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September 2014



New Issey Miyake Nuit D’Issey for Men

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The best way to kick off New York Fashion Week is with a spectacular event. I attend the Nuit D’Issey at the Highline Stages.  I jumped a LYFT car from West Village and got there in a jiffy!

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Issey Miyake Parfums and Beauté Prestige International presented this newest men’s fragrance creation in a very beautiful way. The amazing environment allowed me to delve deep “Into the Night” to explore the inspiration behind the new fragrance  - a moonlit universe of the imagination where nature is magnified, senses are enhanced and emotions deepened.
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The fragrance is now available and the perfect transition into fall.

A journey into the imagination… Dive into the night, where nature and sky become one. The powerful force of natural attraction. A fresh, woody, leathery fragrance with bergamot, black pepper, leather, and black woods.



September 2014



Ann Yee S/S 2015 Collection @inninails @aveda @ayeecollection

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Human history is characterized by man’s unending adaptation to his/her environment. Why should New York Fashion Week be any different?

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New York Designer Ann Yee kicks off the season with a climate change inspired collection. As weather becomes less predictable, going from hot to cold with little notice, fashion must adapt, we must be ready for a blistering afternoon and a rainy evening.

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This collection, and the looks are all about dress that can prepare you for whatever Mother Nature has in store for you. Layering and textured knits create an abstract look on the body that is complemented with a similar interpretation on the face and hair.

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Makeup artist Fatima Thomas creates a natural look called “seasonless makeup” that features a natural look, with a hot color right in the middle. Like the weather the look travels from cold to hot with a vibrant lip that’s a mix of 2 lipsticks and a pigment in the center of the lip. Paired with these variations in temperature on the face are hair stylist Jon Reyman’s version of climate change with smooth yet textured, edgy doo on top. A sassy manicure with nail art by INNI.

Now for the hair from Aveda!

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September 2014



Jewelry You Can Really Fall For

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Fall is coming, and so are new trends. Changing up your jewelry for the new season is one of the best things about the weather getting a little cooler. You have to start accessorizing differently when you’re wearing more layers. Plus there’s lots of fun new trends emerging. Some of them might follow runway looks, and some of them might come out of nowhere. Check out some of the Fall 2014 jewelry trends below.

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Leather Collars Maybe this trend comes out of the 50 Shades of Gray craze. But whether it does or not, it looks like leather collars will be big this season. And that’s big in popularity and size. They’re not the daintiest accessory, but if you want to make a powerful statement then a leather collar is the way to do it this fall. It might keep you warm too!

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Flowers There were lots of floral necklines on the catwalk for Fall 2014. Big and overstated flower detail featured in lots of necklaces, lapels and collars. So get your floral statement pieces out and make sure they’re big. Scarves are popular over necklaces too, so you might want to choose a cozy accessory over jewelry.

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Just One Earring Instead of a pair of earrings, designers like Celine and Louis Vuitton went with a single oversized earring this season. The earrings were eye-catching enough for two, with sparkling, jangling, attention-grabbing features. So, instead of a pair of earrings, get your one earring on when you go out this fall. If you feel unbalanced, wear your hair on the other side.

Statement Bar Rings Don’t bother putting lots of different rings on this season. Try a single bar ring that goes across your hand, but looks like many rings put together. These rings will be popular this fall, and they’re easier than stacking a number of rings together. They make great statement pieces and will surely draw compliments and comments.

Glitzy Many accessories are getting glittery and glitzy, from shoes and bags to earrings and necklaces. If you’re Texas-based, for Houston jewelry stores try Whiteflash. You’ll find so many diamonds, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Nothing could be more glittery than a diamond ring.

Back to Nature Nature is a theme running through this season’s jewelry trends. Necklaces, brooches and earrings feature butterflies, frogs and peacock patterns. Plus furs and feathers make an appearance for a sophisticated but wild look.

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Huge Accessories Don’t be shy this season, go big and bold with huge statement pieces, instead of sticking with small and simple. As well as oversized earrings and big floral details at the neckline, thick and colorful bracelets and bangles are popular too. Wear big, eye-catching necklaces that fan out across your collarbone, pop from your neck or hang down to your waist.

The main thing to remember for this fall seems to be to go big with your jewelry. So have the confidence to be showy and bold, showing off your jewelry, and the rest of your outfit too.




August 2014



NYC Alert: Wearing Heels and Loving @LYFT

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So I am subway or walk kind of girl and when the private car service company trends popped up in New York City – I was really excited to check it out!  So there I am not an expert on this topic not have I tried all the services out there already but I can tell you the reasons I am loving LYFT.

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When my husband came home with a business card with a furry pink mustache on it and gave it to me – I was curious. I remember seeing something on Youtube with car sharing or ride car pools with a giant pink mustache so I had an idea what LYFT was about.  When I downloaded the app for my Android – I was just in love with how cute it is.  The icon on my phone is a pink balloon!  How happy!  And then the app is fun and user friendly. The drivers are nice, the cars and clean and they literally arrive in less than 2 mins every time.

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I have used LYFT 4 times since I downloaded the app last week and here is what I did.

1. Had to go to Chelsea Pier to meet up with some FIDM alumni for a lunch on the water and I took LYFT. The driver got me there in a jiffy and I applied my coupon code and voila a free ride.

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2. I was going from work to an event with a 15 min time window and just had to LYFT. I was also wearing heels so from West Village to Little Italy for $12 is a bit of a splurge but hey it was for a free dinner so I did it.

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3. I booked a LYFT at 4:30 but i didn’t need to leave til 5. Oops. I got charged $8 for my mistake but when my 5 driver came, he told me I can just email them and get a refund! And they did and wrote me a nice email too.  I took LYFT to 38th St Garment district with a huge box and the driver was nice enough to help me with the box too!  Then a few days later, I woke up to a coupon of 7 free LYFT rides for the next week! How perfect with Fashion Week coming up, I know I can use these up easily. I got so excited and starting talking to Tai about all the cool fun places we can go that we never go to… like Ikea or Queens or somewhere far! (I don’t know where) hehehe!

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4. I gave 1 of my free rides to my friend from Paris who was venturing from my house to Brooklyn!  It was perfect – Came in 1 minute and had a GPS to let me know when she arrived. I paid it from my phone and was happy to know she got there quickly and safely.

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I am still getting use to what this is “FREE with friends code…” I haven’t tried it yet.

I am sure other car services provide features I am not aware of but I only need a few reasons to love LYFT.




4. I can wear heels out again!

 NYC Alert: Wearing Heels and Loving @LYFT



August 2014



National Lemon Juice Day!

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When Life Gifts You Lemons, Make Lemonade!  Today isNational Lemon Juice Day, let’s celebrate!

·         Health: Lemon juice has several health benefits such as alleviating indigestion, constipation and throat infections. To cut the soar tastes, squeeze lemon juice into a cup of water (warm or cold);

·         Beauty: Naturally highlight your hair with lemons. Instead of using chemical-packed dyes, use fresh lemons or lemon juice to lighten up your stresses. On unwashed hair, apply lemon juice to the hair you want highlighted, then stand in the sun for at least 30 minutes. Be sure to use sunscreen to prevent skin damage. After highlights are complete, use a moisturizing conditioner on hair to keep it from drying out;

·         Make Tasty Drinks: Give your traditional lemonade some flavor by adding additional vegetables and fruits. Using a high-performance juicer like Omega, you can create detoxifying and tasty juices by adding kale, ginger or carrots;

·         Household Cleaning: Lemons can be used for removing rust from kitchen and bathroom faucets as well as desanitize sponges. The remove rust, simply combine lemon juice and salt until it reaches a toothpaste consistency. Scrub onto stainless steel and copper fixtures. To remove odors and bacteria from sponges, soak in vinegar and lemon juice for 2 minutes.

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how to make a green lemonade!

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1 Green Apple
2-3 handfuls of Spinach or Kale
1/2 Lemon (yellow peel removed)
1/2 inch of Ginger Root (unpeeled)
*Optional: sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper

Step 1: Wash all produce

Step 2: Juice all ingredients in your Omega VRT Juicer

Step 3: Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Step 4: Note: Would you prefer a Green Lemonade smoothie? Add all ingredients to your Omega Blender with 1/2 cup of ice. Blend until smooth.



August 2014



Alejandro Chaban’s 5 Ways to Overcome Gymtimidation

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1) Problem: LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: You’re there and you have no idea how to use the machines or all of those weird balls. The only thing you see is all those expert people jumping from one machine to the next and you just stare at them with a confused look on your face without knowing where to start.
SOLUTION: Invest in one session with a personal trainer that can show you how to use the machines work and design a specific routine for you. Another option that’s cheaper is to go on You Tube and look for different video tutorials that show you how to work every muscle and even learn fun cardio routines to practice at home.

2) Problem: COMPETITION: Getting to the gym the first few days and looking at the girl next to you and wanting to compete with her is a VERY bad idea. The only thing you’re going to do with this is feel bad if you can’t keep up with her.
SOLUTION: Don’t compare yourself to anybody. Your only competition is yourself. You don’t know the other girl’s story, what drives her and how long she’s been doing this.

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SOLUTION: Leave your phone in the locker or use it only to listen to music. Stop telling the world you’re going to work out and just WORK OUT! I’m guilty of taking a few selfies here and there but I try not to and always tell myself FOCUS ALEJANDRO! At the end of the day if you don’t work out you won’t have any results to share.

4) Problem: WRONG CLOTHES: This doesn’t mean that you should get the most expensive and trendy clothes for the gym, it’s about having the right underwear, pants, shoes and socks. This is important for you to feel comfortable, confident and to avoid injuries. I used to go to the gym with those huge heavy cotton shirts that were always 3 sizes bigger, when I saw myself in the mirror I got even more depressed and lost all my motivation. WATCH IT! It’s not about being naked in public LOL.

5) Problem: SIMPLICITY: When you go to the gym try to take as less things as possible, I used to take a padlock, water, my phone, an ipod, a bag, towels, mi protein shake my wallet, a book and 40 different things. This just made me lose my focus and I always ended up losing stuff.
SOLUTION: Try to take as little as possible and leave everything in the locker.

Alejandro Chabán is one of the youngest motivational speakers in the U.S. and is a best-selling author for his book De Gordo a Galán (From Fatty to Hottie). Chabán dedicates his time to sharing his life experience of battling obesity, anorexia and bulimia during his teenage years, and how he was able to transform himself into an admired actor, author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur. Chabán created the Yes You Can! Diet Plan, the first and only diet plan created by Hispanics for Hispanics. Based on Chabán’s life experience and certified by a team of experts, the Yes You Can! Diet Plan focuses on Nutrition, Emotional Health, Movement and Dietary Supplements. Chabán has had years of National TV experience and has been featured in a number of National English and Hispanic Magazines.

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