Lady Gaga graces January Issue of Elle

Lady Gaga appears as the cover girl for the January Issue of Elle magazine. She looks amazing and glamourous as usual and the photos were taken by photographer Tom Munro.

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Beauty Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Here are 5 beauty gift ideas that are well worth your money.

1. Tarte Treasure Chest contains 32 shimmering and matte eye shadows plus powder bronzer, luminizer, 16 lip glosses and four powder blushes. This is a $686 value for $52. You can buy this at Sephora stores and online.

2. Lashstash Mascara Deluxe Sampler has $39 worth of a collection of 10 deluxe-sample-size mascaras by celebrity loved brands like Hourglass, Urban Decay and Laura Mercier. Available at Sephora.com and in stores.

3. A Sonia Kashuk kit includes one blush, two eyeshadow, and one lip-brush in a sleek little zippered on-the-go pouch for just $13. Available at Target.com

4. Philosophy hot-cocoa scented shower gel for $6 can be used as a shampoo, gel and bubble bath and comes in an ornament-inspired case for hanging on a tree. Available at Philosophy.com

5. M.A.C Miracles Happen Viva Glam Lip Kit is $23 and includes Viva Glam V and VI lipsticks along with Viva Glam V gloss in a polkadot case and all the money goes directly to the M.A.C AIDS Fund. Available at maccosmetics.com

 

5 Winter Trends for Girls

For the fashion conscious, there are some must-haves that the stylists at People Magazine have considered to be the most trendy for winter. I have broken down the list which consisted of 15 items and shortened it to 5 items. These are based on what I have seen on campus and are each a different type of garment.

1.  Leather jackets

2. Over-the-knee boots

3. Printed scarves

4. Lace tights or colored tights

5. Slouchy beanie hats

Twitter goes Couture

The Italian Issue of Vogue has a very interesting cover for this month. It’s a collage of models taking pictures of themselves. Gisele Bundchen makes an appearance, hiding her pregnant belly. An editorial inside is rumored to also have been shot in the same Twitpic style. This is a new idea for fashion, especially magazines.

Luxury Cell Phones…Are They Worth It?

Cell phones are expensive enough and the bills that go with it, but seriously there are phones that are worth thousands of dollars. Call it a fashion statement if you will but these beautiful pieces of technology are better worth looking at in a museum than buying. If you have the money then, by all means knock yourself out but all I know is that I just need a cell phone that will let me have good reception let alone function. 

The Vertu, which is a British brand of luxury phones, debuted in 2002, and its newest model called the Constellation Ayxta. It goes for about $6,500, in stainless steel, while precious metal versions range up to $8,600.

Christian Dior, working with ModeLabs, the French manufacturer that TAG Heuer partnered with on the Meridiist, recently introduced the second-generation version of its luxury Dior phone. This phone up against iPhones and other “app phones,” falls short on functionality. They go for about $13,000 and ranges up to $50,000 for precious metal versions. These include a lacquered wooden docking station, complete with built-in speakers and a USB device for simultaneous backup and charging. Its touchscreen measures 3.2 inches, or 81 millimeters, high-definition video playback, 32 gigabytes of internal memory and a 8-megapixel camera. It runs on Google’s Android mobile operating system.

Image Credits: itechnews.net

Image Credits: itechnews.net

Black Friday Is Not That Scary

If your thinking of getting your Christmas shopping done early this year, then definitely take advantage of black Friday sales. Since the recession, it is harder now than ever to purchase items that usually are expensive and being a college student, I completely feel I never have enough money to spend on Christmas gifts. Black Friday can be intimidating with the long lines and throngs of people and the early sales but are worth it.

Instead of waiting until the last-minute, stores like Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Old Navy, and many others have great sales. Some of these stores open as early as 3:00 am like Old Navy, and 5:00 am for Best Buy. Target has Nikon cameras that go for as little as $88 and a Westinghouse 32″ LCD HDTV for only $246.

These deals are great and can be very useful for people who are concerned about buying gifts with a low-budget so take advantage!

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Alexander McQueen’s Alien Shoes

These amazing yet painful to watch shoes debuted on the runway of Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 line. Even Lady Gaga wore them in her new video for “Bad Romance.” Before the pop star wore the shoes, there was a demand for them by many women who wanted to buy them as art pieces. These shoes are 10-inch stilettos that appear more eye-friendly than foot-friendly.

Image Credits: The Daily Truffle