I have a love-hate relationship with Kim Kardashian’s style. I love that she embrace her curves, but I wish she would just cover up and take a break from all the booty and cleavage. That’s why I love this casual look on Kim Kardashian! It’s still sexy but in a sweatpants chic kind of way that isn’t showing too much of anything. An easy breezy outfit anyone can wear and if you don’t want to wear heels you can simply add some flats.
I’ve been watching Project Runway for years and I’m so excited to share Scott Patric’s (Project Runways lead makeup artist) hottest makeup tips for this season, how to get the perfect natural look and his experience working with the Project Runway celebrities and models! Check it out below.
How was your experience working with celebrities on Project Runway?
It is fun, challenging, and exhilarating working with the models and designers on Project Runway. We are in a creative time crunch, so we use all our know-how and creativity to pull it all together and make a great look for the audience and judges to view.
How should women emphasize their natural glow with makeup?
-Have a clear and simple direction before you start your makeup and you will get there faster and the look will be neater when you finish.
-Pick a feature to focus. If today the focus is a red lip, just define the eye and let the lip speak. If tomorrow it’s a smokey eye, then the lip steps back.
-”Sheer out” your foundations with moisturizer. Use foundation on problem spots from the bottle, and where your skin is great, let it show through by sheering out.
-Always use lots of mascara!! If you are in a rush, don’t skip the mascara, skip something else because the eyes are the window to your soul!!
-A white, shimmery highlight in the inner corner of your eye makes it look like you’ve had lots of rest. It brightens your whole face.
How can normal women pull off the “natural look”?
Women after 40 definitely need to moisturize. We need to be hydrated and do yoga. Find a foundation that is sheer but with a good amount of coverage. Try the Shu Uemura tinted spf because you will look flawless and have sun protection. For lips, try Chanel Rouge Coco in Charme #40. It’s hydrating with a touch of soy pink mauve color. It’s awesome! Always highlight the great spots on your face. Lips always feel young with a light gloss. Keep it simple. A beautiful lip and a clean face goes a long way. Eyeshadows with less shine work better for women over 40.
What are some of your personal must-haves and why are they so amazing?
My personal all-time favorite products are Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara for longer, fuller, more gorgeous lashes. Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani makes your skin look like you are fifteen! Nars Blush in Orgasm is the right blush shade for almost every skin color – the name says it all! Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipstick in Tender #510 and Delicious #415 are citrus bright lipsticks perfect for the beach or an party after.
What is hot this season?
Fall makeup is about a berry lip. It feels so great after the summer brights to take it back to a more chic berry and a subtle, grey smoke around the eye.
To ensure a beautiful look throughout the day, what are the top three things women should carry around in their purse?
Every woman should have blotting papers, an eyelash curler, and Burt’s Bees peppermint lip balm in her purse!
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Jessica Alba once again looks flawless in flared pants, blouse and platform sandals. I love that it’s a sleek outfit, and the platforms with flared pants give it a hippy vibe. Pair the outfit with a chunky knit sweater for cooler weather or with a blazer for the office.
It’s that time of year when I start thinking of what types of boots to wear for fall. Below are some style that I’m currently eyeing under $100.
Back in the 90′s bomber jacket were seen mainly in black and green with orange interiors, but thanks to the modern shapes, textures and colors that they now come in they’ve made a huge comeback. I personally think they look best in black (see Kanye and Kim below) but there are tons of options to fit everyone’s style. Wear it for fall with a white tee and jeans and for winter layer with sweaters and cords.
School is back in session in Florida, but for those lucky ones still on summer break you can shop at Shopbop and East Dane Back to School collections that are filled tons of stylish picks! Check out some of my favorites below and to see the whole collection at
Jennifer Lopez looks edgy and smoking hot in leather shorts and a white blazer! Wear it now as is and then add some sheer hosiery, tights or over the knee boots for a sexy date night look. Jennifer looks amazing and her stylist is on point! She always looks sexy and her outfits never seem forced or like she’s trying to be something she’s not. Get her look for less with pieces from H&M, Nordstrom rack and more!
Last night I had the pleasure of tweeting along with Beats By Dre during the 2014 VMA’s and let me tell you Beats made the second screen as fun as watching the broadcast! I was eager to watch some of my favorite performers like Beyonce, Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj but it was Bang Bang that was at every single turn all through the night! Beats and Target made sure to put strong women like Arianna Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj on a major platform and I loved every single minute of it. Even Nicki’s wardrobe mishap was handled in a tasteful yet sexy way. When my kids heard Bang Bang they literally ran over and blasted it (I had my own little VMA party going on while I tweeted and watched!).
Of course I could not watch the VMAs without noticing what the stars were wearing: Izzy had a futuristic vibe to her dress, Taylor Swift shocked in a Mary Katrantzou romper, Jennifer Lopez showed some serious leg as only she can in a Charbel Zoe dress, Kim Kardashian wore Balmain and Beyonce looked like the queen she is in Nicolas Jebran dress.
Beats hands down won the commentary game during the show this year using real time gif instead of the typical chat. I was honored to be part of the convo cause my family and I are huge fans of Beats By Dre and all of my boys use the Beats By Dre headphones and I can’t work without my Pink Pill XL that I got as a birthday gift by my side (all of which are now available at Target). It was a fun filled night that ended with the amazing Beyonce winning the Vanguard of the Year. It was so cute to see Jay Z in the audience with little Blue Ivy dancing in his lap. Missed the premier of the Bang Bang video? Check out the video below!
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Beats By Dre via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Beats By Dre.
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Growing up I never watched football the only sports we used to watch was the occasional boxing match and then when my brother got older we started to watch basketball but it wasn’t in a fanatical way or anything. Having five boys, you’d think that one of would be a sports fan but there isn’t. William, who’s now 15 used to LOVE football! He even played tackle and baseball for a couple of years. I put him in both sports at once because he needed a way to burn energy. He was the type of kid that would randomly do a book report along with a diorama just for the fun of it because he was bored. Once he hit middle school he changed. He became very mellow and now loves to play the guitar. It was once he grew out of his sports phase that we kind of stopped watching sports. I know they keep tabs on what’s going in the sports world and even have a team they root for but it’s not the same. I, on the other hand, find football season an amazing excuse to eat wings and wear some cute sports apparel. Below are some of my favorite picks all under $50.
I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing worse than standing in front of your closet trying to figure out what to wear; yes, even men have those days. I like to look into my closet and build my outfit and in order to build my outfit I need a foundation. This is where timeless pieces come into play. The pieces that will always go with any trend and you can wear over and over again a million different ways.
Army Green Jacket
Goes great with jeans and never goes out of style.
A gray hoodie
Sweatshirts are no longer considered sloppy so it’s the perfect excuse to pull out one of these suckers any day of the week!
A striped shirt
This is always a must in any man or woman’s closet.
Classic New Balance Sneakers
I going to admit that I wasn’t a fan until my mom bought me a pair this year. She said I’d love them and she was right I do.
I wear mine over everything! Some people wear denim jackets, I wear a denim shirt – I guess it’s a Florida thing.
Distressed Dark Wash Jeans
The more you wear them the better they get! You can wear with tees or with a blazer like I do when I need to look a little more dressed up.
Easy way to add some color to any gets up. I have a ton of pairs and most of them come from here.
There you go 7 of my favorite stylish staple pieces. Wear one at a time or all together either way you can go wrong