The Perfect Autumn/Winter Looks For 2014

With each new season come new trends in fashion. This autumn/winter, you can make yourself look like you came straight out of the runway with a few makeup tips. There’s no need to go to the salon and have someone else do your makeup for you. With a few tools, materials, and tricks from the experts, you can have that model look that will make you stand out from the crowd this autumn/winter season!


Before you get your foundation makeup, here are a few perfect looks for autumn/winter 2014.

Dark lips

The dark lip trend is back and it is perfect for autumn. This look is perfect for a night out with friends or a dinner date with your significant other. Go for deep and dark reds. Use lip gloss with your chosen dark shade to get the impact of the color without appearing too harsh. Use lipliner to outline the shape of your lips and prevent the dark shade from going outside the lines. You wouldn’t want to be a hot mess during your date.


Metallic shades are also in this season. It is best for parties, holiday gatherings, and even a stroll downtown. There are plenty of shades to choose from, but to look classy and glamorous, stick to silver, copper, gold, or bronze. You can use metallic eyeshadow, lipstick, nail polish, and eyeliner. Just make sure not to use all metallics at once to avoid looking like a clown. Events hints of metallic shades and subtle lines can do wonders.



Fake lashes are trendy this autumn/winter. If you want your eyes to pop without using too much makeup, eyelashes should do the trick. Thick and long eyelashes coupled with the perfect shade of eyeshadow can make you look like a glamorous beauty queen. It also adds drama to your look. When using fake lashes, go for nude makeup to keep the focus on your eyes.


For barely-there makeup, go neutral and use highlights and shades to add a bit of dazzle to your face. Emphasize your face’s best features using neutral colors and you will get a simple, yet classy look that will be great for an everyday look. A clean face will always look good no matter what you wear.


Use a dash of color if you feel fun and flirty. You can play with different colors, but the best one for autumn/winter is blue in different shades. Some of the shades that we’ve seen on the runway include azure, cobalt, cerulean, and sapphire. Play with eyeshadows, colored mascara, and eyeliner. This can make your eyes pop, especially if you have blue-colored eyes.

Getting a runway look doesn’t have to be difficult. If you follow the latest fashion trends and research on runway looks, you can recreate the makeup and style of models easily. Research the best products to use and you will end up looking like a model. Follow trends that are perfect for your face, and soon, you’ll be turning heads wherever you go.

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Glossy vs Matte Nail Polish

Nail art is all the rage these days which means if you’ve attempted to embellish your digits you probably snapped a pic or two. Nail “selfies” are all over Facebook and Instagram, as everyones excited to show of their handywork. Recently, however, many of my friends – as well as some fashion news and trends 2014 websites have been talking about matte polish.


If you follow the runway shows, you’d know matte nail polish isn’t new and has been very popular for the past few seasons. However, not everyone is ready to give up their glossy finish for a lackluster mani. So where do you fall on the great shine debate?

Either finish can look great but to really have a little fun try both at the same time. At Zang Toi’s runway show during last year’s New York Fashion Week, the nail artists at Zoya (yes they really are artists) painted the models nails black and used a matte finish top coat to draw a thick matte lines across the nail. This added some easy texture. Make it your own and add polk a dots, zig zags or matte tips for a little fun on your finger tips (subtle enough for the office!)

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Women’s Fashion Trends – Fun Bags to Tote This Summer

With the changing of the seasons, it’s out with the old and in with the new; and we’re always ready to polish up our outfits with new accessories! Winter offers a bit more versatility in regards to bag size and structure, because during the summer months, we’re only interested in lighter bags that are easy to manage! Wondering how can you look stylish and still fit every essential in your purse without lugging around a bag that is unattractive and cumbersome? Here are a few of our favorite styles and picks!

stella-dots-duffel-bagAs you’ll undoubtedly be packing up and taking off for a much-needed vacation or weekend getaway, the over-large carry-on provides a chic alternative to rolling luggage and heavy, masculine duffel bags. Stella & Dot’s Jetset collection features brightly patterned handle bags that are the perfect size to tote all of your necessities for a beach trip. The design is so bold that you could pair it with most any travel ensemble. Bonus points: They offer wristlets and wallets to match!

flowerbagFor day trips and mini-adventures, cross-body bags are a sweet little number to hold your wallet, cell phone, and makeup for touch-ups that keep your hands free. This summer, compact styles that are rounded or squared off are a hot commodity. ShopHQ offers darling Anuschka handbags with hand painted designs on brown leather that are as unique as they are captivating. We love the boho flair offered by this heart-shaped bag with peacock feathers that’s perfect for casual weekend use, but there are plenty of options that offer more structure in classic color blocks.


For a trendy handbag perfect for office wear, cut-out leather designs are all the rage, and ShopStyle has a huge collection to browse through. For more conservative settings, a classic brown will amp up your arm candy game, while white is a highly appropriate pick for the summer months sure to brighten up your outfit. From lace and diamond, to geometric shapes and other patterns, no two purses or evening clutches are alike. These cut-out options are all innovative and sophisticated, while still maintaining a playful appearance. It’s tough to choose favorites – we want one of each!

silverbag2014 is undoubtedly the year of metallic. From glittering gold to shiny silvers to shimmering bronze, there are numerous mixed hues that are as easy to match with your outfit as neutral browns and blacks. Depending on how you accessorize, a metallic bag can be dressed down for play and dressed up a big night out. They offer plenty of flexibility as far as mixing and matching with jewelry and colored apparel, and are a fancy and feminine addition sure to increase the volume on any ensemble. We’re partial to the large, designer-driven collection at Bloomingdale’s that houses this metallic mini by Tory Burch.

What are your favorite handbag styles and trends for this summer?

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Women’s Fashion Advice – Evening Dresses for Elegant Evenings

Searching for an evening dress will never get old! What woman doesn’t enjoy shopping for a dress for an elegant night on the town? With classic styles and trendy new looks to choose from, you’re sure to obtain the glamorous look you’re after no matter what type of venue you’ll be attending. Once you consider shopping for a dress in accordance with your shape, you’ll be ready to hit the racks or your favorite online stores to put together your winning new look!

Dressing for Your Shape


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27. Observations about bracelets

INFEASIBLE: Hemp bracelets


No. Just no. They get dirty easily, look raggy right out of the friggin’ box (or basket or the side of a FREAK OUT bus), and are forever associated with spirit animals, Coca-cola bong rips and hippie-optimism.

Feasible: Rubber and metal bracelets

I wear something similar to this almost everyday. Not too flashy or anything, but does draw attention and a coooool vibe, ESPECIALLY if you wear it with a matching ring.

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