ContestsName the Dress Contest #96!

The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Black Light Optional

Winner: Jillian

GeneralEnchanting Wisteria Tunnel of Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan

No, these aren’t paintings you’re looking at! These are the totally unreal photos taken of the Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan. From April to May, this beautiful tunnel explodes with magnificent color and look as if it was taken from some fairytale fantasy. 
Imagine yourself walking through this lush wonderland of beautiful flowers . . . absolutely breathtaking.
I really need to book a trip to Japan, ASAP! Who’s coming with me?!
(All photos courtesy of JeannieJeannie.com)
 

FashionTrend Alert: Neon Brights!

 

Go Bright or Go Home!
I don’t think I’ve worn a single piece of neon anything since the ’80s, and yet a neon pink skirt has already crept into my closet in the anticipation of warmer weather and brighter days to come. It’s not that I feel like I’m being forced into the ebb and flow of this year’s trends, though, something in me is just ready to revisit those fluorescent flourishes of my youth.
If we take a peek at the spring 2011 runways, we’ll see the reemergence of neon throughout the whole of Christopher Kane, and neon yellow popped up in a single item for Lanvin. The rest is history, or should I say, history in the making.
Lanvin had a single piece of neon in their spring 2011 fashion show.
A single neon color-pop is a great way to test the waters.

BeautyDaytime Bronze Eyes with Pop Beauty

Here at LuLu*s, we are obsessed with makeup and beauty and we are always looking for a new technique or a favorite product. After we partnered up with Pop Beauty for our recent Fashion Week event, Style Studio, they sent over some awesome products for us! One of the products was a pretty and versatile palette; their Lid Bronzer. I am always looking for products that give me a finished and easy look for daytime and this palette was just perfect for creating a soft look.

 

Inside the palette there are these super handy instructions on how to achieve this easy and beautiful daytime bronzed look, which they titled “Pop Honeycomb Smoke”. I applied the shadow on Grace and her brown eyes were instantly brought out by the soft, violet-y browns and light pink highlights!

I love this look because it adds definition to her eyes without looking over the top. I paired her look with a soft berry shade on her lips and made sure that it was blotted to look really natural. You want to keep the eyes as the focus.

Have you tried Pop Beauty? What are your favorite products?

ArtThe Heidelberg Project


Frustrated with the run-down, abandoned neighborhoods that plague the streets of Detroit, artist Tyree Guyton decided to do something about it. The Heidelberg Project is two city blocks-worth of artwork, mainly from found objects, that has taken back a street full of empty lots and burned out houses. 26 years later, the project lives on.
 
“The Heidelberg Project offers a forum for ideas, a seed of hope, and a bright vision for the future. It’s about taking a stand to save forgotten neighborhoods. It’s about helping people think outside the box and it’s about offering solutions. It’s about healing communities through art – and it’s working!


“The HP works with neighborhood children to educate them on art, community and environment. These children walk to school past burned-out houses, rubble, debris, crime and decay. Our purpose is to offer them another view, another perspective – to positively change the environment the children see every day. In the process, we help build self-esteem, encourage cooperation and foster a sense of pride in their community.”

 
(Images courtesy of The Heidelberg Project & Urban Ghosts)