F.I.G Market Offers Internship Opportunity

Posted by on July 30, 2014 | No Comments »


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F.I.G Market is offering up an amazing internship opportunity (swag included)! F.I.G is looking for interns for the upcoming Market taking place August 13-15.  Interns will assist with everything from hospitality to operations and marketing. It’s a great way to meet people in the industry, and to make connections for future opportunities. All interns are dressed by F.I.G. every day of market and you KEEP the clothes, valued at around $1,000! If anyone is interested in participating please refer to contact information below. 

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 Market Hours: Wednesday, August 13: 8am – 6:30pm

Thursday, August 14: 8am – 8pm*

Friday, August 15: 8am – 6pm

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Please Contact:  Megan Bullard

Megan@fashionindustrygallery.com

 

 

 

A Night At The Museum

Posted by on May 6, 2014 | No Comments »


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 Lupita Nyong’o- She looks like Daisy Buchanan took LSD and the best thing to happen to Prada was born.

Selena Gomez- SOOO elegant and tasteful she’s the best dressed thing to come of the Disney channel.

Leighton Meester- Blair Waldorf would approve of this hot Pucci sequin dress.

Joan Smalls- Murdered the night in Vera Wang and purple lips.

The Bad

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Cara Delevingne- I would wear this to Avenu….not the Met ball.

Naomi Campbell- Not sure i’m loving the “fairy princess goes to the beach” vibe this dress gives off.

Kim Kardashian - I think she’s trying to repent for the couch she wore last year, however wearing the worlds most basic dress isn’t a good exchange.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley- Its hard to hate on Rosie or Balmain, but this leopard and chain cocktail garb was more sex club downtown than Met ball.

The Ugly (And I mean realllllly)

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Kristen Stewart- While I hate to bash Karl, this Chanel getup just emphasized exactly how awkward the actress really is.

Kirsten Dunst- Although her showing up in something heinous is no surprise, she exceeded all my expectations in a space themed garbage bag.

 Kate Upton- I really don’t even know where to begin with this ensemble? Someone sprayed hairspray in her eyes while getting ready so she was blind as she agreed to wear this dress…..clearly.

Margot Robbie- After her Wolf of Wall Street stunt she felt although she needed to cover up? Here is her best Nun impersonation.

DING DING DING and the winner is…..

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Karolina Kurkova WOOOOOOWWWW I died when I saw this dress. This will forever go down as one of the Met Balls’, and fashion’s biggest moments. The supermodel killed everyone in this origami Marchesa gown, well played Karolina…you win.

..Sky

 

 

London Fashion Etiquette

Posted by on May 5, 2014 | No Comments »


Evening Formal Attire

Evening Gown

Organza Print Strapless Evening Gown

Beaded Cut-Out Evening Gown

Temperley London Long Aralia Backless Dress

The Row

Garden Party Attire

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Floral Print and Embellishment

Aydon Sleeveless Silk Midi

Eyelet Shift Dress

Polo Attire

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Left outfit: Mariana Rolled Sleeve Sweater with Harley Short Leather Skirt and ‘Tilda’ Flat

Middle outfit: Lola Playsuit with Blur Scuba Peplum Jacket and ‘Murphey’ Flat

Right outfit: Lace Trip Top with Scallop Edge Trousers and Zara Slipper

Racing Attire

Races

Trina Turk Jumpsuit

Scalloped Animal Jacquard Suit

Hats

(Left to Right, Top to Bottom)

‘Gigi’ Wide Brim Hat

Black Sinamay Brim Hat

Blue & White Ascot Hat

Swinger Wide-Brim Hat

‘Camille’ Sinamay Wide Brim Hat

Victoria Navy Blue & Ivory Headpiece

Opera & Theatre Attire

Opera:Theatre

Viceroy Dress

Elizabeth Dress

 

 

Events to Attend:

1) Henley Royal Regatta (Henley-on -Thames)

2) Chelsey Flower Show

3) Wimbledon

4) Royal Ascot

5) Glyndebourne Festival

6) Lords Test Cricket

7) Cowes Week

8) Cartier Int’l Day

Going to London for the summer? Read Debrett’s guide to avoid humility ;)

xx Isa

 

Celebrities’ Favorite Beauty Products

Posted by on May 3, 2014 | No Comments »


I have always found it interesting to see what celebrities love concerning beauty products. I mean, they have all the best makeup artists and skin care specialists constantly at their fingertips working to make them look perfect. They must learn a lot from these professionals and so they can easily discover the best products out there. I have picked a few stars in order share with you their favorite products that make them red carpet ready.

 

Alexa Chung

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Alexa Chung loves Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer to give her a beautiful even skin tone. She also swears by Caudalie Beauty Elixir which her makeup artist recommended to her for a “cup of coffee for the face.”

 

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba uses Honest Co. Healing Balm as a highlighter for her cheeks and lids–the secret to her radiant glow.

 

Rachel Zoe 

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Rachel Zoe loves to use Exude Lip Cream in “Cranberry” to moisturize and plump her lips. She also loves an all-purpose skin cream called “Egyptian Magic” that she swears “works wonders” for her skin.

 

Kelly Osbourne 

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Kelly Osbourne likes to rock MAC lipglass in all different colors and mix them with eyeshadows to create her own custom lip looks.

 

Vanessa Hudgens 

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Vanessa Hudgens can’t get enough of Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream which she uses as an all-purpose treatment to moisturize her body, use as sunscreen, and as a lip repair balm.

 

xoxo, Anne-Marie

 

15 Beauty & Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Posted by on May 2, 2014 | No Comments »


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Since my time as a beauty writer for SMU Style is coming to an end, (I’m graduating this May!) I thought it would be a good idea to show readers of this website where they can find more of my writings and musings about everything to do with beauty and makeup from here on out. I also have my own own blog, The Beauty Book,(www.beautybooklove.com) and so you can find me there for more beauty advice. Below is a sample of one of my recent posts from my blog–I hope you like it! :)

 

1.) Make lipstick last longer: Lightly cover your mouth with a tissue and apply some translucent powder over the top. You can find out exactly how to do this on this blog post of mine. 

 

2.) DIY Gel liner: Place your kohl pencil liner under a flame (you can use a lighter, candle, etc.) for 2 seconds. Let it cool for another few seconds and apply as usual. The result will be gel-like in appearance and much darker.

 

3.) Lipgloss running out? Place the closed lipgloss tube in a cup of warm water for 10 minutes. The heat will melt gloss stuck on the sides of the container and cause them to drip to the bottom so you can use every last drop.

 

4.) Get extra curly lashes: Use your hair dryer to heat your lash curler for a few seconds and then curl your lashes as normal for an extra curled boost.

 

5.) Vibrant eyeshadow: Apply a white cream base before applying you favorite bright

eye shadow to intensify the color.

 

6.) Fake bigger lips: Line your lips with lipliner before applying lipstick and then dap a shimmery light eyeshadow in the center to create the illusion of a bigger pout.

 

7.) Quick blush on the go: Apply a dash of lipstick to your cheeks and blend out with fingers.

 

8.) Exfoliating body scrub: Mix one part coconut oil with two parts sugar for a scrub that will leave your legs silky smooth.

 

9.) Out of shaving cream? Use conditioner or coconut oil for nutritious hydration.

 

10.) Cheap blotting papers: Next time you hit up starbucks for your coffee fix, grab a bunch of their brown napkins. Apparently they work amazing as blotting papers!

 

11.) Preserve volume in hair: Tie your hair into a top-knot at night to keep volume at the root of the hair.

 

12.) Make eyes appear bigger: Line your waterline with a white kohl pencil instead of black to make them pop.

 

13.) Rip proof tights: Lightly spray your tights with hairspray to avoid rips and tears.

 

14.) Foil your eyeshadow: Intensify the look of your eyeshadow by dabbing your brush in some water or eye drops prior to application.

 

15.) Exfoliating face mask: Mix baking soda and water together so that it forms a paste. Apply to face and wait 10 minutes before washing off. You can find out more about this amazing DIY face mask on this blog post of mine. 

 

xoxo, Anne-Marie

 

SMU Fashion Week Runway Show

Posted by on May 1, 2014 | No Comments »


photoStop by SMU Fashion Week’s fashion show Friday from 1-2 hosted by the SMU Retail Club!  Models will be walking the runway in front of Dallas Hall, wearing clothes from ASOS and LUBLU Kira Plastinina. Come enjoy spring’s new fashions and and there will be a raffle giveaway and goodies!

Hope to see you all there!!

xxSL

 

MAC to Introduce New Collection by Lorde

Posted by on May 1, 2014 | No Comments »


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If you want to stand out as a queen bee or royal this summer you should probably check out MAC’s new collection by Lorde. Soon, everyone will be able to rock her exact signature purple lip and winged out eyeliner.

 

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So far, a sneak peak of the deep purple lipstick called “Pure Heroine” and a black liquid eyeliner pen called “Rapidblack”have been unveiled as part of the collection. Names for the products were inspired by her debut album also titled “Pure Herione.”  

 

When interviewed about the collection, Lorde expressed her excitement about working with a brand that she has used since she was very young and that her first MAC lipstick was “Snob” which all of her girlfriends used when they were 14.

 

The entire collection will be available on June 5th and internationally in July.

 

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xoxo, Anne-Marie

 

L.A. Baby

Posted by on May 1, 2014 | No Comments »


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Where to Eat

food

1) The Ivy: Classic LA destination, make sure to get the cookies for dessert!

2) Mozza: Go to the Pizzaria for arguebly the best pizza in town or go to the Osteria for a traditional Italian meal

3) Milo and Olive: Try the garlic knot!

4) Katsuya: Welcome to sushi heaven! Try the spicy tuna crispy rice, baked crab hand roll, and rock shrimp tempura

5) Huckleberry: Great for brunch or lunch

6) Gjelina: Trendy little spot in Venice

7) The Bazaar by José Andrés: Get ready to experiment! Be open to trying anything… Great cocktails, including a cotton candy mojito!

8) Sweet Rose: Best gourmet ice cream

9) Umami Burger: Get the truffle or manly burger and the smushed potatoes

 

Where to Shop

store

1) James Perse Malibu: Shop or hang out on the lounge chairs and play a game of ping pong

2) Creatures of Comfort: Quirky, unique, one-of-a-kind selection of brands

3) American Rag: Great mix of designers, funky brands, and vintage clothes

4) Maxfield: Pricey, but full of badass designers

5) Elyse Walker: Boutique full of the top designers and off the runway looks

6) Wasteland: One of the best re-sale stores; Great high-end designers and funky vintage items

7) Madison: Great shoes and accessories

8) Fred Segal: Classic shopping destination

9) Decades: High-end designer resale

And of course, anywhere on Robertson or Melrose

 

Things To Do

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1) The Getty: Great museum and architecture, even better views

2) The Bungalow: Best bar/lounge on the west side; perfect for summer nights

3) LACMA: Awesome modern art museum

4) Eat See Hear: Traveling outdoor movie, food truck and live music event; always plays classic movies

5) Hike Runyon Canyon: Great LA views

6) First Fridays on Abbot Kinney: All the stores open late for every first friday of each month and the streets are lined with food trucks

7) SLS Hotel rooftop pool: Great day parties

8) Malibu: Go beach hopping from Point Dume to Zuma to Leo Carrillo

9) Cinespia: Outdoor movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

 

xxSL

 

 

 

Makeup for Beautiful Photographs Every Time

Posted by on April 30, 2014 | No Comments »


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1.) Wear a foundation without SPF- While it is recommended to wear SPF to protect skin from the harmful rays of the sun, it often creates flashback in photos. Flashback makes your face appear much whiter than the rest of your body and casts an unnatural looking glare. This is a very common occurrence in flash photography so ditch the SPF for your next photo shoot for best results

 

2.) Don’t use glitter or overly shimmery products- OK Kesha, we are all born with some glitter in our veins but glitter and shimmery products do not usually photograph well. Most often, glitter doesn’t reflect light in an attractive way, it looks oddly pixelated, or it hardly picks up on camera. Using too much shimmery highlight usually just translates as oily skin in photos. Matte eyeshadows, bronzers and blushes photograph beautifully and so they are the best to use when taking photos.

 

3.) Powder your face- If the skin is even slightly dewy or oily, the camera will emphasize this big time. Powdering your skin is important for photographs so that your skin looks even all over and doesn’t look overly shiny.

 

4.) Wear lipliner, lipstick AND lipgloss- The best and most beautiful photos I have seen of my clients (and other people’s too) are the ones where the woman is wearing all three of these products. Lipliner makes the lips appear fuller and more shapely. Layering lipstick also gives the effect of fuller, more luscious lips. Marilyn Monroe’s makeup artist used to layer lipsticks for this sole reason and this gave the beautiful star her famous pout in photos. Topping off the lips with a lipgloss will bring beautiful added light and dimension to the lips. Of course, some people may be uncomfortable wearing that much product so a simple lipgloss with good color payoff could suffice.

 

5.) Wear false eyelashes- Eyelashes seem to disappear into nothing in photographs and so I highly recommend wearing a set of false eyelashes when getting pictures taken. False eyelashes photograph looking much more natural than you would expect and and really opens up the eye area. Your eyes will not only look bigger, but your lashes will look perfectly full and gorgeous.

6.) Apply blush and bronzer more liberally- While you don’t want to look like Ronald Mcdonald or a burnt lobster, blush and bronzer are often very difficult to pick up in photos. For photo shoots specifically, I recommend to use a much heavier hand when applying these two products so that you look radiant and healthy with some nice color to the face. If you are going out for the night with friends and you know photos will be taken, apply blush and bronzer heavier than usual but not so heavy that it looks unnatural in person.

 

xoxo, Anne-Marie

 

 

SMUstyle City Guides: MIAMI

Posted by on April 30, 2014 | No Comments »


Party in the city where the heat is on

 

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The Intern

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South Miami: eat at Whisk

- SMUstyle’s Menu Pick: Pulled Pork over Cornbread

 

Coconut Grove: Paragon Theaters

- SMUstyle Tip: grab a beer before your movie and select which comfy seat you want to lounge in!

 

Brickell: OTC

- SMUstyle’s Menu Pick: Mac n Cheese paired with Truffle Fries

 

Wynwood: your day off

- SMUstyle Tip: check for Wynwood’s Art Walk Schedule to get a sneak peak of the best galleries in Miami

 

The Beach: go to the beach

- SMUstyle Tip: cxcept for the astronomical parking prices – the beach is every broke college girl’s favorite activity!

 

Coral Gables: Miracle Mile

- SMUstyle Tip: check out what the heart of Coral Gables has to offer as you stroll down Miracle Mile and check out all the boutiques and restaurants.

 

District / Midtown: Harry’s Pizza
- SMUstyle’s Menu Pick: Polenta fries with the Slow Roasted Pork pizza!

 

The Tourist

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South Miami: Larios for Cuban food

- SMUstyle’s Menu Pick: an order of mariquitas, two croquetas, a Vaca Frita de Pollo with a side of Arroz con Frijoles – and you won’t be disappointed!

 

Coconut Grove: A.C.’s Icee’s

- SMUstyle pick: grab a frozen lemonade (ca$h only!) and walk down the dock to get a picture perfect view of Key Biscayne

 

Brickell: Rooftop Soccer

- SMUstyle Tip: schedule a late shift for a breezy Miami night match with a breathtaking skyline view

 

Wynwood: the Wynwood Walls

- SMUstyle Tip: if you came to Miami for some “sick” instagram “pics,” then this is the place for you!

 

The Beach: Joe’s Stonecrab

- SMUstyle Menu Pick: this landmark will reel you in for the seasonal stone crabs but you’ll stay for the hash browns and key lime pie!

 

Coral Gables: Merrick Park
- No pick necessary; this outdoor mall has everything you could ask for! And more!

 

The Trendy Girl

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South Miami: Jenna White

- SMUstyle Tip: you might want to leave your wallet at home… You’re guaranteed to fall in love with everything.

 

Coconut Grove: Lokal

- SMUstyle Menu Pick: the 50/50 – 50% beef, 50% bacon

 

Brickell: Zuma

- SMUstyle Menu Tip: go with a bigger crowd so you can try a little bit of everything! Their menu is literally unreal

 

Wynwood: Jugo Fresh

- SMUstyle’s Menu Tip: it was so hard for us to pick just one… we’ll leave this one up to whatever tickles your fancy!

 

The Beach: The Webster

- SMUstyle Tip: Every Miami fashionista’s (and some celebs) favorite place to browse the latest and greatest on the high fashion market! You’re guaranteed to go bananas

 

The Gables: Chocolate Fashion

- SMUstyle’s Menu Pick: Chocolate Banana Pancake – only on Saturdays and Sundays!

 

District / Midtown: Gigi’s
- SMUstyle’s Menu Pick: Pork Buns. That’s all.

 

…And a few extra:

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The Peacock Garden Cafe

- SMUstyle’s Menu Pick: Monte Cristo Special… you won’t have room for anything meal for the rest of your stay!

 

GreenStreet

- SMUstyle Tip: be weary of Whisky Wednesday nights… but everything on the menu is so delicious!

 

Akashi South Miami

- SMUstyle’s Menu Pick: Every Miami girl’s Alex #2 Roll or the Part Time Roll

 

Sugarcane

- SMUstyle’s Menu Pick: Chicken and Waffles! Please and thank you.

 

Buttercream Bakery / Whip’N’Dip / Sun Juice

- SMUstyle Tip: try all three! No one will judge if it’s all on the same day…

 

Mojito
- SMUstyle Menu Pick: a Cuban Wrap

 

xx,

Miami’s Best

D & n_bru