Saturday, March 4, 2017

HOW TO MAKE YOUR FASHION STYLE REFLECT THE PERSON YOU ARE?



The process of dressing ourselves is the direct link between our mind, body, and heart. If all 3 parts work harmoniously, your fashion style will give an accurate portrayal of the person you are.

How do you strengthen your fashion mind, body, and heart?

Mind: 
The mind/brain is like the headquarters of processing practical matters of fashion. This is the area of educating yourself on fashion knowledge, etiquette, and basic common sense. Study designers, collections, trends, history, and fill up your fashion bank with information. Know the difference between, such things as black ties, verses cocktail, and most importantly use your common sense.

Body:
Positive body image and a solid understanding of your body type is a crucial aspect of fashion style. You must feel good about your body naked or else the process of dressing will always be a strategic act of hiding, manipulating, or deceiving. If you have gained some extra weight then lose it, but learn what your "healthy" weight is and STAY on it.
My healthy weight is the same as when I was in High School, and I fluctuate + or - 10 pounds. Staying on this one size allows you to understand your body shape. I can look at a pair of pants, or top and know quickly whether it will fit.

Heart:
The heart is by far the hardest part for most people. If you are not naturally instinctual, you may find it difficult to form your fashion style based on what you feel. It requires emotional freedom and the ability to express it without fear of judgement or rejection. Strengthening your heart, will require surrounding your life with whatever you love.

           You will find your identity in everything and anything your heart decides to love. 

xo,

Maya

Friday, March 3, 2017

BEING ANTI-SOCIAL AND HOW FASHION TRENDS CAN HELP


Are you Anti-Social? If you said, "Yes", how do you feel about fashion trends? 
Most likely, if you are anything like my anti-social self, you will detest any inclination of following any type of "popular" idea. I value individualism and have always pushed the importance of remaining pure to your thoughts and creativity, despite the popular pull of the majority.  

However, lately I catch myself getting more and more reclusive, and deeper into my isolated ideology, and it made me think. 

How beneficial can you be, without a decent understanding of popular social instincts?

Anti-social people, often feel like they don't belong anywhere, and the natural response is to isolate. Instead of living in a comfortable cave, why not use fashion trends for a bit of help. Think of it as extending an olive branch back into society. 

Anti-Social
Antagonistic to sociable instincts. 

  Fashion Trends
   A popular social habit found in the practice of what people wear at a given time. 

The thing is, fashion trends represent the "popular" mindset of society and its reaction to the current state of the world. Just as Art is the most honest description of all historical time periods, there is no denying fashion trends are equally representative to the expressive summary of its given moment. 

This does not mean you should copy a fashion trend like a brainless zombie and start looking like everyone else.  It simply means to be "inspired" by a fashion trend and make it your  own. For example, chokers have made a huge come back as one of the biggest fashion trends of 2016. Everyone was rocking them 90's style with ripped boyfriends jean, white Tee, and Dior sunnies. Instead of picking the same fashion algorithm, keep a LOT of you while adding a bit of everyone else. 

Take care and much Love.

Maya

Monday, January 9, 2017

GOLDEN GLOBES MURDERS HAUTE COUTURE!


Janelle Monae "collaborates" with Armani for a custom Golden Globes gown?! 

2014-2015 Armani Privé Collection


Like knives to my heart, master designer of fashion art, has be transformed into a master seamstress.
As a long time lover of Armani Privé, one can immediately spot the use of identical textiles from his 2014-2015 Fall Collection, minus the haute couture.


Beyond the use of the innovative textiles, nothing else remains of "Armani ". 
Clearly this dress is more accurately a Janelle Monae.



Jessica Biel in Elie Saab minus the accessories. 
The plunging neckline minus the ornate choker  and matching cuffs, left me feeling a large chunk of Elie Saab's vision was deleted. 
The dress simply does not make sense without the accessories that mimics and flirts with embroidered flowers on the dress. 



The problem with the merger of "Hollywood" and "fashion" is the need to be relatable.
 Renowned stylists will edit or dumb-ify fashion masterpieces, in order to be like-able. 
The end result, is a display of glorified mediocrity, and rather ordinary fashion. 

xo,
Maya





Sunday, January 1, 2017

TFTV: WHAT I WORE AND NEW YEARS EVE LOOKBOOK (2017)



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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

"As far as we can discern, 
the sole purpose of human existence 
is to kindle a light 
in the darkness of mere being." 
-Carl Jung

Featuring the merger of Richard Strauss, "Blue Danube", the galaxy, and what I wore, check out how light and darkness inspired my New Year's eve style!

xo,
Maya


Sunday, December 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS FRIENDS! "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!"



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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

My heart felt wishes to all of you on this very special day. May your holidays be filled with warmth, love, and positivity.
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is one of my most favorite holiday songs and something I hold dear to my heart. Immortalized by the iconic Judy Garland it reminds us of life that reflects the bitter sweetness of golden moments.

Much love to you all

-Maya

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (Lyrics)
Music composed by Hugh Martin, lyrics by Ralph Blane
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now. 




Wednesday, December 21, 2016

TFTV: WHAT'S IN MY HOLIDAY MAKE UP BAG?



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WHAT'S IN MY HOLIDAY BEAUTY BAG?

-Christmas Tree Beauty Bag: Lisbeth Dahl
-Make-up Brush Holder: Lisbeth Dahl
-Travel Size Make-Up Brushes: Aerin

-Physicians Formula Mineral Liquid Foundation: Natural Beige
-Physicians Formula Concealer Stick: Light
-Jane Iredale: Transluscent powder
-Too Faced: Candle light translucent Powder
-Physicians Formula Organic Mascara
-CHANEL Mascara Volume
-Hourglass: Incandescent Strobe Light
-Marc Jacobs Eyeliner: black
-Stila Eyeliner: Nude
-CHANEL: brow pencil: black
-LANCOME: Creme Highlighter: Rose gold lights 03
-LANCOME: Lip oil, "Piece of Cake"
-LANCOME: Lip liner, "Fraichelle"
-MILANI: "Chanpagne Toast"
-Marc Jacobs: Lipstick "kiss kiss bang bang"
-COVERGIRL: Lipstick "Seduce"
-CHANEL: Lipstick, Rouge Allure, "Emotion"
-LANCOME: pipe lover, 355
-NARS: "cruella"
-CHANEL: Travel Palette

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

xo,
Maya