Sep 29, 2014

Fashion Forecast With Lawrence Zarian and Cara Crowley

Saturday,September 27th, Bellevue Square Center Court became a showcase for fall fashion with the Fall Forecast Trend Show.

There were so many looks to choose from, and quite a few made the audience gasp with sheer delight.

Lawrence and Cara were on hand to host the show,giving away prizes to the crowd, and breaking down the must have pieces for those cool days and glittering nights ahead.

The looks presented, ranged from casual and carefree,to edgy and enchanted.

Here's the breakdown:

Knit Necessities- Eileen Fisher Coat. Also shown was a cable knit sweater from Banana Republic.


White Out- A fabulous dress from Victoria Beckham! From Express came a knit sweater ,white shorts,and metallic scarf.




Flirty Femme- A steel printed floral dress and coat by Valentino.

Textured Touch- DVF striped mink coat and orange/fuchsia ,and a playful look from Nordstrom by Marc Jacobs.
Edgy Metal was highlighted by a leather jacket by Barbara Bui and a smoking hot pair of jeans by Rag & Bone.

Retro Ready- This awesome hot pink dress by ALC.


Enchanted Evenings- This one made everyone smile,and was my absolute favorite! Ralph Lauren.

Not to leave the gents out,a great look from Faconnable- A dark teal velvet tuxedo jacket.


Until Next Time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Sep 26, 2014

Bellevue Fashion Week Media Luncheon


So delighted to have been a guest at the Bellevue Fashion Week Media Luncheon yesterday.
I was greeted warmly by Cheryl Engstrom,and treated to a buffet style lunch provided by the Hyatt.

At our tables,was an exclusive Vogue notebook,to capture all of our thoughts on the day,our favorite looks (that were about to be presented) and maybe a few quick illustrations.

There was a bit of excitement in the air as a room full of bloggers and media people waited for our guests of honor to take the stage.

The Fashion Forecast presentation with Lawrence Zarian and Cara Crowley was a great way to get an up close and personal view of what's ahead for fall.We also received some styling advice on how we can make these looks our own,by adding statement pieces such as a wide belt,adding slouchy pants to comfy knit sweaters,using scarfs,and bold jewelery to add "oomph" to that little black dress.


White is the new black this season.Sixties inspired prints,flirty dresses,and exposed zippers. If you want to take a walk on the wild side, take a nice girl and put her in a dress or jacket with an exposed zipper for a hint of naughty! Ornamentation is key,Bring it on! Play with a little texture,mix fabrics!


Ankle boots and knee high boots are back,but so are gloves,to give a "lady-like" look to  your fashions. Tres chic! Classic pieces are also in style this fall. Choose ONE simple piece and make it your own. Lawrence added, "Buy one piece,and create 4 different looks"


I liked the  way that both Cara and Lawrence referenced Audrey Hepburn and Chanel,sharing that we  should be comfortable with who we are right now,and that true beauty shines from the inside,in our eyes, in our passion,whatever we choose to do.


"Amen"
Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Sep 22, 2014

In Praise Of Fashion's Night Out

Fashion Week is coming, and I cant help but reminisce about the now long gone Fashion's Night Out.I miss those days so much.

It was a "Project Runway" experience for fashion devotees. We got to meet the designers,hear  the back story on how their creations came into being. We got to see the craftsmanship,the bead work,we got to feel the fabric and the lace and buttons used,and we got a better appreciation of the hard work that goes into making a couture piece.




Over the years,I have met so many wonderful designers,that normally, I would never have had the opportunity to hear about if it wasn't for our local fashion shows and events.




I am grateful that at least we have a local fashion week to showcase this well deserving talent.


I still miss that up close and personal "hands on" effect.I wish they  would bring it back!

Are you attending Bellevue Fashion Week this year? If so, I'll see  you there!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

May 26, 2014

Self Magazine Healthy Beauty Awards 2014

For the past few years, I have been lucky enough to be chosen as a beauty product tester for Self Magazine.

Every year, they have a special article dedicated to the best products, that are all tested by women from around the globe.The results of those tests are posted in the May edition,which, if you hurry, you can still grab on newsstands.

Products range from body lotions,to skincare to makeup to hair products and everything in between.

My category was skincare. Most of the time,these products come just in the nick of time. The gals at Self Magazine seem to know my "fussy"skin pretty well!

Here are the products that I got to test,and my favorites of the bunch. 

 Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue- This was my favorite of the products I tried. It worked to relieve any redness my skin might have and the product wasn't heavy, just right for my sensitive skin. I keep coming back to these products year after year. $46 At Sephora.com

Renee Rouleau Skin Recovery Lotion (Oil Free) This is a great, gentle moisturizer for all types of skin. The only reason why I didn't continue using it was that it didn't give me enough moisture. $39.50 At https://www.reneerouleau.com/products/skin-recovery-lotion

Skin Again Relief and Rescue Cream-Perfect for rashes,insect bites, itching.See my previous post! You wouldn't believe the results. $38 At http://skinagain.com/product/rescue



Nourish Organic Face Lotion, was also one of my favorites. Simply put, I loved the way it pampered my skin,without any harsh chemicals. $21.99 At http://nourishorganic.com/collections/face



Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl


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All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Mar 16, 2014

"RASH" Decision

My sensitive skin can really get fussy sometimes, and every now and then I will get a rash or break out with hives depending on what my allergies decide upon.


Sometimes, just being around my two cats,or using a particular soap will cause a rash on my arm or neck.

I recently discovered a fabulous fix for these little patches of redness or bumps that suddenly appear from nowhere,called Skin Again Rescue


I have to admit, I was pretty amazed by the results,as my rash went away within a five minute time period ,and was just barely visible,enabling me to go to work and not have anyone notice that my skin had broken out.

Rash along my neck
This not only took the redness away, but it also stopped the itching and burning that you sometimes get when you have an allergic reaction to something.

This is also recommended for burns,insect bites and the likes as it helps skin heal quickly. It's fragrance and paraben free,as well as cruelty free,contains no dyes or harsh chemicals,and goes on easily without a heavy feeling.


After using RESCUE


As you can see, this worked so well that you couldn't even tell I had any skin upsets at all.

Five minutes after application

You can find this product online, here at   http://skinagain.com/

Rescue is sold for $38


Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl


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All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Jan 25, 2014

Sweet As A "L.A.M.B"

Oh my gosh...Have you seen this? Gwen Stefani by OPI limited edition nail polish!
Get your hands on this fast!

 I almost squealed with glee when I found this at my local salon.
The shades are to die for.
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This little mini set is a bit pricy, but oh so worth it! ($13)

Colors shown here are "Hey Baby" (Hot pink), "I Sing In Color" (Rich Purple), "Love,Angel,Music,Baby" (Gold),and "4 In The Morning"(Black) Oh, and the gold is a satin, not a frost,so it is rich and smooth.


I cant wait to try these out,but hurry,just like Gwen's concert tickets, these will sell out quickly! (Check your local salons,and ULTA,of course)

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl


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All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Jan 6, 2014

"Treasure Hunting"

When it comes to exquisite nail color and lip shades, Butter London wins (pardon the pun) hands down.

I love how smooth and even the color applies,not to mention the longevity of both the polish and the gloss. I especially love their color range,everything from sheer nudes to shimmering golds and dreamy purple!

 If you are looking for hot trends, this is the line to purchase.

I had found some wonderful collections at Nordstrom Rack,and the prices were too good to pass up, almost half off of the regular retail.

 I always find a little treasure for myself  every time I walk into a Rack store,be it shoes,coats,handbags or beauty products. If you have one in your neighborhood, definitely check them out!





Until Next time~
Hugs and Hearts
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:

All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.