Fall is fast approaching, but don’t worry. This year, Fall is all about keeping both hair and make up simple and sophisticated. Bare or nude faces and elegant hairstyles graced the runway. This season’s colors would revolve around deep, dark tones and metallics. Pops of color would be oranges, reds and pinks. Here are some pegs that would give you guys an idea.
According to the Daily Mail, the Advertising Standards Authority in England has banned certain beauty ads in the country for being too airbrushed. This isn’t the first time England has done this either. They claim that the ads are misleading and MP Jo Swinson says they create a false impression of beauty. Swinson and Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, have set up a Campaign for Body Confidence.
The Andre Leather Chelsea Boot is the perfect transitional boot. Back to school shopping is under way, and it makes more sense to buy items you can wear multiple times. This boot is great for late summer, fall, winter, and spring. You can also wear this boot with jeans, and dresses. Check it out!
Friend to the blog and designer Washington Roberts, fresh out of African Fashion Week, has opened an online boutique at washingtonroberts.com. Now you can find all of his new and upcoming designs. Washington Roberts ships internationally, but shipping is free for American shoppers. Proceeds from each sale benefit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure via Every Swipe Counts.
I always talk about Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray because it is the truth. For only $30, you can’t beat a spray that withstands sweat and oil and heat. I live in the deep and dirty south. It gets really hot down here,so I sweat a lot. When I spray this stuff, my foundation stays on for 16 hours without any problems. Please check this out during this heatwave.
From Urban Decay:
Weightless but powerful, Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray’s temperature control technology keeps your makeup from melting down when it’s warm and humid, or dehydrating when its cold and windy.
This is a great video by ThomasAdrianna on how to put on false eyelashes. I actually saw the Kiss eyelashes she uses at Walgreen’s yesterday, and they look really nice. I hope you like this video. It really is pretty easy to figure out.
Harry Potter may be the biggest movie of the summer. And what better way to make a tribute than to feature their very own Hermione Granger. She’s been under the spotlight since the series began in 2000.
Torrid is having a massive clearance sale right now with prices slashed up to 85%!!! Y’all better get you a piece or several pieces. The sale is mad crazy. Even bras are $14. Please run, not walk over to your local Torrid store or click on Torrid.com.
Vogue Hellas, aka Greece, and Vogue Portugal made a serious boo boo this month by using the same photo for their covers. Different editions of Vogue Magazine usually share photos. It is something that is pretty common, but I don’t recall them ever sharing the cover at the same time. What makes this even worse, is the fact that this photo was in the June/July issue of Vogue Paris. Confused yet? I wonder what went down when the snafu was found out. That had to be an incredibly tense and awkward moment, and can you imagine the phone call between the two editors? I would love to be a fly on the wall, wouldn’t you? Photo from Fashionista.com.
One of the best things about fall is the changing of the leaves from green to the most amazing bright reds, oranges and yellows. To embody the spirit of seasonal change this fall, try adding to your outfit one piece in a mustard yellow color as seen on many Fall 2011 runways including Isaac Mizrahi, Fendi, Giambattista Valli and Hermes among others. The darker brownish tone of the mustard is the perfect way to add a bright color to your outfit, while not being as in-your-face as the sunshine-y yellows of summer. If you think a yellow skirt just isn’t you, try adding a mustard clutch to any basic outfit to add interest and style.
Last week, Ebony Looney from Make Me Over Eb asked me to talk about how brands can work with bloggers for her Idea Balloons segment on the Frank Knapp U Need To Know Show. It was a great experience, and I really enjoyed it. Thanks Ebony!
United Nude is one of my favorite shoe brands. There is something so European and architectural about them that really appeals to me. They are giving fans a sneak preview of the fall 2011 line due out online August 1st. When I got the email in my inbox, I basically jumped out of my seat. I couldn’t wait to check the shoes out. I can honestly say I was not disappointed. Photos from United Nude.