Brigitte Bardot Inspired Hair (down and up)

I have really enjoyed filming the videos for The Fashion Fuse channel on youtube.com.  I have worked as an actress for 12 years or so, so it has been fun for me to create projects to film and I cannot thank you enough for the support I have received.  Besides, actors are always looking for work, right?  Not a field for the weary (gulp).  This video was extra fun because I got to play dress up (or updo) with Emma  from Emmasparlour.com.  She has lived all over the place, doing hair and learning from the best, so naturally, I was really excited to work with her!
 
In this video, Emma creates what she calls a “Modern day Brigitte Bardot inspired hair” look with tons of fullness and volume and then turns it into a loose and messy updo for two completely different looks.  We wanted to give those of you who style your hair, but only wash it every few days, an option besides a pony tail for those last couple of days when your hair can no longer be worn down….or what I like to call, the homeless phase.  I tend to usually throw it in a ponytail, so I was really excited to learn another option.  
 
ps. please forgive the autocorrecting noise throughout the video…normally I would reshoot, but we had Emma for one day and I didn’t want it to be in vain! Her skills are too good not to share.
 
I am in love with my Plum Pretty Sugar robe I am wearing in the video.  It’s so light and beautiful….a robe you actually feel pretty in.  Plum Pretty Sugar has so many beautiful robe and pajama sets (see below).  They sell them in packs for bridal parties as well.  I am committed to robe life people! 
 
Let me know if you have any questions for Emma or me.  Thanks  

 

The universally flattering shift dress

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 BCBG Elizabeth Shift Dress (on sale)
Red Chanel Bag (similar style)
Prima Donna Elizabeth Gold Plate Earrings 
Jessica Simpson Lazer Cut Sandals (similar style)
House of Harlow Gold Hand piece (similar style)
 
Welcome to Monday (new week new opportunities) everyone! I wanted to say hello and let you know about BCBG’s great end of season (spring/summer) sale! Accessories are an additional 30% off and factory pieces are an extra 40% off!
 
My favorite BCBG pieces are absolutely their dresses. Some of my most asked about dresses are made by the fabulous Max Azria (the man behind the line).  He does a beautiful job flattering a women’s body by using unique lines and cuts.  The man is a major legend and had been designing for a looooong time, so he knows his stuff.  I really love this Elizabeth shift dress (pictured) because it’s so comfortable, breathable and can be dressed up or down.  Even better that it is on sale (under $150)!
 
I wish you the loveliest of weeks and thank you for stopping by!
 
Shot by Jordyn Willey she does beautiful weddings as well as fashion 

 

 

Troop Beverly Hills Style


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1- Burberry Britt Larissa Dress
2- Green Beret
3- Kenneth Jay Lane Frog Brooch
4- Giorgio Beverly Hill Giorgio Perfume
5- Girl Scout Cookies
6- Ross Simons Canary cz Ring
7- Troop Beverly Hills DVD
8- Red Cigarette Holder
9- Williams Sonoma Fondue Pot
10- Chicnova Army Style Dress
 
What a thrill, It’s cookie time!! Hey babes, are any of you children of the 80′s like me? Were you inspired by fabulous movie style Icons like Sadie in Big Business, Johanna in Overboard or Phylis Nefler in Troop Beverly Hills?! If so, then this post is for you…
 
I felt like making today’s post a true fun Friday (party!) by paying tribute to one the best films for all fashion loving 80s girls in Gunne Sax dresses! If you’re not familiar with this film you must be young and super hot, so don’t worry about it! Although I would still recommend updating yourself on all of its fabulousness by watching it. Hopefully this post helps you get in balance with your own inner Phyllis (minus the perm and credit card cutting) cause we all have a little Troop Beverly Hills Style deep down inside.  
 
“I may not be an expert at some things, but i’ve got a black belt in shopping”     “We don’t need no stinkin’ patches!”   
                                                – Phyllis Neffler                                                           -Rosa
 
  
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Textures and Metallics via Pinterest

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I’ve been marveling over some of the most beautiful textures I have seen on Pinterest lately, so I thought I’d share some of the finds.  Just like a goldfish, I am drawn to anything that sparkles! When you add texture to metallics, it then becomes celestial (dub in heavenly Givenchy Angel choir babes in all white (above) singing).  Some of these pieces are pure art.  I can’t even talk about the silver gladiatoress (my made up version of a female gladiator) leotard and the big fluffy pink muppet accompanying it. Ps. being called a Muppet in my book is a huge compliment!  
It’s beyond beautiful! Now I need someone to host an event where one could wear such a piece.  
 
I have decided I have two wardrobes, the one I discovered on Pinterest and the one I can afford! 
 
For more of my flashy Pinterest finds you can check out my page HERE Happy pinning people! 
 

Louis Vuitton Neverfull is Reversible

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Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM
Vince Printed Shift Dress (Sale)
French Connection Isla Suede Sandals (Sale)
Blue Hermes H Bracelet
Silver Hermes Buckle Ring
Forever21 Oversized Round Sunglasses

Happy Monday friends! During the hot summer months I tend to reach for one shot wonder dresses (one piece and that is all).  I love this Vince Printed Shift Dress (on sale) because of how adorable yet comfortable it is.  It’s a pretty universally flattering as well.

When I was in NYC about a year and a half ago, I was eating at the fantastic Gramercy Park Hotel and saw this chic New Yorker Carrying this awesome Red Canvas Louis Vuitton bag.  Because I had never seen it before, I asked her where she found such a special piece (I always love the a big throw around bag for practical reasons like motherhood or travel).  She told me it was the classic Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM turned inside out! WHAT THE WHAT?! The Louis Vuitton Neverfull is Reversible?!! I am usually not into printed logo Louis Vuitton bags, but after I saw it turned inside out, I was sold.  I use it all of the time and most days it is filled with toys.  It also works really well as a carry on bag when traveling.

Thanks for stopping by! I have some fun posts planned this week, so check back! xo

Photos by Jordyn Willey