Cozy up with a good book …Ladies!

photo DVF

While you are chillin’ out this weekend or shopping the sales.

If your’re passionate about designer fashion and stories. Grab yourself a copy of this DELICIOUS book about designer DVF!

Launched a few months ago by Haper Collins/Dey St. books  author Gioia Diliberto’s book is a FABULOUS  read.

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Craving fall best of all!

imagesCA3CDK3IDVFFall is on its way…you may not feel it yet but it is about to arrive.
It is a magical time of year and the colors are too! We gradually put away our summer wear and pull out our fall clothes for cooler weather. Look effortless this fall with a few easy pieces in beauty and fashion.

I attended this year’s Fashion Group International fall/winter fashion preview in New York City this past April and my former boss the fabulous designer, Diane Von Furstenberg,hosted it and moderated a panel.I can’t get enough of her and her fabulous fashions.
I got to get a sneak peek into what colors of make-up and fashions you will be FALLing in love with.

The colors of the season are a mixed beauty bag of tricks!
Here are a few must haves to update your face wardrobe with:

Skin has never been more in! Take care of it! There are so many new products and formulas. There is really no excuse to why you can’t. Looking good takes a little work but is so worth it.

Ready-to-wear shades for fall and winter are: The color of wine will be sublime along with warm nude, pink fuschia and classic crimson red for your lips.

Eyes can be a mix and match blend of black, white, honey, soft violet, merlot, deep blue, gray, glam gold, and sterling silver. A mixture of matte and shimmer on the face will help you look up-to-date.

Dark, vamp, smoky eyes are so yesterday. Instead define your eyes with a shadow, rich or bright gem colored pencils, and a touch of black or brown under them. Black liner is a staple in my makeup kit, although jewel tone shades are so much more fun and pretty! Some hues I like to use are teal, blue, purple, and green. These shades also make the whites of the eyes look brighter.

The perfect eyebrow is always in fashion. Consult a brow stylist for a personalized, updated look.If you happen to live in sunny Jacksonville Florida;John Brent at Chocolate Blonde Salon is the guy for you! If you happen to live in LA…Damone Roberts is the man!

For the daring, Paperself Lashes come in a decorative array of designs. For example, lashes in the shape of a butterfly, a bird, or even a fish. Faux lashes with tiny gemstones are trending now too.

Lasting Shellac and Gel nails are in the limelight. Manicures and pedicures have never been more popular. It’s a way to add a little color to your life; the shades and possibilities are endless.From OPI to Revlon you can rock some amazing shades.

Hair color trends “WOW” in shades like copper fields,winter peach and toasted grains…Aveda has some amazing new hues.

Men continue to be getting into taking better care of their appearance. From teeth, whitening at home systems, like Supersmile, to getting deep cleansing facials and having their eyebrows groomed. It is a new beauty frontier for men.

For clothing & accessories:
Clothing colors:Mykonos blue, samba, acai, linden green, koi, turbulence gray and of course the color of the year emerald, all predicted by Pantone the color experts are hot this year.

Have the courage to wear anything that is animal print or anything with it in it, like a scarf, shoes, purse or earrings! Think Shad Khan and the Jaguars!

Brighten up your complexion with winter white, shiny materials and sequins.

Out with sky-high heels and into sensible heights that are pretty for our back and feet!

Hose is making a comeback! Warm up to nude hose thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. In addition, black opaque, artsy patterns and textured hose are in for this fall/winter.

Men are seeing a need to be more fashionable too. Not the usual safe dress shirt and khaki pants. Guys are taking a hint from the men of Italy. A fearless way of dressing that includes bare ankles (no socks), slim suits and unique color combinations for shirts, jackets and ties.

So express yourself, take care of yourself, and remember to be yourself…and you will always be in fashion.

Fashion Group International

Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Arden, Helena Rubinstein, Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Von Furstenberg and so many more!

What do all these famous people have in common?

They  all have been members or are members of  Fashion Group International a world-wide organization in fact the first three women founded the group.

Fashion designers,interior designers,beauty icons,hair stylists beauty brands,color experts,fashion stylists,fashion magazines,and other creative professionals are members.

I am a member too. It’s empowering,fashionable,creative,motivational, trending  and best of all networking fun. You to can join in on the fun too and be a member too. The North Florida chapter is hosting a fabulous event and it’s last call. 

Thursday September 13,2012

Inside Out

A healthy beauty twist… usually they host  fashion or art events

6:00- 7:00PM Cocktails and mingle time

7:15-8:15 Panel of Beauty and Health PROfessionals… I am on the panel too

8:30-9:00 Networking and wrap up.

Cake pops …by Frosted By Darla

 Swag bags!

Plenty of door prizes !!!

See Facebook for invite and tickets!

Are you going to join us? If you live in Jacksonville, Fl. I’d love to see you there!

Fashion Passion!

So many fashions so little time. Now back I am simply exhausted. Sorry for delay in posting this for you as I so needed my beauty sleep and catch up with you.

Fashion’s Night Out in New York was amazing last week. The city was ALIVE and the shopping was too! The weather early in the day was rainy and then the dark skies would rise to the most breathtaking sunny and warm day I have ever seen in September. Hundreds of hundreds of hundreds of New Yorkers, LA and Jersey Girls too shopped the city and Celebrities too. 

FNO is a love to shop kinda girls dream come true! This is the third year for this fashionable celebration. It was started in NYC to help the economy and bring some fun and shopping back into our lives. The beautiful twist is the discount you receive at the end of your shopping visit at each shop.

 Deals, steals and free samples are doled out for you to enjoy! WHAT’S HOT NOW is featured too!

Big box stores, boutiques and designer showrooms all had something to offer and share with us. FREE makeovers, eye-makeup lessons, hair dry- styled, manicures with Swarovski crystals and so much more. 

Champagne flowed and so did signature cocktails, cupcakes, cotton candy, chocolates and hordervs. My fav’, was mini Kobe beef sliders Asian style at the Meat packing District that is the it spot and the palce for designers Stella Macartney,Matthew Williamson and many more!

 I started my fashion journey at Macy’s Herald Square on 34th street. The world’s largest department store and so much more. Food TV’s Sandra Lee from Semi-Home-made tv cooking show guest appeared along with many many more!

Across the street at Sephora’s Joey Rache Zoe’s makeup artist and the co-founder of Clarisonic DR. Robb (luv him) made and appearances and were ready to answer beauty and skin care questions.

There was a beauty and fashion buzz all around at Henri Bendel’s, Bergdorf’s and I ate a bagel as I window shopped at Tiffany’s & Company’s famous jewelry store.

Next, uptown at Bloomingdale’s where I used to work. Next, unto NY and Company for more shopping and to see the Real Housewives of New York City Bravo’s hit show cast of housewives (minus that unforgettable and always fabulous Sonja T. Morgan-who was appearing in SF California stores) across the street the red velvet ropes were all up for designer Christian Siriano and an appearance by him and a premiere of his FALL collection of shoes all priced to please. I fell in love with a bootie that felt like a lambs wool and so sexy yet cozy. His shoes priced in the $20’s. 30. and under $50.00. 

This all takes place minutes aways from Fashion week in NYC! Model’s,designers and celebrities are all over. You never know who you’ll bump into! 

In the neighborhood if you went you got to get your photograph taken with a Victoria Secret angel if you went across the street to Victoria’s Secret. I passed and headed downtown next to meet my Bff. Our first stop was the DVF studio. I used to work for this delightful designer and woman business owner. She is famous for her wrap dress. She featured fall fashions and launched her fragrance called Diane. Cold champagne flowed music and handsome men with silver trays served horderves that were delicious and exotic.I LOVE her new mantra “Be the woman you want to be”. We shopped til we dropped and headed to dine at Chelsea Market where the home of Food TV. Cupcakes of course~

 Guys come out too! 

Stores all over the country including Europe and China all host a FNO now….wish you good go? There’s always next year.

My words of wisdom to you. WEAR comfortable shoes! While you may want to be a fashionista and look your best and you should. You really need to be comfortable and bring a pashmina, umbrella and bottle of water. Just in case. 

Book your ticket for lights, cameras, fashion and so much fun! See you next year?

Who knows I might spend FNO in Las Vegas and my fav’ hotel in all of LAS VEGAS the one and only Cosmopolitan Hotel.