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The world's most-celebrated designers don't just influence what we put on in the morning; they can also have an enormous impact on where we hang our hats at night. So whether you're looking to make a few simple changes or considering a complete room redux, the Couture Meets Casa series, from Glidden®, will help you take fashion out of the closet — and into your living space.
Take a closer look at these top runway looks, and learn how they translate into home decor.
It Color: Blue
Trend Focus: Ombré
Since contrasting shades of blue (think a robin's egg suit with navy detail or a dark cobalt coat over misty aqua tights) are of-the-moment for Fall, it's the perfect color companion to the not-going-anywhere ombré trend.
Bring It Home: Ombré is all about the color, so pick a spot, choose a range of hues, and get going! Try painting a staircase, stair railing, radiator, or even the drawers on a dresser in fadeaway shades like Pool Party, Country House Blue, Cool Cobalt, and Nautical Blue from Glidden Paint.
And while there's no shortage of ombré accessories in the marketplace today (look for rugs, lamps, and pillows at your favorite home decor retailer), DIY options are superfun if you have the time to shop around. Pair a light-blue bedspread with pillows and a bedskirt in darker midnight hues. Create an ombré centerpiece or visual arrangement made up of different-size vases and bottles in varying shades of blue. You can even make your own easy ombré art using an assortment of blue paint-chip samples from your local hardware store.
Visit Glidden.com to take a closer look at its blue paint selection, find coordinating colors, and get more inspiration for fashion-forward home decor.
We all know how important SPF is for preventing not only skin cancer, but also the photodamage that causes signs of aging in your skin. No matter what season it is, sunscreen is a vital step in your daily skin care regimen. To find out what sunscreens are best for your skin type, keep reading.
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
For this week’s holiday shopping mission, we’re inviting readers and bloggers to hit their local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods stores in search of the best holiday gifts for under $20. Challenge yourself to stretch every cent by scouting out a creatively affordable gift combo, like a colorful cookie jar with biscottis and specialty tea hidden inside or a spa lover’s basket containing a soap, lotion, and candle. With something for everyone on your list at up to 60 percent off department store prices every single day, these stores are your one-stop resource for gifts that are low on price but high on creativity and style.
Be sure to show or tell us about your under-$20 choice by sharing a photo or tweet using the hashtag #TheGifter. You will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card and be featured on #TheGifter holiday gifting hub!
Click here now to visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub, and find out how top bloggers and readers just like you are Outgifting For Under $20 this week.
Every year, the Jason Wu runway is a playground for beauty lovers. While some designers attempt to wow you with extreme hair and makeup, his vision is always attainable for the average woman. That's probably why he is such a favorite in the White House, too. Take a glimpse back at the best beauty looks from his past runways.
This week, people couldn't stop talking about Miley's foam-finger-twerking moves or Lady Gaga's revealing seashell bikini, but there were plenty of other celebrity beauty looks that we'd actually like to re-create. From Sandra Bullock's Venetian glow to Kate Middleton's first public appearance without baby George, click through to see what beauty highlights made our week.
If you've ever wondered what Rachel Zoe keeps in her ample tote during Fashion Week, we have your answer: makeup — and plenty of it! When we asked Rachel what she keeps in her go-bag while racing around the tents and preparing for her Lincoln Center runway show, she revealed a beautiful list: "Arcona Magic Dry Ice moisturizer, Skyn Iceland eye gels, NARS multiple stick, and Tom Ford lipstick." No wonder she still looks flawless by the end of the week. Find out what other designers keep on hand and take a tip for your own survival kit, below!
The calendar may be moving forward, but there's still plenty of music festival action to be had. Labor Day weekend is prime time for some fairground fun. But before you break out your cutoffs and top your tousled braids with a floral-wreath headband, here are all the beauty essentials you need to pack to stay (and look) cool:
Skin: Even if you don't have oily skin, packing a gel cleanser and wipes is the best bet for a trip where sweat is imminent. One thing you can leave at home is your anti-aging regimen. Retinols and alpha hydroxy acids can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. A few days of sticking to the basics is fine, but you shound not leave home without a powerful sunscreen for face and body. Do pack eye cream. After all, you'll need something to disguise tired eyes after your late nights . . . er, socializing.
Makeup: Stick to heat-resistant basics: waterproof mascara, BB cream with SPF, lip stain, and blush for the concerts. You can add a little extra oomph for the afterparties with colorful eyeliner, bright lipstick, and a dab of iridescent bronzer.
Hair: Leave the blow dryer and flat irons at home and rely on headbands, bobby pins, hair ties, and scarves instead. If you have humidity-prone hair, then you'll need a host of festival-ready hair accessories to tame your tresses when frizz descends. You'll also want to throw a minican of dry shampoo into your carry-on to help keep your hair clean no matter what circumstances you run into (outdoor camping, smoke, etc.).
As one of the most successful contestants from Project Runway, Christian Siriano has become known for his striking evening gowns and catchphrase, "Fierce." But the 27-year-old designer is now looking to build his brand by entering the beauty scene. "I started working in the salon when I was 13 with a work permit that my guidance counselor gave me," Siriano told WWD. As a former hairstylist and makeup artist, it comes as no surprise the designer would have a certain vision for beauty, too.
After creating a limited-edition makeup collection with Victoria's Secret, Siriano is making a return to the beauty world with a one-year partnership with Sebastian Professional that's set to launch with his Spring 2014 show at New York Fashion Week next month. Siriano will have a presence on the brand's social media as well as play a role with the Sebastian education team.
In addition to the Sebastian deal, Siriano has also signed off on a perfume deal with The Fragrance Group, which is set to launch late next year. "I think the whole idea is that now fashion is really about building a brand, a lifestyle, a head-to-toe look — hair, makeup, shoes, and accessories," he said. "I would like any [upcoming] partnership to [give] me creative freedom and promotes what I'm trying to say. It is of course a goal to be able to one day have each category only on the Siriano label, but there is time for that."
Cameron Diaz burst into the scene in 1994's The Mask, instantly making the bright-eyed blonde a household name. And while it seems like just yesterday she was playing Jim Carrey's love interest in the flick, believe it or not, the leading lady turns 41 today. She's a perfect example of how a true zeal for life keeps you looking (and feeling) young. Celebrate this tough-girl spy, toad-eating princess, and all-around funny actress with a glimpse back at her top looks.