Posts Written On September 15, 2012

London Fashion Week @boraaksu

HeyDoYou is in London for the first time attending London Fashion Week. We got invited to the Bora Aksu show a London-based boutique store originally from Turkey.  He says his main inspiration for the Spring 2013 collection mainly came from Queen Victoria’s grand-daughter, Marie, who became the Queen of Romania in 1922. Apparently she mixed in a lot of Romanian culture without breaking away from her British-ness. Everything has a story.

They had some awesome headpieces going on here! Bora says the floral designs came from the love Marie had for her botanical garden in Balchik. Check out my faves:

London Fashion Week is held at the Somerset House this year, right by Covent Garden. it’s a huge space full of pretty people. It basically looks like one huge cool club that everyone wants to be a part of. There’s about a million line-ups for a million things, so you have to ask around to make sure you’re waiting at the right spot. This is England after all, ti’s all very polite. No jumping the line!

Of course, we can’t get through fashion week without some celebrity snap shots. Playboy model Kelly Brook was right in front of me!

That concludes the fun and games for now. Until next time! Cheers, @missamandachen

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New York Fashion Week Wrap Up @thesugarshow

The night will begin at 9pm with an ultra unique press and media hour presentation. Followed by 5 underground breakthrough interactive fashion shows, musical performances by Weho and Stephie Cohen and the Pedestrian, along with New York’s very own, DJ Ultragrrrl (http://ultragrrrl.blogspot.com/) , on the ones and twos to help create that funky Sugar Party vibe! But the fun doesn’t end there, we have personality, Shelly Watson (http://www.shellywatson.com/) , who NY Times calls “Ramnbunctious, over the top and of considerable charm,” hosting the entire evening.

Totally Trashed Fashion (www.facebook.com/TotallyTrashedFashion) + Accessories by Mary Tafuri (www.tafurious.com)

Event producer Timmery Turner

Brittany Hanks http://Www.BrittanyHanks.com







Featured Designers:
Sans Soucie (www.SansSoucie.com)
Candy Rock Couture (www.CandyRockCouture.com)
Featured Artists & Photographers: Diana Contreras (www.dianacontreras.com), Alexandra Seda(www.alexandraseda.com), Poptosis (www.poptosis.etsy.com), Angie Lagou, April Davis(www.deadlycreative.com), Maggie Berg (www.maggieheldberg.com)

Congrats on a great show!

For the next one check out http://www.sugarartandfashionshow.com

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Natural Skincare Solutions @StIvesSkin #freshskin

St. Ives has always been a favorite of mine when it comes to their facial products. They have four lines: Naturally Clear, Fresh Skin, Timeless Skin, and Sensitive Skin.

In their Naturally Clear line (good for oily skin, blemishes from redness and breakouts), they have a Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub. This will help clear breakouts and calm redness. It’s 100% natural green tea, too! Yumm! Fresh Skin (good for combination and normal skin, uneven skin texture) has an amazing Apricot Scrub that will smooth your skin and help exfoliate it. Timeless Skin (good for sensitive skin, loss of elasticity/firmness) has an Apricot Scrub that will tone and firm your skin. The scrub contains AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), revealing your youth. Sensitive Skin (good for, well, sensitive skin, and uneven skin texture) has an Apricot Scrub that will smooth and cleanse your skin. It’s a great exfoliate that you can use daily.

Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub, Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, Timeless Skin Apricot Scrub, Sensitive Skin Apricot Scrub

Did you know apricot is a powerful antioxidant and apricot oil is known for hydrating and nourishing your skin? And did you know green tea is a redness reducer and fights free radicals? So, which one works best for you?

St. Ives helps control my oily skin, especially the t-zone area. The products also leave my skin baby soft. I personally like the green tea scrub. It’s 100% natural green tea but what I would say is I 100% recommend it. Love, love, love…

‘Tweet’ to @StIvesSkin and ‘Like’ on Facebook

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@Rachelkhona for Happy and Healthy Relationships

Rachel Khona, relationship and sex expert, and her tips on making the most of your holidays with your partner.

The holidays should be a joyful time spent with those you love. For those who are looking to spend the holiday with their significant other, it can be tough trying to find the perfect activities that both will enjoy. This holiday season, create several bonding experiences with your partner using the following tips by Rachel Khona as she helps create fun and memorable experiences that couples will enjoy.

See the holiday lights

Hop in the car and take a drive to one of the more festive areas to catch both the garish and the beautiful decorations. Alternatively if you live in a city, you can take a stroll to check out the storefront. You can even take turns rating the houses or storefronts.

Make holiday treats

The holidays are all about baking. Making cookies, pies, and gingerbread houses together actually creates the perfect bonding experience. You have to learn to work together and cooperating. Best case scenario you’ll have delicious new goodies. Worst case scenario you’ll have a funny story to tell later.

Holiday Movie Time

This is the perfect time to whip out all the funny, sappy, and romantic holiday movie. Bad  Santa, The Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life are all possible pics depending on your mood. Snuggle up with a bowl of popcorn and have a marathon movie day.

Decorating the Tree

This is one of the most festive ways to get into the holiday spirit. You can even pick out the tree together. Pour some mulled wine or hot apple cider and get going. You can pick a theme for the tree like Star Wars or the Nutcracker.

 

More About Rachel Khona:

In addition to serving as contributing editor for Vagabond, Rachel Khona has written for Cosmopolitan, Inked, Treats, Richardson, Your Tango, Penthouse magazine, Ask Men and has been consulted for her dating knowledge on radio shows such as “Poundstone Power” and “Broadminded” on Sirius XM, “Love Zone USA”, “Los Originales”, as well as  How About We, Coed Magazine, Sex Lies and Dating, The Grindstone, What’s Wear and Gloss Magazine. She has performed at the Word Bookstore, Inner Monologues, Standard Issue, and Speakeasy Stories.

For more information, please visit www.rachelkhona.com or ask her on Twitter @RachelKhona

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