Austin Beauty Week 2013

Austin Beauty Week is a bi-annual, weeklong celebration dedicated to beauty & wellness in Austin, which offers consumers an opportunity to try and enjoy full-service treatments or experiences at a reduced price. The Spring 2013 Launch Party was a hit! Kicking things off with a Salon Showcase, held March 28th in downtown Austin on the rooftop of Speakeasy; hundreds of Fashion and Beauty followers gathered to get a taste of Fashionable Austin!

I am excited to share that this was my first taste of Austin Beauty Week! I partnered with Wild Orchid Hair Salon-who participated in the Salon Showcase; as Wardrobe Stylist. My goal was to create “glamorous looks” that would compliment the one of a kind hair designs created by the Wild Orchid team! I must say the experience was one that I will never forget. Working with such a talented team of Hair Stylist like: Danielle Benson, Lorie Newman, Rebecca Engel, Jessica Chapman and Mia Marquis was such an honor and not to mention tons of fun!!!! In addition to the ladies of Wild Orchid Hair Salon, I was surrounded by gorgeous models like: Sarah Creel, Lindsey Wallace, Lucrecia Rodriguez, Zoe Pew, Megan McAnnelly and Amber Kuhaneck who killed the runway with their fierce looks! Featuring one of kind designs of Lilly Lorraine Inc. as well as Golden Bones and Luxe Apothetique and unique handcrafted jewelry from the Sugar Factory (Gay Isber) the models were crowd favorites if I must say so myself!

In case you missed it, take a look at a few pics from the night:

Lindsey, Amber, Megan and Zoe
Lindsey, Amber, Megan and Zoe

 

 

Sarah CreelGolden Bones Tuxedo Suit
Sarah Creel
Golden Bones Tuxedo Suit

 

Me and the Girls!
Me and the Girls!

 

The Girls with Danielle and Lorie of Wild Orchid Salon
The Girls with Danielle and Lorie of Wild Orchid Salon
Having Fun!
Having Fun!

 

Again, I want to give a special “Thanks” to Wild Orchid Hair Salon for giving me the opportunity to work with them. Located at 800 W. 3rd Street #1306 in Downtown Austin; the girls feature services such as: Cuts, Style, Color and Extensions and are great at what they do!  Visit www.wildorchidsalonaustin.com to schedule an appointment…you won’t be disappointed!

And…if you are looking for unique one of a kind jewelry, visit Gay Isber at the Sugar Factory-located at 1800 W. Koenig Lane.  Her pieces are absolutely amazing!

Until next time…

WJC

 

 

What to Wear This Spring

Spring has finally arrived and along with the change in seasons comes the change in our wardrobe. So many choices that it could be somewhat overwhelming to decide what to wear.
The runways of the most popular fashion designers gave us looks that are full of vibrant colors, prints and flair. Fear not, some old staples to the rescue. With items you likely already have in your closet, you can create trendy looks while keeping up with the latest in fashion.

Color Blocking:
You can never go wrong with this trendy look. You can easily achieve this look by pairing your favorite T-shirt or blouse or flirty top in a solid color and pair it up with a pair of skinny jeans or shorts in another color that pops. For instance, if you have a Monaco Blue top, you could pair it with Lemon Zest bottoms to create this look. Top it off with a great pair of shoes in yet another color and you’re ready to take on the day!

Black and White:
Now without rummaging through the closets of every person in the world, I can say with certainty that just about everyone has one if not more items that are black and/or white. Either of these colors can be paired with just about anything to complete a look. A black Peplum Blouse paired with an Emerald Green Pencil Skirt and Leopard Pumps is a simple yet elegant look. Add in a few accessories like a simple Gold Initial Chain and you are picture perfect for date night!

Skirts:
This is a trend that I am most excited about this season. I love skirts and have been making a conscious effort to wear them more often. In so many styles and patterns such as Leather Peplum and Sassy Prints, this Spring is certain to be the year of the skirt! My favorite skirt has to be the Lemon Zest Pencil Skirt. So bright and fun and can be worn to the office or Girls Night Out! Throw in a simple blazer to take the look up a notch!
So there you have it my fellow Fashionistas! This Spring is set up to be stylish and fun! Most of the trends can be pulled right from your closet…if you need a little guidance, WJC Personal Stylist to the rescue! Shoot me an email and we will make fashion… fun!!!!
WJC

Pucker Up For Spring!

If you are looking for a way to spice up your look this Spring, then this post is for you! Hotter, brighter, spicier lips this season will definitely get you noticed.  From Hot Pink (Fuchsia) to Burnt Orange (Tangerine)-these fun color choices are easy looks to create and are sure to give you the trendy, flirty look you’re going for.

Try mixing a the two colors together for an even more dramatic look!

 

Rihanna in Tangerine
Rihanna in Tangerine

 

 

lip 2

Fuchsia
Fuchsia

 

hot-pink-lipstick

Try putting on one color then sliding on one swipe of the other color for an even more dramatic look.  The more dramatic the better!

What’s your favorite?  Tangerine or Fuchsia?  My favorite has to be a tie between the two!  I wore Tangerine for the first time a few weeks ago and to my surprise I really liked it!

Some of the most popular brands and price points are:

-Chanel: $32.50

-Clinique: $16

-Lancôme: $26

-YSL: $34

NJOY!

WJC

Photo Credit:

-coutureinthecity.com

-glamour.com

-bloggers.com

-bellasugar.com.au

 

Lashes…At Last!

A few months ago I decided to take the plunge into Eyelash Extensions! Boy oh boy are they addicting! Once you start, it will be very difficult for you to stop. Eyelash Extensions are quickly becoming the new Mani Pedi! Giving the eye a more “open” and fuller look, eyelash extensions are the latest rave in the world of beauty and fashion.

Lasting anywhere from 2-3 weeks (if they are done right), you will be well on your way to creating the look you find in all the latest fashion magazines and runways in just about an 1 hour or so. Prices range anywhere from $50 to upwards of $200 and are individually placed to create a more natural look and feel!

You want to do your homework when selecting the best look! I suggest surfing the internet and getting a few ideas on what look will work best for you as lashes come in a variety of lengths and styles.

 

Natural Look
Natural Look

 

Long and Full
Long and Full

 

Mink Eyelashes
Mink Eyelashes

The best bargain for eyelash extensions by far can be found at Enso Nails in Pflugerville TX right next to Tinseltown Theatre.  For only $49 you will get lashes that are individually placed and last for about 3 weeks!  I’ve found the lashes to feel very natural, in fact I often forget that I have extensions at all.  Unlike the traditional self adhesive eyelashes that require you to apply the entire “track” and sometimes requiring you to take off and reapply daily, individually placed extensions give you time back in your daily routine with the elimination of daily application.

No matter what look you go for; I know you will look absolutely fabulous!

WJC

 

Photo Credit:

-makeup-fashion-trends.info

-chinesenewyeargreetingcards.com

 

 

 

 

Spring 2013 Handbag Picks by WJC

My favorite topic of all time…handbags!!  I absolutely love a great bag, in fact if I could buy a handbag everyday I would! Nothing puts a smile on my face quite like shopping for the next great find!

This Spring, there are tons of handbags to choose from. From Totes, to the Cross-body and the Document Clutch; designers have really outdone themselves this year with bold colors and textures that are sure to catch the eye of onlookers!

Now for the moment you have been waiting for (me too)! Here are some of my favorites:

 

Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton

 

Burberry
Burberry

 

Michael Kors
Michael Kors

 

Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent

 

Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton

If I had to pick a favorite from those pictured above, I would have to go with the Burberry bag.  I just cannot take my eyes away from those bright yet bold colors!  Just enough room for the items I must carry while remaining fashionable nonetheless!  Easily transition from Girls Day Out to Date Night without skipping a beat!

What’s your favorite handbag this season?

WJC

Photo Credit:

-fashion-style.becomegorgeous.com

-handbags.com

-Purseblog.com

-michaelkors.com

-bluefly.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nails, Nails, Nails!

2013 is sure to the be the best year in while for the Nail. For those of us who follow current fashion trends, I am sure you have noticed the surge of Nail Art and Designs over the past several months. Some of the most popular trends such as Ombre and Caviar Designs can be found gracing the Fashion Runway and the covers of your favorite Fashion Magazine!

The key to nail art is to make sure that you don’t over do it while at the same time having fun and letting your personality shine through! The top 3 Nail Designs for 2013 are: Nail Caviar, Ombre and Jewels. Below are a few examples of current trends that I hope you will enjoy!

 

Nail Art
Nail Art

 

Classy
Classy

 

Jewels
Jewels

 

Caviar Nails
Caviar Nails
Ombre
Ombre

Ladies, the next time you visit your favorite nail salon, be sure to let them know that you want to hottest Nail Trends!  I would love for you to email me pictures of your nails depicting your favorite nail trend.  Shoot me a photo to: windy@allthewaylife.net!

WJC

 

Photo Credit: welearners.com, fashiondivadesign.com, nailare.2013.blogspot.com, stylespk.com, thenailtrail.com, originalpiecemag.com

 

 

 

 

 

Lace It Up!

With Spring officially only a few days away, I am certain that many of you are gearing up for the new trends this Spring has to offer. One trend that is sure to be popular this season is the use of Lace. At every price point, Lace can be found on the racks of stores that accommodate every fashion budget. From Nordrom to Target, one is sure to find the look that love at a price that doesn’t break the bank!

Lace in my opinion is a very feminine fabric that when worn properly can add a touch of elegance to the look you are going for. I love that Lace can be worn with the everyday look and can be easily transformed into an evening look. Lace is so versatile that you almost can’t go wrong when choosing this fabric to compliment your wardrobe. Here are a few of my favorite Lace options for this Spring:

 

Lace and Silk
Lace and Silk

 

Lace Shorts
Lace Shorts

 

Lace One Piece
Lace One Piece
Lace Fashion Trends
Lace Fashion Trends

 

Lace Options
Lace Options

 

Now get out there and Lace It Up!

WJC

 

Photo Credit:

-Tommy Bahama

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