Friday, December 31, 2010

Print is NOT Dead!

This past year, the world celebrated a new invention that was predicted to change the world of magazines and that was the IPAD!

Although no one can really deny the impact the IPad has had on how we live and breathe fashion one thing is for sure, the high-tech touchscreen has not affected the beloved print magazine as expected. You see, the IPad gave birth to the digital magazine something that glossies such as ELLE, Interview and Glamour all became a part of. However, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, end of year sales for digital magazines have plummeted since their initial debut. For example, GQ's November edition sold its lowest number since its first digital issue and Glamour's sales have dropped 20% since its first digital version in September.

I am all for reinvention and new forms of creativity expression but there is something about a print magazine that is just not captured in a digital magazine. As much as I love online versions of fashion information, when it comes to reading the full magazine, I must say that I favour the print edition and with these statistics it looks like the rest of the world does not disagree. With the way the world is changing the online presence of fashion only continues to evolve and it is nice to see that it can happily coexist with the traditional print magazine.

How do you feel about how the internet has affected print magazines? Let me know in the comments, Facebook and Twitter!

Enjoy!

Amanda
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Photo(s) of the Day: Luscious Lips

                                                                                


When I wear makeup, one of my favourite things to play up are my lips. They are a symbol of sensuality after all and the reason why I find these pictures so inspiring.

The first is from Harper's Bazaar with modern day pin-up girl, Katy Perry showing off ruby red sparkly lips, a look I am sure will be as iconic as the fabulous ruby red slippers. The second photo is a great alternative to the classic red lips. Whenever I want to make a statement with my bee stung lips, I swipe on some magenta lipstick and I am ready for a night on the town! This is also great lip look for all of your upcoming New Year's parties!

What are your favourite makeup tips and tricks? Don't forget to let me know in the comments, Twitter or Facebook!

Enjoy!

Amanda
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How do you live on the fashion side?

There are always so many rules out there that dictate how one should interpret fashion such as, "don't wear white after labour day", "black is always slimming" and "don't even think of wearing heels with cutoff shorts". As fashion followers, we all know that these rules have been broken many a time but are there new ways to interpret fashion rules? Aren't there different ways to think of how we dress?

Awhile back I wrote Amanda's Fashion Spot: Top Ten Commandments of Fashion   and Flare.com has compiled their own commandments from celebrated fashion designers. Here's my favourite quotes:

Jeremy Laing says.......BE YOURSELF! "Forget fashion, just do 'you'...Try different looks until one sticks. Ease is everything."
Charlotte Dellal says.......CELEBRATE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SELF! "It's a bit old-fashioned, but there is something about dressing up during the week rather than just on a Friday night or on the weekend...Also, if you feel like you're having a bad hair day or bad anything day, put on red lipstick and you're always good to go-even if you're feeling a bit lazy."
 Kimberly Newport-Mimran says.......HAVE AN IMAGINATION! "One should not be afraid to experiment; you need to always try things on [in multiple sizes] to see the fit. Do not judge something on the hanger alone."
 Donna Karan says.......WALK THE WALK! "If you have great legs, show them. You can hide the part of your body you don't care for and expose the parts you like. It's not about being 'fat' or 'thin'. A woman's beauty is in how she carries herself."
Prabal Gurung says.......BE A TRAILBLAZER! "Sometimes the best looks come from pairing separates you wouldn't expect together. Trends have to start somewhere."

These couldn't sound better if I have written them myself! Whenever you need some fashion advice or a fashion pick-me-up, remember these five little rules!

What fashion rules do you live by?

Enjoy!

Amanda
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oh la la!: NADA joins the world of perfume

Add this successful and fashionable Canadian designer to the list of designers who love to interpret their fashionable creations in the form of a lovely scent.

Just in time for the holiday season, NADA has created a spicy scent in partnership with the fragrance company, Aromachology. This sexy smell is mixed with honeysuckle, ginger, lotus flower, amber and jasmine notes.

If you would like to get your perfectly manicured hands on this newly coveted item, be sure to check out NADA's pop-up shop at Bayview Village or at her new online boutique.

Enjoy!

Amanda
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