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Top 5 Spring 2013 Trends from Paris Fashion Week Pt. 2

Yesterday, we here at Joonbug premiered part one of our favorite Spring 2013 Fashion Trends fresh from the Paris rumways. Today, we resume our style love affair with round two.


Amplified Ethereal

A lot of goddess inspired looks a la flowy layers of princess worthy fabrics filled the Paris runways. Always a Springtime favorable style, designers took this fairytale inspired trend up a knotch with added bits of applique such as sequin, paillette and gemstone details.

Wedges Revamped

Wedges are pretty much considered a seasonable stable. Next Spring, expect to see wedges take a turn from wood or cork and enter into uncharted territories with boxy heels made of lucite, rubber and various other, lighter alternatives.

FASHIONABLE
Top 5 Spring 2013 Trends from Paris Fashion Week Pt. 1

Sea Queens

We’re in no way talking Aloha inspired or tiki but seashell appliqués, chunks of coral for heels on hot stilettos, scuba-inspired trousers, fins as appliqués on jackets – the oceanic underworld seems to have captivated designers this season. The mermaid like looks are an ideal match for other haute trends expected to be seen come April like new powdery pastels, iridescent sheen and waves of ruffles. And, in terms of hit colors, also expect top designers to take a nod from the sea with all shades of rich blue hues from acqua to cobalt.

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ENTREPRENEUR$H!T
The Refine Method

By now, most of us have heard of barre pilates and booty ballet. But, what if we want our entire physiques to resemble that of a prima ballerinas? Get one step closer to long gams, toned shoulders and a serious six-pack (plus that firm booty we all long for) by introducing the Refine Method to your regular exercise routine.

Created by New York-based, Black Swan back-up dancer, Brynn Jinnett, the Refine Method goes beyond quasi-plies and basic barre moves to give you a real dose of the athleticism behind ballet.

CAUSE OF THE WEEK
Time's Up!

TIME'S UP! is a grassroots environmental group that uses educational outreach and direct action to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city. For more than 20 years, TIME'S UP! has worked to educate people about the environmental impacts of everyday decisions, from the food we buy to the means of transportation we use.

Using bicycles for everyday transportation is very good for the environment (and for you). Safety concerns are the #1 reason people don't ride bikes. Yet in New York City, bicycling is up 25% and on the the rise. TIME'S UP! has a simple recipe to increase biking and infrastructure: Ride On!

BLIND FATE
Ryan Gosling for Christian Grey

Anyone who’s read the sexy and controversial Fifty Shades series has their own theory on who should play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. At first, I was certain that Josh Duhamel and Anne Hathaway were ideal but then I read about another potential pairing that took my big screen cake, Ryan Gosling and the doughy wide eyed English actress, Felicity Jones of Like Crazy. In my book (literally), these two would make sequel after sequel magic. Buh-bye K-Stew.

According to reports, Gosling is a lead candidate to take on the dominant, S&M sex driven character. Though author E.L. James insists, no ones been chosen yet. James also says she may or may not have someone in mind for the steamy role, but declines to name names as she insists it’s far too early in the process.

Who would you pick as the lead for this seductive novel series blockbuster debut? Leave your comments in the box below.

ACTIVATE
Project 7

My chewing gum gives back, how ‘bout yours? I jumped at the chance to purchase Project 7’s gum when I realized its mission extended well beyond the catchy packaging. Each tray of this Peppermint Vanilla flavored gum provides up to seven meals to those in need.

Founded by serial entrepreneur, Tyler Merrick, Project 7 is a company dedicated to making “Products for Good” by making every day products that give back to seven areas for good around the globe. The every day products include items like water, mints, coffee, even clothing and this very gum I’m chewing on as I’m tap, tap, tapping. The products are meant to be something that every day people can buy that’s profits are in deed donated to one of seven areas of good: Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, Hope for Peace, House the Homeless, Quench the Thirsty, Teach them Well and Save the Earth.

LOVEBUG
Patti Stanger: How to Make Up After Break Up

Star of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker and love and relationship expert, Patti Stanger regularly dishes out dating and relationship tips to her clients and fans on her website, Pattiknows.com.

Thinking about rekindling the flame with a former love? Patti shares her take on re-exploring the already explored.

Ignore Your Heart

During messy breakups and make-ups your heart is your own worst enemy. Instead, you need to become BFFs with another organ – your brain! It’s your brain that’s going to help you think critically and make smarter decisions. Your heart is just going to want you to find someone to spoon.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
The 2012 New York Food & Wine Festival

There’s no doubt that New York City is the epicenter for stellar food and drink. In a city of endless options, where no cuisine isn’t countless, The Food Network’s New York Food and Wine Festival multi-day event is destined for yearly foodie appeal.

This year marks NYFW’s 5th B-Day meaning there will be lot’s of delicious celebration in store. Always conveniently falling on Columbus Day weekend, this year starting Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th 2012, NYFW will bring together the world’s greatest chefs, winemakers, spirits producers and personalities to educate palates and entertain patrons in high style, all while striving to fight hunger.

STYLE STALKER
Fall Trends on a Budget

One of our favorite online stores here at the Joonbug headquarters is Lulus.com. We adore this dress and accessory heavy haven because it offers party-ready looks at a pretty decent price point. Since the editorial staff is always on the scene at the hottest events and clubs across New York City, it’s imperative we stay on trend. With Fall in full swing here are a few of our favorite pieces a la Lulus:

This little number certainly ain’t your average “LBD.” Oh, how we love thee. Metallic copper lace combined with a funky while flattering pattern and a deep front and back V make this an ultra stylish match with your favorite stockings, paired with bare skin and hot stilettos or teamed with your favorite chunky belt. Price tag? A mere $72.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Reese Witherspoon Welcomes Son

On Thursday, September 27th, Witherspoon and husband, Jim Toth welcomed son, Tennessee James.The baby is Witherspoons first with Toth whom is already mom to Ava, 13, and Deacon, 8 ½, from her previous marriage to actor, Ryan Phillippe.

Right after their March 2011 wedding, Witherspoon apparently eagerly expressed desire to have another bun in the oven with Toth. “The star is eager to expand her growing brood,” says a source.