Zac Posen to join 'Runway'
Published: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 9:03 p.m.
Zac Posen will be the new featured judge on "Project Runway," filling the chair Michael Kors sat in for the show's first 10 seasons.
Posen called the role "an amazing opportunity" and said he hoped to give a new perspective to the competing designers.
Kors isn't "out" - as host Heidi Klum likes to say to contestants who get the boot on the granddaddy of fashion reality TV shows. His schedule didn't allow a commitment, but he will come back as a guest judge for the season finale, according to Lifetime TV. Another twist to the revamped "Project Runway" is that the contestants compete as teams instead of individuals.
The "Project Runway" season starts Jan. 24.
InStyle magazine gives ways to style hair quickly:
Slick it back: Slept through your iPhone alarm? Now's the time to embrace the wet look. Comb in a leave-in conditioner from root to tip, and pull hair in a tight pony. "It dries superslick and sexy on every hair type," says L.A. stylist Jenny Cho.
Speed dry: Turn your head upside down. Loosely blow dry using fingers until hair is 80 percent dry, then clip the top layers up and out of the way. Working in chunky 3- or 4-inch sections, hold a round brush flush to your scalp, pointing the dryer directly at your roots and sweeping it left and right for 20 seconds. "To smooth your ends, drag your brush downward for the last 5 seconds," says stylist Sean Gallagher of the Sally Hershberger Salon in N.Y.C. Now, knock yourself out on the top layers.
Or, just polish your halo: Instead of meticulously styling your entire head (which can take as long as an hour for some of us), focus your perfectionist instincts on the top layer only. "It's what people see first, so concentrate on those layers even if you're not short on time," says L.A. hairstylist Marcus Francis.
Accessorize like a champ: If you're still trying to work that blowout from last Saturday night, relax. A skinny headband - and a messy updo - can take not-so-clean hair into a whole new stylish realm. "Hair accessories say, ‘I made an effort, but not too much,' " says L.A. stylist Lona Vigi. No accessories on hand? Mine your jewelry box. Refashion a necklace into a headband (just pin it in place), or add a sparkly brooch to the side of an updo. Insta-chic!
From office to party
With New Year's Eve only a few days away, here are some tips to take your look from work to party, thanks to People Style Watch.
Refresh your lashes: Use an eyelash curler at the roots to instantly open up your eyes. Finish with a coat of black volumizing mascara.
Swipe on a lip stain: For a splash of color that will last through cocktails, go for a lip stain with a fine felt-tip applicator - it doubles as a liner so you can easily and neatly trace the outline of your lips.
Add standout jewelry: Transform your look for a night out by trading a simple necklace for a statement style.
Swap your shoes: Keep a pair of knockout heels at the office to switch before you head out the door. A metallic pair goes with almost anything.
Add volume to hair: For a touchable, sexy boost, spritz and scrunch a lightweight texturizing spray into your roots, whether you wear your hair up or down.
Allure magazine offers information about what not to do when trying to get organized.
One stroll through the Container Store and you'll see that there truly is a lid for every pot. But some things make the problem worse.
Pretty boxes: Sure, they look great stacked on your desk, but if you don't remember what you put in them, they won't help.
Hooks: These become a crutch if you aren't buying them for a specific purpose. Clothes and bags linger, creating visual clutter.
Drawer liners: Unless your drawers are old and dirty, liners aren't necessary and can distract you from the real task at hand - weeding out what you don't need and keeping what you have tidy.
- Staff and wire reports
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