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We all want to look and feel our best, displaying our signature style for the world to see. The problem? With everyone’s busy lifestyle, we don’t always have the time or the means to get ourselves camera ready each morning. The best way to remedy that? Treat yourself to a day of professional beauty and pampering.

We all deserve special treatment once in a while, and who better to treat you to something grand, relaxing and rewarding than you yourself?

If you shop around wisely, you can find spas, hair salons, nail salons and more businesses that will doll you up at  a reasonable price.  Beauty and wellness apps exist where you can book glamour treatments directly from your phone.

Gifted health and beauty professionals specialize in making their clients feel and look good from head-to-toe. What can you expect from splurging on a professional glam day? Speed, quality, efficiency and great results.

Professional Health and Beauty Services At Your Fingertips:

  1. Makeup Artists
  2. Wax Specialists
  3. Estheticians
  4. Massage Therapists
  5. Hair Services (Haircuts, Hairstyles, Weaves, Blowouts)
  6. Nail Artists

Wow! You’ll feel and look rested and rejuvenated and how!

Pro pamper days well worth the cost!

A professional glam up session provides health and beauty services that will make others stop and stare!

If you’re a die-hard glamour girl, you probably enjoy doing your makeup, giving yourself facials, painting your fingernail and toenails, and doing all things glam. But once in awhile, splurging on yourself and leaving the “dolling up” to professionals feels so worthwhile and satisfying.  A day in the salon can be well worth every penny spent!

Here’s a fun glamour conversation for your reading pleasure:

“Your hair and nails look simply marvelous. The treatments must have been expensive and long.”

“Actually my gussy up makeover took very little time and my pocketbook is still strong.”

Professionalism, convenience, pampering for days. Booking pro appointments makes sense for the busy, fashion-forward gal in oh so many ways!

Treat yourself. You’re worth it!

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

 

 

 

 

Not many fabrics or materials that are used to make fabulous clothing are as stylish and pleasing to look at as velvet. The word “velvet” conjurs up images of softness, luxury, glamour and royalty.

Velvet can appear smooth to the touch and very victorious!

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving the material a distinctive, furry feel. When someone uses the word velvety, this is an adjective used to mean “smooth lke velvet.”

The phrase “as smooth as a velvet glove” has earned its reputation. Velvet slides onto the skin silky smooth, and feels slightly furry and fuzzy to the touch.

Velvet is used to make all types of clothing, from pants, to dresses, to skirts, to jackets, to hats, to shoes, to purses, to gloves, to shorts and beyond! Velvet is woven on a special loom that weaves two thicknesses of velvet at the same time. The two pieces are then cut apart to create the pile effect, and the two lengths of fabric are wound on separate take-up rolls.

Velvet Fun Fact: Velvet was expensive to make before industrial power looms became available. Velvet is difficult to clean because of its pile, but modern dry cleaning methods make cleaning velvet more feasible. Velvet pile is created by warp or vertical yarns and velveteen pile is created by weft or fill yarns. No matter how velvet is created, one must admit that the alluring fabric is created beautifully.

Velvet can be made from many different kinds of fibers, traditionally silk. Velvet that is made entirely from silk has market pieces of several hundred US dollars per yard. Cotton can also be used, though this often results in a slightly less luxurious fabric. Other fibers that can be used to make velvet materials are linen, mohair and wool.

Velvet pants are adorable! Velvet pants worn with feminine blouses and/or velvet jackets and blazers make for gorgeous fashion ensembles!

For those of you that want to work out in style, or dress casual chic for a shopping excursion in some high class but cozy duds, velvet sweat suits are the sassy way to go. Velvet sweats are the complete mixture of trendy and comfortable!

Traditionally, velvet is associated with nobility. Velvet was first introduced to Baghdad during the rule of Harun Al-rashid by Kashmiri merchants and to Al-Andalus by Ziryab. In the Mamluk era, Cairo was the world’s largest producer of velvet.

Velvet Fun Fact: In 1399, King Richard II of England directed in his will that his body should be clothed in velveto.
Dead or alive, velvet screams glamour.

Step out being kings and queens when your beautiful body is cloaked in classic velvet clothing!

Various Types of Velvet:

  1. Chiffon: Lightweight velvet on a sheer silk or rayon chiffon base.
  2. Crushed: Velvet where the pile uses cut and uncut loops to create a pattern.
  3. Devore: A velvet treated with a caustic solution to dissolve areas of the pile, creating a velvet pattern upon a sheer or lightweight base fabric.
  4. Embossed: A metal roller is used to heat-stamp the fabric, producing a pattern.
  5. Hammered: This type is lustrous, appears dappled and a bit crushed.
  6. Mirror: A type of exceptionally soft and light crushed velvet.
  7. Pile-on-Pile: A luxurious type of velvet woven with piles of differing heights to create a pattern.
  8. Plain: Commonly made of cotton, this type of velvet has a firm hand and can be used for many purposes.
  9. Velveteen: Imitation velvet normally made of cotton or a combination of cotton and silk.
  10. Wedding Ring or Ring Velvet: Another term for devore and/or chiffon velvets which are allegedly fine enough to be drawn through a ring.

Velvet is very versatile and very much in demand!

In addition to decorating yourself in the fantastic, scrumptious material that is velvet, why not let your accessories speak that you are indeed regal royalty?

How you view yourself and carry yourself is truly expressed through your clothing. So give a shout to velvet, and view yourself as being on top of the world! King or queen of the mountain (or the catwalk)!

The earliest sources of European artistic velvets were Lucca, Genoa, Florence and Venice, which continued to send out rich velvet textures! Rich, regal, royal and riveting never looked so velvety smooth.

Shimmer and shine your way into fashion forward finesse.

Velvet:
Sheer elegance,
Feminine and fancy,
Seductive and sensuous.
Get the velvet touch both soft and smooth as a velvet glove!

Vavavoom velvet!

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

Give me a head with beautiful hair, long or short. Bald is sexy too!

Sure, hair looks lovely when worn with feminine, bouncy curls, or pulled back in a ponytail or braid. But there is something about straight, sleek, gorgeous hair that simply shouts style!

It makes no difference if your hair preference is long or short. There is no denying that sleek, silky, straight hair looks fabulous! Not only does it frame all face shapes, it also wears well with all types of clothing and garments. Yes, even hats!

Sleek, Straight Hair Tip: When parting your hair, a middle part looks sexy and bold. For a softer, more feminine look, go with  side part.

For a knockout look that will bang one out of the park, wispy or blunt bangs worn with straight hair looks youthful, playful, and stylish.  Sensual and sexy!

Three Ways to Straighten Your Hair:

  1. Using a hot iron or flat iron.
  2. Using a blow dryer or hair dryer.
  3. Using a styling brush and hair straightening products.

Hot irons work well because they provide heat, and heat acts as a natural hair straightener. If you take small sections of your hair and run the hot/flat iron down each section from the scalp to the ends, your hair will obtain the silky straight texture that you are trying to create!

 

There are four types of hair classifications: straight hair, wavy hair, curly hair, and kinky hair. Whatever your natural hair type is, they are all attractive and beautiful. All types of hair can be styled for a straight fall.

Long or short straight hair is chic, stylish, trendy, and classy for a head of hair that mixes sweet school girl with savvy and sassy!

Silky, straight hair, when seen from the back, creates a look that is sure to excite and cause a fashion heart attack! Wow, you look like a true fashion diva and “all that!”

Great news! For those of you with brittle or damaged hair, you can still obtain glamorous, shiny, straight tresses naturally, without heat, by using these methods:

  1. Continually brush wet hair until it air dries.
  2. If your hair is wet, wrap it tightly in a towel or scarf. Sleep on it to reduce frizz. In the morning, unwrap the towel and brush out the hair.
  3. Twist your hair into a bun. Wrap damp hair into a bun and don’t cover the hair. Let your hair air dry, then brush it out.

Voila, straight hair for days with these three easy, heat-free ways!

Straight Hair – Stylish Hair!

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

 

 

 

Fuzzy, fluffy fur coats, vests and boots are snuggly and lovely. To many people, wearing clothing made out of real fur is a no no, for both the animal and the person draped in the soft duds.

Welcome, faux fur!

Faux fur, also called fun fur and fake fur, is any material made of synthetic fibers designed to resemble real fur, normally as part of a piece of clothing. Faux fur can be sewn on a sewing machine. While faux fur contains the warmth, glamour and high fashion essence that real fur provides, unlike natural fur, fake fur is ethical and animal cruelty free.

Create a stir wrapped in fabulous faux fur!

Faux Fur Fun Fact: Fake fur isn’t only used in clothing. Faux fur is used to make stuffed animals, fashion accessories and home decorations, such as pillows, bedding and throw items. Faux fur was first introduced in 1929 and has been commercially available since the 1950s, but the faux fur’s increase in popularity has been credited to its promotion by animal rights and animal welfare organizations, which claim that faux fur rocks in the fact that it saves the lives of innocent animals.

“Excuse me, you are looking quite foxy in that fluffy fox fur that you are wearing.”
“Oh, this is fluffy faux fox fur. The fox didn’t feel like sharing!”

Blow them away coated in faux fur coats whose fashion charm and pizzazz are here to stay.

Advantages of Using Faux Fur in Clothing:

  1. Faux fur is humane and animal cruelty free
  2. Faux fur is a fabric (as opposed to real hair/fur) therefore, it is easy to sew with
  3. Faux fur doesn’t require or encourage breeding of animals in factory farms (as real fur does)
  4. Faux fur doesn’t require cold storage to prevent deterioration
  5. Faux fur doesn’t appear appetizing to moths
  6. Faux fur is gorgeous to look at

Materials that can be used to make faux fur include blends of acrylic and modacrylic polymers derived from coal, air, water, limestone and petroleum.

Boots, the perfect winter shoe, always appear stylish and fashion forward when the magnificent, furry shoes are walking toward you! Keep your feet warm and your look pure glam when your boots are coated in faux fur raccoon or ram!

Faux Fur Fun Fact: Fake fur has been increasingly used in mainstream fashion. Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle use faux fur for trapper hats and jackets. In the Russian Army, fish fur is used as a slang term for the fake fur that is used on winter clothing and hats. Major fashion icons, such as Ralph Lauren and Chanel, have promoted faux fur in their runway collections.

Look too real to be true when dressed in faux fur, which will surely do grandly for you!
Faux fur makes perfect coats, vests, hats, shawls, etc. to wear in the rain, as the synthetic materials will not rot or smell if they get wet or drenched. Faux fur equals no stench.

So much of fashion allows you to create magical, ethereal, over the top illusions of elegance and wonderment. Battling the cold and braving icy elements in faux fur is chic, trendy and relevant. Fashion is fierce, fantastic and fabulous fun. Faux fur, no matter how the fake hair is worn, always looks well done.

Make a real entrance in faux fur. Fake fur looks like the real deal!

Whether you are adorned in faux fur to be cozy and warm, or merely to tear up the town, when dressed in fake fur you will both create and survive a fashion storm and a natural storm.

Faux Fur Tip: Faux fur is the perfect fashion item to wear on special occasions! Feel like a million bucks in a garment that is reasonably priced!

With faux fur you save animals lives and your money, as faux fur is much less expensive than real fur.

My words ring true! Fake fur makes for a fabulous you! Now, why would I lie to you?

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

Isn’t it about time that you treat yourself to something fun, unique and practical all in one jewelry item? Go with a finger ring watch.

Most people who want to know the time of day rely on their wrist watches, or more frequently, merely glance at their iPhones or their mobile phones. While both of these items suffice to let you know if you are running late, early or are precisely on time, a much more colorful way to find out the time is to look at your decorated fingers. Let your ring watch do the time talking.

If I had to use one word to sum up a ring watch, that word would be “cool!” Ring watches are just too cool!

There’s an element of flashiness and playfulness with wearing ring watches that you just don’t get when you are wearing a standard wrist watch, pocket watch or relying on your cell phone to show you the time.

As with all jewelry, the selection of ring watches runs the gamut from cosmetic to real jewels, and from sporty to elegant. A person can find an ideal ring watch that speaks to them even more deeply than simply telling them the time. A ring watch can add oodles of class and character to your hands that radiates a spark of your personality.

Although wrist watches are the most common type of watch used today, a wrist watch can’t match the novelty conversation piece known as the ring watch!

I have had many ring watches throughout the years and I find them to be both fun to look at and enjoyable to wear. However, when adorning your finger with a ring watch, you need to remember to remove your watch anytime that you wash your hands or are immersing your hands in water.


In fashion, there is no set rule for how to wear a ring watch. Whether you choose to slip the watch onto your right hand or your left hand, your fingers or your thumbs, anything goes. Ring watches are ornamental timepieces in whatever mode of style that you prefer to wear them.

Although wrist watches evolved in the 17th century, they didn’t become extremely popular as fashion pieces until the 1920s. Before this, most watches were pocket watches and attached to a watch chain or a watch fob. And as with almost all practical items, women found a way to doll up the wrist watch and wear their watches around their feminine fingers. Ring watches were born.

Another fun way to wear a ring watch is to attach the ring onto a chain, and dangle the darling timepiece around your neck. It’s similar to how we wore our friendship rings when we were “going steady” in junior high and/or high school. Reminisce time! As long as I’m off on a memory lane sidebar, remember when we would receive a friendship ring that was too big for our fingers, and rather than slide the coveted ring onto a chain, we would wrap the back of the ring with fuzzy angora material or scotch tape to size the ring to fit our dainty fingers? Priceless!

Okay, back to ring watches!


Wasn’t that a visual vicarious experience? And you aren’t even wearing the ring watch. Imagine how much more pleasing the watch would be to gaze at if one of these colorful, unique ring watches was jazzing up your fingers.

Time Telling Fun Fact: The study of timekeeping is known as horology.

I certainly am glad that there are people who study timekeeping and invent all of these fabulous ring watches, but with my busy schedule, I am content to let someone else do all of the work, while I merely lather my fingers in the gorgeous, time telling, finished product that is the ring watch!

Ring watches are amusing! Ring watches are trendy! Ring watches are the cat’s meow!

The next time that someone asks you for the time of day, you can hold up your finger and show off your glamorous ring watch, and let them check the time themselves. Unless of course you are wearing your fashion piece on your middle finger, at which time you would be wiser to glance down at your hand yourself and recite them the time, in your own sweet voice.

I think I’m going to go out tomorrow and buy me a new ring watch. I’ll let my fingers do the time talking.

Let your watch be a ring! They’re the “in” thing!

Cool finger ring watches: it’s about time!

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

 

Platform Shoes: Shoes, boots or sandals with thick soles at least four inches in height and a high slim or wide heel.

Pizzazz: Style, spark, zest, zing, energy.

Combine the two, and you have a shoe that puts the “P” in  PIZZAZZ!

Platform shoes have been worn for such reasons as fashion or added height in various cultures since the Ancient era. It has been said that the platform shoe got its start being used in Ancient Greece for raising the height of important characters in the Greek theater and that the alluring shoe was also used by sixteenth century prostitutes or courtesans in Venice, Italy.

No one has ever denied that the Italians do indeed know their fashion!

The most prolonged platform shoe fad in history began in the 1960s through the end of the 1980s in both Europe and the United States. Although predominantly worn by women, the platform shoe was also enjoyed by some men during the height of the disco era, and worn on stage by many male rock stars and heavy metal glam bands.

To date, platform shoes are still a staple of high fashion and high appeal, and also, high height!

For those of you who wear platform shoes, and for those of you who wish to wear platform shoes but refrain for fear that you will fall flat on your fabulous fannies, a platform shoe is actually easier to walk in than a standard pump. When walking in a pump, the sole of the shoe is flat with the ground, and the entire leg is raised up and supported by only the high heel, giving the effect of falling forward. Your toes are on the ground while your heel is elevated in the air.

However, since a platform shoe has a raised sole, your toes stay at the same level as your heel, just inches off of the ground. As you walk, your entire foot remains straight, as if you are making strides in a flat shoe.

For the faint of heart that still believes that you will wobble walking on such stilts, the next time that you are in a shoe store, try on a platform shoe and walk a few feet. You will see that it is as if you are walking on flat ground, just slightly elevated.

Nancy’s Tip: If wearing platform shoes, it helps if the shoe has an ankle strap or some sort of back support for your foot. If you wear slip-on platforms (with no back support at all) your dainty foot slips out of the shoe as easily as your dainty foot slips into the shoe. While walking, the shoes will slip right off, and you will slip onto the ground.

 

 

Great Fashion Looks for Platform Shoes:

  1. Worn with tight, form fitting skirts like the pencil skirt and the tube skirt.
  2. Worn with wide-legged or bell bottom pants, whether dress slacks or jeans.
  3. Worn with dresses that stop at mid-calf or at the ankle.

I vividly remember my first pair of true platform shoes. I was in the ninth grade, fourteen-years-old, and yes, already a shoe lover. The shoe was a royal blue in color and was crushed velvet. The platform sole was 4 inches and the heel was 5 inches. The shoe was open toed and the material that ran across the top of the foot had tiny openings in the shape of hearts. Darling!

I am, by nature, a fashion fanatic!

(Thanks Dad and Mom for never squelching my clothes creativity and for always letting me wear whatever fabulous fabrics I wanted to drape myself in. I never crossed the line and wore midriff tops to school, but I do think midriff tops are peachy, but that is another blog post).

Platform shoes truly do put the “P” in Pizzazz! The “P” in Punch! The “P” in Pow!

When you step into platform shoes, you will be lifted up and stand tall on the platform, literally!

Classy, sassy platform shoes!

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

 

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:

  1.     Political Influences
  2.     Social Influences
  3.     Technology Influences
  4.     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

 

 

Aren’t you glad that gladiator boots (and sandals) always make such a noticeable entrance?

Bold! Aggressive! Fierce! Strappy! Styling!

Whether you want to wear a shoe that shouts brave, or merely wear a shoe that sports aesthetic and sporty, gladiator shoes and sandals will never disappoint.

A gladiator (swordsman) was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals and condemned criminals. Characteristics sought after to depict true gladiators are strong, brave and aggressive, never backing down.

Gladiators dressed to kill from head to toe – literally!

Whether your preference is gladiator boots, high heels, or sandals, your feet will be glad to step out in gladiator shoes.

Gladiator Fun Fact: Gladiators offered spectators an example of Rome’s martial ethics, and in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world.

Regardless of sport, fashion always finds a way to make it all about the look.

Gladiator Fun Fact: The games reached their peak between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD, and they finally declined during the early 5th century after the adoption of Christianity as state church of the Roman Empire in 380. Beast hunts, however, continued into the 6th century.

Release your inner fashion beast and give your feet a fiery feast!

Okay, gladiator boots do look rad, but they are just a bit too much for my more reserved fashion sense, you say? Never fear, classy gladiator heels will save the day yet keep you in a provocative look that’s here to stay. Fun fashion footwear.

Wearing gladiator shoes takes some guts, and definitely cool confidence. Isn’t that what fashion risks are all about?

The gladiator’s oath as cited by Petronius (Satyricom, 117): “He vows to endure to be burned, to be bound, to be beaten, to be killed by the sword.”

Ouch! Big time ouch! The sport has died out, but courage and strength live on! The sport has become the most recognized symbol of historical Roman culture.

Hey, we just want to look stunning in our favorite footwear. No harm done here.

Make your feet smile, glad to walk a mile in gladiator shoes. I could never wear such loud, over-the-top shoes, you think. Just try it, you might like it.

Glad for gladiator boots!

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

Did you know you can light up a room and demand attention merely by the color clothing you choose to wear?

Green is a beautiful color!

That sentence deserves a line of its own, because if you take the time to really look at plants, grass, pistachio ice cream, limes, trees, U.S.A. paper currency and green clothes, you will notice that the color green is gorgeous.
Green is the color between blue and yellow on the spectrum of visible light. Green is evoked by light with a predominant wavelength of roughly 495-570 nm. In the subtractive color system, used in painting and color printing, green is created by a combination of yellow and blue in the RGB color model, used on television and computer screens.

Fashion lovers appreciate green clothes…lovely to look at as true divas know!

The color green relates to balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, green is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. Green is also the color of growth, spring, renewal and rebirth. When you look at the color green, you are renewed and restored with energy, bringing you back to a sense of well being.

Green Fun Fact: The modern English word green comes from the Middle English and Anglo-Saxon word ‘grene’, from the same Germanic root as the words ‘grass’ and ‘grow’. Green is the color of living grass and leaves, and as a result, is the color most associated with springtime, growth and nature.

Strut the catwalk in green, you stylish, glamorous fashion queen!

One reason green is such a lovely color is that it is considered an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally. A natural peacemaker, green allows us to avoid the tendency to become a martyr.

See the positive side of life…dress in green to reduce daily stress and strife!

Green Eyes Fun Fact: There is no green pigment in green eyes. Like the color of blue eyes, it is an optical illusion, its appearance caused by the combination of amber or light brown pigmentation of the stroma, given by a low or moderate concentration of melanin, with the blue tone imparted by the Rayleigh scattering of the reflected light. Green eyes are most common in Northern and Central Europe. Among European Americans, green eyes are most common among those of Celtic and Germanic ancestry (approximately 16%).

Positive Keywords Associated with the Color Green:

  1. Growth
  2. Vitality
  3. Renewal
  4. Restoration
  5. Self-Reliance
  6. Reliability
  7. Dependability
  8. Tact
  9. Emotionally Balanced
  10. Calm
  11. Nature Lover
  12. Family Oriented
  13. Down to Earth
  14. Practical
  15. Sympathetic
  16. Generous
  17. Kind
  18. Loyal
  19. Adaptable
  20. Nurturing

Everyone wearing the glorious color green will be noticed and seen!
Clothing looks great in all shades of green.

Variations of the color green include:

  1. Pale Green
  2. Emerald Green
  3. Jade Green
  4. Lime Green
  5. Dark Green
  6. Aqua
  7. Olive Green
  8. Yellow Green
  9. Grass Green

Fashion queens dressed in green steal the scene! Every time! Dress in lime!

Symbolisms and Associations with the Color Green:

  1. Safety and Precaution (think green street signals meaning go)
  2. Nature, Vivacity, Life
  3. Springtime, Freshness, Hope
  4. Youth and Inexperience
  5. Calm, Tolerance, Agreeable
  6. Jealousy and Envy
  7. Love and Sexuality

And let’s not forget, for everyone familiar with U.S. Paper Cash: Money! Money, money, money, honey. Never too much money!

How much “green” do you have in your purse? Enough to make going out and having a green clothing fashion spree a priority first!

Green Fun Fact: Political groups advocating environmental production and social justice describe themselves as part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns, as companies have sold green, environmentally friendly products. Think the “Green New Deal.”

Get with the scene – go green! A fashion queen dresses in green!

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

Hair! No matter what hairstyle you prefer and what color your hair is, we all have certain ways we like to wear our hair.  Even bald looks beautiful.

Are you looking for an easy, yet subtle change to a new you merely by your hairstyle? If so, then I suggest that you consider bangs! Adding bangs to your hairdo is a minor way to make a major change!

Bangs, also known as fringe, are an amazing way to change your look. Bangs can help to frame your face, whether you have short, medium or long hair. Create a banging new you with bangs.

Bangs can look sweet, saucy, sexy, playful, feminine and fun, all rolled into one. Bangs are a high fashion statement, whether the bangs end above the eyebrow, directly at the eyebrow line, below the eyebrow, or slide elegantly over one eyebrow.

Bangs Fashion Tip: If you are cutting your hair and bangs are new to you, it is best to cut the bangs a bit longer than you would prefer, and slowly decrease the length until the bangs are at the length of your liking.

In the realm of bangs, there are many options:

  1. Side-Swept Bangs: These bangs generally look soft and feminine, and flatter the face. A portion of the forehead is visible, and the side-swept bangs blend in with your longer hair.
  2. Blunt Bangs: Blunt bangs are cut straight across the forehead, and are generally worn thick. Blunt bangs look best when cut directly at the eyebrow line, or hanging below the eyebrows, yet above the eyelids.
  3. Wispy Bangs: Wispy bangs are very thin, where strands of the bangs hang over the forehead, while other areas of the forehead are visible.
  4. Pixie Bangs: These bangs accent short hair styles fabulously. Pixie bangs are extremely short, often jagged, and cover only to top of the forehead.
  5. Asymmetrical Bangs: These bangs are worn to where the cut is not even. Portions of the bangs are longer than other areas of the bangs. These bangs, if cut right, have a choppy appearance.
  6. Curved Bangs: Curved bangs are similar to blunt bangs, where most of the forehead is covered, however the center area of the bangs are shorter than the left and right areas of the bangs.

Bangs Fun Fact: If you wear blunt or straight cut bangs, and you want to occasionally change the hairstyle, part your hair down the middle and separate the bangs, bushing one side of the bangs to the right of your face, and the other side of the bangs to the left of your face.

I feel that bangs help to accessorize a haircut in much the same way as jewelry and hair trinkets help to accessorize your outfits. One positive of bangs is that they can be worn well with any hair color, any hairstyle and any hair length. Also, depending on the texture of your hair, there is some type of bangs that will highlight your hairdo.

Bangs not only frame your face, but they help to bring out the allure of your eyes. Bangs are also easy to style. If you prefer to wear your bangs straight, yet you yearn for an evening change, you can add a soft curl or wave to your bangs. A slight variation can bring on a stunning change.  When you prefer to go back to straight bangs, merely wet the bangs and they will dry straight.

Wahlah, easy, breezy, beautiful bangs!

Bangs will always be popular.

Bangs, whether worn short or long, soft or hard, thick or thin, wispy or straight, are always stylish! Glamour girl elegance with bouncy bangs!

Bangs are a banging, blue ribbon way to make a fashion statement!

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