Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Style Extra

Model introduces fun full-figured fashions

Full-figured women want fun clothes. Forget the black suits and baggy dresses, says plus-size model Emme, who also hosts E! Entertainment's Fashion Emergency. She's putting her credo to work in the debut line True Beauty by Emme at JC Penney stores and www.jcpenney.com. Averaging a $45 price tag, the spring-released line includes sportswear, dresses and intimate apparel.

Hair tips at Joseph-Beth: Stylists from Pump Salon and Mitchell's Salon and Spa, both in the Rookwood complex in Norwood, will demonstrate summer hair care tips and techniques on models and answer questions at 7 p.m. Monday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion. The event is part of Magazine Mondays sponsored by Cincinnati Magazine.

Hulk steppers: The Hulk may wear ripped purple pants and no shoes, but that's not stopping Payless Shoe Source from featuring the concrete-cruncher and fellow Marvel Comics superheroes in a new line of all-terrain footwear including sneakers and aqua-terra shoes - a sport sandal and aqua sock in one. As a bonus, buyers get a collector's coloring book with posters while supplies last. $12.99

Cool makeup: When the temperatures rise to the 90s, it's the little things that can spell r-e-l-i-e-f. Here are a few tips from Susie Galvez, author of Hello Beautiful: 365 Ways to Be Even More Beautiful (MQ Publications; $12.95): Make room in the fridge for fragrances, cleansing gels, toners and moisturizers. For a fast refresher, use a chilled cleanser to remove makeup and apply a cooled toner to face and neck. Think about replacing heavy makeup with a tinted moisturizer. Her other refrigerator/food tips include using champagne as a hair rinse to bring out blond highlights and conditioning hair with beer to add sheen.

Sweat city: OK, OK despite last week's sweathouse conditions, Cincinnati doesn't rank near the No. 1 spot in the Top 100 Sweatiest Cities in America ranking by Old Spice to mark the beginning of summer. But at No. 59, we're inexplicably below Columbus, which is north of us, at No. 51. The top five spots were Phoenix, Houston, Miami, San Antonio and Fort Myers, Fla. Rankings are based on the average high temperature and relative humidity levels for 2002 in each city during June, July and August. Last place, at No. 100, was San Francisco, where the top-ranking tourist purchase is a sweatshirt, due to the city's unpredictable temperature fluctuations.

Contact Joy Kraft by phone: 768-8467; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: jkraft@enquirer.com.

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