Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top 4 Beauty Foods For Younger Looking Skin

Strawberries: Eating more vitamin C-rich foods, such as strawberries, may help to ward off wrinkles and age-related dryness, suggests research from 2007 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vitamin C’s skin-smoothing effects may be due to its ability to mop up free radicals produced from ultraviolet rays and also its role in collagen synthesis. (Vitamin C is essential for collagen production.) You can find vitamin C in a multitude of cosmetics—of which some have been shown to be effective in protecting skin—but why not go straight to the source for a tasty boost of C: red bell peppers, papaya, broccoli and oranges are other excellent sources. (Try these sweet strawberry recipes for better skin.)

Tomatoes: Tomatoes get their red hue from lycopene, a carotenoid that may help to keep your skin smooth. In a study published in 2008 in the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, researchers found that of the 20 individuals studied, those who had higher skin concentrations of lycopene had smoother skin. Boost your lycopene intake with fresh summer produce like watermelon and carrots too. (Find tomato recipe ideas here.)

Tofu: Tofu and other soyfoods, such as edamame and soymilk, may help to preserve skin-firming collagen because they are rich in isoflavones. In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, mice fed isoflavones and exposed to ultraviolet radiation had fewer wrinkles and smoother skin than mice that were exposed to UV light but didn’t get isoflavones. The researchers believe that isoflavones help prevent collagen breakdown. (Find tasty 30-minute dinners using tofu here.)

Tuna: Eating tuna—and other omega-3-rich fish, such as salmon, sardines and trout—may help keep your skin looking youthful thanks to the omega-3 fat EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). EPA has been shown to preserve collagen. (Enjoy tuna in Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad and more healthy tuna recipes here.)

Read More Via: Yahoo

Alicia Keys for W Magazine, June 2011

Talented Songstress, Alicia Keys, recently did a photo-shoot for W Magazine's June 2011 issue and she looks beautiful! Alicia Keys reflected on how far she's come as an artist and producer a decade after recording her landmark album, "Songs In A Minor."

Alexander McQueen’s wool jacket. Ellen Christine hat, Versace ring.

Hair by Didier Malige for Frédéric Fekkai
Makeup by Aaron De Mey for Lancôme
Styled by Alex White
**Alicia Keys used Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask to keep curls hydrated.**

Zoe Saldana Poses for Hong Kong's Prestige Magazine

Although May is coming to an end, I recently discovered that Actress Zoe Saldana posed for Hong Kong's, Prestige Magazine for their May issue. Zoe looked beyond fabulous while doing so (kudos to her!). Zoe gave details about her upcoming movie while wearing elaborate dresses from Elie Saab Haute Couture on the cover. And wearing looks from Burberry Prorsum, Alberta Ferretti, Miu Miu, Escada, Stephen Webster, Versace and Glynneth Barren.

via: iLuLu

Rihanna for Cosmopolitan, July 2011

Rihanna is the latest cover girl for Cosmopolitan Magazine! She's a little bit more sexier, fiery and bolder in
pictures and interview. She's pictured wearing a graphic print bustier and pink bottoms with a black and white belt. This issue hits stands July 2011, just in time for Summer! Oh Na Na..

Rihanna is wearing a print dress from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 collection (seen above).

Read Rihanna's interview below:

Gucci Launches Eco-Friendly Eyewear

via: Gucci

Gucci and the Safilo Group (which holds the licenses for Gucci eyewear, as well as frames for Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent, and more) teamed up to put a eco-friendly approach to their eyewear accessories.The two companies are working together to create several new materials for the sunglasses, which (as opposed to traditional plastics) will be produced with significantly lower CO2 emissions. Set to be released in August 2011.

Also, Gucci and Safilo are working to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging by developing a prototype for a material alternative to plastic. Are you ready to go green?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cheers To The Graduate! Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Friday Beautiful People! 
TODAY My little sister graduates from High School, super excited for her!!!!!! Hope everyone has a great weekend :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Style and Grace Quote of the Day:

TREND ALERT: The 'White Suit'

via: InStyle

Lately, it seems like every celebrity is pulling out their favorite white suit to rock on the red carpet!  Vanessa Hudgens (far left) wore a Mimi Plange version, while Rihanna (center left) broke up her monochromatic Max Azria look with a flirtatious white shirt. Camilla Belle (center) dressed up her Tom Ford suit with a silky black scarf and black Sergio Rossi pumps, Halle Berry (center right) went casual in a slouchy Roberto Cavalli number and an embellished tee, and Mila Kunis (right) wore a buttoned-up Boca Negro look with a loose down ‘do and an embellished clutch.

P.S.- I'm currently looking for my white suit! Hopefully, I'll find it soon ; )

Mushy Song of the Day: 1+1 By Beyonce (On American Idol)

"I don't know much about guns, BUT I've been shot by YOU...." <3

CHIC OF THE WEEK: Lala Vazquez-Anthony

Lala Vazquez-Anthony stepped out in the streets of Hollywood, CA in pure glam. She looked flawless in a floral tulip dress from ZARA ($100) paired with royal blue suede heels and a alluring smile to match. I must have this dress isn't just fabulous? 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Naomi Campbell Launches 'Wild Pearl' Fragrance

Super Model Naomi Campbell, recently launched a new fragrance called “Wild Pearl” which encompasses various scents of fresh watermelon, vineyard peach and apple blossom.

For more information check out Naomi Campbell’s perfume site.

Hottie of the Hump Day: Oprah

Saying good-bye is soooo hard to do! If you haven't heard or been living under a rock Oprah's LAST show will be today. After 25 successful years the Super Woman of Daytime TV Shows takes her final bow at 4pm est. I wish I could watch the show BUT I will be at work (sucks!). I'm super excited to see what's next on the agenda for her, she's definitely an inspiration to chase your dreams to the fullest extinct.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Collection With Solange, Cassie & Selita Ebanks

Carols Daughters spokes models Solange Knowles, Cassie Ventura, Mary J Blige, Founder and CEO of Carol’s Daughter Lisa Price and Model Selita Ebanks attend the Carol’s Daughter Spokesbeauty & Monoi Repairing Collection launch at Sephora on May 24, 2011 in New York City.  

via: BID 

Monoi Repairing Oil is now available for purchase, Monoi pronounced “muh-noy” is oil made from soaking Tahitian gardenias petals in semi-wax coconut oil.  The word Monoi is an ancient Tahitian word that means “scented oil”.  The line consist of a repairing shampooconditioner and hair mask.

Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham, Karl Lagerfeld & More Design Japan Relief T-Shirts

Karl Lagerfeld (left) and Alber Elbaz's T-shirts to benefit Japan.

Uniqlo and the Japanese editions of Vogue and GQ  have joined forces with the Save Japan! Project to launch Fashion Unites for Japan, a global charity initiative raising funds for the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Beginning June 25, Uniqlo will be selling T-shirts ($19.90 each) designed specially for the cause by none other than Lady Gaga (who previously designed a Japanese prayer bracelet to help earthquake victims), Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Karl Lagerfeld, Blake Lively, Nicole Kidman, Alber Elbaz, Cyndi Lauper, and Uniqlo spokesmodels Charlize Theron and Orlando Bloom.

Lady Gaga (left) and Victoria Beckham's T-shirts for Japan relief.
The tees—which will be sold in 11 countries, including the U.S., Japan, and Britain—are expected to raise $1.2 million for Japanese relief efforts. While many feature handwritten messages of support ("One world in it together, your strength strengthens us," writes Paltrow), there's also a colorful red-sun backdrop by Lagerfeld, an illustrated portrait of Lauper, and a butterfly from Lively.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Kardashians Will Create Their Own OPI Nail Polish Collection

The Kardashians have struck another goldmine! On Twitter May 19, Kim Kardashian tweeted “Were shooting our ad campaign today 4 our new GLAM line of nail polish for Nicole by OPI.”

A rep for OPI also confirmed to FashionEtc that the Kardashian collection is happening and reveals that it will be released around the holidays.

For her part, Kim believes that she and her siblings have nailed it with their upcoming lacquer line, which will include colors inspired by their “glitz and glam” lifestyle.

“You guys are gonna faint when u see our new polish,” she promises.

via: FashionEtc

Versace to Launch Young Versace Line for Kids

Following in the footsteps of Gucci and Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace has announced that it is launching a line for children. Set to make its début for Spring/Summer 2012, the collection will cater to mini Donatallas and Giannis aged 0 to 12 who are looking for a "rock and roll twist" via Medusa-head logos, Greek key motifs, and bold prints."Young Versace complements the fashion offering of the house and is part of the worldwide development strategy initiated with great success in the last year," Gian Giacomo Ferraris, CEO of Versace Group, said in a press release.The label—which will offer a sneak peek of the line at Florence's Pitti Immagine Bimbo this June—shuttered its previous kids' line in 2004.

EVENT ALERT: SeerSucker Prep Mid-City Vintage Clothing Store

EVENT ALERT: Deva Curl Presents"Curl’s Night Out"

Cindy Crawford Models For Vogue Mexico, May 2011

via: FGR

Monday, May 23, 2011

Style and Grace Quote of The Day:

Essie Braziliant Collection

Essie’s Braziliant Collection includes six new shades for summer: Too Too Hot (sizzling rich red coral), Meet Me at Sunset (vibrant deep orange), Brazilliant (hot orange with a touch of shimmer), Absolutely Shore (soft sea foam green), Super Bossa Nova (upbeat bright fuchsia), and Smooth Sailing (breezy lavender blue with a reflection of pearl).
Check out the collection below~

via: Temptalia

Vanessa & Angela Simmons Dress Like Pastry Barbies!

Last week the Simmons' Girls dressed up like Barbies as they attended their Pastry & Barbie So In Style Shoe Collection Launch Party in L.A. Vanessa and Angela  wore So In Style™ Pastry inspired custom designs by "Project Runway's very own Chris March. The launch party was also filmed for Chris’s upcoming BRAVO reality series "Mad Fashion." VERY CUTE DRESSES!

via: The YBF