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Katherine Cheng

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Best and Worst of the Golden Globes

1/28/2013

 

It’s that time of year again – award season! We cannot begin to explain to you how excited we are about the fashion-packed nights that are coming our way. We have already gone gaga over some of the looks that walked down the red carpet at the Golden Globes this past Sunday. After carefully flipping through all the candidates again and again, we’ve finally picked out some of the best and worst ensembles from the Globes for you to feast your eyes on.

We’ve decided the our two biggest flops at the Globes were Jessica Chastain’s Calvin Klein Collection pale blue gown and Lena Dunham’s Zac Posen eggplant-colored gown.
The seafoam color is gorgeous on the redheaded "Zero Dark Thirty" actress (who won Best Actress in the Motion Picture Drama category), but the baggy halter has us wondering if her tailor forgot to tighten things up. We were clinging onto our chairs throughout her entire acceptance speech, hoping there wouldn’t be a major nipslip. It’s safe to say that we are all totally obsessed with Girls’ director and actress Lena Dunham, and so happy for her two wins (Best Actress and Best Series) of the night, but the dark color and heavy Zac Posen number appears to be weighing her down. It was definitely a good decision on her part to go light on jewelry.
 

Dormestic Godess: Brownies (in the Microwave)!

11/5/2012

 

Not only is this a fun activity to do with a group of friends, but also you completely eliminate the hassle of using and cleaning a massive amount of equipment or utensils. Hot, gooey, dark chocolaty brownies in a few short minutes using the microwave and simple ingredients? We can call them Brownies A La Anytime. The fact that these brownies provide instant gratification and that they may be too easy to whip up is a wondrous thing (or very possibly a bad thing…). While having 4 a day is not recommended, feel free to indulge once in a while.

Brownies A La Anytime

4 Tablespoons Flour


3 Tablespoons Sugar


Pinch Of Salt


1/8 teaspoon Baking Powder


2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder (Ex. Hershey’s Dark Cocoa Powder)

1 Tablespoon Melted Butter


1-2 Tablespoons Oil (such as vegetable, canola or coconut)


1 Tablespoon of Water


1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla

You can top with a few chocolate chips or nuts and ice cream if you like.

The Perfect Workout for Every Occassion

10/2/2012

Bored of the Treadmill? Hate waiting for an elliptical to become available?  It’s a new school year and it’s time to get out of our summer holiday modes. What better way to do that than to kick of the year with a good workout routine? If you’re looking to lose some holiday weight or you’re just bored with the same ol’ workout routine, not to worry, here are some awesome and efficient workouts in and out of the gym that will keep you in shape. (Don’t forget to stretch after!!)

1. If you’re a runner… (adjust the speed to your comfort level accordingly)

Minutes Incline  Speed For a 15 minute workout...     0-4 8 4 4-5  1 4 5-15 1 9.0 for 20 seconds,

4.5 for 40 seconds

Catwalk Campus: Fall's Best Trends for Under $50

10/1/2012

Straight from every September issue out there, we bring you the most sought after fashion and beauty trends, how to rock them and where you can find them on a budget.

1. Slipper Loafers
These shoes will bring an element of chic to every outfit you wear them with, not to mention how comfy they are. Wear them with a tee shirt and skinny jeans for class or dress them up with a tank top and skirt for a night out.
Find It Here: ‘Suede Loafer’ Gap for 39.95 in 3 different colors; ‘BDG Menswear Loafer” from Urban Outfitters for $24
Credits: H&M Strip sweater/J Brand Jeans/Gap suede loafers in red

2. Not- So-Neutral Nails
After sporting bright colors all summer, wearing your typical shades of neutrals and grays for fall seems so blah. So this season, try replacing those expected hues with colors like burgundy, rich, deep berries, blues and metallics that channel the fall foliage with much more sparkle and shine.
Find It Here: “Good as Gold” from Essie for $8; “Muse” from Sinful Colors for $1.99; “Wine and Dine Color” from Maybelline for $3.99
Credits: Good as Gold (Essie)/Wine and Dine (Maybelline)

Catwalk to Campus: Uniqlo and MUJI Open in SF

9/25/2012

If you’re looking to spice up your weekend or are in dire need of retail therapy, look no further than Uniqlo and Muji. These Japanese retailers are making an entrance into San Francisco this fall like none other. For those of you unfamiliar with these brands, it’s time you hop on the Cal train into the city to see what the fuss is all about. The first words that come to mind when I think of Uniqlo and Muji are cheap and chic. If you’re a fan of basics -think simple silhouettes at incredibly affordable prices-- in every color imaginable, these cult stores will not disappoint.

Uniqlo is known for its classic and simple looks, selling high quality merchandise at a reasonable price. What’s not to love? From well constructed tank tops and casual everyday tees to cozy cashmere sweaters and practical down coats, Uniqlo covers all your bases. Once you’ve found your perfect fit, don’t hesitate to snatch up several in one of their 20 different colors (Confession: I somehow always walk out the door wearing at least one item from Uniqlo --usually jeans, that I have in black, pink, blue, white...you get the picture). With over 800 stores globally, only three are located in the US and all in New York City. But with its growing popularity in the United States, Uniqlo will open its first West Coast store in Union Square at the end of September.