Color trend Fall 2012

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Celebration of advanced style

this year i have noticed that several people are celebrating the advanced style! starting from Marc Jacobs who got his inspiration of FW2012 from Anna Piaggi , she is an italian fashion writer and fashion icon.she has an exuberant, eclectic and unique style.    

and also Marc inspired by Lynn Yeager 
a contributor fashion editor to Vogue   

Marc Jacobs FW2012

Ari Seth Cohen published a book of Advanced style

the aim of this book is to support the idea of personal style and creating your own signature style, ignoring all fashion and trends that do not have your desire

Check these illustrations by Joana avillez

Lanvin Features 82-years -old Jacquie Tajah 

4 Great Kitchen Gadgets to Help You Lose Weight

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If you're trying to lose weight, it's important to have the right tools on hand to maximize your chances of success. Many people turn to fast food and frozen food because it is often much more convenient to prepare than fresh healthy food is; make sure that you have the right gadgets in your kitchen to make preparing healthy meals easy. After all, you will be more likely to make healthy choices if the food you make is both convenient and delicious! Below are some kitchen appliances that make it easier to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Kitchen Scale

A kitchen scale is by far the most vital kitchen gadget you can have when you are trying to lose weight. There are a number of places on the internet where you can go to log your food and track your daily calorie intake. However, without a kitchen scale it's impossible to know how much you have really eaten.

For example, let's say you buy a whole cake from the grocery store and then cut off a slice of it for yourself for dessert. When you look up the nutrition information for the cake, the serving size will most likely be given as "one slice" with a weight listed in grams beside it. Your idea of what makes up one slice of cake and the manufacturer's idea of what makes up one slice of cake are likely not at all the same, but if you have a kitchen scale you can weigh out your slice and find out how many calories are in that exact portion you are eating.

Owning a kitchen scale allows you to find out with exacting precision how many calories you really are eating during the day and helps you to learn more about what typical portion sizes are.

Vegetable Steamer

Eating vegetables is an important part of losing weight; they are very low in fat and calories and high in fiber as well as vitamins and minerals. They help to add bulk to your food without adding very many calories. Most people, however, cannot stand the texture of raw vegetables. Unfortunately, boiling vegetables to cook them causes them to lose vitamins and minerals since they will leach out into the water that you boil them in. Steaming vegetables is the answer to having appetizing vegetables that retain their full nutrient content.

Purchasing a vegetable steamer provides you with a quick and easy way to steam vegetables; all you need to do is add water, add the vegetables, plug it in and turn it on. A vegetable steamer helps you lose weight because it makes cooking vegetables convenient; as an added bonus, they don't lose any of their nutritional value!

Convection Oven

Fried food is unquestionably bad for you; not only does frying food add a considerable amount of fat to the food due to it soaking up oil, heating oil to the high temperatures used in frying produces heterocyclic amines (known as HCAs) that have been shown to cause cancer in both human and animal studies. As a result of deep-frying being a terrible choice for people trying to eat healthily and watch their weight, cookbooks have been developing a strategy of frying foods in the oven by baking them; this is called air-frying.

Unfortunately, if you have tried to make air-fried food before, you know that it really does not compare to oil-fried food. The reason for this is that the breading on the food gets soaked with steam rising up from the food so it does not brown and get properly crunchy, and if it does brown it means that you have cooked all the water out of the food, leaving it a bone-dry mess!

This is where convection ovens come in; convection ovens work by having fans installed in the oven circulate the hot air around the inside of the oven. Having the air blow against the food being cooked helps to heat the food faster, which results in quicker cooking times. Additionally, the air helps to remove excess water from the breading when you are attempting to air-fry foods. Food air-fried in a convection oven is much more appetizing than that from a conventional oven. A convection oven can help you lose weight by allowing you to cook food that has the taste and texture of fried food without all the added fat and calories from the oil.

Vegetable Juicer

Most people who are tying to lose weight drink a lot of fruit juices. Fruit juices, while having a lot of vitamins and antioxidants, are still frustratingly high in calories and can be hard to work into your diet plan. A lower-calorie solution to fruit juice is vegetable juice, which you can make at home with a vegetable juicer.

Popular and tasty vegetables commonly juiced are carrots, beets and spinach. Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach and kale, are excellent ways to add vitamins and minerals to your diet while being much lower in calories than fruit juices. A vegetable juicer gives you a source of tasty beverages that are both good for you and very low in calories.

Margie Tollison is a family practice nurse and guest author at Accelerated Nursing Degrees, a site with guides and information to help prospective nursing students evaluate accelerated nursing degree programs online.

5 Common Mistakes You’re Making at the Gym

Have you been pumping your muscles in the gym for some time and have not seen any transformations in your body? It might not be because you need to do more routines and for a longer amount of time; it might be because you are doing your exercises all wrong. Time Magazine lists the top mistakes that gym-goers make.

1. Going Overboard on Cardio Machines

Having regular cardio exercise is essential to strengthen your muscles and your heart. This is also one of those exercises that can shed off those unnecessary pounds. However, you will not be able to reap its benefits if you are not pacing and using the machines well.

To get the most from your aerobic exercises, you need to decrease time and increase resistance. This means that you need to go for high resistance you can comfortably handle. It would also be helpful if you apply as much diversity to your routine as you can so you can get all your muscles working.

2.       Incorrect Weight Lifting

One common pattern among gym-goers with lifting weights is that men have a tendency to lift weights that are too heavy for them and women go for those that are too light. You might think that the heavier the weight is, the more muscle you gain. However, this is not the case. In fact, you can get big muscle with light weights.

Choose a weight that you can lift 30 times for the first time, then 15 on the next. As you do your lifts, keep your upper back strong with your chest and chin up. Maintain this posture and steadily pace each lift as you do so.

3.       Failing to Focus on Your Core

You core is that part of your body that is made up of the muscles of your chest, hips, legs, and back. This is one very special part of you that many people fail to pay attention to as they do their exercise routines. A trained eye can easily spot someone who is exercising without paying attention to their core.

Working out with your core means that you are in a “sport-ready position”. This is a position where you can easily and quickly stand from. To do this, hold your abdomen and bend your knees slightly.

4.       Ignoring Unseen Muscle Groups

If you are like most people, you might find yourself focusing all your efforts on your abdominal and bicep muscles. However, you are missing out in strengthening those smaller muscle groups that support and stabilize the larger muscle groups.

Take for example Kegel exercises. This is one of the most neglected exercises and yet strengthens muscle groups in the pelvic floor that are essential for easier childbirth, preventing incontinence, and improving sexual function.

5.       Doing Too Much Too Quickly

If this is your first time getting into a regular routine of exercising, start out slow and short. You should do well with a 30-minute exercise everyday for a few days a week. You can even break this up throughout the day.

When you want to try out new moves or routines, go through it lightly. These might require you to work with new muscles that you have not used before and this might cause injuries.

About the Author:
Kristine is a gym and yoga instructor. She imparts her knowledge on various techniques and tricks to make the best of every workout. In her spare time, she lends a hand in the office administration and blogging activities of Center Networks, who offers web hosting services like justhost

Wedgwood style

while reading British Vogue june edtion, i came cross thier paper play photo-shoots, which were inspired by Wedgwood's chalky ceramics.

i got inspired too by their stunning, elegant plates, so i made this

Skirt: J.Crew
Shirt: Laggar cone
Tote: Reed Krakoff
Watch: nordstorm
Shoe: Sheinside

This set flatter the apple and triangular body types. it present a classic personal style, looking professional and smart.

The powder blue just reveal a calm, and gentle mood, therefore it is good to wear is in mornings!! 

after i turned the Wedgwood productions in to a fashion set, i understood why
 Once Coco Chanel said

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

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5 Summer Exercise Tips for the Extreme Heat

This summer, many cities across the country have experienced significant heat waves. While people in these cities normally use the summer months as a time to exercise outside, many people are finding the extreme heat has made it nearly impossible. 

While the summer heat has made it quite difficult to exercise, there are five tips that could be followed to make it possible to exercise despite the extreme heat.

Exercise in the morning 

The first tip to follow, to exercise in the heat, would be to exercise early in the day.  While the temperature could easily reach 90 degrees or hotter by afternoon, the temperature does not normally even approach its peak until mid-morning.  If you are able to get up early in the morning, you could always get a run or bike ride in before it starts to get too hot.  Another advantage of exercising early in the day is that the humidity is lower, which also helps to make it more comfortable.


If you are looking to exercise in the heat, another option would be to practice yoga.  People spend hundreds of dollars per month at yoga studios to train in heated rooms.  Now, due to the hot weather, you can simulate the same heated exercise for free in your backyard.  If you are looking for guided lessons, many affordable yoga classes are held in public parks across the country during the summer months.


If you are looking for a good outside exercise in the summer, another option would be to go swimming.  Swimming has always been considered a great form of exercise.  In the extreme heat it is particularly beneficial because a pool, lake, or ocean will always be much cooler than the outside air.  This can allow you to stay cool while getting in a great workout.

Stay hydrated

If you choose to do a more traditional workout during the summer heat, the most important tip would be to stay hydrated.  Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after any exercise session.  This will help to prevent you from becoming dehydrated and can also help to prevent muscle strains and other injuries. 

Use moderation

The fifth tip to follow when exercising in the heat would be to exercise in moderation. While you may not get the best workout possible, exercising in moderation will prevent you from overheating.  When exercising, be sure to take plenty of breaks and stop exercising altogether if you start to feel a bit dizzy during the exercise session. 

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Eating Organic: What Do All the Labels Mean?

Eating organic is at the forefront of the food industry today. People are more concerned than ever before about the quality of the food they put into their bodies. With so much attention to eating organic, it is easy to lose sight of what that term actually means.

What does organic mean?

Organic is a horticultural practice of using organic soils that utilize compounds of carbon. This means that growers cannot corrupt the natural soil to grow food. Growers must work the soil and rotate crops to achieve the desired results. In fruit, vegetables, herbs, and plants organic refers to the way foods are grown, produced, and handled. They are grown without the use of petroleum based fertilizers, genetic engineering, fungicides, conventional pesticides, and synthetic soil compounds. Because the soil is nutrient rich and chemical free, organic food is thought to be more nutritious.

Organic meat

In animals, organic means that the animal was given access to the outdoors, for instance “cage free” turkey and chicken lived in an environment that encouraged movement and outdoor activities. The same applies to “grass fed beef”. Cows were given access to fields of grass and were given no animal by-product to eat.


The USDA, (United States Department of Agriculture), regulates the use of the term “organic”. Manufacturers of food products must meet quality standards in order to gain the USDA stamp of approval. If the food manufacturer participates in false advertising of their food or product, they will pay a fine. There is great incentive to be honest in the food industry because one fine can easily put a company out of business. The labels and the wording on the labels can be tricky to understand at first.

The terms

The term “100% Organic” can only be used on a food or food product if the product is made from 100% organic ingredients and meets USDA requirements. If the product meets the standards, the product receives the USDA seal of approval. If a product simply says “Organic” then 95% of the product must be organic and the manufacturer can use the seal. If the product is labeled as “Made with Organic Ingredients” then the products has used 60-70% organic ingredients and cannot use the USDA seal.

Food products marked as “natural” are not certified organic, although they may have organic ingredients listed. Other products may claim to be good for you, but if they do not have the USDA 100% Organic seal then the food product is likely to contain a certain percentage of artificial ingredients. is the other of this post. To learn more about organic food and to find and order organic Portland catering or catering for hundreds of other locations nationwide visit

Say Goodbye To Puffy Eyes!

The skin around our eyes is the most fragile piece of skin on our body. Our skin is the thinnest around the eyes, and this is why they are affected easily.

The term ‘puffy eyes’ refers to swelling of the skin around our eyes, and could be caused by several factors. It is caused when fluid collects in the tissue that surrounds the eyes. There are several home remedies for this problem, and the measures taken are similar to that of any other kind of swelling.

What Causes Puffy Eyes?

Puffy eyes can be caused by any one or a combination of the following factors: lack of sleep, aging, stress and tension, crying, allergic reactions, drinking too much of alcohol, sinus problems, wearing contact lenses too often, hormonal changes in the body and physical tiredness. Apart from the causes mentioned above, puffy eyes can also be a genetic problem for some people.

How do you Prevent Getting Puffy Eyes?

The best solution to avoiding puffy eyes is to prevent getting them. This can be done by getting eight hours of sleep every night, and at a regular time; drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is a must; avoiding physical and emotional stresses; decreasing the amount of alcohol you drink; and the usage of skin moisturisers that do not have toxic substances in them. If you wear contact lenses, it is important to take them off before you go to sleep, and clean them thoroughly before you wear them again.

Fluid retention can be caused if your eyes are on the same level as your body when you sleep; to avoid this, you can keep your head at a slightly elevated position, so that lesser fluid can collect in the tissue near your eyes.

Reducing Puffiness

There are several beauty tips that promise to get rid of the puffiness in your eyes; the good news is that it is easy to reduce puffiness with the help of home remedies alone. All it requires is that you follow these remedies regularly, and manage your lifestyle well.

1. Wash your eyes with cold water. After this, take some slices of cucumber (grated cucumber will do too) and put them on your eyes. Keep this on for a while until you feel the cucumber has lost its coldness and freshness. Take the cucumber off your eyes and wash your face again. You can also use potatoes in the place of cucumber.

2. Make two teabags moist by dipping them in water. Place these teabags in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Take the cold teabag and keep it on your eyes for approximately five minutes.

3. Keep a spoon in your fridge, and then place it against your eyes. You can also use cotton pads dipped in rose water. Make sure you keep your head above the level of your body so that the fluid can drain downwards.

4. Apply a soothing cream with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera around your eyes every day to reduce puffiness. Vitamin E and Aloe Vera are very good for the skin, as they help it regenerate from any damages.

5. Puffy eyes can be caused by lack of sleep, or disturbed sleep. Avoid any mental stimulation before you sleep. Sleep at the same time everyday, and have a glass of warm milk to help you relax. Do not read or watch TV for about half an hour before sleeping. Instead, just unwind, and you will sleep better. Getting restful sleep avoids puffiness in the eyes.

Prevention of puffy eyes can be undertaken using a good mosturiser found in most department stores, within their beauty products sections. But follow these simple steps and your should be well on your way to clear and bright eyes with no bags.