Emma Watson Vogue
As part promotion of the final cinematic chapter of Harry Potter – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – there is quite a bit of Emma Watson in US Vogue‘s July 2011 issue (shot by Mario Testino). Her cover and spread are filled with the best of Fall/Winter 2011; Prada to Tom Ford, Aquilano.Rimondi, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more.

The “Emma Watson’s New Day” photos are so breathtaking that I barely noticed the male models – Jeremy Irvine, Luke Treadaway, and Tom Hughes – were there.

See the rest of the spread and part of her interview below! View Post

Herve Leger Fall Winter 2011
Herve Leger bandage dresses are the most strenuous stratagem of the last ten years in fashion. Not only do they take a Pilates-addicted body to pull off, but they are mighty involved to pull on. Regardless, Max and Lubov Azria‘s Fall/Winter 2011 designs prove their beauty is relentless, using new techniques and finishings for a warrior princess collection that included a fur trench, cropped pants (!!), and a skirt made of pony hair. It’s not your ordinary bodycon exhibition. See the top five looks below! View Post

Oceanic Massage
I have a plethora of neck and back problems. I’m talking constant discomfort for the last ten years or so after overworking myself in dance training. Since physiotherapy used to push me to tears, I stopped going after a few months and no improvement. An indulgent person by nature, I have no idea why it hadn’t occurred to me to combine a little luxury with the treatment of my issues. As of yesterday, I have never regretted a decision less thanks to Deirdre Gough’s Oceanic Massage.

I may soon decide to visit Deirdre for a living. I have never experienced such a transcendent treatment. For one and a half hours, the techniques of Lomi Lomi, Thai, and Tachyon crystal massage (to name a few) were extended to me. Even the massage gel she used was sensuous; a blend of Kukui nut oil, almond, apricot, sesame, Canadian canola oil, and vitamin E. An enticing elixir as opposed to the typical masseuse gunk that likes to latch onto your garments for hours afterwards.

Feeling peaceful and rejuvenated – but painless – you end the treatment harmonized and on a natural high. In my personal case, Deidre confirmed my problem areas and gave specific advice to help me beat the pain and build up of energy-draining lactic acid in my muscles. I’m positive she is a superhero healer. She’s Mrs. Fantastic.