Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Ring Of Lights Onepiece(blue & red): $198, Rubix Cutaway Onepiece: $268, Sandy Dot Cutout Onepiece: $248.
Friday, February 20, 2009
I'm off for the weekend and will be back Monday. Here is a "Video With Style" sung by English singer-songwriter Imogen Heap to get your energy going for the weekend. Have fun!
If you have not heard of Mama Stone Vintage, then you have been missing out on some great vintage deals and some of the most prettiest vintage apparel and to top off all their vintage goodness, their bid prices are quite affordable & the blue hippie mini dress featured below is still open for bidding...go get it!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tutorial by: Scandalous Beauty. What You Need: All Mat Gel, Concealer Palette No. 4, Mat Velvet Foundation No. 75,
HD Powder,(All products are by MUFE).
While most perfumes can cost you a pretty penny! Lucky You Perfume by Liz Claiborne is a bit easier on the budget and offers up a mellow sweet scent that is not only perfect for the day but I love to put it on at night before bed as it gives off a nice light scent in my opinion. The aroma is soothing: a delicate mixture of: citrus, floral, and sanadalwood, and it comes in a sweet little pink bottle! This fragrance also comes in a body mist, lotion, hair gel,and candles! $2.99 -33.19
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
While I am not in love with many of the pieces from the Anunciacao Summer 2009 collection, I am however inspired by these pieces below! I think they are super sweet and girly! Their headquarters or "factory" as it is entitled on their website is located in an old apartment building in Sao Paulo, Brasil...nice right. I mean who wouldn't want to leave home and come in to work in a sleek "home" inspired office with designer filled closets, red clay tiles, and rooms turned conference rooms complete with sparkling chandeliers!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
LOVE the simplicity of the white dress with the eccentric flower accessory on the shoulder...fabulous!
Monday, February 16, 2009
I have a terrible problem of my eyelashes being very weak! I yearn for a set of full, lush eyelashes, but it seems with the slightest rub my lashes tend to break. So, what to do you ask? Well, the best thing you could possibly do for your lashes is to condition condition condition! Conditioning your lashes with either a biotin based mascara during the day, & castor oil or olive oil at night, can help strengthen those lashes. Just as you would treat the hair on your head, your lashes need plenty of moisturizing as well. You may also try taking in more foods and vitamins that are high in Vitamin B as well. I have heard of some people using vaseline, but in my opinion that's much too greasy for me.
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: I am a full time paper pusher/graphic designer/daydreamer.
ymib: Whats your Style?
Alicia: It's a mixture of vintage and basics, a dash of what's current, and whatever I'm feeling at the moment. Overall, I wear what makes me happy and what I am intrigued by, and luckily that can range from one end of the spectrum to the other.
ymib: What is it about fashion, especially vintage styles, that makes you love it so much?
Alicia: Fashion, nay...style, is probably one of the purest forms of self expression for those who don't like to say too much. I think people have a better sense of who I am based on the way I dress than they would if I were to run down my life story and list of quirks. As for vintage, the thrill there is in knowing that your pieces aren't going to be on everyone's back. As much as I love F21, I really love my vintage because each piece is (more often than not) unique and possesses a different quality than garments made today.
ymib: Favorite shops & boutiques?
Alicia: Forever 21, ebay, Jet Rag (a vintage shop in L.A.) and Goodwill. Any place that requires me to actively hunt for something is good in my book.
ymib: Fashion & Beauty must haves?
Alicia: A good pair of jeans is an absolute non-negotiable in my world. That also goes for an interesting pair of shoes and a cardigan or jacket that you can throw on top of anything and look put-together. Beauty-wise, I can't live without C.O. Bigelow lip gloss. It's a small thing, but if I don't have it in my handbag, I am far from happy. Very far.
ymib: How do you stay beautiful?
Alicia: Shea butter (it's a godsend for my skin) and not taking life too seriously.
ymib: Favorite Beauty & Hair care products?
Alicia: Nars blush in Orgasm is the one makeup product that I probably will never give up. I also am a huge fan of Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Window shopping...Because sometimes we just can't afford to go shopping
Short Jumper by Alice + Olivia, Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, Miu Miu Platform Shoes, Beach Body Oil by Bobbi Brown, Valentino's Volants Ruffled Clutch
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Loving this color by Revlon. It's a sheer sky blue and it has a nice little shimmer to it when the light hits in. This color would look super jazzy with a an outfit that has grey in it.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Enjoy our gypsified chat with Fashion Photographer Jamie Nelson! Her work is incredible and Jamie offers up some great insight into her days as a creative professional!
Style Gypsy: How would you describe the style of your photography or the elements that you tend to always make sure to include within your photos?
Jamie: My style has been described as a dramatic, glossy, vibrant, and surreal. I try to always include a strong graphic quality or strong color palette to each photo. I enjoy creating series, rather than just one photo. I try to do at-least 6 different shots of a model in one day and several makeup and hair changes in order to fully explore the model and the team's creative ability.
Style Gypsy: How do you know if you will work well with a stylist or designer?
Jamie: Personality is extremely important when choosing my team. If the stylist or designer is passionate and hard working, most likely things will run smoothly with the entire shoot and the other creatives on set.
Style Gypsy: Most memorable photo shoot thus far?
Jamie: One of my most memorable photoshoots was in the beginning of my career. Everything went wrong the day before and the day of the shoot. The car broke down and my art director and I were stranded on the highway pushing the car in heels and arrived on set filthy and without sleep just before the shoot. That was just the beginning to a disastrous series of events. The shoot came out amazingly well, despite the several mishaps and I was so happy that we didn't postpone or cancel.
Style Gypsy: What are 3 marketing or portfolio tips that you would give to an aspiring fashion photographer?
Jamie: Show your work to as many people as possible, be persistent, and don't give up. Don't get too sidetracked with earning money or assisting. Make sure you stick to the goal of becoming a photographer, even if you are starving and hardly making rent. Just keep shooting! It will pay off in the end.
Style Gypsy: What do you love most about what you do?
Jamie: I love collaborating with my team of creative women. They are all amazing at what they do. I love the spontaneous change of direction that occurs on the day of the shoot. Each and every shoot we do they manage to astound me with their capabilities and creativity. I also love traveling and being able to set my own schedule.
Style Gypsy: What are some of your favorite books, magazines, and resources for photography inspiration?
Jamie: I love Numero and Italian Vogue. As far as my inspiration for shoots goes, I like to draw on the energy from the collaboration between makeup, hair, stylist, art director, and model on the day of the shoot. I don't like to study or draw inspiration from other photography very often, as I would rather work purely with my own inner creativity and my own experiences, rather than have other photographers' imagery affect me.
Style Gypsy: Something new you would like to learn?
Jamie: I would like to explore different large scale fine art photography methods in the future. After making a name in the commercial world, I would like to concentrate more on exhibiting all over the world.
Style Gypsy: What are some of your current projects & do you have any stylists, models, or designers that you would love to work with in the future?
Jamie: I am currently working with my team on magazine editorials and cosmetic campaigns. There are so many companies and designers I would love to work with in the future- Marc Jacobs, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, M.A.C, Revlon, to name a few. I would also love to do editorials for Numero and Vogue in the near future.
Style Gypsy: What is the most challenging part of your work?
Jamie: It is most challenging for me to stop working. Photography is such a huge part of my life. It is extremely difficult, as my own boss, to tell myself that it is time to take a break. It is then difficult to be able to sustain relationships, as I am so absorbed in my work.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I heart etsy so what better thing to do than to feature some of my favorite shops! If you are an etsy designer or if you create beauty products that are sold on etsy and would like to be featured, then just shoot me an e-mail!
I am swooning over these crocheted and handmade creations by KayLim Designs! These scarves make me only wish that I lived in a cold weather state, but unfortunately for my love for winter fashion gear, Georgia does not get very cold during the winter months. Nevertheless if you are in a state that blesses you with cold air and blizzards, then you better grab you one of these fabulous gems to adorn yourself with! She also has a few handmade garments in her shop as well! Swoon!