Monday, April 30, 2012

Are You Neglecting Your Most Important Feature?

"Are You Neglecting Your Most Important Feature?" "It's so easy to give your eyes their full share of beauty-magic - with MAYBELLINE!"
"Then behold the difference! Your eyes are so much lovelier!"


Evergreen Places of Incredible India

Incredible India title was officially branded and promoted by Amitabh Kant, then the Joint Secretary under the Union Ministry of Tourism, in the year 2002. Here are some of places where you like to go again and again. Just choose your favorite place to visit.

Baptist Church in Alichen, Nagaland

A Baptist Church in Alichen, Nagaland

Nohkalikai Falls at Cherapunji, Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls at Cherapunji, Meghalaya

View from Ooty, Tamil Nadu.

View from Ooty, Tamil Nadu.

Rajgad Fort

Rajgad Fort, Maharashtra
Tea Gardens at Munnar, Kerala

Tea Gardens at Munnar, Kerala
Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga (8586m) viewed from Sandakphu, Sikkim
Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple, Karnataka

Temple Tank, Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple, Karnataka
Enroute to Kibber, Himachal Pradesh, India

Enroute to Kibber, Himachal Pradesh, India
Nubra Valley
Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Blue range of mountains

The blue range of mountains that run along the western coast of India.This shot taken in mid May from Palivasal Tea Estate in Munnar in Kerala.
Kargil District

Kargil District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Kaveri river running through Hogenakkal

Kaveri river running through Hogenakkal., Tamil Nadu
Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan
Kumbalgarh Fort

Kumbalgarh Fort, Rajasthan
Thirumalai Nayak Palace

Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Inner courtyard, Madurai,Tamil Nadu
Port city of Vishakhapatnam

The port city of Vishakhapatnam (Vizag for short), Andhra Pradesh Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National Park, Kerala
Tso-kyo Lake

Tso-kyo Lake, Tawang, Arunachal pradesh
Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttaranchal
Silent Valley

Silent Valley, Palakkad, Kerala
A Boathouse on the placid backwaters of Kumarakom

A Boathouse on the placid backwaters of Kumarakom, Kerala
Traditional Hindu Temple, a Mosque and Church

A Cathedral in Thiruvalla, Kerala incorporating the features of a traditional Hindu Temple, a Mosque and Church
Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala
Gaganachukki Falls

Gaganachukki Falls, Mandya, Karnataka
Vellore fort
Vellore fort, Tamil Nadu

Try Messy, Classic Look: French Hairstylist

The clean cut is not stylish, says well-known french hairstylist Laurent Decreton, who considers older indian women should not shy away from trying a messy or classic look. He also designate that brides be more daring by using stylish hairstyles for their D-day.

Decreton, who himself sports very short hair, told IANS: "I think women should try new fashionable styles and try things out with hairdos. Hairstyles in indian are very official. It should not be that official. I feel it's simply young girls who are playing with hair in india."

Messy Hairstyle
The superstar stylist, known for his modern-day cuts and styling, has a variety of skill - be it working on top models and superstars like Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, Emmanuelle Beart and footballer Robert Pires or collaborating with fashion shows by Chanel, Yves Saint-Laurent and Jean-Paul Gautier.

Decreton, who has been regularly visiting to indian in the past 12 years, said: "It's not required to have a clean hairdo. I think people here (India) don't try the messy or usual look, mainly mature women.

"I've been observing indian faces and their hairstyle for long time. One thing that is really missing is that indian women don't focus on the sides of the head though making hairstyles.
French Hairstylist
"The front will look nice if you freeze the edges, which mainly Indians don't do. as well, they should be cautious for the side hair for carrying out and to make it usual.

Decreton is the creative brand ambassador of L'Oreal Professional and a member of the Haute Coiffure Francaise innovative team. He was here to reveal seven wedding looks (hairstyles) under the concept - Royal Wedding Collection of L'Oreal Professional.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Stout Women May Wear Draped Skirts - 1913 McCall's Magazine

Stout Women May Wear Draped Skirts. Well, I'm sure we're all glad to hear that.

But once again please do take a moment and look at the details. That buttoned tab on the front of skirt, the narrow pleats down from the waist and the bit of a train on our seated lady, that amazing little back drape on our third lady and the contrast collar, cuffs and hem on the 'Tunic Shirt'. How grand. And all on Stout Women!





Fashion news catch up

How to wear colored jeans --Guess Blog

Coco Rocha's Reaction to her Elle Brazil Cover Shoot --Fashionista

From Color Blocking to Monochromatic Looks --Style.com

Interview with Giovanna Battaglia --I want to be a Battaglia

Friday, April 27, 2012

Something to Remember - Vita-Fluff Shampoo

You don't even have to show her hair...you just know that Vita-Fluff will make hair look like a orchid. Or something. Anyway it's a nice picture of the flower.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Line on Lingerie - from Glamour Magazine in 1943

This collection runs from a set for honeymoon breakfasts to pajamas for a gal who's strictly tailored even in bed. Which one is your favorite?

1. Party petticoat Puts rustle in your rumba, gives skirts crisper lines. Red, white, black checks, red bows. Bur-Mil rayon taffeta. By Iris. Bonwit Teller, $3.95 2. Sunday-best slip: beautifully tailored in Bur-Mil rayon crepe with amusing Scotties cross-stitched in blue. Blue lattice work shapes bodice cleverly. In tearose. By Yolande. Saks-Fifth Avenue, $3.95 3. A housecoat to make you feel as fresh as a daisy the minute you slip it on. Of white cotton wide-wale pique with pert ruffles of crisp eyelet embroidery edging the neck, sleeves and pockets. At Best, $10.95 4. For a girl who's strictly tailored even in bed: red and white checked cotton pajamas. Shaped jacket, white frog closing. By Collegiate. Lord & Taylor, $2.95 5. Cut for good behavior: slip that won't twist or ride up, guaranteed for a year. Tearose acetate rayon crepe. By Stardust. Janice Shops, 167 W. 34 St., $1.39 6. Rose rayon taffeta slip: no underarm or over-hip seams to ridge under dresses. By Miss Priority. McCreery, $1.29 7. Half-pint percale pajamas do double duty on the beach or in bedroom. Jaunty blue stripes. Bamberger's, Newark, $2.50

8. Sweet nightgown by Yolande to match slip No. 2. Saks-Fifth Ave., $5.95 9. Knee-deep in rosebuds and blue bows: sheer cotton batiste pajamas, soft ruffled pinafore top. Lord & Taylor, $1.95 10. Lightweight pinafore-nightie: flowered cotton batiste. Lord & Taylor, $2.95 11 - Blue appliqued posies. Pink rayon satin Movie Star slip. Saks-34th St., $1.39 12. A gown with shapely bodice, full skirt, works figure magic. White rayon crepe, eyelet trim. By Iris. Lord & Taylor, $7.95 13. Matching robe, for honeymoon break-fasts. By Iris. At Lord & Taylor, $10.95 14. Fine trappings for a trousseau. Pink rayon crepe slip, white lace edge. By Formula. Famous Fashion Shops, $2.98 15. Fits like your own skin. Rose-Petal Slip in tearose. Guaranteed for a year. Htitzler Brothers, Baltimore, $1.49 16. Pussywillows scamper on crinkly cotton pajamas. Don't iron; wear 'em fresh from the line. By Co-Jama. Stern's, $2.98 17. White cotton panties, rosebud-printed. Gimbels, Philadelphia, 54 cents 18. The way to lovely hands: at bedtime smooth on hand cream, slip into pink cotton sleeping, gloves. Elizabeth Arden. $2

Beauty Tips for Weddings

Beauty Guidelines for Weddings. Wedding Functions Beauty advice are more important. Everyone is busy in searching out his or her specific couple. A perfect match can boost your future. Leading a happy wedding, you will remain healthy and young. Planning for this big day is no doubt part of lifestyle. Both couple wait for the day.

Beauty Tips
Grooming Tips

Massage Tips: Starting the process with a smoothing massage therapy. This body massage should be done by an expert hand. A complete body spa treatments with healing massage can remove all stress and tension of the groom. He will look shiny and attractive.

Healthy activities: Before wedding, start your fitness schedule. Physical exercises will groom up your strong masculine functions.

Eating and drinking habit: Improve your health with adequate quantity of vitamin, protein, calcium mineral, nutrients, etc. A nutritionist can support your in this respect. Daily try to drink at least eight to nine glasses with water. Veggie and fruit  juice is also valuable for you.

Hair treatment for grooms: Try to deal with your hair. Use lhair oil at least twice in a week. Clean off the hair frequently with a excellent conditioner based products. Apply conditioner on your hair after each washing. Follow a excellent hair style some several weeks before the occasion.

Professional shaving: This is an important thing in a man's lifestyle. Well-shaved person can draw anybody’s interest. For enhancing your soothing functions, go to an well-known barbershop a few weeks before your wedding.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Huaraches - The Sandals That Made Mexico Famous.

You know I love me some ads, but this has to be one of my favorites ever. From Glamour Magazine, April of 1943 this ad is for Huaraches "for every precious playtime hour" to be ordered from The Old Mexico Shop which was in business in Santa Fe till 2009.
Don't miss the ad copy here. It's an example of fine advertising at it's best. Just remember For "Huaraches, "just say "Wah-rah'-chez".


When the postman delivers your pair of these famous imported sandals you'll begin to enjoy new sensations in real foot ease and comfort, and new pride in wearing something so truly original and handmade. The weavers of our STEERHIDE HUARACHES never repeat a pattern, and this is something that can be said of no other sandal in the world. It is a tribute to the Indian sandal-maker and to the good taste of the wearer.
The Indian Huaracheros use real leather only, honest leather that nature, and the backs of their own tough oxen, gave them. Unpolished and undyed, it has a beautiful light beige tone that turns deeper with wear. (Actual color photo.)
A product of the hot, rough country of southern Mexico, they are reinforced for rough going, and air conditioned against summer's heat.
The Steerhide that gives them stamina also gives YOU comfort, for the soft, fresh feet of supple leather thongs relaxes tired feet as nothing else can.
For "Huaraches, "just say "Wah-rah'-chez"
NO RATION COUPON REOUIRED
$2.95 is the price of this Bench-Made Sandal imported from our good neighbor Mexico and still available from us at no increase in price.
Easily fitted. We have all sizes for ladies and gentlemen in narrow, medium or wide lasts. Merely mention your shoe size, and if convenient send tracing of foot outline. Pure white leather is also available but only in plain weave and pattern.

Outfit of the Day: Dolce and Gabbana, Louboutin, Bidermann

Dolce e Gabbana SS '12 Dress
Christian Louboutin Pink Pumps
 AurĂ©lie Bidermann "Do Brasil" Bracelet

A simple outfit for a hot summer day... 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Custom Scarfs - 1947 Cover Girl Fashions

These beauties were from Custom Scarfs Inc. in New York (215 West 40th Street if that means anything to anybody). They were also known as Wesley Simpson Custom Scarves. He was very a very influential designer of textiles, and was married to Adele Simpson. He commissioned famous artists and designers of the day for his scarves and other printed fabrics.

In searching this company I found that Linus Pauling bought 2 scarves and one stole (he wrote a check). And there is another ad here from the Miami News.

I wish we could see these clearer, or better yet, see them in person. It wouldn't it be great to match the scarfs with the designers? Any guesses?


Amezing Tropical Birds

Extending almost fifty degrees of permission from north to south region, there is a area with rich plant and animal lifestyle. Tropical birds are some of the most attractive animals on the globe, and some of them build amazing family pets. These tropical bird species are found in the Rainforest, South America, Asia, Central America, and in other tropical environments across the world. Bird lifestyle in the tropics is varied. Here are birds in all the colors of the rainbow, birds of all sizes, shy bird and competitive ones, bird of curious habits.
   
Hummingbirds
 Toucans
Rollers Birds
Hoopoes
Bee Eaters
White-bearded Manakin
Green-breasted Mango
Resplendent Quetzal
Violet-tailed Sylph
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Scarlet Macaw