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Three is a Trend: She's Blushing

Three is a Trend: She's Blushing | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
The latest fashion news, trends, hottest designers, runway models, beauty looks, celebrity red carpet and fashion week coverage from Harper's BAZAAR's blog, BAZAAR Report. In a season dominated by black — even on the runways of those oft-celebrated for their deft approaches to print and color — a muted pink hits not unlike a warm breeze during a bristling winter. The rich blush walked the runway on a modified shift at Simone Rocha, on a color-blocked fur at Fendi and on an embellished peplum pencil at No.21. It's unabashedly feminine and a welcome anomaly. Read more: click on the image above.
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Awesome color combo! On Monday, my color pallate was a simple muted pink top paired with a black peplum blazer and skirt suit. It worked out beautifully.

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Monday Eve

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Monday, Happy Monday from the Paris of the Midwest! Sunset rays shine bright here. Cheers!

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Hotels open their pools to 'daycationing' visitors

Hotels open their pools to 'daycationing' visitors | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

With the mercury rising, millions of Americans are looking forward to traveling to destinations where they can relax and lounge around...

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'Daycationing' is a thing. Who knew?

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Shine bright

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Some people are bright lights. ❤

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Gym workouts and sunbathing do more for your brain than crosswords and Mozart

Gym workouts and sunbathing do more for your brain than crosswords and Mozart | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

Doing puzzles and listening to classical music might improve your concentration momentarily, but they don’t actually make you any smarter. That is, they don’t improve your long-term brain function, according to The Economist’s interview of Nicholas Spitzer, a professor of neuroscience at the University of California and editor-in-chief of BrainFacts.org.

“Let me dispel a brain development myth,” Spitzer told The Economist. “Many people think classical music is going to enhance brain function (the Mozart effect) or playing particular games sharpens one’s cognitive function. These theories have been looked at in detail and they don’t stand up. It is disappointing in a way, but what we have learned is that exercise is the key thing for brain function.”

By exercise, he means general activity and—more importantly—exposure to sunlight. In a recent study (paywall), he found that rats produced different brain-altering chemicals based on environmental factors. He thinks that our brains change their behavior (like “a railway switching yard”) based on environmental factors to help us conserve energy during winter. But when we give in to the evolutionary impulse to stay inside under the covers, we give our brain a further signal that it’s time to use as little energy as possible. This feedback loop, he says, is what causes Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that affects otherwise healthy people during the dark winter months.

So to keep your brain at tip-top shape, you should stay active. That gives your body cues to devote lots of resources to cognitive function. Then again, puzzles do help with some specific things, like increasing verbal aptitude (paywall) and helping you learn a new subject more quickly. So as long as you get plenty of time outside, there’s no reason to drop the sudoku...

 

Source: http://qz.com/116105/gym-workouts-and-sunbathing-do-more-for-your-brain-than-crosswords-and-mozart/

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Happy Friday! Stay active and have a wonderful weekend!

 

To read the full article on Quartz, click on the image or link above. Quartz is a global business news outlet.

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Comic-Con's very first "geek couture" fashion show is incredible

Comic-Con's very first "geek couture" fashion show is incredible | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

Fangirl apparel company Her Universe has teamed up with teenage outpost Hot Topic and Nerdist Industries to present Comic-Con’s first ever fashion show “Geek Couture.” The Her Universe Fashion Show will feature 36 different looks created by 36 designers. What’s special about this is that the two winning designers (one of which is chosen by a panel of judges, the other by the audience), will co-design an exclusive collection with Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein for Hot Topic!

Her Universe also provided a variety of suggestions (provided below) for potential looks. There seems to be an emphasis on actual wearable fashion instead of cosplay, which is what you’d normally find at a con, which is refreshing especially since “Geek Fashion” usually tends to fall into either cosplay or … t-shirts. Not only is presenting more wardrobe options extremely savvy, so is the push towards actively courting female fans.

Fan favorite Loki makes an appearance in a smart overcoat, with gold and green embroidery. His signature horns make an appearance as a fun little hat that wouldn’t seem out on Princess Beatrice‘s head. Is it just me or are Loki’s shoes giving major “Maleficent” vibes? Meanwhile Doctor Who’s Tardis is transformed into a lovely cobalt blue coat dress.

Hold the phone, this Grecian Captain Kirk dress is so so wearable and doesn’t hit you over the head with classic Star Trek references. Serious Trekkers will appreciate the nod to “Who Mourns for Adonais?“. In the other corner, this Bumblebee from the Transformers outfit seems like it wouldn’t be out of place in Misty’s (of Pokemon) closet either.

After seeing the sketches, we thought we knew what we were getting into, but let’s just say that we were completely blown away by the looks that made their way down the San Diego runway. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks below.

You know, I’ve never thought I would use the word beautiful to describe Wolverine, but I just did, and here we are.

This Mystique look channels Kevin Wada’s redesigns of the X-Men costumes in the best possible way.

Another look. Mystique as the Barbie that I’ve always wanted. Eat your heart out, Jennifer Lawrence.

There’s an Iron Throne gown. Iron Throne, gown. That’s all.

To no one’s surprise a Loki outfit did make the runway. The horns as feathers, are a cheeky little touch.

A super 70s Luna Lovegood look.

A “Little Mermaid” dress that isn’t a mermaid dress. Nice clamshell, Ariel.

This robotic Cylon-gown is also giving me a little KITT from “Knight Rider”.

Delorean-inspired separates that wouldn’t seem out of place in “Drive”. Am I right? Did I mention that this outfit takes 1.21 gigawatts to start up?

Regina! Full disclosure, I watch terrible television, and this dress would not be out of place on “Once Upon A Time” or on Lana Parrilla’s frame.

Not surprising the winners were the looks from “Back to the Future” and “Once Upon a Time”.

For those of us playing at home not at San Diego Comic-Con you can follow the following hashtags: #HTConWatch, #sdccgeekcouture.