Monday, June 30, 2014

The Latest in Fashion News: Fashion Editors Give Career Tips at Fashionista's "How to Make it in Fashion" Conference

It's not everyday fashion career hopefuls get inside info on how to get a foot in the door- from the editors of the magazine.

Image Credit: Fashionista
L to R: Lauren Indvik (Fashionista), Robbie Myers (Elle), Ariel Foxman (InStyle), Amy Astley (Vogue)

Fashion editors from some of the biggest publications in the industry dished on what they look for in an ideal candidate at their magazine. Here is what they had to say:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Diva Cover Stories:Rihanna for Harper's Bazaar Arabia

So we like to throw this word around. You may have heard of it, you know, slay? Does it sound familiar? Do you know what it means? No? Whatever you think it means, you're wrong. I'll tell you what it means.
Slay {sley} v.
When Rihanna does an editorial.
I have no other words but check out the slayage below.

2  Rihanna for Harper's Bazaar Arabia

Fab Photo: Lupita Nyong'o's Frist Lancome Ad

Hello Everyone!

I first mentioned here that actress Lupita Nyong'o would be the new face of French beauty brand Lancome. Well take a look at her first ad that just released! Gorge, no?!

lupita Nyongo lancome ad

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Diva's Life: What I've Been Up To Behind the Scenes

Hello All!

Just thought I'd fill you in on some projects I've been working on. Not only do I run this blog, I've been hard at work on some business ventures as well. As long as I can remember, I've told people that I want to become a doctor, then retire to open up my own boutique. Well the doctor thing never happened, but I still wanted my own business. I married my love of makeup and entrepreneurship and launched Renaissance Cosmetics. With the slogan "A New Era in Beauty", the line will focus on individuals who are driven and always on the go such as myself, and need their products to be versatile and of high quality. I'm currently working on the website and making sourcing quality raw materials. I can't wait to launch it to the public.

Then, as if I don't already have enough on my plate, I decided to curate an online boutique that will coincide with Diva Chronicles, called Diva's Marketplace., where I can express my love of fashion, home décor, and much more! Think of it as a little online gift shop for men and women that sells one of a kind items. Some will be new, others will be vintage finds, and some will be hand crafted by myself or other designers. The site is under construction as well, but you can stay tuned to this space for updates.

I can't wait to share my passion with you guys!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Latest in Tech: Bandsintown App

Hello Everyone!

While in the middle of a discussion of music concerts with some of my coworkers, I was introduced to the Bandsintown app. It's and app that takes your music library to curate a listing of concerts, both national and local, based on your personal taste. It's like a dictionary of musicians and their appearances. Get more info below.

Image Credit: Bandsintown

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Diva Cover Stories: Lupita Nyong'o for Vogue

Well I definitely saw this coming.  I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner. Lupita Nyong'o snagged herself a Vogue cover, American Vogue! She looks gorgeous.  Inside she talks about her success on the silver screen as well as her recent contract as the face of Lancôme. 

Image Credit: Vogue


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Style 180: The Birkenstock is Back!

Image: 960811 Boston

Yes, there is the original Birkenstock that hit the scene hard back in 2002. How do I know this? I was in my freshman year of high school and everyone was wearing them. They were some of the most visually unappealing, yet comfortable shoes. Now the brand has revamped their classic styles and the other big name brands have followed suit. Check out the latest in comfort below.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Latest in Beauty News: sur.face Pro by Beauty Blender

Known for their sponge that has gained popularity mainly via the internet, Beauty Blender is starting to add more products to their inventory.  They have recently introduced the sur.face pro palette targeted towards makeup artists and enthusiats alike.

Image Credit: Beauty Blender

Because of it's transparency, it is easy to color match, and the storage there's a hole to sit your Beauty Blender while you're working. An added bonus are storage wells at the bottom that allows you to save your custom mixes. Just like the sponge, the sur.face pro doesn't come cheap. The acryllic palette will set you back $40. Will you be purchasing?

Buy the sur.face pro at: Beauty Blender, Sephora


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fab Accessories: Sweet & Chic

It's the weekend and I know some of you headed to your favorite stores to shop it up! Why not indulge one sweet and popular trend this summer: fruit! While fruit shaped accessories have been sprinkled into the summer trends over the past fews years, it seems especially popular this summer. Get your pick of fruit below. 

Melody Ehsani Pineapple Earrings $48

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Diva's Life: She Did That! Tamar Braxton Concert

Hello All!

I ended my work day yesterday jamming at the Tamar Braxton concert. She made a tour stop in Atlanta and I made sure I was in the building.  She belted her heart out to a sold out crowd at a venue called The Tabernacle located in downtown Atlanta. Check out some pics I snapped from her opening set below.

She opened the show in a white hooded body suit and a pair of $660 Gucci Ursula
ankle strap pumps in white. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Diva Cover Stories: Tamar Braxton for Upscale Magazine, July 2014

In honor and of her concert that I will be attending tonight,  today's feature is Tamar Braxton for Upscale Magazine. Inside she dishes on her relationship with her hubby/business partner, side chicks, and her infamous loud mouth.

Photo Credit: Necole Bitchie


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Beauty Discussion: Two Products That Live Up to Their Labels

On my recent trip to the store to pick up more lotion and face cream (these are new ones I'm trying) idea to write a  post about product labels.  Often what is advertised on the front label leaves a lot to be desired on the back label. Here are two products in which the ingredient lists match the front labels.

Here we have a Jergens lotion that advertises she butter and a vitamin E cream, that claims to include vitamin E. With the wave of popularity for natural ingredients in products,  it seems as though every company is advertising a natural butter and and or oil in their products. Many do it because of marketing, few do it so it can really benefit the customer. With my background in the personal care product industry,  I have seen both sides. I can't name names, but let's just say everyone needs to know how to properly read ingredient lists. So here I am to help!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fashion Flashback: Katoucha Niane for Vogue US, April 1988

It's Thursday,  and I'm back with another Fashion Flashback feature. This beautiful photo is 26 years old, the same age as me. It was featured in Vogue in April 1988. I love everything about it; the excessive jewelry, big hair, and the fierce gaze. Get more details below.

Model: Katoucha Niane
Photographer: Irving Penn
Spread: "Glorious Couture", Vogue US, April 1988


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Diva's Guide to Blogging: When Big Companies Recognize You

What I quickly learned about blogging is you can't let the blog do all the work. You have to put the word out that you have just uploaded a post. Big blogs that I follow still do this. When a post goes up, it hits what I call the Big 5: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Diva Chronicles is slowly but surely garnering some recognition.  So far, I've been mentioned or retweeted by brands like Shea Moisture, Iman Cosmetics, and Revlon!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Latest in Fashion News: Kontrol Magazine Presents Fashion in the City of Atlanta

When I read on Kontrol Mag's site that they were presenting a fashion week based in Atlanta, I was excited. The purpose is to highlight Atlanta as a fashion city; just like New York City and L.A are known for fashion.  I not so patiently waited for a more detailed schedule to be released. Check out the list of events below. Hope you can make it! My plan is to make it to at least one evening event (because this girl still has a day job).

This is what the mag had to say about it's premier event:

 As the premier event for Atlanta, Fashion In The City of Atlanta will be deemed the Official Atlanta Fashion Weekend. FITCA is set to be the most influential fashion event of the season. An elegant opening reception for VIPs and Media kicks off the three-day event of runway shows, product launches, red carpet arrivals, gifting suites, performances, and designer showcases.

-Kontrol Magazine

June 26th – 29th 2014

Thursday 2014 June 26

8PM                 FITC Kick-off Party

Friday 2014 June 27

11AM              Beat to Capacity Makeup Seminar

2PM               Kontrol Rock’s

4PM              Shared Show

8PM               Shared Show

Saturday 2014 June 28

11AM              Branding Seminar

2PM               Beauty Gifting Suite

4PM              Intimate Show

5PM              Intimate Show

8PM              Royal Heart Show

Sunday 2014 June 29

11AM             Media Brunch

9PM                FITCA Diamond Gala

Photo Credit: Kontrol Magazine



Sunday, June 1, 2014

Diva Cover Stories: Kendall and Kylie Jenner for Marie Claire Mexico

A new sibling takeover is brewing,  and their last name is Jenner. The younger half sisters of the Kardashian trio is making a name for themselves in the modeling world.  What do you think of their latest cover?

Photo Credit: Talking With Tami Tumblr



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