Berry Kissable

I feel that one should always be comfortable when it comes to fashion. However, there are exceptions. Especially when you love stilettoes; tall stilettoes (like me). Every once in a while it’s good to experience and experiment something new. Take a step out of your comfort zone for a day and/or night and try something bold. Even if it is a little step; something as simple as your makeup. This trend can help you do just that.

Personally, I’ve always been a fan of dark lip colors. I think their sexy and fierce. This Fall, both on the runway and streets, woman everywhere are picking their jam and sporting berry colored lips.

Halloween is around the corner, but you probably don’t want to look like a Vampire. If you are lost on which berry to pick, your skin tone is the best way to determine which shade looks best on you.

If you have fair skin, I would go with a raspberry color: dark but sheer. Medium skin tones can pull of a richer berry color and dark skin tones should wear a deep blackberry color that will contrast against your skin.Berry Kissable

Here’s some of my advise for when applying dark, rich colored lipsticks.

1. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips. Use a toothbrush and scrub your lips to leave a smooth surface for application. After, apply clear lip balm to avoid chapped lips.

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2.Prime the lips. Apply some foundation before applying any color . This will make your lips nude and show the lipstick or liner’s true color.

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3. For a lip that will last you longer, line and fill the lips with lip liner before.

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4. You want to avoid looking gothic. So apply a complimentary color blush to even out the tones.

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5. Dark lips, light lids. If you’re going for a bold lip, make the eyes simple. Do a simple cat eye or light shadow. Less is more.

So step out of you comfort zone and try it out!

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Photography by Salome Arango

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“Fashion fades, style is eternal.” -Yves Saint Laurent

Many people forget that there is a difference between fashion and style. Fashion is all about the season’s latest and most popular trends, both on the runway and on the streets, but style is much more personal. Style distingushes one person from another. We can both rock the same trend, but in our own ways. Style is our signature.

This fall is brighter than ever. We are used to wearing dark and neutral colors in the fall, but by adding neon to our fall wardrobe, we can stand out instead of blending in. I added a bright yellow blazer to my sheer white tank top and sequins shorts to give it that touch of color it lacked. Whether you sport the neon trend with something as simple as a scared or as bold as an oversized sweater, stay true to your style; stay true to you.

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Shorts & Blazer Trendilicious
Top Zara
Shoes H&M
Purse Balenciaga
Ring & Bracelet Cartier

Photography by Salome Arango

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It’s finally time to say “adios” to summer in Miami and hello to fall! Since I don’t get to experience lower temperatures and foliage like up north, this past weekend I went to a pumpkin patch to get into the season’s spirit. I love leather in the fall, so I sported a faux leather skort, which I dressed down with a simple graphic tee, open cut leather boots and a black felt hat.

Below I’ve listed some of the this fall’s biggest trends

  • Sixties Swing dresses
  • Velvet
  • Knit Layers
  • Pretty Pastels
  • Red & Dark Berry Colors
  • Fringe
  • Neon Touches

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Skort Express

Top Trendilicious

Boots & Purse Balenciaga

Sunglasses Forever 21

Felt Hat H&M

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Photography by Salome Arango

Shop the Cause

With many cosmetic products to choose from it can be easy to become overwhelmed with options, but when a portion of your money can go to a worthy cause, why hesitate? The brands below empower women to feel pretty and powerful.

“The greatest wealth is health.”  -Virgil

This is extremely true! When you’re healthy you can conquer the world. Living a healthy life is a blessing and if you are struggling with health issues, continue to fight every day. Never forget to help and support those around you because you never know what tomorrow brings.

I’ve experienced the affect of breast cancer to two people very close to me. Join the fight against breast cancer and think a little more pink.

Lips for Love: Bobbi Brown offers a limited-edition lip-gloss set featuring Pretty Pink Sheer Lip Gloss, Pink Tulle High Shimmer Lip Gloss, Bright Lilac Lip Gloss and Soiree Pink Shimmer Lip Gloss. Bobbi Brown will donate $12 from this $60 sale benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Exclusively at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide and on www.bobbibrown.com while supplies last.

Paint for Pink: Theses three pink polishes by Essie (Pinking About You, I Pink I Can, and Pink Happy) will give your nails a classy, natural look for only $8.50. In addition to creating a color that looks elegant year-round, Essie will donate a portion of the profit to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Available online at nordstom.com or at Target.

Curl for a Cure: This month Conair released the Conair Curl Secret Infiniti Pro in a new bright pink color. In exchange for shiny, bouncy curls, Conair will donate $110,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, regardless of sales. It can be purchased online at conair-store.com.

Ralph for Research: Ralph Lauren Corporation’s Pink Pony Collection is an initiative to reduce and treat Breast Cancer. 25% of  Pink Pony product sales are contributed to an international network of charities. Buy a piece or donate online here, or write down how you will support the fight against cancer, snap a picture with your promise and post your photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PinkPonyPromise and the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation will donate $10 to cancer-related causes. Read more here.

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