Monday, February 14, 2011

A Break From The Normal...

5 Fashion Looks Everyone Woman Must Have According to Tina Heilman

They have not asked me, but if anyone in the "industry" asked what looks every woman should have in their closet, aka fashion repertoire, this is what I would tell them:

1.) Something Edgy
2.) Something Soft
3.) Something Glam
4.) Something Casual
5.) Something Masculine

(<---- 4 out of 5 are pictured here)
I define edgy as something that makes someone else grin, smile or guffaw when you catch their eye. Faux Fur, Pleather, Sequence, Shear, Garish, or Bright colors. You can mix and match , if it seems completely incongruous...voila you've accomplished the right look. Edgy is by far the easiest look to work and if you don't have the budget, buy a crimper and some L'Oreal pigment loose shadow... any metallic will do, add a tank, jeans, high heals or boots... ergo Edgy.

This look takes a little more work because if you take a misstep, it may come of as frumpy or boring... (2 looks that did not make this list). Its also a little more expensive, this requires going to Ann Taylor or Banana Republic, however, this is a great day to evening look. I like pastels or soft fabrics, in fact I have a beautiful Kenneth Cole patterned charmeuse-y skirt with intersecting gray, lavender and cream lines , A-Line, and you can go from the office to your favorite restaurant and feel perfectly at ease. You can rock a ruffled shirt with flat front pants and put on your best pointy shoes or ankle strapped pumps.

This look is almost as fun as edgy, here is a full head to toe look. Hair, full make up, eyebrow gel, lip gloss, uncomfortable but showstopping shoes and a tailored dress are a must. If you have a fur or faux fur shrug WEAR IT.... a long stranded necklace or chandelier earrings (not both) are a must, not to mention the over sized ring. Think demur...and run in the opposite direction, the look is opulence, hence the term GLAM. I think the picture of my Bebe Jealous shoes at the top of this entry capture the term Glam nicely.

You would think that you just need a beat up shirt and jeans... WRONG. And don't get me started on women who wear the wrong heals with jeans, there is a reason jeans come in different lengths. Not many girls can pull off the baseball hat and college Alma mater shirt... this is why we live in an age of cougars. The older ladies figured out, nothing is effortless... Ok, so jeans with the appropriate wedge or slight heel sandal and a fitted button down shirt or tank with the right bra and simple bracelet and small earrings. Make up should look as minimalist as possible. Comb the eyebrows, simple blush (I recommend O Glow by smash box) and the faintest eyeshadow, mascara and light lip gloss. You should like the aforementioned college girl but without the walk of shame.

Blazer, button down tailored shirt, tie, striped pants , this look is strong and sexy. Sure men will say a skin tight dress is hot, but a fitted shirt with slacks, heels and a peak of decolletage is the real deal.

I apologize if you were looking for another entry about how adorable my son is. Rest assured, he is still the cutest most wonderful little boy. Just consider this my "mommy time out."

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