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Fashion Blogger Needed in Los Angeles Immediately!

LA fashion Week

YOU COULD BE COVERING THIS EVENT LIVE IN L.A.!

I recently accepted the position as Entertainment Editor for the Ms. Nix website.

Yea, I know…busy, busy, BUSY!

However, that means that I’ll be able to offer YOU tons of opportunities like this one:

If you’re a Entertainment or Fashion Blogger in the Los Angeles area and would like to cover this Fashion Week L.A. event, please submit at least two writing samples from recent events you’ve covered to – entertainment.msmix@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 7th.

GOOD LUCK!

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Annika Connor Makes Scarves from Her Paintings and They’re Pretty Cool!

annikaAnnika Connor is a Contemporary Romantic painter. Her work depicts a sense of haunted mystery and a fascination with beauty. Overall, her
paintings read as fragments from a daydream and portray a longing for lost fantasy and abundant pleasure.

Connor has worked professionally as a painter in New York, London, Stockholm and participated in numerous national and international exhibitions. Annika is Swedish-American; she currently resides in Brooklyn where she maintains an active studio.

Learn more about Annika and her scarves!

Marylin Multiplied scarf

Marilyn Multiplied scarf

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ShawLux is delighted to introduce this line of wearable art and is excited to give clients the opportunity to “wrap themselves in luxury and wrap themselves in art.” The Annika Connor by ShawLux collection blends the uniqueness of an original painting with the wearability of a functional and chic accessory. When speaking about the collection, Connor says, “I hope this project will tap into the creative in all of us, that the scarves will pull from the closet an added artistic edge and bring a bit of whimsy to anyone’s style.”

Each of the scarves are 85% cashmere, 15% silk, and have an approximate dimension of 80″ x 28″. 

Top Story: 7 Stylists Share Their 2015 Fashion Tips

sos by bernard buieBernard Buie: Designer & Humanitarian – sosbybernardbuie.com

Trends for next season will be The Nautical Theme, Buie Blue as the main color. Buie shirt, pants and LifeSaver Condom Boxers are the next big thing for the S/S season.

Dress for Success 100% of the time.


BriBri Thomas: Freelance Journalist – glitterandlife.com

As a fashion blogger and marketing manager in Austin, Texas, my top fashion tip for 2015…Do you! Sure, winter whites, chunky knits and fabulous capes are “in,” but you won’t be able to pull off any of those looks without inner confidence and your own personal touches.

As you’ll see in my blog, I mix affordable outfits with luxurious pieces – then top it all off with a signature piece or two.

Trends come and go, but your style is original and should be seen in all that you do, especially your great #OOTY (Outfits of the Year ;)!

 


 

layer7Gina Curko: Stylist – seesawboutique.com

It is all about the layers baby!

Take your point of destination into consideration when you’re dressing. The outfit has to be right for the occasion. So when walking in the city layers adds to your overall look. It gives you depth and flow. In winter we can get extremely cold but this does not mean to get sloppy when we are choosing to stay warm.

Fashion needs to be applied in layers so that your over look is well thought out and well put together. Every item has to be coordinated. The jacket, bag sunglasses, shoes, and of course the hair! It all has to tell a story.

Look at this picture. Now you are in the know.

 


 

 hoo-kongAlexis Davis: Designer & Founder of Hoo-Kong – Hoo-Kong.com

A simple yet significant style is always the way to go. Hoo-Kong jewelry adds that significant touch to your ensemble. I love an all black outfit with a signature piece of Hoo-Kong jewelry.

1. Keep it simple (Don’t over-think your outfit)
2. An all black look is ALWAYS in style.
3. Compliment your outfit with a bold statement piece.
4. Most importantly wear what makes YOU feel and look good…simple.


MeghanMeghan Celeste: Creative Director – ThriftingwithStyle.com

2015 The Year of Being Fearless!

Forget about Orange being the New Black!!! In 2015, Cobalt Blue is the New Black. From winter to summer cobalt blue will work in every season. Because of its brighter shades of cool hues this color will work with all ethnicities light to brown shades.

Dare to be different this year!!!! Make it your business to set a trend this year, not just following the ones given to you.


 

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Catenya McHenry: TV Host/Re-Stylist/Style Editor – catenya.com

You may have cheated on your new year’s resolutions by now but one resolution you should definitely keep is whipping your closet into shape.

Get Organized – Sort through your tops, bottoms, and accessories. Group them together. You could even color code and sort pieces by type; meaning all short-sleeved tops together, denim together and so on. If that’s much too OCD for you, start gradually and at least sort like-minded pieces together. That’s a sensible way to see what you have and it makes getting dressed in the morning simpler and less stressful.

Hang it Up- Purge and toss the wire dry cleaner hangers and upgrade to sturdier ones that match in style and color. Hang your heavier pieces like cardigans, blazers and sweaters on strong hangers like wood or velvet. Hang your trousers on grip clip ones so they hang without the risk of the permanent crease.

Since I’m a Maxxinista, I tend to shop T.J. Maxx for quick organization ideas and reasonably priced bundled hangers. Other shops like The Container Store, Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond have wonderful organization and storage solutions too!

 


 

LuxeColore.com founder, Tanya SotilloTanya Sotillo: Founder – luxecolore.com

Being stylish is just not about fabulous clothes. Jewelry, shoes, handbags, scarves, belts, the list of awesome accessories that can take your look from boring to chic goes on and on.

There are accessory dos and dont’s when it comes to stepping out in style and we’ve got you covered.

Here are just a few accessory tips for any season:

•Remember, when it comes to jewelry, a statement should complement your outfit not overpower it.

•Something as simple as changing your jewelry and slipping on stilettos can transition a daytime outfit to a date night ensemble.

•No matter the season, a stylish scarf or belt and help complete a look.

Celebrity Stylist, Corey Roche’s DIY Fashion Emergency Remedies

This article was created just for the Dangerous Lee Network. Thanks, Corey!

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Corey Roché – Celebrity Stylist: The Real

No matter your finances everyone should base their wardrobe off of staple/statement pieces. Using this method will expand your wardrobe providing you with multiple options and looks. In short, creating the illusion of a larger wardrobe.
Staple/statement pieces are (but not limited to):

  • Women; bags, shoes, jacket/blazer and accessories.
  • Men; shoes, jacket/blazer, belts and hats.
  • You can take your normal everyday jean and tank or t-shirt to the next level by adding a blazer and an after 5 shoe and go to dinner, meeting or even a date!

And if you’re accident prone don’t worry I have some remedies that will assist you along the way to keep your staple/statement pieces in tact to maintain that pristine condition:

I’m a vegan, and I incorporate that into my work [by trying] to use natural, effective remedies

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Corey styling Tamera Mowry-Housley on set of The Real.

ROCHE’S REMEDIES

  1. WATER + VODKA
    If you place these two simple agents into a spray bottle, you have an at-home dry cleaning service. It deodorizes the garments.
  2. BAKING SODA + DISTILLED WHITE VINEGAR
    These two agents assist me with the removal of a wide range of stains on most fabrics.
  3. CORNSTARCH
    Great for food grease and can be used on leather, silk or other delicate fabrics.
  4. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
    Works well on organic stains such as wine, chocolate, grass, blood or—what I use it most for—armpit sweat.

Treatment is just as important because you do not want to push the stain further into the fabric. [For] food stains, use the edge of a dull butter knife to gently remove residual food without rubbing the stain. [For] liquid stains, be careful not to rub the stain; simply blot it with a dry cloth, then attempt stain removal.

How To Get Fancy Hair

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Armine Gambaryan – CEO IVChic: Hair Jewelry

Day in the life of a fashion trendsetter, globe-trotter, city chic mademoiselle on the go where a typical day starts at 6 o’clock am until late in the evening can be pretty tough. But even then, the day is not over because now it’s time to unwind, relax (you’ve earned it) and socialize. After a long day at work we want a fresh look to meet our friends for a night out.We want a different look for a date night in the city. We want a chic look that says “I don’t care how I look, but I know I look good” hair attitude.

IVChic wants you to find the perfect tiara for your bun, the extra touch for your ponytail, the perfectly polished demur made to look and feel effortless yet extremely glamorous. It’s that simple. With a collection of unique, chic and stylish hair jewelry designed with women on the go in mind; having a bad hair day is long gone.

Need a class ring? Get one from JoyJewelers.com

The City Chic Collection has various cuffs that go over the bun and give your hair a sleek finished look. Want something more classic? Select Savannah and cover your hair tie with a more polished and sophisticated feel.

I’m an IVChic girl – With a full-time corporate office job and a workout schedule 6 days a week, my signature hair style was a simple bun or ponytail. I grew tired of the same, old – same old very quickly. Inspiration: hair jewelry. After a sweat drenching spin class, sparkles in my hair made me smile and hair jewelry allows me to feel confident, vibrant, and lively!

Check out IVChic’s collection:

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$12–City Chic Collection: Providence *  Pretty in pearls for your special occasion.

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$18–City Chic Collection: Denver * From the top of the mountain, to meeting friends for dinner and drinks, keep you hair casual and sleek with Denver.

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$38–City Chic Collection: San Francisco * Let your hair do the talking! Get wild and creative with San Francisco.

 

How To Dress Big Breasts

Fashion Tips From…

Dorothea Gundtoft – Fitbay Style Expert

Big boobs. You can either love them or hate them but I’d say loving them and dressing them well will only work to your advantage.

However, if you want to minimize them, it is of course important that you focus on a bra that creates the right fit. One of the celebrities I think does a great job at picking the right outfits for her body is Christina Hendricks from Mad Men, who shows off her bust – but with elegance!

The right bra has a really big impact on the way your clothes fit and shape your body type.

madmenIf you instead love to show them off, I would recommend trying to do this in an elegant way. V necklines are of course great for showing a bit of cleavage, and the opposite requires a more closed neckline.

You don’t want to go for any shirts with breast pockets if you are trying to play them down, since this will increase the visibility and point of focus.

A good blazer in a dark color is great for creating a straight line down the middle of the body, while shaping and creating an illusion that the upper body is smaller than it actually is.

Sport bras are good for creating a flatter and firmer look. I wouldn’t recommend push up bras for larger breasts but instead going for bras with good support.

Fitted shirts are not good either, as the fit will be great in the waist area but not large enough around the bust. Opt for tops in stretchy materials where you will find a lot of great dresses.

I found great brands specifically for a larger bust called Pepperberry or Saint Bustier for designer wear – check them out!

It’s #NationalHatDay: 5 Hats You Need Right Now!

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I LOVE hats and I wear them often so  National Hat Day is right up my alley! Check out these 5 hats that are on my Wish List :)

Slouchy Baggy Beanie

Wool Newsboy/Cabbie Knitted Hat

Tweed Boardwalk Empire Inspired Newsboy

Retro Newsboy Style Womens Winter Hat

 

Beanie Rib Hat Brim Visor Cap. This one is not on my wish list but it’s kinda cool too!

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How To Crossdress Beautifully

crossdressingFeeling Beautiful Starts with the Delicates

If you are into crossdressing, you know that it’s all about feeling beautiful. You enjoy the finer things in life and express that appreciation in the way that you dress. You pay great attention to detail when it comes to your appearance, presenting yourself in clothing that can only enhance your body. Don’t forget to think about what you are wearing underneath. If you want to feel glamorous, you need to complete the package. Crossdress panties and lingerie can really help you to have a complete transformation inside and out.

Because You Never Know Who is Appreciating You
If you want to open the door to more meaningful opportunities with those you love, you need to think about ways to dress yourself up. Add a sexy slip or garter belt to your outfit and you will be amazed at what kind of response you’ll get from your partner or prospective love interests. Sometimes, it’s simply a matter of hinting at what is underneath. A flash of a lace mini dress can drive someone wild. Once you get them home, break out a baby doll to steal someone’s breath away. Say it with lace and satin. You’ll be unforgettable.

Simply Make Yourself Feel Wonderful
This is all about you as you delve into the wonders of cross dressing. Choose clothing that gives you pleasure. Find items that feel good against your skin and bring out your inner beauty. When you’re home and alone, you’ll love the way that long gown slides against your skin. Wrap yourself in a robe and admire who you’ve become.

Let Your Adventurous Side Take Over
Dress for success when it comes to exploring your options for cross dressing. Try a variety of lingerie to really spice things up. Whether you are going out or staying in, you can still begin with layer after layer of lovely clothes that make you feel out of this world. When someone is coming to call, you’ll be like a beautiful present that needs to be unwrapped. A surprise will be in store by the time your undergarments are revealed. Shop with a company like Glamour Boutique, and you’ll find exactly what you are looking for in fine underclothing. You’ll feel sexy and you can turn on the romance. Now is your chance to make the most of what you have to offer.

Pubic Hair Transplants Are A Trend

sundek-beachwear-female-pubic-hairIn Korea, female pubic hair is so important that women are reportedly getting implants.

Just as American women often complain about Brazilian waxes, Refinery29’s Joyce Kong reports Korean women who suffer from less-than-bushy nether gardens (technically called “pubic atrichosis“) take serious steps to up their pube game.

It’s considered a sign of fertility and sexual desirability.

The nonprofit International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery describes pubic hair loss as “more common in East Asian women than in women of other ancestry.” It recommends pubic transplants as a self-esteem booster.

Read full story via Women In Korea Are Actually Getting Pubic Hair Transplants.

Top Story: Here’s What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin

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The tats hold up pretty good but those piercings are another topic :/

With more and more of the general population getting tattooed, there’s always the thought of how body art will look as people age. This question is answered through photographs of senior citizens who’ve partially stripped down and show us how their tattoos are faring in their twilight years. Some of the ink quality is better than others, of course, but a lot of what we see still is recognizable and looks relatively sharp on their aging skin. These images give you an idea of how your own tattoo(s) might mature, especially if you take good care of yourself.

See and read more via Senior Citizens Reveal What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin – My Modern Met.

Top Story: Naomi Campbell Posing Next to a Tool

Filed Under: How to pose with a tool.

WERK!

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Top Story: 20 Sexiest and Most Beautiful Black Women of 2014

View more Beautiful Black Women at BlackGirlsAllowed.com

5 Things You Missed at the 3rd Annual Vehicle City Fashion Week fashion show

vcfwI attended the 3rd annual Vehicle City Fashion Week Runway Show as Press. It was my first time attending any event officially as Press and it showed. I used my daughters tablet to record film only to find out that the footage file was “too large to attach to email”. Spare me!

Anyway, it was a Fashion Against Violence event and here are some of the highlights:

  1. Affordable and wearable fashion by Michigan designers like Good Boy, Westside Society, Mama Gone Thrifting and Jones Ave.
  2. Diverse models of various sizes, heights and skin tones.
  3. A chance to werk the runway and win cool swag!
  4. This dance performance.
  5. This adorable Sephora goodie bag! sephora

 

 

 

 Please visit the Vehicle City Fashion Week Facebook page for more highlights!

Top Story: In Loving Memory of My Favorite Bra

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Photo by John Benjamin

The above image shows me wearing my favorite bra. I don’t remember where I bought it or when but it was worth its weight in gold. It was laid to rest a couple of months ago when the under-wire broke and began to cause me severe pain by poking me in the ribcage. I wore that damn thing everyday! It may not look like it in this image but this bra gave me perfect cleavage and my girls always felt secure.

In truth it probably wasn’t the right size, look at that side boob, but it was a good bra. A secure bra. A pretty bra.

Oh well…thanks for the years of support animal print, jeweled ribbon bra. We’ll always have this image and my memories.

On another note: I look dead in the eyes, don’t you think? In truth I was very insecure during this shoot. I have been unhappy with the way my body looks for years. When I look back at pictures from my modeling days (when I was much smaller) I get sad because I was a sexy fit lil’ thang.

My issue – I hate working out and I love to eat things that are probably not the best for me.

I’m still cute, tho!

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