Monday, June 11, 2012

So Cal Prep = SOuthern CALlifornia Prep

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Maxi Dresses-Now and Then

Maxi Dresses-Now and Then
Vintage Style Files has done and exquisite collection of maxi dress styles from the 1970's to the present time.  Taking us on an ankle wisping hemline stroll down memory lane with vivid pictures and details that reveals a deep-rooted passion for the vintage Maxi.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Espresso skin - Blush / Flesh tone contrast

Nude? Whose nude? Flesh tone? Whose flesh?  My flesh tone is espresso, coffee bean, deep coppertone.
This BCBG shirt falls under the "fleshtone / nude" colors that crept from the strictly reserved for underwear to EVERY where.  Purchased at the BCBG store in Velizy Villacoubley 2009 outside of Paris (closer to Versailles).  Just when the whole fleshy trend was starting to pick up, but not quite fully embraced.   Being a lover of silk, satin and intricate lace this little number checked off all three boxes.
In a luscious “flesh” tone. Obviously not my flesh. So how do women of color wear these flesh/nude tones?
Flesh colors for Women of Color
Numero uno - AIM for warm tones, with peachy keen / orange undertones, rosey pink / red undertones.

The contrast of complexions ranging from deep mahogany to golden sandy is very flattering,
-brings out the undertones
-highlighting the cheekbones, drawing the attention to the upper portion of the face – the eyes, forehead, etc.

Complimented with a neutral, peach lip gloss end glowing, lively face. I often qlso pair blush colors with a matte brown lip color that matches my skin.

With matte brown lip color ALWAYS place emphasis on the eyes with a strongly defined eye liner and mascara – forgoing a dramatic eye will result in a dead lifeless look.

Taupe tones with grayish brown tones give a chalky reflection on browner skin, ie they should be avoided by deep complexioned cuties – made the mistake of buying a putty colored neutral dress and it sucks the life right outta my face.

"BEFORE"- just the dress a trapeze Babydoll cotton jersey BCBG dress BLUSH tone. no make-up - just the dress.

THE REVEAL, paired with a fitted distressed denim blazer. Crisp white thong sandals.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

All the colors in the crayon box

All the colors in the crayon box

All the colors in the crayon box

FABIANA FILIPPI cotton shirt
€289 -

FABIANA FILIPPI gray cardigan
€289 -

Weekend Max Mara purple top
£128 -

Cropped shirt
$40 -

Minuet Petite cropped jacket
£26 -

Dolce&Gabbana leather sandals
$485 -

Jil Sander leather shoes
$450 -

Irene Neuwirth moonstone necklace
£5,860 -

Erickson Beamon gold plated jewelry
£1,545 -

Betsey johnson necklace
$165 -

EVOCATEUR long earrings
$138 -

Enamel ring
$110 -

Amrita singh jewelry
$100 -

Kate Spade enamel earrings
$98 -

1928 long earrings
$12 -

Swash silk shawl
$348 -

Mango silk scarve
£23 -

Dolce & Gabbana Purple Leo Peep Toe
€398 -