Today's MAKEOVER MANUAL Guilty Pleasure

By Bianca Logrono Whether you’re a like-happy Instagram prowler or talkative Tweeter, if you’re into beauty and fashion, you know there are few apps worthy of your download. Many of the so-called beauty and fashion apps don’t have the dazzling affect that, say, Candy Crush or Flappy Bird have. Yet, there are mentionable downloads for beauty and fashion lovers. Here are some (useful!) beauty and fashion apps you’ll love to have on hand. Virtual Makeover by Modiface Will this pink lipstick look good on me? Is that smoky eye overkill? Does blue eyeshadow compliment my eye color? When you don’t have the time... CONTINUE READING 12



Instead of investing in brand-new work outfits, indulge in one or two of these versatile accessories that will stretch your current wardrobe even further. Here are must-have accessories that, er, work for any season. Vibrant silk scarf: If there is one accessory that you can go bold and bright with, it's a scarf. Scarves can be worn many different ways to function... CONTINUE READING 16


February is Black History Month, but instead of honoring African-American women who have made history in the past, we'd like to focus on five African-American females who are making history and will continue to do so into 2011 and far beyond. It was hard to choose, but this list is our top five in no particular order. -Kristina Kawas Oprah: Is there... CONTINUE READING 28


The resurgence of ‘70s-inspired style is one of the hottest trends for the spring/summer 2011 season. Platform shoes, peasant blouses, floor-grazing dresses, wide leg pants or jeans, and hobo cross-body bags are a few of the ‘70s-style pieces I'm noticing. I'm planning to add these ‘70s-inspired picks to my wardrobe this season. Take a peek! Wood, buckles and brown make for one earthy kicker.... CONTINUE READING 10

Head Over Heels for Embellished Flats

I recently signed up for DSW rewards and have been receiving frequent emails about their newest styles and trends. The latest one that caught my attention was spring into new flats! Since then, I’ve developed a few shoe crushes! The Steve Madden Rossa Flat ($69.95) reminds me of ballet slippers. So soft and feminine! SCROLL THROUGH TO SEE ALL FLATS> -Jennifer Diana... CONTINUE READING 13


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has been in full effect in Shecky's home city of New York (stay tuned for more coverage), and we already love some of the stuff we're seeing! As avid footwear admirers, we're specifically obsessed with Refinery29's shoe stalkage. Yes, Refinery29 has complied a list of 25 shoes seen on the runways, models, designers, bloggers, editors, etc. at... CONTINUE READING 8

Associate Director, Merchandising at Sony

What's it like to work with celeb singers like Ricky Martin, John Legend and Nicole Atkins? The Grammys made us even more curious as to what goes on behind the scenes in the music industry, so we were excited to interview Tara Master from Sony Music, whose job is—you guessed it—to work with Ricky Martin, John Legend and Nicole Atkins. Tara... CONTINUE READING 6

Grammy Awards: Red Carpet Report Card

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards took place last night in Los Angeles...or CBS for those of us who spent the show couch-side. There were some definite surprises, both in the realm of winners/losers and in the best/worst dressed categories. The Biebs (what's a Bieber?!) went home empty handed, while cellist Esperanza Spalding took home the award for Best New Artist.... CONTINUE READING 9

Get a Little Messy!

There is a predominate thought in the world that says life has to be perfect, in order and clean. But LIFE is SOOOO far from that. In fact, life is really messy. It’s not messy in a bad way either, it’s messy in the best way possible. Creativity is, by nature, unstructured. To be creative you gotta embrace the spontaneous, allow... CONTINUE READING 8

10 Tips for Social Networking Your Way to a Job

It’s not just a load of Web 2.0 hype—you can find a job using social networks, according to Brad and Debra Schepp. “We’ve spoken to many people who use LinkedIn, Twitter and even MySpace to find jobs—regular 9-to-5 jobs or consulting gigs or freelance work,” says Brad, who with his wife authored How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter,... CONTINUE READING 7


If there’s one product I’ve had a lot of experience with, it’s mascara. I’ve reviewed over 100! I know, I know, insane right? All that test-driving made it hard, but I was able to narrow it down to the top five mascaras, one for every budget and eyelash style. Best Drugstore Mascara: I am a drugstore mascara lover by nature,... CONTINUE READING 24