DIY Halloween Costumes From Scratch

I wanted to create our Halloween costumes from scratch, and decided to sew Pirate Vampire looks inspired by the victorian trend we saw hit the runway. I used Simplicity pattern 4059 to create bishop-sleeved frill-collared shirts and Vitorian knickers to match, and hacked the pattern to add a button fly, draw string waistband, and differentiated…

What to Wear, Watch, Listen, Read, Shop, Sweat…

Read: Allure, covered by the mesmerizing Zoe Kravitz, demystifying the secrets of Italy’s Umbrian clay, and suggesting we all bottom…where lashes are concerned. Wear: Silks, Satins, lustrous light flowing fabrics and accessories that have a sinful sheen…especially for men.  I had these new, tagged, unworn striped and monogram Just Cavalli shirts and peace-sign Moschino bell-bottom jeans…

Fashion Adulting: Closet Curation, Spend or Save

When you’re young, you buy what appeals to you, what you think will make you stand out and seem different- paying little attention to fit, silhouette, print and color, or whether or not the garment wears you.  As you mature and grow into your style, you learn what to splurge and save on, what flatters…

Full Circle: the Resistance Will Be Trendy

The revolution may not be televised, but the resistance will be trendy. Some say that the political and social climate are shaping how people dress, however, knowing that fashion was headed into the 70’s regardless of and before the election, I feel as if its only a part of the cyclical nature of fashion.  Yes,…

Celebrity Hair Trend: Platinum Blonde

Stars and fashionistas alike have been going platinum blonde lately, ditching their natural and fashion colors…even their length, for this more on-trend look.  Whether due to the 70’s fashion trend dominating runways, for a role, or simply a major change- allegedly  the case for Katy Perry after a breakup- this hair transformation has made for…

Ulta Dumpster Diving Haul 5, Plus the Truth About Diving

*Makeup Giveaway: to enter, follow me on Instagram and Twitter @UwanaWhat, and Subscribe. Post your user names below, and or on Haul 4 If you want to win from that haul. The dumpster diving trend has been gaining momentum recently- although it’s been going on for years, YouTube videos have gotten everyone and their mother,…

Beau, Makeup for Men!

Beau For Men: Makeup tailored for men’s skin bridges the market gap.  Men are largely ignored in the market.  This foundation wore amazingly well, looked flawless, and got me some compliments.  I would definitely suggest it: http://FamousLadyCosmetics.com When the recent High School Makeup trend started popping up, it got me reminiscing about what I wore…

Resort 2017 Fashion Shows

Helmut Lang Altuzarra Boss Isa Arfen Givenchy: youthful yet mature, edgy and ethereally feminine, the Givenchy Resort ’17 collection was beautiful, fun, chic and wearable. Norma Kamali Marchesa is known and renowned for its carpet-worthy gowns. The Resort ’17 collection was full of beautiful dresses and gowns, embellished with feathers, beading, and floral embroidery. I…

Fashion and Beauty Trends From Fashion Weeks Fall/Winter 2016 FW16

Fashion Weeks typically follow certain trends globally, with each city having things in common with and differing from the other parts of the globe. In the videos below I discuss trends we’ve seen in fashion and beauty from Paris, London, Milan, and New York Fashion Week. Fashion Trends: As we move from the 90’s and…

DIY TieDye Pastel Hair

I call it TieDye Hair; I was inspired by Guy Tang- it’s pink and lavender using Ion Color Brilliance Brights in Rose and Lavender. I applied it in a messy way from the crown down, so that it wouldn’t cover all the hair- it ended up looking like chunky streaks. I do feel really comfortable with Semi-Perminant…