The fashion mistakes we make

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1. Waiting until the last minute to try new pieces on with your existing wardrobe.
The scenario :----- You go out shopping and find a fabulous top you love. Score! When you get home, you hang your new purchase in your closet and forget about it until it’s time to get ready to go somewhere, when you realize you don’t know what to pair it with. After a mad scramble, you give up trying to wear it because you’re already late enough as it is.

Why it’s a mistake :----- New outfit combinations don’t create themselves. If you want to get the most wardrobe bang for your buck, you have to try new things on with as much of your old stuff as possible!

2. Striving for a clothing color palette to rival a jumbo box of Crayons.
The scenario :----->> You’re a one-of-those-in-every-color kind of girl. Once you find a top thats flattering and inexpensive, you immediately buy it up in all the shades it comes in. Instead of worrying about which colors are the best for YOU, you simply want to diversify your closet, owning as many colorful options as possible.

Why it’s a mistake :----->>>You think you’re creating a versatile wardrobe when really you’re wasting money on things that don’t suit you.

3. Letting imaginary flaws dictate what you “can” or “can’t” wear.
The scenario :----->> You’re browsing the internet for the latest fashion, when you see an outfit you LOVE on YOUR favorite celebrity  – it’s fun, fresh, unique, and SO your taste, You’d love to rock something similar but then you think to yourself “I could never wear that. My hips/thighs/breasts/ankles/insert-body-parts-here are WAY too large to make it work.” You forget the entire thing and vow to dress the way you want to once you lose 5 kgs.

So the next time you find yourself saying “I could never wear that”, stop. You can wear whatever you want – you just need to be creative and find a way to interpret that look so it’ll work for you.

4. Using color as a crutch.
The scenario :----->> You know what colors work for you, or at least you think you do. You pretty much stick to the same three or four shades to keep things simple. After all, it’s not difficult to make your outfit match when everything you own is red, white, or black.

Why it’s a mistake :----->> Now there’s nothing wrong with owning lots of black for example, but way too many women and men base their entire wardrobes around it. Even when you’re trying to save money, a basic wardrobe devoid of anything dramatic or interesting is boring!

5. Letting yourself get into “uniform mode”.
The scenario :----->> You’re so busy with classes, work and your social life that you pretty much wear the same outfits every day. You have a closet full of stuff but you keep repeating the same clothing combinations over and over. You often find yourself thinking “I have nothing to wear.” it also happens to shoes,like i have so many pairs of shoes yet i end up thinking i don't have anything to wear #smh

Why it’s a mistake :----->> While everyone does this to some extent (it’s not like we all have hours to spend in our closets), it’s a waste of a perfectly good wardrobe to not mix things up. You have way more options than you think in that closet – all it takes is some time and effort to come up with new looks!

As you can see, most of the above fashion mistakes, while common, are easy to remedy. With a little effort and an open mind, it’s simple to stop making these mistakes.

Animal print lipstick

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animal print lipstick looks fantastic, would you try it?

HOW TO LOOK FASHIONABLE

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Ever wonder how certain people always look put together? It's because they're dressing fashionably and have their own sense of style! By following these steps, you can be on your way to having a fantastic, fashionable wardrobe.

Steps :-

1. Organize: Get out all your clothes and decide which ones you want and don't want. Donate, sell, or repurpose anything that you haven't worn in a year (that isn't seasonal), doesn't fit anymore or is plain ugly! Donate it all to a charity. Your trash could be someone else's treasure!

2. Flatter: Look at yourself in the mirror and as objectively as possible, pick things about your physical appearance you like and dislike. What do you want to disguise? What do you want to emphasize? What's your body type?


3. Style: What do you like? Do you want to incorporate trendy items into your wardrobe, or do you prefer a classic look? Spend time flipping through catalogs, or surfing websites that feature clothes. Do you even want to figure out a way to incorporate witty T-shirts, or is pleather more your style? There are tons of different pieces that will look phenomenal on you- what do you like?

4. Context: Where you live, where you go and what you do are major factors in dressing fashionably! If you wear a ballgown to the office that's not fashionable; if you wear a business suit to the prom, likewise. Think about what kind of clothing is appropriate for the things you're going to be doing.

5. Shop: The best thing to do is to buy long-lasting pieces that will retain their class throughout seasons. Fashion changes extremely quickly! Don't fill your wardrobe with things that won't be appropriate the same time next year, and don't spend a lot of money on fashion items. Think about step 4 again. What kinds of coats, jackets or sweaters do you need? Put this kind of information in the context of what flatters your body.

6. Shop more: Now that you've got the basics, it's time to have fun! Buy some great shoes, cute accessories and get a haircut! No need to go classic here unless that's your taste - handbags, shoes and jewelry is the place to show your sassy side. Bright purple pleather trench looks too tacky? A handbag in the same style will be fantastic.

7. Ask someone else to go with you shopping: It's always good to have an outsiders perspective. Bring along someone who can give you well-formulated critique regarding your clothes. The image we see in the mirror isn't always how you really look!
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Last night I attended the Perrier lounge event @ Hotel Diva in San Francisco with Michelle Balance.  Emily Detert a student at FIDM created the design for the Perrier Lounge.  It was great to see her work and enjoy an evening of networking.  The Perrier Lounge turned out fabulous,  thanks to Emily's creative eye and awesome vision.

BODY ART

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a picture is worth a thousand words







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Tonight I attended the SFFAMA Workshop at FIDM in San Francisco.

Dane Golden presented on how you can market your brand on youtube. He also spoke about how you can effectively manage your videos to help you promote your product.  To learn more, please check out Dane Golden's blog at hey.com

Andrea Ruiz was another speaker tonight. She presented on google + and the benefits of using google +. One of the most interesting things I learned is hangouts on google +.  You can have live chat with your friends and be able to actually see them through the web cam.  You can use this for conference calls or chatting with your family. To learn more, please check out http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/
 
The best part about tonight was that several of my friends attended the event. Some of them being,

Vishal Kalia, Founder of Raf9, http://www.raf9.com
Brad Carrick, Founder of SOLZ, http://www.solzshoes.com
Tiffany Walker, Shoe Designer, www.tiffytoes.com
Baba Afolabi, SURU Clothing Designer,  http://www.suruclothing.com

and lastly I was forutnate enough to meet and sit next to Gregory Lemmons, Entertainment and Fashion Law Attorney at http://www.lordbertram.com/.


cocktail party

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Today I had the pleasure of meeting local designers, Steven Arevalo, Jackie Lopez adn Kathryn Guinto. Steven and Jackie design for Ceravelo, www.ceravelo.com and Kathryn designs for Eufia, www.eufia.com. Both of them design eco-friendly garments.  They try to find all of their fabric locally and they are creating all of the garments here in the Bay Area. I personally look forward to potentially seeing both of their designs in  some of the upcoming fashion shows here in the Bay Area.

Black and killing it

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Whenever you see beautiful black girls, fashionably dressed and killing it .... damn you feel proud. The darker the berry the sweeter the juice ama?

From celebrities like Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Beyonce, Tyra Banks to the real housewives of atlanta Marlow Hampton--> if you've watched real housewives of atlanta you know Marlow has a fantabulous collection of shoes, handbags and clothes. This lady knows her labels very well i mean anybody would love to go and steal her stuff but shoes leave them to me i'm a size 41 like her you know, the louboutins ...(red bottoms) yes she rocks them all the time plus Jimmy choo's  .........moving on  there's Sheree, Nene Leaks who is now acting Glee

Marlo Hampton killing it 



 her sheer leopard printblouse
i love this photoshoot she did
sheree looking all glam



Nene, Marlo and cynthia bayley

 Teyana taylor who recently did a photoshoot like Janet Jacksons 1993 rolling stone magazine cover, i think she killed it ....... You?

Angel Conwell

 without forgetting Vivica fox

kerry washington from scandal this series is awesome!! she makes you think you can try pink lipstick on ..... still thinking though

vanessa williams


Stacey Dash of single ladies

Lisa raye of single ladies



Paula Patton


Gabriel union

Meagan Good

Anika Noni Rose of The Good Wife

Keshia knight

Nicole parker


The list is endless.