Fashion and Beauty

5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A LEOPARD COAT

I know, I know. We’re coming to the end of the winter season and fashionistas are already pushing the pastels, so I’m a little behind with this post. But hey, life gets in the way, you know what I mean? Anyway, I feel that some attention must be paid to the classic leopard print coat. There’s still a lot of cold weather left and besides, the end of winter season is the best time to find the outerwear deals. If you need anymore motivation than a good deal (really?), here it is: The leopard print coat goes with everything. Casual, dressy, punk, grunge, preppy, athleisure, normcore, hipster, Grey Gardens, whew. Seriously, whatever your style, it goes. The leopard print coat will never go out of style. It’s been in style forever. Legend has it that Coco Chanel made one ...

5 EASY HOME REMEDIES FOR LONGER LASHES

Many of us have thin, short eyelashes that never seem to grow. This can be due to an array of factors, such as: age, genetics, certain medical conditions, and hormonal changes. Since we can’t control the eyelashes we’re given, we should still be able to achieve the results we desire still. Countless amounts of women crave to have longer eyelashes. Some go out of their way to purchase fake sets, while others get lash extensions professionally done. Yet some of us don’t have the time, money, or hassle to maintain these eyelashes every day. Well, you’re in luck and there is an alternative. Actually, 5 alternatives to gain longer lashes on your own by using simple products already in your household. Nonetheless, these remedies require a commitment, as well, having to follow them for several mo...

LESSONS FROM VICTORIA BECKHAM’S LETTER TO HER 18-YEAR-OLD SELF

Talk to yourself as you would your best friend. This type of self-compassion advice is quite common these days. And I agree this helps. But what about talking to yourself like you would as the older version of you – the wiser, more experienced woman that you will inevitably become?   Caption: Source: Vogue Magazine   This idea became top of mind for me recently after reading a letter that Victoria Beckham wrote to her 18-year-old self. You can see the letter in the latest issue of Vogue. The letter was quite eye-opening and Victoria exposed many details about her personal insecurities (even admitting to getting breast implants). I found these confessions surprising, as Victoria’s public image exudes confidence. She IS Posh Spice, after all. You don’t fall into a name like t...

AND GOD CREATED MANOLOS

I’ve always been unconventionally stylish. In sixth grade I bought a fancier pajama shirt and wore it to school like it was the hottest item from the Paris runway. But, my love of fashion is often unapparent to those around me, simply because I am and have always been extremely studious. As a business student, I have a theory that most people who meet me think I’m going to become an accountant and then die from cardiac arrest. My passions, however, cannot be expressed from behind a desk at Ernest and Young. That being said, I’m embarrassed to admit that I like fashion. Last summer I was working as a receptionist when a co-worker asked me about my blog. She questioned in a rather condescending tone if blogging is something that I do for fun or if I actually want to work in fashion. I immedi...

IS ALICIA KEYS THE FACE OF THE #NOMAKEUP MOVEMENT

I’ll be the first to admit that when Alicia Keys’ ever-important ode to emotional flip-flopping, “Fallin’” came out in 2001, my eight-year old self wanted to pick up a keyboard and have my momma add some beads to my hair immediately. Like any musical artist, and especially black musical artists, reinvention is necessary to keep audiences interested and albums relevant. So when Keys hit us with her single “In Common,” and it’s beautiful black and white visuals, many of us were all here for it, but what got most people talking is Keys’ new au naturale vibe via headwrap and bare face. What seems to have followed in the weeks since the video’s release has been less praise over the actual song and more praise over the fact that Keys graced us with her real “I woke up like this,” self, sparking ...

ETHICAL DESIGN?

2 months ago I was contacted by a renowned design consultancy looking to recruit designers for their new London offices. I was flattered and thrilled by the new opportunity and couldn’t wait to become a part of a company that declares that ‘We focus on three major themes that define our future: Future Citizens, Smarter Living, and Healthier Lives’. Reading this statement I was positive that the design work they were producing would be responsible and ethical. Claiming to ‘shape our future through design’, I was surprised to find out that the agency’s main clients were financial institutions and an oil company. I wondered whether the design agency actually believed that banks and energy companies should be those who shape our future and if so — what kind of future would that be?! Taking a s...

RUIN IS THE ROAD TO TRANSFORMATION

RUIN IS THE ROAD TO TRANSFORMATION Photographer: Irene Ferri – www.ireneferri.com Models: Marcella Faraci | Gisele da Silva Pattacini Wardrobe Stylist – MUA: Martina Lanzi Location: Officine Meccaniche Reggiane – Mechanical Workshops of Reggio Emilia (Italy) About the location: The factory was founded in 1901 in Reggio Emilia and has become very famous as Italian aircraft manufacturer during World War II. After several takeovers by different groups, it has been abandoned in 2008. Plenty of street artists have converged in the buildings over time and painted its walls; the location has been shot in renowned movies and music videos too. Today, the factory has been left alone, mainly inhabited by homeless people. Regardless of the obvious urgency to take control of the situa...

BELL SLEEVED BEAUTY

Happy November! This month is going to be all about the details, from adding new colors and textures to your wardrobe, and even unexpected embellishments. Right now, I love the voluminous details of sleeves, and you can find this style taking over dresses, sweaters, tops, and blouses! These sleeves add newness to your typical sweaters and tops. You can easily make a statement with your sleeves as they range from bell sleeved to flared, and keep notice of all the fun trims as we transition into autumn. I am wearing an oversized bell sleeved sweater by Michael Lauren, and there are so many ways to style it. It’s ultra soft and has frayed details on the sleeves that I absolutely love. I styled the sweater with a light wash distressed skinny jean and a simple tan bootie. I can’t wa...

FALL IN LOVE WITH LAYERING

Fall In Love With Layering Fall is a beautiful time of the year and one of my favorite seasons. I love watching the leaves transform the trees into colorful works of art while the weather begins to gradually drop and fall fashion trends start to appear. One of the things I love most about fall dressing is layering. The brisk mornings usually turn to comfortable afternoons, followed by cool evenings. The continual flux in temperatures makes it tough to get dressed in the morning. That’s why layering is key to staying polished and warm during your commute & comfortable and cool during the day. Fear not! Layering does not have to equal bulkiness. A perfectly layered look will compliment your curves and create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette. Here are a couple of rules that...

INVESTMENTS YOU SHOULD PRIORITIZE IN YOUR YOUNG TWENTIES

Investments You Should Prioritize In Your Young Twenties Being in your young twenties can be daunting; take it from me. While these are the best times in your life: starting your career, living on your own (or maybe with a roommate), embracing your independence and generally just trying to figure out who you are – it’s almost dizzying to start thinking about what spaces and decor to invest in first. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook what is important versus the luxuries, especially when you’re on a budget. Using some advice I’ve learned and my own experiences I made a list of benchmark priorities when furnishing and decorating your new bachelorette pad. Your workspace – Yes. Invest. Ideally, this is where you’ll thinking all your big thoughts and building ...

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