Reflection is an ongoing process…but of not much use unless you push it forward with some action. I’m pushing myself to learn more and make a difference. It’s a work in progress. But I am hopeful. The key reminder is that we are ALL God’s children.
I’m so happy that this message gets passed along throughout our blogging community – it’s so important!! So I want to thank Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge for featuring it as well!!
As for styling- well it’s been such a fun week of print mixing and color smashing (been keeping my Styling Students on their toes!!). You can read my post here.
Last Week’sLINK UP FAVOURITES:
I picked 4!! INSPIRATION, HISTORY, FASHION, and Most Clicked!
1- For an amazing heart-felt, inspirational and urgently needed read– head on over to Ashley’s Blog: Le Style Rouge
2-Do you know the history of Kimonos?? If you don’t you should head over to High Latitude Style and read Nicole’s post. It is so interesting!!
3- And for my favourite fashion look: Check out Shelbee on the Edge’s post here. Should she really say good-bye to this look…OMG- please keep this and REWEAR, darling, it’s just too good!!
And then… Ialso remembered that I never shared my Lip Plumping Trick with you my fabulous Divas!! How can I forget this. Honestly, it works like a charm (without injections…well at least so far!). Here’s the clip for this.
It may be Fabulous Friday today- but it certainly was the most unfabulously worst week ever for 2020; proving that we still haven’t learned. This week I did not write my beginning of the week usual styling post.
As you know, my blog is about fashion and lifestyle and a way to uplift and inspire- yet I couldn’t get myself to post this week. I’ve been in reflection mode and bear lots of shame as well. This week, I chose to listen.
Silence and complacency are igniters to oppression- and I want no part of that. I’m against Oppression and Racism. So on this Friday, I’m here-hoping to contribute in some way…
So how can I possibly make a difference on my site? Gave this a lot of thought…and even if my little voice could probably go unheard, that’s still no reason for me to keep silent. I will start one step at a time to do my part- conscientiously.
So here I am ready for my Fabulous Fridays post. Today my post will still be about fashion. Except it won’t be about my life or how I try to inspire through my creativity.
Today I’m featuring WOC that inspire me. These are women creators, whose content I love. Their creativity ignites me! And I want to give them a voice as they grace my platform. Here are women of substance that I follow- I previously posted these ladies on my Insta stories so that’s why the caption on the pics!! Note how fabulous they are- follow them too and enjoy their content.
And there you have it! These ladies complete my Favourites of the week all in one!
So it was a VIP event with mega double your points at the Gallerie Beaute Pharmaprix. My youngest works there as a part time cosmetician (it’s a gene thing:)…so off I went.
Needed replenishments in some of my favourite Shiseido serums…but the show stoppers were the lipstick stains by Stila cosmetics! What won me over were the gorgeous reds. Jona the Make-up artist showed me a few tricks on how to vary the shading by simply dabbing and smudging ever so lightly- and honestly the incredible variations in colour just blew me away. The liquid eyeliner was another winner for me. Precision and smoothness in longwear- just what I need. Thank you Gorgeous Jona!
The whole experience and ambience with Mimosa cocktails and delicious hors-d’œuvres- all very chic and elegant. Oh, and did I mention the tons of gifts with purchase? Deluxe samples in an ever so elegant black and red box, plus makeup bags- all from Shiseido. Extra goodie bag from the pharmacy. Clinique baggie plus samples. Stila’s fabulous, real handbag plus plenty of samples.
So much stuff, I’m out of breath!
If you ever get called for a Pharmaprix VIP event- go! You’ll get way more than you ever walked in for.
On May 7th, 2002, the world of colour and beauty transformation lost one of its greatest artists: Kevyn Aucoin. Famous for his celebrity makeovers, Kevin was not only Hollywood’s makeup maestro- he was also one of the nicest, genuine people to all those who knew him.
I had the special privilege of meeting him briefly in the summer of 1985, in LA. He was doing a photoshoot with Evangelista, and through a connection I was able to pop in and see him in action (albeit like a fly on the wall)- it was a thrilling moment! We exchanged a few words…I remember him mentioning his French name and the whole French thing about me being from Montreal. We then just chatted makeup and looks and off he was back to work. And how I now wish cell phones and selfies existed!!