There is this constant
desire that humans are plagued with. The desire to be something we are not. A
desire born either out of envy or awe for something or someone. For instance, whilst
a group of individuals may crave for tans, the other might wish to be a few
shades lighter. Today we will delve into the wish for the latter.
In many parts of the world, men and
women subject themselves through the process of skin lightening. According to
webmd.com, “skin lightening is a cosmetic treatment to reduce the prominence of
skin discolorations and even out the color of the skin”.
We bring good tidings to all ye fashion lovers not in possession of a coveted invitation to the FENDI AW14 show in Milan. Rather than wait till the shows are available to watch hours, sometimes just minutes, after the actual show, viewers can livestream the show wherever they are. Yes we fashionistas are a rather impatient bunch.
Austrian model Iris Strubegger makes it to the top this week. From numerous Givenchy campaigns to two German Vogue covers she always give us something new. In 2011 she shot with Karl Lagerfeld (who took her under his wing) for the Pirelli calendar as well as for campaigns for his eponymous brand.
Are parents limiting their children by the choices they make? It all
starts with a simple thing like the choice of first names. Although many
parents would object to this fact saying that finding the perfect name for
their child is demanding and anything but simple.Does the name suit the family
name and is there a meaning behind it? Should it be based on a historic
individual or whoever is trendy at the moment? Will the child like and grow
into the name? Is it easy to pronounce and most importantly would it shape the
child in a positive way.
Naomi Campbell openly dated Vladimir Doronin who according to sources is still married to Ekatarina Doronin. Naomi and Vladimir split up about a month ago, and now Vladimir is seen frolicking with a new woman-Former Miss Universe China Luo Zilin. There would not be much to say about this new duo except for the fact that Luo was a contestant in Naomi's show "The Face".
Is this a classic case of not knowing where to draw the line?
A collection unveiling that is different from the norm is always a breath of fresh air. With the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs giving us more than just models walking down the runway at the Chanel and Louis Vuitton shows, could the times of mundane fashion shows as we know it may soon be over? Stella McCartney was sure not to sleep on this new trend and took it a step further. Her Cruise 2013 Collection was shown at a circus themed tea party in New York and had models mingling with Solange and Anne Hathaway. The collection features Stella's infamous over sized blazers and spacey boxy cut tops, animal print bomber jackets, floral dresses and a whole lot of yellow.
Miguel must be one of the few artists to have fallen off stage so many times. Not even models in sky high heels have managed to beat his record. But then again he's always giving his all, maybe a bit too much during his performances. I witnessed one such fall at his gig at HMV London earlier this year. But the craziest so far has to be at the recent Billboard Awards where he attempted jumping from one stage to the other. That would have been a success if: