Friday, April 18, 2014

My Photography: Watching the Sunset

I've always wanted to make my blog more diverse and talk about things other than fashion occasionally. Since I got my Nikon D3100 for Christmas I've been taking photos almost everywhere. The other day I went down to the water by the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn, New York to take some photos of the sunset, and I want to share them with you!







Tell me what you think! And have a great weekend (:

xoxo,
Colleen 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Photo Shoot with Moises Rivas!

As some of you know, in addition to being a fashion blogger, I also model. Yesterday, Sunday, I had a photoshoot with Moises Rivas, creator of Art Is Error (http://www.artiserror.com/). 

We started off the day with my makeup which was done by Khali, who is the creator of Kalidaskope Beauty (http://khalibridge.wix.com/kalidaskopebeauty). 

After an hour and a half in the makeup chair, I just had to take some selfies of the amazing makeup she did! 



After doing my makeup we headed down to the NYC High Line to take photos, but we stopped at a basketball court first to take some photos with film in my first outfit. 

After changing into my second outfit we started taking pictures on the High Line. It was such a beautiful day out and such a fun shoot! We added some makeup for the second shoot and I just had to take a silly selfie!


I can't wait to see all the pictures! I should get them within the next two to three weeks, and I will be sure to share them with you guys! 

Be sure to check out Moises' and Khali's work!

Moises - Art Is Error 

Have a wonderful week everyone! 

xoxo,  
Colleen 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I Finally Found a CC Cream That Works!


Hey everyone! Hope you've had a wonderful start to the week. I want to share with you a product that I got from Studio Gear about a week or so ago, their Hydrating CC Cream. This CC Cream is very light and smooth and enhances your completion. At the same time, it also fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, radiant finish. 





What's awesome about this product is it's color matching. There's three tones: Linen, Natural, and Wheat. The cream comes out of the bottle in a very grey tone, which I wasn't expecting, but as you put in on your skin it perfectly matches to your skin tone! It also kept my skin hydrated, which is pretty awesome. 

I absolutely loved this product, and I'm sure you will too! Check it out and buy it here, http://studiogearcosmetics.com/shop/best-sellers/hydrating-cc-cream/, and also, since you're my amazing readers, you get a 10% discount! Just use the code: bloggercc

Tell me what you think!

xoxo,
Colleen 

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Who Knew Socks Could Help So Much?

What if I told you there's socks out there that increase circulation, reduces jet lag, swelling, muscle soreness, and helps decrease the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Would you believe me? Well guess what! Its true, and I'm about to show you all about it!

SoxxyAir is a stylish compression sock that gives back! The creator, Sarah Stabile, joined up with 5 different charities and whenever you buy a pair of socks, $8 of that purchase goes to the charity. This is a wonderful way not only to promote your own health, but to look stylish and give back while doing so. 


Check out the different socks and charities. Descriptions of the charities taken from SoxxyAir, check it out here:



Bob Woodruff Foundation sox:

Bob Woodruff Foundation's (BWF) mission is to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. Yet even after they return to the love and support of their families and communities, many will struggle. Physical and hidden injuries can sometimes lead to unemployment, depression, substance abuse, even suicide.

BWF finds and funds innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. www.bobwoodrufffoundation.org


Jesse Lewis Choose Love sox:

Jesse Lewis was one of the first graders killed at Sandy Hook elementary school. He was a modern day hero at the age of 6.  Jesse’s Mom, Scarlett Lewis, recently published a heart-warming story about the loss of her son and the birth of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love foundation. “Nurturing, Healing, Love” are the words Jesse left behind on the family’s kitchen chalk-board. In the wake of such terror, it would be easy to become bitter and sarcastic, but Scarlett has chosen love and is developing programs to teach children about the power each of us has to change our thoughts and choose a life without fear and hate. http://www.jesselewischooselove.org/


Kristen Ann Carr Fund Sox:

The Kristen Ann Carr Foundation (KACF) provides grants for cancer research and seeks to improve all aspects of cancer patient life with an emphasis on adolescents and young adults.

The Kristen Ann Carr Foundation honors the life of Kristen Ann Carr (1971 – 1993), a remarkable young woman who sought life and love. Established at Kristen’s request, the Fund continues in her spirit and convictions in its efforts. In memory of Kristen and with love for Barbara, Dave, Sasha + Wes, I created the KACF sock. Proceeds will be donated to the Kristen Ann Carr Foundation. www.sarcoma.com


Orion Sox: 

The Orion sock benefits the Michael Stabile Memorial Scholarship Fund at Trinity Pawling School. The fund provides financial assistance to students in the School’s Language Program. This specialized program works to alleviate dyslexia and learning disabilities; providing students with the opportunity to realize a full range of academic potential.



WhyHunger Sox:

WhyHunger was founded in 1975 by the late musician Harry Chapin and Bill Ayres (Executive Director). It is a grassroots support organization that works with more than 8,000 community-based groups around the country and across the world to fight hunger and poverty. From humble beginnings, WhyHunger remains committed to the belief that everyone deserves access to nutritious, affordable food and that together we can truly make a difference. Proceeds from sales of the WhyHunger sox will be donated to the foundation.  www.whyhunger.org

So, tell me what you think and click here (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/soxxyair-stylish-travel-compression-socks-that-give-back) to help yourself and your own health, as well a helping others and looking stylish! Also, watch a video explaining their product here: http://vimeo.com/87884831 

SoxxyAir officially comes out becomes available at the end of April, and here's a discount code for all my readers for 20% off: SoxxyAirs 


xoxo,
Colleen 

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Hask Beauty: To Attain Perfect Hair

What I've noticed over the years is that the types of shampoo and conditioner you use, effects your hair the next day, of course! Since I've been using Hask products, I've notice my hair has looked better each day! So first you might ask, what is Hask?

Photo on the left from http://haskbeauty.com/ , photo from the right taken by me

One of the products I received from Hask was their Argan Oil. Also known as "liquid gold" it is filled with tons of vitamins and antioxidants. Argan Oil from Morocco repairs, strengthens and moisturizes hair, all while taming frizz and adding shine.

Photo on the left from http://haskbeauty.com/ , photo from the right taken by me
The other product I received, which is my personal favorite, is the Keratin protein set. With coloring, blow drying, curlers and straighteners, we put our hair through a lot! Keratin Protein is the stuff our hair, skin and nails are made of, so of course using these products will restore and revive our hair. It wipes out the effects of heat, humidity, and over-styling, helping our hair look and feel its best. My hair has felt healthier since I've been using it!

I absolutely love these products and I want to thanks Hask Beauty for letting me try out their products! When I run out, I will definitely be getting some more. 

You should all check out their website (http://haskbeauty.com/), read about their products, and find a place by you that sells them! Just go to their website, click "where to buy", and then click your region. In the United States, their products are sold in places like Walmart, Kmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and more!

Tell me what you think!

xoxo,
Colleen 

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Cat and the Flat: Vogue Spread is Adorable

I was browsing Vogue online, as I commonly do, and I found the most adorable photoshoot! With the caption, "To land on your feet, fashion-wise, lose the heel" Vogue so cleverly does a photoshoot with cats and flats because cats do always land on their feet! 

Here are my two favorite photos: 

Adidas Originals x The Farm Company Show, $70

Creatures of The Wind x Tabitha Simmons shoes, price upon request
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If you want to check out even more cute shoes and kittens, click right here.

Which one is your fave? How do you feel about these shoes, and the cats of course!

<3 Colleen

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Friday, March 7, 2014

My Forever 21 Dress Wish List

I was at forever 21 the other day looking at their dresses and it made me want warmer weather even more! After trying on probably almost half the store (I always try on so much while shopping!) I decided to buy a dress and two crop tops. What I really love about Forever 21 is their prices and how much clothing they have, although sometimes it can be a little overwhelming.

In this post I'm gonna show you the dress I bought and make a little wish list of 10 dresses I definitely want to buy in the future! Hopefully in the near future, if this weather ever warms up, I'll make an outfit post of the dress I bought.

Here's the Dainty Polka Dot Dress I bought. I absolutely loved the lace in the middle and thought it was casual, different, and perfect for every day wear yet could be dressed up for a night out to dinner.

Check it out and get yours right here

After getting this dress I just had to search their site for more! I have a ton of more tight dresses so the ones I'm going to include in my wish list are of a different style and in no particular order. Hope you like them just as much as I do. 

1. I absolutely love this dress because its simple in the front, yet the back is elegant and a bit intricate. It comes in two colors and of course I couldn't pick my favorite so I'm going to include both. 

Check it out and get one here ($15.80)

 2. This "Garden Girl Fit & Flare Dress" has a beautiful design and gorgeous fit, which is why it made it to my dress wish list. 

Check it out and get one here ($22.80)

3. I picked this dress because I think it would be so perfect for a relaxed summer day or a day at the beach! It can also turn into a skirt if you fold the top down which is pretty cool. 

Check it out and get one here ($11.80)

4. Now, unfortunately, I don't own any maxi-dresses but I always want to buy one, especially this one!

Check it out and get one here ($19.80)

5. I've always wanted one of those cute and elegant white dresses that you can wear in the spring, and finally I found one! 

Check it out and get one here ($24.80)

6. One reason I love this next dress is because of the cutouts. I may have a bit of an obsession with cutout dresses! And the color is just gorgeous. 

Check it out and get one here ($27.80)

7. I picked this dress too for a similar reason, the cutouts! This dress also comes in red and white but I think I like the black the best. 

Check it out and get one here ($19.80)

8. Again, love this because of the cutouts, especially the back of the dress, and the color. 

Check it out and get one here ($19.80)

9. Again, a black cutout dress! Simple, yet cute. 

Check it out and get one here ($19.80)

10. And last but not least, the "Flower Child Fit & Flare Dress". I have a dress like this that's always been my go to dress for a casual day and I love it!

Check it out and get one here ($17.80)

How do you like these dresses? Which one is your fave? Let me know!

xoxo,
Colleen 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

KAS New York: Fall/Winter 2014 Preview

I was absolutely delighted when I received an invitation to KAS New York's Fall/Winter 2014 preview during New York Fashion Week! I attended the show about two weeks ago, Feburary 13th, and absolutely fell in love with Kirat Anand's designs. I'm so excited to share with you my experience at the event and my favorite pieces from his collection. I took my Nikon D3100 to the show and all photos in this post were taken by me.

First off, walking into the venue, The Indian Consulate Ballroom, I was absolutely stunned by its beauty:





The models stood on stage and, about every five to ten minutes or so, they rotated a spot on stage and one came off while another model joined the rest. This gave everyone a perfect opportunity to really admire and photograph each piece of clothing.

Here are some of my favorite outfits from the show:


















As you can see, there's definitely a color theme that went through out the show. It started off with very green pieces and then moved on to some beautiful greys and blacks. These pieces are not only elegant, but stunning in every way. 

I was so happy that I got a chance to meet the designer, Kirat Anand. I congratulated him on a beautiful show and told him how much I absolutely loved his designs. We also took a photo together: 


Fashion TV also covered the event. If you watch this video you can see even more designs and you even see me taking a photo with the designer, look out for it!


When being asked, "Kirat, talk to us, what inspired this collection?"

Kirat responds with, "Its very inclusive. You know, we reach out to a lot of women, and its to make women feel confident, to make women feel beautiful, and that's why I started the collection. I started the collection because I wanted it to be aspirational but attainable. You know, you shouldn't just have a collection that's desirable, but you can't own it." 

What an amazing person, and an amazing designer!

Tell me what you think about KAS New York and Kirat Anand's collection!

And check out KAS New York here: http://kasnewyork.com/ 

xoxo,
Colleen