Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Invest in Fashionable Denim!

"Hello Inside the Fashion readers! Let me formally introduce myself before we embark on this guest blogging ride! My name is Alessia and I am a 19 year old journalism student in Montreal! When I'm not dreaming about fashion and fervently writing news articles, I am blogging for! I think this is the beginning of a wonderful

Givenchy dresses. Alexander Wang purses. YSL accessories.

There seem to be an endless amount of items that a typical, fashion-conscious girl finds herself coveting.

Nicholas Kirkwood stilettos. Hermes Birkin Bag. Alexander McQueen everything.

As far as (mostly) unattainable items on your ultimate wish-list are concerned, most fashionable women know exactly what they want. However, lots of women spend so much time formulating their imaginary styles (the ones they would have if they had limitless funds) that their real-world styles fall by the wayside.

Even though casual-wear can sometime seem less glamorous than the latest looks from Paris Haute Couture week, it’s nevertheless equally important to put as much thought and effort into your every-day wardrobe.

The ultimate item that straddles the line between luxury and informality? Denim, of course.

J Brand 901 Olympia

Quality denim never goes out of style. Like a family heirloom, your most beloved pair of jeans has a history. Your clothes become your companions through life. When people come and go they remain either firmly adorning your body or sitting in your closet, waiting for you to choose them again.

William Rast Sadie Straight Leg Denim(left) and Rock Revival Irina Skinny Leg Denim (right)

When you buy a Chanel quilted bag, you are buying both a style statement, and quality assurance. The same goes for a good pair of jeans. Invest in reputable, high quality brands like William Rast and J Brand to ensure that you won’t find yourself shopping for denim again in a month’s time.

Tempted by the appeal of discount prices, many people let the style and quality of their casual clothes sit on the back burner as they save all their pennies for the designer goods. However, we forget the reason why brands like William Rast and Rock Revival are on the higher end of price points for denim: because these are jeans that will serve you well for years. Don’t cut corners when it comes to your jeans. Your denim is worth it- just as much as your designer shoes are.

You can find these denim brands at along with many many others! Happy shopping! XO

Guess what...

I'm trying something new for "Inside The Fashion". I am collaborating with the lovely,Alessia from Alessia will be featured on ITF regularly with original guest posts. This is going to be really fun!I will also be featured on as a regular guest blogger.Who's excited? That's a rhetorical question-because you all should be. Welcome Alessia with open arms,ITF family :)


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Personal Microderm review

Remember I told you gorgeous folks about the Personal Microderm? Well I got mine and it's truly a revolutionary product. Honestly upon receiving it I was kind of bummed because it seemed to be a product marketed towards an ahem, older crowd. I'm 19 and thought I had pretty decent skin. Come to find out it can be even better thanks to PMD! PMD scrubbed away all of my dead skin cells. We all have them don't EW me:p

Under those dead cells were glowing & radiant skin! No worries-there's zero pain. In fact,it was very soothing. Skin care doesn't have to be a task but a fun regimen. I will admit it's a bit much to assemble the PMD. It has a million pieces and wires. I wish there was an easier guide to follow or it was pre-assembled.Also the packaging wasn't the spiffiest thing in the world.

Honestly,if I was scouring the net for great skincare products;I wouldn't check this out.Again,t would even MORE beneficial to an older crowd.But,I'm very glad I was selected to try this product. It clear blemishes and even out the skin tone.Overall,I'm very happy I have it in collection. I highly recommend it! There's a lot of imitators out there but PMD is one of the best.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Leopard Bags

I love this trend. I'm not a huge fan of patten hence why all of bags are solid-colored. But I really want a leopard bag particularly like this one or a funky Betsey Johnshon one.

60S coats

I find this trend extremely romantic and classy. Think playful spring colors: pinks,yellows and light blues!

Military vests & jackets

Sure,you're too delicate for the army but a military vest is the next best FASHIONABLE thing.

Color blocking

You may or may not know but I'm not a huge fan of a lot of colors. Sure ,I have my Katy Perry days but 8/10 times-I'm in cool or pastel colors. But I'll give this look a try this summer :) I'll try anything once...

Platform heels


Trench dresses

Love this! This is a statement piece. Don't overkill with leggings or jewelry!!!

Preppy Prep

Let's all pretend we're rich,beautiful and have lots of drama. Some of you may already be these things... Bring out the blazers,riding boots and pastel cardigans!

Big Bangles &

Lucite jewelry

Citrus colors

Instead of looking like an orange (*cough* Snooki) wear orange instead. What a fun way to bring the summer in...

Blue nail polish

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE. I'm rocking this color right now


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How cool is this?

I've been selected out of hundreds...maybe thousands:p to review a product called the "Personal Microderm". This product really is one of the best beauty tools around. What the Personal Microderm does for your skin is miraculous. It revitalizes and cleanses the skin. I'm OH so very excited. Apparently I'll receive my Microderm in a week or two. Gotta love Apothica & The Fringe Network!

I'm very much alive

So sorry for the lack of updates.I've been super duper busy...transferring to a different college in the fall& doing my very best to pass my current courses. I CAN'T WAIT TO MOVE OUT. Knock on wood & pray for me!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Street Style

Just a lil dose:-)


New York


Expiration dates for YOUR beauty essentials

*Anti-aging and acne treatments: Three months to a year. Antioxidants are easily oxidized, so be on the lookout for any changes in color.
*Body lotion: Two to three years, particularly if it’s in a pump container.
* Shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel: About three years.
* Bath oil: One year.
* Sunscreen: Check the package for an expiration date.
* Mascara and liquid eyeliner: Three to four months. Make sure you’re diligent about replacing these items to prevent contamination and infections.
*Eyeshadow: Up to three years.
*Concealer:Up to 12 months
*Make-up brushes: Wash every 2-3 months in a mild detergent.
* Eye and lip pencils: Three to five years. Sharpen them before each use as a way to preserve them and keep them clean.
* Lipstick and lip gloss: Two to three years.
* Foundation: About two years. Most bottles are designed to last that long. And if you don’t use it, chances are you didn’t love it to begin with.
* Perfume: About two years. To get more mileage out of a perfume, resist the temptation to display a pretty bottle on your vanity. Instead, stash it away in a cool, dark place.
* Nail polish: One year.
* Hairstyling products: Three to five years. Most are alcohol-based, which helps preserve the formula.
* Bar soap: Up to three years.
* Shaving cream: About two years.
* Deodorant: Up to two years.

Real eye opening info...You should totally bookmark this post!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Do you want makeup that looks good and is GOOD for your skin too?

Well...DuWop cosmetics was made with you in mind! I know that us gals have our own makeup dilemmas but mine is...RED LIPSTICK. I love red lipstick but I'm absolutely terrified of how it'll look on me. As a woman of color,I'm very concerned about drawing negative attention to my lips. Such effect will be called:CLOWN MOUTH,just tragic.

But DuWop is here to the rescue with their revolutionary lipstick "Private Red"!

Private Red is different from other lipsticks because it has "mood lipstick technology".Which always it to change color and complement YOUR skin tone.Thanks for solving my 3 year dilemma,DuWop:-) Not only that but Private Red contains nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E for conditioning and Henna for a non-fading pigment.It not only protects&conditions,smooth-ens but never fades! This isn't your mother's lipstick!

This is the lipstick of the new generation. It's a great buy that every trendsetter needs in her makeup bag. No more dry lips! No more weird smells! No more fading color! I'm a huge fan! I do not advocate anything I don't believe in so don't waste another dime on products that don't work.



I'm sorry but last night's Grammy awards was really boring. Don't even get me started on the winners...let's jump into the fashion. Shall we?


Kimmy K is really nice to look at. She looked like a bootylicious golden statue last night. Very circa 1997 J.LO

Miss Kidman looked absolutely amazing in Jean-Paul Gaultier. Now I see why she's obsessed with mermaid style dresses-instant curves for her boyish frame.

J...TO THE LO. Hell-lo. That's a throwback to an old J.Lo song for the youngins. I know if it was an inch or two longer-PERFECTION.Those Christian Louboutin shoes...give me life. Divine!

SELENA GOMEZ,you look amazing! She kept it very sophisticated,sweet&sexy.She's wearing a J. Mendel gown.


Yes,Ciara has a sick bod but the top portion of the dress is just wacky. It flattens her boobs it's just not flattering at all.There was too much going on with the cuts on the sides,the front detail,different patterns,the shoes,the train...just NO!

Miley looks so grown up. I wish she'll do something different with her hair.A messy updo would've done this dress so much more justice. The dress is very shiny and heavily detailed so she didn't need the bracelets.Maybe just a nice cocktail ring?!

I love me some Katy Perry!!! Her song are addictive,she's cute& all about girl power. Now,I wish I could have snipped that train off her dress. And pulled the skirt up a little more so we can't see any peek-a-boo skin. Love u Katy :-)


Nicki Minaj wins this. WTF ARE YOU WEARING HB? Anyone that knows me well knows that I LOVE NICKI MINAJ but I can't support this. This...this Givenchy Leopard atrocity.
Waaah :(

I want to hear your opinions,Comment xoxo
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

MAC Wonderwoman collection for Spring 2011

YES,The Makeup Gods have a great present in store for all of us beauty/MAC junkies.MAC will be offering a limited edition Wonder-woman collection that will be available in the U.S & Canada ON February 11th,2011.It will go worldwide in March!

Here's a little sneak peek:

Vanish any thought of being a Plain Jane: M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces!

Press Release:
"For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!

Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For her collaboration with M∙A∙C, we’ve infused her sense and fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror. Shazam!"

**I've been hearing hoopla over the "cheap"packaging. MAC just followed the comic book look that is Wonder Woman. I think it looks expensive toys. Have some FUN!!! I can't wait to get this:-)

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I AM SPEECHLESS :O Beautiful...

Trend Report

For Spring 2011

Textured Tights

This was a huge trend last year and it's back again! I love this look it can transform a rather boring outfit& make it young,edgy and fun. I know some of my gals are frightful about adding attention to their thighs but I promise you textured tights actually lengthen and disguise flaws. You'll feel a lot sexier too;] Celebrities like Leighton Meester and Ke$ha loves textured tights.

Leather bracelets
This leather bracelet is from $99.95
This is a very hot accessory for Spring. It's different and unique jewelry is very trendy now.I love leather bracelets with a white T-shirt,Jeans,a blazer and flats. This adds a more polished and cool look to outfits.

Nars Lip Gloss [Harlow] $24
It's a tad pricey but it is definitely worth it. Try and get a nude/matte color especially for spring. Spring is about understated and light colors. This lip gloss is not sticky and it lasts forever! Great buy!

Lace-up Wedge Booties [Chloe]
This was the main show for the Spring 2011 runway shows. It's east to see why,it's very funky,super comfy and FASHION FORWARD.Wedge shoes are raved for their comfort.The platform on this particular style of shoes has great support and balance. Gotta get me a pair:-)!!!

Cool Scarves
[Echo Design]
The trick with scarves is to HAVE FUN WITH THEM. There are tons of different ways to wear them. It's best to just throw on a scarf and go rather than trying to place it so perfectly. Also this year it's all about cool patterns!
Check out this helpful video from the lovely,Michelle Phan:

Words cannot explain how much I love lace...yet I don't own a single piece of clothing with lace detail. Well, his was be a major hit on the runway and it's made its way to the real world. Very romantic and adds an instant air of elegance! Little = More in this case. Too much of a good thing= BAD.

[Akris-Spring 2011]
Bold Prints
Designers went crazy this year looking for fresh ideas to create wild and crazy prints. You only live once right?