The House of Herrera Spring 2015 Line

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Carolina Herrera has created a chic and youthful look for Spring 2014. It was a very stressful morning for Herrera. The show started late, but ended with a life longing impression. Herrera went for a new look or as she said  “a youthful hemline”.

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The show was held at the Lincoln Center on the fifth morning of Fashion Week New York 2014. It was an elegant, bright, chic yet youthful show. The line included prints, chic pant looks, high society looks, and floor length dresses. Herrera said she focused more on shoulders this time around. She created bell shaped sleeves for her garments.

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Carolina Herrera was Sponsored by BioSilk Hair Care Line with World Famous Orlando Pita.

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Pictured is Lead Stylist Orlando Pita and Olivia Smalley

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Pictured is Hair Artist Olivia Smalley

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Pictured is Hair Artist Albert Luiz and Lorena Garcia

The looks had sumo wrestle inspired hair styles. Lots of hair extensions where added to the bottom for a sleek looking style. The hair stylist Olivia Smalley used Biosilk Haircare firm hold hair spray. This product defiantly help keep the looks chic and intact.

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The House of Herrera wanted something fresh and youthful and that’s what it brought to New York Fashion Week 2014.The spring line was made for everyday elegance.

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A Furry Fall

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Fur: sinfully soft & extremely warm. This Fall 2013 designers had no shame in using fur. Lots of garments will have lots of fluffy fur. Fur is something that is elegant and only a true fashion lover knows the “true meaning” of fur. If you aren’t into real fur (which is totally understandable) then def go for the fake fur option. Whether its real or fake (by fake we mean well done) then you can have a glamorous and elegant look to go out in the city. If you are just getting into fashion or aren’t as daring, do a simple by having it on a purse. If you are a fashion diva then you already know to be rocking coats with fur.

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Jigsaw faux fur coat
$430 – johnlewis.com

Brown coat
$395 – glam-net.com

Brown long coat
$78 – ringsandtings.com

Noisy may black vest
$78 – nelly.com

Jacques Vert scarve
$130 – houseoffraser.co.uk

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Tying the Knot

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A simple and chic hairstyle for this Fall is the knot bun. The knot bun is sexy yet sophisticated. This new fall trend hairstyle can go with any occasion. You can “tie the knot” at a party, club, date night, or just to hang out. This hair style is easy to do and does not take much maintenance. To do the knot hair style: blow dry hair straight, create either a clean center or side part, secure hair in a ponytail, then wrap your hair around in a loop with the ends pointing up or tucked under, a round ballet bun, or the classic double knot.

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Wedding Updo Ideas, Which Look Is Your Favorite?

To kick off wedding season, I though I’d give some of my brides some updo ideas! Might I propose some soft caramel highlights for brunettes and some baby blonde highlights for blondes to break up ashy color to create dimension in the hair. It’s the bee’s knees when it comes to photographing your luscious locks for your special day.
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A gloss spray will do wonders as well for a finishing touch of shine! Have your hair stylist recommend one at your salon. I always love Rene Furterer Glossing Spray. The product is light yet packs a punch on the shine without looking greasy.

ECRU New York created the perfect product, how so? Well between its weightless ability to create firm, touchable curls and also provide antistatic and UV protection. Almost like the perfect hairspray? I’d agree!

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Why your bridesmaids should never do their own makeup!

Why your bridesmaids should never do their own makeup.

 

Now I know what you’re already thinking… this is an article supporting everything I already know but your bridesmaids insist on still doing their own beautifications for the day of YOUR wedding. Granted… When agreeing to being in a bridal party, there are tons of committed costs associated and yes it does add up. Nevertheless, after reading, you’ll leave with a better approach to your girls on how to not make them look like these lovely ladies below.

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Step One: Read this entry.

Many brides maids have the good ol’ saying, “Oh I’m really good at my makeup, I don’t need a professional” Wrong. Professional Makeup Artists understand the structure of the face, coloring and texture. As much as the Bare Minerals Counter Clerk will tell you “This product is flawless for your face and its light weight and hypo allergic” BOOM! Perfect for Sally’s wedding. Suzy is running head first into a huge situation come two months after you get the images back from Bob the Photographer. “Why is my face pale and shade of grey”, she begs to know. Well Suzy, what that clerk did not tell you was, mineral makeup has tiny reflective particles inside the product that when a professional photographer takes a photo, it bounces off the skin and creates a pale looking face. You will not see it in person by any means, but will unquestionably notice in photos. Also makeup with SPF will in fact do the same exactly thing for photos. Titanium Dioxide, which is what is in sunscreen, will give you the same result. Sorry ladies, this is a must to skip out on the SPF for one day.

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Step Two: Do your homework.

Don’t be rushing into decision making when it comes to hair and makeup and invest the time and money to do trials. HATE to say it but if a makeup artist is giving away her trials for free, chances are she doesn’t value her time as an artist and just looking to get the booking. Now… that is not for every artist, but we can say I’ve encounter a few wedding sharks. Make sure they come to you the day of the wedding, very important. By them having you sign a contract, is it not just protecting them but it’s protecting you as well. Read it very carefully. Make sure you speak to and confirm with the artists, 1 month before and 1 week before.

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Step Three: Pricing

Depending on your region, hair and makeup could run $150-$250 or more per person. Get pricing from the artists but do not base your decision on price, big mistake.  If your paying $30 for makeup, like I said…she’s just looking to make extra money on the biggest day of your life. In order to feel your best, you must look your best. A good artist isn’t cheap and a cheap artist isn’t good. You’ve already invested in your photography and if you go with a cheap artist, your investment is out the window. I always tell my brides; a great gift for the bridal party is to pay for their makeup. Before anyone can even tell you they want to do it themselves, you need to gently explain how important it is to you, that all her best friends as well as herself will have life long photos of how gorgeous everyone looked at her wedding. Chances are they will want to comply since they will want you to give the same consideration the day of their wedding. Not to mention, this will avoid the one bridesmaid with a heavy hand and others with next to none. The smokey eye bridesmaid will only distract the crowd from you.

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Now, if your bridesmaid continues to forgo getting professional makeup, make sure to educate her on NO mineral makeup or SPF, but remember, she’s your brides maid for a reason. She committed to your every want and need. Just kidding, but really.

The Maxi Skirt from Day to Night

A huge trend this summer is the maxi skirt! The maxi skirt comes in all colors, lengths, and cuts. One of the great factors of the maxi skirt is that you can wear it from day to night. Also maxi skirts look great on all body types, if you wear the correct blouse and jewelry. Here are two outfits, that take the same maxi skirt from day to night.

DAY TIME

The maxi skirt looks amazing with a loose fitting tank top and flat fun tribal sandals. Add some fun layered jewelry to give it some flare. This is the perfect day time outfit for running errands, going to the mall, or for your next vacation.

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NIGHT TIME

Take the same exact maxi skirt and wear it to dinner, a party, or to the club. The maxi skirt looks sexy but classy with a bandeau. The bandeau shows just enough skin! When you add heels, a statement necklace, a sleek clutch, and popping color lipstick to a maxi skirt, it gives it an elegant and chic look.

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How would you wear the maxi skirt from day to night! Post your ideas or polyvore boards below! 

The Celebrity Airport Look

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One of celebrities many talents is dressing chic and comfortable at airports. Here are some of my favorite pieces that celebrities wear to the airport.

What are some things you do when traveling to keep comfortable and chic?

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