Today’s Style Diary embodies style with a personality. One of the bubbliest characters on the Style Diary yet.  Repping Toronto today is Miss Medge.
My name is Medge and I’m from Toronto, Canada. My background is Haitian. I started blogging because I followed so many other fashion/personal style blogs so I just thought “why not?” I love singing loudly, dancing crazily and eating candy. I currently work in Leasing for a Property Management company, but my goal would definitely be to get into the fashion industry full time.
What would you describe your style as? My mood definitely influences me. If I’m feeling good about my body one day, I’ll definitely be a little more risky  with some minis or some tight skinnies. For those dreaded bloated days, I definitely go a little more bohemian, loose fitting, non-clingy dresses and skirts. Or sometimes it just comes down to inspiration. Like when I see something I wanna try, I’ll think of “how can I make this me?” So it’s all relative.
 
Which brands or designers ‘speak to you’ the most?  Well I’m always on a budget, so I’m usually shopping at H&M, Zara and Forever 21. Maybe one day I can afford more, but for now, I’ll stick with those. They always have great clothes, on trend, just on point!
Any beauty secrets? I always put a little concealer on my lips before I put on my lip gloss. And then I kiss off a bit of my lip gloss on a paper towel. I like it more matte, but I like a tiny bit of shine. I also mix my foundation with my face cream. I couldn’t find my perfect shade of tinted moisturizer so I made my own!  And sunscreen! I’m all about prevention, even if it seems a little excessive right now.

Favourite make-up brands are MAC lipsticks and eye shadows, NARS blushes and illuminators, and Maybelline foundation, mascara and eyeliner. I’m not even interested in trying anything new. I’m loyal to these three brands for what they do for me.

What is the most beautiful thing about you ? I’d say the most beautiful thing about me  is my smile and my laughter. And I say that because people always tell me that. I have an infectious smile or laugh.  I see some bloggers that have really intense expressions in their photos, although I want to do that, I can never help myself from smiling.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be and why?  Rachel Bilson. Solely to steal her closet! And Hayden Christensen wouldn’t be so bad either! Blake Lively would be my second choice! And again, Ryan Reynolds wouldn’t be bad for a week! Lol.

Your favourite music track would be…Titanium by David Guetta ft Sia. It just makes me happy. Like seriously happy. I think I’m like Beyonce when I’m singing along. And I like the lyrics. The whole “you can’t break me” aspect of it.

What is your favourite trend right now? Pastels! Pastel anything, mostly denim!

Comment: ‘If you got it, flaunt it’…Flaunt it tastefully. No need to give the whole loaf of bread. A little peek-a-boo here and there is enticing – too much is trashy. Let’s keep it classy!
-Your top 5 must-haves.

Great pair of skinnies
A great plain white, black or grey shirt
Sexy strappy or pointy heels
A well-fitting blazer
A great clutch (or substitute another great accessory, like a killer statement necklace or something)
Your house is in flames, what one item would you save out of your closet and why?  I’d grab as many shoes as I can! But if I could really only take one, I’d grab my beige and black Tahari shoes. Or my neon H&M sandals!  This would be very, very hard! And my cell phone! My life’s on that thing!

Your all time fashion icon is…  The Olsen Twins. I just love their vibe and their style. It’s not too calculated – or they just make it look really easy.
 

Your favourite quote/saying: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off” – Coco Chanel. It’s soooo true! I always find I look better after taking something off and that’s usually the last thing I had put on (over accessorizing is not always cute).
Do you have any blog, video links or website we can catch you at? 
 
Signed: 
 
Medge Beauvoir

Fashion Blogger
Toronto, Canada
www.MyVoguishDiaries.com
 
Thanks for reading Medge’s dairy. How did you like her looks? Rate them and drop a comment.
Peace n Love 🙂
 
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I died and went to fashion heaven the moment I saw this picture of the Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr. The statuesque model is giving me all sorts of chic in her high-waisted white trousers.I just had to do a look for the day on this look.

The best way to rock a pair of wide leg trousers (especially for girls with a shorter frame) is to add on a pair of heels. They add length to your frame and make you appear slimmer. Check out J.Lo’s green wide-legged trousers. Her curves appear longer and slimmer. Adorable!

I’ve recreated  a few wide-legged trousers looks. have fun trying them out. Am definitely rocking this look this weekend!
 
Look 1:
 
 
Look 2:
  
Ungaro Vintage Flared Trouser £152, Farfetch

Alice+Olivia Stecey Flare Trouser, £170, Farfetch

BEST FIND!!! Wide Leg Trouser , £12, ASOS

Boot Cut Jeans, £22, Zara

Hope you love the two looks I created. How would you wear wide-legged trousers?
Peace n Love 🙂

Today’s Style Diary surely must look familiar to a lot of you. Tanesha is popurlarly known in the blogosphere as ‘Girl With Curves,’ and has one of them most inspiring blogs for curvy women I have come across. Tanesha’s started her blog because she wanted to change lives through fashion. And she sure is doing that! tanesha has been featured in Glamour, Marie Claire and Forever 21 which only goes to show two things:

1. Love your body. Other people will appreciate and love your body only as much as you do.

2. The web is what you make of it, dedicated blogging will take you places.

Let’s get to know more about Tanesha’s style regimen.

I’m Tanesha Awasthi from San Francisco. My main blog is called Girl With Curves and I want to change lives through fashion.

My style can be described as classic with a twist on trend– I like to wear trends on occasion, but I make them my own. I’m in love with all things vintage, including Holywood actresses like Marilyn, Sophia Loren…

Which brands or designers ‘speak to you’ the most? I really love Oscar de la Renta for his whimsical gowns.


Any beauty secrets? Sunscreen and moisturizer is a daily must!


Favourite make-up brands are  Bare Essentials, MAC, Dior


If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be and why? My Great Grandma, she was a designer in San Francisco for most of her life and I wish I could have a glimpse into what it was like as a designer in the 20’s & 30’s!


What is your favourite trend right now? Bold color, I’m a sucker for anything yellow.

Your top 5 must-haves:

-Skinny jeans

-a blazer

-peep toe pumps

-statement necklace

-and a midi length, vintage-inspired pencil skirt

Your house is in flames, what one item would you save out of your closet and why? My antique, gold bangles from India.


Your all time fashion icon is… Olivia Palermo, she always looks stylish, chic, classic and on-trend, all at once.


Your favourite quote/saying – “A woman’s dress should be tight enough to show she’s a woman, and lose enough to show she’s a lady.”  I forgot to say it, but I remember that every time I go dress shopping.


Do you have any blog, video links or website we can catch you at?

Blog: http://girlwithcurves.tumblr.com/ 

Twitter: @girlwithcurves

Facebook:http://facebook.com/girlwithcurves

Did you love Tanesha’s Diary? Rate her style, comment and stop by for more.

Peace n Love 🙂

Pictures for the SWAG COMPETITION shall be uploaded today at 6pm. A few more hours left to submit!! Grab a £10 voucher to shop at ASOS or airtime worth £10 (MTN or Orange). Doesn’t matter if the pictures are from your phone, webcam or digital camera. As long as they’ve got swag, you’re in! Share this.

Email your picture to- artbecomesyou@yahoo.com.

Include your name and where you’re from. The picture with the most likes will win the giveaway!! That easy.  Don’t miss out!
Good luck!!

Our style diary today believes everyday is a fashion show so live, love and play dress up. And she sure does love to play dress up! Let’s delve into her diary.

Hi every one am Cilla B, a Ghanaian born living in the US, and am currently enrolled at Fashion Institute Of Technology. I started blogging as an outlet to record my personal style over at FASHBERRIES  I love to shop from Saks 5TH Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Zara, Jcrew to F21.  I love reading and yes I still borrow Library books. Sorry no kindle for me 😉 I also collect Magazines and have magazines which are a decade old and still look brand new.

 
 
My Style is really hard to describe because it consist of everything.  I really try not to be boxed in a specific category of style whether it is a Preppy look, Boho Chic, Classic or minimalist. I find myself doing it all 🙂 The one thing I am consistent with however is the use of colors in my daily ensembles.  Well I can credit my addiction to color to the Ghanaian traditional cloth known as kente.  A closer look at kente and you can find all the possible available colors put together to form this beautiful cloth..how amazing is that.
Which brands or designers ‘speak to you’ the most? Michelle Miller of Milly is a recent favorite from her choice of amazing prints and colors to the classic fits of her dresses. Another favorite is Ghanaian designer Aisha Obuobi of Christie Brown Collection.
 
 
Any beauty secrets?  Wow that’s a hard one well I will have to say exfoliate at least once a week and drink a lot of water to keep your skin hydrated.  Ohh and cocoa butter should be a best friend
 
Favourite make-up brands. The only make up I use is eyeliner, lipstick and gold eye shadow and these are usually by MAC cosmetics :). Who doesn’t love MAC rite?
What is the most beautiful thing about you and how do you accentuate it?  I would have to say my skin tone is the most beautiful thing about me followed by my eyes.  The even chocolate tone of my skin allows me to experiment with colorful pieces 🙂  I accentuate my skin tone by wearing the most amazing vibrant colors. A closer look at my eyes and one will realize there is a really thin blue and yellow line around my brown pupil …rare I know.  The only thing I use to accentuate my eyes are eye shadow and a liner.
 
If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be and why? 
If I could trade places with anyone it will have to be Jackie O, for her impeccable sense of style.  With a blogger it will have to be Blair of Atalntic Pacific for her amazing ensembles or Folake of Style Pantry. 
Your favourite music track would be…? 
My favorite Tracks at the moment are “Why am I” by FUN and “Beautiful Onyinye” by Psquare featuring Rick Ross.  As You can see my choice of music is just like my sense of style.  I listen to songs from rock artist like Hollywood Undead to R&B by Mariah Carey as well as Ghanaian astist like Stephanie and Sarkodie. 
 
What is your favourite trend right now? I will like to say the peplum look is my favorite trend at the moment probably because it is always incorporated in African traditional wear.  Am also living all the maxis from the flow y dress to the skirts.
Comment: ‘If you got it, flaunt it’…If you got it flaunt it in a classy way.  Knowing who you are as a person helps in making the best choices.
 
If your life was a movie, what would be its title and who would play you? I think my life has already been made into a movie its called “13 going on 30″ lol …. but in this case I will prefer to be played by Kerry Washington instead of Jennifer Garner.
 
Your top 5 must-haves.
-Black Blazer or Orange
-Red Boyfriend Jeans
-Classic shaped Purse
-Oxford Button up Shirt
-Fedora Hat
Ohhh can I make it 6 and add a pair of Black pumps 🙂
Your house is in flames, what one item would you save out of your closet and why? If my house was in flames, I would have to save my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30.  Only because it represents a  journey. I’ve always dreamed of it from  a very young age and finally I’m able to afford it. 
 
Your all time fashion icon is… My MOM is actually my all time favorite fashion Icon.  One thing I can say is that my mom is not technology savvy but she is always on trend or sometimes even ahead of the trend.  Nope she does not read magazines and when ever I ask her how she manages to do that her answers is always “You young People need to realize we did them first”
 
Your favourite quote/saying My favorite saying is “Every Blessed Day is a Fashion Show so live love and play dress up
What’s your advice to young People?  Allow yourself room to grow.  Having the latest trendy or expensive piece does not  make You Stylish or Fashionable.  Personal Style is about knowing who You are as a Person which You will discover as you grow and mature into Yourself.
 
Do you have any blog, video links or website we can catch you at? You can find me on the following pages where I try my best to interact with everyone 🙂 Before I sign off I will love to say a huge thanks Lydie for this interview,   XOXO  Cilla.
 
Blog http://fashberries.blogspot.com/
Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/FASHBERRIES
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RQRISTYLE
 
Thank YOU Cilla, we’ve enjoyed reading about your style.
Did her style diary knock your socks off? Comment, rate and come back for more style!
Peace n Love 🙂

Chiristian Louboutin famous for his red-soled shoes has lost a lawsuit against Zara, and has been ordered to pay $3,600 (£2000)  to the high street retailer. 
According to Grazia, Louboutin filed a lawsuit against Zara in 2008 claiming Zara sold a pair of slingbacks that were far too similar to a Louboutin design. The Zara version cost around $70 (£40) , while the Loubs cost nearly $700 (£400). Louboutin won the suit, but Zara, not one to give up easily,  fired back with an appeal in 2011, citing there was no way that a customer would confuse the two. Now France’s final court of appeal Cour de Cassation has ruled in favour of Zara and has fined Louboutin.
First Christian Louboutin accused Yves Saint Laurent of mimicking the scarlet signature of his famous shoes (and the court battle rages on), then Jessica Simpson was under attack for copy-catting Louby’s designs before Zara was taken to court for doing the very same thing. 
Who do you side with? Do you think Zara are trying to get customers confused by using the red sole as well? I personally do not care. Louboutins have always had a signature red sole. Would Zara detract from that signature with this move? Definitely. 
But it doesn’t change the fact, I’d buy a Zara shoe any day but never because of its red sole.
Would you still buy a Louboutin shoe for a fortune or would you settle for the more affordable, high street yet red-soled Zara?

Your favourite segment, Style Diary is back with a bang! Real swagger is that which is effortless. And that is exactly what fashion blogger Nicole oozes: effortless-chic swagger.
Tell us a little about yourself…Hi I’m Nicole, I’m from Orange County California. I love food, sports and fashion, in that order. I’m a serious thrifter. I love finding gems in a pile of junk. I blog about fashion and anything else that inspires me. 
 
 
What influences my style is people on the streets, blogs, music, books, anything that catches my attention and sends a spark to my brain, I take a mental note and work it into my clothing. I generally keep it pretty simple but sometimes I like to mix it up. Fashion is all about having fun so I like to experiment all the time. 
 
 
My beauty secret is… I don’t have one! Moisturize after I wash my face? haha!
 
 Favorite make up brands are MAC, Bobbi Brown and Lorac. I’m addicted to MAC lipstick Russian Red is my everyday color. 
 
 
What is the most beautiful thing about me? hmm That’s an interesting question, I guess I would have to go with what I get complimented most on and that would be my cheek bones which I have actually come to love. I accentuate them by using a bronzer to highlight them. 
If I could trade places with one person for a week it would have to be hands down Tim Burton. I want to pick his brain and get into that dark mystical intelligence that creates all these wonderful and creepy movies. 
 
 
 
Favorite music track would have to be anything Kenny Chesney! I love country music, every morning I listen to him while getting ready for the day. It just starts the day off so delightful and upbeat. 
 
Last book I read and currently reading is The Great Gatsby. Never gets old. 
 
If you got it, flaunt it… I say if you got it, don’t flaunt it.. keep the imaginations running. 
If my life was a movie it would be called “Little Miss Gypsy” played by Drew Barrymore, she is one of a kind and my favorite actress. I’ll leave the details of the movie up to your own creative minds, as we all know you can never predict where a gypsy will be from one day to the next. 
What you would find in my hand bag right now is my wallet, work schedule, MAC Russian Red lipstick, ChapStick (2 things I do not leave with out), perfume, gum, keys, phone and a brush (my bangs get a little crazy sometimes). 
If my house was up in flames there is no way I could just grab one thing from my closet it would have to be as many shoes as possible and one, if not all of my leopard coats. 
All time favorite fashion icons would be Audrey Hepburn, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Moss, and Diane Von Furstenberg
Favorite quote, more like favorite saying “Carpe Diem” I actually have it tattooed on my wrist. 
Yes I have a blog you can check it out here: 
pinkfirework.blogspot.com/ 
And my lookbook profile here: 
lookbook.nu/user/126847-Nicole-GMy advice to young people is just to stay true to yourself, stand up for what you believe in, and always keep an open mind to the new and unknown. 

Did Nicole’s diary inspire you? Sound off and vote as well.
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Peace n Love 🙂

Jada Pinkett-Smith was spotted looking radiant and toned (as usual) in a hot red jumpsuit. She’s been flaunting her gams a lot lately. Well, they are toned, I’d give her that. 

 
Jada is wearing a red jumpsuit similar to this strapless wool-blend twill jumpsuit from Valentino for £1,775. 

 
Get the look for less with this similar look from Topshop for only £48

My Look
Topshop, Diane von Furstenberg, Camilla Skovgaard
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Peace n Love:)

‘I have this great idea that no one has come up with yet. Create a swimwear that would (not only preserve my dignity but) preserve my cultural heritage and showcase my rich and colourful background…’ This has been a recurring train of thought on my mind until alas, some talented designer not only read my mind and stole my ideas, but they executed it pretty perfect as well. Let’s face it, I can’t draw a stick figure to rescue my kidnapped family, let alone sew. So there was no way I was going to make this idea come to fruition. 
Designers like Aya Morrison and Bantu Wax are creating amazing swimwear looks that will revolutionize black women on the beach. Their beautiful ankara swimwear and bikini creations are just a sight to behold. If you plan on hitting the beach this summer, here are a few looks to inspire you. Hey, at least you can get the tailor around the corner to create something similar for you!

Visit Aya Morrison to shop the ankara swimwear.
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Peace n Love 🙂