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White Coat

By Amra B.

I was usually not the one to experiment with color in winter; black is my staple color during this season, and as the saying goes, “it is my happy color.” However, recently I discovered this beautiful-white-sweater coat, and had to try and incorporate it into my wardrobe. It was an instant success: I quickly realized that white perfectly suits everything I own. I also realized how amazingly fresh it looked in comparison to the sea of black and grays around me.


How to Get the Boho Chic Look

By Elma B.

Origins of the Boho-Chic Look: Secret Brotherhood 


Although Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Mary-Kate Olsen were the pioneers of the modern day boho-chic look, the bohemian style dates as far back as mid 1800s to a brotherhood of English painters, poets, and critics (known as the Pre-Raphaelites), and of course the gypsies inhabiting Spain and Morocco. The boho-chic look reached its peak in the 1960s with the hippie psychedelia and the make love and not war mindset. Overall, bohemian fashion encapsulates the nomadic, non-bourgeois, and the free-spirited lifestyle.  

Although some say that the boho-chic look drifts in and out of fashion, I agree with journalist Bob Stanley that "the late 1960s are never entirely out of fashion, they just need a fresh angle to make it de jour." The carefree boho look has withstood many centuries and has made its colorful imprint on the fashion world. 

How to Get the Boho-Chic Look: 

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Office Chic: Top 5 Work Fashion Essentials

By Elma B.

I am a huge fan of elegance and understated glamour, which are both fitting styles for almost anyone's work wardrobe. And no, you don't have to look like a boring bureaucrat to look professional at work. I wanted to provide you with some styling tips on looking chic and elegant in while at the office. 


Top Work Fashion Essentials 

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1. Solid Colored Pencil Skirt. Solid colored pencil skirts will go a long way for your work wardrobe. You can wear it countless of times with a colored blazer or a patterned blouse. Below, I am wearing a solid colored white pencil skirt. 

Simple Black Pumps

By Amra B. 

Recently, my sister and I both purchased the same pair of black pumps and have not been taking them off ever since. I am really into stretchy-below-the-knee dresses lately and these simple black pumps complement the dress perfectly. Generally, I find them so versatile and feel like they can be combined with almost anything in my wardrobe. Below are some tips on how to wear a simple black pump: 

Top 5 Fashion Essentials for Winter

By Elma B.

Recently, I have been downsizing my closet, and focusing on keeping and buying only basics. I read this rule that said something along the lines: "I will not purchase a piece of clothing unless I can wear it over a 1,000 times." It is a smart approach to shopping because almost all of us can confess to buying so many pieces and wearing them maybe once...or twice. 

My biggest recommendation for downsizing your closet is to buy basics and buy quality items. Figure out your budget, and see what is the best you can get. My tip: try digging for those vintage one of a kind pieces in a consignment shop. Other than that, here are the fashion essentials to keep you warm, cozy and chis this season...

Top 5 Fashion Essentials for Winter: 

1. Faux-fur leopard print coat. Leopard print remains timeless. It is an easy print to wear with red, black, beige and even jeans. 


Nurturing Your Core--Beauty from Within


By Elma B.

Much of the outside is a mere reflection of what is on the inside. For this precise reason, I am a strong advocate of taking ardent care of your inner core. Your inner core consists of your basic beliefs and attitude about life. It is what sets your daily routine, e.g., sleep-in for an extra hour or get-up and go to that early morning spin class, or eat a banana in the morning or much on those doughnuts. Here is what to change for a healthier mind, body and spirit...

Your Daily Routine--Make a Decision 


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Life is About the Journey, Not the Destination

By Elma B.

We (myself very much included) get caught-up living for the future rather than enjoying the everyday. Recently, I was listening to an interview with Elon Musk (founder of Tesla and SpaceX), and he said that entrepreneurship is not about the destination but the everyday journey. I would say that no matter what your goal in life, it's about enjoying the process of getting there and not about the gratification upon arriving to the final destination. 

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For me, my team is building an exciting platform for bloggers and blog readers (stay tune for more), so I must be inspired and upbeat every step of the way. It's that end of the day fun and social activity that recharges my batteries. 

Some of my tips to inspire yourself everyday:

Faux Fur Vest

By Amra B. 

A faux fur vest has been staple piece since the seventies, but it was Sienna Miller and Rachel Zoe who made them popular again with fashionistas today. They are practical, chic, warm, and easy to combine with almost everything. Below are some tips on how to wear a faux fur vest: 

How to Get the Chic Comfort Look

By Fatima N.

Winter has returned, along with the struggle of staying cozy while at the same time looking put together. One without the other just isn't going to cut it. Here are seven pieces that assure the everyday chic comfort look.

1) Blanket Scarves


Scarves have the amazing ability of transforming an outfit. In the winter, it also helps you stay warm. The monogrammed Burberry one would be nice, but there are many alternatives. Bunch it around your neck or wear it like a blanket.

Club Fashionista girl Amra B. in a blanket scarf

Top 7 Winter Hairstyles

By Fatima N.

Top 7 Winter Hairstyles


In a styling slump? Here are top 7 winter hairstyle ideas, enough to get you through the week.

1) Side Swept 


I've seen this so many times on the Fall/Winter 2014 runways. It's as simple as changing your hair part. This hairstyle looks great on square shaped faces.

Factory Girl: 1960s Inspired Fashion

By Fatima N.

Factory Girl: 1960s Inspired Fashion


In the 60s, we witnessed the rise and fall of what we can call The Edie Empire. Edie was a model, heiress, an actress in Andy Warhol's underground studio, "The Factory" and one of the first "It Girls". Her time was short in the “It Girl” spotlight, but as John Galliano said,”She may have had 15 minutes of fame, but her fashion style and image influenced a whole generation.” The 60s were a time of Vidal Sassoon hair cuts and Mary Quant minis. Edie Sedgewick contributed to 1960s fashion as well, with her chandelier earrings, kohl rimmed eyes and blonde pixie crop...



Black Motorcycle Jacket

By Amra B. 

If there is one item I could wear all the time, it would probably be a black (p)leather motorcycle jacket. They are timeless and classic; motorcycle jackets date back all the way to 1920s when they were worn by pilots during the War World I. However, it was Marlon Brando that made the leather motorcycle jacket iconic when he wore it in his 1953 movie “The Wild One.” Motorcycle jacket became associated with speed and adventure, and many Hollywood icons like James Dean, Brigitte Bardot, and Paul Newman made it a part of their everyday wardrobe.  

Little Black Dress for Everyday

By Elma B.

I have been doing a series of posts on how to look chic with everyday pieces after several of my friends approached me to ask me how to look chic in their everyday wardrobe. As I have mentioned, fashion is not about those special occasions for which anyone can get dressed-up and dolled-up; it is about the everyday chic. One of the timeless looks, which every woman can wear and feel fabulous in, is the little black dress, pioneered by the iconic Coco Chanel in the 1920s. Thus, I wanted to provide you with a guide on how to wear the little black dress for everyday occasions

LBD for Everyday


1. Add wedged sneakers. Who said that comfort and style are antonyms? With the sporty fashion trend proving stronger than ever, add a pair of wedge sneakers to your LBD to spice-up the look. If you want to make a super-cool statement, add converse sneakers to the little black dress. 

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Striped Shirt

By Amra B. 

I am a big fan of stripes, and there is nothing more classic and easy to wear than a striped shirt; Brigitte Bardot, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. were all fans! I combined mine with another classic: flare jeans.  Below are some of my tips on how to wear a striped shirt: 


Oversized Coats

By Amra B. 


For some time now, I have been obsessed with oversized coats. They are chic, elegant, and amazingly comfortable. Also, their ability to hide the rest of your outfit on those days you don’t feel like dressing up is simply GENIUS! I like oversized coats in almost any color, but my favorites for this season would have to be camel, black, blue and pastel pink. Below are some tips on how to wear your oversized coat:

Everyday Casual-Chic Style

By Elma B.

Recently, I was asked by a friend how she can pick out everyday pieces that are comfortable yet chic. She has a closet full of clothes, yet she struggles how to put a look together that is effortless, i.e., not time consuming, and chic. 


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My first piece of advice: get rid of clutter and take the minimalist chic approach to your wardrobe, here's what I mean. My second piece of advice: focus on the everyday. So, there are those dresses and heels for special occasions and then there is everyday. The question is how to look chic without spending hours on picking out your outfit? 

I wanted to share with you in this post how you can look chic with everyday simple pieces. Style does not actually take a big bank account, simple and easy pieces will do the trick! 

How to Get the Everyday Casual-Chic Look:


Holiday Party Outfit Ideas

By Seema Kukadia

Holiday Party Best Looks


It’s that time of year again where we bring out the chunky knits and fluffy hats for the cold winter season. Whilst we are deciding how to wrap up warm for the day time, it’s also essential to put a thought towards how you are going to style yourself to look fabulous for all the holiday parties. Here are best holiday party outfit ideas. 

Christmas Decorating Ideas: DIY


By Brittany Dobbins


Christmas Decor Ideas: DIY 


With Christmas just around the corner, people are scrambling to get the best decor for their homes. Whether it may be going to the Chelsea Market and buying some cute little Christmas lights for your tree or apartment, because you want to make it really festive, it’s Christmas after all! Also if you want a place that’s on the cheaper side, try Macy’s. They have amazing prices and you can get a Kurt Adler Set of 24 Early Years Mini Ball Ornaments Cool, right? Ornaments can be used in any room and makes for a great statement. Here are some cool and fun Christmas decorating ideas.


Plaid Shirts

By Amra B. 

I am a huge fan of plaid shirts; they are timeless, look great on both women and men, and are super easy to wear. In winter, I like to wear thicker plaid shirts and layer them over tanks, or wear them under blazers. Plaid shirts look amazing just tied around the waste or combined with anything denim. Below are some tips on how to wear plaid this season:

Fashion Trend: Chic Minimalism

By Elma B.

I am not a huge fan of the minimalist design but it makes sense--getting rid of unnecessary to make room for what matters. Recently, I read an article that emphasized that minimalist fashion was just a reflection of the current state of our economical crisis.  Another inspiration for the minimalist look is the French chic, with its simple cuts and designs. 

What I do appreciate about the minimalist aesthetic is getting rid of the excess clutter. So, how to get the minimalist-chic-look that has been sweeping across the fashion, interior design and beauty industries (even Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have an entire line inspired by the minimalist-chic design)? Here are...

The 5 Key Steps Towards the Minimalist-Chic Look:


1. Tone down the colors. Out with the bright colors and in with the cool blues, black, white and browns. The minimalist look exhumes freshness and coolness. 

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Zooey Deschanel's "New Girl" Makeup Tutorial

By Catherine Santino

Season 4 of “New Girl” recently premiered, and while I’m still binging on Season 3 on Netflix, I thought I would share my tutorial on the makeup that Zooey Deschanel often wears on the show. Her look varies at times, but I think I’ve found a way to recreate her go-to makeup pretty accurately, and with much more affordable products...


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Effortless Style of Old Hollywood Icons

By Fatima N.

Let me reacquaint you with three words we have lost: pared down elegance. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy knew them. Audrey Hepburn knew them. Grace Kelly knew them. It's time for you to be acquainted/reacquainted with them too. Now, this is not to wag a finger at heels and dresses. This is just a way to sartorially switch things up for evening attire. Here is a quick look at the fashion choices of these iconic ladies for your everyday inspiration and outfit ideas.


Effortless Style of Old Hollywood Icons


1. Effortlessly Stylish: Grace Kelly


The most perfect summary of Grace Kelly's fashion sense comes in the form of a quote by Howell Conant, "You trusted Grace's beauty; you knew it wasn't built from clothes and makeup...hair pulled back, dressed in a simple boy's shirt. This was Grace: natural, unpretentious." That was exactly the Queen of Monaco, Her Serene Highness. She had a minimalist ease about her, in her dressing.


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on her way to get married in Monaco

Meal Plans for Your Workout

By Sarah Baker 

Meal Plans for Your Workout: 

Choosing Healthy Foods to Help Your Body


Sure you know you should exercise regularly, but is that enough? Will regular workout get you the sculpted or fit body that you are fighting for? Well, if definitely isn’t going to hurt things, but what about that diet? Are you confused or concerned that maybe you aren’t eating the right things to really make the workout worth it? 


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Below are a list of healthy foods that you should include in your diet as well as those that you should take out of your diet, according to some nutritionists, to make the workout that you are doing really make a difference because you really can’t get the body you want from diet or exercise alone...

(DISCLAIMER: This site is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual. This site provides general information based on my basic research. The information provided is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider.)

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The Most Luxirious Handbags Ever Made

By Catherine Santino

The Most Luxurious Handbags Ever Made


Handbags are about so much more than utility in the fashion world- they are a statement. They become status symbols representative of a specific time in fashion history. Let’s take a look back at a few that made some serious waves in trends...

1. The Birkin Bag 


Created by Hermes in the early 1980s, the name “Birkin” actually refers to actress Jane Birkin, who was seated next to a Hermes executive on an airplane and complained of not being able to find the right size weekend bag. The Birkin bag will probably go down in history as the most recognizable handbag in the world (despite its trademark lack of logos- which I find amazing). I mean, even a person who is not interested in fashion whatsoever will recognize the words “Birkin bag.” The Birkin became so popular that it had once had a waiting list of up to 6 years! (We all remember that episode of Sex and the City, right?). To see the luxury handbags inspired by fashion icons, click here.



Travel Guide From a Local: Best Spots to See in Los Angeles

By Nadja Muzur

I have lived in Los Angeles for most of my life and the city is spectacular for its neighborhoods, culture and architecture. The city and its surrounding areas have so much to offer especially during the everywhere else cold winter days. I wanted to share with you travel tips--dos and don'ts--when in Los Angeles. 

Travel Guide From a Local--When in Los Angeles:


1. Venice Beach


How to Style Yourself in Winter

By Amra B.

I love getting dressed up in winter: I can finally layer my clothes, pull out all my beautiful statement jackets and scarves, and wear all the trendy boots I can handle. In a way, my style really comes alive during winter. I also love the idea of wearing classic monotone wardrobe with just a pop of color on my lips. My choice for lipstick is a classic red; however, bright pinks and oranges can be equally fun (and refreshingly unexpected). 

Below are some quick tips on how to achieve great style this winter: 

Beauty Tips: DIY Hair Mask Recipes

By Catherine Santino


When researching hair mask recipes, I came across so many different beauty tips for various hair types. You can find so many things in your kitchen that can benefit dry, greasy, or flat hair. But one ingredient I found to be common in all of them: egg. Using egg yolks in hair masks can be extremely beneficial for the health of your hair. It is rich in vitamins, and the protein it contains helps promote hair growth. By mixing it with other ingredients, you can alter it to your specific hair type. Let`s see how to revamp your hair with these easy and affordable beauty tips...



DIY Hair Mask Recipes for Dry, Greasy and Flat Hair 



Back to Basics Fashion Trend: How to Spice-Up the Look

By Brittany Dobbins

The back to basic fashion trend is back and bigger than ever, basic cuts and colors have swept-up luxury designers and high-street shops.
The great thing about a back to basics fashion trend is that you can wear the look to any event or occasion. Here are some tips and trick on how to make those basic cuts look fun, chic and interesting!

Back to basics fashion trend:

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How to spice-up your basic look

1. Add bold details to a basic look: 


Beauty Tips: How To Find Your Perfect Hair Color

By Catherine Santino

How To Find Your Best Hair Color


Choosing a hair color can be a daunting task. It’s a big decision, and it’s important to do your research and take your time. Below, you will find inspirational photos and tips to help you find  your perfect hair color!


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1) Find a stylist: it’s important to find a stylist that you trust and you’ve had a consultation with so that they know exactly what it is you want. Bring them photos and talk to them about what you’re going for. This way, you’ll feel much more comfortable with taking the plunge. To find out the top 10 fall/winter hairstyles, click here

Top 5 Chocolate Dessert Recipes

By Fatima N.

Top 5 Chocolate Dessert RecipesFor the Holidays 


I think chocolate is the closest we'll ever get to something everyone likes. Here are the top 5 chocolate dessert recipes, quick and easy to make while entertaining your guests for the holidays. And disclaimer: these are my top 5. There is no official dictum on chocolate. All chocolate is good.

Caramel brownies with pretzel crust

Top 10 Fashion Trends for Winter 2014

By Katie Miller

Winter is fast approaching, in some places it’s already here, which is why we need to get ourselves up to date on the top winter trends to stay in the fashion loop. 



Top 10 Fashion Trends for Winter 2014

10. Wedge Heels


How to Take a Vacation When You Don’t Have a Vacation

By Catherine Santino

Everyone needs a break now and then, especially after a hectic work week. But unfortunately and too often, we just don’t have the time or money to take the week-long tropical vacation we’re dreaming of. However, there are some little things you can do to recharge and reenergize, wherever you may be. 


How to Take a Vacation When You Don't Have a Vacation: Recharge, Refresh & Reenergize 


1) Pamper Yourself


If you find yourself insanely busy, a massage is a great way to relax without taking an entire day out of your schedule. A super affordable way to do this is to check out any massage or cosmetology schools in your area; they offer the same services as a spa for way less money, and are often good quality. If you are really short on time and money, draw yourself a bath. Light candles, play music, read a book, and just relax for a little while.


Make your own at home spa, here is how

Guiltless Desserts: Truffle Recipes

By Catherine Santino

Truffles: A Quick And Easy Dessert For A Girl On The Go


Maybe you’re headed to a friend’s dinner party and have been assigned dessert duty. Maybe your parents are visiting and you want to surprise them with treats. Or maybe you just want something sweet to munch on at the end of a long day. Whatever the case, making a delicious dessert doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time or energy. Making your own truffles is a great solution; they are a step above the expected pan of brownies or box of assorted cookies when entertaining guests, and yet are incredibly easy to make. Just grab some melting chocolate from the baking section of the grocery store for coating your truffles and get creative with your filling! Here are some recipes that I’ve found to be easy and delicious...


Nutella Truffles 

Top 5 Winter Fashion Items Under $100

By Brittany Dobbins

I’m sure many women struggle with buying fashion items on a budget, especially if you are a fashion blogger or designer. Nothing comes cheap. Well, I’m here to help you! I put together some of the top 5 winter fashion items just under $100...

Whether it’s Topshop, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Forever 21 or NY & Company, they have many affordable pieces for you to buy! You don’t always have to purchase the flashiest and the most expensive item in the store to look fabulous; rather, you want to find trendy items that fit your figure well. We can start with:

The top 5 fall/winter items under $100:


1. SASSY platform shoes from Top shop


Healthy & Delicious Holiday Dessert Recipes

By Avery Carruthers

Fall is one of my absolute favorite seasons. Why? Gosh, where do I begin? For starters, Starbucks releases the #PSL, otherwise known as the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I could drink four a day, at least. I also love the colorful leaves during autumn. The browns, yellows, greens, and oranges all blend together beautifully. Since the winter holidays are just around the corner, what better way to celebrate this holiday season than with healthy food? Lucky for you, I am here to discuss some amazing seasonal favorites and easy healthy and delicious recipes so you too can enjoy them as well...

1.) Pie


Originally, I only wanted to mention pumpkin pie, but why stop there? Fall is such an amazing time of year because we get to celebrate with delicious desserts and pastries! I personally love cherry and raspberry pies, but I’m sure there are many apple pie lovers out there. Here is a recipe so you can bake a pumpkin pie in your own home! And you can also decorate your home with pumkins.


Chocholate raspberry cream pie
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Winter Fashion Trend: Black on Black

By Fatima N.

Forever Chic: How to Wear Black On Black


Head-to-toe black has always been the New Yorker uniform, come winter, get ready to see it everywhere. This is the color that goes with everything. It´s flattering to wear and makes us look slim. Here's how to stand out in a sea of ebony, because black is officially back in fashion this season…

Club Fashionista girl Amra B. sporting black-on-black(London)

The Top 5 Trends for Fall/Winter Jewelry

By Brittany Dobbins

Whether it is rhinestones or pearls, by Alexander Mcqueen and Balmain, or from Zara and Topshop, women love to accessorize their outfits with the new and latest jewelry trends. Especially during fall and winter, I love a great statement piece such as a necklace or earrings! 

The latest jewelry trends are midi-rings and funky embellished cuffs. Whether you follow fashion trends or not, I think any piece of jewelry needs a bit of glam or glitz to draw people in and say “wow, where did you get that cool accessory from?” 

So, let’s start with the 5 top winter jewelry/accessory trends, shall we?


Statement jewelry by Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2014

Knit Dresses

By Amra B. 


How to style knits in the fall and winter season:


With the cold winter days, I find that I often look for warm and practical fashions that I can easily incorporate into my existing wardrobe. Knit dresses have been one of my favorite winter staples; they are incredibly easy to wear and look equally amazing when worn with a flat boot or a high heel. The current trend of oversized knits has made the Row designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen pair up their knit “dresses” with wide legged pants for an effortless and chic office attire. 


Below are some suggestions on how to wear knit dresses this season: 

Delicious and Healthy Holiday Food Recipes

By Avery C.

Hello my lovely fashionistas!

I don'y know about you, but I cannot believe how quickly Thanksgiving is approaching! Before long, Christmas Eve will arrive and Santa will be delivering gifts to all of the good boys and girls. Hopefully you have been nice this year! ;)

As much as we all love the cheerful holiday season, I know that a few of us worry about that extra turkey weight. I get it- we should be able to enjoy the food we have been lucky enough to receive! Sadly, it can come at a price. Therefore, I am here, fashionistas, to provide a few of my personal favorite healthy (and delicious) food recipes you can make at home and bring to your friend's annual Christmas party...


Top 3 Nutritious But Delicious Holiday Food Recipes:



Apple Cider

Simple Makeup Ideas to Try for Holiday Parties

By Katya Bychkova

Party-Ready Makeup Ideas


With so many parties coming up in November and December, it is important to keep in mind a couple of makeup looks that you could create in just a couple of minutes without purchasing any extra makeup products. In this inspirational post I propose you two holiday looks that you can try while getting ready for the family gathering and a party with friends. Here are my ideas for different holiday makeup looks...

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Look #1: Good Girl


How to Dress Like a Hipster

By Seema Kukadia

Hipster Diaries


As a young fashionista experiencing the different influences across the world, I believe my personal style niche falls within the hipster domain. Beginning my journey as a blogger on Tumblr, I admired the artsy laid back hipster ambiance. The style genre has been influenced heavily by music festivals such as Coachella, music videos by Gwen Stefani and style icons Kylie Jenner and Vanessa Hudgens were great inspiration into creating the ultimate chic hipster look. I will now share with you the secret looks which will help you to dress like a hipster and attain the fountain of youth...

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Winter Skincare Beauty Tips

By Catherine Santino

Now that it’s getting colder out, it’s time to change our skin care routine. Winter months means constantly looking for ways to keep your skin moisturized as the weather gets harsher. Contrary to what you might think, you don’t need to break the bank to maintain healthy, glowing skin this coming season. Here are my beauty tips...



How to Take Care of Your Skin in the Winter 



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1) Drink water: 



How to Rock Your Sneakers Outside the Gym

By Kati Miller

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that sportswear is the new “it” trend this season. But pairing sneakers with our everyday outfits can seem like quite a daunting task, especially when we’re not wearing just jeans and a tee. Here is a list of suggestions on how to wear this fashion trend and stay stylish while keeping comfortable with this new style...


The Social Climber's Bible--Tips for Successful Business & Social Networking


By Elma B. & Amra B. 

We had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful J & J heiress, Jazz Johnson, and her uncle, an Emmy-nominated film producer, Dirk Wittenborn over a cup of coffee at a plush hotel lounge on the Upper East Side. We were intrigued by their recent project—The Social Climber’s Bible: A Book of Manners, Practical Tips, and Spiritual Advice for the Upwardly Mobile, which through humour and scandalous tales opens-up the conversation about a serious topic—social climbing—or crawling your way to the top. 



When we met Jazz, she encapsulated the Gossip Girl meets Carey Bradshaw persona. She grew-up attending debutante balls with society boys, like Gossip Girl’s Serena van der Woodsen, and then she is also like Sex and the City’s witty author Carrie Bradshaw.  Jazz has always had the best of both worlds: she is a well-known heiress of the Johnson & Johnson fortune, has travelled all over the world, and attended the most exclusive parties. Despite her posh upbringing and true jet-set experience, she caught us by surprise: Jazz maintains her feet firm on the ground: she is eloquent, intelligent (graduate of Barnard college) and no-nonsense kind of girl.  

10 Iconic Movies That Changed Fashion

By Fatima N.

10 Iconic Movies That Changed Fashion


Along with art museums and books, movies are a constant source of inspiration for fashion trends. The two have a connection, movies are great reference points for fashion. We copy characters seen on the screen. If we are aiming for a certain decade's look, we look to films of that era because movies are time capsules for fashion. Designers look to film for inspiration for their collections. Stars in the film also became stars in style, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and the like. Films and fashion trends share a common ground, and here are 10 films that prove it...


Alicia Silverstone in Clueless ('90s)

How to Get the Look: Old Hollywood Glamour

By Elma B.

I have been fascinated with the "golden age of Hollywood" (1927-1963), when Viven Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, and Lauren Bacall reigned the silver screen. The elegance, grace and poise that the style communicated was superb. The cuts and the fabric of the clothes showed that without having to bare everything, a woman could be the apple of any gentleman's eye. Hence, the "dare to bare" motto isn't so interesting after alI; it kills any kind of mystery, so boring. Without further ado here is...

How to incorporate the Old Hollywood Glamour into your everyday wardrobe: 


1. Cover modestly. Old Hollywood has a plethora of examples where the divas are covered modestly, whether it is because of long skirts/dresses or  simple black turtlenecks. 


Healthy Recipes: Guilt-Free Nutritious Cakes

By Katya Bychkova

Guilt-Free Nutritious Cakes


I am a strong believer that little indulgences such as a spoonful of Tiramisu or a bite of a French Macaroon could help one to deal with absolutely any situation. However, I know how easy it is to lose control while enjoying your favorite dessert. The moment a piece of delicious cake or any other dessert reaches my mouth, I totally forget my New Year's resolutions about eating healthy and staying in shape. Luckily for us dessert-lovers, there are certain tricks out there that can help you to transform your favorite desserts into nutritious and satisfying meals. Try these easy and healthy recipes...


Flour-less strawberry chocolate cake  

How to Be Productive Without Wearing Yourself Out

By Elma B.

Recently, my life has been flipped upside down partially due to the fast moving pace of New York City or, rather, the fast moving pace of today's world. As a result, I picked-up a book, In Praise of Slowness, to awaken my worn-down spirit. The book spoke to me as I have been juggling way too many jobs being the COO of a start-up. There has come a point where I know that I have no other choice but to slow down or face burn-out. I want to share with you tips on how to be productive without wearing yourself out; word of caution, it's a skill I have yet to master myself...

How to Be Productive Without Wearing Yourself Out: 

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