Fashion Insider for June 2008

June 6 2008, 12:57 PM

Product Pick: Ralph Lauren's Create Your Own Tie

Taking the fashion personalization trend to a new level, RalphLauren.com has launched a Create Your Own Tie program, just in time for Father's Day. Now, fathers and sons can own matching neckwear in a few simple steps: Visit RalphLauren.com, choose from five base colors (including navy, lime, and pink) and six Ralph Lauren heritage icons (sailboats, marlins, airplanes, tennis rackets, golf clubs, and the iconic polo player), and in two to four days, your silk tie will be in the mail. For a commemorative touch, tag your tie with monogrammed initials or a significant date. $125 for men, $69.50 for boys, $59.50 for toddlers

Beauty Tip: Use Swimcap

In this month's magazine, we tell you how to protect your skin from the blazing Colorado sun. But don't forget that your hair is also susceptible to damage. "The most common reason for discoloration is too much sun without protection," explains British hair guru Philip Kingsley. An internationally acclaimed trichologist (a scalp and hair doctor), Kingsley developed Swimcap , a water-resistant cream, to protect hair from sun, chlorine, salt, water, and wind. Suitable for all hair types, and even children, Swimcap simultaneously seals the hair with a UV filter and conditions with emollients like olive oil. $35

Fashion Fundraiser: Brazilets

Famous for Carnival, the caipirinha, and the tiniest of bikinis, Brazil has long been known for its rockin' seaside parties. But now, with Brazilets, century-old charms from Brazil's Bahia region, the country also brings us a bit of good luck for an environmental cause. The cotton bracelets are worn as amulets that attract positive energy and luck, and with each sale, Brazilets donates funds to saving Brazilian rainforests. To wear the Brazilet, wrap the cotton ribbon around the wrist, and tie three knots for three wishes. Legend has it that when the organic material wears down and the bracelet naturally falls off, your wishes will come true. Available in a rainbow of colors. A.Line, 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200; Chelsea, 935 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-3760; Antoine Du Chez, 150 Clayton Lane, 303-320-6006. $5

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