You will need:
1 x flat circle brush
1 x picture of ice-cream mascot 'Mr Whippy'
1. Take a look at your 'Mr Whippy' picture for inspiration
2. With the flat circle brush, starting at the end of hair (Back of neck), brush around hair and head in a continuous 360 degrees motion. Continue this until you reach the top of the head.
You now should have 'Justin Bieber' *cough* 'fever' hair!
"With the right equipment and inspiration you will have the 'fever' hair"
Meet Carrie before Sex & the City
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell (Harper Collins) is out now! This is Carrie Bradshaw's coming-of age-story before, Sex & the City. The first book in the soon to be 'Carrie Diaries' series starts with small-town girl Carries' journey through senior year at high school. We will find out about one of her first loves, Sebastian Kydd and how a regular girl learns to think for herself, later evolving into a sharp insightful writer. It's through these experience's that help shape the character Carrie Bradshaw into the woman she is today.
The Sex & the City Author, Candace Bushnell tells Seventeen magazine that the reason she wrote 'The Carrie Diaries' was to teach teen girls how important it is to remain true to yourself, your dreams and keep the right balance in your daily life, no matter how small you feel in the world.
Kirsten Dunst is 'Turning Japanese!'
Living Oprah by Robyn Okrant (Harper Collins)
I believe Oprah to be the single most influential person in the media today – especially when it comes to impacting women. And many of the women in my life were judging themselves against the high bar Winfrey sets for her audience. I’ve always been skeptical whether it’s truly possible to find happiness when attempting to live up to someone else’s ideal, and yet, I realized that I too would look to television, magazine racks, and the Internet to “fix” myself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Because Oprah, in my opinion, is at the epicenter of the self-help and personal growth movement in the media, I thought I’d put her advice to the test -- to see if following every suggestion, every “must,” every “gotta,” would actually lead me to my “best life.”
By watching every episode of the Oprah Show, following and reading Oprah.com and O magazine, she discovers the true meaning of ‘Living Oprah’. There were movies to see, books to read, self-help quizzes to complete and recipes to follow, to help gain the ‘best life’. However at times Okrant finds it hard living up to some of Oprahs’ ideals as well as some contradictions in advice. One day Oprah is saying to eat only healthy food, the next she telling viewers to eat ice-cream, showing that the ‘Queen’ doesn’t always practice what she preaches.
While Robyn did benefit from some tasks her somewhat ‘light-hearted’ project began to take over her life in unexpected and not entirely welcoming ways…..the bedroom and politics. Okrant also found herself spending huge amounts of money (that the Chicago yoga teacher didn’t have!) on items such as; clothes, cosmetics, garden tools, furniture or anything that Oprah deemed essential to ones ‘best life’.
In the end Okrant does learn to live a more fulfilling a better life through Oprah’s methods, but urges us not to feel we have to abide to all of Oprah’s rules and regulations.
Instead Oprah is here as a guide us…..kind of like a fairy godmother.
If you are looking for an intriguing read or wondering if Robyn Okrant got to meet Oprah in person, pick up a copy of ‘Living Oprah’.
Inspired by Robyn Okrants ‘Living Oprah’ I decide to list all the things I currently do or have done that Oprah encourages us to see do!
- Give yourself time outs/ read a book or magazine: I can't go a day without reading a good book or reading....and buying a glossy magazine.
- Reinvigorate your appearance with advice on looking younger: OK. not what Oprah asks but I did this in reverse. Sick of people mistaking me for a sixteen yr old, instead of 26 (my age). I cut my hair short, which makes me look older.
-Use reusable bags at grocery store, no more plastic: Saving the world here!
-Put stuff on walls that make art: Did this with my motivation heart, made with photo's (see left side of blog).
-See movies Juno, Horton hears a Who, Across the universe, Sex & the city: Done
- Read and buy Peter Walsh's book 'it's all too much': Done, ironically though it's now hoarded on my study bookshelf....does this count??
- Purchase new make-up: Did this as was getting married.
-10 things every woman needs in her closet: The items I already have include; trench coat, white T-neck, leopard print flats, dark-wash jeans, black skirt, oversized bag...key pieces of course!
- Think about how much you consume, don't be wasteful: This is any 'Queens of cheap' everyday motto. My family raised me right! It's not about being cheap, but being smart.
-De-clutter: Coming from a family of hoarders...sorry fam! I did this when I moved out!
- Make your own vision board: See my inspiration board left blog column.
-Find out how to get paid doing what you love: Still really working on this...magazines is a hard business to crack into. Will not give up on my dreams....no matter how many years and volunteer work it's already taken me. Maybe this motto should be changed to; "It's not about how much a job pays, but how much you love it, that it doesn't feel like a job"...still would be nice to get paid some money to get by!
- Do what you love and money will come: Where's my money Oprah!!! because the first part of this motto seems to already have been covered!
Channeling Degrassi 'Stephanie Kaye'
Degrassi's Stephanie Kaye was my favourite character of the 90's teen drama. Like most teen girls of the early 90's I wanted to be and dress like her, in Degrassi language she was 'so cool and totally dynamic'! The Degrassi junior high series begins with Stephanie being the shy, plain and quite girl with a crush on the super sweet blonde curly-haired nerd 'Wheels'. When Stephanie begins campaigning for president she undergoes a...fashion transformation. In a average Degrassi episode, we would see Stephanie arrive at school in baggy plaid shirts then shortly after, entering the Degrassi 'washroom' to change into something more
over-sexed ...colourful and 80's inspired.
Hilary Duff is the 'Beauty with the Briefcase'
Bridal Retail Therapy
I walked down the aisle only a few short weeks ago! Here are a few of my Bridal essentials for the big day that helped to give me that natural, fairytale Bridal look!
Emma Ost: Walked down the aisle to Rachel Portman's touching movie score 'The Proposal'
Father of the Bride (DVD): A must watch the night before the big day. Steve Martin in this film really reminds me of my dad!
Taylor swift: Inspired by Taylor Swifts natural curled bun and make-up
Hilary Duff- With Love Eau De Perfume Spray: Bridal scent for the day, love its sandalwood tones!
Cotton on Body Blue Knickers: My something blue!
Disney Couture: Wore the 'Cinderella'- a dream is a wish your heart makes bracelet
Natural Make-up look: Prestige Minerals powder foundation, Prestige eye shadow in champagne, Beauty style eyeshadow in lemon chiffon, Napoleon Perdis auto pilot pre-foundation primer, Maybelline Great lash waterproof mascara, Maybelline 105 superstay gloss, Covergirl instant cheekbones blush, Lucas paw paw ointment, O.P.I in Mr & Mrs with make-up applied using Eco tools bamboo 6 piece brush set!
Mad for Alice in Wonderland!
Since the release of Tim Burton's 3d Alice in Wonderland it seems that everyone has gone 'Alice' mad! Magazine spreads, fashion, designers have each spread a little bit of wonderland around the place...
April Harper's Bazaar featured Tim Burton's Alice; Mia Wasikowska on their cover followed by an interview with the upcoming Aussie star. Another Australian actress; Teresa Palmer also featured in the 'fairytale' inspired fashion spread as an 'Alice bunny'.
I am a Writer / Designer / Craft Artist who works in magazines who loves crafting, zine-making, nostalgia, photography, styling, Japan, op shopping and trend reporting on the creative & inspirational.
Hope you enjoy My Life As A Magazine, looking forward to reading your comments!
Hope you enjoy My Life As A Magazine, looking forward to reading your comments!
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