THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET IN TOKYO BY CHANEL

•March 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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A phote exhibition in Tokyo was created in honor of Chanel’s infamous-iconic Little Black Jacket. The exhibition features international fashion insiders and celebrities flaunting the chic outerwear piece in unique, myriad ways. As we all know, Music and Fashion go hand and hand, so it was no surprise that Karl Lagerfel brought artist Azealia Banks back again to perform at the exhibition party event. Karl never ceases to amaze me…check out the gallery, Haute Couture runway show and the star-studded exhibition!!!

Oh and yes…that is the Ms. Anna Wintour with her back turned…

Check out the online exhibit at:  http://thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com/

THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

•March 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Have you ever experienced that “I have nothing to wear” moment, where you find yourself staring into your closet for a long period of time wondering what will I wear today?

I know I’m not the only one who is constantly seeking for something different or new. If you’ve ever felt the same way but had absolutely no clue on how to recreate a look without spending a ton of money on a new wardrobe, have no fear…it starts with your accessories!!! That “go-to” basic black dress that fits you perfectly with those black pumps can be transformed into something totally different. Take that very same dress and add some bold accessories with a pair of nude pumps and you’ve got an updated look without breaking the bank.

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LA LA LAUNCHES COSMETIC LINE

•March 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

LaLa Anthony is turning her good looks into a brand teaming up with Motives by Loren Ridinger for a mineral-based makeup line that caters to African-American and Latino women. Launching in February 2012, Motives by LaLa provides products for every skin tone so that every consumer will find that perfect color or shade to suits their personality for an affordable price. The cosmetic line contains eight product types from mineral base lipsticks, blushes, eye shadows, foundations and much more. So far my favorites are the Mineral Lip Shine and Mineral Blush.

Here’s an exclusive look at LaLa cosmetic line. Prices range from $14 to $40. For more information on Motives by LaLa log onto:  http://motivescosmetics.marketamerica.com/index.cfm?action=main.csHome

 

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HEALTHY KIDS = HEALTHY LIFE

•March 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Getting kids to eat healthier is not an impossible task. Most kids shy away from eating healthy snacks because they think it’s nasty. If you want to get your kids to eat healthier, you need to think more like they do. Kids like things that are crunchy, salty or sweet. However, there are so many great ways to get your kids to enjoy eating healthier snacks without knowing there actually good for you.

The first step is getting your kids involved in the kitchen. Children feel more receptive when they are encouraged to get involved. So let them choose their own vegetables or fruits. When they feel like they are in charge with what they eat, I guarantee you they will learn to love it! The next step to getting your kids to eat healthier is choosing great toppings. Toppings are like the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae. For example sliced apples, bananas and grapes topped with a little peanut butter provides protein and nutrition your children will love. Cherry tomatoes, edamame and baby carrots are a bite size treat without feeling overwhelmed. Choose a light salad dressing or fresh squeezed lemon juice to add-on the side and your kids will be begging for more!!!

TOP 5 TRENDS for SPRING/SUMMER

•February 7, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Spring is just around the corner filled with bright colors, prints and much more. Here are my top 5 trends for spring that are sure to get you motivated!

 

TRENCH IN COLOR      A great classic trench coat never goes out of style. When shopping for the perfect coat, make sure the fit compliments your shape. Also, think outside “black and white”. Choose colors… the brighter the better!

PRINTS, PRINTS, AND MORE PRINTS    From floral prints to polka-dots to graphics, this season is blooming with prints!

DENIM DELIGHT    Think denim in soft pastel colors and graphic prints in all styles.

COLOR BLOCKING    Color blocking is definitely a hot trend for spring. The idea is to mix bright colors together to create a vibrant look, and you will be sure to stand out!

STRIPE A POSE    Stripes are gracing every store in a variety of styles and colors.

 

 

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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER PAYS TRIBUTE TO AMY WINEHOUSE

•January 31, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Jean Paul Gaultier is known for his outrageous couture-inspired collections so it’s no surprise that he created a collection fit to his standards. Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2012 Paris show pays homage to the late Amy Winehouse. The collection featured Amy’s infamous beehives, dramatic winged eyeliner, cigarettes and even Monroe-like facial moles. The reason behind Gaultier’s collection; “I felt compelled to celebrate her style because magazines have failed to do so” he shared with WWD.

I am a fan of the Spring/Summer 2012 collection…what are your thoughts; Yay or Nay?

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THROW IT IN THE TRASH!!!

•January 11, 2012 • Leave a Comment

 

Are you an obsessed makeup junkie?

Nine times out of ten, I cannot leave the mall without stopping at a cosmetic counter. I find myself purchasing tons of makeup products…most of them I need; the rest is just because. However, most women don’t realize that there is an expiration date on those shimmer eye-shadows, voluminous mascara’s and glittery bronzers. Even though it’s not stated on the back of your product, it exist!

From the moment you open your products the life and effectiveness decreases and bacteria starts to grow. So how do you know what to keep and what to throw away?!?   It’s very simple, and I have some helpful tips to get you started!!!

* First and foremost, always store your makeup in a dry, cool area, and make sure the products are always sealed.

* Always use clean brushes, and avoid using unclean hands to apply your makeup. Depending on what type of brush you have; natural-bristled or synthetic they should be cleaned on a weekly or monthly basis with a makeup brush cleaner or warm water and mild soap such as Johnson & Johnson’s shampoo. Once they are clean, lay them flat on a towel to air dry. Makeup sponges should be disposed after using.

* Lastly, if your product has changed colors or has an odor toss it…it’s not worth catching an infection!

EXPIRATION DATES DO EXIST

* Liquid/Cream Foundations – 3 to 6 months

*Concealer – 6 to 8 months

* Powders, pressed powder, eye shadows, blush  – 1 year

* Mascara – 3 months

* Lip gloss/Lipstick – 1 year

* Eye/Lip pencils – 1 year (if you keep them sharpened on a weekly basis to prevent bacteria, they can last you longer than a year)

* Facial Cleansers and moisturizer – 6 months

* Facial toner – 1 year

* All natural cosmetics, body washes, etc – 6 months

 
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