TBT: Glitter Everywhere

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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!

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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 

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!

Fashion Forward: Spring Summer 2014

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn!”-Orson Welles

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer '14
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer ’14

Bomber Jackets. Floral Patterns. Color Block Stripes. Androgyny. Over-sized. Cropped Shorts. Summer Coats. Rose Gold. Deconstructed. Retro. 90’s. Tunics. There’s a lot to look forward when we move into the Spring Summer season.

Raf Simons SS14
Raf Simons Spring Summer ’14

Blending classic menswear(button ups, blazers, etc.) with overt feminine influences such as over-sized tee-shirt dresses and skirts is a really interesting perspective as seen at Raf Simons. The simple and chromatic yet with the aesthetics of 90’s club attire brings new meaning to the standard uniform. Not your average androgynous boy can pull this off either, I feel as though you should at least be 5’11.

Tom Ford Spring Summer 2014
Tom Ford Spring Summer ’14

Floral printed blazers, cropped shorts and 50 shades of pink were in abundance at Tom Ford. Actually, with the comeback of loafers, finding items that are of similar style(try ASOS) is actually a way to stay on trend without breaking the bank.

JUUN J: Have You Heard Of Him? 

Rihanna's Custom JUUN J for her Diamond's Tour
Rihanna’s Custom JUUN J for her Diamond’s Tour

Deconstructed. Menswear. Cut, structure and volume were the three main elements of this collection.  Cropped shorts that stayed at thigh level paired with over-sized jumpers made from Raglan.  An homage to American sportswear, the show starts with various shades of blues and whites. Trousers that lengthened with the aid of drawstring waists and kimono influenced sleeves dominated the second half of this show. Colors shifted more into midnight blue and black as fabrics changed to satin and leather. JUUN J is available at  SSENSE  & FarFetch.

JUUN J Spring Summer '14
JUUN J Spring Summer ’14

Dre

Hologram Jeans In My Hologram Dreams

Hologramming
Hologramming

I remember seeing that Hologram was going to trend big again but boy was I surprised at an impromptu trip to Barneys.com this evening.

Well, first off, I was at Urban Outfitters the other day and saw a holographic wedge sneaker. I almost did it. I had to but I decided I’m not that tacky.

Saturday, after work, I took a random trip to Copley Place and snuck into Barney’s. One of those places that is just a good source of inspiration and if you have some extra cash to drop, well drop it there for the latest and one of a kind in Boston if you aren’t going to Riccardi or Louis’s. Back to the story at hand…….

Margiela Margiela Margiela
Margiela Margiela Margiela

As you know, I love sneakers. I’m a sneaker fanatic. So popping upstairs, I came across these jeans called Raleigh and noticed the mannequins dressed with jeans matching sneakers in pony hair. Which happened to actually be either Margiela’s or Creative Reaction. I went online when I got home to check the price cause I didn’t want to ask nor really look at the bottom of the shoe.

Get Creative with that Reaction
Get Creative with that Reaction

The Margiela’s are amazing. Like they are truly one of a kind. At $995 a bit of a splurge but hey, your feet have to look good, right? Well, the Creative Reaction are just as cool and a fraction of the price at $190! Back to business though…….

So I wanted to look at denim and see what they have. Of course, I stroll through and see Balmain, Rag and Bone, etc. Then I come across the greatest jeans on earth!!!

Check Them Out Here
Check Them Out Here

So what do you think? Could you see yourself rocking this trend? I totally could and I will! These jeans and shoes are way too cool to pass up?

Dre