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All Right, White!

29 May

From girls who consider themselves a traditionalist to the most modern of divas, wearing the color white meets all personality types and the way you wear and style it can meet your many moods. But when is it okay to wear white? What are the “whites” and wrongs of wearing white after Memorial Day? Do you still have to retire all your white pieces after Labor Day? We have the list of options to break all the rules and show you how …………it’s all right in white all year round!

With architectural clean lines, white takes on a modern approach. 3/4 length jackets, crop pants, and tank tops were on tap at the Issa sing RTW 2016 show. Cedric Charlier’s RTW collection included a key white top- rounded shoulders, elbow length sleeves, and a wrap waist belt, it was a great day into evening piece. But hands down, it was the Viktor & Rolf spring RTW collection that took white fashion and made it modern- a “wearable art” theme of garments made from Cubist facial features. Wearing white in contemporary cuts shows a sharp fashion sense that breaks barriers and seasons.

With a hint of grey, this shade of white is the newest in neutral dressing. Dennis Basso was the leader in this look for spring. Mini skirts and dresses touched with metallic threads, he added tiny fur jackets in a white ice color and made us rethink how cool white really can be. From the couture collection, Giambattista Valli spring 2016 created a billowing tulle dress that rewrites all the rules on wearing white for the gala season.

Textured white fabrics bring a whole level of feminine dressing to the mix. Eyelet, lace, laser cut, and appliqué, these looks had a 3D appeal. Maxi dresses and scarves played up the boho chic trend and laid claim to the carefree gypsy lifestyle. Elie Saab’s spring RTW collection highlighted a two piece pant ensemble of oversized eyelet lace flared pants and box crop top-very garden party appropriate indeed. For the Beverly Hills poolside/jet set, Rochas spring 2016 paired a long duster terrycloth style coat over a gentle lace dress that was ready for you to dive right in!

A crisp white blouse or polo shirt never go out of style. A key layering piece for spring, these tops pair with shorts, circle skirts, jeans and cardigans. White shirt dresses are common but
Monse spring 2016 used the smoothest cotton fabric which was tied and draped for maximum sex appeal. More put together than wearing your boyfriend’s shirt, it was a suggestive look that made us daydream a bit. Adding a Sally LaPointe hide hair envelope purse would make you look ready for business.

Just like stationary, ivory is white’s casual side. It’s softer and easier on the eyes. Pamela Rolland and Sally LaPointe 2016 both had monochromatic ivory two piece outfits that charged down the runway and made a powerful statement. Gucci took an ivory over the knee skirt and combined it with a monkey fur vest with rust and ivory accents that screamed “I’m the ‘IT’ girl.”

Here’s my Pinterest for some inspiration https://www.pinterest.com/niemannnichole/all-right-white/

Coachella Fashion and a Whole Lot More

22 Apr

When you mix celebs, music, fashion, and put it all in a remote desert location, what you get is a sick mix of off the chain awesomeness.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a multi faceted mix of entertainment with music being the main draw but fashion is the becoming the Kanye West to the Taylor Swift-a side show that gets your attention. The festival brings about 180,0000 people each year to Indio and Palm Springs, California and takes place Friday-April 12 and April 17-19 so buckle up, with back to back weekends, this sh-t gonna get real real.

Like the movie themes of Weekend at Bernie’s combined with Risky Business and touch of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Coachella is a millennial’s excuse to let it all hang out and then memorialize it on Instagram. When this type of epic low down is happening, rest assured people are dropping a few dimes and dressing for the occasion. You ask, “What is the dress code for dance club in the desert?” – well we’re here to break it down, bust it out, and help get yo swag on.

In the fabulous life of the young, rich, and famous what you wear is like a mating call of clothes. Lots of skin covered with tats, cut outs, cut offs, and crop tops are the go-to favorite to show the body art. There’s no shortage of denim and lace and designers like Nanette Lapore bring  signature girlish charm.  Accessories are all part of the hippie vibe. Fringe cross body bags, floppy hats, and flower headbands all add to the mood. The glam squad in attendance includes Gigi Hadid, the Jenner clan, Biebs, and Chris Brown and they’re always DTI. Last year Hadid wore a chestnut colored suede vest. This look was so loved, the style made its way into retail stores around the globe as a key piece. Flat caps and screen tees are a DJ’s favorite uniform.

Pop up shops and interactive virtual reality experiences from H & M are the new, modern way to titalize their audience in real time.  The most recent designer to buy into the buzz is Calvin Klein. In an effort join the “in” crowd, Klein and their multiple subsidiaries will host a “brand experience” over the weekend. Well, hell ya, “brand me“!-whateveh that means.

Temperatures rise with body heat combined with hot as hell desert conditions, pool parties are happening at hotels and private residences so off the hook that even Robin Leach would drop his dentures in ecstasy. Coachella has a modern-day Woodstock vibe (if you’re old enough to make that connection) but with parties set in über elite retreats.

Coachella attracts an orgasmic line up of talent and entertainment. The event may self combust with young, hottie fever.  Get your posse locked and loaded-this event isn’t for amatures.

 

Here’s my Pinterest for inspiration https://www.pinterest.com/niemannnichole/coachella-2016-fashion-and-more/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bright Eyed

5 Mar

This morning my phone chirped a text at 6:40am.  Given the time of day, I knew it must be important.  It read, “any suggestions for a product that will help take my black circles under my eyes away?”  It was a 911 make up emergency and I was at the ready.  Down the fire pole, I slid into action.

Make up professionals aren’t called artists for no good reason.  We are talent masters of illusion using noninvasive techniques.  I have been in the fashion industry since I had pimples so proper make up technique became a necessity.  I learned make up application is like anything, master the basics and then build from there.  

Under eye concealer is one of my favorite tricks to enhance youth and beauty.  It is often underrated or overlooked. Why?  I have no idea but it needs to be part of your routine everyday.

It takes four products to make the magic happen.  A moisturizer, a pot concealer, white pencil and translucent powder.  

Step 1.  Gently apply moisturizer to your face and neck.  It is critical that you always use tender care when working with the skin around your eye.  NEVER rub or pull.

Step 2. Use a wedge sponge to apply the concealer.  Apply the product using the narrow end of the sponge patting the concealer under your entire eye up to the lashes and the width of your finger tip.  Take the wide end of the sponge and feather the edges to blend.

Step 3. Use a white chubby pencil and sparingly dab color in your inner eye and blend.  Take the same pencil and highlight your brow bone.  This technique opens your eye up, makes it brighter and diminishes dark circles.

Step 4. Set with a brush dipped in translucent loose face powder.

The best news of all……this emergency repair advice won’t require you to get Obamacare.
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Is There a Demotologist in the House? Paging Dr. Clarisonic.

8 May

Have you ever taken a piece of clear scotch tape and put it on your face?  Of course not, I’m sure, really…..and even if you did, you wouldn’t admit it or you would at least claim it was a prank.  But here’s my proposition to you…take a piece of clear scotch tape and put it on your face and then pull it off.  (I might suggest you do this after dinner so as not to lose your appetite).

There’s the evidence Sherlock Holmes style.  Your face if full of dead skin cells and dirt and grime and today’s bad everything.  Do you trust your soap to get all this clean?  It’s a lot to ask from your basic soap so Clarisonic comes to the rescue.  (insert Superman theme song).  It’s the street cleaner of sorts for your complexion.  The Clarisonic claims to remove 6X the amount of dirt, etc. than your hands could.  I’m admittedly not great in math or science anymore (I did pull some pretty tight grades in college despite a few nasty hang overs) but I can tell you for sure that the positive results are in your reflection.

Mirror, mirror on the wall….who’s skin is the prettiest of all?
Yours, of course with the help of Clarisonic.