Monday, December 27, 2010

What do I wear for New Years Eve?

What do I wear for New Years Eve? That is the question that most women ask every year around this time. It’s is a couple of days after Christmas, I want to really celebrate the New Year with my friends. I have nothing to wear and little money to buy a new outfit.

Well Fashion Chicago magazine is here to tell you where you can buy a party dress when you are on a budget. One web site That we recommend is Arden B. They have party dresses that are half-price. They are on our Fan Page and one of FCM’s favorites. Arden B has a variety of styles and colors of dresses with all sizes. To get more information on the dresses go to ardenb.com

Now that you got the perfect dress for New Years Eve, you need a stylish pair of designer shoes. FCM recommends dash-style.com. This site has discounted designer shoes which include MBT, Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik,Giuseppe Zanotti,Gfasre Paciott, and Hunter Boots. Picture to the left is Christian Louboutin Pigalle Bow Black Pumps that are available on the web site. If you need more shoe ideas please read our Shoe therapy article. It is available on our blog. Please click on this link http://fcmstyle.blogspot.com/2010/12/fcm-shoe-therapy.html to read it now.

To make the night perfect, you need a new hairstyle. Our Hairstylist Director Lindsey Fox will give you the step by step hair tips to get that awesome holiday hairstyle similar to celebrities like Singer Taylor Swift and Glee actress Dianna Argon, aka. Quinn Fabray. To get these hair tips, you have to read the article go to http://fcmstyle.blogspot.com/2010/12/celebrity-for-season.html

Now that you got these quick ideas for New Years Eve, it’s time to put the outfit together with your new sexy hairstyle. New Years Eve is Friday night, please have fun while looking chic and stylish and be responsible. Happy New Year everyone!!! C23DFWGRYPHJ

Azhar Harris

Thursday, December 23, 2010

FCM Shoe Therapy


Fashion Chicago Magazine has a cure for the winter blues ladies. Go out an purchase a pair of hot shoes so when Spring comes you are good to go for that casual dinner and girls night out at the club. Here are three of the stylish shoes coming in the Spring of 2011. The first pair is a soft brown leather dress sandal. This shoe is versatile enough to wear to the office as well as with a nice pair of skinny jeans. Ladies you really need to add these shoes to your closet it would be considered a smart purchase. The next pair is a blue suede stiletto shoe with a zippered front. Christian Louboutin makes this shoe that really accentuates the contour of a woman's foot. Like the previous shoe, it is versatile enough to wear with dressy and casual outfits. The last pair of shoes are Manolo-Blahnik Gioielle Shoe this bone colored sandal is excellent for the nice spring floral print dress. These shoes are very chic and elegant and can be worn with a nice dress during a dinner date with friends or that special someone.

FANTASY DRAFT NFL PLAYERS WITH STYLE


Our writer Kaitlyn Metcalf has assembled the top ten NFL Players who have fashionable style. Heading this list is Patriots Hunky QB Tom Brady. He probably can credit supermodel wife Gisele B√ľndchen for his styling tips. Further, his wife can also be credited for Tom sporting a Justin Bieber shag. This infamous shag led to an argument between Brady and then Patriots receiver Randy Moss. Moss was later traded to the Minnesota Vikings. Other Notable fashion gurus include NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez. Cincinnati Bengals bad boy WR Terrell Owens.
FCM magazine will be conducting a poll where we would like our readers to vote for their favorite stylish player. I bet you can’t guess who are the other seven stylish players. The winner will be announced in our February 2010 issue.

Please vote often and early for your favorite player. To vote please go to this link http://poll.fm/f/2jrfu

Chatting with Erica Hubbard

This interview of ABC Family Lincoln Heights and Save the Last Dance star Erica Hubbard gives the readers a sense of her. She talks about her prized foundation that inspires adolescents. Her current project sitcom Let’s Stay Together which is current on the air . Erica reveals her fashion obsession. Hint she her style can be linked to a famous designers gowns and shoe fetish. To get the entire 411 on Erica and her fashion sense, you must read the entire article. The story hits magazine stands on January 2011.

FCM Swimsuit Promo

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Celebrity for a Season

Forget fussing over your hair this holiday season, there is enough to worry about with all the cooking, baking, shopping and party hosting. Whether you want to wear your hair down, half back or all up, we have a few style “How to's" for those of you out there that are ready for something quick, easy and festive during this busy time. From down to up, let’s learn some more about these attractive styles.

Hilary Swank, you may recognize this beautiful brunette from her small part in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Since then, she has brought to us a world of wonderful movies, Freedom Writers and P.S. I Love You to name a few. Here she models for us a simple, accessorized look that can dress up any style for that perfect party.

How can you get it you may ask? Start by deciding on your attire for the event. Find a hairpiece that you already own or pay a visit to your local beauty supply store for a piece that accents your look and enhances your festiveness. Then, follow the steps below.

The down style:

Step 1: Decide whether you want to have your hair straight, wavy, curled, etc. Prepare your hair as necessary. A helpful hint, this holiday season body and movement in the hair is in! Enhance your natural wave or work with an iron to get the movement desired.

Step 2: Pull out that cute little flower accessory, rhinestone clip or decorative headband and voila! In just a few seconds, you have transformed an everyday hairstyle into something with a little more zest. (To create an original holiday piece of your own, purchase a synthetic poinsettia. Cut off one of the smaller flowers, and hot glue it on a bobby pin. Ensure it is dry before using.)

Next, let’s talk about a half back style that you can dress up or down. Miss Dianna Argon, aka. Quinn Fabray on the television series Glee, displays this look perfectly for us as she pumps up the volume in this sassy style.

Show off your face:

Step 1: Prep the hair with the appropriate iron and technique according to the texture and wave pattern you desire. (Remember, curls are in!) On the top of the head, make sure you direct everything straight back to prevent the hair from splitting after it is placed half up.

Step 2: After the hair is prepped, take a fine tooth comb or a back combing comb/brush, and create a section 1 inch from the front hairline. Over-direct the section forward and back comb the hair. Continue with 1 inch sections, moving backwards towards the crown, until you reach the apex (the highest point of the head, located between the ears). Spray each section after you back comb. (To properly back comb, hold the comb at a 45 degree angle to the hair. Place the teeth in the section, about 2 to 3 inches from the scalp, and GENTLY push the comb down towards the scalp. Remove the comb and repeat this 3 to 4 times within each section. For some of you, you may be thinking back to the 80’s when that myth developed that this technique can ruin your hair. For your peace of mind, back combing does not break or damage your hair if it is done right! As long as you only push the comb down towards the scalp and do not continuously move it in an up and down motion, the cuticle will stay in tact and your locks will stay healthy.)

Step 3: Bring all the sections back towards the back of the head. Use a wide tooth comb to lightly smooth the back combed section, while holding the hair in the place you will be securing it and with the desired height.

Step 4: After the hair is smoothed, use a decorative hair clip or a few bobby pins interlocked to secure the style. (Bobby pins should always be as close to your hair color as possible.) Spray with some hair spray for hold. If some extra shine is desired, choose a product, such as Aveda’s Smoothing Fluid, to emulsify in your hands and run through the hair for shine and definition.

The last style, but certainly not the least, that we will be discussing, is none other than the country star, Miss Taylor Swift’s, low “messy”, yet oh-so-classy, bun.

Once again, it’s all about the body this season - curls means sexy which means fun! Prepare the hair, whether with your natural wave or an iron, as necessary. Keep in mind that when placing the hair up, dirty hair holds better and is easier to manage than clean hair. Therefore, if possible, make sure you are not cleansing the hair the day of attempting to achieve this style.

Step #1: Anywhere that you may want some volume, use the back combing technique from the previous style and create the height where desired. Loosely pull the hair into a low pony tail, allowing the texture to show through the sides and leaving out an inch of hair around the back hairline from ear to ear.

Step #2: Apply the hair tie around the hair to be placed in the pony tail 2 to 3 times. On the wrap around that the band will fit into the hair, allow the hair to only pass through 1/2 to 3/4 of the way, depending on your length and desired effect. The ends should remain in the hair tie as the rest drapes just above the nape. Pull horizontally to tighten the hair in the hair tie while also allowing some curls and shorter layers to fall free.

Step #3: Use bobby pins that are similar to your hair color, take 1 inch sections in the back where the hair was left down the hair at the hairline, and loosely secure them into the ponytail.
Make sure you are dispersing them evenly around the ponytail. (This style can also be modified and put off to the side for something a little dressier.) Use one of these sections to wrap around and secure around the hair tie to hide the elastic band. I would recommend a piece from directly behind one of the ears, or from the center nape.

Step #4: Use a hand mirror to view the back. Adjust any pieces that seem out of place by securing them with a bobby pin. Finish with a hair spray, and you are ready to wow all your friends and family with this 10 minute up-do that looks salon professional.

Whichever style you choose, you are sure to impress!

Happy Holidays to all of you out there from Fashion Chicago Magazine! We look forward to giving you more tips for fashion and hair in the future.

Cheers!

Lindsey Fox
Fashion Chicago Magazine – Hair Director
lindseyfox@fashionchicagomagazine.com
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

UR Supermodels present "Wild Orchid"

September 26, 2010

Chicago, IL.

UR Supermodels hosted a Celebrity fashion event that was held at the Architectural Artifacts Museum on the North side of Chicago. The night was filled with celebrity models, dancers and singers. The charity event was held to raise money for Lupus Research Institute Chicago. This year's theme was Wild Orchid which celebrated the origins of the Orchid flower and the renaissance of UR SuperModels as they are working with Sheanetics to strengthen the fashion & health/wellness communities.

The highlight of the evening involved the fashion show. Two designers really caught my eye, Vex Clothing & Hector Javier Monarrez. Monarrez is no stranger to UR Supermodel fashion shows. Hector MonArrez took the top fashion award at the annual Richard H. Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence event on Friday, May 15, 2009. This couture designer really understands how t0 make garments that accentuate the women’s silhouette. Tonight, Hector did not disappoint his audience. Celebrity model and NBC 5 meteorologist Ginger Zee donned a svelte silk black dress with black tights. This outfit is very smart and classy. It can be worn to the office and out for cocktails with the girls after five pm. The other outfit was a black and white silk dress that was worn by UR Supermodel Diana. The accessories were a pair of designer sunglasses by Mali Jewelry on 204 N. Michigan in Chicago. A pair of purple tights. But, what really made this outfit pop was the Avant Garde Hairstyle adorned by this model. To see more of the Hector MonArrez collection, go to http://www.themonafashion.com

The other fashion designer Vex clothing, their line is latex clothing. Clothing ranges sleek sheath dress straight out of forties noir, or preppy argyle print to rubber fashion which transcends the label of fetish. UR Supermodel Lisa Komolova is wearing this sleek leather attire. The headdress is a peacock feather this outfit is definitely for the fashionista who is very confident. The outfit really compliment the model’s body it created quite a buzz during the event. To see more of Vex Clothing, go to http://www.vexclothing.com/

Also featured but not pictured, Clinton Charlie Jeans as seen in Australian VOGUE, jeans worn by celebrities like PINK. His trademark is Booty Huggers. To see this magnificent collection, go to http://www.clintoncharlie.com/

Bravo to UR Supermodels for bringing some international style and flavor to this year's event. I have never seen Leather fetish or Avant garde hairstyles at any local events or fashion shows here in Chicago. I find it odd because everyone knows Chicago is an International city.

Please stay tuned for the next Wild Orchid International event. It’s is sure to be something you don’t want to miss. For more information about future events or model bookings, please e-mail booking@ursupermodels.com.

Azhar Harris

Photo Credits. Conrad Castelo

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Step on Set with Smashbox Studios!


CALLING ALL WOMEN!!!

Whether you are a mom and want a fresh new look for fall or you are a striving actress, model, dancer, realtor, OR you just want some sassy headshots for Facebook, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Come experience your own Professional Smashbox Photo Shoot with Celeb Photographer STEVEN KHAN!


Steven has been working in Los Angeles for the last 14 years as a fashion and celebrity photographer. Shooting a wide range of work that has been seen in magazines such as US Weekly, Allure, Elle, and Vanity Fair.

The studio artistry team will bring their professional artistry skills, insider secrets, and beauty tips to you. After you get glam'd, Steven will sit one-on-one with you and take your professional head shots!

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Saturday, August 14, 2010
10am- 6pm
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*A makeover with the latest trends of the season!

*Personalized photo shoot with Celeb Photographer Steven Khan!

*CD of your digitally enhanced pictures with your $100 Smashbox Cosmetics Purchase!


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