Coloring book based on drawings of Yves Saint Laurent
Color your world
Celebrating over 40 years of glamorous fashion, “YSL: Pret-a-Porter” (Abrams, $18.95) is an interactive coloring book based on the drawings of Yves Saint Laurent. It includes original color drawings and black-and-white contour sketches.
Get your pink on
Paint the Town Pink is an evening along the pink carpet of shopping, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, raffles and fashions by Tidal Cool Creations from 6 to 10 p.m. May 21 at Savoy Restaurant & Lounge, Strip District. Tickets are $30; $45 for VIP. Details: www.prettylivingpr.com
Willie Gee's presents a“Redline” fashion show on May 19 at Pittsburgh Grand Hall at the Priory, North Side. The event will showcase fashions by Malcolm Anthony Williams, Cherie Jackson (Cherish by Cherie) and Sofiya Mozley. Tickets are $35; $50 for VIP. A VIP reception is at 5 p.m. ,with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The event benefits the Pittsburgh Aids Task Force. Details: 412-254-3370 or email@example.com
Show your stripes
InStyle magazine offers ways to wear a blue-and-white striped shirt:
• When you mean business, grab a crisp navy blazer to go with your blue-and-white skirt for a modern suiting effect. A lime blouse makes a striking color contrast and button it to the neck, which will make it feel current. Finish with a structured bag large enough to hold your tablet or laptop.
• Camo plus stripes? Yes, you can! The print's neutral tones complement navy, which makes the pattern combo of a striped skirt and camo shirt a success. Mix in a little more color in the form of a surplus jacket and a blue purse.
• A relaxed day is no excuse for a schlumpy outfit. A cotton-lace white top is comfortable and spring-like. Add a pretty pair of flats if you're planning to do a lot of running around. And stash your daytime essentials in a roomy bucket bag.
By the tail
In an interview with Rodney Cutler, the stylist behind Emma Watson's ponytails and owner of Cutler Salons in New York City, Allure magazine shares his tips on how to make a perfect ponytail.
Use a hair bungee: This kind of elastic, with a hook on each end, is tricky to use at first, but you'll master it after a few tries. It's worth the effort because it wraps tighter than a regular elastic, which means your ponytail will stay in place.
Start at the roots: For a little extra lift, spray volumizer at the roots and blast them with a blow dryer, raking hair back with your hands instead of a brush.
Position with purpose: Place the elastic a little lower than where you want your ponytail to sit. Cutler likes it just below the crown because it draws the eye up and makes cheekbones look sharper. Loop the bungee around the tail, divide hair into top and bottom sections, and pull in opposite directions.
Tidy up the hairline: Nothing against bumps and ridges — they make a ponytail young and fresh. But frizz and flyaways just look messy. Control them with a dab of smoothing cream and a comb. Don't use a brush — it will create fuzz.
— Staff reports
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