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Earrings Rule the Red Carpet at 67th Emmy Awards

When it comes to the award ceremonies each year, the red carpet is where you will see what is trending in both fashion and jewelry.  At this year’s 67th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 20th, it was definitely the “statement earring” that ruled the red carpet.  There was so much emphasis placed on the earring that a lot of celebrity necklines remained bare, in order to let the earrings steal the show.

9-23 blog emmys 2015 julia louis-dreyfus-min One example is Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was stunning in a one-shoulder black gown.  Not only was Julia a winner in the category of “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series”, but she also brought on the sparkle with her 28.78 carat white and colored diamond earrings by Chopard. They were like wearing an entire solar system of shining stars on your ears.

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A similarly stunning look was worn by Sophia Vegara from Modern Family.  To accessorize her curve loving, strapless metallic dress, she chose a large spiral pair of champagne diamond earrings, set in platinum, by a popular celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.  The spiral shape brought much interest up to her jaw-line and golden color of the diamonds was the perfect accompaniment to her shimmering golden gown.

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Aside from the splash of all diamonds, there were also some great gemstone and vintage looking earrings on this year’s Emmy Awards red carpet.  Julie Bowen, also a starring actress from the hit comedy show Modern family, had a pair of deep green, organically shaped drop earrings that dangled from a sparkly diamond hoop.  These and Julie’s matching ring really infused some color to her fantastic mermaid style gown.

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There were also several vintage- looking statement earrings that were worn at the 2015 Emmy red carpet.  Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal had on this gorgeous pair of diamond and gold lacy medallion drop earrings that were not overpowering, but still made a statement.

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The Lowdown on Button Down Skirts

If walking into a store today reminds you of Clueless, we couldn’t agree more. The 90’s trends of fake tattoo necklaces, mini skirts, crop tops (once called belly shirts) and 70’s come 90’s inspired flares are back! If you’re not ready to relive your jr high school days just yet, might we suggest easing into the look with a front button skirt.

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Paired with tall boots or flats, these skirts really come together. However you can make the skirt look a little more modern with short booties or wedges for a new take on an old trend. Another way to dress up the look is by playing with luxe fabrics and fun hems. When it gets a little colder add some Cher approved knee highs or colorful tights to take the mini skirt into the winter months.

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Check out some of our favorites, such as the Lucy Paris Scalloped A-Line Mini Skirt. The rich cognac color, scalloped detailing and faux suede material give this Boho-style skirt some extra pizzaz. For a more streamlined simple look, try Aqua’s Faux Suede Snap-Front Skirt. This mini packs a big dose of “downtown cool.” Looking for something a little longer? H&M’s Denim Skirt with buttons down the front and side pockets is the perfect compromise, all of the look and a little more length, for those times you don’t want to show too much leg.

Embrace a buttoned skirt from your childhood; just leave your butterfly clips and Tamagotchis at home!

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Healthy Hair Equals a Great Hair Day, Every Day!

Everyone is always looking for that “quick fix” for a great hair day, but actually there are many factors that contribute to beautiful hair. First of all, you have to start with “healthy” hair. One of the major keys to having healthy hair is proper nutrition. There are certain vitamins that are essential for hair growth like Vitamin C and the B Vitamin grouping, which includes Vitamin B7, B3, and Vitamin H, also commonly known as Biotin and Niacin. You can find Vitamin C in fruits and some vegetables, along with the B Vitamins in brown rice, meat, egg yolks, poultry, yogurt, and some soy products. Without these nutrients in your diet, either from food or through supplements, you hair does not have the ability to maintain its growth and shine. Of course, you can never forget the importance that drinking water plays in maintaining balance and function in your body, so get plenty of that too.


Next, you have to use products on your hair that are also good for keeping the hair shaft supple and hydrated. There are all kinds of treatment out there for your type of hair, whether it be dry, oily, thin, or coarse. Some of the shampoos and products have ingredients in them that dry the hair out, instead of plumping it with moisture and essential oils. One of my favorite products in this category is WEN. After you can get away from the fact that it is not a shampoo in the traditional sense, but instead a “cleansing conditioner” that is able to clean your hair without stripping it of its external nutrients, then you can enjoy the results of soft, healthy hair. Just make sure that you follow the directions for the best results.

Lastly, for different types of hair there is an individual need when it comes to drying your hair. At, they have reviewed the best in hair dryers and broken down the mystery of what type of dryer you need for your specific type of hair. By implementing the newest in technology with materials like tourmaline, titanium, ceramic, and ionic into hair dryers, you can find out what type of material in your styling tool will give you exactly the hair results that you are looking for. Why spend endless amounts of money buying styling tools that will not work on your hair, when you can check out this site to know exactly which hair dryer will give you the results that you need for your “great hair day”, every day.

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For Fall 2015, It’s All About Flares!

This season, skinny pants are out! Ok, maybe not fully expendable, but the style pendulum is swinging back towards the boot cut jeans of your youth. While you may be tempted to dig out a pair from the back of your close – ask yourself honestly, do they still fit? – today’s flares have a bit more of a modern feel.


What’s different about the new flares? First off, the leg is tapered on the thigh and down past the knee before gradually extending into a boot cut for that slim skinny look we all grew to love. Think of it as a combination, as if you’re skinnies and old boot cut jeans had a baby. The look is not only sleeker and sophisticated, but also makes for a great elongating silhouette.

Afraid you won’t be able to pull off denim that’s not clinging to your calves? No matter your dress size or body type, a flared leg will actually lengthen your legs, which will in turn improve the appearance of your thighs. This means if your short, you’ll actually look taller! If you’re plus-sized, you’ll look balanced and lean. Even a boyish figure will be enhanced due to a little extra fabric by your feet!


So jump on board this new flared trend! If you’re not ready to go all in, might we suggest incorporating just a pair or two into your wardrobe to change it up. No one says you need to give up your skinnies completely, but when you see how good you look in your new jeans, you might just want to!

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Infographic: Recent Trends of In-Flight Fashion


Check out this nifty infographic care of It details the uniforms worn by flight attendants and pilots at several of the well-known airlines, AirFrance to Virgin Atlantic.  (more…)

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7 Great Bags For 7 Different Everyday Situations!

  1. The Office

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Choosing a bag for work is an important decision. There are a lot of factors to consider; how long is your commute? Will you be walking far? However, the Backpack has to be the main contender for this particular occasion. It is a bag favoured by commuters everywhere. However, backpacks don’t just have to be functional and practical; they can be packed with style.

The Michael Kors Marley Drawstring Backpack; a fashionable and functional bag that would be perfect for those long commutes and stuffy underground journeys. With two outer and four inner pockets, there’s room to spare, and, along with the adjustable shoulder straps, this bag is the ultimate work wear accessory, remaining functional and practical.

  1. The races

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This is an event where style is of great importance and practicality…well, it will just have to wait. A bag that is desperately cool and on-trend this season is the Bucket Bag. A lot of high-end brands are catching on, but the ultimate version for me is the Sophie Hulme Mini Bucket Bag in brown suede.

This stunning accessory by Sophie Hulme is a work of art. However, this bag is not just aesthetically pleasing; it includes an inside pouch and an adjustable shoulder strap for added comfort. Wear with statement heels for an eye-catching look on race-day.

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Bags for evening events need to small and compact, but still glam. They need to have that touch of sparkle but be easy to hold in the hand. We all know that for this occasion, it’s the Clutch. In particular, the McQ by Alexander McQueen Bullet Kicks Clutch.

The Bullet Kicks Clutch is made entirely of cork, and is a grunge-glam alternative to the average clutch. With a gritty, silver texture and bullet bar wristlet, this bag screams attitude, staying true to the brands outlandish, rock ‘n’ roll theme.  It also features an inside zip pocket for extra storage so, fear not, this edgy clutch has ticked all the boxes.

  1. A Long Weekend away

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A weekend bag is something that everyone should own. They exude sophistication, tradition and can also usually fit in aeroplane overhead storage. But seriously, they’re important. A perfect weekend bag is the Barbour Waxed Holdall.

This Barbour Holdall is a beautiful accessory with classic leather handles and branding. The bag is clearly big enough to fit in everything you could possibly need for a long weekend, but another fantastic feature is the classic Barbour waxed cotton outer. You really will feel right at home at a country spa-hotel with this traditional weekend bag by Barbour.

  1. An Interview

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Interviews are obviously important, and outfits are sometimes equally as important as what comes out of our mouths. Your choice of handbag should be something sophisticated and stylishly simple. A shopper or tote like the Armani Jeans Brogue Bugatti Shopper is the perfect option.

The Brogue Bugatti Shopper is a smart and elegant way to carry your daily essentials, as well as any formal documents you might need for an interview. With two top handles and patent leather panelling, this bag exudes class and style. Having room to spare inside, the Brogue Bugatti Shopper is the perfect bag to take to an interview; simple and chic with a no-fuss factor.

  1. A Day Shopping

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When we go shopping, whether it’s with a particular item in mind or just for a stroll around the shops, we need to be comfortable. After all, who wants to be walking around a bustling city centre with an uncomfortable, heavy bag? The perfect bag for a day Shopping is the classic Tote. Vivienne Westwood have long been known for their beautifully designed and sometimes eccentric bags, and the Frilly Snake Tote is a shining example of that

With an entrancing snake design and frill trim, this Westwood accessory is a thing of beauty. With the brands iconic orb gracing the centre of the bag, this is an ideal companion for a long day of shopping.  The bag includes a removable and adjustable shoulder bag that will provide extra comfort if needed, and extra inside compartments ensure a sound amount of storage space.  As far as bags go, you can’t go wrong with a Vivienne Westwood number.

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