Patterns rule Bazaar fall fashion
Fashion and fall go together like stars and stripes and polka dots.
Contemporary versions of the traditional patterns have landed in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar.
"This fall, stars, stripes and polka dots transform a classic cashmere sweater or a sexy silk dress from simple to spectacular," according to the magazine.
Among the top looks are Lucien Pellat-Finet's white cashmere sailor sweater with blue stripes and an oversize red star; Marc by Marc Jacobs' red leather pump with white dots; a black-and-white stripe denim miniskirt by Luella; and a Catherine Malandrino leather belt decorated with stars.
Summer hair today can be gone tomorrow
It's safe to say that the summer vacation souvenir most people can do without is sun damage to their hair.
L'Oreal offers solutions to some common post-summer hair woes:
If hair color looks dull and dry, try a deep conditioning treatment weekly and, for color-treated hair, on the day before your next touch up.
If natural blond highlights are beginning to dim and "winter roots" are showing, use artificial blond highlights. Or try a tone-on-tone hair color by using a shade that falls somewhere between your sun-lightened color and your natural color; this technique will blend away the roots and even the color until next summer.
If frequent pool swimming has turned hair a greenish tone, use a hot oil treatment. And remember to always rinse hair with tap water immediately after swimming in chlorinated or salt water.
Barbie and friends on the auction block
Hundreds of outfits belonging to one of fashion's most important and devoted models will be auctioned at Doyle New York later this year.
The auction, to be held Dec. 11, features more than 250 lots of vintage Barbie dolls and fashions.
Barbie's friends haven't been forgotten: a rare brunette, no-bangs version of Francie in an original pleated minidress with white vinyl halter collar, a Japanese brunette Midge in an orange swimsuit, a Japanese Skipper in an original red outfit, and a Japanese brunette Skipper in a swimsuit are also included in the sale.
To view images of some of the items in the Doyle New York Barbie auction, visit www.doylenewyork.com/dolls/.