In the world of creative professionals and lady bloggers, there's a lot of competition. Outsiders believe that we're all frenemies who only pretend to like each other for photo opps. Like we see each other at events and try to one-up the other girl. "Oh, so I hear you finally got that job with blah-blah-blah. Well you won't believe who they chose to spearhead the entire project... Moi! Too bad it wasn't you." Side eye. Sure this happens sometimes, but that's not the norm. When you look at the big picture the only real competition is yourself. As one of my friends recently said to me "Negative thoughts create obstacles." You're the one who doubts your own talent. You're the one who suspects that the other women (including your pals) don't really like you and want to steal opportunities from you. Once you stop acting like Negative Nancy and making everything about you, then you realize that we're all just trying to make it and we can get there together.
Photo by Christopher Voelker, Makeup by Melanie Manson
The air has turned a bit cooler and the days a little shorter. It seems that autumn is upon us. Honestly, this is one of my favorite seasons. With this change not only do we get to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes and hot chocolates, but we also get to switch up our makeup. Uh huh honey! Welcome back those deep tones and dark hues that make you swoon. Fall beauty lets us play up our sultry eyes and pouty lips for a look that can work for the day, but is even better for night. Get ready to be seduced.
Twinkle, twinkle little star. Aaaaah. I'm in Sneaker Heaven. Introducing my girl Melody Ehsani's latest collaboration with Reebok:the Constellation Pack. Kicks for the sporty chick who wants to be the center of attention. The limited edition sneaks went on sale at midnight and are easily the hottest shoes of the season. I got a chance to check these babies out before almost everyone else... being a model does have its advantages. And let me say, like wow! Melody keeps blowing me away every time.
Who says glamour like this should only be reserved for the nighttime. On my very last day in New York, I decided to go out with a bang. I knew I wanted to wear a simple black jumpsuit. But just because something's easy doesn't mean it has to be boring. My original plan was to accessorize with big gold chains and a classic red lip. The weather had other plans. Unlike the previous days of humidity and heat, it had suddenly turned cool in Manhattan. Autumn had officially arrived. So what started as a pretty minimal look turned into this... Spectacular, spectacular!