How to Overhaul Your Man’s Wardrobe

Whether it is a new pair of jeans and a jacket to replace the one that is three years old, or something as extreme as ditching all of the clothes he owns and starting over, it is likely that there is something in your man’s wardrobe that gets your blood boiling.

There probably isn’t an easy way to tell your man that you find his style a turn off, however he cannot be a true lost cause or else you would not have got together with him in the first place. How can you give your man’s wardrobe and style the boost it needs to pull him out of the time warp in which he finds himself?

Men's Fashion Makeover - Before

Men’s Fashion Makeover – Before

Men's Fashion Makeover - After

Men’s Fashion Makeover – After

Recognize the Problem

If you are going to mention it to him, you need to tell him what the issue is. Just saying “you look awful” isn’t going to be anything like good enough. You need a genuine reason, and something that will appeal to his ego and vanity, at that. Perhaps say he has a great body and could flatter it a bit more with different clothes, or that he looks like an adolescent teenager when you want a hunky man.

Try not to be too condescending, but you do need to get the message across.

Men's Fashion Makeover

Men’s Fashion Makeover – Before

Men's Fashion Makeover - After

Men’s Fashion Makeover – After

Find out What Would Look Great

Whether it be personalised style advice, an online outfit builder or a simple “how do I do this?” type of website, there are many resources available for making your man look irresistible once again.

While finding out what will look great is a key aspect, it is often best to know what fits will be best and what size he needs. We pointed out earlier that the issue may be that his clothes do nothing for him in terms of flattery. In fact, it is the biggest problem of men everywhere that they either refuse to wear the right size, or they do not even know what it is. Once you have done that, you can then look at colors, cut and styles that will make him look great.

Use outfit advice to build your man’s individual style profile, so you know prior to buying fashions whether he will look better in plain yellows and blues, or inspirational patterns that will bring his outfit to life. Knowing this will give both you and him the confidence in his style and lift his look to the next level.

Men's Fashion Makeover

Men’s Fashion Makeover-Before

Men's Fashion Makeover

Men’s Fashion Makeover-After

 Go For The Whole Picture

Do not just focus on getting him a great pair of jeans, a nice t-shirt, or one jacket that he can wear all the time. A wardrobe overhaul is about far more than just the clothes. They obviously come first, however by building outfit ideas and bringing in accessories, different styles and even getting a fresh haircut, your man will feel he has been given a whole new lease of life, sending his confidence through the roof and make you more willing than ever before to show him off in public.

So, take him to the salon for a Gary Barlow style cut, buy him that expensive watch for his birthday, and treat him to a new pair of stylish Ray Ban sunglasses just because you love him, and watch his wardrobe enjoy a whole new lease of life.

Stylepilot is designed exclusively for men to navigate fashion online and to discover which styles and items to purchase. Stylepilot displays a large collection of mens jeans, mens shirts, casual wear and tailoring.

The Thick Eyebrows Look Adored By Korean Female Celebrities

The ‘straight thick eyebrows’ trend among Korean celebrities

SNSD Hyo Yeon's Makeup

SNSD Hyo Yeon’s Makeup

Straight eyebrows seems to be getting popular with Korean female celebrities these days. Long, thick eyebrows gives the impression of innocence, kind, gentle and feminine. When SNSD’s Hyoyeon first started her entertainment career, she used to have curved eyebrows, which she had them straightened subsequently to look more feminine.

Moon Geun Yoon's Makeup | IU's Makeup

Moon Geun Yoon’s Makeup | IU’s Makeup

Another good example of Korean actress with straight thick eyebrows is Moon Geun Young. Her eyebrows are her signature look, which she had them since young and she doesn’t need to do much to draw or fill them, other than just regular trimming and maintenance. Singer IU  also have a preference for straight eyebrows.

Will this suit me?

So how to tell if straight thick eyebrows are for you? Indeed, everyone’s different and this type of eyebrows might not suit all. As a rule of thumb, your eyebrows’ thickness should match the size of your forehead and cheekbone. The higher your forehead or cheekbones are, the more you can pull off the thick look. If your face is wide, your eyebrows should be drawn longer to make your face look slimmer. The size of your eyes also determine the thickness of your brows – large eyes go with thicker brows, smaller eyes thinner brows. Also, try to refrain from going too thick or too dark on the eyebrow heads, otherwise it can make you look stiff and unnatural.

Matching eyebrows and hair color

4Minute Kim Hyun Ah's Makeup | SNSD Yoona's Makeup

4Minute Kim Hyun Ah’s Makeup | SNSD Yoona’s Makeup

Hair dying is common and most people probably change their hair colors at least twice in a year. To look natural, dye your eyebrows in the same tone of your hair color. Take cue from 4minute’s  Kim Hyun Ah, who had her hair and eyebrows dyed in the same blond color. Yoona from SNSD looks gorgeous too after dying her hair and eyebrows in a reddish-brown tone.

The shape of our eyebrows can influence how we look. For example, thin eyebrows can be vintage looking on some people, whereas thick eyebrows might look fierce on others. As Asians tend to have flat features, the right type of eyebrows can help to enhance the rest of the features. It pays to spend some time and money on eyebrow grooming. Besides getting the right shape, eyebrow makeup kits are also essential tools for creating the perfect brows.

Eyebrow Makeup Kit – How to Groom and Draw Your Brows

Eyebrow Makeup Kit

For a neat and clean look, pluck the stray brow hairs off first before deciding on the best shape for your eyebrows. If you are not sure of what shape will suit you or not confident in shaping your eyebrows, consider going to professional eyebrow salon for help. Popular cosmetic shops like Shu Uemura and Benefit also provide eyebrow shaping services to help people create beautiful eyebrows.

The two main tools used for drawing eyebrows are the eyebrow pencil and eyebrow shadow. A penciled brow is less natural-looking and can look harsh if not done properly, whereas using powder to fill in the brows can create more gentle and natural brows, which is easy for beginners to apply. The downside is eyebrow shadow is not as lasting as the pencil.

If you are choosing powder, use a brush with a slanted tip to fill the powder into the eyebrows and then use a pencil to draw the ends of the eyebrows. Finish off by filling in a little gradation underneath the eyebrows using the pencil, which will help make your brows look clean and neat (kind of like a gentle outlining). If you want to soften the ‘harshness’ of your brows, try applying some press powder over it or use an eyebrow comb to even out the color.

(Source: This article was originally posted at Korea.com)

‘Gangnam Style’ Dance Fever On The Rise (강남스타일)

Ever since the famous Korean Pop song ‘Nobody’ by the Wonder Girls became a huge global hit in 2009, there were probably no other Kpop songs that came close to becoming a global sensation. All these are set to change by PSY with his wacky thumping dance video ‘Gangnam Style’ that was first published at 15th July 2012 on YouTube.

PSY’s original name is known as Park Jae Sang (born in December 31, 1977). He is a well-respected Korean hip hop artist cum rapper and is well-known for his satirical humor and entertaining persona, where he impersonates female singers such as Park Ji Yoon and Lee Hyori. An alumni of Boston University and Berklee College of Music, PSY proves that he still have the prowess to create not just a signature piece, but one that takes the world by storm, despite being out of action for the last 2 years.

Gangnam Style’s success is purely out of entertainment value. Perhaps it’s the catchy ‘Op…Op…Op..Oppa’ phrase, the comical horse-riding and cowboy dance moves, the hilarious way that PSY look in the video, or even the wacky title ‘Gangnam Style’ which totally makes no sense. Gangnam is one of the affluent districts in Seoul and is where all the big name offices and commercial buildings are located. ‘Oppa’ is brother in Korean. Just thinking of what ‘Oppa Gangnam style’ means can make you feel silly and laughing in bewilderment.

Anyway, there’s just something about the mish-mash of all these elements that makes the entire video an odd success. Fans of this video include Josh Groban, Robbie William and T-Pain. Pop-opera singer Josh Groban tweeted, “It’s a Gangnam Style world, we’re just living in it. Amazing video.” UK pop star Robbie Williams shared the video with his fans and this liner: “P.S. TRY WATCHING THIS AND NOT SMILING I DARE YOU…(NOT EVEN A LIP CURL).” US rapper T-Pain tweeted: “Words cannot even describe how amazing this video is.” ‘Gangnam Style’ has since gone viral worldwide and has garnered 39 million views in just a short span of less than 2 months.

Enough said, let’s check it out now.


If you are curious like me, here’s how PSY look like without the shades

PSY - Gangnam Style

PSY – Gangnam Style

 

Numberous versions of ‘Gangnam style’ videos are already sprouting across YouTube like fire, including spoofs and flash mobs. Just do a search and you’ll see many. After all the laughs watching the original video, let’s do a sexy take of ‘Gangnam Style’ by Waveya, which is a group of Korean Female Dancers who are famous for making sexy dance covers of popular Kpop songs. Enjoy the video!

5 Bad Habits That Women Should Ditch

1)    Wearing High Heel Shoes Everyday

Wearing High Heel Shoes Everyday

Killer Heels (Image Source)

We all know that wearing stilettos or those strappy 4-inch heels look great with our outfits. They give our height a boost and make us look ultra-sexy and feminine. The thing is, if you are going to wear just that every day, you are highly likely to develop chronic health issues someday.

High heels not only affect your walking posture, it can also place unnecessary stress on your knee joints and cause arthritis to develop. Long term wearing of high heels can also cause chronic back pain because your body will lean forward automatically when you are wearing heels. The poor body alignment is what causes back pain.  Pointed high heel pumps can easily cause bunions to grow on your feet which are painful and difficult to heal.

The higher your heels are, the higher your risks of tripping (think models who trip on runways!). If you are not walking correctly or maintaining the right posture while strutting in those killer heels, it is very easy to trip and sprain your ankles, especially when you are walking down the stairs. If you must wear heels daily, try not to go above 3 inches. The best is to alternate your killer heels with other types of shoes like 3 inchers, ballet flats and wedges in between to give your lovely feet a well-deserved break.

2)    Carrying Heavy Bags

Heavy Bags

Heavy Bags (Image Source)

Do you fancy big tote bags because you simply like to dump all your stuff and necessities inside and not having to worry about leaving anything out? Chances are, your bag is always heavy and you have way too many ‘necessities’. Many women are guilty of this, including myself. We can’t leave home without our comfort items like makeup pouch, perfume, medication box, credits cards, loyalty cards and blah blah. We think they are necessities but how many times have we actually use them?

If your bag is anything more than 2kg (some women carry 5kg bags!), it’s likely that you will experience pain and tension in your upper body someday. Carrying a heavy bag is like carrying weights on your shoulder. It will stress your shoulders, arms, neck and back. The weight of the bag disrupts the blood circulation in your upper body, which is why you will feel sore, pain or numbness on your shoulders and arms.

To avoid this, plan your bag inventory in advance each day and bring only what you need for the following day. You can try short-listing your makeup kit and use a smaller pouch, transferring some lotion to a mini bottle, or leaving out some items completely (do you really need your phone charger?).

Plan for a few ‘mini bags’ days in a week, so you will be trained to think creatively and pack only what you need. So what if you really need to use a comfort item that you happen to leave it out that day? Well, such things do happen, but not all the time. Take it in good stride and see you can borrow from someone else, or simply make do without it that day.

3)    Wearing The Wrong Bra

Wearing Wrong Bra

Wearing Wrong Bra (Image Source)

According to a research done, about 70% of women are wearing the wrong bra. Of these, they are either wearing a bra that is not the right size or one that does not give them the right support. An ill fitting bra will cause spillage, giving your boobies a weird shape, or form dreaded fat rolls to spill out from the sides of your bra around the upper back area. This is awful looking. The lumps of fats will be visible especially when you are wearing a tight fitting top. The wrong bra might also cause pain on your neck and back, or cause discomfort in the chest that can hinder your breathing and blood circulation. It can also result in bad posture and skin irritation. If you are unsure of what bra to go for, it’s always wise to consult the sales staff before you buy anything. They are usually trained in helping customers to identify the right type of bra and the right bra size that fits.

4)    Not Removing Your Makeup

Not Removing Makeup

Not Removing Makeup (Image Source)

Makeup is probably one of the most important things that women cannot live without. It makes us look pretty and give us the confidence boost. However, it can also be a double edged sword if we don’t make it a good habit to remove it before going to bed. Most women might have some experience of reaching home late and going straight to bed because they are too dead tired to even take a shower, let alone remove their makeup. If this becomes a habit, it will damage your skin. The makeup debris will clog your pores, making your skin hard to breathe, which in turn makes it dry. This can easily cause a nasty acne breakout that may be hard to treat or cause crow lines to develop over-time. There’s also a risk of getting blood-shot eyes or other forms of eye infection if the mascara or eye-shadow debris get into your eyes. So ladies, learn to love your skin better by making it a habit to remove your makeup before you sleep (more important than taking a shower!).

5)    Not Getting Enough Sleep

Not Enough Sleep

Not Enough Sleep (Image Source)

This one is probably one of the most common problems that women face. Due to busy lifestyles, work/family commitments and other distractions, women tend to sleep less than the required 8 hours. Many are even going to bed only after midnight, thereby missing the said optimal time for beauty sleep, which is from 10pm to 2am where our skin will be able to detoxify and rejuvenate most effectively. Most of us know that a lack of sleep will give us bad skin, dark eye-rings and awful eye bags. However, you probably might not be aware that not getting enough sleep can also result in several health conditions in the long run, such as fatigue, poor digestion, heart conditions, high blood pressure, bad mood swings or even depression. Women also tend to have a higher chance of experiencing sleep difficulty more than men. Hence, it is crucial to take good care of our bodies by sleeping at the right time and ensuring that we get a quality sleep each night.

6 Creative Ways To Style Your Hair For The Summer

Asian Hairstyling

Asian Hairstyling

 

Here’s an awesome video by Lindy Tsang, who is another popular Asian beauty guru on Youtube. Lindy is from UK, and her family is originally from Hong Kong. Her channel ‘ bubzbeauty‘ contains lots of great tutorials on makeup and hairstyling that are very Korean/Japanese inspired. In this video, Lindy will be showing us how to create 6 beautiful quick-fix hairstyles that can be done within 1-2 minutes.

1) The Cute and Elegant Side Bun

2) Japanese Inspired Side Bun

3) Braided Side Knot

4) Twist Rope Braid

5) Korean Inspired “IU” Top Bun (IU is a famous Korean Pop Singer)

6) Messy Up-do Ponytail

Check out Bubzbeauty website for more great stuff, including product reviews, her Q&A beauty section, an online shop and even her personal diary where she bits and pieces of her life with everyone.

Glam Rock Chic Bags

We love how the glam rock fashion can make one look cool almost instantly, and its great to dress up like a rock chick sometimes. A glam rocker is often seen wearing something black, which can be their outfit, accessories or shoes. The other significant thing to this look is the studs. Studded black jackets, studded boots, studded bags, you name it. If you are new to this look, the easiest way to start experimenting is to carry a cool studded bag, which will help add some ‘rocker feel’ to your outlook almost immediately. Once you get comfortable with it, you can then add on more ‘rocker’ items. Here’s some awesome rocker bags that we came across.

Melrose Glam Anarchy Studded Calfskin Black Leather Bag

Melrose Glam Anarchy Studded Calfskin Black Leather Bag

Alexa Duffle Studded Calfskin Pink Leather Bag

Alexa Duffle Studded Calfskin Pink Leather Bag

Melrose Glam Kellia Studded Black Leather Bag

Melrose Glam Kellia Studded Black Leather Bag

Luxurious Leather Grey Tote Bag

Luxurious Leather Grey Tote Bag

Pirates Attack Large Brown Pochette Clutch Bag

Skulls Pirate Large Brown Pochette Clutch Bag

Kate M Studded Small Yellow Shoulder Bag

Kate M Studded Small Yellow Shoulder Bag

The Last Samurai Studded Brown Shoulder Bag

The Last Samurai Studded Brown Shoulder Bag

Check out Baginc for more designs

You know what? Since the London Olympics 2012 is finally here, one of the fantastic ways to celebrate this great event is none other than to show support for the UK. Besides tuning in to catch all the exciting sports competitions on air, we can also have a little fun with our fashion with the UK flag. The London Olympics is the perfect excuse for you to started on the Brit glam rock look! If you are not from UK and you want to avoid a too over-the-top UK-ish look in your country, you might want to add this element in more subtle ways like wearing just a T-shirt or carrying a bag with the UK flag. By the way, the UK flag fashion is not new and had been an international/runway trend a couple of years back. The Brit glam rock look is one of the excellent ways of looking cool and stylish, so have fun!

 

Brit Glam Rock

A Makeup Tutorial On How To Look Like Tiffany (From Girl’s Generation)

Here’s a great makeup video tutorial on how to get Tiffany’s look in Girl’s Generation music video ‘The Boys’. This video was done by Jane via her popular makeup blog ‘From Head To Toe‘. Although it was done in Nov last year, it is still an impressive tutorial where the seemingly complex look was brilliantly broken down into step-by-step chunks that we can follow. For those who are unfamiliar with Jane, she is one of the few beauty bloggers who got famous from their YouTube video tutorials and also of Asian heritage. Jane’s Korean American, which is why she has tons of makeup tutorials that are K-pop inspired. Check out her blog for more great stuff.

Now back to the video, here’s how Tiffany look like in the music video:

Girls Generation (SNSD) - Tiffany from 'The Boys' music video

Girls Generation (SNSD) – Tiffany from ‘The Boys’ music video

 

And now the makeup tutorial video:

 

And finally, here’s the cool music video ‘The Boys’, enjoy guys!

Ribbon Shoes By Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton Fashion

Paris Hilton

At the mention of Paris Hilton, the first thoughts that came to mind are probably along the lines of a rich heiress, fashionista, a socialite living the high life or maybe even a blonde airhead to some. Her popularity in showbiz is also underrated, as people see her rise to fame not because of her talent or hard work, but rather from her notorious lifestyle and wealthy background. Apart from being a celebrity, many of us are probably not aware that she’s also a businesswoman in the fashion industry.

In fact, Paris owns a successful line of fashion and perfumes, which were leveraged heavily on her celebrity status for the endorsement of her brand. According to Wikipedia, ‘her fragrances have reportedly earned $1.5 billion. Currently, there are 55 Paris Hilton Stores worldwide carrying a wide range of items from perfumes, purses, watches, bags, to t-shirts and shoes. Apparently, she earns over $10 million a year from her brand and is paid $300,000 for appearances in clubs and events.’

It’s hard to describe how her stuff look like because there isn’t a distinctive style tied to her brand. Apart from a couple of eye-catching fragrances, her handbags and watches are nothing to shout about.

One thing that caught our attention though, is her line of pretty ribbon shoes that could easily be the ‘it’ product from her brand. They are not just great for the casual days at work, but also for partying where they can add fun and creativity to your outlook. If you are a jeans and tee kind of girl, wearing a pair of ribbon pumps as such will give your outfit an instant boost.

It’s definitely the fun and girly kind of shoes that every girl must have in their shoe rack.

Paris Hilton Destiny Ribbon Pumps In Fuchsia Color

Paris Hilton Destiny Ribbon Pumps In Fuchsia Color

Paris Hilton Senorita Ribbon Pumps In Pewter Ice Color

Paris Hilton Senorita Ribbon Pumps In Pewter Ice Color

Paris Hilton Beth Ribbon Pumps In Blue Color

Paris Hilton Beth Ribbon Pumps In Blue Color

Paris Hilton Helena Wedges

Paris Hilton Helena Wedges

Check out Macy’s for more designs

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

We are absolutely enthralled by one of New York’s top style mavens. Michelle Harper is one that reminds me of Lady Gaga, a confident lady who is not afraid to experiment with style or fashion and is often seen wearing talking pieces, something in the likes of the large blonde ribbon hair-like bow that Lady Gaga wore, or the lace eye mask that she donned. At times, I will also relate her to Dita Von Teese, probably due to her slight vintage feel and that bright or dark red lipstick that she’s often seen wearing.

However, Michelle Harper’s fashion is unique. Her’s is a more elegant avant garde style. Lady Gaga is geared towards controversial style with meat dresses, granny pants and all. Dita Von Teese is well-known for her extreme vintage looks. Neither is Michelle from the entertainment industry. According to Wikifashion, Michelle Violy Harper owns a multi-million dollar cosmetics company, and she sits on the board of Couture Council in the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

With such impressive background, it is no wonder that she can afford to indulge in her passion for fashion to create such dramatically glam looks that most ordinary women will be happy to ogle at, but not brave enough to attempt or can’t afford to try. Still, if her enchanting style can spark off some tiny inspiration, aspirations or changes in our personal style, it’ll be worth our attention.

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

Michelle Harper's Fashion

Michelle Harper’s Fashion

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Pretty Ruffle Dresses For Summer

If you are bored with the dresses out there and are looking for something different, ruffle dresses might just fit the bill. Not only are they unique looking, the ruffles also add a touch of fun and girlishness into your outfit. They are perfect for a summer date or a weekend outing. They are also easy to match with other items and there’s many ways to do so. One great example is to simply match it with a pair of nice tall wedges, put on a straw hat, throw on a pair of large sunglasses and you are good to go!

Ruffle Dress

Ruffle Dress

Ruffled Dress

Ruffled Dress

Ruffled Dress

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Ruffled Dress

Ruffled Dress

Ruffled Dress

Ruffled Dress

Ruffled Dress

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