Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Grey Fashion



Grey is a big color for the spring season, especially in casual looks. I'm seeing lots of grey denim in straight leg. This look is very different because it was huge in the 80's and early 90's. Since then, we've seen denim mostly in shades of blue, black, and white. I like it, but I'm also afraid that other colors might pop up. I have a picture of my 11 year old self in orange jeans and it is NOT a good look.

Lighter shades of grey are a good daytime look and darker shades are more dressy and in the color scheme for the fall season. Don't limit yourself to just grey jeans. This trend spreads to tops, dresses, shoes, and handbags too.

Also, don't go digging in your mom's closet for her old 80's grey jeans. This is not a fashion that can be reused. Today, our jeans are fitted and hip hugging with nice pockets that flatter the body. Her jeans might be acid washed, and high waisted with many buttons.
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Product of the Week:

The product of the week is Bath And Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Cream. Their body cream is so thick and the scent makes you feel so snuggly and comfortable. I never get tired of smelling it on my skin like other vanilla scents. My little sister got me some for Christmas 2002 and I've kept a bottle ever since.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Product Of The Week

I am a beginner at wearing make-up so I'm very subtle with it right now. Right now, my favorite make-up product is eye-liner in all different colors. Walking through Sephora, I found a bronze eyeliner for only $4. It's a micro glitter- infused eyeliner pencil from Sephora's Electro Liner line. It makes my eyes brighter but it isn't too glittery. I can't find a picture of it, but here are other colors from the collection.

Anne Cole Lowe

Anne Cole Lowe was born in the late 1800's in Alabama. Her mother was a seamstress, so Anne learned to sew at an early age. Later, Anne and her mother moved to New York where her mother owned and ran a dressmaking shop. When her mother died, Anne took over the shop. While operating the store, Anne attended and graduated from S. T. Taylor Design School.

In the early 1950's Jacqueline Bouvier met Anne and ordered a few of her dresses. When Jacqueline became engaged to John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline asked Anne Lowe to make her wedding dress and few more dresses for women who attended the wedding. Because of unpaid back taxes, Anne's shop was taken by the I. R. S. in 1961. That same year, Anne was in the hospital for eye surgery and an unnamed person paid her debt to the I. R. S. The person was presumed to be Jacqueline Kennedy.

In the 1960's Anne Cole Lowe received many acknowlegements for her work and opened two boutiques in New York. She is known for her 'trapunto' work, which is a fancy detailed needle work.
Anne Cole Lowe's fashions can be seen in New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Washington D.C.'s Black Fashion Museum, and the Smithsonian.
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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Kara Saun

Kara Saun is mostly known for her participation on one of my favorite shows in the whole wide world, Project Runway, but she was more than an amateur designer before her association with the television show. Kara Saun has had experience with shows like Eve, America's Next Top Model, and R U the Girl on UPN, What I like About You on the WB, and Malcolm & Eddie ( her start in costume designing).

Kara was my favorite designer on Project Runway primarily because I wanted to wear EVERYTHING she made on the show. She was also a crowd favorite because she was undisturbed by the pressure of each challenge and the wacky personalities of the other contestants.

Kara's pieces stand out because her clothes fit a woman's body admirably. Her use of leather, fur, and lace exhibit her supreme talent. She definitely deserved to be the winner of Project Runway because she will probably be a legend, but I'm sure her exposure has made her a success. I hope to see more of Kara Saun's pieces and hopefully soon we can shop her collections.
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Sources: Kara Saun Papierdoll Entertainment Weekly

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Product of the Week

The product of the week is Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter. Seriously, this Carol's Daughter line is replacing a lot of products that I used on a very regular basis. The Hair Butter makes my hair soooo soft and conditioned. My hair just drinks it up and leaves it so bouncy and hydrated. Sometimes I like to wear my hair curly, and it loosens and softens them. This product does have that patchouli and cedarwood scent that my husband hates. He has to get over it because Carol's Daughter has done wonders for my hair.

The Directions say to use it sparingly. This is very true because you could end up with a greasy, stringy mess. It takes some practice to find the right amount to use, but after you find it, you will not be disappointed.

Tracy Reese

Happy Valentine's Day!

February is Black History Month. I believe that it is important to learn about where you come from and have awareness of who has opened doors for you. This month, I will be highlighting some of my favorite African American women fashion designers. These women are still very prominent in the fashion industry today, so it's more like Black Fashion Appreciation Month for StyleCrazy. I look up to these women and I know that I will be inspired by them for my future collections as well.

Tracy Reese is my absolute favorite designer. Feminine cuts, bold prints and colors, modern, yet classical is everything a feminine woman's fashion line should be. Ms. Reese's most recent collection was displayed at Bryant Park in New York. Her Fall 2007 collection was filled with the dark, bold colors of the season mixed with lighter colors to make it her signature 'feminine chic' look. The collection also featured her new line of shoes and handbags.

It seems as if it was meant for Tracy to be the fashion boss that she is today. From a very young age, she sewed garments with her mom. She became skilled at making apparel from sketching, to cutting, to the sewing. In the 1980's she attended the Parson's School of Design in New York. After graduation, she worked with a few pronounced designers, but she wanted to wanted to make designs of her own.

In 1993 she launced her Tracy Reese line. Shortly after, she propelled Plenty By Tracy Reese, a more whimsical line of apparel. Both collections are sold in crowning department stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bergdorf Goodman. In 2006, Tracy Reese opened her first flagship boutique of home decor. It includes her collection of garments along with her home furnishings.

Ms. Reese's style and concepts are truly flawless to me and I look foward to seeing and owning much more from her to come.
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Stacked Heels

Monday, February 12, 2007

Extremely Hefty Totes

Que Paso?

Extra bulky handbags will always be in season. Some women just have too many things to carry. Large totes are perfect for a woman with a busy life because she can carry everything. There are so many styles and even the most plain large tote is stylish.

The downsides of always carrying a large tote handbag is that they are very easy to overload. The more stuff you stuff it with, the more you put yourself at risk for neck and back problems. It's also harder to find your things.
Bricks and Stones

Make sure when buying a large tote that it is a good quality bag that maintains its shape and it's comfortable. Also, don't ever let me catch you wearing your tote as an evening bag. It is for daytime only.
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Remember Valentine's Day!

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Khepra Sensual Massage Care Kit, Inc.


Spa Finder, Inc 2007 Valentines Day button

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Repeat Trend- Wedges

Hola! Wedges are back. I will forever love wedges because I can't find a comfortable heel. I like the sturdiness and casualness(?) of wedges. They're come in all different styles just like last year too. Cork, straw, wood, rubber, etc. will be around again with floral, plaid, patent leather, stripes, suede, and animal prints.
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Product of the Week:

I can always rely on Dove to provide the cleanest clean. My favorite Dove product is Deep Moisture Beauty Body Wash. I was 12 years old the first time I used it and I've loved it since. I remember I had to use it sparingly because I didn't have an allowance and couldn't get it regularly. My mom loved Ivory so that's what the family used. It's on sale at, but Walmart is carrying it for $3.50.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Going Nude

With a season full of bold dark colors, spring is going to be bright and nude. Nude is the color of the spring season. I know it's not quite spring yet, but today's 62 degree weather made it feel that way.

I wouldn't recommend it from head to toe. Nude is such a pale color and looks best with bolder colors. I really like dark green or plum. Most of the designers are using nudes/ earth tones with splashes of shimmer and vibrant colors. I like it!

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Monday, February 05, 2007

I'm Back!

Hey Everyone!

Sorry I stayed away for so long. My computer was in the shop again. My budget only allows me to spend $35 -$45 to fix little parts instead of spending hundreds for a whole new computer. But, I'm back and will be posting regularly about fashion and beauty products. Bye!
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