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2012 May

Archives for May 2012

Another day, another trend.

Summer style is in full effect  and one trend I am seeing daily both on celebrities and people on the street in NYC is the head chain/chain headband.

This Egyptian inspired look adds something special to your hair when you don’t feel like doing much with it and almost anyone can pull this look off.

The chain looks best when your hair is either in a high bun, ponytail or when your hair is down and parted in the middle.

Personally, I love the trend and have already bought 2 chains from ASOS (my fave!!).

Check out some of the celebrities who’ve been spotted sporting this look:

What do you guys think — Rock it or Drop it??!

1. Asos 2. Forever 21 3. Chictopia 4. Bloomingdales

This past weekend I went shopping on a mission to find a few things. My list included neon anything  (shoes, tops, jeans), printed maxi dresses, basic tanks, and a high low hem skirt or dress. I found my neon, my prints, and my basic tanks, but I could not find the high low hem skirt or dress.

The high low hem dress is taking the fashion world by storm. It is very versatile and can be dressed up or downn. You can either dress it up with heels or down with sneakers or flats (depending on the material and occasion). This unique hem line adds an element of surprise to your look. For those that were blessed in the booty department this style of skirt/dress is great for you. Most women that I know that are curvy have the same problem, the skirt rides up in the back. With the high low hem you do not have to worry about that problem.

During my little shopping excursion, everything I tried on was too tight, too big, or too ugly-the wrong print and color. I was getting so frustrated. My sister however was able to find a cute black high low hem dress…I was jealous but don’t tell her that lol. I went to multiple stores but the fit was all wrong or the clothes just didn’t “speak to me.”

Below you will find some great options for this unique style and they are all under $100

One of my co-workers sent me a text on Friday and said “What’s up with this fashion mobile truck?” I heard about the mobile trucks but never really did much research until. Since the boom of food trucks happened across the country, creative individuals have been putting their own spin on ways to capitalize on this new business venture. Well because of this and it’s cost effectiveness (much cheaper than opening up a boutique) we now have fashion trucks like The Style Liner, The Fashion Truck, Le Fashion Truck and more across the country.

Fashion Trucks are convenient places to get an affordable and stylish outfit in a hurry. They offer a wide range of designers, styles, and sizes. Most trucks even give you the option of ordering online. Most trucks only operate during the summer months or in warm climates. No one wants to parked outside on Spring and Broadway in 20 degree weather so I totally understand.

Since the boutique is in a moving vehicle you have to check on line for the newest location. Trucks like the Style Liner service the East Coast so they could be coming to a city near you.

Would you shop at a Fashion Truck for a quick fashion fix?

Click here for more information on this new phenomenon

A few weeks ago, I attended the Makeup Show and Blogger Preview with Kim of Makeup By Kim Porter. As usual we were in for a treat. Makeup Artist and Director of Education for the Makeup Show James Vincent was on hand dishing about his latest must haves and favorite products.

With James on stage and a room full of bloggers you are bound to have a great time. James dished on products like Auraline Beauty, Menaji Beauty, Embryolisse, Graftobian Makeup Co., Glamcor, Birchbox, Bdellium, and more. He talked about the importance of great skincare, which should be a given. Many people neglect to tackle the real problem when it comes to skin care.

He also talked about the importance of supporting independent brands like Ofra, which I am now a huge fan of because of the palette I purchased at the Makeup Show that following Monday. Brands like M.A.C., Stila, and Makeup Forever have gained great notoriety, but we should also support smaller brands with great products as well.

One thing that I purchased multiple packs of was Dead Sea Elements makeup remover cloths. James talked about how great these are for the skin because of the dead sea salts and minerals infused in the cloths. This goes back to great skin care. Not only are you removing your makeup, you are also enriching your skin with great minerals. I have been using them for two weeks now and a review will be coming soon.

We also had a surprise visit from Danessa Myricks. James Vincent, Danessa Myricks, Jon Hennessey, Esterique Aidan, and Orlando Santiago have created a makeup brush line. Each of their collections feature three of their must have brushes. She explained why she chose her brushes and even shared some of her tips on how she uses them.

Take a look at more photos.

Next up The Makeup Show Chicago June 17-18, 2012

Love and Hip Hop cast member, fashion stylist, and mother of rapper Fabolous’ child rocked a cute tribal print skirt that she posted on Instagram. She paired the skirt with a white tank top, gold necklace, denim vest, and yellow Chanel sandals.

This look is perfect for the summer. It is quick, easy, and stylish. Here are some options to get Emily B’s look.

Skirts

Vests– if  you are in a DIY (do it yourself) mood, you can cut the sleeves off of an old denim jacket

Sandals