Monday, January 19, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
Our Style Star for the month is 14-year-old Jaida Benjamin, an actress and singer with a unique sense of fashion. In this installment, Jaida shares some of her essential style picks, and gives a few tips on how to create a signature look.
1.) Simple-Chic! A pair of jeans & a simple white ruffled top can be completed by simply adding a pair of flats or classy heels. Take Selena Gomez’s style for an example: CLICK
Over-Accessorizing is not the key. A big necklace & big earrings do not in any way complete an outfit; it makes it look cluttered & viewers don’t know which part of your outfit to focus on! Accessories have a way of fooling us on thinking that there’s no limit to their usage, when there is. You don’t need clutters of jewerly on to be a 10!
2.) Pearls. Whether they’re fake or real, long or short, pearls are classy & state a mature, sophisticated & dainty side to everyone. Pearls go well with relaxed, simple or classy looks, so if you’re going for a punk-rock look then adding pearls isn’t recommended.
3.) Huge Scarves! Huge scarves are not only extremely fashionable but the fact that they’re huge gives you leisure to tie them around your neck in many ways!
4.) Light cosmetic looks. Once you cross over to the “teens”, make-up may become a new addiction & addition to your life, but as it’s glamorous & makes anyone look like a new person, you better not let it clog your pores! To stay on the safe side of cosmetics, a simple swish of light blush, long-lasting lip gloss & mascara is usually acceptable to anyone. Too much of anything is not good for you! (The last thing you want is for your parents to become anti-make-up because of your large usage)
Fabulous examples of how make-up should be worn on occasion:
Casual (everyday) cosmetic examples:
When wearing make-up, you also have to make sure you’re using healthy products for your skin that don’t cause acne. It’s tough to find the perfect cosmetic brand for you and your skin, but the search is well worth it for a natural but glamorous & sophisticated look that allows your Inner Beauty to shine through as well.
A few great cosmetics: MAC, NARS, Clinique, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Bare Essentials, Hard Candy, and Sephora. Make-up can be quite expensive, so always start off with a little to save money (such as a lip gloss, a mascara, a blush color), then as time goes by you can buy more. You must also have a good make-up remover, which you can get anywhere (Target, Sephora). Remember: Don’t become a slave to make-up and believe that you must always wear it. To be simple, just a swipe of lip gloss and light mascara can get you far!
5.) Uggs! Now that it’s winter for some of us, Uggs seem to be the main thing flying off shelves. A great pair of warm & comfortable boots for the Winter is critical. They come in a bunch of colors & never go out of style! (Official Site: http://www.uggaustralia.com/index.aspx)
6.) Trench Coats! Trench coats are long, comfortable & completely fashionable. They go perfectly with Uggs & long scarves that I mentioned before. Any color looks great on anyone, so don’t discriminate! Broaden your horizons and go for an unusual yellow or a green. :)