Archives for September 2018

September 30, 2018

Echo celebrated 95 years of print, pattern and color with style star Natalie Lim Suarez.

Echo celebrated 95 years of print, pattern and color with style star Natalie Lim Suarez.

Natalie Lim Suarez

Natalie Lim Suarez

 

Last Thursday at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street in NYC, Echo celebrated 95 years of print, pattern and color with style star Natalie Lim Suarez(@NatalieOffDuty) and declared  September 27th, the first ever National Scarf Day!

There are over 1,500 national days. Let National Scarf Day be one of your favorite days to celebrate style in 2019 and each year to come!

#nationalscarfday #echonewyork

Link to sitehttps://www.echodesign.com/

Link to calendarhttps://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-scarf-day-september-27/

 

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September 28, 2018

Post Summer Blues? Neuropsychologist with 5 Things to Do to Boost Your Mood This Fall

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For many people the end of summertime means back to school and back to the grind. Companies launch into their 4th quarter which means the summer slack off season is done and it’s time to get serious as we close out the end of the year. Between the dip in temperatures, shorter days, work and family demands, it’s no wonder people feel sad to part with summer. We connected with Dr. Sanam Hafeez, Neuropsychologist and Teaching Faculty at Columbia University in New York City to explain why people get the post summer blues. We also offer some things to do to boost the mood as we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall.

  1. Ease into the routine.

A lot of people expect to hit the ground running immediately after Labor Day. Allow yourself a solid two weeks to a full month to get back into the swing of your fall routine. You can’t expect to go from a more relaxed summer mindset into a rushed pace. “A lot of people make the mistake of going from summer ease to fall hustle and they end up running themselves down leading to a cold. You want to get a realistic handle on the fall routine and make decisions about how much to take on. Planning ahead helps,” explains Dr. Hafeez.

  1. Go outside and play anyway!

The fall means a break in humidity and beautiful crisp air. It’s common to go from 80-degree temperatures to mid 60’s within a month. You can still enjoy your deck, barbecuing, reading in a lounge chair, having a catch in the yard, or going for a walk in nature. “Get outdoors and avoid spending weekends in hibernation which only makes people feel lethargic and depressed,” advises Dr. Hafeez who has been featured on national TV talking about Seasonal Affective Disorder.

  1. Get things done that you put off during summer.

Before the weather takes a turn for the cold and holiday hustle ensues, take advantage of the cooler fall temperatures by tending to things like, auto repairs, home projects, pet care, medical visits, and financial assessments. “When we make a decision to accomplish things we’ve put off and then follow through, we feel more in control and this reduces stress,” explains Dr. Hafeez. Something as simple as taking a few hours to tidy up the yard, clean out the garage, get rid of clothes can elevate the mood.

  1. Recap the summer with a look back at photos and gratitude.

At the end of each season it’s such a great ritual to do a recap. Look back into your social media feeds for the photos posted and memories made. Consider creating a summer photo album with highlights from vacations, pool days, family barbecues, weddings and any other fun that was had.

  1. Start brainstorming next summer’s vacation and must-do activities.

“You really want to move into a forward-thinking mindset instead of longing for the past. This summer is over and another one will come. Brainstorming with the family on where to go next, is a fun way to get excited about what’s ahead. When we think about possibilities it elevates our mood so grab an issue of a travel magazine and get inspired,” suggests Dr. Hafeez.

  1. When in doubt, get a makeover!

Nothing elevates the mood more than a day of primping and prepping. When we are putting the summer clothes away and pulling out the fall clothes we get to edit our wardrobes and make a list of the new things we want to add. Shopping for new clothes isn’t just limited to the kids heading back to school. A new hair color or style can also mark the start of a new season in a fun new way. “Self-care isn’t limited to meditation, juicing and massages. Finding that perfect fall jacket, shoes, new shades of cosmetics can do a lot to lift spirits,” Dr. Hafeez shares.

About the Doctor:

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc…). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz. Connect with her via Instagram @drsanamhafeez or www.comprehendthemind.com

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September 28, 2018

Styling Tips to make you Taller in Your Casual Kurtis

If you consider yourself short, then there are an instance when thinking about what to wear, you may wish that you were just a few inches tall. If you love Indian wears, and you are under 5″4, you may find it challenging to find the right sizes of casual kurtis for your daily use. However, you should not let this temporary challenge in your way of getting most from your dressings.

There are a few tips and tricks you can use to create an illusion of height and rock any attire just as if you were actually of that height. Discussed herein are a few of the tricks you can use to style kurtis and look as great just as you would have if you were just a few inches taller.

Use slimmer palazzo pants to pair your kurti

Let your kurti and bottoms have the same color shades

The first tip to create an illusion of height for your casual-kurti is to pair it with slimmer palazzo pants. One thing you will appreciate about these pants in addition to making you look taller is that they are always in season all the time and you can’t also ignore the fact that they are smart, trendy and will suit most body types. Irrespective of your height, you will most certainly appear taller than you actually are with these pants.

If you create a strong contrast between your bottom and your kurti, it will be easy for people to quickly notice where the kurti ends, and this will not aid in helping you look taller since people can easily gauge your height from the height of the kurti. In as much as you may be uncomfortable in keeping the two in the same color family because you have a range of option to work with, it is one of the best ways to create an illusion of height.

With a solid color for both the kurti and the bottom, it is easy to create a vertical line in your frame which will easily fool people that you are taller. Also, ensure that both the kurti and the bottom will be of the right fit and if possible, you should consider colors such as purple, red, grey, navy blue, and black. You will never go wrong with these colors.

Use medium flared skirts for the bottom

Many ladies may not think of this as a good idea, but when you want to create illusions of height, with or without kurtis, flared skirts will always get the job done. With kurtis, consider a medium flared skirt with a straight kurti that terminates just below your knees. With such a setup, you will appear to have a petite frame which will create an illusion of height and it will also contribute towards your edgy looks.

Pair your kurti with slim pants

It is a fact that irrespective of your height, slim pants will always make you appear taller than you actually are, and this is one of the best ways you can use to look taller in casual-kurti if you are vertically challenged. All you have to do is to take your kurti then have it together with slim pants which will help to create a straight line in your vertical, thus making you appear taller. The best kurti for pulling this look should be the straight designs.

Use kurtis with elongated patterns

Kurtis will elongated patterns are very good in creating illusions of height compared to those with horizontal strips. While you shop and you wish to get kurti for more height, go for those with vertical plackets or those with vertical strips. Other than creating an illusion of more height, they will also make you look fuller if you had a slim or a petite frame.

Go for V-necks over mandarin collars

It is surprising that you can also use the shape of the kurti collar to create an illusion of height, though so many people never think of this. V-necks has a way of making you look taller, and this is a universal fact has been accepted all over the world. This is because V-necks make the neck to appear elongated unlike neck shapes such as mandarins which will make you look shorter since they are very close to the neck.

Don’t be afraid of wearing heels

Heels are being used be several short people all the time to create illusions of height, and if you are short and you wanted to appear tall in your casual kurtis, then despite every other thing we have talked about, you should never be afraid to rock your heels. The heels will add you a few inches which will not only make you taller but also give you some nice and stylish looks despite your height.

To completely nail it with heels in creating an illusion of height, consider going for straight kurtis that flatters your frame. If you are not comfortable with pencil heels, consider wedges or platforms that will come along with style and comfort.

Use a skinny belt on your waist

Broad belts are known to divide the body into half and this will without a doubt make you look shorter. Skinny belts, on the other hand, will not create any division and will help to define your waist without necessarily diving your body into two parts. The belt you opt for, however, should share the same color with your kurti because you don’t want it attracting unnecessary attention to where people should not be focusing.

Go for minimal accessories

The other trick to make you appear taller in your casual kurtis is to consider very minimal accessories. As usual, less is always more when it comes to getting your accessories right. It is important that you avoid things like chokers, oversized necklaces, or any form of danglers. For the best looks, consider light jewelry such as sleek chains paired with matching pendants. You can also consider a pair of studs and a very trendy clutch bag to complete the casual look.  However, if you want to see things as they really are with the best affordable prices, you can visit stylecaret.

 

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September 27, 2018

Adore your Skincare, I Adore Mine!


I don’t routinely use neck creams. Whatever moisturizer I am using, I will use on my neck and chest. I recently found a neck cream that I really enjoy and have been using it consistently which is rare for me. Adore Cosmetics offers  Performer Sculpting Neck Serum. I loved the feel of it from the fist application almost 3 months ago. I really needed a good neck cream. My neck is a little saggy and has lots of fine lines. I knew from the start the sagginess would not go away but if he fine lines were minimized, I would feel much better.

I applied Performer Sculpting Neck Serum morning and night (just a drop) and I can honestly say the fine lines have minimized which surprised me, but it did work. My neck is not perfect, but to me, it looks much better.

Not only did Performer Sculpting Neck Serum  diminish the appearance fine lines in my neck and décolletage area, it gave me an overall  appearance of a younger looking neck. Performer Sculpting Neck Serum has a pleasant scent. It is also very high end so thankfully,  just a drop covers my neck completely.

What makes Performer Sculpting Neck Serumso unique?

The key to Performer Sculpting Neck Serum success is their patented plant stem cell formula. The exclusive Plant Stem Cell formula provides your skin with a smooth texture. “We amplify this nutrient’s action with Vitamin E to freshen the skin. Allantoin hydrates dry skin, while Pro-Vitamin B5 moisturizes and plumps the appearance of the skin. Extracts of chamomile, green tea and other botanicals soothe and refresh skin”. “Stem cells have shown great potential to treat critical conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Adore Cosmetics uses the same type of technology for beauty using stem cells found in organic fruits and vegetables.”

Consistency is the key for best results. Learn more about Adore cosmetics here:  adorecosmetics.com/pages/about-us

 

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September 27, 2018

Lavaa Lashes – Cardi B’s Go-To Lashes!

Whether you want lashes that WOW! or lashes with a more subtle look, consider Lavaa Lashes.  Lavaa Lashes are luxury cruelty free mink lashes. Their lashes last up to 30 wears and have a lash style for every personality.  They also offer faux lashes made of synthetic fibres that is vegan and lasts 10-15 wears!

Cardi B is among one of her famous fans – the rapper recently wore the Mischief Lashes in her Ring and Taki Taki videos, as well as wearing to numerous events and adding to her day to day looks.

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September 26, 2018

Abbie Cornish Wears Accessory Concierge & LIVEN CO.

Abbie Cornish was photographed wearing Accessory Concierge and LIVEN CO. at the premiere of A Star is Born at The Shine Auditorium in Los Angeles last night. The actress accessorized her all white look in Accessory Concierge’s Gold Linear Cuff ($30, www.accessoryconcierge.com) and LIVEN CO.’s Crescent Moon and Star Pave Post Earrings ($350, www.livenco.com).
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September 26, 2018

What’s New: 8 Colors of Fall from Vienne Milano

 

At VienneMilano, we believe that legs are a canvas for texture and color and hosiery allows you to use it. As our brand continues to grow, we are excited to extend our portfolio to include knee highs stockings! Introducing SILVIA: 50 denier knee highs. Available in 8 colors, made in Italy, just in time for autumn.

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September 26, 2018

Riverdale Hair Stylist Styles Cheryl Blossom’s Beautiful Waves

Liquid Texture Firm Hold White Sands

Riverdale, if you are a fan or just love trying and learning about hair products (like us), here’s some news. Riverdale‘s head stylist, Rosa Terracciano, previously, in an interview, shared she loves White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Thermal Spray to create Cheryl Blossom’s waves.

Why is this thermal spray a stylist favorite? Once paired with heat, curly or straight looks stay until shampooed out. Hair has superior hold and frizz protection yet styles are shiny and touchably soft.

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September 25, 2018

Hair Trends, from Celebrity Stylist Laurie Heaps, For Fall & Winter 2018

Hair Trends – Biggest Fall & Winter Hair Trends from Celebrity Stylist Laurie Heaps

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1.  Hair Color – The High Contrast Root

 actress and singer Sabrina Carpenter.

 

Celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps took actress and singer Sabrina Carpenter even blonder, creating one of the next big hair color trends – The High Contrast Root. “We both loved how her color grew out and wanted to keep more of a high contrast root showing more of her natural dark golden blonde,” explains Laurie. “To achieve the new color, I added buttery blonde highlights with lots of face framing pieces, producing a more golden hue overall.”

2. Hairstyles – Messy Buns

 

Messy Bun

Chanel was one of the top designers bringing this trend to life for Fall. This style is effortless yet can be super chic at the same. The key to the perfect messy bun involves a great texturizing product and multiple hair ties. After sweeping hair up into a sleek, high ponytail, sprinkle the pony with BioSilk’s Volumizing Therapy Texturizing Powder. “This will not only give volume but add just the right amount of grit for less slip,” explains Laurie. Taking a clear elastic, loop it and form a messy bun like usual. “However, take a second elastic and redo the same process for a messy bun with more structure and character.”

Biosilk Volumizing

3. Hair Accessories – 90’s Throwback

 

zig zag headband

 

As history tends to show, trends always seem to come back into fashion. The latest beauty staple making a comeback? 90’s hair accessories. It’s time to check your hair drawers because banana clips and zig zag headbands are back. Designer Prabal Gurgung showcased models like Bella Hadid wearing the trend paired with texturized updos. “You can find inexpensive options on Amazon,” shares Laurie. “Don’t be afraid to experiment by wearing the accessories with different hairstyles (curls, straight, braids, up, etc.).”

4. Haircut – Center Part Fringe

 

The Haircut - Center Part Fringe

Bangs are getting an update by changing the way they fall and frame the face. Now, the Center Part Fringe is in style. The look can be done on blunt or texturized styles. “Your bangs will start out shorter towards the middle of the forehead and gradually get longer towards the temples,” explains Laurie. Have fun with the style which can be worn straight or by slightly adding in a bump with your flat iron for softer volume that does not bubble up. Keep the look in place with a flexible hold hairspray like White Sands Infinity Finishing Spray. “Your hair won’t look or feel like you used a hairspray, but your bangs will maintain their style, even in the wind!”

 

Infinity Hair Spray

 

5. Hairstyles – Airy Movement

 

The Hair: Airy Movement

 

It’s “I woke up like this hair” but better. “Think straight, but not flat. Curls, but not tight,” says Laurie. “Depending on which style you choose, they will all have one thing in common – airy movement.” This windblown effect means straight styles have a slight bend to them and waves are loose and flowing.

To re-create the trend, reach for a multi-purpose flat iron and a great shine enhancing heat protectant.

Taking hair in 1-inch sections, mist with White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Styling Spray before heat is applied. This spray has thermal guards and style memory, while making the hair shinier as heat is applied.

 

White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Styling Spray

 

For a slight bend, take the CHI 1″ Volcanic Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron and wave the hair by moving your wrist back and forth. This will create soft bends with movement. “This iron actually contains volcanic lava combined CHI ceramic,” explains Laurie. “This combination allows styling at lower than normal temperature producing less damage to the hair while offering smooth, shiny results.”

 

Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

 

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September 25, 2018

Wholesale Fashion Shoes – Look Great, Without Breaking The Bank.

Wholesale Fashion Shoes offers shoppers the opportunity to look great, without breaking the bank.

With 69% of consumers becoming cost-conscious with subscription services, Wholesale Fashion Shoes is offering shoppers more options with lower price tags, without the hassle of commitment. While others sell the exact same brands at 3-4 times the price, fashionistas don’t have to choose just one pair of shoes to fit an occasion or outfit.  You can choose the perfect pumps for work, fun boots for weekends, fabulous heels for date night & more.

Consider Wholesale Fashion Shoes as the must-have fall fashion resource for savvy shoppers.

 

Rumble12 Black Hidden Wedge Accent Buckle Lace Up Boot

Rumble12 Black Hidden Wedge Accent Buckle Lace Up Boot

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