Prior to going to my first Fashion Week event in New Orleans, I had a small hint of anxiety. Its almost like going to a new school on the other side of town. The surroundings are foreign, you find yourself a bit lost and unsure. But then……you see something that’s familiar….like the kid from your old school that transferred just like you did. Now the moment is erased of unease and has been replaced with a sense of propinquity.
That’s how I felt, walking into Fashion Week alone, not knowing anyone and trying to find my footing. As I watched the runway show and took photos, that sense of ease came when I heard the hostess announcing NOLA Couture. It was a company I knew of, pulling me into the moment, not only as a lonely, wondering blogger, but as a spectator, watching a place that I am familiar with be apart of the show. Speaking of the show, here’s my video of NOLA Couture and their runway collection for New Orleans Fashion Week 2018!
To be a native of Louisiana and finally experience New Orleans Fashion Week was like a dream come true. Coming into Fashion Week, I was clearly intimated by the location of the venues, sharing rooms with celebrities, models, designers, socialites. Attending as a blogger and not a model put my mindset in a new level of stress to ‘perform’ if you will. Being in the right position, getting the right shot, and so many other things plagued my mind – that is until I got there.
Despite it being the last night of New Orleans Fashion Week 2018, the venue was set and my destination was The Monastery. Although I am from Baton Rouge, knowing the location of the venue meant that it would not disappoint. One of the many designer’s collection that captivated me was Clinton Whitney Downing. Clinton is known for his raw eye for fashion as a designer and his forward-thinking as an overall artist. This world is simply being graced with his talent. Check out his collection for the show:
And the finale!
Clinton Whitney Downing can be found here at his website. One of many talented artists who allowed us to view their amazing and beautiful work. What a year for fashion!
While I have spent my share hours of my little life in front of a mirror, attempting to do my makeup before a date, important events, or just a day to cover blemishes, one trend that has gotten the masses out to the makeup aisles…..holographic and glitter makeup. Yes, dear reader, I am aware that your favorite YouTube beauty gurus have attempted to kill the holographic/glitter craze of 2017 but the reality is….it just takes some of us normal people time to come around to what the latest trend is. Sometimes the latest trends don’t fit into our lifestyle in which we have transitional time in which we come around to trying new makeup ideas. Other times, new makeup trends cost us not only our time, but extra money. That’s right, it can tend to put a dent in other everyday things that are standard so, buying new makeup can be considered a ‘treat yourself’ moment, let alone a product you have never used before.
Yes reader, just like some of you, makeup trends are a luxury to me and I have often passed them up and settled to watching a professional makeup artist use the latest products on their own faces while I observe for free. Now that time has passed and I have taken the initiative to engage some of the new holographic and glitter trends, I’d like to share with you some of my favorites in no particular order:
While this product is one of those ‘I don’t know’ things until you read all the good reviews or your friends start talking about it, you’ll quickly regret not getting it sooner. Priced at a reasonable $9.99, L’Oreal’s Infalliable Holographic Highligher stick is highly sought after in the shades Cosmic Pink, Astro Blue, and Galaxy Gold. While still exclusive, don’t get mad at me when you visit your local ULTA store and its likely to be sold out. This is a highly-pigmented, multi-use highlighter that fits wonderfully into your purse, bag, in the armrest of your car….you get what I’m saying girlie? This product can be applied to the brow bone as a highlight, over a matte eyeshadow, cheekbones, cupid’s bow…need I say more?
Now since L’Oreal has brought the makeup community a definite holographic series winner AND bought another cosmetic corporation for about $1.2 billion…maybe we can finally get those iT Cosmetics foundation shades expanded a little?🤨🤨😁
Now before you start, let’s be honest here…Wet-n-Wild has come a long way in the makeup community. While I have been a bit apprehensive about liquid highlighters, this one was something I couldn’t pass up. While available in you local drugstore, this highlighter can be bought just about anywhere. Why is it so amazing? Because its BLINDING!!!! Yes, highlighter overload if you don’t watch it, so a little goes a long way, which is a good thing. While priced at $4.68on Walmart.com, this highlighter is a great way to start playing with the different way in how this can bring some ‘pop’ to your makeup routine.
When we talk about low-cost highlighter and fancy glitter lipgloss, one of the names that usually don’t come to mind is Urban Decay. With their impressive lippy-series called Vice, Urban Decay has brought a full spectrum of color to the makeup game. What they also did with the Vice series is provide us with the lip topcoats. These lipgloss-like toppers can be worn alone or over a matte lipstick, giving you that glitzy effect with hints of stunning color. Now….ready for the price? While originally priced at $18.00, these lip-toppers are on sale at your local makeup store (Ulta, Sephora) for$9.00! Gurl….what are you waiting for??? Get to Sephora 💕