Sunday, April 14, 2013

In other news...

Watching Coachella from my couch hurts my music-lovin' heart </3

Pros & Cons for wearing makeup

Makeup is fun. End of Story. With one swipe of eyeshadow, and a hint of blush, you can bring more focus on the color of your eyes, and the great curves of your cheekbones!
Although it can be great to transform your look from rock star to glam, makeup can also REALLY hurt a girl's self confidence.

Putting it on, you see perfectionism in the mirror, and your mood is uplifted. However at night when you get home and the makeup remover is in your hand, you sadly realize that this fantasy "ideal" look is over. I see girls everyday come to school with a full face of makeup on, and I always wonder whether they do it because of insecurities of showing people the real them vs the ideal, or because they honestly love makeup.

The second option is perfectly fine, but as soon as you feel that you can't step out of the house without foundation on, you should know that makeup has become something negative for you.

Being a feminist for me I often questioned whether I should wear makeup or not, because it felt like I was supporting this standard that I argue against. It took a while for me to personally understand that I'm wearing it for me, not for anyone else.
We all have bad days where we aren't feeling our best and want to cover up due to our late night studying causing bags under our eyes, blemishes and breakouts.
If you feel slightly bad when you don't have make-up on, it's time to go cold turkey for your own benefit! Realize however minimalism is a great first step and is the closest you can get to a natural look. For example mascara and lip balm are my top picks for basic days! That way when you take it off, its not a drastic change to the point where you can't recognize yourself! If I can do it, so can you! Balance is key when it comes to makeup!
And if you can't take my word, perhaps find inspiration in Demi Lovato, who is constantly in the public eye in the glitz and glamour industry that aspects her to look her best at all times, however she is pledging to inspire and  encourage girls to not wear makeup, ALL THE TIME!
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demetria lovato @ddlovato
Ladies, be brave today.. take off your make-up and stop using those filters!! WE are beautiful!!! 💋❤😄
She says: "Looking through Twitter you see so many obviously pre-teens and teenage girls that don’t need that makeup at all if that, they don’t need any. Their painting their faces, and they have these filters on. I just remember If I could tell myself a couple of years ago, hey you don’t need that much makeup like take it off. I would love to go back in time and not wear that much. So I just wanted to show girls know you don’t have to do that to your face."

Me rocking NO MAKEUP BELOW! hollaaaa ;)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Kate Young for Target Launch

I felt like the Prom Queen at Kate Young's launch of her line for Target!
The event pleasantly flustered me with the glimmering specs of light from the disco ball, the sparkly ceiling, and adorably cute slurping-approved Kate straws and sunglasses (which I will definitely be rocking in the summer!). Let's face it-the party had me feeling like Molly Ringwald, as the music shifted every one's bodies into a pretty-in-pink moment! This event however, wasn't set in the 80s! Instead it was infused with modern-day music such as 'Last Night' by the Strokes, and 'Why' by Shola Ama feat Glamma Kid, which I still can't get out of my head!

Everyone mingled and danced their way around the room and it was a pleasure to help assist familiar faces amongst us (take a peek below!), as we all together celebrated Kate Young for Target! We cheered to the launch and delightedly felt the delicious awakening of our taste buds with marshmallow treats!

Parties — Kate Young for Target

Kate Mara, Kate Young, Michelle Williams, and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Debby Ryan
Michelle Williams

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kate Young; Photo: Getty Images

Jason Wu and Constance Jablonski

Erin Wasson

Charlotte Ronson

 Michelle Williams
Hailey Gates

 The Slurp Approved cute Kate straws that I mentioned above :)
Such a FUN night <3 !!
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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Joe Fresh is Pretty Fresh

Joe Fresh's delightfully fresh fashion show exhibited bold colored mix and matching this week! The runway featured synchronized fall and spring layering that creatively featured cotton sweaters and skirts on the bottom. The models were in high spirits as they elegantly stepped onto the escalators, and made a New York style entrance occasionally with a flower swinging in their hands and an ear-to-ear smile! It was an honor to assist Joe Fresh's creative director, Joe Mimran, Lynn Yaeger, Mickey Boardman, and many more!
Spring is here and it's time to cheer, so grab some Joe Fresh gear and have no fear!

Joe Fresh creative director, Joe Mimran

Lynn Yaeger

And thats a wrap!
Photo Credits courtesy of Joe Fresh's Facebook Page

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Paper's Beautiful People Awards go to people who have beauty in and out!

Paper Magazine awarded people from many various fields that range from singing, to DJing in their April 2013 issue! Talented up and coming singer Jessie Ware whose recent music videos have been featured and loved by fans on MTV and VH1, was invited to sing at the event hosted at the Standard Hotel! The location was extremely elegant and had a Great Gatsby feel with it's golden decorations, endless framed mirrors, pastel colored over sized balloons, and delicious cupcakes.
It was such an honor to work at the Beautiful People celebration and oversee Jessie Ware's V.I.P. reserved seating area that was equipped with a breathtaking ceiling to floor open window view of the Big Apple, a cozy big lounging coach, and a lit fire place that warmed up her celebrity guests including fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul and many more!  Jessie's soulful voice brought the flavor to the mingling event! New York City nightlife at its finest!

Jessie Ware rocks Paper Magazine's Beautiful People Issue party
Jessie Ware as the cover-girl for Paper's April 2013 issue!

Paper Magazine's Beautiful People Issue party

Paper Magazine&#039;s Beautiful People Issue party
Thakoon Panichgul

Paper Magazine&#039;s Beautiful People Issue party
Paper's Mickey Boardman
Photo Credits: Angela Pham