I never imagined a world without Oscar de la Renta. So when I heard that he’d passed, I didn’t know how to process the news. Ever since I was a little girl watching celebrities walk down the red carpet alongside Fashion Week coverage on the Style Network, the Oscar de la Renta gowns were always my favorite.
No one has ever understood the female form or the elements of femininity more than de la Renta. His gowns wore by royalty, first ladies and movie stars will always bring out the elegance and beauty of the women wearing them. While this is a devastating loss for the fashion community and world, I’ll rest easy tonight knowing he lived the fulfilling life of a fashion genius.
If you live in Manhattan or most parts of Los Angeles, chances are you frequent both a therapist and a psychic. These advisors feed both your spiritual side and emotional side allowing you to become the ideal version of yourself. When you really think about it, these two mystical entities are more alike than different. While a psychic can predict your future, a therapist can make it better.
Both therapists and psychics are excellent at reading dreams and encouraging you to explore your dreams further in search of symbolism, insight and healing. Dreams are a great way of exploring your past and even gaining insight into your future. Analyzing your dreams is a great way to make peace with your past and even predict the future. Just take a step back to listen to what your dreams are trying to tell you. Then discuss it with your therapist or psychic for additional wisdom. If you’re having a reoccurring dream that you can’t seem to make sense of, talking about it with others is especially important.
Control of Your Destiny
Like a good therapist, a good psychic will empower you by giving you the tools you need to take on the future. If they don’t, find another.
On the path to spiritual enlightenment, it’s great to have a psychic or a therapist, but friends work just as well. Sometimes all you need to stay a step ahead of your issues is a deck of tarot cards, wine and deep conversation with your besties.
With the pressures of the real world constantly building up, I often like to pretend that I’m back in college. Over the weekend, I relived my collegiate years when I sat front row at New York’s College Fashion Week hosted by Her Campus. Having covered New York Fashion Week for many seasons, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, after an amazing evening of fashion, talent and fun, I wish that I was back in college more than ever and can’t wait to experience College Fashion Week all over again next year.
The evening started off with cocktails, hairdos by TRESemmé, custom foundation by bareMinerals and eyebrows by European Wax Center. When the show began, college students who could have been mistaken for professional models strutted down the runway in the latest fall fashions from boohoo.com.
While the first collection consisted of imperial styles filled with sleek military glam, the second was entitled “Brooklyn Princess” and featured pink, powdery sporty separates. The third collection, Woodlanders, was my favorite. I loved the forest prints and earthy hues for fall. In between each collection, talented college students performed incredible music and dance routines including Columbia Sharp, Columbia University’s All Male A Capella group. I guess that’s something New York Fashion Week doesn’t have – cute Ivy League men singing John Legend ballads.
Beautiful, silky hair with a stunning shine is the basis of any good hair day or hair style. However, most products that claim to nourish and add shine, actually weigh down hair causing it to be greasy and unmanageable. Thankfully, the beauty experts at Dove have once again found a solution to dull, dry hair with the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection.
After trying the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection, I really do feel a difference in my hair’s silkiness and styling potential after only one wash. Once the weather starts getting colder, my hair begins to lose a lot of its moisture so I’m happy to have discovered Dove Pure Care Dry Oil just in time for the winter months. What I love most about this hair treatment system consisting of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo,Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Conditioner and Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment is that it’s ideal for all hair types. The dry oil features a blend of African Macadamia oil and Coconut oil that’s proven to absorb quickly. You can expect 5x silkier hair when using this system of shampoo, conditioner and treatment vs. a non-conditioning shampoo.
Hair Trends I Love
An effortless hair style made better by Dove Pure Care Dry Oil is down and natural. Personally, I love to wear my hair down and wear it that way nearly 365 days a year. After one wash with the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil treatment system, you won’t be able to stop running your fingers through your hair.
Another hair trend made even better by this collection is the subtle curl. While other treatments claiming to add moisture to your hair will weight it down causing naturally straight hair not to hold a curl, Dove Pure Care Dry Oil makes your curls silky and shiny.
Dove Silky Hair Dare
Remember when you played truth or dare at sleepovers? Now, Dove is inviting you to play again by taking part in the Dove Silky Hair Dare. Dove is daring you to try Dove Pure Care Dry Oil and fall in love with the touch and feel of your hair or your money back. Once you’ve tried the line of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil products for yourself, you can share your silky results using #silkyhairdare. Dove is also giving away $20,000 in prizes. For a chance to win, share your silky results using #silkyhairdaresweeps. See the official rules for more info.
*If you are not completely satisfied with the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil system, Dove will refund your purchase (from 9/21 – 12/31). Visit hairmoneyback.com for details
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Anyone who’s anyone still doesn’t live as fabulous a life as Choupette Lagerfeld. As the famous first lady of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld’s adorable feline is pampered with all the Chanel couture, maids and fabulousness she can handle. In Choupette’s world, white will always be the new black. As a fellow socialite, she was kind enough to grant me an interview.
1. What advice do you have for people looking to live the socialite life?
The first step is to surround yourself with the right crowd. Or if you’re lucky enough (like moi), be born into fashion royalty.
2. How do you feel about Hello Kitty not being a real cat?
I feel like my childhood has been a lie. But, it’s one less feline to compete with.
3. What would you do if you saw someone carrying a fake Chanel bag?
The claws would come out!
4. You’ve already accomplished more than most humans. What do you have planned next after a book, a makeup line and collections inspired by you?
The sky is the limit for the Choupette empire!
5. What’s the key to success in the fashion industry?
Work hard as an intern, but delegate & produce like a CEO.
6. How does it feel to be the inspiration around various fashion collections?
Can felines be humble?
7. Who is your favorite fashion icon?
Excuse the cliche, but Daddy Karl Lagerfeld of course!
8. What’s the most important etiquette a socialite should follow?
Be seen and not heard. But, when you’re heard, make it on the front page of Women’s Wear Daily!
9. How many maids does one need to lead a comfortable life?