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Midweek Music Break- Arca “Thievery” NSFW

arca thievery

This week I bring you the new video from Arca for his song “Thievery.” So I am dropping the video below the cut just because it is NSFW. The song comes from his soon to be released album “Zen.” If you aren’t sure of who he is, he recently produced songs for Kanye West. I also just heard about two weeks ago that he is producing some songs on Bjork’s new album. SO EXCITING!!

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Partnered Post: Natural Household Cleaner Tutorial With Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil

FTC: I was given the Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil from Apothercary Extracts. This is an honest review.

I use tea tree oil on my face and body, but now I can use it in my home. Tea tree oil has so many different uses. The Tea Tree Oil from Apothercary Extracts comes with a free recipe book that shows you the many uses of this magical oil. I used a recipe from the book to make an all-natural cleaner from my apartment. Watch me make the quick and cheap cleanser in the video.


Supplies

      2 tsp. Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil

 

      1 clean spray bottle

 

      2 cups of distilled water

 

      6 oz. white vinegar

 

    20 drops of cassia or lemon essential oil (optional)

You can buy the oil here.
Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil

Fall Plus Size Fashion With Boohoo.com and DSW

FTC: Boohoo.com sent me the jacket. I paid for the rest of the outfit myself. This is an honest review.

I just wanted to bring you this fall plus size fashion video with pieces from Boohoo and DSW. This is kind of a Halloween inspired video with the orange and black colors. This outfit was really fun to wear.
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Shoe of the Week- Wide Calf Boots That Actually Fit From DSW

Wide Calf Boots

I recently got some wide calf boots from DSW that actually fit my calf muscles. Color me surprised. When I see a boot labeled wide calf in the store, they don’t usually fit.  I get really skeptical when I see the label on boots because of that. However… When I went to DSW there were a ton of boots to pick from. Some fit and some didn’t, but the ones I bought look fantastic.
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Beauty Bit- Vampy Fall Lip Color

Have you found your vampy fall lip color yet? Mom and I just bought our new lip shades for the fall. Both of our shades are a deep, dark red. My shade is glossy and mom’s shade has some glitter in it. You don’t have to have some dark, matte shade. These colors can be glossy or glittery to suit your mood or taste. I love changing my makeup look with each season. It makes your beauty routine so much fun. Take a gander at NikkieTutorials’ vampy fall lip color tutorial to get a beautiful new fall look.

Shop This Look:


vampy fall lip color

Midweek Music Break- Yelle Complètement fou

I am in the middle of a very busy finals week, so I think I deserve a dance break. Here is the new video from French pop star Yelle. Her new song is called Complètement fou. Watch her dance around glitter popcorn, try to duck walk with some voguers, and straddle a giant piece of corn. Enjoy!

Yelle Complètement fou

Grunge It Up With The New Collection From Eloquii

EloquiiI am loving this new fall collection from Eloquii. They are calling it Rebel Yell and it was a grunge look to it with all of the plaids and ripped jeans. They also have some really great looking sweaters in this collection too!  Eloquii really has been on the move lately. They just put new suits and tights on their website. Get 30% off the original priced item plus 50% off sale items with you use the code SAVE. Get 40% off the original priced item plus free shipping with Kady, Courtney, or Brandi when you use the code HAPPY.

Beauty Bit- Unboxing the Walmart Beauty Box

I recently heard about the Walmart Beauty Box from my awesome intern Denesha over at The Chronicles of a Fatshionista. She told me to go over and get the box as soon as possible before supplies ran out. Before I did, I did a quick search on Nouveau Cheap. That website has all of the latest beauty news not just from the write of the blog, but from her readers, who she uses as a sort of street team for incoming beauty news. She even has about 5 update posts on the beauty box right now.


The box is supposedly free, but you do pay $5 each time you receive the box for shipping and handling. That adds up to $20 since each box is seasonal. Inside you get some full size products and quite a few sample sized products. I won’t go into heavy detail about that because I go over the products in the video. Nouveau Cheap says that there are two versions of the boxes going around. The one that I received was pretty good. The one item I can’t wait to try is the new dry oil for hair from Dove.


If you like what you see or the idea of getting and trying new products, check out the Walmart Beauty Box. It is definitely cheaper than the other ones out there.

Walmart Beauty Box

Design Collective for Evans S/S15 Fashion Show Storms London Fashion Week

Design Collective for Evans S/S15 Fashion Show

I know I am late to the party-preparing for finals y’all, but I had to post this. The Design Collective for Evans S/S15 fashion show was the first time a plus size retailer had shown at London Fashion Week, and that is big news. I mean they literally made history. A lot of the clothes in this collection are super cute. I love the colors, the laser cut skirts, the fabrics that went from really sheer to really solid. I can’t wait to see how they translate this to their website next season.

Here is a little more info for you:

Design Collective for Evans brings together a handpicked selection of renowned fashion designers, brand new breakthrough designers, the latest winners of the acclaimed Cut for Evans design competition and our exclusive in house designs. The exclusive catwalk event shows that high fashion is for all.

Showcasing S/S15 designs from Clements Ribeiro, Giles Deacon, Hema Kaul, Lulu Liu, James Wei Huang and Vita Gottlieb watch the full catwalk show which took place in London. Click here to find out more – http://www.evans.co.uk

Ashley Stewart Fall Plus Size Fashion Haul

Here is my video of my new fall pieces from Ashley Stewart. I am no model, but I tried to show you the different ways to wear the skirt, shirt, and sweaters. The Skirt is $34.50 and has ruching down the side. The shirt has a removable jewelry piece at the neckline, is quilted, and is also $34.50. *SIDE NOTE- This top is fitted, so it you want a looser fit, order a size up. The sweaters or cardis are both $29.50 and felt warm on the chilly day that I shot my video in the shade.


Beauty Bit-New York Fashion Week Edition

Marc Jacobs

I am really trying to get a wig or make a wig like the wigs at the Marc Jacobs show during New York fashion Week. I already have a longer bob wig. I should just cut and trim the one I have now. That might be my new fall look.  Photo from here.

FashionMingle.net New York Fashion Week Day 7 Report

TICKET TO THE TENTS DAY 7 TREND REPORT(Featuring Betsey Johnson, Erin Fetherston, Anna Sui, Deola Sagoe/Clan, Michael Kors)

We are wrapping up our New York Fashion Week coverage, and survived 7 days of running around the city to bring you the latest and greatest in fashion week news! Here is our take on Day 7 trends!

UNIQUE RUNWAY

What’s fashion week without an over-the-top runway presentation by Betsey Johnson? Boring! And our team at FashionMingle.net doesn’t like boring, so luckily for us, we have Betsey Johnson’s runway to look forward to every season. Betsey showcased her Spring collection on Day 7, opening up the show with 2 models representing gay marriage.  When they turned around their suit coats said pre-nup! And that was the name of Betsey’s wedding-themed collection.

betsey johnson nyfw

PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.live-life-in-style.com


COLOR

Erin Fetherston’s collection was classically simple, but lovely.  Erin featured black and white, pastel yellows, and deep shades of blue.  By default, Betsey’s collection featured a lot of white, since it was wedding themed.  Michael Kors’ collection was also heavy on the blues and yellows, though there were some pastels, and black and white separates intermixed in the collection.

erin fetherston nyfw

PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.live-life-in-style.com


michael kors nyfw

PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.fashiongps.com

PRINTS

No one mixes prints like Anna Sui, and for her Spring 2015 collection she did not disappoint. Erin Fetherston also incorporated florals, but again in a simple, but sophisticated way. The florals in Erin’s collection did not overwhelm the garments.  Michael Kors featured a plethora of print looks, but the prints were either floral based or plaid based.

anna sui nyfw

PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.fashiongps.com


FABRICS

Betsey Johnson’s runway featured lots of tulle, as to be expected for her wedding themed collection.  Betsey also featured a few looks that resembled nylon or plastic that would typically be used for rain coat materials! I could definitely see Miley Cyrus in one of these  plastic-esque looks! Erin incorporated sheer fabrics into her collection for use in her striped looks.

erin fetherston nyfw

PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.live-life-in-style.com


ACCESSORIES

The Anna Sui models had everything from veils to shades. It was a really cool runway! Betsey Johnson’s wedding themed collection entitled Pre-Nup featured fun heels and fun handbags.  She created a cake shape handbag and a lipstick shaped handbag.

betsey johnson nyfw

PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.live-life-in-style.com


DEBUT RUNWAY: Deola Sagoe/Clan

The brands Deola Sagoe and Clan fashions debuted for the first time at New York Fashion Week.  Deola Sagoe is the designer behind the Deola Sagoe label, while the clan collection is designed by her daughters Tena, Tiwa, and Aba Sagoe.  They labels are based in Africa, and this was their first time showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The looks were unique, and we love to see emerging and up and coming designers featured at New York Fashion Week.

clan nyfw

PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.live-life-in-style.com
Written by Shalanda Turner, FashionMingle.net Style Editor

FashionMingle.net New York Fashion Week Day 6 Report

The lovely peeps at FashionMingle.net will be bringing us an awesome report each day from New York Fashion Week. Enjoy!

TICKET TO THE TENTS DAY 6 TREND REPORT

(Featuring Vivienne Hu, Narcisco Rodriguez, Badgley Mischka, Nolcha Fashion Week, Diesel Black Gold, Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, Zang Toi,  Pamella Roland, Michael Costello)

Day 6 was extremely busy for our team! Heather and Sofia attended Nolcha Fashion Week, while Shalanda and Jane stayed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to capture the shows at the Tents.

COLOR

Black and white remained popular for Day 6 of New York Fashion Week. Zang Toi’s celebrated his 25th anniversary as a label with a heavily black and white collection. He also featured deep shades of green, red and purple, which is rather unique for Spring!  Ever since Victoria Beckham’s show earlier in the week, we’ve seen more and more designers incorporating darker shades into their collections. Typically these hues are reserved for Fall, but the use of deep shades of blues, greens, and purples further prove the blurred line phenomenon happening between the seasons. Diesel Black and Gold also featured a heavily black, & white collection. Whether they were all black or all white separates or black and white prints. Other designers to incorporate black and white into their Spring collections were Vivienne Hu & Narcisco Rodriguez. Jenny Packham’s collection featured oxblood looks along with pastel yellow, and sky blue looks. The collection combination of pastels with the darker oxblood was pretty cool.

zang toi nyfw

PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.live-life-in-style.com


Michael Costello NYFW

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STYLES

Michael Costello, Badgley Mischka and Zang Toi’s collections were heavy on the evening gown from, as to be expected since they are all magnificent evening wear designers. Not everyone can do evening wear, and it’s really an art in and of itself.  Sophie Theallet took lengths to above the need with voluminous A-line skirts. Crop tops are showing their staying power, and even though the crop top is popular, the jumpsuit is here to stay with a vengeance.  Almost every designer has featured at least one or more jumpsuits in their collections. Rompers seem to be inexistent, as everyone seems to prefer to the pantsuit edition. Pamella Roland featured a lovely white jumpsuit for her Spring 2015 collection.

 

Sophie Theallet nyfw

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pamella roland nyfw

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NOLCHA FASHION WEEK

Here at FashionMingle.net we love to bring you cover from outside the tents as well as feature designers showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  For our third season in a row, Fashion Mingle sent team members to cover Nolcha Fashion Week.  Nolcha Fashion Week, founded by Kerry Bannigan, features independent fashion designers during New York Fashion Week.  Fashion Mingle Contributors headed to Nolcha to conduct backstage interviews with the designers and bring you the trends from Nolcha! Stay tuned for their Nolcha report! You can learn more about Nolcha here in an interview conducted by Heather Petrey with the founder of Nolcha.

Written by Shalanda Turner, FashionMingle.net Style Editor

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