Hello, gorgeous! September was such a busy month for me, between fashion week, prepping for Halloween tutorials, and working on some very special things (stay tuned!), I am amazed I found time to time-travel! Just a few weeks ago, I was on set with Garnier shooting a fun and sweet video featuring their new Color Styler product. It’s a temporary hair color that comes in 5 daring hues for those that want to experiment without the commitment. Just apply anywhere you want the color to go, but keep in mind that it’s just for streaks and color accents and a little goes a long way!
In the video, I get dressed up in a number of different outfits inspired by the 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s. I was seriously having such a laugh in these high-waisted, vintage bellbottom pants. The pant-legs were so wide, I swore an entire circus could take place underneath them!
And maybe this wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I surprisingly loved this 80′s inspired getup. While, stylistically speaking, the 80′s is typically my least favorite decade, this outfit is one I wouldn’t mind wearing in real life for a night out. Anyone that knows me knows that I can never say no to a tight dress!
Last, but certainly not least, the 90′s. I was born in at the very start of 1990, so the decade will always have only the most special place in my heart. There are a number of directions you can go in with the 90′s, but we decided to go for grunge. I’ve always been a fan of plaid flannel button downs and have been known to practically live in them on my more casual moments once the weather starts to get a bit colder. I may or may not be wearing one as I type this right now.
Finding a black sparkly dress is so much easier than a red sparkly one! Jessica Rabbit has always been a visual inspiration for me. Her killer curves and the long flowing hair parted to the side, covering one eye gave her a dangerous, mysterious vibe that was undeniably sexy. As far as cartoons go, she’s one of the hottest ever drawn up. I did a video based on her original look years ago that I’ve been wanting to redo but instead, I decided to go for a gothic spin. I really hope you like it!
P.S. If you watched this video, you may have noticed something that we will discuss in another video/post soon!
How could I NOT do a Frozen Princess Elsa look for this Halloween? I couldn’t decide if I wanted to do a pretty version or a frostbitten / zombie version so I just did BOTH! You could take the frostbite / zombie version a lot further with fake blood, more gashes, contact lenses, etc. but I decided to keep it slightly less disgusting! If you do decide to go with the scary version, I recommend taking the frostbite effects down onto your neck and chest and anywhere your skin is exposed just to make things a little more realistic.
I’m one of those people that doesn’t see that much of a difference between day or night makeup. I think you should be free to wear whatever makes you feel most beautiful around the clock so while this is an “everyday” look, I’ve worn this exact look out at night. The whole look was based around this lip gloss from Gerard Cosmetics in “Cocoa Bean”. I was never much of a brown lip kind of girl and honestly tried it on thinking I’d hate it and instead, the opposite happened! I completely fell in love with it. I’m trying to break out of using the same nude lipsticks in all of my looks and I’ve been having so much fun branching out. Brown-toned lips and matte makeup was very popular in the 90s. For this look, I kept my skin and eye makeup shimmer and shine-free, hence why I say this was a bit 90s-inspired. Below is a list of all of the products & shades I used!
Traveling isn’t all that glamorous. #YeahISaidIt Spending practically a whole day on airplane with all of the recycled air, trying to get comfortable enough to get some sleep to no avail, and let’s not even talk about those closets with a toilet that they call restrooms. And if that wasn’t enough, most of us look like hell after getting off a flight but life happens and the show must go on. In this video I share some tips for those who are crunched for time but need to look fresh and polished for, say, an important meeting, client dinner, etc. after they land.
This past Fashion Week, I attended the #CoutureOverdose event hosted by SheKnows to celebrate the launch of Juicy Couture’s latest fragrance, Viva la Juicy Gold Couture at NYC’S Gold Bar. Needless to say, this event was all about going for the gold and it got me thinking about how gold is an often overlooked staple in a woman’s wardrobe. Metallics, especially golds, are the new neutrals as far as I’m concerned.
It was the pointy-toed gold pumps on the woman next to me that got me thinking about the potential of gold as a luxe alternative to basic beige.
Everywhere I turned, there was gorgeous golden inspiration to capture my attention. The walls were dressed in gilded skulls that I wish I could recreate in my own home, if only to serve as a backdrop to countless future selfies!
^ In this photo I’m wearing Lime Crime lipstick in “Poisonberry” and House of Lashes “Iconic” falsies. For a similar look to this using different lashes & lippie, check out this: http://bit.ly/1oug3zH
I love nothing more than purposely messy hair! There’s something about that just-rolled-out-of-bed look that’s so carelessly confident & sexy. PLUS! Low-maintenance. Bring on humidity. Bring on rain. Bring on the ice bucket challenge! The more messed up it gets, the better! It’s so easy to achieve. Mindless really. All I use is a clip-less barrel curling iron (or curling rod). This is the one I use, but I use the 1.5 in attachment. This whole style takes me about 15 minutes to do so I can almost always fit it in. It lasts into the next day and looks even less “done” as the waves drop a bit. I’m not a hairspray girl but I’d imagine it’d be more defined and look more like the first day if you choose to finish off with a few spritzes.
As many of you have seen from my recent list of obsessions, dark lips are what I’m so excited to be experimenting with right now. I love how by just focusing on the lips you can keep everything else relatively simple. In the sea of nude lips we see all the time, a bold lip screams confidence. The woman that dares to switch things up and try something new is the woman that many envy because they too wish they were as brave. You can be that woman. Try out something new with your makeup and you just might surprise yourself with the results. At the end of the day, it’s just makeup and you can always wash it right off!
I’ve had this Joan Rivers post on my to-do list since last year and have kept putting it off and putting it off. I did not want to write it since she had been admitted into the hospital as I didn’t want to even consider the thought that she wouldn’t make it through. But, today, with a heavy heart, I’m taking the time to reflect on some of the things that made me admire Joan Rivers ever since I could remember. I was first introduced to Joan Rivers in the 90s when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show and remember Joan saying something about, “I’d rather see a new face come out of an old car than an old face coming out of a new one.” And there, even though I was maybe around 7 years old, my lifelong friendship with Joan Rivers began. Ever since, Joan had always been someone I turned to when I needed a laugh or some light-hearted yet poignant advice. For years, her face — or faces — have graced inspiration boards + collages as a reminder of what a hard-working woman can achieve and that it’s never too late to succeed. Continue reading…
Just because summer’s pretty much over doesn’t mean you can’t still have beautiful, glowing skin. Sometimes it’s tricky to get that dewy look to look right when you have larger pores. My suggestion is to a) use a pore minimizer around the areas that your pores appear the largest, b) skip shimmery products that can make uneven texture more obvious, c) press powder over the areas where your pores appear the largest (i.e. around the nose, inner part of the cheeks) & leave the high points of the cheeks and anywhere where you don’t get too shiny bare of powder. Hope this helped!