Whether you’re walking the runway, stepping into the office, or strolling a mall, how you look and feel is paramount to how you approach and tackle your day. From your clothes to your hair to your makeup and skin care, beauty and fashion elevate every aspect of your mood and confidence, allowing you to share your unique signature style and gifts with the world.
Beauty and fashion are topics that are important and revered worldwide. From fashion designers to people in all facets of jobs and careers, glitz and glam are alluring to everyone.
For the beauty-minded, cosmetics are fun, striking, and magnetic — much like an artist painting a portrait on a canvas. Cosmetics are products that enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for face and hair. Common cosmetics include lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, eyeshadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansers, skin lotions, shampoo, hair styling products, perfume and cologne. Cosmetics applied to the face to enhance once appearance is often referred to as makeup.
Other areas of cosmetics and beauty that are all the rave, and definitely a stunning fave, are false eyelashes, nail polish, eyebrow pencils, face powders, concealers, toners and facial masks. Cosmetics that are used on the face and eye area are usually applied with a brush, a sponge, or your fingertips.
Beauty Tip: How you wear your makeup and enhance your face is all up to you. Show your individuality by running your own beauty race!
In addition to achieving beauty through cosmetics, there is no denying the global passion and love affair with fashion. Fashion is a popular style or practice involving clothing, footwear, makeup and hairstyle. As distinctive as it is, fashion constantly changes how a person dresses. Popular fashion trends are influenced by several factors:
- Political Influences
- Social Influences
- Technology Influences
- Economical Influences
Fashion makes a major statement without stating a verbal word. From haute couture to grunge: beauty and fashion appeal to everyone!
Whether you’re a diehard fashion diva or someone who prefers a more dress down casual style, we’ve all heard the term haute couture. What exactly does that phrase mean? Haute couture is French for “high sewing” or “high dressmaking” and is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. True haute couture is high-end fashion that is hand-made from start to finish. Oftentimes, it is made from high quality, special fabric and is sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable professionals.
Haute couture is exquisite garments at their finest.
However, to the avid fashion lover, all clothes are fine, and style is merely a personal preference. Dressing down doesn’t have to mean sloppy duds. Oftentimes inexpensive, casual outfits that are mixed and matched become sheer perfection when wrapped around the wearer. Also, fashion fads and trends can be playful, youthful and provocative.
Remember grunge? Grunge is making a comeback in a major way. Grunge is an anti-fashion movement which emerged in Seattle’s subculture in the mid-80s and reached global popularity in the 90s. From clothing, accessories, hairstyles and music, grunge was embraced by the Generation X as a statement that contrasts from the flashy excessiveness of 1980s mainstream fashion. Grunge is characterized by durable and timeless thrift-store clothing, often worn in a loose, androgynous manner to de-emphasize one’s body shape.
1990s icons like Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, and bands like Pearl Jam helped popularize grunge fashion. Whether you’re jamming through your day in business or pleasure, the garments you are wearing are your absolute treasure!
Regardless if you’re a beauty or fashion maverick or a novice, one thing is for sure…glitz and glam make the woman or man!
Haute couture to grunge: it’s all fashion!
Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/ Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com