Gwen Stefani Launches GX Collection with ShoeDazzle.com

Gwen Stefani’s new collection, titled gx launches today with ShoeDazzle.com The collection is a mixture between tomboy chic and old hollywood glamour; featuring diverse influencers such as tribal punk, and graphic black, red, white, and cobalt.

We’ve always been a fan of Gwen’s style so a collaboration with ShoeDazzle was the “perfect fit.”

 

Style Life Fashion Interviews (Celebrity) Singer-Songwriter Dawn Richard

We had the opportunity to stop for a second and interview Dawn Richard (singer-songwriter.)   You guys remember her from Making The Band 3 and she was also an artist with Bad Boy Records.

Now Dawn has released a new album and her look is “very serious!”  She can (now) be seen wearing the latest couture, gracing magazine covers, or blowing up on social networking site such as Instagram.  I was eager to discuss with Dawn her singer career, style, and musical inspirations.

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Style Life Fashion Interviews Dawn Richard:

 

As an American songwriter and artist, when did you first start singing?

When I was 6 in church. My father was a choir director

Who are your musical inspirations (or what artist do you love?)

I love artist who aren’t musical but more visual. Marina Ambramovic, Gustav Klimt, and Charlie Chaplin

Where would you most like to perform?

Art Basil or Glastonbury

Aside from singing, what are your hidden talents?

I like to fly on Wednesdays

In terms of fashion, what are some of your favorite trends for this summer?

Hippie fringe and thigh high boots with minimal t shirts

How would you describe your personal style? What are some items you can’t live without?

Whatever works .. I can’t live without Givenchy thigh highs

Don’t forget to check her out on Instagram and Twitter

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Unusual Beauty Secrets from Celebrities: Guest Post from Isabella Franklin

Contrary to popular belief, most celebs don’t wake up looking good. They spend a lot of time and money on their appearance – but what are their most unusual beauty secrets? Let’s find out.

Placenta facials

Believe it or not, the rich and famous are opting for placenta facials in a bid to reduce ageing. That’s right, the afterbirth of lambs, pigs, cows and even human beings is thought to stimulate collagen levels and this is proving popular in Tinseltown. Eva Longoria is said to be a fan, as is Katie Holmes – but would you give this off-the-wall product a go?

Peppermint oil

Ever wondered how Mariah Carey maintains her looks? Well, it’s believed she uses peppermint oil to plump up her lips. This sweet smelling product – which is extracted form a plant indigenous to Europe – has been shown to stimulate blood flow and can be added to lip creams and glosses.

Olive oil

Olive oil has been used for centuries to moisturise and refresh the skin, so it seems Julia Roberts has caught wind of this trick. The Pretty Woman star uses this ‘liquid gold’ (so named by the poet Homer) to improve the condition of her skin and also applies it to her cuticles and nails. Olive oil can be bought for most supermarkets and lasts for a very long time (if used sparingly), so it’s worth giving this a go.

 

 

Hemorrhoid cream

According to Glamour Magazine, Sandra Bullock uses haemorrhoid cream underneath her eyes to reduce lines and wrinkles. This might sound strange, but the active ingredient in the cream is believed to temporarily tighten the skin – so she could be onto something. Sure, the effects ware off after some time, but at least she can look her best while filming.

Coffee

Let’s face it; Halle Berry is one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her hair, teeth and skin look perfect, but how does she do it? Well, if reports are to be believed, she relies on coffee granules to get rid of her cellulite. Of course, liposuction is available at clinics across the UK – but this is a great alternative is you’re scared of surgery.

Surgical and non-surgical procedures are the norm these days, but celebrities still manage to surprise us with their beauty regimes.

To read more about celebrity unusual beauty secrets, click on the link and learn about Kim Kardashian’s vampire facial: FoxNews.com

Celebrity Chic Style

Aside from my love of fashion shows, trend watching, and product testing, I also enjoy staying abreast of current celebrity styles.

As someone in the fashion industry, it is important to know what celebrities are wearing because designers and boutiques will send current trends to those in the industry.  In addition, fashion stylist will also try a new concept or look to help establish an entertainer.

Either way, many of us understand that fashion “trickles down” to the mainstream audience. From that point it is up to us to select something we like and make it apart of our “personal style.”  Thank goodness for fashion boutiques that help us look sophisticated, chic, and trendy!

Celebrity Chic Style 

Zoe Saldana ~ Very cute top with ruffle waist and belt

Olivia Palermo ~ The color contrast is lovely

Emma Stone ~ Sequin top and tailored black slacks

Michelle Williams ~ Lace up bodice