Angelo David Salon, a celeb-favorite near Grand Central Station, has a new secret beauty weapon in eyebrow guru Julie Tussey. On my fashion week trip to New York, I stopped by to see her before I hit the tents for the shows. The salon is tucked away on the second floor of an inconspicuous building, with private rooms to primp and pamper stars before TV or event appearances. Fresh white orchids lighten up the sophisticated space and stylists, including Tussey, are friendly as can be, without a hint of pretension.
“I can’t do somebody’s makeup without doing their brows,” Tussey says. “Brows are like the frame for your eyes.” Tussey prefer strategic plucking to waxing or threading, since it allows for incredible precision.“I have all sorts of Julieisms for brows. I love there feathering at the end, the worst is to overpluck.”
They don’t call it the "basic T" for nothing. From scarves and skirts to ties and tote bags, no matter how you cut it, the simple t-shirt is a versatile style piece that can be transformed a countless number of ways to showcase your individual fashion sense. Here are some ways to repurpose old t-shirts, slice up thrift store finds, and stay toasty and trendy in the coming months.
The Diamond Pattern T-Shirt video tutorial from Refinery 29 offers an incredibly easy to follow step-by-step demonstration we just love! This look is very 'in' right now, and we think it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. With this guide, you can create an eye-catching piece that can be worn over tank tops, dresses, and other pieces. If you can swing the super edgy look of bare skin and a bra, this piece can be worn alone.
A great pick-me-up is having a look that's fresh and current! With the state of the economy and the ever-changing trends that can sometimes be challenging to keep up with, we hit the streets with affordable contemporary retailer Charlotte Russe.
We checked in with a few ladies to show you how they achieved a "street-chic" look without breaking the bank. I got in on the fun, too! Thus, leaving you enough dough to dine with you friends in style, grab a cocktail, and smile! Charlotte Russe is a great place to discover the latest styles because most items retail in the $29-$40 range. Their shoe selection is also amazing (for those with a shoe obsession) and they sell many styles that merely look expensive.
Cathy Hobbs, Emmy award winning TV personality and founder of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes, gives us some useful tips on how to amp up your home in time for Shark Week. If you are hosting a Shark Week party then it is a necessity to make your home as shark-centric as possible (and we don't mean biting all your furniture). Cathy suggests using sea or nautical decor to achieve that sharky vibe.
Just because the weather outside is hot and humid doesn't mean we aren't sitting here dreaming about sipping pumpkin spice lattes on a crisp fall day in the park. And part of that dream includes us sporting a great fall jacket to keep us looking cool while staying warm. From chunky knits, to chic wool jackets and furry parkas; the runways were full of trendy options to keep you from catching a chill as the weather turns. Here are our top five picks for fall outerwear from some of our favorite designers. Read on to get a jump start on your fall wardrobe shopping as we show you where you can shop similar pieces right now on the cheap!
The retro look continues to keep its haute spot on the fashion scene. From makeup to swimwear, to hairstyles and more, it’s a timeless look that flaunts femininity and an appreciation for curves. We just can’t get enough of it! Check out some of our favorite retro must-have dresses perfect for your summer parties and celebrations.
Get your look and fear not your curves! It’s time to flaunt the “flaws”!
Polka-Dotted Dress, $168
The polka dots on this dress alone scream retro chic, however, we love the cinched waist with a matching thin belt to accent your curves. The colors are simple enough to wear with any color accessories. We think it would look especially fantastic with some bright red shoes and lips!
There are a few approaches you could take to your ensemble come 4th of July and depending on what styles you like, we think we have one that will fit your needs. Read on and get inspired by these looks for your day of dazzling out with American pride!
Classic + Clean
For those of you who appreciate preppy appeal, this one is a shout out specifically to you. There is never anything wrong with going for a simple, classic look on the 4th of July and if you’ll be out and about, or walking around, this is a great way to stay looking fashionable while feeling comfortable. We love the combination of these Marc by Marc Jacobs Slip on Loafers ($275), paired with this classic white button-down ($42.50), and these polka-dot organza shorts ($130) to jazz the look up a little!
Summer wedding attire can be tricky for even the best stylistas. Day, night, beach (or other equally picturesque destinations), can result in a wardrobe conundrum that proves to be even more stressful than our daily decisions. It’s not always easy to achieve the perfect balance between looking fabulous but not stealing the show, statement-making accessories that still allow you to dance the night away, and expert styling for a look appropriate in any setting. Here are a few ideas for celebratory styles that will keep you confident and comfortable long after you’ve caught the bouquet.