New trend for athletic apparel

There is a new trend emerging for athletic apparel, and it’s snowballing. The trend isn’t gaining popularity for how cute or sexy it is– it’s actually extremely functional. What makes it better than the rest is how scientifically advanced it is.

Meet the new Kickstarter Radiate shirt. It changes colors as you exercise. It’s not like a mood ring. The color changes are based on body heat. So, if you are working a specific muscle group, the area of the shirt covering that muscle group will react to the heat created, causing it to change colors.

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The creator, Kenneth Crockett, had this to say about the technology involved: “We raised the bar on [thermochromic technology] and engineered it to a precise and specific temperature range, and with that temperature range, we were able to calculate just how hard you’re exerting certain muscles.”

To demonstrate its effectiveness, Crockett donned a dull purplish/grey shirt and began exercising. After a few reps of chest presses, the shirt had turned a bright pink color. “It’s the only shirt that shows what you’re doing in real time,” Crockett said, “And as I work out harder and harder, it gets brighter and brighter.”

Sales of the shirt are skyrocketing. Within thirty hours of making it available online, Radiate Athletics met their goal of $30,000. Surprisingly, the NASA-developed technology that the shirts employ is relatively affordable; shirts start online for only $25.

Adriana Lima: going against the grain

Model Adriana Lima was recently spotted brazenly sporting an interesting look: she wore her designer one-piece outfit backwards:

The Brazilian bombshell stepped out Tuesday evening in an Alberta Ferretti gown. What made the look so jaw-dropping– besides her sky high legs, toned everything, and entrancing eyes, was that Lima dared to wear the one piece outfit in a way not originally intended by the designer: backwards.

However bold it was of her, it seemed to pay off, as it was well received. Although it’s hard to imagine anything worn by Lima being poorly received. She is five feet, ten inches tall with a twenty-four inch waist, after all.

She wasn’t the first to try this: Angelina Jolie also wore a Max Azria dress backwards, and her moxie was rewarded. Amanda Seyfried however was criticized for the same choice in a different dress.

Lima has built up quite the extensive portfolio, but is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Notable Achievements with VS include sporting the $5 million dollar Fantasy bra, and the $2 million Fantasy Bombshell Bra, as well as opening the VS fashion show five times, the last being less than two months after giving birth.

Lima is also a devout Catholic and attends mass every Sunday. She told GQ magazine that she believes sex is intended for after marriage, and remained a virgin until her own marriage to NBA player Marko Jaric (Serbia) in 2009. Lima also does extensive charity work, building homes and buying clothing for underprivileged children, for example.

Male Must Haves

Men, listen up. Spring is around the corner and it’s time to break out the warmer-weather wardrobe. When you do, make sure you have the following items in your arsenal:

1. The distinct sport jacket:

Sports jackets are wearable in almost any situation. Dress it down with jeans, dress it up with slacks. Don’t just settle for the sport jacket though. Go with blue or brown; skip the standard black. Look for an interesting detail, such as piping.

2. The jacket that matches everything:

A light jacket that is versatile in temperature and an earth tone, such as a warm grey, tan, or khaki.

3. The slip-on Sperry:

Sperry’s aren’t out of style! The slip-on boat show radiates ideas of summer, relaxation, and carefree attitudes. Worn with or without socks, with pants or shorts, they make a great “out-the-door” shoe.

4. The soft sweater:

A well fitting sweater will accentuate broad shoulders and a strong chest. A stripe across the chest may help, if you aren’t blessed with those assets already. Also, the soft texture will encourage your lady to snuggle up close.

5. The Suit:

Double breasted or three-piece, the suit is back (and by that we mean “always”) in style. Dr. Who and Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother are bringing back a style that we ladies think shouldn’t have left to begin with!

Sexy Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny is a well known name in the fashion and entertainment arenas. Making it big when she scored a spot in Boys Don’t Dry, alongside Hilary Swank, she swept the scene. She now has acting, modeling, and designing under her belt. The Massachusetts native isn’t necessarily a household name, but she is making headlines with a new number she stepped out in that caused quite a reaction:

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The musically inspired dress made its first appearance during New York Fashion Week, an event that Sevigny would be unlikely to miss, due to her intrinsic involvement with the fashion industry; she was once labeled the It Girl in the mid 1990s (once an It Girl, always an It Girl? Could I be an It Girl?).

Clearly the dress boasts a large violin centerpiece. Or is it a viola? Either way, it follows trends, giving an eye catching centerpiece, employing sparkles against a solid backdrop, several sexy cutouts, and it’s just avant-garde enough for you to not have in your own closet at home.

Pass your own judgements on the dress. If you like it, you should know it costs upwards of $3500.

And no, I didn’t forget any decimal points. That’s three thousand, five hundred dollars.

It’s actually more than that. Let’s not talk about it. In brighter news, Sevigny’s fame has stayed with her as she has become popular with the gay community, but avoids the limelight (she’s not partial to it), and stuck close to her family, even after her father’s passing in her twenties. She currently resides in Manhattan, NYC.

Patterns on Patterns

I find myself drawn to florals, flannels, paisley, and polka dots. I can’t help but be drawn to these classic patterns, as well as the less traditional ones, or the surprising pairings of two of these patterns together. I am especially tickled when I see men pairing these patterns and colors well. Why can’t they all dress like that? When it comes to dressing your man (or dressing yourself, male readers), don’t be afraid to go bold. It’s eye catching and effective. You’ll exude confidence and people will notice. Putting a little more into your wardrobe will pay off. And as a good friend once told me (and if he told me once, he told me a thousand times), if you look good, you feel good. 

He’s in the picture below, but take your pic! Whatever your type, we’ve got it. Checkers, stripes, flannel, paisley, solid. Classic denim, black jeans, colored denim, and shades of khaki. Keep in mind, I pulled this photo from MY friends. This is real life fashion, not an unrealistic runway image. And don’t they look good?

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Don’t dress you man, but come to a compromise. I like a guy in purple, but let him pick which purple. I like a guy in a skinny tie, but let him pick the color. You might have to help him out with the combinations but if you can show him examples of what you think looks good (in ads, or on others if he doesn’t mind), he’ll be more confident in trying something new.

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Lady Gaga Buys Tiara Worth $46,000

 

 

When it comes to luxuries, Lady Gaga does not take into account price. And although she says she does not have a house and sometimes sleeps in the homes of her friends, well, she recently purchased a tiara of thousands of dollars.

The singer decided to purchase a tiara worth 30,000 pounds ($46,856 approximately) after hooking up with the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, a few weeks ago.

The tiara was made ​​by the famous firm, Louis Vuitton. “She (Gaga) walks around with it, even when she’s cooking in her apartment,” said a source close to Gaga.

Earlier this month, the singer made ​​headlines when it was learned that she spent $136,000 on a dress designed by Alexander McQueen at a charity auction. Also last week, the people were struck by her promotional ad for her perfume, Fame, in which she appeared naked.

Jennifer Launches E-Commerce of Luxury Shirts

 

 

An unstoppable woman, a globally successful pop stars, super mom of twins, actress, producer and former fashion designer a lingerie line of does it again. The Latina beauty, Jennifer Lopez opens an e-commerce of luxury and strictly limited edition t-shirts, called Teeology.com.

In the site, you will find t-shirts with exclusive graphics by artists and designers, whose designs won through votes by site members. The t-shirts have a starting price of $29.

However, once you go to the site, you will be asked to leave your e-mail address, so you can be notified when the website goes live. For the time being, you may visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/teeology, for up to the minute news.

Katy Perry Wears a Bullfighter Clothing

 

Katy Perry showed her stylish side on the cover of a male magazine, that will be available for the July-August issue.

Perry was photographed by Francesco Carrozzini, who has taken pictures of celebrities like as Naomi Campbell, Beyonce, Sting, Scarlett Johansson, Claudia Schiffer, Milla Jovovich, Keith Richards and Marilyn Manson.

Dressed in a clothing from Dolce and Gabbana, Perry appears to be a matador on the cover of one of the most important publications devoted to the male: L’Uomo.

“My sense of style is like those rings that change color with mood, always evolving,” Perry explained to the magazine.

A few days ago, the singer made ​​some statements about whether she still believes in love, despite her breakup with Russell Brand. “I still believe in love and marriage. I just have learned lessons along the way. I do not regret anything.”

The New Miu Miu Shoes

The new collection from Miu Miu shoe is quite trendy in nudes, pastels, and a couple of bright hues like pink and red. Of course, there are also neutral colors like black and white.

Miu Miu is designed by no other than Miuccia Prada. In this new collection, black and red shoes come in heeled sandals and sexy pumps that are embellished with sparkling sequins. As for the flip flops and flats, they come in nude and gold and nude. Silver and blue espadrilles and wedges are also part of the new collection.

Another youthful and playful line of shoes from a creative genius.

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Irina Shayk at the Cannes Film Festival

The red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival continues to shine with movie stars, supermodels and celebrities. This time, it’s Irina Shayk’s turn to be under the spotlight. Irina was recently presented as the new face of the De Grisogono jewels. The sexy model wore a dress by Roberto Cavalli in fiery red, with a generous neckline and a dizzying gap. Her hairstyle and Chanel shoes completed the look.

For her ohter outfit, the Russian beauty also had the perfect day look, wearing a minidress with piallette applied, high tail and sandals with a nude-effect.

Tell us what you think.

The Stars in the Cannes Film Festival

Eva Longoria came to the royal red carpet of Cannes, wearing a Marchesa gown with a tulle and a long tail; while Jessica Chastain took a pink design from Alexander McQueen. Eva Herzigova also wore a pink dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Lana Del Rey attended in a black strapless dress by Alberta Ferretti.

Actress, Diane Kruger must have arrived in France with a bulky luggage. On Wednesday, the first day of the Cannes Film Festival, Kruger, a member of the jury, showed two different dresses. For her photo session, Kruger wore a burgundy dress with bold lines from Versace Versus. During evening, for the the premiere of “Monrise Kingdom”, she wore a silk gown by Giambattista Valli aqua.

“That girl knows how to dress perfectly,” said designer, Rachel Roy, who follow the fashions in Cannes from New York. From Kruger’s dress that night, Roy said that, “The transparency and draping is reminiscent of Jacqueline Kennedy, but modern. Pure elegance.”

Some of the men showed more of the relaxed atmosphere at the spa: Bill Murray wore a plaid jacket and Ewan McGregor combined his blue cotton dress by Marni shoes and a tie with white stars.