Michelle Obama in Final Vogue Cover

Michelle Obama will be our first lady for only three more months. But until we say our farewell, there’s still a lot to compliment her on, and as always, her iconic, sleek style and bare arms are favorites in the fashion world.

 

Obama will feature on the cover of Vogue in a white dress with those bare arms soon. The gown is by Caroline Herrera, and the first lady was shot by none other than Annie Leibovitz for Vogue.

 

A newcomer will be entering the White House as first lady in January. As the foreign wife of President-Elect Donald Trump, Melania Trump is also extremely beautiful. But even though she’s a knockout too, fans of Michelle will be sorry to see the switch.

 

Throughout her tenure as first lady, Obama has campaigned tirelessly for the health of children and all of the citizens of the United States. She has grown a beautiful garden on the lawn of the White House and promoted physical fitness and eating right more than any other first lady.

 

In this issue of Vogue, we see Michelle Obama at her most beautiful. Annie Leibovitz has done a stunning job making her look as fantastic as she really is. You’ll see Obama at the White House in several different couture outfits and dresses.

 

People who have met and spoke with Michelle have called her as kind, intelligent and likable in real life as she looks through the media to the citizens of the United States.

 

Mariah And MAC: All About The Pretty And Glittery Holiday Makeup Collection

Let’s be downright honest; Mariah doesn’t do anything unless it’s grande and major. To prove our point, you must check out superstar Mariah’s collaboration with MAC Cosmetics and her new collection. The 23-piece line is be-dazzled to diva standards in glittery eye shadows, sparkly lipsticks and much more.

 

MAC and Mariah, it’s a winning combination, and the singer’s holiday beauty collection is going on sale online starting Dec. 8 and in retail stores Dec. 15. The line will be available through Jan. 26. Mariah is excited to bring her glam signature makeup style to her worldwide fans, and that stunning photo is too much! The sexy songstress has delivered amazing MAC print ads, lying on a bed of dazzling diamonds and sparkling from head-to-toe. You can check out the diva bling here.

 

Silver glitter and metallic gold feature prominently on Mariah’s special holiday makeup collection. Beauty reporters have been raving about the singer’s all-over body sparkle, appropriately named “Touch My Body” from her famous hit. If you enjoy luminous shimmer, then you will adore Mariah’s glittery cosmetics collection. The line also offers liquid eyeliner, lip pencils, lip glasses, false lashes (only $18) and makeup brushes.

 

The diva’s glam MAC lip colors also include a butterfly image stamped into her lipsticks and come in elegant gold tubes. It’s a rich looking makeup line full of luxurious makeup products. Any of her 23-piece collection would make for spectacular gifts at the holidays. Hint-hint, everybody. We want some of these now.

 

 

Your Eyebrows Add More to Your Fashion Look Than You Think

Throughout the history of fashion, eyebrows have been integral in either making or breaking a look. Yes, it’s true that even though they are often overlooked, eyebrows are extremely important when it comes to fashion.

 

In the 20s and 30s, extremely thin eyebrows were all the rage. Greta Garbo had painting on, black lines for her eyebrows. It was a different time. In the 50s and 60s, brows were pretty tame, and in the 80s, they got huge. Of course, in the 1990s, we saw brows go from super big to extremely small. It was a similar fashion to the 1920s and 30s.

 

Today, eyebrows are good in all styles, but most women opt to have larger, thicker brows that are neatly tamed with dips, gels, powders and pens.

 

How to Tame Your Brows

 

If you’d like to get your brows tamed for the times, here are some hints.

 

  1. Try tweezing your brows yourself.

 

Start by tweezing your brows yourself. Make sure that you have a shape in mind, and don’t stray from your desired plan. It can be easy to want to do something drastic, but you may end up taking off half of your brow if you do this.

 

  1. Try getting your brows waxed by professionals.

 

Let professionals do your brows with wax if you don’t feel that you can do it yourself.

 

  1. Go for threading.

 

Threading is an ancient Indian technique for getting rid of unwanted hair. Some say that it is less painful than waxing.

 

Richard Nicoll Has Passed Away

The fashion world is in mourning after the passing of Richard Nicoll, according to Vogue magazine. The famous English fashion designer was only 39 years old when he died of a heart attack on October 21st. Nicoll had made quite an impact with his modernist classic work.

 

Born in London and raised in Australia, Nicoll graduated with an MA in Womenswear from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He debuted his collections in 2006 on the London Fashion Week and has since been showcasing his work there. Nicoll was regarded as a highly talented designer, and was awarded three prizes from the Association Nationale poor le Developpement des Arts de la Mode (ANDAM). He was also awarded the title of “Best Young Designer” at the Elle Style Awards in 2009. He was a BFC Vogue Fashion Fund finalist twice.

 

Famous celebrities who have worn Nicoll’s designs include Emma Stone, Keira Knightley, Kylie Minogue, Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Sienna Miller, Diane Kruger, Florence Welch, and more. Nicoll has collaborated with Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Jack Wills and Cerruti. Nicoll’s creativity allowed him work on a number of impressive projects throughout his career.

 

Nicoll’s family made a statement shortly after his death. “Richard was one of the quiet stars of fashion. He was a true gentleman, a wonderful friend and a much loved son… We will miss his handsome face, his sense of humour and his love.”

 

Leaving Behind the Traditional Nude

The term “nude” in the fashion industry is changing. The term originally meant a color similar to pale white skin but that is no longer the case these days. Up until 2015, the Miriam-Webster dictionary had defined the term as a white person’s skin color.

 

Now, according to a recent BBC article, companies are beginning to step up to the realization that there is more than one skin tone to describe nude.

 

Naja, a lingerie company, has a Nude line that comprises seven shades of tone, starting with the shade Nude 01 and going up to Nude 07. The shades were not re-labeled as different colors as this would undermine the point of nude denoting several skin shades according to the ethnicity of a person.

 

Another company, Mahogany Blues, makes clothing for dancers in a variety of nude tones. This enables dancers to find outfits that fit their individual tone rather than having to buy a color lighter than their skin tone and dye it to match.

 

There has been some negativity to the change but overall it has been a good response which is a start. It is estimated, that by 2050, more than half of the US population will be made up of minorities. Changing nude’s distinction from white and everyone else to a color that matches a person’s skin tone will still take some time but it has definitely made forward progress.

 

 

 

Waterproof Converse Sneakers: It’s A Beautiful Thing

Puddles, snow, mud and blinding blizzards all require proper shoes and boots, ones that maintain dry feet. Iconic brand Converse is launching its gorgeous new Counter Climate collection of waterproof trainers. It’s exciting news, and the look is a good one. Why didn’t anyone think of that years ago?

 

Some of the tough and enduring materials for the new sneakers include water-repellent canvas, rubber and leather and waterproof neoprene. The styles offer a great variety in unisex and also men’s and women’s waterproof Converses. In addition, the sneakers really do keep your toes dry and “snuggly.” The proof is in the pudding.

 

Take a peek at this YouTube video by SneakerTalk. They put a pair of white Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 2 Lows to the test. In fact, the demonstrator runs an open faucet of water all over these new waterproof Converses and watches in glee, as water just keeps rolling off the sneakers. Yes, the sneakers are dry to the touch, and it’s quite incredible to see.

 

The Counter Climate collection can be purchase through Nike online. The colors are also quite appealing. For instance, the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Rubber Chelsee is available in shades like Polar, Red, Bitter Lemon and Black.

 

The new Converse waterproof sneakers are rugged and able to withstand any kind of nasty weather your travels take you. These beauties also offer unique heat reflective barriers to help keep feet warm.

 

Everyone needs at least one pair of waterproof sneakers.

Put The Pom Pom Atop Your Head and Stay Warm This Fall/Winter

You’re either going to love this fashion trend or probably despise it, but whatever you think, consider the pom pom, ladies.

 

That’s right; the cute fluffy ball was all over the runways, adding a classic whimsy to the fall/winter fashion trends. Knitwear hats adorned with pom poms are really big this season and best of all, affordable.

 

Shops like Forever21 are wild about the look. We found 32 adorable pom pom hats in several styles at the popular fashion site.

 

At Forever21, the most expensive pom pom hat was $17.90 in an elegant, burgundy floppy felt style. The cheapest one was just $5.99 on sale. As you can see, these are super affordable and super adorbs.

 

Some of the other styles we found were colorful pom pom knit hats in beanie style, faux leather cap, French beret, owl trapper and veiled beanie. There are also cable knits, stripes, sequins, ribbed and marled knits and graphic, too.

 

Pom Pom hats seem to invoke a youthful playfulness and are perfect for when the weather gets cold, windy and crazy. The trend started picking up steam last autumn, and now it’s even more popular with bigger pom poms to boot. Other shopping sites that are featuring the hat trend include Asos, Topshop, Urban Outfitters and Zara.

 

Celebrities also dig wearing a cute and sometimes goofy pom pom hat. Stars like Kendall Jenner, Beyonce, Jessica Biel, Ellie Goulding, Cheryl Cole, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Rihanna are just a few who like to snuggle under some pom pom knitwear.

 

Even if the style looks kind of silly, the right attitude wears the trend so well. Think of beautiful Ali MacGraw from the famous movie “Love Story” with Ryan O’Neal. The model wore a beanie pom pom hat and looked so stylish. It’s a 70s vibe that has a cozy, sentimental appeal and feel to it. Designers like Anna Sui, Lanvin and Agnes B. are showing it big time for Fall 2016, according to VogueItalia.com.

 

Don’t worry, because you can wear a pom pom hat. We can all wear one, because they define cuteness.

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Has Hillary Clinton found her designer?

 

It was nicely obvious that Hillary Clinton has stepped up in her fashion sense when she appeared at the second presidential debate on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Her navy wool pantsuit with a wide-lapel cream shawl collar and a cream wool top was a definite highlight and pointed out how a woman can be comfortable and stylish at the same time.

 

Delving into what Hillary has worn on other major televised public appearances, it is discovered that there has been one major designer, Ralph Lauren. He hasn’t hesitated to dress her in very colorful clothing with a red trouser suit at the first presidential debate and a periwinkle blue suit at her opening campaign rally. She also wore a more sedate ivory suit of his when she accepted her party’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention.

 

Ralph Lauren is Mrs. Clinton’s peer as he is in his mid-70s, knows how to dress a mature woman, and has experienced the same political and social incidents that she has and can design accordingly to flatter her image. He is a man who was born in the Bronx, started out as a tie salesman, and became a major American success story.

 

With all that a President has to attend to and concentrate on, if Hillary attains that highest office, it will be important for her to be dressed appropriately and be able to depend on a designer who will fulfill the role of providing her with fashionable outfits and be of help in crafting a flattering image of the first female United States president.

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It seems as though the fashion world may have shot itself in the foot through its commitment to instant internet access, whether it be through online discussion or instantly posted photos and videos.

In a recent article for the New York Times, fashion and style reporter Vanessa Friedman ruminated on the outcomes of the recently concluded 2016 fashion month (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/fashion/fashion-week-kim-kardashian-marc-jacobs-social-media.html?_r=0) . The high-end shows, displaying the items that international fashion houses expect to see trending in Spring 2017, went off smoothly enough. The problem was the ensuing confusion and erratic behavior that seemed to be the result of too much instant internet coverage.

Take the brightly colored yarn dreadlocks seen on Marc Jacobs’ models, which almost instantly provoked a storm of Twitter and Instagram attacks on the designer for what was seen as cultural appropriation. No one seemed to interpret the dreadlocks in the aesthetic context of the show: the fashion world came off looking irresponsible and elitist.

The incident involving model Gigi Hadid at this year’s Milan show brings up similar issues. An independent journalist addicted to posting his escapades on Instagram grabbed and fondled Ms Hadid as she was leaving the show, then reveled in the loads of posts on the internet criticizing his unseemly actions.

And would Kim Kardashian West have been robbed of her jewelry at her hotel immediately following the Paris fashion week if she hadn’t been posting non-stop about her jewels and her own activities at the time?

According to Ms. Friedman’s New York Times article, the internet has facilitated far too much transparency in the fashion world. Because it’s now possible to provide instant access to the latest product by posting photos on any number of internet sites, consumers have become more demanding and the fashion industry has rushed in to meet that demand.

The problem is, once substance has been displayed, with what else can viewers be provided? Fashion’s elegant elitism is being threatened by the constant flood of meaningless and trite content. Those in whose care the latest fashion trends lie need to become much more selective and discriminating in what they post on the internet.

Six Cheap Purses Perfect for Faking Out the Crowd

Purses are an essential portion of life. Aside from adding some pizzazz to every outfit, the right purse can hold all of the things you never knew you needed to take from your home and put on the go. Unfortunately, though, purses are pretty expensive. Contrary to popular belief, an inexpensive purse will not necessarily burst at the seams the second you place your favorite lipstick in it, so why not appreciate something cheap once in a while? Of course, some handbags take the prize when it comes to looking like a designer purse on a thrift store budget. These accessories are cost effective, absolutely gorgeous, and easily found at popular retailers:

 

Faux Leather Shoulder Bag with Metal Handles

 

Forever 21 will forever be great, especially because of this piece. For only $25, you can own this perfect purse that looks like it belongs in a fancy boutique. Faux or not, it looks expensive and the metal handles add an interesting dynamic that has rarely been seen before.

 

Navy Blue Clutch

 

Face it–you need a clutch. The perfect size for a multitude of occasions, clutches are as sweet as they are practical. This navy blue one from Maykoo is only $17, is durable, and will get you through any event.

 

Envelope Cross-Bag

 

The opening of this bag resembles an envelope, hence the name. Stylish, professional, and somewhat zany, this bag is only $39 from Nordstrom.

 

Classic Tote

 

Perhaps one of the most popular purses of all time, totes are fashionable, pretty massive, and comfortable to carry and search through. This one from Mango is only $40 and is accented with a fancy tassel.

 

Bucket Bag

 

This bag is incredibly interesting, especially because of its pattern. Multiple straps allow this piece to be carried or thrown over your shoulder, which is ideal when considering versatility. For only $20 at Steve Madden, you can be the talk of the town.

 

Faux-Crocodile

 

If you have not figured it out by now, wearing animal skin is not exactly in anymore. Because of this, designers craft stunning faux pieces, which is the case for this $35 bag from Nordstrom.