CelebrityA Chloë Moment! Miu Miu Ad Campaigns Then and Now

She’s at it again! It’s sweet sixteen for 37 year-old fashion icon, Chloë Sevigny, marked by her second run in a Miu Miu ad campaign. That’s right, back in 1996 Chloë graced Miu Miu’s very minimalist campaign, turned out in ’90s plaids, fitted shirts, and issuing a subtle yet playful skater-girl chic.
The Fall/Winter 2012 campaign, on the other hand, grasps a metropolitan, tech-fueled era with electric pops of color burning through menswear-inspired suit jackets, collared shirts, and ties.
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FashionFilm to Fashion: The Amazing Spider-Man

It’s finally here! The Amazing Spider-Man hit theatres just last week, and whether you’ve seen it and want to express your newfound spidey style senses, or you need something webby to wear to your own personal premiere, here are the perfect picks for your Peter Parker-approved, web-biest wardrobe additions:

 

DIYDIY: Floral Crown

Floral crowns are in in a big way. From Lana Del Rey to style bloggers across the nation, floral head pieces are the new must-have accessory. The best way to rock this look is to do it yourself! It is so easy to make these crowns and you can create a few of them for different outfits or occasions. Play around with different flowers and different colors to create a look that’s truly your own.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Fake flowers in various sizes
  • Thick brown floral wire
  • Thin green floral wire
  • Felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors
Let’s get started:
  1. Start by plucking the stems off of the big flowers and cut off the remaining stem so that they can lay flat.
  2. Cut circles out of the felt and glue them onto the back of each flower. Make sure that the circles are small enough that they don’t show through the petals.
  3. After the glue has dried, place the flower onto the brown wire and glue another circle behind it to secure the flower to the crown.
  4. Fill in the sparse spaces with smaller flowers by wrapping some of the green floral wire around the smaller stems then wrapping them around the crown.
 
Note: I wrapped and glued enough flowers to stop at the ears and then wrapped some leaves around the back, but you can choose to place the flowers all over the entire crown, too!

 

BeautyHow to Get the Perfect Summer Bronzed Look

The Benefits of Bronze: If there is any time of year to strip down your usual makeup regiment, it’s in the summertime. Going for a minimal bronzed look, will give you a healthy tanned look that is even, glowing, and has no harmful rays involved. If you’re like me and wear a hat when you’re out in the sun, you may end up with a lighter skin tone on your face, and adding a little bit of bronze is a super-quick fix; just be sure to blend into your neckline for even coverage!
In this tutorial we have featured products from Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics who let you customize your colors with really cool mixers, and finishes.
What to do:
1. We started with a real lightweight tinted moisturizer rather than a heavy cover-up, and did a light, eyebrow fill-in to match our model’s lovely dark locks and to add some definition.
2. Next we used a large cheek brush and applied in the sun bronzing powder, starting at the cheeks and blending into the neck. (Be sure to brush a small amount along the forehead and nose as well!) This was followed by a pinky/honey colored blush to add a little color without over-dominating.
3. For the eyes we used a neutral eye shadow collection for the lids, and then worked outwards with Giella’s Eye M Glam Highlighter. We added a slight black cat-eye and a touch of bronze eyeliner to highlight the inner corners and under lids.
4. Finally we finished with a satin, dusty rose-colored lipstick and a sheer, neutral-toned lip gloss.

BeautyManicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,
This week we’re going for a quirky and cute manicure that is sure to put a smile on your face! Nothing says summer like bright colours & cool treats, so I put together a simple manicure that’ll really put the cherry on top of your look :)

Here’s what we’re going for:
 

 
What you’ll need:
- a base colour (we used turquoise)
- some “ice cream colours”, we chose a strawberry pink & a vanilla white
- two shades of brown for the “cone”
- a red for the cherry
- a striper brush

 
Start with a few coats of your base colour. Make sure that it’s completely dry before continuing.

 
Then take your ice cream colour and paint a “scoop at the tip of your nail. You should be able to just swoop over the tip of the nail and get a good circle shape. This might require a couple of coats. Just be sure to let the polish dry between coats.

 
I decided to alternate ice cream colours :)

 
Take some of your cherry red polish & drop it onto some scrap paper or foil. Using the back end of your paint brush, dip it into the paint.

 
Then take the dipped paintbrush end and dab it onto the top of the ice cream scoops.

 
This part is optional, but you can take a toothpick and dip into any colour of nail polish. Then dab the toothpink on an angle onto the ice cream to create sprinkles!

 
I used some hot pink, purple and blue to make rainbow sprinkles

 
Then take your lighter brown and make triangular shapes on the tips of your nails on your OTHER hand. They don’t have to be perfect.

 
Then using your striper brush, grab some of your darker brown and outline the triangles. Then draw a criss-cross pattern on the cone so that it look like a yummy waffle cone!

 
Just top coat both hands & you’re done! Show your friends your weird triangle nails & watch their faces light up when you plop the ice cream scoops on top ;)