Saturday, October 25th, 2014

London, Luxury, POSHGLAM

Remembering Oscar de la Renta |

Screen Shot 2014 10 25 at 9.16.28 AM 583x632 Remembering Oscar de la Renta |

“My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best” – Oscar de la Renta. 1932 – 2014

To mark the passing of the master of elegance who dressed every First Lady since Jackie Kennedy, we take a look back to when Oscar de la Renta met Lisa Armstrong:

Anna Wintour telephoned Oscar de la Renta twice during our interview: the two are old friends and, it seems, as thick as thieves. Yet perhaps wisely, America’s master of elegance declined to be drawn on whether the editor of US Vogue was, as rumoured, instrumental in his decision to hire Dior’s fallen designer John Galliano.

The announcement that Galliano was joining the house, albeit initially only for three weeks, came last Friday. There are plenty who consider it a little soon for the disgraced designer to be publicly resurrected (see panel below). But de la Renta doesn’t give a hoot what the plenty think. He will be 81 this year and has had a brush with cancer, but has a posture worthy of Baryshnikov in tailoring worthy of Savile Row (in fact, the impeccable three-piece he is wearing when we meet comes, as do all his suits, from Spain). He looks as fit as a flea. READ MORE HERE

Photo Credit: Hayden Williams Illustrations

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Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Beauty, Luxury, POSHGLAM

Tom Ford, Open Bouquet | Cafe Rose

CAFE ROSE Tom Ford Tom Ford, Open Bouquet | Cafe Rose
Iconic American fashion designer Tom Ford knows a thing or two about smelling good. It’s rumored that he enjoys bathing, quite often; some say even up to four times a day. Thus when a bottle of his Cafe Rose Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz, $215) recently fell into my lap (gifted) I was intrigued and pleasantly engaged. On one part questioning does Ford bath in parfum, and on the other enticed as I’m quite fond of anything that contains elements of rose. Café Rose is part of a series of four fragrances’ comprised in Jardin Noir, which are said to represent the ‘darker’ and more ‘thrilling’ side of the flowers: hyacinth, rose, lily and narcissus. Essentially three precious rose essences ballet with striking spices and coffee to make up the aromas of Café Rose. The notes unravel with saffron, black pepper and Rose de Mai at the top, and continue with middle notes of Turkish rose oil and Bulgarian rose and then finish with base notes of incense, resin, amber, sandalwood and patchouli.

Exploring the opening bouquet invites the olfactory sense into a light fresh and sugary rose smell that moves toward a large dose of white musk and smoky incense. The white musk is rather substantial initially, yet decreases over time where tiny elements of coffee and incense emerge. Overall this is not too rich of a composition; it’s well-blended, even and not overly sweet-smelling. The projection is long-lasting; I smelled remains of it the subsequent morning. Since a fragrance is reasonably one on one with your body chemistry and with any of the five senses individual recollections arrive; it is relevant to sample Cafe Rose. Perhaps one of the four Jardin Noir blooms will conjure up an individual aroma personally to suit your style.

Bonus buy: unique to Tom Ford parfum this scent is unisex; it is just ‘another’ something special to share with your lover.

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Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Re-Invent Your Life! Palm Surgery on the Rise In Japan

palm surgery Re Invent Your Life! Palm Surgery on the Rise In Japan

Cosmetic surgery is growing more popular in Japan with an increasing demand for palm surgery. The people who want this procedure are doing so with the hopes that it will change their future in accordance with the ancient art of palmistry. 

What is Palm Surgery? explain that Palm surgery alters natural palm lines through cosmetic surgery and is performed with an electric scalpel that burns the skin. The procedure reportedly costs ¥ 100,000 (£700) and is growing popular in Japan at an increasing rate. Many Japanese people are strong believers of the ancient art of palmistry which is the reading of someone’s destiny based on the lines on the palm of their hands. Those who are unhappy with what their current palm lines can them opt for palm surgery in an attempt to alter their destinies.

Growing Popularity

Palmistry is hugely popular in Japanese culture and palm readers can charge well over £50 to their customers. The rise in palm surgery however indicates that people are standing up to their supposed destinies and are altering the lines of their palms with the hope that this will sway their future. MYA have released an article that thoroughly explains palm surgery further and explains why it has become so popular, particularly in Japan. The surgeon Dr Matsuoaka says that the surgeon doing the operation must “make a shaky incision on purpose, because palm lines are never completely straight” which proves just how serious surgeons are taking this new craze.

Can it Change your Destiny?

An interesting trend has sprung up regarding palm surgery with men and women both opting for longer lines but for very different reasons. Women tend to want their love or marriage line made longer whereas men wish to have their money and success line extended. Despite the different alterations their motive remains the same, to change their future, but does it work?

The effect of the procedure altering your fortunes, is of course uncertain but many people who have undergone the surgery claim that their luck has changed since their palm lines have been altered. It will be intriguing to see what 2014 has in store for the cosmetic surgery industry and whether or not these latest trends continue to spread worldwide.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Beauty, Giveaway, Luxury, POSHGLAM

Tweet this Giveaway |@KloraneUSA Dry Shampoo

Screen Shot 2014 10 15 at 6.25.24 PM Tweet this Giveaway |@KloraneUSA Dry ShampooEver wake up too late for school or work and rush out the door with dirty hair? Klorane has the solution for freshening up your locks last minute. It’s perfect for a busy lifestyle!

The gentle dry shampoo with oat milk is available in a travel-friendly size making cleansing and volumizing between regular shampoos even more convenient. Simply shake, spray and brush — hair is left clean, soft and full of volume with a light, refreshing scent. A cult favorite among celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Karlie Kloss, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Rashida Jones and legendary Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, it is also the go-to dry shampoo for celebrity hairstylists Rob Talty and Tony Chavez. This easy-to-use product is available in the travel-friendly 1.06 ounce bottle, a 3.2 ounce size and a 1.7 ounce non-aerosol, eco-friendly bottle.

Klorane is giving away a bottle of this beauty to a lucky POSHGLAM Reader. All you have to do is Tweet this Giveaway @POSHGLAM on twitter and follow the steps below:

1) Tweet the Giveaway Post, and tag @POSHGLAM on Twitter
2) Snap a #Selfie on your phone and post it to Instagram or Twitter with the #POSHGLAM Hashtag
3) Send the Instagram or Twitter url to: via email with “Klorane Giveaway” in the Subject

Deadline: October 29th, 2014. Good luck!

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Fashion, POSHGLAM, Sponsored

7 Things to Remember in Picking a Prom Dress

prom 785x525 7 Things to Remember in Picking a Prom DressThe majority of senior high school girls find it time-consuming and baffling to pick a prom dress. They often spend lots of time shopping for the finest dress – and why not, when every girl there wants to look beautiful and elegant when they arrive at the venue? Your dress can make or break your prom night experience. So to help choose the best dress for the prom, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

1. Always Consider your Body Type

Girls often forget to consider their body type when choosing a prom dress. Sure, there are a handful of posts that can give you ideas about what’s hot and trending in 2015, but the painful truth is that not all of those trending styles will fit every body type. There are different body types, such as pear shape, apple shape, hour-glass, triangle, ruler and inverted triangle body. Find out what’s your body type, then it will be easier to pick the right style of prom dress.

2. Pick the Color that Complements your Skin Tone

Look through fashion magazines and articles to research which colors complement your skin. Girls with fairer complexions may opt for pastels and softer colors to further enhance their look. The color choices often include, ocean blue, light raspberry, corals, soft tangerine, white and champagne. Dark-skinned girls may choose cobalt, light yellow, ruby-red and electric orange to bring out the natural shine and glow of the skin. Girls with medium skin tone can go for cream, dove-gray, light blue and beige for a brighter feel.

3. Check your Budget

Decide how much you are willing to spend for the dress a few months before the prom. This way you can allot a budget for it and avoid overspending. The price of prom dress often ranges from $100 to $1,050. However, it is possible to find stylish prom dresses with below $100 price tag at shops that are on sale. The best thing to do is to visit at least five stores, so you can compare the prices.

4. Do not be an Impulsive Buyer

Girls can be impulsive buyers as they tend to immediately buy the item that catches their eyes. But, this is not advisable if you are looking for a prom dress. Think of the “what if” scenario. What if after you bought a prom dress you found another dress that is more flattering. Are you going to buy the other dress? Check out different shops and see what they have, then you may narrow your search until you find the right one.

5. Do not Pick the Trending Style

Avoid choosing a style that everyone else will have. If you are fond of buying the hottest style of dresses that are featured in the magazines, don’t do this in choosing a prom dress. Chances are, one or two girls will wear that dress to the prom. You do not want to attend your prom seeing other girls donning the same dress that you have. Look wider and deeper on what style suits you and not the trending one.

6. Never Compromise Comfort

A common mistake in choosing a prom dress is opting for the one that isn’t comfortable to wear. Pick a dress that is not too revealing, so you will not spend the entire night pulling down your skimpy dress. An ideal prom dress is not too tight nor too loose, too long or too short, and too much embellished that you will find it hard to sit down because of bulging decorations. Enjoy the night by wearing a dress that won’t bother you.

7. Plan Ahead

Give yourself ample time to plan what dress to wear to the prom. One or two months prior to the prom is enough time for you to start looking for that perfect dress. It should never be that difficult, especially with so many stores you can find, such as the Prom Outfitters. When you find the right dress, it is surefire that you will have a memorable prom experience.

Prom is a major part of high school life; hence everyone should be at their best. Remember that wearing the wrong dress can ruin everything and can hunt your memory for years. So how do you like to look at your prom party?

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