Jun 22, 2011

The Color Block


Have you heard about the hottest trend this season? Let me introduce to you THE COLOR BLOCK!
As for me it was a great surprise because I like colorful clothes but in the last times, following the fashion trends I used to wear pale classic colors. This trend came just in time! And now it's time for completing our wardrobes with lots of colors.
This trend is based on combining clothes of different colors at first sight misfit. In my opinion, this season the designers have done their work stupendous. As an example I prefered to take Gucci S/S 2011Collection beacause for me, it embraces all the amazing things a collection should possess: marvellous fabrics, stunning colors and of course, lovely accesories. I fell in love with their ad campaign, expressing such magical feelings it inspires me. It can be easily noticed the grace and the true style the Gucci S/S 2011 Collection offers to a lady.
So, I hope this collection will inspire you too. Don't be afraid! Experience with colors to be trendy this season! Enjoy!




Jun 19, 2011

5 must-haves in the beach bag

When going to the beach it is extremely important to be prepared for any situation . Maybe some of you are not very informed about how should pass a successful sunbathing process, that's why here you are a list of must-haves in your beach bag I made.

1.TOWEL. It is an important detail in the beach bag. Some of us can't ''exist'' on the beach without it, others prefer not to have it, believing that the Sun is taking its place. Well, each of them are right and both are wrong. :) Why? Because a towel should be present in a beach bag, but we should use it just to remove the water from the face, the body should be left to be dried by the Sun. This way you'll get tanned faster.

2.SUNSCREEN. It's, in my opinion, the most important must-have in the beach bag. Our skin is very vulnerable to the UV rays and you might get red if staying to much exposed to the sun without using a high SPF sunscreen. No matter if your skin is darker or whiter, the excesive sunbathing is damaginf it and increases the aging process.

3.SUNGLASSES. Besides stylish accesories, sunglasses are very useful things wherever there's  sun and especially on the beach. Our eyes need protection as well as the entire body. So it's necessary to have one pair of dark sunglasses in the beach bag.

4.HAT. A hot trend this season and of course, a must-have in the beach bag. There are few of us who prefer to wear hats at the beach or wearing them at all. But hats have a significant role . Those who wear hats on the beach are protected from direct sunlight which might provoke headaches, rise of tension or migraines. Hats also protect the hair which can be easily damaged by the sunlight.

5.SCARF. Also a hot trend and a stylish detail of the beach outfit must-haves. When wearing it, follow your imagination and be inspired. You can either tie it on your body as a beach dress/skirt or you can put it on your shoulders when walking along the seashore. You can also put it on your head if you don't have a hat. This way you'll be once more protected from the Sun.


Well my dears, this is it. I'm done here. These are the things which you must have in your beach bag and nothing more. My advice to you, my readers, don't take unnecessary things at the beach. Think twice before you put in your bag all stuff you see such as music players, cells, magazines (OK, fine, you may take one :), expensive things, jewerly, food or drinks (maybe just a bottle of water). This way you'll get a heavy bag full of worries and stress. Having just these 5 things in your beach bag you have all you need in an easy bag and you'll feel more confortable, 'cause this is how you should feel on the beach - relaxed. :)


Jun 14, 2011

The Olive Oil

This Sunday I decided to dedicate the entire day to...myself  :) . As I had no plans because of the ''amazing'' weather outside, before falling into a depression, I told myself that nothing's gonna ruin another weekend of my summer. So I consecrated this day to beauty...my beauty :) . This is how I discovered an incredible elixir of youth and health. You are probably thinking and guessing what am I talking about, what's that elixir?..
OH HELL! no you're not...you've read the title of the article... :))

Anyways I'm going to tell you how I spent my Sunday in the company of the Olive Oil.
I woke up EARLY (usually at 1 p.m. I'm STILL sleeping!) , had a fresh strawberry juice for breakfast (yummy!). A little bit later I found in the kitchen a bottle of Olive oil. I was happy to find it as I read plenty of articles and interesting facts about it and wanted to try it personally, just didn't have the opportunity
(I have a ''special'' memory for this kind of things :) . I read that it is good for the skin, hair; in one word - for the entire body. I instantly decided to try it! 

At first I made a hair mask with which I stayed on my hair the whole day. (When my sister came in the evening she scared me telling that a friend of her did the same thing and all her hair had gone...and that the mask should be kept no more than an hour) OMG! She really scared me...But don't worry...at last I found out it was a joke... Anyways, I didn't believe her :) So know that the more you keep this mask on your hair the better for it. 

Well, let's continue...Besides hair, I wanted to use the oil on skin. I took a bowl, poured the oil into it, took a dose on my fingers and smoothed it on my arms, neck and even face. Well...my impressions?...I was feeling so...oily :)) and this feeling lasted until I got bored because it didn't soaked to the skin...and I took a shower, rinsing the oil from my skin and hair. Then my skin felt soft and moisturized, my hair felt also good, actually GREAT, it was shinning amazingly. 
Today it still shines and my skin is still soft. That's why I've decided to repeat this experience every Sunday since now. You should try it too! Believe me, it worths!


I heard the Olive Oil has miraculous effects if using inside, I mean in food or drinks. So, I guess I'll be using it more often now. :)


Interesting facts about the Olive Oil :

Hair remedies at home with Olive oil (source: sweetadditions.net) :

Olive oil improves the health and quality of your hair and scalp.
Many people have a problem of dry, brittle or frizzy hair.
Probably, this problem may be due to use of expensive products 
which promises silky and shiny looks. Frizziness and drying condition of 
your hair can be treated well with a simple product like olive oil.
Olive oil is used for almost all hair problems including dandruff, hair lice,
hair loss, etc. Also, it acts as a conditioning agent on hair.

The rate of hair growth depends on two factors: the amount of nourishment
that reaches to your hair 
follicles from nutrients supplied to them by the
bloodstream and also the regular oiling and cleaning of the scalp
 and hair.
Some other factors which adversely affect hair growth include stress,
to heat, dust 
and sun and prolonged physical ailments. Olive oil is a good source
of polyphenols which gives anti
bacterial and anti fungal properties. So, some
of the most effective home remedies for hair comprise the 
use of olive oil
as it gives the healthier, softer and more manageable look to hair. (More here)

Jun 11, 2011

All about colors

Everyone of us prefers certain colors. Have you thought what is it due to? What are the factors which determine one's preferences in terms of clothes colors?
It is well-known and absolutely true that the colors we choose for our outfits determine our mood, feelings and in the end, our lives. Some might like to wear dark colors. And there's nothing bad about it. It's just simply their taste. But if these people will wear always clothes in shades of black and won't put on some bright colors, so will be their life - dark, sad and depressive. That's why it's important to follow your tastes as well as your mood when choosing the color of your garment.

Here are some explications based on people's temperament and why they choose one or another color for their apparel:

YELLOW is usually chosen by positive, energic and optimistic people. They are very creative, with a rich imagination and totally in love with their lives.

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ORANGE is also preferred by people with creative points of view and original thinking. They are very stubborn about their aims and intentions and usually achieve what the want. They have a special power in this things.

RED prefers emphatic and dynamic people. Such people have a huge motivation to obtain everything being self-confident. In fact, they are the leaders who take everything under their control and ''run the world''. At the same time, red - being the color of passion, determines those who wear it having a romantic mood and deep feelings.


PINK attracts romantic women, kind and even a little infantile. It has a calming effect on people who wear it and often creates a serene mood. In one word - it's a peaceful color.


PURPLE prefer very subtle people, more prone to sensory perception of the world. At the same time they like to draw attention to their own person and are often impulsive.

BLUE is ussually worn by people who aren't afraid to take responsibility and are reliable partners. However, these people are quite cool, calm and smart. It's a color which refreshes, so people who wear blue feel always fresh and in good mood.

GREEN is the color of life and love. It's fans are peaceful and kind, having good intentions with respect to others, always willing to help, to give more and take less. At the same time they are carefull observant. Being the representative color of nature, it gives those who wear it a special power and dose of health.  

BROWN color in clothing is used by people who are constantly stressed and worried about the danger.They often experience discomfort in communicating with others. And most of their energy is channeled to the benefit of their family.


BLACK color is typical for disciplined people, very punctual and preferring to keep everything under control. At the same time, these people are distancing themselves from others. They don't allow penetrating into their personal space and usually have dark secrets from the world. ;)


GRAY is observed in the clothing of secretive people, staying in their own little world, retreating from society. Outwardly, these people seem to be calm, but always concerned with their internal problems. They wear a mask and hide their true personality behind this mask.


WHITE color is considered the color of personification of innocence, reconciliation and harmony. Therefore, the white clothes are preferred by people seeking to restore justice. It's representants are quite peaceful, calm and imaginative.  


Jun 10, 2011

Beauty has no age

Who said grannies can't be models? :)

The woman who blasted the stereotype and destroyed this hypothesis is the 80 years old model Carmen Dell'Orefice who celebrated her anniversary on June, 3, 2011.
Carmen is an American model born in New York, NY. She was discovered at the age of 13 by the wife of photographer Herman Landschoff. Later, when she was 15, she was introduced to Vogue by her godfather and this was the beggining of her official modeling carreer, signing a contract for $7.50 per hour. An year later she appeared in Vogue as Little Red Riding Jood, Snow White and also Cinderella along with other supermodels and actors.
Carmen and her family were so poor they hadn't even a telephone. That's why the reprezentant of Vogue magazine had to go to her appartment to propose a modeling job.
Carmen was one of the youngest Vogue cover models ever when she appeared on the October 1947 cover of Vogue.
Despite early successes at such a young age, her agent Eileen Ford refused to represent her. This way, Vogue lost their interest in her. After doctors prescribed shots to start puberty, she instead started working as a ligerie model, earning $300 per hour. In 1953 she joined Ford Models agency.
Carmen had three marriages. Her husbads were Bill Miles, photographer Richard Heinmann and architect Richard Kaplan.
She decided to return to modeling in 1978 continuing till now.
In the '90s and 2000s she modeled for Isaac Mizrahi's clothing line at Target, as well as Cho Cheng and Rolex. Carmen is featured regularly in their ad campaingns appearing in Vogue, W and Harper's Bazaar. 
She created a fashion trend when she painted her hair silver, after this many public figures taking her example or simply copying her...
In 1985 she publishes her book called: Staying beautiful: beauty secrets and attitudes from my forty years as a model .
In the '80s and '90s, Carmen lost most of her money in the stock market. She was forced to auction off her famous modeling photos from the '40s-'80s through Sotheby's.
Besides all the financial and personal obstacles she met during her life, Carmen Dell'Orefice remains, at least for me, a mystery...an admirable mystery of true beauty. I am extremely impresses by this incredible and gorgeous woman who, despite such age has the will to stay young and beautiful, also to walk on runways surprising everyone with her extraordinary, marvelous body and wonderful facial features.
I'm sure that Carmen Dell'Orefice is and will remain a legend for the modeling history of the entire world.