How can the commercials not suck you in! A prescription medicine for fuller and longer eyelashes? Sounds wonderful - welcome to my medicine cabinet Latisse!
Expect a months supply to run about $120 and see full results in 2 to 4 months. Of course there are the potential side affects: 4 percent of users experience eye itching and redness, and it may also temporarily darken the skin of the eyelid, according to the manufacturer Allergan.
Here’s a BEFORE and then an AFTER pic. Impressive! Thanks tljA
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How many times have you used your teeth to open up a bottle of beer while your useless shoes just sat there on your feet? Well thanks to 5th Floor Productions, those heels can look both sexy and useful. Never miss a beat on the dance floor while you pop the tops with your bottle opening heel.
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The recent faux controversies about current First Lady Michelle Obama deciding to go sleeveless in her official portrait may very well have more to do with global warming then fashion choice. Looking back at the wardrobe of choice in First Lady’s official portraits throughout history, a disturbing trend seems to emerge. First Lady attire is in direct response to increasing global temperatures!
1. Jane Pierce. Consider that it would be 35 years until gasoline-fueled internal combustion engines were widely introduced when Mrs. Pierce served as First Lady. With a lack of lung choking smog from such an diabolical engine, the earth must have been a cold place to reside. Her response, naturally, was to wear tightly buttoned layers of black with warmth retaining head cover.
2. Eleanor Roosevelt. By 1933 the Golden Gate bridge was to begin construction, and automobiles blanketed the United States. With New Deal policies going into effect, the nations first stimulus package begins belching out more and more greenhouse gases. In response, Mrs. Roosevelt sports a ventilation promoting a blouse with a breezy plunging neck line.
3. Pat Nixon. Carbon emissions continue to rise and so does the temperature. However, 1969 brings us the beginning of the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer. In order to combat this two threat front, Mrs. Nixon turns to light, airy fabrics with maximum coverage from UV rays.
4. Michelle Obama. By 2009, industrial progress in developing countries have laid waste to the natural environment, causing a skyrocketing spike in CO2 emissions. As the media and activists have all but abandoned the cause for the precious ozone layer and dangerous UV light, Mrs. Obama takes the necessary step to reduce her body temperature in our global crock pot by going sleeveless.
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Previously, we mentioned the downturn in Coach’s stock price, and today they announced they will lower prices by 15% in 2010. Although the company still made a profit (which is more than we can say for many (ok, most) retailers), Coach announced plans to only open 20 new stores this year, down from original plans to open 40.
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Macy’s is the next on the financial chopping block as they have recently announced the closure of 11 stores around the country. Be sure to take advantage of what will surely be huge clearances (but sadly at the expense of almost a thousand jobs.) The following stores are slated to be closed:
Ernst & Young Plaza (Citicorp Plaza), Los Angeles.
The Citadel, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Westminster Mall, Westminster, Colo.
Palm Beach Mall, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Hawaii
Lafayette Square, Indianapolis
Brookdale Center, Brooklyn Center, Minn.
Crestwood Mall, St. Louis
Natrona Heights Plaza, Natrona Heights, Pa.
Century III Furniture and Clearance, West Mifflin, Pa.
Bellevue Center, Nashville, Tenn.
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Banks. Car manufacturers. Insurance companies. Almost every industry is feeling the effects of the economic collapse. The major fashion designers are no exception.
A quick look at the steep decline in stock prices over the past year reflects just that. Major designers like Polo, Kenneth Cole, and retail establishments like Saks have all taken significant cuts in share price. The market is also prohibiting further growth as exhibited by the recent postponement of Prada’s plan to take the company public.
Percentage decrease in stockprice 2007-2008
Opening a designer up to public investments leads to a huge infusion of cash and assets. The cash can be used to hire new talent, increase distribution, and diversify. But Prada has delayed this three times so far, citing poor market conditions.
So what’s next? With the majors reducing output and becoming more risk adverse, there could be an emerging market for new creative and low cost designs. Layoffs could free in-house designers to spread their wings and establish new lines. Although it would be difficult to raise enough capital to become a national brand right away, we could see local designers taking advantage of the opportunity to deliver even more innovative designs.
What do you think will be the next big trend in fashion, considering the effect of the economy? Share it with us in the comments.
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