Saturday, February 28, 2015

WarPaint International Launch Party

Hair Transformation Station
Make-up Touch Up Bar
Founders Samuel and Jessica Mae Koza

During fashion week I had the pleasure of attending the WarPaint International Beauty Agency Launch Party. WarPaint International is the leading agency for New York wedding make-up. I'm not getting married anytime soon but I'm definitely all about make-up these days. Don't live in NEw York, don't fret they also have services available in California and Minneapolis. The way the agency works is you sign up for a subscription service and they do your hair or make-up where you are, home, office or even the back of a cab. Have an event right after work? Why not get glammed up beforehand with out all the Do It Yourself stress.

The launch party featured signature Aviv 613 cocktails, hair touch up station presented by Shu Uemura Art of Hair and make-up touch up stations presented by Sigma Beauty. And of course my favorite part of the evening, the photo booth, fully equipped with props. :) I opted to get my make-up touched up and "Prepare for Battle" as their motto suggests. Overall it was a great night filled with beauty and  beautiful people. Be sure to check out WarPaint International for all your beauty service needs. 
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Friday, February 13, 2015

NYFW: Day 1

Coat Urban Outfitters | Vest INC | Long Sweater H&M | Dress Taisse (Thrifted) | Tights Kushy Foot | Boots Ecote | Sunglasses Oliver Peoples | Socks Dr. Scholls | Bag Nila Anthony | Hand Warmers DIY | Infinity Scarf AZUL by moussy
Today marks the start of one of the best weeks in the year, New York Fashion Week. I went to the Tadashi Shoji show at Lincoln Center and the Big Park show near central park. Today I opted for a more minimal monochromatic look. I found this cocoon coat at +Urban Outfitters for only $20. I can't wait to transition it to spring. I went for al black underneath for a more chic look. I layered for the gods since this coat isn't the thickest. I went for a simple LBD that has the longest sleeves ever which is the best since I have a really long arms and its a really warm sweater material. I went to two events, pics will be posted soon.  
Photographed by Jean Paul Dia
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dress for the Snow

Coat H&M | Faux Fur Vest INC | Dress H&M | Tights Kushyfoot | Boots Chooka | Socks Forever 21 | Bag Nila Anthony | Earmuffs Plentifull Boutique | Necklace and Earrings Vintage | Watch Diesel | Lipstick Revlon - Shameless

As the snow keeps falling the days I'm able to wear dresses out of the house are dwindling. Today I layered my tights again with leggings, my thigh high socks, rain boots and took to the snow.  I wanted to dress this dress down a bit by pairing them with my rain boots. I added a skinny belt to create a bit more definition at my wait and accessorized with gold jewelry and accents. 

I arrived in DC Grand Central terminal and as I waited for my cousin to arrive, I discovered they had a H&M. So of course I went in, Large suitcase and all, to try some things on. I tried this dress on but it was a bit too small  :(. Fast forward a few days, the day after Christmas to be exact, I'm in another H&M and find the dress in my size :D. So I just had to take it home, plus it was 50% off the already marked sale price. The long sleeve and sweater material make it a perfect skater dress for F/W.  What's your perfect winter dress look like?
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Protective Styles

Today I thought I'd bring you 3 Protective Styles using only 4 Bobby Pins. All three of these looks would make a great Valentine's Day hairdo. Watch the video below to see how I achieved these styles using 1-4 bobby pins. Comment below if you want more videos like this one. Enjoy! :)

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine's Day: Sporty Feminine

Faux Fur Coat Zara | Sweater The Girl That Loves | Jeans City of Others | Sneakers Nike | Socks Stance | Hand Warmers DIY | Wristlet Giorgio Armani Cosmetic Case | Necklace Zara | Sunglasses Oliver Peeples

I thought this outfit would be great for a casual Valentine's Date. I love a good monochromatic look. When I got this light pink faux fur coat I knew it would be perfect to pair with a mono grey look. I was gifted this grey sweatshirt by The Girl That Loves. I love the asymmetrical zipper detail on the right side. I've been wanting a sweatshirt like this for a while so when I saw it at The Girl That Loves office I just had to have it.  

I decided to pair the sportiness of the sweatshirt and sneakers with this pale pink faux fur coat from Zara. Aldo to add a bit more femininity I added a statement necklace. With this sportier look I didn't want to grab a big bag so I went for this Giorgio Armani cosmetic bag wristlet. It's perfect for just my phone, ID, cash and some lipgloss. And with the built in mirror its perfect for an on the go woman. Where would you wear this look?
*All these Jeans come in a grey wash
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