My Look of the Day Goes to….

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106 & Park host Rocsi! She always posts her outfits from the show daily on her instagram page & today she shared the deets on this cute season appropriate outfit. The retro look consisted of a floral high waist short & cropped top combo via H&M with the popular “Letitia” Jimmy Choo sandals. I like the mix of high & low end & I’m certain H&M still has this short set from their Hawaiian inspired water collection available in stores. I may head there today to get at least the top. She looks cute right?

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Nicki Minaj Covers Complex Mag

I LOVE this shot of Rapstress Nicki Minaj! It’s 1 of the photos featured in her spread for Complex mag’s 10th anniversary addition. I’m not a big fan of Nicki Minaj’s music. It’s not that I don’t like it. I’ll sing along if it comes on the radio, i.e. SuperBass….BUT i like Nicki Minaj the very saavy business woman more than her songs if that makes any sense

The girl is smart & has been making HUGE strides to build her empire & add to her bank accounts. i.e. The multi million dollar deal she just signed with Pepsi. Based on the cover interview I read, she’s very calculated about making her next move her best move & you can only respect & admire that.

I’m digging these shots of her. What do guys think of Ms. Minaj?

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Cassie looks street Chic in Paris

I dont know who Cassie’s stylist is but whoever they are they deserve a round of applause because the singer has been killing her street style lately! Here she is in Paris for fashion week wearing an ivory blazer, Rag&Bone printed skinnies, sneaks & a McQueen clutch. Although there is alot going on here, she manages to make all these trends work. I think she looks cute.

What do you guys think? DOPE or NOPE?! (Still working on that tagline lol)

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STYLIST SPOTLIGHT: Alejandra Hernandez

Today necolebitchie posted the latest videos from an up & coming Australian rap artist named Iggy Azalea. First of all, Iggy looks like a SUPERMODEL but she spits these hardcore lyrics. She’s dope but I was INSTANTLY drawn to her style which I thought made the videos a visual STUNNER! “The Last Song” was super glamorous while “My World” had more street swag. Once I saw the Giuseppe wedges I was SOLD! A little google search led me to the brain behind Iggy’s look, Alejandra Hernandez.
The LA based stylist has been pulling her weight in the industry for a minute working with major brands like LEVI’s as well as celebrities. Karmaloop .com recently named her their “Chick of the Month” & interviewed her about her life in the industry.

On growing up in LA:
I was exposed to all sorts of LA subcultures……To this day I think my aesthetic is a product of everything I was influenced by back then.

On breaking into the business:
I always tell kids to look for internships with small local companies. LA has tons of them! Working with a small company is where you are going to really get the best learning experience.

On working with Iggy:
Dressing Iggy is so much fun because she is truly a visual artist so her and I draw inspiration from anything as random as old Elizabeth Taylor photos to photos from 90′s Versace dinners. Also, I always like to a display a presence through the clothing. I idolize women that are nothing less than boss bitches.

Check out the rest of her interview with karmaloop here. & peep Alejandra’s work in Iggy’s videos for “The Last Song” & “My World” below:

Make sure to follow both ladies on twitter: Alejandra @Aleherself & IGGY @IggyAzalea!

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TREND ALERT! Violent Lip Tattoos

The temporary lip tattoo dubbed “Violent Lips” has become quite popular amongst street savvy fashionistas & celebrities alike. Although, they are SO not me I actually like them. To me they make you look like a walking photo shoot or something out of an editorial ad. Some of the designs i.e. the leopard print can have the effect that you have some sort of nasty outbreak attacking your mouth, but I guess that’s why the name “violent” is so befitting. However, even with that odd appearance, i still find them quite kool for those bold enough to rock it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can view all the latest Violent lip collections on their site violentlips.com. They are also available at your local sephora & ULTA. So, what do you guys think? Will you be trying them anytime soon?

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Ever Heard of Birchbox.com? More like GENIUS.COM!

Hey Idealists, get in here! Are you a product junkie & an avid lover of samples? If you’ve answered YES to both questions then I’d like to introduce you to Katia Beauchamp & Hayley Barna!

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The two Harvard graduates co founded Birchbox.com, an online service created to help us gals sift through the many MANY products out there in the beauty world!

 

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: You sign up for a subscription & each month you’ll get a box with about 4 to 5 luxury beauty samples that range from makeup, skin/haircare, fragrance, & body samples. Now I know you’re thinking “Ugh, not another subscription“! BUT get this, its only $10 per month with shipping included & you have different subscription options to choose from. Their site also features a “magazine” that will give you tips & how to’s on each of the products that they send.

 

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I absolutely LOVE this! Not only because this company was founded by two young & smart women entrepreneurs which we all know I am a total advocate of. But , also, I don’t know about you but I am ALWAYS looking to try whats new or the next best thing. This gives me a chance to do just that without having to go through every single product out there to see what works best for me.

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So, with that being said I can’t wait to try it out & I think you guys should too. I’m personally going to start with the month to month membership which can be canceled at any time with no fee attached. I also think since the holidays are here this would be a great gift for someone because we all know of at least 1 person or 10 that would LOVE this too. Visit the site for more deets, xoXO!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

Product Review: The Remington Tstudio Curling Wand *Updated*

 

Not too long ago I did a post about my new favorite hair product, the curling wand. One of my top brand choices to try was the Remington Tstudio Curling Wand. I was absolutely in love with it because it gave me big beautiful bouncy curls without the hassle. I was actually torn between The Remington Wand & the ConAir brand as I had purchased both & had great experiences with them, but ultimately decided on the Remington because it was pink & returned my ConAir Infiniti.

HOWEVERa few days ago I went to plug in my Remington wand to put waves in my hair for a night out on the town & to my surprise it would not turn on. My first thought: “Oh Hell To The Naw“! So, I tried a different socket & played with the power button because surely a product that I just purchased only 3 months ago would not just suddenly stop working. But it did! I was HOT & even more upset that I had lost my receipt & you guys know how that can go. Fortunately, I was able to go back to ULTA where I had originally purchased it & exchange it for the ConAIR wand with no problem.

Talk about disappointed! The Remington Wand had gotten such rave reviews even from myself but nowhere did i read about it just all of sudden not working. Maybe I just happen to get a bad one. On a brighter note, although the Conair wand usually comes in red, I ended up getting it in HOT PINK because of Breast Cancer Awareness month! #SCORE!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

I SPY: Dior & Betsey Johnson in Beyonce’s Party Video!

I’m usually not into watching music videos because they’ve become so redundant to me, but I really enjoyed Beyonce’s video for her song Party. I loved the concept with the bright colors & all the different scenarios. Everything was bold & had FUN energy including the wardrobe. & Me being me, I couldn’t help but recognize the cute & quirky shoes that made a cameo. 

DIOR “TAHITI” Espadrille Pump

Now I have to admit, I saw the Tahiti pump a while ago & I wasn’t a big fan. I didn’t get them. However, once I saw them in Beyonce’s video a light bulb went off. These were made for videos like this. They’re a “in your face shoe” & I actually thought they were cute on her. The Tahiti pump retails for $1550.
………On a More Cost Friendly Note……….
BETSEY JOHNSON “DISKKO” Pump
It’s an extra & not Beyonce wearing these adorable Betsey Johnson pumps around the 1:45 mark. Idealists Dana Dane purchased them when we went to Vegas back in July & I’ve wanted them ever since. I’m always a sucker for anything leopard print but the material of this shoe is velvet. CAY-UTE! Originally priced at $129, you can now get them on sale for only $83.28 PLUS free shipping at 6pm.com.   

& since I love this song check out Beyonce’s Party video BELOW:

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Ideal IT Chic: Shiona Turini

IDEALISTS Meet Shiona!

 

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 I discovered her through twitter when someone retweeted a picture of her attending an event for JCrew. As with most of my “Love at first sight encounters”, I fell in love with her outfit . However, when I clicked to follow her I saw that her bio said: Accessories Director for Teen Vogue! Now as you can see Shiona looks no more than 24 to 25 years old. So I said “Who is this young gal with impeccable style that works for Teen Vogue”. I HAD TO KNOW MORE!

 

 

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So after a bit of “research” a.ka. googling I found out that Shiona’s living the life of most young fashionista’s dreams because of hard work & drive. She went to college, took on an internship with a PR agency and built relationships that landed her at one of the biggest fashion houses you can think of, YSL! She continued to work her way up the ranks to ultimately obtain the title of  Accessories Director at Teen Vogue and is now also the Editor and Chief of her online site, stylebermuda.com.

 

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You guys know I LOVE stories like this! I was truly inspired because she made a successful career out of her passion BUT she did the WORK  (keyword in this post) to achieve her goals. Aside from being my new style crush, she’s thee perfect example of what I feel it means to be IDEAL!

 

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 If you’d like to get a sneak peak into “A day in the life of Shiona“, follow her on twitter @shionat. Her timeline is FABULOUS. Her “shoe of the day” tweets alone will make your knees buckle!

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TOLD YOU! 🙂

 

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife” 

IDEAL LINX!

Take a Sneak Peak at the Versace for H&M line- Tres Dope

Get the deets on Kanye West’s debut Fashion Show in Paris- Styleite

Check out today’s Fashion Bombshell “Naja Diamond”- Fashion Bomb Daily

Read Amanda’s always hilarious recaps of the Rachel Zoe Project- Purse Blog

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”