Have you ever wondered why some of your jeans with stretch keep their shape and others don’t? Or how a label even gets started when it comes to designing your denim? We wanted to find out — and luckily, we had the chance to sit down with Michael Griffin, the Product Director of Lucky Brand. He explained everything that goes into the perfect pair of jeans, from inception to testing to how you can make sure you take home the pair that’s best for your shape and style.
We have that interview for you here.
“Warm Up Your Interior During Cold Winter Months”
The winter is the longest of all seasons, and just happens to be the coldest, too. So, chances are you will be spending less time chilling outside, and more time getting cozy inside. Michael Craig of dinette.com shares his expert tips on how you can warm up your interior with just a couple simple steps!
Cold weather is cuddle weather – whether you’re alone on the couch watching TV or snuggling with your loved one, nothing warms up your couch like a new throw. Make sure it’s soft and snuggly to keep toes toasty on cold nights.
Add warm color to your interior, such as a warm red or hunter green. These colors will breath new life into your space and perk up your mood. Match your new throw with fun throw pillows that complement the warmer color scheme.
Light always warms up any space. Add some snazzy, new lamps to brighten up any dull or dark areas.
There is no better way to add some life to the cold dreariness of winter than by adding a plant. Not only will it provide warmth but you’ll also get the added bonus of clean oxygen produced by your new green friend – genius!
Like a hot cup of coffee warms you up from the inside, furniture in warm wood tones and finishes such Cappuccino can heat up a kitchen or breakfast nook. Add microfiber or fabric covered cushions to create a barrier between your warm body and cold seats.
Finally, an inexpensive and practical way to warm up your space is to cover up your wood and tile floors with rugs and runners. Not only will you liven up the space – your feet will be thankful on those cold winter mornings.
Here’s to warming up your winter!
Perfect Gifts For Your Loved Ones (Guys and Gals) On VALENTINE’S DAY
GREAT GIFTS FOR YOUR MAN
Clubhouse shirt in Ash, $92
Norway Crew in Grey, $92
life/after/denim designs and crafts clothing in which to live your life, creating classic pieces that seamlessly fit into your wardrobe.
More colors and styles available at: http://www.lifeafterdenim.com
*Available for purchase at: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com or http://www.revolveclothing.com
Boxer and Sox Set, $35
LISTEN UP GUYS, LADIES ITEMS HERE!
Make this Valentine’s Day extra sweet with gifts for your special gal!
Spoil your sweetheart to relaxation and perfection at Blushington, a makeup and beauty lounge located on Sunset Blvd. Go to http://www.blushington.com to select an amount for one of their gift cards where your lady can choose from one of their six signature makeup looks. Make-up applications are only $35.
LA MER COLLECTIONS
You don’t always have to be late to be fashionable!
Coral Gold Tokyo Crystal Chain Wrap, $175
Fuschia Washed Leather Gold Laptop Case, $128
More colors and styles available at http://www.lamercollections.com
Let these jewels add glamour to your look this Valentine’s Day
Love Stack Bangles, $77.50
Moon and Star Locket Ring, $55
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Tribal print is going to be hot for spring 2012. It pairs beautifully with bold jewel tones.
Torn by Ronny Kono Celine Native Skirt, $143 at www.singer22.com
Sunset Print Tunic Dress, $36.99 at www.shopruche.com
Bootie-licious – A Chic Update To Your New Year’s Ensemble
At this point, some of us are either still hunting down that stand-out outfit for New Year’s Eve, or trying to find the perfect finishing touches to add that certain wow-factor. Whether you’re planning to rock the skin-tight bandage dress trend, or shimmery metallic skirt, there’s no better way to add a touch of cool to your ensemble than with the sexy peep-toe bootie, like this new style from Aruna Seth. Aruna’s Seth’s ‘Kollya’ Ankle boot, available in Black leather and Grey suede with removable Swarovski-encrusted Butterfly embellishment. The perfect touch to complete your New Year’s Eve look!
Aruna Seth’s ‘Kollya’ Ankle Boot, Retail for $995.00
Available at: http://www.arunaseth.com/products-page/boots/
About Aruna Seth:
Aruna Seth designs shoes that appeal to the inner-princess in every woman. The collection of timeless designs includes Swarovski-embellished stilettos, chic ballerina flats, pumps and exquisite, fur-trimmed après ski boots. Handmade in Northern Italy six at a time, each design is embellished with diamante, taffeta frills or ornate bows to truly spoil. Aruna Seth London shoes are all about luxury – produced in small quantities with the highest quality materials and offering clients a special footwear experience. For more information, please visit www.arunaseth.com
Celebrities seen in Aruna Seth heels include Pippa Middleton, Nikki Reed, Katherine Heigl, Carrie Underwood, Princess Eugene and Princess Beatrice, Sophia Bush, Goldie Hawn, Catt Sadler and actress Sara Rue.
It’s not too late to get a steal of a deal on a puffer jacket! They’re a hot trend this winter season.
Xersion Women’s Down Coat, $49.99 at www.jcp.com
Old Navy Women’s Lightweight Frost Free Jacket, $22.99 at www.oldnavy.com
Before she became Lana Del Rey, she was known as Elizabeth Grant. This crooner’s voice will captivate you. Her music is a throwback to the days of jazz and pinup girls. Lana’s style fits right in with her flirty dresses and pointy toe shoes.
Your Look for Less:
Neon Heart Lace Tube Dress, $50 at www.generalpants.com.au
Asos Platform Peep-Toe Shoe, $91 at www.asos.com
Painted Moon Amaryllis Lace Collared Dress, $60 at www.generalpants.com.au