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Hamptons Style: Get the Zoe Look
Zoe Saldana works a classic look by teaming her leather pants with a camel colored coat and dark blue blouse. She accessorizes her outfit with pointed pumps, a neutral clutch, and bright red lipstick. You Can GET THE LOOK without spending thousands…

Leather pants with a camel coloured coat

Hamptons Style: Hamptons Style: Get the Rihanna Gorgeous Look

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Hurry Hurry..Reserve your Hamptons Gift Bag for Memorial Day Weekend……Madison & Mulholland celebrates 13th year of gifting in the Hamptons.

Beginning Friday May 23, 2014 Madison & Mulholland celebrates13 years as the Official gift bag in the trendy Hamptons.

Hampton Gift Bags are once again the hottest trendy “must haves”. Inside the gift bag we offer the summer’s best-selling beach reads, samplings and gift certificates. PLUS a limited number of bags will be receiving our new high-tech sunglasses (polarized sunglasses allowing you to see your digital screens (iPad, tablets, etc) outdoors. The gift bag’s value $500+ .

The gift bag can be reserved at HamptonGiftBag.com and can be picked up at specific locations in the Hamptons (Quogue, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton).

Hampton Gift Bags are packed by clients at ARI of Connecticut, Inc.; Enriching the lives of people with disabilities and their families by enabling them to achieve their fullest potential at home, at work and in the community.2014 HGB gift bag photo rev

Goodies include:

This summer’s Best-Sellers!

A Hundred Summers
Psychos: A White Girls Problems Book
The Time Between
The Traitor’s Wife.
What Alice Forgot
Whistling Past the Graveyard

Plus:

Eslor – The Art of Beauty (elsor.comActive Night Cream:This intensive, exclusive formula night cream helps preserve the skin’s suppleness and firmness, while preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The results are a fresh, youthful-looking glow and rested appearance to your skin. Chlorophyll Lifting Mask:Skin tightening mask. The dried film of natural milk proteins, plant extracts, seaweed extracts, and minerals tighten the skin, help enhance blood circulation, and help diminish fine lines.

Zestra.com: Recommended by doctors, Zestra® is a safe, natural, easy-to-apply blend of botanical oils and extracts that works by heightening a woman’s sensitivity to touch. So you feel more during sex. Experience the Zestra Rush™ within minutes the first time — and every time — you use it.

Madison & Mulholland PT2 High-Tech Sunglasses: with new patented  lenses that allow you to see your “digital toys” outdoors! – Limited Qty of sunglasses will be gifted.  Value $150)

Gift Certificates: 

Southampton Inn, 91 Hills St Southampton NY: Enjoy $10 off Breakfast (Valid until 6/30/2014, Spend $20 and get $10 off…more details on gift certificate).

Got lots of aches & pains? http://www.ucc-ny.com/ I highly recommend Dr. George Gertner after one visit my age-old sciatica is GONE! Experience a $300 consultation, exam and Xrays for only $27.Dr Gertner is a “NUCCA” certified practitioner & chiropractor.

Dr. Gail Lauro, weight loss coach for Ideal Protein. $100 off consultation Valid in Manhattan and Westchester.

FabEmergency Kit complete with double stick tape, black safety pins and instructions on how to use everything to avoid a fashion emergency during your FabWeekend in the Hamptons.  PLUS: 1 free hour ($175 value) of HamptonsFab personal wardrobe styling services.  Contact info: carmenadriana@FabInjection.com646-483-3354info@FabInjection.com

Gift Bag is FREE but there is a $4.99 s/h cost, $21 if you want it mailed to you. Pickup locations are Quogue, Sag Harbor & Bridgehampton. 

Want a gift bag? All you have to do is make a reservation at HamptonGiftBag.com

There is still time to get your products in the most sort after gift bag in the Hamptons..

The Gift Bags are given out the following Date…Dates & Deadlines

Memorial Day  (Deadline:5/16)

July 4th  (Deadline: 6/27)

July 26  (Deadline 7/12)

Aug 16  (Deadline: 8/ 8)

Labor Day   (Deadline: 8/20)

Spring is finally here, the days are longer, the weather is warmer and you no longer need to wear those bulky, unflattering winter coats. Whenever a season changes over, many people struggle with how to incorporate new things into their wardrobes. Maybe we’re struggling with those pounds we packed on this winter or we just need an update to our wardrobe. Whatever the case, it is definitely time for a spring closet makeover.

Makeovers are not done to replace an entire wardrobe, but just to revise or change things so that all the pieces in a closet is current, flattering and fits well and polished.

Spring Trends For Women

This spring is all about a pop of color. Women will want to add a few colorful pieces whether a blazer jacket, cardigan sweater or a scarf. Many women may want to try the new spring trend piece, the midi skirt which falls at mid-calf and looks great with a colored button-down blouse. Try one in silk! Stripes also command attention and can be paired with a business professional neutral such as navy, brown or black to look professional, but still classy.

The key here is to wear one bright color and pair it with a neutral. There is really no style that will flatter everyone, so you will need to try on many things to see what looks best on your body type. A drapey fabric or pencil version skirt looks great on most women.

Spring Trends For Men

Men can follow the same advice with their closet makeup. There’s no need to look any further then a bright color, whether a tie or a button-down shirt. The same pop of color applies to them. They can even wear a colored pocket square. Royal blue, red, turquoise or pink all look great under a blazer coat or peeking out of a suit pocket. Narrow ties are in and follow the same pattern rules then wider, more conservative ones. The skinny tie looks newer, more modern and brings attention to the man’s outfit without trying too hard. A man can also choose a more slim-cut suit or a plaid sports jacket to update his spring wardrobe for the office.

Try Something Different

Dare to be different? Women can try a new jumpsuit that elongates the body and can be accessories for a variety of events. For men, try a double-breasted blazer coat that can be worn casual on Fridays. Opt for a unique color that can be worn with no tie and just casual pants.

Jumpsuits a perfect choice

No matter what you choose to update your wardrobe this spring, always make sure that these pieces fit the body well, the pants hit the floor, the sleeves hit the wrist and all buttons or zippers don’t gap or bunch. It’s important to understand that looking great means wearing clothes that fit well.

Purge Old Outdated Things

Overall a closet makeover would never be complete without eliminating things that are no longer relevant, no longer fit or just look old. For women, get rid of oversize jackets, platform shoes and wide bootleg pants that look unprofessional. Men can get rid of pleated pants (slim and fitted is the new trend in the business world) as well as any three-button suit jackets.

ImageDesign LLC. owner Sharon Kornstein is a certified image consultant, offering wardrobe organizing and etiquette training services. She specializes in wardrobe consulting in New Jersey. Her expertise gives her clientele a leading edge on how to conduct themselves and dress in the workplace.

 

13 Ways to Feel Like Halle Berry in Your SwimsuitI annoyingly tell anyone who will listen that I grew up in Florida on the bath warm Gulf of Mexico. It was a very special childhood—the first thing you learn is how to run away from an alligator (zig zag and then up at tree as soon as you can). The next thing you learn is that things ripen faster in the heat. I’m talking about fruit and people.

At 14, my friends and I were regularly getting hit on by dudes with mustaches and real ID’s. This usually happened at the beach far away from our parents. We still laugh about the Wile E Coyote dust clouds that appeared when we finally revealed we were in the 9th grade. Aside from our very mature figures, part of the misconception was that our swimsuits were quite small. It’s a Florida thing. I had to constantly compromise with my mother in this department. Full coverage was the F word in swimwear but there was no way she was letting me go anywhere in anything smaller.

I went to St. Tropez as a recent college grad and reveled in the freedom of topless sunbathing. I also tried a thong for the first time. There was a lot of jiggling. And digging. When I came back to New York the law had just been passed that women could go topless since men could do it. Woohoo! For some reason I thought that New York women were just waiting for the moment they could rip off their tops and frolick in the ocean. Not so. I did it once on Long Beach and still bear the scars from everyone’s eye daggers.

A few years ago I went on a magical mermaid vacation to eastern Brazil with 2 of my best friends. There were a lot of butts. If your swimsuit wasn’t a thong you could jam the bottom up until both cheeks were on full display. We called it the ass crammer. I never saw one of those brasileiras dig it out.  The suits were also kind of confusing—one of my friends realized a week in that she had been wearing the thing backwards the entire time. We were there for 2 weeks but I never worked up the nerve to go full ass crammer. I’m more a fan of top butt cleavage like the Coppertone girl. But in Brazil the locals thought is was too much. I received many friendly warnings that my boomboom was showing. Seriously?

When I visited the Hamptons for the first time I couldn’t believe how big and conservative the swim wear was. Brown? Paisley? One piece? Whaaatttt??? We are at the beach right? I had visions of another Miami, just further north.  HUGE culture shock. I’m a believer in being appropriate to your surroundings but also not being afraid to express yourself. Finding that balance has been a fun challenge. These days there are a lot more Europeans on our beaches so my tiny bikinis don’t garner as much attention.

Because of these experiences I consider myself somewhat of an expert in swimwear. I know a lot of people, especially if you live outside of Florida, have anxiety when it comes to swim suits. I think it has to do with body image and also worrying about what other people think. Whatevs—someone is always going to think something you don’t want them to. Truly that is their problem. This is the perfect time to really celebrate your body. Whatever the shape.

Finding the perfect swimsuit is like solving a physics equation—you have to take in to account mass, volume, velocity and gravity. The answer to this equation  is not how your suit makes you look but how it makes you feel.  I think it should be something link Divine GoddessMermaidHalle BerryBondGirl.  Below are some of my guidelines to help you get that feeling when you are on the beach.

GREEN LIGHT

  1. Try on your swimsuit with high heels. No one ever said, wow, I look amazing standing mostly naked in flat bare feet in fluorescent light. When your foot is elevated your legs look longer and leaner,  your chest and butt naturally stick out in a sexy way, and your stomach automatically sucks in.  Ca-Ching!
  2. Pose like a Victoria’s Secret swimsuit model in the dressing room. This will instantly help you feel sexier. It works! See last week’s post on practicing.
  3. Keep in mind that it is not the size of your body but the shape that we are working with. If you are looking for your best shape bottom, start with your favorite underwear. Not the comfy period panties but the ones that you’d wear on a 3rd date.
  4. A halter style is universally flattering. Whether it is a triangle top, underwire bra style or retro, the around the neck design lifts the girls into place and draws them together. Yay. There is also a lot less worry with this type—no straps falling down and it’s completely adjustable.
  5. Polka dots, bright colors and black never fail.
  6. Make things look bigger with ruffles, fringe or gathering. That goes for boobs and butts.

RED LIGHT

  1. Strapless. There is already so much tugging going on. Why make more trouble? Also, there can be a really unattractive boob squeeze thing that happens with strapless. It can look like a tomato in a press—not cute.
  2. White. There is not enough lining in the world.
  3. Brown. Hmph.
  4. Monokinis. What is that even?
  5. The American Flag. No one wants to know about your stars and stripes

YELLOW LIGHT

12.  Retro Coney Island Beauty Queen or the Marilyn Monroe. I love a pin up girl but I’m on the fence for the beach. Think of the tan lines! If you don’t have enough curves to fill it out it just looks like a saggy diaper. It works spectacularly on plus size women, tattooed Betty’s, and ladies old enough to have  worn it the first time around. If you are not one of those, skip it and go with something more modern

13.  Tankinis.I get te idea of these but have yet to see one that that makes me think Goddess, mermaid or Halle.  They can look sloppy real quick.

I hope this helps when you are out swimsuit shopping this season! Below are some of my favorite resources. Have a question or something to say? Put it in the comments below or post to our Facebook Page!

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