Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hand In Foxglove

December 27, 2011
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Hand In Foxglove

Ingredients Deciphered December 27, 2011  1:47 pm CHINESE FOXGLOVE (chy-neez fox-gluv)/ n. / 1. Also known as Rehmannia glutinosa, a reddish purple perennial that is one of 50 fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine; n / 2. / Native to China, Korea, and Japan, a flowering herb that is considered a vitality booster as well...

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Working Out At Work: It Can Be Done

December 27, 2011
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Working Out At Work: It Can Be Done

The Doctor Is In December 27, 2011  1:34 pm This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com. I’ve been chained to my desk for the better part of the past few months...

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2012 menswear predictions: fashion to get slimline

December 27, 2011
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2012 menswear predictions: fashion to get slimline

US menswear manufacturers have noted an increase in male tailored clothing, with slimline suits set to dominate 2012. A report published December 8 on WWD saw major American menswear retailers highlight an increasing trend towards flattering attire for gentlemen. American market research company The NPD Group says tailored clothing sales rose more than 11...

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A ladylike turn for Rosie

December 26, 2011
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A ladylike turn for Rosie

There’s nothing quite like good old-fashioned roller curls if you want to turn your bob into a style that oozes 1960s ladylike appeal. Taking cues from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who’s living the era right down to the decor of this mid-century modernist bachelor pad, the look works best when brushed away from the face. Of...

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Party inspiration from Elle Brazil

December 26, 2011
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Party inspiration from Elle Brazil

It’s party time at Elle Brazil, and it’s an epic kind of party. In the 30+ pages of party-wear editorial, the usual suspects are well represented: Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Lanvin, Jacobs and Gucci are all options in the Susana Barbosa styled wardrobe of draping fabrics and sparkling sequins. Mixed into that are designers who...

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Vogue’s vast archives make online leap from paper

December 26, 2011
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Vogue’s vast archives make online leap from paper

Bookshelves groaning under the weight of every issue of American Vogue ever published since December 17, 1892, and there have been about 2,800 of them, can now heave a sigh of relief. Two years in the making, an online Vogue Archive is being pitched to fashion designers, photographers and stylists for whom rummaging through...

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Red Pages Hot 100 predicts 2012′s key fashion players

December 26, 2011
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Red Pages Hot 100 predicts 2012′s key fashion players

Britain’s sixth annual Red Pages Hot 100 has predicted the biggest stars of international fashion for 2012, citing rising British designer Phoebe English as one to watch.  Every year the international celebrity contact service collaborates with industry insiders to list 100 upcoming names in film, TV, music, fashion, literature, new media, sport and politics....

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Lady of the Lake: Isild le Besco

December 25, 2011
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Lady of the Lake: Isild le Besco

In Pierre Debusschere’s dramatic and beautifully-directed video The Lake, Isild le Besco is the modern day Lady of the Lake – emerging from the water in armour-like sequins or fish scale paillettes, stunningly styled by Robbie Spencer. Watch the video in full after the break. Via. New looks & transformations Frida Gustavsson for Anna...

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New looks & transformations

December 25, 2011
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New looks & transformations

Each photo in this shoot, titled simply New Looks, is a complete transformation. From ’40s demure to fetish femme-fatale, monochrome tuxedo to colourfully mod ’60s, Barbara Loison’s styling is an adventure across several decades. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: Starring Dovile Virsilaite and photographed by Marton Perlaki, you can view more of the...

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Vuitton voyeur: weekend watch

December 24, 2011
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Vuitton voyeur: weekend watch

Dramatic, operatic, and filmed in choppy fast-motion cuts that spin faster and faster taking your head along with them, Luca Finotti’s film PAz is an unusual watch. The fashion in the video is all Louis Vuitton, with unmistakable pieces from the brand’s fall 2011 collection – like the peaked caps and peter pan collars...

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