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Karen Millen AW16: The Campaign. Your Style Should Tell Your Story

I am completely obsessing over Karen Millen's AW16: The Campaign.  

Instead of following the typical fashion advertising protocol of  having a pretty, but expressionless  face,  model the latest trends,  the brand created  a series of  visually compelling  portraits-matching pieces of the autumn and winter collection to express  individual style and personality.  The clothes are modeling the personality.




A protégé of Prince, singer and songwriter Judith Hill, was born in LA  and wrote her first song at the age of 4. She is wearing a classic tweed piece updated with raw edges, contemporary silhouettes and is holding a statement handbag.   The outfit complements her striking features, old school soul, and devil-may-care attitude.  The collection, like the girl, is contemporary with a classic twist.


Elenaor Tomlinson, the Alice in Wonderland actress is fun, flirty and charming- a feminine beauty.  Elenaor is wearing a romantic lace, high neck blouse, complemented with a beautiful floral skirt, embodied with metallic finishes and neat pleats to portray her feminine attributes. The collection, like the girl is a wonderland of femininity.

Model and philanthropist, Karolina Kurkova, is a self-driven woman who inspires confidence, and she demands – and receives – respect.  Karolina shows off her personality in a key length, midi, in rich rues and opulent textures, combining razor-sharp pleats with a sumptuous gilded sheen.   The collection, like the woman, portrays femininity with great strength.

 Beth Butterwick, chief executive of Karen Millen, said: “The campaign is a celebration of female creativity and style, which is at the center of our brand. This season we have brought together three diverse personalities in a campaign that encapsulates individual and eclectic style, to inspire women who want to wear beautifully crafted clothes.”

 Find your signature collection here.   Karen Millen Fashions Limited

Decrease Belly Fat and Boost your Health... Here is How.

Did you know that belly fat is one of the most harmful forms of fat??? 

  Belly fat is an indicator that your cortisol levels (the stress hormone that increases aging and all kinds of health problems) is way too high. 

Fortunately, a dedicated lifestyle change of moderate exercise (as simple as walking 10,000 steps a day) and eating the right foods will significantly lower cortisol levels. 

Here are 5 foods proven to help target belly fat and boost the immune system.  

Not all Little Girls are Made of Sugar and Spice

This video of a little girl named Emma, receiving a doll with a matching prosthetic, touched my heart. It is a beautiful reminder that not all little girls are made of sugar and spice. The best ones are made of rare strength, courage, and determination. 

Emma eagerly opens the doll and to her surprise, sees the pink prosthetic leg, and is completely blown away. “You gotta be kidding me!” she says before taking the doll out of the box and hugging it closely, tears streaming down her face.

Her mother asks, “Do you love her?” and Emma responds, “I love you.”   A must watch.  

Honorable Mentions

          All Little Girls Should feel like a Princess

Holly Christensen, a former Oncology nurse knows all to well the devastating feeling that innocent children go through after losing their hair from cancer. After her friend’s daughter was diagnosed and treated for lymphoma, she created, a group that stitches together and donates head coverings inspired by disney princesses. The kids love them.  Not only do they protect their scalp, but the wigs bring  joy and playfulness back into the child's life-even if it just for a few hours.  

6 Effortless Ways to Lose Weight and Feel Happy

A Pennsylvania University study suggest that losing just 8% of your body weight (If you're overweight) can ease  depression often in as little as 14 weeks.  When you start to lose weight, your brain starts producing more of the feel good hormones.  Yeeaa! Who doesn't want that?!  Check out these 6 effortless ways to lose weight. 

List the top 5 reasons you want to lose weight and post it where you’ll see it everyday. 

5 of Africa's Best Beauty Secrets are Out

Africa, the second largest continent in the world, filled with jungles, desert and even a glacier is flourishing with unique plants, herbs and oils. Many of the most effective ingredients in skin care come from Africa. It’s no wonder the news of Africa’s  beautifying secrets has been spreading across the globe. 

Here are LOB’s five favorite beauty secrets out of Africa.  You’d be crazy not putting a few of these into your beauty routine. 

Will Ferrell Enters the Beauty Industry with a New Sunscreen Brand

Article by Helena Horton of Telegraph UK

Will Ferrell is making the most of his supermodel looks by promoting a new brand of sunscreen.
This is not an early April Fool's joke - the comedic actor really is getting involved in the beauty industry. 

Ellen and Steve Harvey Let kids define Beauty and its Hilarious!

Ellen and Steve sat down with a room full of kids to discuss the topic of beauty.  What is beauty? What makes someone beautiful? They were hoping for answers that showed the truth of inner beauty, and innocence-but what they got instead was just too hilarious. Everyone learned something new, even the most beautiful of them all, Ani. ;)  Check it out. 

Startlingly Creepy and Lifelike Robot Named Sophia Wants to “Destroy All Humans"

How cool would it be if you had your own robot stylist?! ;p 

David Hanson of Hanson Robotics recently gave a demo of Sophia, the company's latest humanlike android, at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Hanson Robotics develops extremely lifelike service robots for human-robotic interactions, primarily in sectors like "health care, therapy, education and customer service applications," according to a sit-down with CNBCDuring Hanson's demo, he jested and asked Sophia whether she wanted to destroy humans, adding a "please say 'no.'" Sophia replied in the affirmative, which might sound alarming, but really highlights the android's intelligence.

The Strokes and Beck join forces to cover “I Love You All the Time” in support of Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal have encouraged fellow bands to cover their song “I Love You All the Time”, promising to donate all royalties to victims of last November’s Paris terror attacks, including those who were in attendance for the band’s concert at the Bataclan.
My Morning JacketSavagesFlorence and the MachineDean WeenJimmy Eat World, and Chelsea Wolfe are just some of the acts who’ve already participated in the campaign. Today, EODM shared even more covers, highlighted by a collaboration between Beckand The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti and Nick Valensi. Sir Elton John also contributed a cover.
Listen to the Beck-Strokes collaboration below, and find the rest of the “I Love You All the Time covers here.