Wednesday, January 31, 2007

My share of fashion and style blogs

I find some blogs are really interesting, and they mainly talk about fashion, makeup and skincare topics. Just check those blogs out by clicking the below link!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Bad Influence of Drinking Cold Water

Doctors always say drinking water is good for our health. And in Chinese’s viewpoint, the answer is yes and no. Yes, when you drink warm water, but no, when you drink the cold one.

Drinking water can help your body to get rid of the oil and fat and make you become fit. Constant drinking water can also brighten up your skin. However, in many Chinese’s viewpoints, drinking cold water will disarrange the balance of their bodies and will harm our skin and health.

Chinese women always teach their daughters not to drink cold water, especially during their periods because it will make them feel very painful and also mess up their period.

Moreover, Chinese women believe human body is like a machines, and drinking cold drink is like cooling down a running machine, which means harming the intestine.

Constant drinking cold water will lead a decrease in temperature in the intestines and stomachs and will be hard for them to absorb nutrient. And in this case, women will lose brightness on their skins and may look pale or gray.

In addition, Chinese think drinking cold water will lead to internal secretion disorder and cause the acne problem.

It is hard to resist a cup of ice cold water during the hot summer time; however, it is definitely not worth it because it will have an adverse affect on health and skin.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Where to Get Hot but Affordable Outfits

In accordance with the audio posted in the last blog, I want to introduce my readers what and where we should go to shop affordable outfits in this spring.

Bright Accessories: Rings from Nordstrom ($8.00)

Lucite jewelry: Bracelet from Urban Outfitters ($16.00)

Small handbag: Shoulder bag from Urban Outfitters ($14.99)

Cobalt: a cobalt hoodies from American Eagle Outfitters ($49.50)

Cyber color: a silver sandal from Nine West ($49.99)

Wide Pants: wide pants from GAP ($49.99)

Flower-printed dress: a flower-printed dress from Urban Outfitters ($78.00)

Mini-dress: a black-and-white mini-dress from Victoria's Secret ($35.00)

Cutoff wedge: a gold cutoff wedge from Nine West ($59.99)

Hot Elements in this Spring

This audio aims to tell which type of clothes, accessories and shoes are popular in this season. Enjoy!

Gabcast! PouIn's Journ475 #2 - The hot dressing elements in this spring

Monday, January 22, 2007

How to Dress in this Spring

Spring is coming soon, and there is again a new atmosphere in the fashion field. In this spring, we cannot see many coherence in the catwalk bridge from the European designers' pieces. Moreover, according to the Vogue magazine, the style in this season mainly separates into seven main groups, and I want to introduce two of them, which styles are more ready-to-wear.

The first one is the Sporty style.

The above picture is from the Spring Ready-to-Wear Collection 2007 of Dries Von Noten.

To avoid being look really sporty and does not look formal or woman-like enough, my advice is to mix your style with one sporty element (such as hoodies, sneakers or track jacket) with some feminine pieces (such as legging, lace, or high heel).

Another style coming up is New Romatic style.

This picture is from the Spring Ready-to-Wear Collection 2007 of Yves Saint Laurent.

New Romatic style mainly means using floral print on the whole dress or use it as the main tone of the piece. When putting on such kind of apparel, people need to be careful to avoid making their tones look too over. Try not to put on two flowery prints at the same time, otherwise, people will lose their focuses when they look at you. My advice is either to make the flowery dress as the single outwear you put on your body, or to dress it with a plain jacket (I highly recommend the cropped jacket).

Hi, Everybody

Hi, this blog is dedicated to my Journalism 475 course in WSU. However, in this blog , I will not talk about my classwork, instead, I am going to share some of my fashion and skincare tips with my readers. I hope the content in this blog can help you to look beautiful, and I will try my best to update it as frequent as it can.