ArtKinetic Jewelry by Dukno Yoon

 
Originally from Seoul, Korea, metalsmith Dukno Yoon currently lives and works in the U.S., creating his elegant kinetic rings and sculptures. With a mix of fabricated metal and natural feathers, the mechanical actions triggered by a simple flick of the wrist (or finger) offer a wonderful and mesmerizing lightness. 

 
 

 
 

ContestsWIN in the Lucky Find Contest!


At the end of every rainbow awaits a pot of gold, and somewhere on the LuLu*s site there is one too! Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a bit of the luck of the Irish and you could win $100!

How to enter
There is a pot of gold hidden on one of the item descriptions on our site. Find the pot of gold (keep it a SECRET!) and fill out the entry form with what item you found it on.

Additional entries
See the widget below for additional entries you can get after filling out the entry form as your first (required) entry.

Prizes
1 (one) $100 gift card
1 (one) $50 gift card

Winner selection
Winners will be selected randomly using random.org

Contest duration
Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm PST on March 17, 2012

Clues
Each day, clues will be posted on our Facebook page. Be sure to “like” our page so you will get some help finding the day’s pot of gold!

Best of LUCK!

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BeautyHair Flair: Colette Malouf Sketch Style Tutorials

 
If you’re a visual learner, then these incredible hair tutorials by Collette Malouf are about to be your new best friend.
 
This New York born and bred hair flair fashionista has been making her mark on tresses everywhere since the early eighties, and you just might have seen her work on shows like “Sex and the City” and “Gossip Girl,” as well as on runways of Michael Kors and Michael Lam. Colette is known for introducing easy yet classic styles to the public at large, including staples like the French twist, stick twist, and figure eight.
 
Two decades later, Colette is still helping the everyday lady stay chic and fashionable with her online hairstyle tutorials. Whether you’re need inspiration for a down ‘do or a fancy updo, simply head over to her website, where you can click on the various styles below for an animated sketch tutorial. (Sorry, the tutorials themselves wouldn’t link to our blog, only the pictures. You’ll just have to visit her site for yourself!)
 
 
Inspired yet? Head on over to her styles section to view your tutorial of choice! (I love the Grecian!)
 
 
I also love that you can pause the sketches if you need a little extra practice on one step or another; the pictures are engaging and clear so that you can avoid all the frustrations normally accompanied with teaching yourself hair styles. 
 
Just can’t get enough? Here’s a great “in person” tutorial I found on Colette’s YouTube channel.
 
 
Now get stylin’!
 
(All pics courtesy of colettemalouf.com.)

 

FashionSite to See: Nerd Boyfriend vs. Nerd Girlfriend

Nerd Alert! …Well, sort of!
Drawing inspiration for your next outfit can be a challenge sometimes, but with Nerd Boyfriend and Nerd Girlfriend, you can take a fashion cue from unlikely individuals ranging from actors to even physicists!  
Roxana Altamirano, founder of Nerd Boyfriend and Nerd Girlfriend wanted to highlight uncommon fashion muses not because they may be considered geeky, but because they’re often overlooked as fashion icons.  So forget Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn and make way for Gilda Radner and Jim Henson!
 

 Gilda Radner, famous Saturday Night Live funny woman, looking great in a peasant top and a classic shaped skirt. A big smile doesn’t hurt either!
 
Jodie Foster’s corduroy pants and suspenders really define geek chic. And Twin Peaks’ Audrey Horne definitely had a signature style, with school girl skirts, tight cardigans, and sexy red pumps.
 
 
 We always knew Ms. Piggy had amazing fashion sense, but we didn’t realize that The Muppets creator Jim Henson also had an amazing wardrobe!
 
Not exactly nerdy, but Rob Lowe’s style from the 1983 movie “The Class” definitely makes us wish for dapper prep school styles. Who doesn’t love a man in a pea coat?!
 
We can always recognize Charlie Chaplin with his signature mustache and bowler hat, but it’s also nice to take notice of his plaid vests and wide-legged trousers. 

And our favorite nerd, Mr. Rogers, showed us the importance of setting out your clothes for the day. So of course we’d want to wear his cozy cardigans and casual sneakers!   
Who’s your favorite Nerd Girlfriend/Nerd Boyfriend?  
(All photos courtesy of NerdGirlfriend.com and NerdBoyfriend.com)

 

CelebrityKirsten Dunst in Vogue Italia

 
I’m not sure which is more beautiful: the landscapes, the fashion (Blumarine, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Prada), or the Kirsten Dunst. Her spread in February’s issue of Vogue Italia is absolutely breathtaking, with photography by Yelena Yemchuk that is worthy of a gallery wall, and impeccable styling by Leith Clark. So, SO pretty.