Friday, August 30, 2013

iTunes Festival: 30 Nights of FREE Music

This September, iTunes Festival returns to the Roundhouse for one of London's most exciting live events. More than 60 artist will be performing 30 consecutive nights of brilliant live music. Even though tickets are available for U.K residents only, you'll be able  to watch the shows live and on demand afterwards , for free. 
Our Top Picks

3:45p.m. Polica

3:45p.m. Fenech Soler

5:00p.m. Phoenix

5:00p.m. Arctic Monkeys

5:00p.m. Kings of Leon

3:45 Tom Odell

5:00p.m. Aviicii

5:00p.m. Vampire Weekend

5:00p.m. Jack Johnson

5:00p.m. Ellie Goulding

5:00p.m. Robin Thicke

Cool App: A Beautiful Mess

Your life is beautiful. Your photos should be, too. 
The photo app from A Beautiful Mess is the easiest way to make pretty photos and to share them with friends.

Add new life to your favorite  photos with custom filters, fun fonts, and hand-drawn doodles by Elsie and Emma, creators of the award-winning lifestyle blog, "A Beautiful Mess". Then share your creations with friends through email, or by publishing them directly to popular social networks - Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Whether you're sharing personalizes snapshots with friends and family or broadcasting your life's most beautiful moments through social media, the photo app from A Beautiful Mess makes it fun and easy.

Carine Roitfeld's New Documentary "Mademoiselle C"

Carine Roitfeld ran French Vogue for 10 years, building a reputation as one of fashion's most influential movers. Her inner circle of friends includes Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Testino, Riccardo Tisci, Diane Von Furstengberg, and Alexander Wang. Yet few people outside the fashion world have heard of her... until now.

Mademoiselle C chronicles Carine's launch of her new magazine "CR Fashion Book." It gives a rare inside glimpse at her inner workings not only of Roitfeld's professional world but also her personal life. It is a film about transition, letting the audience watch as Carine moves to New York, starts a new business, and prepared to become a grandmother. And of course, its filled with models, celebrities, and eccentric personalities that make the fashion world so entertaining.

In theaters: September 11, 2013

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Giveaway: InStyle TrioFit Shirt

To enter the Sweepstake click here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be announced on Facebook on  September 10.
(Only US participants)

Movie: Kon-Tiki

In 1947, the world is gripped with excitement as the young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarks on an astonishing expedition - a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki raft. From his days living in the Marquesas with his wife Liv, Thor suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by ancient South Americans from thousands of miles to the east. Despite his inability to swim and fear of water, Thor decides to prove his theory by sailing the legendary voyage himself. After replicating the design of an ancient raft in balsa wood, Thor and five fellow adventurers set sail from Peru. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they take a parrot along for company. A natural leader, Thor uses the start and the ocean's current to navigate the raft. After three dangerous months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, sharks, and all the dangers the Ocean can muster, the exhausted crew sight Polynesia and make a triumphant landing. Having sacrificed everything for his mission, even his marriage, the success of the Kon-Tiki expedition proves bittersweet for Thor.

Tarte: NEW Sheer Passion Maracuja Hydrating Cheek Tint

We are in love with Tarte's new color stain, maracuja!
This nourishing cheek tint will provide  a pop of beautiful color.

Treat yourself to a bright and healthy glow with this maracuja-infused cheek tint. Chock-full of good-for-you, natural ingredients, this hydrating cheek tint provides the perfect amount of color while nourishing your skin.

This cheek tint features maracuja oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids and known to replenish, rebuild, and enliven skin for a firmer, brighter, smoother appearance. It also contains  a high dose of pure Vitamin C that gives the appearance of brighter skin and works as a powerful anti aging elixir to promote hydration and active skin recovery and rejuvenation.

Tarte, Sheer Passion Maracuja Hydrating Cheek Tint, $15

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Nobody Denim: Ripped Jeans

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success

Personal connections are the currency of the working world. Like or not, who we know, who we owe, and who owes us determines our future as much as talent.
When it comes to when and how we help others, most of us fit into one of three categories:
·      Givers, who help others unconditionally, demanding nothing in return.
·      Matchers, who usually only help those who have helped them.
·      Takers, those who demand help but never offer.

Penn professor Adam Grant is a Giver. He’s also the youngest tenured professor at Wharton and is the author of the best-selling Give and Take. Grant believes that the success of our careers is due to our generosity with our time and knowledge. Givers, he says, are usually either at the top or bottom of their field, with Matchers and Takers sprinkled in between.
After publicly proclaiming to the world that he answers any and all favor requests in the New York Times, Grant is the best test case for his own theory. However, Grant manages it all well thanks to being ruthless with his time. I asked him how he handles the deluge and if he has any advice for those of us who feel too squeezed to be good “Givers.”
In the book, you write that Givers are either at the very top of their field or at the bottom. How do you make sure your giving helps, not hurts, your career?

Your effectiveness with giving depends largely on your time management skills. The main thing is to block out time for individual work and then time to be helpful. I have a particular day where I don’t answer any phone calls or emails. That day I’m writing, reading, or pushing forward one of my individual responsibilities. Then there are days where I block out time just to be helpful. It’s more efficient, less distracting, and lets me maintain a balance.
I try to focus on five-minute favors as micro-loans of my time. When something comes in, I ask myself if I’m in the position to help uniquely or can I pass them along to someone who might be more helpful. Sometimes, I farm the requests out to people that are in a better place to help.

I imagine people constantly want to pay you back.
Well, especially with the Matchers, but most people feel pressed to pay you back. I try not to ask them to pay it back, I try to ask them to pay it forward. Usually in the case of helping me help others. It’s really great to have a network of people willing to give back to be helpful.

“I try to focus on five-minute favors as micro-loans of my time.”

It’s like you’re making a loan and getting interest. But even if they “pay” it elsewhere that’s emotionally fulfilling for you.

It is. The other aspect is that, when you encourage enough people to pay it forward, especially in certain networks [or workplaces], the norm spreads a little bit and more people get the help they need. If everyone is a taker, you have widespread paranoia, and you don’t get a lot of help or problem-solving. If everyone is a matcher, you can only go to the people that have helped in the past. If everyone is a giver you can go the person who is the best expert or most qualified to help. That helps everybody. That’s the benefit. You can create a more efficient exchange of ideas and resources.

Blocking out days to give sounds good, but what if my job is more regimented?

There are Fortune 500 companies where a group of engineers would have “quiet time.” Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. they’d have a no-interruption rule. You can negotiate those kinds of policies or practices.
Some people put up out-of-office replies that say, “I’m working on a really important project for the next four hours. If you really need me, please call me.” Do that and you’ll get emails back saying, “Oh we resolved this, don’t worry about it.” Or “I saw you were out of office, I really respect the fact that you prioritize important work. This is something I can follow up next week on.” It’s a good way to get people to respect your boundaries and it means that when you do make time for them, they appreciate it more. 
By Sean Blanda

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French Connection: Autumn / Winter '13

The transition from summer to autumn takes in strong sportswear influences, a graphic sixties mood and a fresh focus on rich new textures.

A great 60's style revived

Cool Fridge Fonts

Give your messages some character

Spell out messages on your fridge. . . In style! Classic typewriter font fridge-magnets make your kitchen cool. Magnetic typography is modern and minimalist - colorful plastic letter are for kids!
Write shopping lists, little reminder, poetry and messaged to your family. Matt black rubber letters, 2013 characters per pack, approx 15mm each. A - Z, 0 - 9, & @, #.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

TrioFit & InStyle Launch Perfect White Shirt Collection + GIVEAWAY

InStyle Essentials, a collection of chic, button-front white shirts using TrioFit, a patented sizing system that allows women to shop by bra size, ensuring a nearly custom-fit. 

The only shirts to be sold by bra size, the InStyle Essentials "Perfect White Shirt Collection" featuring this new sizing system is available in 30 sizes ranging from 32B - 40H, providing a great fit for women of all proportions and sizes, whether large or small-busted. The collection launches with three styles: classic button-front, weekend tunic, and the bow blouse. 

InStyle editors worked closely with TrioFit co-founders Rebecca Matchett and Drew Paluba to develop the three versatile styles. Marchett and Paluba developed TrioFit's proprietary technology in 2004, a sizing system that takes into account a woman's bust and band size, rather than dress size. 

Classic Button Front
Bow Blouse
Weekend Tunic
The shirts are available for $59.99

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Want to win a free TrioFit Shirt? Enter the Sweepstake to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be announced on Facebook on  September 10, good luck.
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Tangle Teezer: Aqua Splash

Best hair brush! 

Aqua Splash is the latest innovation from Tangle Teezer, and the first upright, non-slip, water-loving detangling hairbrush. It just loves to five and save stranded hair! The hollow design makes for easy, lightweight handling, and the rounded edged allows for smooth, free-flowinf detangling.

The Inventor

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