Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Goes to London!

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From million dollar bras to the hottest new looks in lingerie, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show brings it all, but the show could look a little different this year.

Celeb Fashion at Coachella 2014!

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Coachella is the time of year where people can unwind, get together with friends, listen to amazing music, and rock some killer outfits. Coachella 2014 was no exception. The stars turned out in huge numbers this year, both on stage and in the crowd. Let’s take a look at how our favorite celebs unleashed their inner flower child!

Celebrity Hair Dyes?!

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Colours–such as muted purples and forest greens are always popular in spring fashion, but who would have thought those would be celebrity tints du jour?

Stars like Katy Perry are dyeing their hair unnatural colours–and while this trend may seem completely bizarre, some of these ladies are truly rocking it! Here are some innovative plays on colour:

Alexander Wang Announces H&M Collab!

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Alexander Wang is coming to H&M and we couldn’t be any more excited! The designer announced on his Instagram account on Saturday that he will be designing a capsule collection for the retailer, and makes history as the very first American designer to do so. The line will hit 250 H&M stores on November 6th, and will include accessories and apparel for both men and women.
The designer has also been scoring rave reviews for his work as Balenciaga’s creative director. Balenciaga’s Spring 2014 collection reflects Wang’s cool-girl design history as he takes a clean, modern approach to a storied French brand.
Wang has also been going full throttle on his own eponymous line. His Spring 2014 collection is breezy and effortless, and offers a wide array of pieces from flirty skirts and soft dresses to ruffled crop tops and oversized coats.
We’re a huge fan of this fashion prodigy and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next!

Festival Fashions

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This years’ festivals are fast approaching and while some may be interested in the panoply of artists set to perform, a lot of style watchers are anticipating the fashions attendees will be sporting. With the hot sun and long days, festival goers want will ensure clothes are easy to wear–but still make a splash.

 

Here are a few of the fashion trends that are expected to be seen:

Getting Relationships Right

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Lives of Style is proud to introduce our NEW “Dating-Speak” ™ ©2014 Authority: Laura Pugliese.

Laura–formally trained at the WANT Institute by the pre-eminent relationship therapist–Dr. Pat Allen, is a Certified Communications Coach–one of only 100 who have personally studied under Dr. Allen. Laura combines her training, life experience and spiritually-driven gift for manifesting potent communications in interpersonal relationships. Laura teaches her clients how to cut through emotional reactions and communicate rationally with integrity and love.

Today our “Dating-Speak” ™ ©2014 Authority–Laura shares must-know dating do’s and don’ts that will help you find the success in your relationships.
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Lives of Style: My boyfriend is on the phone all the time. It doesn’t feel good when he is texting at night. What can I say to him?

Laura: Everyone is on a phone nowadays, and it’s definitely coming up often as a concern for many relationships.

You can say, “I want to talk to you about something. Is now a good time?” Wait for him to say, “Yes.” Then you can say, “You have every right to be on your phone as much as you want. However I was wondering if you are aware that you have been texting throughout the entire night– often whenever we are together. It is starting to affect my ability to feel connected to you. That really doesn’t feel good to me, and I know it would feel best to me for us to have an agreed upon period of time together with a no phone use policy for both of us?  What are your thoughts about us doing that?”

Say No to What You Don’t Want

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Lives of Style is proud to introduce our NEW “Dating-Speak” ™ ©2014 Authority: Laura Pugliese.

Laura–formally trained at the WANT Institute by the pre-eminent relationship therapist–Dr. Pat Allen, is a Certified Communications Coach–one of only 100 who have personally studied under Dr. Allen. Laura combines her training, life experience and spiritually-driven gift for manifesting potent communications in interpersonal relationships. Laura teaches her clients how to cut through emotional reactions and communicate rationally with integrity and love.

Today our “Dating-Speak” ™ ©2014 Authority–Laura shares must-know dating do’s and don’ts that will help you find the success in your relationships.
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Lives of Style: I am a single woman and my job is demanding. I am making time to be available for dating but I cannot meet for lunch dates and a lot of men are asking me out for lunch during the week. What can I say to them so that we can change it to a dinner or coffee date?”

Laura: You can say, “Thank you so much for your lunch invitation. I do want to meet you.  Unfortunately I am unable to meet during the week due to my work hours. I am available to meet for lunch on the weekend, and I am also available in the evening after work. What are your thoughts?”

Style Star and Lives of Style Friend Ken Downing—Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus, Takes Center Stage at 33rd San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show

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Fashionistas take note: Neiman Marcus Senior Vice President and Fashion Director curates a not-to-be-missed runway show and highlights the ultimate fashion event from 11-3 this Thursday, 3 April at the Fairmont Hotel.

Downing, who has been interviewed multiple times by Lives of Style, is the ultimate fashion insider—called a “guru of gurus” of style, prognosticating trends and in his role as Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus, interprets, articulates and sets the fashion direction for the Neiman Marcus brand, as well as acting as global fashion ambassador.

To mine the fashion mind of this true industry icon is a rare opportunity for San Francisco audiences as the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary partners with Neiman Marcus to create a scintillating four-hours, from cocktail reception at 11am, followed by a full runway show and luncheon, with a live auction and raffle.

Downing has partnered with fashion leaders Anna Wintour of Vogue, Glenda Bailey of Harper’s Bazaar, Hal Rubenstein of InStyle, Stellene Volandes of Town & Country Magazine, Joanna Coles of Cosmopolitan, and Stefano Tonchi and Karla Martinez of W Magazine and he hosts more than 20 Neiman Marcus customer events within the 41 Neiman Marcus stores, often alongside esteemed designers such as Stella McCartney, Derek Lam, Zac Posen, Donna Karan, Olivier Theyskens, Tory Burch, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, David Yurman, and Rachel Zoe.

Telegenic, charming and convivial, he’s guested on “Oprah”, “E! Entertainment”, “The Rachel Zoe Project”, “Joe Zee’s All on the Line” and “Project Runway All Stars” where he selected the series winner along with Georgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi.

See an upload of Ken Downing speaking about Fall 2014 on Lives of Style broadcast TV here.

Downing is a recognized authority at New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks and is often consulted by national and international publications including: International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

For tickets, contact San Francisco Ballet http://www.sfballet.org/events/fashion_show

Get Jennifer Aniston’s Perfect Baby Blonde Colour!

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LIVES OF STYLE IS PROUD TO FEATURE JENNIFER ANISTON’S COLOURIST – MICHAEL CANALE – AS OUR REGULAR “MONDAYS WITH MICHAEL” BLOGGER.

As one of Hollywood’s most sought-after colourists, Michael Canale’s clients have included movie star royalty like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Heidi Klum, Carolyn Murphy, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and more.

Every Monday, Michael shares exclusive tips, techniques and super-hair-colour secrets for beautiful colour he creates for superstars and the world’s most famous and beautiful celebrities.

EMAIL MICHAEL AT Michael@LivesofStyle.com to get answers and solutions for your personal hair colour questions and challenges.

We may post your question on our Lives of Style The Last Word Blog!

About Michael Canale: michael canale

As a master colourist–in the business for over 30 years, Michael is renowned for creating natural sun-streaked hair and classic blonde shades that get raves.

Canale is a staple on Allure’s “Best of the Best” as a superior hair colorist who “lightens blondes to a baby-like perfection.”

Famously known for being Jennifer Aniston’s colourist since the beginning of her career on Friends, Brazilian Vogue touted Canale as the creator of the most sought-after hair color ever. He is regularly included in W magazine’s “The W Black Book.” He has also been voted into Earl Blackwell’s iconic “List” as one of the world’s finest beauty professionals for four consecutive years. Michael’s one of the best colourists in the country. Canale Salon in Beverly Hills is renowned, and he and Chris McMillan, Jennifer’s stylist, own the Canale Salon in Malibu, and Michael also works in New York and in San Francisco.
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Happy Spring! I want to start off this week with Jana’s question.

Hi Michael,

I love Jennifer Aniston’s color! What is happening with it now?

Cheers!

Jana

Thanks for asking Jana!

Yes, Jennifer looks amazing. Her colour right now is way over the top blonde, it’s about as blonde as you can go. Chris McMillan and I are working on a new look. We don’t want to see any highlights in the root so it’s a seamless highlight.  I am also putting more highlights through her part then on the sides. I use my colour bath to blend highlights and the root so that it looks extremely natural. It’s a baby blonde colour that needs to be touched up every five weeks.

Anyone can send in questions so please email me at michael@livesofstyle.com

Until next Monday!

Michael

Navigating Online Dating

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Lives of Style is proud to introduce our NEW “Dating-Speak” ™ ©2014 Authority: Laura Pugliese.

Laura–formally trained at the WANT Institute by the pre-eminent relationship therapist–Dr. Pat Allen, is a Certified Communications Coach–one of only 100 who have personally studied under Dr. Allen. Laura combines her training, life experience and spiritually-driven gift for manifesting potent communications in interpersonal relationships. Laura teaches her clients how to cut through emotional reactions and communicate rationally with integrity and love.

Today our “Dating-Speak” ™ ©2014 Authority–Laura shares must-know dating do’s and don’ts that will help you find the success in your relationships.
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Lives of Style: I’m online dating now and I want to know what I should be doing or not doing? Can I wink at a man who I find attractive or is that pursuing a man? And I was just “favorited” by a man should I “favorite” him too? What does that even mean?

Laura: Yes, winking is the best way to show that you are receptive to his pursuit. You can initiate a wink to any man to show that you are receptive to his pursuit. It’s a feminine way to be seen by a man who may not have seen your profile or has seen it and is shy and uncertain. If he winks or “favorites” you, then it is also best to wink as a response. A man who is interested in you and who is grounded in his masculine energy will see the green light from your wink and will email you. Keep in mind that not everyone is a perfect fit for everyone. You have every right to pursue the man who is being passive and not pursuing you. However, if you want to be anchored in your feminine energy respond to the men who do pursue you, and let go of the ones who don’t.

Lives of Style: I have been seeing someone for a while and it just ended so I’m joining an online dating service. I just started communicating with some men and I don’t like it. I feel like I’m being interviewed–the conversation isn’t flowing easily, it’s more of a grill session. What can I say to these men who call so that is seems more natural?

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