Fashion Friday- Go on, layer it up

| Friday, September 21, 2012

If you live where we do, the weather is unpredictable
Especially during winter!
You have to be prepared for -30°c, blowing snow and a wind that bites at your bones
Then, you get that familiar ache in your brain to tell you a chinook is blowing in
It's 10° out, the snow is melting, your frozen bones are thawing and you are stuck in the once practical down jacket, sweating buckets
Ahhh, YYC...
It's in our best interest to learn the technique of Layering
We're certain it was created for Canadians

Leandra Medine, or commonly referred to as Man Repeller, not because she is an ugly duckling, but instead because she believes, us ladies, dress for each other instead of the man/men and that the most fashionable of fashions actually repel the human male variety.
Go on, ask any guy what they think about parachute pants Answer: MC Hammer
Or ask them what they think about high waisted pants/shorts Answer: Mom in the 80's
They don't get it. But they're sure cute to look at!
Rewind back to the topic, Layering
Man Repeller owns the layering technique; she has got it dialed.

You think that's it?
........She's just getting started....

Damn Leandra! You did it again!

Brandon Sun offers chic layering in his FW 2012 collection

*Wipe drool of ones chin*

Burberry Prorsum gives layering options for the bloke and bella

Need a few more visuals to really get the look?
Ask and you shall receive

Gwen's Stefani's look is so cool! 
And look! The guy next to her is wearing a WOAH-man repeller outfit!
Please note the clever play on words, please?!

Lara Bingle, 
Model, businesswoman, fashion designer, TV personality, basically
the girl-who-has-it-all, goes for an edgy look with
leather leggings and an oversized leopard print scarf.
For the sake of the rest of us, I hope Miss.Bingle has weird knobby knees, or an outtie bellybutton; something to lessen her perfection. 
Sorry to anyone with an outtie...

Layer it up this fall and winter, you'll be glad you did so!

Happy Friday Fashion Folks

Much Love From,

The 'layering ladies' at Artists Within XO

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Trending Thursday: Swoon over Ankle Booties

| Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's become very apparent this fall,
that if you follow the fashion trends,
You will be decked out in military inspired garb,
rocking a gothic inspired burgundy lip,
with your hair neatly coiffed in an Italian inspired blowout.

Allure Russia September 2012

It gives us goosebumps just imaging a population full of on-trend peoples incorporating all elements of style, including personal flair, into their everyday wardrobe.

But what to wear on our feet?
Footwear, the ultimate item that could make or break your look

Trending Booties

Oscar De La Renta

Chic decadence comes in the form of the perfect ankle bootie.
Pair these show stoppers with anything from leather to ruffles for an up to date twist in any wardrobe

Yves Saint Laurent

Two huge trends for this season include berry tones and suede.
This brogue style gives a menswear inspired twist, 
which when paired with a feminine skirt or dress, 
creates a sharp silhouette

Nine West

Fashionistas + Fringe booties = Perfection
Try these with a dress, skirt or skinny jeans to show off the stunning fringe detail

Christian Louboutin

Ankle booties to die for!
These beauts have a sophisticated military feel to them 
Gold ribbon and gilded button adornments make these fabulous to dress up or down

Stuart Weitzman

These stiletto booties in black suede have an unsuspecting pop!
The cognac tartaruga patent leather trim gives them a simple elegance

Where to shop for ankle booties

Aldo has a large variety;different colors and patterns along with heels to suit the most novice of heel wearer

Polyvore has a selection of ankle booties to suit all styles

Modcloth can accommodate personal style and budget with their lil' booties

Ankle booties to give you heart palpitations are found at Nasty Gal

Happy shopping fashion junkies!

Much Love From,

The Artists Within 'ankle boot advocates' XO

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Teach me Tuesday-Taking a look at a style icon

| Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fashion has a tendency to repeat itself
Taking a modern twist on an influential period or person
One of the most iconic and recognizable styles is that of
Ms.Brigitte Bardot

All the while maintaining a coolness in her style that designers and photographers
still emulate today

Let's take a look...

Loose waves are on trend in fashion today

For Brigitte inspired beauty
Throw a wide headband in the mix to keep your locks off your face,
back brush your crown for some volume and go!

Messy sultry updo
The Real Deal

What has been inspired since...

Brigitte Bardot's makeup has influenced many artists 
and makeup enthusiasts alike.
If you have procrastinated learning winged liner in hopes the fad would fade
You are S.O.L. The trend is here to stay, so learn it and love it!

Copy cats

We urge you to try Brigitte's style on for yourself

Watch for November's issue of Avenue magazine
A Bardot inspired editorial, done by AW artist Erica, will be sure to inspire!

Much Love From,

Artists Within 'iconic' ladies XO

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Fashion Friday-Hypnosis by virtue of SS 2013

| Friday, September 14, 2012

We've all seen the videos' of those who choose to be hypnotized
in front of a large crowd. 
All inhibitions are forgotten, letting go of all personal control.
If you have never experienced being hypnotized, just you wait!
Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 collection will set you in a tranquil state
while placing you at the peak of fashion!

Geometry cretin's and textile aficionado's will be wetting themselves with this trend

Horizontal lines, vertical stripes, MOD inspired designs, houndstooth of all sizes
and geometric shapes that inspire us all to dig out our protractors and measure the angles...
Well, not quite.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
Sans pants

Bar code inspired tee, devoid of pants

'We are the mods'

No doubt, these geometric patterns have the right brained folks all in a tizzy!

Mr. Jacobs, you have done it again.
With your individuality to design,
your eccentric sense of style
and a certain poise
it's no wonder you continue down the road of AWESOME

Happy Friday All!

Much love from,

The Artists Within brigade XO

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AW Models fallen Beauty, Farrah RIP

| Thursday, September 13, 2012

Being Thursday we would normally be busy searching 
 current trends for fashionista's to jump all over.
Today is different, however, as we have just learned tragic news.
One of our own, has suddenly passed away.

Farrah modeled for AW Models International for the past year
Walking the runway of ArtWear 2011, looking beautiful!

Apologies for the quality, or lack there-of, of the image

Farrah was also part of an event at SIT Interiors
showcasing local designer Caitlin Power's collection

Videography by Paul Spenard at Eye Squared production

Farrah was a beautiful girl inside and out. 
She will be missed by all

Rest In Peace fallen beauty,
our thoughts are with you

Artists Within will be accepting donations to help Farrah's family with funeral costs
If you are able to donate, please call or email us
Any little bit helps during this hard time


Much love from,

Artists Within XOX

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Artists Within Poster Child, err, Artist-Jyoti

| Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Being that Artists Within has been educating artists for nearly 10 years
we've had many people pass through our doors
We've had graduates work in retail, participate in published photo shoots, film/ TV and more!

Jyoti, a graduate from Artists Within full time makeup diploma program has had a taste of what being a makeup artist is all about.

Doing makeup for weddings is Jyoti's primary business...

But certainly is not the only thing Jyoti has had her brushes in.
Seeing her work be published in magazine's is not foreign to Jyoti
After all, her first photo shoot at Artists Within graced the cover of the Bridal Guide

Check out more of Jyoti's work that has gone to print

A music video too!

If you are interested in attending Artists Within makeup academy, please contact us!
We are eager to help you get started living your dream as a professional artist
in an exciting, fast paced, fun industry of makeup, hair and fashion!

Much Love From,

The Artists Within Team XO

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Teach Me Tuesday-Transitioning your look

| Tuesday, September 11, 2012

With a chill in the air and school zones back in effect,
there is no denying that fall is falling.
It's time to embrace the inevitable and start transitioning your
fresh summer look into cozy fall garb

With a few simple changes, you'll be fall ready and winter worthy

Start with your Locks

Tone your pale blonde locks to something a little cooler to match the brisk air

Or add low lights for a more non-committal change

Something as simple as a swap of nail color is
a great way to introduce fall back into our lives!

Karen Walker
Or a fashion forward take on a traditional french manicure

Behnaz Serafpour

Now to make-yourself-up for fall
We've covered the burgundy lip in last weeks blog (check it out if you missed it)
Today is about eyes and cheeks

An emerald smokey eye steers clear of traditional charm and right into the direction of
unconventional beauty!

Fresh skin is always in-
And this Fall 2012 is no exception!

Give your cheeks a natural flush with a pretty-in-pink application

Alternatively, use up your summer bronzer by applying it to the apples of your cheeks

Just a few idea's to get you prepared for Autumn and Wintertide soon to come

Much Love From,

Artists Within 'Autumn Embracers' XO

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Fashion Friday-Day 1, NYFW

| Friday, September 7, 2012

Fashion addicts are Optimists
Fall hasn't even happened
Yet, designers, bloggers, models and fashionista's alike
are obsessing about Spring 2013

Spring/Summer 2013 Carl Kapp 

New York fashion week opened September 5th with the usual-
Speeches, thank you's, you know, the obligatory stuff.

Then yesterday happened
Thursday kicked off at 9AM, with Nicholas K's collection

Models started down the stark white runway sporting flowy threads 
reminiscent of seasons past.
Pantone tangerine successfully holding onto future cred, 
geometric patterns that can be worn by the most modest fashion lover,
and sweater wraps that drape with utmost perfection

Makeup was kept simple, pretty
Bronzed cheeks, monochromatic lids and natural, nude lips

Next up was BCBG where all fashion goers alike swarmed (we assume, as we weren't there)
to get a glimpse at what they'll be sporting in Spring

Subdued patterns in mute colors reared their beautiful heads
and, once again,  hues of tangerine make an appearance so not to be forgotten

Makeup of choice
Defined brow, smokey liner, contoured cheeks and a stained pout
Oh! And unkempt hair, purrr

11am rolled in and so did Richard Chai's runway show

Pastel water colors accompanied by varying patterns
with designs that appeared to be influenced by sporty garb

In the past, geometric liner was thought to be big and bold,
It appears as though Spring 2013 has a more diluted take on the look
  Escorted with flawless skin and au natural lips and brows, 
the look is easily achieved with max impact

That's a wrap of Day 1 at Spring/Summer 2013
New York Fashion Week

Have a great weekend fashion addicts!

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