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

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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

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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.

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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

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 website as well as past seasons images. Just click on the designers index.

Aldo Runway Footwear for S/S 2012








The footwear retailer has teamed up with Preen, JW Anderson, Mark Fast, Cushnie et Ochs, and Christian Cota to produce there new runway collection. The designs will be unveiled in each designers’ catwalk show at London Fashion Week, set to kick off September 16. Cushnie et Ochs discribes the line as “THE SHOES ARE A MODERNIZED VERSION OF BARBIE’S PUMP.” You can check out some of the sketches as well as some runway images on

2011 Hair Trends

2011 haircuts

When it comes to picking your haircut for 2011 there’s one thing you need to know: the year’s fashion is all about revivals. Revivals of the 60s, revivals of the 70s, and revivals of more recent looks. And as it is for fashion, so too is it for 2011′s haircuts.

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Waved bob

You’ll see in 2011 haircut trends the bob is back, though specifically with a fringe. For those who want or already have a bob haircut the question becomes how to style it in 2011. Taking the lead from the waved hair trends of 2010, the waved bob hairstyle is one of the on-trend ways to style a longer bob (again the trend length) in 2011.


2011 medium length haircuts

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Bob with fringe / bangs

The bob is back, is reinterpreted and is re-imagined. Yes, it was last with us only a few short years ago, but as a 2011 haircut the Bob is longer and sports a fringe / bangs. As a 2011 hairstyle the bob is softer and more retro-inspired, having been infused with a 60s backcombing and a 70s soft, rounded shape.


2011 short haircuts

2011 short hair

Pixie crop haircut

Recently hair trends have moved in three year cycles, and it’s no different for 2011′s hair trends. Hence we see yet another evolution of this short hair style as it reverts to the same short length that was last popular in 2007. In 2010 it was a haircut all about short sides and a longer fringe, as a 2011 haircut though the pixie crop  is short all over.


2011 hair colors

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Choosing a 2011 hair colour

Normally’s annual hair trends guide lists individual colours to inspire you. 2011 is no different. But there is a twist. You see, 2011 hair colours are about more than individual shades with picking a new hair colour for yourself being a trend in itself. And we’re not talking about any change of shade, but a dramatic, head turning change. Hence 2011′s hair colour is just change it.


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White blonde

With 2011′s hair all being about strong cuts and colours the strongest of blonde hair colours was always going to feature. And so it is that with models such as Siri Tollerod pushing the look white blonde / platinum blonde features as one of the hair colour trends for 2011, with it being a particularly strong look for the spring / summer 2011 season.


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Red hair

Deserving of its own dedicated article, redheads are, in 2011, the new bombshells. Being a rare hair colour puts redheads into their own exclusive group; but that doesn’t mean you can’t join them. Seen throughout history as everything from fiery warriors to seductive maidens, red haired beauties have plenty of ongoing appeal.


This article is a compilation of several articles I found on, I did not write this.

The Fringe is on its way back Fall 2011

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Orlando Style Magazine

Featured in May 2011’s Issue of  Orlando Style Magazine.  Six page centerfold spread. To view entire spread, Please visit Orlando Style Magazine.