Friday, August 31, 2012

Mia Mariu mineral eye shadow

Mia Mariu eye shadow is mineral makeup shadow that is good for your skin! These mineral products are not only a lightweight silky powder, but are also long lasting.  According to the Mia Mariu website, the shadows are infused with nourishing vitamins and anti-oxidants to help prevent pores from clogging and less breakouts. The affordable luxury product comes in eight beautiful colors to choose from: Mora, Durazno, Caramelo, Cobre, Aguamarina, Marino, Azabache, and Rosa. The colors are luminous and are great to wear to any event, occasion, or outing of any sort! Visit Mia Mariu's website for more information.









 Jennifer Novoseletsky

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Interview with Liz Black, fashion designer

1) What is your inspiration?
Each season, I am inspired by different things. My first season was about art and photography and the following season, architecture was the main focus. My latest collection, AW 12/13, was inspired initially by the Olympic spirit of London and the atmosphere of the whole city. As a result I looked at Superheroines for their strength and sporty look.

2) What was it like working with Lady Gaga? Where did that inspiration come from?
It was an amazing feeling to see Lady Gaga wearing the iconic circle bow dress! I always had her in the back of my mind when I was designing it. Her stylist spotted it and we have been collaborating since. The inspiration for the dress came from artists, Sophia Delaunay, an Orphist painter who did a lot of work with circular forms.

3) What other celebrities have you worked with? What was it like?
I am very lucky, some great celebrities, including Amber Le Bon and Noemie Lenoir, have worn my collections. My garments have walked down the red carpet at The Brits, The Grammys and Cannes Film Festival. It's great to see my hard work recognised and -most importantly- that people like it!

4) What is in store for the future?
I am working towards developing my label into a high-end luxury brand and will continue to exhibit during London and Paris Fashion Week, with hopes to show in New York in the future. I am always willing to be involved in collaborations as well.

5) What item might you begin donating to breast cancer and how did you decide to do so?
We have designed a luxury, pink garment and will donate a percentage of the profit to breast cancer. Every year we collaborate with a charity, last year we raised money the help victims of the 2011 Japan earthquake and most recently, we’ve also done work with Chamos de Venezuela, a charity that helps deprived children in Venezuela.

To check out more on Liz Black, take a look at her website.

Jennifer Novoseletsky 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Carol Wafer's Interview for FashionGun

1. What is FashionGun and what is your role?
I am the Founder and CEO of FashionGun.

2. How did you build your team to make your vision come true?
It all came together in a fantastically fortuitous fashion ([how is] that for alliteration?). 
Last November, Ian Miller and I founded the company. It was just the two of us for a few months. I knew the basics of what we needed and I had some ideas of whom to bring on. Our lineup of our [monthly] crew has changed a few times since then. They were very talented [people,] but it wasn't the right fit or feel for the company.
Jessica Krantz joined the team and was one of the first co-founders to join and, besides Ian and myself, is the co-founder that has been with us the longest. Jessica got her job by more or less stalking me. I'm joking of course, but she was very persistent and has proved to be one of the best decisions that I have ever made.
I have been very fortunate to find the people that I have.

FashionGun's full cast of characters can be found on

3. How long have you been in the art and then fashion industry?
Ha. A long, long time. I started modeling as a baby/small child. Both of my parents were models and it was a [source] of strain with [my] parents. It was "not the life" my dad wanted for his daughter.
 My mother is a professional artist and I was that kid you see at a gallery opening or an Art gala dressed to the 9s and holding precocious conversations with adults, who thought I was ever so cute and very well bred as well as spoken. I was always at Art events and it is a world I feel has never left my identity.
I started painting in high school but soon lost focus when I began my career as a screenwriter.
Fashion has always been a HUGE part of my life and more importantly who I am. I think I have my father to blame. He had me in Calvin Klein bloomers as a tot and Gucci bags as a teen.
My life has always been about which costume I was going to wear on which day. I think my favorite signature styles from high school were my goth/punk [style,] which gave way to my 1940s swing phase...which never really ended.

After graduating from culinary school with more than a few degrees and accolades I turned my focus back to fashion and re-entered the world of academia. In school I took a class on styling for photography. I felt that for the first time in my life I truly found my calling. It’s one thing to be good at the endeavors one takes on (not to toot my own horn), but it's an entirely different thing to find the thing you excel at above all else. To find a form of art that is your own and to know that your abilities and talent reach far above average, you know you have found love.

Signature Pieces:
Menswear (ties, bow ties, suspenders, hats).
Animal Print (leopard in all colors).
50s and 60s wear.
80s gear updated.
4. Tell me the story about how you got started?

Ian, my life partner, had expressed that he wanted us to work on a project together. He's a tech product manager and it's more or less his scene, a world that I knew VERY little about. I've been an entrepreneur for many years and had companies in many fields so I do know a little something about that end of the game, but not much else. I think my natural talent exists in building powerful teams.
We had a hard time thinking of an idea. He wanted to do something that drew a parallel with my life and career as model and wardrobe stylist.
One night I was going through my inbox of Model Mayhem answering emails from publications and photographers wanting to shoot me. I was frustrated by the site, the way it functions, and the way it malfunctions. There were so many things that I hated about my life on the site. Ian came over to offer assistance in some way. When he looked at the site, the first thing he pointed out, or rather gasped at, was the over all aesthetic of the site. His next words changed my life forever. "Why don't you just create a better model mayhem?"

5. Tell me a story about what has shaped your desire to build a company such as FashionGun?

There have been many reasons why I would have quit. Just dropped FashionGun. So much adversity, so much stress. The feeling of this is never going to happen can be overwhelming and I think it is a normal part of entrepreneurship. The thing that keeps be dedicated is knowing that yes, I am solving a problem that I have, but beyond that I think of my team and I think of my community here is San Diego. I think about all the models, makeup artists, photographers, hair stylists and all the other roles that make up our amazing in industry. I think of little boys in the mid-west who devour Vogue in hopes of being a designer someday. I think of the girl in inner city Nashville who dreams of becoming a makeup artist and watches Project Runway like it's going out of style. I think of the high schooler who would love to grow up for a career in fashion but has no idea how to get there or what is even out there.
I started for FashionGun for me. For my needs. But I stay because I love it, and because I have created something bigger than me. Something bigger than all of us here at FashionGun. I awakened this sleeping giant and I'm so ecstatic to know that I am actually doing something that in some way makes the world a better place.

6. What is in FashionGun's future?

To disrupt the world of tech and take the fashion world by storm. FashionGun will always work tirelessly to stay the best and give the most.

Interviewed by Jessica Krantz, Co-founder of FashionGun. Edited by Jennifer Novoseletsky.

Jennifer Novoseletsky