Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mani/Pedi

Have you ever wonder, if the nail polish you wear is "age appropriate"?  I find it comical when people make comments base on other women's choice of nail polish- "She's too old for pink" or "Isn't  that polish too girly on that 50 year old woman"?  I have to admit, I usually throw in my two cents  but not about the nail color; usually, I will comment on  how ugly, chipped, nails look on older women ...eek!
Please tell me I am not the only one passing judgement, ladies?! Yes, we have busy lives and we have  not a second to spare on a mani or pedi and so I say -take the nail polish off and go natural! I would rather see unpolished nails then chipped ones! Okay, so I don't want to get off the track on the subject of nail polish so here are a few colors that does not have an age limit:







Note: All images were found on google image under "Classic Nails 2015".

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Austin, Texas

Recently, I visited the state of Texas for the first time ( I don't count layovers as a visit).
Did I know what to expect? No, not really-people had shared their opinions and experiences before I went and yes, it was pretty much on cue.
The city of Austin is young, eclectic, enthusiastic about music, wall art and food!  I love the hipsters; the bohemian fashion is so me and let's not forget about the adundance of restaurants catering to the health conscious who enjoy the local farm selections such as Hillside Farmacy, Cenote, La Perla's just to name a few of my favorites.
Wall art captivated the art aficionado; although Austin does not have many art museums, the walls on the streets were my museums. The art brought me into a whole  new level of appreciation and definitely inspiration.
You can say that I  fell in love with Austin!


Hillside Farmacy

Cappuccino Austin Style


Fell for this fella

The most famous wall art

The view at Cenote restaurant 

Cenote

When in Texas...buy a pair of boots

Wall Art

Lake Travis

Friday, July 3, 2015

Le Lipstick

Does age determine what lip color you should consider? Okay so here I am at the age of 42 still enjoying the lipsticks that pop, brighten my skin and enhances my
look. I don't really think of lip color as an age factor. Yes, women after 40 tend to select more neutral colors or colors with pink tones for a youthful glow; I, on the other hand, would rather have colors that are glamorous and fun because at my age, I am determine to have fun with my style and that includes my lip color of choice.
Recently, I have been hooked on 'Hourglass Cosmetics'; by no means are they paying me to rave about them but quite frankly, I was attracted to their color palette and their concern on being non toxic and eco friendly.
Check it out!

left: Riviera Tangerine                        right: Raven


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of the most intriguing artist of the 20th Century. Frida was born during the cusp of the Mexican Revolution on July 6, 1907. Ironically, we share the same birthday!!
Frida was self taught and she painted self- portraits. Although her painting have a surrealistic approach, she never labeled herself a surreal artist but a "Magic Realistic" artist. Now until Nov. 1, the NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDENS is featuring over a dozen of her original paintings and her love of nature. I recently went and I am planning another visit! The exhibit and the displays of the garden are breathtaking and definitely A MUST SEE! 


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Arm Candy

Obsessing over arm candy is one of my many hobbies! Below you will find a few ways to "Trend" the "Arm Candy".  Wear your candy with pride!!

 
Note: All images were taken from my Pinterest board.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Gladiator/Cage Sandals

Are Gladiator Sandals becoming a "classic"style? Looking back to my younger years, I was rocking the style in both the 1980's and 1990's...check them out




The style vanished for a while and it was 2008 and 2009 that the Gladiator style was embraced once again. It was seen to the knee, with a wedge heel, adorned with embellishments- heck, its 2015 and the trend keeps growing. Has it gone away? Nope, it's officially a classic now...its here to stay!!
Bought these in 2012 from Juicy Couture...Still have them !!




 I believe you should invest in a pair!!

Note: All pictures were selected from google.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Iris Apfel

In 2005, I took my then fashion students to the MET; I had read about an interesting exhibit featuring a socialite who agreed to display some of her favorite pieces at the museum.  I was curious to learn about who this "Rare Avis" was ( also the title of her exhibition). When I arrived that evening at the museum, I was greeted by a mannequin suspended by a wire on the wall, wearing a "birdesque" type of fur coat.  As I proceeded further into the view of the collection, I was smitten!
Who was this woman who wore such beauteous pieces of clothing?
This intriguing individual was a woman named Iris Apfel; she was born in Queens, NY and was an only child. She attended NYU and studied art at University of Wisconsin.
Apfel worked for WWD( Women's Wear Daily), for an interior designer and also for an illustrator- Robert Goodman.
In 1948, She married and 2 years later her and her husband launched a textile firm.
Apfel worked on various projects including work at the White House.

At the age of 90, she was a visiting professor at University of Texas in Austin.

Apfel became well known throughout the fashion world in her late 80's early 90's. Ever since Apfel's MET exhibit, the whole fashion world was crushing on this woman.
It has been 10 years since I became hooked on Iris Apfel.
Apfel has inspired,motivated and has influenced my style! Apfel has become an icon!

On April 29th in NYC, there will be a featured documentary produced by the late, Albert Maysles( Grey Gardens) starring Iris Apfel.
 I won't miss it for the world!! When I grow up, I want to be the next Iris Apfel!







Note: All images are from Google