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Actress Melissa Bolona Has Major Style

Actress, model, and philanthropist Melissa Bolona has many admirable qualities. Among these, is the actress’s keen sense of style. While the actress originally hails from the East coast, she also spent several years studying in Paris, France, before moving to her home in Los Angeles. Bolona’s mixed heritage – her father is Peruvian and she also has German, Cuban, and Ukrainian ancestry- gives her a unique look. While Bolona had always wanted to act, she also holds a degree in Business. Bolona is keen on sharing her fashion knowhow and style through her interviews and blog. Comfort and Function: During…

Rule The Mom-Dad World With A Cartier

The greatest gift you can give someone is time. When pearls of wisdom like this come your way, it’s best to heed the advice well. Call it metaphorical, but I like to think the guys who get it know exactly what they’re talking about –wristwatches, of course! Okay, you could debate the semantics of the quote, but you’ve got to admit, my reasoning is unwaveringly solid. A wristwatch perfectly embodies the sentiment here, doesn’t it? For Einstein, time is relative, for me, time is symbolic of many things –here, the time your parents have shared together, the time they’ve spent…

Sexy And Trendy Plus Sized Swimwear Is Waiting For You Online

Although many modelling agencies are being inspired by breakthroughs in the fashion industry, and have started to embrace women’s curves, finding a reflection of that at your average department store is not so simple; a trendy, sexy, curve-friendly swimsuit for example is rarely a part of their summer line. Clothing stores tend to sell smaller sizes believing that is what will sell; the plus-sized suits they do have are often unflattering on a plus-sized body because they weren’t made for one – but do they realize that the average size of a woman these days is a size 16? Many…

2016’s must-have ankle boots

Summer may be just a distant memory but it’s not all bad — you now have the perfect opportunity to hit the shops and refresh your wardrobe in time for winter. But what should you be looking for? What boots are blowing our mind this season? Designer shoe retailer Daniel Footwear discusses the ankle boots every woman needs this season. Embroidered Embroidery is going to be huge this season, especially when it comes to footwear. Dark-coloured boots with colourful florals and patterns are wardrobe staples and are sure to get you noticed. If your winter wardrobe is normally awash with…

Karen Dougall – Senior Buyer – QUIZ

What’s it like working in a fast fashion brand? And how do you take your first steps into the industry? Senior Buyer Karen Dougall from QUIZ Clothing gives us an intriguing insight into life in the industry – as well as giving her own hints for trends in Autumn/Winter 2016. What is life like as a senior buyer? Life as a senior buyer with QUIZ is amazing! Every day is different. At the start of the week we read our sales reports religiously to get a feel for what’s hot and what’s not. We look for new colours coming through…

Stay On Top Of Shifting Food And Beauty Trends

It’s an imperative of any manufacturer or retailer to track the evolving buying habits of their consumers. The success of the business relies on it, as trends affect the kinds of products they want and in what quantities they’ll buy them. In the food and beauty industries, the most recent changes to consumer-led movements have been a shifting appreciation for products that are considered good or healthful. At a time when kale, gluten-free baked goods, and hand-crafted soaps are happily bought from local farmer’s markets, what’s considered ‘good’ are products with simple, recognizable ingredients that one would more likely find…

Fall Fashion Advice For Women

Source Autumn has landed and it’s time to start swapping sandals for boots and t-shirts for cosy sweaters. It’s a bittersweet time of year for many – the turn of the weather means blankets, cups of cocoa and snuggling up with that book you’ve been meaning to read or watching a film with your favourite person. Alas, it also means saying farewell to the warm summer months and the knowledge that we won’t see beach weather again anytime soon. The best thing about autumn though by far is the fashion, and there are some absolutely fantastic options this year to…

Your Sassy And Classy Guide To Dressing For A Music Festival (All Seasons)

In my opinion, music festivals are the single best way to spend a weekend, 3 or 4 days in the outdoors, listening to a huge array of music that crosses all genres, people-watching, relaxing, drinking, chatting and generally forgetting about the World for a while. Music festivals are like a little bubble that you and thousands of others have decided to live in for a while where nothing from your daily life can touch you. Despite the image of muddy ground and sweaty people rolling on the floor in a sodden field, this doesn’t have to be the case and festivals…

How To Dress For A Summer Wedding (Without Upstaging The Bride!)

Providing the weather is kind to you, the summer is the perfect time to have a wedding, sun shining, flowers in bloom and long days mean that not only will the photographs look amazing, but everyone can enjoy the day both inside and outside of the wedding venue. One of my favorite things about a summer wedding is that it gives the guests the perfect opportunity to don their summer clothes, bright colors, wavy dresses and you can use various hats and head pieces without worrying about them getting wet or blowing away. One danger that all women face when…