Hair Extensions: Hot and Cold

We all want that beautiful flowing hair, a la Kim Kardashian, but many of us may have flat, wavy, curly, or frizzy, and even short or medium length hair. For those rocking the short cuts, sometimes the craving for long hair really digs in and starts to take over. Picturing and fantasizing about long hair is a tantalizing feeling so why not extensions, or should we say why extensions?

Most of you may be wondering what “Hot or Cold” may mean. The newest attraction and fad of hair pieces is hot and cold fusion hair extensions. Hot fusion hair extensions is the process of a heated bond being bonded to your natural hair root, so yes, you don’t have to worry about anyone seeing the extensions. The hair pieces aren’t typical “hair tracks”; they are simple individual pieces which are applied strand by strand. This is what it looks like plus the tool that’s used to bond the hair. The clamp like tool is the fusion applicator, it’s hot so as it melts it bonds. Same as the cold fusion. Well the cold fusion doesn’t melt it freezes. This leads into the question about whether it’s damaging or not.

Color Blocking

This season’s hottest trend is 'Color Blocking'. We've seen everyone, even our favorite celebrities, color blocking in some of their favorite outfits. Designers such as Gucci, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Miu Miu have created a great collection this season, and it’s all about colors! Check out Gucci’s new line and you will see a wide range of trends, patterns, and colors in the collection.

'Color blocking' consists of different colors mixed together to create a look. This trend is like art; experimenting with colors (green, red, yellow, blue and pink) and mixing them together to create a look. Katy Perry and Rihanna are famous for their color blocking outfits. As a matter of fact, Katy Perry can be seen on the cover of Elle Magazine working a Gucci outfit, and color blocking from head to toe with an aqua shirt, green blazer, and purple pants with a gold belt to match.

Street Style

Name: Ashlee Leitner

Originally from: San Antonio, Texas

Currently: NYU Student, Class of 2011

Wearing: Shoes- Dolce Vita ; Dress- American Apparel ; Sweater- Vintage

Describe your style: Classic, Creative, and Cartoonish

Dream job: Filmmaker

Street Style

Name: Beau Alexander Castro

Originally from: Southern California

Wearing: Blazer - H&M ; Wristwatch - Diesel ; Bag - Marc Jacobs; Boots - Kenneth Cole

Describe your style: Business chic. Fierce enough for any and all occasions.

For me, Fashion is: Art. You live it, breath it, create it and make it your own.

Bebe Zeva's Enviable Life: Part 1

Bebe Zeva is probably the coolest 17-year-old you’ll ever meet. A former “I Am Carles” model, she blogs from her not-so-small town of Las Vegas. In a world where thousands of teenage girls cry for attention on their own personal style blogs, the attention comes naturally to Bebe. Her style is truly unique, and she’s been featured in Nylon, Elle, and Seventeen. In January, a documentary, Bebe Zeva, about her life, premiered in Soho. In my exclusive interview with Bebe, she talks about her visit to NYC, comparisons to Tavi Gevinson, and why she doesn’t like to be called a “fashion” blogger.

9 Sample Sales You Won’t Want To Miss!
The Sway by Belinda Pasqua

After debuting last September at the Green Shows during Eco Fashion Week, The Sway has become an environmentally–approved staple in our closets. Created by Sydney-born designer Belinda Pasqua, the bags featured in The Sway’s collection are made solely from leftover leather from a motorcycle accessories factory in Pakistan, as well as rewoven cotton which makes up the inner lining.

The collection consists of mostly clutches and shoulder bags, as well as a few other designs. Each bag is made unique by the textured exteriors, which make fringe and studs look cool again. (Not that they were ever not cool, of course!) We’re in love with Carter ($185, left) in Sky, a mini fringe, double zip chain purse.

Threads of the City: Marcos

Name: Marcos

Originally from: Washington, D.C.

Wearing: Hat - New Era, Blazer & Sweater - Topman, Scarf - Uniqlo, Jeans - Express, Shoes - Puma

Style Icon: Kanye West

Taking the Time to Beautify

Anyone who's been to Fashion Week knows that it's not all fun and games. There's the marathon running from venue to venue to catch all the shows on your agenda, hours upon hours of waiting in line in six-inch heels (our calves are still sore) and all the late-night partying which leaves our skin tired and dull-looking. Luckily for us fashionistas there is Beauty Bar presented by The Daily. Stylists, makeup artists and manicurists rolled out the red carpet last Tuesday and Wednesday to pamper guests with ultimate VIP treatments. Think facials and massages courtesy of Townhouse Spa, makeup touch-ups by beautyADDICTS, hair treatments with Paul Mitchell products and even fitness consultations courtesy of Equinox (you know, to stretch out those calves).

Manhattan’s Finest (And Most Colorful!) Gem

In the season where Hippie styles (Flowers and Bell Bottoms) are undoubtedly returning, I couldn't help but be mesmerized by Andy Lifschutz's designs! The Brooklyn native “collaborates with nature”, and has cited his “summers spent by the sandstone cliffs and beaches of Santorini” as inspiration.

In his creations, he uses only domestic materials and reclaimed metals. Although his formula is simple- either rainbow, white quartz, or pyrite stones on bronze, silver, or yellow or rose gold- every piece is completely different! Andy Lifschutz creates custom rings (left) as well as his original collection, Nature Speaks.