"Fashions fade, but style is eternal."
~Yves Saint Laurent

*Beauty Bit

   Threading:  How you can get ouch-less eyebrows

      For women, eyebrows are one of the most important features on the face. Pamela Jeschonek, a licensed makeup artist and eyebrow designer, believes your eyebrows tell a story. So it’s important for them to look good. “Every time you speak or convey emotion, they speak with you; moving up and down, scowling or rising with excitement. They are one of the most prominent features on the face,” Jeschonek says.              
     But maintain flawless eyebrows can be difficult considering all the tweezing, waxing and shaving involved. That’s why threading is the popular, new way for amazing eyebrows. “Threading is Middle Eastern technique that plucks hair at the root by using a twisted piece of thread,” says Michelle Ornstein, owner of Enessa Wellness Spa in Los Angeles. “Since no chemicals are used, there's no way you'll have a reaction, and it only takes about 15 minutes to get both brows done.”                                         
     Weather you want to add shape, definition, or an arch, threading removes the thinnest and finest hair right from the follicle, which gives you a longer lasting look. It’s completely painless and results last up to three weeks. How it works is a licensed esthetician takes a piece of thread, usually cotton, and ties both ends together to make a loop. He/she then twists both ends of the loop, leaving a wound bit in the middle. By placing the fingers inside the loop with the knot in the middle, the knot is quickly moved back and forth by widening one hand and closing the other simultaneously. The hair is caught in the middle and is removed instantly. If done correctly, your skin should not be red or irritated for longer than a few minutes.                                              
     Threading is very inexpensive with prices ranging from $3 to $10, depending on the salon at which you get them done. Most salons and spas offer threading. So the next time you’re at the salon, ask how you can get flawless, ouch-less eyebrows.

By Niccole Culver

  *Fashion Foreword

Orange X-plosion!

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner so if you
havent packed up those boots and sweaters, now is the time.
Fashion critics and designers have spoken. Orange
is the official
color this summer. Here are just a few looks that fashion critic,
Veronica Valter, is calling the summer trends for 2009.

1. Confetti ecoist candy wrapper handbag clutch- Eccentric clutches are hot this season and perfect for clubbing and nightlife.
2. Orange patent stud-buckle gladiator sandals- Gladiator sandals have finally made a home in the fashion industry. If you thought they were a phase, you were wrong. They are the official sandal of the season.
3. Cashmere one shoulder top- One-shoulder tops and dresses are a subtly, sexy look this summer.
4. Sheer, silk blouses- Sheer tops and see-through fabrics are the premiere trend.

They’re soft, sexy, and great for this season.
5. Giant, leather city bag- Wide purses are always a great look for any season.
They’re perfect for college, work and shopping.
6. Indigo saints shredded boyfriend jeans-
Ripped, baggy jeans have made their way back on the fashion scene. They’re risky, yet fashionable.
7. EC bangles- Bold jewelry and thick bangles are the taste of the season.
8. Stiletto orange heels- Shy high stilettos are a bold statement this summer.