My Take on Celebrity Fashion Lines

November 24, 2011 in Fashion, Uncategorized


I went to the Jayz and Kanye West concert last night at the Air Canada Center and was BLOWN away. Literally, they had fire shooting from the stage. I digress. On my way to the concert, I saw a large and shiny black trailer with “Rocawear” painted across it in big block letters.  Then, it dawned on me that aside from being EPIC and Beyonce’s baby daddy, Jay-Z is also a fashion aficionado. He owns his very own clothing line that blends streetwear with runway styles called, Rocawear. In fact, it seems that every celebrity has their own clothing line. This leads me to ask one question, would you purchase a sweater because you liked it or because it’s from Gwen Stefani’s line, LAMB? I think … purchasing a sweater from a celebrity line is not like purchasing one that was produced by an established fashion house like Versace, Prada or Dolce and Gabanna. When asked who made your sweater, you can’t bashfully smile and say, “Oh, it’s Jessica Simpson,” like you can when it’s Versace. Isn’t that one of the main reasons most of us fall victim to a gorgeous designer piece? Having a piece from a celebrity line doesn’t hold the same cache as it does if it were from Miu Miu. Am I right or am I right? Actually, if you take a step back and look at 90% of the celebrity fashion lines, most are made for the common person – in that anyone can wear their pieces and it’s
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Halloween Make-Up Tips and Tricks

October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized


With the spooky day  just around the corner, I wanted to share some great make up tips.  I have never been something scary for Halloween, not even when I was a kid.  I always wanted to be something glamorous, something girly, or something movie star-esque.   With that theme in mind let’s talk make up tricks for this Halloween season. Cat eyes Whether you want to be cat woman, Cleopatra, or another dramatic womanly character the cat eye is a must have.  To make this look come to life you need to draw your eyeliner upward and outward beyond the outer corners of the eye and then smudge it slightly with a Q-Tip. For extra drama, apply a few individual falses lashes to the outer corners of your eyes.  The photo above is courtesy of where you can also find very specific instructions on how to create this exact look. This is an uber-sexy look and if it is done without the extra Halloween drama you can easily incorporate it into your “a night out on the town” make up look. Fake a Beauty Mark What do we all think of when we think of Marilyn Monroe? The white dress and the beauty mark of course!  Other noteable beauty marks, Cindy Crawford’s just above her lip or Serena from Bewitched just under her eye. If you are creating your own, choose the spot that best suits you – or the character you are trying to create, a sexy beauty mark can be used to
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