Sunday, October 31, 2010


As you may have already noticed, the fashion industry prepares months in advance. This means that they don't have much to base their shows off of. When they design their spring lines, they don't know what the biggest trends will be, so they have to create a trend or they wait until trends develop and follow that trend. The biggest designers each season are the ones who create trend that people want to buy and wear, for example, this fall, Chloé is really big, it introduced some of the most popular fall trends.
Now that spring is coming, designers are putting their ideas out, but no designer really knows what the next big thing will be. I'm thinking that wedges, collars, black and white, and long, flowing, dresses could be big, but at this point, there is no for sure.
Banana Republic Spring 2010 RTW
Chanel Spring 2011 RTW

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

100th Post!

Sales, and Lipstick, and Department Stores, oh my!
A script by the Fashioneur
Store Manager
Store Clerk
Inside of a department store, makeup section, a sale is going on.
Julia: Oh, Lisa, don't you just love sales.
Lisa: Oh, my I do.
Clerk walks up
Clerk: May I help you, ladies?
Julia: Oh, no thanks.
Clerk: All right then.
Clerk walks away to his desk
Lisa whispers something to Julia, they nod.
Clerk pretends not to notice.
Lisa and Julie keep glancing at him.
Clerk (suspiciously): Are you finding everything all right?
Lisa (nervously): Oh, yes.
Lisa slips a tube of lipstick into her coat.
Julia: Oh-RUN!
They run out of the store
In parking lot
Bent over, hands on knees, heavy breathing.
Lisa: Oh my, that was close
Julia: Oh, I can't believe we stole lipstick!
Lisa: Oh, I know.
Store manager comes running out behind them
Julia and Lisa don't see him
He taps them on the shoulder
They scream
Julia: Oh my! You scared us.
Lisa starts to run
Lisa: Oh my! What are doing? RUN!!!
Julia: Oh right!
Manager: Come back with those hats!
They stop running
Lisa: Oh. What?
Manager: You cant steal those hats.
Julia: Oh my! We forgot to take off those hats we were trying on.
Lisa: Oh goodness, I have to confess. I stole lipstick too!
Lisa starts sobbing and hands back the lipstick, manager doesn't take it back.
Manager: Oh, those are free, you can take as many as you like. They are from two seasons ago, we need to get rid of them.
Julia: Oh, really?
Manager: Yes.
Lisa: Oh, then you can have your hats back, sorry.
Hands back the hats.
Julia: Oh, and can we get some more lipstick?
Manager: Help yourselves.
The End
 Oh, and 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Top ten iconic LBD moments | NET-A-PORTER.COM

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Mad Lib

Since the time I was the size of ankle boots, I would enjoy spending my days scribbling un-legible words onto mysteriously stained pages. Ahhh, the wonders of Mad Libs. Here is a fashionable Mad Lib for you. Enjoy!

Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
plural noun:
plural noun:
4 letter noun:

Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
If you are not (adjective) satisfied with our (noun) then we will (adjective) (verb) your (noun). Our (noun) are made in (country) with all (adjective) (plural noun). When you come to (Name), expect (adjective) quality and (adjective) (noun) service. Visit our (noun) section and see our new (plural noun). We have a (percent) percent satisfaction guarantee, so give us a call at 1-800-333-(4 letter noun).

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Makeup Deal

These days, with all of the unnatural, unpronounceable, not-so-great-for-your-skin, chemicals that are put in makeup, you want something that is natural or doesn't have all of those harmful ingredients. You probably don't want to spend tons of money on makeup, either. Usually, you pay for what you get, so good quality means a lot of money, and bad quality means cheap-you either bust your wallet or your skin.  Now, a deal right in the middle is making it's grand entrance. This is the makeup that doesn't have any supernatural abilities, but it doesn't have any of the chemicals, either. You pay for what you get, and you only get what you need, wallet and skin intact.
There was an article about some of these products in the New York Times, Target Touches Up Manhattan's Makeup. The Boots line mentioned in the article is one of my favorites, made with quality ingredients and sold at fantastic prices.
Lip Glace(2)Maximum Volume Waterproof Mascara
Lip Glace(2)
Maximum Volume Waterproof Mascara

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Top 5 DIY Fashion and Beauty Projects

These are my top 5 DIY fashion and beauty projects. Enjoy!
  1. Making your own earrings-You can buy all the materials at a craft store, it is not very expensive, it is easy to do, and it is a lot of fun.
  2. Embroidering something old-All you need is a needle, thread, and an idea to make something old and shabby into something vintage and chic.
  3. Make your own perfume-This is one of the most exciting DIY activities I have ever done. You need some extracts or herbs and some idea of what you are going to try to make it work. I would recommend getting some rose water extract-it smells really good.
  4. Sew your own bag-Bags are an easy sewing project, especially if you have a sewing machine. You can pick any fabric or fabrics, cut them out to the shape and size you want, and sew. This is a project that you can do using instructions from a book, article, etc. or without much guidance at all.
  5. Make your own scarf-This is a really cool activity because you can do so much with it. You can sew your scarf, bedazzle your scarf, embroider your scarf, felt your scarf, draw on your scarf, etc. ANYTHING! It's your scarf, after all.

For more DIY ideas you can visit these sites:
Thread Banger      (they also have a podcast on iTunes)
Teen Vogue

Have fun DIYing!
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fashion do or don't game and introduction to 3 items

 Try to figure out if each of these is a fashion do or don't, it may vary from person to person
  1. Wear your sunglasses indoors
  2. Wear pants or shorts with words on the butt
  3. Wear spring fashion in the fall and visa-versa
  4. Always wear shirts from the same brand that say the brand name on them
  5. Wear 2 or more items that are tie-dyed
  6. Always wear shirts that say a place on them
  7. Wear wigs
  8. Wear the exact same thing two days in a row
  9. Wear bedazzled shirts
  10. Only wear one color outfits
  11. Show off skin that people don't want to see
  12. Wear a costume on a daily basis
  13. Wear sneakers and dresses
  14. Wear jewelry to the beach
  15. Wear jeans and heels
  16. Only wear your very favorite colors
  17. Only wear designer clothes
  18. Wear fedoras
  19. Only wear sandals in the summer
I hope you enjoyed that, now I am going to tell you about a new project I am doing. Every week I am going to pick three items of the week, these will all be put on the "Items of the week" page. Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010


This fall,
brighter versions
are used in small amounts,
the details are what counts.
Bursts of bright red
in a sea of black,
or a streak of electric blue
across grey.
There hasn't been much bright color
on the runway.
Stella McCarteny's Spring 2010 collection
threw out brights because they had been scarce,
everything seems as if it is black.
Well, don't run away to wear a burlap sack,
just sit down,
maybe with a snack.
This is my color post,
and about it,
I will not boast,
but for you
to get the most,
please do click the links,
return some winks,
look at some color wheels,
read about colorful high heels.
Read about color,
we don't want the world
to get too much duller.

                              A POST BY THE FASHIONEUR

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the quality of an object or substance with respect to lightreflected by the object, usually determined visually bymeasurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of thereflected light; saturation or chroma; hue.
the natural appearance of the skin, esp. of the face;complexion: She has a lovely color.
a ruddy complexion: The wind and sun had given color to thesailor's face.
a blush: His remarks brought the color to her face.
vivid or distinctive quality, as of a literary work: Melville'sdescription of a whaling voyage is full of color.
details in description, customs, speech, habits, etc., of aplace or period: The novel takes place in New Orleans andcontains much local color.
something that is used for coloring; pigment; paint; tint;dye.
background information, as anecdotes about players orcompetitors or analyses of plays, strategy, or performance,given by a sportscaster to heighten interest in a sportscast.

any distinctive color or combination or pattern of colors,esp. of a badge, ribbon, uniform, or the like, worn ordisplayed as a symbol of or to identify allegiance to,membership in, or sponsorship by a school, group, ororganization.
nature, viewpoint, or attitude; character; personality:His behavior in a crisis revealed his true colors.
a flag, ensign, etc., particularly the national flag.
U.S. Navy the ceremony of hoisting the national flag at8 a.m. and of lowering it at sunset.
skin complexion of a particular people or race, esp. whenother than white: a man of color.
outward appearance or aspect; guise or show: It was a lie,but it had the color of the truth.
a pretext: She did it under the color of doing a good deed.
Painting the general use or effect of the pigments in apicture.
Phonetics timbre.
Chiefly Law an apparent or prima facie right or ground: tohold possession under color of title.
Music tone color.
a trace or particle of valuable mineral, esp. gold, as shownby washing auriferous gravel.
Physics any of the labels red, green, or blue that designatethe three states in which quarks are expected to exist, orany of the corresponding labels for antiquark states.Compare quantum chromodynamicsquark model.
Printing the amount of ink used.
Heraldry a tincture other than a fur or metal, usuallyincluding gules, azure, vert, sable, and purpure.

involving, utilizing, yielding, or possessing color: a color TV.

–verb (used with object)
to give or apply color to; tinge; paint; dye: She colored herhair dark red.
to cause to appear different from the reality: In order toinfluence the jury, he colored his account of what hadhappened.
to give a special character or distinguishing quality to: Hispersonal feelings color his writing.

–verb (used without object)
to take on or change color: The ocean colored at dawn.
to flush; blush: He colored when confronted with theincriminating evidence.

call to the colors, to summon for service in the armedforces: Thousands are being called to the colors.

change color,
to blush as from embarrassment.
to turn pale, as from fear: When he saw the size of hisopponent, he changed color.
with flying colors.

Also especially British, colour.


1250–1300;  ME col o ur  < AF (F couleur ) < L colōr-  (s. ofcolor hue

col·or·er, noun
o·ver·col·or, verb
pre·col·or, noun, verb
re·col·or, verb (used with object)
trans·col·or, adjective
un·der·col·or, noun

  color, hueshadetint (see synonym note atshade).

23.  bias, twist. 

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I would especially recommend looking at the color wheel.

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