So Much to Celebrate: The Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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We are super excited to showcase brands this May with gifts of love for mom – from fashion, beauty, decor, jewelry and accessories as we celebrate moms fiercely!

A Rare Jewel Apparel offers rhinestone and inspirational tshirts. We also provide custom tshirts, so we welcome your designs.  Learn more about the brand here.

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Hello Gorgeous says Mary Kay. Mary Kay is one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world. Be sure to connect with Lynne here as she’s ready to serve you and she’s an ADVANCED Color Consultant – using MK products is best way to enhance your beauty! 

 

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Linell Ellis’ handbags and accessories for the woman who believes that true luxury is found in lifes experiences. “Theresa Tote in Red”- It’s finally the weekend and you have things to do and places to see. As you head out the door to meet your girlfriends, you grab your new Theresa Tote. The clean lines and buttery soft leather have become your go-to. Placing your keys in the zippered pocket and your phone in the slip pocket leaves plenty of room for a small clutch just in case happy hour is on the horizon. Check it out here.

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Tell your story with a meaningful, customizable Living Locket by Origami Owl® . Choose the Charms that represent your passions, memories, dreams and the things you love and capture them in your Living Locket. Let Robin pick out the perfect locket gift for your favorite lady in your life, learn more here.

 

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Strut_DC’s Mobile MoGals bring to you a Boutique On wheels. TheStrutTruck offers Stylish, Trendy, USA Made Fashion to you!  Shop the truck online today here.

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Be sure to follow these brands via their website and social media pages:

The Strut Truckwww.theStrutTruck.com / Twitter: @theStrutTruck, Facebook: @theStrutTruck, Instagram:@theStrutTruck

Robin Harris’ Origami Owlwww.robinharris.origamiowl.com / Facebook: Origami Owl-Robin Harris, Independent Designer, Instagram: @Lockets_By_Puddy

A Rare Jewel Apparel – www.etsy.com/shop/ARareJewelApparel / Twitter: @NOLAJewels, Facebook: A Rare Jewel Apparel, Instagram: @rarejewelapparel,

Linell Ellis  – www.linellellis.com / Twitter: @linellellis, Facebook: Linell Ellis, Instagram @linellellis

Lynne Peace by Mary Kay – www. marykay.com/lynn2army / Instagram: @lynnepeace_esq, Twitter @lynnepeace

 

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Where Are All the Chic Derby & Dress Hats?

It wouldn’t be a derby without the hats! Go big, bold and bright with these winning styles.

An extravagant sinamay bow trimmed with floaty feathers pretties up a headband fascinator in a vibrant hue.

Feathered Sinamay Fascinator Headband

A subtle touch of gold adds chic shimmer to a woven pillbox hat appointed with a feminine bow and polka dot veil for a touch of elegant mystery.

Bridal Hats Bridal Hair Accessories

Oversized floppy hat in mono color block offers a woven straw, color-block design, domed crown and oversized floppy brim or wide-cut floppy brim.

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Oversized Straw Floppy Hat In Mono Color Block

A felt Rag & Bone fedora in a feminine hue. A wide grosgrain band lends a polished finish.

Floppy Brim Fedora

Handcrafted straw trilby in ‘natural’ beige. Pinch-front crease. Satin grosgrain ribbon in cream at shoulder. Logo plaque in silver-tone at face. Textile browband. Tonal stitching. Straw.

Beige Large Classic Charles Trilby

 

The crowning glory of a Southern belle’s ensemble? A standout hat.

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Adore Things That Are Old and Glittery, PLUS Layers of Glamour and History? Join the #ModageStyle Fashion Bus Tour to NYC

Hello and attention vintage lovers!

Are you longing for “new to you” fabulous finds in 2016?  If so, the MODAGEStyle bus is heading north again to the Big Apple for a day of exclusive vintage shopping. Join the tour on February 6, 2016 – scope out the details below and purchase your tickets here.

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing chauffeured limousine bus ride to New York City!  Oh, and no worries about paying tolls, stopping for gas, and looking for ideal parking, we have everything covered.  We are turning heads and stepping off the luxe bus in style at each tour stop!

Our attendees will experience true vintage styles from the 1920’s-80’s by top designers.  A vast array of vintage clothing, accessories, home decor, collectables, retro items and more for both men and women.  As a bonus, you may even spot a celebrity or two.

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The MODAGE Style Tour admission includes:

  • An afternoon of exclusive vintage and resale shopping.
  • A visit to the Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg.
  • Admission to the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is included in the price of your ticket.
  • Luxe roundtrip transportation to New York City.
  • Non-stop vintage mobile cinema.
  • Lunch at Dallas BBQ {lunch is not included in your admission}.
  • Breakfast bites, healthy snacks and beverages throughout the day.
  • Style tips from the MODAGE Style team.
  • Personalized attention from our MODAGE approved vintage vendors and professionals.

This tour is highly recommended for personal stylists, fashion bloggers, designers and Style Mavens with a passion for special pieces to compliment their preexisting wardrobes and lifestyle. Explore all things vintage on this customized tour with fellow Style Mavens!

Reserve your ticket today, space is limited.

Thanks for reading,

Monica

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Must-Have Gifts for the Fashionista Who Has Everything

Hello everyone!

It may seem there are fashionista friends out there that have it all – but I guarantee they don’t have these fab gifts! Here’s to our selection of style, fashion, decor and beauty items from our Most Fashionable Holiday Gift Guide.

Stop by the Inked Designs Etsy Shop for beautiful watercolor and digital illustrations.  Her art prints make perfect wall decorations for your home or office, or a great addition to your desk or bedroom side table.  Gift one to a friend! Use promo code: HOLIDAY15 for 20% off everything in the Shop.  Code expires December 14 – so hurry and shop Inked Designs Etsy here and don’t forget to visit her via social media to stay connected on Instagram @elayna_thejunoesque and Pinterest @thejunoesque.

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Tees, sweats and mugs for men, women and kids from the HUMAN collection from creator Isha Gaines – the HUMAN. exchange from one HUMAN to another.  Shop the collection here and follow her via Instagram @human.collection.

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SugarHustle was born when Rhawnie’s passion for everything food, and love for jewelry met … SugarHustle Apparel and Accessories designs driven by passion, inspired by Chefs, Bakers, and Foodies alike and shares “may your passion keep you full!” Visit the brand and learn more here and check them out on Instagram @sugarhustleapparel.

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Flow – A Dominican Blowdry Bar opened its doors in September 2008 as Sintia’s Dominican Salon – the first Dominican Hair Salon in Northern Prince George’s County. In November of 2015, the salon rebranded as Flow – A Dominican Blowdry Bar to better serve our clients, improve our systems, and meet the demand of current trends. Our mission is service-based, and we strive daily to exceed our customer’s expectations. This is no ordinary salon experience! Open six days a week with no appointments required and quick service times, we are the perfect solution for the modern-day girl – a girl who needs a salon with the flexibility to meet the demands of her busy schedule. Our services are affordable, with blowouts starting at $40, conditioners starting at $5, and chemicals starting at $65. Connect via Instagram @flowhairbar and surf their website here.

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Native Polish: Wear Local. Be Local. The Crescent City’s newest line of high quality nail polish made by and for women passionate about all things NOLA, including its glorious (revelry) and not so glorious (pothole after pothole) attributes. The initial Fall lineup includes a unique color palette: Gulf Oyster, Revelry, Pothole, Voodoo Vixen, Hot Sauce and Out on Frenchmen. Women who flaunt Native Polish can feel good about what they’re wearing because in addition to expressing their local passion, Native Polish is vegan, not tested on animals and most importantly is “5 free”. Native Polish retails for $11 and comes ready to gift in an adorable burlap bag – see more from the nail collection here.

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An accessories boutique specializing in chic, trendy, modern, unique, statement, one of a kind & affordable accessories to compliment the everyday woman – Modish Boutique is a haute way to go this holiday season! Stay up-to-date with their jewelry and accessories available at MODISH here and on Instagram @moddishboutique.

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The Strut Truck is a mobile retail boutique – on wheels – that curates USA trends and private brands! You can also request the brand to have a pop-up shop, style party or private shopping party at your house or event – yes, the Strut Truck will bring stylish, trendy, USA made fashion to you, learn how here and on Instagram @the_strut_truck.

So for the fashionista who has everything?

You can score these from Strut Truck – this styled full length slim fitted silhouette glitter pants has artful glamour with brilliant sequins that creates a distressed effect. Bring the trend to this years holiday party!!!

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Or any of the other must-have items mentioned above in this edition of the Most Fashionable Holiday Gift Guide.

Have a Haute Holiday!

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

 

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Clarins Fights The Holiday Face Bloat

Hello everyone!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, salted snacks and sugary treats will be within an arm’s reach at every turn. While the immediate pleasure is undeniable, the resulting effects on your skin – not so much.

Never fear because below you’ll find a list of some of the biggest enemies in the battle of the bloat, all of which may be combatted by Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Duo – a revolutionary formula with Clarins’ breakthrough Total V Contouring Complex.

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Inspired by the Asian beauty ritual, which highlights flawlessly contoured features, in just 4 weeks you’ll see a refined profile, facial contours and lifted jawline.

CHEESE & DAIRY – Sadly, our bodies struggle to break down dairy and the enzyme lactase. The digestion of these hard-to-process bits of deliciousness cause gas and bloating.

 

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ALCOHOL – Making merry often includes a toast or two, but the sugar hidden within these delectable drinks can add some volume to your face and neck. From spiked eggnog to champagne to candy cane martinis, stay away!

 

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TURKEY – A classic holiday dish laden with sodium! Delicious and even nutritious – but beware the bloat! Instead of the bloat, fight the bloat with Clarins!

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Monica

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#LoveYourCurls with Dove

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Hello everyone!

Ever notice that there isn’t a curly-hair emoji for all the best moments in life? Like when you’re having an especially good hair day? Download the Dove Love Your Curls Emojis Keyboard to start expressing your beautiful curly self.

Dove’s “Love Your Curls” emoji keyboard, which is complete with 27 curly hair designs that represent various skin tones and hair colors. From blonde and brunette wavy-haired characters to rosy-cheeked babies with Afros and redheads braving rain showers under an umbrella, there’s a curly-haired emoji for every girl and woman.

Learn more here and reveal some major curly-girl inspiration!

Thanks for reading!

Monica

 

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Holiday Glam: Create Perfect Nails with Emjoi’s Micro-Nail

Hello everyone,

Are you a home spa lover and want salon-like service results?  Well look no further than Emjoi’s new Micro-Nail product from their Micro-Pedi Collection.

This little gem provides an effortless, fast manicure with or without polish. Great looking nails are youthful and a sign of wellness.  In addition to looking at ones face, many people look at hands, since people tend to talk with their hands as they do with facial expressions.  Pretty feet are also desirable and toe nails respond beautifully as well.  This inimitable device has been designed for refining, smoothing and ultimately shining finger and toe nails.

Beauty can be found in your nails!

Add this nail treatment tool to your beauty closet today!  Currently its only exclusively sold at QVC.com – it’s sleek and conveniently battery operated, the Micro-Nail can be used any time and any place.

{Excited to personally receive a Micro-Nail product sample!}

MicronailContextAs I tried the Micro-Nail, I instantly noticed the ‘shine’ on my nails – basically looked like I had on clear nail polish.  We highly recommend trying this for your holiday nails – of course fall is in gear, and holidays are essentially around the corner, this is the perfect beauty gift!

Thanks for reading,

Monica

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Got Lashes? Fall into the Season with Wet N Wild Mascara

Hello everyone!

With the fall season already under way, and winter right around the corner, getting season ready is key when want to look refreshed.  Restore your beauty bin with Wet N Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara – this headlining IMG_20150502_090033mascara is not for the faint of heart, blowing out your amps for ten times the volume intensity of your natural lashes. The mascara is formulated with macadamia nut, jojoba, and olive oils for conditioning.

 

 

We all want to look our best – especially in brisk temps. Besides giving you that lift your lashes desire, the Wet N Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara as an essential for voluminous clump free lashes.

Ready to get lashed?

Learn more here.

Thanks for reading,

Monica

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Fall Essential: Comfort and Style with Fashion Tights

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Hello everyone,

Just because it’s getting colder outside, doesn’t mean you can’t stay in style and get your comfort fix at the same time! Kushyfoot tights feature specially designed sole with a massaging sensation while the fleece-lined tight keeps you feeling warm and cozy.

Add a pop of pattern to any outfit with fashion tights.

 

It’s one of our favorite fall accessories, tights can increase the appeal of your outfit. From Kushyfoot’s ribbed tights, opaque tights to fleece-lined tights.

Rib tights are a classic fashion piece that can easily jazz up your outfit. Tights feature a:

  • Built-in control top;
  • Sole-massaging sensation for extra comfort;
  • Reinforced toe for added durability.

Super soft opaque tights cover your leg with comfort and style. Great for everyday wear. Tights feature a:

  • Built-in control top;
  • Sole-massaging sensation for extra comfort; ​
  • Reinforced toe for added durability;

 

 

Ultra soft, fleece-lined tights are a must have for breezy nights and cold winter months.

  • 120 Denier leg.

Browse the gallery below for some inspiration from fall 2015.

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When it’s sub-freezing temperatures, tights are just non-negotiable. When layered, they can even be warmer than pants.

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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