There are so many stereotypes for why women wear weaves and makeup. To boost self-confidence, to appear older, to hide imperfections are the most common. But every female doesn’t wear weave because she's bald, or wear makeup because she's insecure. Don’t get me wrong, yes there are some of us who get all wrapped up and lose ourselves, but that’s not everyone.
Why do we let our clothes define our identity? We rely on brands, and follow trends to make us sociologically acceptable. Everyone falls victim of this to a certain extent. Of course we like to believe that we shop based on style, fit, and durability. But let's be honest, most of us could care less about how long our clothes will last. So, it raises the question, do you shop for the label or for the love? In my opinion a true fashionista can wear a vintage polka dot top that's worth nothing, with a classic A-line Badgley Mischka skirt effortlessly. While someone may have on a Gucci shirt, Luis Vuitton belt, Chanel bag, Juicy Couture jeans and look like a fool. We also sometimes make emotional connections with brands, causing you to actually "love the label". For example, I will always and forever use Dove deodorant and wear Levis jeans. I'm sure there are other deodorants that smell just as good, and may even be cheaper but I wont bother to try them. I have found a label that I love. For women, finding jeans with a perfect fit can take years. Levis does it for me. Though I do still buy other brands of jeans, Levis is always #1 on my list. The point is, style is not determined by the labels you wear. But rather how, you wear them, and how they make you feel. So the next time you're shopping think to yourself, are you selecting based on labels or love?
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Hello, my name is Stephanie and I'm a fashion addict. Though I like to think of myself as more of a fashion "enthusiast". Constantly learning, and researching all things associated with fashion causes me to obsess over things quite often. So this will be the first of many. My most recent obsession is with fashion connoisseur Rachel Zoe. In case you live under a rock and aren't familiar with her, here is a little background info. Zoe Started out as a freelance wardrobe stylist, and made a name for herself by becoming stylist to the stars, after many years of hard work, as well as for different fashion houses, and magazines. Her work is now seen everywhere!
"Ladies are pimps. By the term pimp, I don’t necessarily mean someone who exploits another individual for personal gain. Pimping is having all the tools needed to succeed in life. You gotta be a pimp to make it. Taking no bullshit by any means necessary. Pimps want their money on time. They want their hos in line. They want the newest and flyest shit. Pimps demand respect. Pimps exude confidence even in the most outrageous attire. I’m totally not glamorizing the life of a pimp and I’m kidding about the 'hos in line.' Nevertheless, those attributes are powerful because it shows a person’s true diligence. In any situation you always want to be the pimp, never the latter. People get pimped everyday. Everyone has been a ho or possessed ho-like qualities at least a couple of times in life. Sadly, 9 out of 10 times, the ladies are not the pimps. Ladies you need to realize that you are a pimp too and it’s okay to brush your shoulders. You have to, you got to, you need to get that dirt off your shoulder. When the next person ask me what do I aspire to become, I’m going to reply, 'a p.i.m.p.' "- Erica Freeman
“Public.Intellectual.w/ Moral.Principles=PIMP”- Micheal Eric Dyson
“Public.Intellectual.w/ Moral.Principles=PIMP”- Micheal Eric Dyson
The 90's was a really fun time in pop culture. Some of the biggest names in the music, fashion, & entertainment world emerged during this time. Wu-Tang Clan, Tommy Hilfiger, Martin, Lenny Kravitz, just to name a few.
Here's a quick look back at the 90's.
Is there really a difference between dressing weird or having style? Who gets to determine if it’s stylish? And who determines if its weird? I can answer the first question, the people that usually classify certain fashions as weird are the ones who wouldn’t do it or even think about doing it. I think it all depends on a person's individual sense of style that determines if it’s weird. For example, Lady Gaga wears some outlandish stuff and it could easily be classified as weird to everyday people since it’s not common for someone to wear in their everyday life. Though, another person may think it’s stylish and look at is as being different or creative. We say if you think it looks good then wear it! People are going to judge whether it’s good or bad. Be creative, explore your mind. This picture of Rihanna, was on a blog titled "The worst outfit of the year" to me it shows creativity in a fun way. "Hey I can wear whatever and still look good." Sometimes tradition's are made to be broken, some people like to create their own path.
Today marks what would be the 128th birthday of fashion legend Coco Chanel. Her name is forever noted in the fashion world because of her ability to make styles that were timeless. Making "The Little Black Dress" what it is today. Chanel believed in high fashion with a simplicity. Also starting androgynous fashions for women. Making it ok for them to wear pants, which at the time was only suitable for men. And of course we all know about her love for pearls. All of these statements remain timeless today. Famous for many quotes such as:
"the absence of color is absolute"
"a girl should be two things, classy and fabulous"
"in order to be irreplaceable one must always be different"
We love Coco Chanel!
Keeping up with the latest hair and makeup trends is fun. But if you have bad skin nothing can hide that. Everyone should have a daily skin care routine. But that doesn't mean you have to spend hours in the bathroom to achieve beautiful, healthy skin.
Just start with the basics: cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. Wash your face when you wake up and before you go to bed. Choosing what kind of cleanser to use can be a little tricky. Be sure to read labels before purchasing anything to avoid products that contain alcohol or perfume. Use products that are made specifically for your skin type. You may have oily, dry, sensitive skin etc.
Exfoliate your skin 2 to 3 times a week to get rid of dead skin. - then moisturize. Just like your cleanser, you need to find a product that works well for you, as everyone's skin is different. Always apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher when planning on being outdoors for a long period of time. Ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause wrinkles, early aging, & dryness, which none of us want.
Your diet also has an affect on your skin. Fried, greasy foods, & carbonated drinks can cause breakouts. And there's nothing worse than waking up to a huge pimple on your face! When this does happen, before bed just apply toothpaste to the pimple, leave it on for about 30-45 minutes, then rinse with warm water. When you wake up in the morning the pimple will be reduced in size and hardly noticeable. You should always eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and drink lots of water. Green tea and salmon also have a lot of the nutrients needed for healthy skin. Maintaining a good beauty regimen definitely pays off!
Will someone please put an end to this light skin vs. brown skin trash. Why must African Americans be prejudice to one another? Why? It’s one thing to have a preference of how you’d like your significant other to look, but it has gone way beyond that to the point were light skin people get put on a pedestal. Like light skin automatically means your attractive. The idea that skintone is what makes you attractive is just unfathomable to me. I see ugly people everyday, black, white, indian, all different complexions. How dark their skin is definitley plays not a near role in the ugliness. Rappers talk about “redbones” and the next thing you know the world is brainwashed. The redbones and the Kelly Rowland's are both beautiful if you ask me...
Today is what would have been the 85th birthday of style icon Norma Jeane better known as Marilyn Monroe. Her style has been duplicated, and re-vamped time and time again over the years. From celebs such as Dita Von Teese to Madonna, to Lady Gaga.
We LOVE Marilyn Monroe!!!