October 2017


The color orange is a fun color! Bright, neon and noticeable! Orange is the color between yellow and red on the spectrum of visible light. With its enthusiasm for life, the color orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence. Orange creates a look of sheer movement and always being on the go.
Fast…revved….radiant, the color orange!

Orange Fun Fact: The orange colors of carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, oranges and many other fruits and vegetables comes from carotene, a type of photosynthetic pigment. These pigments convert the light energy that the plants absorb from the sun into chemical energy from the plants’ growth. Similarly, the hues of autumn leaves are from the same pigment after chlorophyll is removed.
Orange Color Psychology: In Europe and America, surveys show that orange is the color most associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, warmth, fire, energy, activity, danger, taste and aroma. The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical reaction of red and the mental reaction of yellow.
Step out wrapped in the glorious orange color and lift your mood sky high! Give orange clothing a try!

Positive Keywords for the Color Orange:

  1. Sociable
  2. Optimistic
  3. Enthusiastic
  4. Cheerful
  5. Self-Confident
  6. Independent
  7. Flamboyant
  8. Extroverted
  9. Uninhibited
  10. Adventurous
  11. Risk-Taker
  12. Creative Flair
  13. Warm Hearted
  14. Agreeable
  15. Informal

Offset your fall/winter wardrobe with radiant orange!

Do you want to make a splash on the red carpet? Then forget dressing in red and strut your sensual stuff in opulent orange!
Variations of the Color Orange:

  1. Amber
  2. Burnt Orange
  3. Dark Orange
  4. Golden Orange
  5. Mango
  6. Peach
  7. Tangerine

Orange Fun Fact: The color psychology of orange is optimistic, bright and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact, orange is so magnetic and mood changing that we should all find ways to use orange in our everyday life. The best way? Through the clothes you wrap your precious self in…all the way to the pen or pencil that you use.
Orange can truly change a bad mood and bring a better attitude!

Orange Fun Fact: The color orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The first recorded use of ‘orange’ as a color name in English was in 1512, in a will now filed with the Public Record Office.
In Europe and America, the colors orange and yellow are the colors most associated with amusement, frivolity and entertainment. In this regard, orange is the exact opposite of its complimentary color, blue. Blue is the color of reflection and calm.
Dress in orange for off the charts excitement, glamour and youthful fun! Be the fashion fabulous one!

Whether you’re dressed in all orange, orange and black, or orange and white, when you drape yourself in splashes of orange, you’ll always look A+ all right!
“May I say you look utterly divine dressed in your orange pantsuit and heels.”
“I adore dressing in orange…it’s amazing how stylish and fashionable it feels.”
“You are bringing the fall/autumn season in with the perfect fashion touch.”
“For this time of year, orange is my preferred color, I love wearing it so much.”
“You certainly stand out draped in bright orange and you truly caught my eye.”
“I’m glad you enjoy the sight of me when you watch me walk on by.”
Orange: Give dressing in over-the-top orange a try!

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, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  Twitter @ and her author website

Satchel purses are by far my favorite type of carrying bag. From their compact, boxed size to their hand held handles, I feel that satchel bags blend well with any outfit, adding style, glamour and aesthetic appeal.
A satchel is basically a purse with a short handle that you grip in your hand or dangle from your lower arm, as opposed to a shoulder strap purse, clutch bag or tote. A satchel bag much resembles the shape of a small briefcase, although a satchel is soft-sided.

In fashion, much of the popularity of the satchel as a fashion accessory since 2008 is driven by the Cambridge Satchel Company, whose product was on a Guardian gift guide in 2009, and was described as a cross-body bag in a 2010 article.
Satchel Fun Fact: In literature, the satchel is often associated with the classic image of the English schoolboy: “And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel” is a phrase from Shakespeare’s monologue All the World’s a Stage.

All major designers of purses produce satchel bags, including Coach, Prada, Guess, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Mulberry and Calvin Klein, to name a few.
Satchel purses for styling handbags and gladrags!

School Bag Satchel Fun Fact: The traditional Oxford and Cambridge style satchel is a simple design that features a simple pouch with a front flap. Variations include designs with a single or double pocket on the front and sometimes a handle on the top of the bag. The classic school bag satchel often has two straps, so that it can be worn like a backpack, with the design having the straps coming in a V from the center of the back of the bag, rather than separate straps on each side. This style is sometimes called a satchel backpack.
The school satchel was described as “the bag of choice for 1950s children.”
Be it the 1950s or 2017, satchel handbags never lose their convenience and chic, cool, fashionable appeal!

Popular Versions of the Satchel:

  1. Backpack
  2. Briefcase
  3. Cambridge Satchel Company
  4. Carrier
  5. Handbag
  6. Magic Satchel
  7. Mail Satchel
  8. Messenger Bag

Satchel bags make for some glamorous gladrags!
“The satchel purse that you’re carrying is fabulous, chic and bright.”
“It’s the perfect size for a handbag. Holds every item I need just right.”
“It’s large enough to be noticed but small enough to look delicate and cute.”
“If I have to vote on my favorite style of purse it’s for the satchel that I’ll root!”
“Do you own any other types of purses besides the satchel case?”
“I sometimes carry a clutch bag, but the satchel purse holds my taste!”
Satchel Bags: Convenient to carry, beautiful to behold, the pleasingly perfect size! Be satchel purse wise!

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, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  Twitter @ and her author website

Whether you’re dressed to the nines in haute couture, or toned down in casual jeans and a T-shirt, accessorizing your outfit with a fashionable, eye catching hat will add to the oomph of your look and add all that!
A hat is a head covering which is worn for various reasons, often as a fashion accessory. Hats are also worn for protection against the weather, ceremonial reasons, school graduations, religious purposes and safety.  Style divas have found a way to turn practical garments into aesthetically pleasing props for centuries!

Hat Fun Fact: While there are many official records of hats before 3000 BC, hats were commonplace before that time. Archaeologists think that the Venus of Brassempouy from 26,000 years ago may depict a hat. One of the earliest known confirmed hats was worn by a bronze age man whose body (including his hat) was found frozen in a mountain between Austria and Italy, where he’d been since around 3300 BC. He was found wearing a bearskin cap with a chin strap, made of several hides stitched together, essentially resembling a Russian hat without the flaps.
One of the first pictorial depictions of a hat appears in a tomb painting from Thebes, Egypt, which shows a man wearing a conical straw hat, dated to around 3200 BC. Hats were commonly worn in ancient Egypt. Many upper class Egyptians shaved their heads, then covered their heads in a headdress intended to keep them cool.
No matter the hair, no matter the head, when covered in a gorgeous hat you’ll knock ’em dead!

Hat Fun Fact: In the first half of the 19th century, women wore bonnets that gradually became larger, decorated with ribbons, flowers, feathers and gauze trim. By the end of the century, many other styles of hats were introduced, among them hats with wide brims and flat crowns, the flower pot and the toque. By the middle of the 1920s, when women began to cut their hair short, they chose hats that hugged the head like a helmet.
Popular Styles of Hats:

  1. Ascot Cap
  2. Bonnet
  3. Baseball Cap
  4. Beanie
  5. Bearskin
  6. Beret
  7. Bowler/Derby
  8. Cricket Cap
  9. Coonskin Cap
  10. Cowboy Hat
  11. Fedora
  12. Felt
  13. Fez
  14. Hard Hat
  15. Montera
  16. Pillbox Hat
  17. Santa Hat
  18. Sombrero
  19. Straw
  20. Top Hat
  21. Toque
  22. Turban

So many hats on the market but only one head. With so may days in a year you can wear a different hat many days, and even when you go to bed!

Hat Fun Fact: Hats sizes are determined by measuring the circumference of a person’s head about 1/2 inch (1 centimeter) above the ears. Inches or centimeters may be used depending on the manufacturer. Felt hats can be stitched for a custom fit. Some hats, like hard hats and baseball caps, are adjustable. Other hats come in standard sizes, such as small, medium, large and extra large.
Traditional hat size is worked out by adding the fore and the aft side to side measurements (in inches) and then dividing by two. In the United Kingdom, an equivalent hat size is an eighth of an inch smaller than in the United States.
From felt to straw to baseball caps, highlight your head in haute hats!

Hat Fun Fact: St. Clement, the patron saint of felt hat makers, is said to have discovered wool felt when he filled his sandals with flax fibers to protect his feet, around 800 AD.
In the Middle Ages, hats for women ranged from simple scarves to elaborate hennin, and denoted social status. Structured hats for women similar to those of male courtiers began to be worn in the late 16th century. The term “milliner” comes from the Italian city of Milan, where the best quality hats were made in the 18th century. Millinery was traditionally a woman’s occupation, with the milliner not only creating hats and bonnets, but also choosing lace, trimmings and accessories to complete an outfit.
Match your hat with your clothes and shoes to strut the streets stepping out in your own fashion rules!

For a look that is sure to excite and entice, let the brim of your hat hide your eyes…sultry and nice! (Just be careful where you walk and only look down!)
Looking sensual and hot in haute couture hats!

You’ll turn heads and decorate your own head when you walk the streets highlighted with happening hats! You’re a fashion queen that’s all that!
“Well just look at that girl with the hat decorating her gorgeous head.”
“Dressed head to toe in a flashy outfit with the main color being red.”
“She has to be taken by someone…she’s too lovely to be on her own.”
“If she’s a true independent fashion diva, she has no trouble doing things alone.”
“She definitely beats to her own drum and dresses in styles that bring her joy!”
“She grabs life with gusto…whether on her own, with other women or with a boy”
Hats: For the haute couture rebel and royal goddess in all of us!

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, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  Twitter @ and her author website

The color silver has a feminine energy and a royal, regal appearance. When silver mixes with the fashion scene, the results are fitting for a fashion queen!
The color silver is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides – it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious. Silver soothes, calms and purifies.
In fashion, they say gold is brazen and bold! This true fashion gal says silver is the color to wear to wow!

Silver Fun Fact: Silver is a soft, white, lustrous transition metal and exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and reflectivity of any metal. Silver has long been valued as a precious metal. While silver is more abundant than gold, it is much less abundant as a native metal.  Silver is used in jewelry, coins, ornaments, silverwear and untensils.
Silver in Color Psychology: From a color psychology viewpoint, silver signals a time of reflection and a change of direction as it illuminates the way forward. Silver helps with the cleansing and releasing of mental, physical and emotional issues and blockages as it opens new doors and lights the way to the future.
Elegant, sensual and stunning in silver!

Silver is associated with prestige and wealth, as is apparent by the royal, regal look of silver clothing and accessories. The color silver illuminates more than the color gray, giving silver a shinier, more lustrous appearance.
The Color Silver Represents:

  1. Illumination
  2. Reflection
  3. Prestige
  4. Wealth
  5. Feminine Power
  6. Calmness
  7. Dignity
  8. Responsibility

Dressing in silver from head-to-toe presents a powerful, highly pleasing aesthetic appearance, radiating light and elegance. If you want to truly wow and turn heads, go all silver, even adding silver high heels, silver handbags and loads of silver jewelry.

Be fashionable in silver strong…you can’t go wrong!
Positive Traits of Silver:

  1. Illumination
  2. Reflection
  3. Feminine Power
  4. Balancing
  5. Calming
  6. Soothing
  7. Dignity
  8. Glamour
  9. Self Control
  10. Responsibility
  11. Organization
  12. Insight
  13. Wisdom
  14. Modern
  15. Sleek
  16. Hi-Tech
  17. Scientific

For a look that is out of this world glamour, give dressing in stunning silver a whirl!
“That shiny silver pantsuit you have on is definitely a sight for sore eyes!”
“I pieced the entire outfit together myself. I have an eye for being fashion wise!”
“The silver silk blazer is so fancy and inviting and looks quite soft to the touch.”
“Check for yourself. Rub the sleeve, but that’s it. Don’t touch too much.”
“You look like you’re ready to take off…over the top out of this world.”
“When I’m dressed in full silver I am both a feminine and powerful girl!”
Silver: A clothing color that works well on  it’s own, or when mixed with other colors, illuminating the silver zone!

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, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  Twitter @ and her author website

Colored Mascara: Alluring, intriguing, attractive! Enjoy the colorful, festive eyelash feast!

Mascara Fun Fact: Mascara is a cosmetic commonly used to enhance the eyelashes. Mascara may darken, thicken, lengthen and define the eyelashes. Normally in one of three forms – liquid, cake or cream – the modern mascara product has various formulas; however, most contain the same basic components of pigments, oils, waxes and preservatives.
Colorful eyelashes that make your eyes say “wow”!

Nancy Mangano’s Colored Mascara Fashion Tip: Although most people apply black or brown shades of mascara, wearing colorful mascara that either highlights or matches your eye color is beautiful and fun! This accentuates your eyes and causes them to pop, much like a gorgeous picture frame sets off a photograph!
Mascara Fun Fact: Mascara is defined as a cosmetic substance for darkening, lengthening, curling, coloring and thickening the eyelashes. Mascara is applied with a brush or a rod and can be used on the eyebrows as well.
Colored mascara will make your eyes look swell!

Cosmetic Fun Fact: Aesthetic adornment is a cultural universal and mascara can be documented in ancient Egypt. Records from around 4000 BC refer to a substance called kohl that was used to darken eyelashes, eyes and eyebrows. Often composed of galena, malachite and charcoal or soot, honey and water was added to keep the kohl from running. Through Egypt’s influence, kohl usage persisted in the Babylonian, Greek and Roman Empires.
Following the fall of the Roman Empire, kohl fell into disuse on the European continent, where it had been considered solely a cosmetic, however, it continued to be widely used in the Middle East for religious purposes. Ingredients in modern mascara include pigmentation, oils and waxes. Which ingredients are chosen relies on how the mascara is manufactured.

Types of oils used to make mascara are mineral oils, linseed oil, castor oil, eucalyptus oil, lanolin, oil of turpentine and sesame oil. Waxes usually found in mascara are paraffin wax, carnauba was and beeswax.
Be the queen in eyelashes so colorful you’ll stand out and be seen!

Let loose and have some fun wearing colored mascara whether you have an easy day or a hectic day on the run!
“I love the color of your eyes, so gorgeous and green.”
“I believe it’s my green mascara that makes my eyes so cool and serene.”
“On closer inspection, I do believe that it is your colored mascara that caught my eye.”
“The eyes always have it when you color them up. You should give it a try.”
“Glamorous, decorated eyes are a beautiful sight to behold.”
“Colored mascara adds oomph and wow to the eyes, I’ve been told!”
Colored Mascara: Mesmerizing, breathtaking and bold!

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, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at Twitter @ and her author website