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January 2010

Dannii Minogue's Best Colours

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Danni's best range of colours are quite bright, clear colours with high contrast levels and a warm tone to them.

The impact of colour should never be underestimated. Some colours enhance your appearance, giving you an image of health, youth and vitality, while other colours detract, leaving you looking tired, old and ill!  For just $175 you can have your own Colour Swatch and Portfolio and NEVER make a fashion mistake again!!

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Things You Need to Know about Jeans

Australian

Dress Size    Jean Size   American Jean Size                 

4                                       24/25"                0

6                                        26"                    2

8                                        27"                    4

10                                       28"                    6

12                                        29"                    8

14                                        30"                    10

16                                        31"                    12

18                                        32"                     14

20                                        33"                    16

22                                        34"                    18

24                                        35"                    20

The History of Blue Jeans


As American as we think denim is, the history of blue jeans goes back to XVI Century Europe.
It’s amazing that a product developed 500 years ago fuels today’s multimillion dollar denim in-
dustry. Who would have thought back in Genoa in the 1500’s that the material worn by Gen-
ovese sailors in their everyday pants would evolve to become the textile and fashion industry
phenomenon that denim is today.

The story goes that “jean” derives from the word Genoa. It refers to the material that sailors from Genoa used in their pants. This was a coarse cotton-wool and/or linen blend. It originally came from Italy, and is evidence of the custom of naming a material for its place of origin. By the late 16th century, jean was already being produced in Lancashire, England. The composition eventually evolved to 100% cotton by the 18th century.

On the other hand, the origin of the term “denim” can be traced to late 16th century France
where a fabric known as “serge de Nîmes” (Twill from Nîmes a fabric so woven as to have a surface of diagonal parallel ridges.) was very popular.

By the late 19th century, weavers in America were making twills in the same fashion as the European denim, adapting to the more readily available and locally produced cotton fibers. The material had a reputation for being very strong and not wearing out quickly, inspite of many washes. Jean and denim remained two very different fabrics, and were used for different types of clothing. Denim was used mainly for workers clothes and jean for lighter clothes that did not have such high durability requirements.

"Jeans" is now generally understood to refer to pants made out of a specific type of fabric called "denim".

The answer lies in the story of Loeb (Levi) Strauss. This is where the modern history of blue
jeans starts.

Just Another West Coast Innovation

Mr. Strauss came to America from Bavaria in 1847 with his mother and two sisters. They ar-
rived in New York where his half brother ran a wholesale business selling, among other things,
various types of fabrics and clothes. After working for his brother for a few years, Levi decided
to travel West to San Francisco and partake of the benefits of the Gold Rush.
His original intent was to open a branch of his brother’s wholesale business. Levi did this dili-
gently for the next 20 years, acquiring a reputation as a quality supplier to small stores throughout the West. His fate and the history of clothing would change forever when in 1872 he received an offer from Jacob Davis, a tailor from Reno Nevada. Mr. Davis, in order to improve the durability of the pants that he made for his clients, had been adding metal rivets to the highly stressed seams.  a short metal pin or bolt for holding together two plates of metal, its headless end being beaten out or pressed down when in place.• a similar device for holding seams of clothing together.The idea was successful and he wished to patent it. Lacking the money to do so, he turned to Levi for financial backing, and of course, a partnership. In 1873, the new partners received a patent for “an improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings”, and thus the history of blue jeans as we know them begins.

By the 1920’s “waist overalls” were the most widely used worker’s pants in America.

50s Fashions: By 1950, Levi’s began selling nationally. Everybody now had a chance to wear a pair of original Levi’s Jeans, as they were now called. Other brands emerged, such as Lee Coopers and Wranglers, each with its own particular fit.

In the 1960’s and 1970’s they were embraced by the hippy movement, and the trend to personalize and embellish jeans began.

The history of blue jeans gets linked to the downfall of communism! Behind the iron curtain, jeans became a symbol of “western decadence” and individuality and as such were highly sought. Hiphuggers, bell bottoms, baggies, and elephant ears were the craze. Pre-washed jeans were first marketed.


In the 1980’s the history of blue jeans was transformed forever. Denim debuted as high fashion. The term “designer jeans” was coined. Sergio Valente, Jordache, Calvin Klein were amongst the first to create slimmer, tight, butt hugging jeans.

In the 1990’s, although denim was never completely out of style, it did fall “out of high fashion”. Denim was still hot, but the new generation turned to other fabrics as well as other styles (khakis, chinos, combat, carpenters and branded sportswear).

Styles of Jeans

    •    Low-rise jeans: Low-rise jeans sit low on the waist, providing the perfect opportunity to show off those abs. There is also ultra low-rise jeans which sit extremely low on the waist for the ultimate low-rise look.
    •    Bootcut jeans: Loose through the leg and slightly flared at the leg opening, bootcut jeans are universally flattering for any body type, especially for those with curves. They look great with both boots and heels and have become a wardrobe staple for fall and winter.
    •    Flared leg jeans: Fun and funky flared leg jeans feature a wider, more flared opening at the leg compared to bootcut jeans which helps to elongate the legs and balance out heavy thighs.
    •    Skinny leg jeans: Skinny leg jeans are fitted all the way down to the ankles. Also known as cigarette jeans, the slender cut adds curves to the hips and behind hence making this ideal for those with boyish figures. Wear them with stiletto heels or tucked into a pair of boots.
    •    Stonewashed jeans: Stonewashed jeans have a lighter, more broken-in appearance.
    •    Dark jeans: The deep indigo colour of dark jeans looks dressier in comparison with lighter washes therefore making them the ideal jeans for a night out on the town. The darker wash also makes the jeans more flattering as it has a slimming effect.
Distressed jeans: Holes, shredding, and crinkles create the highly worn appearance of distressed jeans.

Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist
Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
angela@styleangel.com   www.styleangel.com 

©Style Angel Corporation 2010

Dynamic Career in Beauty Industry, no Experience required!

We are looking for Fabulous women to join our Beauty by Style Angel Team! Be your own boss with flexible hours and build a dynamic career in the Beauty Industry. No Experience Needed!

If you are based in the USA where this Premium Swiss Skin Care Company has reached 1 Billion dollars in Revenue just click here!

This is certainly an exciting Business Opportunity for yourself! Our luxurious Swiss Premium Skin Care Products are in demand and the opportunity for Financial Independence is right here right now – so Business is Booming.


We combine Beauty Workshops (Retail Sales) and Network Marketing – so it is certainly easy for new Business Consultants to make money right now and build a team.

Some Important reasons for you to know why it is a great decision to join our Team:

  • Our team has excellent training systems in place to ensure new consultants who are willing to follow our system have 100% Success in their business
  • During a recession, women will still purchase cosmetics and skin care.
  • Cosmetic sales are currently increasing because it is still an affordable way to “feel good”.
  • We combine the best of “Retails Sales” with network marketing.
  • We offer consultants the vehicle to earn “right now money” from retail profit through beauty workshops.
  • Beauty workshops teach consumers about the products; this creates an educated, loyal customer network who order directly from the company and who have their orders delivered directly to their door and you are financially rewarded.
  • The network marketing opportunity allows residual income to be built through the development of a team.
  • As stated on The Morning Show recently unemployment trends are expected to worsen during the next 18 months; in the current economic climate people are looking for a way to earn extra money.
  • The network marketing opportunity can allow for income to be built through the development of a team. We believe there is windows of opportunity in the next 18 months were incomes can be made within the Company.

The Right product:   We pride ourselves on a rich Swiss Heritage

  • Anti-ageing skin care and cosmetics.
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  • Dermatologist tested.
  • Never tested on animals; neither the final product, or the individual ingredients.
  • Formulated without animal products or by-products. Plants and herbs together with science and technology offer superior benefits.
  • Formulated without mineral oil. Occlusive oil can interfere with skin functions as well as advanced delivery systems.
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Right Time/Industry - This opportunity is fed by the following trends:

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Please know that we pride ourselves on supporting and coaching our new Business Consultants – we manage our teams with integrity and we have built an incredible team of women that work and support each other in a practical and inspirational way.   We would welcome the opportunity of you joining us. Please contact me as soon as convenient to discuss further.

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Angela Barbagallo, Beauty by Style Angel
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
beauty@styleangel.com 


Benefits of Vitamin C in Your Skin Care

I have been using a fantastic Swiss Skin Care range that has visibly reduced wrinkle lines under my eyes and my squinting lines between my eyes. The other night I hosted a Beauty Workshop with 10 ladies and my friend noticed the difference in my wrinkle lines.

I know that one of the active ingredients is VitaminC and I found some interesting research on why this ingredient in this Premium Swiss Skin Care is so powerful and why I am seeing results:

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Vitamin C derivatives: skin benefits of ascorbic acid

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is one of the relatively few topical agents whose effectiveness against wrinkles and fine lines is backed by a fair amount of reliable scientific evidence.

To improve the practicability of vitamin C in skin care, scientists have been looking for its relatives with comparable or superior skin benefits. An ideal vitamin C derivative should be able to easily penetrate into skin cells and release L-ascorbic acid in amounts sufficient to boost collagen synthesis. Also, it should be more stable and less irritating than vitamin C. So far, two compounds have found their way into the broad skin care market: ascorbyl palmitate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. A few other highly promising derivatives are on the horizon.

Ascorbyl palmitate

Ascorbyl palmitate is the most widely used fat-soluble derivative of vitamin C in skin care. It is nonirritating and more stable than vitamin C. Furthermore, ascorbyl palmitate is a fat-soluble antioxidant and is at least as effective as vitamin E in protecting the skin from lipid peroxidation (a key type of free radical damage in the skin). Unfortunately, it appears that the concentrations of ascorbyl palmitate achievable in skin care formulas do not boost collagen synthesis as much as vitamin C.

Numerous skin care products containing ascorbyl palmitate are commercially available. When buying products with ascorbyl palmitate (or other vitamin C-derived skin care for that matter), it is best to choose colorless or white formulation.

Magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate
Magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate is a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C rapidly gaining popularity in skin care. It is nonirritating and more stable than vitamin C. Most importantly, magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate appears to have the same potential as vitamin C to boost skin collagen synthesis but is effective in significantly lower concentrations. Overall, magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate appears to be a better choice than vitamin C for people with sensitive skin and those wishing to avoid any concomitant exfoliating effects. (Most vitamin C formulas are highly acidic and therefore produce exfoliation.)

Want to know my Secret? I am so passionate about sharing it with you so just send me an email and I will tell you all about it!

Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Swiss Skin Care Consultant
Beauty by Style Angel
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
beauty@styleangel.com  

©Style Angel Corporation 2010


What is the Benefit of Peptides in your Skin Care Regime?

I have been using a fantastic Swiss Skin Care range that has visibly reduced wrinkle lines under my eyes and my squinting lines between my eyes. The other night I hosted a Beauty Workshop with 10 ladies and my friend noticed the difference in my wrinkle lines.

I know that the Skin Care company was the first to use Peptides in their Anti-ageing range of products that I use (with pleasure every day!) and I found some interesting research on why this ingredient in this Premium Swiss Skin Care is so powerful and why I am seeing results:

Benefits of Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 in Skin Care

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 is a synthetic peptide comprised of four amino acids that is used in beauty products and cosmetics to suppress the production of excess interleukins, the chemical messengers which trigger the body’s acute inflammatory response. This can lead to glycation damage, or the process by which glucose links with proteins and causes them to bind together, stiffening tissues. This negatively affects the skin’s support system, comprised of collagen, elastin and other proteins, and leads to wrinkles, sagging, and uneven skin tone.

Studies have shown that Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 can slow or suppress the production of excess interleukins, therefore inhibiting unnecessary inappropriate inflammatory responses and glycation damage. In vitro, scientists found that “Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 induced a marked dose-dependent reduction in interleukin production. The higher the concentration of Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 , the greater the reduction in interleukin production – up to 40%.” UV radiation is also known to accelerate interleukin production. Cells exposed to UV radiation and then treated with  saw an 86% reduction of interleukin production.

Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Swiss Skin Care Consultant
Beauty by Style Angel
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
beauty@styleangel.com  

©Style Angel Corporation 2010


Benefits of Papaya in Skin Care

I have been using a fantastic Swiss Skin Care range that has visibly reduced wrinkle lines under my eyes and my squinting lines between my eyes. The other night I hosted a Beauty Workshop with 10 ladies and my friend noticed the difference in my wrinkle lines. 

Want to know my Secret? I am so passionate about sharing it with you so just send me an email and I will tell you all about it!

I know that the Skin Care company uses Papaya in their Enzyme Peel part of their Anti-ageing range of products that I use (with pleasure every day!) and I found some interesting research on why this ingredient in this Premium Swiss Skin Care is so powerful and why I am seeing results:

Benefits of Papaya in Skin Care

Papaya is a natural for incorporating into your skin care regime. The fruit offers anti-oxidants and are rich in essential enzymes.  Papaya has both preventative and restorative properties when used in skin care. Papaya ’s powerful fruit enzymes are know to aid and accelerate healing in skin disorders such as acne. In addition, the fruit enzymes are a gently exfoliation to the skin.
 

Papaya offers extensive benefits in skin care therapy. When applied to the face, it reduces wrinkles, nourishes the skin with Vitamin A which accelerates the formation of new skin cells, and exfoliates the skin. In addition, it is loaded with Vitamin C, which is an anti-oxidant. The beta-carotene in this fruit protects the skin and promotes elasticity.

Papaya  provides a “natural” face lift and rejuvenation bring a wonderful and natural glow to the skin. It is commonly seen in toners, moisturizers, and facial peels. In addition, it is gently enough for all skin types.

An occasional facial peel is a great way to loosen dead skin cells, which improve the texture of the skin while restoring elasticity. In addition, peels reduce pore size, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and helps with blotchiness and stimulate collage production.

Want to know my Secret? I am so passionate about sharing it with you so just send me an email and I will tell you all about it!

Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Skin Care Consultant
Beauty by Style Angel
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
beauty@styleangel.com  

©Style Angel Corporation 2010

Benefits of Pineapple in Skin Care

I have been using a fantastic Swiss Skin Care range that has visibly reduced wrinkle lines under my eyes and my squinting lines between my eyes. The other night I hosted a Beauty Workshop with 10 ladies and my friend noticed the difference in my wrinkle lines. 

Want to know my Secret? I am so passionate about sharing it with you so just send me an email and I will tell you all about it!

I know that the Skin Care company uses Pineapple in their Enzyme Peel part of their Anti-ageing range of products that I use (with pleasure every day!) and I found some interesting research on why this ingredient in this Premium Swiss Skin Care is so powerful and why I am seeing results:

Benefits of Pineapple in Skin Care

Pineapple contains enzymes that make skin elastic, improve skin hydration, and remove damaged and dead cells. Thus, it helps us achieve a clear and glowing complexion. The enzymes in pineapples also fight free-radical damage and can reduce age spots and fine lines.

Pineapple contains a powerful enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain has been shown to be anti-inflammatory as well as a powerful cleanser. It has been used to help relieve pain, swelling, and tenderness due to injuries.

Want to know my Secret? I am so passionate about sharing it with you so just send me an email and I will tell you all about it!

Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Swiss Skin Care Consultant
Beauty by Style Angel
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
beauty@styleangel.com   

©Style Angel Corporation 2010

Benefits of Protective Anti-Oxidant in Your Skin Care

I have been using a fantastic Swiss Skin Care range that has visibly reduced wrinkle lines under my eyes and my squinting lines between my eyes. The other night I hosted a Beauty Workshop with 10 ladies and my friend noticed the difference in my wrinkle lines. 

Want to know my Secret? I am so passionate about sharing it with you so just send me an email and I will tell you all about it!

I know that the Skin Care company was the first to use Protective Anti-Ageing in their Anti-ageing range of products that I use (with pleasure every day!) and I found some interesting research on why this ingredient in this Premium Swiss Skin Care is so powerful and why I am seeing results:

Benefits of Protective Anti-Aging in Skin Care

Free radical damage is one of the principal mechanisms of aging. Free radicals are highly and indiscriminately reactive chemicals that can damage any structure in living cells. The most common source of free radicals is normal burning of fuel that occurs in every cell every minute of every day. (Generally, the more free radicals a species produces, the shorter its life span.) Skin suffers additional free radical damage from sunlight and pollutants.

The Skin care range I use Turns back the clock where effects of Sun damage and ageing are visible
Turns over 24 million units sold
Designed to turn back the clock of ageing with real results in only weeks.
The products is made from plant derived nutrients /botanicals
Full of Vitamins and minerals
Has an Active form of Vit C and 9 - nine anti-ageing actives

Want to know my Secret? I am so passionate about sharing it with you so just send me an email and I will tell you all about it!

Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Swiss Skin Care Consultant
Beauty by Style Angel by Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
beauty@styleangel.com 

©Style Angel Corporation 2010

Fashion Review - Sportscraft launches New Denim Range

Sportscraft launches their new denim collection this winter for men and women.

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For women, January sees two denim jackets introduced in dark indigo and white valued at $149.95, a denim skirt in dark indigo and black denim valued at $119.95, and four styles of denim jeans in a variety of washes including a bootleg, a straight leg, a slim cut and a classic jean all valued at $139.95. 

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The men’s range includes three styles in colours of blue, indigo and black valued at $129.95 each with premium metal branding.

The stores have also introduced a dedicated denim wall for the new range, outlining available styles, sizes and fits. The denim is available in Sportscraft free-standing stores and Myer and David Jones concessions and online at www.sportscraft.com.au.


Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist
Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
angela@styleangel.com   www.styleangel.com 

©Style Angel Corporation 2010

Fashion Review - Sportscraft ONLINE Store NOW Open

Sportscraft launched their first online store on the 7th December 2009, www.sportscraft.com.au; aimed at providing customers with an easy and efficient way to shop and offering individuals in rural Australia, New Zealand and expats the entire Sportscraft collection online. The online store offers the latest men’s and women’s apparel and accessories as it goes into stores, which will include brand cult classics such as the essential white shirt, classic trench coat and white denim jean.

With 25 free-standing stores and 148 concession stores in Myer and David Jones, the Sportscraft Online Store is a welcomed addition to the thriving business that is Sportscraft.


Sonia Wong, General Manager of Sportscraft commented, “Such a large number of our customers from rural Australia buy over the phone, so by introducing an online store we will really be able to cater to their needs”.

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Kristy Hinze, Brand Ambassador of Sportscraft stated, “To able to purchase Sportscraft online will affect so many men and women from rural Australia. It is such a fantastic initiative. When I was growing up it was so difficult as we were unable to travel the distance to get fashionable clothing”.


Whilst the online store offers the entire collection to customers as the product drops into stores, it also provides wardrobe solutions with a ‘Shop the Look’ section. Here customers are able to look through seasonal product styled by a Sportscraft stylist and purchase the entire look with ease at a discounted rate and receive free shipping.
 

As an added bonus for VIP’s of the brand, customers are able to log on and view their VIP pricing when browsing the site.

 www.sportscraft.com.au delivers nationally for $12.00 within 3-5 working days and offers free delivery on orders over $300.00. For customers in New Zealand, Sportscraft delivers for $25.00 within 5-7 working days, and offers free delivery for purchases over $600.00. For international customers, Sportscraft charges $40.00 and delivers within 7-21 working days.  A gift wrapping service is also available for all orders, with purchases wrapped in Sportscraft tissue paper, ribbon and a gift tag that is suitable for all occasions. All packaging has been designed to be re-usable and environmentally friendly.

Visit www.sportscraft.com.au to start shopping online.

Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist
Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
angela@styleangel.com   www.styleangel.com 

©Style Angel Corporation 2010