Who Let The Dogs Out

Happy Lunar New Year.  We have entered the Year of the Dog, the 11th Chinese zodiac animal.

Find your birth year and check out your Year of the Dog horoscope.  Have fun !

🐭 Rat Horoscope 2018 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
🐮 Ox Horoscope 2018 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
🐯 Tiger Horoscope 2018 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
🐰 Rabbit Horoscope 2018 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
🐲 Dragon Horoscope 2018 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
🐍 Snake Horoscope 2018 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
🐴 Horse Horoscope 2018 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
🐐 Goat Horoscope 2018 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
🐵 Monkey Horoscope 2018 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
🐔 Rooster Horoscope 2018 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
🐶 Dog Horoscope 2018 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
🐷 Pig Horoscope 2018 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

 

Gucci has designed a special purse for the holiday. At $3,290, the Chinese New Year Dionysus shoulder bag comes in hibiscus red leather intricately engraved with gold flowers and closes with a tiger head clasp.

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Nike put a Lunar New Year spin on their Air Jordans.  The black sneaker has fireworks, red and white floral embroidery and Chinese lettering on the heel.  The kicks will set you back about $200.

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If you’re looking for luck and wealth in 2018, you need to be in harmony with the energy of  the Earth Dog. One way to do that is to celebrate the colors associated with the Earth Dog! The lucky colors are red, green, and purple.  So rock them out.

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New York New York

Fashion Week 2018 !!!

I have been having a fun time with all the Runway set designs. Florals, popcorn, superheros…

Selena Forrest on the runway at the Tory Burch Fall 2018 show during New York Fashion Week at the Bridge Market in New York City on February 9th. Photo by Serichai Traipoom for W Magazine.

This one is Tory Burch Fall at the Bridge Market in New York City on February 9th.  -Photo by Serichai Traipoom

 

Calvin Klein on a massive sea of popcorn at the former American Stock Exchange building

Bringing Black Panther to NYFW, Marvel Studios teamed up with seven designers to create custom looks inspired by the film’s fashion. The designs were unveiled at a special “Welcome To Wakanda” event in the midst of the week, which was also attended by the movie’s cast. All seven looks are currently being auctioned off on CharityBuzz.com, with proceeds being donated to Save The Children.

I love and live for this stuff 🙂

Eclectic Jewelry

I recently discovered a jewelry designer with some of the most interesting pieces.  The designer makes only two (2) of each piece guaranteeing no pieces are alike.  You will definitely not see these pieces walking toward you on the street 🙂

Take a  few minutes to browse the website  http://www.Darkstardesigns.net    I plan on interviewing the designer very soon and will post that interview.  Until then, I’m shopping !!!

Lady Like

Lace shorts. What can I say. These are the hottest trend going right now and they look amazing. Very feminine, very sexy, very cool !

Whether you choose a vintage look, high waist or rompers, they are extremely cute and you can get them on the cheap too enabling you to get more that one pair. 

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The Cat Wouldn’t Even Bring This In.

I thought that the wearing pajamas out trend was ending its awful reign.  It appears that I am wrong unfortunately.  Also, on that same train is girls (young ladies) saying that if their boyfriends really loved them they would accept their laid back looks, ie. no makeup and those dreaded sweats.  Ladies, let me ask you this.  If your man was in a constant state of dishevel, would you let it pass or would you speak up ?  Remember this, you are dating, you are not married 25 years.  Both of you can easily catch the eye of someone else.  This is your boyfriend not your mum, not your little brother.  You looked your best when you caught each other in the beginning, shouldn’t you put about 5 minutes into letting him see you presentable.  We are not talking glam-fairy here, we are talking a little mascara, if you have to, pull your hair into a pony, a clean t-shirt and jeans.  Please ladies, I am so tired of seeing this really cute guy that takes a little pride in how the world sees him with ‘pajama girl’.  Remember the woo-hoo girls ?  Hummm….is this her on her dates ?

Girl, I Just Wanna Have Fun

Another beautiful day on the East Coast, sunny and 53 degrees !  Sometimes I just am not in the beauty mode (to blog on I mean, I am always in the mode personally) and today while talking with a friend of mine that visited Walmart last evening we had a long discussion about the fashion (or lack of) at that particular establishment.  I dont know if  I should laugh or cry, but take a look at this !  Decide for yourself.

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Hair’s To You

It is absolutely gorgeous on the East Coast today, sunny and 57 degrees ! So, again my mind drifts; soft up do’s, loose braids and beachy waved hair.  I know this is nothing new for 2011/2012 fall winter hair, but days like today make me crave spring and what better hair to wear are these do’s.

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Nice Day For A White Wedding

I have been invited to a winter wedding.  Looking back, I don’t think I ever attended a wedding during the winter months.  As I am friends with the Groom, I have no idea what the Bride will be wearing, so I started thinking about what the perfect gown may look like.  I imagine long sleeves, off-the-shoulder but with a snow white cloak or shrug and a pair of amazing booties.  My Groom friend is very casual, very laid back.  His Bride to be, although I have only met her twice, is a very pulled together lady.  Every hair and seam in place.  This should be quite interesting to say the least.  I tried to find images of what this event could be.  I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration.  Is this what Billy Idol meant by “It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding”!

 

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Does This Make My Butt Look Big ?

Not everyone can get away with having a big butt.  Sometimes it’s just big. Just because you may be a little more curvaceous doesn’t mean you need to give up skirts. Opt for skirts or dresses that have an a-line cut. An a-line cut is simply a skirt that is smaller around the waist and gently flares out, much like the letter “A.” By wearing a cut like this, it will minimize your middle region, including your rear view. Choose slacks and jeans that have wide legs, no pants that taper at the ankles. This makes your ankles and calves appear smaller while enhancing the size of your bottom, which is the opposite of the effect you are trying to achieve. Pick slacks and jeans that remain wide towards the calf and ankles, like flare or boot-cut pants. Overall, the best minimizing effect is to enhance your upper half with bright, flattering colors while keeping your lower half darker.  Not rocket science just color science.

Bang ’em Out

The  new photo of Kim Kardashian with her bangs started me thinking about bangs in general. Do we use bangs to disguise or hide ourselves ?  When I was a child my mum used to cut my bangs so short.  I used every method possible to try to make them look less hideous, barettes, hair pins, head bands, anything. Once they were cut so short I simply asked to have my hair cut short, pixie style, the result was less than I had hoped for. Some women look great with bangs others seem to be trying to recapture their youth or hiding behind them. When done right on the right person they are awesome, framing the face and making the eyes come even more alive. Some examples of great looking bangs are:

Charlize Theron,       Lindsay Price,       Tyra Banks
Unfortunately, there are others for some reason or another, I can’t quite put my finger on it, don’t fair as well:
 

Cheryl Cole, Fergie, Kate Bosworth

These women are all beautiful but the bangs don’t cut it for me.