How-To: Instantly Appear Taller (or shorter) in your Infinity Dress

11 Jul

INTRODUCING THE VINTAGE ORIGIN INFINITY DRESS…

Vintage Origin Infinity Dress in "Periwinkle"

Vintage Origin Maxi Infinity Dress in "Periwinkle" Slinky, $185


Wouldn’t it be nice to own a dress that morphs like a chameleon into the perfect style for your body type? We thought so too! This article will show you how to lengthen a short body frame & shorten a tall frame . . . all with ONE dress! 

The VO Infinity Dress is literally one dress (available in 50+ colors, textures & prints, and in 3 fabric collections!) that can be easily tied into 10+ body-flattering styles



BODY FRAME: The grass is always greener on the other side, isn’t it? Short women always seem to wish for height, while tall women yearn to be petite. We are never satisfied with what we’ve got. While I’d love to be able to change this mentality, I’m afraid it’s an issue much larger than me. So instead, we’ll give you the tools (and the dress!) to combat fashionable women’s longest struggles. 

Lengthen a short frame… by styling your Vintage Origin Infinity Dress in a style that gives off the illusion of a longer bodyline. The key here is to avoid horizontal lines that break a short frame into sections. Try Style #4 & Style # 5. These styles look fabulous without wrapping around the waist, a feature that tends to shorten a silhouette. 
Bonus tip: Wearing high heels with your dress will also instantly add a few inches to a petite frame. Vintage Origin’s unique design allows this Infinity Dress to be adjusted in length as you tie it, so you never have to worry about alterations! Click here for more information on available lengths.  

Vintage Origin Infinity Dress, Style #4

Style #4

Vintage Origin Infinity Dress, Style #5

Style #5

Break up a tall frame… In direct contrast, women wanting to minimize the look of a tall frame should use the tool of horizontal lines to their benefit. Concentrate on styles that wrap around the waist & break up the torso from the lower half. Styles that work wonders for this purpose are Style #1Style #3Style #7 & Style # 8.

Vintage Origin Infinity Dress, Style #1

Style #1

Vintage Origin Infinity Dress, How to Style, Style #3

Style #3

Vintage Origin Infinity Dress, How to Style, Style #7

Style #7

Vintage Origin Infinity Dress, How to Style, Style #8

Style #8

Click on a Style to check out our interactive 
for simple Step-By-Step instructions on how to tie your favorite style!


More Infinity Dresses from Vintage Origin: 
Click to shop safely & securely in the online VO Boutique!
Vintage Origin Infinity Dress, Burgundy Slinky, Cocktail length

Vintage Origin Cocktail Infinity Dress in "Burgundy" Slinky, $155

Vintage Origin Infinity Dress, "Stella", Maxi length, $185

Vintage Origin Maxi Infinity Dress in "Stella" Slinky, $185

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TRD Reaches 56 Countries in 6 Months!

18 Apr

Readers,

Just 6 months after launching TRD, we have reached 56 countries around the world! The countries who have discovered us most recently are:

Russian Federation

Lithuania

China

United Arab Emirates

Dominican Republic

Morocco

Croatia

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Georgia

Thank you for your support!

To see where our readers are around the world, click on the “Who’s Reading Where” map or simply CLICK HERE!

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Sincerely,

The Runway Diaries

DIY Anti-aging Red Wine Face Mask

11 Apr

Good Morning Readers!

Today I’ve got an especially wonderful treat to soothe that tired weekend skin. We know you have that last little bit of red wine left in the bottle, intentionally left to rationalize the fact that you didn’t down the whole bottle while watching Pretty In Pink. Well rest assured that you can now feel confident that your wine scraps will be used for a greater good than your mental health… we’re talking about good ‘ole skin rejuvenation! Your skin will be feeling firmer, cleaner, brighter, and a bit younger with each use of this luscious (no pun intended) mask.

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Whiten Teeth Instantly With Spring 2011′s Hottest Runway Trend…

7 Apr

Good morning!

According to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a third of the population (32%) say they are “concerned by the look of their teeth.” We brush, we floss, we whiten and spend unbelievable amounts of money each year to get a whiter smile. But did you know that you can whiten teeth instantly for about $5?!

That’s correct! For the price of a tube of lipstick, you can obtain a visibly whiter smile… AND be super on-trend this spring!

No trend is hotter this spring than ravishing red lips. Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Givenchy &  Yves Saint Laurent all spiced up their spring creations with a hint of this crimson beauty, and so can you!

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011. Marc expresses his wild side with a statement-making fire engine red lip.

 

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011. Lips are given a natural red wash of color at this season's fashion week.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011

Louis Vuitton hits the Spring 2011 runway with a dark crimson pout, perfectly finishing out their sophisticated look.

Gucci Spring 2011

Red lips turn monochromatic when paired with bright color-blocking elements on the Gucci Spring 2011 runway.

Although any shade of red makes a statement on the runway, real life presents as a bit more of a challenge. Unlike the couture models of the runway, we’re constantly flashing our pearly whites throughout the day & thus, we must consider the effect our lipstick has on our smile. With so many variations of “red” available, it’s tough to know which red suits your smile best…. And that’s where we come in!

For the red that makes your teeth instantly whiter, stick to these 2 simple guidelines…

  1. Avoid reds that contain tones of peach, orange, brown, salmon & coral. Why? These shades tend to cast a yellowish hue on teeth, making them look dingy-ier than they really are. Instead, stick to reds that have a bluish undertone. These reds cancel out a yellow smile and whiten teeth instantly! [TRD Tip: Check out the photo below if you need help distinguishing between undertones.]
  2. Matte lips naturally absorb light, leaving teeth looking darker than they should. When choosing lipsticks, keep your attention towards the glossy variety, or products that have a bit of shimmer or shine to them. These types reflect tons of light, brightening your smile overall! [TRD TIP: If you already have a matte red in your perfect shade, sweep a coat of clear gloss over it just before making your entrance. If a matte lip has a bit of time to set before you gloss it, it will last much longer.] Try MAC’s Lipglass in Clear, $14.50. It’s worth it’s weight in gold.

Which one has the blue??

Try out these reds with a blue hue…

MAC Viva Glam, $14.50, MAC.com

YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 in Rouge Flamme, $30, Sephora.com

Stay tuned for more runway tips!

Needle’s Haystack Grand Opening!

4 Apr Antique Rose Necklace, by My Heart Beads

Good Morning!

Today at 8am CST, the alluring world of accessories gets a modern facelift! Needle’s Haystack, a Dallas-born online marketplace designed exclusively for jewelry lovers & designers, opens their e-doors!… and selfishly, we wanted to be the first to tell you!

Despite the extreme pressures of starting a successful business, Stephen Lehn, CEO of Needle’s Haystack, took time out of his busy day to chat with us about his recent venture, what’s hot for spring, and what he’s offering every Runway Diaries reader!

Clad in his usual t-shirt & jeans, we first asked Lehn what lead him to such a feminine-driven line of work. Lehn describes his past frustrations with “finding the perfect piece of jewelry” for his mother’s birthday (aw!) like “finding a needle in a haystack.” Without the time to scour countless overpriced boutiques, estate sales, and local market vendors, his chances of finding something smashingly original were looking grim. Realizing that he probably wasn’t the only 20-something male searching for “a needle in a haystack,” Lehn set out to create the only marketplace devoted entirely to talented jewelry designers & stumbled upon a catchy name on the way! He quickly learned that not only were gift-searching males delighted with his discovery, but fashionistas of all ages quickly turned to Needle’s Haystack for their adorning needs!

At Needle’s Haystack, consumers are able to access & purchase “unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry, made by American designers” at a glance, Lehn says. Whether you’re in the market for a Unique Floral Engraved Locket Ring, $25.74, by My Heart Beads, or a Filigree Hand-tooled Sterling Silver & Ruby Bangle Bracelet, $414.70, designed by Lee, you’ll find a gem perfect for you!

Lehn gave us an insider heads up on what’s hot for spring in accessories; “Honey suckle is a popular color choice for spring 2011″ and consumers can’t seem to stock up enough on “chunky bracelets.” He added that the “statement necklaces” we saw in fall are still very on-trend, but have updated their look with the addition of beautifully placed semi-precious stones. [TRD find: Sunshine Necklace, $78.65, designed by Jewels For Hope. We love the whimsical feel of this perfect-for-spring semi-precious statement necklace.]

Needle’s Haystack features hundreds (and quickly becoming thousands!) of independently designed pieces on a super-easy-to-use website, complete with detailed product information, alternate photo views, and one-click “Ask The Designer” capabilities. Click here to start shopping!

And for you talented designers, Needle’s Haystack is always looking for new designers to easily offer their unique creations to the e-commerce community, 24 hours a day, in just a few clicks! They add new products daily, so it’s never too late to become a Needle’s Haystack Seller!

The best part? Lehn is generously offering The Runway Diaries readers a $5 gift card towards their purchase at NeedlesHaystack.com! Use promo code “ENJOY5DOLLARS” when checking out.

Other gems we found on NH:

Golden Seraph Necklace, $85.80, JKDK Designs.

Grey Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings, $25.74, Star Candy Designs.

Rough-Cut Ruby Drop Earrings, $47.19, Bespangled Jewelry.

18″ Freshwater & Baroque Pearl Necklace, $278.85, JYL Walker Jewelry Designs.

Breast Cancer Survivor’s Pendant, $164.45, Glenna Vasoli.

Poll Results: Naturally Beautiful Makeup For Spring!

2 Apr

A new month… A new TRD Poll!

In last month’s poll, we asked you what your makeup persona looks most like:
When It Comes To Makeup, I’m a…

Continue reading to see poll results & your customized makeup guide!

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Thank You For 47 Countries!

1 Apr

Readers,

We wanted to take some time to thank each of you who keep up with TRD on a daily basis. We are now being read by fashionistas in 47 countries around the world! We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the following countries who have joined us recently:

Austria

Japan

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

Vietnam

Romania

Serbia

Portugal

Japan

Venezuela

Argentina

New Zealand

Slovenia

Korea

Pakistan

Slovakia

Thank you! Keep checking back for more amazing backstage tips! To see where our readers are around the world, click on the “Who’s Reading Where” map or simply CLICK HERE!

Sincerely,

The Runway Diaries

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