Monday, December 17, 2007

The Other Side- Are They Any Better?

Republican candidates

You've already seen the Democrats and their sense of style, so now you get the other political party: the Republicans. Rudy Giuliani is rackin' up on the the polls while Mike Huckabee is right behind him.

Mr. I- Can't-Make- Up- My- Mind

Here is Giuliani. This man sure likes striped ties. What is it with him? Every time you turn around he has a different striped tie on. It'd be different if it was a different tie and design, and I know that some are similar and everything but it's not like that. It's just that every tie is striped, they're practically the same but with different colors. Then there's his hair, oh boy oh boy. He just can't make up his mind on how he wants to have his hair done. Sometimes his hair is brown, sometimes it's gray. Sometimes he has a pretty good bit of hair, but sometimes it looks like there's barely anything there. Oh, but wait! These are only two examples of his choice difficulties. He also can't make up his mind about abortion. He claims that abortion is bad, but women should be able to choose. Mike Huckabee remarked," This is like saying slavery is bad, but let's practice it." All I can say is, way to go Giuliani. We know exactly what you mean. Um.. NOT!

But anyways... Last but not least, we have Mike Huckabee!

Mike Huckabee is the only candidate that I have seen in VERY casual apparel. He is formal when he needs to be, but you can definitely tell that he gets involved with what he's doing. Huckabee continues to climb the polls, while getting ridiculed along the way. Huckabee, an ordained southern baptist minister, had the toughest position on gay marriages. He continues to hold tight to his beliefs, while defending himself from previous comments he had made. He believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman. His casual attire, on the other hand, takes the edge off of the scrutiny that has or could come to him.

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Time to Get Pretty!

Beautify Yourself

I found some new beauty products I would totally suggest trying

1. The foundation

This foundation is incredible! It goes on smooth and keeps you from having put your hands on your face, which always helps. It stays on for a very long time and the brush is gentle. It gives you a glow that continues to stay with you while you wear it. I would suggest putting a matte on over it to keep from looking oily. A good one to try is Loreal Stay Matte.

2. The Mascara
This is CoverGirl Volume Exact Mascara. I recently bought it at the neighboring Wal-Mart and have everything but regrets. I absolutely love it! It separates your lashes while making them beautiful and vibrant. Your eyelashes will totally stand out! People ask me if I have fake eyelashes now! Mine are somewhat long anyways but I normally don't get asked that! I can definitely tell the difference with this mascara!

3. Get Hairapy!

Sunsilk! Everyone hates that winter hair! Static kills! I just bought some shampoo from Wal- Mart and decided to give it a try. Well, turns out that it works. I love it! The first night I used it I could immediately tell the difference! Hey, right when I got out of the shower I could tell my hair had changed! I don't have the stuff you put in it after the conditioner, (the one in the middle) but I will probably try it. But, other than that, it's crazy good!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Their clothes say more than they think they do.

Who will it be?

The presidential election is coming up and well, it's definitely going to be interesting. Let's see we have Hillary and Obama for the Democrats, while Giuliani and Huckabee bring up the Republican party.

So we've got Hillary..

She is pretty much predictable. Every time you see her she is in a blazer with a simple pearl necklace around her neck. Can she not spice it up a little? I mean come on. You can wear something a little different every once in a while. Why does a woman have to be a man to get elected? In order to get on the poll, she has to fit in with the men. She dresses professional and never leaves this, like so many of the men do. Do her managers and supervisors tell her that she has to wear this? Obviously there's a reason, but I can only wonder what it is. I mean I respect the whole, "I need to look nice and professional in front of the public" thing, but you don't have to wear the same thing all the time... And for some unknown reason, every time I see her, she looks like she's going to bite someone's head off, but maybe that's her thing, who knows.

And then we've got Barack...

Barack, Barack, what can we say? Well, I've got to hand it to him, atleast he wears pretty ties! :) But on the other hand, it'd be nice to see him in some friendly jeans every now and again, or atleast something a little more casual than a suit. But, what is it with Barack and Hillary? They're like death against each other! Cool it! Everywhere I look I see something that has both of them looking like they're going to kill each other! What's up with that! If we're looking for world peace, they're really setting a good example.

Which leads me to my next point, not too long ago Hillary put the smack down on Obama. They were asked if they would talk to leaders of rogue nations if they were elected president, and Hillary did NOT like Obama's response. He said that he would, in fact, speak with other leaders during his first year in office, and she said that his comment was, "Irresponsible and naive." She thinks that the president "should only meet with world leaders who are hostile to the U.S. after lower-level diplomatic contacts are conducted." It's good that they are communicating, it shows us what they stand for. But, you could be a little more mature about it. Irresponsible and naive is something I would expect a high schooler to be saying to their parents about a childish fight. Overall though, it will be a tough competition. Each candidate has something different to offer, I guess it just depends on what the voters are looking for.. Who will you choose?

p.s. The Republicans are coming shortly..

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Knit Beret: To Be Or Not To Be?

Yea or Nay?

Ok. I have one itsy bitsy problem.. I have noticed the upcoming knit berets. Mainly I see a few celebs wearing them here and there. But one thing I love, is a cute winter hat! And what do ya' know, here comes these little knit berets. But, I'm not sure if I want to get one or not. I have always gone by this one little saying that goes like this, "If your not sure, don't." On the other hand, I don't want to regret not getting one. I just can't make up my mind! I was hoping I could get a little help from the home team! :D

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Completely Me

Don't Follow, LEAD!

Whatever you do, be you. Don't wear something because someone else thinks it's cool. Wear it because you like it. Everyone likes something different. Don't be afraid to branch out and try new things. Fashion is always changing, go with it! Don't hold back. What you are crazy about this year, you might despise the next. Forget what other people think, and be yourself. Clothes are one of the best ways to express yourself. You might be surprised at how well you put things together if only you would just try.

So many people are so caught up in what everyone thinks of them that they're scared about change, or trying something different. They think, " Oh, I have to wear this, because it's what the popular kids have", or " I can't wear that, because Susy, the most popular girl in school, said it was ugly." Who cares?! I know as well as anyone that everybody wants to be popular. You can be! Just do it in your own way. Who knows, maybe you'll be the next trend setter.

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Look here she comes!

Dress for Success

Want some attention? Dress appropriately and look good doing it! Wherever you go, always dress for the event. For example, if your going somewhere casual, don't go dressed in a cocktail dress. You can dress something formal down and make it casual, but make sure you do this without making it tacky. Everyone loves a little bit of attention, but you don't want to get attention for the wrong reasons. Don't be the odd- man- out. If you dress the part and look good doing it, don't worry, you'll grab some attention.

For example, if your going to a sports event, give the team your going to see a little support! Now I'm definitely not saying, deck it out
in your team's colors. But if you want to look cute and composed but want to show who you support, here are a few ideas. I'm going to use an example of a team so I can use the colors. I love the Georgia Bulldogs so I'll use them.

1. Go for the babydoll dress - a black simple above the knee dress that's not too short and some red jewelry would look wondrous. You could even add some red heels, and red hair accessories.

2. Straight jeans and jersey- If you really want to show some support, wear some straight/skinny jeans and a team jersey! Jeans work well with anything so you'd definitely be able to wear them here.

If your going to a party, you'd wear something more formal, maybe a cocktail dress, or a nice outfit.
A color that you can always wear is black. Black will work for anyone. Make sure the dress you get doesn't look to slinky though. You would never want to show up looking as if you were dressed in a little piece of lingerie. Something classy and elegant will always work, especially in black. When you do go to a party in something like this, be careful with your jewelry. A simple diamond bracelet and earrings would do. You don't
want to be over the top.

Another place you go that many people are limited in ways to dress is your work place. No matter where you work, you can always look cute. Even if your a janitor you can pull it off, with these simple tips.

1. Layer- Layering clothes give you definition, especially something short over something long.

2. Play with colors- Mix and match different colors together.

3. Accessorize!- Pair some jewelry with your outfit! Nothing could go wrong here.

4. Dont over do it: For example, if your using bright colors, do like bright shoes with a black dress. You don't want to be the neon object in the center of the floor.

5. Work the hair: Take an extra minute on your hair in the mornings. There are more ways to do it than taking 15 minutes with a flat iron out of your already busy morning. Slick that baby back into a ponytail. Place it close to the middle of the back of your head. Or if you have short hair, work some curling gel through it and give it some volume. When I don't have much time in the morning, or really just don't want to straighten it, I curl it! Simple as that.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Top 10 Fab Items to Shop for

Time for Christmas Shopping!! Everyone loves a good gift! Don't know what to choose, here are a few ideas on what to get your daughter or friends for Christmas! Happy Shopping!!

1. The Glam!

Cute necklaces and bangles like these look cute with little girly dresses. These could go with pretty much anything, and are adorable!

These two in particular are from Wet Seal

2. The Oxford High Heels

These shoes are sky-rocketing now! They are extremely CUTE! You can wear them pretty much anywhere! Pair them with skinny jeans, khakis, wide legged pants, skirts. I'm definitely putting these on MY Christmas list! Not only are they stylish, but they're elegant and professional. They are the real deal!

This gorgeous pair of Oxfords is from Wet Seal

3. The Sweater coat

Winter is here, and sweaters are a definite do! This one in particular, would look adorable on anyone and any body type! Pair it with a pair of black leggings and some high heels and you are lookin' like a star baby! Those Oxfords right above this would look great! But, you can put a lot more variety with it.

4. The Blouse

This blouse gives you the elegant, put together look. You could make this shirt casual, with a pair of jeans, or more formal, with a pin skirt and some knee- high boots. The smocked sleeves make the appearance of slender arms.

This blouse is from Charlotte Russe

5. *splurge* Purse

Everybody needs a cute designer purse. You can go pretty much anywhere with it. Michael Kors is one of my favorites and this purse he designed is super cute! Splurge every now and again, everybody loves a little
crazy shopping!

This purse is from Macys

6. The babydoll dress

The babydoll dress is always a must. It's super cute and works for any body type. They hug around the chest and wave loosely from the middle to the bottom. Their elegant but you can always make it casual. The little white tee underneath gives it character and gives it that something extra.


7. The scent

I love this perfume. You can get it just about anywhere, RiteAid is a great place. It's like $20 dollars there. This smells wonderful. I get so many compliments on this perfume it's crazy. The funny thing about it is, the compliments are usually from guys. I get my fair share from girls but guys always tell me how good I smell! If I'm not wearing it at the time, they ask me to put it on so they can smell it! HAHA! It really is a great buy!

Fantasy by Britney Spears

8. The hair

Get big hair! It's sexy! Tussle it up a little bit! BedHead is a great product to use to do this with. It gives you that crazy curly look that defines any facial shape. Put up that flat iron for once and bring out the curls! BedHead holds your hair in place and doesn't make your hair flaky when your done. I would recommend getting some hair spray that you use afterwards. Matrix is a great brand to try. Make sure you don't glob on the hairspray though. Hold it about 8 inches from your head and start sprayin! You can find both of these brands (Matrix and BedHead) in about any salon.

9. The straight jean

The straight jean is back, so get with it. Pair it with a pair of high heels and expect the compliments 'cause they'll be comin' your way shortly. These jeans look super good with flats too, so pretty much you're in a win- win situation with these little babys either way.

Levis from Dillards

10. The pencil skirt

The pencil skirt gives you the hour glass look. It gives you the appearance of a thin waist, wide hips, and skinny legs, the hour glass shape. It's a very feminine piece of clothing, which every woman should have atleast one of in their closet. This is perfect for just about anything. You can rarely go wrong with the modern day woman pencil skirt.


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Friday, November 9, 2007

What's next??

What Were We Thinking!?!?!

Fashion these past years hasn't been constant at all. From distressed jeans to Boho, everything has changed, maybe not for the better!

Starting in the 2000's- it was all about the dark stonewashed denim, corduroy, baby t's, and flared legs for girls.

In between 2001- 2003 women's jeans with no pockets became popular, which definitely shouldn't have happened. Ugh! Not only does this just look bad in general, but it makes your hind end look way bigger than what you'd want it to. This is definitely a fashion no-no!

In 2004, the distressed denim rolled around. Boho became utterly popular and phenomenally peaked in '04. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen had a lot to do with this change.

Light colored denim became popular again in 2005, though darker denim was still lingering.

2006- Cross hatched stitching found it's way to the surface of fashion. While boot-cut jeans have become popular among women, flared jeans have began to leave the premises.

2007- Skinny jeans are quickly beginning to take over the floor, as all the other trends slide out of the spotlight. These jeans are mainly found in dark washes, which not only is a great color on anyone, but makes you look more slimming as well. Most jeans are still low-rise, but high-waisted jeans are beginning to make their second and hopefully dominant debut.

Since all of the known jeans have been named, I wonder what will be popular in '08. Do you have any idea? I guess we will just have to wait and see.


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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

You don't have to shout, your clothes do it for you!

Personal Style

The way you dress says a lot about you. It can say," I don't really care how I look", "I am the center of attention" , " I hate the world", "I am trendy but love to be comfortable", " I am desperate and need attention", or "I love my body and want to be beautiful." When someone looks at you they get an impression. You inform people about you without saying anything. Just a glance is all it takes. They observe how you carry yourself, your independence, your self- esteem level, and if you just don't care what other people think. I can look around today and see how people dress. Many people today, in general, don't have that personal style. Fashion is all about personal style. Develop it. Work on it. This is a great aspect of you that you might not really consider. Ponder about what you like to wear. Go into your closet and experiment with what looks good together. Don't stop and think. Just do it. If you wait and think about it before you do it, you won't put it together.

Forget about everything around you and let your mind go crazy. Just expand your thoughts to the widest bounds of the fashion industry. It doesn't matter what other people think at this point. No one can see you right now. Once you have developed this, build on it. Keep going. Never quit. Fashion is never ending. It is a blank canvas waiting for the artist to create his masterpiece.


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Friday, November 2, 2007

Fur it up!!

Fur = A Definite DO

My eyes were opened wide yesterday while I was strolling in the mall. A gorgeous coat with a fur hood was sitting in front of me. I saw not one, but many choices. I did not know what to choose from. I immediately started looking for my size in every one, found a mirror, and was looking to see which one fit me the best. I came to a conclusion with the help of two of my friends and mother. The one I had chosen was definitely the “it” coat. That coat you can wear with anything, mini skirt, jeans, dress, it was definitely a great buy.You can dress it up or dress it down. Fur coats are definitely in now. There’s something about fur that just looks good around a woman’s face. I would definitely recommend one, especially for winter, if you don’t have one already.


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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Queen Couture is Fashionista Eye Candy

Who is Queen Couture?

I would like to say that I am an average teenager. But, that would be lying. I am NOT your normal, average teen. I have many talents, particularly in the athletics area.I love to learn. I am extremely artsy. I love to paint, draw, sketch, experiment with glitter, and mix and match with jewelry and accessories. You name it, if it has crafts, I'm there! I absolutely adore music! I don't just like one kind of music either. It depends on what kind of mood I am in as to what I want to listen to. And last, and certainly not least, I am absolutely, positively, extremely in in love with the fashion world!
Meet the guilt free fashion blog!

The purpose of my blog is not to point out and criticize you for what you do wrong, it is to help you. I am a teenager with an incredible fashion sense and yearn to help those who don't. Anyone who has a question about anything in the fashion category feel free to ask. There are no dumb questions.

I love to tell about little memorable things that happen daily, so I might include the humor of the day or whatnot. I am here to help you, so whatever you need, I'm your girl!


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