Friday, September 30, 2011

DIY: Easy Chevron Nail-Art Design

Hey Ladies, I loved this chevron nail design I saw on Refinery29.com. I was inspired to try it myself and blog about it for you ladies to try out as well. This nail design is a chic reverse French manicure, the nail art design can be created using a variety of colors. Since I love the color purple and I thought it would be a great color for Fall, I used China Glaze: Coconut Kiss for my base color and L.A color art deco nail art  lacquer in black. Here is a photo of my own design and what I used.


1. Start by painting the nail polish of your choice on the bottom of your nail in a rough triangle shape, it doesn't have to be perfect. Refinery29 used a nude nail polish, and for mine I used a purple.

Refinery29


2. Then taking a thin, precise black brush, I used the L.A art deco, draw two criss-crossing diagonal lines over your nail. You should be drawing over your base color.Then fill in the rest of the nail with black polish.
Refinery29

3. Wait until your nail polish is completely dry to prevent smearing, then apply your favorite top coat and your done. An easy, simple do it yourself Chevron nail-art design.

Refinery29
I would love to see your own design. Tweet me a picture @ FashionRave529 on Twitter.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Must Haves

I've selected my top 5 Fall must haves. These Fall must haves are versatile and will keep your friends raving about your fashion style.

1.Sweaters- There’s nothing like a comfortable cozy sweater for the Fall season to keep you warm and stylish.You could wear a sweater with jeans for a relaxed look or pair it with a midi skirt for a more polished look. Below are some of my favorite sweaters this Fall.


Left- J Crew: Fisherman sweater,  Right- H&M: Jumper sweater
2.Scarves- When it starts to get a little chilly outside grab your scarf to keep warm. Scarves give a modern vibe to your outfit. You could wear your favorite scarf over your coats, cardigans and sweaters. Scarves are a great way to add Fall flare. There are many options when it comes to scarves, like colors, patterns, and fabrics.




Left- Top shop: Pleated pussybow scarf,  Right- Heavenly Couture: Cheetah scarf

3.Midi skirts- Ladylike midi skirts are all the rage for Fall. Midi skirts are a trendy Fall must have that I’m thrilled to put on.Wear a Midi skirt along with a 70’s inspired blouse and tall boots for a retro feminine look. Check out these midi skirts.


Left- Missselfridge.com: Crepe midi skirt,  Right Topshop: Embellished midi skirt

4.Flared Jeans- Flared jeans are a staple piece in my wardrobe and a must have for Fall. These 70’s inspired jeans can be worn with just about anything.


Left- Gap: Wide leg trousers, Right- Old Navy: Flared jeans

5. Black Boots- You can never go wrong with black boots, they are classic. From knee high boots to booties you can wear black boots with your coats, midi skirts, dresses and jeans. Wear black boots with confidence this Fall 2011.


Left- Nordstroms, Right- Womensblackboots.com
 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall 2011 Beauty Trend: Spider Lashes

I was very intrigued by Spider lashes when I saw them on models from Gucci Fall 2011, as well as in several fashion magazines. Spider lashes are a hot trend this Fall that I had to try. Below are images of the runway beauty look and my interpretation of the beauty look.

Spider Lashes, Gucci Fall 2011

*** For this look keep your face very simple and clean, do not put any eyeshadow on and go for a classic red or neutral lip. The Spider lashes will speak for themselves and make your eyes pop. I used my Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Blackest Black, applied 3 coats and clumped my lashes together. For a thicker Spider lash effect apply 5 coats of mascara.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Fashion Trends 2011

Hi Fashion Ravers, well today marks the first official day of Fall. Fall I have to say is one of my favorite seasons. I want to start off by showing my favorite 2011 Fall trends. I hope you ladies like my picks and incorporate them into your fashion wardrobe.

1. Polka Dots- Fun and playful polka dots are an old time favorite and is one of the hottest trends this season. This Fall be spotted with big bold polka dots to micro polka dots in a variety of colors. You will certainly feel chic and stand out in the crowd. Polka dots are popping up on hosiery, hats,skirts, blouses and dresses.

Marc Jacobs                                                  Jil Stuart                                                               Macy's           

2. Tie Neck Blouses- This Fall try a feminine, romantic tie neck blouse to enhance your confidence. Tie Neck Blouses are elegant and ladylike, they can be worn to dress up your suits or your denim jeans.

Nordstrom's                                                              PiperLime                                               BCBG Max Azria
4. Berry Hues- This color trend has various hues from violets, to rich berries and plums shades. I absolutely love this trend and I'm berry excited to wear this color for the Fall. Wear just hints of berry hues, and avoid wearing the same color from head to toe. You could try this trend in blouses, skirts or dresses. 

                Pink Tartan                                                          Gucci                                                         Brian Reyes             

5. Mustard Hues- Deep yellow hues for the Fall is very chic and bold. Try mustard hues that compliment your skin tone, choose from a deeper mustard hue to a medium or vibrant shade.

          Lanvin                                                        The Row                                                           Wes Gordon                   
  ** When wearing the monochromatic color trend from head to toe follow these tips to complete your look.

    - Choose slightly different hues of the same color.
    - Wear contrasting accessories to break up lines.
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