Posts Written On May 08, 2012

Really Friggin Excited for @DitaVonTeese Make Up

There is no one more perfect that Dita Von Teese and her perfect shape, skin, hair and makeup is what makes her such a phenomenal beauty icon.  Now you can have a lil bit of Dita in your life!  Her first make up line launched in Munich last week.

Growing up as a shy, blonde girl in Michigan Dita Von Teese always dreamed to be like her idols, Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth. To this day, Dita travels without a professional team of stylists. “I am a make-up artist and am used to doing everything by myself – thus I stay independent and have the chance to create a look exactly the way I want.”


The most important makeup tip shared by Dita is “Practice until you can do every step in the routine without thinking.” Dita loves to experiment with colors trying new things. It was quite natural, therefore that she tested the product at all stages of her line’s
development and giving samples to other top make-up artists for feedback. “I know that my products have an exceptional quality and I am proud to have my name on them.” Is there ever a day that Dita goes without make-up?
On rare occasions, yes- but only when she is ill and has to stay in bed. Dita doesn’t accept any other excuse for being without cosmetics. Even at home, she still wears the red lipstick she is famous for. For a casual, easy 2-minute make-up look, she uses powder, her lipstick and sunglasses – perfect for a stroll through the flea markets or to go grocery shopping. A full make-up application takes about 30 minutes – due to her practice. “I don’t ever wear make-up in bed – I seduce with it, but for my intimate moments behind the closed doors, I show my naked face.”


Why did she get into Burlesque? Because she wanted to do something forbidden, unconventional and wanted to break the taboo of stripping. “When I started 20 years ago Burlesque was neither chic nor established, so I developed my own style and make
it sophisticated and glamorous.”


Later in the evening, Dita appeared in an oversized golden powder box on stage and demonstrated what she is so well known for. Dressed in a royal-blue corsage and a coquette fluffy tutu, she was the incarnation of beauty. Aside from her sexual power and erotic fascination, there was a touch of innocence that is part of the Dita von Teese mystique.

(coverage and image credit: beautypress.com)

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Terracotta Warriors @discoveryts and the China Institute

6 FEET TALL. 2,000 YEARS OLD. 1 EMPEROR’S LEGACY.

Direct from China, discover the legend behind the authentic terracotta soldiers with a fascinating journey back to the days of China’s first emperor — before and after his epic rule. Marvel at the life-size warriors up close and in person, alongside an exclusive collection of over 200 treasures and artifacts from ancient China. Now through August 26th.

In 1979 – my mom first saw the Terracotta Warriors in Xian while she was on a business trip in China. 30 years later, she went to check out the exhibit at the Discovery Museum here in New York City for the second time with Tai – a history lover!

The Terracotta Army or the “Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses”, is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife, and to make sure that he had people to rule over.

The Terracotta Army was discovered in the spring of 1974 to the east of Xi’an in Shaanxi province by a group of farmers when they were digging a water well around 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the Qin Emperor’s tomb mound at Mount Li (Lishan),[2][3] a region riddled with underground springs and watercourses. For centuries, there had been occasional reports of pieces of terracotta figures and fragments of the Qin necropolis – roofing tiles, bricks, and chunks of masonry – having been dug up in the area.This most recent discovery prompted Chinese archaeologists to investigate, and they unearthed the largest pottery figurine group ever found in China.


A collection of 120 objects from the mausoleum and 20 terracotta warriors were displayed at the British Museum in London as its special exhibition “The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army” from 13 September 2007 to April 2008. This Terracotta Army exhibition made 2008 the British Museum’s most successful year ever, and made the British Museum the United Kingdom’s top cultural attraction between 2007–08. The exhibition also brought in the most visitors to the British Museum since the King Tutankhamun exhibition in 1972. It was reported that the initial batch of pre-bookable tickets to the Terracotta Army exhibition sold out so fast that the museum extended the exhibition until midnight on Thursdays to Sundays. According to The Times, many people had to be turned away from the exhibition, despite viewings until midnight. During the day of events to mark the Chinese New Year, the crush was so intense that the gates to the museum had to be shut. The Terracotta Army has been described as the only other set of historic artifacts (along with the remnants of ruins of the RMS Titanic) which can draw a crowd simply on the back of the name alone.

A number of terracotta warriors and other artifacts were exhibited to the public at the Forum de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain between 9 May and 26 September 2004, and it was their most successful exhibition ever. The same exhibition was then presented at the Fundación Canal de Isabel II in Madrid between October 2004 and January 2005 and it was also their most successful ever by number of visitors. In December 2009 – January 2010 the exhibition was shown in the Centro Cultural La Moneda in Santiago de Chile.

The exhibition has traveled to North America and visited museums such as the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, Houston Museum of Natural Science, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, National Geographic Society Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Subsequently the exhibition traveled to Sweden and was hosted in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities between 28 August 2010 and 20 January 2011. An exhibition entitled ‘The First Emperor – China’s Entombed Warriors’, presenting 120 artefacts from the First Emperor’s burial site, was hosted at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), between 2 December 2010 and 13 March 2011.  An exhibition entitled “L’Empereur guerrier de Chine et son armée de terre cuite” (“The Warrior-Emperor of China and his terracotta army”), featuring artifacts including statues from the First Emperor’s mausoleum, was hosted by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from 11 February 2011 to 26 June 2011.

(dates and facts via Wikipedia)

Currently they are at New York City’s Discovery Museum Time Square and you can check it out http://www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/terracotta-warriors

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Say Something with @LFTMCollective

T-shirts are a great staple. You can dress them up with heels or under a blazer, dress them down or look cute and work out in them. These unique T-shirts from Lifetime Collective will help any outfit and starting at $40.

I am a huge fan of T’s that look good with everything!  I am crazy about this quote on this shirt from Lifetime Collective.

So much cute stuff for summer at http://www.lifetimecollective.com

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@TheMakeUpShow x @Jonesmag: A Beautiful Match!

The Makeup Show NYC is excited to announce JONES Magazine as Media Sponsor of this years show.   JONES Magazine and The Makeup Show NYC both cater to beauty enthusiasts who share a penchant for what’s hot, new and yet to be discovered, so naturally this proves to be a perfect collaboration.

In addition, The Makeup Show NYC will feature more than 60 top pro-focused brands, including:  Diamond Sponsor Make Up For Ever, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu Pro, Silver Sponsor Stila, Supporting Sponsors HAUTELOOK, Make-Up Designory, Smashbox, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Alcone and INGLOT Cosmetics, Other Sponsors The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine. In addition, over 60 pro-makeup industry companies including: MAC, Alcone, Senna, Kett Cosmetics, Embryolisse USA, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Kevyn Aucoin, Armour Beauty,Cinema Secrets, to name a few

About Jones Magazine -The JONES demographic is both aspirational and affluent. The executive team at JONES brings unique expertise in reaching the multicultural woman across several media platforms—print, TV, digital, social media and events. From beauty and fashion to distinctive travel destinations, best in home design and food, JONES is the only shopping guide and resource for multi-cultural women. The JONES woman is all about being her own individual, setting trends, looking beautiful and maintaining her sense of beauty and style. Jones Magazine is a division of The NorthStar Group, and distributednationally on newsstands. 

 

About The Makeup ShowThe Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationallyfrom LA, NYC, Chicago, Europe, and Orlando.  Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional.  Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community.  The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business.

The Makeup Show NYC is held on Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 14, 2012 from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY.

For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.

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