“Drinking Made Easy is going to embrace the foo-foo for this podcast. We are talking wine, fashion, and feelings with TV personality Jeannie Mai from Be. Winery and their mood-focused wines. She also brought cup cakes!”
Yesterday the world lost a legend. A woman who impacted feminism and empowered woman for decades. In memory, I wanted to share with you bugs this amaze photoblog I read on The Huffington Post this morning……..
Rest in Power sista.
Helen Gurley Brown’s Style & Its Lasting Impact
Throughout her influential life, Helen Gurley Brown was known for pioneering a sexually-empowered lifestyle (think: Joan Holloway from “Mad Men”). And while the beloved former editor of Cosmopolitan showed women a new way to think, she also demonstrated the perfect style to go with her feminine outlook.
Brown died today at the age of 90, but her fearless fashion sense had a profound effect on the millions of women who read her books and magazine. Her bold choices — statement jewelry, bright geometric patterns and red lipstick — served as visual representations of her philosophy and managed to carry her throughout her successful career.
The editor once said: “Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlepp.” While we can’t imagine her ever looking less than perfect, we’re sure Brown’s enduring style will continue to inspire women.
In honor of Helen Gurley Brown’s death, we take a look back at her timeless style.
Great news friends! Guess who was announced as Celebrity Stylist for #WindowStyle Makeovers? Do you give up?
I am so excited to be a part of this. Chk the blog by the lovely Kristina Libby with the announcement below!
We did a lot of work looking into who would be the best celebrity stylist for our BlogHer’12 makeovers. We wanted to find someone who was empowering, positive and helped women become the best versions of themselves. We wanted someone who thought about clothes not just by designers and cut but by how you felt when you were wearing them. Finally, we wanted to also bring someone into the fold who has their own blog and gets what blogging is all about. So, we are thrilled that Jeannie Mai (celebrity stylist, blogger, and “wearapist”) accepted our request to host the #windowstyle makeovers!
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CHEERS SINGAPORE! YOU WERE A BLAST!
Happy tuesday friends. A few weeks back in NYC we attended the most amazing event by Be Wines to taste the wonderful wines forthcoming. It was the perfect blend of fashion and booze, ha ha.
I had a chance to catch up to the lovely Kelsey from Fashion Ace blog and wanted to share the interview we did, which is all things Jeannie, Be and YOU!
If you are in the Los Angeles area this Wednesday July 11th and want to attend the west coast Be Wine event RSVP to: email@example.com
Be. Fresh Chardonnay
Be. Radiant Riesling
Be. Flirty Pink Moscato
Be. Bright Pinot Grigio
Get rid of the rules, drink your wine like you’d… style and outfit!
Drink what you feel- pair your wine with your mood, not your food. The possibilties are endless!
Dress for the occasion- wine can absolutely match your style!
Heart this list from Growing Happiness. Don’t let monday get you down!
Monday! Monday! Monday!
So full of newness and excitement.
Don’t feel the same way? You’re doing it wrong!
Here are 20 ways to help you beat the Monday Blues:
- Procrastinate feeling blue. Is a gloomy cloud forming above your head? Ignore it – you’ll give your attention to it later, not now.
- Wear your best clothes or the cheeriest colour from your wardrobe. You’d be surprise how much your clothes could affect the way you feel about yourself.
- Early start - bad things happen when you are late, the tension level is high, you are in a rush, you don’t have time for breakfast, when you arrive at your office, people are shoving work into your face. It may seem like a punishment to wake up earlier on Monday but trust me, when you have enough time to organize yourself, you’ll feel like you can conquer the day easier.
- Treat yourself in the morning – Sit down and eat. Enjoy your food. Monday is Pancake Breakfast day for me, so I actually look forward to Monday mornings. But eat well - although it’s ok to treat yourself, make sure you eat well. I have a good serving of fruits along with my pancakes. Have enough to drink too - your malaise could be a sign of dehydration.
- Have a list of why you’re having the blues – you might be surprised that there will be things on the list that you can easily work on to make your Mondays better. My problem used to be a completing work from last week (very difficult to gain momentum after a weekend break) which brings us to the next point:
- Complete as much work possible on Friday – you’ll have less work to worry about on Monday, which lead to the next point:
- Have everything laid out the day before – your clothes, files, etc. Saves you a couple of minutes in the morning so that you can concentrate on other, more important things.
- Plan your day in small gentle steps. Apply micromovements throughout the day. You can use a GTD system or simply divide your day into of 1/2 – 1 hour chunks with a goal for each time unit.
- Talk to a friend – it’s most likely he/she is having the blues too. Keep your conversation short. Remember this is about taking comfort in the fact that you aren’t alone in this, not an hour-long bitchfest about XXX from marketing.
- Listen to happy songs – a tune can affect your mood. Let cheery, happy songs be the soundtrack to your Monday.
- Dance - just move that body! Jog in place, stretch, do yoga. You’ll feel less lethargic.
- Laughand smile. Recall happy memories or a good joke. If you can’t think of any, do it anyway (fake it till you make it) Some research is saying that even the thought of laughing raises your endorphin (feel-good hormones) levels and a fake laughter provides similar benefits to a real one.
- Affirmative statements – Today is a great day. I will complete my report today. Stick positive messages around your monitor and take them seriously.
- Choose to feel happy. If you don’t already know, being happy is a choice, so choose happiness!
- Buy something new for Monday – it doesn’t have to be big or expensive – a pen, a sketchbook, fancy post-it stickers. Monday is like a birthday for me- I get a present for myself nearly every week. I got myself a sticker for $1 today.
- Try something new - you’d be surprise how easy it is to feel energized by doing something you’ve never done before. A new dish, a new song, a new route to work.
- Start working. The thing about work is, it’s usually not the work that makes us tired, it’s the thought of starting work that makes us procrastinate and go into a cycle of unproductivity. Quit thinking about starting work and just work instead!
- Take short breaks – too much work can be overwhelming and when this happens, it is easy for you to give up. Remember to take short breaks to recharge. If your schedule allows it, you can also take a 10 minute nap after lunch.
- Plan something special for Monday night – meet a friend for dinner, rent a DVD. The day will be easier when you have something to look forward to.
- Do not get distracted. Youtube, Facebook, personal emails. Once you allow yourself to get distracted you will be sucked into hours of time-wasting activities. If you don’t have the discipline to limit your distraction to 10 minutes, don’t attempt to do it at all. Reading blogs like this is another time-sucker so now that you’ve reach the bottom of the list, why don’t you get working!
How excite am I for the Olympic games? Go America!
Article from http://www.sfgate.com/
Read the Original Article Here!
Designers such as Ralph Lauren (Team USA), Stella McCartney for Adidas (Great Britain), and Giorgio Armani (Italy) are making fashion a force within the Olympic Games.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2012
The experts at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising keep a close eye on the seasonal runway shows in Paris, Milan, and New York to see designers’ takes on the latest trends, but this summer they will join the world in watching the Olympic Games in London. While the athletic feats are sure to amaze and inspire, fashion fans will get their first impression of the various teams’ sartorial choices when the Opening Ceremonies begin. The fashions and uniforms are likely to be as diverse as the athletes themselves.