How I am Surviving 2017

Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! Usually, I post the annual Heavy on Fashion New Year New You list. This year is different. The election of a "man" that lost the popular vote and pandered to exclusion of people of the United States, has changed me. It has changed the site.  The People of the United States are dealing with a government that does not reflect their ideas of what liberty and justice for All really mean. 

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Heavy on Fashion Reads: Unstuck: One Heroine’s Journey of Art and the Courage to Live on Purpose by Vicki Todd*

Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am very happy to bring you a new book review. Today, I have the chance to read and review a Visual Memoir by Vicki Todd. I am very happy that I got the chance to check Unstuck: One Heroine’s Journey Of Art And The Courage To Live On Purpose By Vicki Todd. 

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Heavy on fashion reads - Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons a.k.a Brittany Herself*

When I first started to read FAT GIRL WALKING, I was not expecting to be so emotionally invested in this memoir. Many of Brittany's personal journeys in life had many similarities to my own. Emotionally, I was taken to a place that I haven't been in quite some time. This book is a book full of life lessons, self-acceptance, and real love. 

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Heavy on Fashion New Year New You Gift Guide*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! It is the season of giving. This year I have a some of my favorite must haves for the holiday season. From handbags to headphones, I have what you need to start the new year off right. So without future ado, here is the Heavy on Fashion New Year New You gift guide.

Avon’s Signature collection Mailyn Tote and Wallet





One of my first picks was Avon’s Signature collection Mailyn Tote and Wallet. This bag is affordable, stylish, and durable!  This is my favorite bag to use right row. The monogrammed tote and wallet set is perfect for the fall and winter season. The Avon signature Tote and Wallet will make the perfect gift for the
handbag lover on a budget.

The Marilyn Tote retails for $39.99
the wallet retails for $19.99

Pick up your very own Avon Marilyn Tote and Wallet from the Avon Signature collection at
 http://shop.avon.com/product.aspx?pf_id=49877



Velodyne Headphones

When I attended the Accessories Council Holiday Press Event in New York a few months ago, I receive the Velodyne On-Ear Headphones with the designer skin Cubist Guitar. These headphones are some of the best in the market. I also love that you can customize your headphones with really cool designer skins from animal print to piano keys.

The Velodyne headphones retail for $199.99
and the skin retail for $39.99

You can pick up Velodyne headphones for the music guru in your life at http://velodyne.com/headphones/vleve-on-ear-headphones-1.html
and
Get your headphones skins at http://velodyne.com/product-accessories/skins.html?limit=all


Sara Designs


I also received the Sara Design at the Accessories Council Holiday Press event and I really love this watch. It combines a great watch with jewelry. I mean you can't go wrong with a killer arm party with a timepiece.  Sara Design watches is a great way to bring in the New Year. On time and looking fantastic!

Sara Designs watches range from $198 to $330

Check out more about Sara Design at http://www.saradesigns.net/

Project D.I.Y Kit


For all my D.I.Y divas out there, Project DIY by M&J trimmings is the perfect way to bring in the New Year with some amazing accessories. I had the chance to try the Punk Revival collection and I love that I can customize my own jewelry. This is a great gift for anyone who loves accessories. You can also order a subscriptions of  Project DIY and receive some great accessories up to the entire year! I think that Project D.I.Y is not only great for your jewelry box but makes a great gift too!

You can pick up your very own Project DIY at http://mjprojectdiy.com


The 90's Coloring Book





Power Rangers, Pongs, Slap bracelets, Sony Discman, and Clarissa explains it all - this is some of the great things that came out of the 90's. Well if you are a 90's kid like me than you will love reminiscing about your favorite 90's memories while bringing in the New Year . I love love love this book and you will too.

Pick up your copy of The 1990s Coloring Book: All That and a Box of Crayons (Psych! Crayons Not Included.) on Barnes and Nobles at http://www.barnesandnoble.com





Bindya Scarf


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A good scarf can be used all year round, A Bindya scarf is just good no matter what year. I never heard of Bindya until I attended the Accessories Council Holiday Press Event in New York. I have to say I love the quality, vibrant colors, and length of Bindya scarves. Bindya retail price varies. 

Bindya scarves can be found at various locations. Go to http://www.bindyany.com/ for more details!



Style Strap for iPhone 5

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If you love your iPhone, than check out David & Young Bow Dazzle case. It is glamorous and full of shine. You all know I am about killer accessories and really good tech gear. David & Young Bow Dazzle case comes in 3 colors Black, Mint, and Light Pink. When I get my iPhone, this case will be on there.

David & Young Bow Dazzle retails for $20

Check out David & Young Bow Dazzle iPhone case at http://www.shopdavidandyoung.com/tech-accessories-1/iphone-5/bow-dazzle.html



Armition Women's Swarovski Crystal Accented Gold-Tone Bracelet Watch



Armition Women's Swarovski Crystal Accented Gold-Tone Bracelet Watch is a great look for the New Year. Personally, I prefer looking at a watch to see the time especially when it looks like this. I was first introduced to Armitron Swarovski watch at the Accessories Council's Holiday Press event. I was introduced to killer brands at the Accessories Holiday press event.


This Armition Watch retails for $80.00 at http://armitron.com


Forever Brilliant Diamond









If you need a great pair of earring for that killer New Years party coming up, check out Forever Brilliant. I had the chance to check out Charles & Colvard latest Forever Brilliant Challenge early this year.  Forever Brilliant is one-tenth the price of a comparable quality diamond. The price range is great for diamond lovers on a budget. Forever Brilliant Jewelry Collection ranges from $500 to $10,000. 

Check out the photos on Heavy on Fashion Facebook Page
and
My interview with the C.O.O of Charles & Colvard at http://heavyonfashion.blogspot.com/2013/12/heavy-on-fashion-talks-to-steve-larkin.html

You can check out more on Forever Brilliant at http://www.charlesandcolvard.com/our-brands/#!Forever-Brilliant


Here is to a New, Happy, And Healthy 2014! 
New Year = New You
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Heavy on Fashion Book Reviews: Color Me Couture*



Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! As you all already know, I love books! I especially love books about fashion. This book is no exception. When I was in school, I dreamed of becoming a famous fashion designer despite the fact that I could not sew for my life. If only I had a book full of the basic layout of some of the most desirable silhouettes in fashion. Well my future fashion designers, here is Color me Couture. Color Me Couture is full of great illustrations of high fashion from the last 100 years.  


 This fabulous fashion book is full of great illustrations for any budding fashion designer/illustrator.  What I really loved about Color Me Couture is it is full of great facts about some of the most famous fashion accessories and clothing in history. I mean this a mini oasis for all my fashion geeks. I discovered so many fashion and style knowledge from Color Me Couture. I was amazed that this book packed such a punch with only 159 pages.  I have to say I am happy to have the chance to indulge in Color Me Couture. Simply a good read and a great book to great your start in fashion! 

Check out where you can buy your copy of 
Color me Couture 
at
or 
Go to Barnes and Nobles at http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Until Next Time 
Live,Style,Write
MalanB


Heavy on Fashion Must Have for 2013

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! Today I am going to talk about some of my fashion and beauty must have for 2013. I had a chance to check out some great beauty products, clothes designers, books, music, and stores throughout 2012. Here is my must have for 2013!

1.) Anastasia Beverly Hills See and Be Seen Kit




 I had the chance to use Anastasia Beverly Hills Seen and Be Seen Kit and Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat and I really liked it. My favorite from the Be seen Kit is the ILLUMIN8 EYESHADOW DUO. This eyeshadow is great with black eyeliner and a crimson lip. The eyeshadow is very versatile and can be worn in any season. The HYDRAFULL GLOSS in Heiress and Plastic are idea for the spring and the summer but can work as a overlay for the right shade of lipstick. When I received the kit, I fell in love the view finder, it brought back some serious childhood memories!







2.) Yves Saint Laurent MascaraVolume Effect Faux Cils


I absolutely love this mascara. Yves Saint Laurent adds volume and definition to my lashes. No fake lashes needed.  I am always for a bargain but I will splurge on something that has great results. Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effect Faux Cils mascara brings results. For $30, Yves Saint Laurent did a great job making my lashes pop. 


3.) Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible



I absolutely love this book. It is the encyclopedia of fashion and style. Yeah I said it. If you are a lover of fashion or if you ever wonder about the origin of your favorite pair of shoes, than Tim Gunn is your man. This book full of photos of some of the greatest fashion icons, moments in history, and memorable moments in pop culture. So if you are a lover of books, a lover of fashion, or both than this is the book for you. I am currently working on a book review on Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible which will be on Heavy on fashion very soon! 


4.) Dove 

I have to honestly say that I love Dove. I been using Dove soap for years and this soap never fails to make my skin love radiant. Like many people out there, I have sensitive skin. I have used many different types of soap and I end up looking grey and my skin is dry. The only beauty bar that I can use is Dove® Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar. Got to love Dove!

Well my fashion divas and gurus, that is my top 5 must have for 2013! Stay tuned for more of my must have through out the year. Until then.

Live,Style,Write
Malanb

(Update: I removed the Google Nexus from my favorite list. When the Google Asus Nexus 7 was working, it was great, until it malfunctioned twice  Right now this tablet no longer turns on or powers up. It is basically a brick in my laptop bag. )

A Heavy on Fashion Read! A review of Bump it Up by Amy Tara Koch

Hey, Everyone! I am so happy to present my first book review on Heavy on Fashion. I received Bump it Up at the Getting Gorgeous with Degree event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City back in April 2011. I had the chance to meet the author and I was in awe of Amy's style. I know it took me a minute to review this book but trust and believe me that Bump It Up is a fashion must whether you are pregnant or a lover of fashion and beauty! So without further ado, Here is A Heavy on Fashion Reads! 

A review of Bump it Up by Amy Tara Koch!

I pretty much highlighted the entire book! 

Summary
Many of Amy's tips do not just apply to if your are preggers but to anyone who need some TLC when it comes to fashion. Being pregnant and stylish is not the easiest thing to do in the world. For many pregnant fashion diva, Bump it up will be a great book to have. From how to save some money by using item in your closet to what essential pieces you need to buy; Bump it Up has all the tip you need to get through Pregnancy fashion woes!


Favorite Parts!
  • The Fashion illustrations from some of the hottest designers in the industry including Diane Von Furtenburg, Whitney Pozgay of Kate Spade, Nicole Miller, and tons more.
  • The beauty advice in Bump It Up is fabulous! Finding natural and safe beauty products to use while preggers is a task, luckily you can see some great tips in Bump It Up.  I really love the DIY beauty recipes for fabulous exfoliates and hydration creams.  The DIY tip for baggy eyes is a winner too.
  • Lycra is not only a woman's best friend but also a woman with a bun in the oven. I also found out that Spanx has a great line called marvelous mama unbelievable underwear. Too good!
  • The Monthly Maturity checklist throughout the book is essential for any and everyone with child in the belly.   I also love the fashion tips, they were very realistic to find and buy.  

I am so happy to find a pregnancy book that is real and fashionable. Since my husband and I are working on starting a family this year, I am really happy to add Bump It Up as a resource for my pregnancy lit.  I hope you will check out this book too whether you are aiming for a baby or look for a great fashion read! 

So make sure you check out Bump it Up by Amy Tara Koch and head to the website at http://www.bumpitupstyle.com/

Don't forget about Amy Tara Koch on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/AmyTaraKoch
and on facebook at