Friday, July 30, 2010

Bobby pins are your friend!

I have a little tub of bobby pins I use all the time. I LOVE THEM! Bobby pins are great because they are inexpensive and versatile.

Okay, I love ponytails. I wear ponytails often. It's quick, it's easy, and it keeps the hair out of my face. Just one problem, I always feel like I'm being a bit of a bum if I do just a ponytail. So, here's where the bobby pins come in handy.

Bobby Pins

1. Part your hair on the side. (My hair is always parted on my right side. I tend to favor side parts for some reason)

2. Take a small bit of hair from the bigger side of your part and begin twisting back away from you face.

3. Continue until you think you should stop. You can carry it back to the nape of your neck if you want. For this style, I didn't do that.

4. Secure the end with several bobby pins. When I secured my hair, I alternated directions of the bobby pins to make it firmly secure.If you twisted farther down the side of your head, you may need to put bobby pins along the way so it doesn't come unraveled. I have really thick hair so I always use a lot of bobby pins.

5. Once you have your twist secure and are pleased with it you can put a hair tie in for your ponytail. My hair's not quite long enough to do it yet, but I think this would look really polished if I made it a bun instead of a ponytial. Today, I just did the flip through.

Hair twist 1

Hair twist 2

Hair twist 3

If you have more questions or if I can clarify please let me know. :o)

~Get your fashion on~
Jana Faith

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Modest is hottest

Think it over for yourself.

mod·est  [mod-ist] –adjective
1. having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one's merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions.
2. free from ostentation or showy extravagance: a modest house.
3. having or showing regard for the decencies of behavior, speech, dress, etc.; decent: a modest neckline on a dress.
4. limited or moderate in amount, extent, etc.: a modest increase in salary.

1. retiring, unassuming. 1, 2. unpretentious, unobtrusive. 3. pure, virtuous. Modest, demure, prudish imply conformity to propriety and decorum, and a distaste for anything coarse or loud. Modest implies a becoming shyness, sobriety, and proper behavior: a modest, self-respecting person. Demure implies a bashful, quiet simplicity, staidness, and decorum; but can also indicate an assumed or affected modesty: a demure young chorus girl. Prudish suggests an exaggeratedly self-conscious modesty or propriety in behavior or conversation of one who wishes to be thought of as easily shocked and who often is intolerant: a prudish objection to a harmless remark.

3. bold, coarse.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How I see it...

I have a hard time summing up what works for certain body types. So what I'm going to do is break things up into pieces.

I do not own this picture

Jessica Simpson dress edit

Kudos to Jess for embracing her curves! This dress has the potential to be cute and ultra flattering. Here's what needs to happen:

1) The black sash around the middle cuts her torso in half. If the sash were moved down to her waist it would elongate her torso. With her petite 5'3" frame, where it sits now, it makes her look stumpy

2) The length of the skirt needs to be shortened a few inches. Perhaps to her knee or just a bit above it. Because it's length is so far down her calf, it makes her legs look shorter. This all goes back to her having a petite frame....

3) Lastly, this doesn't bother me as much but it's something to consider:
the oval/bubble print fabric makes her large bust appear more roundy/busty. Kinda like, BAM! So perhaps a solid would minimize her bust.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I basically just said to get her a completely different dress, but perhaps now you can see something you may not have seen before? I don't know....
Questions? Clarifications? Please let me know what you think.

~Get your fashion on~
Jana Faith

p.s. I couldn't figure out how to appropriate word/spell busty/bustier/more busty. It made me laugh. Lover of all things English, what do you recommend on that?
p.p.s Being a 'petite, busty gal' is close to my heart ya'll.
p.p.p.s. I <3 Jessica Simpson. I am not bashing her at all. Love her style!
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