AYCE INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS JOHNNY PLATINUM’S MIXTAPE RELEASE EVENT!

Today I’m veering away from fashion for a bit and instead I’m going to write about some awesome music which I rarely do write about! This music really does merit a special space on my blog especially since its amazing and I really enjoy it.

This past weekend I got an invite from my amazing friend DJ AyCE International to the VIP rooftop Johnny Platinum Plus Mixtape Volume 15 Hot Sauce release event in Brooklyn, New York. Wow… thats alot to say in one sentence LOL but trust me it was well worth the trip and my wordiness.

This VIP rooftop event felt like the right ambience and the visuals I captured on my camera from up there were so amazing I couldn’t believe I was actually there taking it all in. There was also a small fashion show from my favorite designer John Ashford featuring his amazing models who rocked his shoes and made me want to buy every pair. My day went from fabulous to amazing when I saw Johnny Platinum Plus make an appearance and boy was he just as amazing in person. If you haven’t heard of him you have to look him up (Insta:Johnnyplatinumplus) he’s energetic and loves the ladies but his passion is truly in his music. His mixtapes are hot (like hot sauce) and really awesome to listen to. He has two different mixtapes out right now – a Hip Hop version and a Latin version for those that love Reggaeton and latin music. There was also food, drinks and lots of meaningful, intelligent conversation. Okay, I won’t spoil it for you and you can check it out for yourself as the pictures speak for themselves….

Isn’t this view amazing…them clouds though!!

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DJ AyCE International took over the turntables for a bit – he was killing it!

If you need a change in music choice and your a huge hip hop fan – you gotta listen to the Johnny Platinum Plus Hip Hop Hot Sauce Mixtape …its AliceInColorland approved and its really “HOT”! Not a fan of Hip Hop – no problem, read on…

Johnny Platinum Plus also has a Hot Sauce Latin Mixtape for you! This one is amazing also, I was just listening to it in my car and I wanted to pull over and dance. Its a great mix of Reggaeton, Salsa, and a few Spanish classics that some of us Latin music lovers can relate to. Its perfectly mixed so you’ll be shocked at how great it sounds!

There beer was chilled beer for the beer lovers in attendance…doesnt that look refreshing? Trust me there was a lot more than what you see here!

There was also chicken and “Hot Sauce” which was a was a hit… it was really freakin good! Check out the Lvovpoland Vodka in the background!

Music, Beer, friends, and food…what more could you ask for!

Dj AyCE International and DJ Ty One in the house..they were enjoying themselves!

Oh and can’t forget about John Ashford’s Spring Fashion featuring his amazing, hot, sexy shoes! Here’s the beautiful model Zephora rocking these lovely see through boots out!

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These strappy thigh high boots rocked the house….Fire!!!

The models were making things hot up on this rooftop… those shoes though!

It was hard to pick a favorite out of all these beautiful designs!

Finally!! I was so excited to finally see Johnny Platinum Plus in person and put a face to the name (well almost LOL). Here he is posing with mixtape cover model Khaliseecakes…this made my day!

Johnny Platinum Plus charming the ladies, he’s amazing…you need to look him up today!

I was sad my time in New York City was nearing to an end but I’m happy to have been invited to this event. I got to spend time with DJ AyCE International and John Ashford at this event – I’m stoked I got a two for one LOL. I also got to listen to Johnny Platinums mixtape on a rooftop on the most beautifulest day and enjoy the scenery too. What more could I ask for? Trust me, this to me was priceless and I could never imagine that I would ever have such an awesome experience in Brooklyn, Ny… trust me these people know how to party LOL.

If your interested in any of Johnny Platinum Plus’ Mixtapes or future events please email me at Aliceincolorland15@gmail.com for more info!

Johnny Platinum Plus will be in the following cities: Washington, DC/Dallas, Texas/Atlanta, Georgia….Hit me up for more info!

 

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BEAUTY AND THE SHOES

Travel, Travel, Travel ….I love to travel – its my tranquil moment of relaxation and serenity, the time to reflect on how blessed I am to be able to do what I do and love my experiences along the way. Its also my time to put my brain on auto pilot and let myself enjoy the sights and sounds around me. Ahhh..I love my life! With that thought in mind, my dearest friend shoe designer John Ashford sent me an invitation to his third trunk show in New York City and I was so excited all week for its arrival. The day finally came and even though the weather was a little cold, the trunk show was the highlight of my day!  Knowing that the event was gonna be featuring shoes and beauty products made my braving the cold all worth it!

For those of you that have never attended one of John Ashford’s events, it is truly amazing. This time there were twice as many shoes as the last trunk show and the people that were in attendance couldn’t decide between one pair of shoes or the other! They were all beautiful and for every pair that the lovely ladies tried on there so many fabulous comments. With the shoe shopping being highly successful – we also had Skin care/beauty products to compliment the whole look. The beautiful model and owner of Sensual Beauty Zephorah Nure, was present to feature her amazing Hawaiian Sensual Collection. Her line features a variety of products with exotics scents of Gardenia and Hibiscus and essential oils to relax you after a stressful day…sounds amazing to me!

I always enjoy attending John Ashford’s events because you can learn a lot from his conversations and you can try on and purchase as many pairs of shoes as many shoes as you want in a cozy, comfortable setting. The people are always so warm and inviting, the conversations are intelligent and at times funny – you literally walk in not knowing anyone and walk out with a few friends added to your list. These events will make you wanna stay for hours and never leave but at the end of the day you can be assured that you’ve met your shoe shopping fetish and little extra!

My trip to New York City is always amazing and when I get invited to his events, I feel like a kid in a candy store! Shoes galore and my undecisiveness on which ones to choose from! On this day, I chose an awesome pair that of Mrs.Pacman wedges – check the rest of the pics of the event below …These events will happen monthly and I can’t wait to attend the next one in April!

**Note: If you are interested in attending any one of John Ashford’s Trunk Shows – please send me or John Ashford an email at: aliceincolorland15@gmail.com/johnashford1@gmail.com for more info on future events – don’t miss out**

What better than this…alittle wine, Authentic by John Ashford Shoes, and beauty esssentials, Yes!

These Marilyn Monroe Boots are just awesome!

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These are called “Glitterteria” …check out that glittery heel! So different!

I admit that I didn’t want to put these down, they’re are just stunning!

I tried these Mrs. Pacman wedges on and they somehow came home with me! I had to get them before someone else did. Im such a sucker for comfortable, sexy, shoes!

Detailed View…arent they amazing? Theyre so unique and different!

Check out these goodies… Pick one LOL!

Those thigh highs are looking fierce!

This Hawaiian Sensual Collection smell amazing….I had to get some for myself!

With lovely packaging …these products are infused with exotic floral notes and only the purest of ingredients. Trust me when I say you need to try this!

I always enjoy John Ashford’s events because you can learn a lot from his conversations and the conversations of others that attend. The people are warm and inviting, the conversations are intelligent and at times funny – you walk in not knowing anyone and walk out with a few friends added to your list. These events will make you wanna stay for hours and never leave but at the end of the day you can be assured that you’ve met your shoe shopping fetish and little extra! My trip to New York City is always amazing and when I get invited to his events, I feel like a kid in a candy store! Shoes galore and my undecisiveness on which ones to choose from! I chose an awesome pair that are pictured below – check the rest of the pics…I can’t wait to attend the next one in April!

**Note: If you are interested in attending any one of John Ashford’s Trunk Shows – please send me or John Ashford an email at: aliceincolorland15@gmail.com/johnashford1@gmail.com for more info on future events – don’t miss out**

WHAT’S UP IN MENSWEAR!

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When I think of shoes my mind tends to gravitate towards women’s shoes. Not sure why that happens but its time for me to give some of the guys that are reading or browsing my blog some inspiration to put their shoes to good fashion use.

The ladies have it golden when it comes to shoes because there are after all, millions of possibilities such as styles, heel height, material, colors, and designers we could ever think of.  It almost seems like the shoes business is specifically made for us females – sorry fella’s, I sympathize with your dilemma. But don’t fret, I’m here to bring you a few shoe designs and a full outfit design to give you ideas on how to dress those shoes you’ve been wanting to buy or use and have never quite figured out how to dress it accordingly.

Fella’s this post is for you, enjoy…Love Alice!!

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If you have sneakers in your closet, break those out! This is proof that you can wear a sport jacket with sneakers and jeans!

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Here’s proof that you can wear shoes without socks….no shame in that game!

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This guy has the right idea. Wear a suit and tie but do wear that long jacket to accentuate your shoe game…Fab!!

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This guy above is wearing light colors with tassel loafers and of course no socks…see what did I tell ya? Socks are sometimes not a requirement in the men’s department.

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Of course, wearing a full Clements and Church suit and tie, London Sock Company socks with a Bera Bera tie and Tassel Loafers does wonders for you also.

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Love these double monk strap shoes!!

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Last but not least, you can wear a vest over a polo with sockless shoes or you can roll up your pants at the bottom making a minimal cuff with a sport jacket to finally get the look you’ve been seeing in many men’s magazines. It’s all up to you – own it and feel as cool and comfortable wearing your look! I hope I’ve inspired you to look in your closet and break out the wardrobe you’ve been longing to show off –

Till next time..

[AIC]

 

DESIGNERS SPOTLIGHT: ANGEL SANCHEZ

Developing an appreciation for fashion at an early age, Angel Sanchez was surrounded by the reminders of the fashion industry in his mothers atelier. He practiced and studied architecture for many years but soon realized that fashion was his calling. Sanchez started his own fashion house rising to fame quickly in Latin America. Soon afterwards, his fashion house and company established roots in New York City.

Today he is well known for his bridal and evening wear collections that include a touch of drama with every piece. His amazing designs are also considered contemporary, architectural, and amazingly feminine. Let’s take a look at a few, shall we…

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As you can see designer Angel Sanchez is all about color, different designs, and sophistication! You can clearly see hints of architecture in his collections which is truly amazing. You get the best of both worlds with Sanchez which is okay in my book. Can’t wait to see what designs he has for us in the future. This man is truly amazing and I appreciate his abilities to make us all look at his designs and want to try them all on. I know I would – what about you?

MODEL CRUSH: CHARLEE FRASER

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Me being the fashionista that is all about fashion, style, and anything remotely related to such, I am obsessed with models and their careers. You could say sincerely that I have “Model Crush” LOL but seriously what person that loves fashion doesn’t. You gotta either love them, envy them, or follow their careers.

We have all seen endless model images all over magazine pages and social media. I seriously believe models always blaze trails wherever they stand. From Alek Wek, Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista just to name a few, these beautiful ladies have made their mark in the modeling industry. They have laid the foundation for future models and have left them a few pages in the book on how to be successful in this demanding industry. Yes its grueling but if it weren’t for some of these ladies, we wouldn’t have the beauties that are popping up in various social media outlets, magazines and elsewhere. Agreed? Yes?

Today I would love to introduce you to one phenomenal model and she’s a true bombshell. Her name is Charlee Fraser and she’s worked with several high end Australian photographers.  She’s from New South Wales and she’s is making true waves in the modeling industry by appearing in several campaigns, editorial shoots, and runway shows. She is also from the indigenous Awabakal people of New South Wales. How cool is that? She’s very photogenic and its obvious that the camera loves her in every way possible. She is signed to Ford New York and Premier in London. We should be seeing more of this Australian beauty all over social media, runways, and magazines. Let’s check out her pics and really envy this beauty, shall we?

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Speechless..this picture speaks to me!

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She really does look amazing from every angle!

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Seriously? Is she stunning or what?

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She is fierce – this image has so many levels to it!

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Even in Black and White she rocks the images, Ughhhh I’m so jealous LOL!

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She’s on fire…Girl, you are rocking it!

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Her eyes look into your soul, can you feel her passion?

These pictures definitely take me back to a time when at 15 years old and I wanted to be a model. At 5 feet tall and 100 pounds I was told I was too short therefore I quickly deferred my love of modeling for photography, reading about fashion and blogging about it. Since then, I have not felt discouraged but it has empowered me to find a different outlet to express my love of fashion. I now read as many fashion magazines, blogs, and keep up with my social media accounts as much as I can. Some may say its excessive but I beg to differ. The more you keep up with whats going on in the fashion industry the more you learn and apply that toward your ultimate goal of success. Besides fashion is always evolving its never consistent and still therefore my career needs to be evolving as well.

Hope you liked this featured model and look out for more of her work online and in magazines. Check out her instagram here: @Charleefraser – Tumblr: Charleefraser.tumbler.com

Stay fabulous my friends!!!

SUMMER NAILS

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Once again its summer and I’m so inspired by everything I lay my eyes on! With that thought in mind – Its been about 3 years since I’ve been without nails and the more I see them in photos on instagram and other media outlets the more I miss them. I have a much awaited trip outside the US coming up soon and I’m not sure if I will be obtaining my nails again. It all depends on how I think about it as there is so much that you can’t do when you have the dang things on. On the flip side, they look so beautiful with all the bling and details though. How can you not LOL. The struggle is so real when it comes down to it. Can you relate?

I guess my decision all depends on if I would like to keep dishing the money for updating them or not. Seriously, being beautiful and keeping it up is really expensive in a way if you really take a look at it.

Anyways, the coming weeks will be a factor as to whether I take the plunge into nail beautification or not. Until then, I leave you with a snippet of what kinds of designs I am really contemplating for my new set of sexy nails if it does turn out that I do go all in.

Decision coming soon….

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Seriously ..is this not pretty?

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I’m all about details and these would be the type of nails I would be looking at for me. I love the gold and stones.

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I know this is on toes but it would look great just as well on hands too.

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Yessss, Fabulous!

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Isn’t this design so simple yet elegant?

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Once again, who’s to say that this design can’t be on your hands. Love the combination of colors!

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Don’t like all the bling, heres a simple design thats also pretty

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This design is amazing

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Ever since I saw this color I just love it!

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Uhhhhh…need I say more, stunning!

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Flowers are always in style – this is a cute,fun, design!

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I think these look great for any occasion!

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Claws for days and cool color combination!

With so many options and designs, how can I not fall in love with nails again. Frankly, I feel very bare without them and my natural nails look so god awful. As I think about it more and more I think I will be getting mine done soon. I just hope I don’t regret it money wise. Wish me luck everyone and pray that I make the best decision for myself.

Thanks for stopping by….

SUMMERS LOCKS OF LOVE

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Summer has once again returned but in my neck of the woods it hasn’t returned with a vengeance. Thank God for that because it can get brutal in a quick minute and my hair surely doesn’t do well in humidity. But oh well, let me just enjoy the summer and keep it positive, Yes…Yes!

As you might have guessed by now today’s subject of my choice is hair. To be more specific hairstyles and color. I love it when people decide to explore and be daring with their locks of love. It just reminds me that we can all be unique and beautiful no matter what race or nationality you may be. Now that its summer that means that hair stylists have their work cut out for them as weddings, birthdays, baptisms, graduations and just the typical family reunion are put together. Its one heck of a good reason to make up a good excuse to get a fresh color and a cut.

With that in mind, lets just take a look at a few that I’ve archived just for this post…which one’s your favorite?

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What a beautiful hairstyle, would be amazing for that summer concert that you’ve been wanting to attend.

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Love the cut and color of this one…looks so pretty and goddess like!

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Long with Ombre highlights…so pretty!

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I’ve always loved the short, wavy, cuts like this one with the blonde streaks in between. This one looks so badass on this model.

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For those of you that like color thats on the opposite side of the spectrum …check this one out! What do you think? Its definitely different.

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Long layers with that beautiful color…yes, please! I would definitely rock this!

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Bob haircut with side swept bangs…Gorgeous!

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Love this color and the cut of course but that color is so summer-ish!

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For my lovely black women, this ones for you and me of course, Oh so beautiful – I would rock this!

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Yes ladies, you can also rock a short pixie cut like no ones business, stunning!

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Short curls can be your thing if your not into the long hair trend…still rockin it!

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You can also rock a natural high bun which to me looks so simple but elegant!

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She’s rocking the long, shiny, beautiful hair that makes anyone want to go to a salon and get theirs done the same way!

So what’s your take on summer hair? Should you cut it short, long, color it, or just rock it natural? I believe in doing as you see fit. If you wanna have it long and curly by all means go for it! If you wanna rock a short, shaved, bob thats all amazing too. The most important thing to remember is that whatever haircut, style, or color you pick it’s what makes you unique and beautiful. You rock whatever your heart desires and do it like its no ones business. Feel confident about how you look and smile at all times. Make yourself happy and look gorgeous while you’re feeling yourself.

I really hope this has inspired you to at least look into getting into a salon this summer and I would love to know which one of these styles gave you an epiphany for a cut, color, or style that you like.

Stay Beautiful My Lovely Ladies!

IVY PARK, FINALLY BEYONCE LAUNCHES HER FASHION LINE!

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I had been hearing for months about Beyonce possibly launching a fashion line but I often thought that it wouldn’t happen due to her massively busy schedule. Well, the wait is over and she finally dropped the ball and its an athletic leisurely clothing line. The clothing line is looking stunning right about now from what I can tell via the pictures. I may have to just check it out for myself and give you all the real details. Till then may I just say that she looks so refined and stunning in the pictures and video below – have a look for yourself, Enjoy!

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If you haven’t see why she named it Ivy Park, click on this link!

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Isn’t she just amazing…no really!

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Her daughter is just so cute!

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She really knows how to take anything to the next level! She’s amazing!

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This is my favorite picture of her!

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Yesssss Beyonce…get it girl!

Everyone knows that Beyonce is thus far amazing at what she does and this accomplishment is just one more for her long list of “been there, done that” records. She really is a jack of all trades and I can’t wait to see her line personally. I also can’t wait to see what else she has in store for the future…thank you Beyonce for slaying it and giving us something more to look forward to!

DO YOU HAVE THE BLUES?

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BLUE is a staple color in the rainbow of our lives. Almost all of us have something in this beautiful color in our closets. Whether it be a hat, shoes, shirt, pants, gloves or even a scarf we all adore the color blue in one way, shape, or form. Its one of the most important colors of the rainbow so I decided to start posting about colors on this blog but I’m doing it in picture form…Join me and check out my visual happiness in fashion related color form! Hope this BLUES you away….

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Our beautiful BLUE moon

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The BLUE man group, seeing these guys perform is on my to do list!

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Flowers in BLUE

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BLUE on BLUE

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BLUE stairs to nowhere

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BLUE M&M’s ..Yummm!

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Oceans BLUE

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The majestic BLUE jay

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Eyes BLUE, the windows to your soul

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BLUE suede shoes

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Makeup shades in BLUE

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 and finally….Bathrooms in beautiful BLUE

So there it is ..hope I have solved your obsession for all things true blue and then some. Wondering what color will be next on my mind..you’ll have to tune in later this week to see…Love, Light, and Peace to you all!

THE COLOR FOR ALL SEASONS, LOOK INTO IT!

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You may be asking yourself, what is the color for all seasons? Well its black, yup black and its one the most coveted colors – especially for the winter season. Why? Not sure, maybe its because it tends to hide our imperfections or its just a color that blends in well fashion wise. Whatever it may be, whether you live in year round warm weather or part of the world that has that ever changing four seasons, black is the “it” color for most of us. Its a unique, beautiful, color for men and women alike but best of all it can be paired with other pieces of clothing in your wardrobe and the results are just fab. Check out the black combinations below for some cool ideas of how this color just makes everything you wear stand out!

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Amazing…I love this look!

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Beautiful!

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Check out that contrast of blue from the shoes, amazing!

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So there it is, I think black is definitely the “it” color especially when you add that accentuated pop of color to the look. How will you be wearing your black this year? Have fun my friends…happy shopping!