Wardrobe Wednesdays: Fergie @ LAX

Fergie at LAX

Fergie was spotted at LAX on the way to Japan last week in this black and white ensemble.

She owned that black and white striped high low dress shirt by tying it up in a knot in the front. I really love her choice of footwear, opting to add a little silver to the mix with the metal toe on the boots.

Below are the original items (marked with *) and some alternatives to help you steal her airport style!

Top:

1. Farfetch, $276.50 *

2. Banggood.com, $19.69

Pants:

3. Forward, $1,850.00 *

4. YMA, $37.40

Bag:

5. Net-a-Porter, $995.00 *

6. GUESS, $88.00

Boots:

7. The Real Real, $895.00 *

8. Nasty Gal, $275.00

Gallery Mondays: “Art of Jazz” Mural at PAL Harlem

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I saw this vibrant mural on the side of the Police Athletic League (PAL) on the west side of Harlem a few weeks ago while headed to pick up some items I found in a Craigslist ad.

I just had to stop and understand what was happening in this mural. There’s a trumpet-playing man popping out of a phonograph, and it appears that the sound he’s producing sounds like swirls and flowers?

Basically summer in NYC during the Harlem Renaissance.

The mural, called “Art of Jazz,” was done by Creative Art Works. Learn more at www.creativeartworks.org.

Fan Art Fridays: Happy Belated Birthday, Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro turned 73 on Wednesday.

How is Robert De Niro 73?! Jeez. Was Goodfellas really that long ago?

Anyway, enjoy this piece of fan art I found of the birthday boy by Shahin Gholizadeh. It’s a side profile of the actor that shows off his “Touch of Gray.”

View the original here.

Influenster Maybelline #BetterSkinPowder Review

#BetterSkinPowder Maybelline#MNYItLook

*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

A few weeks ago while I was moving to NYC and still trying to set up my loft bed, my parents brought over my customized Maybelline #BetterSkinPowder Influenster box.

Maybelline Better Skin Powder

I got the shade 80, known as Rich Tan, because my current L’Oréal True Match foundation powder is Classic Tan (N7). They sounded and looked similar so I took the chance.

Here’s my face with my L’Oréal True Match Classic Tan:

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And here it is with the Maybelline Better Skin Powder shade Rich Tan:

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The Maybelline Better Skin Powder Shade Rich Tan is definitely a bit of a lighter color than my L’Oréal True Match in Classic Tan. It doesn’t bother me though! My skin tone looks even with both. That’s really all I can ask for.

What do you guys think? L’Oréal or Maybelline?

Vote Filipina-American Abi Sison for Ms. Med Night 2016

My brilliant and gorgeous Filipina-American friend Abi Sison was nominated by her colleagues at Davao City Medical School for the Ms. Med Night pageant!
 
If you have a few minutes, log into Facebook and like this photo to vote!

Thanks 🎉

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Jessica Pearson in ‘Suits’ Episode “Trust”

Jessica Pearson, Suits Episode -Trust-

Jessica Pearson brought on the ruffles in last week’s episode of Suits on USA.

I love how Jessica (played by Gina Torres) paired this sophisticated white ruffled collar vest with a simple black pencil skirt in the episode “Trust”. The outfit just screams “LADY BOSS”!

As you might have guessed, Jessica’s style doesn’t come cheap. The top costs over $1,000. Nope. Clearing the crud out of your eyes will not take any zeros off that number.

See below for the original vest (marked with *) and a few alternative pieces to help you Lady Bosses out there copy this look! Be sure to catch Suits tonight as well on USA at 9pm.

Top:

1. Orchard Mile, $1,156.00*

2. Nordstrom, $1,035.00

Skirt:

3. H&M, $12.99

4. ASOS, $16.50

Gallery Mondays: ‘Shadows & Substance’ by Marcia Haufrecht

Shadows & Substance | Marcia Haufrecht chashama 266

I was walking by Chashama 266 in Midtown West last month when I saw these really great paintings. I loved the summer vibes I got from them so I snapped a pic from the other side of the glass door.

I really need to make an appointment to see one of Chashama 266’s exhibits at some point!

Anyway, these were part of Marcia Haufrecht’s Shadows & Substance exhibit. It reminded me of all the Q53 bus rides I’m not going to miss this summer because I moved out of Queens. Therefore, I no longer have to board a crowded bus full of beach-goers.

Why does anyone want to go to the beach in this scorching heat anyway? The sand is going to burn you!

Be smart like the two in the painting on the far right and visit a lake instead.

Learn more about Shadows & Substance at www.chashama.org/event/shadows_substance.