Thursday, May 31, 2012

Street Chic: New York

Street Chic: New York
Siread Odwyer wears a French Connection top, Zara shoes, Ray-Ban glasses, and Prada bag.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Office workers 'doubling risk of blood clots'

Young professionals are doubling their risk of suffering a potentially life threatening blood clot because they sit working for three hours at a time, eat lunch at their desks and then go home and sit on the sofa.

A survey of 1,000 people aged under 30, found young desk-bound professionals sat still for an average of three hours and three quarters ate lunch at their desk instead of taking the opportunity to move around, which would reduce their risk of a clot.

Furthermore, eight out of ten young professionals spent the evening sitting on their sofa at home. After sitting for 90 minutes the blood flow at the back of the knee drops by half and this increases the chances of developing a blood clot two fold, the charity said.

For every hour spent sitting, the risk of a blood clot increases by 10 per cent and there are around 60,000 potentially fatal blood clots recorded in Britain each year.

Dr Richard Beasley, Director of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, said: “People know that a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life.

"However, very few are aware of the fact that prolonged immobility in the workplace also poses an immediate threat, more than doubling the risk of developing a potentially fatal blood clot. It is vital that this potential risk is recognised in both the office and at home.

"People must be educated regarding the risks associated with sitting down for long periods and offered strategies to change their work practices.”

Video gamers aged between 16 and 21 were also included in the survey and it was found they sat for an average of two hours without moving and some admitted to sitting for five hours.

Half even put off comfort breaks and eating and drinking, while playing.

The survey found that 96 per cent of gamers regularly played for more than 90 minutes.

Professor Beverley Hunt, Medical Director of Lifeblood, said: “Our research has uncovered a ticking time-bomb with some nine million office workers and countless young gamers putting themselves at risk of a potentially fatal blood clot.

"The human body is designed for the ‘caveman’ lifestyle; active, agile and constantly mobile. Instead we have become increasingly sedentary, obstructing the body’s ability to function as it should.

"It is imperative that we take heed of these early warning signs, and take regular breaks, be it at your desk or in front of a video game.”

A DVT is a blood clot, also known as a thrombosis, that forms in a deep vein, most commonly in your leg or pelvis.

It may cause no symptoms at all or cause swelling, redness and pain.

If a clot becomes dislodged and passes through the blood vessels it can reach the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, chest pain and breathlessness and can be

Street Chic: New York

Street Chic: New York
Chloé Fleury wears an H&M top, Topshop Necklace, Forever 21 shorts, self-made bracelet, Free People bag, and André boots.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Street Chic: New York

Street Chic: New York
Sophie Goodnight wears a BLK Denim shirt, H&M pants, vintage shoes, a Rebecca Minkoff bag, and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Street Chic: New York

Street Chic: New York
Calley wears a 3.1 Phillip Lim sweater, Rag & Bone pants and boots, and Retro Superfuture glasses.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chanel No. 5′s New Face

None other than Hollywood leading man Brad Pitt as the new face of Chanel No. 5.  Pitt will shoot his first campaign for the brand in London this week.
The 48-year-old star will reportedly make history as the famous fragrance's first male model following the footsteps of previous Chanel No.5 brand ambassadors including Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman, Lauren Hutton, Audrey Tatou, Estella Warren and Ali MacGraw.

Street Chic: New York

Street Chic: New York
Polina wears a Patrizia Pepe jumpsuit, Pour La Victoire pumps, and a Zara bag.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Annual Zombie Walk

Young people in Prague participate by dressing as Zombies to take part in the annual Zombie Walk on May 5, 2012.  What a fun day!

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoes and Bags Trends

2012 Spring/Summer Handbag Trends

If you’re wondering what the trends of the handbags is this season, Look below to see what’s there are:

Neon / Bright Hues – Bright and neon colors are a huge statement this season

Cross- Bags – Perfect for the women on the go who still loves to show off her style

Printed Handbags – A fun trend that can be showcased in many designs and patterns

Clear / Transparent Bags A new trend that puts you private life in the open

Lady Like Handbags – This silhouette will make any girl feel like a lady

Pastel Hues – Light pastel hues are perfect arm pieces this spring

Clutches Small or big clutch bags are the most in demand handbag style

Exotic Skins – From colored skins to exotic animal touches

Color Blocking – Pair color with color to create a multi-dimensional color-blocking look

Knitted Bags Knitting looks unusual and stylish

Foldover Bags Have been popular for a couple of seasons and they comes different sizes and colors

Satchels Very comfortable and they are best for every occasion

Wristlets They come in a variety of designs and tones
And here some bags that truly liked from Spring/Summer 2012 runway....

2012 Spring/Summer Shoe Trends

If you are a shoe lover so look below to see this season’s trends:

 Bright Hues – This season is brighter than any season

Pastels – Bold colors are popular this season so is soft pastels colors

Lace Up Styles – Gives a bold -appeal for your legs

Metallic Hues and Shiny Details – Let your feet glamorous

Clear Details – See-through details are in trend

Wedges – Last season was very popular

Pointed Toes – Making a return

Embellished Details – Pointy studs, sequins and glitter

Printed Sandals – They are not really practical but gives you a statement

Exotic Colors – From colored skins to exotic animal touches

Color- Blocking – Pair color with color to create a multi-dimensional color-blocking look

Braided Making a huge comeback

This is my favorite shoes this season

I Hope you really liked it :)

Street Chic: New York

Street Chic: New York
Natalie wears a Céline trenchcoat, Forever 21 jumpsuit, Hunter boots and a Chanel bag.