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Gabe De Dios - stylist
Gabe de Dios is an LA-based Wardrobe Stylist who has worked with such celebrity clients as Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Colton Haynes and Gilles Marini. A lover of fashion, music, food and dance, he also designs for his own t-shirt line called J'TEES ME and is the founder of his dance crew Haus of Shablamcakes. Also, Fashion Blogger for @1027KIISFM The Stitch.
Marc Mapile - hair artist
Marc Mapile is a Los Angeles based Hair Artist that thrives on the latest & hottest in hair. His eye for the creative has grazed celebs, covers, films, runways and has also won numerous awards such Hair Artist of the year in 2009 for RAW. Need your hair "did?" Marc definitely knows how to "work it out" behind the chair & is part of the Artistic Team for a world renowned hair company.
Rick Garcia is the artist, designer and creator for Save The Panduhs clothing brand. Originally a graffiti artist, Rick used his love for Disney, his passion for saving the pandas and his talent to put together a fun and creative clothing collection.
What I enjoy about Rick’s designs are his unique take on many Disney classics that I’ve grown up on. On his website you can find a variety of amazing drawings, stickers and clothing items that can bring a smile to a person of any age. I had the chance to interview Rick on his work and how he is using his talent to give back to great causes and organizations.
This is his story…
What can you share about your involvement with WWF (World Wide Fund) and how important is it to you to be a part of saving the pandas?
I have been donating a percentage of profits to WWF and the San Diego Zoo. My main focus of my brand is to spread the awareness of the panda being endangered and coming close to extinction. I like to try and help other causes too, for example, I also do fundraisers for cancer, mainly because my brother is a survivor but I also have other survivors in my family. I also do bike marathons where we raise money for children’s hospitals. I help in every little way I can.
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One of the hardest things to do when you are looking for a fresh new cut that's on trend is how to explain it to your stylist. Her are a few looks and tips on what to ask your stylist to get the latest haircut trends this spring season!
Chin Length Bob
Straight, curly or wavy this cut is bound to be a hit this year! With the upcoming movie "The Great Gatsby," set in the 1920s, check out Carey Mulligan's do' as character Daisy Buchanan. To get this look make sure to ask your stylist for a classic graduated bob chin length or shorter.
For those not daring enough to take it above the chin, here's a slightly longer version seen recently at the 2013 Golden Globes on Michelle Dockery styled in to a tousled perfection!
Longer hair can also be seen this year coming down the runways creating a sexy, undone appeal. This haircut is on trend either cut blunt or textured. Also make sure to ask your stylist for long layers to add body on the sides rather than the top to stay on trend.
Just Cavalli 2013
2013 the square fringe seen in past seasons is back. Again, this fringe can be quite versatile depending on your style personality.
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She all shocked us when she chopped off her hair into pixie length and her personality is shining through her cut out, studded style. Whether, you are a fan or not, I think Miley is just being Miley. Check out her looks from fashion week, concerts and everything in between!
Woo Hoo!! Everyone is much happier knowing that we have Monday off for President's Day. Who doesn't love a three day weekend. In honor of President's Day, this weeks #NailFileFriday is inspired by the holiday! How could I not mention Katy Perry's festive presidential outfit she wore during the children's concert at the Washington Convention Center to celebrate military families in Washington, DC.
Check out some fun finds from Pinterest...
If you're looking for a last minute gift, turn to Pinterest for some inspiration. I spotted some co-workers of mine crafting and creating coupon books for their loved ones! So easy and quick to make, plus you can customize each coupon to give it a special touch! Check out my Pinterest board of Fun V-Day Stuff you can pin for now, next year or an anniversary to come.
New York Fashion Week is coming to an end and inspired by top runway looks, Elle & Blair have designed a phone case collection with . The "Wild Wild Bliss" collection is filled with an assortment of blinged out styles, two-toned stitched leather cases and one even created after Elle's "Live" tattoo. Tote your fresh new case around in style or keep it safe in an Elle & Blair clutch. Happy Shopping!
I was recently invited to the Spring Scratch Session thrown by Acrylick clothing brand to discuss the launch of their new spring line. The Los Angeles based clothing company takes pride in the clothing they create by infusing the message of positivity and by pulling from different artistic elements such as music and art. Acrylick co-founder Michael Valenzuela and co-owner Van Truong have made it their mission to always be in competition not with other brands, but with themselves. This is how they push their artistic limits to make clothes that are not only youth inspired but timeless as well. While Michael and Van could try to explain their love for their clothes and inspiration, they would much rather throw amazing events such as the Spring Scratch Session.
These events give back to the community that has continued to support them and also serve as a platform on how passion and individualism are the key fundamentals in following your dreams. I had the opportunity to check out a few pieces from the spring line that launches later this month and each article of clothing has its own vibe of creativity and positivity flowing through the fibers. One piece that stood out was a black crew neck pullover that had a picture of the Los Angeles sky line across it with the city’s name underneath.
Acrylick has continued to grow and evolve with each line they release and if you want to take part in their movement, be sure to check out the line when it officially launches on February 22nd.
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Selena Gomez opened and closed the adidas NEO Label fashion show and in the middle of all the fun she was approached by a protester pleading with her to 'be an ambassador for children, not sweatshops.' She chose not to respond and focused on the show connecting teens with fashion.
Selena said, "I always encourage my fans to express themselves through fashion so it was really exciting that, for the first time at a fashion show, the looks were put together by the people who actually wear them. It was such a fun day and I think the outfits that made it on to the runway were great. There were so many looks that I want to wear myself!"
The real-time fashion show involved thousands of teens from across the world submitting suggested 'looks' with the final 30 outfits chosen by teen fashion bloggers on the day of the event.
Visit www.adidas.com/NEO to stay up to date on all things NEO, including the brand's fresh new looks and Selena Gomez's seasonal favorites beginning 2013.