What’s With Those Sexual Commercials Trying To Sell…Jeans or Perfume?

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You know how the saying goes ‘sex sells’, but does it really go too far.  Recently, my roomate and I were watching a commericial and it was so sexual that we would have never imagined that it had anything to do with perfume or jeans.  All we said was, “What’s with that?”  I believe that you are still able to sell those products without all the excess sexual content…its soo weird.

Rihanna Is Back…With a Dark Side

 

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Rihanna didn’t let the assault with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, last Feburary get the best of her. With 5 albums under her belt and 29 songs that topped music charts, Rihanna is back and showing her dark side in her new Album entitled,’ Rated R’.  The first track that played on the album was ‘Welcome to the Mad House,’ which was the same song she began her performance with at the 2009 American Music Awards (AMA’s) recently.  In my opinion, the song was really gloomy and dark as with the entire album. I must repeat: It was really dark.  Although Rihanna has had some dark songs in her previous album, ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ , it was nothing compared to this new one.  I truly hope this is just a phase for her.  Because if it this same gloomy type of music carries on to her next album…hmmm I don’t know if I would still be interested in listening as much.  And are you not wondering?: Whatever happened to the sweet island girl from Barbados?  Take a look at this clip of her back in the day, I know it will bring back memories of the Rihanna the “sweet island girl” we once knew.

Forget About MAC Makeup It’s All About Inglot

Looking for inexpensive and superior makeup for that special occassion of yours this winter break?  Check out a cosmetic store in the heart of Times Square called Inglot.  Its a cosmetic company from Poland that caters to each and every one of your make up needs, and should I say at resonable low cost compared to MAC Cosmetics.  Get this, create your own make up kit when you visit the stores freedom wall located in the store.  Maybe you seem confused or want more information…well just check out this video and you’ll then know what im raving about.  Its all about Inglot!

Fashion Deals NYC (Listed From Fashion Week Daily)

I recently visited Fashion Week Daily and I was really impressed with the discounts listed on the site for discounts on high designer duds, accessories and jewelery that will be offered for the There are plenty of bargain deals you can score for yourselves or friends here are some of my favorite listings from the site:

1. December 16th – December 17th

Slane & Slane Sample Sale, 48 W. 25th St., 11th fl., NYC
collection has everything from sterling silver and 18K gold cuffs to multi-row pearl necklaces to turquoise and sterling chandelier earrings. The pieces, which include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and pendants, will be 50 – 70% off. Wednesday, December 16th from 2pm – 8pm and Thursday, December 17th from 10am – 8pm.

2.

Thursday
Stella Filante Champagne Thursdays, 156 Ludlow Street, NYC
Customers can enjoy holiday shopping and champagne and 30 percent off selected winter merchandise.
December, 17th 9:00 AM – December, 18th 7:00 PM

Be & D Sample Sale, 35 West 36th Street, 10th Floor West
30-75% off handbags and shoes. Cash and major credit cards accepted.

December, 17th 12:00 PM – December, 20th 6:00 PM

Hanii Y’s First Ever Sample Sale, 632 West 28th Street, 4th Floor (between 11th and 12th Avenues)
Up to 80% off on outerwear, dresses, knits, separates, and accessories that have not been available before–created just for lookbook and/or presentations.

9:00 PM – 11:30 PM

day, STAY, 244 E Houston Street, NYC
9:00 – 10:00pm Drink Specials, 10:00pm Corset Fashion Show with Jennifer Fraenkel. Check out her collection on http://jenniferfraenkel.com/, 11:00pm Sandra Baquero Fashion Show. Check out her collection on http://www.sandrabaquero.com/, rsvp at http://samnjo.com/.

3.
Tuesday
Earnest Sewn Holiday Shopping Event, NYC and Malibu stores.
40% off for one day. NYC stores from 6am to 9pm only, Malibu store from 10am to 6pm only, wine and hors d’oeuvers will be served, earnestsewn.com
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Eredi Pisano Winter Collection Preview, 520 Madison Ave., NYC
10% of the Proceeds will be wonted to the American Italian Cancer Foundation. RSVP required.

( All of the listings belong to Fashion Week Daily)

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.

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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