Learn Models and Modeling Tips

  • A Look Back at Oscar de la Renta's Best Dresses
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 21 Oct 2014

    Oscar Arístides de la Renta Fiallo (1932-2014) has left a big mark on the fashion world and created gorgeous couture gowns for six decades. After finding international fame in the 1960s, the award-winning designer created collections for Arden, Balmain and Lanvin, while also developing his eponymous label.

    Oscar de la Renta was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame, served as the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America twice, in the ‘70s and in the ’80s, and was honored with the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award. However, the most important part of his legacy is his vision of fashion.

    “Never, ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion. A runway is spectacle. It’s only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense,” the designer once said, quoted by the New York Times.

    Discover a few of Oscar de la Renta’s best dresses that perfectly capture his unique sensibilities of color and shape, that made him a hit with everyone from Oprah and Taylor Swift to Jacqueline Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.

    Amal Alamuddin Clooney’s Wedding Gown

    Tags: oscar de la renta dresses, oscar de la renta fashion, oscar de la renta legacy

    Read more: A Look Back at Oscar de la Renta's Best Dresses
  • Face Slimming Updo Hair Tutorial
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Hair Tutorials
    Published On 16 Oct 2014

    Full of shine and texture, this face slimming updo gets a chic finish by taking it up and to the side. There's a slight volume at the roots for height, then curly tendrils up top are tugged to the side for a soft, face-framing style. 

    Face Slimming Updo Styling

    Start by dividing hair into two, twist crown section and clip it out of the way. Add texture with a curling iron, working your way from the nape to the crown.

    After curling the bottom section, secure it into a low ponytail and place it slightly to the side.

    Face Slimming Updo TutorialHow To Style Curled Side Updo

    Tags: face slimming hair, chubby face hairstyles, round face haircuts, updo tutorials

    Read more: Face Slimming Updo Hair Tutorial
  • Amazing Makeup Skills! Man Transforms Into Female Celebrities
    Posted In Makeup / Celebrity Makeup
    Published On 10 Oct 2014

    Lo and behold the power of makeup! We all know what a little makeup can do to one's looks, but watch this actor and TV host from the Philippines take it to a whole new level. 

    31-year-old Paolo Ballesteros spends hours and hours transforming into female celebrities using wigs, contact lenses and amazing makeup skills and the results are uncanny. He then posts photos of his transformations for his Instagram fans to see under the username @pochoy_29

    If you think you got contouring down, check out how Paolo molds his features with elaborate contouring and transforms into Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, and more. 

    Megan Fox

    Tags: amazing makeup, contouring, celebrity makeup transformations, celebrity look alikes

    Read more: Amazing Makeup Skills! Man Transforms Into Female Celebrities
  • 2014 Pop Culture Inspired Halloween Costumes
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 07 Oct 2014

    Tired of witches, vampires and historical figures that met a gruesome end? Inject some fun into your Halloween costume this year by finding inspiration in the big pop culture trends of the year, from the biggest box office movies, to other figures that made a big impact this year.

    Whether you plan on putting together your own Halloween party outfit or you want to save time by just renting a costume, check out some of the best ideas for 2014 pop culture inspired Halloween costumes.

    Iggy Azalea in “Fancy” – Based on Clueless’ Cher Horowitz

    If you’re too young to remember “Clueless” and the cool fashion sense Alicia Silverstone showed as Cher Horowitz, base your costume on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”, a tribute to gorgeous ‘90s cool girl fashion. Plaid and prints are a good starting point, but don’t forget about big logos and a cute choker. 

    Iggy Azalea In Fancy Clueless Cher Horowitz Halloween Costume
    Iggy Azalea Fancy Halloween Costume

    You get bonus points for finishing your look with a pink pom pom pencil.

    Anna and Elsa – “Frozen”

    Frozen Sisters Halloween Costumes

    Anna And Elsa Halloween Costumes

    Tags: halloween costume ideas 2014, pop culture halloween costumes, halloween costumes 2014

    Read more: 2014 Pop Culture Inspired Halloween Costumes
  • 20s Flapper Makeup Tutorial for Halloween
    Posted In Makeup / Halloween Makeup
    Published On 07 Oct 2014

    Try a retro beauty look this Halloween inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Learn how to recreate this signature 20s makeup look inspired by the Great Gatsby movie.

    Hide any imperfections and create a porcelain like base with a light shade sheer foundation. Set your foundation with loose powder.

    With the base done, move onto the eyes. To increase color payoff, use an eyeshadow primer on the upper and  lower eyelids, which will also make your 20s makeup last longer.

    Tags: Halloween makeup tutorial, 20s makeup, twenties makeup, halloween ideas, makeup tutorials

    Read more: 20s Flapper Makeup Tutorial for Halloween
  • Heidi Klum’s Craziest Halloween Costumes
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 06 Oct 2014

    Husbands came and went, but Heidi Klum’s Halloween party is a pretty constant tradition for the supermodel and “Project Runway” host. The German-born beauty puts a lot of thought into her costumes, and tops herself almost every time.

    “I start thinking of ideas months before Halloween, and I have an amazing team who makes the impossible possible. I don’t really have a system for picking my costume each year, they just kind of come to me. It’s definitely not a last-minute decision. It takes months of preparation,” Klum told Parade magazine.

    Check out Heidi Klum’s craziest Halloween costumes in anticipation of the stunning idea she’ll probably pull out for this year’s Halloween party.

    S&M Milkmaid – 2000

    Heidi Klum Halloween 2000 Gothic Milkmaid Costume

    Tags: heidi klum halloween costumes, heidi klum halloween party 2014, heidi klum halloween

    Read more: Heidi Klum’s Craziest Halloween Costumes
  • Modified Waterfall Braid Tutorial
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Hair Tutorials
    Published On 02 Oct 2014

    Braids have been a huge trend for several seasons now and there are literally a plethora of braiding techniques out there. You could even go for a different braided hairstyle for each day of the year, without repeating a look twice. 

    If you already got the hang of waterfall braiding, here's a step by step tutorial on how to take it to the next level. If you're struggling with anything that's more complicated than simple three-strand braiding, this modified waterfall braid tutorial is a good excuse to keep practicing!  All you need is long hair, a hair clip and some elastics. 

    Modified Waterfall Braid Step by Step

    Start by creating a classic waterfall braid.

    Modified Waterfall Braid Step 1Modified Waterfall Braid Step 2

    Tags: waterfall braid, waterfall twist hairstyle, braid tutorials, braided hairstyle ideas

    Read more: Modified Waterfall Braid Tutorial
  • Selena Gomez Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial
    Posted In Makeup / Makeup Videos
    Published On 29 Sep 2014

    Learn how to recreate Selena Gomez's signature cat eye makeup look in a few easy steps! The sparkling smokey cat eyes and bold red lips will compliment brown hair and dark eyes beautifully. 

    Considering that Selena Gomez is a Latina, use a foundation with golden-yellow undertones to hide any imperfections and create a flawless canvas. Follow by setting the base with powder.

    Selena Gomez Cat Eye Makeup Steps

    Go on to the eyes and use an eyeshadow primer on both upper and lower eyelids.

    Hide any uncovered blemishes and apply concealer with a small synthetic stiff brush, then set again with powder.

    Tags: selena gomez makeup, Selena Gomez eye makeup, Selena Gomez cat eyes, cat eyes makeup, cat eyes tutorial

    Read more: Selena Gomez Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial
  • How to Save Money on Clothes
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 29 Sep 2014

    Improving your style can mean spending more money on clothes, but it doesn’t have to. In fact, with a few simple tips, you can easily learn how to save money on clothes without making any compromises when it comes to looking your best.

    Find out how to stick to your means while still looking fashionable. From finding the right apps and websites that help you get the best sales to a few good shopping habits, here’s how you can still be trendy while also saving a little money.

    Stick to Cash

    Charging everything to your credit card or going for store credit can certainly help you buy what you want right now, but it’s not the best move for your finances in the long run. Before you go shopping, set a limit and stick to it by only bringing cash along. Forget about retail therapy on credit and be realistic about how many new clothes you can afford.

    Get the Best Online Deals

    Tags: save money on clothes, clothes shopping websites, budget clothes shopping

    Read more: How to Save Money on Clothes
  • Best Fall Foods for Weight Loss
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Healthy Diets
    Published On 29 Sep 2014

    Whether you managed to get your perfect bikini body in the summer or not, fall is a new chance to improve your weight loss efforts and drop the extra pounds.

    Discover some of the best fall foods for weight loss, seasonal fruits and vegetables that can make a big difference in your diet this autumn. From fall staples like pumpkins and cranberries to a few other veggies and fruit that are packed with nutrients that can improve your weight loss efforts, check out the 10 foods you shouldn’t miss this fall.

    Pumpinks and Pumpkin Seeds

    With only 30 calories per cup of cubes pumpkin or 45 calories for mashed pumpkin, this healthy treat is rich in fiber, along with beta-carotene. Whether you buy it fresh or canned, don’t avoid it. 

    Tags: fall weight loss foods, best fall diet foods, fall diet plan

    Read more: Best Fall Foods for Weight Loss
  • George Clooney’s Famous Former Girlfriends
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 29 Sep 2014

    After a short marriage with actress Talia Balsam (1989-1993), George Clooney vowed to stay a bachelor for the rest of his life. Many women tried to change his mind, but only British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin managed to get him to commit to marriage again.

    The two got married in Venice, with guests ranging from Bono to Anna Wintour. When the two got engaged in April, few thought the bachelor would actually settle down, especially since there’s a long line of women who thought they could change him and failed. Check out some of George Clooney’s famous former girlfriends.

    Dedee Pfeiffer

    Michelle Pfeiffer’s younger sister Dedee was one of the first actresses to date Clooney in the early 1980s. 

    George Clooney With Dedee Pfeiffer

    Things didn’t work out between the two, and Dedee Pfeiffer went on to get married three times, the final union with Irish actor Kevin J. Ryan ending in 2013.

    Kelly Preston

    George Clooney And Kelly Preston

    Tags: george clooney wedding, george clooney girlfriend, george clooney famous exes

    Read more: George Clooney’s Famous Former Girlfriends
  • 10 Worst Pore Clogging Ingredients
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Perfect Skin
    Published On 28 Sep 2014

    If you’re prone to breakouts, you should stay clear of all the major pore clogging ingredients, even if they’re listed 7th or 10th on the packaging. Find out which ones score a 5 out of 5 on the comedogenic scale and should never touch your skin.

    Here are the worst pore clogging ingredients that you should avoid in all your cosmetics. From oils and alcohols that are bad for your skin to sulfates and botanical extracts, check out a few major no-nos for acne prone skin.

    1. Wheat Germ Oil

    With many benefits for topical use, including moisturizing and healing effects, wheat germ oil also scores a 5, the top mark on the list of comedogenic ingredients in cosmetics. It’s rich in vitamins A, B, D and E, and can even help maintain your skin’s elasticity by aiding collagen formation, but wheat germ oil should not be used on sensitive and acne-prone skin.

    2. Alcohol

    Tags: worst pore clogging ingredients, most comedogenic ingredients, comedogenic ingredients list

    Read more: 10 Worst Pore Clogging Ingredients
  • What to Do When His Friends Don’t Like You
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Relationship Advice
    Published On 28 Sep 2014

    If you’re hoping for a long-term relationship, getting along with your boyfriend’s friends is very important. Thinking that you can just phase them out of his life rarely ends up as a success story, so you should be more focused on dealing with the situation.

    Here’s what to do and what not to do when his friends don’t like you, from trying to connect with them the right ways to asking for help when you’re really getting frustrated about the situation.

    Are You Sure They Don’t Care for You?

    There are plenty of reasons why his friends aren’t invested in connecting to you right away, and most of them aren’t personal. If your guy has a lot of relationships, they simply might not want to invest their time in you when they think you’ll out of the picture soon enough. Ex-girlfriends his friends loved are another obstacle, but you shouldn’t automatically assume they hate you just because they seem a bit cold when you first meet them.

    Start Making an Effort

    Tags: dealing with his friends, his friends don't like me, dealing with boyfriends friends

    Read more: What to Do When His Friends Don’t Like You
  • Can You Fix a Relationship That Moved Too Fast
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Relationship Advice
    Published On 28 Sep 2014

    Whirlwind romances sometimes last a lifetime, but many other times, they end up with a very quick and unexpected break up. Moving too fast in your relationship can actually shorten the “honeymoon phase” and draw attention to incompatibilities that would be easier to fix if things moved slower in the first place.

    It’s not easy to fix a relationship that moved too fast, but if you’re really into your partner, then here are a few tips that you can employ to solve the problem without pushing your guy away for good.

    Be Honest With Yourself

    Before you talk to your partner about slowing down, it’s important to really analyze your own reasons for wanting it. If you skip too many steps in a relationship you can certainly have trouble later on, but “moving too fast” can also be code for having bad feeling and refusing to accept major incompatibilities that were revealed by sharing too much too soon.

    Discuss the Problem

    Tags: relationship that moved too fast, slowing down a relationship, relationship moving too fast

    Read more: Can You Fix a Relationship That Moved Too Fast
  • How to Treat Red Eyes
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Top to Toe
    Published On 28 Sep 2014

    Medical conditions like conjunctivitis and blepharitis can start out with red, bloodshot eyes, but when the change is very gradual, you’re probably just dealing with dryness or maybe even allergies that haven’t been diagnosed yet.

    Find out how to treat red eyes when the symptoms are slow to develop and they’re limited to more visible blood vessels on your cornea. If you have any other symptoms, from fever and irritated eyelids to light sensitivity or vision issues, you should consult a doctor.

    Apply Cold Compresses

    The easiest remedy for bloodshot eyes is a cold compress. They don’t just have a constricting effect on the blood vessels, but they can also impact fluid retention in the eye area. Slices of cucumber won’t do, you should use a washcloth with ice water, or for an even more refreshing effect, keep used teabags in the refrigerator for mornings in which you wake up with red eyes.

    Try Artificial Tears

    Over the counter artificial tears are also an excellent answer to the question of how to treat red eyes. They’re particularly useful when you’re dealing with eye dryness. Lubricating eye drops should always be used according to the recommendations on the packaging, since they won’t have the intended effect if you underuse them.

    Tags: red eyes treatment, bloodshot eyes causes, reduce eye redness

    Read more: How to Treat Red Eyes
  • No Heat Curls Hair Tutorial
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Hair Tutorials
    Published On 25 Sep 2014

    Give your hair a well-deserved break from hot styling tools and try these easy no-heat curls! All you need is a bunch of bobby pins, a mist of hairspray and minimal skill to nail down the look!

    1. Start by creating a part in your hair and make sure it's nice and straight. 

    Tip! To make sure your no-heat curls last longer, work styling mousse into damp hair prior to drying. 

    2. Pick up a thin strand of hair next to your part, smooth it out and roll it up between your thumb and index finger. 

    Tags: no heat curls, no heat hairstyles, no heat overnight curls, hair styling step by step

    Read more: No Heat Curls Hair Tutorial
  • Best Dressed Characters on TV
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Celebrity Fashion Style
    Published On 25 Sep 2014

    With the help of risk-taking costume designers, more and more TV characters are starting trends and setting a high bar when it comes to gorgeous fashion.

    Discover best dressed characters on TV and find out what each of them brings to the table. From retro looks that spark your imagination to fashionistas that improve upon the latest trends, here are the TV characters that really make an impact on fashion.

    Olivia Pope – Scandal

    Kerry Washington is already turning into a style icon on the red carpet, but it all started with her character on “Scandal”. Costume designer Lyn Paolo pushed for some of Olivia’s best white looks, which helped her become the best dressed woman in both fictional and real D.C. 

    Olivia Pope Best Dressed Tv Character

    Tags: best dressed characters, best dressed tv characters, tv style icons

    Read more: Best Dressed Characters on TV
  • Celebrities Who Were Bullied
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 25 Sep 2014

    While they’re adored by millions, some celebrities had a rough time at school, and had to face bullying from other children and teens.

    Discover the stories of a few celebrities who were bullied and decided to open up about the traumatic experiences. From Jennifer Lawrence to Tom Cruise, find out which major A-listers have had to face bullies in primary school, middle school or high school.

    Jennifer Lawrence

    “I changed schools a lot when I was in elementary school because some girls were mean,” Lawrence told The Sun. However, the actress managed to move on from the experienced and learned to ignore people who continue to bully as adults: 

    Jennifer Lawrence Bullying

    “Don’t worry about the b*tches. That could be a good motto, because you come across people like that throughout your life.”

    Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes Bullying

    Tags: celebrities bullied in school, celebrities bullied as a child, celebrities bullying quotes

    Read more: Celebrities Who Were Bullied
  • Celebrities With Freaky Body Parts!
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 25 Sep 2014

    Many celebrities embrace their uniqueness and aren’t afraid to discuss their weird body parts. Find out which Hollywood stars were born with six fingers and a lot of other weird stuff that some ended up cherishing as part of their charm.

    Here are the celebrities with weird body parts that get headlines, from Karoline Kurkova’s missing belly button to Lilly Allen’s third nipple and Kesha’s vestigial tail.

    Karolina Kurkova’s Belly Button

    The Victoria’s Secret Angel has a very unusual belly button, that almost looks nonexistant from a distance. Her rep has explained that the “lack” of her belly button was caused by a surgical procedure she suffered as an infant, and speculation about it is mostly linked to an umbilical hernia. 

    Tags: celebrity weird body parts, celebrity third nipple, celebrity clubbed thumbs

    Read more: Celebrities With Freaky Body Parts!