Archives for February 2015

February 28, 2015

Passion + love = you

Everyday we face something that keeps us from fulfilling a task. It could be getting sick, car breaking down or a blogger with no computer (story of my life right now). But no matter what it is we can always find a way to accomplish what we are wanting to do.

When your passionate about something everything else seems like it’s nothing. I have always been passionate about writing. Ever since third grade I knew i wanted to be a writer. All through high school I was in drama, loved to sing and was still always writing. It was my way of expressing myself. And not only that but I love creating things.

I have a friend who is very well known for his love of mermaids & his designs of mermaids tails. Anytime you saw him he was working on some new tail or swimming. He said that swimming as a merman he becomes transformed. I always looked up to the fact that he was not afraid to say ” yes I am a man who loves mermaids”.

Reminder

Reminder

But see you can be passionate about anything. Only thing is when you love something it’s great but perseverance is the key. Work hard at what you love don’t let others dull your shine. That’s my biggest thing to my readers. Don’t ever be afraid to be you or feel inadequate because of your passion. Don’t apologize for being you, because you is beautiful. You never need to compare yourself to anyone or impress. If people don’t like it then it’s not worth it.

Take your passion and make it happen! Knock down every door, jump over the bumps in the road & keep going! Be strong, be real , be you & now you are loved! Hope you all have a great day! 🙂

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February 27, 2015

It’s Time To Get Festival-Ready With Pajamas!

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The music festival season is amongst us! And fashion designer Peter Alexander’s latest “pajama collection” are becoming the hottest MUST-HAVE items!

The collection is inspired by California-based festival Coachella, with a range of delicate florals, floaty kimonos and floor length maxis to keep the gypsy-wanderer within you alive after the last act of the night.

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If you’re a California dreamer you’ll love this collection, with fun prints like cacti, paisley and musical-note motifs to be teamed with soft greys, white lace, and feminine pink and blue hues. The relaxed silhouettes will also have you tapping into your most laid-back and free-spirited personality ever, with loose maxis, drawstring pants are wireless bras.

Party time in comfort!

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February 27, 2015

In-Style With Carly Robyn Green!

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BMG Chrysalis singer and songwriter Carly Robyn Green has sang with Cee-Lo Green at the Grammy Awards and her original songs have been featured in over 100 television shows and films. The rising adult contemporary artist sat down with It’s A Glam Thing for a quick fashion & style chat!

How would you describe your style?

There’s a quote I’ve always used to describe my fashion sense, from the 90’s sitcom “The Nanny” – “She’s the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan!” For me, style is all about letting my personality shine through. It’s glamorous, bold, and eye-catching. And I like to think of myself as a trendsetter. I wear whatever I like whenever I want to, regardless of its popularity or trendiness… and usually it becomes the trend a season or two later! For example, I was wearing suede bags and boots with fringe a few years ago, and now fringe is back in style! I like to think that my style is striking and unique.

What fashion trends do you see happening that you either like or dislike?

I love how the jumpsuit is making a big comeback. It’s elongating and very figure flattering. Of course, it’s a modernized version of the classic seventies design, but the monochromatic tones and sleek lines reflect that original look in an updated way.

What fashion brands are you personally a big fan of?

Day to day, I love to wear Haute Hippie… Their designs are easy, flowy, and semi-bohemian, and they stick to a neutral color palette that is easy to mix-and-match. For performances, I enjoy singing in designs by Alexis. They do daring pieces with avant-garde cuts, and they take risks with their use of fringe and lace. It’s perfect for shows! For red carpet events and special occasions, I love wearing Ralph Lauren Collection. It’s classic and sophisticated, yet flirty without being risque. There’s a drama to the runway pieces that I adore. I also love Roberto Cavalli and Zuhair Murad. Their use of colors is brilliant, their patterns unique, and their cuts always fresh and cutting edge.

How does what you are wearing affect how you perform on stage live? Or it doesn’t?

I am definitely affected by what I am wearing when I perform. I can feel any song and connect to it emotionally whether I’m wearing a college sweatshirt or a ballgown. In fact, in the studio, it’s all about comfort and my hair is often up in a clip. But – on the stage, in the lights, before an audience, standing in beautiful heels, wearing an ensemble I feel great in, there’s a confidence I can’t help but exude.

What is your definition of “Glam”?

I define “glam” as an exaggerated expression of inner beauty… A heightened combination of femininity, confidence, and poise. For me, it’s shiny, sparkly, bold, and striking. It’s larger-than-life elegance that turns heads.

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February 26, 2015

Midnight strikes at M.A.C.

Back in theatres on March 13, Disney’s most beloved princess magically makes her way to your local M.A.C. store. Their new limited edition Cinderella line is available for purchase now online & will make its ways to stores March 5. From new beautiful lip colors, shimmer powders and eye shadows you may just have enough to fill your pumpkin carriage. Each product is made to enhance all your important features and make you feel just like a princess. The new line is transformed in specifically designed pearlized light lavender blue packaging that gives off a soft beautiful feel, just Like Cinderella herself. It’s enough to make you say bippity boppity boo!

M.A.C. Cinderella

M.A.C. Cinderella

So check out www.maccosmetics.com for all the Cinderella products and get free shipping 🙂 Hurry the carriage is waiting 🙂

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February 25, 2015

All about Glamour with Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

EVA MENDES ALL ABOUT THE GLAMOUR SPRING 2015 COLLECTION

SPRING 2015—Eva Mendes Spring 2015 collection is “all about the glamour.” The designer’s second Spring collection for retailer combines the energy of modern New York with the allure of old New York.

Eva designs for the everyday women to build their confidence with her classic silhouette and cutout vintage inspired pieces. This collection will allow women to tastefully stand out when they walk into the room. When making an entrance, Eva emphasizes the importance of confidence, and how her collection helps women feel comfortable. Eva’s statement pieces will help women confidently own the boardroom, the party, the dinner. Eva describes the spirit of her Spring 2015 collection as a perfect sync to one of her favorite songs— Classic Girl by Diedre & The Dark—talking about being all dolled up and ready to stun. She loved the design process of picking out fabrics, colors, and embellishments—watching her ideas take shape in physical form.

The Eva Mendes for New York and Company has blouses averaging $50, skirts $60, dresses $80, and accessories $45, Eva’s collections are becoming more about lifestyle and her ability to share her life with her fans and customers, wanting to dress her ladies from head to toe for all of their life occasions!

Eva Mendes dresses

Eva Mendes dresses

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February 25, 2015

Oiling it up with V05

If there is one thing I can’t express enough is the importance of hair care. Hair, just like our skin, plays a big role in our overall health and appearance. As a stylist I understand it can be hard to get to the salon as often as we would like so I have a solution that will help in between salon visits.

V05

V05

V05 Hot Oil Therapy is a product I recommend for those last minute treatments. The beauty of the V05 treatment is it only takes 1 minute. That’s right 1 MINUTE!!! Only thing, just make sure you do not over go one minute. (be sure to always read the instructions) This is a treatment that will help restore brittle, dry over processed hair in just one use. Just like the oils in our skin, hair has natural oils but in times need a little added boost. Another plus side with the V05 Hot Oil Therapy is it will add incredible shine and manage those pesky split ends.

Ever wonder what V05 stands for? I just found out that V05 stands for 5 essential vitamins.

So if you need that one minute to yourself, do something you will love with V05 Hot Oil Therapy treatment. Check out www.V05haircare.com to find were you can get your own.

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February 25, 2015

HEAD OVER HEELS FOR THE BOOK ART & SOLE BY JANE GERSHON WEITZMAN

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The best known version of the line “HELLO, LOVER”  comes from an episode of “Sex and the City”.  Carrie Bradshaw utters “Hello, Lover” while gushing over a pair of expensive, amazing shoes through a store window.  If you are like Carrie and me, shoes are more than an outer covering to protect our feet.   Shoes are equate to love and passion.  Jane Gershon Weitzman and her husband, shoe designer Stuart Weitzman opened many retail stores selling his designer shoes.  Jane had an addiction searching for creative artists who made shoes out of unexpected materials which she displayed in her husband’s store windows.  The magically window displays became a destination for curious crowds longing for the sight of the next extraordinary shoe creation.  The excitement of the customers lead to media coverage which encouraged Jane to select more than 150 fantasy art shoes and present them in a book form.   Art & Sole is the result of many years of hard work, traveling around the world to find talented artists to make fantasy shoes for Stuart Weitzman’s store windows.

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The photos are impressively sharp that you have a sense of feel of the construction of the shoes.  From flowers to perforated steel, you will be amazed at the ability and craftsmanship to form a shoe with a vast range of materials.  At the back of the book, each inventive artist gets a short bio with their contact information.  Art & Sole is the perfect gift for a shoe admirer, fashionista, art lover and/or people who are studying design.  I showcase my 200 page Art & Sole book on my coffee table for my family and friends to enjoy.  The construction of the book itself is coffee table chic.  Lipstick red, fabric binds the hardcover of the book with a crystal shoe embossed in detail placed on the front cover while the book’s edges are gold, fancy faced.  We cannot forget the satin red ribbon making it a classy treasure.  Fabulous photography of a woman’s dream accessory displayed in a museum style piece, you will enjoy from time to time.    You will be head over heels for the book “Art & Sole”.  Can be purchased at www.stuartweitzman.com/products/artnsole for $25.00

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February 24, 2015

RITA ORA BRINGS BRIT STYLE TO THE OSCARS

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The Rimmel Ambassador Showcases The London Look At The Oscars 2015

 Los Angeles, February 22nd 2015 – Rimmel ambassador Rita Ora showed-off her inimitable London style at The Oscars. Kathy Jeung’s inspiration for Rita’s Looks was Hollywood glamour. Rita was wearing a navy satin strapless Marchessa gown with metallic embellishment paired with sleek modern hair. To compliment her look, Kathy wanted to do a classic makeup look with a twist: a cat eye with navy eyeliner instead of the usual black. The look was completed with long lush lashes, contouring, bronzer, soft pink blush and a satin texture nude lip.

To get this look Kathy applied Rimmel London 25 Hour Foundation with Comfort Serum with a brush then further blended it with a makeup sponge. Then Kathy brushed Rimmel London Mono Blush on Rita’s cheeks for a pop of color.

For Rita’s eyes, Kathy used Rimmel London ScandalEyes Thick and Thin Liquid Pen Eyeliner and Rimmel ScandalEyes Shadow Stick in Naughty Navy over the black liner along the upper lash line. Next enhance Kathy finished Rita’s eyes with Rimmel London Wonder’lash Mascara with Argan Oil in Black.

To complete this look, Kathy used Provocalips in Dare to Pink.

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February 24, 2015

Get the look of Miranda Kerr

Golden age glamour! Miranda Kerr drew a ton of attention at last night’s 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar party.

The Australian model’s look was created exclusively with CARGO Cosmetics by Lisa Storey. Below is the breakdown straight from Lisa:

“We felt inspired by the dress which was custom Pucci, in cream with embellished edges and cut out sides plus a super low back. Miranda and I decided on a classy 40’s glam inspired look with a modern radiant feel.”

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

TO CREATE THE LOOK:

On the skin I used a sheer cover of CARGO HD Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation then applied the One Base Concealer and foundation where needed for a heavier coverage using the Magic Brush.

On the cheeks I began building a flushed look; first with the cream Colorstick in Santorini, then a dab on the apples of the cheeks with Powder Blush In Key Largo and then a dusting on the cheeks above the brows and tip of the nose with BeachBlush in Miami Beach which created that radiant glow.

For Miranda’s sultry stare, I lined the eyes lightly top and bottom with Swimmables Eye Pencil in Pebble Beach and smudged it with a Magic Eye Brush to gently frame the eye.

Then using the Essentials Eye Palette I applied Metro to the inner corners, adding Brownstone to the outer edge, again top and bottom and gently sheering it out to create a deeper soft frame around the eye. I contoured the eye socket with Rush Hour and highlighted under the brow with Uptown finishing with the Triple Action Mascara in Black. I shaped the brows with a little more drama using the Eye Brow Pencil in Medium.

The lips I lined with the Swimmables Reverse Lip Liner (Love this product!) and to complete the look I generously applied Essential Lip Color in Paris.

CARGO Cosmetics

CARGO Cosmetics

Find more on CARGO Cosmetics at www.ulta.com

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February 24, 2015

High Fashion vs. College Glamour

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I am so excited and happy to have announced my spread for the March issue of Genlux Magazine. The shoot was absolutely incredible, inspired by the extraordinary Anna Shay. She styled me in one of a kind Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Suzie Turner and more. Stephen Kamifuji, the creative director and photo editor for Genlux magazine, was so warm, welcoming and hands on in implementing his artistic eye to the shoot. I want to also thank the amazing photographer Tracey Morris who had ever-flowing ideas and made the shoot such a fun experience. Also, a big thank you to Miss Rockwell for glamming me up and executing the hair and makeup looks! She was so sweet to work with, we even bonded over our shared Puerto Rican heritage—our ancestors are from the same city!

I am really excited for everyone to see this shoot, it’s one of my first high fashion shoots for a magazine so it is truly unlike anything I’ve done before!

So now back to the college life, it’s absolutely amazing but it definitely has its ups and downs. Nothing in life is a linear pattern, at least not for me, and it’s tough balancing my dual life. Trying to figure out what classes you need to take and succeeding in them for your major, discovering the people who are and who aren’t your true friends, dealing with boys of course and their inevitable presence…everything I experience alongside plenty of others is a journey and very imperfect but that’s what makes it exciting and fulfilling. My theme of the week—you never know what’s going on in someone’s life behind closed doors. Therefore, learn compassion and radiate positivity. There’s definitely a lot to be thankful for.

Back to college with my Sarina <3

Back to college with my Sarina <3

Stephen Kamifuji everyone!

Stephen Kamifuji everyone!

XO,

LIZZY

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