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Most people think of the colors orange and black relating to autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Although wearing these two colors together does look seasonal, orange and black garments work well all year round. Autumn, known as fall in North American English, is one of the four temperate seasons, marking the transition from summer to winter, beginning in September in the Northern Hemisphere and March in the Southern Hemisphere. Fall is when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools down considerably from the summer months. One of the main features of fall is the shedding of leaves from trees and the changing of color. Many leaves change from green to rich golds, yellows and oranges.

Season Fun Fact: Many people believe that the changing of seasons occurs due to the rotation of the earth and the proximity of where you live to the sun. This actually doesn’t make much difference in temperature. The changing of the seasons is due to the axis of the earth and the slight tilt of that axis!

In the United States fall begins on September 21 and ends on December 21, transitioning us into winter. In the United States, Halloween and Thanksgiving are recognized and celebrated, with pumpkins, gourds, sweet potato pie, witches, broomsticks and many other festivities with the colors orange and black. In the fall, dressing in garments of orange and black is back!

The color orange is bold, brazen and fun. In color psychology, orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy of red and the cheerfulness of yellow. The color orange represents the optimism, uplifting and rejuvenation or our spirit. Orange is such a bright, happy color that it helps us bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in the recovery from grief.

The color black is sexy, diplomatic, secretive and mysterious. In color psychology black gives us protection from external emotional stress. Black is the absorption of all color and the absence of light. Black hides, while white brings to light. Black covers, white uncovers. Mix orange and black for a fashion passion heart attack!

Since orange is such a bright, bold color, some people prefer to wear less subtle shades or orange. For those of you that adore orange but feel the color is too powerful or brazen for you, why not wear various shades of orange? There is peach, golden orange, amber, burnt orange and dark orange. Another way to wear orange in a fun, youthful way is through your cosmetics. Orange eye shadows, lipsticks and nail polishes conjure up images of frivolity, festivities and fancy fun!

You can always dress in black or white and let your orange and black purse or handbag do the fall fashion talking!

The color black in fashion is often seen as a color of sophistication and elegance, as in the little black dress or the black tie event. Affluent and success oriented men and women often select black clothing as it can give an impression of elegance, sophistication, power and confidence. Black is associated with sexiness and seduction (think black lingerie) and is one of the most widely worn colors in clothing.  Black clothing looks formal, dignified and sensual.

Mix your black garments with orange clothing to add a splash of stimulation and pizzazz to your outfit. Orange is a warm and inviting color, is highly noticeable and gets people thinking and talking. You do the walking and let your garments do your confident, flirty talking!

A Joe Black outfit on the catwalk at Docklands.

For Fall 2018, be the fashion siren queen when you step out in garments of orange and black! You’ll look and feel spectacular…imagine that!

Positive Keywords of the Color Orange:

  1. Sociable
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Cheerful
  4. Confident
  5. Optimistic
  6. Flamboyant
  7. Adventurous
  8. Creative Flair
  9. Warm Hearted

Positive Keywords of the Color Black:

  1. Protection
  2. Comfort
  3. Strong
  4. Contained
  5. Formal
  6. Sophisticated
  7. Seductive
  8. Mysterious
  9. Endings and Beginnings

Fall is back! Spice up your wardrobe with orange and black!

Mix in with the fashionable fall season, but stand out dressed in glorious orange and black garments. You’ll not only steal the show, but you’ll be the best dressed fashion plate wherever you go!

Orange is the new black? There’s room for both of them, and they mesh together as deliciously as peanut butter and chocolate! Visual stimulation at its finest!

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 http://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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All makeup lovers understand the importance of carrying a perfectly filled cosmetic bag with them throughout the day. A great cosmetic bag should be large enough to hold your 5 favorite makeup products, yet small enough to fit easily into your purse. Deciding which makeup items to carry around with you for touch ups and makeup emergencies can be an overwhelming process. So I decided to help you out a bit, and compiled a list of 5 makeup essentials that will save you from a cosmetics disaster!

  • Mascara, Eyeliner and Makeup Brush Combo

Of all makeup items to never leave the house without, mascara and eyeliner take first place. By highlighting your eyes with black mascara and eyeliner, the definition of your eyes will pop and appear larger. This is an essential and magnetic makeup must have.

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Your Favorite Tube of Lipstick or Lip Gloss

A touch of color and shine to your lips throughout the day not only adds pizzazz to your face, but keeps you looking awake and refreshed. Do you look bland when you look in the mirror? Swipe some wow colored lipstick over your lips and watch your look come to life.

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• Spray Spritz Moisturizer

Spraying a light mist of moisturizer to your face throughout the day will not only keep your foundation and powder looking fresh, but your skin will look supple and youthful. Not sure how to look wide awake in that afternoon boardroom meeting? Wipe the tiredness away with a quick moisturizer spray.

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Concealer

You never know what the day holds for you or your makeup, so it’s smart to keep a solid beauty warrior in your cosmetic bag in case redness or blemishes start to show. Cover up those pesky flaws with a concealer that matches your skin tone.

Makeup Sponge

Always have a makeup sponge handy to wipe away face oils as the day wears on, or blend eye shadow and/or blush back in place that might be fading away. A few wipes with a dry makeup sponge can save a glamour girl’s day.

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Much like a glorious pair of high heeled shoes, your makeup bag can be your fashion and beauty best friend, going everywhere you go and saving you from unexpected and unwanted makeup mishaps!

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Let Mobile Styles professional makeup artists come to you bringing their own product filled cosmetic bags for a day of health and beauty filled pampering and style. Use promo code lookbook18nm to receive a $50.00 discount off your first glamour session.

For a gorgeous makeup job that looks exquisite and lasts all day long, contact Mobile Styles and you can’t go wrong. Simply download the Mobile Styles app or visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com Follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat

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 http://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

 

Let’s face it, no matter how much you love life and live it with gusto, all of us at times need to take a break from it all and just slow down. When you’re overloaded with family, work and other obligations and responsibilities, a little at home “me” time is exactly what you need to revitalize your weary, stressed out bones.

So what do you do to pass the time over a weekend when you’ve chosen to stay indoors? Through either rain or shine, pampering yourself, challenging yourself and/or simply shutting down can work wonders to recharge your batteries: mind, body and spirit. Be it through good food and wine, and yes, even going on a house cleaning frenzy, here are 10 stay at home ways to relax and unwind from the daily grind.

Ramp Up Your Yoga and Exercise Routine: Physical exercise not only passes the time, but makes you feel good, healthy and confident with yourself both during and after your workout. Yoga is a great way to lower your stress, meditate more, and bring your anxiety and frustration level down to zero.

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Read a Great Book: Much like watching an excellent movie or TV sitcom, reading a juicy or entertaining novel can take you into an enchanted world that erases every form of your own stress and anxiety away. You are transformed into the story and time passes by quickly. Think spicy romance novels!

Treat Yourself to a Mobile Styles Beauty Makeover: Experimenting and playing with makeup is fun, even if you aren’t a girly girl. Cosmetics and makeup allows you to define your features, add depth and dimension to your face and build your confidence. Everyone looks pleasing and pretty with a great makeup job. Better yet, contact Mobile Styles and let a trained beauty professional come directly to you, in the privacy of your own home. Invite some friends, relax with a glass of wine, and let Mobile Styles professional stylists make your faces glisten and shine! Download the Mobile Styles app or visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com Get your makeup glam on!

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Either Binge on Social Media or Disconnect From Social Media: If you are on overload and you need a break from all things social media, shut down your phone and take a breather from your favorite social media sites. If you need some “me” time but still want to see what’s going on in the world, sometimes surfing the internet and other social media sites is both fun and mindless pleasure. If this is how you feel, then by all means, lose yourself in social media and play away.

Order Delicious Take Out Food and Feed Your Inner Foodie: Yes, even healthy eaters need to splurge once in awhile. Treat yourself to a yummy meal of fast food or vegan or whatever your preference. Top the meal off with a sinful dessert that’s out of this world and don’t count calories. An occasional to-die-for meal and scrumptious dessert once in awhile won’t hurt you. In fact, it might do your body and mind good!

Paint and Decorate Your Nails: We all love a great manicure! Nail art is playful, youthful, fun and decorative. Either cater to yourself with a do it yourself, at home manicure or download the Mobile Styles app and book a professional nail artist to come to your home and take your hands to gorgeous, “hand model” levels!

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Tackle a Difficult Jigsaw Puzzle: Putting together a jigsaw puzzle provides you with the same benefits as coloring: you relax, your mind blocks out all negative thoughts as you concentrate on your project and when you finish, you are proud of your accomplishments. A final creative masterpiece!

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Clean Closets or the House: Okay, I know some of you are saying wait, I need a relaxing weekend, not a dreaded weekend. Believe it or not, cleaning can make you feel useful, productive and happy. A good cleaning provides you exercise, an obtainable goal and a happy ending: organized closets and a clean house. Removing dirt, clutter and unwanted items will make you feel lighter and satisfied, not to mention you’ll see the results of your accomplishments immediately!

Treat Yourself to a Fabulous Facial: We all adore soft, blemish free, beautiful skin. Whether you are male or female, everyone cares about the skin they are in. Take care of your skin with a do it yourself or a Mobile Styles fabulous, fantastic facial.

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Movie Night/Game Night: Invite your closest friends, people that are upbeat and fun to be around. Binge watch your favorite movies and/or television shows, or play games all night long. Party until the wee hours of the morning, and sleep the following day, all day long! This will revive you to feeling mentally and physically alert and strong. An equal amount of play and rest will bring you back to your emotional best!

Wahlah. Your weekend at home has ended and it’s back to the daily grind. You have nothing to fear. Your exhaustion has disappeared! You feel refreshed, ready to tackle the world and simply divine!

Treat yourself to a stay at home weekend doing whatever you desire! A surefire way to ignite your inner fire!

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 http://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 a woman who lovers her Estee Lauder “Beautiful” perfume, or a man who prefers a deep scented musk cologne, chances are that you have a favorite fragrance, or a preference for a particular perfume designer. Sales figures from perfume companies are in the billions, and even celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez have their own perfume lines.

Blame it on our pheromones! A pheromone is a chemical substance produced and released into the environment by humans and animals, affecting the behavior or physiology of others. The nose knows…our sense of smell is one of the strongest factors in our attraction or unattraction to an object or person. The more pleasant and yummy the scent, the more we desire to sniff away, which is why heavenly scented perfumes are here to stay!

Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds and solvents used to give the human body an agreeable, appealing scent. Perfumes are generally in a liquid form, although rub-on cream based perfumes are available on the market. Modern perfume began in the late 19th century with the commercial synthesis of aroma compounds such as vanillin or coumarin, which allowed for the composition of perfumes with smells previously unattainable from natural aromas alone.

Pheromone Facts that Keep Us Pining Away for our Favorite Perfumes:

  1. Pheromones are similar to hormones but work outside the body.
  2. Pheromones induce activity in other individuals, such as sexual arousal.
  3. There are four types of pheromones: releaser, primer, signaler and modulator.

The public’s fascination with perfumes and colognes is intrinsic and well known! It’s all about our pheromones!

Famous Perfume Designers Include:

  1. Chanel
  2. Calvin Klein
  3. Chloe
  4. Dolce & Gabbana
  5. Gucci
  6. Prada
  7. Versace
  8. Hermes
  9. Yves Saint Laurent
  10. Burberry
  11. Tom Ford
  12. Marc Jacobs
  13. Emporio Armani
  14. And Many More!

With so many famous perfume designers and makeup houses (think Estee Lauder, L’Oréal, Revlon, etc.) who have jumped on the aroma bandwagon, there is no denying that we adore our perfumes and colognes! Always a great and worthwhile beauty bargain!

Perfume Fun Fact: The word perfume derives from the Latin ‘perfumare’ meaning “to smoke through.” Perfumery, the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, and was further refined by the Romans and Persians. The world’s first recorded chemist is considered a woman named Tapputi, a perfume maker mentioned in a cuneiform tablet from the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamia. Tapputi distilled flowers, oil and calamus with other aromatics, then filtered them and put them back in the still several times.  Wahlah, perfume perfection!

Whether you adore the smell of fresh flowers, vanilla, fruits, spices or musk, step out with a splash of your favorite perfume and smell glorious from dawn to dusk!

How do you clench and lock in your first date, ensuring a second date is guaranteed on your plate? Hook them with your perfume. You’ll not only smell marvelous for your date, but you’ll get the attention from all who are in the room!

Perfume Dilution Classes: (The Concentration of Aromatic Compounds in a Solvent)

  1. Parfum or Extrait – 15-40%
  2. Espirit de Parfum – 15-30%
  3. Eau De Parfum – 10-20%
  4. Parfum De Toilette – 15%
  5. Eau De Toilette – 5-15%
  6. Eau De Cologne – 3-8%

In addition to these widely seen perfume concentrations, companies have marketed a variety of perfumed products under the name of splashes, mists and veils. Generally these products contain approximately 3% aromatic compounds.

 

Why our pheromones are pleased by perfumes!

For scents that are sexy, sensual, misty, playful and heighten your senses, when you stand near someone who smells of beautiful perfume, you’ll want to stay in their direction!

“Sir, you’re standing a bit to close to me. Please step out of my personal space.”

“You’re simply irresistible. Your heavenly scent and your gorgeous face.”

“You can appreciate the view and still enjoy my aroma from a few feet back.”

“If you were anymore appealing you’d cause my heart attack.”

“This delightful perfume I wear is sometimes a bother. Too many people are attracted to me.”

“I’d say you have found the perfect scent that suits you. I would simply let it be!”

Perfume: To ensure people follow you, sprinkling yourself in irresistible aromas is the thing to do! To keep a crowd away, don’t spray any perfume for a day! You’re glorious either way!

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 http://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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A trendy, always in fashion hairstyle for women and men is the flouncy, bouncy, wavy curl! With various types of curls, you can step out for any event looking chic and sophisticated, or as youthful and playful as a happy, go lucky school girl!

Whether your natural hair type is straight, wavy, kinky, or curly, you will look stunning and fabulous when you doll yourself up with hair that is swirly, curly and oh, so girly!

Various hair instruments that can give you the lavish, lustrous, luxurious curls that you crave are hot irons, curling irons, heat curls, foam curlers and pin curls. Let’s take a look at some great types of curls that will get you both office and runway ready.

The Classic Curl: This type of curl is by far the easiest to do. Wrap sections of your hair around a hot iron and hold in place for 20 to 30 seconds. Release the curl and do not brush. This makes for a swirly, spiral curl.

The Natural Curl: This curl resembles a soft wave more than tight curls. You can achieve this look with a curling iron that has a thick barrel (1 – 2 inches) or large foam curlers. The larger the curler, the more wavy and relaxed the curl will be.

The Tight Curl: Work with very small sections of your hair, and use a curling iron with a thin barrel. Wrap each section of hair tightly around the hot iron and hold for 20 to 30 seconds. The less hair you use in each section, the tighter the curls will be. Release each section of hair from the curling iron and don’t brush! Wow, a tight curl hair rush!

The Loose Wave: The best way to achieve this glamorous, feminine head of wavy hair is to sleep overnight on large form rollers, or use large heat rollers. A loose wave brings bounce and body to your hair, yet doesn’t resemble the look of tight curls. A great look for any girl!

The Twist Curl: Take small sections of hair and twist each section, then wrap the twisted section of hair tightly around a hot curling iron. Hold for 20 t 30 seconds and release. The curls should give off a tight, twisted look. Don’t brush!

Who is that beautiful gal with the head of hair so curly and strong that you’ll want to stare at her all day long?

Hair Fun Fact: Did you know that hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in your skin’s dermis? Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals!

Make no bones about it, we all love and adore our hair, whether our preference is long or short, thick or thin, and even bald!

Give me a head with hair…ah, what a lovely fashion flair!

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 http://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

 

 

 

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 to our favorite hair salon, spa, massage therapist or fashion/beauty experts. What’s an overworked guy or gal to do who craves the pampering and magic of professional stylists fawning over you, but doesn’t have the oomph or luxury to get out and get it?

Mobile Styles, of course! Where beauty meets efficiency!

Mobile Styles is an app for gifted health and beauty professionals and their clientele. Simply download the Mobile Styles app on any mobile device and book appointments with expert stylists who come to you, anywhere and anytime. Sit back in the luxury of your own home and let the professionals pamper you with luxury as they cater to all your health and beauty needs.

What can you expect for using Mobile Styles’ services besides absolute glam? Speed, quality, efficiency, and choice!

Mobile Styles provides health and beauty services for both men and women:

  1. Barber
  2. Makeup Artist
  3. Wax Specialist
  4. Esthetician
  5. Massage Therapist
  6. Hair Service (Haircuts, Hairstyles, Weaves, Blowouts)
  7. Nail Artist

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Mobile Styles Fun Fact: Mobile Styles is the product of a renowned image consultant who conceptualized the idea of a health and beauty app that’s accessible and affordable for all. The result is an inclusive, innovative app that connects talented hairstylists and other health and beauty professionals to sophisticated, on-the-go individuals anytime, anywhere.

Mobile Styles brings you glitter and glamour across the miles! Happy clientele will not only look and feel gorgeous but will smile all the while!

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Time is on your side: book a Mobile Styles pamper ride!

Whether you want to groom to perfection or glam with a casual air, Mobile Styles’ stylists will show up at your scheduled time, listen to your wants, and provide health and beauty services that will make others stop and stare!

“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.”

“You certainly didn’t paint your own face or cut and style your own gorgeous hair?”

“I merely contacted Mobile Styles through the app and they cured all my beauty cares.”

“How long did you wait for an appointment and how far did you travel for Mobile Styles?”

“They came to me within one hour and I stayed in my jammies; their professionals drove the miles.”

“So you got all dolled up by professional stylists while you watched your favorite TV show?”

“That’s one of the reasons using Mobile Styles is so wonderful…it’s the only way to go!”

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 http://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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year! With each new year, we bring in parties, dreams, resolutions, new beginning and hope. As is true with so many things, out with the old and in with the new.

New Year is the time in which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments by one. Many countries celebrate the event in some manner, and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday!

One sure thing about bringing in the new year are New Year’s Eve parties galore. The New Year is recognized around the world and festivities, fireworks, food and fun are celebrated worldwide. For those of you attending a party, New Year’s Eve is generally a time of dress up and feasting in fancy duds. May I suggest the always popular, never out of style, always elegant little black dress?

A little black dress (LBD) is a black evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou. The dress was intended to be long lasting, versatile, affordable and accessible to the widest possible market in a neutral color.

The little black dress is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a rule of fashion that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For example, worn with a blazer and pumps for daytime business wear or worn with ornate jewelry, accessories and stiletto heels for evening wear or a formal event, such as a wedding, cocktail party or ball.

The little black dress is the most stunning, glamourous and gorgeous of them all!

For those of you that want to own a little black dress that lives inside all of us:

Doramode Womens Spaghetti Strap Bodycon Sleeveless Backless Velvet Sexy Short Club Dress

LOSRLY Womens Off The Shoulder Skater High Low Homecoming Party Cocktail Dress Little Black S 4 6

Little Black Dress Fun Fact: Black has always been a color rich in symbolism. In the early 18th century, black represented romance and artistry. Black is poetic and diplomatic. In the early 20th century, black was adopted by the Romantics such as Byron, Shelley, and Keats, due to its melancholic aura. As the Victorian era began, black transitioned from a color of art to one of grief and mourning – widows were expected to wear black for at least four years!

Whether in mourning or celebrating, wearing a little black dress should not be hesitating!

Beguiling and bedazzling in the little black dress! A fashion best!

The little black dress: glamour and style for a mile!

Little Black Dress Fun Fact: Since the little black dress is meant to be a staple of a woman’s wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend wouldn’t qualify because it would soon appear dated in fashion.

In 1926 Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in American Vogue. The dress was calf length, cut straight and decorated only by a few diagonal lines. Vogue called it “Chanel’s Ford”.  Like the automaker Ford’s Model T, the little black dress was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. It was also said that the little black dress would become ‘a sort of uniform for all women of taste.’ This, as well as other designs by the house of Chanel, helped disassociate black with mourning, and reinvent it as the color of the high class, wealthy and chic.

Wear the little black dress and everyone will speak…compliments of course!

The popularity of casual fabrics, especially knits, for dress and business wear during the 1980s brought the little black dress to the forefront of fashion. The grunge culture of the 1990s saw the combination of the little black dress with both sandals and combat boots, though the dress itself remained simple in cut and fabric.

Little Black Dress Fun Fact: A number of songs are titled “Little Black Dress”, with such musical talents as The Hollies, Gavin Friday, Donnie Iris, Chris Young, Fall Out Boy’s, One Direction, Sara Bareilles, and the San Diego based roots reggae band One Drop.

You are only one step away from stepping out in the little black dress that is sure to brighten your day!

The Little Black Dress: No need to play “Who wore it best?” Every fashion diva, one and all, looks regal, royal and chic dressed in the little black dress and standing tall!

“Are you going to a New Year’s Eve cocktail party? I heard they are all the rage.”

“I’ll be making a stunning entrance in a little black dress…I’ll take center stage.”

“I’ll accompany you and wear a black pin striped suit…we’ll turn every head.”

“I’ll accessorize with diamond earrings, a diamond choker and a clutch that is red.”

“Splendid. And may I ask what will be on your feet as we dance the night away?”

“Six inch stiletto black patent leather heels that will shine as we swing and sway!”

The Little Black Dress: Make no mistake about it. The little black dress will always stand out from the rest! Fashion at its best!

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 http://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

 

 

 

Palazzo pants are chic, cool, stylish and fashionable enough to start a fashion frenzy palooza! Palazzo pants (British/English: Palazzo Trousers; Indian/English: Pantada) are long women’s trousers cut with a loose, extremely wide leg that flares out from the waist.
Palazzo pants are popular as a summer season style, as they are loose and tend to be flattering in light, flowing fabrics that are breathable in hot weather. Silk crepe, jersey and other natural fiber textiles are popular fabrics for this design. Palazzo trousers are less frequently seen during the winter months, but they may be found in wool or heavy synthetic fabrics as well.

Palazzo pants bear a resemblance to boho chic trousers. They also share a similarity with harem pants, in that both pant styles start at the waist and flare out from the thighs and calve area of the legs. Where palazzo pants continue to flare wider all the way down to the ankles, harem pants catch and cuff at the ankle.
If you’re interested in a dressy pair of palazzo pants, you may want to try the Voghtic Women’s Casual High Waist Bellbottoms:
Voghtic Women Casual Bellbottoms High Waisted Stretchy Straight Leg Pants Trousers with Belt

Wide legged palazzo pants for a fashion and beauty palooza!
Palazzo Pants Fun Fact: Palazzo pants for women first became a popular trend in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The style was reminiscent of the wide legged cuffed trousers worn by some women fond of avant-garde fashion in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.
During the 1960s, some upscale restaurants resisted modern fashion trends by refusing to admit women wearing pants, which were considered inappropriate by some proprietors. This posed a problem for women who didn’t want to wear the skirt styles that were in fashion. Some women opted to circumvent restaurant bans on women in pants by wearing palazzo trousers or culottes as evening wear.


Cocoleggings are extremely feminine, extremely dressy and extremely fashionable all in one. Darling!
COCOLEGGINGS Womens Ruffle Draped Skinny Flared Bell Bottom Pants Black L

Uptown Apparel Womens Fold Over Waist Wide Leg Boho Printed Palazzo Pants!!-Ship from U.S.A(Los Angels) (S, Gray)

Palazzo pants flare out evenly from the waist to the ankle, and are therefore slightly different from bellbottoms, which are snug in the thigh until they flare out from the knee. Palazzo pants are also not to be confused with Gaucho Trousers, which only extend down to the mid-calf length. Harem pants are yet another loose style, but they have a snug cuff around the ankles.
Flare those ankles out in a great pair of pretty palazzo pants as that’s what it’s all about!
Fashion flare: fashion smart! Fashion is truly a creative art!

Palazzo Pants Fun Fact: Palazzo pants went out of fashion in the start of the 21st century, but have currently become a popular and trendy fashion garment that’s here to stay all the way!

Join the fashion palooza party dressed in a gorgeous, comfortable, chic pair of palazzo pants!

Palazzo Pants Fun Fact: In 1911 the Paris couturier Paul Poiret introduced harem pants and a version of the palazzo pant as part of his efforts to reinvent and liberate Western female fashion. Although Poiret is often credited with single handedly inventing pants for Western women, the couturier Jeanne Margaine-Lacroix presented wide legged pants in 1910, and a fellow couturier, Bourniche, is also credited with designing such styles at the time.
A stunning pair of palazzo pants are not only playful and fun time to time; but they are trendy and alluring all of the time!
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For fun, festive fashion on a dime, a glamorous pair of palazzo pants wins every time!
“I believe I’ll wear a glamorous pair of velvet black palazzo pants and a black velvet crop top.”
“Accessorize with black velvet pumps and diamond jewelry for a look that’s over the top.”
“I want to be evening wear dressy yet comfortable all in one outfit.”
“Your sense of fashion and your exquisite taste in clothes shows your style wit.”
“I truly am a real life glamour girl at heart, where clothes have a voice all their own.”
“Never a better dressed girl have I seen, no matter where I call my home.”
Palazzo Pants: For a fashionable, flared pant that is made to wear anywhere!

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 http://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
 
 
 

Of all the types of skirts on the fashion market, my favorite by far is the pencil skirt. Yes, I adore the miniskirt and I find maxi skirts to be casual and pretty, but there is just something about the pencil skirt that gives the garment that “it” factor that makes the skirt stand out heads and tails above their sister skirts.
Pencil skirts (true pencil skirts where the  hemline fits right at the knee) come across as sultry, sexy, beautiful, form-fitting, enticing, alluring, slinky and appealing. Not a bad combination for one skirt!
There’s no need to speak flirty lingo when dressed in a pencil skirt: no words needed because the skirt will control the flirt! A true glamour girl always lets her clothes do the talking; she does the strut filled walking!

A skirt is the lower part of a dress or gown, covering the wearer from the waist downwards, or a separate outer garment serving this purpose.
Pencil Skirt Fun Fact: A pencil skirt is a slim-fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut. Generally, the hem falls to, or just below, the knee and is tailored for a close fit. The pencil skirt gets its name for its shape: long and slim like a pencil.
Pencil skirts look great when worn as a separate piece of clothing (especially worn with a crop top) or as part of a dress suit or business suit. A pencil skirt usually has a vent or pleat in the back, or sometimes on the side of the skirt, since its slim, narrow shape can restrict walking and movement of the wearer. Due to the tight fit of the pencil skirt, the wearer is forced to take smaller, delicate, sexy steps!

The pencil skirt clings and hugs the body in all the “write” places. Show off your hips, curves and lower legs and catch the attention of people’s grateful faces!
Nancy Mangano’s Pencil Skirt Fashion Tip: The ideal shoes for wearing with a pencil skirt are high-heeled pumps, platform stilettos, strappy heeled sandals or high-heeled ankle boots. The higher the heel, the better the look. The high heel, when paired with the pencil skirt, emits a highly pleasing aesthetic fashion vibe and adds some sway and swagger to your sexy, feminine walk! For over the top glamour, go bare legged, or wear opaque stockings or sheer stockings! Beautiful!

Pencil skirts and narrow fitting skirts have a long history in western fashion. The predecessor to the pencil skirt is the hobble skirt, a pre-World War I fad inspired by the Ballets Russes. This full length skirt with a narrow hem seriously impeded walking, but wow, was it ever worth the costs. Fashion isn’t meant to be practical, but practically aesthetically pleasing and perfect!
A true fashion diva struts her stuff like a queen! No “behind the scenes” effort to be seen!
Pencil Skirt Fun Fact: The French designer Christian Dior introduced the classic modern pencil skirt in his 1954 Autumn Winter collection. This skirt quickly became popular with women, particularly for office wear, since the skirt is business appropriate yet still sensual, sleek and sexy. The success of the pencil skirt was due to women’s desire for new fashions in the wake of the Second World War rationing, coupled with the austere economic climate, when fabrics were expensive.

The pencil skirt feels different from looser fitting skirts, and impacts the wearer’s movements and posture. Due to the form fitting hemline, walking needs to be done in short strides, and entering and leaving a car gracefully may take some practice.  When sitting, the legs and knees are close together.
The outcome? Activities such as climbing ladders and riding bicycles can be very difficult in a pencil skirt. However, activities such as turning heads and feeling va-va-voom sexy when dressed in a pencil skirt are a sure deal!
The pencil skirt by far is the “write” skirt for a right high heel! Fashion and style ideal!
Basic Types of Popular Skirts:

  1. A-line skirt
  2. Bell shaped skirt
  3. Circle skirt
  4. Divided skirt
  5. Full skirt
  6. Inverted Pleated skirt
  7. Pencil skirt
  8. Pleated skirt
  9. Short skirt
  10. Straight skirt
  11. Underskirt
  12. Wrap skirt

The pencil skirt: the “write” skirt for all occasions!


Since the 1970s and the rise of pants for women as a fashion option, no one skirt length has dominated fashion for long, but the alluring pencil skirt is at the top for a stylish, glamorous look that always remains fashion strong!
“I dare say, watching you walk in that sleek fitting skirt is a pleasing sight to behold.”
“I adore my hip hugging pencil skirt. I feel empowered, sexy, feminine and bold.”
“Your skirt paired with the ruffled blouse and your five inch heels makes me want to stare.”
“If you ever master the pencil skirt and stiletto heels it’s all you’ll want to wear.”
“I’d ask if I could borrow your pencil, but you’ll probably give me a yellow number 2.”
“You’ll need to write your own fashion ticket and buy a pencil skirt for you!”
Pencil Skirt: Take the test…dress in a pencil skirt! You’ll not only pass the test, but you’ll never go wrong. Be fashion strong all day long!

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 http://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
 
 
 
 

Many people look for different trending cuts and varying hair styles, changing their hair style in much the same way as you change your clothes. Different day…different hairdo…different you!
Not sure what hair style to wear today? I have one…the off the shoulder bun!
A bun is a versatile hair style ranging from simply functional for household chores or bad hair days, to a dressy school look or a stunning, sophisticated hair style for a glammed up evening. No matter the event or your mood, there is a bun that works for any occasion.

Hair Fun Fact: Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis, or skin. The human body is covered in follicles that produce thick terminal and fine vellus hair. The most common interest in hair is focused on hair growth, hair types and hair care. Attitudes toward hair differ depending on the person, their preference of  hair styles, hair removal, etc.
Hair refers to two distinct structures: the follicle, which is the part beneath the skin, which regrows hair after it has fallen out and regrows skin after a wound. The second is the hair shaft, which is the hard filamentous part that extends above the skin surface.  The hair shaft is divided into three zones: the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla.

The Most Popular Types of Buns:

  1. The Ballerina Bun
  2. The Braided Bun
  3. The Messy Bun
  4. The Regular Bun
  5. The Sock Bun
  6. The Topknot
  7. The Wispy Bun

Steps to Make the Regular Standard Bun:

  1. Brush your hair.
  2. Pull back your hair and use an elastic band to hold your hair tight and in place (like making a pony tail).
  3. Twist your hair.
  4. Wrap your hair into a circular shape around the base of the pony tail.
  5. Tuck any loose ends under the bun.
  6. Secure the bun with bobby pins, barrettes, etc.
  7. Leave a few thin, wispy strands of hair hanging down in front if preferred.
  8. Add flowers, a headband, etc. if you want decorations.
  9. Add hairspray to hold the bun.
  10. Spritz on hair gloss if preferred.



Summer hair fun: the cool, chic, beautiful bun!
Hair Fun Fact: Hair grows everywhere on the external human body except for the mucus membranes and glabrous skin, such as that found on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and lips. Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen and telogen phase. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. Al three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another hair strand is in the telogen phase.
The human body has different types of hair, including vellus hair and androgenic hair, each with its own type of cellular construction. The different construction is what gives hair its unique characteristics, serving specific purposes, mainly, warmth and protection.
As is the case with all fashion, fashion divas have found a way to make hair’s purpose be aesthetic, gorgeous and wild! Oh, you wild hair child!


Bun Fashion Tips:

  1. Take any loose hairs and run them through a curling iron for spirals, or a hair straightener for sleek, straight hair wisps.
  2. You can make a bun with wet or dry hair.
  3. Braided buns look amazing!
  4. Tighter buns look sensual and sophisticated.
  5. Loose buns look casual and youthful.

For a festive, fun, fabulous looking bun, add fresh flowers or a head wreath to your hair when you are done!


No matter your hair color or your hair type, hair rolled up in a bun feels breezy, summery and light!
Natural Hair Types:

  1. Straight
  2. Wavy
  3. Curly
  4. Kinky
  5. A mixture of the four hair types.

This hair typing system is the most widely used system to classify hair.

Nancy Mangano’s Bun Fashion Tip: I feel that buns worn with large, long earrings look glamorous and adorable. Since your ears are on display, why not decorate them the fabulous earring way?
Another benefit of the beautiful bun? You neck looks elongated and elegant, feminine and flattering to everyone!


Whether you’re spending a day at the beach or having dinner at a five star hotel, pull your hair off your shoulders into a wispy bun for a look that is fashion forward and swell!
“I’m tired of the same old hairstyle. I think I’ll wrap my hair in a cool, fun bun!”
“You’re going to a concert…you’ll look like you belong in a library with a librarian.”
“Gorgeous, studious and smart? And someone who loves to read? Sign me up now.”
“When you’re confident you wear your hair however you want to,  no matter the crowd.”
“I’ll wear the bun loose off my shoulders and leave some baby wisps dangling down.”
“You’ll be the queen of the concert! Your bun will be your defining crown!”
The Bun: An in style, appealing hairstyle no matter your age, no matter your gown! A definite A+ all around!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846