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Jesse Jo Stark Releases Intoxicating New Single “A Pretty Place to Fall Apart”

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Singer-songwriter Jesse Jo Stark released her intoxicating new single “A Pretty Place to Fall Apart” today via all digital and streaming platforms. This latest release is attached to the highly anticipated upcoming Channel 4 drama series, Fracture. In the series, Jesse Jo plays Mya, a young musician trying to find her voice and place in the world. Set in the backdrop of Le Rêve motel, youthful dreams are made and broken in this drama. Overseen by Oliver Rousteing, the Creative Director for Balmain, Fracture doubles as Balmain’s AW21 fashion campaign. The show stars Jesse Jo, Charles Melton of Riverdale, Tommy Dorfman of 13 Reasons Why, and Ajani Russell of BETTY. The show premieres on September 2nd on All4 On Demand, with US and Global September dates to follow.

Jesse Jo StarkJesse Jo penned original tracks for the upcoming series. Written by Jesse Jo, “A Pretty Place to Fall Apart” is a coming-of-age story that embraces reflection while one learns to become comfortable in loneliness. The character embraces a young love that is raw and luster while maturing and finding joy in the power of creative expression. All original music from the series will be compiled into a 4-track EP titled A Pretty Place To Fall Apart out September 2nd – including a cover of The Cardigans classic “My Favourite Game.” The EP also features a song co-written by Jesse Rutherford of The Neighbourhood.

 

When discussing the single, Jesse Jo shares that “loneliness can be beautiful. You find out a lot of weird things about yerself when yer left with only you. I wanted this tune to feel like that. With hopes of finding out and leaning into who you are and where you are in yer life. who yer meant to be. . love is sick.. and this is about all of it.”

 

Check out “A Pretty Place to Fall Apart” here!

 

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The First ‘Plant-Based Bra’ Has Been Released and You Need It!

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Every year, 11 million tons of textiles are dumped into landfills in the United States. It takes approximately 360 gallons of water to produce one pair of underwear. As the days go by, the global climate crisis is only worsening. It is imperative that all companies, brands, and businesses do everything in their power to initiate and execute a sustainable transition. The consumer has the responsibility to live life as ‘green’ as possible. However, one of the most prominent issues that arise with this is accessibility. For the average consumer, living a sustainable life is not practical. Most products that are made ethically and sustainably are priced higher and are unattainable to the majority. The convenience of unethical and non-renewable resources will continue to overpower consumers unless changes are made.

Kindly IntimatesThe textile industry, a large contributor to the climate crisis, is ever-growing. While some brands have started to develop sustainable products, accessibility is still sparse. For effective change to occur, it is crucial for textile manufacturers to be bold enough to create sustainable and attainable products. This is the vision for Gelmart International, a leading intimates manufacturer supplier. This month, Gelmart International took a historic step as they introduced, Kindly, a new line of sustainable intimates featuring the first-ever plant-based bra sourced from sugarcane. The best part of this launch is that these amazing intimates are available at Walmart stores and online for incredibly affordable prices!

It is easy to assume that low cost correlates to low quality. Intimates require the most water post-purchase due to frequent washing. Therefore, the longevity of intimates is cut short because of this. Kindly’s intimates may be revolutionary, but are they effective? Allow us to tell you more about Kindly and give our honest review of their products! 

According to Kindly’s ethos, Kindly aims to connect the worlds of sustainability, accessibility, and innovation by developing a proprietary blend of recycled nylon, spandex, elastic and sugarcane to create revolutionary products.” With that being said, let’s break down the facts about their products. Kindly launched with:

  • two styles of bras, available in sizes 32A – 40DD.
  • Three styles of bralettes, available in sizes S – 3XL
  • Thongs, Hipsters, and Boyshorts, available in sizes S – 3XL in seamless and microfabrication. 

The line retails between $11 – $14 and is sold across 3,300 Walmart stores and online at Walmart.com

 

Review

Now, that kind of price range for a good quality intimates line is not common. That kind of price range for a sustainable intimates line is incredible! But are the products incredible? Kindly was kind enough to send over some pieces from their line so that I could give you an honest review. The team at Kindly sent over a bralette and thong from their line. Let’s discuss the overall impressions of the two items!Kindly Intimates

I received the Seamless Bralette in black. Kindly’s bralettes are made of recycled nylon and spandex. Some details include removable pads made of plant-based materials, hook and eye closures in the back, and adjustable straps with hardware made of recycled materials. The bralettes are available in triangle, racerback, and scoop styles. My first impression of the bralette was the fabric quality. Typically, for a lower-priced item, fabric quality may not always be so great. However, the Kindly bralette felt similar to that of a high-end bralette. The fabric is soft yet supportive. It gives a good stretch and isn’t binding. My personal favorite attribute was how easy it is to remove and insert the sustainable pads. Padding in a bralette isn’t for everyone and the easier they are to remove or insert, the better! The support and overall wear of the bralette was enjoyable. I would be interested to see if, in the future, they test out different variations of straps for their bralettes. All in all, the bralette is definitely worth it! For the price point and quality, it is a must-have! 

The second item I received was the Seamless Medium-Rise Thong. Kindly’s thongs are made of sustainable and recycled fabric and yarns. They are available in medium-rise hipster, medium-rise thong, and high rise boy short. My first impression of the thong was the fabric as well. The seamless knit felt flexible and stretchy. I wouldn’t characterize it as ‘seamless’ because a seam is apparent. However, the thickness of the fabric warrants a seam. Regardless of this, the overall wear of the thong is extremely comfortable! The fabric is soft and stretchy and doesn’t bind. A detail I love about the Kindly products is that they are tagless! Tags can be irritating and bothersome, especially for intimates so it is great to see that factor implemented in these products. This also cuts down on the material needed for tags. I have to say, just like the bralette, the thong is definitely an item I would make sure to purchase. The comfort they provide while also being cute and effective makes it a great product! Kindly Intimates

 

Kindly is transforming the fashion industry with this launch. Being the first to do something is not an easy task. After years of research, trial, and error, Kindly is here to shake things up. These intimates are the first of their kind. As time passes and their brand continues to grow, it would be great to see an expansion in the sizing range of each product to make it as inclusive as possible. Along with that, experimenting with different designs and colors will surely entice consumers. The success of sustainable brands that are working to provide ethical and accessible products is the success of all. Now more than ever, producers and consumers must come together to encourage and expand the growth of sustainable living. Our hope is that more brands will follow in the footsteps of Kindly to create amazing products that help in more ways than one. 

 

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Hey Girl, Join The Hidden Family!

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If you haven’t heard of Hidden Fashion, then get to know! Inspired by street style and pop culture, they are continuously pushing the boundaries of fashion with items available for everyone and every occasion – regardless of your budget.

As it’s hot girl summer, Hidden Fashion remains up to date with the latest bikini trends, showcasing similar looks worn by celebrity icons. Kim Kardashian recently posted an Instagram photo wearing a sporty orange bikini and Hidden Fashion has an almost identical one on offer for just $9.60!

(Hidden Fashion https://www.hiddenfashion.com/products/orange-crinkle-v-front-bikini-bottoms)

(Kim Kardashian’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CPTUbtLAyWQ/)

If you’re not a fan of bikinis, then Hidden Fashion also has co-ords. Hidden Fashion has a beautiful baby blue co-ord available for only $13.72, similar to Kendall Jenner’s.

 

(Hidden Fashion’s website https://www.hiddenfashion.com/products/light-blue-ribbed-v-neck-cami-cycling-shorts-co-ord)

(Kendall Jenner’s instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CSaWvACpvwD/)

Hidden Fashion pride themselves in making fashion available to everyone despite their budget. They frequently have designer dupes available such as their Bottega Veneta Padded black sandals lookalikes for only $13.04.

(Hidden Fashion’s website https://www.hiddenfashion.com/products/black-woven-padded-leather-look-sliders)

If you’re unsure how to dress your body type or stay up to date with trends then Hidden Fashion offers a wide range of tips and tricks through their fashion edits, ‘Shop by Occasion’ and even on their own blogs!

Check out Hidden Fashion’s lookbooks here.

6 Effective Tips For Power Dressing

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Today we want to share 6 effective tips for power dressing. There is a lot of buzz about the return of power dressing in the corporate world. It is a workplace accessory that helps move your career further. The concept of power dressing has gone through many phases but now it is more trendy than ever. Power dressing can build and demonstrate confidence, it works as an empowerment tool where you dress for the life you want to live and it offers a number of options when it comes to the day to night wardrobe. Here are a few tips for power dressing at your best.

  1. Keep the occasion in mind
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There is nothing as alarming as being under-dressed in specific situations. Hence, you must dress for the occasion, especially when you are headed to an event that needs a certain dress code. It is good to stick to the regular button-up shirt and well-fitted trousers, so if you want to get more stylish, you only need to add statement jewelry pieces and a nice bag. When you have dressed aptly for the event, it will make you feel more confident and you will not be distracted by the poor choice of outfit.

  1. Be tidy and presentable

If you carry yourself with caked makeup or have greasy hair, it will make you look messy for the occasion. You must make sure to take care of your nails and keep your hair nice and clean. You can make your hair look stylish and presentable even if they are naturally textured. High-profile events need you to look your best and wearing the right outfit should go well with your hair and makeup. You must keep yourself well-groomed at all times. It is the first step towards becoming a well-balanced and capable individual.

  1. Wear the right makeup
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When it comes to makeup, you need to use it to cover the imperfections and highlight the positives. However, a lot of people make the mistake of layering it up and not using products that are right for the skin type. No matter what outfit you are wearing, makeup can make or break your look. As an employee, you can wear light makeup every day to feel confident and powerful. You can opt for a nude makeup tone for the right look. If you are attending an office party, you can wear jeans with a stylish jacket and put on bold makeup. Bold lips can elevate your look in an instant.

  1. Pick clothes that fit you well

Before spending money on expensive clothes, you need to make sure that everything fits you perfectly well. Learn about your body and identify styles that make you feel confident. You will be able to find well-tailored pieces that can bring out the best in you. It may take a while to pick out the right clothes but you must never compromise on the fitting. Use casual occasions like brunch with your friends to practice wearing clothes that suit your body type. Once you master this, you will feel confident in anything you wear.

  1. Showcase your personality

The power pieces must reflect your style. You want to look professional and even if a crop top looks great, it does not mean you wear it to an event. You can elevate the power outfits with small details like a stylish scarf or a trendy jacket.

  1. Opt for classics
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If you cannot get the feel for a dress code, it is advisable to stick to the basics. You can build your wardrobe around the basics and then dress up or down. You do not need to wear all-black to work. If you love the blue top, wear it. Leather leggings? Wear them. Always have enough work-appropriate pieces that make you feel powerful and confident. Do not forget the shoes. Pay attention to the shoes you match with the outfit. They should be comfortable and convenient whether it is a party or a meeting.

Being well dressed is easily achievable but it helps to be careful about what you are wearing to work. You must not look unprofessional. So, when you are buying new clothes, consider the style and fit. Ask yourself if you will be comfortable wearing them for a meeting with a client. Wearing clothes that make you feel strong and smart is the true power of power dressing. Wear your best outfit and show people that you are ready to take on the world.

Whether you have a wardrobe filled with formals for work or just a few pieces when the occasion demands, but, if you pair it right, you will be ready for the big day at work. Remember to go light on makeup and wear the right shoes and accessories.

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What Goes Into a Successful Online Fashion Business?

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Today we want to provide some tips on what goes into a successful online fashion business. Are you passionate about the world of fashion? Do you regularly search the Internet for the latest offers and in order to keep ahead of the latest trends? If so, why not combine these two interests and create a standalone e-commerce site? Many entrepreneurs have migrated into the digital fashion community in order to connect with a massive online audience. Whether this represents a part-time venture or a full-time employment opportunity, success could very well be closer than you think. The only issue is that it can be tough to know where to begin. Let’s take a look at a handful of sure-fire marketing tips to employ sooner as opposed to later.

Become Familiar with Foreign Marketplaces

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The fashion industry is no longer defined by traditional geographic borders. Well-known designers cater to the global community and it pays to think in such “broad strokes”. This is why it is important to establish your target audience as well as in which countries they are located.

Just as a foreign fashion designer will take into account the needs of different audiences and trends, you should also make it a point to create different web pages for specific languages. This is important for two reasons. First, visitors who speak a foreign dialect will still appreciate what it is that you have to offer. Secondly, Google looks favorably upon websites which contain pages devoted to specific languages. You can therefore enjoy higher search engine results page rankings.

One the other side of the coin, perhaps your firm is based out of Spain, Italy or France. In this case, it pays to appreciate whether or not content written in English is correct. Let’s also remember that there may be times when you are required to speak with customers from English-speaking portions of the world. An excellent option would be to leverage the talents of a professional online English tutor. He or she can correct any mistakes that may be present and perhaps more importantly, you can learn about industry-specific words that are applicable within the fashion sector.

Choose the Right Keywords

Keywords are one of the core tenets of search engine optimisation (SEO) and they are crucial if you hope to attract attention. Not only should these words be related to fashion in general, but they must resonate with a specific product. Here are some examples of keywords and phrases that can be used when describing a line of summer dresses:

  • Summer
  • Dresses
  • Cotton summer dresses
  • Breathable fabric
  • Summer dresses for women

Of course, useful tools such as Google Analytics will allow you to appreciate which words are the most popular in relation to a specific garment or accessory. As this is a free utility, be sure to make the most out of what it has to offer.

Invest in Quality Website Design

As many experts note, website design will have a profound impact upon how fashion products are perceived. This is why the layout of your pages is extremely important.

Clear navigation menus, comprehensive product descriptions, high-quality images, and a mobile-friendly architecture should all be present.

Furthermore, unique ways to present fashion accessories such as clickable images and the use of augmented reality will both serve to further enhance the overall end-user experience. Those who choose to interact with the elements found throughout your website are much more likely to become paying customers.

The online fashion sector continues to grow at a frenetic pace. This is why understanding what steps need to be taken to enjoy a substantial presence is essential. With a bit of time and effort, you could very well find yourself strutting down the (digital) red carpet.

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7 Foolproof Shoe and Sock Combos That Every Man Should Know

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Today we want to share 7 foolproof shoe and sock combos that every man should know. Have you ever wondered about what the implicit rules are for matching socks with shoes? This may not seem as big an issue as matching your shirt with your pants or pairing certain shirt prints and accessory types with a style of suit. But the fashionable gentleman knows the value of combining the right shoe type with the right sock. And you, too, can become a master of this fine art—whether you’d like to add pleasing symmetry or some artful contrast to the upper half of your outfit, great sock-and-shoe combos will do the trick.

Below is a cheat sheet of sorts that you can refer to when matching your socks and shoes. Use this when shopping for footwear and accessories, like Burlix’s men’s socks, and take your personal style up a whole notch!

For Awesome Style at the Office: The Perfect Oxford and Long Sock Combos

Classic brown men's brogues shoes and a man in blue socks. Men's stylish look.In most traditional office settings, the oxford is the shoe of choice—especially if one anticipates a board meeting or lunch at an upscale restaurant with a client. That means that, from top to bottom, a man should dress to convey utmost professionalism. The closed-lace construction and classic leathery look of an Oxford communicate exactly that, and these shoes should be paired with equally professional-looking socks for maximum impact.

One rule of thumb that you can follow, especially when wearing black Oxfords, is to wear matching black or dark gray socks. Doing so will achieve a streamlined effect on your business wear, thus making you look effortlessly put together. As far as work shoes like Oxfords are concerned, the conservative approach is the best one.

Big Fashion for Big Events: The Right Brogue and Dress Sock Combos

Got a wedding or red-carpet-style event lined up soon? If so, it’s likely time to break out your most intricate wingtips, your smartest pair of monk strap shoes, or some other variety of dressy brogue. After all, the most special events in your life call for the spiffiest shoes. But you have a little more leeway in terms of the socks you can wear with them.

Formal outfits call for very exact pant cuts and tailored fits. That means that your socks will stay covered by your pant legs most of the time, and they’ll only peek out when you sit down. Knowing this, you can go for long socks in straightforward solid colors, like black for a gray suit or beige for a navy suit. Or, you can do the exact opposite and bring out your boldest sock prints. It’s totally fine to add to the festivities with your socks!

Putting the “Smart” in Smart Casual: Nifty Tips for Styling Socks with Loafers, Boat Shoes, or Moccasins

Shoe and Sock CombosHow about yacht parties, outdoor cocktails, or country club socials? These are the perfect occasions to bring out your loafers, boat shoes, or moccasins. But do yourself a favor and don’t slip your bare feet into them. The stitching on new loafer-like shoes can cut or bruise your feet. Additionally, moccasins aren’t very breathable and can cause your feet to sweat. This, in turn, can cause these shoes to develop funky odors.

What’s the best way to stay stylish when wearing these shoes with shorts or chinos? The best compromise is low-cut or no-sock socks, which are socks that only cover the sole and ankle. When you’re wearing your favorite loafer-type shoes, these types of socks will still cushion your feet without noticeably sticking out.

Effortless Style at the Gym: Socks for Trainers and Other Types of Exercise Shoes

You don’t have to be dressed to the nines when you’re at the gym, but many men complete their best workouts in sporty and stylish gear. Trainers and specialty exercise shoes not only provide comfort, but also a much-needed morale boost. Why not treat socks the same way?

When it’s time to get your reps in, don’t hesitate to pair some cool socks with your sportiest trainers. You can choose between crew socks or ankle-length socks, and socks with retro stripes or socks with more modern geometric designs. It depends on which style you think you’d rock.

The Urbane Traveler Aesthetic: Socks for Combat Boots or Chelsea Boots

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If you’re traveling to a new city and want to be both comfy and stylish, you can add combat boots or Chelsea boots to your street fashion repertoire. Both combat boots and Chelsea boots can add a masculine edge as well as a touch of urbanity to ordinary denim-dependent outfits.

The high-top length on both of these shoe types demands that you wear long socks to stay comfortable. But it’s recommended that you go for plain and solid socks to emphasize the Chelsea boot’s stylish elastic panel. You have more legroom for combat boots, however—argyle socks and other patterned socks can work well with them.

For the Outdoorsy Gentleman: The Best Socks for Hiking Boots

Then there are the shoes that you’ll wear in the great outdoors, like your hiking boots. You may be more focused on the beauty of Mother Earth than your own sense of fashion, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t look good on your next trek.

When you’re wearing hiking boots, it’s best to wear wool socks because these have great cushioning and temperature regulation qualities. Get these in your favorite color, or in a print that hearkens to the outdoors. Textured socks in colors like stone gray or autumn leaf brown are great options.

Bold Fashion Footwear: Expressive Socks for High-Top Shoes and Other Statement Sneakers

Lastly, there are some days that you just want to bust out your weirdest, wackiest, and most expressive shoes. If you’ve always liked wearing retro-style high-top basketball shoes or lace-ups, you’re in luck, because these have recently gone back into fashion. The same can be said for statement slip-ons that sport bold logos and metallic details. Sometimes, it’s more fun to wear these with a suit than it is to wear Oxfords or brogues!

For these shoes, you also have a lot of options. You can wear subtler high-cut socks to emphasize the shoe itself, or you can wear equally bold socks. The latter works particularly well if you’re wearing more conservative shirts or bottoms. Just embrace the style you want for yourself, because life is too short for you to always blend in.

Some Last Styling Tips for Going Beyond the Formula

These may be the unwritten rules for wearing certain types of socks with certain types of shoes, but in some cases, it may be best to break them. It can depend on the other colors, textures, or styles the rest of your outfit is sporting. So before you subscribe to each one of these rules wholesale, give yourself a glance in the mirror—and see if your shoes and socks help you look exactly the way you want to.

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18 Influential Celebrity Makeup Artists on Instagram

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Today we want to share 18 influential celebrity makeup artists on Instagram. Instagram is home to many trends and influencers. The platform has become a who’s who of talent, and the celebrity makeup industry is no exception to this.

There are many makeup artists out there teaching hundreds of thousands of fans how to look like celebs and how to find the perfect foundation. But which ones are the most popular? To try and find that out, we took a look at all the major celebrity makeup artists, and created a list of the 18 most popular.

  1. Gucci Westman

With 146,000 followers, this artist focuses on the “girl next door” stereotype. She’s done makeup for Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and her Instagram is a treat to visit.

2. Mario Dedivanovic

Mario Dedivanovic is the man who made contouring a viral sensation. As the makeup artist for the Kardashians, he has 6.3m followers on the platform.

3. Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath deals primarily in out-of-the-box fashion, so anyone could copy her styles. She also likes to play with bold colour too, making a statement. She also has a respectable 2.6m followers.

4. Mary Greenwell

Mary Greenwell is a true veteran of the industry. She has worked with the likes of Amanda Seyfried, Cate Blanchett, and even Princess Diana. Her account has 96.4K followers.

5. Matthew VanLeeuwen

Ellen Pompeo, Rebel Wilson and Salma Hayek are all names that this talented man is regularly connected with. With 47.5k followers on the site, he is one of the up and coming artists.

6. Allan Avendano

With 246k followers, this talented chap has some of the hottest names in Hollywood regularly on his page, and that’s worth a follow for the sheer star power.

7. Sir John

Our next artist needs no real introduction. You might have heard of his client – Beyoncé? Somehow, despite this, he’s only got 350k followers. Go figure.

8. Lisa Eldridge

With 1M followers to her name, Lisa Eldridge provides an all-access pass to the behind the scenes of makeup, and talks about her working relationships with people like Kiera Knightley.

9. Hannah Murray

Hannah has accumulated well over 30k followers thanks to work which has appeared in Vogue Magazine and features a surprisingly youthful edge.

10. Sarah Tanno

This makeup artist works closely with Lady Gaga, and promises a lot of unique looks behind-the-scenes. She’s more than earned her 225K follower count.

11. Violette

Violette specializes in French makeup, which means that if you’re looking to get the best scenes from France, you’ve come to the right place. Her 316k followers would probably agree.

12. Hung Vanngo

Number 12 on the list has 1.3m followers. Why? Well, she caters to Hollywood A-list talent like Julianne Moore and Rose Byrne. That’s reason enough to give a follow.

13. Patrick Ta

If you want to know what the LA scene is doing, you come here to Patrick’s profile. That’s what 1.4m people are doing, and they can’t all be wrong, right?

14. Mylah Morales

This talented artist is the makeup maestro for Rihanna. That should probably give you an idea of the skill we’re dealing with here. That same prowess has gained nearly 71k devoted fans.

15. Kate Lee

Kate Lee was born in Yorkshire, but traded in the UK for LA to be the makeup artist for Kristen Stewart and Emilia Clarke, among others. She’s also got 100k followers on Instagram.

16. Vincent Oquendo

Some of the best makeup skills in the industry have earned this man the right to work with the best and brightest. They also helped to give him a very tidy 111k followers on Instagram.

17. Pati Dubroff

Our next pick is a makeup artist who regularly switches between working with high profile celebs to working on movies. Her work has afforded her a lot of success, as well as 192k followers on Instagram.

18. Charlotte Tilbury

Last, but by no means least on our list is Charlotte Tilbury. She has 2.7m followers on Instagram. A big claim to fame that she also has is being the makeup artist for Kate Moss. That’s a prestige that many aspire to.

Final Thoughts

So, all of these makeup artists are at the top of their game. They all work for some of the best and brightest that exist out there in the celeb world. Makeup really is such a precise art, and it encourages people to experiment and get creative.

Whether it is a signature style, a common celeb client, or a combination of the two, these are all high profile artists. Their work has undoubtedly shaped the careers of many people, and it’s not difficult to see how they’ve gained the reputation that they deserve.

But more than that, they also remind us that we can aim for our own lofty goals as well. With enough practice, talent and commitment, anyone can be a makeup artist. Anyone can work with the high profile celebs.

Their Instagram accounts provide a backstage pass, letting us see exactly what kind of process goes into making famous celebrities look as good as they do. It’s always fun to see, because it does help aspiring young professionals to learn more about the craft.

Seeing these artists at work is always fun, and they will no doubt continue to deliver incredible demonstrations of talent, as well as accumulate even more followers. Instagram has almost limitless potential in this regard, so it’s nice to see.

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Wearing Your First Wig: 6 Important Tips

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Today, we want to discuss wearing your first wig and 6 important tips. Wearers can expect a diverse selection of single or combined base materials and hair in a variety of blended or highlighted shades. The question becomes, how do the maintenance and longevity of these authentic hair pieces compare to the more traditional ones that have been available up until now? Human hair wigs will last significantly longer than synthetic wigs if they are correctly cared for. It is reasonable to expect that this type of wig will be more expensive than synthetic ready-to-wear wigs in general. According to the manufacturer, natural human hair wigs can cost up to three times as much as synthetic wigs.

As a result, you must take the best possible care of your human hair wig. When wearing your wig, we recommend following the following procedures: Wear natural fibers against your wig. It is a little-known fact that acrylic fibers can fray easily when subjected to friction or rubbing, especially when the fibers rub against artificial fibers. If you wear a long wig – or if you tend to cover your hair regularly – always choose natural fibers such as cotton or silk for your top, scarf, or hood, among other things, to protect your hair and prevent it from splitting or flaring.

Never sleep in your wig

wearing your first wigEven though the quality of wig manufacturing has improved significantly in recent years. No wig is strong enough to withstand constant wear and tear, which is precisely what happens when you sleep in your wig. Wearing your wig overnight will likely put too much strain on the hair fibers, causing them to tear more easily – keep in mind that, unlike a natural head of hair, the strands cannot be replaced.

Protect your wig from extreme heat or cold weather conditions. A good rule of thumb is to treat your hair the same way you would treat your skin. If possible, cover your wig with a wide-brimmed hat or scarf that reflects light to keep it from becoming overheated in the sun. Remember to protect your hair if you are in extremely cold or rainy weather. Natural fibers such as cotton and silk headscarves or a hood are ideal for this purpose.

Use wig shampoo and conditioner

Always use wig shampoo and conditioner that has been specially formulated. Many experienced wig specialists will tell you that it is critical always to use wig shampoo and conditioner that has been specially developed. For a good reason, this is the situation! The alcohol content of ‘typical’ everyday, off-the-shelf products is high, and this can cause acrylic fibers to be destroyed. Make use of wig products designed specifically for wigs to help extend the life of your wig.

Never wring your wig dry After washing your wig

wearing your first wigIt can be tempting to get it dry and back into shape as quickly as possible. This is not a good idea. If you have natural hair, your first instinct might be to twist or wring it out of the way to remove excess moisture. Unfortunately, this is a standard method of accidentally pulling strands out of the wig base and causing the hair to be destroyed. Using a cotton towel, pat your wig dry and remove any excess moisture before gently shaking it back into its original style or shape and allowing it to dry naturally on a wig stand.

Make use of a reconstructor spray.

There are various aftercare products available for hairpieces, systems, and ladies wigs, among other things. A reconstructor spray is a type of aftercare product that is very popular because it adds moisture to an acrylic fiber wig while also allowing the hair to move gently and naturally. It’s important to remember that wigs cannot retain water, so a special reconstructor spray is used to artificially achieve this – which will help extend the life of your wig.

Never use hot water on a wig.

Never use hot water on a human hair wig because, while it will not affect the hair itself, it may cause damage to the base material or cause the wig to become unnaturally curly. Water that is only slightly warm will suffice. Cleaning products that contain color-stripping properties (such as those found in medicated shampoos) should be avoided at all costs. Select a product that is free of parabens, such as a specialty shampoo or a hair product. Turn the wig inside out and leave it to soak in the shampoo for five to ten minutes, depending on how long you have. It is important not to rub or scrub it as you would normal hair, as this could result in the loss of valuable strands. Gently rinse your hair and apply a conditioner if you want. When drying the wig will assist in preventing tangles.

Carefully squeeze out any excess water and pat dry your human hair wig with a towel to ensure it is scorched. For best results, dry the hair on a more relaxed setting using a blow dryer while it’s resting on a wig block or head (which will also help to restore the wig’s original base shape).

Use a wide-tooth comb

wearing your first wigFinally, once the hair has been wholly or partially dried, use a wide-tooth comb to remove any remaining tangles from the hair gently. It is recommended that you use specialist styling products – we frequently recommend Trendco products if you require a recommendation, but there are other brand options.

Purchasing a human hair wig is a significant investment, but we are confident that it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make in your life. When cared for properly, a human hair wig can be an effective and natural-looking solution to hair loss – not to mention the countless styling options available to you.

Artificial and machine-made wigs are the following type of wigs on the list to be discussed. The wig’s cap is created by sewing tufts of synthetic fibers together, and the base is formed by sewing tufts of synthetic fibers together. A skin-like material has been added to the crown, top, and front part of the wig to enhance the natural appearance. As a result of using synthetic fibers, the style will last for a lifetime. Following the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines will help give your wigs more life and make them last longer.

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How to Transition Your Outfit From day to Night

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Today we want to share tips on how to transition your outfit from day to night. The pandemic restrictions have started to ease, and the nightlife scene has returned to England. We can go for after-work drinks with colleagues, clubbing with our best girlfriends or on a late-night date. As offices open back up, you may find yourself going straight from work to the club on a Friday night. You need to have a few transition outfits on standby for when your busy schedule ramps up again.

Here are a few ways you can make a seamless transition from daywear to night-time.

Wear underwear as outwear

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The underwear as outerwear trend has been around for a few years now and shows no sign of slowing down. A cute lingerie set deserves to be showcased, and it can make you feel ultra-chic on a night out. Wear a cute lingerie set with a blouse and matching suit for the office. After work, head to the bar, remove the blouse in the bathroom and rock your suit with a lacy bra peeking through. If you don’t feel comfortable getting your whole midriff out, you could wear a bodysuit instead. You can feel sinched in, confident and ready to have fun.

Wear layers

Layers are the key to transition outfits. Wear a silky camisole with a blouse and jacket, or a dress and jumper combination. You can shed the thicker layers in the evening for a more revealing look – our layer them on to keep yourself warm on Autumn nights. Always have a spare top in your bag if you’re going straight from work to the bar. You might get sweaty or spill coffee down yourself. A trench coat often transitions well from day to night and can make you look pulled together.

Pack some makeup

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Every woman needs an essentials kit in their handbag. Buy a small travel pouch and fill it with a concealer, powder, eyeliner, deodorant, perfume, lip balm and a few feminine products. You can touch your makeup up in the bathroom and make your look a little more dramatic for night-time. You can also make sure you feel fresh and smell good when leaving the office. Add a few extra items if you’re dressing a little fancier, such as your lipstick for the evening and emergency false lash glue.

Wear comfortable footwear

Your highest heels may look amazing, but they won’t feel amazing at the end of a long day. You are going to be in these shoes all day and night – they need to be comfortable. Opt for wedges or boots to keep your feet secure and comfortable all night long. You could wear flats for the office and bring heels in your bag to change into.

Remember to pump up your makeup, show a little more skin and enjoy your evening!

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Top 5 Women’s Handbag Trends of 2021

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Today we want to share the top 5 women’s handbag trends of 2021. Women’s bags are the best accessories for every occasion. The right choice of handbag can give you a stylish and stellar look.

Every year, new trends enter the market, while the old ones die down. In 2021, mini handbags and box totes are trending as much as saddle handbags and cushion clutches. If you want to invest in the trendiest handbags of this season, here are your options.

Trend#1: mini shoulder bag

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Mini shoulder-length bags are once again in fashion. Ditch the micro bags and grab a chic mini bag to create that first alluring impression. The baguette version of mini bags is not only trendy but also an excellent accessory that goes well with all types of outfits. This could be your perfect bag, on-the-go, that fits in all essentials such as lipstick, wallet, and your car keys. A little more spacious than the micro bags makes it a utility item too, besides fashionable.
Bringing together beautifully designed, high-quality handbags, Valentino Garavani features a vast array of colorful mini and shoulder bags for your summer. The 2021 collection of Valentino Garavani bags for women can be browsed on the official online website.

Trend#2: chain handled bags

Handbags having chain handles have been in fashion for a long time now, and they are sure to stay in 2021. While Bottega Veneta championed the trend, the fashion business quickly discovered what people are looking for and thus you can witness several variations of the chunky chain handbag design. Even with its lustrous tone-on-tone look, this chunky, shiny chain can turn any basic outfit into luxurious attire.

Trend#3: Vintage handbags

Remember the good old vintage bags with monograms? Brands like Gucci, Dior, Fendi, and Prada you wore with low-waist jeans made dressing up so much fun and easy. In 2021, bring out your old vintage designer handbags as they are back in fashion. Vintage handbags add that retro look to your attire, making you look chic. These bags are equally versatile. Even though you may not find a vintage bag in-store, the tight stores, and online vintage stores may have a few pieces. These bags are more valued over time, considered an investment of a lifetime.

Trend#4: Circular bags

Women’s Handbag Trends of 2021

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While 2020 witnesses the box tote bags trending, 2021 embraces the rounder counterpart. Circular handbags, both large and small, are surely statement bags. It is only obvious to consider this style to be a fanciful addition to the collection, not knowing how long the trend would stay. However, this bag not only adds elegance to your attire but also allows you to stand out.

 Trend#5: Envelope purse

The envelope purse is not the regular designer purse. But it is a trendsetter because of its chic design and looks. If you want to experiment with your look, an envelope purse could be the trendiest addition to your handbag collection, which you can wear for work and play.

Just like fashion trends, handbag trends also keep changing year after year. To stay ahead in this league, gift yourself one of the nicest handbags in fashion and add that oomph to your style.

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Saje Nicole Makes Her Debut in the 2021 “Sports Illustrated” Swim Issue

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Determined to be a role model for her daughter, Saje Nicole boldly entered the modeling industry. She’s made a splash in more ways than one, most recently being featured in the coveted 2021 Sports Illustrated Swim Issue. The historic issue showcases three Black women on the cover for the first time – Megan Thee Stallion, Naomi Osaka, and Leyna Bloom! Saje is honored to be part of such a trailblazing issue. She wants to continue to inspire conversations around diversity in the industry and pave the way for other curve models. You can also see Saje in the new Amazon Prime series, Making The Cut

Cliché: What was behind your decision to leave nursing school to pursue modeling?
Saje Nicole: I thought that because I loved seeing people happy and healthy, that a nursing career would be great for me. But once I started the classes, I started to realize that nursing just wasn’t my passion, and there are many different ways to help people be happy and healthy. I wanted to go after my dreams. Especially, because I tell my daughter that she can do anything, so I want to be the best example for her. I made the decision to pursue modeling and I haven’t looked back.

How do you deal with the lack of diversity in the industry? How can we work to ensure that the modeling industry has equal opportunities for women of color?
The lack of diversity in the industry has been a topic for many, many years. It’s not until recently that brands are starting to really listen. I think as consumers, we just need to hold brands accountable. Not canceling – because that doesn’t help anyone, but being open and honest about what makes us feel represented. We are in a time where brands want to do better and help shift the culture. I’m happy to see that they are so open to this new change. There isn’t one type of beauty or one body type. The more we continue to push the narrative forward, the quicker we will be able to get real and lasting change.

Tell us about your new show, Making The Cut.
Being a part of Making The Cut has truly been such an honor and dream come true. Not only did I get to work with amazing designers, but I’m on a show that I’m actually a fan of! We also filmed this during the pandemic, so the fact they were able to pull this off under extremely strict health guidelines is so impressive! I cannot wait to see the rest of the episodes, the designs are EPIC!

How would you describe your relationship to body positivity? How has that relationship changed and developed over time?
My relationship with body positivity is one that is always changing and evolving. I allow my body room to grow and change. Whatever that may look like. But of course, it wasn’t always that way. Paying attention to images in the media or certain influencers can really take a toll on your perception of beauty. So my method is to eat well, exercise daily, remain in a great mental space, and focus mainly on my health. Everything else will follow after that.

Any tips on improving body confidence?
Oh yes!!!! My advice would be to love your skin, your curves, your frame, and your flaws too. I think it’s all the imperfections that actually make you beautiful. It makes you unique. It allows you to stand it. I have stretch marks on my hips and buttocks, I have a small fupa, I have hip dips, and last but not least I have size 10 feet! If we spend all day criticizing ourselves, we would be miserable. Let’s celebrate every single part instead.

What was it like being featured in the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swim Issue?
It has truly been a dream come true!!! I have looked up to the women of Sports Illustrated Swim since I was a child. The exotic locations they traveled to, the women and their stories, the bikinis, the level of sophistication. All of what we know to be Sports Illustrated Swim today. So, to see myself in the magazine is absolutely surreal! I’m still in shock and it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. I’m sure it will in the coming weeks. 

What does it mean to you to have the opportunity to be involved in an issue that showcases so many powerful Black women?
It means the world to me. Before this issue, the only Black women that were on the cover were Tyra Banks and Danielle Herrington, who are both great and beautiful women, but the magazine has been in circulation since 1964. To be a part of this legendary triple cover issue makes me feel so happy, represented, and seen. Thank you, Sports Illustrated Swim!

In what ways do you want to inspire others?
I want to represent an idea. An idea that no matter where you were born, your past, or even your current circumstances, you can do whatever you desire. I’m an immigrant that came here at the age of three, had to learn English in ESOL class, and whose dad passed away at age eight. If I can do it, I want those who follow my story to know they can do it as well. We all have different dreams, and we all need to unapologetically go after them.

Do you have any advice for aspiring curve models out there?
My advice to all models is to stay focused on what you want, your message, and don’t take no for an answer. In the age of social media, you can create your own audience, spread your own message, and launch your own products. There are so many avenues you can take. Just make sure you’re doing what’s best for you.

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Perfect Hats to Wear With any Hair Type

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Today we want to share some great fashion info about perfect hats to wear with any hair type. Hats are one of those accessories that we love – or at least love the idea of. Many of us love the way that hats look on models or store shelves, or those wonderful outfit Pinterest boards. But once we get the hat ourselves, we wonder if we should actually wear it. Will it make my hair greasy? What if it makes my ears poke out? Does it really go with this outfit?

These are all common questions we ask about hats for women. No matter what style of hat we choose, we often second-guess ourselves and our style. The good news is that there are some tricks to finding the right hat for your hair length and style. There are also some hats that can easily work with any hair type or style.

Perfect Hats to Wear With Any Hair Type

No matter what type of hair you have – curly, straight, long, short, or textured – there are a few hat styles that just work. Take a look.

Beanies

hats to wear with any hair type

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Beanies work on everyone. You may see them mostly recommended for people with short hair, but they honestly look great on everyone. And the great thing is that there are many styles of beanie to choose from – slouchy, knitted, crocheted, embellished, etc. There are truly beanies for every style and occasion.

Baseball Cap

Baseball caps are great for all hair types and styles. There are many ways that you can style your hair under a baseball cap to get a great sporty or casual look. Braids are a great way to add some style to a baseball cap, or you can leave your hair down to show off your locks. If you have thick or curly hair, you might end up with a bit of “hat head” if you wear your hair down, but you can avoid this if you brush your hair back before putting on the cap.

Bucket Hat

Bucket hats were all the rage in the 90’s, but they are still widely available and worn today. A bucket hat is a great casual way to get a beachy vibe into your wardrobe. If you have wavy or textured hair, a bucket hat is a good choice because it won’t flatten your locks. You can style a bucket hat to get a punky, beachy, or athletic vibe.

Floppy Hat

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Floppy hats are increasingly popular thanks to television shows with gothic-inspired wardrobes (think American Horror Story). But floppy hats are not just for those looking to channel Wednesday Adams or Stevie Nicks. Now, floppy hats are a staple to many wardrobes because of their versatility. Floppy hats have more room, which means you can let your natural hair shine without worrying about it going flat. No matter how long your hair is, or what texture – a floppy hat is a versatile accessory that can be dressed down for a casual beach/outdoor vibe. Or, dress up a black floppy hat with a black dress and colorful heels.

The Cherry on Top

If you want to up your hat game, try one of these styles to put the cherry on top of your outfit or style. A well-chosen hat can really make a difference in how your outfit comes together. It can also help you make a statement while protecting your eyes and face from harmful UV rays. 

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