Saturday, September 19, 2009

10 Fall Trends You'll Love...

Whether it's leather and lace or pearls and pink that you like to wear, we got a little something for everybody. By the way, a little leather, lace, pink and pearls would look really cute together.

Narciso Rodriguez, Fall 2009
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1.) Print Bottoms:

After seasons of solid bottoms, Fall 2009 puts the print into leggings, skirts, and pants.

WEAR IT: Print leggings are one of the hottest looks on the fall runway, but you need to wear them with care. The easiest way to pull off slim print pants or leggings is to wear them with a longer sweater or tunic. Print skirts can pull double duty worn with matching print tops for a dress look or mixed with solids for more versatility; (my fave).

Tory Burch, Fall 2009
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2.) Leather:
Pop on a leather jacket or skirt for a bit of rock-n-roll tough girl chic.
WEAR IT: Leather pencil skirts are back and look perfectly ladylike paired with belted sweaters. Leather leggings, slim pants, and jackets work well mixed with contrasting textures (knit, velvet, lace) for lots of tactile interest.
Short Glossy Burgundy Dress from Georges Chakra, Fall 2009
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3.) Jewel Tones:
Delicious hues of burgundy, teal, and gold bathed the runways in the hues that look great on most women.
WEAR IT: Choose an intensity that compliments your coloring if you are wearing jewel tones close to your face (i.e. softer blues for fair skin, intense blue for darker coloring). Teal is one of color that looks great on almost everyone and it's a winner this season. Jewel tones mix great with each other (teal and gold) and work great with grey and black.
Zero + Maria Cornejo
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4.) Black-n-White
Black and white -- a traditional warm - weather favorite -- steps into the spotlight this fall.
WEAR IT: Black and white worn together are almost foolproof if you'll remember to wear solid white on the parts of your body you want to highlight and wear black where you want to camouflage (ex: bottom-heavy gals should wear black pants with a white jacket).
An ice-blue silk blouse paired with a pencil skirt, from Jason Wu, Fall 2009.
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5.) Knee-Length Skirts:
Forget the mini and the maxi; the best length now is at the knee.
WEAR IT: Of course, this trend is one you've probably opted for anyway because most women know that knee-length looks are easier to wear than extremes. But for fall, knee-length skirts (and by knee-length we mean anything from an inch or two above to right below the knee) and dresses come in a variety of fullnesses, including poufy skirts, pencil skirts, and circle skirts.
Bright pink coat from Marc Jacobs, Fall 2009.
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6.) PINK:
In a nod to Barbie's 50th year, designers brought back pink as the go-to color for outerwear, dresses, and separates.
WEAR IT: Pink is fashion's secret fountain of youth, if you wear the right pink for your skin tone. Fairer skin looks great in pale pink, darker tones can carry off fuchsia. But almost everyone looks radiant (and hip) in hot pink. Wear it with black, more pink or tone it down with gray.
Raw edge portrait collar dress from Lela Rose, Fall 2009.
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7.) Work Dresses:
One-piece dressing never looked so good (or office-ready) as this season's crop of dresses with interesting draping, fabrics and colors.
WEAR IT: Polish your professional image by opting for a knee-length dress with a modern twist; either a cowl neck, a wide-belted waist, a raw-edge trim, a look-at-me color (like power red).
3.1 Philip Lim, Fall 2009.
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8.) Vests:
The vest -- in everything from fur to knit -- topped runway looks with a finishing layer.
WEAR IT: Monochromatic vests and shirts are chic and slimming; hip-length vests or shorter can be worn unbuttoned over everything from floaty prints to sweaters. Fur vests (faux works just fine) can add zip to either casual or dressy pants looks.
Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2009.
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9.) Metallics:
How to stand out in a crowd without wearing bling? Metallic dresses and gowns.
WEAR IT: Silver and gold draped lame dresses and gowns look fluid and sexy; metallics add shine without calling on lots of accessories to complete the look.
Teal hood, vest and mini from Lacoste, Spring 2009
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10.) Cozy Chic:
From snugly sweaters to piles of scarves, the runways were braced for a cold winter.
WEAR IT: The key to wearing bundles is to keep it sleek -- go monochromatic -- and touchable (cashmere, soft knits).

Don't forget that just because these are the trends from the runways this fall, doesn't mean these are the only clothes that are "cool" or "in style."
We have to remember to put our own touches on our outfits; and don't forget that little girl who would wear whatever she thought was cute, regardless of what Cosmo says, mainly because she hadn't read Cosmo, yet.
These 10 trends for fall are super cute, but make sure to put your own spin on things. I mean who wants to see a bunch of women all walking around in the same stuff? Not me.
So, thanks for watching and....
Stay Beautiful - Beauty Queens
P.S. Let that little girl out a little more often!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Free Frederik Fekkai Shampoo, FREE, HURRY!

I dont know about you, but when I hear F-R-E-E, that spells FREE, I get excited!

O.K. that was kind of random, but you'll be happy you stuck it out...

If you live near a Saks Fifth Ave, you can get a FREE bottle of Frederik Frakkai Shampoo, (valued up to $23.00)
So, bring in any bottle of shampoo, by 9/17/09, I know you have to hurry, but they will exchange your shampoo FREE for the Fekkai Shampoo ($23)...

BTW, you can usually find Suave or VO5 for under $1, if you need some shampoo to trade in.

Good Luck!

Stay Beautiful - Beauty Queens

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Thank you all!

I just wanted to update everyone on how I have been doing...

First of all, I want to thank you all so much for your support, your kind words, and your prayers.

My dad, is doing a lot better! He is home from the hospital and getting stronger every day! I wasn't sure if he was going to stop drinking alcohol, but he has.... so that has been a huge help. He still can't go to work and is still very weak, but he is doing so much better than he was! YEAH!

My brother and his family are also doing great! His girlfriend broke her arm in the car accident, BOO, but other than that, they are fine!

So again, thanks so much!

My daughter is back home, from my mom's house, and back to school, so things are finally getting back to normal.

Just when I thought I could get back to my Youtube channel, my daughter took the camera to the carnival with her and lost it somewhere between the tilt-a-whirl and the gravitron. But, at least she won a goldfish! Which she promptly talked me into going to Pet-Co for fish food, I was very reluctant to spend my hard earned, $1.79, because I have never had a goldfish live longer than a few days. Luckily, 2 days have past and "Tweak" the goldfish is still alive. Too bad we couldn't take his picture, to remember him later.

So, I still have my back up camera, not anywhere near the quality, but will still get the job done! I am really looking forward to getting back to my videos... I hope you all will be watching...

Stay Beautiful - Beauty Queens