TBT: Glitter Everywhere

mariah carey, glitter, nick cannon, dem babies, jermaine dupri,
I’ve never seen this movie but I still have no idea what it is about

Glitter, does anybody know why it is exist? A lot of people wish that movie and actually glitter would just disappear. I know I’m a little late on the trend by like a few years but it’s kind of okay because I never tried it to begin with. Glitter, you either love it or you send it to your mortal enemies as like a gag gift. I choose productivity and cuteness.

I like to have a little fun with my makeup when I wear it.  I thought by doing a glitter beard I could over emphasize the brightness in the apple of my cheek. Eh, doesn’t work that way. I also was under the impression that it wouldn’t take long. I was wrong. The earlier post was the day that I attempted glitter brows and then decided I wanted to try a glitter beard because why the hell not?!

How To Achieve Glitter Facial Hair:

1.  First you should buy the color glitter you want. You can never have too much.

2. You’re gonna need eyelash adhesive. I like the Ardell. It’s clear and smells a little like acetone. Kind of stings if you apply after you freshly shaved. BE A MAN AND TAKE IT!

makeup, beard, andrae devon glitter, pravana, boston, dreizme
Don’t Cha!

3. THE BEARD: To achieve the depth of the silver in the glitter and I’m sure this would apply to any color, use a water soluble eye shadow or cream makeup your first layer before applying adhesive. Then sprinkle glitter in bowl while singing the soundtrack to Mariah Carey’s “Glitter” #PoorMariah

4. In small sections, dip your paintbrush, I use a 1 inch brush in the bowl, and bring the brush to your face. Press and dip. Press and dip. Moving along section by section moving along the outline of how your beard should look. I did one layer but I didn’t account for actually having to go out into the world and live my day. Probably good to use as much glitter as possible.

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Resting Bitch Face is required to make sure cracking doesn’t occur.

5. BROWS: I take one of those tacky little eyeshadow applicator, and squeeze a little adhesive on my brow and swipe! It’s covered in adhesive. WARNING: CLOSE THE EYE THAT YOU ARE APPLYING GLITTER ABOVE. THE OPPOSITE EYE SHOULD BE OPEN. WHEN SATISFIED. REPEAT ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. I feel as though I shouldn’t have to place a warning but people like to play dumb. I then take the applicator and into the bowl of glitter and press and dab. Press and dab. Press and dab. You should only need one layer for the eyebrows. An eye full of glitter sounds like a scratched cornea.

6. Spray it down with some Aquanet. Make sure it’s not windy or rainy and go about your day. “Give them hoes what they came to see.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 

The ANTI T-Shirt

ANTI-T Shirt SBSHADES
ANTI-T Shirt
SBSHADES

Kate Moss has a message for you. The ANTI-T shirt is a simple plain black shirt that can take you throughout the day into the night. Wait…..

The photographers want to snap pictures of you and you aren’t in the mood. Turn around and let the camera flash hit.

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Kate Moss & Nick Knight collaboration

“FUCK YOU CUNT” is the message to the paparazzi from Nick Knight and Kate Moss’s collaboration for ShowStudio. Perfection at it’s finest and iit has become my mantra lately.

Photography: Eddie Pires Photography

London 2015

“There is nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.” – Vivienne Westwood

I completely agree with that statement. If you haven’t been, it’s definitely a place to put on the list of places to visit. I was extremely fortunate and am forever grateful for the chance to have gone recently to London and get a taste of what this amazing city has to offer!

You could say that I’m difficult when it comes to food. Very difficult. However, being in a new country it really was exciting to try new culinary dishes that I might not try on my own. You know what? I actually enjoyed it too!

It was really difficult to get back on the plane to come back home but you honestly know where life is going to take you….so until next time London!

 

Some of My Favorites: NYFW

In keeping up with tradition of “Throwback Thursday” why not post some of my favorite looks from my NYFW. These are a few of my favorite looks and I just wanted to share.

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HMBalmaination: November 5th

Balmain for H&M
#HMBalmaination

Designer collaborations and H&M are nothing new. Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin and so many more have participated. One of the highly anticipated collections of the year is about 21 days away. If you’re a fan of Balmain, November 5th, Oliver Rousteing is making it just a bit more affordable for you to get your Balmain fix!

I have always loved Balmain. Decadent embroidered blazers, skin-tight tailoring and dresses adorned with pearl embellishments Balmain doesn’t skimp when it comes to the “WOW” factor.

However, when I look at the collection everything screams Kim Kardashian-West. It was really hard to look at the collection and say to myself “That’s fierce!” or “OMG! I need this!” In all actuality the only thing that really is appealing is the Balmain logo t-shirts.

Personally, I was really excited when I learned about it. After seeing the look book, I just don’t know what I think about it anymore. I’m a bit less than impressed but maybe in person it will have a different effect on me!!!

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The September Issue: In Mid October

Summer is officially over. Fall has entered the room. Bringing with it everything from crisp morning air, foliage and most importantly fashion. Fall is actually a really fun season to dress up and play around with different trends.

gary erica chair watermark editedGREY: An alternative to black, this color never goes out of style. Grey really is unique in the sense that it can take you from day to evening without ever having to change. Grey is a dominant color this fall/winter season but KNOWING how to wear it will set you apart from everyone else.

A white shirt and black tie create a super clean and classic look. You can also opt for fun colors like lilac or powder blue to deflect hues.

It’s in the accessories. Whether it be a fun patterned tie or a pocket square you’ve found a way to bring your grey to life. Stay in the same shade family within a few shades but leave the shirt the lightest.

0C9A7683COATS: It’s a personal thing, knowing which coat works best for you. Stay classic and wear a Pea Coat or a Topcoat. Simple with style. Add a little spice to your sweatpants when running to the store or keep it formal with a suit.

Marc Woods 2CAMOUFLAGE: One would think that this pattern is especially hard to pair with clothing but in fact camouflage is a nice subtle addition to any closet. Stick to one type of camouflage. Whether its traditional army or a floral, keep it to one pattern. Accessories, wallets, etc., are great ways to add small doses of this print into to your wardrobe.

These are just a few ways to get yourself ready for fall. It’s not set in stone because good style is about what works for you!

Credits

Wardrobe: Frank & Oak, Lord & Taylor, Ministry of Supply & 9Tailors

Models: Erica Snow, Gary Croteau, Marc,

Hair: Kerri Marland

Styling: Catherine Lynch & Andrae Brashear

Photography: Catherine Lynch

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Just Another Night Out

Thom, Vanessa, Me and JP
Thom, Vanessa, Me(a black tee because my pants were bold) and JP

Boston isn’t necessarily known for their style. Not trying to be a jerk or anything but wear a sensible flat shoe to go from the office to the train. Stop with the running sneakers, socks and tights. It’s very frumpy and it kind of shows. The pockets of style are rare and even rarer is the real unique kind of trendsetting style that you see in cities like New York or Los Angeles.

While sitting at a show during Boston Fashion Week a few years ago, I actually met an extremely stylish woman. It was almost intimidating but right away we started talking about fashion. It just so happened she was a designer.

A few weeks ago, I attended her viewing party and absolutely fell in love with the pieces shown. The silhouettes were strong and structured yet with femininity. A statement without being a statement, these pieces were definitely designed with a Carrie Bradshaw type of girl in mind.

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You can find Graciela Rivas here

Photo Credit: Eddie Pires Photography

Sunday Shoes: Silver

The hardest thing you’ll ever have to do in life is look for silver sneakers that don’t look hideously cheap. The other day while at my mother’s house, I realized that most of my shoes are probably in a donation bin making someone else happy. It probably happened when I moved out-of-state last October. Kind of upsetting……..

Adorable!!!
Adorable!!!

However, it gave me a reason to check my email for any mention of a shoe sale! Well….that didn’t happen but one of the emails was featuring a pair of silver Oxford’s that I am absolutely in LOVE with!

I could use these in my life
I could use these in my life

Silver is such a fun statement color for a shoe whether it’s a sneaker or a dress shoe. It keeps it fresh and modern but with a luxurious twist!

First World Problem: Alexander Wang

Buy me whatever you want from this collection.....


November 6th, not only is it a reminder that my birthday is exactly six months away…but it also is the release of the Alexander Wang collaboration for H&M!

Everything and then some!
Everything and then some!

Even though the pieces are futuristic, modern and cool, you will never find me camped outside to get in early. I’m really upset that I’m probably going to miss this collaboration completely and if I want anything will have to seek it out online…….

 

Shoes On My Feet

Need I really say more? You probably do not know, but I have an affinity for shoes. As if the world my world will crumble around me if I don’t have more shoes in my closet than I can actually wear at any given moment. Remember when I said I donated a bunch of shoes? As a present to myself for donating shoes, I end up with 5 new pairs in my closet. Clearly, I have a problem.

I love shoes. This has been my summer through shoes.