7 Overnight Beauty Secrets to Wake up Looking Gorgeous

7 Simple Overnight Beauty Fixes to Wake Up Looking Beautiful

They call it beauty sleep for a reason. You’re ready for soothing rest but your skin is preparing to work hard overnight so you can look gorgeous. Here is how to enhance your skincare routine before bedtime to improve your complexion while you dream. 

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Get Your Beauty Rest

While you are sleeping, your skin is regenerating and repairing itself.  During sleep, the cortisol, or stress hormone, of the body decreases, which is a good thing because it’s associated with weight gain, skin discoloration, and thinning skin.  On the other hand, the melatonin hormone is increased, which not only makes you sleepy so you can recharge, but fights wrinkles and age spots.

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The best way to ensure these hormones work effectively is to get enough sleep every night.  Follow a relaxing routine before bedtime, such as by having a warm bath or drinking herbal tea, so that you train your body to establish a daily sleep routine.

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The Top 10 Quirkiest Bags Only Fashion People Would Understand- and Where to Shop ‘Em

Moschino Fall/Winter '14-'15

Moschino Fall/Winter ’14-’15

There are certain things in life only fashion people understand.   Examples of this include Fendi’s furry buggies that sell for an upward of $800, man-repelling outfits, anything Jeremy Scott, and the following ten of the cutest damn bags I’ve ever seen.  Click on the picture of each bag to find out more info and shop ’em…if you are one of many who drank the fashion kook-aid.

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Charlotte Olympia horse head clutch, $995.00

Charlotte Olympia horse head clutch, $995.00

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Highlights from Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

As the main fashion weeks come to an end, I wanted to recap some of my favorite looks from the runways at Paris Fashion Week.  Enjoy!

Etro

Etro

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci

Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

Valentino

Valentino

Which collections from Paris Fashion Week were your favorites?

Anja Rubik Models Saint Laurent Collection

Alas, the unofficial photos showing the clothes and the new Saint Laurent Paris campaign have been released onto the YSL website.  The model is Anja Rubik, and she is wearing the clothes straight off the runway from Paris Fashion Week.  The photos were shot in YSL couture salons, and were presumably photographed by Hedi Slimane (as he also photographed the house’s accessory campaign).

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They Saved the Best for Last: Paris Fashion Week

Paris fashion week has finally come to an end, officially marking the end of the four biggest and most influential fashion weeks (New York, London and Milan).  Of course, they went out with a bang featuring Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and, well, the list goes on.  In case you missed any of the shows, here’s a quick visual recap for your viewing pleasure.

Alexander McQueen

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Best of Paris Fashion Week (to date)

It’s hard to believe Paris fashion week is almost coming to an end, marking the end of the top fashion weeks around the globe.  Despite the fact we still have a few amazing shows to look forward to (ahem, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, MiuMiu- to name a few…), there has been so many amazing collections, I couldn’t resist showing the highlights.  Some of the main fashion trends I noticed for Spring/Summer are minimalism, tons of leather and lace, and very feminine silhouettes and shapes, many reminiscent of the 1920’s and 1950’s.

Jean Paul Gaultier

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Paris Fashion Week: Dior Spring/Summer ’13

Today, Raf Simons unveiled his Spring/Summer 2013 collection for Christian Dior- a huge deal as it was his first debut since his appointment back in April.  The show started with detailed black jackets and polished neck scarves, before moving to jacket dresses. From there, the show integrated into metallic details, long shorts and many pockets.  The colors consisted of blacks and whites, with hints of metallic pastels and pops of bright, bold colors.

Dior Spring/Summer ’13

What are your favorite pieces from the Spring/Summer collection?