Confessions of a Shopaholic is Out!

February 13, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Entertainment

isla fisher in confessions of a shopaholic

Calling all fashionistas! Bring your girlfriends or drag out your boyfriends today! Confessions of a Shopaholic is out and I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of fashion eye candy for us to indulge in. I plan on seeing it and will let you guys know if it's good. If you happen to see it before me, leave a comment and tell me your thoughts!

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isla fisher and sasha cohen Isla Fisher
This girl is so super cute. I loved her in Wedding Crashers and Definitely, Maybe among many other films. Her baby daddy is the very funny Sasha Baron Cohen, otherwise known as Borat. I wonder if he'll break out the mankini swimsuit for her for Valentine's Day. These two are such a funny couple, I wonder if they still make each other laugh or is it annoying when you have to live with Borat? I wouldn't think so, I love funny men! Did I ever mention I have a thing for comedians and magicians? Yea, it's weird.

hugh dancy and claire danes Hugh Dancy
This British actor is UK's most talented up and coming actor. He totally reminds me of a younger Colin Firth of Bridget Jones's Diary (You know, Mark Darcy) and a little bit of Orlando Bloom. Do you see it? Hugh Dancy has been in films such as Black Hawk Down, King Arthur and Basic Instinct 2. He is currently engaged to Claire Danes and his Star Popularity meter on IMDB is up 328% right now due to the movie. Interesting...I'm sure I will have a huge crush on him after I watch the movie. And if he pulled a rabbit out of his hat...it would be over.

krysten ritter Krysten Ritter
Now I'm not too familiar with Krysten Ritter. But she was on 27 Dresses and has done a lot of TV work including "Til Death" and "The Gilmore Girls". Krysten was discovered in a mall by Elite Model Managment (that's why it's good to go shopping alllll the time. You never know who you may run into). She traveled the globe to do her modeling, but quit to focus on her acting, writing and music. I'm sure we will see more of her as she is currently working on many other projects.

I'm so excited you guys! I can't wait to see all of the clothes! I bet the stylist on this set had a lot of fun and I am definitely going to let you guys know what I thought of the movie. Stay tuned!!

5 Stylish & Trendy Hats For Guys

February 13, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Ask the Guys

Men have been sporting hats way before women. It was first used as protective headgear, then as a status symbol, and now more importantly as a fashion accessory. I love this because I don't think guys have enough accessories to choose from like women do. So I'm glad that a lot of guys are sporting the baseball hats regularly. But what if you want to venture into some cooler hats to top off your look? Well, lucky for you there are so many styles to choose from. Here are 5 of my favorites.

1. The Newsboy Cap
If a beret and a baseball hat had a baby, their love child would be a newsboy cap (also known as a Gatsby Cap.). This hat does not discriminate against age as it looks good on guys of all ages. Ashton Kutcher is looking very well put together here and I'm glad we're not seeing him with his usual trucker hats. His angular features offsets the roundness of the top of the hat and it compliments him perfectly. Go with a more dressed up look like Ashton did, or pair a newsboy cap with a casual t-shirt and jeans situation. It works with almost anything and everything.

ashton kutcher wearing a newsboy cap

Dress up your newsboy cap like Ashton Kutcher.

 

2. The Flat Cap 
The flat cap is very similar to the newsboy cap, but it's cleaner and more structured. It's as if someone couldn't figure out how to wear the beret, so they added a stiff brim to hold it in place. I am one of those people who find that berets can be annoying to fiddle around with, so I'm glad they came out with the flat hat that has more rhyme and reason to it. I love this style because it trends up any outfit and it is flattering on most face shapes. Brad Pitt is no exception. He looks very stylish wearing this flat cap, paired with a simple black tee and jacket. But what doesn't look good on Brad?

Brad Pitt looking very stylish with his flat cap.

Brad Pitt looking very stylish with his flat cap.

 

3. The Cowboy Hat
Some girls really like the John Wayne cowboy look. For me, a cowboy hat only looks hot without the cowboy boots and tight jeans. I know I use David Beckham a lot as an example, but he's just really good at this stuff isn't he? Anyhoo, I love the simple white tank and baggy jeans. I'm even liking the sling pack or murse he's wearing. The result: a very relaxed and effortless look. So if you feel like going for a more casual look, consider cowboy hats like these to complete your ensemble.

Pair a cowboy hat with a white tank and baggy jeans.

Pair a cowboy hat with a white tank and baggy jeans.

 

4. The Fedora Hat
I love the fedora hat when worn with just a t-shirt and jeans. If you were to wear it with a dressier outfit, it might look too much like a costume. With a simple t-shirt, jeans and some appropriate necklaces or leather bracelets, give yourself a more rocker look, as Johnny Depp so successfully shows off here. You should definitely add a fedora hat like this to your collection if you want to have more rustic and edgy style. It's the perfect accessory!

Johnny Depp knows how to wear a fedora.

Johnny Depp knows how to wear a fedora.

 

5. The Beanie
T.I. is looking very tough sporting the beanie in this pic. It's funny how the beanie started off as a dorky hat, made with felt and a propeller on top. It's now worn as a street look and the results are hot. Now I have seen the beanie worn on the red carpet by rockers and musicians, but they are the exception. I think this look is better paired with everyday wear. Note: Do not pull the beanie too low over your eyes as a driving precaution. Plus it just looks stupid.

He can do whatever he likes.

He can do whatever he likes.

Links à la Mode Feb 12th: The Independent Fashion Blogger Roundup

February 12, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Independent Fashion Bloggers For Feb 12th, 2009.

Does Smooth Away Really Work?

February 10, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Hair & Makeup

smooth away padsIf you've read my Hair Removal Techniques post, you'll learn that with beauty comes pain. But not with the Smooth Away! Ok, I'll admit... when I first saw the commercial for Smooth Away on TV, I was a bit skeptical.  Then I was walking around at one of those expos where you can actually try the product and I was STILL skeptical.  They did a demonstration on a small area of my arm. At first I thought it was cool -- until I looked at the side of my arm and it looked like my hair was still there.  So I immediately thought, "This doesn't work, it's just another gimmick". Then I recently went to Walgreens and I stumbled upon Smooth Away once again.  For only $9.99, I thought, fine!  I'll try it again.  It says that it exfoliates your skin, so if it doesn't remove the hair, at least my skin will be silky smooth, right?  Well I took it home and tried it on one arm and the results were night and day!  The arm that I used Smooth Away on was smooth like a baby's butt and there were no signs of any hair, while the other arm was still rough, dry and hairy.  So then I went crazy and used it all over my body and now I frickin love this product!  Not only do the mini crystals file down the hair, it exfoliates away any dead or dry skin, leaving you feeling super smooth and soft.  I'm curious to see how long it takes for the hair to grow back. So far, it's been a week and nothing.  Of course results vary, but this is a super easy and painless way to remove your hair and exfoliate your skin.  You have to have to have to try this product.  I love it!!!

Note: when you go to purchase this product, do not order from their website or commercial!  It's a complete rip off when they say they'll give you 2 sets for $14.99+shipping and handling.  A lot of bad reviews came up for this product simply because people ended up paying like $50, which is way too much.  You can purchase Smooth Away for much less on eBay (do not pay more than $10 for 10 pads) or at your local Walgreens/CVS store.  Happy filing your hairs aways!