AW ’15 Fashion Month Round Up: Color Trends

Tracking fashion month has been an arduous, yet pleasuring task. It takes a while to digest a months’ worth of new creations from all of my favorite, as well as new designers. In the meantime, I have pulled a few color trends noted from the AW ’15 shows.

Blush

AW15_Blush-1 AW15_Blush-2

 

Black & WhiteAW15_BW-1 AW15_BW-2

 

CanaryAW15_Canary-1 AW15_Canary-2

 

Cobalt AW15_Cobalt-1 AW15_Cobalt-2

 

CreamAW15_Cream-1

 

Ice BlueAW15_Ice-1 AW15_Ice-2

 

NudesAW15_Nude-1

 

ScarletAW15_Red-1 AW15_Red-2

 

WhitesAW15_White-1 AW15_White-2

Which colors stood out to you?

Fragrance Dilemma: Signorina by Ferragamo

Ferragamo_SignorinaI had been eying Signorina for quite some time. Yesterday, I finally went to Nordstrom to make my purchase. I actually sprayed some on my arm to make sure I wasn’t buying the scent because of my love for all things Ferragamo.

Everything smelled okay. I make the purchase. I get home. I lie down on my bed. I get a whiff of my arm. [Explicative]

I hate it.

This is SO annoying because I have been to Nordstrom several times to smell the fragrance.  I had the poor sales associate pulling similar fragrances to make sure I really liked Signorina. I mean, I was in there for about an hour. I really hate to return it (mainly because he’s on commission).

Mind you, the same thing happened with Coco Mademoiselle. I loved it in the store, then returned it nearly a month later when I realized I never wore it.

Damn you Keira Knightly!ChanelCoco-Mademoiselle_Keira

You’re probably wondering, “what the hell DO you like, then?”

I love my Prada Candy, but I’m so in love with the scent that I don’t want to burn out on it.Prada_Candy

Prada Candy has notes of white musk, benzoin, caramel, citrus, and oriental notes.

Signorina has notes of pepper, black currant buds, jasmine, peony, rose, patchouli, musk, and pannacotta accord.

I don’t think I like currant or patchouli, so maybe that’s what kills Signorina for me.

What type of fragrances do you gravitate towards?

 

Why I Won’t Be Attending Coachella

1. My Chanel backpack didn’t come in the mail.

Chanel_Backpack

No seriously, I’ve seen so many bloggers, socialites, and other fashion girls creaming over their new bag. I think it’s cute…until 500 other chicks show up with the same bag. That’s not very Coachella. That’s more like…Mean Girls.

MeanGirls_Wednesdays

 

2. Umm…it’s hot as hell in Coachella. No really. It’s the DAMN DESERT!

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3. I don’t like to be anywhere where I can’t use the ladies room. Being stuck in the desert for a weekend with a porter potty is not how I like to get down.Coachella_Potty

4. Speaking of getting down, I think the only way one could truly enjoy the Coachella experience is if they were using recreationals. I don’t use them. Not because I’m going to be an attorney and I have to pass a character and fitness test, but because I’m a square whose only vice is a nice glass of wine and a documentary on the Netflix.

FashionDrug

4.5. Even if you DO do recreationals…um…I just don’t want to come up dead, or with a mysterious pregnancy. You can’t tell me people don’t get wasted to the point where they have to get tested the Monday after the festival.

 

5. The REAL reason why I’m not going to Coachella? I’m going into finals. I’m suppose to be finishing a court opinion, but I’m here blogging about Coachella and herpes.

HateLawSchool

 

If you’re going to Coachella, wear sunscreen, demand a condom, and have fun!

 

 

Accessories Can Go A Long Way

We live in a world with wonderful shoes, handbags, and other accessories. There’s so much to choose from. The downside is most people don’t truly have the discretionary income to go willy nilly and buy bold accessories that tend to be too distinctive to wear with many items in our closet. This is how you end up with a closet full of blacks, grays, and other neutrals. However, this doesn’t have to be your fashion fate.

The following are an example of non-staple accessories put with two different looks.

 

Chic Errands

 

 

Lunch Date

Makeup for Barrister’s Ball

I’m no makeup guru, but I wanted to share details regarding my makeup for barrister’s ball.

Barristers MU 1Disclaimer: When I was working full time, I wore makeup everyday. In law school, I may wear it if I have an oral argument. Otherwise, I’m bare-faced. This means that certain products I have are old.

For instance, my face primer. I think I bought it back in….early 2013….maybe.

macPrimerSince it was old, the mixture had separated. I tried to mix it and apply it to my face. In my mind, I thought “worse case scenario, my face explodes”.

MUF-1

For foundation, I use Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 177.

Side Note: I’ve had friends tell me that the brand is too expensive, but when you’re a woman of color, your options are limited. If you can find a good foundation in your shade, you’ll pay anything.

 Nars-1For cheeks, I used Nars in the ever popular Orgasm.

I attempted to  give my cheeks depth with MAC’s blush in Blunt.

Side note on THAT: I was pissed at the MAC girl for a sec, because I let her convince me to buy Blunt, and Blunt is damn near the same shade as my normal skin tone.

MAC-Blunt

MAC-FormatFor my eyes, I used MAC’s blush in Format on my lid.

 MAC-TextureMAC-Ricepaper

I used Texture in my crease, and highlighted the lid, corners and brow with Ricepaper.

I just used a cheapy brow pencil by NYX. Oh yeah, my brow lady totally screwed me over. My brows were off skew!

Barr-3For lips, I used Chanel’s Rouge Allure in Passion,

Chanel-Passion

and topped it off with Rihanna’s Viva Glam Lipglass by MAC.   MAC-VivaGlamRi