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All glamour girls know that one secret to a perfect makeup job is applying just the right amount of concealer and foundation to your face. Both concealer and foundation are used to make the skin appear more uniform in color and blemish free. Generally, concealers are more heavily pigmented than foundations and can be used alone or applied underneath a light coat of foundation.

To differentiate between the two cosmetics, concealer is used to mask dark circles, age spots. large pores and other small blemishes visible on the skin. It is similar to foundation, but thicker, and used to hide different pigments by blending the imperfection into the surrounding skin tone. Foundation is a skin colored makeup applied to the face to cover flaws and/or change the natural skin tone. Some foundations also function as moisturizers, sunscreens and astringent base layers.

In a complete facial makeover, concealer is applied first and foundation is applied over the concealer. This gives you the canvas for applying various cosmetics to your face and creating makeup magic!

Although concealers and foundations add a gorgeous glow to your skin when applied correctly, if used too heavily and the cosmetics don’t match your skin tone, they can turn into makeup that cakes up! So how do you apply the perfect amount of concealer and foundation that makes your skin look youthful and near makeup free?

How to Avoid Makeup Cake Face:

1. Do not apply a thick foundation over your entire face. Foundation is meant to even out your skin tone, but when applied it should be almost invisible. Dot concealer on any ruddy or blemished areas, then cover up uneven spots like the cheeks, around the nose and the chin with foundation.

2. As we age, our skin tends to lose moisture. This can lead to makeup cake face. Keep your skin as moisturized as possible by drinking lots of water and applying a moisturizing cream to your face underneath the concealer and foundation.

3. Apply a foundation primer. Foundation primers settle into your pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and even out blemishes so that your foundation glides on smoothly.

4. Make sure your concealer and foundation match your skin tone.

Concealers and foundations come in both powder and liquid formulas. For gorgeous, glowing skin with no makeup cake up, brush a small amount of translucent face powder over your foundation. This will create a blemish free base to work with when applying eye shadow, blush and lip gloss, as well as blend your concealer and foundation together to give off a “perfect” face!

Both concealers and foundations are available in a variety of shades, although concealers tend to be more  heavily pigmented. When applying foundation, try to match your skin tone or go one shade darker than your natural skin tone to avoid makeup lines and see preferred results. Concealers with yellow undertones are used to hide dark circles. Don’t go with white concealers as this can sometimes cause a gray hue where applied.

Love the skin that you’re in by applying just the right amount of concealer and foundation, ensuring your makeup flatters your face and doesn’t cake up!

You now look magnificent. Go attend that brunch, concert, baby shower or birthday party in style. Let the only cake in the room be on the table and not your face! Win the makeup glamour race with your exquisite cosmetic taste!

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

 

Hot, neon pink is an amazing, youthful, fun, energetic color, don’t you think? Apparently so do fashion designers and people all over the world. Hot pink (also known as fuschia) is by far the hottest color trend to come off the Fall/Winter 2018 fashion weeks, most notably in New York and Milan. Famous fashion designers such as Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Alexander Wang, Anna Sui and Oscar de la Renta wowed the runways with hot pink festive fashions!

Not only is hot pink a feminine, romantic color to wear, but the flamboyant color can be spotted from far away, making you noticeable to all others as you go about your busy day. A combination of the colors red and white, hot pink contains the need for action of red, helping it to achieve the potential for success and insight offered by white. Hot pink provides the power and passion of the color red, softened with the purity and innocence of white. The deeper and hotter the pink, the more passion and energy your clothing will exhibit.

Hot pink fashion is definitely hot!

Our clothing choices offer insight into our personality and our unique signature style. Pink is affectionate, intimate, thoughtful and caring. Hot pink clothing exudes a gentle, loving energy with a splash of riskiness.  If hot pink is too bold and bright of a color for you to wear from head to toe, why not offset your outfit with a lovely hot pink handbag and high heels? Combining pink accessories with dark clothing such as blue, dark green, black or gray adds strength and sophistication to your garments. Even men can rock a fantastic hot pink shirt when paired with a black or gray suit!

Pink is such a girly, gorgeous color that when donned in hot pink clothing you’ll feel beautiful and womanly all over! For a special touch, go with hot pink lipstick. Hot pink lipsticks highlight and bring out your facial features, much like bright red lipsticks! Hot pink and Barbie pink lips are the bomb and a definite turn on!

Positive Traits of the Color Pink:

  1. Unconditional Love
  2. Romantic Love
  3. Compassion
  4. Understanding
  5. Nurturing
  6. Romance
  7. Warmth
  8. Hope
  9. Calmness
  10. Sweetness
  11. Naivete
  12. Feminine
  13. Intuitive Energy

Hot pink is the hottest color for Fall/Winter 2018 fashion weeks!

Dress yourself in passionate pink and feel your emotions become calmer, more affectionate and fun. You’ll exhibit style from head to toe and your chic, trendy fashion sense will impress everyone!

If you still feel hot pink is too hot a color for the more fashion conservative you, why not dress in variants of pink such as blush, rose pink, salmon pink or orchid? Hot pink truly is the hottest fashion and beauty color by far, don’t you think?

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

 

 

 

It was announced in the news today that Michael Kors Buys High-Fashion Label Versace for $2.2 Billion. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. will buy Italian fashion label Gianni Versace SpA for 1.83 billion euros ($2.2 billion), bringing the American luxury company closer to its goal of becoming an international house of fashion brands. Versace adds high end couture credibility and heritage to Kors. Last year, Versace had revenue of 686 million euros and returned to profit. Donatella Versace is the house’s creative director and will continue to lead the company’s creative vision. She and her brother, Santo, will become shareholders in Michael Kors. CNBC

If you follow fashion, you are familiar with lead brands such as Michael Kors and Versace, along with Gucci, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Coach and many more.  What is behind the world’s fascination with purchasing and wearing designer clothing and designer purses?

Calvin Klein, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Steve Madden, Coach, Gucci, Guess: the list of famous fashion designers goes on. Shopping online or in finer stores presents you with numerous clothing items and purses/handbags with a status symbol designer label attached.

Have you ever wondered what it is about designer fashion products that intrigue the public and have become so popular around the world? Certain knock-offs often look the same, and store brands can look and feel just as attractive and appealing. Yet if our clothes or handbags are kissed by a designer manufacturer and label, it somehow makes us feel more stylish and powerful.

It’s all in the power of the name, and the way you feel about yourself when you wear and hold your favorite designer name of choice.

The glory of the bag! The handbag/purse is the one item that every designer brand counts on to bring in major sales. Every season the showrooms of the world’s biggest fashion houses are filled with new ranges of bags to tempt you. Devoted public relation campaigns present the newest and most distinguished details of the handbags, from the material used to the clasps and handles. Let’s not forget the inside of the bag. Oftentimes, the fabric that lines the inside is just as attractive and expensive as the outside look of the purse.

Your handbag is often viewed as a way to convey your individual style to the world. Beautiful, alluring purses not only hold your personal items. They make you feel good as well, especially when you have matched the bag to your outfit.

Designer clothing works in the same way. Sure, many lovely pantsuits, dresses, or blouses fill the racks of stores, but sew a Calvin Klein or Versace label on the garment, and see how the clothes look and feel even lovelier when you put them on. Designer brands exude a feeling of being rich or classy attached to them. This feeling begins in your mind, as it all boils down to how you feel about yourself when you are wrapped in designer clothing. A brand doesn’t necessarily sell clothes or products, it sells hope that you will look as good in their items as the models do, and leave you with a feeling of status and charm.

Oftentimes, designer branded clothing and purses are made with better fabrics, have a better fit and an all-around better quality. People are willing to pay high-end dollars for designer products, but they expect the products to be made of a finer quality and last far longer than less expensive fashion items.

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For most women, our handbags and clothing are items that combine the virtues of practicality and utility along with displaying our personal taste and style. Designer brands often come attached with a feeling of power and economic prosperity, which makes us feel good and successful. Designer clothing for men is as popular as branded garments for women.

Everyone relates to their own identity and prefers to look chic and cool in their choice of dress. Wearing designer clothes isn’t something to obsess about but it certainly can be fun, even if you only splurge for your favorite designer label once in a while.

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

Most of us see the fall and winter as a time when the days get shorter and the weather cools down. What is heating up this fall/winter 2018 is neon colors on the catwalk and in the stores. One shade that is particularly pleasing and popular is hot pink. All colors of pink clothing make a confident, bold fashion statement, but the hotter the pink, the hotter the look.

All pink garments are glorious, I think!

Pink is a pale red color named after the flower of the same name. The color pink is made by mixing red and white. For darker pinks, go more red. For paler pinks, add more white. Pink was first used as a color name in the late 17th century. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and romance.

Pink Color Fun Fact: The color pink is associated with chastity and innocence when combined with white, but associated with sultry seduction when combined with purple or black.

When dressed in hot pink you can cause a fashion heart attack.

Pink Fun Fact: Pink wasn’t a common color in the fashion of the Middle Ages; nobles preferred brighter reds, such as crimson. However, pink appeared in women’s fashion, and in religious art, in the 13th and 14th century. During the Renaissance, pink was mainly used for the flesh color of faces and hands.

In color psychology, pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. Pink relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of care. Pink garments are often viewed as romantic, feminine, girly and dainty.

Positive Traits Associated With Pink:

  1. Romantic Love
  2. Unconditional Love
  3. Compassion
  4. Understanding
  5. Romance
  6. Nurturing
  7. Warmth
  8. Hope
  9. Calmness
  10. Sweetness
  11. Naivete
  12. Femininity
  13. Intuitive Energy

Hot Pink – A Hot Color on the Fall/Winter 2018 Catwalk!

As a fashion buff, I know that not everyone is comfortable dressed in head-to-toe pink. If you want just the right splash of pink to perhaps pair with a white or black outfit, why not wear hot pink high heels or carry an adorable pink purse? A pink purse is the bomb!

If hot pink isn’t your thing, why not try various shades of pink clothing? You’ll get your fashion diva personality soaring!

Variations of the Color Pink:

  1. Blush – Similar to skin color.
  2. Rose Pink – This is the pink of universal love.
  3. Salmon Pink – There is a touch of orange in salmon pink.
  4. Orchid – This is a gorgeous lavender-pink.
  5. Fuschia – This color is made by a blend of deep pink and blue.
  6. Hot Pink – Hot neon pink is a grand shade of pink, don’t you think? Eye catching by far!

Although pink garments are stunning as dresses, skirts, pantsuits and shorts, faux fur pink jackets create a fashion stir and racket! Wow, you’d look splendid wrapped in a faux fur pink jacket!

In the realm of fashion, wear pink garments with black, dark blue, dark green or gray to add strength and sophistication to your look. For a more dreamy, dainty look, wear your pink clothing with white or red.  For head-to-toe, bold femininity, wear only pink. Wow, you’re ten times more the woman than you think!

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

 

 

Low rise fashion is a style of clothing designed to sit low on, or below, the hips.  The style is also known as hip hugger, lowcut and hipster fashion, and applies to garments worn by both men and women. Low rise garments include pants, jeans, shorts, skirts and bikinis.

The rise of a bottom garment is measured by the distance between the crotch and the waistline, or top of the garment, and is usually around 12 inches (30 cm) on regular pants. The average rise of a low-rise garment is approximately 8 inches (20 cm) with some as little as 3 to 4 inches (7.6 to 10.2 cm). A normal low rise sits at least 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) below the navel. A super or ultra low-rise sits 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) below the navel.

The low rise fashion expanded in the early 1990s after the March 1993 issue of the British magazine The Face featured Kate Moss in low rise jeans.

Clothing manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co. introduced low rise jeans in December 2000, the top of which were about 3 inches (7 1/2 cm) below the navel. This style was later adopted for men’s wear as well. Gradually the wide acceptance of low rise pants by men led to low rise swimwear and briefs.

Popular Styles of Low Rise Pants:

  1. Boot Cut
  2. Flared
  3. Loose
  4. Straight
  5. Baggy
  6. Skinny
  7. Boyfriend
  8. Slim
  9. Low Waisted

Low rise pants look great when worn with tucked in blouses and a belt. If you wish to show off your toned abs, why not wear a crop top with your low rise pants?

Low Rise Pants Fun Fact: State Legislator Derrick Shepherd of the state of Louisiana in the United States made an attempt in 2004 to outlaw low rise jeans, particularly to bring a halt to the display of underwear under the pants, claiming it to be disrespectful and obscene. People spotted with the “whale tale” or “boxers showing” would have been fined $500.00 if the bill had become law. The bill, HB 1703, was rejected by the Louisiana House of Representatives.

The real low down on low rise (low waisted) pants!

Whether you wear your low rise pants as a way to display more skin at your waist, torso and hips, or if you wear your low rise slacks to clearly look cool and hip, there is no denying that when dressed in low rise pants you’ll love it!

Who’s got the look? You when donned in a lovely pair of low rise pants!

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

Popular Styles of Low Rise Pants:

“Bell bottom blues, you made me cry. I don’t want to lose this feeling. And if I could choose a place to die it would be in your arms!” Bell Bottom Blues – Eric Clapton

Okay, Eric Clapton may be singing to a woman, but this is the same way denim lovers feel toward their cherished blue jeans.  Yes, to many people their denim duds are that desirable!

Denim is a sturdy cotton warp faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing that distinguishes it from cotton duck. The most common denim is indigo denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left white. As a result of the warp-faced twill weaving, one side of the textile is dominated by blue warp threads and the other side is dominated by the white weft threads. This is what causes blue jeans to be white on the inside!

No matter the decade and no matter the style, denim bell bottoms are fun, beautiful and fashionable. Bell bottoms are a style of pants that become wider from the knees downward, forming a bell-like shape of the pant leg. Did you know that in the 1970s Sonny and Cher helped popularize bell bottoms in the United States by wearing them on their variety television show?

Bell Bottoms Fun Fact: In 1989 bell bottoms rose in popularity after bands such as The Rolling Stones, Happy Mondays and the Charlatans wore them while performing on stage.

Create a bell bottom blues revival by parading around in denim bell bottoms on your own stage! Set a glorious fashion rage!

Dazzling denim duds welcomes bell bottom blues!

How Denim is Made:

  1. Cotton is harvested by hand or machine.
  2. A cotton gin separates the cotton fiber from the seeds.
  3. The fiber is put into bales. A bale weighs around 550 pounds and can make around 400 pairs of jeans.
  4. The cotton fiber is spun into yarn.
  5. The yarn is dyed, giving it color such as the classic denim blue.
  6. The yarn is then woven in a shuttle loom or projectile loom into denim.
  7. The denim is then sent to the manufacturer for use.

Dry or raw denim, contrasted with washed denim, is denim that hasn’t been washed after having been dyed during production.

Some people prefer their denim dark blue while others prefer the washed, faded look. Patterns of fading jeans caused by prolonged periods of wearing them are a way of personalizing the garment.

Popular Patterns of Faded Jeans:

  1. Combs or Honeycombs – Meshes of faded line-segments that form behind the knees.
  2. Whiskers – Faded streaks that form rapidly from the crotch area.
  3. Stacks – Irregular bands of fading above the ankle caused by according of the fabric due to contact with the foot or shoe.
  4. Train Tracks- Fading along the out-seams due to abrasion.

One of my most favorite clothing ensembles that always looks classy, stylish and trendy are flared bell bottom blue jeans worn with black patent leather high heels, a white or black blouse and a black velvet blazer. Striking! Add accessories and a great handbag for a look that works in the office, at parties or out at your favorite restaurant enjoying brunch or dinner!

Bell bottom blues are a true garment winner!

Denim fabric dyeing is divided into two categories: indigo dyeing and sulfur dyeing. Indigo dyeing produces the traditional blue color while sulfur dyeing produces specialty black colors and other colors, such as red, pink, purple, gray, rust, mustard and green.

More comfortable in stretch denim? Stretch denim incorporates an elastic component, such as spandex. This creates a certain amount of “give” when putting on, wearing and removing your delicious denim duds!

Whether skinny jeans, daisy duke shorts, miniskirts, dresses or bells bottom jeans, let’s toast the beloved material worn worldwide known simply as denim! Hats off to the denim king and queens!

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

 

 

 

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Are you one of the many who wear their sunglasses in the dark, at night, even though it dims your eyesight? Why? Because any fashion diva walking behind sunglasses creates a stunning visual: striking, trendy and cool.

Sunglasses do far more than protect our eyes from strong rays of sun. Sunglasses make a fashion statement on everyone!

Sunglasses are a form of protective eyewear designed primarily to prevent bright sunlight and high-energy visible light from damaging or discomforting the eyes. Sunglasses also function as a visual aid, featuring lenses that are colored or darkened, and frames that are cool, chic and sexy.

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Sunglasses Fun Fact: The American Optometric Association recommends wearing sunglasses whenever a person is in the sun to protect the eyes from ultraviolet radiation (UV) and blue light, which can cause serious eye problems. Fashion experts recommend wearing sunglasses whenever you wish to appear hot.

Sunglasses have long been associated with celebrities and film actors, primarily from a desire to mask their identity, or to add mystery to their mass appeal. Since the 1940s, sunglasses have been popular as a fashion accessory, especially on the beach. Sunglasses have become popular for many reasons, one is to keep sun and glare out of your eyes. Sunglasses can also be worn to hide the eyes, making eye contact virtually impossible, which can be intimidating to those not wearing sunglasses.

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Fashion trends are another major reason for wearing sunglasses, particularly designer sunglasses from high-end fashion brands. Sunglasses of particular shapes and sizes may be in vogue as a fashion accessory. Fashion trends can also count on the “cool” image of sunglasses and their association with a prominent lifestyle, especially the close connection between sunglasses and beach life. Sometimes the image sunglasses gives off serves as the core concept behind an entire brand.

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Sunglasses Construction:

1. Lens: The color of the lens may vary depending on style, fashion and purpose, but for general use, red, grey, green and brown are recommended to avoid or minimize color distortion.
2. Frames: Frames are generally made of plastic, nylon, metal or a metal alloy. Frames can be thin, thick, colorful, wire, and various shapes.
3. Nose Bridge: Nose bridges provide support between the lens and the face. They also prevent pressure marks caused by the weight of the lens or frame on the cheeks.

I wear my sunglasses in the dark! Simply because I can!

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Fashionable Types of Sunglasses:
1. Aviator
2. Clip Up
3. Flip Up
4. Gradient Lenses
5. Mirrored
6. Oversized
7. Shutter Shades
8. Teashades
9. Wayfarer
10. Wrap Around

Various names for sunglasses are shades, glares, glints, sun spectacles, sun shades, dark glasses, sunnies, smoked spectacles, solar shades, glecks and cooling glasses. Some major brands include Foster Grants, Oakley, Ray-Ban, Persol, Luxottica and Serengeti.

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Who is that stunning guy and gal behind those sunglasses? Sunglasses look fashionably sexy on all lads and lasses!

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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

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Fashion, style and beauty make a loud, positive, exceptional statement! Loved worldwide, the health and beauty business is thriving and is currently a multi-billion dollar industry. Why? Because everyone wants to look, dress and feel great everyday. Much like all adored interests, some people are natural fashion and beauty gurus, while others of us want to look glamorous and stylish but need some help. I bring you Mobile Styles.

Mobile Styles is an on demand health and beauty app that you can download and request personal, professional hair stylists, nail artists, beauticians, barbers and massage therapists who will travel to you on your timeframe and your schedule. Imagine relaxing and enjoying a complete glamour makeover in the luxury and comfort of your own home!


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We all desire our own unique, sleek style, and our choice of fashion is a great way to display our inner personality to the world. Fashion consists of clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body. People take great pride in how they present themselves to others through their fashion and clothing choices.

Our fashion trends can be influenced by several factors including the cinema, celebrities, climate, creative tastes and our social preferences. Put your best foot forward when you step out in style by hiring Mobile Styles professionals to primp you up and help you discover your own signature style.

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We’re all aware of fashion shows, the runway and the fashion industry in general. Did you know the fashion industry consists of four levels?

  1. The production of raw materials, mainly fibers and textiles including leather and fur.
  2. The production of fashion goods by designers, manufacturers and contractors.
  3. Retail sales.
  4. Various forms of advertising and promotion.

Fashion trends come and go, or are here to stay, based on our aesthetic values and expressive desires. With the influence of social media, beauty and fashion bloggers and celebrities, fashion and style trends change in popularity. For all fashion divas, it can be fun to keep up with the latest fashion fads and styles, but finding the garments and looks that work well for you is always the best way to go. Express the inner you through your outer appearance. In fashion and all things: to thine own self be true!

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Fashion breathes on the media. The media plays a significant role when it comes to fashion, particularly through fashion journalism. Fashion and beauty critiques, guidelines and suggestions can be found on television, newspapers, fashion websites, social networks and fashion blogs. YouTube videos and Instagram have become major outlets for spreading fashion trends and tips. Through these media outlets readers and viewers all over the world can learn about fashion and style, making the market desired and easily accessible.


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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

The term ‘fashion’ is a universal word, known and admired around the world. But what exactly constitutes fashion? Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses. Because the more technical term ‘costume’ is regularly linked to ‘fashion’, the use of the term costume has been relegated to special senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while fashion generally means clothing.
Although aspects of fashion can be masculine or feminine, some fashion trends are androgynous (worn by both males and females).  Be it haute couture (high fashion) or casual attire, fashion is a word that excites and inspires!

Fashion: A passion for fashion means you have an innate, hungry, yearning eye and desire for fabulous clothing garments.
Style: The signature way that you mix and match the fashion pieces together.
Fashion Fun Fact: The notion of a global fashion industry is a product of the modern age. Prior to the mid-19th century, most clothing was custom made. Clothing was handmade for individuals, either as home production or on order from dressmakers and tailors. By the beginning of the 20th century, with the rise of new technologies such as the sewing machine, and the rise of global capitalism and the development of the factory system of production, and the proliferation of retail outlets such as department stores, clothing came to be mass-produced in standard sizes and sold at fixed prices.
Ah, the true meaning behind the phrase “passion for fashion”!

The Fashion Industry Consists of Four Levels:

  1. The production of raw materials, principally fibers and textiles, but also leather and fur.
  2. The production of fashion goods by designers, manufacturers, contractors and others.
  3. Retail sales.
  4. Various forms of advertising and promotion.

These four levels consist of many separate but interdependent sectors. The sectors are:

  1. Textile Design
  2. Production
  3. Fashion Design
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Fashion Retailing
  6. Marketing
  7. Merchandising
  8. Fashion Shows
  9. Media Marketing


Major Influences in Fashion Trends:

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

Fashion Fun Fact: The media plays a significant role when it comes to fashion. An important part of fashion is fashion journalism. Editorial critique, guidelines and fashion commentary can be found on television, in magazines, in newspapers, fashion websites, social media sites, social networks and fashion blogs. In recent years, fashion blogging and YouTube videos have become a major outlet for spreading fashion trends and tips, creating an online culture of sharing one’s style on a website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account.
Let’s give a huge shout out to those who keep us abreast and informed on fashion garments beloved when we step out!

Various Forms/Terms of Popular Fashion:

  1. Digital Fashion
  2. Dress Code
  3. Fashion Accessories
  4. Fashion Design
  5. Haute Couture
  6. History of Fashion Design
  7. History of Western Fashion
  8. Fashion Schools
  9. Fashion Designers
  10. Red Carpet Fashion
  11. Runway/Catwalk Fashion
  12. Men’s Fashion
  13. Women’s Fashion

Fashion is a fun, adored, highly-recognized billion dollar business! We all know that a particular outfit, and the way the individual garments are worn together, can make or break your look and mood!

Get in the fashion groove with a trendy, chic, appealing fashion attitude!
“Your eye for just the right clothing makes you look like a fashion pro.”
“I do take notice in how I dress…whether lounging at home or on the go.”
“Not only do you have a taste for fashion, but the way you blend the items makes me smile.”
“I prefer fashionable looking clothing; how I arrange them on my body shows my personal style.”
“Perhaps you’ll come shopping with me to help me pick out some exquisite clothes.”
“You’d look absolutely adorable in a crop top, a slinky pencil skirt and a matching pair of hose!”
Fashion: If you have a passion for fashion, dressing yourself is a true art: not only the end masterpiece, but from the very first clothing start!

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
 
 
 
 

Have you ever felt your face get hot and noticed that your cheeks got pink when you were embarrassed or shy? That’s called blushing, and just about everybody does it from time to time! Blushing is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. This is the same bodily system that controls the panic ‘fight-or-flight’ response. Blushing is an involuntary reaction, which means your body does it without you even thinking about it. You can thank a hormone called adrenaline.
While being shy or embarrassed and thereby blushing isn’t preferred, the rosy glow that blushing puts on your cheeks has been greatly admired for centuries. The answer? Cosmetics, of course. One can obtain the same pretty glow to their cheeks through makeup using blush or rouge, without the agony of the embarrassment to getting a natural blush!
Ah, the never ending joys of makeup!

Portrait of a pretty woman with an expressive emotion


Cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use of applying to the face and hair. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds; some being derived from natural sources such as coconut oil and some being synthetics (man made ingredients).
Blush/Rouge Fun Fact: Blush or rouge is a type of cosmetic put on the cheeks, usually in red, pink or orange tones. Blush comes in both powder and cream forms. Blush was first used by Egyptians in 3000 BC. In the 1800s, wearing cosmetics made people think a woman had bad character, so people would pinch their cheeks to make them red. Ah, what true fashion divas go through for glamour!

Blush/Rouge Fun Fact: Blush/rouge was used in ancient Egypt. In addition to being applied to the cheeks, blush was also applied to the lips, the way lipstick is used today. In some times and places, such as the English Regency, both men and women wore blush. Various substances have been used as blush. In ancient Greece, crushed mulberries were favored, while red beet juice, crushed strawberries and red amaranth have also been used.
Modern blush/rouge generally consists of red-colored talcum based powder that is applied with a brush or makeup sponge to the cheeks. The coloring is usually either the substance of safflor (the petals of safflower) or a solution of carmine in ammonium hydroxide and rosewater perfumed with rose oil.
A brush of blush for rosy rouged cheeks!


Popular Types of Blush/Rouge:

  1. Pressed Powder: The majority of blushes found in drugstores or high-end stores are in the form of pressed powder. These work well for oily skin. Pressed powder blushes last long on the skin, are easily blended and very buildable.
  2. Cream: Cream blushes usually come in a short, round container, much like lip balm or solid perfume. These blushes are best suited for people with dry skin.
  3. Mineral Baked: Mineral baked blushes are made from a liquid that is baked into solid form. Mineral baked powder is very sheer when applied, but it is buildable and can be a perfect choice for someone who is going for a more flushed, natural look.



Preferred Blush/Rouge Brushes and Applicators:

  1. Flat Brush: The type of brush included with may purchased blushes. This brush is used to achieve a more dramatic look, as this type of brush is not well suited for blending.
  2. Fluffy Brush: Suitable for dispersing the color of the blush, creating a natural flushed look.
  3. Pancake Sponge Pad: This type of applicator is found with many talcum and translucent face powders.
  4. Stippling Brush: Suitable for softening the harsh lines and blending together blush, bronzer and highlighter. The stippling brush works well for applying cream blush.

Your glowing rosy cheeks look stunning and bold, not wallflower and meek! Cosmetic truth be told!


In addition to blush, common cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, foundation, concealer, skin cleansers, skin lotions, shampoo, cream rinse, hairstyling products, perfume and cologne.
The cosmetics list is long…the glamour, allure and defining of cosmetics is gorgeous and strong!

Cosmetics Fun Fact: In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates cosmetics/makeup, defines cosmetics as “intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body’s structure or functions.”
Make no mistake…when applied to perfection, makeup takes the cake!

The miracle of blush? It reddens the cheeks, defines the cheekbones and adds to a healthy, youthful appearance!
“I’d tell you that your rosy, high cheekbones look divine but that might make you blush.”
“I take a well deserved compliment with style. If you like my glow you don’t need to stay hushed.”
“Are your rosy cheeks natural or is a slight touch of blush swiped on your face?”
“A true fashion diva never tells her secrets. It adds to her appeal and grace.”
“Whether natural or cosmetic, your pink, defined cheeks truly stand out.”
“And that, my dear, is what cosmetics, makeup and blush is all about.”
Blush/Rouge: Excellent for the shimmery, rosy, perky, happy cheekbone attitude!

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