Fashion

PLAID & LEATHER!


Sooo sad to see summer go, it was a wonderful one nonetheless. Fall has officially made its debut. In NYC, the weather has been quite drastic, not much of a transition between the two seasons. I literally went from tanks & shorts to sweaters & leather jackets. Ughhh the struggle (sighs). On the plus side, this season is perfect for layering. One combo you can’t go wrong with for this fall season is “Plaid & Leather” paired together. I love combining these two together as the casualness of the plaid balances out the polished look of leather.

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IMG_20151006_093110I decided to pair a men’s thrifted plaid top, layering it with my faux leather jacket, along with a DIY black pair of skinny jeans. Too complete the look I wore high heeled booties and a wide brimmed fedora hat.IMG_20151007_041605

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I hope you enjoyed my “Plaid & Leather” post until, next time my lovelies!

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Culottes 3 Ways!

Ahhhh, Hello my lovelies. Did you miss me? Sorry I have been on a major hiatus lately, and yes I know its been a while since I’ve last posted. No worries, I’m back in action now. Culottes are huge right now, and to be quite honest, they’re not particularly flattering on every body. The key to wearing culottes is balancing the proportions of your top and bottom half — because culottes are so voluminous, you could wear them tucked in or with a cropped top. I’m all about comfort and finding new ways to wear basic pieces. Culottes have been my current faves, their so chic yet so versatile. How many pairs of pants do you own that are casual, trendy yet appropriate for the office and a night out? FYI, these pants are great for transitioning into summer to fall. Below, I have demonstrated 3 ways to style culottes.

Culottes (Office Attire)

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Screenshot_2015-09-12-08-56-50_1Blazer: Zara/ Pants: Forever 21 Purse: Shoe Dazzle / Shoes: Zara

Casual Culottes

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Screenshot_2015-09-12-08-58-02_1Jacket & Shoes: H&M/ Shirt & Pants: Forever 21/ Purse: Shoe Dazzle/ Accessories: Top Shop/ Hat: Urban Outfitters

Culottes ( Night Out)

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Screenshot_2015-09-12-08-56-23_1Top & Bottoms: Forever 21/ Shoes: Just Fab/ Clutch: Zara

Photos by: Visio Creatix

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5 Wearable Runway Makeup Trends for Spring 2015!


Even though we are still bundled up and wrapped up in winter gear it is never too early to take in the some of the new hottest Spring 2015 makeup/beauty trends. These new trends are already on the minds of fashion designers and magazine editors. These spring makeup looks most definitely caught my attention on the fashion runways and can simply be be worn in a woman’s every day to day beauty routine . Plus, practicing now will get you ready for when spring time emerges. Here are a few trends to watch out for this upcoming Spring 2015 season.

BOLD LIP COLOR

BOLD LIP SPRING 2015Pastel shades should not always be the go to colors for Spring. Instead, deep shades dominated the runways this year. Try berry, plum, rich red or red-orange shades for the lips. A bold statement lips is always my favorite go to.

SHADES OF BROWN

SHADES OF BROWN SPRING 2015Brown makeup offers subtle enhancements to the face, especially for a warm complexion. One of the latest trends for the eyes this season is varying shades of the brown family, which keeps this color from getting boring. Try bronze, taupe, sand and even touches of shimmering gold. Bronze skin is also in.

STATEMENT EYES

TOM FORD SMOKEY EYE SPRING 2015Smokey Eyes always seem to return to trendy lists, with no exception this Spring. Some designers made them extra smudgy or only added the smoky effect to the outer corners of each eye. Heavy eyeliner is also in, especially with extended wings and tips, or with thick lines. Choose black or even white liner to play up your look.

NATURAL BEAUTY 

NATURAL BEAUTY SPRING MAKEUPAlthough some makeup trends are in, low maintenance girls will love that wearing no makeup is also a top trend this season. This trend can include wearing subtle makeup that evens and enhances, or wearing no makeup at all. This is a perfect look for everyday makeup look  if your in a rush or simply want to go bare.

CAT EYES

BLUE CAT EYES SPRING 2015A Cat Eye is always a great makeup a accessory, let alone a blue statement eyes made a huge comeback on the runways last season. Like bold brows before it, blue eyeshadow is destined to become a fashion week beauty staple. It complements every skin tone, and it looks just as good in real life as on the runway. If your daring enough this would be the perfect go to look to for a statement.

Whether your going bare or rocking a dark smokey eye these Spring 2015 makeup looks are all the rage and are perfect for on and off the runway. I hope you beauties enjoyed my favorite “5 Wearable Makeup Trends for Spring 2015.”

 

 

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Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick Review!


You guys know how much I love my lipsticks, ahhhh let alone Tom Tord lipsticks.

I am known to be a lip stick junkie, and when I found out Tom Ford one of my current favorite lipsticks was coming out with a miniature lipstick collection “Tom Ford Lips & Boys,” I went crazzzzy. This collection has a variety of 50 clutched sized limited edition shades all named after men Rrrr. The Lips & Boys collection retails for $32, which is way more affordable than the average sized Tom Ford lipstick, which retails for $50. I would say that is quite a deal for those of you who don’t want to splurge quite as much on a lipstick.

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Tom Ford WES lipstick which I purchased is a deepened, burgundy-red with ruby red shimmer. It was semi-opaque with a very slippery, emollient consistency that tended to move around. I found that with this shade, without any disturbances of eating or drinking this product lasted after three hours of wear, a (total wear time was five).  As to where with most lipsticks I find myself  reapplying more often, which is why I simply love Tom Ford lipsticks.  It has a great color pay off and lasts for which what I feel like is forever. If your trying to get a longer wear time, just apply a lip liner before your lipstick.

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Here is Tom Ford Lipstick & Boys (Wes) on the left compared to the original lipstick packaging on the right (Indian Rose).

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Hope you enjoyed my “Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick Review,” enjoy until next time beauties. 😉

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Hello December!

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Hope you all had a wonderful holiday week/weekend. We are officially in December. We went through a week where the weather was frigid. Seems as if the weather may have had a change of heart being that its hit high 50’s here in New York City. No complaints here on my end, I am far from a winter baby. So my outfit choice I decided to play with a bit of color ahhh yes a shocker I know, being that I’m always in black. Here I kept my outfit quite comfortable yet chic.

MOD OOTDIm all about comfort, so here I’m wearing a cream long sleeve button down topped with a mustard yellow crop. For my bottoms I wore a pair of faded skinny jeans, with a chunky platformed boot. Since the weather was a bit warmer I topped off the look with a short belted faux fur jacket, and for a bit of flair I added a cheetah print faux fur head band. This was the perfect outfit to kick off December. 😉

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Coat: HM / Cream button down & Crop Top: HM / Jeans: Express / Boots: Nine West / Faux Headband: NYC Local Boutique

Hope you enjoyed my “Hello December” outfit post, until next time lovelies!

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Step by Step “Smokey Eye” Tutorial


Everyone always requests different makeup looks. One makeup look that I’m frequently asked to do is the “Smokey Eye.” The smokey eye is both sexy and classic. It caters to anyone with light or dark eyes and it can be worn for both formal or casual occasions. It is the perfect complement to any look desired. My friends and clients said they have tried the “Smokey Eye” look but ended up looking like a panda. Yikes! I know it takes a bit of practice, but the smokey eye is super easy to achieve. Just follow my step by “Step by Step guide and see how flawless your smokey eye turns out. Believe me, you will thank me later.

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PRODUCTS USED:

Mac Paint Pot (Soft Ochre)

Nyx Jumbo Pencil (Dark Brown)

Mac Matte Eye Shadow (Show Stopper)

Mac Matte Eye Shadow (Saddle)

Mac Matte Eye Shadow (Carbon)

Mac Eye Shadow (Rice Paper)

Bare Essentials Buxom Mascara (Loud Black)

Red Cherry Lashes (Wispies -WSP)

PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED:

  • A matte or lustre eye shadow for the highlight
  • A matte light brown eye shadow
  • A matte dark brown eye shadow
  • A matte black eye shadow
  • A eye shadow base
  • A black eye liner pencil
  • Mascara
  • False eye lashes (optional)

BRUSHES USED:

Sonia Kashuk Concealer Brush (pic #3 & 4)

Sigma E55 Eye Shadow Brush (pic #5)

Ofra Blending Brush (pic #6 & 8)

Sigma E30 Pencil Brush (pic #7)

Real Techniques Accent Brush ( applied highlight in inner corner & brow bone)


 

Step 1 Smokey Eye

      1. Apply Primer all over the lids & lower lash line.                                      2. Apply Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Dark Brown to lid, stopping at the crease.

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3. Blend Nyx jumbo eye pencil product.                                                                                 4. Line the lower lash line.

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5. Apply brown matte eye shadow on top of nyx eye liner base upper.                  6. Apply soft brown eye shadow in the crease extending slightly upward. 

Step 4 Smokey Eye

7. With a crease/pencil brush apply carbon eye shadow to crease & outer-v. (adds dimension to eyes)                   8. Blend any harsh edges for soft gradient effect.

Step 5 Smokey Eye

9. Apply black eye liner pencil to the top & bottom lash line. 10. Apply rice paper eye shadow to inner corner & brow bone & blend. Apply mascara & white liner to inner rim of the eye.

Step 6 Smokey Eye

11. Apply false eye lashes then the look is complete.

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 I hope you beauties enjoyed my Step by Step “Smokey Eye” Tutorial, try this look out and let me know how it works out for you 🙂 !!

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