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2011 December 21
Terry's Diary, the weekly place where all things Terry Richardson and the gang are documented, breaks some big news this week! Jared Leto (who has likely made more appearances on his blog than anyone) has the paparazzi in the palm of his hand. The shenanigans that go on at that studio have given us some of the best memories of 2011. Thanks, boys!
2011 December 21
Francesco Clark is the man to ask when it comes to finding the right products to take care of your skin! Just in the St. Nick of time, he writes in with some products you should be using!
For me, the Holiday season is about a beauty that is luminous from the inside out. It should be fresh and minimalistic, and focusing on you as a whole. After all, with all of the hectic running and festive gatherings, you don't have time for a full face of make-up or the luxury for a two hour facial. Because of this, I try to keep my body in its optimum healthy state, from the inside out, so you can show off your glorious natural self and not pay the price for the occasional holiday indulgence.
1. Bentonite Powder
This powder is clay-based. You mix a spoonful of it in water to help detox. It's great before the holiday season to get that glow, and especially after a gluttonous party of eating and imbibing.
2. Flax Seed Oil capsules
With its high content of Omega-3 fatty acid, Flax Seed Oil is a secret weapon used by many in the industry to get their skin, hair, and nails shiny and vibrant. I've noticed I get fewer breakouts when I take this because the essential fatty acids (EFAs) in flax seed are responsible for skin-healing properties. It definitely gives you a leg-up.
3. Barlean's Flavored Cod Liver Oil, berry flavor
Cod liver oil is absolutely disgusting, but it's so good for you---specifically your hair, skin, and nails. This formula, that is infused with a lemon flavor, is easy to take. I take on tablespoon every morning. The essential fatty acids and vitamins A and D will keep you looking your best. It also helps you to feel great, so that's always a plus.
4. Clark's Botanicals Smoothing Marine Cream
It took us five years to formulate this, but it was worth it. The sugar-derived glycol acid, the Glucosamine HCL, and high concentrations of algae extract will actually stimulate your skin to produce its own collagen and hyaluronic acid production from the inside out. Typical moisturizers add hyaluronic acid to their moisturizers, which is great, but that is only a quick fix, as a hyaluronic molecule is actually so large it won't penetrate the skin. You need smaller molecules to penetrate the second and third layers of the dermis to actually make a difference.
5. By Terry Skin Expert Detox and Rescue
I love By Terry's skincare products, and this clickable brush serum is really light and works quickly to revive and brighten your complexion. Men need their routines to be very quick and effective or they just won't use the product. I have to admit I have no patience if I'm not looking my best and need to go out.
2011 December 21
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Does last minute shopping have you in a tizzy? Join the club! Thankfully, Rebecca Taylor gave Chic her top ten holiday faves to help us out in our day-before buys. If you're in the LA area, stop in to Rebecca's new West Coast flagship on Robertson Boulevard. It's super chiiiiiccc. Merry, merry!
1. Kitty Bag, $375
"This floral quilted bag is feminine and fun. The shape is classic, but the florals make your look fresh and modern."
2. Tweed Jacket, $450
"The fit on this jacket is great! Plus, the embroidered collar adds just the right amount of sparkle for the holidays."
3. Pleated Maxi Skirt, $325
"I’m really loving maxi skirts for winter. They feel really modern when paired with a cropped chunky knit."
4. Ikat Tee, $245
"This silk printed tee is the new update to the classic. It's really versatile and easy to wear."
5. Lace Bustier Dress, $425
"Lace is always a great choice for the holiday. It's subtly sexy. This dress is great for a New Year's Eve bash!"
6. Eyelash Bustier Top, $235
"Pair this bustier with black slim pants and some towering heels for the ultimate party look."
7. Lace Print Shirtdress, $365
"This lace print dress is really versatile and can be worn from day to night."
8. Haley Bootie, $375
"Snakeskin booties are super chic, and the neutral colorway makes these easy to pair with just about anything."
9. Runway Coat, $495
"The color is unexpected, the shape is timeless and it can be dressed up or down for any occasion."
10. Lace Print Scarf, $135
"I love this Chan Luu for Rebecca Taylor lace printed scarf because it's easy to throw on over everything. It looks great with jeans and a sweater for day or with a dress, tights and boots at night. It also makes a wonderful gift and retails for only $135!"
2011 December 21
Correspondence We Actually Received: San Francisco Cosmetic Nurse Helps Women Combat Their Chest Wrinkles
Forget facial wrinkles: according to this wacky email that landed in the inbox of Chic's good friend at another publication (and obviously required some "WTF!?!" forwarding action), it's time to freak out about lines and wrinkles below the neck! Well, thankfully there's a cosmetic nurse in the Bay Area looking out for our décolletage. Meet Intima, a strange cross between a reverse-padded bra, a petite body pillow, and a backwards satin backpack...
Irene Komsky, a cosmetic nurse based in San Francisco, CA, saw that many women were interested in and investing money into ways that would eliminate those pesky lines on the cleavage area. That’s when she decided to create Intimia, a chest pillow that would help women eliminate and prevent chest wrinkles while they slept.
Due to its adjustable straps that go across the back, Intimia fits women of all sizes and stays on comfortably throughout the night while you toss and turn. It works by separating the breasts, preventing new lines from forming, and smoothing out any existing wrinkles.
There are other benefits to Intimia, as well-- not only does it prevent and diminish the appearance of chest wrinkles, it also provides comfort to women who are experiencing breast tenderness or who are post breast or cardiac surgery. For more information, please visit www.intimia.com.
If you would like to speak with Irene Komsky, or receive an Intimia, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
2011 December 21
Crikey! The Australians in New York Fashion Foundation has named a winner for their 2011/2012 fashion design internship grant. The lucky gal down under: Sydney-based UTS grad Natalia Grzybowski. "Natalia had us from her first portfolio image," shared AINYFF co-founder Malcolm Carfrae. "She made two entire final year collections--one in stark white and one in the most luxurious prints. The garments were impeccably made and demonstrated a unique and special point of view." Grzybowski will receive $25,000 and a six month apprenticeship at a design house in New York. Congrats, love!
2011 December 20
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Where does the time go? Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley (perhaps you know them?) attend the Donna Karan Spring 2001 collection on September 22, 2000. This was pre-Daily Front Row so the poor kids had nothing to read. In Vogue news, rumors are circulating that Adele will be on the cover of the all-important March issue. We'll accept that.
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