December 2006

Once a bottle of perfume is opened it should be used. Otherwise it will begin to fade or change its character with time. Long exposure to strong sunlight or extremes in temperature can disturb the delicate balance of the perfume and change its scent. (more…)

Wedding hairstyles range from simply elegant to elaborate and spectacular. Taking a look at magazine pictures or the galleries on wedding websites can either help or add to the confusion, with literally thousands to choose from.


Whether you browse the boutiques or surf the web, getting your fairy-tale gown is a magical moment. Here are some stories (and great advice) from brides who’ve already found their perfect dress.

It’s not only the women who are keen on a nip and tuck to enhance their looks these days. The number of males turning to cosmetic surgery is on the increase in Qatar.


Where did sexiness go? Layering was all the rage on the Fall ‘06 fashion runways. Marc Jacobs piled on layers of plaid flannel, oversized knits, leg warmers and giant wool coats. Daryl K, Max Azria and Sari Gueron all showed dresses over pants. (more…)

Here are tips from makeup artist Jami Svay, a Charlotte-based makeup artist with Directions USA modeling/talent agency:


The Fashion House, a stable for the design, manufacturing, and licensing of women’s designer footwear led by John Hanna, a veteran in the footwear industry, spans three decades. Hanna started with Bertie of London Shoe Company in the late 1970s/early 1980s.


The woman who brought the locomotion to the dancefloor, is now providing everyone with their latest favorite scent. Pint-sized Aussie singer Kylie Minogue’s new fragrance is doing so well, that it is even outselling other celebrity names such as Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, and J.Lo. (more…)

It is not often fashion trends keep you warm and look cool, but men’s hats are a key trend this winter. Celebrities including Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and Keira Knightley show how the right headgear can look ultra stylish. (more…)

The holidays can cause serious problems for people with allergies and lung conditions. Experts say many trees used for holiday decorations are pollinating this time of year. (more…)

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