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Best of Spring 2013 Designer Campaigns

Favorite of the Week

“Look” 4 FashionHoroscope 5 Luxury Room Makeovers 7 diy! Antique Mercury Glass 12 Get the

Tricks 14 The Guide 18 In Culinary Fashion With 22 Watermelon Juice 23 Makeup

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Get the “LOOK” of DOLCE & GABBANA prints with Spring and Summer Dresses that have floral patterns and stripes. You will see the print mimiced in stores this season. Set a budget, whatever it is, and hit up your favorites for style and print.

The Lime Leopard

Alice & Trixie at The Webb

Yigal Azrouel at Balliets Swedish Hasbeens at Heirloom Shoe

Adelina by Isola Pink Sugar Shoe Boutique

Mel’s Kloset Norman


FASHION HOROSCOPE

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Aries: Throwing yourself into your social life will bring a healthy reprieve, giving you a chance to dress up and have some fun. You’ll enjoy those moments when you can dress down and simply chill out. Taurus: Your secret weapon this week is Venus, giving you an innate sense of style that allows you to create the right professional image for every occasion. Gemini: Sense of adventure is going to make its way into your fashion choices this week, where you’ll want to do your own thing in your own way, experimenting to find a new look for this new chapter, that fits with the new you. Cancer: You’re waking up to the fact that life is too short to sweat the small stuff and if changing your look or changing things up on the fashion front feels like it belongs in the ‘too hard’ basket then it probably does. Leo: You are in danger of creating fashion emergencies where there are none this week. Raise the bar and live up to the best version of who you are inside. Be yourself. Dump false expectations. Virgo: If you moved into the year with New Year resolutions to trim down, tone up and drop a dress size or two, only to find that they have gone by the wayside, it’s more a case that you got the timing wrong. Set some new, but more realistic resolutions and start again. Libra: Bring more romance and colour into every aspect of your life. Chances are you’ll find that you’re drawn to bright colours or accessories that bring some of the bling and the fun back into fashion and into your life. Scorpio: While you’ll find that your romantic and creative passions kick in this week, it may take a week or two for this to make its way to your fashion focus, especially when time is short and it becomes destined for the ‘too hard’ basket. What you will find though is that in those moments when you want to escape it all that dressing up and putting more colour, glam and pasFan submitted items! sion into your fashion choices will provide the perfect refuge.

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Sagittarius: A picture paints a 1000 words. Turn your fashion choices into a statement, with care needed to be taken to ensure that you’re sending the right message at the right time. Capricorn: Boost your confidence, which in turn will attract opportunities and good things across all the currencies in your life. Easiest way to get confidence is to look confident. Aquarius: All of a sudden you’re not only ready to bring more fun and colour into your life and your fashion choices, but a preoccupation with the past has run its course. You’re finally ready for a new look for this new solar and calendar year. Pisces: Bring a more nostalgic bias to your fashion tastes. Go down fashion’s memory lane on a sightseeing trip, giving you a chance to draw inspiration from the past.

Earrings at Kokopelli at Northpark Mall Kokopelliokc.com


In Northpark Mall 12100 N. May Ave. (405) 607-0887 keedoclothes.net


LUXURY ROOM MAKEOVERS Dining Room Like NYC St. Regis Hotel

Interpret This Look

Color: Gray, Slate and your favorite variety of blue - teal, sky blue, navy. You choose! White crown molding sets the colors off with matching table. The panel molding can be precut at Home Depot/Lowes for you. The flooring should be a pattern of checks, diamonds or scrolls of some type. It will set the room and is a very important “finisher� being that there are lots of solids. Your drapes should be a slate variation. The white sheers behind the drapes continues the brightening of the room. Furnishings are mirrored consoles or buffets. The dining room table should definitely be white. Bring pattern into the room with the chair seat coverings. Wall decor can be framed art, mirrors or sconces, making sure you play off the bright walls with contrast. Finish off the room with an ornate chandelier or go modern with a globe style. If you want to play down feminity, a large shade chandelier would be nice.


LUXURY ROOM MAKEOVERS Bedroom Like NYC St. Regis Hotel

Interpret This Look

This room uses pops of gray/white, slate and blue green. Again, any variation of blues would work. The panel molding interior can be paint or fabric. One of the easiest ways to put fabric on a wall is with undiluted starch in a spray bottle. Spray wall, a few sections at a time; place fabric and smooth. Place panel molding and you are done. It’s very easy to remove and does not pull paint off the wall. The reddish chandelier breaks up the color palette a bit. There are lots of choices for lighting for this type of room, although it is best to choose lighting that pops and doesn’t just blend in. The multi-colored patterned couch could also be comfy, plump chairs. Definitely use a patterned fabric to break up the solids. Flanking the bed are mirrored bedside consoles and slate footstools to finish it off. If you have the room, adding a desk or dressing table is nice. A white washed console with a piece of glass on top is luxurious and reflects light. The Art! This installation can be as easy as a mix of plates or if you have a series of pictures or other unique art objects. The key is placement. You can center it over the headboard if you want, but jump outside the norm and try this.


LUXURY ROOM MAKEOVERS Bedroom Like NYC St. Regis Hotel

Interpret This Look

This room uses pops of gray/white, slate and blue as well but adds rich golds and dark wood. The pictures below are two different rooms with the same bed style, yet different accessories and paneling. The bed crown over the bed, holds the fabric. Make sure the fabric is lined with a contrasting color or pattern. You can get bed crowns on Ebay, Horchow and Amazon. Room one uses fancy panel molding to frame the fabric. This can easily be done by using panel molding to frame fabric and then place wood rosettes in the corners. These rooms are very rich and lush. For lighting, definitely stick with the crystal chandelier unless you want to tone it down a bit. Room two incorporates rich wood tones with the desk and tables. Playing gold off neutral colors is the best way to not look gaudy but luxurious. Flanking the bed in Bedroom one are simple tables with fabric and glass on the top. I like the use of this type of bedside table because you can change out the fabric anytime. In addition to the tables, swing wall sconces finish off this beautiful bed. For more unique room ideas, check out houzz.com. Use their ideas or upload your own. For luxurious furniture, check out locals: Emory Anne Interiors, Heenan’s, 30A Home, Winterhouse Interiors, Suburban Comtemporary Furniture. Luxe Objects and Notting Hill.


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Antique Mercury Glass!

diy board Transform any piece of glass into a beautiful decor update with an antiqued mercury glass style finish. Once you have practiced on glass jars, use the same treatment to update glass lamps or lights, as well as serving trays. Materials: Various glass containers (must be glass) Spray bottle Water White vinegar Krylon looking glass spray, paper towels, newspaper or other protective covering. Cover outside area where you will be working. Thoroughly clean and dry all glass pieces. Fill a spray bottle with 1 part water to 1 part white vinegar and shake to combine. Set nozzle of spray bottle to it’s finest mist setting. Put on any protective gloves or masks you wish to use. First gently spray a fine mist of vinegar/water on the outside of your glass container; you are looking for small droplets of water that bead up and do not run. Follow up the water/ vinegar spray almost immediately with a gentle and even layer of the metallic spray. Let dry one minute and gently blot with a paper towel for the pattern you want. Repeat the process two more times. Let dry 3 hours. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE INDEPTH DETAILS!


Makeup Tricks! I love makeup tricks. Some of them work and some don’t. I have a few things that I obsess over and one of them is a very thin upper lip with lines. You would think I smoke, but I never have been a smoker. I’ve tried lots of things and getting very close to a filler but, I’m still not too hip on that yet although I have no problem with it. Here are three of my favorite makeup tricks or tips. Whatever you want to call them. All three I have tried personally with great results. By the way, I do not care for powder to set my makeup because of dry skin. Lilly Stone of Sooo Lilly turned me on to Model in a Bottle to set my makeup and it truly works. My makeup stays on all day long.

Plush, Billowy Lips Grab a colorless lip balm with shimmer, and apply it to the skin just above your cupid’s bow — the area below your nose and between the peaks of your top lip. Adding light to that area creates the illusion of larger lips. Then apply a moisturizing lipstick. Hydrating ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, bind pout-plumping water to your mouth. Make sure it has a high-shine finish; matte versions don’t reflect light. Finish with a swipe of the shimmery balm on the center of your bottom lip.

Flawless Skin After moisturizing, spread on a light primer with silica, which has a filling effect. Choose a liquid foundation with silicone (match your neck). Avoid luminous or matte ones (they make the skin appear either too moist or too flat to be natural). Blend downward toward the perimeter of your face. Slenderize your face by using a slightly lighter foundation in a V-shape in the center of your face (center forehead, nose, chin and inner cheeks). Use a damp sponge to tap face, removing excess and blending. HIde imperfections with a fine-tipped brush, dab a solid concealer over blemishes or dark spots that are still visible. Set makeup with translucent powder or MODEL IN A BOTTLE, makeup setting spray from SoooLilly. com or go by at Kokopellis. Lilly will also teach you techniques!

Dramatic Lower Lashes It can be difficult to get mascara on your lower lashes without clumps or smudges. This is definitely a “trick”. Scrape off excess mascara from the brush and apply one coat. Use a wet eyeliner brush to apply charcoal-colored powder in lashlike strokes on top of the bottom lashes and a little under the bottom eye lids. For a fast application, Clinique and Maybelline both make a mini-brush mascara that is perfect for tiny bottom eyelashes.


YOUTHFUL EYES: The skin around your eyes is thin and for many, it’s the first area to show signs of aging. TNS ILLUMINATING EYE CREAM® Growth factors and peptides work synergistically to reduce the appearance fine lines and wrinkles. Reduces the appearance of dark circles. Helps to improve firmness and resiliency.

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Signature Skin Care Edmond Longevity in South OKC LUMIERE BIO-RESTORATIVE EYE CREAM with PSP® by Neocutis is formulated with 30% more PSP®, the most complete blend of Human Growth Factors, Cytokines and Interleukins available to smooth and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has also been rated as the #1 eye cream by Instyle Magazine. Brenda Livingston at Dawkins Dermatology North OKC PEPTOXYL EYE TREATMENT This intensive treatment for the eye area increases micro-circulation, decreases puffiness, strengthens capillary walls to reduce undereye darkness and reinforces the structure and flexibility of collagen and elastin for firmer more resilient skin. After 8 weeks of use, clinical testing shows a 15% reduction in wrinkle depth. Lilly Stone SoooLilly.com


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Mushroom Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Yield : 10 cups Servings : 6-8 Prep Time : 15m Cook Time : 30m Ready In : 45m 2 T. olive oil or coconut oil ½ Medium Onion, slivered (about 1¼ cups) 1 c. quinoa (uncooked) 4 Large Garlic Cloves, chopped 2 large red potatoes, chopped into bite size pieces 2 large carrots, chopped into very small pieces 12-16 oz. sliced mushrooms 8 c. vegetable broth (2 boxes) 1 T. fresh thyme 1 t. salt ½ t. pepper 1. In a heavy soup kettle or dutch oven, add oil and heat, then add the onions. 2. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until translucent. 3. Add the quinoa and garlic, and sauté for another 2 minutes. 4. Stir in the mushrooms and saute another 5 minutes. then add the broth. 5. Add the potatoes and carrots and bring the soup to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, cover, and continue to simmer 15 minutes.. 6. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add in the fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Serve with crusty warmed bread for dipping.

in culinary fashion with Katie Johnstonbaugh, Dishin and Dishes dishinanddishes.com

Author of Food Lovers Guide to Oklahoma Availabe on Amazon

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Watermelon Juice is good for you, easy to make and helps aid weightloss. 1 small sweet, organic watermelon (a 6 pounder will do) 1 small lime, juiced Cut in fourths. Scrape out watermelon seeds if not seedless. Scoop out watermelon and place in a blender. Blend until pulverized. Squeeze your lime into the blended watermelon and blend once more for a few seconds. Done!


If you would like to submit topics for future weeklies on fashion, lifestyle or beauty, please feel free and include your information on any local business where you shop. Also, I am always looking for photo submissions on “street style�, which basically is what are you wearing that is fashionable? Take a picture, describe the outfit and where you bought the pieces and send it to: noseyparkerokc@yahoo.com

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