the life of a teenage fashionista

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Happy Birthday to ME!


Whooo...the day is here, February 26th, and I am officially 16 years old! Today is the day where I am legally old enough to get my drivers permit so watch out, LOL! In my house, my birthday is like a holiday and we celebrate days and days after it ends. Since it is a Thursday I do not have much planned after school except maybe some light shopping and celebration. All of my main festivities will come this weekend! 

I've always enjoyed attending Sweet 16's, but I never wanted one of my own. I hate excluding people and there is always going to be someone who gets upset because they did not receive a coveted invite. Also, I think there are better ways to spend the money. So with that, I decided to go on great vacation instead this summer with family. For now, I will still have a "Suite" Sixteen party at a hotel with my closet friends. This way we will get to swim indoor in February, while it is below zero degrees outside and have a blast. I thought it would be much more fun celebrating with a few close friends who care for you and enjoying designer cupcakes, a candy buffet (including macarons of course!), movies, and spa treatments. 

Then with the huge amount of family I have, I will be going to NYC this weekend and having dinner at a hibachi restaurant, which is my ultimate favorite! I feel so blessed and I am definitely looking forward to everything coming up during my big year. Thank you to everyone sending all of the birthday wishes...love you all so much <3
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fiore Hosiery


Tights and stockings have always been a main staple in my wardrobe. I have attended private school almost my whole life so it's in our required dress code. This has left me still sporting tights and knee high socks even on the weekends when I don't have to. Patterns, colors, and femininity are very important to me when choosing hosiery. That is why I have totally been loving Fiore!

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Must Have Hair Items

Between the brittle winds of a New York winter and constantly getting my hair done by hair stylists for modeling, it can take a toll on your tresses. Over the past few months I have achieved an amazing hair regiment in order to maintain a strong and fast growing hair. In order to do so involves finding the best products on the market. This can cause a ton of stress because for starters those hair isles at the store are pretty scary. Every single product has a pitch and sounds 100% fantastic and the honest truth is that 95% of those products are probably amazing, but maybe not necessarily for your hair type. Here I rounded up my top five styling items for you that I have used on my hair both when straightened or curly. They have been my complete go-to products and I highly recommend them!




1. Hairfreé Round and Flat Brush. Not only does this duo feature venting ceramic plates which means it will shorten your blow dry time in half, they are made for all hair types. This will also allow you to turn down the temperature of your heat tools. One of my favorite parts is that the back of the flat brush is a mirror which is great for styling on-the-go. Both brushes have a self-cleaning feature that works by pressing a tab which will pop the top plate of the brush and the hair in the brush can easily be removed. These brushes leave an amazing shine and have been my savior!


2. Eva NYC Hold Me Tight Hairspray. I used this spray for multiple all-day events where you need a flexible hold and this does the trick. I hate flaky sprays that feel hard and crunchy, but this one is soft and even has a pleasant scent. It is meant for year round weather conditions and that is the ultimate goal when finding a good spray.


3. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. After seeing this product everywhere, I had to see what everyone was raving about. Surely I found out and wish I knew sooner! This works wonders on hair that needs moisturizing without anything too heavy. Said by its name, it does ten different jobs including: repairing dry/damaged hair, adds shine, detangles, controls frizz, seals & protects hair color, prevents split ends, stops hair breakage, creates silkiness, enhances natural body, and it's a flat iron spray & thermal protector. I have seen a major difference in the ends of my hair since I began using this!


4. Batiste Dry Shampoo. In between washes, this is what you need. Dry shampoo has recently taken over the beauty industry because not only is it perfect on lazy days, it helps add extra volume to achieve beachy waves. You simply spray, brush, and style as you wish! It has a great fresh smell to it and the cost is minimal. This one that I use is the original, but Batiste has a whole line filled with different types to suit your personal needs. It is truly possible to have glam hair between washes!


5. GG Gatsby Over-the-Top Root Lift Spray. Regular hairspray can sometimes be too heavy at the roots and will leave you with non-flexible hair. Root spray is lighter than a hairspray and it gives you ultra volume at the crown. You can use this while your hair is wet or dry or while blow drying. It gives you very soft hair and looks fabulous!

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Links à la Mode Roundup

One of Omnivogues latest posts, NYFW Packing Essentials, has been selected by Independent Fashion Bloggers to be included in this weeks Weekly Roundup which contains twenty of the best posts on the blogosphere for the week. I would definitely take a look at these other amazing bloggers that were selected and their fabulous posts. Thanks IFB for including me, it is such an honor to be recognized by such a large network!

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Beyond the Hype:

In Fashion, it's hard to tell what's really real. There is so much hype around everything. So many euphemisms, so many sales gimmicks, and so much "positioning" that to get to what really is going on... that takes some hard looks. This week we have quite a few thought-provoking posts that have us question the very surface of the fashion industry. About diversity, about diversions and about those tricks they use to make us buy.

Links à la Mode: February 5th

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Winter Gala Art Showcase

Yesterday evening I was invited to attend an art and live music exhibition at Teran Studio in Newburgh, New York. I totally fell in love with how the art was composed by the artists, with some being constructed of the most clever materials. Studying each piece tells such a distinct story and some even have hidden illusions if you look close enough. There is something great about a piece that just stands out from the rest due to the motivation behind it. The attention to detailing in particular also adds a unique touch. Isn't visual art something else?  



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