Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Haircare: How to look after your hair?

You may have read this title and thought 'of course i know how to look after my hair'. But as a woman i know there are a lot of us out there that dont know how or just generally don't look after there hair. So, this is your chance now to take a little advice on what you should and shouldn't do because i know i regretted not listening when i was told.

So, we all like to experiment with our hair, whether it be dying it a crazy colour or curling it into an afro... we've all been there! But these things believe it or not, do actually cause your hair more damage than you may realise. Firstly...

I think we all remember the time that the first pair of GHD's went on sale, every girl was going a little crazy! Waves were not cool for us girls. Every time we straighten our hair, the perfectly healthy hair strands we have get burnt and damaged, i kid you not. So, put down your straighteners for a while (or if you cant, don't use them so often) and refresh your hair of its natural oils, i promise you will notice a difference. If you are a hair straightener addict and cant, use heat protection treatments. Any expert will tell you (or lecture you) that in order to prevent your hair getting damanged and breaking, you NEED to apply some kind of heat protecting hair care treatment before putting a high heat on your hair. I think most people will agree, Tigi Bed Head is always a favourite. Not to pricey and works great. This is a brilliant heat protector and de-frizzer, that i would say works best on damp hair before drying.
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Hair Cut 
This will be short and sweet as its the most obvious thing. If you have long hair, it is important to get your hair cut regularly in order to keep it looking healthy. The older your hair gets, the more fragile it is. They generally say on average every 6-8 weeks. Don't ever feel like because your hair feels smooth it doesn't need cutting, you may be wrong and end up damaging your hair.

How important is your hair to you? 

There are a lot of things i regret in life and not looking after my hair properly is one of them. Give yourself a couple of hours a week to pamper your hair, rehydrate it. It is just as important to do this as it is to moisturise your skin. Get down to Boots and find the best hair mask you can, you wont regret it when its left your hair feeling silky smooth and hydrated. Here's a hair mask i would recommend using... my own!

Coconut and honey hair mask, here's what you need:
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1 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
1 tbsp.Organic Raw Honey
Sauce Pan
Mixing Bowl
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Mix all the ingredients together and heat it up a little. Apply it all over to wet or dry hair (i suggest wet). Wrap your hair in a towel and leave it on for around 30 min's so it soaks in. Sit down, paint your nails and pamper yourself as much as you can whist waiting. Wash your hair out using your normal shampoo and conditioner it as normal also, you will notice the difference!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Born in Setubal (Portugal) she lived in Lisbon and Paris where she studied Stage Design and interned at the museum Les Arts Decoratifs being part of the organisation of the exhibition "Hussein Chalayan: recits de mode".

Moved to London at the end of 2011 and has been working at Fannie Schiavoni ever since. Briefly studied Womenswear at London College of Fashion and gained work experience with designers such as Craig Lawrence, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll and Pam Hogg.

Launched her first capsule collection in August 2013.
All her work is extremely inspired by art and music and her background in scenography, jewellery and knitwear can be seen in her intricate, slowly hand-crafted work that aims to experiment and discover new techniques in textile modification and the use of unexpected materials.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Top 5 bikini's for this summer

In July 1946 French auto-engineer Louis Reard created the first two-piece which has since become the must buy for summer wardrobes. This meaning, the first creation holds its 68th birthday this year, all the more reason to go out and celebrate with a new piece of swimwear. The weathers warming up and us ladies need to be fashionably prepared this summer. Whether your going on holiday or lying on your local beach, the most important thing is the perfect bikini. Getting a new bikini doesn't need to be a traumatic experience, and after a lot of research we've picked out various styles and ranges to suit everyone. From pastels to florals, here's what we chose for you...

French Connection

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 Bella Sorella
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Floral print swimsuit

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Blue batik print bikini

 Victoria's Secret

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Ruched haulter one-piece

 Miss Selfridge
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Coral crochet trim swimsuit

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Company Style Blogger Awards 2014 nomination

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Joven Estilo are very excited to announce that we have been nominated for a Company Style Blogger Award 2014! We would be so grateful if all the readers at Joven Estilo would take a couple of minutes of there time to vote for us. Winning this award would mean so much. Finger crossed!

Many Thanks!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Peaches Geldof: A young life in pictures

The sad news of Peaches Geldof passing away, has certainly shocked everyone.  The daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and Paula Yates passed away at the very young age of 25. Leaving behind her two babies and beloved husband Thomas Cohen. It is such a tragedy to lose someone who was so young and so talented. She was only young, but she still managed to have a lot of success in her career and life. So this is her life...

She was born and raised in London, growing up in Chelsea. She is the second daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, having two sisters Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and Pixie Geldof. She also had a half sister named TigerLily Hutchence Geldof.

In 2004 she started her journalism career by writing a magazine column for Elle Girl, up until late 2005 when the magazine folded. She then went on to write a socio-political column for The Daily Telegraph, also writing articles for The Guardian on the side. In 2005 she then wrote and presented her own television show called Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind and then Peaches Geldof: Teen America. Firthermore, in 2006 Peaches was ranked number 7 in the Tatlers list of top ten fashion icons, this making her the youngest person on the list. One year later she made her catwalk debut for PPQ at LFW. She then went onto become the face of Australian fashion line Dotti.

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In 2009, Peaches was signed to a six figure modelling contract to which she became the face of the Miss Ultimo collection. The head of Ultimo underwear commented at the time saying "Peaches was the perfect choice for this campaign. Shes young, edgy with lashings of style".

Personal Life:
In 2008, she went on to marry Max Drummey, an American musician in the band Chester French. But the marriage only lasted a few months before the decided to end their relationship. In 2012 she then married Thomas Cohen, the lead singer of London band S.C.U.M. They married at the same church her parents had previously married and also where her mothers funeral was held. They have two sons together and were still happily together at the time of her passing,

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Peaches mother Paula Yates died in September 2000, when Peaches was only 11 years of age.  The sudden death really hit Peaches hard and found it very hard to come to terms with it. In an interview with Elle magazine, she commented on how hard her life has been since her mothers passing, stating
"I remember the day my mother died, and its still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my fathers mentality was 'keep calm and carry on;. So we all went to school and tried to act as if nothing had happened. But it had happened. I didn't grieve. I didn't cry at her funeral. I couldnt express anything because i was just numb to it all. I didn't start grieving for my mother properly until i was maybe 16."
She also commented on how close her and her mother were, missing her everyday knowing she cant see her again is the hardest thing. The final twitter post Peaches wrote was the day before her passing and it was a photograph of her as a baby in her mothers arms.

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To lose your life at 25 years old, is naturally terrible. After losing her own mother at such a young age, Peaches often spoke about her childhood and teenage struggles. But the moment she had a family of her own, she's transformed. She transformed into a young, devoted wife and mother. Who cared for nothing more than her family. I didn't know Peaches, and i don't know as much about her work as a lot of people may. But what i do know is grieving is a hard thing for anyone. No one should lose someone so close to them that young and people of her age aren't made for heaven yet. She was another young girl taken to soon. Her family are in the thoughts of so many at the moment and i genuinely hope one day they can find peace. She made an impact on a lot of lives and that is what they have to hold onto.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Suzy Menkes joins Vogue International

So the news is out. Fashion critic Suzy Menkes,70, has left her role at the International New York Times after 26 years of hard work and dedication to move a step up the ladder to join the Vogue team as an international Vogue editor. Conde Nast International creates the very finest magazine brands in the world and this is where she will now serve as a reporter and critic for all of the international Vogue websites.

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“I am thrilled to become International Vogue Editor at Conde Nast International, which has a real commitment to journalistic excellence, and to have the opportunity to write for a wider global audience through the Vogue websites”
Menkes said in a recent statement. "I am grateful to have spent 25 years at the International Herald Tribune- a newspaper where I had unstinting support in being able to express myself freely and honestly. I feel this is the perfect time to embrace a new challenge in the digital age. I think it’s the most wonderful opportunity. Change is good. Its what fashion is all about.”

She will not be contributing to U.S Vogue, as that is run separetly by Conde Nast U.S, bt this does not mean she will not be bust! Conde Nast International has 19 Vogue websites in countires including U.K, Italy, France, Spain, China and Russia. So she will definitely be kept on her toes!

The question: So what is she leaving behind? The answer: A big pair of shoes.

A pair of shoes that is going to take someone as hard workung as her to fill them. Who better than, Financial Time fashion editor Vanessa Friedman, who will be stepping in as fashion director and chief fashion critic. Everyone knew that Suz’s position at International NYT was never going to be easy to fill, but it seems NYT have made the right choice in carefully choosing their next assiduous employee.

Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive officer of Cinde Nast International said when interviewed, “Suzy Menkes is a unique talent, with superb judgement about fashion and keen insight into the business behind it. She is hugely influential and respected. Her contribution will bring even greater quality and authority to the Vogue brand. Suzy’s role with us will be exactly the same as it was with the newspaper. She will do her reviews, her reportage- the same brilliant journalistic otput that made her a reference. People will have to go to our websites in order to know what Suzy has to say. It reflects our commitment to quality journalism and to digital.”

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Beauty diaries: The best make-up trends for 2014

Now that the New Year is finally upon us, it’s time for a beauty update. Check out the newest make-up trends as spotted on various fashion runaways for Spring/Summer 2014. Whether you shop at Chanel on 31 Rue Cambon, Paris, or at Givenchy in Dubai Mall, you’ve certainly notice these trends are pretty much common for the following season.

No make-up makeup

This look was all the range last year and it looks like it is still going strong. Focused on raw, natural beauty; it transitions well from day to night and it’s all about clever skincare. For best results, use the MAC Prep + Prime Moisture infusion as a base and apply concealer only where needed. A lip balm softly patted into lips to nourish will be the perfect finishing touch.

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Soft berry lips

A tamer version of the classic red lip, this look is for the less daring but just as stylish fashionistas. Spotted on the 2014 Spring RTW runaway of Michael Kors and Joie, it will add a pop of color to an otherwise minimal makeup; making your pout camera ready.

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Bright orange lips

Another returning trend is the bold orange lip that was present on numerous runaways in different variations.  Donna Karan, Rag & Bone and DKNY all opted for this gorgeous hue. We recommend the Maybelline Sensational Vivid Lipsticks in Electric orange. For a sophisticated matter finish, blot your lips with a tissue after applying the lipstick and make it last with some translucent powder.

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Statement blue eye-shadow

For those of us who love neon colors, Marc by Marc Jacobs is the perfect inspiration, his models rocking a solid electric blue eye-shadow from lash line to crease. Pair it with an otherwise bare face to create a stunning look, where the eyes are the focal point.

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Bright white lids

A nod to the Japanese style, shimmering white lids were one of the most frequent looks at the 2014 Spring Fashion Week. A wash of shimmering whites paired with effervescent pinks create a dewy freshness, perfect for a romantic look. For an ingenious twist on the standard cat-eye, put some white shadow and eyeliner on the inner corners of your eye; and make your eyes look wide and innocent.

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1950’s pin-up look

Think Dita Von Teese after a night out in the city, where she danced too much and generally indulged herself. The statements of this look are the brows, which are defined in a “retro” way: perfect for about two-thirds and then brushed upwards, lifting the entire face. A subtle eyeliner and a half-set of lashes in the outer corner of the eyes for elongation and a statement crimson lip (try MAC PRO Crimson) will make this sultry look complete.

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Gilded lids

This one is brought to us courtesy by Jason Wu, who sent his models on the runaway donning metallic lids all the way to the crease. Make a base by smudging a coffee colored black khol crayon on your creases and lids, give it a wash of brown eyes-shadow and for a striking look, try some metallic pigment, like MAC Pressed Pigment in Damson

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Glowing skin

Gone are the days when a matte complexion was a prerequisite, not it’s all about dewiness and freshness. To achieve that, use lots of moisturizer and some illuminator as the base for your make-up. For even more luminosity, apply Revlon Skinlights in Bronze to strategic portions of your face with a wet sponge, such as:  cheeks, bridge of the nose and forehead.

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Aquatic eye make-up

A more subdued version of the electric blue lids, this look has an almost ethereal feel to it. The soft hues of green and blue have an almost translucent texture, rather like a mermaid. Try Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo eye-shadows, in shades Viper Green and Scarab, and blend them under the eye like a halo. Keep the rest of the make-up minimal and pull your hair out of the face, for a full effect.

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Tropical Bombshell

This last look is certainly not one for the faint of heart, since everything in it is big, bold and bright: bog hair, bold eyeliner and bright lipstick. A prerequisite for this look is bronzer in two shades: one as a base and another one for contouring. Fill in your brows without fear and pair them with a shimmery cat-eye. A pop of color in the form of coral lipstick and a teased bouffant, and you are ready to conquer the streets of Milan.

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