Recreating Venice Film Festival Looks

If you loved some of the fashion from Venice Film Festival this week here are a few to check out. You want to look stunning for that special event this fall. Below I’ve listed a few of my favorites and where you can find something with a similar vibe. Which looks at you loving right now?

BCBG wins with this!
 Very wearable black lace dress from Nordstrom.

All the sequins at Venice Film Festival.

Try these fun looks for a festive fall!

Love this navy and metallic one available here:

If you’re a ruffles and frills sort of woman this is a dream come true.

The black and white are classic paired with this fun and modern, feminine silhouette.

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Weddings: What to Wear (and not wear)

Last weekend I attended a wedding. This got me thinking that it is time to brush up on what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to wear to someone else’s wedding. 

Let me break it down for you. 

1. This is the brides day, not anyone else’s. Any attire that may detract from “all eyes on her,” should be reserved for a different time. So please, keep it classy and let her be the star.

2. No one wants to see your goodies. Save the cleavage, the micro minidress, too sheer, and too tight attire for another night. 

3. Is this how you would like to be remembered forever? This couple will have plenty of photos from their wedding and you really don’t want to be “that person.” We all know who I’m talking about… the one who needs cropped out!

So how can you have fun with your outfit on someone’s wedding day?

1. Fun/bold/timeless jewelry. Whatever you thing is this is a great way to showcase your personality. 

2. Hair and makeup. Hello Pinterest and creative braids and makeup ideas!

3. Fabulous shoes! Go big, go bright, go bold. This is a great way to add a little flavor to your outfit. Just make sure you bring some flats to change into if you plan on lots of wine and dancing. 

Please do not…

Find inspiration for a casual (often afternoon or morning) wedding…

For slightly more formal weddings I’m loving these looks!

Brands I love for these sort of events:

Anthropology- just add gold jewelry

Antonio Melani 

Vince Camuto

Banana Republic- classy yet fresh

Calvin Klein 

BCBG- a personal favorite 

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The playful goth

I had a wonderful time tonight doing Amber’s makeup and hair. She wanted something sexy, unique, playful, yet goth… this was a beautiful woman with a challenge I was up to! She did an amazing job. Side note, she is a business powerhouse, but that’s when she’s not running her NPO for neglected animals. 

Avatars Opening Exhibit 

Canton Museum of Art opened a wonderful exhibit featuring the art of Gary Spinosa on Wednesday May 3. I was lucky enough to attend the exhibit opening and meet the artist. Gary Spinosa was extremely kind and humble when speaking about his work. He said he is inspired by nature and life events. A lot of his work reminded me of ancient Mayan and Aztec temples, with tall stairs leading up to an alter. Ancient Egypt and relics are a basis for much of his creation. 

If you are looking for a wonderful evening and a way to support local arts be sure to check out Avatars: Relics of the Future, open through July 23. CMA did a beautiful job displaying these unique pieces and you are sure to leave feeling as if you saw something sacred, mystical, and though provoking. 

Center Part Reigns 

Everyone loves a sassy side part and for years the center part has fallen by the wayside. The middle regains popularity as evidence on the runways, Met Gala 2017, and street style. 

Whether you prefer your hair straight and sleek, beachy and boho, or short and cropped there is something for everyone. Finally something in the middle. What are your thoughts on the center part?

Chanel Resort 

Journey to beautiful Greece with Chanel’s Resort. Karl Lagerfeld is a master at transporting to other exotic locations for his collections, and Chanel Resort 2018 did just this. Lagerfeld combined some of our favorite Chanel signature looks such as tweed and draping material to create a modern take and exotic twist. 

I’m loving the gladiator heels! Does it get much better than bright or black heels with fantastic lacing!? I also enjoy the silky black headbands for a reminder of old school uptown. The pseudo-Egyptian eyeliner really finishes the look for an unexpected twist of international exoticism and our timeless favorites!

When asked what inspired him Lagerfeld said that two key items were the columns of Ancient Greece and pottery in red and black. As always he points back to a key element of Coco Mademoiselle, her apartment on Rue Cambon and a Venus statue she had.

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Business Professional: Women’s Interview Outfits

When you go for a job interview the things you want shining the most are you skills and your personality, not your jewelry or vibrant lipstick. Although this may be a downer for some fashionistas or people who pride themselves on a signature look, these things can be highly distracting to a potential employer. 

Acceptable Accessories: small ring (no more than one on each hand- I learned this while working for Disney, as it was one of their dress code rules), a small and understated necklace (think classic pearls, simple gold or silver necklace with no religious symbols or medalians), and one pair of small dime size or smaller studs or hoops in gold or silver (another Disney regulation).


Cover up tattoos

Closed toed, sleek and simple shoes are best

Natural or nude nail polish if anything, and keep nails at a “working/sport” length

Keep makeup natural and simple

If you have hair past the shoulders pull it back in a bun, chignon twist, or a ponytail 

Make sure the detailing on your clothing looks clean and fresh- iron the shirt, polish the shoes, and make sure all hems are intact
Finally add your best posture and a pleasant smile. Confidence and calm energy finish off the look!

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