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Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 27, 2003 at 10:12 p.m.

High fashion at The Vault

Michael Jackson's red "Thriller" jacket, Prince's "Purple Rain" coat, Madonna's "Boy Toy" wedding dress and David Bowie's zebra-striped "Ziggy Stardust" getup are a part of rock 'n' roll lore as much as their music.
These garments are now stored at the new Hard Rock Vault in Orlando. The Vault is a 17,000-square-foot memorabilia attraction put together by Hard Rock Cafe International.
The Hard Rock Vault also has pieces of modern history, including costumes and signature styles from artists nominated this year for Grammy awards. Among the items hanging in the Vault's "Dressing Room" are Gwen Stefani's outfit from the cover of the "Tragic Kingdom" album, Scott Stapp's washed-out leather pants from the water-filled shoot for Creed's "My Sacrifice" video, and Bono's faux snakeskin suit from the Zoo TV tour.

Tips on taming your curly hair

Even though it probably seems as if everyone around you has pin-straight hair, there really are people with naturally curly, naturally beautiful locks, according to New York stylist Christo.
Most women, though, have been hiding their curls to fit it with the fashion trends - and because they don't know how to handle their hair, he says.
Christo, who has specialized in curly hair for many years and recently launched a line of Curlogic Systems hair-care products, says taming curly hair only takes as much time and effort as blow-drying the hair straight. But, he adds, people with curly hair need to pay more attention to maintenance since the hair dries out easily and requires regular moisturizing.
"People with curly hair need to do their part, but the results are worth it," Christo says.
If they adopt the right techniques, women with curly hair can do all the things that women with straight hair can do, including short cuts, outrageous colors, layers, an updo or a ponytail.
Christo offers the following tips:
  • If you color your hair, use a gradual, medium-weaving process because chunky highlights will only hit the tops of the curls. If you ever blow-dry your hair straight or pull it back, the color will appear splotchy.
  • Don't cut too many short layers, which will stick out. Longer layers, however, are ideal because they offer a soft and styled shape.
  • For an updo or ponytail, don't pull the hair too tightly. Instead, follow the pattern of the curl and place each one. Try twirling the hair to make it easier to work with.

    Skin revitalizer

    Is one of your New Year's resolutions to improve your skin?
    Chanel's new Radiance Revealing Serum may help you achieve your goal. Containing extract of seaweed, extract of Japanese mushroom and Vitamin E derivative, the product claims to help reduce fine lines and revitalize skin. In studies the company conducted, 93 percent of users reported "more luminous" skin after four weeks of using the serum.
    Younger skin comes at a price, though. Radiance Revealing Serum costs $60 for the one-ounce serum. The serum is available at department and specialty stores and Gloss.com.
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