August 26, 2012 |
Sophia Amoruso doesn't care if you're offended by the name of her company. "If it's a big shock when you hear it," she says, "you're probably not our customer anyway. " She's earned the right to be dismissive. Amoruso, 28, is the founder and chief executive of Nasty Gal, a fast-rising e-commerce site that has managed to keep a low profile despite a cult following of young women who can't get enough of the company's edgy and provocative clothing. Sales rocketed 10,160% from 2008 to 2011, making Nasty Gal the fastest-growing company in Los Angeles and the fastest-growing retail company period, at least according to the Inc. 5000 list released this month.
July 24, 2011 |
Imagine having the fountain of youth as close at hand as the bathroom. We're not there yet — but there's a burgeoning number of at-home, high-tech beauty gadgets that claim to smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and remove hair without the need to invest in pricey beauty treatments at the spa, dermatologist or plastic surgeon's office. Some of these gadgets are so high-tech the Food and Drug Administration considers them medical devices, so approach the world of cosmetic gadgetry with caution.
April 15, 2012 |
For years, I walked untouched among the ranks of the surgically enhanced - all those nips and tucks, wondrously wider eyes, graceful noses and chiseled cheekbones. But all that changed when I moved to a cosmetic surgeon's dreamscape: South Korea. In that high-pressure society, where improved looks provide the edge in the elbows-out race for jobs, education and spouses, plastic surgery procedures are as common as haircuts. One reason is affordability. Doctors there charge a fraction of the rate of their American counterparts.
November 9, 2013 |
Crackle may be good for your Rice Krispies but usually not for your nail polish. When your manicure chips soon after you get it done, it's not just annoying; it's a waste of time and money. Even industry pros aren't immune to the problem. Sree Roy, former managing editor of Nails and Viet Salon magazines, used to get so exasperated with chipping (which would sometimes start only an hour after she'd had a manicure) that she'd often not wear nail polish at all. Her solution now is to wear gel or shellac products.
September 5, 2010 |
Two years after selling her original namesake company, Taryn Rose is back in full force. The orthopedist/shoe designer, who made her name crafting fashion-forward designs that are as comfortable as they are pretty, has debuted a luxury line that is available at Neiman Marcus, with new designs rolling out this fall. A less expensive division is featured on the Home Shopping Network. And with new partners the Schottenstein Group, Rose will have a midrange line available at stores including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Macy's next year.
November 7, 2010 |
Good grooming extends beyond (and below) the neckline, and one of the most important ? and overlooked ? things a guy can do is take decent care of his own two hands. And it is more than just vanity. "There's a real health benefit in it for men," says Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. "Because men use their hands in a lot of places women would never go" ? like under car hoods. "So cuticle care, especially, is an important way to protect against infection. " We know what you're probably thinking, but in reality, a manual overhaul doesn't require darkening the doorstep of a nail salon.
May 15, 2013 |
For those with a strong stomach, Kobe Bryant on Tuesday tweeted a graphic picture of his Achilles' surgery . The image, posted through Instagram , is a striking reminder that Bryant suffered the most significant injury of his career, tearing the tendon on April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day. The Lakers project that Bryant will be out a minimum of six months. On Tuesday, he was getting treatment at the team's facility.
May 20, 2012 |
Morgan Spurlock, the clown prince of documentary filmmaking, has examined fast food ("Super Size Me") and product placement ("The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"). Now, in the just-released"Mansome," he turns his attention to the somewhat surprising topic of men's grooming, enlisting champion beard growers, hirsute celebrities and a grab bag of barbers, anthropologists and magazine editors to bring the discussion of men's looks and masculinity out of the closet and into the bright light of day. "My 'aha' moment was the realization that men are dealing with the insecurities women have literally been dealing with for decades," Spurlock says.
February 4, 2011 |
Add diagnosing soft tissue injuries to online banking, e-mail, video games and thousands of other applications available on Apple Inc.'s iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches. The Food and Drug Administration Friday ushered in the era of mobile diagnostic radiology, approving software for viewing images and making medical diagnoses from MRIs and CT, PET and SPECT scans on several of Apple's popular hand-held devices. The FDA reviewed image quality and checked studies with radiologists using the devices under variable lighting conditions and determined that the Apple devices running Mobile MIM software offered clear enough images for diagnostic interpretation.
August 12, 2012 |
Not so long ago "working on a tan" meant a choice among baking in the sun, broiling on a tanning bed or slathering on a chemical-laden self-tanner that left streaks, smelled awful and imbued skin with a distinct fake orange glow. Today, there's another choice. All-natural and organic ingredients have arrived inself-tanningformulations that rely on sugar beets and various natural oils to help gradually darken the outer layer of skin. These eco-friendly products are free of many of the no-no components other all-natural skin care products avoid, such as parabens, synthetics, fragrance, colorings and dyes.