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Sunday, 29 September 2013

ART & MUSİC


Eye on Bed-Stuy:


dPhotographer Camilo Fuentealba arrived in New York via Chile, Australia, and Canada, and has now landed in the lovably chaotic enclave of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. "Most of my new work has been shot on 35 or 120mm film, in the neighborhood," he tells me, "but the whole idea is to carry my camera around, 24/7. It's the every day person that interests me the most; sometimes I ask permission for portraits, and sometimes I don't. It's about finding simple moments in everyday situations."
Here, Fuentealbas breaks down a few of those moments in Bed-Stuy and beyond, from Mr. Sugar Bear to smokers in Brownsville.


"Also at Coney Island. I was waiting for my brother to come out of restroom when I saw the young man on the right. His oversized pants, awkward age and androgynous look grabbed my attention and I quickly grabbed my camera as he was walking away. Luckily, he walked straight over to his father and stood next to him. This shot was the first of three that I took, and he happened to look right at me."


"This is Sugar Bear. I was meeting Mr. Bear every Thursday for breakfast at a church in Bed-Stuy, and from there we'd walk around the neighborhood and take more pictures. We'd generally up at his house or his brother's house, watching documentaries and talking about life."


"This one frame of a man in Chinatown represents an everyday work life: Coffee and a cigarette for lunch!"


"I was photographing performance artist Ana Lola Roman on Broadway in Brooklyn and this kid was sitting in a car, holding his chin. It was a walk-by shot; one frame and then I kept on going."



"This one is from a 90th birthday party I shot in Chelsea. I had taken portraits of these two ladies and was putting my camera down and the lady on the left--it was her birthday--leaped up to kiss her best friend on the lips."


"A shot from a Bed-Stuy block party: Twins in a mini Cadillac Escalade."


"This was taken after a music video shoot; just a girl smoking a joint in Brownsville."
 


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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Earthquake create a mud island?




















KARACHI: On Tuesday, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck Balochistan, killing more than 260 people and displacing hundreds of thousands. It also triggered formation of a new island off the coast, which has quickly become a global curiosity.

But scientists say the island won't last long.

"It's a transient feature," said Bill Barnhart, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "It will probably be gone within a couple of months. It's just a big pile of mud that was on the seafloor that got pushed up."

Indeed, such islands are formed by so-called mud volcanoes, which occur around the world, and Barnhart and other scientists suspect that's what we're seeing off the Pakistani coast.

News organizations have reported that the Pakistani island suddenly appeared near the port of Gwadar after the quake. The island is about 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 meters) high, up to 300 feet (91 meters) wide, and up to 120 feet (37 meters) long.





















Media reports have located the new island at just a few paces to up to two kilometers off the coast of Pakistan. It is about 250 miles (400 kilometers) from the epicenter of the earthquake.

The island appears to be primarily made out of mud from the seafloor, although photos show rocks as well, Barnhart told National Geographic. He has been studying images and media accounts of the new island from his lab in Golden, Colorado.

"It brought up a dead octopus, and people have been picking up fish on [the island]," he said.

A similar mud island appeared off Pakistan after a 2011 earthquake there, Barnhart said: "It lasted a month or two and then washed away."




























How Mud Volcanoes Work

Though mud volcanoes have been seen elsewhere, they don't always produce islands.

Such volcanoes were seen in California after a 2010 earthquake, Barnhart noted, when the tremors caused carbon dioxide to bubble up through the ground, but the result was "vigorous boiling," not new islands.

Barnhart said Pakistani scientists will soon be measuring the new landmass to better understand how it formed.

"We don't know much about it so far," he added. "We haven't had a satellite pass over it yet to really identify it."

Seismic waves from the quake likely caused some fluid material under the seafloor to expand, Barnhart said. The crust holding that pressurized fluid ruptured, and mud spewed up.

The whole process is similar to liquefaction, Barnhart said, which is when seismic waves turn normally solid layers of soil into a flowing fluid, often with disastrous results for the buildings and people above.

He was skeptical of media reports that the underlying fluid was methane hydrates.

"We don't know exactly what this was, whether it was free methane, carbon dioxide, water, or some other kind of fluid," he said. But methane hydrates are offshore in much deeper water, 

For Hair Growth



Olive oil is known to be one of the best natural remedies for promoting the growth of good hair and skin and overall body health. This is because olive oil is rich in polyphenols which have anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
Hence, some of the most effective home remedies for hair involve the use of olive oil as it leaves the hair looking healthier and more manageable.

Olive oil hair treatment not only benefits the hair but also results in the scalp becoming cleaner. Olive oil hair conditioning is apt for curly or very dry hair as it tends to smoothen out frizzy and dry hair but does not leave any build up which is found in other hair conditioning treatments. Hence, plenty of people even use olive oil as a serum to tame frizzy hair.

Remedies for Falling Hair
One of the common olive oil hair remedies for hair regrowth involves mixing one beaten egg in 3/4 cup of olive oil and then applying this mixture to the hair after it is shampooed and is still wet. This mixture should be allowed to remain on the hair for at least 45 minutes before washing it off with a mild shampoo.
Thus not only is olive oil good for hair growth but it is also used as an excellent conditioner that also aids in increasing hair volume.

Some people find that using only olive oil for a hair massage tends to get too heavy; in such cases they may mix equal parts of olive oil and coconut oil to get dual benefits. Extra virgin olive oil for hair growth is found to be most effective as it has the highest levels of vitamin E and mono-unsaturated fatty acids which act as antioxidants and promote hair growth.
Olive oil is also known to have emollient properties thereby minimizing hair loss and factors causing hair loss such as dandruff. Olive oil hair regrowth treatment involves the regular use of olive oil directly on the hair and on the scalp as it helps solves the problem of brittle hair and also regularly massaging the scalp with olive oil tends to stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth.
Olive Oil For Lice Treatment
A lesser known fact about olive oil is that it is also effective in tacking the problem of hair lice without the agony and irritation associated with other commercial hair lice removal products. Additionally, olive oil also improves the elasticity of hair and prevents hair breakage.

Steps to Clear Skin


Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the modern and developed world. Many teenagers, and those in their twenties are more prone to acne than adults; although, adults may get it too. For some reason or another acne always seems to come when a “big event” is approaching. The nature of the event isn’t really important; it may be a job interview, a first date, a business meeting. The first thing you do is try to hide the acne with hair, heavy makeup,

or attempt to “pop” it which ultimately will make it worse and even lead to scarring. For acne sufferers all over the world, this scenario is all too common and is just another challenge in the modern world. However, there is a solution. Acne can be managed and brought under control with a few simple guidelines.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

L’Occitane is abloom with the flowers of love.

Philippines - L’Occitane caresses the body with the flowers of love. Shea butter’s protective and nourishing properties leave the skin soft, supple, and comfortable.
L’Occitane adds a touch of cheer this season by combining shea butter with three irresistibly seductive scents — Rose Tenderness, Passionate Jasmine, and Subtle Violet — in a new, absolutely feminine, limited-edition collection: Shea Flowers of Love.
The range includes lip balm, ultra rich body cream, hand cream, nail and cuticle cream.
L’Occitane is available at Rustan’s.
Ever Bilena foundation goes matte
Ever Bilena Advance Shine-Free Makeup Foundation provides smooth, even, and longer-lasting coverage more than powder foundation. It contains Vitamin E that helps moisturize the skin and is formulated with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen protection to promote healthy skin while protecting against sun damage. The smooth consistency makes it easy to apply and its matte finish makes skin look fresh and shine-free all day.
T. LeClerc’s Elixir collection captivates with color
The cool tail-end of the year need not be so grim — T.LeClerc’s latest makeup collection, Elixir, adds a range of color that injects mystery, daring, and a pop of youth to any look. A matte, powdery complexion can be achieved with the Mystère limited-edition pressed powder that comes in a two-shade mosaic: Moka and Translucide. Limited edition Velour eyeshadow pens are gentle and comfortable to use. They leave intense color and high-contrast shades such as Noir Mystère (iridescent black), Vert Mystère (iridescent teal), and Pourpre Mystère (matte purple). Satin finish lipsticks in four new shades (Rose Chair, Songe, Enivrant, Idylle) are added to the permanent collection. The rich, creamy texture lends lips instant, lasting comfort and long-lasting hold.
T. LeClerc is available at Rustan’s.
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RiRi really hearts MAC
Rihanna premieres her perfect palette of lavish fall colors for MAC — a range of daring yet classically gorgeous shades, finishes, and tools, all encased in the metallic warmth of rose gold packaging. Lipstick in deep raisin, orange frost, creamy nude, and the vivid red of RiRi Woo match Lipglass, while eyes in contrasting soft and smoky cocoas complement luminous skin highlighted with Diamonds Cream Colour Base and Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good.
MAC is available at Rustan’s.
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L’Oreal’s Color Riche: Fashion in a flash
Be fashionable — in a flash — with L’Oreal’s 18 modern and cool shades, from basic timeless colors to trendy hues.
The shades include: Shocking Pink, Beige Countess, Blue Reef, Moulin Rouge, Lush Tangerine, Ingenuous Rose, Beige Bohème,So Chic Pink, Café Saint Germain, Macaron Noisette, Mysterious Icon, Wild Purple, Rebel Blue, Insolent Magenta, Vendôme Pearl, Femme Fatale, Lady Chocolate, and Purple Disturbia.
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Kerastase leads in scalp care
Kérastase stresses the importance of taking care of your hair the way you take care of your skin. The scalp is essential in bringing out the sublime beauty of every woman’s hair because the scalp is where hair fibers are born. The skin of the scalp is where sublime hair originates: a source of sensations and of color, the key to hair density and growth. Inspired by 10 years of stem cell research, Kerastase Densifique is the first professional product designed to reveal hair density, enabling significant improvement in hair mass by acting directly at the scalp level. Densifique contains Stemoxydine, a new patented molecule from L’Oréal Research. Stemoxydine is the first molecule for revealing hair mass. It reproduces the beneficial effects of the environment required for proper and regular hair growth functioning.

FASHION London Fashion Week



Unnatural florals and sheer fabrics appeared in many designers' collections at London Fashion Week. WSJ's Beth Schepens reports on the city's fashion innovators.



This season Milan is kicking its conservative image and sending some seriously sporty bling down the runways. Christina Binkley joins Lunch Break with the fashion report from the fashion capital of Italy.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Thakoon Addition Caftan Tunic


The Thakoon collection is a true reflection of the highly diverse background of its designer, Thakoon Panichgul. Born in Thailand, raised in Omaha and now New York-based, Panichguls creations blend various distinct influences with dynamic ingenuity. His work is an examination of innovative construction. His collection imparts a feminine spirit, poised elegance and an underlying hint of playful wit.
Derek Lam International, LLC was founded in New York by Derek Lam and partner Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann in October 2002. Lam, a native of San Francisco, began his fashion career in 1990 after graduating from Visit Parsons School of Design. Lam spent twelve years at the highest levels of American fashion as a designer at Michael Kors before starting his own label. In 2006 the collection expanded to include handbags, followed by shoes and eyewear in 2007. Lam's vision for his label is to create clothes that are both luxurious and wearable, with a feminine but unfussy beauty about them. His touch is especially sophisticated: modern but never cold, fantastical but always rational. He skillfully manages the combination of refinement and sensuality, with exceptional fabrics and highly perfected detail.

Derek Lam International, LLC was founded in New York by Derek Lam and partner Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann in October 2002. Lam, a native of San Francisco, began his fashion career in 1990 after graduating from Visit Parsons School of Design. Lam spent twelve years at the highest levels of American fashion as a designer at Michael Kors before starting his own label. In 2006 the collection expanded to include handbags, followed by shoes and eyewear in 2007. Lam's vision for his label is to create clothes that are both luxurious and wearable, with a feminine but unfussy beauty about them. His touch is especially sophisticated: modern but never cold, fantastical but always rational. He skillfully manages the combination of refinement and sensuality, with exceptional fabrics and highly perfected detail.
Derek Lam International, LLC was founded in New York by Derek Lam and partner Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann in October 2002. Lam, a native of San Francisco, began his fashion career in 1990 after graduating from Visit Parsons School of Design. Lam spent twelve years at the highest levels of American fashion as a designer at Michael Kors before starting his own label. In 2006 the collection expanded to include handbags, followed by shoes and eyewear in 2007. Lam's vision for his label is to create clothes that are both luxurious and wearable, with a feminine but unfussy beauty about them. His touch is especially sophisticated: modern but never cold, fantastical but always rational. He skillfully manages the combination of refinement and sensuality, with exceptional fabrics and highly perfected detail.


Italy

Italy : Torino - Piazza San Carlo

Photo: Venice cafe
Carnival revelers take a break in one of Venice's countless sidewalk cafes. As European influences continue to trickle in from the north, Italy is experiencing a reinvention across its large cities. However, as home to the eternal city of Rome and some of the world’s greatest art and architecture, the country still clings to the roots that have provided the region’s lifeblood for centuries.

Images of Italy - Vacation Pictures
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This photo of Italy is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Switzerland: Pictures.

Photos of Switzerland - Featured Images

This photo of Switzerland is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Pictures of Switzerland - Traveler Photos
This photo of Switzerland is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Pictures of Switzerland - Traveler Photos
This photo of Switzerland is courtesy of TripAdvisor
New Orleans

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Hot Shoulder

A take-away from the streets of New York Fashion Week: Miley wasn’t as off-base as we all thought. We saw shrinking crop tops, loads of bra tops, even an editor in chief baring her midriff. (Eva Chen, we’re looking at you.) Add to that the many women at the shows, as well as on the film festival circuit, flagrantly flaunting their clavicles. No surprise, off-the-shoulder is a good look, a more coy kind of sexy than the cutouts we’ve grown accustomed to. There was the director Gia Coppola, in black velvet Christopher Kane in Venice; Alexa Chung, effortless as she can be, in lace Carven at her “It” book party in London; and on the street in New York, Yasmin Sewell in Isa Arfen and Giovanna Battaglia in one of Prada’s many fall dresses that slip from the shoulder. The Kane and Prada dresses are in stores now, as are other stunners from Alexander McQueen andOscar de la Renta.
DKNY for Opening Ceremony at Opening Ceremony,&nbsp;35 Howard Street; <a href="http://openingceremony.us/">openingceremony.us</a>.<em> </em>
Just a Logo, but How They Loved It
For his spring show, Alexander Wang sent out dresses, jackets, belts, even elbow-length gloves with his name spelled out in repeating laser-cut patterns. Given such a conspicuous display of branding, Opening Ceremony’s capsule collection of archival DKNY logo gear, among the original label mania pieces of the early ‘90s, is almost poignant. There is an awesome hooded zip-up jumpsuit from spring ’91, $315; “SoHo Wall” (after the Peter Arnell DKNY mural) unisex tees from spring ’92, $145; and a cropped hooded sweatshirt from resort ’94, $175. Save up for the Wangs for spring and buy a piece of the DKNY now.
Veda, 19 Mercer Street, (212) 219-8332.
Plenty of Skins in the Game
Back in 2008, when Lyndsey Butler, above, was starting her Veda leather line, labels were popping up with a very singular focus, like creating the perfect T-shirt or jeans. Ms. Butler zeroed in on the perfect little leather jacket. She opened a store and workshop on the Lower East Side, then closed it when she moved her design studio to SoHo. Now she’s back with a new shop on Mercer. In the small gallery-like space, with a Persian rug covering the ceiling, a plant wall and a mannequin of Christy Turlington in tree pose, you’ll find the favorite Max leather jacket with a funnel collar (shown above), $890; a lace-up leather skirt, $350, and textured knit dresses and tops to go with them. The shop will also offer customized leather jackets, beginning at $1,000.
At 3x1, 15 Mercer Street, (212) 391-6969; and <a href="http://freedomofanimals.com/">freedomofanimals.com</a>.
These Bags Aren’t Loaded With Guilt
When Morgan Bogle, a stylist with a new handbag line called Freedom of Animals, conceived her collection, she had her philosophy down. Use only vegan materials, animal-free as well as ethical and sustainable. And, of course, create styles that are chic and versatile. And so she did. The faux leather bags, made with recycled plastic and vegetable dye, can take a place on the shelves right next to the nice leather goods. There’s an oversize fold-over clutch, which doubles as a laptop case, $300; a tote with a detachable shoulder strap (above), $460; and the two-tone box bag at right, $380, already carried by the fashion enthusiast and vegan Anne Hathaway.

Nature Trails That Make Us Want To Get

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.
GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.
Whether you're a hard core runner or prefer a calm stroll, scenic trails have a way of brining us to our center. The view from these pathways can empower us to fuel through a workout or to simply look deeper into ourselves and address whatever stress we may hold onto while clinging to our computers throughout the day. Click through these nature trails and get inspired to venture out to find a place by you that helps you connect to your surroundings.


FASHION DESIGNERS



Fashion 2013 culminates with THE WALK, SAIC's annual fashion show gala benefit, supporting SAIC student scholarships. This year THE WALK celebrates fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte with the Legend of Fashion Award as well as constant supporter of SAIC,Melissa Sage Fadim, with the Heart of Fashion Award.
Once again taking place in stunning Millennium Park, THE WALK attracts fashion and art lovers from across the nation who want to see stunning designs, exquisite garments, and cutting-edge looks from the next generation of fashion designers. Notable guests at THE WALK have included designer Jason Wu, J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons,Paper magazine editorial director Mickey Boardman, clothier Ikram Goldman, Johnson Publishing Company Chairman Linda Johnson Rice and CEO Desirée Rogers, designers and SAIC alumni Cynthia Rowley and Maria Pinto, artist and SAIC faculty member Nick Cave, New Yorkmagazine critic Jerry Saltz, Ebony editor-in-chief Amy Dubois Barnett, and many others.
THE WALK kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception on the Chase Promenade. The evening continues at 6:30 p.m. with an electrifying runway show featuring more than 300 original garments created by undergraduate students in SAIC's internationally renowned Fashion Design program. SAIC students incorporate and combine techniques from the fields of sculpture, performance, design, technology, architecture, and installation to create one-of-a-kind looks.
Following the runway show, the Legend of Fashion Award will be presented to Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte for their outstanding contributions to the fashion industry, and Melissa Sage Fadim will receive the first-ever Heart of Fashion Award for her 25-year commitment to SAIC’s Fashion Design department.
The evening concludes with a strolling dinner on the rooftop terrace of the Harris Theater adjacent to Chase Promenade.


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fashions already?

Are you, like us, chomping at the bit for some new season fashions already?
With all the AW13 style guides appearing thick and fast in the monthly glossies, you’re probably feeling a mixture of excitement and slight bewilderment about what to buy first and which key trends to invest in.
So, to make life easier, we’ve picked out our top 10 new season buys.
Invest in a few of these picks over the next few weeks (most are already in-store) and you’ll have a capsule wardrobe that will see you through the winter months. You’ll also be one stylish step ahead of your fashion rivals. See you at the tills.
1. Something pink
You’ve probably heard that pink is the colour for autumn, from the dusky, paler shades seen at Topshop Unique, to the bubblegum pinks at Simone Rocha.
Topshop Unique is your best route into the trend on the high street and their overcoat is a star buy for AW13. You’ll need to be quick as every fashion editor out there is after this one – in stores soon.
Top 10 fashion buys for AW13
Topshop Unique AW13 (Picture: Topshop)
2. Oversized
Sweats are big – literally – for AW13 and Whistles already have them in stock. Wear with pencil or midi-skirts and you’ll be the envy of the office.
Structured neoprene sweat, £85, Whistles (Picture: Whistles)
Structured neoprene sweat, £85, Whistles (Picture: Whistles)
3. The investment bag
Every season, there’s a bag we all lust after and, more often than not, it’s from Mulberry. They haven’t disappointed for AW13 with their new Primrose bag, perfect for the season’s ladylike trend.
It’s more structured than the label’s other satchels, with its additional top handle, but still boasts the classic Mulberry postman lock. Once you’ve saved up (this is definitely an investment piece), your only difficulty will be choosing the colour (taupe or aubergine are our favourites).
Primrose Classic Calf in taupe, £1200, Mulberry (Picture: Mulberry)
Primrose Classic Calf in taupe, £1200, Mulberry (Picture: Mulberry)
4. High shine
High shine fabrics are still huge for autumn and H&M has done all the hard work for you with this skirt which combines three key trends in one: Pink, midi-length and high shine. Wear with a plain T-shirt or oversized sweat and you’re already halfway there for AW13.
H&M Midi-Skirt, £39.99 (Picture: H&M)
H&M Midi-Skirt, £39.99 (Picture: H&M)
5. Leather
Don’t pack away your leather pieces yet as it’s still a key cloth for winter, feeding into both the vamp and punk trends seen on the AW13 catwalks at Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. We love the shape of this olive dress from ASOS and it will work for the office and on into evening.
ASOS 40s style leather dress £150 (Picture: ASOS)
ASOS 40s style leather dress £150 (Picture: ASOS)
6. Animal print
Another evergreen classic that’s still going strong thanks, principally, to Burberry who showed clashing giraffe and leopard print to stunning effect at their AW13 show. These ankle boots from Boden (yes, really) will be perfect with your skinny jeans for winter.
Boden Chic Ankle Boot £119 (Picture: Boden)
Boden Chic Ankle Boot £119 (Picture: Boden)
7. Winter florals
As seen at Erdem and Dolce and Gabbana, florals have gone dark for winter. Vivid blues and rich reds set against black and navy will see your wardrobe bloom in the winter months. LK Bennett has executed this trend perfectly for the high street.
LK Bennett shirt Poppy, £155 (Picture: LK Bennett)
LK Bennett shirt Poppy, £155 (Picture: LK Bennett)
8. Camo print
Camo print goes upmarket next season, in silks and jacquards for evening. Danish label Baum und Pferdgarten has some lovely luxe separates, like this gorgeous top.
Baum und Pferdgarten peplum top at ASOS (Picture: Baum und Pferdgarten)
Baum und Pferdgarten peplum top at ASOS (Picture: Baum und Pferdgarten)
9. Masculine tailoring
Stella McCartney showed sexy masculine tailoring for autumn and Topshop Boutique is the ideal place to find the look on the high street. We particularly love this lightweight suit with cropped trousers – perfect with brogues for early autumnal weather.
Boutique jacket, £120 Topshop (Picture: Topshop)
Boutique jacket, £120 Topshop (Picture: Topshop)
Boutique trousers, £90, Topshop (Picture: Topshop)
Boutique trousers, £90, Topshop (Picture: Topshop)
10. Houndstooth

Houndstooth, a textile pattern synonymous with heritage design and tradition, was big on the AW13 catwalks, featuring at both Dior and Mulberry. As always, Zara is bang on trend with this cute dress for the office, already in-store and online.