I have a soft spot in my heart when it comes to fashion. And, I must admit that Spring has a tendency to make it beat even harder. Why? Well, next month is when the grand gala of all events takes place, where fashion and Hollywood are fused together on the highest level.
If you were to take a look into my bathroom, you might think I went a little too overboard at Sephora. Yes, I am here to admit that I am addicted to beauty products. The good news - I am perfectly fine with this addition as some of the products I recently discovered have been a blessing to my skin. In addition, I've jumped on the rose water bandwagon and don't plan on jumping off anytime soon. Rose water has been proven to reduce the excess oils and maintain just the right pH balance of the skin.
My signature go to lip color is a vibrant red with an orangey undertone that somehow has the power to complete my outfit with two simple strokes. The power of lipstick I tell ya! What you probably don't know is that lipstick had quite the bumpy past. Red lipstick in particular came with some strong regulations and was looked at as a tool for "deceiving men." Yes, long before Coco Chanel said her famous line, "If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack," there was some twists and turns for the modern girls go-to lip shade.
I am kicking this week off with a big kiss to all things lips. From fashion to female icons to everything else in between - lips continue to be an international symbol of the feminine mystique.So, follow me these next few days as I dive a bit deeper and take a bite out of the history of luscious lips and all the kiss marks it has left in its path.
I live in Arizona which basically means it is warm year round. It is so hot at times you are forced to stay in doors for three months. I basically say goodbye to any fashion trend that has to do with layers. So, for me spring in Phoenix is the one time of the year where I can indulge in some of fashion;s latest trends before the sidewalk starts melting.Many of the "it" trends that were crossing the spring 2017 runway shows included sleeve slits and exaggerated ruffles with a gentle romantic flare. With all that has been cooking in the world of politics, fashion has caught on to women embracing their femininity in full force.
As we continue to celebrate black history month and chit chat online about New York Fashion Week - I wanted to shine some light on America's first African American high-fashion designer, Ann Lowe. Ann played a significant role in the fashion industry including designing the wedding dress of Jacqueline Bouvier, who of course became Jacqueline Kennedy. That dress, an exquisite piece of American history in ivory French taffeta and pink silk faille, is just one part of Lowe’s legacy.