Weight Loss Help with a Probiotic Bacteria

Wouldn’t you like a little weight loss help? A probiotic may be your answer! A recent weight loss research study, published in The British Journal of Nutrition, found one bacteria in particular which promoted a greater weight loss over time, with the ability to keep lost weight off in those who took it as a supplement along with diet.

“According to Angelo Tremblay, (Professor at Universite Laval) probiotics may act by altering the permeability of the intestinal wall. By keeping certain proinflammatory molecules from entering the bloodstream, they might help prevent the chain reaction that leads to glucose intolerance, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.” [Read more…]

Fall-Winter 2016 Chanel Haute Couture

Chanel’s Haute Couture fashions are reminiscent of the late 70’s early 80’s this year. Gaucho’s are back, with long jacket-coats, mostly in tweeds – coarse, fine, embellished and appliqued. Midi-length skirts are definitely there, as are squared and boxy shoulders, high sitting collars and drop waists. There is a feel of a Russian Cossack or two, and the thigh high black boot is everywhere. A few sparkles thrown in with some feathers and flounce, there was much overall body coverage to this year’s presentation.

Most of all, I really liked the runway setting within mock designer-seamstress-tailor open rooms, as the fashion designers worked away, while the models strutted by. Very nice!

Haute Couture Winter /Fall 2016-2017 show

 

Enjoy the show!

Fall 2016 Ready to Wear

The Ralph Lauren Ready to Wear Collection has always been a standby for me. The fabrics are solid, sizing a little roomier for a fuller figure, and colors classic. This year’s fall collection was true to the Ralph Lauren roots:

“The show opened with a passage of neutral looks, and the first models came out wearing billowing high-waisted pants and neatly tailored blazers in shades of beige, a color that has long been a Lauren signature. That monochromatic styling made way for more distinctive themes, starting with the plaid-on-plaid knit tube skirts and fringed capes, and a Navajo-inspired jacket that managed to conjure the outdoorsy spirit of the English countryside and an arid landscape of the American West all at once. One of the most appealing coats in the collection had a cozy, robelike silhouette and was cut from a patchwork of tweeds that could have been swiped straight from Sherlock Holmes’s closet.” Vogue

(For the full show click -> Ralph Lauren.)

Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. I have always loved high waists
http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

High Waist

2. Gauchos or a full skirt?

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Midi length skirt

3. Beautiful blue

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Beautiful Blue Brocade Coat

4. Perfect Fringe

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Just enough fringe

5. Assymetrical bodice – classy

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Asymmetrical Bodice

Kentucky Derby Hats 2016

I love the pomp and silliness of the Kentucky Derby Hat tradition. This year was so fun, and so I lead you to the official Kentucky Derby site for their lovely slideshow of hats. Click on this photo of the four black – white – and – pink girlfriends below to see the ladies and gents hats for this special day! Enjoy!

https://www.kentuckyderby.com/history/traditions/hats

Kentucky Derby Hats 2016!

Spring-Summer 2016 Fashion

Chanel Spring 2016 is showing vibrant colors, bold prints, flowing fabric and many layers.

Love the setting, but not the eye shadow. Interesting shoes, matching bolero hats, and classic Chanel.

Enjoy!

Chanel 2016 Spring-Summer Ready to Wear Show

A Little Bit of Tiffany

While looking for a keepsake piece of jewelry for my daughter recently, I discovered that Tiffany & Co. now offers lovely affordable pieces, allowing ones on a smaller budget to begin a collection.

I really love these basic bead earrings:

Tiffany Bead Earrings

 

How about the classic Return to Tiffany Heart Charm bracelet: [Read more…]

Easy Healthy Self Tanner

Easy Healthy Self Tanner, by Candy Dye

I have a new twist to my nourishing body moisturizer that adds a little color to my hidden-from-the-sun pale skin. This little twist is a creamy veil that I add a little (or a lot) to my dollop of body lotion. It allows me to control level of intensity of color shade, so that as summer goes on, and my skin picks up a little color of it’s own, I can minimize or maximize the color. [Read more…]

Effective Weight Loss Therapy in an Electronic Game?

Effective Weight Loss Therapy in an Electronic Game?

Psychologists look out! There’s a new form of cognitive, visual and behavior therapy coming that may be quicker, easier, less expensive and simpler than weekly therapy. This new “behavior change intervention” in a simple computer game could improve the ease and success of cognitive-behavior therapy for those needing to consistently make better choices leading to healthier lifestyles.

“Psychologists at the University of Exeter and Cardiff University have published a study that shows that participants lost an average of 0.7kg and consumed around 220 fewer calories a day whilst undergoing the week of training.” Those in the study group kept this weight loss off at a 6 month check point after the study ended. That’s pretty significant if you ask me! [Read more…]

Fall 2015 Fashion Trends

Are you ready for Fall 2015 Fashion Trends?

Fresh from a Neiman Marcus luncheon fashion show, here they are!

“Folklorico”

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-at/Womens-Clothing/Pre-Fall-2015/Trends/Folkloric-Influences/cat53950757_cat47300764_cat47300759/c.cat?cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat41020734cat47300759cat47300764#endecaDrivenSiloRefinements=cmCat%3Dcat000000cat000001cat41020734cat47300759cat47300764&userConstrainedResults=true&refinements=&page=1&pageSize=120&sort=PCS_SORT&definitionPath=/nm/commerce/pagedef_rwd/template/EndecaDrivenHome&onlineOnly=&allStoresInput=false&rwd=true&catalogId=cat53950757

Poncho

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Kentucky Derby Hats

Kentucky Derby hats are my favorites because they are pretty much a mandatory part of the outfit which sets the fun, frolicky, dressy tone for the day. The rainbow of colors seen on a sea of heads create a much anticipated show of fashion and frivolity. Broad, lipsticked smiles on made up faces, matching tea party dresses and mint juleps in hand, are ready for the cameras and much anticipated race.

Here are some of my favorites from last year’s Derby:

http://www.kentuckyderby.com/news/photos/kentucky-derby-fashion

Such a fun day with friends!

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Spring Summer 2015 Fashion

For your fashion enjoyment, here is the Spring Summer 2015 Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Runway!

Thank goodness for longer jackets finally!

 

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Fall Fashion Runway Finale

Rachel Zoe pulled our fall looks together in a fashion show this week, as only she can do (how about that fur vest?)!

Here is the runway finale for your enjoyment:

 

Finding a New Hairstyle

My hair is hitting my shoulders, all one length now and I’m getting tired of it falling forward. Blessed with very thick hair, it is starting to bug me all day.

Thinking should I cut it short again? Ah freedom! But then there will be the curling iron to keep all the cowlicks calmed down. Should I layer the length I have now? Should I go longer? So I looked around and here are my finalists:

The Short Bob:

HaircutBob

 

The Shoulder Shag:

shoulder-length-shag

 

Loose Curls at the Chin:

chincurls

 

The Jane:

jane-fonda

 

And The Jen:

Jennifer Aniston

 

A few details to help you decide: I’m 5’10” tall, with a very long neck and a small (“pea”) head.

Which one do you pick for me??

 

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends

I look forward to the Nieman Marcus Trends each Spring and Fall. Here are the trends for Fall 2014.

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Definitely a fan of grey, and like the mix of shades as I’m a dark grey lover (winter complexion).

L'Agence trench coat & cropped tailored pants

Olive green, not so much, forest green, absolutely.

Forest Green Ruffled Chiffon Midi DressOlive Green Manolo Blahnik Perpia Strappy Stretch Sandal

Periwinkle, cobalt, and navy – YES!

Armani Collezioni Jacquard jacket

Love the variety of clutches and the booty.

gia clutch with lock
Manolo Blahnik Ankle Boot

What do you think?

“Hats Encouraged”

I’ve been invited to a Ladies Tea with a philanthropic group I belong to, and the embossed invitation reads “Hats Encouraged.”

I’m hat and “hat outfit” shopping now. The ladies in this group wear dresses and dress suits to the meetings, but, alas, I no longer have ankles that should see the light of day. Thinking a dressy maxi with jacket, or dressy pantsuit. Do I shop hat first, then outfit or clothes first, then hat? I think I will look for a hat first!

Who does hats the best? The Kentucky Derby! Here are some I love for inspiration.

White is always elegant. Here Rebecca Romijn is in her white Kentucky Derby hat with a baby blue accent.

Rebecca Romijn in her white Kentucky Derby hat.

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