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In Those Jeans: Is Going Skinny a Hit or Miss?
To Wear or Not To Wear Skinny Jeans 2006
by Robert Carney
Will you be wearing skinnies? Will you be tucking them into your boots this fall and winter? Will you be wearing them with your gorgeous heels or open-toed high sandals? Maybe with your favorite ballerinas or pointy-toed flats? What will or would the effect be on your total look? Remember, we're likely shooting for SLIMMING aren't we. We all know our body-type intimately, so get real and make the right choice to flatter.
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For some of us the look will be most excellent and slimming, for others of us, this may not necessarily be the case. For those of us who run from the skinny- don't despair, there are cool trouser styles a plenty this year! Skinny jeans are not for you? Move on then. But, if you haven't yet made the skinny jean commitment and are just now choosing to head away from the baggier boyfriend style jeans, and to embrace the skinny . . .Well then, here are a few helpful hints for you in your skinny jean adventure:
- Legs less than pencil thin? Choose your shoes wisely. A chunky boot is the best bet. Keep up the balancing act. Your goal is to make those legs look slim and to enhance your height, thus your slimness as well. If you choose tiny, cute, little shoes, you are only going to draw emphasis to your less tiny, less-than-little legs.
- Be brave! Roll up your skinnies to reveal footwear that is anything but understated. Does the roll-job need to be perfect? No way. An imperfect roll belies a bit of artistic, confident and casual chicness. - Got thighs? Disguise and hide, while still wearing your fashionable skinny jeans. Do this by wearing a cool long white top, tunic tops, jersey tops, blouses with volume or even a chunky cardigan sweater. Or you can do it up with a super dress to middle thigh range or even longer. Dresses can be any style: shirt-dress, empire, wrap, smocked or baby doll. You know which styles are your best friends! Pair these with your new pair of skinnies and all the problem areas will be covered.
- Choose a pair of skinnies wisely. Don't go less than 2% Lycra to retain shape. Also, despite your aversion to ankle zippers . . . remember that those will help you pass those oversize tootsies through the leg-holes!
- Don't skimp on a perfect fit. Finding yours will not be easy, so be prepared to try a bunch on in the beloved dressing room. Your perfect fit will eventually come to the forefront with a bit of patience. Your perfect skinny may actually be a slim-fit (if you're not pencil thin.)
- Color is key. Go for the darkest of blue. If black is for you, then black will be smartest at it's very best, that would be jet black. Avoiding the dirty, washed out shades to keep your skinny look sharp. Like it's been said to me, "Keep it simple stupid."
- If you are uncomfortable with the hip-factor that you call your own, avoid completing your look with a trendy belt over your skinny jeans.
- If you have skinny-jean legs, but a less than skinny or balanced torso, you may want to skip the skinny jean look altogether. Remember, flatter your figure. Larger upper-body frames will balance best with wider legged bottoms. This may not be the best news if you are large busted or plus-size. It's better to know now and choose a more flattering style to keep looking your personal best.
Happy skinnies hunting, or moving on . . . whichever it is. The great truth here is that the best fashion trend is one that actually works best for you and your bod. Shed no tears if the skinny is not for you. You can always splurge on the shoes!
About the author:
Robert Carney is publisher and owner of Old Crappy Tee. To stay informed on the latest fashions, visit http://www.oldcrappytee.com.
Curvy Cuties on the Carpet
It appears that curvier frames were an instant hit this year at the Emmy's, proving the sexy smolder of a hot fuller figure hasn't been estinguished, even in HollywoodLand...
While most gals sauntering across the red pile this year were argueably more than a few sizes too thin, a rare scene of bountiful well dressed feminine actresses proudly displaying healthy corn fed decolletages and hips was truly a delightful sight to behold.
That said, Go Chandra!
Chandra Wilson of ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'
Jennifer Love Hewitt of CBS's 'Ghost Whisperer'
Katherine Heigl of ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'
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Magazine looking for Women for makeover story!
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2006-08-21, 5:26PM EDT
We’re looking for real women who in the recent years have let themselves go for various reasons- both in the fashion and beauty arenas. Some of our ideas include:
Mom with young kids- maybe no time to exercise, and have extra baby weight
Empty Nest- maybe you've cared for family your whole life and now that you want to care about how you look, you don't know where to begin
Career came first- maybe you are in a profession that is time consuming, and worrying about your looks was last on the list. Maybe you work in an environment where you wear a uniform and fashion wasn't important.
Caretaker/Loss- maybe you've been taking care of a sick relative, or had a recent loss in your life and have been devoting more time to others than yourself.
We're looking for women all races, ages 25-70, size 0-14 to take part in this makeover story!
If you, or someone you know fits into this category, please get in touch with me directly for Magazine information (we are a national women's magazine)- to set up casting and speak further.
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Hot Pic of the Week: Luscious in Lace
If you're a multi-tasking gal this little black number by Ruby Rox is sure to become a permanent fixture in your Autumn closet.
Versatility reigns supreme with this outfit. Dress it up with gems, a sleek clutch and snazzy pumps for elegant evening effect or, team it with a denim bolero, tall black leather boots and a top handle sachel bag for a hip happy hour look.
Sure to get the heads turning and the eyes a-rollin'. ;)
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Hips and Curves: Provocative Options For The Voluptuous Woman
A TON today ladies. Real sizes are in vogue! --Yasi
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Lingerie Company looking for models in NYC
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2006-08-15, 4:32PM EDT
Well known lingerie brand is looking for new models in the NYC area. Always looking for new faces. Currently looking for plus size/bbw models, for a shoot this coming friday 8/18. Please send pics/resume/rates/etc, and any questions you may have.
plus size female model needed
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Date: 2006-08-15, 2:37PM EDT
I need a plus size female model, 18-30 age range, size 18-20 for fashion shoot later this week. Send picture.
Compensation: $100 an hour
Plus size models needed
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2006-08-13, 2:42PM EDT
Seeking plus size models for upcoming magazine feature and catalog shoot as well. Good pay (some long hours shoot). If interested please submit an e-mail with your name, number, and a few images of yourself. Accepting any age.
Compensation: 450.00 to 1000.00 per shoot according to assignment
MODELING PRINT WORK $$$
Reply to: TOMFARLEYPHOTO@AOL.COM
Date: 2006-08-11, 9:20PM EDT
PRODUCER STILL IN NEED OF PLUS SIZE FEMALE MODELS SIZE 10 FOR A NEW LEATHER COMPANY ON BROADWAY HES LOOKING TO PHOTO SHOOTING IN 2 WEEKS IN AUG/06 HES MAKES LEATHER JACKETS CAPS LEATHER PANTS AND LEATHER SKIRTS MUST BE 57 TO 59 ALL TYPES NEEDED. AGE 25 AND OLDER FOR THIS SMALL PHOTO SHOOTING IN HIS SHOWROOM.. ON BRODAWAY NYC. RATE FROM $ 100 UP DEPENING ON YOUR MODELING EXP. PLEASE LEAVE A CALL BACK NUMBER LIKE A HOME WORK OR A CELL PHONE FOR A FITTING UP AT HIS SHOWROOM ALSO IN NEED OR VERY HANDSOME MALE MODELS FOR THIS MODELING GIG MUST BE 57 TO 59 WELL BUILD FRAME 25 YEARS OLDER FOR THIS WORK AND MUST LEAVE A CALL BACK NUMBER LIKE HOME CELL PHONE OR WORK NUMBERS
Compensation: $$$100 UP FOR THIS LEATHER SHOOTING FALL 07
SAG/Non-Union: Booking Thursday & Friday
Reply to: see below
Date: 2006-08-16, 12:19PM PDT
Background Work - SAG and Non-Union!
FILM: The Great Buck Howard, starring John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Colin Hanks, Tom Hanks WORKING THIS THURSDAY and FRIDAY (new faces only): 1.) Paramedics - average sized 30-something men to play Paramedics. 2.) Law School Students - must bring a laptop & be 20's-early 30's - preppy types - you will get a bump for bringing your laptop. 3.) Theater Audience - Regular folks to play Theater Audience members. The scenes we will be shooting of the audience this week will involve the audience watching Buck Howard (John Malkovich perform.) All ages but not flashy hollywood types and you MUST be a NEW FACE to this show. FASTEST WAY TO GET BOOKED: Come in, get registered and submit yourself directly to the project. When submitting, you will be able to state what role you are submitting for. We do NOT charge a Registration fee. It is FREE to register with Headquarters Casting. To be considered, come in this WEDS. - FRIDAY, 1pm to 4pm (for these roles this week) for the submission process. You MUST come dressed for a photograph and you will complete your free searchable computer profile on Hollywood OS for us to locate you. Additionally, you will fill out your size card (stats) and submit yourself - again, this is free. Please do NOT wear the color white. Bring in a color 3x5 color photo for the size card. If you do not have this type of photo, one can be taken for $5, otherwise bring your own and there is no charge. This is NOT an audition, this is for extra work on any one of the featured projects listed above depending on your type.
Registration location is at Hollywood OS, 400 S. Beverly Drive, #307, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (At the corner of Olympic and Beverly Drive.) Bring change for the meters. Looking forward to working with you! Thanks, Headquarters Casting.
Registration Number: 310-556-2626
Seeking Women Of All Different Body Types - Plus Sized Women
Reply to: TalkTVLA@yahoo.com
2006-08-17, 3:11PM PDT
"The Tyra Banks Show" is looking for full-figured women who would like to share their story about being plus-sized and participate in a social experiment. Are you secure in your self image? Do you get insecure when going out with friends or on a date? Are you constantly downing yourself and have trouble coming up with positive things to say about yourself? Is the way you see yourself hindering your relationship with your boyfriend or husband? If so, then we want to here from you. Contact us at email@example.com with your story. Please include a picture of yourself along with your contact number in the email. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
First Ladies High Tea: Model Call
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2006-08-14, 1:27PM PDT
Model Call: Friday August 25th Location: The Trinity Building (333 West Florence Suite 315c, Los Angeles, Ca 90301) Time: 12pm-3pm Contact: Love Collins (for additional info respond to this email) Seeking: Female models, size 4-12, height 5'7"-6'0", all hair types and ethinicities (please bring pictures, measurements) We are hosting a model call for L.A. Focus Newspaper's Ninth AnnualFirst Ladies High Tea. The event will tke place at the Century Plaza Hotel on Saturday September 16, 2006. This year we will be honoring Della Reese and Tichina Arnold. Music provided by Kelly Price. Other guest will include Tisha Campbell Martin, Angela Bassett,Shanice, and more.
Compensation: Pictures and meal provided
Seeking Attractive Female Model
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2006-08-13, 3:33PM PDT
Seeking Attractive Female Model for PLUS SIZE Fashion catalog
this is in or around San fernando valley
Compensation: $55 to $75 per hour
Fit Model- Size 14
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2006-08-10, 8:48AM PDT
Zaftique.com is looking for Size 14 models for fit modeling as needed. This is a TFP/CD offer, but could lead to paying work. (Please see our size chart at Zaftique.com if you have any doubt regarding your measurements.) In order to be considered, please send us either an URL to an online portfolio, or at least two images (headshot and full body shot) as an attachment to your email. Please include your current measurements, height and weight. Also, should be at least 5'-4" to 5'-11" and must live in the Los Angeles area. Please contact me directly at the office of Zaftique- email@example.com
Major National Women's Magazine looking for Women for December issue
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2006-08-11, 5:49PM EDT
We are looking for women for our December 2006 Fashion story "Holiday Dresses". We are shooting this as a "real woman" (meaning "NON-MODEL") story. I am looking for women from ages 25-70, size 0-12 (our dress samples are only coming up to size 12 for this particular story), all races, height 5'4"-5'10".
This is shooting in studio, in NYC on Monday, August 21.
You MUST be in the NY metro area. You MUST be available to come in for a casting and/or fitting and available on the full shoot day.
I am only casting ONE day- Tuesday, August 15th.
If you are interested, please email me for details on location, magazine, and time by 4pm on Monday.
To be considered, please email with your details, sizes, age, and profession. In this email, please include ONE image/headshot in jpeg form. Please no links.
End of Summer Travel Feature...
10 Beach Vacation Ideas
by Dan Farrell
When it comes to go on your beach vacation, it can be very hard to pick a destination. There are many places you can go, whether you want to explore the beaches of Hawaii or just play golf in Georgia.
Below, you'll find 10 ideas to help you decide on where to go for your vacation.
1. Hawaii Resort
You can choose to put your frequent flier miles to good use and take a beach vacation on the island of Hawaii. Here, you can relax on the beach, swim in the ocean, play golf, and even indulge in one of the many innovative spa treatments. Hawaii enjoys some of the best weather in the world - making it a great choice for your beach vacation.
2. Golf and Beach in Georgia
Popular among the East Coast, the Cloister at Sea Island in Georgia offers you 54 holes of championship golf, sandy beaches, and a wide array of things for you to do.
3. Oahu Beach Vacation
At the Kahala Mandarin Oriental you can expect to be pampered like never before. You can visit the spa, take scuba diving classes, or choose to swim it up with the dolphins. The resort is conveniently located 15 minutes away from Honolulu and Waikiki Beach.
4. Virgin Islands Vacation
At this vacation destination you can enjoy blue waters and sandy beaches. The Ritz Carlton, and St. Thomas resorts offer you the best of luxury hotels during your beach vacation in the Virgin Islands.
5. Half Moon Bay, California
Located just 30 minutes by car away from San Francisco, the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is a quick beach vacation away from the normal busy life of the city.
6. Luxury Beach Resort of Bermuda
Two hours away by flight from New York City, Bermuda is a quick and ideal vacation away from the East Coast. Ariel Sands offers you 47 guest rooms with gourmet food and breathtaking views.
7. Romance and Seclusion in Jamaica
With unique rooms and splendid views of the Caribbean, gourmet cuisine and amazing beaches, The Caves resort in Jamaica helps to set the beach vacation mood like never before.
8. Lakeside Resort, Georgia
Near Atlanta Georgia, the Lake Lanier Islands offers a golf course for golf lovers and a waterpark with several water rides, slides, and water attractions the entire family will enjoy.
9. Family fun in Hawaii
The Kona Village Resort in Hawaii offers you several vacation activities that include snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, volleyball, tennis, fishing, scuba diving, and glass bottom boat tours.
10. South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
Mingle with international models and celebrities in this trendy, upscale resort. The beach is beautiful with green, blue water and sugar sand. There is an area for nude bathing, ala, European style, so if you are a family keep the kids from wandering. You can get a 5 star hotel and meal right across the street from the beach ensuring your stay is relaxed but a pricey vacation.
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