#ThrowbackThursday: Britney & Justin’s Double Denim Date

Double denim duo - Britney & JT in 2001. Image source: MTV.com

Double denim duo – Britney & JT in 2001. Image source: MTV.com

Who can forget Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s matching head-to-toe in denim at the 2001 American Music Awards? The outfits landed the couple on the top of many worst-dressed-lists at the time.

As we all know, double denim has since then made a fashion comeback – and has been considered trendy for quite some while now.

What do you think – is double denim a yay or nay?

 

#BeautyHack: How to Save Your Nail Polish

Keep your polish pretty with some simple steps.

Keep your polish pretty with some simple steps.

A pop of colour on your nails can brighten any outfit. So who can blame a girl for having a polish in every colour of the rainbow – and then some?

However, chances are some of those nail polishes have gone from glam to gluggy.

But don’t worry – you can make your polish pretty again with a few simple tricks!

 1. Heat it up

Warmth can help the polish to become thinner if it has gone gluggy. Give the bottle a light shake to get the colour pigments inside to blend back together.  Gently roll the bottle between the palm of your hands, and hopefull

 

2. Use a nail polish thinner.

If the consistency is still too thick, grab a nail polish thinner (most major nail polish brands have them), add a few drops and lightly shake the bottle to mix the two together. Test the viscosity of the nail polish and keep adding thinner until the right consistency is reached. Now, get started on that manicure!

 

3. Use a clear nail polish

If you don’t have thinner, just follow the steps above but add clear nail polish instead of the thinner.

 

3.  Be proactive

The easiest and best way to avoid nail polish drying out is to look after it. Store your nail polish in a cool, dry place where bottles can stand upright – under the sink in the bathroom is ideal. Keep nail polish out of direct sunlight and out of places subject to extreme temperature change. When you are doing your manicure, try to minimise the amount of exposure to air as this will cause the nail polish to dry out quicker – and always make sure you remember to put the lid back on and tightly!

 

What are your top tips for perfect polish? Share in the comments below!

How to wear pink

You can wear pink without looking like Elle Woods!

You can wear pink without looking like Elle Woods!

 

It’s a myth you can’t wear pink after the age of 12 without looking like Barbie or Elle Woods. Worn right, pink is an extremely flattering and uplifting colour.

 

Here, our stylists list the best ways to pop it in pink!

 

Pair with dark colours

Pair pink with black, navy or grey – the darker colours add sophistication to the look, and downplay the girliness.

 

Stick to classic cuts

Avoid frills, sequins and tulle – classic silhouettes work best with pink, and makes it less girly.

 

Man it up

Masculine tailoring – think over-sized blazers and cigarette pants – compliments pink really well. Pairing pink with leather also adds a bit of edge to the colour.

 

Use pink as an accent

You don’t have to go all out and wear pink top to toe. Wear a pink cardie, a pink bag, jewellery or even pink sunnies for a more subtle effect.

 

Pick your shade

There’s a shade of pink to suit anyone and any occasion, from dusty rose to radiant orchid and bubblegum pink. Stick to more muted shades for office wear, and opt for bolder and brighter pinks at night.

 

Pop culture it

Go pop culture by teaming pink with a bold, monochrome print. For example, team pink pants with a striped or polkadot patterned t-shirt in black and white.

 

What are you waiting for? Go shopping for pink – stat! 

Studio 10 cast sell the clothes off their backs for charity

Ita Buttrose, Jessica Rowe, Joe Hildebrand and Sarah Harris are selling the pink clothes off their backs on brandsExclusive for Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon.

Ita Buttrose, Jessica Rowe, Joe Hildebrand and Sarah Harris are selling the pink clothes off their backs on brandsExclusive for Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon.

The Studio 10 cast is doing a “Posh” and selling the clothes off their backs for a good cause.

On Pink Ribbon Day on Monday, Ita Buttrose, Jessica Rowe, Sarah Harris and Joe Hildebrand will be fitted in pink designer wear on Studio 10 on Network Ten.

Once the morning show wraps , the outfits – which include clothes and accessories – will be listed for sale on brandsExclusive, giving fans a chance of getting first-hand access to real celebrity style.

The proceeds* are going to Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon, which provides funds for research to beat breast and gynaecological cancers while also supporting the entire cancer journey.

“I have for many years been passionate about raising awareness for breast cancer, so anything we can do to raise funds and awareness is fantastic,” said Ita Buttrose.

“’What a wonderful way to shop guilt-free and for a worthy cause,” said Jessica Rowe.

“Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women in Australia, so all funds are

The Studio 10 cast pulling the famous Posh pose.

The Studio 10 cast pulling the famous Posh pose.

needed,” added Sarah Harris.

“I look great in pink, so this was a no-brainer,” joked Joe Hildebrand.

In addition to the four complete celebrity outfits, brandsExclusive is hosting a with hundreds of affordable designer items from brands such as Versace, Hugo Boss and Yves Saint Laurent up for grabs.

The prices will be up to 85 percent off RRP, and sales proceeds* are going to Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon.

“We are hoping to raise $10,000 for this very charitable cause,” said Craig van Zyl, CEO of brandsExclusive.

Victoria Beckham made headlines earlier this year when she donated her most memorable dresses to an online UK designer outlet, with all proceeds going to charity mothers2mother.

“If Posh can do it, so can we,” proclaimed Hildebrand.

Every day in Australia, around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer.

Cancer Council is the only cancer charity in Australia that funds research to beat breast and gynaecological cancers while also supporting the entire cancer journey.

To shop Studio 10 cast member’s outfits, head to brandsExclusive.com.au at 11am AEST on Monday October 27.

Studio 10 airs on Network Ten from 8.30 am every day.

*brandsExclusive will donate all the proceeds of the sale, less the cost of distribution.

Fashion fix: How to remove red wine stains

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Just make sure not to add it to your food!

Who doesn’t love a glass of red wine? Well,  as long as it doesn’t land on your favourite outfit!
Don’t worry, here’s how to fix that bad stain and save your garment.

 

1. Salt’n’soda

For best results, tend to the wine stain as soon as possible – preferably when it’s still wet. Soak the entire stain with soda water, and continue adding until the stain has almost vanished (if it vanishes completely with soda water, there is no need for the next step). Cover the  stain with salt so you can no longer see the red wine. Let the fabric dry, and scrape off the salt.

 

2. Shaving cream

Yep, you read that right – shaving cream is not just for removing hipster beards! If your stain has completely dried, work shaving cream into it and then wash the garment.

 

3. White wine & baking soda

This is another tip for when the stain has dried. Soak it in white wine, and then rub baking soda into the entire stain. Leave for a few hours, and then wash.
Do you have any tips on how to remove red wine stains from your clothes? Share in the comments below!

Three style rules to live by from Blake Lively

Blake Lively casually chic at her baby shower. Source: http://instagram.com/preserve_us

Blake Lively casually chic at her baby shower. Source: http://instagram.com/preserve_us

Mum-to-be Blake Lively always looks amazing, whether it’s on the red carpet or at her backyard baby shower.

So how does she do it? Here are some style rules to live by from Hollywood’s golden girl!

 

Feel good in it

“The one thing I’ve found is that no matter what you wear, if you feel good in it and love the way you look, that’s all that matters. I’ve certainly taken my fair share of criticism for some of the things I’ve worn, but the only thing that’s important is how I felt. You don’t wear something because it’s a designer label or trendy—you wear it because you love it,” she’s told US In Style.

 

Change it up
“My style is always changing. There is nothing I’m most comfortable in. I’m most comfortable when I’m being creative with my clothes. If I’m wearing the same sort of thing for a couple days in a row I don’t feel inspired. Fashion can be very artistic — wearing something that’s a little daring. I don’t mean daring in the cut, I mean in the color, in the palettes your mixing together. It’s very empowering,” Blake said to Huffington Post.

 

Stay classic

“You look at Katherine Hepburn and her pant suits or you look at Grace Kelly and her incredibly feminine gowns that look like a princess – very fittingly. I look to women like that because I always look for style and not trends. There are two very different things. One can be iconic in any time period. I always want to wear things that my kids can look back on and say ‘mom, you look amazing.’ Not like ‘I can’t believe you wore that.’”, she said to refinery 29.

Style guide: How to find the perfect bra

Who doesn't love great support?

Who doesn’t love great support? Image source: http://weknowmemes.com/

Did you know that chances are big you’re wearing the wrong size bra? According to research, up to 80 percent of us get it wrong when it comes to support for our moneymakers.

Not only will a perfectly fitted bra be much more comfortable, but it will also make the rest of your outfit look better and  flatter your silhouette – so it really is a must.

So how can you find out what your exact size is? Here are some tips.

 

Do the maths

With a simple tape measure, you can calculate your breast size.  Berlei has got a great bra calculator - just enter your measurements, and it will do the rest of the work for you.

 

Get fitted

You can get professionally fitted to find your  bra size, most department and lingerie stores offer fittings for free.  Seeing an expert has the added bonus you can get advice on what kind of bra style suits your body best.  Once you know what works best for your curves, you can find great bargains online.

 

Get an extra size

During that time of the month, many women go up a cup size. If you are one of them, invest in a bra to wear during that time for extra comfort and support.

 

Yearly checks

Your body and boobs are constantly changing, so it’s a good idea to check your bra size – either by measuring it yourself or going for a professional fitting – at least once a year.

 

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#ThrowbackThursday: the Juicy Couture tracksuit

Paris Hilton loved velour trackies in the '00s. Image source: http://forevertwentysomethings.com/

Paris Hilton loved velour trackies in the ’00s.
Image source: http://forevertwentysomethings.com/

In the early noughties, the velour tracksuits with Juicy Couture scrawled across the bottoms were seen on the likes of Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Pamela Anderson – and the rest of us quickly followed suit.

There’s no doubt the velour trackies were comfortable – especially when paired with a pair of uggs – but in hindsight, they weren’t the most attractive of outfits.

Since then, the Juicy tracksuits have been named and shamed by several fashion media outlets as one of the worst fashion trends ever.

Having that said, gym gear is the new casual so it seems we love feeling comfortable in our clothes!