Narciso Rodriguez

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The turning point in his life was when Carolyn Bessette Kennedy was was killed in a plane accident. Narciso had lost one of his dearest and best friends and for him this was a reality check and a wake up call.. Life without friends, family andrepparttar love of his work didn't seem like such a great opportunity anymore. Narciso left LVMH and came home realizing what he needed wasrepparttar 137599 freedom of his own design collection. Narciso was able to focus on his own line of clothing creatingrepparttar 137600 perfect look for woman. Rather than designing dresses for matchsticks, Narcisoís designs accentuatedrepparttar 137601 curves and bustline ofrepparttar 137602 woman, creating what was called a real woman design. Narciso Latin background came through in his designs with each having a hint of Latin flare. Narciso said Latino women had figures and were proud of that fact so they were perfect for where he wanted to go with his designs. Narciso talents as a designer were so good, he was even able to makerepparttar 137603 petite woman look voluptuous. Sarah Jessica Parker, Sheryl Crow and Salma Hayek all wore exquisite gowns designed by Narciso. Not one of these celebs was 6 feet tall, yetrepparttar 137604 fit of these gowns was to die for. Inrepparttar 137605 spring of 1998 Narciso debuted his ready to wear signature collection in Milan. It made it into virtually every major fashion magazine. Rodriguez's American experience and Latin roots, combined with his flair for European tradition of fine design, are all part of his great success. In 1997 Narciso won Best New Designer fromrepparttar 137606 VH1 Fashion Awards, and was awarded Hispanic Designer ofrepparttar 137607 Year. In 1998 he wonrepparttar 137608 CFDA Perry Ellis Award, Inrepparttar 137609 past these honors have gone to designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. Inrepparttar 137610 past two years Rodriguez has been withrepparttar 137611 CFDA Awards: In both 2002 and 2003 he wonrepparttar 137612 Womenswear Designer ofrepparttar 137613 Year.

In a more recent issue of O Magazine Oprah Winfrey stands proudly wearing a golden dress designed by non other than Narciso. Now believe it or not this dress just isnít gold in color, it is made of gold metal that has been pressed to make a dress fabric. The dress can be seein in O Magazine as well as at oprah.com.

Narciso is like a breath of fresh air when it comes to womanís fashion. He designs for real woman. If you are interested in Narciso Rodrigues and his designs visit his web page at http://www.narcisorodriguez.com/narciso

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Sunless Tanning vs Sun Tanning

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Sunlight arrives on earth in three forms: infrared (heat), visible light and ultraviolet. Ultraviolet light is classified into three categories: UVA which causes tanning, UVB which damagesrepparttar skin and causes sunburn, and UVC which is filtered out byrepparttar 137598 atmosphere and never reaches earth. 99% ofrepparttar 137599 sun's UV radiation at sea level is UVA. UVB isrepparttar 137600 onerepparttar 137601 reeks havoc on our skin causing premature aging, deep wrinkles, and inrepparttar 137602 worst cases cancer.

UV radiation is reflected by different surfaces so you can amplify your exposure depending onrepparttar 137603 reflective surface. Snow reflects up to 90% of UV light and has been known to cause snow blindness and severe sunburn from skiing on a sunny day. Sand reflects up to 20% of UVB that hits it so you get extra UV exposure atrepparttar 137604 beach. The flip to this is that some things absorb almost allrepparttar 137605 UV radiation. Glass is a perfect example Ė thatís why you donít burn in your car on a hot day. Sunscreens use chemicals that have UV-absorbing properties.

Sunburn Caucasian people do not have a natural built in protection as do many races. So if you are a caucasion with no tan then your skin is not protected fromrepparttar 137606 UV rays, making you susceptible to sunburn if you spend too much time inrepparttar 137607 sun. Sunburn leaves your skin red and extremely painful, and in severe cases blisters will appear.

Overrepparttar 137608 course of several hours, exposed skin turns bright red and becomes extremely painful when touched. Most times you can feelrepparttar 137609 heat radiating fromrepparttar 137610 skin. When you get a sunburn you have have killed skin cells. The outer epidermis are already dead skin cells, but just below these cells is a continuous supply of new cells being created to replenishrepparttar 137611 top layer of dead cells. When you sit inrepparttar 137612 sun you expose yourself to ultraviolet light which kills cells. The ultraviolet light is able to reachrepparttar 137613 layer of living cells inrepparttar 137614 epidermis and begins to damage and kill them. Your body knows that cells are being killed, so your immune system is activated to clean things up. Blood flow torepparttar 137615 area is increased which opens up capillary walls so that white blood cells can come in and removerepparttar 137616 damaged cells. The increased blood flow makes your skin warm and red. The nerve endings for pain begin sending signals to your brain. The damaged cells release chemicals that activate pain receptors and this isrepparttar 137617 end result where your sunburn hurts or is very sensitive. You can avoid sunburn by using a proper strength sunscreen or pace yourself getting a tan which then acts as a natural sunscreen created with its own special pigment cells inrepparttar 137618 epidermis. When you have a nice tan and go out inrepparttar 137619 sun you donít get burnt, unless your so fair you never tan in which case you need to use sunscreen allrepparttar 137620 time Evidence is now showing thatrepparttar 137621 massive increase in skin cancer is as a result of sun exposure that occurred, in many cases, over 20 years ago. So take care of your skin by using sunscreen, itísrepparttar 137622 only skin youíve got for your lifetime.

We all seem to strive forrepparttar 137623 rich golden color of summer. It lifts our spirits and makes us feel better all over. Which ever method you decide to use to get that golden brown skin, use common sense to achieve your goals and always wear sunscreen when outside. Your skin will thank you 20 or 30 years from now when your not all wrinkled like a prune and not undergoing skin cancer treatments. Take care of your skin, itís got to las you a lifetime!

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