Soak Your Troubles Away

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Golden Age: Glitter Eye Makeup

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Pantone Color Swatch: Marsala

Pantone Color Swatch: Marsala

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Salon Day Or Summer Maxi Coat Chic


Hi everyone, 

I hope you all have a fantastic, lovely, amazing, beautiful summer!!

In case if you haven’t done summer sale shopping yet or looking for great hair color service in NYC, I recommend having your eye on the following: 

Summer Maxi Coat. Whether it’s with sleeves or sleeveless, oversized or fitted, it doesn’t matter. What matter is the length. It should be LONG and neutral in color. You can wear ripped denim jeans, a messy hairdo, and casual flats. When you add a chic, elegant summer coat, everything will fall into place. It will make any outfit look polished and current. The key is to keep a good balance of casual and formal wear for an effortlessly chic look.

Colored Lens Sunglasses.  A new pair of shades gives anyone new perspective. The key is to change them often. They can brighten your mood, bring out the best in your outfit and certainly protect your eyes from harmful sun ray effects.

Salon Day. In case if you travel to New York, a destination of the best hair stylists, treat yourself to Salon SCK. Located by the Shops at Columbus Circle, this place is AMAZING for creative hair coloring and balayage! I also enjoyed its atmosphere. So relaxing! And filled with an energy of people who truly enjoy their work. The positive vibes made me want to return.DSC_7248ray_bans_blue_mirrored_sunglasses_long_jacket (3 of 18)ray_bans_blue_mirrored_sunglasses_long_jacket (13 of 18)

Maxi Coat: H&M / similar     

Pants: Barneys New York /  similar   

Mini Cross Body Purse: Marc By Marc Jacobs / similar 

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban / similar

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My Style Agenda, Summer 2015

 

Hi everyone,

I hope you all are having a fantastic summer!!

I’m sure you all have a summer to-do list. I hope it includes fun and awesome activities, such as travel, picnics with friends and loved ones, hair salon trips for your new look, and, of course, shopping for your favorite brands!

I’ll share with you what’s on mine:

  1. About Face. I intend to try as many vegan beauty products as possible. I’ve already discovered the online service . For only $15 per month, you receive a box of four vegan beauty products. Some of them are samples and others are full sized. I received my first box. I’m very happy about it and can’t wait to receive my next one. I’ll certainly review these in future posts.  petit_vour_vegan_products_beauty_box_samples
  2. Zen Presence. Sign up for yoga and meditation classes.
  3. Sports Appeal. Hunt for athletic-inspired pieces I absolutely love this mega trend. Chic side-striped pants made of satin, floral jacquard sweatshirts, elegant minimalist backpacks, glamorous jumpsuit with a drawstring that adds a casual touch…Currently, both slow and fast fashion offer a wide range of product choices.athlitic_pants_long_jacket (18 of 18)
  4. Network Effects. Invest more time on quality networking by attending events and joining social groups.
  5. Drink to your Health. Stop drinking soda and replace it with iced Calypso Green – coconut and pineapple flavored green tea.IMG_8759IMG_8754
  6. Day Trip. Make a quick getaway from the city.new_york_getaway_weekend_trip_summer_blogging
  7. Hobby. I recently enrolled in an Advanced Fashion Illustration Class. I absolutely enjoy taking my drawing skills to the next level. Stepping away from computer and meeting creative people is quite refreshing. 
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A Cut Above: Things You May Want To Know About Bias Cut

Have you once noticed that certain, relatively simple clothing pieces tend to adapt to your body without being skin tight? Maybe the fabric feels like a second skin,clinging naturally to your curves and enabling your body to move freely?
You probably aren’t aware of it but the garment was most likely created using a bias-cut technique. Never heard of this? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Read on and I’ll give you the lowdown on this style. (Also, as a bonus, I’ll share with you some awesome inspirations for your next shopping marathon.)

Let’s start with a bit of history and an introduction to the brilliant French designer, Madeleine Vionnet. During the early 20th century – an era of corsets and padding – the progressive Vionnet introduced comfortable bias-cut garments that a woman could put on easily. She found her inspiration in Greco-Roman art in Italy.

 

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ca. 1931 — Model wearing pale crepe romain pajamas by Vionnet holding long flowing scarf,
in Grecian-style pose — Image by © Condé Nast Archive/CORBIS

 
Unlike a traditional cut on the straight grain, the bias-cut technique is performed in diagonal direction of the  cloth. The process takes a lot of fabric and a lot of skill. This is the reason that quite often the mass-produced imitation of  designer garment  doesn’t bring out the best of the body as easily as the designer original.

But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. Back to the genius of Madeleine Vionnet.

Japanese designer Issey Miyake once said: “the impression (of Vionnet’s clothing) was similar to the wonder one feels at the sight of a woman emerging from bathing, draped only in a single piece of beautiful cloth.”

And he wasn’t her only admirer. She influenced Halston, John Galliano, Comme des Garçons and many other famous contemporary designers. 

If you have a curvy body and you are not a big fan of structural clothes, you may want to consider a bias-cut piece that gently accentuates your lines while floating freely around the body.

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Lanvin Pre-Fall 2015. Found on http://www.style.com

A great investment would be a minimalistic bias-cut dress that can be dressed up and dressed down. It’s especially a great choice if you have a busy lifestyle. 

Jason Wu Bias-Cut Silk-Panel Shirtdress


 

Layered asymmetric hem dress


La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni Melania Off-the-Shoulder Ruch-Skirt Cocktail Dress


 

Eileen Fisher Sleeveless Silk Asymmetric Dress


 

 For more ideas and inspirations follow my Pinterest board “Bias Cut” by clicking here.

Wishing you a wonderful summer! 

Ciao,

Lena.

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As Good as Gold: Five Beauty Products for Summer

Finding a great product on the market is like discovering hidden gold. I’m talking about products that work which you will want to purchase again and again. For your next “treasure hunt,” I highly recommend considering the list below.

1. Deborah Lippmann’Addicted To Speed’ Ultra Quick Dry Topcoat $20.00. If you are on the go continually, this top coat is for you. Introduced by celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmannn, it dries so fast. Also, it contains UV inhibitors to protect color, while it preserves the polish’s true tones.

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2. Locked & Coated™ Waterproof Lash Topcoat by bareMinerals $12.00 will instantly transform your favorite mascara and eyebrow makeup into a waterproof formula. This invisible top coat is made with black diamond, amethyst, sapphire, and ruby powders. The mineral-rich formula doesn’t change the look of your favorite mascara.

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3. Speaking about a favorite mascara — try Mascara Givenchy Noir Couture 4 in 1 $33.00, which not only gives length and fullness to your lashes, but also provides nutrition, fortification and protection. I also love its brush, which allows me to reach the roots of my lashes. Absolutely amazing product.

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4. Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk $20.00  — my last minute purchase at the Sephora’s checkout counter. I’ve got a travel size bottle and I’m extremely happy about it. Unlike other dry shampoos, it has a very subtle and pleasant scent.

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5. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Green Tea Sunscreen SPF 45 $6.98. I love its subtle scent and non-greasy, quick-absorbing texture. More importantly, it’s animal-cruelty free and 100 % vegetarian.

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Last quick note: I am relatively new to the 100% vegetarian product market, but I would be happy to discover more. If you have any great finds, share your treasures in the comments section below.
Have a beautiful, rich summer!

  

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