Heavy on fashion Beauty Review Preview- Gerard Cosmetics Lather Lips in Luxurious Jewel Tones*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to give a sneak peek of one of my latest makeup review from Gerard Cosmetics. Thanks ot the fabulous divas and gurus of Gerard Cosmetics, I had the chance to check out and fall in cosmetic lust with Gerard Cosmetics Lather lips collection in Luxurious Jewel Tones.

I will have the entire review and photos of all the fabulous colors on later. In the meantine check out this exclusive sneak peek.






Heavy on Fashion Talks to Maisha Bahati

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am very happy to introduce a great new fashion designer Maisha Bahati.  I fell in love with the Maisha Bahati collection . This line is full of bold colors, wearable styles, and wonderful prints. Maisha Bahati is a great addition to any fashionistas' summer wardrobe. Here is Heavy on Fashion Talks to Designer Maisha Bahati






Founded in 2008, Maisha Bahati is a contemporary and timeless women’s clothing line retailing in high-end boutiques and purchased through custom, made to order deliveries direct from the designer. The line embodies simplistic silhouette designs using solid and monochromatic colors and bold prints, integrating an elegant feel with a nod to vintage chic.


The designer and owner, Maisha Bahati, is a Sacramento, CA-based designer focusing on styles for women of many ages and lifestyles. The line includes dresses and jumpsuits made of silks and high-quality jersey knits, which are cut and draped to flatter a variety of body shapes and sizes.


Maisha Bahati is growing fast in the fashion industry, with inquires for around the US and Internationally. This year will be an amazing year for Maisha Bahati, with the launch of MaishaBahati.com, her new resort collection is available online for purchase as well as in boutiques in Sacramento, New York, Houston and San Francisco.







Heavy on Fashion: How did you get started? What was the first article of clothing you ever designed?

MB:I got started in fashion about 8 years ago, my first article of clothing I made was a backless dress for a friend's 21st birthday.


Heavy on Fashion: How long have you worked as a designer?

MB:I have been working as a designer for about 5 years now.


Heavy on Fashion: What are some of your proudest accomplishments as a designer?

MB:My proudest accomplishment has been to have my clothing in various local boutiques. I love to see my pieces on the racks!



Heavy on Fashion: What matters to you most as a fashion designer?

MB:What matters most to me as a designer is that women love and feel fabulous wearing my pieces. 


Heavy on Fashion: Do you try to keep with the trends or create your own?

MB:I've never been one to follow trends; I will pay attention to what's hot for the seasons, but overall I create pieces that I love that are timeless.


Heavy on Fashion:What are your favorite fabrics to work with and why?

MB:I mainly work with stretch knits because I love the drape, the fabric is comfortable and you can dress the fabric up or down with fun accessories. 




Heavy on Fashion: Let talk about the Maisha Bahati Collection. Who is the ideal Maisha Bahati woman?

MB: The Maisha Bahati woman, is every woman! She is the woman that wants to feel fabulous; she likes to stand out and be daring; she like to have fun; she likes attention and she wants to feel sexy while being classy at the same time.


Heavy on Fashion: If you can have any public figure to be the Maisha Bahati spokesperson who would it be?

MB:The spokes person for Maisha Bahati would be a cross between Solange Knowles,  Tracee Ellis Ross (Diana Ross' daughter) and Gwen Stefani.


Heavy on Fashion: What do you enjoy to do when you are not designing and developing the Maisha Bahati collection?

MB:When I'm not sewing, I enjoy attending my daughter's softball games. She is an amazing athlete and I love watching her grow!



Heavy on Fashion: Finally what does fashion mean to you? 

MB:What fashion means to me? Fashion is a sense of expression and feelings. It tells a story about you and how you feel without you having to say one word.


I would like to thank Maisha Bahati for the interview. 
You can check out Maisha Bahati on
Instagram: MaishaBahati
Twitter: @maishabahati

Nails, Nails, and More Nails!


2013 is the year of funky unique nails and I am on board for this! In my younger Fashion divas years I was not a fan of nails but I am now. So when I saw Club Chrissie video on YouTube all about Nails, I was in heaven and had to share it with all of you. Keep your lovely eyes out for my pinterest and instagram for some of my favorite nail designs and a few of my own. Until then ...enojy !

Heavy on Fashion Talks to Fashion Stylist Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am happy to introduce you guys to  one of the hottest fashion stylist and image consultant in the industry, Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad! Fatiah has worked with some of the best designers, celebrities,publications, athletes, and entertainers. Check out this exclusive interview with Fashion Stylist Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad!








Heavy on fashion: How did you begin your career as a stylist? What inspired you to become a fashion stylist?

Fatiah Rebbekkah: I always was into fashion. I was a kid who watch old Hollywood movies I fell in love with Audrey Hepburn at a young age and I was just so into fashion being exposed to all those beautiful woman as a young girl. My first gig in Fashion I worked as a dresser back stage for Davids Bridal. When doing that I was to report to the Fashion Stylist. Seeing what she did and how she put together all the looks and I noticed she was the vision behind all of this because of her people will be captivated and moved to want to buy and be that bride. I knew I didn't want to design anymore I wanted to be the visionary to bring the clothing to life.





Heavy on fashion:Who are some of the people you have worked with through out your career?

Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad:Wow I've been truly blessed for the public they are more excited to here of the celebs and I've worked with quite a few but for me I feel blessed to have learn from the teams of Nylon Bullet Magazine, Vman Magazine Lurve the amazing famous stylist Jessica Bobince who was my mentor so many genius photographers who help refine my eye when I style models from Ford models from so many agencies. But for the people it was fun to work with NFL players especially Alvin Bowen, Jackie Christie and Laura Govan from Basketball Wives, Chef Roble from Bravo Network, Eva Simons international pop star, Amanda Seales of MTV and Vh1 and the list goes on and on.



Heavy on fashion:Who are some of your favorite designers right now?
Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad: Oh my goodness, I have a long list but I am in love with Marc Jacobs but I favor his Men's Collection more than anything. Tory Burch is everything to me that collection always keeps me happy and on my toes its always refreshing. As for new designers that many people may not know of I love Empire Mafia by Eric Juno his collection of jewelry is breathe taking and already a celeb favorite. Also Natty paint which is now held in Urban Outfitters.





Heavy on fashion:What advice would you give someone who wishes to pursue a career as a fashion stylist?
Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad: Be persistent its really hard and takes a lot of time heart and energy and it gets really really hard so you have to stick in there and push people and push yourself be aggressive and don't take no for an answer ever. The sooner you start the better. Begin to build your port to show people what you can do.


Heavy on fashion:What are the top 5 things every woman should have in their closet?

Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad: Well I'll say the basics and the classic pieces you can always utilize to switch up several looks. Must have a white button up for sure this can go for a casual look and even switch up for an interview. Always have a basic denim something that can be worn from day to night. A basic tee of any color can never lead you wrong. A leather or denim jacket according to what kinda of girl you are. Always have a basic shoe whether it is a black flat or a nude pump something that can always be put on with anything. Now if you look at all these items you can create at min 3 different outfits.


Heavy on fashion:What is the biggest misconception about being a fashion stylist? How will you change it?
Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad:Well the one thing people assume is that being a fashion stylist is easy people assume we shop all day and do nothing else but play dress-up with people. That pisses me off because its a lot of hard labor and long hours. I've had male friends attempt to help me out for a day and they are left exhausted. Its not easy so for people who think that cool out because its hard. I would suggest people dig deeper before they make that statement.


Heavy on fashion:Finally, Where can my fashion divas and gurus check out your work?
  
Fatiah Rebbekkah Muhammad:Yes! Well my website is now being updated and getting a makeover but you can still visit it and check out some of my work and behind the scenes videos www.FatiahRebbekkah.com.Also to keep up to date with shoots and events even castings for models please visit my fanpage on facebook www.facebook.com/fatiahrebbekkahm.Follow me on twitter @fatiahrebbekkah also follow me on instagram @missrebbekkah


I would like to thank Fatiah for the interview!
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