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Coca Rocha on What Makes Women Shine and Target Summer Style!

I love Coca’s message of choosing what you love and wearing it with confidence, a great message for women of all ages. The new summer collection from Target is amazing!  I am smitten with all the colors and patterns time to shop.

Strike a Pose with Coco Rocha
If you don’t recognize the name, you will definitely recognize her face. Coco Rocha (pronounced “ro-sha”) has been the face of brands like Dior, Balenciaga, Chanel, and Zac Posen. This season alone, you’ll see her in ads for Longchamp, White House | Black Market and L’Oreal, as well as schooling aspiring models on America’s Next Top Model.

Discovered at an Irish dancing competition when she was 14, the Toronto-native has embraced her quirks and encourages others to celebrate what they consider flaws. “It’s you, not the clothes, that makes something look amazing,” she says.

Now, Coco is bringing her unabashed style philosophy to Target. When it comes to style, she cites Elizabeth Taylor as her icon. “She didn’t have a stylist,” she gushes. “Everything she wore was quirky and crazy—it was absolutely her.”

As Target’s guest stylist for May, Coco styled ten looks that represent a piece of her, from a casting call-appropriate outfit to playful threads that remind her of her childhood. “What you wear should describe you,” she encourages. “There should be stories behind your clothing.”

Below, watch Coco style her Target 10 looks in this behind the scenes video.

First Look at Jessica Simpson’s New Maternity Line.

She just had baby Maxwell Drew two weeks ago, but Jessica Simpson is already giving birth to another venture: a maternity line. The designer announced plans for her latest collection, aptly named Jessica Simpson Maternity, just this morning.

Simpson’s new line — which will be available at Destination Maternity, Motherhood Maternity and Macy’s stores this fall — includes “breezy, everyday pieces aimed at the modern mom-to-be who wants to maintain her fashion edge throughout her pregnancy,” according to a release.

“I’m so excited to partner with Destination Maternity to design a collection of fashionable styles that make you look and feel great,” Simpson said in the release. “You want to wear clothes that are flattering to your baby bump; you want to show your bump off.”

The clothes (see a sampling above) will have a vintage 1970s feel, and include printed tops, maxi dresses, jackets, blazers, sweaters, knits and denim, starting at just $36.


Photos: Courtesy Destination Maternity



Lauren Conrad’s Tips for Summer Ready Legs!


The girl has some great gams, so I am willing to listen and learn!

  • Exfoliate, exfoliate! I recommend Fresh’s Brown Sugar Body Polish or making your own. A great scrub will slough away dead skin cells, leaving your legs polished and primed for increased moisturizer absorption. To make your own, simply mix together olive oil and sea salt with a squeeze of lemon juice until it’s a thick paste.
  • Moisturize. Twice a day—once in the morning (after you shower) and once at night before bed.
  • Be mindful. Especially with what you put in your body! Before a big event and during the summer season I aim to really cut down my intake of salt and refined sugars. Staying hydrated is also really important if you want to reduce bloating and water retention.
  • Lunge, lift and squat. To keep your legs lovely year round, get in the habit of squeezing in a few sets of lunges, leg lifts and squats every day. This will totally pay off come summertime.
  • Keep it tan. Nothing slims your legs like a great tan! My favorite sunless tanner is by Kate Somerville, but I hear L’Oreal has great options too.



What are your best tips and tricks for getting your legs ready for shorts and skirts?

Hair Washing Robots Are Here!

(So maybe this is not the actual Robot, more what I think they should look like)

Panasonic’s Head Care Robot has sensors in each finger that measure your head, allowing it to customize the shampooing experience for each users head shape, it even does long hair!

The experience gets underway with a spritz of hot water and pre-lathered shampoo, which is said to limit the amount of suds needed to wash the entire head and reduce chafing. Conditioner is sprayed on as a mist for uniform coverage. A special nozzle enables washing long hair as well as short, ensuring there’s no discrimination against hairstyles.

And, as if getting your head washed from a 24-fingered robot wasn’t relaxing, the final stage of the shampoo comes with a robo-massage as the machine blow dries your hair. “This is extremely relaxing and offers a degree of comfort that users cannot experience with human hands,” Panasonic explains in the promotional video below.

To give the Head Care Robot a try, hop the next flight to Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, where it is getting a trail run at Super Hair Seo in Nishinomiya until early June. Once the trial is over, the company aims to commercialize the technology for the care of handicapped and elderly people.

If your local salon had a robot that could wash and dry you hair would you give it a try?


Toy Robot Photo