My daughter has recently gotten really into fashion so I went to http://www.tvbydirect.com/ to get some extra channels for her to watch some of her favorite fashionista shows. She really likes that show How Do I Look? And pretty much everything that comes on the Style Network so I think it’s going to be a really good compromise for her to have some additional channels since that’s all she wants to do. It’s definitely going to save me money over having to take her to the mall every time she wants to look at clothes or learn more about fabrics and fashion!
I’m hoping when she graduates we have enough money to send her to fashion school because I know that surgery but I guess we’ll have to wait and see what kind of scholarships she gets. She’s a really smart girl and she keeps her grades up I think she can do it without much of a problem at least I’m hoping so!Uncategorized | Comment (0)
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The woman(man) who uttered it and the man who couldn't believe it wasn't. Or neither? For those of you who didn't watch television during the 1990s, the popular answers would be Mike Meyers as Coffee Talk's Linda Richmond or Fabio, Romance Novel Cover Art model and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spokesman.
Above: Butter? How about butter colored metal?
It's Oscar time and another gold colored item is saluting the gold statuettes.
If you are working late or otherwise cannot sit and watch the television for the red carpet festivities, tune on to Facebook for Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE, presented by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! on their fan page. Even if you can, you can be one of the folks watching both the internet and television at the same time to not miss a thing. The ICBINB fanpage will also have celebrity recipe pairings inspired by the Best Picture Nominees.
As far as the red carpet fashions, no one did it like good old Archibald Leach, known to you and I as Cary Grant. The gent probably was born with a tuxedo glued to his body. It was a medical oddity. Of course, in the 1930s-1950s, stars had publicists that never allowed photos of their stars to be published that included any hint of a fashion or social faux pas, unless of course it matched their image.
Unfortunately, impeccable fashion sense is not something that can be magically bestowed. You can't bottle it. You can't win it as a prize.
But what CAN you win?
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There is no guarantee it will give you hair like Fabio, nails like Buttah like Streisand or the fashion sense of Cary Grant, but your cholestoral levels and heart may thank you.
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For those early adopters eagerly clipping and snipping at clipix on the web and on your iPhone apps, a "clip" button has been conveniently added so that you may easily paste this clipboard. In the right hand side bar, you can tweet as well as clip with only one slight, almost imperceptible tremor from your mouse button.
Next, perhaps I should add a button to automatically send you a pair of socks color matched to a hue harmonious to both your shoes and socks (not white), and a slick and frothy concoction from a creaky and musty copy of Old Mr. Boston's bartender's guide; perhaps something in the manner of a Mamie Gilroy or a Hot Brandy Flip. It would be on me.
Aside form the obvious digression, the button adds this site to your Clipix clipboard to remember for later or to share with your friends. The sidebar button does not allow you to clip individual pages, but that is being worked on behind at the 'Daily by many cobbler. Organizing a fashionable life is a snap. Or a zipper. or a cinch.
Right now, I am compiling a clipboard for each decade's trends that we are seeing now repeated in stores, as well as a Fashion Faux Pas gallery of mishaps, which can be shared across the web as single items or an entire collection. They are good planning boards for collecting thought patterns for future posts. The "lists" are just not visual enough.
What are you clipping today? Or do you still prefer creating ink drawings and sloper-based fashion sketches to remember the websites you have visited? The Google homepage would look a little funny that way.
There is a new timewaster/timesaver in Enchanted Closet. Clipixis a web based clipboard style website that allows users to compile bulletin boards for different interests and brain storming ideas. Similar sites seem to be cropping up like the shoes in Imelda Marcos' estate. This one is a bit different. A link is added to your Bookmark Toolbar, and every time you see something you like, you "clip." A small dialogue box pops up and lets you add the web page to the clipboard you want, and lets you thumb through the photos on the site to choose a thumbnail. Obscure books on etiquette? Check!
The picture isn't just save – the entire link is.
Lately, I have been compiling brainstorming clipboards of blog topics, fashion choices and most recently, questionable trends. They are great conversation starters. Yes, those are Smurf Village baggy pants and drop crotch blue jeans, which are almost as wince inducing as jeggings. When I find something more scrutiny inducing, one can simply be replaced with another without hunting through all of my bookmarks. The while board can easily be shared on social media or can be emailed to friend or foe.
The folks at clipix have kindly made an instructional filmstrip on how to use it, featuring a very Vintage Retro Universal human symbol – the stick figure. Yes, the stick figure who has defied and transcended all trends of masculine and feminine fashion and style through the ages. Sign up and join the fun (or the serious trouble to your bank account when you buy everything you've clipped.)
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Heirloom tennis shoes with a "patina" around the edges…
A tin can with lid artfully angled at 33 degrees. A half a smear of tomato sauce looming at the bottom…
A kitchen trash bag, lassoed around three corners of the wastebasket, but dangling off the third….
Are we at the performance art exhibit? Or are we at a 22 year old's bachelor pad?
Now, the proverbial horse can only be led to water, but perhaps if everything smelled better, it could lift your spirits to another realm – the realm of getting things done. While scents like Orchid Elf Dust and Dustruffle Daffodil may make your place smell like your Great Grandmother's Bridge Club chums, there is a new Glade® Expressions™ fragrance mist, tastefully scented of Pineapple and Mangosteen, a classic energy drink/infused water combination. Nothing says "I am a happening man on the go" like a dwelling with the subtle scent of perhaps Vitamin Water. Glade® understands guys. Just spray and go.
The scents are also available for the new Glade® Expressions™ oil diffuser. It does not require electricity, nor a candle – perfect for preventing forgetful accidents. Simply fill the oil diffuser with any Glade® Expressions™ (except Cotton & Italian Mandarin, which is only available in the mist form).
Take advantage of a $1.50 coupon from Walmart to soften the wallet (Just click on this link, and then select "Get a Coupon."). Luckily for Hector the Collector, there is a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Within 30 days of purchase, send the UPC symbol along with THIS FORM to the company. They are that serious it will transform your nose.
There is such a fine line between Bohemian Artsy and Hoarder as far as apartments go. Have you tried to transform with the art of smell? If so, How did it work for you? Do the sneakers look cleaner?
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Maintaining your gorgeous self doesn't take much, because you are a naturally charismatic and attractive man of substance or a stunning, intelligent woman already. Drinking plenty of water and getting your Z's helps, and walking your bearded dragon named Slimey or William Thackery helps to tone your derriere and calves.
Sometimes, things go awry and your perfect visage needs the support of anti fungal creams or prescription vanishing lotion. If you dear country physician and your cobbler both marvel at your rare and unusual case of Athlete's Foot so much that you need a strong ointment that is considered a controlled substance, the shillings start to add up.
When I was doodling around Facebook privately to see what past proteges have made of themselves, I was reminded by Walgreens on Facebook of the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. For those of you in the creative field who do not currently have health insurance, $20 per individual or $35 per family (dependents 21 or younger, spouse, you, Fluffy and Rover), Walgreens dishes out deep discounts on prescriptions. In addition, you'll receive a 10% kickback when you buy any store brand item (look for Walgreens and Nice! labels.)
Hit up Walgreens on Twitter, or merely make acquaintance with them – which would be far more gentlemanly or ladylike. They sometimes have announcements of new products or sales. Who knows, they may even tweet you back.