Sunday, January 31, 2010

Haute!

David and Victoria Beckham grace his-and-her covers of UK's 10 Magazine's new spring issues, celebrating the publications' 10th anniversary.

"This is an incredibly exciting way to start our second decade and the first time we've ever featured celebrities on our covers. For me David and Victoria are an intriguing power entity with a truly renaissance attitude. They are multi-faceted and incredibly clever in the approach to their celebrity status, defying the transient nature of that celebrity to create true longevity as a brand and force to be reckoned with," says Editor Sophia Neophitou.




Victoria shows off her racy Roland Mouret slip, while David gets his hands dirty for an inside spread in black and white. Have you seen a more attractive twosome that embraces fashion so effortlessly?



-J.SAAB

Castor Oil: the Wonder Plant


Although we may have heard that castor oil is a beauty secret used by generations for thicker brows or eyelashes, what we may not know is the exact power of this potent plant. The benefits of castor oil include thicker eyelashes, a stronger immune system, and go on and on and on…

Use for thicker eyelashes and eyebrows

Apply a thin layer of castor oil on a brow brush or a clean mascara brush. Comb the brush on your brows and lashes (keep out of eyes). Do this every night and you will notice more beautiful lashes and brows within one month.

Use for beautiful hair

Have dandruff or losing your hair?
Try this: In bowl, pour one teaspoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of castor oil. Warm in microwave for few seconds, then apply to scalp and massage. Let sit over night, then wash in the morning. Repeat this trick as often as possible to prevent hair from falling out. Remember, castor oil is extremely moisturizing and can also be used as a conditioner. Massage in hair and rinse out after 1 hour. For extremely dry hair, you can also try applying it before shampoo.

Use for stronger nails

For weak brittle nails, castor oil comes highly recommended. Apply the oil on your nails. Message each nail and cuticle for a few minutes and leave the oil on overnight.

Gets rid of calluses

For super soft feet, rub a small amount of castor oil on your feet. Wear cotton socks and leave on overnight. Repeat this procedure three times a week.

Another tip for super soft feet, massage the oil on the feet and ankles. Soak them in hot water for 15 minutes. Pat your feet dry.

You can also do this for your hands but instead of socks use gloves or swarnwrap.

Use as a topical treatment

You may have not thought to use castor oil on bacterial infections (like ringworm), sunburns, or warts, but this powerful oil may be your answer. The ricinoleic acid found in castor oil works as a preventative from the spreading and growth of bacteria, viruses, and yeast.

To use as a topical cream, prep the infected area, by softening the skin with Epsom salt. Then soak a cotton cloth in castor oil and wrap the area with the cloth until the infection is gone.

-Info via Alya Kattan, edited by H.Kattan

Michelle O


The first lady, Michelle Obama, attended a community talk in Virginia wearing a daring pinstriped suit, with candy red accents by Alexander McQueen and her usual kitten heels. Did this style icon sell us on her look?

-Image courtesy of Google
-H.Kattan

Get your Jenny On!

In the world of makeup, nothing quite establishes you like working with top celebrities—try working with the Latina ‘from the block’ that made curvy hot. It’s no question as to who is the preferred makeup artist of Jennifer Lopez, but now Scott Barnes has created a book to give us all the “How To’s” to some of JLo’s most fabulous looks. His book, released last week (available on amazon.com for $24.99), dishes on some of the most desired looks of Hollywood’s leading ladies!! Can we say, yum?!!


Images courtesy of Amazon

-H.Kattan

Contouring Your Nose Tutorial



What I used:

Chanel Brush #1
Sculpting Kit from Makeup Forever
Tapered brush for highlighting bridge of nose
Mac 187 Brush for blending

-H.Kattan

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not..

If you want your man to continue adoring you and leave him impressed on Valentine's Day, some great gift ideas are awaiting your click.

Photo courtesy of harrods
Louis Vuitton
http://www.louisvuitton.com/us/flash/index.jsp?direct1=home_entry_us

H & M
http://www.hm.com/us/fashion__fashion.nhtml#/top5_mensspringjackets/

Ralph Lauren
http://www.ralphlauren.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3991495&cp=1760781&ab=ln_men_features_valentine'sday&SMR=1

Puma
http://www.shop.puma.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Puma-US-Site/en/Home-Show?source=marketing


DSquared
http://www.dsquared2.com/dsquared2/search/Belts/man/season/main/tskay/80569BA9/c/cat_637/gender/U

Dior Homme
http://www.diorhomme.com/index_lang.html

Comme des Garcons
http://www.gq.com/fashion-shows/brief/F2010MEN-CDGMEN


-J.SAAB

Saturday, January 30, 2010

OUI OUI RI RI

Style File: Rihanna

Amongst the extremely long list of celebrities that ATTEMPT to pull off award winning style and trendsetting looks that their stylists send their way, only a limited handful are successful! Case in point ... Rihanna. Secretly or not, all of us at one point try to emulate accents of her style. Who wouldn't? Whether she is lounging, jet setting, or on the red carpet strutting her stuff... Rihanna is rarely off point. Her confidence pulls off edgy boyish panache to ultra femme fatale looks. She is one of my style mavens ... is Rihanna one of your fashion icons?

My Favorite Magazine Cover of Rihanna: Vogue Italia September 2009



Noted Style








-Photos courtesy ultimate-rihanna.com

-J.SAAB

Delicate Delights

If your like me and love layering jewelry, then you will have no problem adoring the designs of Linda Lee Johnson. Her light golden pieces are great for everyday, or a special occasion. Which is your favorite?


Oui Charme Necklace
$3,050.00

Claddagh Ring
$3,200.00

Diamond Charm Necklace
$4,050
-Photos courtesy barneys.com
Salome Ring
$4,850.00

http://www.barneys.com/Jewelry/JEWEL01,default,sc.html?prefn1=designer&prefv1=Linda%20Lee%20Johnson

-J.SAAB

Russian Rogue

For a fresh perspective on the upcoming seasons most flaunted designer digs, Elle Russia takes their first look at the spring collections in the cover shoot of their February edition. The lively editorial features the beautiful Carmen Kass in eye-catching pieces from Valentino, Chanel and Dior. -Elle Russia
Photographed by Marcin Tyszka














-J.SAAB

BUZZWORTHY: Chrissie Morris

With shoe designers, there is a fine line between creating an accessory that simply completes an outfit, or creating a work of art. At some point, a shoe stops being what separates pavement and flesh and becomes a masterpiece. Meet, Chrissie Morris. This London based designers gems are made of the most precious materials like stingray and python skins, semiprecious stones and crystals. Her signature Art Deco aesthetic is beautiful ... amazing from every angle. Bravo!

Click on the link below for more shoe madenss ...

http://www.chrissiemorris.net/content/Collections/collections.html








-Photos courtesy of imelda.com

-J.SAAB

Spring Love: Chanel

Chanel's cosmetic creative director, Peter Philips, may have been on to something when he created this ultra chic and classic collection for spring. The genius behind creating collections that sell out before they officially hit department stores, is now reverting back to the classics! He’s created a beautiful collection that will undoubtedly be in high demand. After seasons of nail polishes ranging from fluorescent pink to mint green, it's nice to see that classics are back!

Lèvres Scintillantes lip gloss in Futile, $27; Empreinte De Chanel Highlighting Powder (limited edition), $65; Les 4 Ombre in Kaska Beige $56; Le Vernis Nail Colour in Inattendu, $23

Image courtesy of Chanel

-H.Kattan