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2016 // top posts

Hello. Happy New Year’s Eve! You know I love my eves! 2016 was a really good year for me. I made transitions with my career and couldn’t be happier.  My business is doing very well and I love, love, love all the projects that I worked on this year.  I’m looking forward to what 2017 will bring.  Celebrate the last moments of the 2016! Thanks for allowing me to share my blog with you.  Here is a glimpse of the most popular Sparkle is the new Black posts for 2016…

Top post for 2016

 1. GK Krew //photoshoot

2. dom + elle Look Book

3. Save the Date Infographic

4. High Fashion Save The Date

5. graphics // Wedding invites

6. Pantone Fashion Forecast 2017

7. makeup monday // refined romance

8. Backstage at Rodarte

9. California Love

10. makeup monday // golden globes

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Beauty, Celebrity, Fashion

makeup monday // golden globes

Golden Globes Makeup{Lily James}

Happy Makeup Monday. The Golden Globes always kicks off the beginning of awards season. I love this time of year. I love seeing all the elegant looks for both makeup and fashion. The Red carpet – it’s like girl sports. This year the beauty style for the 2016 Golden globes was especially impressive. I loved the effortless yet intricate updos and clean soft makeup. Loved it all – many, many pinworthy beauty inspirations. Here is a glimpse…

Zendaya

Golden Globes Makeup

Alicia Vikander

Golden Globes Makeup

Kirsten Dunst

Golden Globes Makeup

Jennifer Lopez

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Sophia Bush

Saoirse Ronan

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

There were many beautiful dresses. Many, Many gorgeous looks. I have to say my absolute favorite dress of the night was the dress by Lily James. She looked fierce and flawless. I’m obsessed. So old Hollywood with a modern twist.

Golden Globes Fashion

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Art, Celebrity

artist watch // fulvio obregon

Paul McCartney

Fulvio Obregon

Colombian graphic artist Fulvio Obregón is drawing a connection between the past and present. You may have seen this on social media recently.  In a collection titled “Me and My Other Me” {“Yo & Mi Otro Yo” | Spanish} his illustrations feature famous celebrities in both their “Old look” posing with their “Young self”. Notice the detail in the t-shirts they wear highlighting or mocking their life’s achievements. Love the look of these illustrations. My only question is….where are they women? Rumor is that an ad of a woman next to her younger self was the inspiration for this project. Here is a glimpse of the collection…

Michael Jackson

Fulvio Obregon

Steve Jobs

Fulvio Obregon

Al Pacino

Fulvio Obregon

Mick Jagger

Fulvio Obregon

Bill Gates

Fulvio Obregon

Robert Di Nero

Fulvio Obregon

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Link Love

Link Love

Hello + Happy Wednesday. Where did summer go? Autumn is just around the corner. I don’t think I’m ready for this. Here are some link loves to make this transition as smooth as possible.

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Celebrity

the #ME issue

Interview Magazine

Interview magazine unveils ‘Selfie’ issue for the month of September with 8 different covers. Yes 8! The whole issue is dedicated to the age of social media. Interview magazine chose to showcase the world’s most powerful social media personalities each posing a selfie for their own dedicated cover. Each celebrity curated their own selfie and were given total creative freedom over their images. The celebrities included Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and photographer Mert Alas.  They were encouraged to push the limits. Here is a glimpse of the 8 Interview Magazine covers…

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

Interview Magazine

 

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Privacy Settings

W Magazine

The latest W Magazine features the 10 sexiest supermodels on social media titled “Privacy Settings“.  These leggy ladies stripped down for a very racy photo shoot. Chrissy Teigen went topless and posted her photo on social media. Of course  it got deleted and she reposted again. Hilarious. The other supermodels included Emily Ratajkowski, Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls, Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge, British model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Russian beauty Irina Shayk, 18-year-old Bella Hadid, German stunner Anna Ewers, Hungarian model and actress Barbara Palvin and Dutch model Doutzen Kroes. Here is a glimpse…

W Magazine

W Magazine

W Magazine

W Magazine

W Magazine

W Magazine

W Magazine

W Magazine

W Magazine

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Celebrity

oh, marilyn

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe {June 1, 1926 – April 5, 1962}

Marilyn Monroe would have been 89 this year.  Over the weekend I watched the Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. I enjoyed it and found it very interesting. I had no idea that Marilyn died at age 36. So young! She definitely coined the term sex symbol.  She had many loves in her life – her first husband James, the famous baseball player Joe DiMaggio, and Arthur Miller.  There were so many facts that I didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe. I thought I would share them with you…

1. She has her famous hourglass figure.  She was a size 12, but the measurement system has changed  within the decades and now it would be equivalent to a size 8.

2. She was not into the bling. She actually didn’t like diamonds. She was famous for singing the song, “Diamonds are a Girl’s best Friend”. She only wore her nice pearls, all costume jewelry and the ring that Joe DiMaggio gave her.

3. Marilyn Monroe had quite a heavy fuzz beard on her a chin, but she refused to remove it. It turned out to be quite useful in her acting career as it meant that the film studios didn’t have to resort to any special effects to get that soft glow to her face that was all the rage back then.

4. She was on the cover of the first Playboy ever. She only earned $50 for her nude photos.

5. She almost chose the screen name of Jean Adair before settling on Marilyn Monroe.

6. Monroe made Joe DiMaggio promise to leave flowers on her grave every week if she died before him. He kept his promise and had half-dozen red roses delivered three times a week to her crypt for 20 years. It is claimed that Joe DiMaggio’s last words were: “I’ll finally get to see Marilyn

7. Monroe was Truman Capote’s first choice for Audrey Hepburn’s role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Link Love

Blog

TGIF. I love Fridays!

Just a few notes…

a few summer street looks to obsess over

hosting a bachelorette party? see these chic favor ideas for only $1. What!?!?!

graphic eye candy alert!!! check out the work of Hattie Stewart and her work for Wonderland Magazine.

who are the 50 most powerful women in the world (according to Forbes)

a netflix for fonts actually exists. fontstand – try and rent fonts for a month.

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makeup monday // mad men

Mad Men

good-bye Mad Men

It is the end of an era. Last night we said farewell to our beloved show Mad Men.  I have always loved Mad Men for its graphics, music, fashion, + beauty. Lana Horochowski was the makeup artist for the show and gave us amazing 60’s inspired looks. Loved Betty’s two unique looks – her stay-at-home look and her going out/evening look. Betty has a classic beauty, very natural with sheer foundation and black liner and simple mascara.  Evening Betty has a thicker liner and brighter lipstick that always coordinates with her outfit. Joan is always put together with a hint of sexy and sassy. Her eyeliner is more dramatic and it’s all about the lashes. You would think she would go more red with her lips, but actually her lip color is always soft. The look of Peggy is young and fresh-faced with her clean and natural makeup. Megan has a little bit more of an edgy look. Her makeup is always up-to-date with the current beauty trends and always high-fashion. Lastly, we can’t forget little Sally. We watched little Sally grow up on the show and see her look transform into a little lady. Here is a glimpse of my favorite Mad Men looks…

Mad Men

Mad Men

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