Runway: Elie Saab Spring 2015 Couture!

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Elie Saab presented his Haute Couture show earlier this week and the collection was adorned with sequins, crystals, sheer tulle, feathers and ostrich plumes. The Lebanese designer dedicating the collection to his past in Beirut which he called the “golden age”. I’m loving the influence of Beirut in his new lineup as it introduces a certain freshness to his looks and provides the perfect template for new embroideries. See for yourself…Here are some of my favourite looks from the collection. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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(Images via WWD)

What are your thoughts?

Happy Friday!
❤️xo

Think Thursday: The World is Yours!

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Did you know that the whole world out there is yours?!

Well…it is and no one can take it away from you. It is yours to own, live in and make the very best of so don’t allow your negative self to get in the way. Don’t allow your state of mind or your fears prevent you from having what’s already yours. Claim your world now! It is what you make it. What you get out of it is what you put into it so make the most out of it and make it your best. The world is yours!

Happy Thursday!
❤️️xo

Kerry Washington in Boss by Jason Wu!

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Kerry Washington kept it sexy in patterns at the inaugural Daily Front Row Fashion Awards held at Sunset Tower last Thursday in West Hollywood, California. She mixed prints like a pro in a Boss by Jason Wu chevron-print skirt and a graphic black & white long-sleeve top. Love how she boldly paired the two. She accessorized with Dana Rebecca Designs earrings, rings by EF Collection and Melissa Kaye and a black Christian Louboutin clutch. She heeled it off perfectly with some red bottoms. Love her look from head to toe.

What are your thoughts? Who else is excited for the Scandal premiere tomorrow night?

Happy Wednesday!
❤️xo

Talk Tuesday: The Power of Small Acts of Kindness!

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A small act of kindness can go a long way. Think about how addictive a smile is. If someone smiles at you, you will most likely smile back and the pattern continues. Next thing you know, thousands have smiled and experienced a sense of joy (even if only for a second) as a result of the very first one. The same can be said about laughter or any other small act of kindness. I believe that the power of a touch, a smile, a compliment or a listening ear can be exactly what someone needs to turn their life around. So why not do your part…Together, we can change and affect lives one act of kindness at a time.

Happy Tuesday!
❤️xo

Red Carpet: Screen Actors Guild Awards!

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The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards took place last night in Los Angeles to honour outstanding film and television performances. Were you watching?! The 21st annual gala brought out some of Hollywood’s hottest stars and of course many slayed the red carpet as only they knew how. Here are some of my favourite looks of the night.

Sarah Hyland

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Lupita Nyong’o

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Emma Stone

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Reese Witherspoon

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Sofia Vergara

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Rashida Jones

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Viola Davis

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Paula Patton

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Kaley Cuoco

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Kimiko Glenn

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(Images via popsugar.com)

Who do you think rocked it best?

Happy Monday!
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Leave it to God!

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When you open your heart to God, not only are you letting Him in, you are also allowing Him to take care of your worries and troubles. That doesn’t mean that no action will be required of you, it just means that you trust and believe that (by also doing your part), God will handle it all for you. So whatever it is you’re dealing with, leave it to God and He will see you through.

Happy Sunday!
❤️xo

Hairspiration: The Top Knot!

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Last year, I cut my hair bob length and I immediately fell in love with my new look…That is, until I realized I couldn’t rock one of my favourite hairstyles anymore…the top knot. I may have even shed a tear that day. So ever since then, I’ve been determined to let my hair grow to top knot length. I’m very happy to say that the time has now come for me to work my up-do and I’m super ecstatic. I love that top knots can be messy or precise (I live for a fab sock bun look!) and can complement any outfit.
What kept me inspired throughout my hair growth journey were some of my favourite top knot hairspiration looks that I referred to every time I thought of putting scissors through my hair.
Need some hairspiration? Check out these bomb top knots.

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(Images via Pinterest)

What’s your favourite hairstyle?

Happy Friday!
❤️️️xo

Think Thursday: Mirrors Lie!

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Why do we judge what we see in the mirror? It’s human nature I guess…
What was meant to be a quick glance turns into a stare and we all know that when you look fixedly at something, you tend to zoom in and focus on every detail. The same is true when looking in the mirror, you go straight to specific areas like the parts that need tweaking, tucking, filling or fixing.
What if what you see in the mirror is not a true reflection of what really is? Let me be the first to tell you that it’s not. Mirrors lie! They only focus on the exterior, not the interior, which is the essence of who you really are. If only mirrors could show you what’s inside…would you like what you see? If so, great but if not, focus on what you feel requires change on the inside and work towards changing it. Your inside will soon reflect what you see on the outside.

Happy Thursday!
❤️️️xo

Keri Russell in Louboutins!

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(Image via JASON LAVERIS/FILMMAGIC)

Keri Russell attended the FOX All-Star Party held during the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at Langham Hotel on January 17th in Pasadena, California. She donned a svelte black jumpsuit featuring a plunging neckline and a pair of black-and-white lace-up Louboutins. Keeping her makeup minimal and hair softly tousled, Keri looked simple yet polished. She accessorized her look with a Jason of Beverly Hills bracelet and LivHaley earrings. What are your thoughts?

Happy Wednesday!
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Talk Tuesday: Do You Know Your Worth?!

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Don’t you know that you are worth more than the value you have placed on yourself?
You are worth more than one could ever imagine. You are of greater worth than any money or gold. You are worth it all and then some.
Once you know your worth…
*There will be no need to prove yourself to anyone
*There will be no need to justify who you are as a person
*There will be no need to sell yourself short
*There will be no need to require validation from anyone
*There will be no need to settle for mediocrity
Don’t ever settle for less. Know your worth!

Happy Tuesday!
❤️️xo

There Is Joy Ahead!

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Whatever pain, suffering, loss, trials and tribulations you are going through, just remember that there is joy ahead. Thank God for the living hope that there are better days ahead.

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬ NIV)

Happy Sunday!
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Red Carpet: Critics’ Choice Awards!

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The Critics’ Choice Awards, presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), honour the finest in cinematic achievement. The 20th Annual ceremony aired last night on A&E, live from the Hollywood Palladium and was hosted by Michael Strahan. These events always call for red carpet glamour and here are some of my favourite looks of the night.

Jamie Chung looked stunning in a semi-sheer, nude Yanina Couture dress with black detailing. She accessorized her look with a black clutch and heels.

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Rosario Dawson stunned in a classic one-shoulder, midnight blue Vivienne Westwood gown. I’m loving the sweetheart neckline and thigh-high slit. Sophisticated yet sexy! She paired her look with Casadei heels and Irene Neuwirth earrings.

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Carmen Ejogo rocked a soft peach chiffon dress and accessorized with a bronze clutch. I’m loving that coral lip on her!

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Emily Blunt turned it up with a beaded red Emilio Pucci dress. She paired the design with gold Christian Louboutin sandals, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

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(Images via USMagazine.com)

Who rocked it best?

Happy Friday!
❤️xo

Think Thursday: If It Doesn’t Fit, Don’t Force It!

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Life can be like a puzzle at times. There are pieces of the puzzle that fit perfectly and others that just don’t fit at all. The ones that fit are meant to be the successes and victories that you have in life and the ones that don’t are meant to be the trials and tribulations that are trying to take over but will not stay permanently in your life. It’s all part of your journey and all pieces will eventually fit in its right time so if it doesn’t fit right away, don’t force it.

You never have to force anything that is truly meant to be!

Happy Thursday!
❤️xo

Sienna Miller in Pierre Hardy!

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(Image via RAYMOND HALL/GC IMAGES)

Sienna Miller was out and about in SOHO, NYC, earlier this week. She kept in casual yet chic in a navy fitted cardi and striped wide-leg pants. She accessorized with a black Prada carryall and stacked Pierre Hardy heels. I’m loving this simple but fab fashion look on her. What are your thoughts?

Happy Wednesday!
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Talk Tuesday: Trust Your Journey!

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Patience is a tough one, especially in a world where most people want what they want, when they want it, or else…
It’s one of the hardest things to practice because when you are patient, you allow yourself to bear or tolerate delays, problems, or pain without becoming annoyed or anxious. By doing so, you are also putting your trust in what’s to come. That is believing in your truth and trusting your journey. Trust that you are on a unique journey, to be duplicated by no one but shared by many. There may be many dealing with similar daily challenges of life but your journey was written for you alone.
No matter where life takes you, trust your journey!

Happy Tuesday!
❤️xo