STYLE in VEGAS

Winter is ending...

...and when your skin is urging for a little sun... And a little excitement, VIVA LA VEGAS is the answer! For all my hard workers out there (especially after a busy holiday), recharging your energy is always required. It keeps our creative juices flowing, our mental brains working and our bodies recharged to work even harder. 
Vegas strip

Vegas strip

BOTTOM-LINE IS: WHAT TO WEAR!

The weather in Vegas around this time is the ideal weather temperature when it comes to individuals like myself that can't handle too much heat, 60 to 70 degree weather. SO anything pretty much goes when it comes to deciding what fabrics to wear.  The wind was the only thing that was cold and I was so glad I brought a lot of layers to wear for the trip.
 

 

 
Pants: ZARA $15

Pants: ZARA $15

Airport wear:

Whenever it comes to WHAT TO WEAR TO THE AIRPORT, my ultimate goal is to be comfortable but still be STYLISH and not look TIRED for a 6AM flight. 

MY GO TO CHOICES ARE ALWAYS: 

loose trousers, loose jumpsuits, or flown dresses, cute sneakers, wedge heels or sandals and my biggest suggestions for tops is LAYERS! We always either get really hot or really cold. SOFT FABRICS you can never go wrong. 

Cropped Sweater: Sweater $10

Cropped Sweater: Sweater $10

 
 

Daytime Wear:

Jean jacket: ZARA $39.95

Jean jacket: ZARA $39.95

SKIRT: forever21 $17.90

SKIRT: forever21 $17.90

 

Found this piece at forever 21 and it totally was a hit for my somewhat dressy to somewhat casual dinner. I paired it rose gold  Nike Huaraches ($120), forever21 white crop top ($15), which by the way was really soft and comfy, with my jean Zara trench coat ($39.95). When it comes to my daily outfit choice of jewelry or accessories, a watch is always needed. #GIRLBOSSES WEAR WATCHES. PERIOD. I choose Rose gold Marc Jacobs watch ($99) AND its my favorite go to when pairing with PINKS.

 
NIKE: Huaraches $120

NIKE: Huaraches $120

 
 

NIGHT OUT @ MARQUEE NIGHT CLUB

BLAZER: forever21

BLAZER: forever21

The night out, I love to be as comfortable as possible. With a silk pink blazer, I was really thinking it would be comfortable but honestly it was most definitely not! It looked great but I was literally dying from the heat. CUTE FOR PHOTOS BUT NOT RECCCOMMENDED. 

Whenever when a person is need (fashion-wise), of course I'm down to help! Enhancing someones beauty is priceless.

First off, figure out what they're wearing and THEN decide what the look of the hair is going to be. 

DJ MUSTARD for sure played well because all my buttons came off one by one as the night progressed! Lets just say I couldn't stop dancing (BEYONCE  & RIRI MODE). As a lady, I held my dress together the whole time manually. 

 

Hair by Geraldine using BUMBLE AND BUMBLE thickening spray and does it all hair spray

Hair by Geraldine using BUMBLE AND BUMBLE thickening spray and does it all hair spray

 
 

 

MARQUEE POOL PARTY

Bathing Suit: Nastygal.com $26.68

Bathing Suit: Nastygal.com $26.68

How I wore it...

How I wore it...

FEBRUARY in Vegas, its windy and the air is freezing. Don't expect it to be that humid air that Vegas is known for. Imagine Seattle's early spring weather where the sun is out but you still need clothing to keep yourself warm enough to walk around the city.  

A "OLD BUT NEW" mesh dress ($10 at forever21) and black mule heels ($30 at forever21) with a black leather choker ($15 at express) and "OLD BUT NEW" ear cuffs (forever 21) were my add ons to this bathing suit.   

 

 
 

 

DRAIS NIGHT CLUB

LAST NIGHT IN VEGAS means TIME TO LIVE IT UP LIKE THE LAST NIGHT. 

velve/mesh dress: MISSGUIDED.COM ($33)

velve/mesh dress: MISSGUIDED.COM ($33)

Big Sean was performing that night and definitely all of US had to wear our best attire to make a good appearance at the club. This mesh/velvet dress from missguided.com ($33) was the perfect choice! CYBER MONDAY can come in handy sometimes. A few extra purchases leads to future outfits you never thought you would need later on and WHO CAN SAY NO TO 50%OFF? Shoes wise a sexy black platform open toe ankle strap from Steve Madden were the dancing shoe choice for the night. When it comes to heels you have to make sure they are comfortable enough to where you can wear them all night. 

 
Styled by geraldine

Styled by geraldine

This trip was the best Vegas trip of non-stop laughing and if only I was able to show/tell you more EPIC moments that happened in Vegas but what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Until then lovelies... 

Create. Create. Create.

Working with new creatives is ALWAYS a hit or miss. But... working with NINETHIRTYCREATIVE and Elizabeth Kathryn definitely was a pleasure. You can totally tell how passionate a person is about what they do with how they work.  We all have the same goal, which is to dream and create a version of art.

 

 

Makeup by: @elizabethkathyrn

Makeup by: @elizabethkathyrn

Inspiration

Inspiration

Inspiration

Inspiration

Products Used:

Model : Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

Model : Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

  • Prep Spray (bumble and bumble)
  • Thickening Spray (bumble and bumble)
  • Does It All Hairspray (bumble and bumble)
  • White Hair powder (bumble and bumble)
  • Soft Lacquer (oribe)
  • Shine Spray (oribe)

TOOLS NEEDED:

  • BLOW DRYER
  • PADDLE BRUSH
  • TAIL COMB
  • BACKCOMBING BRUSH
  • CONTROL CLIPS OR DUCK BILL CLIPS

 

 

1st LOOK:

1. BUILD TEXTURE. Spray PREP before applying THICKENING SPRAY. BLOWDRY. Repeat until you feel there's enough texture.

2. SETTING SHAPE. Starting from bottom to top, Spray SOFT LACQUER at the ends, do your curl set flipping upwards using 1 INCH CURLING IRON and brick-layering each section with each row. From the occipital to the front hairline, make sure no volume added ( LOOK AT THE INSPIRATION PHOTOS ABOVE ). 

Model: Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

Model: Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

3. SCULPTING SHAPE. Using DOES IT ALL HAIR SPRAY for a light hold as you comb out your curl set, for your shape to match the models features and PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the bang area. 

4. FINISHING TOUCH. Once the hair is shaped, spray a little SHINE SPRAY to put the whole look together.

2nd LOOK:

1. CHANGING THE STYLE. Using a paddle brush rebuild the shape with more body with LACING AND BACKCOMBING areas its needed to create more of a textured look.

2. TIP: using bumble and bumbles white powder spray removes the shine and gives a automatic textured effect.

 

 

Photography: @Ninethirtycreative

Photography: @Ninethirtycreative

 

 

Model: Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

Model: Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

 

 

 

 

 

Calling ALL Curly Hair Heads!!!!

OUIDAD  is the answer! 

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Not only it's a remarkable brand, but the products actually do W O R K! With taking the class and gaining the product knowledge from it, I was able to get my hands on session with one of my clients and even myself. 

They have 4 family lines that are prescribed to 4 different curl types. In the curly hair world, we all know there's never a set and stone type of curl which is why I love this product line. From their shampoo and conditioner to Ouidads styling products, everything makes sense with the philosophy of WHY each one is for each type of curl pattern! The products are very effective, light and it brings you softness instead of that "hard-gel" feeling.  

 

In that case, try it for yourself!!! Go to your nearest Gene Juarez location or find me downtown  to help you pick out your perfect OUIDAD product for your hair :)  

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