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Sunglasses, Face-Shape and You!

I’ve covered breasts so why not cover the most accessible accessory, sunglasses! Most people don’t realise this but your face shape plays a fairly big role in what sunnies you should be donning to look your best.

Triangular/Heart face:

    You are best going with some glasses that are curved on the top with an enhanced lower frame; the rounded edges will work wonders in balancing a wide forehead and smaller chin.

Square Face/Strong Jaw:

    The styles for men and women differ a bit for this one but are as follows: guys are going to want to go with sharp angles (preferably clear) to give your face a stronger and edgier look; women are best going with curvy sunnies to compliment your angular jar – cat’s eye or nice round pair would do wonderfully.

Chanel Sunglasses 5018 | MODERN JAP
Oblong/Long Face:

    Think thick and you will look good. Hatch sunglasses with vintage or something a little bit more decorative work great with your face type. Generally, anything with round or rectangular lenses that are encased in oversized frames are going to hit the spot for you.

So there we are, simple tips for simple people :P.

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Armbands

When you’re eccentric you can do what ever the hell you want because as long as you’re getting attention, any kind of attention, it completely justifies the ridiculous behaviour in question. I used to wear hospital armbands. Well, not hospital ones per sa, but the ones that are very similar to. Similar to the kind of arm-band you receive when you go into the GA section of a concert or if you’re over 18 at a festival. Like those but the plastic ones (there’s nothing tackier than the waxy paper ones).

Two Green Plastic ArmbandsI cannot remember when, or even how come to think of it, I acquired so many of them, but when one reached the point of retirement it was removed and replaced by another (of a different colour, of course). Look, I know you’re not going to believe me, but they didn’t look that bad, I swear.

The only reason I stopped wearing them was because I had a performance coming up and the armband itself didn’t fit in with my character. Maybe I should find where my cache did end up after all these years.

Pino…

Ohhh Sparkly!

It is not that I do not like earring, it is just that I have a chronic fear of needles and needlely like objects (like needles). Such a chronic fear has ensure that the idea of getting a piercing has never, EVER crossed my mind (not even once, though the never, EVER is a fairly sure give-a-way of such a strong opposition) and the only way I would get one is if I was seriously drunk, but since I’m not a fan of getting drunk the chances are still pretty nonexistent.

So taking my fear of ever piercing my beautifully formed body (I kid, I kid – no seriously I kid), I interviewed my friend Dylan who is cute and adorable and is willing to do anything for a hug :).

  1. When did you first get your ears pierced?
    • Ummmmm grade 6,
      Then again last year.
  2. New (additional) holes or did the old ones heal over?
    • Healed over
  3. When did you stop wearing them the first time, and why?
    • Because the bitch who did them did one crooked.
  4. Wow! Trainee hairdressers ftl!
    Are they the only piercing you have?

    • No, two belly and I did have my tongue done
  5. Any more to come?
    • Ummmmm, yeah probably my seconds and get my tongue done again
  6. Your tongue again?
    • Because I miss it
  7. Wait, so your tongue healed as well?
    • Yeah
  8. Fair enough. What type of earrings do you wear the most?
    • Studs
  9. Colours?
    • Silver
  10. Thanks Dilli <3
    • No problems 🙂
      I’m happy to help!
  11. *hugs*
    • *high fives*

What I don’t understand is those who stretch their various pierced holes making themselves look like complete idiots. Is it some kind of subtle silent protest against the injustices and poverty in Africa or are they that unique and individual that their inner pain is nothing like anyone would possibly imagine, or maybe they wake up wishing they were the child of Satan (better put it in capitals so he doesn’t get pissy) – what ever the reason you look like a douchefag and probably need to re-evaluate your outlook on life.

Pino…

Belts: suspenders younger, popular and better-looking second cousin.

Throughout my youth one thing that was always on my birthday and Christmas lists was a nice dress belt. Needless-to-say, every year my ‘loved’ ones fail to deliver, time and time again. It was only when I hit my twenties that they finally heard my pleas and bought me one – about freaken time.

So that’s my belt story. It is not a very good one but what an you can do.

As far as belts go, I am much of a novice. I have always just had the ‘school-boy’ belt and the basic dress belt. It has been only recently that I was given a brown leather ‘casual’ belt as well. I do not understand big belt buckles, I do not understand those belts that are clearly not doing any belting and are sitting around looking pretty. I do not understand those ‘belt’ looking things that simply wrap around a woman’s hips and that is it. I think it is pretty safe to say the I have missed the belt boat and probably need to buy a ticket somewhere.

This is my version of a nice decent belt:Alfani Belt, Leather Reversible Dress Belt - Macy's
…how can you go wrong. It’s stylish yet it doesn’t overbear the whole outfit. It’s a nice dressy little number that is under USD$20.

And now, what Ripp thinks of belts:

  1. what do you think of belts?
    • I think belts are wonderful
  2. What makes a good belt?
    • A good belt is a belt that isn’t obnoxious, that ranges in sizes from 4+/- your own size, no spikes no chains none of that shit
  3. How important is a belt to completing your look?
    • It has to be formal, they work and they look nice
  4. Belts, big or small?
    • I prefer belts that don’t have holes especially, the ones with the little device that you can adjust to any spot on the belt


Pino…

Bows

If there is one thing a guy should never be associated with in regards to his own fashion is bows. What we do like to be associated with though, is cute girls wearing cute bows. Now I am well aware that I am incredibly feminine, but even with that psychological affliction of sorts, I still have no idea about lady’s fashion and so this next bit is purely from what I think is cute and in no way represent any kind of actual fashion advice.

Ami Clubwear (USD$27): Black Faux Leather Bow and Straps Heels - Ami Clubwear
Newport News (USD$59):Ruffled Bow-Trim Little Black Dress - NEWPORT NEWS
Journee (AUD$60):Anne Michelle by Journee Women's High-heel Boots - Overstock.com
Aspeed Designs (AUD$116):Aspeed Women's Red/ Black Pleated Skirt Party Dress - Overstock.com
Prada (in keeping with ridiculously overpriced crap from this company – USD$420):Prada black cutout patent leather bow flats - BLUEFLY
Mia (USD$30):Bow Tie - Gray - MIA
Jessica McClintock (USD$23):Satin Clutch Slope Flat With Bow And Rhinestone Buckle - Jessica McClintock
Fairy Goth Mother (I know it’s expensive, but it’s so CUTE – GBP£275):Amazing steel boned bustier corset with halter straps - Fairy Goth Mother
Valentino (wow, do the sweat shop kiddies see ANY of this money? – AUD$1039):Valentino Lace Bow Clutch - NORDSTROM
Ignite (AUD$62):


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