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Finding the right pair of jeans

This is an article I wrote for “the box” magazine about how to find the right pair of jeans for you. Take a look at the article, some of the info could be helpful.

http://openthebox.co/finding-the-right-jeans/

 

Finding the right Jeans

24 Feb 2012 ⋅ by  ⋅ in Fashion ⋅ 0 Comments

Finding the right jeans for your frame can pose a problem. So how do you know which pair is right for you? Does your backside look baggy or do you find yourself struggling to keep your jeans from exposing your tush? Well here are a couple tips for you that can help with these issues. If you are looking for a nice pair of jeans to wear to the office stay away from a cropped pant, they are more of a casual look. Go with something that has a subtle to no wash and darker blue jean is better, if you can iron in a nice crisp crease do it. In the work place try to avoid a low rise; stick with more of a mid or high rise depending on your body. Now to avoid that saggy bottom look make sure when you try on your jeans that the back pockets do not come to low. That extra material will make your tush look like mush. Also if the jeans are to tight around your thighs go to the next fit or size up and don’t be afraid to see a tailor. They can customize your jeans specifically for you. So always make sure you fit the biggest part of you first and then take them to a tailor so they can slim down the rest. Always make sure your denim is age appropriate. There are many types of jeans, don’t just think denim. Colors are very popular right now for jeans, like brown, blue, red, and skinny cords are definitely in. If you want more of a snug fit look for a denim spandex jeans or “jeggings.” Now there are so many styles like distressed, acid wash, embellishments that are added. Jeans can work for anyone, no matter your age, size, etc. – but not all styles work for everyone. Wear a style because it’s flattering, not just because it’s trendy. Don’t buy into a trend unless it flatters you. Now this pertains to the women, always make sure that you have two pairs of jeans one for heels and one for flats. Online shopping is definitely an option if you hate fitting rooms. Just make sure the website has a good return policy in case the jeans don’t fit. You can always order two sizes, the size you think you are and one size bigger just in case. Which ever doesn’t fit just return it.

Angel Cardona

Fashion Week Beauty Advice: How to Look Awake When You Feel Like Death Warmed Over

Check out this article with the link below…

http://fashionista.com/2012/02/fashion-week-beauty-advice-how-to-look-awake-when-you-feel-like-death-warmed-over/

I will be out of town from 11th – 18th

I just wanted to give everyone an update that I will be out of town from Jan 11 – 18. If you need to book an appointment and get in the salon before I leave please do so asap. I will be in Vegas styling hair for the Tropic Beauty World Finals and then take a few days off in LA, California. I will be sure to take a bunch of pictures and share them with you all :) . Happy New year everyone!

Marni for H&M

Marni will follow Versace as the next label to create a collection for H&M. The Italian label’s founder Consuelo Castiglioni has designed a spring collection for the high street brand which will land in 260 stores worldwide – as well as online – on March 8.

The menswear and womenswear offering will showcase all the elements that the Marni mainline has become famous for, from vivid colours to all-over prints. Highlights from the women’s collection will include full pleated skirts, dresses, cropped trousers and jacquard knits, in fabrics range from silk to crisp cotton.

Marni for H&M designer collaboration video

 

 

Versace for H&M

Versace for H&M Fashion Show

Everyone has heard about the launch of the new Versace for H&M line. Here is a link to see some of the collection in there show. They have some amazing pieces and many interesting looks. Feel free to take a peek.

Thank You to all Veterans on this day 11/11/11

Loathe or Love: Highlighter Hair

 image courtesy of sieuthinuochoa.com

2011 might be the year of the braid, but it’s also an experimental time for Hollywood hair color trends. With so many wig and natural color-processing options available, it’s no wonder your favorite pop stars are dip-dyeing and color-blocking their hair weekly! And it’s not just the usual color suspects—we’re seeing funky neon highlighter hues of lime, pink, blue, red, purple, and orange appear on and off the red carpet. We never know which rainbow color Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj will step out of the limo with, and Katy Perry’s blossom ’do always makes us smile. However, the award for the most sophisticated color trendsetter goes to Kelly Osbourne. Her nearly lavender gray locks look stunning against her bleached-out strands and porcelain complexion. So whether you go for a wig or a fewhidden highlights, would you wear this candy-hued style?  Tell us below if you loathe or love the look!

Curly Hair Myths

 image courtesy of fashionmodeldirectory.com

Did you know an estimated 65 percent of women have naturally curly or wavy hair? It’s true, and many are guilty of styling with the wrong set of hair rules. Think your waves are uncontrollable? You might just be making a classic hair-care mistake. Common complaints like frizz, tangles, and texture are easily fixed when you know the proper way to tame your mane. We asked curly-hair guru and owner of Devachan Salons and Spa, Lorraine Massey, to separate fact from fiction so you can master your sexy spirals—and keep the bad-hair days at bay!

MYTH: You can brush your curls into submission (i.e., straight).

“It may seem like you can flatten or smooth your curly hair by brushing it. But the act of brushing or combing your hair actually disturbs the curls’ natural formation and ruffles each strand’s cuticle,” says Lorraine. “This causes the curls to break apart, and the result of these dispersed curls is frizz, frizz, and more frizz.” Instead, use your fingers to comb through your curls only when your hair is wet and saturated with conditioner when you’re in the shower.  “Curly hair is fragile, and the conditioner prevents breakage,” Lorraine explains. Once you get out of the shower, gently scrunch in a silicone-free, alcohol-free gel into soaking-wet hair. This captures the curl’s natural formation and again, prevents frizz. Then don’t touch your hair until it’s totally dry. “Touching before the curls are properly formed and dry causes the same friction as a brush. It disperses the curls and causes the ongoing dreaded frustration of the frizz!” says Lorraine.

MYTH: Any shampoo that says it’s for curly hair will do.

Absolutely not! “Traditional shampoos have been causing curly girls to hate their hair for decades. That’s because traditional shampoos contain harsh detergents called sulfates, such as sodium lauryl sulfate,” says Lorraine. Sulfates are foaming agents that strip curly hair of its natural oils, and since curly hair is naturally dry and has little to no natural oil, it needs all the moisture it can retain and absorb to be healthy and frizz-free. (Sulfates are the same foaming agents in dish soap and laundry detergent, and you wouldn’t wash your hair with those products, would you?) Even some shampoos that say they’re for curly hair contain these ingredients, so beware—and read labels! Instead, “cleanse hair with 100% sulfate-free cleansers and shampoos, and if you can’t find one at a store near you, cleanse your hair with silicone-free conditioner,” says Lorraine. “What cleans the hair and scalp the most is friction so you can just apply your sulfate-free cleanser or your conditioner to your finger-tips and firmly but gently massage your scalp to break up dirt.” Then rinse the condition out with water to remove it from your hair.

MYTH: Conditioner is optional.

“Conditioner is a curly girl’s BFF!” gushes Lorraine. “Once curly hair fibers are sufficiently hydrated with conditioner, they will hold onto the moisture they need and the frizz will go away. Curly hair is porous, but the conditioner fills the holes, a bit like spackle on a wall. It also smooths and fills in the surface so that light can reflect off it.”  Leave some or all of your conditioner in your hair rather than rinsing. Generally, the tighter the curl or the drier your hair is, the more conditioner you need to leave in. Also, the frizzier, your hair typically is, the more conditioner you need to leave in. “Remember: Frizz is just a curl begging for more moisture—which is conditioner!” says Lorraine.

I found this information on http://www.beautylish.com/ I did not write this article. 

 

 

 

 

 

New projects on the way

I have teamed up with a great group of people to work on a brand new publication called 33. My role in this magazine is Creative Director as well as Fashion Editor. This is a whole new outlet for me to branch out and be creative in a different field. Naturally I am pretty excited and can’t wait to share everything that the team has been working on but, unfortunately everyone will just have to wait until the release date. If you want to take a look at the direction we are headed please check out www.weare33.com.

There are a lot of things to look forward towards as well. I have a shoot with a recording artist on Oct. 5th, I will also be working in Winter Park Fashion week Oct. 15th, possibly another big modeling competition/ fashion show in november, and working on the December issue of Orlando Style magazine. Those are just some of the side projects that allow me to continue to be creative in my field aside from being behind the chair in my salon. There are a few more things in the works and I’m just simply eager to continue to move forward.

Spring 2012 Runway Looks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a Spring 2012 runway look you can turn to http://www.elle.com/Fashion/FASHION-WEEK website as well as past seasons images. Just click on the designers index.