Eyebrows

Eyebrows certainly shape the face. The most revered beauties of generations before and until now have had great eyebrows…eyebrows that lay low from the inner corner of the eye and are full until the arch and decrease at the tail are always great eyebrows, but the clownish eyebrow always gets me. Why? Why would you think this is a good look?

The Clown

 

 

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It is called “the clown” because it has its similarities with the clown’s eyebrow. It gives a woman a“surprised” look!

 

 

 

Sultry, sexy eyes are like this:

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FOTS 2013

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Since 2004, Y’Anad Burrell has been producing, curating, and continuing the longest and largest running yearly fashion show in the Bay Area. Unlike SF Fashion Week that has been quite unpredictable, Fashion on the Square, a.k.a. FOTS, has dedicated its presence in the industry to remind the world that San Francisco should not be forgotten on the fashion map. Burrell incorporates her passion for charity work and eye for talent within the community to give not only the up-and-comers a chance, but to also showcase veteran designers’ work through FOTS.

FOTS 2013 designer line-up consisted of:

b michael AMERICA (NYC)

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Proudly made in USA, B Michael presented a 60’s inspired line of sheath dresses in brocade or metallic threading with standing boat neck collars, mini jackets, and 3/4 sleeves.

Roc Rio

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Based in San Francisco, Roc Rio wooed the crowd with ripped eye-candy. The looks were casual, raw and unorthodoxed reminiscent of scenes from a movie like Mad Max, but sans all of the dark leather.

Sean John

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Styled by Burrell herself, Sean John’s line was a bit preppy, a bit colorful, and all around casually cool. These looks should be the staple for weekend menswear, or daily menswear for that matter!

Fresh Faces of FOTS: Student Designers:

Ali Thornton of CCSF

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Thornton premiered her exposed cage dress with floral adornments and Chiquita-esque headdress which deemed for craftsmanship and theatrics for a dramatic entrance for a student designer.

Cindy Quach of AAU

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Quach was awarded a special internship from Project Runway’s Elena Slivnyak with her futuristic metallic and brocade open-back dresses.

Daisy Dickerson of College of Alameda

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Dickerson showcased interesting lantern sleeves for her inaugural launch with a centered birdcage fascinator!

Tasa Gleason of College of Alameda

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Gleason’s take on the essentials of flourishing life gave the onlookers perspective that fashion also thrives from beyond the roots of nature.

Lauren Barisic

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So Barisic kind of played the teacher’s pet, i.e. convincing the producer (Burrell) to allow her to showcase not one, but nine of her designs. Basically, Barisic presented a complete collection as a student. She opened with a cute white-furred pooch so fitting of the tartan/plaid image. 1930’s menswear was reinvented. Her combination of black-and-red plaid and leopard print could be the next neutral. Her velvet leggings are a must for this fall and winter.

As the finale, a retrospective and relaunch of fifteen year’s work of SF’s industry leader in design: Colleen Quen

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Quen known to be “inspired by nature,” is undoubtedly influenced by culture and architecture exquisitely represented through her artistry and ingenuity. Just as she is known to overcome fabrics’ gravity in her favor, she is relentlessly winning her battle with breast cancer. Congratulations to fifteen years of your work, and certainly, congratulations to your healthy recovery.

FOTS 2013 was held on August 18th at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco.

Oscar’s 2013 10 Best, 5 Most Mediocre, and 1 Worst Dressed + 2 Best Dressed Men

Starting from the worst of the worst: Anne Hathaway in Prada

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This was a complete, all around no-no. The darts at her nipples were such a faux paus. The silhouette is so reminiscent of the late 90’s/early 2000’s. And to top it off, the back was a monstrosity. Nothing made sense!

The 5 Most Mediocre.

5. Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

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Overall pretty, but the color washed her out and we’ve seen this style before.

4. Jennifer Aniston in Valentino

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Yes to the Valentino red, but no to the silhouette. It looks as if she’s wearing an expensive prom dress.

3. Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton

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All I have to say is, been there, done that!

2. Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera

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Here’s another silhouette reincarnated from the late 90’s/early 2000’s. Where’d the modern ingenuity go?

1. Charlize Theron in Dior

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She looks good, she always looks good, but how many times do we have to see this style in white, or for that matter, in any color? Anne Hathaway just had a fashion flop in a very similar Chanel dress at the Golden Globes only a month ago! I’d have to say, this is way more flattering than Hathaway’s body cast of a dress, but it’s so boring and so expected!

The 10 Best

10. Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

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The idea is there and this is a sensational color, but it’s a bit ill-fitting towards the bottom.

9. Sally Field in Valentino

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Here’s the iconic Valentino red again, but how dainty and feminine! She looks so gorgeous and young! The sleeve trend is spot on.

8. Jane Fonda in Versace

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Hello, hottie! Age ain’t nothing but a number. She’s over seventy, but looks better than some twenty-somethings. This silhouette is so Dynasty-esque. This canary yellow is so chic and the dress hits all the right spots!

7. Nicole Kidman in L’Wren Scott

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This dress fits her like a glove. It’s as if she was painted into this dress with black lacquer and liquid gold.

6. Kelly Rowland in Donna Karan

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This is tuxedo suiting for women at its best. The black and white trend is very this year and the architectural draping is the sign of the times in fashion technology.

5. Olivia Munn in Marchesa

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Four words: glamour all the way!

4. Nancy O’Dell in Mark Zunino

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Talk about, va va voom! I love it when correspondents make the cut. This shade of blue is outstanding against her skin tone!

3. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

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Her fall was actually a success! It allowed everyone to see in great detail this fabulous dress. Oh, Jennifer, please don’t be embarrassed because this makes you more relatable to your fans with your charismatic personality!

2. Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille Couture

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The red carpet is the place for stars to experiment and choose original designs that fit their body type. Celebrities need to be remembered on such grand occasions as this, and she certainly won’t be forgettable. What a fun, fresh, and flirty dress! I am so obsessing over this one.

1. Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive

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This is what you call, perfection. She took old Hollywood glamour and made it modern. Her waist was cinched in perfectly and even her cleavage was perfect! Brava!

Lastly, the 2 Best Dressed Men Tie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Gucci and Daniel Day-Lewis in Domenico Vacca

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Oscar’s 10 Best Dressed Ladies of 2012

 10. Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward

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Anticipating many more striking colors as the color-blocking trend has become more prominent, shades of white, instead, dominated the red carpet at the Oscar’s tonight. Giuliana’s dress was so interesting and beautiful, but her hair could have been coiffed differently to suit the style and enhance her features.

9. Cameron Diaz in Gucci

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Quite elegant but a bit safe, especially with the color and the silhouette, but it does show off Cameron’s usual, incredible physique.

8. Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab

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Milla was decked out in old Hollywood glamour in this Elie Saab dress with her scarlet red lips and hair that was true-to-style with side-swept waves.

7. Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

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 Octavia looked stunning in this well-proportioned and well-balanced Tadashi dress with its drapes channeled through the midsection flaring out to show off her lovely curves. The silhouette perfectly elongated her petite stature.

6. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

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Certainly sleek through and through. A very simplified silhouette gave Gwyneth the look of a chic goddess with her sleek faux pixie-bob, minimal choice of accessories, the long and lean lines of the dress, and of course that interestingly attached cape.

5. Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli

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 Here’s that punch of color most in-the-know of trends awaited. Although not unusual for wearing red on the red carpet, Emma’s dress was exquisite with its lengthy drape and tapered waist. The loosely tied bow around her neck gave her an all-around feminine appeal reminiscent but quite different from all of the red dresses Heidi Klum has worn to award shows.

4. Bingbing Li

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A fresh new face debuting on Oscar’s red carpet, Bingbing Li is an actress from China who will appear alongside this list’s other best-dressed leading lady, Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Retribution in theaters September 14, 2012. The overall details and the peekaboo cut-outs along the sides of the legs with a sweet train whispered love. Someone please reveal who the designer Bingbing was wearing!

3. Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive

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Penelope, oh Penelope, fairest of them all. She is always astonishingly immaculate as an immortal divinity. She glided on the red carpet in this delicate, pewter colored Armani Prive dress.

2. Glenn Close in Zaz Posen

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 Here was the seductress of the night. What a winning combination of structure and hourglass shape with a perfectly fitting, tailored tuxedo jacket over a curvaceous dress with draped train.

1. Maria Menounos in Maria Lucia Hohan

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This flawless and flowing, minty green, sheer-skirted chiffon gown by a rather unknown designer, deemed worthy to be my “number one” in this year’s Oscar lineup of the stars. Although not a silver screen actress, Maria epitomized elegance, sophistication, glamour, femininity, and class just like an A-lister icon such as Angelina Jolie or even Elizabeth Taylor in her heyday.

See more of the red carpet highlights.