Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fixing an Awkward moment with Modest Fashion

Maintaining friendships with ex boys friends wouldn't be so difficult if the NEW girlfriend or wife didn't feel threatened. I guess I can understand why this is a typical threat. Not all woman are mature enough to remain friends after a breakup. For me it would be so sad to loose a good friend, so I approach these situations  with tact and grace.
The FIRST meeting is always a bit. shall we say AWKWARD!
I try to look nice but not overdone. Don't go over wearing your shortest skirt or lowest cut top.
I put together a sophisticated but fun look.
Always be polite and be sure to compliment ... Never talk about your experiences with the ex. Your going to have to learn that she is apart of the friendship dynamic and respect that.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bette Franke Harper’s Bazaar February 2012


Bette Franke Harper’s Bazaar February 2012 photoshoot. Lachlan Bailey

vintage hair styling by Akki

Friday, January 13, 2012

Polyvore and CoverGirl 'Polyvore Live'


Being such a HUGE HUGE fan of anything Polyvore, when Nadia tweeted the link to Kristi Graced's article I wasn't shocked. I KNEW it was coming but I was over the top excited about the details of the Polyvore and CoverGirl 'Polyvore Live' event. :D Below is some of the key information... from Kristi's news breaking article.

" 'Polyvore Live' - a fashion show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week that will showcase the collections of four alumni from the Fashion Institute of Technology.                        
The show will take place on Monday, Feb. 13 at La.Venue and will be live-streamed online at Polyvore.com. Prominent fashion bloggers -- to be revealed on Polyvore.com one week before the show -- will walk the catwalk.
FIT's four emerging designers -- Dana-Maxx Pomerantz, Lauren Bagliore, Sergio Guadarrama and Vengsarkar "Ven" Budhu -- were chosen by the Polyvore community from a group of FIT alumni who submitted designs.
Polyvore's community will be able to preview the four collections through a series of online challenges -- one for each designer -- which will take place Jan. 16-27. Users will be asked to create "sets," i.e. digital collages, with pieces from the featured designer's collection as well as items from CoverGirl. The designers will personally choose their favorite Polyvore set, and the winner will get the chance to sit front row at the show. "
Pretty Darn awesome!!! SO I did some digging this morning and located a few of the featured Designers, some of their collection, and their inspirations!
Dana-Maxx Pomerantz
"DANA-MAXX is a women's contemporary ready-to-wear line. The label is known for its unique architectural silhouettes that are chic, strong, edgy, and always feminine. The distinct use of luxe materials, combined with mixing neutral colors with rich pops of colors in the right places, makes Dana-Maxx eye-catching and cohesive every season."
Take a Peak at Dana-Maxx Modern collection on Polyvore here
Lauren Bagliore
Sergio Guadarrama
"Sergio Guadarrama credits his upbringing in an artistic city like Austin, TX as major catalyst for his creativity. Sergio wasn’t the only creative mind in his household; “My father was an architect and introduced me to balance and proportion… which heavily influenced my design aesthetic.”
Sergio obtained his first Fashion Design degree from FIDM in Los Angeles, CA. Seeking a fresh perspective, he traded west coast for east to earn a second Fashion Design degree from FIT in New York. As the winner of “Best in Class – Execution” at the inaugural 2008 Supima Design Competition and serving as the youngest 2010 Critic for FIT’s Special Occasion program alongside Carolina Herrera and Calvin Klein, Sergio has continued to expand his vision alongside co-founder Rusty Harper. His graceful evening gowns and chic cocktail dresses boast impeccable tailoring and refined silhouettes for every woman's shape." "My goal is to make a woman... any woman, feel beautiful."
 Sneak Peek Celestino Fabulous collection on Polyvore here
Vengsarkar "Ven" Budhu
"“There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about where I want my life to be. A feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. I work very hard to make my dream a reality and I am loving every second of it, hoping one day I will say…it was worth it”

Born in Guyana, South America, Vengsarkar Budhu moved to New York at age four.
Growing up in Queens New York and the youngest of five, he was always interested in fashion.

Vengsarkar decided to pursue his career in fashion design by attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and continuing studies in Florence, Italy.
Vengsarkar specialized in his love and passion for eveningwear, where he graduated with top honors as Designer Of The Year 2006, with a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design.

Currently residing in New York, Vengsarkar continues to pursue his career and his business GAVASKAR.
Peak into Gavaskar's Amazing  Collection on Polyvore

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pretty and Posh Pin Curls, 1950's Hairstyle Tutorial

Being a huge fan of vintage hairstyles, I am so super excited that vintage hair is back for Spring 2012. 

The last Video hair tutorial I shared was for longer hair. So this time I found an amazing Short hair retro style. I would definitely check out the VividMakeup's Channel on youtube. Their channel is so amazing, all things fabulous and vintage.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Passionate For Pastel

Vogue Japan February 2012
Passionate For Pastel
Model: Magdalena Frackowiak / Photographer: Sharif Hamza / Stylist: Giovanna Battaglia

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thank You Polyvore

This past holiday I was so delighted when I receive a package at the door. This was a total surprise. Here are a few photos of what Polyvore sent me ... thank you so much Polyvore~

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Street Fashion---Romwe!!!

Street Fashion---Romwe!!!

The past year  I have seen several contests on Polyvore for a company called Romwe.  It seems that Romwe has their own group in which they host contests for gift certificates to be used on romwe.com.
Romwe company overview, in their own words.

"ROMWE offers a wide selection of the most desirable vintage,chic and retro clothing and accessories available online. Our products characterize lookbook fashion and different kinds of street snaps.Romwe presents you amazing women clothing.

See contest information below

Please submit sets that include items from the Romwe website!
8 days left 3 winners, 3 set limit. Good luck and have fun!
The first prize: $200 free clothing;
The second prize: $150 free clothing;
The third prize: $100 free clothing;

Only new sets are allowed.
Items can only come from romwe.com or featured items.

link for the contest below


Seafoam style Under Fifty

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chromatic Typewriter

Tyree Callahan Washington-based painter  modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter.

Monday, January 2, 2012

"strange contradiction with my passion for luxury retail"

what may say 

"I know I'm a strange contradiction with my passion for luxury retail like Anthropologie and Coach, and my heart for the impoverished. My heart and conscience has struggled over this, but my soul needs beauty. Every single article of clothing or household wares I buy has deep sentimental value for me. I know it's crazy, but sometimes, I think God speaks to me through shopping--otherwise, why would I be able to find such perfect pieces for me that other people pass over? I feel like it's His way of saying... "here, this is for you, for your soul. be strong and courageous. now go and continue to fight against injustice, against the true evils in this world." May

Is the Quote of the Day. By my Adorable and Amazing Cousin May . 
You Rock May!!! Love ya sweetie : )