Thursday, December 30, 2010


I hope that all of your hopes and dreams come to fruition in 2011. Stay fabulous,confident and fashionable :-)


Friday, December 24, 2010

Congratulations to...

Thifa! Yes, Thifa with the email address( Beautiful,you won a $25 gift certificate from Apothica!!! I will send your info over to Apothica by Monday. You'll be shopping in no time:-) Thanks everyone! Merry Christmas xoxo

Thursday, December 2, 2010


As some of my extra glam readers may know Apothica is one of the leading carriers in Make-up,hair and skin care,fragrances & many more!I’ve teamed up with them to bring you this phenomenal contest. Apothica carries the leading brands in beauty like Smashbox, Urban Decay, Too Faced and Bobbi Brown to name a few…

My personal favorite is Too Faced cosmetics.Their Transculent Powderis light and leaves skin soft with a romantic glow. It’s colorless and blends into YOUR skin tone. Every girl needs a fab concealer right? Here’s one.

I’m giving away one $25 gift card! Starting from December 3rd...

.Must be 17 + to enter
.You must be following my blog. Scroll down the sidebar until you see a box that says Google Friend Connect,follow!
.Must comment THIS post with preferred email address

You can submit up to 10 + entries!!!

Additional ways to enter:
-1 entry for becoming a fan of Apothica on facebook
-1 entry for following Inside The Fashion on facebook
-1 entry for following me on twitter @SharifaKnows, tweet me “GIMME APOTHICA”
-2 entries for following Apothica on twitter @apothica
-2 entries to retweet Apothica’s tweet about Inside The Fashion’s giveaway
-2 entries for leaving a comment about what they’ll purchase with gift card in this post.

What the Winner of the Apothica Giveaway Needs to Know:

1)Inside The Fashion will provide Apothica with the winner's contact information
2)Apothica will contact the winner to verify information is correct
3)After verification, Apothica will email the a code for the gift card to be used at,, and
4) and SkinBontanica are sister sites.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winter Beauty Tips :D

For the harsh winter months it's important to protect our skin more than ever! That's why a good moisturizer is essential. I'll recommend one from Clinique

Prices range to $12.50-$50
A good moisturizer is the ultimate base for makeup. It should go in the order of Clean face,Moisturizer,Wait,Primer,Wait then Foundation.Clinique is a wee bit expensive but it truly works!Enriched with Vitamin E to quench thirsty skin;There's lotion and gel for all skin types oily,combination and dry with SPF.

Ever wonder how some women seem to have the glow during this season? It's either: they're in love,pregnant,both or they use highlighters and bronzers!

They're highlighter powder and creams but you can also use gold eyeshadow without sublte to no shimmer to "highlight" your features. Your features can be your cheekbones,brow bone etc. Using a powder/blush brush brush up towards the hairline.

Bronzer like this one from NARS gives a natural glow that's ideal for all skin types

$32;It has a subtle shimmer

Now! What about your beautiful lips? It's crucial to keep them moisturized and looking kissable.Have you noticed the abundance of lip treatment ads lately? I honestly can't recommend you a lip plumper. I'm very blessed in that area but my favorite lip gloss beside the Classic Cherry chapstick is Dylan Candys Bar Lip Saver

They're available in an array of delicious flavors. Small and super cute!

"Winter Wonderland Look"
I came up with this last year on a complete whim. Every time I wear it I get tons of compliments.
What you'll need:
-White Eyeshadow -Eyeliner brush
-Blush -Powder brush
-Primer -Concealer brush
-Pink lipstick or gloss

1) Every artist must work with a clean canvas....After washing your face,apply moisturizer. Wait five minutes before applying an oil free face primer.A face primer sets your makeup for a matte finish.

2) This step is optional.If you regularly use foundation,apply after primer.Wait five minutes for makeup to set and apply concealer with your fingertips or brush to conceal dark spots,dark circles and acne.

3)Now the magic begins. Using an EYELINER brush dip into white eyeshadow and line the upper and lower eyelids.Don't try to make a straight line right away!!! Pace yourself,try making small dots and connect them. Fact:White eyeshadow opens your eyes and appears to make them bigger. Note we're going for a thin line. Be careful not to get the powder in your eyes!

4)Apply mascara,I recommend 4-5 coats. Wipe away excess dust of your face and prepare to apply blush.

5)The correct way to apply blush to SMILE and apply the powder to the "apple of your cheeks" towards your hairline.

6)If you're using lipstick. Line the lips with a pink liner.Moisturize lips with a clear gloss and add lipstick with a lip brush (preferred) than using it straight out the tube. Its better for a softer look.Rub your lips together,fix the edges and pucker UP!

&There you have it :D
**I love rocking bouncy curls with this. The white eyeshadow symbolizes snow,get it?


Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Art at it's highest quality and for H&M? Lovely.

Street Style is back!

New York

The baby pink blouse with a Utilitarian cargo pant gives a outfit a feminine yet tough look.

New York

The mix of textures and prints is a tricky thing. But the leopard cardigan compliments the tee and skirt instead of overwhelming it.


All black =classic not scary. The sheer and flats give it a more casual aesthetic.


How to wear a Camo jacket 101


I love this....I don't know where to start. The two toned hair,the sunglasses,the Cindy Crawford mole. I'm in love:-)


Shawls are a great to throw over and go in the fall and early winter time. As you can see,MEN can pull this off flawlessly.


Louboutins and a cape-Modern day Wonderwoman?


Acrylic sweaters are usually a no but this is an exception. Paired with leggings and peekaboo flats it creates a fun and comfy outfit.

Follow me on twitter @SharifaKnows and on facebook-check the sidebar for a direct link!


On a musical note...


"LOUD"-Rihanna's 5th album gives us the tantalizing Urban Pop we crave.And that made the Bajan songstress a household name. With tracks like "What's my name" "Only girl in the world" and "Raining Men" this is definitely another Platinum record for the 22 year old beauty.

"My beautiful dark twisted fantasy"-Kanye West's 5th album is the lovechild of his last album "808's and Heartbreak" and "Late Registration". The controversial rap genius creates the perfect Hip Hop album with tracks like "Blame Game" ft. Kid Cudi and the hit "Runaway" with Pusha T. Mr. West has done it again with perfect sampling,flawless metaphors and melodic delivery.

"Pink Friday"-Nicki Minaj's debut album is full of wacky voices,catchy beats and good lyrics.The worlds of Pop and Hip/Hop-Rap collide on this record. Miss Minaj rose to fame with her many features this year & seemingly simple defeat of conquering the billboard charts without an album. This is truly a treat from the opener "I'm the Best" to super pop bonus tracks like "Girls fall like dominoes". Nicki also has her own pink lipstick from M.A.C. titled "Pink Friday".

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thigh High/Over the knee Boots: Yay or Nay

Louis Vuitton
This may just be one of the biggest fashion debates of all time. Some may shudder at the very thought and others cannot resist the leathery temptation.The only problem is the designers don’t actually care about the implied eroticism of the thigh-high boots. In fact, they are frequently related to eroticism, boot fetishism, prostitutes and professional dominatrices, so it’s a good idea to know how to wear them properly.Sexy is not even the about slightly cheeky aka slutty. But when there's a will there's a WAY!

Emilio Pucci
Ways to wear these boots:
.Long jackets w/skinnies,leggings
.Sweater Dresses
.Off the shoulder sweaters
Also try more demure colors like black, gray, brown, green and tan.Word to the wise ladies 5'4" under shouldn't wear these styles as it will you swallow you and make you look like puss in boots ***Yay,Shrek reference.

Antonio Berardi



I gotta go with...YAY! Proceed with caution

Monday, November 15, 2010

Spotlight: Teo Jasmin

Teo Jasmin is an interior design company which was founded by Angéline
Bailly in 2001. They started to specialize in digital printing on wall
canvas but later on expanded their range of products with cushions and
classic furniture, still using the same digital process on them.
Ever since, Teo Jasmin never stops to amaze us for its creativity. New
collections are launched twice a year. Vintage cars are the stars of the new
collection 2010 with Mini and famous 2CV. Previous and still successful
collections such as the Coca Cola, DC Comics, Beatles, NYC, London and Paris
are still around! Sacs à mains, coussin déco, tableau déco Teo Jasmin.


I LOVE LOVE this company-their designs are nothing like you've EVER seen before. This is definitely for the trendsetters out there :)They specialize in cushions,tables,chairs and handbags!!!
You should add Teo Jasmin on facebook & twitter:
For my Non french speaking followers,google Teo Jamsin to translate the page!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Latest from Echo: Kindle & Nook Cases

These Kindle & Nook cases come in an array of colors and prints. Cases are also avaible for the I-pad! No more plain cases!

Prices range from $48-58$;Link to Echo :Digital Reader Cases

Sunday, October 31, 2010

I have....



Friday, October 29, 2010

Kanye West - Runaway (Full-length Clean)

I don't care what anyone says....this man is a genius. Insane? Slightly

Best 34 minutes of your life!

**scroll down page to stop the auto play music and enjoy the film**


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Most Popular Halloween Costume...

I'm sure you've probably heard that the most popular Halloween costume for 2010 is.....*Drum roll*-Snooki from Jersey Shore. The pint sized orange reality star has become a household name thanks to her poof and Guidette lifestyle.

Halloween isn't really my thing but look what I found online to make the perfect Snooki costume!

Snooki Wig;retails at $15-20,what's this costume w/o the outrageous POOF?

Guidettes love their animals prints especially Leopard & of course it's skin tight.
Dress retails at $25

To complete this costume you must have a luscious orange tan.Think-PUMPKIN!
For makeup:
1)Use a primer,apply foundation and concealer.
2)Dab lots of bronzer to get the full orange glow
3)Line upper and lower lids with opaque black eyeliner.LOTS OF LOTS OF EYELINER.GO RACCOONS!
4)Apply false eyelashes and curl them w/an eyelash curler **Use Covergirl Lashblast or Falsies mascara
5)Of course,you have to do a smoky eye
5)To get perfectly arched brows. Brush hairs upward,trim,tweeze and tame with brow gel. You can use a brow filling gel for a stronger look.

& You must have black pumps. It's an absolute must,oh and fist pumping!

Dear Snooki,I love you and the rest of The Jersey Shore cast. Don't ever change:)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trend Report

Hippie Headbands

For some odd reason this trend is coming back. I remember when I rocked this back in '08 and got some pretty weird looks all over Brooklyn. *Sigh*

How to Rock the Hippie Headband:
1. Part hair in either a straight part down the middle, or create a loose jig-jag part down the middle of your head.

2. Wrap a skinny headband around the top of your forehead, avoid tucking your hair behind your ears!

3. If you have bangs, wear the headband over your bangs.

4. Throughout the day/night check your headband and avoid mushroom head(:D) by tucking your hair in.

Multi-Color Nails
It must be the year of LOUD color everywhere-hair,nails,etc.I gave you all an example of my "Purple Zebra" nails a couple post below. It's fun,just try it. That's why they created polish remover!

Now your nails will always match your outfit..

Leopard Scarves

Any animal print (even Zebra) can be very classic and trendy when done in small amounts.

Scarf from Echo

Brown is the color
You must have an essential go to bag without print or any other distraction just for school or work. Trust me,it goes w/everything and looks S-H-A-R-P!

Burberry bag
Tip: Go Brown w/bags,boots and watches:)

Purple Eyeshadow

This a universally beautiful color on every skin tone. Hot Makeup look this fall!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Big Picture Photoshoot Party!


Well you're in luck, because on October 27th, 2010, we're holding a special event for you.
It is the 1 Degree of Separation after party, the main event can be found here Eventbrite, If you attend this event the tickets are free. Tickets are then 5 dollars when you buy them here and 10 dollars at the door.
The event is being held at

The Palace
713 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY

This is the direct link to the photo shoot party LINK
As a model you'll get free photo ops (your pictures will be available 1 week after the show) and possibly your next gig. Get your tickets now!

P.S-This is a completely legit event it's being hosted by a friend of mine.I'll never endorse anything I didn't believe in.If you still want more information please email me

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rainbow Brite!

Vibrant pigmented highlights are ON the rise. Maybe it's a trend inspired by Halloween. Hmmm...?
Recent Runway shows have been incorporating two tone hair but there's a new look on the scene. Maybe thanks to Rap Queen,Nicki Minaj:
Burnt Orange;Black w/pink

In NYC- I've seen just about every color known to man. They were highlights not a full dye.It's a fun way to make winter bright and fun:)

Pink;Rachel McAdams

Purple & Blue;Katy Perry

Yellow&Orange;Hayley Williams

An example of wild hair dye-Rihanna
Why Riri Why?!
If I'm feeling bold I'll try blue....

Bored+Nail polish =This

I'll try to keep the hiatuses to a minimum. This is some of what I've been doing since I've been gone-

Red Spark

French Mani [Professionally Done]

Purple Zebra

What's your favorite?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What's on your summer wishlist?

That's a pretty big question but I've narrowed it down to the must haves...
**Not in any specific order*

-The "Perfect" Fedora
Not the kind your grandpa wore but the ultra trendy ones you see in the fashion magazines.A straw hat fedora is more appropriate and weather friendly for the hot days of summer.

Now where do you find these hats has always been some type of enigma. Forever 21 and H&M will probably have a couple but check the small boutique that caters to the hipsters in your city.Also online shopping is probably the best bet. Check

-The "Perfect" Summer dress
I hope you know that coral is the "It color" this summer. If you heard it was anything else--THEY LIED.

Forever 21 Satin Shirt Dress;$27.80
Now I think i may have this category covered already. I got a dress (totally different from the above pic). It coral dress with a bustier type and a criss-cross back with a gold zipper. I have no idea when to wear it. My 19th birthday maybe? Omg,I'm going to be 19 in September...*quickly changes topic*

-The "Perfect" Cocktail Shorts
To me,this is one of those trends that always come back once summer arrives.Dress it up or dress it down!I would love black ones...I need to brighten up,eh?

-The "Perfect" Handbag
Leather will stick to my arms.Suede is just...weird.That still leaves plenty of options. And of course it'll all depends where you're going-work,school,beach etc.

Is this a good summer bag? Bag;$39.90

-The "Perfect" Tank Top
I'm not taking about those lame spaghetti strap things. Tops like this:;$22.00

-The "Perfect" Sandal
I don't think it's possible but have fun trying.

-The "Perfect" Romper
Denim,Satin(Why would you do that?)...pick your flavor.

If you're blessed with divine legs show them off! A little shimmer and leg makeup = perfect legs

-The "Perfect" Skinny Cargo Pants

And of course -The "Perfect" pair of sunglasses.Whether you're into designers names or not there's a formula for the perfect sunglasses based on your face shape. Good thing to Google.