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Fashion Essential Must Have: Tenth Street Hats

My sister and her whole family came down to Las Vegas last week from Calgary to celebrate our Gender Reveal Party! (Our baby is a boy!)

As a mom of three and a full time lawyer, my sister is working triple time, double time, always. As a nice summer surprise for her and all the baby goodies she brought for me, I gifted her with a fedora style hat from Tenth Street Hats. They have so many styles for both men and women and is definitely a travel essentials for summer.

Tenth Street Hats – the Quetzal – $105

Quetzal Designed by Santana

Named for the brilliant bird with which this hat’s hand-painted design shares its name, Santana’s wool felt and hemp men’s fedora will make you shine.

Greatness is in the Details

  • Genuine Wool Felt Crown
  • Hand Painted Bird Detail
  • 2” Hemp Braid Brim
  • Leather Sweatband

A hat can set off an outfit and bring it to the next level easily. And with the Las Vegas sun, it sure came in handy for her!  Handmade with quality materials and an eye for style, Tenth Street Hats I think this hat is going to be one of my sister’s favorite accessories well into fall!  An easy way to style this hat is with a pretty sundress of any color. The colorful Quetzal bird is just so adorable!

 

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Subtle Trends of Millennial Luxury Fashion

The resurgence of luxury fashion for young people can be seen on social media platforms like Instagram daily. Showing off their new products, brand names and even the price or exclusivity of these items!  The includes handbags, sunglasses, tops, jackets, shoes and even jackets.

The access to these exclusive designer products can be very prominent in huge logos, brand color or simply by design.  While brands can be very recognizable like the Nike check mark, some have more subtle attributes like a pair of red bottom shoes.  A designer backpack or flashy jewelry also add to this millennial luxury fashion trends.

The main motivation behind this trend is to feel special, to demonstrate their great taste and of course, attention.

The importance of shoes as a fashion statement has many cultural references. With fairytales like Cinderella, the implication that a pair of shoes can change your life is deeply embedded in our minds.

If you think about creating an outfit – a pair of shoe can change the whole look of it. A black dress with a pair of white sneakers vs a black dress with a pair of motorcycle boots – can completely become two different outfits.

When being involved in a brand name product, the entry is usually fragrance. It has the company that licenses their brand name to create a fragrance is usually the first product a person buys when they want to partake in the brand. Beauty products are a low-cost entry point into the world of luxury. If you cannot afford Chanel or Louboutins, you can at least buy their nail polish first. Whereas a typical bottle of nail polish is around $2-$6, a Louboutin bottle will cost you around $30.  If you cannot get a pair of the iconic red bottom $1000 shoes, you can still participate in the brand in this way. And many millennial and Gen Xers do.

Loubiflash Neoprene, Pink

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THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC — – THE LARGEST PRO MAKEUP EVENT IN THE US

The Makeup Show NYC makes its hometown return as the beauty industries largest pro event in the United States on May 6 th and 7 th . This year will feature the best in FX, fantasy, beauty, body paint, bridal, fashion, avant garde, air brush, and more! Attendees will learn how to build a better makeup kit, gain new tips for their career, meet makeup legends, shop pro-only rates at top beauty brands, and experience an event that brings artists from all over the world together.

A few of the highlights include:

Exclusive Beauty Brands: Attendees can shop pro-only prices from top beauty brands, including: Pat McGrath Labs, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Hourglass Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, NUDESTIX, Purlisse Beauty, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Guerlain, Malin + Goetz, Covergirl Cosmetics, and MORE! Including sponsors: Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush, Silver Sponsors KISS, Temptu, and Frends Beauty, Supporting Sponsors Smashbox, Alcone, INGLOT, and MustaeV and Contributing Sponsors Glamcor and Pinnacle Cosmetics.

Art Gallery: The Makeup Show will debut “Shades of Beauty” an art gallery where Danessa Myricks and Moshoodat Sanni — two of today’s most exciting and original voices — explore the relationship between makeup art and making art. Over 20 pieces will be on display!

Keynotes: A must for attendees, The Keynote & Business Forum is perfect for attendees to learn tips, tricks and techniques for career advancement. Some of
the industry greats will be highlighting a range of topics such as innovation, color and making your mark in this competitive industry.

  • Bobbi Brown, Making Your Mark: Bobbi will share stories and experiences from her iconic career and inspire to find authenticity in our own artistry to make our own mark.
  • Miss Fame, Beauty Mark: Making an Impact on Artistry: Join Miss Fame (Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen) as he shares the story of what led him into the world of modeling and makeup. He will demonstrate his impeccable skills and secrets that go into his internationally recognized makeup applications. Watch as this master performs hiswork and witness the art of transformation.
  • Timothy Hung, Artistry in Action: Timothy will showcase the visual components of color, form, line, shape, texture and value to take you from fundamentals to the fantastical. Watch and experience how an artist can use color and texture to elevate an application and showcase how two- dimensional ideas are adapted to three dimensional in an application.
  • Hung Vanngo, Signature Style: Hung talks about his career and shares some thoughts on what you can do in your own career to make your mark. He will show you an application and bring you through the decision-making and product selection process.
  • Moshoodat Sanni, Beyond Beauty: Moshoodat will share her story, her unique style, and her ability to use her influence to characterize her artistic talent to inspire artists to go beyond just being ordinary. She will talk about finding your muse, and discuss the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the industry.
  • Roshar, Artistry and Innovation: Roshar will share his story, tell his secrets and show attendees one of his unforgettable makeups he has become known for.
  • Jordan Liberty, Image and Influence: Jordan will discuss the importance of social media, share his advice on creating and capturing unforgettable images, and offer advice for those looking to take their career to the next level.
  • An Artist Conversation with James Vincent, Kevin James Bennett, Jon Henessey, Sarah Lucero, Nicky Posley, and Kerri Blair: Join the panel of industry insiders as they discuss the effect of social media and the different options available to artist’s and offer opinion and advice on everything from rates, bookings, creating beauty, having a career with integrity and the important relationship between art and influence.

The Beauty Brunch: Attendees will have the opportunity to sip champagne, mingle and network with their fellow industry peers and industry insiders and celebrate the beauty business with brands, press and artists. On top of that, they will also get to take home a gift bag full of the pro community’s favorite products. The Beauty Brunch will be held Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Career Fair: Looking for a career in beauty? Guests will get face-to- face interviews and career tips from experts, plus the opportunity to learn what potential employers are looking for in portfolios and resumes and to network with industry executives, decision makers and experts. The Career Fair will be held Monday, May 7th from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Beauty Tour NYC: Finish off the weekend with no one other than James Vincent, The Makeup Show’s Director of Artistry and Education! On Tuesday, May 8th, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM he will take attendees through a champagne fueled ride around Manhattan and make stops along the way at all of his favorite makeup haunts! Enjoy his first-hand knowledge and information on the ride and have an opportunity to visit, shop, meet the pros behind the brand, and leave with a goodie bag of some of James’ favorites.

The Makeup Show NYC is held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18 th Street, NYC.

For a complete schedule of Keynote Speakers as well as a list of participating brands, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.

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Fashion Vibes of 2017 That We Loved

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The end of the year is always a good time for reflection. We look back on the things we’ve accomplished, things we’ve perhaps failed at and envision plans we are committed to accomplishing next year. Although the anticipation of January 1st fills us with an inexplicable amount of positive energy as we prepare to leave yet another year behind and hope that the grass will be greener on the other side, there is no denying that every year we leave behind had its upsides. One of them is definitely related to the realm of fashion, and 2017 has been, undeniably, a great year in terms of style, so taking one final glance at all the things we loved about the year is certainly worth our while. Who knows, maybe we’ll be taking some of those precious moments with us as we march towards the future.

The fangirling

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As the mighty Anna Wintour has already said when reflecting on the collections presented on this year’s runways, many of them have been experimental, bold, rule-breaking, playful but never silly. One trend that has been here for perhaps decades, but this year was taken from indie to mainstream fashion is the fangirl trend. Almost all of us have owned and rocked a tee with a print of our favorite band at one point in life, but now this love of bands, as well as TV shows, has been celebrated and runway-approved. So, if you loved Stranger Things or have been obsessed with Blade Runner, you go shopping online and research the sleekest of fashion pieces, such as stripe knit top from Calvin Klein in Australia, and pair it with the perfect heels.

The playful couture

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For all of us who secretly (or publicly) have a soft spot for Great Gatsby and the fashion of the roaring ‘20s the fringe trends definitely took us back to that era of repressed decadence, we weren’t alive to experience. From the dresses almost fully covered in soft fringes to playful outerwear that brought the air of that old chic to every outfit, this is most certainly a trend all the ladies with a flair for the dramatic will carry in their hearts long after the year is over.

Still mad about plaid

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If there is one trend that will certainly make a smooth transition from 2017 to 2018, it’s the plaid trend. The retro ‘70s vibe and the unshakable casual sophistication of this pattern has proven to have a timeless quality to it. So, whether it will be high rise pants by Tome, an oversized suit by Stella McCartney, or one of the countless plaid coats that have taken over fast fashion retail stores, you have to own something in the pattern. It’s safe to say that this trend is bound to stick around long after the year is over.

All that glitter

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When getting ready for all those Christmas and New Year’s parties, sequins and sparkles usually find themselves on the top of the list. This has been a truly glitzy year, from the already famous glitter boots to larger-than-life dancing queen neck-to-ankle sparkly dresses. Many of us will be dressed like a disco ball to a certain extent, but sadly, not every eve is New Year’s Eve so, regardless of how much we love our glitz and glamour, we have a sneaking suspicion that after the clock strikes midnight, January 1st will be the time when we put those dresses away and leave them be until the next festive season.

Anything goes

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Americana will always have a special place in our hearts. Minimalists may not be crazy about this trend, but hey, there are plenty of boho and statement dressers that will miss the Americana vibe and the patchwork garments once they’re out of style. The reason we love this trend so much is simple – it gives a sense of warmth, it reminds us of simpler times, cozy quilts and fills us with a sense of playfulness. In addition to that, it provides more than a little wiggle room to mix and match different prints without apologizing for it or being cautious about it. As much as we hope the patchwork sticks will stick around, there is a good chance it will be swallowed by shades of millennial pink and the already forecasted pastels, so rock your Americana while you still can.

 

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Best Eyeshadow Palettes Under $25

Eyeshadows have ruled the makeup world for some time now. Everyone needs that perfect neutral shade for daily wear or that risqué color for a night out. If you are looking to try out some great new shades without breaking the bank, here are some of my favorite eyeshadow palettes under $25.

Morphe’s 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette

These nine golden shades in the Morphe 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette are sure to take you places, faux real. Crazy-creamy, powerfully pigmented, beyond-blendable eyeshadows perfect for some fun in the sun or some fake-it-til-you-make-it action. Choose your own color adventure. But one thing’s for sure; you’ll never run out of ways to turns heads.

Price: $12.00

Essence’s All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette

This Gorgeous Essence All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette has eight complementing, buildable colors and multiple finishes; satin, matte and metallic effects. It blends easily and the colors will stay on all day! Perfect palette for everyday wear.

Price: $5.49

Covergirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette

CoverGirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette has a stunning range of neutral shades for your perfect nude eye look. Richly pigmented shadows in golden, and in a range of colors and textures – from neutrals to Smokeys and shimmers to mattes.

Price: $5.99

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eye Shadow Palette is a perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. As comfortable and familiar as your favorite t-shirt, the bronzy tones of this palette will make you want to strip down and bare all (in the best way possible).

Price: $7.00

NYX’s Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette

Create a spectrum of out-of-this-world eye looks with the Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette – a new eyeshadow set inspired by NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup’s beloved Cosmic Metals Lip Cream. Powered by six pigment-packed eyeshadows, this gorgeous set loads your lids with rich, metallic color and incredible color payoff.
Price: $9.99

E.L.F.’s Online Only Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Achieve beautifully natural eye looks with these perfectly curated 10 neutral eyeshadow shades in the e.l.f. Cosmetics Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette. This collection of hues is ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining the eyes. These silky smooth shadows can be used as a liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for an expertly contoured and blended look. Cruelty free and vegan.

Price: $10.00

Sleek Makeup’s Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette

Create a variety of stunning looks with these 12 shades of mineral based, highly pigmented eyeshadow in the Sleek MakeUP Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette.
Price: $12.99
BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette
Known to her YouTube fans as BubzBeauty, Lindy Tsang hand-picked the must-have shades in her BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette. Each shade offers day-to-night versatility – and emphasizes fans’ beauty, both inside and out.
Price: $14.50

Models Own’s Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette

Go to a parallel universe with this Models Own Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette. From dark secrets to sultry whispers, it’s totally bewitching. With the brush, apply metallic nudes, shimmer browns and rich golds for a look that’s out of this world.

Price: $17.99

 

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IT Cosmetics Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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