Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Italian Vogue

I am excited about the newest Italian Vogue coming out for July because for the first time this Vogue will feature a completely Black issue.  It will feature all African-American models. This is a new and exciting issue has been in the making for a while and there are different reasons why its being created.  

A lot of people say that they are doing it for the presidential race, by showing support for Barack Obama, our first African American presidential candidate.  Other reasons behind this issue are  to finally give some attention to models of color and make a point in fashion.  These days it seems that only white female models make their ways into magazines.  Photographer, Steven Meisel who is a supporter of the issue and the photographer for it has said he hopes that people in the fashion issue will finally give notice to some black models.  That people will finally see what they have been missing. Click here for a sample from the magazine coming to the US in the up coming weeks.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

How To Fake A Luxury Makeup Collection

 Even though we'd all love to stock our makeup cases full of M.A.C. Chanel, and Stila products, we know that in reality our purses can only afford CVS and Rite Aid makeup goodies. Here are some popular products from prestige makeup lines and their drugstore counterparts that work just as well and look just as good.

Stilla Lip Glaze has beautiful shiny shades in a convenient brush applicator. E.L.F Hypershine Gloss gives you the same effect for less. It even has the same type of applicator.

Do you love the feel and look of Bare Escentuals' Bare Minerals Makeup but don't have the money to pay for the real thing? L'Oreal Bare Naturale Mineral Foundation is your perfect fix for less!

Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion keeps your eyeshadow bright and crease free. Try L'Oreal's Decrease eyeshadow base for a cheaper alternative.

M.A.C Paint Pots are used as bases for vibrant eye looks, or sometimes as a simple eye for when you are rushing out the door. If you don't have the money for the real thing, try Maybelline's Dream Matte Eyeshadow.

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Cool in You

M.A.C.'s newest line for the summer combines aqua-colored eyes with bright coral lips. Although this look seems like it would be difficult for the average person to pull off, M.A.C. offers a range of shades in the line's eyeshadows and lipsticks that are sure to compliment everyone.  I would stick to a neutral eye and a light coral lip for work and save the bold lip and eye for a girls' night out.

                                 M.A.C. Eyeshadow in Cool Heat

M.A.C. Slimshine Lipstick in Swelter

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Monokinis: The Best of Both Worlds

If you want to stand out from the crowd at the beach this summer, try an elegant yet sexy monokini. The monokini combines the best attributes of the one piece swimsuit with the bikini to create the perfect suit for those of use who want to show off a little personality but are a little to shy for a two piece. Try some of these affordable options.

It's About That Time

Well the fashion shoot is in one day!! We fitted the clothes, practiced with makeup, played with hair, and discussed different shoes.  Now all I have to do is make that trek to New York City and finish this project.

It's been a great experience and I have learned a lot about selling an idea to people, discount shopping and making a cohesive look.  When you open up your Elevator magazine, make sure to check out the fashion spread and give me feedback.