Hello, all my divas and gurus! My name is Malan. I am divorced suburban Jersey Girl. Heavy on Fashion is a lifestyle blog that I started over seven years ago. The main reason why I started this blog was to highlight new designers and products. The mission of Heavy on Fashion has changed. I am talking about damn near everything from my favorite foods, music, and all that my life has to offer!
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so happy to finally give you a look at my time at a fabulous Private Beauty Press event earlier this summer in NYC.
Enjoy some great #TBT videos, photos, and even a sneak peek of the fabulous goodie bag.
I will be doing more reviews of all these products very soon to the site.
Here is a look at the The 10th Independent Handbag Designer Awards in NYC earlier this summer. The Independent Handbag Designer Awards is a staple in the fashion industry for introducing some the hottest and creative handbag designers in fashion accessories world. I was truly honored to be a part of this fashion innovative experience. I will be doing a rundown of my favorite bags on my YouTube channel very soon.
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am very happy to bring you my latest thoughts on Chrome Girl Nails polish. I had the chance to check out 5 fabulous colors from the line, including the limited edition polish Jaded by EJ johnson.
So without further ago, here is Heavy on Fashion reviews Chrome Girl Nail Polish collection.
Limited Edition Jaded by EJ Johnson: A metallic hunter green with an iridescent marbled look. This color pairs well with light pinks tones and blue / green colors! You can also use some great contrasting colors like oranges and yellows. I also love that 100% of profits from the sale of JADED will benefit New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center - a non-profit organization that promotes independence and services to help young people get off the streets.
No Tan Lines: This is the perfect neutral tone. This color is great for the classic french mani and pedi. I personally love this color with long acrylics or as a regular mani as a …
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so excited to announce that I am making many new changes to all my blogs including Heavy on Fashion. I know I been talking about these changes for a while. Well, truth is, changes cost and I am not rich. So, while I start learning some new skills to make your reading experience better, please be patient. I promise these new changes will be worth it in the end.
I will be posting tons of new content , reviews, and more on the Heavy on Fashion Tumblr page almost every day. The Heavy on Fashion Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope will also contain new content on a daily basis. I will also have videos, photo slideshows and hopefully some video reviews on my YouTube channel TheMalanb.
I am hoping that the move from blogger to Squarespace will be finalized by mid August, if not soon.
Thanks so much for the consistent support and love.
Hello, all my divas and gurus. Can you believe it is Summer already? The sun, the beach, and hopefully some fabulous locks! Today, I have the fabulous hair care line for you. Today I wanted to give you all my thoughts of Camille Rose Naturals Hair Care Line.
I was contacted to by the lovelies at Camille Rose Naturals to check out their last items. Now, as you all know, I am on my natural hair journey Camille Rose Naturals was a great way to keep my hair on a healthier. Camille Rose Naturals was created by Janell Stephens, a mother of five and dedicated vegan. I love this product is natural, very little chemicals, and smells divine. I have seen my hair go through a fabulous hair transformation thanks to Camille Rose Naturals.
So, without further ado!
Here is Heavy on Fashion Reviews: Camille Rose Naturals Hair Care Line!
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so excited to bring you another great read for the season. If you are into zombies and societies woes, then I highly recommend Former by A.E. Stueve.
This novel is not your typical horror story.
This zombie thiller focuses on Billy Dodge, a further zombie coping with surviving the world full of zombies, conspiracies, prejudices, and murder. Billy is a very related character that just wanted to live a "normal" life without dealing with the craziness of the world. This book deals with some serious subject matter that we are currently dealing with today.
I though this book was a great and fast moving read. This is a great fix for all those Walking Dead fans as well. I actually would love to see this as a series. So AMC OR FX, you should look into this. Just saying!
I give this book 4 out of 5 zombies... A great impactful read. I also love the size of this horror/thriller. This book can fit in any bag. I can not wait to see what else A.E S…
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am very happy to bring you a review from one of my favorite electric brands, Lenovo.
Today I am going to talk about Lenovo PB410 5000mAh Power Bank. I was first introduced this is sleek portable power bank at GetGeek NYC in 2015! As you all know, I love power banks. Power banks are necessary for everyday life, especially for a blogger. When the lovelies at Lenovo pass this power gem along, I drove in and I use all the time. Seriously, it is in my purse right now! Here are a few really cool features of the Lenovo PB410 5000mAh Power Bank in Silver
Two USB outlets at the bottom
Thin sleek design
Charging indicator at front exterior
The only negative about this portable charger does not charge simultaneously when you are charging the battery pack. Other than that missing feature, this battery pack works great. I found that this Lenovo charger is great especially for the summer. With all that fabulous music and food events happeni…
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so so sorry for all the review and post delays! So many changes happening so I had to take an unexpected hiatus. I am happy to announce that Heavy on Fashion is back and some new features and content are coming.
Today, I am uber excited to tell you about a great new book that I had the pleasure of reading & reviewing. If Not 4 U and Some Shoes is a great tale about Francie Lanoo, an aspiring fashion designer and footwear enthusiast who embarks on a quest to find her ideal pair of shoes. This Rom-com lit is not just about the love if shoes, which would be great. If Not 4 U and Some Shoes is also about finding your purpose and whole dealing with the unpredictability of life.
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I have a great TGIF gift just for you. Today, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway. Starting today until next Wednesday, you have a chance to win a Go Macro Ellie bar with Goulding ticket. This Goulding Ticket is a chance to win VIP tickets to Ellie's concert this summer in Nyc or a one-on-one workout with Ellie in LA.
Hello, all my Fashion divas and gurus! If you haven't liked the Official Heavy on Fashion facebook page, check it out today! I will be posting photos, videos, and other exclusive content that will not be on the blog like this! This is an up close and personal look at my time at The Caravan Stylist studio! The Caravan Stylist studio is VIP beauty extravaganza for media influencers, industry professionals, actors, musician and bloggers! I had a ball at The Caravan Stylist Studio in NYC and can't wait to share some of my favorite picks with all of you!
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to finally bring you a look at Heavy on Fashion XXOO Shopping/Gift Guide - Spring 2016 Edition! I know it has been a while since I posted on Heavy on Fashion but a better way to break a self-imposed hiatus than to post a fabulous gift guide. These are a few of my favorite items great for the season. All the items I chose for this season's shopping/gift guide has to do with renewal.
Spring is all about renewal, refresh, and getting your life together!
So, without future ado
Here is Heavy on Fashion XXOO Shopping/Gift Guide - Spring 2016 Renewal Edition*
Hello all my divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you a new look at one of my latest columns to the blog, Heavy on Fashion Fit Review! Heavy on fashion is moving into more of a lifestyle blog instead which will include and has in the past great ways to become healthy, fashionable, and happy.
Today, I am happy to be able to check out my time checking out SixPackShortcut.com!
SixPackShortcut.com is an realistic approach to fitness. You can take your personal fitness whenever you go. From a crazy insane abs workout to the great nutrition advice.
Heavy on Fashion: Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What's your educational background? What do you like to do in your free time besides being an entrepreneur?Iyala Anne:I was born and raised in New York City, where I grew up as a very creative child. In my spare time, I enjoy attending a ballet class, practicing yoga, painting, singing and writing songs. Heavy on Fashion: So lets talk about the Ane Amour collection. How did it start?Iyala Anne: I put off venturing into the designer fashion industry for quite some time, due to its’ reputation of being cut-throat and superficial.Against that notion, though, I always found myself coming back.There’s a passion for design and a vision I had for myself that I couldn’t continue to ignore.
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so happy to be finally back on Heavy on Fashion. As you all may know, I am determined to get in a healthier & happier place. Today, I wanted to talk to you about a super smart and innovative product- Funktional Wearables. We all have a portable fitness tracker. These fabulous health accountable devices are great for keeping your personal goal on track but they don't look fashionable.
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so sorry for the #NYFW delay. February has been a busy and rough month full with a new job, family illness, and, of course, me being sick as well. So I am happy to bring you some great reviews, all my #NYFW adventures, and more! I had the chance to attend the Black Accessory Designer Alliance show during #NYFW! I was able to check out some fabulous designers like Rococo Design Interiors, Ronnetta J. Coleman Jewelry & Accessories, and Vedazzling Accessories Boutique. Enjoy this fabulous video/slideshow!
More #NYFW coverage coming soon!
Hello, all my divas and guru! I am so happy to bring another fabulous interview from a great emerging jewelry designer. Today, I had the chance to talk to Sinem Akin of Wanna Collection. Wanna Collection is a jewelry line created by Sinem Akin and Inci Denizel. I had a chance to find out more of the Wanna Collection, becoming a designers, and more! So without further ado, Here is Heavy on Fashion talks to Sinem Akin of Wanna Collection
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you another fabulous designer. Ramin Jaswal is the creator and designer of Haus of Rimmy. Haus of Rimmy was established in 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Ramin combines western culture with Indian flare. Haus of Rimmy empowers women to show her inner bombshell to the world. So without further ado, here is Heavy on Fashion talks to The Creator of Haus of Rimmy - Ramin Jaswal
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you another great review. Today I am giving you a look at one of my new favorite beauty products! I was not familiar with the derma|e brand until I was contacted to check derma|e out. I am very happy that I did and I am happy that I added Derma|e Firming DMAE cleanser & Eyelift to my daily face regimen.
Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! In celebration of Black History, I wanted to showcase some of my Heroes in the fashion, beauty, and tech world! Today I found a great interview by the Visionary project on Youtube of one of my favorite Sheros and Icon Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell!
Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell was was the first African-American model in the United States, was the publisher emeritus of The Columbus Times, and established The Grace Del Marco Agency, a model agency for women of color.
(August 12, 1922 – February 28, 2014)
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you my TBT (Throwback Thursday) post. This post I wanted to reflect on my time at NYFW Spring 2016. This TBT I am going to show you some of my favorite looks from Nolcha Fashion week in NYC! I had a great time. I can not wait to show you all the fabulous shows that I will be attending next week!
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you another fabulous interview with fashion designer Vivienne Pash. Vivienne Pash is a Jamaican born, NY designer.Vivienne Pash use of classic silhouette from 60's and 70's with a touch of today's style to makes her namesake line a must have piece for any closet.
SO, without further ado, Here is Heavy on Fashion talks to Vivienne Pash
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! Today is a very special day for Heavy on Fashion!
Heavy on Fashion is official 5 years old! Can you believe it?
I am so excited to bring you some serious fashion, beauty, and lifestyle goodies!
Today, I am broadcasting a live periscope of my time at Caravan Stylist Studio later today.
You will get a live rundown of what Caravan Stylist Studio has to offer and more!
This year, You will see live videos, event/fashion show coverage, giveaways, DIY projects, and a sneak peek at my new venture Fashion Waiters! 2016 is the year of More!
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you another exclusive interview. This time, I had the chance to chat with one of the hottest fashion design duos in the industry, The Blonds. The Blonds are known for their unique and fun approach to style. The design duo, The Blondes worked with many celebs such as Madonna, Fergie, Ariana Grande, and Miley Cyrus. The use of Preciosa crystals, pearls, and beads with a rock glam attitude makes The Blonds an exciting designing duo.
So Without Further ado, here is Heavy on fashion talks to The Blonds
Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you another great read. Today, I am bringing you my review on Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons a.k.a Brittany Herself. If you are not familiar with Brittany Gibbons a.k.a Brittany Herself, you should check out her work. Brittany is an extremely popular blogger that speaks about her everything in her life. Brittany's book focusing on everything from dealing with mental illness in her family to self-acceptance. So without further ado, This is Heavy on fashion reads - FAT GIRL WALKING: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It by Brittany Gibbons a.k.a Brittany Herself
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am delighted to introduce you to a great tea line called Davidson's Tea. It is organic, full of flavor, and tasty! For many years, I was a huge coffee fanatic. From time to time I indulge in a cup of coffee. This year, I am cutting down my coffee indulgence and adding tea to my daily routine. I am so happy to have the chance to add Davidson's tea to my kitchen cabinet.
So without further ado, here is Heavy on Fashion Review: Davidson's Tea!
Hello, all my foodie divas and gurus! Today, I had the chance to interview the owner of Confections of a Rockstar, Kimmee Masi. If you haven't been to Confections of A Rockstar in Asbury Park, go today! The menu at Confections of A Rockstar ranges from cupcakes, customs cakes, and more. Confections of A Rockstar is a great combination of delicious sweets meets rock and roll. Dare I say Sugar with a beat! I am so happy to show some love to another Jersey Shore girl! Without further ado, Here is Heavy on Fashion Talks Kimmee Masi, Owner of Confections of A Rockstar!
Hello, all my Fashion Divas and Gurus! I am working on so many new projects, collaborations, and ventures in 2016! Today, I am so excited to announce that I teamed up Zindigo.
Zindigo is a fabulous online boutique that features covetable brands. Zindigo Brands are handpicked by Zindigo to be part of our assortment and are vetted by Fashion Director, Kareen Mallet, formally the Senior Director of Women’s Ready to Wear for Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman!
Yes, you read right the Kareen Mallet! I am so happy to be a part of a great venture!