Who Is Beyonce’s Makeup Artist, Because The World Needs To Know About This Brilliant Man

Who Is Beyonce's Makeup Artist, Because The World Needs To Know About This Brilliant Man

 

Have you ever wondered how Beyonce woke up like this with her flawless fresh face? It’s not just because she hit the genetic lottery. Meet the talented artist creating all of her looks, Beyonce’s makeup artist, Sir John, a New York native who studied art in Atlanta. The artist-turned-makeup-maven admits that he “had no idea what mascara was” until a few years ago… Click here to continue reading this article on Bustle.

Olivia Palermo Wore Leather Overalls & Teaches Us A Lesson In How To Style The Difficult Trend

Olivia Palermo Wore Leather Overalls & Teaches Us A Lesson In How To Style The Difficult Trend

 

Olivia Palermo is absolutely one of my top style icons. Last night, at the opening of Seaport Studios at Seaport District in New York, Olivia Palermo wore leather overalls, proving her stylish prowess once again. The New York socialite wore the typically fall or winter fashion with… Click here to continue reading this article on Bustle.

Proof That Kourtney Kardashian’s Short Girl Style Is One All Vertically-Challenged Ladies Should Try

Proof That Kourtney Kardashian's Short Girl Style Is One All Vertically-Challenged Ladies Should Try

 

Being short stuff is tough! The only remedy is to own it and its hard to find someone who does it better than Kourtney Kardashian, the smallest of the Kardashian Klan. There are common misconceptions about being petite: that we can’t wear certain styles of clothing, that we avoid wearing flats, and that we are insecure about trying out bold fashion trends. However, I don’t think any of them are true at all… Click here to finish reading this article at Bustle.

Emma Watson Turns 25 Today!

Emma Watson Turns 25 Today!

The lovable, admirable, and oh-so-gorgeous Emma Watson turns 25 today. The formerHarry Potter actress has grown up in the public eye with grace, elegance, humility, and style. I cannot imagine every awkward stage of my teen years being documented for the whole world to see, but Watson made it seem like it was a piece of cake. As a Harry Potter fan, I have looked up to Watson for as long as I can remember. She always makes it seem like she has everything together, despite how crazy obsessed the world was with her.

Because we’ve gotten to watch Watson grow over the years, we’ve had the chance to witness her style evolve, too— hairstyles included. Just like any pre-teen/teen/young adult, Emma Watson has had her fair share of color and cuts. Here are 10 of our favorite hairstyles Emma Watson has rocked, from age 11 to now.

(You can see the slideshow on bustle.com)

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New Year’s Style Resolutions: 10 Things that are Coming Soon in 2015

New Year's Style Resolutions: 10 Things that are Coming Soon in 2015

New Year, new you? Maybe. Maybe not. I guess it’s the natural course of evolution that we should Continue reading New Year’s Style Resolutions: 10 Things that are Coming Soon in 2015

What Are You Doing New Year’s?

What Are You Doing New Year's?

Good Morning, Piccola Fashionistas! It’s almost time to say, “Goodbye” to the year 2014. New Year’s Eve can be so much pressure. You’re supposed to have plans. 
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Polyvore Community Correspondent Day No. 4: Erin Fetherston S/S ’15

Polyvore Community Correspondent Day No. 4: Erin Fetherston S/S '15

 

I can’t believe that my Fashion Week is over! I just saw Erin Fetherston S/S ’15 at Lincoln Center Thursday night and it was beautiful. I arrived to this show half an hour early. I was seated in the last row in a middle section. The girls standing behind me definitely snuck in because they knew someone who knew someone. Apparently their ringleader did the same thing with a NYLON event in Miami earlier this year. Good for you little party crashers! Good for you!

The collection was ladylike and whimsical. I loved the overlay of striped and polka dot organza. There were many different shapes to flatter different body types. I have always thought a midi skirt is better on a taller person. Midi and Maxi skirts were in abundance for this collection but there were also a few dresses cut above the knee and super elegant shorts. You all know that black and white combinations are my favorite! There was some lacey yellow numbers and also some navy thrown in there.

It was definitely a fantastic representation of Erin Fetherston herself. When she came out at the end of the show, for a moment I thought that she was the last look after the finale walk. In way, she was. Erin Fetherston is a walking advertisement for her own designs. I admire that in a brand. Its lovely to see a designer is so in love with what they are making, when they come out at the end of the show and it’s a continuation of their work not just the end. Here are my favorite looks from the collection:

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I just want to take a moment to say thank you so much to @polyvore for giving me the opportunity to do this. It means more than I can say so really, just thanks so much. I am happy to announce that my next adventure will styling with Keaton Row. These pictures were taken by my Keaton Row mentor, Minnie Romanovich. Check her out by clicking here: http://www.dressedtoskill.com and here: http://www.keatonrow.com/mromanovich

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I am wearing a lace top from Forever 21 (similar here), a skirt in a petite size from LOFT (similar here), Jessica Simpson shoes (similar here), and a Forever 21 bag (similar here).  My necklace is my favorite gift I was given at the Polyvore Meetup.  It says “@piccolamarisa”.

Polyvore Community Correspondent Day No. 3: Timo Weiland S/S ’15

Polyvore Community Correspondent Day No. 3: Timo Weiland S/S '15

 

I’m really proud of myself. I showed up to Day No. 3 of my New York Fashion Week only forty-five minutes early. It’s quite an improvement after showing up for Nanette Lepore an entire hour before the scheduled time. On Tuesday I saw the Timo Weiland S/S ’15 show at MADE by Milk Studios. I absolutely loved this venue. It was a great happy medium between the intimacy of the Dannijo Presentation at Hosfelt Gallery and the Nanette Lepore S/S ’15 runway show at Lincoln Center.

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The first thing that I saw when I walked into the lobby was this giant pink elephant. I just thought it was adorable so I took a picture and used the hash tag: #savelephants. Little did I know this is trending on Instagram for Fashion Week. Vogue recently wrote that their favorite front row gift was from the Oscar de la Renta S/S ’15 runway show. They had placed adorable plush elephants on every seat to raise money for the Clinton Foundation’s campaign to save elephants. I loved it!

The check in was so easy! I have to say one thing about being an eager beaver; you learn a lot about how things work when you arrive early. MADE at Milk Studios is a modern building with mostly glass doors. The transparency of a fashion class system was evident. There were four different entrances to this show. My ticket was priority standing and of course, that has its own entrance. Then there was an entrance for seated tickets. They were let in about ten or fifteen minutes after the scheduled start time.

Then the third entrance was for people who were seemingly well known, although I didn’t recognize any of them. They were greeted at the door like everyone else. However, they were then escorted to the Designer’s Desk and then through a third entrance right away. No waiting at all for the third entrance folk. Then there were a few people that the girls at the front door must have memorized in a book because they were not greeted and they just waltzed right on through from the front door. They never even went to the designer’s desk.

Of course, priority-standing tickets entered last. I really loved the show. I ended up sitting in the third row. That was amazing! The runway had two aisles. The models looped around some seats in the middle of the room. I thought that was fun. It allowed the audience to see the clothes for a longer period of time. The collection was very approachable and wearable. It was a fantastic mix of pastels, prints, textures, shapes, and varied in hemlines. I love the crop tops! I also like that this collection had a little bit of leather and a little bit of lace. There’s a pink leather jacket that is part of the S/S ’15 collection for Timo Weiland, which is like, my everything! Here are my favorite looks from style.com:

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I stopped by the Polyvore Style Lounge after the show. There were a lot of bloggers there and I met some really cool people. I took these pictures of my outfit myself on my new roof in Brooklyn. I am wearing a Kate Spade Saturday skirt, a thrifted flannel, Kenneth Cole Reaction Booties (similar here), and a Forever 21 bag (similar here). My Michael Kors watch is ever present and my belt is actually from Target.

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Stay tuned for my next NYFW adventure!

NYFW Polyvore Community Correspondent Day No. 2: Nanette Lepore S/S ’15

NYFW S/S '15 Polyvore Community Correspondent Day No. 2: Nanette Lepore S/S '15

 

I can now officially say that my first fashion show at Fashion Week was Nanette Lepore S/S ’15. It was everything I expected it to be: chaotic, exhausting, overwhelmingly stimulating… but beautiful! I learned a lot yesterday and even though my first week as a New Yorker (slash Brooklynite to be precise) has been tough, I experienced a lot of kindness from people yesterday.

Something you should know about me: I hate to be late for things! It gives me agita! Agita is an Italian word that Urban Dictionary defines as “Giving you more aggravation than you can stand”. The first thing I learned at my first fashion show, is that being “fashionably late” isn’t just an cute excuse to be constantly running behind on time. It’s also a rule. As a Fashion Week novice, I showed up for the Nanette Lepore runway show that was scheduled at 7pm an hour early.

Walking into Lincoln Center yesterday, I was so nervous! I just had this irrational fear that someone would come up to me and be like, “You’re tacky and I hate you”. You know what I mean, jellybean? Somehow, that’s not what happened. I was briskly whisked through security so quickly no one really even looked at my ticket or seemed to care I had one… until I got to the door. The PR girls scanned my ticket, some screen in front of them turned red and they told me that they weren’t seating for Nanette Lepore at 7pm right now. They were seating for Vivienne Tam at 6pm. The girls told me that I would need to reprint my ticket for Nanette Lepore. “Hope it works!” said one girl as I walked away.

Hope it works?! I stood in line at the designer’s desk for forty-five minutes so that the Nanette Lepore girls could reprint my ticket. When I got it, I went back through the lounge to the very front of the line for the Nanette Lepore show and said, “You guys just tell me when you’re ready. I hope it works too!” because that would be my life. Hi, I’m Marisa and I missed my first fashion show because I was too early. Yup, that’s me! I’m such a cool kid…

I wasn’t the only one who was a little tense about seating. As the crowd grew behind me, several people came up to the front saying things like, “But I have a seated ticket! Can’t I just go inside?” It was past 7pm when they started seating. I mean, of course that makes sense! A fashion show should be fashionably late, right? When the girls scanned my ticket in, the screen turned red again. The reprint did not work! My heart sank! I think my eyes must have grown to be bigger than my whole head because they looked at me and said, “it’s okay, Sweetie. Just go in!” Phew! That was close….

I had a “Priority Standing” ticket. Thank God for the person who invented heels because this Piccola Fashionista would have been out of luck without them. I stood right behind the last row of seats and made lots of jokes about my height with the people around me so they wouldn’t even think about trying to stand in front of me. I also stood close to an aisle so if I had to, I could stand there once the show started.

I didn’t get any of my own pictures with my camera. I was in a bad spot with the runway lighting. I actually forced myself to put my phone and my camera down halfway through the show because I was afraid that I was completely missing it while I fumbled with the zoom on my camera lens. I think for the next fashion show I’ll leave the photography to Tommy Ton and Bill Cunningham. Here are some of my favorite looks from Style.com:

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There are few things I love more in styling, than black and white stripes mixed with bold colors and prints. I loved the pastel pink in this collection. I adored the very light turquoise. The yellow paisley print was my favorite. The shoes were to die for! I think I would be about 5’6” wearing them. YASSSSS to that any day of the week!

I loved that all of the models wore topknots. Who doesn’t love a topknot? It made me rethink my fresh bob haircut. The collection was classic but youthful and so much fun! As the models walked backstage there was a conga line and lots of dancing. Nanette Lepore’s daughter, Violet, walked the last look of the show before the finale. I think she got more applause than anyone. She looked so happy to be there, like she was so proud of her mom. It was beautiful.

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Dress: Kate Spade Saturday, Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company – similar here,  Shoes: DSW, similar here