Happy May Day! This only means one thing in the fashion world. Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour gets to welcome celebrities, fashion designers, socialites and other guests for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York.This year, the gala is celebrating the opening of the new exhibition “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,” which already is receiving high praise from the media.
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.
As we continue the week with our hearts open and hats tipped to animals, I must bring your attention to the queen of all cats, Choupuette! Karl Lagerfeld’s world-famous cat is like no other feline on the block. She has been Lagerfeld's sidekick for years and is a celebrity pet like no other.
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.
The Grammy Awards aired last night and although the universe is buzzing about the performances by Adele and Beyoncé, both strong creative female forces in music, my eyes always gravitate to the fashion.I am a firm believer that fashion is art—wearable art—that we use to outwardly communicate to others about who we are or what we feel on a daily basis. The same amount of artistic expression can go into fashion as it does a sculpture or painting.
I am not a beauty editor or one who must leave the house all glammed up, but when it comes to the latest and greatest in skincare or a new fad that does not involve being cut up - I'm in! And, yes I 100% appreciate inner beauty, but in our new superficial world of selfies, Snapchat, and social media - one must put her best foot (and face) forward.If you are in the beauty-know than you've probably heard the buzz around microblading. Unlike the not-so natural effects of permanent makeup, microblading is more of an embroidery that looks just like real hairs.
I am addicted to shoes, but not just any shoes. I love shoes that have structure, style and an over the top sense of sass. Much like my touch in the professional realm of architecture, branding and interiors, I like my daily wardrobe reflect my personality and passion for mixing the new with the old and layering of textures and pattern. The word “eclectic “sounds too casual to explain my closet so I’d rather define my fashion sense as; classically intricate, sophisticated when needed, and a dash of - I don’t give fuck.