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Ongoing Dialogue: Diversity at NYFW

In the midst of a national (and even international) conversation about diversification and consciousness of different cultures and ideas, New York Fashion Week celebrates avant-garde fashion, talented designers and beautiful supermodels. However, the fashion industry has long been criticized for … Continue reading Ongoing Dialogue: Diversity at NYFW

How-to Tuesday: The Warm Smokey Eye

Smokey eyes are almost always “in.” Like a little black dress, there’s something undeniably sexy about the look that never goes out of style. This Fall, the classic smokey eye is taking on a warmer palette, incorporating peaches and coppers into the look.  The wonderful part about this trend is that the colors will compliment any skin tone, with some adjustments for preference. And though smokey eyes can be a little intimidating for makeup beginners, these warmer, more toned down colors make the look more approachable and mistake-proof. Here’s how to get the look with product recommendations both high end, … Continue reading How-to Tuesday: The Warm Smokey Eye

Velvet, A Recurring Fall Trend

Making a comeback in 2014 and starring in the Fall 2015 runways, velvet has yet again taken over as the major trend for this upcoming season. Although cool and chic, velvet is to be styled intelligently. Let’s be real – we are not Cara Delevingne and we cannot flawlessly rock Topshop’s Premium Velvet Blue Suit as she did. However, there are ways to stay both fashionable and within budget this fall. Basically, the key to wearing velvet is to focus on statement pieces. Be it skirts, boots, blazers or chokers, the piece you select should stand out but not override … Continue reading Velvet, A Recurring Fall Trend

How-to Tuesday: Fake a Tan

The reality of summer is that we all get too busy with jobs and internships, so the number of days at the beach are limited. And as the school year begins, we are lacking the glowing tan that use to be a back-to-school staple. That’s where fake tanning products come in. The key to a great fake tan is affordability and a great color payoff. Spray tans tend to be quick and easy, but also pricey. Self tanners require a little more work on your part, but tend to be way more affordable than a weekly spray tan. But the … Continue reading How-to Tuesday: Fake a Tan

Hot Weather Hairstyles

Even though the summer heat can make stepping outside sweaty and miserable, that doesn’t mean you have to look like you’re suffering beneath a mane of hair. Staying cool can be as easy as putting your hair in a ponytail, but why not make more of a style statement? Here are some fresh and easy options that will keep your hair up and out of the way for those inferno-like days. Add a head wrap or scarf to a messy bun or ponytail. This will not only provide an opportunity to accessorize with a fun print or texture, it will also keep any … Continue reading Hot Weather Hairstyles