Archive for April, 2009

Glam Network Awards 2009 Winners

Every year, the Glam Network hands out awards to various vanguards of beauty, style, fashion and celebrity. Below are the winners of this year’s Glam Network Awards. Beauty: Temptalia             Temptalia is the eponymous (in a way) blog site of 22-year old San Francisco native Christine Mielke. The Economics and Political Science bachelor’s degree holder created Temptalia at first as hobby, as she enjoys meeting fellow makeup aficionados online. She now works part time (as she is still a part-…

Bargain Shopping Locations On The Web

Bargain Shopping Locations On The Web

RueLaLa RueLaLa is an online community that offers high-end brands from their online boutique. The community also offers superb deals on exclusives, but not for long periods of time. RueLaLa is also a members-only online community. To become a member, you either have to be invited by a current member of this ultra-exclusive community, or add your name on a wait list and hope for the best. While waiting for an invite or an opened slot, there are other deal locations on the web. DealyardDealyard, …

Top 5 Most Eco-Friendly Restaurants In America

Wouldn’t you enjoy your food more knowing that it was prepared without harming the planet? The food industry relies heavily on the planet’s resources, (then again, what industry doesn’t?). That said, let us congratulate the following restaurants for committing to sustainable practices while providing such scrumptious results. Below are the top 5 most eco-friendly restaurants in the US, as named by healthyplanet.glam.com.Akasha Restaurant, Los AngelesFormer caterer-to-the-stars Akasha Richmond di…

Coachella: Street and Bohemian Fashion

Coachella: Street and Bohemian Fashion

The Coachella Music and Arts Festival is a celebration of art in all its forms: music, visual arts (installation art and sculptures), and fashion. Yes fashion. And we’re not talking stick-thin Slavic teens walking down runways here. We’re talking about “everyday people” fashion. The results are truly awesome once you give art the freedom to rein.Street and Bohemian Chic was all the rage as Coachella officially declared the summer season open. With that, below are some of the trends that fashiona…

Louis Vuitton Python Interior Embroidered Denim Purse

Louis Vuitton Python Interior Embroidered Denim Purse

A.K.A. Monogram Denim Bijou Pochette. Sure there are the interlocking LV’s. But apart from that, you wouldn’t even know it’s a Louis Vuitton bag, so I don’t know if that’s a good thing. At first glance, I thought the purse looked rather messy, with all the intertwined beads on the chain handle. Adding the feather pompon on the (engraved) brass zipper pull is a bit much. But after a second (longer) look, it seemed… cuter. It’s made of denim Bijou canvass, metallic leather trimmings lambskin an…

Cole Haan Ostrich Satchel

Cole Haan Ostrich Satchel

From the Cole Haan’s eponymous collection comes this luxurious and exotic handbag that has been recommended by fashion bibles such as Elle magazine. Cole Haan’s Ostrich satchel is made from genuine Italian ostrich, with braided handles. It’s a very plain handbag, yet it’s classic shape and lack of adornments show off the simple elegance of the ivory ostrich and pale gold hardware perfectly. It has top double zip closure, plus leather pulls. Inside, it has soft ultra suede lining, an interior zi…

Finding The Right Boyfriend Jeans

Finding The Right Boyfriend Jeans

No we’re not turning into transvestites, we just love all things boyfriend-related… I guess. Following the boyfriend top – you know, the big-ish checkered button downs – trend, we now move on to jeans. I’m guessing some trendsetter loved seeing a pair of worn out jeans on her man so much she wanted one for herself (either she took his or bought small-sized pair). But let’s not talk about the boyfriend jeans’ origins. Instead, let’s talk about this new trend that already has names like Katie H…

Why Homeopathy Is Not Always Good

Why Homeopathy Is Not Always Good

With the current ‘everything-organic’ trend, a lot of people are reaching for medicinal herbs or alternative medications. While there is nothing wrong with that – provided that what you’re taking is FDA approved – it has been reported in the March/April issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal that an astounding 70 percent of plastic surgery patients fail to inform their physicians that they are taking alternative medicines. It maybe due to plain and simple negligence. However, some of the patien…

Online Product Testing Made Easy

OPI, a leading nail polish brand, takes online shopping one-step further.We all want to try out products before we purchase them right? This is what we miss most when we do our shopping online.Fortunately, OPI has come up with a brilliant new web feature. The nail polish company has added a “Try It On Color Studio” to its website, allowing consumers to “test” a nail polishes before making a purchase. OPI’s new website feature works in a similar fashion with those virtual hairstyle sites that let…

Ralph Lauren London Shimmer Python Clutch

Ralph Lauren London Shimmer Python Clutch

From Ralph Lauren’s laid-back, Indie-inspired Spring ’09 RTW comes the London Shimmer Python Clutch which perfectly marries simplicity and luxury – throw in the just the right amount of sexy and you got a hit in your hands. Or at least I think RL did – remember, the collection featured some rather costume-y accessories, but the London Shimmer is a gem. The London Shimmer clutch is made of super-soft, gold metallic python with custom-made brass hardware. It has the characteristic clutch design (…