Team Giuliana Rancic for Life!

Monday nights newest episode of The Fashion Police on the E channel was all about the 2015 Oscars and of course someone got offended. Giuliana Rancic made a comment about Zendaya’s “look” and Zandaya went right to social media like a mature adult and wrote all about it. For those of you who have no idea who Zendaya is or what she wore, basically Rancic was referring to her very bohemian style and dreadlocks on the red carpet when she said Zendaya looked like “she smells like patchouli oil or weed”.  Zendaya looked drop dead gorgeous in her gown, but I can not remember anyone ever sporting dreadlocks at the Oscars, and that was really what Rancic was getting at. The Oscars has always been very old Hollywood glamorous, so the dreadlocks (even though they looked amazing) just threw everyone off. Not to mention Giuliana isn’t from America and understands how hurtful stereotyping and racism can be. When has she ever said anything offensive in the past? Lemme think… Never.

More important issues when it came to the Oscars though:

Joan Rivers was not in the Oscar 2015 Memorial video and that is not okay. Still being on team Ranic, I agree with her comments on this issue completely!

Rancic lifted up both of her middle fingers and said: “And screw them (the Academy) anyway for leaving Joan out of the In Memoriam segment.”

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You’re my girl, G! Keep being you!

There’s Nothing Real About Reality

TV, that is. Over Valentine’s Day weekend I made a trip to the Big Apple to audition for the second season of a fashion reality show on the E Network. In general, reality TV looks fun, but this one really caught my eye because it was basically a competition to become the global ambassador of the company brand. After watching every episode of the first season I felt it was very sincere and unlike all other reality shows. So, I filled out the lengthy application with great excitement and waited for a reply. Less than a week later I received an e-mail saying that they would like me to create a 5 minute long video basically saying everything I already answered in the original application. With the help of friends and family I whipped up a video showcasing my personality, style, and answered all of their questions. Four days later I received another email saying that they would like me to come to NYC for an interview in one week. I was SO ecstatic! After reading all the information I was under the impression that I was going to a professional job interview. The email suggested bringing any work with me, i.e. a portfolio. For the next 6 days I learned EVERYTHING and ANYTHING there was to know about this company, all the names of their dresses, the past 6 collections, the board of trustees, ect.. I turned into a walking encyclopedia for this design house. On top of all that work, I took off a week at my job to redo my entire portfolio and fashion journal. My bank account was also pretty stressed out too after purchasing a new portfolio case, getting my nails done, buying a dress from the company, and going to NYC in general.

Saturday morning comes along and I am all ready. I show up around 11:30am and see about fifteen other girls waiting in line, which I expected. By noon there had to of been over 200 girls. By one o’clock, none of us had been seen. Mind you, it was under 10 degrees. So, finally they explain the “audition process”. One would think they would take us on a first come, first serve basis. Of course not! Let’s pull random people from the line who look like they read every issue of Women’s Wear Daily and poured every trend in the past 10 years all over them. At about 3:30pm (still standing outside) they probably met with a dozen girls and then finally decided to move us inside so we didn’t freeze to death. On the bright side, some guys from the crew went to Starbucks and got us all hot chocolate, but when it comes to air it’s going to look like the girls who work there got it. Heaven forbid! After another hour of waiting I finally had that two minute group interview! All they asked me, “What do you do?”. And on to the next group of frozen fashionistas…

I’m not really let down about the whole experience, more baffled. If I would have known to wear high strappy stilettos, striped old socks underneath them, cargo pants, and look miserable standing in line (which apparently means your edgy?) I would have done so. But silly me, I took it seriously.

And still I smile 🙂

A New Me with the Help of Katy

The start of 2015 had a plethora of changes, ups, and downs; All within the first week. At the time I was heartbroken and didn’t know how I would be able to live a positive life (yes this is about a boy), but after almost 2 months has passed I am happier than ever. For the past four years he has been a great supporter in my life, a best friend, but at the same time he was also very toxic. The day came and he told me I was no longer going to be apart of his life. It was also the same day I signed up for Katy Hearn’s Winter 2015 Fitness Challenge. Unless you are a girl between the ages of 15 and 28 who uses a lot of social media, you probably don’t know who Katy Hearn is.

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^Katy Hearn^ is a 23 year old personal trainer, fitness model, and all around amazing woman. She believes in a simple way to get/stay healthy and achieve ones fitness goals; thru a well balanced diet and training in the gym. Yes, training, as in lifting weights. Lifting weights will not make girls bulky and huge if it’s done without any hormones and medication. She targets different muscle areas everyday and adds in cardio every once and awhile. When I acquired my fitness plan and meal guideline I also received the following and support from all the other amazing women partaking in the Winter Challenge. We all started at different levels/ with different goals in mind, but we all have one thing in common, we all want each other to succeed. Having a bad day? In one post on our fitness accounts you will receive over fifty comments and messages of positivity. We are all here to remind each other what Katy has told us:

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Yes, my diet is a lot more balanced than it has been in the past. Yes, I have lost weight and my body fat percentage has decreased. Most importantly, my daily happiness has increased. The physical changes are so rewarding and give you that cliche, “I can do this” feeling. You learn to rely on yourself and become more independent. In the words of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde…

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Thank you Katy for providing us with this opportunity to improve ourselves in every aspect of our lives 🙂

Follow Katy on Instagram @Katyhearnfit

Wine for the Holidays!

Hello all and a Merry Christmas eve! I needed to quickly share my new holiday make up addictions and we have a theme here people- Wine!! I highly recommend all of these products! As for the nails, use that top coat for extra protection and shine! Feeling sassy? Add some glitter! When it comes to lips… Liner is a must! It’s a fashion thing, not an old lady thing    ! Need it exta matte? Cover your whole lip with liner! Especially if you’re going to be sippin the bubbly 😉 it well help the lipstick stay on your lips rather than the glass! So happy holidays! Stay safe and stay fashionable ❤ xoxo

 

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Where Did the Summer Go?

Seriously, when did I blink and have two seasons flash before my eyes? The severity of this situation is probably more dramatic than it should be because I just got back from a fabulous vacation! Las Vegas! Three days ago I was laying out on a rooftop, under a cabana, pool side. This morning my hair froze because Western NY decided two weeks of Autumn is two weeks too long. Western NY? Yes, I moved back home after graduation. Why? Because I was blessed with an awesome job in retail at Chautauqua Institution. Plus, my boss is hands down better than yours. Don’t you fret, Big Apple, I’ll be back before you know it. As for this summer: My mornings at the gym, long days at work, and nights at the bars all contribute to me only opening my Laptop five times since my last post. The past few months have flown by, but my list of “what am I going to blog about because I’m not in NYC right now” is pretty lengthy… Tutorials, DIYs, life rantings, stories, experiences and more; they will all be blowing up your inbox these next few days.  I have a lot to say and as usual I’ll be very opinionated about it all. Hope all is well with you, dear reader! Stay fabulous!! XOXO

Fashion Deals of Summer 2014

Hello all!

Summer 2014 has so far been a pretty hot one and I needed to stock up on my shorts! I decided to stay away from the stereotypical Abercrombie Daisy Dukes and look for a more professional pair of shorts that I could wear to work. After days of extensive research I stumbled upon some great shorts for a great price!

New York and Company! Love this store and would love to intern for them in the upcoming future! Anyway, what makes their shorts the winner, besides the fact that they come in awesome patterns and are super comfortable, but the price! For the past month they have been (online and in store) either buy one get one free or all half off! So between both deals you will be getting two pairs of well made sorts for a little under $50!!! I am a girl with wide hips and a high waist and I love the fit of the shorts! I tend to go for the ones with a little extra stretch because I’m constantly moving around at work and they fit wonderfully! Seriously! I’m going to compare these shorts to tattoos… Once you get one you will be addicted! Happy shopping all 🙂

 

Here are some of my favorites and ones that I own!

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Belated Easter Egg Hunt

In New York City everything is over the top. On Halloween my friends and I found ourselves weaving in and out of the streets in Chelsea in our costumes watching the Halloween Parade. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is watched all around the county on Turkey Day. I have also personally turned into an icicle while at the Rockefeller Center Tree lighting. So what does the city offer for Easter?  How about some hand designed Faberge Easter Eggs in Rockefeller Center! Talk about the talent this city has to offer! I never thought I would say the sentence, “This Egg is a master piece”, but I did multiple times. The artists used all different techniques to decorate their eggs. Paint, sharpie marker, metal, and just about any other medium of art you could imagine! Now I’m not sure of an exact count, but there had to be over one-hundred! It is only up until the 25th, so if you are in the area I HIGHLY recommend going to see them! You will not be disappointed!

Here are a few of my favorites 🙂

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How cool of an idea is this? It was painted with chalkboard paint so people could write and draw on an egg themselves! This was especially fantastic because the whole time I was looking at the eggs I was thinking ‘How the heck do I get involved in this?!’ So, if anyone could help me out with that it would be much appreciated! Cheers to having a new goal/bucket list!

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This egg reminded me of my notebooks of my high school chemistry classes, sharper marker doodles! Seriously, this was done by hand with marker and touched up with white out.

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Love the scrapbook feel of this one! Reminded me of something my Nana would love to have! She was a pro when it came to gold spray paint ❤

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Many of the artists used layers of paint to create textures. Some of the eggs were in cases, but the ones that were not we were able to touch! As much as art should be viewed with your eyes and not your hands, touching the eggs and what they were created with really helps one appreciate them so much more!

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Another scrapbook like egg, but with a pop art feel.

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The talent that people possess is amazing! Street signs? The artist who thought of that gets two thumbs up!

 

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I just thought this was beautiful 🙂 I hope who ever made it is beyond happy with what he/she has created! I can’t imagine the time and effort that went into this. Talk about patience!!

If you are not able to check out the eggs in person this year you should definitely search for it online or other social media!