Archives for November 2010

{Tickled Pink} “We are each responsible for our own…” #Oprah [video]

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“We are each

responsible

for our own [Read more…]

Era of the Social Consumer: The Rise of the Private Sale Sites

By: Kelly Ahern, guest blogger

Brian Solis said it best,

“What may sound like buzz words or mere hype, is actually the beginning of the end of business as usual. Welcome to the rise of the social consumer and a new era of social commerce”.

In today’s society there isn’t a thing you cannot find online. Shopping has never been easier—and for a fashionista with a spending problem, like myself, online social commerce has become my drug [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear: The Gratitude List

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

They say “count your blessings” and it sounds so simple, to the point it pretty much sounds stupid and almost superficial.

The thing is, as I’ve learned, when things get tough — think about the good things. There might [Read more…]

Heels With Wheels: Angela Irick Designs Inspirational Fashion for People With Disability

Favorite Fashion Collage | Me

By Amanda Montgomery, Guest Blogger

As the holiday season gets into full swing, how many nights a week do you fly out of the office on the way to yet another jolly event, toting your favorite, festive hand bag and rocking those fabulous heels you nabbed for a killer price last March?

You’re make-up is perfect, and your jeans are amazing but all of these things put together only produce an outfit.  What if putting on the perfect party dress wasn’t that easy?

14-years ago, even before a paralyzing car crash dramatically altered Angela Irick’s world and placed her in a wheelchair, Irick wasn’t really focused on fashion trends all that much.  [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} “Life Is…” #quotes [video]

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Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear III: The Flowers of Adversity

There is this funny thing about life that happens — it gets in the way of itself.

There is no rhyme, no reason, no logic and no sense of sense.

Blaise Pascal, the famous French mathematician said,

“Le cÅ“ur a ses raisons, que la raison ne connaît point.”

In other words,

“The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know.”

In 1989, Bruce Hornsby wrote “The End of the Innocence” where he said,

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“Remember when the days were long and rolled beneath a deep blue sky,
Didn’t have a care in the world with mommy and daddy standing by,
When “happily ever after” fails and we’ve been poisoned by these fairy tales…”

… and dreams of Disney, The Grimm Brothers fairy tales and Barbie dolls came to mind, slightly behind the cursing of Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell shortly thereafter.

It’s an interesting dynamic how the world works: the fine line between what we are taught to believe, forced upon us by society, and what truly exists.

In work, in relationships, with friends, lovers and foes – it’s that loathsome, self-depreciating torturous loophole in the human psyche where we contribute to the deterioration of our own control.

In 1949, Walt Disney said [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life…

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Sunglass Hut Recruits 350 Potential FT, Fabulous, Fashion Bloggers

Courtesy of www.FullTimeFabulous.com

By: Amanda Montgomery, guest blogger

An online/media attention frenzy ignited throughout the social network sphere on October 1, 2010 when the chicest, smartest bloggers from around the world began registering for Sunglass Hut’s ‘Full-Time Fabulous’ Blogger Contest.

The prize at stake?

One lucky winner will be selected in January 2011 and receive a year long, freelance contract worth $100,000USD to report on behalf of Sunglass Hut’s yet revealed new blog.

The gamut’s been set, the contestants have entered, and only one will be deemed worthy because they’ve got what it takes to be Full-Time Fabulous.

Throughout the contest period Sunglass Hut has relied on several aspects of social media to spread the word of course with Twitter, Facebook and several edgy videos.

Perhaps hoping to inspire [Read more…]

{iStyle} McQueen’s Legacy To Be Celebrated Through Met Exhibit

By: Kelly Ahern, guest blogger

This spring fashion admirers will be treated to an exhibit of epic proportions.

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will honor the memory and eclectic vision of the late designer Alexander McQueen through a retrospective showcase.

The 100-piece exhibit, scheduled to open May 4, 2010, will highlight McQueen’s extensive and outstanding career; including styles from his postgraduate student days, his tenure at Givenchy, and even items from the collection presented after his unexpected suicide last February.

The exhibition begins [Read more…]

{Beautirati} TRENDS: Makeup Industry Continues To “Go Green”

Beautirati logo by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009-2010 All Rights Reserved.

By: Marissa Medina, guest blogger
(& Sasha H. Muradali [product reviews])

We’ve all heard the “green” buzzwords popular among marketers and business leaders: “eco-friendly,” “social-entrepreneurship,” “carbon footprint.”

While, the automotive and technology industries are well known for their leadership in sustainable business, lesser-known but equally important “green” trends can be found in the beauty industry.

In fact, many beauty companies have established unique [Read more…]