Fashion/Hair/Makeup: Smoking Hot Makeup Fall 2013 Trends

Smoking Hot Makeup Fall 2013 Trends

It’s all about the smoky eye for this Fall 2013 Season!  You will find a smoky eye, paired with a nude/neutral lip. This not only places the focus on the eye, but it also balances the entire makeup look. A great rule to remember is to never do a bold eye lid and a bold lip color. It’s all about balance, and you need to treat it like you would with a pattern. Just as you would not wear all leopard print and maybe just one or two pieces of it, the same goes for a smoky eye and bold lip. Do one or the other, but not both together. Be bold, be fierce and be balanced!

Smoky Eye

fall 2013 makeup smoky eyee


I love the perfect balance between smoky eye lid and nude lip. Notice how the blush is with in the same color family as the lip color way. A rule to remember is to have your lip color and blush color be in the same color family, because this creates an even flow and unity in the statement. Also, having both the lip color and blush color in the same color family helps in making the smoky eye pop more. Because your eye is drawn immediately to the darker, bolder statement, smoky eye. Don’t be afraid to try new colors that can be applied in a smoky method. In fact we are seeing fun colors this season!

Mac’s Fall 2013 Makeup line


Using any of these fun colors is a great way to be smoking hot this Fall season! We are finding that a lot of the colors that were used in the Spring/Summer Fashion, are now being placed in the Fall season’s makeup. I just love these vibrant, bright colors. You can see a touch of the 80’s coming back, once again, through Mac’s new Fall makeup line. Be careful with these, as you want to make sure to apply with a brush, to create a smooth transition from side to side of your eye lid.

Merle Norman’s Fall Makeup line &

Merle Norman has done a fantastic job this season of creating the perfect makeup line! I love the bold, smokey eye looks! Each color palette creates that perfect polished, high fashion look for you to be smoking hot this Fall. The pink lip  color is fabulous! Bold, bright and hot! To create that perfect smokey eye look we have been talking about, use either eye shadow color palette, along with that nude lip color. Use brushes to apply and do not forget your eye lid primer, as it will ensure your eyeshadow color stays fresh all day long. Using a lip primer is also key to keeping your lips clean and crisp!


Weddings: Fall into the Perfect Dress

Fall into the perfect dress

Fall 2013 is full of bold and heavy statements on the runways. You will find black/grey color ways, slits, suits, rough textures, mixture of fabrics and leather and fur. We are finding these bold and heavy looks on the runways are also making their way down the isle as well.

Vera Wang, Fall 2013


Vera Wang is such an amazing and talented designer! Each and every design is so unique and yet you can spot one her fantastic designs a mile away, as she has placed a beautiful mark of each of her designs. I love this particular dress! You can see she has combined fabrics of lace and chiffon, along with creating a dramatic and bold statement in design.  This dress is form-fitting and perfect for this model’s body type.  This dress is perfect for the bride who is classy and trendy! She likes change, but doesn’t want that change to go too far away from being a classy person. Perfect for the Fall bride! It’s bold, strong and beautiful! Will you fall into this dress?

Bold and Fierce


Bold and fierce! There is nothing safe about this dress! You don’t fall into this dress, you jump in and get ready for the ride! This is for a very specific bride type. She must be fashion forward, strong and ready to face any challenge that comes her way. This bride does not take no for an answer, she problem solves and know what she wants. This is for the strong, bold and outgoing bride.

Rough Textures


Rough textures and falling pieces of fabric form a beautiful wedding gown. This is the perfect dress for the bride who wants a sweet, soft look, coupled with dramatic rough textures and cuts o fabric. You can most definitely fall into this dress this Fall season. I love the simplicity of this dress in form, and how the rough textures add that perfect piece of drama that is such a hit this Fall.

Fashion/Hair/Makeup: Fall 2013 Key Fashion Items

Fall 2013 Key Fashion Items

The Shoe

Cara Leopard Bootie

Designer: Sophia Webster, Retailing at: $895

To purchase:

Description: I love this bootie! This shoe combines three design concepts from Spring/Summer 2013 trends into this Fall 2013 fashion.You see there is color blocking of two color ways, and one pattern here, bold red, black and a vibrant blue and black leopard print. I love how the designer, Sophia Webster has taken Spring/Summer concepts and transformed it to a new and beautiful design for Fall.  What will you dare to wear with this bootie? Wear it with a burnout t-shirt, black suit jacket and skinny, dark denim jeans. Wear it with a business black dress, paired with sliver metal bracelets and earnings. Wear it with a red skirt and a black top, and a blue cocktail purse. The options are endless. Fall  in love with this bootie this season!

The Skirt

Preen Atomic Skirt

Design label: Preen, Retailing at: $599

To purchase:

Description: This shirt is referred to as the, Atomic, skirt. This is such an interesting pattern the designer used. The method to shrinking and enlarging the scale of the leopard print to both large and small in some areas, almost gives the appearance of an abstract piece of artwork. I love the bold, rich and vibrant orange color way they used, perfect! Wear it with turquoise pumps, white collared shirt and turquoise briefcase to the office. Wear it with a white t-shirt and black cardigan, with flats on the weekends. Wear it out, with a off the shoulder black, silk top and add a  pop of color in the pump with purple.  Be bold, vibrant and feel rich in this beautiful skirt! The perfect choice!

That Necklace

Eddie Borgo Peaked Link Pendant Necklace

Designer: Eddie Borgo, Retailing:$1,500

To purchase:

Description: This “Peaked linked pendant necklace” is the perfect piece of jewelry for your Fall 2013 wardrobe! It is simple, and yet, bold. So you can wear this up or wear it down. Money well spent on this beautiful, and uniquely designed necklace! I love the colorway of black, gold, green and marble (grey & white). Wear it with vintage jeans, snake skin booties, and a white collared shirt, and a purple cocktail bag for a Sunday afternoon to brunch and church. Wear it with that little black dress for a night out with the girls! Or to the office with a black and white suit. The sharp and jagged design gives it a powerful and bold look. It’s the perfect necklace for this Fall season!

Fashion/Hair/Makeup: 2 Must-haves for your skin

2  Must-haves To make your Body glow and stay smooth



Exfoliation is not just for your day at the spa, it actually is a must-have for you everyday. Your skin is your largest organ on your body and it gets a build up of skin cells everyday on the surface of it. So it’s important to make sure that everyday you get rid of that build up. Using any old exfoliate will not do. In fact, it could do more harm than good. A little rule of thumb when purchasing your exfoliate, is to make sure the beads are, “micro beads”. The smaller the better. If you get a product with larger beads, through out time you will find that you begin to have broken capillary on your skin. This means, that you have created too much pressure on your skin. Although laser therapy can help treat this, because it cuts off the blood supply to the capillary.

Body Lotion


Using a good lotion may make your skin feel smooth, but using a great lotion will make your skin actually be smooth throughout your skin layers. Many lotions on the market are only superficially helping your skin.  Find one that gets beneath the surface of the skin. Your skin will thank you! You will most defiantly see the difference!

Weddings: Spring/Summer 2013 Bridal Gown Trends

Spring/Summer 2013 Bridal Gown Trends

Vintage and Fabulous


Vintage in style, this dress does so many wonderful things! I love how the lace and shape of this dress is fresh for this season, but also very 1960’s inspired. Wear bright red lips, long lashes, and a neutral eye for this, with a soft pink blush for the cheeks. The red pop in your lips with make sure you are the focus of the event, but at the same time, it will allow the dress to a beautiful piece of artwork that will stand out for your special day! Your guests will never forget you, your beautiful day and most importantly your outstanding, vintage dress.

Lace and fluff


I love this dress! The way the fabric hugs the curves, and the neckline accents the bust. It’s light, and dramatic all at once! Where your hair down, and curly. A smokey eye and neutral lips will set this dress off perfectly! Let’s not forget to dazzle them all with some shiny sparkle. Diamonds, diamonds, diamonds. Find unique, vintage, diamond pieces that create a statement and pair them with this dress!

Vera Wang


Vera Wang is one of my very favorite designers. She is very design savy and takes extreme innovative approaches to her design strategies.  Without missing a beat ,Vera has created the perfect balance of simplicity, drama and a figure favorable design. What’s really cool about her designs is that, although they are very much of a statement, the design makes the bride look her best, with out overpowering her, but making her shine more on her special day.  Hair up and loose, brown lids, glowing cheeks, and a pop of pink with set this look off perfectly!