If you follow my Instagram profile, you may have noticed that I explore many health food options, such as smoothies, green tea, vegan and gluten-free products.
One recent discovery is Himalayan salt. It has so many beneficial qualities. You probably are aware of the harmful effects of table salt on our bodies. You might be pleasantly surprised to find out that Himalayan salt is the purest salt available due to lack of toxins or pollutants. Containing all 84 elements found in our bodies, this salt promotes blood sugar cells, natural sleep, healthy PH balance and many other beneficial properties.
On top of all this, this salt is more than 250 million years old!!
What are your thoughts on Himalayan salt and its products?
I hope you all have a fantastic, lovely, amazing, beautiful summer!!
In case if you haven’t done summer sale shopping yet or looking for great hair color service in NYC, I recommend having your eye on the following:
Summer Maxi Coat. Whether it’s with sleeves or sleeveless, oversized or fitted, it doesn’t matter. What matter is the length. It should be LONG and neutral in color. You can wear ripped denim jeans, a messy hairdo, and casual flats. When you add a chic, elegant summer coat, everything will fall into place. It will make any outfit look polished and current. The key is to keep a good balance of casual and formal wear for an effortlessly chic look.
Colored Lens Sunglasses. A new pair of shades gives anyone new perspective. The key is to change them often. They can brighten your mood, bring out the best in your outfit and certainly protect your eyes from harmful sun ray effects.
Salon Day. In case if you travel to New York, a destination of the best hair stylists, treat yourself to Salon SCK. Located by the Shops at Columbus Circle, this place is AMAZING for creative hair coloring and balayage! I also enjoyed its atmosphere. So relaxing! And filled with an energy of people who truly enjoy their work. The positive vibes made me want to return.
Maxi Coat: H&M / similar
Pants: Barneys New York / similar
Mini Cross Body Purse: Marc By Marc Jacobs / similar
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / similar
I hope you all are having a fantastic summer!!
I’m sure you all have a summer to-do list. I hope it includes fun and awesome activities, such as travel, picnics with friends and loved ones, hair salon trips for your new look, and, of course, shopping for your favorite brands!
I’ll share with you what’s on mine:
- About Face. I intend to try as many vegan beauty products as possible. I’ve already discovered the online service . For only $15 per month, you receive a box of four vegan beauty products. Some of them are samples and others are full sized. I received my first box. I’m very happy about it and can’t wait to receive my next one. I’ll certainly review these in future posts.
- Zen Presence. Sign up for yoga and meditation classes.
- Sports Appeal. Hunt for athletic-inspired pieces I absolutely love this mega trend. Chic side-striped pants made of satin, floral jacquard sweatshirts, elegant minimalist backpacks, glamorous jumpsuit with a drawstring that adds a casual touch…Currently, both slow and fast fashion offer a wide range of product choices.
- Network Effects. Invest more time on quality networking by attending events and joining social groups.
- Drink to your Health. Stop drinking soda and replace it with iced Calypso Green – coconut and pineapple flavored green tea.
- Day Trip. Make a quick getaway from the city.
- Hobby. I recently enrolled in an Advanced Fashion Illustration Class. I absolutely enjoy taking my drawing skills to the next level. Stepping away from computer and meeting creative people is quite refreshing.
Have you once noticed that certain, relatively simple clothing pieces tend to adapt to your body without being skin tight? Maybe the fabric feels like a second skin,clinging naturally to your curves and enabling your body to move freely?
You probably aren’t aware of it but the garment was most likely created using a bias-cut technique. Never heard of this? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Read on and I’ll give you the lowdown on this style. (Also, as a bonus, I’ll share with you some awesome inspirations for your next shopping marathon.)
Let’s start with a bit of history and an introduction to the brilliant French designer, Madeleine Vionnet. During the early 20th century – an era of corsets and padding – the progressive Vionnet introduced comfortable bias-cut garments that a woman could put on easily. She found her inspiration in Greco-Roman art in Italy.
in Grecian-style pose — Image by © Condé Nast Archive/CORBIS
Unlike a traditional cut on the straight grain, the bias-cut technique is performed in diagonal direction of the cloth. The process takes a lot of fabric and a lot of skill. This is the reason that quite often the mass-produced imitation of designer garment doesn’t bring out the best of the body as easily as the designer original.
But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. Back to the genius of Madeleine Vionnet.
Japanese designer Issey Miyake once said: “the impression (of Vionnet’s clothing) was similar to the wonder one feels at the sight of a woman emerging from bathing, draped only in a single piece of beautiful cloth.”
And he wasn’t her only admirer. She influenced Halston, John Galliano, Comme des Garçons and many other famous contemporary designers.
If you have a curvy body and you are not a big fan of structural clothes, you may want to consider a bias-cut piece that gently accentuates your lines while floating freely around the body.
A great investment would be a minimalistic bias-cut dress that can be dressed up and dressed down. It’s especially a great choice if you have a busy lifestyle.
For more ideas and inspirations follow my Pinterest board “Bias Cut” by clicking here.
Wishing you a wonderful summer!