are skinny jeans, bell sleeves, backless shoes, oversized bags among others.

1. Bell sleeves: According to Tim, oversized-sleeved clothes tend to restrict a body’s normal movement.

“Oversized sleeves can cause you to hold your arms in a different or unusual way” he said before adding that one’s body ends up “compensating for your fashion choices” on more than one occasions.

2. Skinny jeans: Tight, fitted jeans have never really gone out of vogue. All hail the flared bottoms and culottes, but skin-tight jeans is one clothing essential present in nearly every wardrobe. But just because it’s common, doesn’t mean it’s good.

By restricting “free movement in areas such as the hips and knees” skinny jeans affect “the way we hold our bodies.” While it’s understandable for one to be obsessed with their jeans, mixing things up and not sporting one kind of bottomwear is what Tim recommends.

3. Cross-body bags: Backpacks over crossbody bags and handbags, always. Why? Well, backpacks divide the weight equally and prevent one particular side of the shoulder from getting strained–which is exactly the opposite of what handbags and cross-body bags do.

4. Coats with large fluffy hoods: The hoods are heavy. They restrict neck movement. There’s pressure on your back. Simple.

5. High heeled shoes: Over time, several studies have mentioned how high heels cause spine aches. And if you can’t avoid wearing heels, just choose wedges or things more comfortable.

6. Backless shoes: Mules do not give any support to your feet and cause tension all the way up to your spine.Read more at:long formal dresses

Fashion Show To Benefit Salvation Army

The 37th annual Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show will be held Friday, March 24 at the Waterford at Fair Oaks. 

(Photo:long formal dresses)Around 200 people are expected to attend the 37th annual Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fairfax Fashion Show scheduled for Friday, March 24 at the Waterford at Fair Oaks. Eight male and female models will be showcasing the latest Spring fashions from Lord & Taylor at Fair Oaks Mall and there will be a Silent Auction and entertainment, including a sextet of the Salvation Army’s National Capital Band, which will be playing brass and traditional Salvation Army music.

“We’re excited for this year’s annual fashion show,” said Major Jean Wilson, Corps Officer/Pastor with the Salvation Army of Fairfax. “The funds that are raised are going to support the programs of the Salvation Army in Fairfax County. This is a fun and exciting way to help your neighbor. The funds help us with our annual projects that the Auxiliary always supports.”

On March 24, the social hour and silent auction start at 10:30 a.m.; with the entertainment at 11:30 a.m.; followed by the luncheon at 12 noon; and the fashion show at 12:50 p.m. The menu includes four options: chicken kebabs, grilled salmon, vegetarian, and gluten free. The event will be held at the Waterford at Fair Oaks, located at 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax.

This is a fundraiser for the Women’s Auxiliary of the Fairfax Corps, which runs its annual stocking-stuffer program during Christmas and back-to-school program of donated school supplies and backpacks in August. Money raised also supports the Salvation Army’s summer program of 35 years, Camp Happy Land in Richardsville, VA, near Fredericksburg, where kids from the Fairfax area attend a week of camp. The money also supports the after-school program and music program as well as two children’s homes in Mexico. The Salvation Army Fairfax branch is headquartered at 4915 Ox Road, Fairfax, 22030, and serves all of Fairfax County.

Currently, there are 83 children enrolled in the Fairfax after-school program and Gospel Arts program. There’s also character-building, and women’s and men’s fellowship programs. “We bring children into our Fairfax location on Ox Road three days a week and we serve kids from nine schools throughout the county,” said Wilson. The ages range from Kindergarten to high school.Read more at:formal dress shops