Archive for March, 2012
What to wear to be on trend ~ By Donna Kato.
How to choose the right swimsuit for your body ~ By Donna Kato. Beach bod or beach blob? A flattering swimsuit can make a big difference. “It’s brutal, the process of finding a suit,” says Lynn Werner, the designer behind swim separates company Lynnina in Corte Madera. There’s only so much a bathing suit can [...]
Back in the day, in pursuit of hair nirvana, I occasionally slept in soft curlers. But in my sleep I was tearing them out and throwing them across the room until they were all MIA… …and when I was awake I came to the realization the only other person in the world who still wears [...]
More sunshine means less foundation… …and most likely a different color than you wore all winter. Finding “the three C’s” (color, consistency and coverage) that suit your skin tone and texture can be as draining as finding the right jeans. Especially if you shop at drug stores that don’t allow you to first try them [...]
For spring, we’re seeing a lot more color in fashion and makeup. Sultry metallics. Candied lips. Authentic-looking bronzing, achieved with soft golden powders. To look lit from within, try a pop of color on your lips, whether it’s of-the-moment coral or fuschia. A transparent wash is more flattering than a full-on matte shade. And gold [...]
Don Draper and his stylish entourage of advertising executives and spiffily-dressed secretaries–actually promoted to copy writers and office managers now–are back Sunday with a new season of secrets and style. The sixties-era fashion in the series has had women yearning for the clothes worn by their mothers and grandmothers. In a bit of serendipity, current [...]
Severe and inaccessible might describe his aesthetic but Jean-Paul Gaultier is neither. The man whose cone bras for Madonna has become an iconic reference to the 1990s was warm and charmingly French during a visit Wednesday to the Academy of Art University where he received an honorary degree before an adoring crowd of fashion students. [...]
Tout le monde turned out when Neiman Marcus threw a party on March 8 to celebrate its opening at Broadway Plaza. Ticket proceeds went to four local charities: Diablo Regional Arts Association (DRAA), the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Monument Crisis Center and The Taylor Family Foundation. NM’s 42nd store boasts almost 86,000 square feet [...]
See scenes from 100 Women Charitable Foundation’s presentations by grant finalists before members cast their votes.
I never went to my prom. At the time, it didn’t seem like I missed out on much but over the years I’ve felt a little pang that I didn’t participate in such an important high school rite of passage. So, when my friend Stacy asked if I might consider taking her 16-year-old daughter shopping [...]