There are countless of posts online showcasing fashionable TV characters. While they are fantastic resources for all-around style inspiration, most of them feature characters of shows that are no longer on air. So here we have a different type of fashionable TV characters list. This time, we will give you characters who should write fashion blogs, with a glimpse into what sort of posts they’d be publishing. And yes, they come from shows that you can still catch today.
1. Joan Holloway of Mad Men
Blog Name: Scarlet Style
Posts: Great tips on how to look polished in a fast-paced industry peppered with beauty posts here and there.
2. Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother
Blog Name: Suit Up or Die (this blog is a separate entity from his Bro Code blog)
Posts: Suits, of course! He will write reviews of places in NYC where you can get sleek suits, shoes, and other stylish accessories. Once in a while, we might get guest posts from Ranjit, too.
3. Claire Underwood House of Cards
Blog Name: DC Dame
Posts: All the scrumptious designer outfits that you will ever see in a formidable woman. Hers would be a blog with nothing but photos. She doesn’t have time to compose lengthy posts since she has a career to manage.
4. Jess Day of New Girl
Blog Name: New Girl (Yes, that is her show’s name but I think it’s also great for her imaginary blog)
Posts: Your typical vintage-inspired style posts interspersed with tidbits about her roommates’ adventures. Once in a while, she will post photos of her beautiful apartment, too.
5. Kurt Hummel of Glee
Blog Name: Kurt in the City
Posts: How-to guides on accessorizing. Kurt is sure to be invited to all the shows come Fashion Week so his blog is the best resource for all things trendy and high fashion.
6. Lady Mary Crawley of Downton Abbey
Blog Name: Dressing Up Downton
Posts: A glimpse into the decadent style of highborn ladies. This blog will have guest posts by Anna Bates, too.
7. Mindy Lahiri ofThe Mindy Project
Blog Name: The Mindy Style Project
Posts: If you love color, you will fall in love with Mindy’s blog. She will also give out details on where to find stores in NYC with fantastic fashion finds.
8. Spencer Hastings of Pretty Little Liars
Blog Name: Rosewood Style
Posts: Outfits that perfectly combine preppy and Boho. Once in a while, her blog will look quite weird, most likely because it has been hacked.
You have been quite obsessed with your Tamagotchi app that you are now seriously considering living in a pastel and happy world. Don’t fret, a pastel bedroom is not that hard to achieve. In fact, it is possible to turn your current bedroom into a relaxing haven with just a few additions here and there.
Here are a few ideas and color schemes to consider:
1. Try a floral wallpaper:
2. Go for patterned curtains:
3. Add furniture with lovely distressed details:
4. Minimalist is a great route to follow as well:
5. Take inspiration from your favorite beach cottage:
6. Juxtapose cozy details with fine art:
7. Consider modern geometric patterns:
For some room additions to consider, here are products to check out:
With the release of British author Helen Fielding’s novel Bridget Jones’ Diary: Mad About the Boy, I thought that now would be the ideal time to think about the women in your life and what fantastic gifts are available for chick-flick movie fans. The latest installment in the saga of sad-single heroine Bridget Jones will be appearing on nightstands all around the country, as fans flick through the pages to find out what happens to ‘our little Bridget’ and what we can expect from the film, which will no doubt follow.
I’m a big fan and Bridget Jones’s Diary is my go-to film for a girlie night in, but there are tons of famous movies out there than chick-flick aficionados love and with them, a whole range of gorgeous gifts suitable for the ladies in your life. So if you need inspiration for birthdays, anniversaries or even – dare I say it – festive gifts, here are some of my favorite chick-flick inspired gifts:
1. Bridget Jones’ Diary
Let’s start with the obvious, the new Helen Fielding book Mad About the Boy, released on 15th October 2013 and essential reading for any fan of the Bridget Jones franchise. Or if she has already got the book, another lovely gift would be THE red diary that Bridget uses or even a pair of bunny ears, to reference the first film.
2. Julie and Julia
A favourite film for foodies and bloggers alike, Julie and Julia starring Meryl Steep as super-star cook Julia Child and gorgeous Amy Adams as blogger Julie Powell is a great starting point for a whole host of gifts for the ladies in your life. Maybe she’d like a copy of Julia Child’s famous Mastering the Art of French Cooking recipe book or invest in a Le Creuset casserole pot, just like Julie uses to cook her boeuf bourguignon in the film.
3. Sex and the City
What woman doesn’t love the Sex and the City series and subsequent films? It’s pretty easy to shop for fans of SATC – simply buy anything that Carrie would wear! So designer heels like these Manolo Blahnik shoes would be massively appreciated by the girls (even if they’re not for wearing!) and Jennifer Hudsons “LOVE” keyring from the first movie is a cute stocking filler. A personalized necklace like Carrie’s with the name of your recipient on it would be ideal for a special occasion.
I know lots of ladies who love a good dose of Disney every now and again, with or without the children! A fun gift for any Disney fan would be these cute Minnie Mouse ears, or even more fabulous – if you’re feeling extra-generous – would be being whisked off on a trip to Disneyland!
There is a booming industry for pet Halloween costumes these days. Being the good-human-to-a-fur-baby, that you are, you probably bought a costume or two for your beloved canine or feline. And now that your pet looks insanely adorable in the costume, you are thinking of going out to celebrate Halloween with him. If you are, here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Costume Care
We don’t recommend getting just any costume you see. Is it loose? Too tight? Are some parts potential tripping hazards? If your pet has never worn a costume before, putting him in one that could be hazardous, come Halloween, would be unfair.
2. Necessary Information
Once the costume is properly fitted, make sure that your pet’s collar is securely attached. Said collar should have your pet’s name and your latest home or mobile number.
3. Only Tricks, No Treats
While the cuteness factor brought about by your pet will get you (and the kids) loads of candy, you have to take note that he can’t have any. Chocolates are a big NO-NO, as you probably already know. You also have to keep an eye out for young trick-or-treaters who might sneak a candy or two into your little fur-baby’s mouth.
4. Halloween At Home
You are probably thinking that going out to celebrate Halloween with your pet may be more trouble than it’s worth. A very busy street or apartment building with strangers in costumes may not be the best situation to show off your pet and his adorable get-up.
Now think: must you go out to celebrate Halloween with your pet? You have to remember that this is not your Tamagotchi – he is not bound by the walls of the virtual world. All Hallow’s Eve is one crazy night; the world outside your doors will look different from your pet’s eyes. There will be kids and adults in crazy costumes. Lit up yards and unfamiliar sounds are sure to spook your pet. Even if your pet is well-behaved, for everyone’s safety, you may need to reconsider going out to partake in the festivities.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate with your furry friend, of course. Halloween at home can still be just as fun. We suggest going all out on the costume (you included), setting up a backdrop and some props, and taking photos. Share on your various social media accounts and enjoy Halloween a different way. There is no candy involved, but candy is overrated. But Including the whole family on a happy and safe Halloween, is reward well-worth the effort!
Everyone is going gaga over all things HD these days. It’s a good thing, really, because if you go as one of the following pixelated low-resolution “creatures” come Halloween, you will be met with awe and delight. These will garner you high-def admiration, no doubt about it.
1. Simple pixels courtesy of your trusty makeup2. Hey, where are you off to, Link? 3. Perhaps to have a pixel-off with this other Link? 4. Brilliant. The necktie is pixelate as well.
5. A poncho that will prove useful if Halloween is wet wherever you are. 6. Now these are works of art. 7. Masks made of pixelated versions of your face. Yep, that’s perfect enough for Halloween. 8. Everyone’s favorite Tamagotchi! Complete with chain, too. 9. While this is actually a real hoodie, it is also quite awesome as a Minecraft creeper costume for Halloween.
Can you believe that it’s nearly Halloween? Have you got your costume sorted out and your treats ready for visitors? I recently wrote about decorating your home for Fall (read the article here!) and how you can easily turn your autumn decorations into a spooky Halloween decor with just a few changes – carve up those pumpkins and spread a few cobwebs around – et Voila! Now that you’ve got your home and your costume organized, maybe you’d like to try a scary Halloween manicure makeover?
This method is possibly the simplest way to create nail-art that looks professional but doesn’t require special brushes or tools. Simply grab a permanent pen and get drawing! If you make a mistake, you can use a little nail polish remover to sweep off the pen layer and start again! This is certainly a technique that takes some practice, and rather than struggle with drawing designs on your own nails, why not gather together your girlfriends, sisters, mothers and daughters and give each other a special spooky manicure?
Paint your nails in a base color – such as white or orange as I’ve done here – and wait for them to dry. If you start drawing on your nails too soon, the polish will pucker and you might well damage the tips of your permanent pens. Then take it in turns to draw cute designs on each others’ nails. Maybe you’d like to draw cobwebs all over your nails with a spider dangling on the ring finger? Or create a reverse image by using the pen to color around the nail, leaving the design in the middle, as I have done with my scary ghost design. Orange nails lend themselves to having pumpkin faces on them – so any image design that you would carve into your pumpkin would look equally great drawn on your nails!
For extra variation on your manicures, you can use different base polishes – maybe blood-red or vampire grey – and can even use other colors of permanent pens, such as green or red (which work best over a white base) to really vamp up your designs for Halloween. I hope you have a fun time sharing a spooky pampering session with your pals and enjoy getting ready for your Halloween night out!
STEPHANIE ARMSTRONG, FOUNDER OF HEART OF LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION, VOTED TAMAGOTCHI L.I.F.E.™ HOMETOWN HEROES WINNER
Bandai Co., Ltd. and Sync Beatz Entertainment Awards $5000 to Creator of Program Dedicated to Inspiring and Empowering Young Women in Leadership
TOKYO and LOS ANGELES (October 21, 2013) – The caring and nurturing spirit emblematic of the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. brand is once again being celebrated as its fans have selected Stephanie J. Armstrong and her non-profit Heart of Leadership organization as the winner of the latest edition of its bi-monthly Hometown Heroes program.
For receiving the largest amount of votes in the July/August competition, Bandai Co., Ltd. and Sync Beatz Entertainment is awarding a $5,000 contribution to Ms. Armstrong and the San Diego-based group she launched two years ago, which today operates as a 501(c) 3 charitable organization. The mission of Heart of Leadership is to inspire and empower young women to be wholehearted leaders who transform our world.
“We believe there is a leader in every young woman, and we believe in the power of girls and women working together in support of each other,” explained Ms. Armstrong. “We see a new future for women and girls. Through our events, workshops, retreats, and community, Heart of Leadership supports their leadership in schools, businesses, homes, and communities. I want to thank Bandai Co., Ltd., Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. and Sync Beatz Entertainment for this generous recognition.”
Heart of Leadership recognizes that life for high-achieving girls has never been as promising - or as challenging – as it is today. The organization helps girls connect to their inner strength and values so that they can successfully manage all of the choices they have to make as a young woman – from dealing with body image to friendships to college choices and beyond.
“We offer our warmest congratulations to Stephanie and thank our enthusiastic Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. fans who participated in the voting process to select our latest Hometown Heroes winner,” said Naruo Uchida, CEO of Sync Beatz Entertainment. “The work that she’s doing with the Heart of Leadership program is making a measurable difference in the futures of thousands of young women, and will empower them for success for years to come.”
“Hometown Heroes” is an ongoing program of the new Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. (Love Is Fun Everywhere) lifestyle brand. Its goal is to encourage and recognize pro-social activity by enabling visitors to the Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Website to nominate people in their communities who have selflessly committed time and effort to improve the quality of life for those in need.
Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. recognizes the highest scoring nominee with a $5,000 donation to the charity of his/her choice, along with an inscribed Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Hometown Heroes Crystal Award acknowledging the work they’ve performed, which aligns with the caring aspect at the heart of the Tamagotchi® brand. Previous Hometown Heroes selected by popular vote include Carole Pearson’s The Dawg Squad; Lori Weise’s Downtown Dog Rescue; and Dr. Sean Daneshmand’s Miracle Babies (financial assistance to families with critically ill newborns).
The next winner will be selected after the current voting period ends on November 1st. Fans are encouraged to submit nominations for their own Hometown Heroes at http://tamagotchilife.com/heroes.
About Bandai Co., Ltd.
With its focus on “Dreams and Creation,” Tokyo-based Bandai Co., Ltd., one of the world’s largest toy companies, manufactures engaging toys that captivate the imagination and provide endless fun and entertainment through some of the most popular brands in children’s toys and interactive entertainment today. Bandai Co., Ltd. is part of BANDAI NAMCO Group, whose global interests encompass three strategic business units: Toys and Hobby, Content and Amusement Facility. The product lineup of the Toys and Hobby unit, which is led by Bandai Co., Ltd., includes toys, candy toys, cards, vending machine capsule products (Gashapon), plastic models, Apparel, lifestyle goods and other products. The company’s mid-term strategy focuses on “Globalization” through the nucleus of its business – the Character Merchandising business model.
About Sync Beatz Entertainment
Representing such respected consumer product organizations as Bandai Co., Ltd. (“Tamagotchi”) and Banpresto (“Kapi-Bara-San”), Sync Beatz Entertainment is a full service marketing organization that creates strategic growth for IP owners by employing traditional and digital media along with consumer product expertise to introduce branded products to the United States marketplace.
Bandai logo: ® and © 2013 Bandai. Tamagotchi:©BANDAI, WiZ. The toy concept and products of Tamagotchi are developed by Bandai Co., Ltd. and WiZ Co., Ltd. jointly.
According to color trend-setters Pantone, this shade of blue is THE ultimate color for Fall 2013. Not quite denim, not royal blue and certainly not electric blue, it’s a difficult color to imagine. However, if you have ever been to the Greek island of Mykonos, you will easily be able to picture it: gorgeous blue skies, bright blue sea and the blue paint on buildings. Here’s a photo of a Mykonos building featuring the blue shade the fashion world is clamoring for this Fall.
It’s a relatively sunny color, in contrast to the usual jewel colors and earthy tones we usually see during the Fall season. The brightness of this blue brings a lovely sense of escapism, catapulting your mind back to warm summer vacations and bright blue skies. It certainly makes a change from all the navy blue we’ve been wearing since the Duchess of Cambridge announced her engagement to Prince William in a navy dress and immediately set the trend for all things navy.
With mykonos blue, you don’t need your whole outfit to be this one color – just adding a little injection of it is enough to follow the trend. The image above shows how designers Viktor and Rolf are using the color on the catwalk in a gorgeous cream dress with a mykonos bow woven through it. Take inspiration from this and add a little splash of blue to your winter outfits.
You don’t need to go out and buy whole new outfits to follow this trend: Just adding a scarf, handbag, shirt or even pantyhose (like these from designer Vivienna Westwood above) in mykonos blue will help to bring your fall wardrobe bang up to date.
Not just for women, mykonos blue is great for men too and in this menswear image you can see the difference between denim blue and mykonos blue. It’s easy for men to inject a little Mykonos blue with a classy shirt, funky belt or a flash of bright blue watch underneath a suit jacket cuff.
It’s such an easy addition to any wardrobe because it coordinates well with neutral shades, monochrome, denim, and jewel tones, so in order to bring your fall wardrobe up-to-date, just add a little flash of mykonos blue to your everyday outfits. You’ll be looking super-fashionable and all your friend and co-workers will be scratching their heads working out what you’ve done differently to look so on-trend this season!
I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I LOVE this time of year. There’s an almost imperceptible change in the weather, the daytime temperatures are pretty much the same, but it’s that early morning chill in the air and a little more dew on the ground that gets me excited about fall. Around the start of October, the leaves begin their yearly transition from lush green to glorious gold, which really gets the inspiration flowing – wasn’t it Albert Camus who said “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” and I certainly agree. One of the reasons I love Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. is that I have found so many people who enjoy sharing what they are passionate about. As decorating for the Fall is definitely a passion of mine, and with the season of harvest and Halloween upon us, I’ve started thinking about decorating my home for Fall.
I’ve noticed that more and more of my friends are creating seasonal displays all around their homes, and this year especially, everyone seems to be going Fall crazy – maybe I’m simply noticing it more because I’m always on the lookout for inspiration on Pinterest? Whatever the reason for the growth in this trend, autumn decorating is here to stay so here are a few ways that you can create a welcoming home for the season.
Fall often means spending more time indoors in the warmth of the home and plenty more family gatherings – just think of all the Halloween, Thanksgiving and festive celebrations you’ll be sharing over the coming months. With more visitors and family around, it’s nice to bring some of the joy of harvest into the home and surround yourselves with nature even though it’s too chilly to step outside! So how about creating a few floral and foliage tributes around the home using branches of golden leaves cut from the yard (or even silk leaves), bright yellow sunflowers and corn stalks. You could take your family on a walk to gather leaves and twigs early on in the season and make it educational for the youngsters by getting them to identify which tree each type of leaf has fallen from. When you arrange you fall floral display, think about adding a few small pumpkins, acorns and scented candles around the base of the vase and already you’ve created a gorgeous fall tablescape (or sideboard display) with minimal cost.
Now that the nights are drawing in, all the family will be looking forward to gathering around a lit fireplace to warm their toes, so the fireplace mantel will be the perfect focus for a rustic display. Use pumpkins, logs and an armful of branches around the hearth and display smaller squashes on the mantelpiece, combined with rustic burlap bows and more candles. The fireplace will look even cozier and will be a great focus of the room. Plus, you’ll already have hoarded your pumpkins ready for the end of the month when you’ll be able to get the children involved with carving spooky designs for Halloween.
Think about the first impression that your home makes to visitors, because you’re sure to have lots of friends visiting during the season, and guests to your festive celebrations will be delighted when they are greeted by a suitably seasonal doorway. If you’ve got a porch, you can really go to town with dressing it for autumn – attach hay or corn stalks to your uprights, prop-up few autumn branches against the house and drape leaf garlands all around. Add a few market-bought pumpkins and gourds either side of the door, and surround them with pinecones and a scattering of brown leaves. You could even light candles to welcome your guests on special occasions and create a spooky atmosphere around Halloween time by adding a few synthetic cobwebs and plastic spiders to your existing display – the children will love helping to turn your pretty fall tribute into a scary scene!
Even if you only have a doorway to dress, don’t let that stop you from making it equally inviting with a rustic burlap wreath, spiked with chestnuts and oranges, tied to your door with a gorgeous gold bow. The oranges will give off a gorgeous autumn aroma, and you can even add in cinnamon sticks, pinecones, dried chilies and apples to create a scented wreath that really packs a punch. Your visitors will be delighted to experience the sights and smells of fall before they even enter your home!
I hope these tips have given you a few ideas for decorating your home for fall and making it a cozy environment for your friends and family to enjoy together throughout the season.
New York fashion week has recently wrapped up and London Fashion Week has come and gone. So I thought, this time, I would check out what the fashionable guests of NY Fashion Week were wearing and spot the most popular trend for this Autumn/Winter 2013.
The September fashion weeks around the globe give us an insight into what we’ll be wearing next Spring/Summer in 2014. But the most interesting part for me is seeing what the designers, models, celebrities and fashionistas are wearing to attend Fashion Week. The attire of these fashionable guests confirms the current trends for this Fall. And by the look of these street style snaps of visitors to New York Fashion Week, the big look for this year is “Floral Grunge”.
Top designer Henry Holland introduced this trend during the last NY Fashion Week back in February (below left) and style leaders Lashes of London have been featuring it throughout their Fall/Winter collections (below). This look is based on dark floral pieces that have been styled down by combining pretty dresses with tie-dye. Floral shirts can also be combined with textured fabric (such as torn denim, crochet and chunky knits) to get this look. New floral prints are darker in colour than our summer favourites and the flower designs have a smudgey smeared appearance or digital, pixelated quality. Tropical designs are mixed with thick Winter jumpers, dark leggings and boots.
Get this look for less…
And best of all this look doesn’t have to cost a fortune and you don’t have to rush out to buy a whole new wardrobe. I’ve been rummaging around in my closet to find items that I can use to recreate the floral grunge look for myself. And the good news is that any of my Spring/Summer floral dresses can be layered up with tatty cardigans, ripped denim and tie-dye grunge assessories. Have a look at what you already own and choose dark, grungy pieces to go with your florals to create a look that is fashionable, not just for SS14 but for right now!